Sports Talk – Hollis Brookline Journal – July 3, 2015


HB wins Tri-County

The Hollis Brookline Middle School baseball team topped Windham, 11-4, to capture its second straight Tri-County cham­pionship.

Joe Messina pitched a very solid four innings. He gave up a leadoff single and then retired the next eight batters in a row.

Catcher Kyle Hsu threw out a potential base stealer early to also help set the tone. Kaito Kramarczyk also had a solid pitching perfor­mance over te final three in­nings.

The offense exploded for 13 hits, as HB jumped out to an early 4-0 lead as five of the first six hitters singled to start the game to jump to a 5-0 lead.

Windham scored three runs in the fourth to close the gap to 5-3, but HB put up six runs in the sixth breaking the game open.

Messina and Max Mello played well defensively in the finfield while Kaito led the offense with three hits. Mello and Messina had two hits apiece while Grant Sny­der, Kenny Corsetti, Hsu, Kyle, Ryan Coutu, Henri Boudreau and Evan LaF­rance all had base hits.

Seventh graders included Henri Boudreau, Ryan Cou­tu, Ni DiRenzo, Evan LaF­rance, Connor Russell and Grant Snyder.

Eighth graders were Ken­ny Corsetti, Kyle Hsu, Kaito Kramarczyk, Max Mello, Joe Messina, and Connor Zorn. Jake Webb was the team manager.


Cavs camp

The Hollis Brookline High School boys basket­ball program will offer the eighth Cavaliers Summer Basketball Skills Academy for boys entering grades 4-9. The camp will take place at HBHS July 20-24 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The camp will be staffed by current and former HB varsity players and coaches. The theme of this year’s camp is preparation – when opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.

Space will be limited to the first hundred campers to register. Forms can be found on the athletic page of the HBHS web site. Bring your basketball shoes, a snack with plenty of water, a bagged lunch (grades 7-9), and a strong desire to learn.


Summer camp

Hollis summer tennis camp will return for a third year, with Florida Tennis Professional Greg Reardon serving as the instructor. The class will be offered at the Hollis Town courts for two weeks, and will be for players ages 7-15 for all levels, from introduction to advanced.

It is a group lesson for­mat and approved by Hollis Parks and Recre­ation. For more informa­tion, go to, or call Greg at 727-542-9636.


Fall registration is open

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers football and cheer program registration is open for the 2015 season. For more information on registration go to and re­view the registration process located under the FAQ tab.

For questions regarding football, contact Chris Lones at, and for questions regarding cheer, contact Robin Giaconia at


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

Thunderbirds Beach Volleyball

The Thunderbirds Juniors Beach Volleyball Club is cur­rently holding Session Two of its beach volleyball train­ing series for girls and boys ages 10-18 at the sand courts at the Brookline Ball Park. Session Two runs to July 1 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. For information, visit


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The Hollis Brookline Middle School baseball team celebrated back-to-back Tri-County Championships.