Pennichuck strong at state track meets
Nashua’s Pennichuck Junior High School had a strong showing at the recent Divison Meet in Concord with the girls team finishing first and the boys team second.
Other schools who competed were Gilbert Hood, Hampstead, Nashua Catholic, Parkside, Rundlett and West Running Brook.
Girls highlights were as follows:
100-Meter Hurdles – Lily Brooks, first; Abby Coy, second, Olivia Mazerolle, fourth.
100-Meter Dash – Abby Coy, first.
400-Meter – Shatia Ellison, first.
200-Meter – Shatia Ellison, second; Aliana Mercado, third.
Long Jump -Brooks and Mazerolle tied for 1st place.
High Jump – Coy, first.
Shot Put – Aaliyah Moss, first; Natalie Burgess, fifth.
Discus -Moss, second
Relays – 4×100, second; 4×4, fourth.
1,600-Meter – Rory Curran, second.
100-Meter – Ely Ostler, sixth.
400-Meter – Josh Lentz, third.
200-Meter – Dylan Watts (8th grade), fourth.
800-Meter – Alez Durant, fourth; Curran, fifth.
Long Jump – Andre Ostaudelafont, third; Joey Morse, fourth.
High Jump – Ostaudelafont, second; Morse, third; and Connor Dunning, tied for fifth.
Shot Put – Nate Roach, first; Tyler Griffin, third; Dom Gentry, fourth.
Discus – Roach, first; Griffin, third; Gabe Buxton, (8th grade), fourth.
Relays – 4×4, first.
In the Meet of Champions that followed in Milford, Pennichuck eighth grader Abby Coy won the state title in the high jump at 5-0 while eighth grader Nate Roach took the high jump at 44 feet.
Other highlights included:
Discus – Tyler Griffin, 8th grade, second, 116’6.5"; Nate Roach, 8th grade, sixth, 98-2.5
400 Meter – Shatia Ellison, 7th grade, third, 1:05:11; Josh Lentz, 8th grade boys, fifth in 58.37.
High jump – Andre Ostaudelefont, 8th grade, 5-4, fourth.
100 dash – Abby Coy, 8th grade, fifth, 13.92
Girls 4×100, fifth (Abby Coy, Sam Gadbois, Shatia Ellison, Aliana Mercado), 55.88
Boys 4×400 – fifth, (Josh Lentz, Colin McMahon, Alex Durant, Peter Bauer), 4:12:49.
Also in this meet, on the girls side, Georgia Jones of Amherst won the 400 meter in 1:03.47, as did Milford’s Emily Sullivan in the 800 meter run in 2:31.02. Milford’s Robyn Krafft took the discus at 94-11.5.
Also, Fairgrounds’ Kara Kelleher took the 100 hurdles in 15.19 seconds while Elm Street’s Grace Jones won the long jump in 16-2.75.
Also, the Amherst 4×400 relay team of Emma Pyles, Rowen Bentley-Melle, India and Georgia Jones were first with a mark of 4:30.20.
In the boys meet, Amherst’s Victor Ceballos won the high jump at 5-6.
Pennichuck was coached by Nick Hammond (boys) and Siobhan Kemezys (girls). Assistants included Karen Morse, Megan Cunningham, and Kevin Shea.
Cal Ripken Playoffs
Red Sox 9, A’s 8
In a second round game, the top-seeded Red Sox offense was led by Drevin Richard and Travis Holbrook, each with two hits and two runs scored.
Robby Cullerton added a hit and a run. Albert DeLaRosa (HR, four runs) and Nate Smith (hit and two runs) led the No. 5 A’s offense.
The A’s Jack Peters added a hit and run scored. Colin Holbrook, Richard and Andrew Barry combined to strike out 11. Ryan Haskell played great defense for the Sox while DeLoRosa did the same for the A’s.
A’s 12 Giants 1
In the playoff opening round win, the A’s offense was led by home runs from Nathan Smith and Albert De La Rosa. Also for the A’s, Jack Peters went 3 for 4 while Silas Fier and Trevor Guarente each went 2 for 3. Noah Sekula and Dylan Homsy added hits for the fourth-ranked Giants.
A’s 4 Giants 3
The A’s offense in the regular season finale for both teams was led by home runs from Smith and De La Rosa. Chris Keefe added a home run for the Giants.
Nashua Blast tops Lakes Region
The Nashua Blast U15 Purple girls team’s recent 13- 4 win over Lakes Region extends its winning streak to 18 games with two straight unbeaten regular seasons.
Top-seeded Nashua will face No. 4 Derry in the first round of the NHYLA tournament at Londonderry’s Matthew Thornton School.
Against the Lakes Region, Nashua scored two minutes in Kaylie Keegan set up Kirsten McIntire for what would be McIntire’s first of three goals on the day.
Two minutes later, Keegan would score assisted by Julia Cote. After Lakes scored twice to tie the game at 2-2, the Blast went on to score four straight goals, two unassisted by Cote,
The Blast would go on to score the nextfour straight goals. Cote tallied two unassisted goals, one by Taylor Guilfoil (assisted by Keegan) and another by Kiley O’Brien (McIntire assist) capped the run.
Sarah Signorelo (Cote assist) and McIntire (O’Brien assist) later scored to make it 8-3 at the half.
Mel Hutchinson took the second half draw to paydirt just nine seconds into the second half for a 9-3 lead.
Other Blast goals were by McIntire, Keegan (McIntire assist), Maddie Sewade (O’Brien assist) and Amelia Perry ( Liv Hlebichuk assist).
Bailey Morin, Olivia Kingston, Grace Bellavance and Sewade played well defensively in front of goalie Payson Mooso, who had seven saves on just 11 Lakes shots.
Merrimack U11B now 5-2-1
The Merrimack U11B team finished its regular season in style, taking two wins against Oyster River, 11-2, and Exeter, 8-2, and is currently playing this weekend in the NHYLA tournament this weekend at Londonderry.
Leading the Junior Tomahawk charge in goal were Joey Lawrence, Landon Bedard, and Max Giles.
Offensively, Eddie Johnson, Peyton Connelly, Riley Gwinn, and Jake Miller have paced the attack. Midfielders and newcomers Collin Partello, Brent Clark, Owen Sabens, and Quinn Curren also improved. Veterans Austin Gartner and Cam Bellemare also provided stability in the midfield.
Splitting time between midfield and defense have been Jack Maye, Henry Tobin, Connor Dunn, Beau Lamontagne.
Top athletes recognized
Several local students received athletic awards during the recent Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School Spring Awards ceremony in early June.
Samuel Mullett of Hudson received the Male Athlete of the Year Award as a standout in soccer, basketball, and baseball.
Elizabeth Bonnette of Hollis was named the Female Athlete of the Year Award as captain of both the girls’ volleyball team and the CYO champon basketball team.
Hudson’s Chloe Tardif received the All Nashua Catholic Award for her athletic and academic accomplishments. She was a Principal’s List student in each quarter and a key contributor for the soccer, basketball, and track teams.
Nashua Park-Rec Fishing Derby
The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department and the Horsepond Fish and Game Club will hold the 2016 Fishing Derby as part of the SummerFun Program on Saturday, July 9 from 9-11 a.m. at the Horsepond Fish and Game Club off of Broad St.
This is a free event and is geared for children 5-12 years of age. The first 75 registrations receive a free t-shirt.
To register please call the Nashua Parks and Recreation Department at 589-3370. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and lines are in the water at 9 a.m.
There will be awards given for the top fisherman and raffle prizes to be given away. A free barbeque follows the Derby at 11:30 a.m.
HBSC tryouts scheduled
The Hollis Brookline Cavaliers Soccer Club is holding open soccer tryouts for all interested boys and girls U9 through U13-plus (born 2008 and older) the week of June 13 at the Hardy Field Complex on Depot Road in Hollis.
Teams will be organized by assessed skill level and registered in the appropriate competitive divisions of the NHSL. To register and secure a spot at tryouts visit www.hbcavs.org
Nashua WC tryouts set
Nashua World Cup Soccer will be holding tryouts this month for its upcoming 2016-17 seacon. Go to www.nashuaworldcup.org to find dates and times. Teams range from Birth years 1998-2008.
Babe Ruth All-Star tryouts
Nashua Babe Ruth will be holding 14 year old All-Star trouts on Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, from 6-8 p.m. at Ledge Street Field.
Nashua Park-Rec Clinics
The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department will be running several free softball clinics this spring with a 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 at 589-3370 for future clinic dates.
Cavaliers Mini Mite program
The Southern New Hamspshire Cavaliers will have a Mini Mite limited travel hockey program for boys and girls ages 5-8 years old. There are two 12-week sessions, or youths may register for the full year. Contact Paul Soule at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978-375-5403 for more information.
Cavs accepting players
The Southern NH Cavaliers are now accepting players at the Mites, Squirts, and Bantam levels. The teams will have two practices per week and 35 games during the season. Any questions can be directed to Paul Soule at president@cavaliers
hockey.org or 978-375-5403.
MYA elections on June 20
The Merrimack Youth Association 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 email@example.com 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.
HBHS Summer Camp
The 8th Annual Hollis Brookline Skills and Drills Girls Basketball Camp will be held at the Hollis Brookline High School Gym from Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Girls from Hollis and Brookline entering grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 are eligible to attend. The camp will be run by HB coaches Bob Murphy, Tara Goldenberg and several of last year’s varsity players.
The camp will include individual skills, group drills, contests, and team games. Cost for the week is $70 per camper. A certified trainer will be present.
Application forms, health and waiver forms and a copy of a recent physical will be required.
For information and required forms contact HB coach Bob Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will be limited to the first 40 who sign up.
Hollis Brookline Cheer 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 email@example.com or HBJC Cheer Coordinator Robin Giaconia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.hbjrcavs.com.
The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Football and Cheer Program registration is open for the 2016 season.
For more information on registration, visit hbjrcavs.com and review the registration process located under FAQ tab as well as what forms are required. For information regarding football contact Fred Hubert at email@example.com. For information regarding cheer contact Robin Giaconia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HBJC coaches needed
The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Football and Cheer Athletic Program s 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, visit www.hbjrcavs.com. For football related questions contact football director Fred Hubert at email@example.com. For cheer coaching questions, contact cheer coordinator Robin Giaconia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.granitestatekids.com.
Nashua Crusaders seek donations
The Nashua Elks Crusaders, a non-profit youth football and cheer organization, is seeking help from the community in purchasing new equipment and uniforms. Donations can be made to Nashua Crusaders P.O. Box 7248 Nashua, NH 03063. Also, for more information on sponsorship opportunities, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.