12 - November 5, 2010
by Chris White The New Hampshire Division 1 Cross Country Championships were held at Derryfield Park in Manchester last Saturday. The Salem girls ran in the first race of the day and came in ninth overall as a team. They just missed the top eight, which would have qualified them for the Meet of Champions at Mines Falls in Nashua this upcoming weekend. Salem’s top five for the meet included Steph Cabral (13th, 20:17), Samantha Hutchins (28th, 20:53), Alyssa Lambert (43rd, 21:25), Ailish Barry (68th, 22:35), and Mackenzie Hanninen (70th, 22:41). Rachel Mastrogiacomo (83rd, 23:15) and Amanda Buck (86th, 23:25) also ran for Salem, but did not factor in the scoring. By finishing in the top 30, Cabral and Hutchins both individually qualified for the Meet of Champions. The Salem boys came in 10th overall in their field, as they put four runners under the 18-minute mark. The top five for the boys included Ben Dutton (17th, 16:40), Mitch Dutton (48th, 17:27), Dan Schmidt (56th, 17:41), John Rheaume (68th, 17:57), and Eric Hutchins (72nd, 18:04). Connor Tremblay (108th, 19:15) and Alex Fredette (110th, 19:21) also ran for the Blue Devils, but were not needed for scoring purposes. With his top-30 finish, Ben Dutton individually qualified for the Meet of Champions. Meanwhile, Manchester Central took the team championship in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions.
NOW Scheduling Fall Clean-ups & Irrigation Blow-outs
*most systems only $50 www.mattheslandscaping.com
Ray Matthes 603-898-1704 • 603-216-7525 Extremely Important
If you own a home, auto or business please read! *Santo Insurance is no longer a Nationwide Agent*
Santo decided to become an Independent Agency to bring clients more options!
After 15 years as a Nationwide agent, Jamie Santo left Nationwide in February 2010 to bring his clients more options. “I have opened up my own independent insurance agency. This decision has allowed me to partner with dozens of insurance providers to bring my clients more choices. We now provide multiple options and can provide very competitive rates by quoting several carriers offering true one stop shopping. I am so glad we opened the new agency and I am pleased that it has worked out so well for so many of our clients”.
Jamie Santo - President Santo Insurance Agency
Same Staff, Same Location, Same Great Service, More Choices, More Options! Save Money Today by Getting a Free Quote
- If you are a home, auto, or commercial insurance policy holder – Please call immediately for a Free Quote! Find out why so many Homeowners and Business owners have switched to Santo Insurance Agency! Call and see how we can help you today!
Let us provide you with a free quote before you renew your policy email: Jamie@santoinsurance.com
(click – get a free quote)
AUTO - HOME - BUSINESS - LIFE - HEALTH Salem
224 Main Street 603 890-6439
78 West Broadway 603-432-4337
1065 Hanover Street 603-627-4788
Patriot Community Sports Patriot Community Sports
Cross Country Teams Compete at Division 1 Championships
Girls’ Soccer Season Ends in Quarterfinals Gina Righini tries to avoid the Londonderry defense
by Chris White The third-seeded Salem girls’ soccer team
was on its way to advancing to its third Division 1 semifinal in as many years, but sixth-seeded Londonderry knotted the score
Salem’s Hanna LaRochelle sends the ball up field in last Saturday’s quarterfinal
at 1-1 with 17 minutes left in regulation during last Saturday’s quarterfinal match-up at Salem High. The Lancers forced overtime and scored the game-winner with about
four minutes left in the first extra session to take a 2-1 victory. Gina Righini provided Salem’s lone goal early in the first half. She was assisted by her cousin Tayllar Righini on the play. Defensively, Salem got nine saves from Rachel Blazich in goal. As the third seed, Salem received a bye in the first round and hadn’t played since its final regular season game at Nashua South on Friday, October 22. Despite owning the sixth seed, Londonderry still proved to be a tough match-up after Salem had a week off from competition. Salem had actually played to a 0-0 tie with the Lancers earlier in the season. With the quarterfinal loss, Salem’s record finished up at 13-3-1 this season. The game was the final one in a Blue Devil uniform for seniors Gina Righini, Kim Movesian, Cassie Chase, Hanna LaRochelle, Mackenzie Miller, Kelly Forrest, and Ashley Negal.
Girls’ Volleyball Advances to Semis
by Chris White The Salem Blue Devils entered the Division 1 girls’ volleyball tournament as the third seed last week. The Blue Devils hosted 14th-seeded Keene in the first round on Wednesday, October 27, and won easily in three games—25-12, 25-16, and 25-17. Sarah Scott led Salem with a solid all-around performance (11 kills, 17 assists, 13 service points, and three aces), while Jen Bujnowski played well up front (10 kills, five blocks). Brianna Wojtas also got 10 kills for Salem and Steph Long earned 10 digs on defense. With the win, the Devils advanced to the quarterfinals on their home floor the following Saturday. They faced number-six Hollis- Brookline and prevailed in three close games—25-22, 29-27, and 26-24.
Melissa Ouellet led Salem’s front line with 12 kills and two
blocks, as Bujnowski added two blocks as well. Scott also paced the offense with 24 assists, and Steph Chapman contributed 13 service points and four aces. Defensively, Long led the way with 14 digs. Jackie Cone also turned in a good game with 13 digs and eight kills.
After the quarterfinals, Salem moved on to the semifinals at Pinkerton Academy on Wednesday. The Blue Devils faced second- seeded Spaulding—a rematch of last year’s semifinal.
Salem’s Brianna Wojtas rises up to make the kill versus Keene
photos by Chris White
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