June 11, 2010 - 15
Hudson~Litchfield News Hudson~Litchfield News
Baseball Makes Quarterfinal Round of Tournament
Colton Houle tags the Nashua South runner in the AHS 6-4 win
by Sue LaRoche The Alvirne Broncos baseball team took
advantage of the “anything can happen in the playoffs” rule as they defeated the number-six seeded Nashua South Panthers, 6-4, on Thursday, June 3, at Nashua South. The Broncos scored first in the third inning, but South answered right back, taking a 2-1 lead. Alvirne grabbed a 4-3 lead after the fourth inning and tacked on two additional runs in the eighth to take the 6-4 victory over the Panthers. Mitch Brun picked up the victory for Alvirne. Leading the 10-hit parade were Pete Radziewicz, Ethan Hurley, and Colton Houle with two hits each, followed by Brun, Alex Russo, Adam Nardelli, and Travis Terrill with one hit each. Houle and Nardelli had two RBI and Russo added one with a triple. The Broncos hoped to carry some momentum into the quarterfinal round, where they would face a tough number-three seeded Londonderry team on Saturday, June 5. The momentum did not carry the Broncos through, however, as they lost to the number-three
Travis Terrill aims for the ball in the Londonderry loss
seeded Londonderry, 13-3, on Saturday, June 5. Londonderry took a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning, but the Broncos managed to tie the game 3-3 in the fifth inning. Doubles by Hurley and Houle and the second hit of the day for Dave Webster knotted the game. In the bottom of the frame, Londonderry took a 5-3 lead. With two outs, pitcher Brun and the Broncos were hoping to be out of the inning, but an error gave Londonderry new life and they would score another five runs in the inning. At the bottom of the fifth, Londonderry seized a commanding 10-3 lead and never looked back, earning the 13-3 victory in the sixth and putting and end to the Broncos’ season. The Broncos finished the season with a 10-11 record, including their first-round tournament victory. The Broncos will say goodbye to seniors Brun, Nick Goldsack, Radziewicz, Russo, and Terrill, as well as senior managers Chris Doherty and Lauren Greenwood, but will retain a core of their players and look forward to another playoff run next year.
Litchfield Ball Teams Win Their Areas New England Championships
Running in the
Girls’ New England Qualifiers: Amanda Roberts, Krissy Rowe, Kendall Brigham, Stacie Nuttall, and Emily LaPlant
by Sue LaRoche Tarek Rothe, Abby Sloper, Tom Daigle, and Jeff DiPrizito, coaches of the girls’ and boys’ outdoor track teams of Alvirne High School, are “very proud of the kids on their efforts this season.” And proud they should be! Both the boys’ squad and the girls’ squad are sending multiple athletes to the New England Championships on Saturday, June 12, at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, CT. In order to qualify for the New Englands, the athletes or teams must finish in the top six in the NHIAA State Outdoor Track and Field Meet of Champions, which took place this past Saturday. On the boys’ side, seniors Todd Boucher,
Brandon Doyle, Mike McCrady, and junior Caleb
Campbell Baseball Falls in Quarterfinals
Pictured at left, Kolby Sullivan, Kyle Sullivan, Joey Seraghan, Kyle Shaw, Tyler Butler, Stephen Byers, Shane Newak,
Bobby Baril, Christian Bourgea, Connor Sahlin, Eric Damphousse, Kody Carlson, Vinny Burr, Trevor Duerche, Christian McKenna. Litchfield At right: Meaghan Coughlin, Amanda Simoneau, Hannah Neild, Emily Paguin, Savannau
Cavanaugh, Lauren King, Olivia Martinage, Sarah Nolange, Sophie Scafidi, Sam Fletcher, Carrie Fernandez, Amber Gibbons, Brittany McNuilia, Alex Tyevanis, Erin Frost, Shelbie Trompke, Ann Margaret Disciscio
by Lynne Ober For the fourth consecutive year, the Litchfield Middle School Girls’ Softball team won their area. This is an unprecedented string of top wins. Principal Tom Leicklider was ecstatic with the win. “The team just really pulled together, and this fourth year is wonderful.”
Gymnasts Perform at Strawberry
Festival and Book Fair
submitted by Sandie Gentile The New England Gymnastics Training Center of Hudson girls and boys’ team and pre-teams were honored to perform at the 27th Annual Strawberry Festival, which was held this past weekend at Windham High School. The arrival of the Strawberry Moon means that the Friends of the Library host their Annual Strawberry Festival and Book Fair, which is one of the largest community events in Windham each year and a fundraising event for the Nesmith Library. Kids and adults by the hundreds come from Windham, and nearby towns come to enjoy the day of exciting events! Many of our gymnasts have attended this event over the years, and are happy to be part of this wonderful fundraising event.
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However, the boys’ baseball team is closing in on the girls. This was their second consecutive year to win their area, and the school was beaming with those two wins. “What a wonderful way to end our spring sports season,” said Leicklider.
by Chris White After defeating arch-rival Sanborn 12-5 in the opening round of the Class M tournament, a quarterfinal loss to fourth-seeded Fall Mountain by the score of 7-6 ended Campbell’s baseball season. The fifth-seeded Cougars grabbed an early 4-0 lead after two innings at Fall Mountain on Saturday, June 5, but they eventually found themselves tied at 6-6 later on in the sixth inning. In the bottom half of the sixth, though, Fall Mountain pulled ahead when it scored a runner from third to take a one-run lead. The home team managed to hold Campbell scoreless in the top of seventh to take the victory and advance to the semifinals. Jacob Lang led the Campbell offense with two hits (both singles) and three RBI, while Jackson Musco drove home two runs with a single of his own. Evan Ordway and Josh McGrath also recorded two hits apiece, as one of Ordway’s was an RBI-single and one of McGrath’s was a triple. McGrath scored a run as well, as did Cullan Baker after he doubled to get on base. Prior to the quarterfinal, in
Thursday’s home playoff against Sanborn, Campbell scored five runs in each of the first two innings to take a 10-1 lead, and then cruised to an easy victory
by a seven-run margin. Baker was the winning pitcher in the match. Chuck Neild and Josh Sigman led the team with three hits apiece. As part of the first-inning rally, Neild singled to drive in a run, as Sigman also hit a single that scored two runs. Meanwhile, the Cougars got two hits apiece from Bobby Frappier (two for four, three-run homer, four RBI), Tyler Coughlin (two for four, two RBI), and Ordway (two for three, two RBI). After the two games, Campbell’s record for the entire season ended up at 12-6.
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Boys’ New England Qualifiers: Todd Boucher, Caleb Donnelly, Brandon Doyle, and Mike McCrady
Donnelly placed sixth and qualified in the 4x800 relay with a school record-breaking time of 8:20.1. Donnelly also qualified individually in the 800 meters with a fifth-place finish in the time of 1:59.0. For the girls, senior Stacie Nuttall, junior Amanda Roberts, sophomore Krissy Rowe, and freshman Kendall Brigham qualified in the 4x100 relay with a season-best time of 50.8, which gave them a fifth-place finish, sending them to the New Englands as well. Individually, Emily LaPlant ran a career-best 2:22.2 in the 800 meter, earning her a spot in the New Englands with a fifth-place finish.
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