12 - July 22, 2011
submitted by Alvirne High School Any athlete trying out for an athletic team must
have a filled out permission slip, which can be picked up in the main office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or be downloaded at www.alvirnehs.org
. Athletes must also have a physical on file with the school or bring a copy of a recent physical with them on the first day of tryouts. Freshmen and juniors coming into the 2011-2012 school year are asked to fill out the physical form found on the Alvirne Website. August 10 is the first day of tryouts for football and August 15 is the first day of tryouts for soccer, cross country, golf, and volleyball. August 11 is the first day of tryouts for cheer. • Girls’ Soccer: Tryouts are August 15-19, with tryout times from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.
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Alvirne High School Fall Sports Schedule
August 17 – Varsity jamboree at Londonderry at 2 p.m. August 20 – Varsity soccer scrimmage at Manchester West at 9:50 and 11:30 a.m. August 24 – Varsity and JV scrimmage at Sanborn at 4 p.m.
• Boys’ Soccer: Tryouts are from August 15-19, 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. August 21 – Varsity scrimmage at Manchester West at 9 and 9:50 a.m. August 18 – Varsity and JV scrimmage at Londonderry at 4 p.m.
• Boys’ Cross Country: August 15-19, 5:30-7 p.m.
• Girls’ Cross Country: August 15-19 - 6-7:30 p.m. Parent Meeting Sunday, August 14, at 6 p.m. in cafeteria at Alvirne.
• Golf: Monday, August 15, at 8 a.m. at World Cup driving range; and August 16, 17, and 18 at
6 a.m. at Green Meadow Golf Course. August 19 – TBA. If you make either team, there will be a $50 fee to cover green fees.
• Volleyball: August 15 – Everyone from 4-7:30 p.m. August 16 – all new players and players from the freshmen team last year from 4-6 p.m., returning Junior Varsity and Varsity team 5:30-8 p.m. August 17 – 4-7 p.m. for everyone. Teams will be determined at the conclusion of this tryout. August 18 – Varsity, 4-7 p.m.; JV, 4-6 p.m.; and Freshmen, 4-6 p.m. August 19 – Varsity home jamboree at 10 a.m., JV 2:30- 4:30 p.m., FR 2:30-4:30 p.m.
• Football: August 9 – Freshmen meeting (pizza) – 6 p.m. at Alvirne High School. Parents, plan on attending this meeting along with your son. August 10 – First Day of Football. Freshmen
– tryouts from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors – 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m. August 11-12 – Freshmen – same as August 10, Sophomores, juniors, and seniors – same as August 10. No practice for freshmen over the weekend. August 13 – practice for sophomores, juniors, and seniors 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m. Team Night TBA. The rest of the preseason will be given out at the first day of tryouts.
• Cheerleading: August 11-12, 5-8 p.m. August 19-20 – Skills Camp, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (if you make the team), $125 to participate. September 3 and 4 – Choreography, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Varsity only.
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by Marc Ayotte The Granite State wooden bat baseball league regular season came to a disappointing end for the Hudson Black Sox as they dropped a 9-1 road decision to the Southern New Hampshire Reds on Tuesday, July 19, in Hooksett. It was the second time the two teams had faced each other this season, with the Reds victorious in both contests. The loss darkened the playoff picture for the Black Sox as their record fell to four wins against eight defeats. They now sit and wait for the post-season picture to unfold. Head Coach Charlie Huggins expects that his team will end up in either fourth or fifth place, the key element to that finish being that the fourth-place finisher will have home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs, which begin on Thursday, July 28.
In the recent loss to the Reds, the Black Sox had the bases loaded with only one out in the top of the first, and failed to score. “We were doomed from that point forward,” recounted Coach Huggins, as the home team Reds proceeded to light up the scoreboard for eight runs in the first two innings.
On the bright side, Ethan Beals came in to pitch for the Sox in the fourth inning and had a dazzling performance. He pitched three innings of no-hit ball, running his season scoreless-innings-pitched streak to 10. During that stretch, Beals has only allowed three hits. The Sox bats were rendered quite harmless on the night, but Ryan Perigny, Jose Rodriguez (one run), and Anthony Cestrone each managed to pick up singles to account for the Sox hits. The season finale on Tuesday wrapped up a torrid finish for the Sox as they played five games during a five-game stretch, including a double-header on Sunday. On July 15, the Sox dropped a 9-2 home decision to the Gamers, an AAU team comprised of players from the Manchester area. The Sox ran into a buzz-saw hurler named Spencer Chapman, who will be entering Pinkerton Academy this year as a freshman. Chapman fired a four-hitter and struck out seven on the way to picking up the win. Derek Lessard led the Sox offense with a single, double, and two RBIs. Ryan Perigny chipped in with a single, three steals, and a run scored.
Bonilla’s Blast Sparks Black Sox! The Hudson Black Sox headed north to
Auburn on Saturday and came away with an impressive, 19-2 win over the Crushers. Luis Bonilla got the team rolling in the top of the first inning when he blasted a three-run home run over the left-field fence. Derek Lessard’s ensuing two-run double was all winning pitcher Jose Rodriguez would need. The bats were hotter than the temperature all day long, scoring at least two runs in every inning. RJ Younghusband, with three hits and three RBIs, led the 15-hit attack. Bonilla finished with three hits, while Bubba Whitman had two hits in plating three teammates. Matt Rua (two hits) and Anthony Cestrone (one hit, three RBIs) also had big days for the winners. After losing game one of a double-header on Sunday, game 2 turned into the Henry Williams show. With a much-needed win to move up the standings, Hudson fell behind early and called on Henry Williams to make a relief pitching appearance, trailing 3-0. Williams spun four and one-third scoreless innings, giving up only one hit and striking out three, as the Sox came back for an 8-7, extra-inning win over the Derry Thunder. With the Sox ahead 7-3, Derry clawed their way back, scoring four in the seventh and sending the game into extra innings. Anthony Cestrone walked and scored quickly on a booming triple by Rodriguez, the eventual winning pitcher. Ryan Perigny had two hits, including a key RBI double. Also for Hudson, Cestrone, Foley, Rodriguez, and Brian Gaillardetz each turned in run-saving, highlight-film defensive plays.
Despite the disappointing season record,
Coach Huggins and assistant coaches Don Perigny and Brian Lessard were very proud of their team’s performance. As Huggins noted, “We dealt with a lot of injuries; to be 4-8 was a testament to our boys.”
photo by Marc Ayotte
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