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Nashua Little League, Cal Ripken square off

By Staff | May 29, 2016


The Greater Nashua Little League and Cal Ripken League played two exhibition games against each other recently with the following results:

GNLL Cardinals 5,
Cal Ripken Diamondbacks 2

The Cards’ Drew Frostled off the game with a home run and his team never trailed. Alec Jenkerson added a two-run single while Cards pitchers Drew Frost, Cody Barton and Joey Jussaume were strong on the mound.

Cal Ripken Red Sox 3,
GNLL Red Sox 0

The Cal Ripken combo of Drevin Richard, Colin Holbrook, Dylan Dichard, and Sam Murray combined for the shutout racking up numerous strikeouts in a battle between two first place teams.

For GNLL, Chris Keefe, Alex Hulfachor, Andrew Curtin, Johnny Mantone, and Dean Adams pitched well, although the CR Red Sox got big home runs by Murray and Holbrook.


Minors: Mets 16, Padres 9

The Mets had 13 hits led by Brian Keefe’s inside-the park homer and two triples. Tanner Poloski and Asa Niskala both walked three times and scored three runs each.

Majors: Red Sox 22, A’s 2

Chris Keefe and Alex Hulfachor had big nights at the plate and pitched well. Matt D’Ortona, Andrew Curtin and Sam McElliott also crushed the ball.

A’s 9, Twins 3

Colin Toohey, John Crawford and Brandon Metivier combined to hold the Twins to three runs. Jordan Joyal hit his third home run of the season while Sean Edwards played well defensively.

Cardinals 12, Rockies 0

Jaxon Chambers came within one out of a perfect game for the Cardinals before Matt Misserville’s single snapped the bid. Chambers fanned 10. Joey Jussaume had three hits for the winners while Drew Frost, Cody Barton, Alec Jenkerson and Isaiah Hedquist also added hits.

Red Sox 11, Royals 7

Andrew Curtin hit a run homer and Sam McElliot added his first career home run for the Sox.


Blast U15 Purple top Amherst

The Nashua Blast U15 Purple girls team defeated Amherst 8-5 in a battle of unbeatens to improve to 7-0 and extend its overall winning streak to 17 games.

Blast goaltender Payson Mooso (seven saves) played well, helping to hold an Amherst team down that had averaged 13 goals a game.

Amherst held a 1-0 lead until the 17:24 mark when Kirsten McIntire fed Julia Cote for the first of two straight Cote goals and one by Taylor Guilfoil (Cote assist) to give the Blast a 3-1 lead.

At the 5:52 mark McIntire assisted on a Kaylie Keegan goal to make it 4-2 Nashua by intermission.

Nashua got the scoring started two minutes into the second half as Liv Hlebichuk assisted on Cote’s third goal of the game. Keegan notched her second goal after re-directing a Cote pass with 21 minutes left to give the Blast a 6-2 bulge.

After Amherst cut the lead to 6-4, but Guilfoil scored unassisted at the 11:33 (7-5). Guilfoil’s third goal with 37 seconds left sealed the win.

Nashua ends the regular season June 5 at Gilford.



Nashua tryouts set

Nashua World Cup Soccer will be holding tryouts this June for its
upcoming 2016-17 season. Go to nashuaworldcup.org to find dates and times. Teams range from birth years 1998-2008.

Free Nashua World Cup Clinics

Nashua World Cup soccer will hold two free training sessions on Tuesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 9 at Mines Falls Fields, 50 Whipple St., Nashua from 5-6:30 p.m. for youths born in the year 2009-2010.

For more information go to nashauworldcup.org

Revs holding contest

The New England Revolution, in conjunction with Papa Gino’s, will be having its annual "Play, Eat, Score" contest that awards five local New England youth soccer teams with the prize of a visit from a Revolution player and a pizza party at their soccer practice.

Coaches, players, and family members can nominate teams to win via an entry form at revolutionsoccer.net/playeatscore. Winners will be selected and awarded through June.


Nashua Park-Rec Clinics

The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department will be running several free softball clinics this spring, with focus on fielding/hitting, and pitching/catching.

The clinics are open to any Nashua girls ages 7-15 and all clinics are free of charge.

The clinics will use a multiple station format, keeping the girls in constant motion, and will work drills for both novice and advanced skill levels.

Contact the Nashua Park-Rec office for future clinic dates.


MYA Elections set

The Merrimack Youth Association (MYA) Basketball Program will be holding elections

for positions on the board of directors on June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the MYA Building.

Positions are held for one year and run from July 2016 to June 2017.

All volunteers and parents of an MYA participant are eligible to participate in this election.

Contact director, John Calabro at director@myabasketball.org or 440-8906 to place a name in nomination or for more information.

Milford Basketball Camp

The Milford High School fundraising basketball camp will be held for youths ages 7-16 on June 27-July 1 and July 25-29 at Milford Middle School.

Both week’s sessions will be 8:30 a.m.-2 pm. Monday through Thursday and 8:30-12:30 on Fridays. For cost and further details, call 672-7140.


Hollis Brookline clinic

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Cheer program will be holding an instructional clinic for youths ages 6-8 on June 1 at Hollis Brookline High School’s mini gym.

Youths will learn basic cheer skills such as arm motions, tumbling and jumps and can register online at Hbjrcavs.com.

For more information contact coach Melisa Scherer at melscherer@charter.netor HBJC Cheer Coordinator Robin Giaconia, at argiaconia@yahoo.com.

HBJC Cheer Camp

Registration for the June 20-22 Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers cheerleading camp is now open for participates ages 6-13.

The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Hollis Brookline High School’s mini gym.

Those interested may register online at hbjrcavs.com.


HBJC Registration

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Football and Cheer Program registration is open for the 2016 season.

For more information on registration please go to hbjrcavs.com website and review the registration process located under FAQ tab as well as what forms are required.

For information regarding football, contact Fred Hubert and for information regarding cheer, contact Robin Giaconia at argiaconia@yahoo.com.

HB Jr. Cavs Coaches Needed

The Hollis Brookline Jr Cavaliers Football and Cheer Athletic Program (HBJC) is currently seeking applications for all levels of football and cheer coaching positions.

These positions include head coaches, assistant coaches and junior demonstrators.

For information or to complete an application, go to hbjrcavs.com.

For football related questions, contact football director Fred Hubert at fhubert67@yahoo.com . For cheer coaching questions, contact cheer coordinator Robin Giaconia atargiaconia@yahoo.com.


Granite State Kids registration

Granite State Kids summer junior tennis program is currently accepting registration.

It provides tennis instruction and match play for youths ages 5-18, for all levels, beginner through competition at County Road Courts in Bedford.

Beginner play is Monday and Wednesday mornings. Intermediate practice is Tuesday morning with match play on Thursday.

The season starts June 27 and continues through Aug. 4. The season winds up with a Tennis Carnival and NH JTT State Tournament. Registration and more information is available on granitestatekids.com.


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