14 - July 2, 2010 Pelham~Windham News
by Chris White Recent Pelham High grad Cam Robidoux participated in the first-ever Vermont vs. New Hampshire All-Star Track and Field Meet last Saturday. The event was held at Hanover High School in New Hampshire, where the athletes endured some rainy weather conditions during the day. The New Hampshire All-Star boys outscored the Vermont All-Star boys 118-51 to win the meet.
the pace for the third spot. With the conclusion of the all-star
event, Robidoux has finished his athletic career in a Python uniform. He leaves the track and field program with five Pelham school records. The records include the 55 meters and the 300 meters for the indoor team; and the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the 4x100-meter relay for the outdoor team.
Robidoux also attended
Robidoux ended up taking fourth place in both of his events—the 200- meter dash and the long jump. He bounded to a distance of 18 feet, four inches in the long jump, which topped his mark at the Class I Meet in May. His distance tied him with Vermont long jumper Sean Hayes, but Hayes took third because his second jump was better than Robidoux’s. Robidoux also posted a time of 23.7 seconds in the 200 meters, only .02 seconds off
five consecutive Class I State Championships for both the indoor and outdoor seasons combined during his career. As a junior in 2009, he actually advanced to the New Hampshire Meet of Champions and the New England Championships for the 200 meters. Robidoux finished up with a solid season this past spring, nearly qualifying for the Meet of Champions again in both the 100 and 200 meters. He took fifth in 100 meters and sixth in
the 200 at the Class I Championships, but needed a top-four finish to move on.
In addition to his track and field exploits, Robidoux has been an integral part of the Pelham football program as well. The speedy Robidoux excelled as running back for the Pythons, who went to the Class I semifinals in 2009 and won state titles in each of the three previous seasons. Robidoux also takes pride in being a successful student- athlete and the NHIAA named him New Hampshire’s Male Student-Athlete of the Month last January.
Pelham long jumper Cam Robidoux soars through the air during a home meet earlier this season. Robidoux, who recently finished a successful senior track season, was selected to participate in the inaugural VT-NH All-Star Track Meet last weekend
Salem Athletes Recognized at Spring Sports Awards Night
by Chris White It was another successful sports season this spring for the Salem High Blue Devils. Led by the Class L champion softball team capturing its first title since 2007, a number of Salem teams and individuals came through with top-notch performances during the post-season. In addition to softball, the baseball team
advanced to its Class L final in Manchester on the same day, but had to settle for the runner-up spot. Both tennis teams also produced solid seasons, ending up in the quarterfinals after losing top talent to graduation and the new Windham High School. There were a number of Blue Devils who earned individual championships as well. Philipp Becker won the New Hampshire tennis singles tournament last weekend, while five members of the track program took titles at the Meet of Champions in early June – Jerickson Fedrick (100 and 200 meters), Victoria Rozumek (high jump), Melissa Higgins (300 hurdles), Taylor Buatti (pole vault), and Amy Desrosiers (discus). Desrosiers also won the New England discus championship the following week in New Britain, CT.
Salem High celebrated its spring teams and athletes at the Spring Sports Awards Banquet on Monday, June 7. The following individuals were presented with awards from their respective programs: Softball: Coaches Award – Julia Gray,
Most Improved Player – Jade Morrison, Most Valuable Player – Nora Galvin. Baseball: Coaches Award – Robert Liberatore, Most
Valuable Player – Nicholas Poore, Doug Cooke Award – Joshua Treff. Girls’ Tennis: Coaches Award – Breanna Edelstein, Most Improved Player – Adriana Lonardo, Most Valuable Player – Kina Wilbur-Kamien. Boys’ Tennis: Robert Rhoades Coaches Award – Bradford Morisseau, Most Improved Player – Ryan Greenleaf, Most Valuable Player – Philipp Becker. Girls’ Outdoor Track: Coaches Award – Emily Mender, Coaches Award – Taylor Buatti, Most Valuable Player – Melissa Higgins. Boys’ Outdoor Track: Coaches Award – Ross Davies, Most Improved Player – Troy Ward, Most Valuable Player – Max Jacques. Girls’ Lacrosse: Coaches Award – Alissa Horta, Most Improved Player – Christine DiChiara, Most Improved Player – Alexa Smith. Boys’ Lacrosse: Coaches Award – Joseph Scire, Most Improved Player – Zachary Solomons, Most Valuable Player – Jacob Matthews. Outstanding Spring Athletes: Outstanding Female Spring Athlete – Nora Galvin, Outstanding Male Spring Athlete – Jacob Matthews. Spring Scholar Athletes: Scholar Female Spring Athlete – Alison Vivinetto, Scholar Male Spring Athlete – Samuel Fazioli. Blue Devil Sportsmanship Awards: Girls’ Outdoor Track – Kattey Ortiz, Boys’ Outdoor Track – Nicholas Gallo, Softball – Sara Bracken, Baseball – Matthew Gioia, Boys’ Lacrosse – David Harvey,
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Nora Galvin cemented her place as one of Salem’s all-time pitching greats this spring, and was named Outstanding Female Spring Athlete and team MVP for softball
Girls’ Lacrosse – Alison Vivinetto, Girls’ Tennis – Cassandra Hailson, Boys’ Tennis – Tyler Denning.
After a solid junior season, Salem pitching ace Nick Poore took MVP honors for the baseball team
Windham’s Martin Takes Bandolero Wins in Connecticut, North Carolina
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Great Service at “YOUR” Convenience, Not Ours! Taylor Martin with her number 20 car after her first Bandolero victory in Concord last October
by Chris White It hasn’t even been a full year since
SURCHARGES NO FUEL
Windham’s Taylor Martin became the first female from New England to race in a Bandolero car, but the 12-year-old Martin is tearing up the track on the Bandolero circuit this summer. She most recently took the checkered flag in the 12- to 16-year-old Bandolero division rookie race this past Monday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC. The victory came only a couple weeks after winning the opening feature 20-lap Bandolero race at the Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, CT, on Wednesday, June 16. At Waterford, Martin found herself in
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the back of the field after being involved in a wreck on the first lap. This put her in favorable position, though, as she prefers to come from the back and pick off the other drivers. Sure enough, Martin advanced to the front of the field after a few laps and went on to take the win.
Martin’s victory that day was the first piece of what would turn out to be a rare occasion: two consecutive victories
by female drivers. In the Super-X car race that followed, Taylor-Marie Moran became the first female driver ever to earn a victory in her division. After the conclusion of the event, the local media outlets dubbed the record-setting day as “Taylor Mania.” Martin now has a handful of Bandolero wins this season, and she is in position to become the first female ever to win a divisional championship at the Waterford Speedbowl. In addition to her racing, Martin has also been selected to represent her racing division at some promotional events. Last weekend, she traveled to Loudon for NASCAR Weekend, where she helped promote the Bandolero series in the northeast, as well as signed some autographs.
Martin will continue to see a rigorous
racing schedule this summer, which usually sees her racing up to five days per week. She will continue to make visits to Charlotte and Waterford, as well as Thompson, CT, every week.
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