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submitted by Cody Paladino The 2011 Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior concluded on Tuesday, August 2 at Ellington Ridge Country Club in Ellington, CT. This year’s event was highlighted by phenomenal performances in both the Boys Championship and Girls Championship. Nick Fairweather of Windham and Nathalie Filler of Bloomfield, CT were crowned this year’s Northern Junior Champions, shooting 8 under par and 1 under par for the 36- hole event, respectively. In the Boys Championship, Fairweather shared the overnight lead with Jason Steele of Georgetown, MA, after an opening round of 4 under par 68 on Monday. “I felt pretty confident heading into today,” Fairweather said. “I was only even through 8 holes today, but I just tried to relax and let it happen. I made a birdie on 9 and that really jump started my round.” That birdie on 9 was just the spark Fairweather needed. After pars on holes 10, 11, and 12, he surged to the top of the leaderboard with birdies on the par 5 13th and par 4 14th holes. Standing on the 15th tee, Fairweather found himself at 7 under par and atop the leaderboard by a single shot over eventual runner up Andrew Gai of Westport, CT. However, Fairweather’s lead would soon be extended to three shots, as he carded his first career hole- in-one on the short par 3 15th hole. “I honestly didn’t show too much emotion because I was just trying to stay in the moment. Of course I was really excited, especially since it was my first ever hole-in-one. My parents saw it go in and started
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Nick Fairweather of Windham Crowned 10th Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior Champ
before returning to Westminster for her senior year this fall. Both Fairweather and Filler intend on playing college golf next year, and are currently in the process of being recruited by some of the most highly regarded universities in the country. Both of this year’s Northern Junior champions will also be eligible to defend their respective titles next year at the 2012 Northern Junior, to be contested August 6-7, 2012.
Special thanks to Ellington Ridge Country Club, the Connecticut State Golf Association, the entire Northern Junior Tournament Committee, and all the volunteers who helped to make this year’s Northern Junior a tremendous event.
going crazy.” After a bogey at 17, Fairweather held a two shot
advantage on the closing 18th hole. After hitting his approach shot over the green, he made a remarkable up and down for a two shot victory and the 2011 Northern Junior title. “It’s a great feeling,” said a smiling Fairweather. “I really played well all week, I was really happy with all parts of my game. Even when I hit an errant tee shot or put myself in a difficult spot, I knew when to chip out and just try to get up and down for par. It was an awesome experience.” Fairweather will travel to Virginia next week to compete in the AJGA Northern Virginia Open, and will be a senior this fall at Windham High School.
In the Girls Championship, Filler carried a 3 shot lead into Tuesday’s final round after an opening round
of even par 72. “I told myself not to really pay attention to the lead,” Filler said. That strategy proved successful as she made the turn at 3 under par 33 and played steady throughout the back nine to maintain at least a 4 shot lead at all times. “I straightened my driver out from yesterday and kept putting well. I played with the same game plan as yesterday, just trying to shoot something right around even par or under par.” Bogeys on 16 and 18 dropped Filler to 1 under for the championship, which was still good enough for a 6 shot victory over runner up Tina Chang of Mineola, NY. “I was just trying to play well all week. I wasn’t really nervous, I was just enjoying myself. I played with some of my close friends so that helped,” said Filler. “I really felt great all week and had a lot of fun.” Filler attends the Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut and is a member of the Westminster Boy’s Golf Team along with 2010 Northern Junior Champion Eliza Breed. Filler will compete in the Connecticut Women’s Amateur Championship in two weeks
RAYS Swim Team Long Course Meters (LCM) 2011 Season
submitted for Rhonda Bleeker The RAYS (Rockingham Area Youth Swim) summer season has just concluded with the Granite State Championships in Manchester. Fifteen Swim Teams and hundreds of athletes competed in the Championship meet. The Ray’s team had a successful season with many wins and several swimmers breaking records. The Manchester Swim Team and RAYS Summer Classic was also held this past weekend at the same venue.
The RAYS had numerous outstanding performances in the Granite State Championships: The 8 & under boys were led by Owen Caprioglio and Bradley Valo. Owen was first in the 25 Free and 25 back, second in the 50 Free, 100 Medley Relay and 100 Free Relay. Bradley was second in the 25 Breast, 100
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Individual Medley, 100 Medley Relay, and anchored the 100 Free Relay to 2nd, he was third in the 50 Free. The Girls 9-10 - 200 Medley Relay team of Hannah Pickett 10, Emi Caprioglio 9, Sasha McNeal 10, and Ally Gillespie 10, took first, and was second in the 9-10 age 200 Free style relay. Individual winners included Sasha McNeil, first in the 50 Butterfly, and in the 50 freestyle, second in the 100 Free, Hannah Pickett, first in the 50 Backstroke. Hannah Terry12, was first in the 200 IM and third in the 11-12 girls 50 butterfly. Meghan O’Connor15, first in the15-16 100 butterfly. The girls 15-19 medley relay team of Julia Bushell 16, Jessica Martin 16, Meghan O’Connor 15, and Tori Claverie 16, captured first place for the RAYS. Julia also won the 100 Backstroke, second in the 200 IM, was third in the 50 free and Tori was second. Meghan was second in the 100 backstroke. The Girls 200 Freestyle Relay was won by Tori Claverie 16, Julia Bushell 16, Jessica Martin 16, and Emily Matsco 15. Emily was also second in the 200 Free. Jessica
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Martin 16, was first in the women’s 15-16 100 Breaststroke, and first in the 200 free. Christen Nelson took third in the Boys 9-10 100 freestyle and third in the 50 Breaststroke. Addison Carder-Cannillo,12, was third in the 11-12 200 IM. Alex Flinn15, was third in the 15- 16 100 butterfly. Joon-Ho Lee ,19, was first in the 200 IM, second in the100 free, third in the 100 back. Nicholas Bergstrom, 15, second in the 50 Free, and third in the men’s 100 freestyle. On July 30, the RAYS captured first place in the
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Peterborough Pentathlon. Each swimmer entered must compete in the same five events: 50 Fly, 50 back, 50 Breast, 50 Free, and the 200 IM. The swimmers times are cumulative and the team with the lowest overall time is the winner. Individual winners
by age group were: Boys 11-12 first place: Addison Carder-Cannillo, Girls 15-19 first place: Meghan O’Connor, Boys 15-19 first place: Nick Bergstrom. The RAYS had an outstanding season with quite a few long-standing team records being broken. The record-breaking swimmers are led by two young swimmers: Bradley Valo, 8 years old of Windham, setting six LCM records
Jillian Serrentino, 10 years old, setting five records
Other LCM Record Breakers were: Sasha McNeal, two records; Owen Caprioglio, one; Christian Nelson, one; Hannah Terry, one; Brianna Nowick, one and, Alex Flinn, one. For additional team information, including meet results, record times, fall/winter tryouts, practice schedule, visit www.mv.com/org/rays-nh
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