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Sunday, April 15, 2012

KidSports April 15 Wrapup: Mite hockey, summer camp sign-ups

HOCKEY

Mite

Nashua Panthers 1 repeats as South National AAA champs

The Panthers Mite 1 beat a fast-skating Danvers (Mass.) squad 5-1 to win this year’s Mite South National AAA championship in the Valley Hockey League.

The title run began with a 4-3 win over rival Nashoba in a heart-pounding shootout that went three rounds and featured 12 shooters. That was followed by a 9-4 drubbing of Twin City and the title game victory over Danvers.

The final game was a defensive battle until Daniel Woodford set up Corey Girouard twice in the last four minutes of the second period. The third period was all Panthers, with Dominic Carozza scoring twice and Sean Morrissey once. Dylan Troiano had two assists and Ben Zeichick earned one.

Goaltender Matt Licata, who was acquired just before the trade deadline, preserved Nashua’s chances with incredible saves on multiple occasions. Forward Brooke Yabroudy impressed with her hard fore-checking, and the defensive unit of Troiano, Brian Chisholm, Joey Pillsbury and Sam Clauson continually frustrated the opposing attack with tight protection of their net. This is the second consecutive year that the Panthers Mite 1 team has come away with the title.

BASKETBALL

BST Summer Academy accepting applications

BST Basketball is now accepting registration for its Summer Academy program. The Summer Academy program is for boys of all skill levels, grades 4-12 (classes: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).

The program is Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting Monday, June 18, at SNHU-Manchester. Grades 4-7 workouts run from 5-7 p.m., followed by grades 8-12 from 7-9.

For more information, visit www.bst222.com, mouse onto “Advanced Academy” or e-mail bsthoops@yahoo.com.

SUMMER CAMPS

Nashua Parks & Rec.

Swim lesson registration open

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting summer swim lesson registrations. Registration forms will be available at the Recreation Office in Greeley Park and online at www.gonashua.com.

Parents can sign up their child for two of the three sessions prior to July 6. After July 6, registrations will be accepted for remaining session(s). Swim lessons are $20 per child or a maximum of $60 per family per session. Each session runs two weeks and lessons are one-half hour in length. All lessons take place between 9 a.m.-noon. Session dates are: June 25-July 6; July 16-27; and Aug. 6-17

Sign ups for sports/study camps now underway

Registration forms are available at all Nashua private and public schools at the main office, Nashua Public Library, City Clerks Office at City Hall, Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, and at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park. A registration form can be downloaded from the city Web site at www.gonashua.com as well as a complete listing of all the summer camps being offered. Summer camps include basketball, football, soccer, baseball, drama, volleyball, field hockey, ice hockey, archery, tennis, cheerleading, lacrosse, skateboarding, science camps, cooking and track & field. New camps include art/drawing, Wicked Cool for Kids and yoga. Call the recreation office at 589-3370 with any questions.

FOOTBALL

Nashua PAL

2012 PAL football camps scheduled for June

The Nashua PAL Force City Football Camp, a week-long camp which focuses on strength and speed technique along with the dynamics of offensive and defensive positions, is scheduled for June 11-15 from 6-8:30 p.m. each day at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium). All participants must currently be in grades 2-7. There is a $20 cost per participant.

The Position Specific Camps, which focus more on fundamental and techniques of specific offensive and defensive positions along with more one-on-one instructional time are schedules as follows:

Offensive skills positions of quarterback, receivers and running backs, along with defensive the positions of linebackers, safeties and corners on June 18 and 19 at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium) from 6-8:30 p.m. All participants must currently be in grades 2-7. There is a $10 cost per participant.

Offensive and defensive linemen on June 21 and 22 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium). All participants must currently be in grades 2-7.

There is a $10 cost per participant. For more information, contact NPF football director Jason Fiore at coachjfiore29@gmail.com or 438-2303. Registration forms must be turned in by May 23.