Sports Talk Merrimack Journal


U11 MYA boys go 1-1, earn 6th at NHYLA tourney

The U11 Merrimack Youth Association boys lacrosse team wrapped up its season this weekend at the NHYLA tournament in Londonderry, finishing 1-1 in the B division. The team finished 6-3-1 overall and in sixth place out of 20 teams.

In the first game, Merrimack defeated the Londonderry Lynx squad, 9-3, paced by solid netminding by Max Giles and Landon Bedard. Riley Gwinn, Jake Miller, Brent Clark and Quinn Curren led the attack on offense, producing plenty of scoring opportunities.

At the midfield, Cam Bellemare, Austin Gartner, Connor Dunn and Jack Maye led the charge. Defensively, Beau Lamontagne, Henry Tobin, Colin Partello and Joey Lawrence set the tone to hold off the Londonderry attack.

In Game 2, Merrimack faced Nashua and fell
10-6. The Junior Tomahawks made a late run to make it 8-6, but two late Nashua goals set the score. Joey Lawrence and Bedard split the goalie duties.

Merrimack welcomed three newcomers helping out on the weekend with Colin Murphy, Sean Anderson, and Nate Johnson.

Merrimack High School
Boys Youth Camp

The 2016 Merrimack High School Boys Youth Lacrosse Camp will take place June 21-24 (Tuesday through Friday) from 5-8 p.m. at Reeds Ferry Elementary School, Fields 6 and 7.

The camp is for ages 7-15 and focuses on having fun in the game of lacrosse and improving skills. The camp will be run by the Merrimack High School coaching staff, assisted by current and former MHS players.

Please register by June 15.

Contact Merrimack coach Brian Miller at for further information.

Sparkler 5K

Free run for kids
before race

Get your July 4 celebration off to a great start this year while at the same time supporting the Merrimack High school and middle schools girls and boys cross country and track programs by signing up now for the 19th Annual Merrimack Sparkler 5K and Kids Run.

The race was founded by the Merrimack Road Runner Boosters in 1998 and is one of the oldest continuous Fourth of July races held in the state of New Hampshire and has become an integral part of the town’s annual Fourth of July celebration. This year’s race returns to the "original" 5K course now that the reconstruction of the Manchester Street Bridge over Harris Pond has been completed.

This year’s 5K race starts at 8 a.m. from the Merrimack Y and is sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports 4 Coliseum Ave #2, Nashua, NH, 03063. The race will feature a brand new race logo design by Merrimack High School student Morgan Chantler as well as classy Sport-Tek race shirts with the new race logo. This year shirts will be limited to the first 200 entrants.

All proceeds from the Sparkler race go to support the high school and middle school’s very successful cross country and track programs. Boosters club president Kristin Carillo noted that this years race will also feature a free kids run at 7:45 a.m. The kids race is open to kids of all ages and consists of two loops around the YMCA field (quarter mile). All participants will receive their very own finisher’s medal.

Sign-ups for this year’s race can be done online at, the Merrimack Road Runners Booster’s website or at 3C Race Productions. Race forms can also be picked up at the race sponsor Fleet Feet Sports at 4 Coliseum Ave #2, Nashua, NH 03063 (Nashua Mall). Any questions please feel free to contact Race director Mike Merra at


Coaches and player
conduct clinic in Aug.

The Daniel Webster College men’s soccer team will be hosting a summer soccer clinic. Coaches and players from the team will be conducting fun and unique soccer activities throughout the week. Camp takes place Aug. 8-11 from 4 to 6 p.m. for boys and girls ages 6-14. All players can register by email to Matt Correia at Players may also register at the clinic.