12 - July 1, 2011 Salem Patriot Salem Athletes Selected to All-State Teams Salem Patriot
Baseball First Team: Josh Treff and Joe Morin Second Team: Joe Dipalma and Dan Peters Third Team: Trevor Bouvier Coach of the Year: Dan Keleher Girls’ Spring Track First Team: Amy Desrosiers, Victoria Rozumek, and Melissa Higgins Boys’ Spring Track First Team: Max Jacques
Zack Meisner led the Salem boys’ volleyball team to another state title and earned first team all-state honors
by Chris White Many of Salem High School’s spring athletic teams enjoyed playoff-caliber seasons this past spring, and a number of Salem athletes capitalized by collecting all-state honors at the end of the season. The all-state teams for each sport were recently announced. The following is a list of Salem athletes who were named to New Hampshire all-state teams for the spring: Boys’ Volleyball First Team: Joe Gallant and Zack Meisner Second Team: Cory Forrest and Alex Gomes
Softball Second Team: Valerie Bauer, Nicole Gubellini, and Jade Morrison
Salem softball pitcher Nicole Gubellini was a second team all-state selection in 2011
U10 NE Hurricanes Crowned State Tournament Champions
submitted by Stephanie Davenport The U10 NE Hurricanes had an undefeated weekend to take the 2011 NH ASA State Tournament U10 title from the NH Lightning in exciting ball this past weekend, June 24-26, in Swanzey. The Hurricanes were led by solid pitching and strong bats from the top to the bottom of the order. This Championship topped off a winning month of June for the Hurricanes, who won championship trophies in every tournament they played in during June.
Boys’ Lacrosse First Team: Dylan Kyriakakis Second Team: Brett Pittera Honorable Mention: Micah Dion
by Chris White Four Salem athletes placed in the top 15 of their respective events at the New England Track and Field Championships back on Saturday, June 11. The meet featuring the top track and field athletes from all six New England states was held at Burlington High School in Burlington, VT. Amy Desrosiers led the way for the Salem girls as she tossed the discus 122 feet for a third- place finish. Meanwhile, Melissa Higgins clocked a time of 45.64 seconds for sixth in the 300 hurdles, and Victoria Rozumek placed 10th in the high jump with a jump of five feet. The Salem boys were led by
Eric Tahtamoni, who finished 15th with a time of 51.09 seconds in the 400 meters. Other Blue Devils who qualified for the New England Meet were Olivia Burke (high jump), Max Jacques (long jump), and Mike Lorenz (javelin). All qualifiers for the New England Meet had to place sixth or better in their event at the New Hampshire Meet of Champions.
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submitted by Chris Dillon, Recreation Director The Salem Olympic Devils recently competed in Special Olympic New Hampshire’s 42nd annual Summer Games. The games were held at the University of New Hampshire on June 3 and 4. Over 966 participants from all over the state compete in these events. Our athletes competed in running, shot put, softball throw, standing and running long jump, and walking.
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Blue Devils Compete at New England Track Championships
Salem’s Victoria Rozumek sails over the high jump bar during the Meet of Champions, where she came in first for her event
In addition to the New England qualifiers, there were a number of individual champions for Salem during the track post-season. Taking state titles at the Meet of Champions were Desrosiers (discus), Higgins (300 hurdles), and Rozumek (high jump). Salem champions at the New Hampshire Division 1 Meet included Tahtamoni (400 meters), Jacques (long jump), Lorenz (javelin), Higgins (300 hurdles), and Rozumek (high jump).
Salem Olympic Devils Compete in Summer Games, Win Ray A. Kroc Spirit Award
What made these summer games more memorable for our athletes is at opening ceremonies, they were awarded the McDonald’s of New Hampshire Ray A. Kroc Spirit Award. There are 107 different teams that participate in Special Olympic competitions in New Hampshire. This award is presented to one team once a year at summer games. The team that receives this award is one that has demonstrated great sportsmanship and spirit
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Programs. The Salem Olympic Devils work very hard throughout all of the various sporting events, including bowling, soccer, basketball, winter games, and track and field. We are so proud of the athletes and coaches, and would like to thank Special Olympics New Hampshire for recognizing their efforts. If you have any questions about the Special Olympic Program, contact the Salem Recreation Department at 890-2003.
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with any questions or concerns. Rehab Athlete of the Month
Over the last 10 years, the staff of Sports and Rehab have touched the lives of over 100,000 patients, helping injured workers return to their jobs and athletes to their sport. We have initiated an award to recognize this special group of patients, the “Rehab Athlete of the Month.” Our winners will be among those who have overcome great obstacles and sometimes severe conditions in order to return to their sport.
Rehab Athlete of the Month 2011 is Allison Asmega Allison Asmega is a junior at Salem High School who loves to dance. Three years ago Allison developed ankle pain which became difficult to tolerate. Her primary care doctor sent her to us for therapy. Her progress was particularly slow and she was then sent to an orthopedic who diagnosed her with an Osteochondral injury. These injuries can occur from a bruise of the cartilage lining of the anklebone and a softening of the cartilage and may lead to a small crack in the cartilage where a cyst forms in the talus bone sometimes requiring surgery. Allison was instructed to be non-weight bearing for a six weeks! That did not work to resolve her problem so she had an arthroscopic surgery where tiny punctures were made in the bone, to clean it out and promote growth. Unsuccessful, she was referred to an orthopedic in Boston who performed an ankle bone transplant using a donor bone. Allison finally returned to us on March 2 after her full three year ordeal ……ready to finally recover and rehab. She arrived with numbness, swelling, weakness, severe pain and …..as
you can imagine …...low spirits. To date Allison had been treated 15 visits and has made such a determined effort toward her recovery and has made incredible progress. She is currently symptom free and back to the activity that she loves…..dance!
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