14 - November 5, 2010
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Windham Cross Country Participates in First Championship Meet
by Chris White Windham’s cross-country teams were in action at Derryfield Park in Manchester last Saturday. Both teams competed in their first-ever Division 2 championship race at the varsity level. Led by sophomore Kate Farrell, the Windham girls finished 12th
overall in the meet. Farrell posted a time of 20:12 for 18th place overall. Her finish in the field individually qualified her for this Saturday’s Meet of Champions at Mines Falls in Nashua. Also running for Windham on the day were Emma Boyd (45th, 21:20), Lindsay Maffei (58th, 21:51), Taylor Darcy (122nd, 24:16), Glori Foster (134th, 24:55), and Alexis Clemons (151st, 27:10). Meanwhile, the Coe-Brown Black Bears ended up winning the overall team championship for the girls’ division. The Windham boys came in 23rd overall, as Oyster River took first place in the boys’ race. Windham runners included Alex Brissette (90th, 19:13), Kyle Carbonneau (123rd, 19:59), Justin Valentine (136th, 20:26), Garrett McNeil (144th, 20:52), Dan Rubery (152nd, 21:38), and Travis Sanders (157th, 22:03).
submitted by Cathy Pomeroy The Windham Middle School girls’ cross-country team placed third in the recent NH Middle School State Cross Country Championships. This is the first time that the Windham girls’ cross- country team placed in the top three. The state championships had over 1,900 runners with 87 schools represented. The girls’ cross-country team consisted of Tiffany Simione, Kristen
Tilley, Laura Pomeroy, Gabrielle Dionne, Kaley Missert, and Grace McNamara. Each received a medal for their accomplishment. Ryan Bartlett and Alex Ward coach the team.
Coach Bartlett, Grace McNamara, Kaley Missert, Tiffany Simione, Laura Pomeroy, Gabrielle Dionne, Kristen Tilley, and Coach Ward
Windham Girls’ Cross Country Places Third in State Championships
Local Runners Go the Extra Mile for Boys Living with Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy
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submitted by Patrick Moeschen Neil Gallagher and Jerry Oullette of Windham have again joined
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy’s Run for Our Sons Team to participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon to raise funds and awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), the most common lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood today. The Run for Our Sons Team is made up of parents, families, and friends from across the U.S. who know or want to support or run on behalf of someone living with Duchenne. Runners have raised funds for continued research into finding improved treatments and care. What started off as a dream for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) of 20 runners has grown into a fundraising program for PPMD of over 500 runners participating in seven major marathons and half-marathons nationally. Neil and Jerry were in the first group of marathoners who ran. “When we decided to be part of a nationwide Marathon series, PPMD never imagined that it could escalate to such wonderful community events. Our runners set out to raise funds for Duchenne with the same determination that those touched by Duchenne show on a daily basis. Since 2005, the Run for Our Sons’ teams have raised near $5 million for Duchenne research! We are very excited to once again be participating in this race,” says Kimberly Galberaith, Executive Vice President for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. In January 2011, Neil and Jerry will travel to Orlando, FL, to join the team of parents, grandparents, family, and friends of boys affected by Duchenne who have trained for this event. This will be
Jerry’s 17th Disney Marathon and Neil’s 16th. Both have run the Disney Goofy Challenge, which is the half-marathon on Saturday, and the full marathon on Sunday.
“I am proud to represent PPMD and run for the future of Patrick
Moeschen and of all the families touched by this devastating disorder,” said Neil. “Jerry and I have been running Disney for 15 years, and since PPMD got involved in 2005, we have been running for Pat and our team has raised more than $7,000 for MD research. His students at Woodbury School in Salem also help a great deal, and they all love his music class.” “PPMD is the only muscular dystrophy charity being represented at Disney. This year, the Run for Our Sons team will represent thousands of young men diagnosed with Duchenne and Becker, which Pat has. As we run, we will show the world that together we can end Duchenne.” Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is a national non- profit organization founded in 1994 by parents of children with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is the most common lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during early childhood, affecting approximately 1 out of every 3,500 boys and 20,000 babies born each year. The organization’s mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne through Compassion, Advocacy, Research, and Education. PPMD is the largest grassroots organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne. It is headquartered in Middletown, OH, with offices in Hackensack, NJ. For more information, visit www.parentprojectmd.org
Gym-Ken Hosts Halloween Meet
November 20, 2010 Stockbridge Theatre
Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH
Performers fromCirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, theMidnight Circus, Circus Smirkus andMORE!
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Girls from the Gym-Ken Gymnastics Level 4 team show off their Halloween costumes
submitted by Cathy Robertson-Souter, Gym-Ken Gymnastics Parent Support Group The coaches and Parent Support Group of
Gym-Ken Gymnastics hosted a successful Halloween-themed meet on October 24. Girls from across the region competed for a chance to take home the top ribbons and one of four special costume prizes. The meet also counted as a local qualifier for the gymnasts to compete in the upcoming sectional meet. Each girl must score a 31.00 or higher to enter the sectional meet and a 33.00 at sectionals to earn a spot at the state competition. Congratulations to the following area gymnasts: Individual results for Level 4: 6-8 year-olds: Hannah Monahan of Windham
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won third place on vault; first on bars; first on beam; tied for third on floor with her teammate Taylor; and took first place in the all-around. Taylor Maffeo of Windham earned second place on vault and beam; third on bars and floor; and took third place in the all-around. Sydney Baldridge of Windham scored fifth on vault, fourth on bars, third on beam, fifth on floor, and won fourth in the all-around. Kiana Roy of Salem scored fifth on beam and seventh place in the all-around. Mary Gallo of Salem won sixth place on bars and 10th place in the all-around. Caitlin McLaughlin of Salem won fourth on bars and sixth place on beam. Lindsay Brayer of Windham won fourth place on vault with a 9.150. Mia Saucedo of Windham scored an 8.85 on vault and a 7.6 on bars. 9-11 year-olds: Delaney Cunningham of
Windham won fifth on vault; second place on bars, beam, and floor; and won second
place in the all-around. Chrissy DePamphilis of Windham won sixth place on vault and bars; tied for first on beam and third on floor; and won third place in the all-around. Kylee Tomassi of Salem scored third on vault; fifth on bars and beam; first on floor; and tied for fourth place in the all-around. Individual results for Level 5: 9-10 year-olds: Paige Butler of Windham won second place on vault; third on bars; first on beam and floor; and won first place in the all- around. 11-12 year-olds: Scarlett Souter of Windham took first place in all events (vault, bars, beam, and floor) and first in the all-around. Individual results for Level 6: 9-10 year-olds: Samantha Jezak of Windham
won second place on vault; first on bars and beam; second on floor; and first place in the all-around. Alexandra Masone of Windham won first place on vault, second on bars, fourth on beam, first place on floor, and second place in the all-around. Victoria Sipes of Windham won fourth on vault, third on bars, second on beam, fourth on floor, and third place in the all- around. Individual results for Level 7: 13-14 year-olds: Kadianne Tommasi of Salem
won first on vault, bars, and floor; second on beam; and first in the all-around. Sarah Hale of Salem took third place on all events (vault, bars, beam, and floor) and third in the all-around. Gym-Ken Gymnastics’ competitive girls’ team is coached by Head Coach Ruth Licata, and assistant coaches Jen Corsetto, Amberlynn Gifford, and Nate Hicks.
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