16 - October 21, 2011
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Top 10 Swimmers Banquet Honors New England’s’ Best Jillian Serrentino in the SCY (short course yards)
100 Free, Owen Caprioglio of Litchfield in the SCY 25 Back and LCM (long course meters) 50 Back, and Bradley Valo of Windham in the LCM 50 Free and LCM 200 Individual Medley were Top 10 Swimmers. Long time RAYS Coach, Andy Hayes, came to support his swimmers, and acknowledge their achievements. In addition to those achievements, NE Swimming tracks the top 16 swimmers in each event throughout a 12-month period (Sept 2010- Sept 2011), with Jillian qualifying in 1 additional event while setting 7 SCY team records; and 4 LCM Records. Bradley qualified in 5 additional events, setting 6 Team records and Owen in 1 additional event, setting 3 team records. Two World Champion Swimmers were the Key Note speakers at the event: New England Swimming native Eva Fabian of
Keene and a high school senior won the 10K at the 2011 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, 2010 Open Water World Champion in the 5K and earned a silver medal in the 10k (6.4 miles!) open water event at the 2010 MOO Pan Pacific Championships among her many accomplishments. Alex Meyer of Ithaca, NY, is a Harvard graduate
From the left, front Bradley Valo, Owen Caprioglio,; left rear, Jillian Serrentino, Coach Andy Hayes
submitted by Rhonda Bleeker On Sunday, October 16, New England Swimming held a banquet to honor the top 10 swimmers in each event and age group. The RAYS (Rockingham Area Youth Swim) Team had three swimmers achieve this status.
who swims for Crimson Aquatics Swim Team. Meyer was the first American Swimmer named to the 2012 Olympic Games … Won the 10K at the 2011 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, and Captured gold in the 25K (about 15 miles!) at the 2010 Open Water World Championships. Both World Champion Swimmers stressed the importance of hard work, perseverance, following their dreams, and dedication required to succeed. They both related to the swimmers their personal experiences, which required them to overcome setbacks and continue to grow in the sport and
as people. They encouraged the swimmers to try events outside of their comfort zone, such as open water swimming, which would enhance their overall experience base. It was a terrific opportunity for everyone to get a glimpse into what it takes to become a World Champion, the many miles of swimming each day, the coaching, and the family support. This summer, the young swimmers will have friends to cheer for in the 2012 Olympic games. Perhaps in 2016 or 2020 someone from this group of New England swimmers will represent the USA in those Olympics … all it takes is a
From the left Alex Meyer, Bradley Valo, Jillian Serrentino, Owen Caprioglio, Eva Fabian dream … and lots of hard work!
New England Swimming, Inc., is an Eastern
Zone swimming committee (LSC) of USA Swimming. USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for swimming in the United States. New England Swimming involves approximately 7300 athletes and nearly 90 teams in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont with a mission to promote and support personal excellence through competitive swimming.
More information about the RAYS is available at http://www.raysnh.org
Successful Competition for Windham Wolverines’ Cheerleaders
A great performance by the D12 squad earns a bronze medal Te D10 Cheer team placed third last weekend
submitted by Jon MacLean, Windham Wolverines Youth Football and Cheer Three of the Windham Wolverines’
Cheerleading squads showed off their talents in their first-ever cheer competition in Derry last Saturday. Windham’s third, fourth and fifth grade
D-10 squad and the combined fifth through eighth grade D-12 squad captured third place finishes for their routines. The show-stopping “Tiny Mites,” made up of kindergartners and first graders, were a crowd favorite and received a standing ovation for their energetic performance. Cheer coordinator, Kim Oliveira said, “We are so proud of all our girls and coaches for their hard work all season. We did not plan on competing in our first year but the girls really wanted to participate. They are what this program is all about.” Oliveira stated that Windham’s performance at the Derry Invitational was a terrific success for an inaugural season. “The girls had a wonderful experience and it was a great
opportunity for those who are new to cheer to get a taste of competition.” In the D12 division, Bedford placed first and
Pembroke took second. In the D10 Division, Manchester won gold and Bedford walked away with a silver medal for their efforts. Wolverines’ D12 Coach, Lori Turner added, “Our Windham girls will bring home lots of memories of our first competition. There’s much excitement heading into the state competition in a few weeks!” For more information on the Windham
Wolverines Youth Cheer program, go to windhamwolverines.org
Last Two Undefeated Varsity Razorbacks Games Recap
submitted by Razorback Varsity Head Coach The Norock Vikings visited Muldoon field with a big line and a All-Star QB but ran into a fine tuned offense and a tough defense lead by linebacker #34 Shane Lafond with a season high 18 tackles helped out by #16 Matt Shea on Corner with seven tackles to stop the run outside, along with the strong play of the defense line #85 Cam Santastic Santos pressuring the Norock QB forcing him into the awaiting arms of Kyle Champage and Brad Crush Kamal to sack the QB for a total loss of 20 yards and eventually left the game after taking a hit and leaving by ambulance with a dislocated knee. On the offensive side 29 Steven Jackson lead the team with 285 yards rushing two TDs, three 2-point conversions, threw for 60 yards and one TD throw to #20 Kyle Champagne and had picked off a Norock pass on defense. Blocking
by Brad Kamal and the Offensive line opened the holes for Jackson and Shane Lafond who had 110 yards rushing. Victor Pizzotti helped pile on the points with a TD late in the third quarter and the 2-point conversion run in by Brad Kamal. Ben Emrick had a 20-yard catch from QB Steve Jackson for a big third down catch to keep the drive alive. In the end the Vikings could not keep up with the Razorbacks speed and endurance. Final score 40 to 6 to bring the varsity team to 4-0 Game 5 the Varsity Razorbacks traveled to Derry to face the undefeated Derry Demons who were 4-0 and known for their hard hitting and strong running game, but #34 Shane freight train LaFond took the opening kick off 72 yards for a TD 10 seconds into the game then added 110 yards rushing and another TD. All these yards would not be possible without the great Offensive
line played by #80 Jake Brown, #85 Cam Santos, #73 Dominic Branco, #33 Nick Miccihe, #20 Kyle Champagne. Number 29 Steven Jackson added a 146 yards rushing two TDs, one a fumble recovery run back for a TD along with a drive stopping interception that took the last hope out of the Demons. The defense was led by 20 Kyle Champagne with eight tackles, #84 Victor Pizzotti and #73 Domenic Branco combined on a hard tackle that created a fumble recovered by #85 Cam Santos. Victor Pizzotti #84 ran the rock for a hard run up the middle of the Derry defense for the 2-point conversion. QB #44 Ben Emrick had 25 yards running some QB sneaks that kept the drive going to run the clock down. Again the Razorbacks prevail with their record now 5-0. Final 26 to 12.
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