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PWN Te boys’ 1st place 8 & Under 100 medley relay recipients, including Owen Caprioglio (Litchfield), Bradley Valo (Windham), Asa Runge, and Jack McCarthy

submitted by Rhonda Bleeker On March 18-20, many of the Rockingham

Area Youth Swim (RAYS) members competed at the New Hampshire Swimming Association States Championship meet, where 14 clubs competed. Thanks to nearly every RAYS swimmer achieving personal bests in all or most events that they swam, the girls’ team was able to place fourth; the boys’

team, seventh; and the combined team placed sixth overall. Swimmers were allowed to compete in a maximum of three individual and two relay events. Scoring were the first 16 places in each age/gender group for each event. The Litchfield swimmers scoring at this meet were led in points by Owen Caprioglio, who placed first for the Boys 8 & Underage group in both the 25-yard Backstroke

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and the 50-yard Freestyle, and placed second in the 25-yard Freestyle. Owen’s time of 18.43 in the 25 back also earned him a RAYS Team Short Course Yard record.

In the Senior RAYS group, Katie

Soraghan finished 15th in 50-yard Freestyle and 16th in 100-yard Breaststroke for the 15-16 Girls age group, and Haley Bowen finished third in 100 Breast, sixth in the 200 Individual Medley, and 12th in 100 Butterfly. For the relays, Owen joined with teammates

Bradley Valo (Windham), Asa Runge (Chester), and Jack McCarthy (Londonderry), swimming the 25-yard Backstroke leg to place first in the 100 Medley Relay, and he joined with the same teammates to place second in the 100-yard Freestyle Relay. Emi Caprioglio joined with teammates Jasmine M. Brown (Londonderry), Catherine Hazard (Derry), and Gillian Doyle (Salem) to swim the butterfly leg to place 16th in the 9-10 Girls 200 Medley Relay. Haley Bowen swam a fantastic 50-yard leg of the breaststroke to join with teammates Angela Bleeker (Windham), Johanna Steinbauer (Hampstead), and Emily Matsco (Windham) to place eighth in the 200 Medley Relay for 15 & Over Girls. Katie Soraghan anchored the 50-yard freestyle leg in her 200 Medley Relay with teammates Katie Schmidt (Windham), Tricia Caiati (Salem), and Allison McCarthy (Londonderry) to finish 14th in the 15 & Over Girls age group. Haley and Katie also joined with teammates Angela Bleeker and Emily Matsco to finish ninth in the 15 & Over Girls 200-yard Freestyle Relay. At the RAYS banquet the following week, Emi

Caprioglio received a Most Improved award for the Girls 9-10 age group and Owen received a Most Improved for Boys 8 & Under.

Gymnasts Shine at Spring Sectional

submitted by Sandie Gentile New England Gymnastics Training Center of Hudson competed in Amherst at the second Spring Sectional. Gymnasts needed a score of 33.000 or higher to qualify for the upcoming State Meet. Many of our gymnasts took home top-place individual ribbons and medals at this meet. Coaches, parents, family, and friends are very proud of all the gymnasts’ hard work and dedication that this sport requires. Scores for area girls are as follows: Level 4, 6-8 Age Divisions: Chloe Catino of Windham placed third all- around with a score of 35.300. She received an 8.9 on vault (fifth), 8.9 on bars (third), 8.6 on beam (fourth), and 8.9 on floor (fourth). Jenna Tracey of Litchfield placed sixth all-around with a score of 34.750. She received an 8.85 on vault (sixth), 8.1 on bars (ninth), 8.8 on beam (second), and 9.0 on floor (third). Level 4, 9-10 Age Division: Rebecca Genoter of Pelham placed second all- around with a score of 36.275. She received a 9.375 on vault (second), 8.75 on bars (fourth, tie), 9.1 on beam (first), and 9.1 on floor (fourth). Isabella Bruno of Litchfield placed seventh all-around with a score of 35.150. She received a 9.55 vault (first), 8.7 on bars (fourth, tie), 7.95 on beam (12th), and 8.95 on floor (seventh, tie). Level 4, Jr. 11-12 Age Divisions: Holli Cloutier of Litchfield placed second all-around with a score of 35.575. She received a 9.1 on vault (second), 8.875 on bars (second), 8.45 on beam (third), and 9.15 on floor (second). Level 5, 7-8 Age Divisions: Lillia Szewczyk of Hudson placed first all-around with a score of 35.200. She received an 8.625 on vault (first), 8.825 on bars (first), 8.65 on beam (first), and 9.1 on floor (first). Level 6, 9-10 Age Divisions: Kamryn Ford of Litchfield placed first all-around with a score of 36.425. She received a 9.4 on vault (first), 9.275 on bars (first), 8.75 on beam (fourth), and 9.0 on floor (second). Skyler Bomba of Hudson placed second all- around with a score of 35.625. She received an 8.95 on vault (fourth), 8.55 on bars (fourth), 9.3 on beam (second), and 8.825 on floor (fourth). Jesse Carter of Litchfield placed third all-around with a score of 35.600. She received a 9.1 on vault (third, tie), 8.9 on bars (second), 8.7 on beam (fifth),

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