Nationals win Babe Ruth
The Nationals capped an exciting season, beating the top-seeded Athletics 2-1 with a walkoff run in the bottom of the seventh inning and capturing the 2015 Bedford Babe Ruth League Championship. Kagan Walker scored the winning run on an infield hit by Patrick Gately. The game featured excellent pitching by both teams, with Liam Greene going the distance for the Nationals and Alex Douidi doing likewise for the Athletics.
"It was a perfect way to end a terrific season," coach Jim Lombardi said. "The kids played hard all year, and often overcame early deficits to scratch out victories. But the best part is, they helped and supported each other and just enjoyed coming to the field. It was a pleasure to coach them."
This year had special meaning for the Nationals. The league dedicated the season to Cary Buxton, who coached baseball at many levels and managed the Nationals just two years ago. Buxton passed away in October 2014.
"He was a terrific guy with lots of baseball knowledge who just enjoyed coaching," Lombardi said. "The players loved him, and I learned a lot from him myself. He has and will be missed."
The Nationals were undefeated in the double-elimination playoffs and finished the season with a 12-4 record.
The Bedford Youth Lacrosse program (Cannons) is now accepting applications for scholarship awards. Candidates should have had some participation in the Bedford Youth Lacrosse program. Go to the website, www.bedfordcannons.org, to download an application.
Flag football registration
Bedford Jaguars are holding registration for the 2015 flag football season. Flag football is a non-contact program for children
entering kindergarten through second grade in the fall. Jags are part of the New Hampshire American Youth Football program, and play games against other towns in the state. The Jaguars also offer tackle football, cheer and dance teams. Register online at www.nhyfsc.org, or contact president@bedford jaguars.org for more information.
The Bedford Men’s Softball League is looking for players over 30 years old. Players must live or work in Bedford. To sign up, go to www.bmsl.net.
Nashua Baseball Academy
The Nashua Baseball Academy is holding two baseball camps rain or shine at its indoor/outdoor facilty at 265 Proctor Hill Road in Hollis July 6-10 and 13-17.
Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day and the fee is $125 per week and discounted to $100 per week for members. The camp dates are July 6 to July 10, and, July 13 to 17. The camps will focus on developing players skills and practicing those skills in games and competitions.
A day by day, prorated option to fit your schedule is available as well. To register, contact Coach Loftus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nashua Sports Academy Camp
Summer Camp at Nashua Sports Academy runs weekly thru Aug. 28. There is a weekly Adventure Camp as well as sports specific camps for boys and girls ages four and up. Go to www.nashuasportsacademy.com for more information or to register.
Silver Knights Baseball Camp
The Nashua Silver Knights will be hosting their annual baseball camp at Holman Stadium July 13-17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Campers will receive a Nashua Silver Knights Summer Baseball Camp T-shirt and four reserved tickets to the Camp Day game, and campers will take part in a pre-game parade. Lunch will be served each day of the camp, and water will be provided. For more information, call 718-8883, email Tyler Bonin at email@example.com.
UNH Field Hockey Clinics
The University of New Hampshire field hockey program will host youth clinics on July 10-11 from 9-11 a.m. open to girls and boys attending kindergarten to fourth grade. Each clinic costs $55. Middle and high school athletes, will be held Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Contact Ross Gorham or Claire Grogan via email to register. To register your athlete or for more information, contact Claire Grogan at Claire.Grogan@unh.edu or at 339-237-1655.
UMass Lowell Softball Clinic
The Danielle Henderson Softball Academy at UMass Lowell will hold summer clinics on July 13-15 for youths in grades three through six and July 27-29 for grades 7-12. UMass Lowell coaches and players will offer instruction in pitching, hitting, and defense. For complete information on the clinics, times, and registration, visit www.daniellehendersonsoftballacademy.com.
UNH Boys Soccer Camps
The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer program, along with Soccer Sphere (a year round soccer training business), will host many camps during the summer of 2015. The first camp is set for July 18 and is the Soccer Sphere College ID Days open to boys ages 15-18. The single day event begins at 8:50 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. The cost is $79.95 for the day. Activities include an athletic facility tour, field player drills and goalkeeper training and an 11 on 11 match.
The second camp is the residential camp running from July 2-July 30 on the UNH campus and is open to boys ages nine-18. The cost of the camp is $475 for day campers and $595 for residential campers and includes five days of soccer training and instruction, a camp t-shirt, three meals per day and on-campus housing in a UNH dormitory.
For more information on the camps, contact assistant coach Rich Weinrebe via email at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on camps and leagues running year round, visit www.soccersphere.org.
UMass Lowell occer Camps
The UMass Lowell women’s soccer program will hold two four-day summer camps. There will be two River Hawk Soccer Academy sessions aimed at two differing age groups. The first runs from July 31-Aug. 3 and is open to girls age 13 and up. It will be an intense training camp that will focus on both the technical and tactical sides of the game.
The second camp session is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12 and will be a mix of technical stations, small sided games and individual instruction.
Campers will also have supervised access to the UMass Lowell swimming pool.The registration fee is $225 for a full day session and $125 for half day attendees. Enrollment, for both camps, is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. For more information contact Assistant Coach Matt Harry at Matthew_Harry@uml.edu or visit www.totalcamps.com/umlwomenssoccercamps/home.
UNH Girls Soccer Camps
The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer summer camps on July 13 and July 19 still have spots available.
The day camp will run from July 13-16 from 9 a.m.-noon on Bremner Field and is open to those entering grades 1-5 in the 2015-16 academic year. The fee of $150 includes a camp t-shirt and a soccer ball. The overnight camp starts July 19-22 and is open to girls entering grades 6-12 in the 2015-16 academic year.
Two options are available as campers can be commuters or stay overnight. Both include a camp t-shirt and ball, a full evening program and three meals daily at the University dining halls. The commuter cost runs at $375 while the overnight price is $475. For more information on any of the camps, contact assistant coach Amanda Webb via phone at (603) 862-0744 or by email at Amanda.Webb@unh.edu (preferred method of contact).
Ice Hockey Camp
The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey program will hold its annual Girls Ice Hockey Camp on July 13-17 at the Whittemore Center.
The camp is open to girls ages 6-18 and split into three divisions: U-18 (ages 14-18), U-14 (ages 10-13) and U-10 (ages 6-9). The cost of the camp is $525; a $200 deposit is due at sign up and the balance is due July 1. Camp is daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; early drops (7 a.m.) and late pick ups (6 p.m.) are available.
Campers check in July 13 at the Whittemore Center. At that time, each camper will receive a camp jersey, t-shirt and finalized daily schedule. Activities include ice time, ball hockey, field activities, off-ice chalk talk, dryland training, weight training and lunch. To register or get more details, go online at www.unhwildcats.com/camps or contact Mira Frase at (603) 862-1161 or Mira.Frase@unh.edu.
UNH Boys Basketball Camp
Registration is open for the upcoming University of New Hampshire Boys Basketball Wildcat Day Camp set for July 27-30 at UNH’s Lundholm Gymnasium and Paul Sweet Oval.
The day camp is open to any and all participants from grades two to nine. For boys in grades 2-5, camp will run from 9 a.m.-noon. The longer camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. is for grades 6-9. Besides instruction for beginners and advanced youth, there will be two games per day and skill development sessions.
Each camper will receive a tee shirt and a UNH basketball. Camp prices are $90 for grades 2-5 and $175 for grades 6-9. For more information, contact Liz McAllister at email@example.com.