12 - August 19 , 2011 Salem Patriot
by Chris White With every new season comes new hope as well as new opportunity, and there will be plenty of chances for Salem football players to earn a spot in the Blue Devils’ regular line-up this fall. Salem is losing a lot from graduating all-state caliber players in Max Jacques (running back), Mike Lorenz (receiver), Andrew Ivas (offensive line), Joe Dipalma (linebacker), and Matt Cannone (defensive back). However, the Devils also have many players ready to step in and fill the void. The Blue Devils have been working hard in practice as they prepare for their opener at Keene on Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m. Players who normally haven’t gotten as much opportunity to play during previous seasons are now showing what they are capable of on the field in preseason practices and scrimmages.
Rehab Athlete of the Month Rehab Athlete of the Month 2011 is Shealyn Testa Salem Patriot
Over the last 11 years, the staff of Sports and Rehab has 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.
Shealyn Testa is a sophomore at Fairfield University in Connecticut. A graduate of Pinkerton Academy class of 2010, Shealyn is a Division I field hockey player for the Fairfield Stags. Six months ago in the off season, Shealyn developed shin splints and Iliotibial band tendonitis and could not run more than 3 minutes without pain. Being a high level college athlete, Shealyn needed to resolve her pain. She began Physical Therapy with Nicole Rogers, DPT here in our Derry office. Shealyn’s treatment consisted of flexibility exercises for her hip musculature, strengthening of weak and imbalanced muscles, and a current manual soft tissue therapy called Graston Technique. Graston Technique effectively breaks down scar tissue and reduces inflammation that causes and restricts mobility. Shealyn Testa has since resolved her pain and is back at school ready to play Field Hockey. All of the staff at Sports and Rehab wishes Shealyn GOOD LUCK!! The staff at Sports and Rehab makes it our goal to provide The Best in Rehab to every patient that comes to our clinics. Our highly skilled therapeutic team members use their experience and expertise to help patients reach their goals.
New-Look Blue Devils Gear Up for Football Season
“Every year I go into this scene and see the kids work hard,” Salem football coach Jack Gati said. “This year, the seniors have stepped up and become leaders. They’re focused, they’re giving a lot of effort, and they’re improving.” As it would be in any year, improvement will be one of the keys to Salem’s success this season. Salem featured a high- octane offense to go with a pretty good defense in 2010. This season, the Devils will lose some of that offensive clout, while they focus on improving defensively. “I’m looking forward to us becoming a better defensive
team,” Gati said. “Last year, we had a balanced, high-scoring attack on offense. This year, our offense will be effective but probably not as high-scoring.” Seniors Jerickson Fedrick (running back) and Nick Tilton (offensive line) are the only two full-time offensive starters returning from last year’s squad that went 7-5 overall and lost to Pinkerton in the Division 1 semifinals. There are also other returning Blue Devils who have received playing time as reserves – Chris Fancy and Kris Phipps on the offensive line, and Mike Downing and Abner Rodriguez at running back. Newcomers at running back Rasheed Adigun and Steve Bemister should also provide depth to the backfield this fall, while Jon Soldano and Ryan Nichols are currently competing for the starting quarterback job. The defensive line will be led by Dan Stacey, who had a solid season in 2010, while Justin Lozowski has also been doing a nice job at defensive tackle in the preseason. Meanwhile, the Blue Devils are looking strong at linebacker with Fedrick and Ricky LaRhette on the outside, and Kevin Dembkoski at inside linebacker. Jason Martinez has also been solid on both sides of the ball as a running back and a defensive back in the preseason.
It will be a bit of a wait for the Salem faithful to see the Blue Devils play at home this season. The Devils are on the road for the first two weeks of the season and their first home game will be played on Friday, September 16 versus Manchester Memorial. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.
Jerickson Fedrick, shown returning an interception for a touchdown against Bishop Guertin last year, will be a key player for Salem on both sides of the ball this season
staff photos by Chris White Senior Dan Stacey will once again look to be an impact player on Salem’s defensive line in 2011 FREE Athletic Screenings
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Rabies & Microchip Clinic • Sat. Aug.27, 9am-12pm Salem Animal Rescue League
Rocky's Place at SARL, 4 SARL Drive, Salem, NH (344 South Broadway for GPS)
Rabies 1-Year Vaccination: $12.00. Rabies 3-Year Vaccination: $15.00 (For a 3-year vaccination, client must present previous vaccination records). Microchip: $20.00
Please note, this is a rabies & microchip clinic only.
4 SARL Drive Salem, NH 03079 603-893-3210
SALEM ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE
Please speak with your primary veterinarian regarding distemper vaccines.
Questions? call 893-3210 Please visit www.sarl-nh.org
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