Merrimack Sports Talk

HIGH SCHOOL

WRESTLING
Winnacunnet 42, Merrimack 36

The Tomahawks went back and forth with the Warriors, but came up short as Winnacunnet pulled away late in the match last Wednesday. Merrimack got pins from Eric Theriault (126 pounds), Kyle Newman (145), Mitchell McMahon (160) and Shane Heath (220).

WRESTLING

Youth program does well

The Merrimack youth wrestling program had several good showings in their ninth annual Tomahawk Throwdown tournament, as 180 wrestlers from kindergarten through 4th grade competed for 14 teams from New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

First grader Owen Forrest made a strong showing in his first tournament by pinning all three of his opponents to claim the first place crown.

Likewise, second grader Ivey Johnson pinned her way to a first place finish.

Second graders Christian Chestnut and Jackson Meehan, third graders Mitchell Krupp and Kennedy Dillon, and fourth grader Gavin Ross all racked up multiple wins to claim second place medals.

Third place medal winners included kindergartners Kael McAloon and Rhys Dewar, first graders Gryffen Gelinas, Cayden Dine and Mason Tremblay, and third graders Logan Maynard and Christian Makowski.

Fourth place finishers were kindergartner Colin Schuster, first grader Katelyn McCormack, third graders Marshall Koranda and Kevin Sheridan, and fourth grader Willem McNay.

BASEBALL

Board Positions are open

Merrimack Youth Baseball is looking to fill the following board positions for the upcoming season: Treasurer, Financial Secretary, and Equipment Manager. Interested parties should contact MYB President John Blades at 1-781-953-4774 or john.blades@myabaseball.com. For more information, visit www.myabaseball.com.

HELP WANTED

Milford looking for coaches

Milford High School is seeking qualified applicants for the positions of varsity boys tennis coach and varsity boys soccer coach. All interested candidates should go to www.milfordk12.org/ and click on Human Resources for an application.

Merrimack needs football coach

Merrimack High School has an immediate opening for a varsity football head coach. The coach will oversee all aspects of the program. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Paula Williams, SUA No. 26, 36 McElwain St., Merrimack, NH or to paula.williams@merrimack.k12.nh.us.

FOOTBALL

Junior high league starting

The Northeast Junior High Football League (NJHFL) is currently accepting new members for the 2015 season.

The NJHFL offers three distinct levels of football and cheerleading for those athletes in grades two through eight. The league also holds its own cheer competition that is open both to league members and nonmembers.

The NJHFL has 13 organizations, representing 29 teams from southern New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts. Currently, over 900 players and close to 700 cheerleaders participate in the league annually. For more information or league contact info, please visit the league’s website www.northeastjhfl.com.