Sports 12 - July 22, 2011 Pelham~Windham Sports
Jaguars Defeat Groton-Dunstable in Summer Hoop
by Chris White
After winning three of four games in a summer tournament at the University of Massachusetts Lowell last weekend, the Windham High boys’ basketball program carried its success over into BST Summer League action this past Monday night in Nashua. The Jaguars earned a hard- fought, 59-49 victory against Groton-Dunstable Regional High School of Massachusetts at Rivier College. The Windham offense exhibited some good passing and ball movement in the first half, allowing for ample shot opportunities, but the shots refused to find the bottom of the net consistently for Windham. The Jaguars’ high energy level kept them within striking distance, though, trailing Groton-Dunstable 27-19 at the half.
In the second half, the Jags trimmed Groton- Dunstable’s lead to 38-33 before going on a 9-0 run to take a 42-38 advantage. Everything came together for Windham to spark the run—solid defense, aggressive rebounding, and the shots started falling. Windham never looked back from that point on and maintained its high energy
Doggie Daycare & Training Center
1st Day of Doggie Daycare
• 70 Range Rd, Windham, NH 890.6239
for new clients only
SUMMERWORSHIP Shorts and sandals are welcome!
Summer weekends are really busy. Come join us for our Wednesday worship.
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Supper 6:00 pm
level for the rest of the game to seal the 10-point victory. The Jaguars, playing with only seven players,
received solid contributions from everyone. Joe Lorenz pulled down a number of rebounds while keeping Groton-Dunstable’s defense honest by knocking down the outside shot. Conor Redmond and Andrew Lowman were also tough underneath the boards and played the post effectively on both offense and defense.
Matt Shamon and Scott Priestley, Jr., fueled
Windham’s fire with their energy and toughness on defense as well as their hustle up and down the floor. Tucker Lippold found his shooting touch from the outside as he drained five three-pointers in the second half while getting the job done on the defensive end. And Tyler Masone was in control at the point, pushing the ball up the floor quickly and finding teammates for open shots. Windham is now entering the final leg of its summer schedule. The team has scrimmages against Pelham and Timberlane scheduled for next week and BST Summer League Playoffs are scheduled to begin on Friday, July 29.
Congratulations to the Windham Girls’ U11 Soccer Team on a Great Season
submitted by Cathy Robertson-Souter Members of the Girls U11 Soccer team at the Amherst Tournament on Memorial Day Weekend, back row: B. Eccleston (Windham), A. Connelly (Windham), J. Carey (Windham), S. Mague (Windham), B. Trudel (Pelham), R. Kane (Windham), K. Walsh (Windham). Front row: M. Patterson (Pelham), E. Custeau (Pelham), S. Souter (Windham), and T. Kane (Windham).
Franks n’ Beans On a Roll in Pelham Men’s Softball by Marc Ayotte A UCC Church 15 Lawrence Road Salem, NH 603 893 3421
Collins Dentistry for Children (603)635-1166
At Collins Dentistry for Children we
believe in prevention and early treatment.
Preventive & Restorative Care • Orthodontics • Emergency Appointments Available
• Hospital Dentistry Available • In House Nitrous Sedation • Computerized Digital X-Rays & Intra-Oral Cameras • Saturday Appointments (resuming in Fall) • Healthy Kids
Come visit our office at 100 Bridge Street, Pelham, NH dr.ni
In a crucial game that would have a certain impact on the upcoming playoff picture, the pieced-together team of Franks n’ Beans relished their hitting performance in Monday night’s game. Their opponents, Suppa’s, could not ‘catch up’ from an early deficit, as Franks walked away with the 12-6 victory. Though it was the third scheduled meeting of the season between these two teams, it was the first time both teams appeared on the field as the first two meetings were forfeited, with each team grabbing a win. According to the latest Parks and Rec softball standings, the two teams entered the contest with identical 11-5 records in the nine-team town league, trailing DKLV by only one game in the win column. Given the Franks n’ Beans team name by team member Freddy Stamatatos (inspired by a line from the movie There’s Something About Mary, which we won’t get into here), F n’ B scored early and often as they opened up an 11-2 lead before a pitching change by Suppa’s quieted their bats. Trailing 12-4 heading into the home half of the last inning, Suppa’s appeared to be on the comeback trail as they scored two quick runs to cut the lead to six, which in men’s slow-pitch softball can be overcome in the blink of an eye. The Tokanel pair of Eric and Justin did their part to get things going for the home team in the seventh inning. However, the Suppa’s attack proved to be not so ‘super,’ as the bats quickly went silent and the John Granfield-headed Franks n’ Beans team walked off with the victory.
Mark Kfouri led the hit parade for the winners, going 3 for 4,
while Greg ‘The Hammer’ Ashford went 2 for 4 in addition to tossing a relatively dazzling 10-hitter in picking up the win. Steve ‘The Replacement’ Rogers also picked up three hits in four plate appearances and had a great game defensively at shortstop. The Suppa’s team is co-sponsored by Suppa’s Pizza and Subs, located in the Hannaford plaza in Pelham and by Platinum Protection Systems. John McGlashan, owner of the Windham- based alarm business, also plays left field for his sponsored team.
At right, Suppa’s first baseman Andy Dinga pulls down shortstop Justin Tokanel’s throw to nail the runner at first
Carlene Nazarian Dance Center Brings Home Ultimate Gold at National Competition
submitted Nikki Carr The talented dancers of Carlene Nazarian Dance Center (CNDC) earned one High Silver medal, six Gold medals, and one Ultimate Gold medal, along with several special accolades at the American Dance Awards National Dance Competition in Boston, MA. Studios from all over the country, Canada, and South Africa competed in regional events, culminating in the national convention over the July 4 week. For information on becoming a member of the CNDC team, call 898-9220 or visit us at www.cn
I LOVE ESCC BECAUSE... “of all of the fun toys and learning my letters.”
HIS PARENTS SAY, WE CHOSE ESCC BECAUSE... “of the excellent learning environment that they provide.”
“A LICENSED PLUS CENTER”
Michaela Auterio (Windham), Leah Bonin, Michaela Cullem-Doyle, Lauren Johnson (Salem), Nicole Kocur, Lyndsay Miller (Windham), Kayla Moison,
Elle Shambarger (Salem), Julie Wall (Salem), Maddy Wallace, Shelby Walsh, and Amanda Westcott
Pet Adoption Day Join Us July 23rd at our
We have so many sweet dogs and all have one thing in common ... they need a family to love!
Suzie Willow & Santana
Won’t you please stop by to meet them at our Pet Adoption Day on July 23 from 11:00 - 2:00 PM at the First Congregational Church in Pelham.
Mark your calendar for our
Fourth Annual Putts for Mutts Golf Tournament on September 12th.
To see a complete listing of our dogs and cats
Photos courtesy of "Creations by Sea-Jay" 603-635-2211
all waiting for their new lives to begin, please visit www.arnne.org
. Ad sponsored by Beaver Valley Farms, Pelham, NH
submitted by Mitzie Kocsis, Academy of Notre Dame High School Athletic Director Lisa Zappala recently acknowledged the many skilled athletes involved in the high school athletic programs at the Academy of Notre Dame’s annual Athletics Banquet held at the Lenzi Restaurant in Dracut, MA. This evening recognized the many team and individual accomplishments, which took place throughout the past year at the Academy. In varsity volleyball, taking Most Improved
Player, sophomore Paige Rondeau (Pelham) accepted the MIAA Sportsmanship Award. For their performances in junior varsity
volleyball competition, the Coach’s Award went to teammate freshman Jordan Blazak (Pelham). Achievements in cross-country were also
acknowledged that evening. In the varsity category, the winner of the Coach’s Award was junior Molly MacDonald (Pelham). Then it was on to cheerleading, with senior Amanda Creedon (Hudson) being named the winner of the Coach’s Award, and freshman Jordan Blazak (Pelham), the Most Improved Performer.
High School Athletes Step into Spotlight In softball, named among the Most Valuable
Players was Alyssa Soby (Pelham). For junior varsity softball, winners included junior Kirsten Perrotta (Hudson), the Most Valuable Player. With the tennis season just completed, the MIAA Sportsmanship Award went to senior Amanda Creedon (Hudson). Twelve-season athletic award recipients included senior Alyssa Soby (Pelham). Five seniors also were recognized with special
awards. Among them was the Alumnae Athletic Award presented to Alyssa Soby. The Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsborough, MA, is a private Catholic school comprised of a co-educational Pre-K through eighth grade elementary and middle school and a college- preparatory high school for young women. The Academy has a culturally diverse population, with students from approximately 40 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and welcomes students of all faiths. Sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Academy is based on the educational philosophy of their foundress, St. Julie Billiart.
Suppa’s Eric Tokanel slides into third base as he and Frank n’ Beans’ Greg Ashford watch the umpire’s safe call
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14
| Page 15
| Page 16