14 - May 21, 2010
Jaguar Boys’ Lacrosse off to Strong Start
by Chris White
The Windham boys’ lacrosse team is off and running in its first season, posting a record of 9-2 so far. With such success, it’s hard to believe that most of the players on the team are playing the sport for the first time in their athletic careers. But the Jaguars are making up for lack of experience with their eagerness to learn and their focus on improving their skills. “The kids have come a long
Colby Larsen keeps his stick away from a Kearsarge defender while making his move
way since the beginning of the year,” Jaguar head coach Joe Young said. “At the beginning, it was all knew to them, but they’re fast learners. They’ve adapted well and they want to learn.” The biggest win for the Jags up to this point came last Friday at Portsmouth, where they beat the Clippers by the score of 14-5. Colby Larsen led Windham’s offense with seven goals and three assists. Kevin Cooney also contributed three assists to share the team lead with Larsen in that category, and scored three goals as well. Chris Miller additionally submitted two goals and one assist, while Jack Albanese had one goal and two
assists. Bryan Ducey also added two assists. To compliment the team’s
offense, goalie Joe Trovato played a solid game between the pipes, registering 12 saves and one assist. Trovato has been one of the team’s many bright spots this season, Young noted. Being one of Windham’s players with limited experience, he has stepped in and made an impact with his play in front of the net.
to playing well at Portsmouth, Trovato accumulated 19 saves in a 10-5 loss to Kearsarge at home on Tuesday, May 11, and denied nine shots at Pembroke the Friday before that. Windham shut out Pembroke,
10-0, as Larsen, Cooney, and Ducey paced the team with three goals apiece. Larsen also provided three assists, while Miller added two. Eric Liddy collected one goal and one assist as well. As noted by the final score, Windham’s defense dominated the contest from start to finish. “Everyone played excellent on
defense,” Young said. “Everyone hustled on ground balls, and our middies played well in transition.”
Chris Miller tries to beat the Kearsarge defense down the field in a home game on Tuesday, May 11
Windham Girls’ Lacrosse Thrives in First Half of Season
submitted by Laura Marks
Building teamwork and consistent
Lindsey Arnold looks for a way by a Kearsarge defender in a home game on Tuesday, May 11
stick skills have been the focus of the first Windham High School girls’ lacrosse team. The game is fast, requiring the players to be very quick on their feet and have the ability to throw and catch the ball. A well- played game is one where the ball moves in the air stick to stick down the field into the scoring area, using multiple players. Shooting the ball into the six-foot square goal is the final challenge. Unlike the boys’ game, girls’ lacrosse is a non-contact sport, so the girls utilize a similar, but different set of skills in their play. The WHS girls’ team, now halfway through the season, is seeing their hard work pay off, as shown by their 7-0-1 record. This team of 21 players has collectively scored 79 goals in their eight games. As a tribute to their teamwork on the field, 35 of those goals were assisted by a teammate. In addition, this team averages six different players scoring in each game! Fourteen players have scored,
with Jenny Gaarder (22 goals and five assists) and Kayla Breton (17 goals and four assists) leading the scoring roster. Closing the gap after them with goals/assists are Lindsey Arnold (eight/ two), Erin Ford (seven/three), Lauren Ford (four/six), and Alina Donnelly (six/three). In the goal, WHS goalkeepers Kaitlyn Sinclair and Alex Gringeri have shown a promising start. Kaitlyn has logged 27 saves, while Alex has had 16 saves in the net. The consistently strong defensive work of Megan Cole, Danielle Fitzgerald, Delaine Kelly, Jennifer Peet, Sarah Vivinetto, and Hannah Peters have had a huge impact on the outcome of the games. Their defensive teamwork has slowed down and stopped many of their opponents’ opportunities.
Solid contributions from Beccy Anderson, Morgin Wheeler, Nicole Taylor, Maureen Wheeler, Lauren Irish, Sarah Pomeroy, and Meredith Murphy give this WHS team depth as they move into the second half of the season.
Gymnast Competes at Region Championship
submitted by Sandie Gentile
New England Gymnastics Training Center gymnast Carly Ramirez, a Level 8, from Hudson, competed in the Regional Championship in North Andover, MA, on Sunday, April 25. To compete in this meet,
you needed to qualify at the state meet that was held last month. The competition was tough and scores were high, and Carly had a great meet, placing ninth in the all-around with a score of 35.650, and in the top-10 spots for two individual events, she placed
Great Service at “YOUR” Convenience, Not Ours!
sixth on bars and seventh on floor. Over 90 gymnasts traveled from seven states to compete at this meet. NEGTC coaches, teammates, family, and friends are very proud of Carly’s hard work and dedication to the sport.
WARM WEATHER HAS ARRIVED!
SURCHARGES NO FUEL
We treat the whole family
New patients always welcome State of the art new dental practice Digital x-rays
The most current up to date sterilization
Most insurance accepted All major credit cards accepted Financing available
Please visit our website;
WE CARE ABOUT THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN.
Toll Free 1-866-99-DEPOT
AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
SERVING THE GREATER MANCHESTER, BEDFORD AND AUBURN AREA
SERVING NORTHERN MASS
Log On To
for any new patient who
schedules an exam x-rays and cleaning
offer for a limited time only
Free custom fit
32 Stiles Road, Suite 208 Salem, NH 03079
Lauren Ford scoops up a ground ball with her stick against Kearsarge
Cosmetic and esthetic dentistry Dentures, partial dentures, crowns, bridges, veneers, bonding, implants
Team dentist for the Lowell Spinners
Member of the
Academy of Sports
Health care provider for the Lowell Devils Hockey Team
■ PC/Laptop Repair & Diagnosis ■ Highly Trained Technical Sales Personnel
Pure Enhanced Hemlock Deluxe Hemlock / Red Cedar Pine / Spruce Blend
Black/ Playground Mulch Stone/ Loam/ Fill / Sand River Stone
Specialized stone Pick up and Delivery
No Price Increase!
Trucking- Backhoe -Bobcat Service
187 Webster St. (3A) Hudson
Spring Cleanups Walls & Walkways Irrigation / Hydro seeding Shrub & Tree Pruning & Planting Lawn Expansion & Stump Removal Weekly Lawn Maintenance
$25 OFF Spring
next to E & A Country Store
$2.00 OFF All
15 Derry Street, Hudson, NH
Locally Owned & Operated Since 1991
*Cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons.
SERVICE & REPAIR IN-STORE
������������� ��������������������� ������������������ ������������ ���������������� ������
Additional charges may apply for excess weight and/or rental days.
���� ������� ������
for Proms & Weddings!
Staff photos by Chris White
Staff photos by Chris White
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14