Locals claim NH Catholic Schools Hoop titles


Nashua Catholic hoop teams each place 1st

The Nashua Catholic boys and girls basketball teams both won first place in the recent New Hampshire Catholic Schools Basketball Tournament.

The boys team, led by coach Paul Williams, defeated Presentation of Mary Academy, 54-49 in the finals to win the boys bracket.

Members of the boys team are Sam Kouchalakos, Keegan Murphy, Ryaan Farhani, Adam Gnanou, John Farris, Jordan Robichaud, Ryan Stack, Danny Klevisha, Nicholas Dahl, Gianni Ungaro, Spencer Labrecque, Danny Dockrill, Mike Jolicoeur, Ryan Horgan, Ben Mullett and Nick Gosselin.

The Lady Wildcat team, meanwhile, defeated St. Joseph of Manchester 27-20 to claim the school’s 10th consecutive state title.

Members of the team, coached by Dave Schaub and assistant Daniel Gadbois, include: Anna Stawasz, Ava Therrien, Ava Morandi, Emma Charron, Emily Dowling, Amelia Piercy, Gabrielle Blomquist, Ana Haight, Ava Soucy, Emma Service, Julia Gadbois, Olivia Valdez, Lauren Basta, and Evelyn Blecharczyk.

Both the boys and girls teams have qualified for the New England Regional tournament in Bridgeport, Conn., which the Nashua Catholic girls won last year.

Nashua Biddy Boys

Cavs 34, Eagles 19

T.J. Klein led all players with 12 second-half points for the Cavs while Adeen Ahmed added 10 in one period. Brandon Metivier, Alan Small, and Matt Brodeur also helped the Cavs out offensively while Chase Bowman and Jon Moore also played well.

The Eagles were led by Shubh Duby and Ian Deluca.


MYA grapples well

at M of C tournament

The Merrimack Youth Association Wrestling team competed in the annual New Hampshire Middle School Meet of Champions Tournament held in Londonderry and came away with two champions and several regional qualifiers.

Anson Dewar at 118 pounds grabbed first place medal pinning two of his opponents and the third win by points.

Also taking top honors was Aiden Hanning at 136 pounds with two pins and one by technical fall due to a commanding lead by points.

Elsewhere for Merrimack: Mitchell Krupp at 95 pounds and Anthony Almonte (67 pounds) fought hard in their respective brackets against each of their two opponents.

Owen Forrest at 67 pounds took third on the day with one win by points.

J.J. Bright (89 pounds) took third place with three wins by points on the day.

Cam Wheeler, 176 pounds, fought hard against his two opponents narrowly losing one match by a single point.

Anthony Maglio (88 pounds) recorded one win by pin on the day and Alex Griffin, at 169 pounds, picked up one win by points.

Zach Maszczak at 154 pounds finished in fourth place with one win by pin and one by points.

Hanning, Dewar, Maszczak, Bright and Forrest all qualified to compete in the Youth New England Championships in Salem, Mass., next month.


Nashua Catholic takes 1st place

Nashua Catholic cheerleaders took first place at the recent annual Astroblast Competition at Pinkerton Academy.

The team now has two first-place finishes in three competitions this year. Eighth grader NC’s Madison Dube was named also awarded the event’s Top Individual Performer.



Crusaders seek coaches

for upcoming season

Applications are still being accepted to coach football or spirit for the Nashua Crusaders. For information and to apply, visit www.nashuacrusaders.com and click on the volunteer opportunity tab for an application. Completed applications should be emailed to kennyboo5252@gmail.com (football) or amelia.west04@gmail.com (spirit). Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. The application deadline is Feb. 28.


Nashua Parks & Recreation

accepting players

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Dept. is now accepting player registration forms for the upcoming Babe Ruth Baseball season.

Registration forms are available at the following locations: Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, Nashua Public Library and City Clerks Office at City Hall.

Forms are available now at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park and the Park-Rec website at www.gonashua.com.

New this year: players can register and pay online at the city website.

All players league age 13 must sign up and try out to play on a Babe Ruth Team. A player’s “league age” is your age as of May 1.

Deadline for registering is April 5. Any new players to Nashua ages 14 and 15 need to register and try out at the dates listed below.

All returning players are asked to fill out a registration form before the season starts.

Tryout dates are for all players and age groups on Saturday, April 8, at Ledge Street Field at 10 a.m.

A makeup date is Sunday, April 9, same time and location.

Greater Nashua Little League registration open online

Spring registration for the Greater Nashua Little League, players ages 5-13, is now open online at nashualittleleague.org.

Cost is $40 per player with a maximum cap of $90 for families with three-plus members. Practices start in mid-April and the season runs through mid-June before the All-Star tournaments begin. There is also a 13-year-old Intermediate Division.

Nashua Cal Ripken sign-ups

Spring registration for the Nashua Cal Ripken Baseball League for youths ages 4 through 12 is now open online at www.nashuacalripken.org.

Registration fees have been established:

For T-Ball, Rookies and Minors, $40 per player; Triple A and Majors, $50 per player and the family maximum cost for two or more players is $75. For more information, go to nashuacalripken.org.

Umpire training

The Nashua Baseball Umpires Association is currently holding its ninth annual Umpire Academy training, offered to anyone interested in becoming a certified Cal Ripken Baseball umpire.

The group provides in-depth rules, field and plate mechanics to help prepare anyone wishing to umpire this spring.

This year’s program will run through early April. For specific class information including times, locations and cost, go to www.nashuaumpires.org, or by emailing Scott at nashuaumps@gmail.com.


Nashua Park-Rec Softball

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Dept. is now accepting player registration forms for the upcoming softball season. Registration forms will be available in mid-March at the following locations:

Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, Nashua Public Library and City Clerks Office at City Hall. Forms are available now at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park and our website at gonashua.com.

New this year – players can now register and pay online at the Park-Rec website.

The age divisions are as follows: All League Age is age as of Jan. 1, 2017.

Junior League – Ages 9-12 years. Nine-year-olds can register and try out for the Junior League. All returning Junior League Division players do not need to register or try out, they return to their old Junior Teams.

Only new players need to register and try out. Senior League – Ages 13-16 years. All 13 year olds and new players need to register and try out. All returning players stay with their old team.

Junior League tryouts (ages 9-12) will be on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at Roby Park. A makeup date will be Thursday, April 20, same time and location. Senior League tryouts (13-16) are Tuesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Roby.


MCAA Clinics

The MCAA is currently holding a series of baseball and softball clinics on Saturdays and Sundays at the New England Extreme Sports Training Complex in Wilton.

Baseball clinics are Saturdays 5-6 p.m. for ages 8-10, and 6-7 p.m. for ages 11-12. The remaining clinics will be on Feb. 25 and March 4.

Softball will be held on Sundays for ages 8-12 from noon to 1 p.m. The remaining dates are Feb. 26 and March 5. Registration can be done online at

mcaa.us (click on the Sports Pilot link).

For cost and information, contact for baseball Rob Howard at 912-0012 (baseball

@mcaa.us) or Travis Cote at 320-2884 (tacote@comcast.net). For softball information, contact Chris Mazzeo at 801-7585 (chris.mazzeo@comcast.net) or Scott Bilodeau at 508-615-6310 (Scott.Bilodeau@easton.com).


NYS spring late registration open until March 5

Spring late registration for the Nashua Youth Soccer League is now open until March 5. Boys and girls in Nashua and surrounding towns born between Oct. 1, 1997 and Sept. 30, 2011 are eligible.

There is a $40 cost that includes a $5 late fee. Registration will close on March 5 at 11:59 p.m.

Registrations received by March 5 will be guaranteed placement on a team. Registrations received after this date may be wait listed.

Players can register online at www.NashuaYouthSoccer.org


Boys & Girls Club synchronized team seeks members

The Greater Nashua Boys & Girls Club’s synchronized swim team, the Aquamarines train Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from September to late June. Any club member interested in trying out or for more information on the team and its upcoming events, contact head coach Sammy Goy at sgoy@bgcn.com.