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Monthly Archives: April 2018

NH Gym Rats Coach Buffum’s 8th-Grade Team Battles at The Rim

In single-day competition NH Gym Rats 8th Grade Boys and Coach Buffum played in 3 games starting at 8am at The Rim Sports Complex in Hampton, NH. The Rats battled three teams: North Shore Sports Academy – Lou; Northeast Elite – Freeman and Next Level Athletics – Murphy. NH Gym Rats finished in third place in their pool with a 1-2 record beating Next Level Athletics – Murphy by 12 points with a final score of 57-45.



NEXT UP: ZG’s Buzzer Beater Challenge – this is an all-boys competition with teams coming from all over New England. Schedules are typically released the Wednesday before the tournament begins.

DATES: April 14-15, 2018

TEAMS COMPETING: Two of our 8th Grade Boys teams: Coach LaClair and Coach Maiella

LOCATION: The Millworks in Westford, MA and Nashua Sports Academy in Nashua, NH

First Tournament Results – Zero Gravity’s Easter One Day Clash at the Border

ZG’s Easter 1-Day Clash

Two NH Gym Rat teams were out competing yesterday (Saturday 3/31/18) in Nashua, Hampton and Westford, Mass. Both teams finished with one win apiece in this one-day, two-game tournament.

Coach Buffum and his 14u Boys played against C4-Denton and Derry Spartans-Gold for a 1-1 tournament finish.  C4-Denton was a tough competitor as they where the team that went on to take the top spot in this division. Final Score 33-68. For the win, Rats handily defeated Derry Spartans-Gold with an ending score of 57-37.

NH Gym Rats 8th Grade Girls and Coach Switzer played in their first tourney of the season facing two Northeast Elite teams – Smith and Szczepanik.  In their  first game of the season the Gym Rats – being a little nervous – struggled in the first half scoring 6 with a half-time deficit of 12 points.  The second half showed more action but the Northeast Elite proved to be too much.  In the evening game against Northeast Elite-Smith, the Gym Rats scored the first 8 points of the game along with a tenacious full-court press that allowed them to build an early 15 point lead by the halfway mark.  The second half, however, proved to be too much for the Northeast Elite as the Gym Rat’s crisp passing and man-to-man defense was too tough for the opposition as the Gym Rats went on to win 48-24.  Every player on the roster scored in the final game including newcomer Emma Tenters.

NH Gym Rats 8th Grade Girls first tournament at ZG’s Easter 1 Day Clash at the Border.


NEXT UP: ZG’s Battle for the Border pins Massachusetts and New Hampshire teams locking horns in this Spring 2018 Battle for the Border! Schedules are typically released the Wednesday before the tournament begins.

DATES: April 7-8, 2018

TEAMS COMPETING: Coach Buffum 14u Boys

LOCATION: Hampton/Nashua, NH; Westford/Danvers, MA