Hollis Brookline Sports Talk


Cavaliers Squirt AA2 top Agawam

The Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers Squirt AA2 team recovered from a 5-3 loss to the Cavaliers Squirt AA1 quad to rout Agawam, 8-0.

Early on Cavs forwards Colin Flood, Will Dodge and Jayke Lacasse controlled play as Flood scored the game’s first goal, assisted by Dodge and Lacasse.

Lacasse was credited for another goal in the second period unassisted giving the Cavaliers a 2-0 at the end of two. In the third, Cavs defensemen Bryson Giersch as well as Thomas Cahill kept the pressure on, with Flood scoring, assisted by Cahill.

Forwards Isaac Windsor (two goals), Ryan Bizier and Jack Conmy scored four of the six third period goals. Assists went to Bizier and Aidan Rowe (two).

Cavs Goaltender Matt D’Ortona made two late back to back saves to keep the shutout alive. Lacasse scored his second of the game in the third giving him a three-point game with assists from Flood and Dodge.

Cavaliers Squirt AA1 triumph

Down five players, the Cavaliers managed to edge the Chelmsford Squirts Lions in Valley League playe 3-2.

The first period was highlighted by strong Lion goaltending while Cavs. Michael Spinazzola, Jesse Gertz and Nick Fortier controlled the neutral zone.

The Cavaliers had several scoring chances on a defensive rush by Gertz and another pair by Joe Rodwell and Chase Devins, but came up empty.

Emma Dunn got the Cavs on the board stuffing in a rebound of a Gertz shot.

Gertz scored the second of the game for the Cavs with three minutes remaining in the period. Less than a minute later, the Lions answered back on a centering perfect pass from Michael Roberge to Michael Caruso, who beat Cavs goaltender Cavan Quinn, despite Quinn getting a glove on it.

With eight minutes remaining in the game, Gertz intercepted a breakout pass and fired it on net. Lions netminder Joe Gourley stopped the shot, but the puck remained unseen in the crease where Gertz pushed it over the line for a 3-1 Cavs lead. Chelmsford closed it to 3-2, but Gertz blocked a couple of shots down the stretch to preserve the win.


Knights of Columbus
Free Throw Contest

Parish of the Resurrection Knights of Columbus Council 11573, and St. Joseph the Worker Council 123111, are holding their annual District Basketball Free Throw Contest at the Resurrection Parish Gym on Broad Street, Nashua on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9-11 a.m. The competition is open to all boys and girls ages nine through 14 and will be the best of 25 free throws with winners advancing to the state championship on Sunday, March 1, at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Activity Center in Bedford. Certificates of participation and trophies for the winners will be awarded. Last sign in time for the contest will be 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, For more information, contact Jack Balch at 882-7646 or Joel Ackerman at 594-0299.

AAU Basketball tryouts set

The C4 Boys AAU Basketball tryouts for grades four through 11 will be held on Saturday, Jan.17 at Nashua Sports Academy, 90 Northwest Boulevard, Nashua. For more information, go to the Nashua Sports Academy’s website (www.nashuasportsacademy.com). Tryouts are free of charge.

Umass-Lowell softball clinic

The UMass Lowell softball program will be hosting a winter hitting and pitching clinic on Saturday, Jan. 24. The clinic, which is open to female athletes in grades seven through 12, will run from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with six different sessions to choose from. Options include hitting only, pitching only, and hitting and pitching. Participants will be coached by the UMass Lowell players and coch Danielle Henderson and her staff. All sessions will be held at Mahoney Hall on UMass Lowell’s South Campus. Registration information can be found on the UMass Lowell website www.goriverhawks.com. For more information, please email assistant coaches Heather Ross (heather_ross@uml.edu) or Bill Vasko (william_vasko@uml.edu).

Winter soccer registration

Hampshire FC & Hampshire United SC is now accepting registrations for its Tots thru U19 winter soccer skill training at the Hampshire Dome in Milford. There are also limited openings on the Boys and Girls U10-U19 spring soccer teams. For innformation on Tots thru U12 go to amherstsoccerclub.com. For information on U13 thru U19, hampshireunitedsc.com or contact Lisa Davidson at admin@hampshireunitedsc.com.

Baseball training

The Nashua Baseball Academy is currently having group training at the Hollis Training Facility, 265 Proctor Hill Road. Beginning this past week, there is group training for ages 12 and under and ages 13 and older. The group meets twice a week for one-and-a-half hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays for five weeks and the focus is proper hitting, conditioning and throwing mechanics in a team-like setting. The session for ages 12 and under is 4-5:30 p.m. and 13 and older is 5:30-7 p.m. They are free for members; the cost is $300 to non-members. For more information and to reserve a spot, email Coach Loftus at nashuabaseballacademy@comcast.net or call 233-5587.

NH Knights openings

The New Hampshire Knights have a few openings for their 13U team that finished third in the New England AAU Regionals last year as a 12Uteam. This team will be attending Baseball Heaven in New York in the spring. All home games are played at Academy Field in Hollis, so there is little travel. Ages are determined May 1, 2015. Contact coach Rich Loftus for a tryout at nashuabaseballacademy@comcast.net or call 233-5587. Financial aid is available based on financial need. For more information, go to www.nashuabaseballacademy.com.

NH Grizzlies openings

The New Hampshire Grizzlies U14 baseball team has a few openings left for the 2015 season. This is a full-year program with winter workouts. Managers are not parents and all practices are at the team’s private indoor facility. For more information, email teamnhbaseball@comcast.net or call 577-1772. Over 100 members have played on collegiate teams at all three visions, some with scholarships.

John Roper pitching lessons

The John Roper Pitching School, run by the former Major Leaguer and Nashua Pride hurler, has openings for private and semi-private pitching lessons. Pitching classes include pitchers fielding practice, pick off moves, covering bunts etc. There is a maximum of 10 students per class. Group pitching lessons will be a maximum of six students. For more information, go to leaguelineup.com/teamgid or email jcrope1@yahoo.com.

NH Hammerheads seek players

The NH Hammerheads Softball Club, a competitive travel softball program in the Manchester area, is looking for a few 16U players to fill their 2014-2015 roster. If interested, please contact Andrea to schedule a individual tryout at nhhammerheads@yahoo.com or 860-6872.

Comets 16U White has openings

The New Hampshire Comets 16U White ASA softball team is looking to add a pitcher, a catcher, and a strong infielder to our roster for the 2015 season. Contact Comets manager Bill Varnell at wdv1@comcast.net or 219-5452.

Comets 16U Blue needs catcher

NH Comet 16U Blue Fastpitch team is looking for a catcher to share duties for the 2015 season. The Comets are based out of with winter workouts at New England College. Those interested or looking for more information can email manager Peter Jenovese at pjeno@msn.com or text at 724-5023.

NSA programs

Nashua Sports Academy is now accepting registrations for the following programs: C4 Youth Flag Football Program Boys/Girls ages 8-14; Youth Rec League Hoops Boys/Girls ages 7-14; C4 Indoor Soccer Boys/Girls ages 6-13; Youth Lacrosse Skill and Drills Boys/Girls ages 8-15; Youth Girls Field Hockey Skills and Drills ages 11-15; C4 Baseball Infield Skills and Drills Boys ages 10-18; NSA Men’s Mon Night Indoor Hoop League (A/B/C Divisions); C4 Performance Training for Youth Athletes (10-22 years old), Adults (23 and up) and Private Workouts. More details can be found by clicking the Nashua Sports Academy registration link at http://nashuasportsacademy.com/new.php.