This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
12 - November 25, 2011 Salem Patriot Salem Patriot


Salem lineman Dan Stacey was a first team defensive all-state selection for football this season


by Chris White Salem High School enjoyed another successful sports season this fall. Every fall team was represented in post-season competition, while a number of Blue Devils were selected to play in all-star contests after the season. Tayllar Righini and Jersey Burns represented the Salem girls soccer team in the Lion’s Cup all-star game, and Blue Devil volleyball players Jackie Cone and Stephanie Long played in the New Hampshire volleyball all-star game. Meanwhile, field hockey’s Sarah Frahm was chosen to play for New Hampshire in the senior field hockey all-star game against Vermont. All-state teams for each sport were also announced recently. The following is a list of Salem athletes named to New Hampshire all-state teams this fall: Field Hockey First Team: Sarah Frahm, Samantha Gauvain Second Team: Amanda Travaglini Girls Cross Country


Meet of Champions: Alyssa Lambert Boys Cross Country Meet of Champions: Ben


Tues. & Thurs. 12pm-1:20pm (Stick & Puck, too!) (check schedule on website for changes)


P U B L I C S K A T E Sat. & Sun. 3pm-4:20pm~Adult & Kid Rentals


TEEN NIGHTS 8:30-10pm


20 Constitution Drive, Hudson (near Rt 111) 880•4424 www.cyclonesarena.com


Salem Fall Athletes Named to All-State Teams


Dutton, Joe Settineri, Mitch Dutton, Dan Schmidt, Tyler Breen, Alex Fredette, John Rheaume


Girls Volleyball First Team: Jackie Cone Honorable Mention: Stephanie Long Girls Soccer Second Team: Tayllar Righini Honorable Mention: Jersey Burns


New England Championships: Ben Dutton


Boys Soccer Honorable Mention: Matthew Sanchez


Football First Team Offense: Jerickson Fedrick (running back) First Team Defense: Dan Stacey (lineman), Mike Downing (linebacker) Second Team Offense: Justin Lozowski (lineman) Second Team Defense: Kevin Dembkoski (linebacker) Honorable Mention: Kris Phipps, Christian Fancy, Abner Rodriguez


Golf Division 1 State Tournament: Kyle Gaudette, Ryan Henrick


Sports Sports


Salem’s Tayllar Righini took second team all-state honors for soccer and was selected to play in the Lion’s Cup all-star game


Thankful for Our American Football Tradition


by Chris White There are a lot of things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but the football games are one tradition I enjoy most. There’s just something about these games that give them a certain mystique that can’t be found anywhere else. High school games often showcase two big-time rivals competing against each other in their final game that season, while family, friends, and alumni stand in attendance. This stirs up some great competition on the field, as players from each side give it everything they have in their last game in front of their biggest fans. Whether or not the contest has post-season implications, it is naturally played like a championship game. The high school Thanksgiving football tradition began


Little Cyclones


“LEARN to PLAY Hockey” Join Any Time


Mondays at 5pm, Saturdays at 8am www.northerncyclones.com


(start anytime and your fee will be pro-rated)


20 Constitution Drive, Hudson (near Rt 111) For more information, visit our website @


Great Service at “YOUR” Convenience, Not Ours!


well over a hundred years ago. Some rivalries (like Boston English versus Boston Latin) have dated back as far as the 1880s, which only adds to the fun. With rivalries so intense and deep-rooted, sometimes a disappointing season can be salvaged with a victory in the Thanksgiving Day game while a loss could put a damper on the season. In the meantime, watching college and pro games not


only gives an excuse to grab a seat in front of the TV, but also provides an opportunity for the football fan (or non-football fan) to gain some perspective on the game. Basically, when you’re forced to watch certain teams play on Thanksgiving afternoon, you may end up growing an appreciation for what


other teams and athletes (besides the Patriots) have to offer. In my childhood years, I would always look forward to


watching Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders every Thanksgiving. No matter what else happened, it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Barry running around on the TV screen. It’s an appreciation like this that is one of the main reasons the Lions play every Thanksgiving Day. Back in 1934, the Lions were struggling to attract fans – especially with the success of the Detroit Tigers baseball club in town. Lions’ team owner George Richards came up with the idea of scheduling his team to play on Thanksgiving, knowing this would be the only professional sporting event in the country people would be able to attend or listen to on the radio that day. The Lions lost to the Chicago Bears 19-16, but the game


attracted a great audience at the stadium and on the radio. People were given the opportunity to learn about professional football on Thanksgiving, and the Lions’ tradition was born. In 1966, the Dallas Cowboys would follow a similar plan, as they were new to the league and began to establish their presence by playing home games on Thanksgiving. Even though the Lions and Cowboys may have started


playing on Thanksgiving for their own interest and promotion, let’s just say I’m thankful for the opportunity they gave us to appreciate football on Thanksgiving.


submitted by Sue Lock The Phantom Gymnastics Prep Op team recently competed in its first meet of the season at the NH Judges Cup in Brentwood. It was a


Area Gymnasts Compete in NH Judges Cup Prep Op


Advanced Team, back row, left to right: Michelle George, Kylie Lowell, and


SURCHARGES NO FUEL


Kylie Muzerall. Front row: Ally DeCloux, Emily Cambra, Lillian Oliveri (Salem), Nicole Faber


(Salem), Juliana Iarrobino, Leah Faber (Salem).


Prep Op Novice Team, left to right: Emma Stahly, Julia Huberdeau,


Brittney Waller


(Salem), Kierstin Lock (Salem),


Toll Free 1-866-99-DEPOT


SERVING THE GREATER MANCHESTER, BEDFORD AND AUBURN AREA


SERVING NORTERN MA AND SOUTHERN NH


Domestic Short Hair, Mix, 5 Mos. I'm Uno, part of a litter of 3 (but the only little boy left waiting for my forever home)! I am a black & white bundle of love and purrs and I love to play with all my kitten friends here at SARL, but would love it even more if I got to come live with you!


Domestic Short Hair/Mix, 1 Yr. My name is Fritz and I would love to be your friend. I'm a gentle guy who would adapt to almost every home situation. I like adults, kids, other cats and I could probably get used to a dog as well.


Open Adoption Hours: Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 3:00 - 7:00 PM


Thursday: 12:00 - 7:00 PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 PM


4 SARL Drive, Salem, NH, 03079 www.sarl-nh.org


Ad supported by the Salem Community Patriot Log On To DumpsterDepot.com


Retriever, Labrador/Border Collie, 1 Yr. My name is Sirus and I've been in training since August. We have decided I'm ready to graduate and find a home of my very own with an owner who will continue my training so I don't forget all the great things I've learned!


Alaskan Husky/Mix, 8 yrs. Meet Raven, she is a sweet older girl looking for her forever home! Raven loves to go for walks and "talk" with her people. Stop by and meet this sweetheart of a dog, you won't regret it!


Domestic Medium Hair/Mix, 7 yrs. My name is Sasha, and I came to SARL with 5 new kittens. I was a great mama and well-behaved in my foster home. Now that my babies have found forever homes, I am looking for mine as well (and I don't mind sharing with another feline).


Brytni Benjamin (Windham), Dominique Dubois, Paige


Johnston, Sophie Lebiedz.


These are only some of the animals available for adoption! Call 893-3210


Domestic Short Hair/Mix, 4 yrs. I'm Vita, a proud, independent girl! I'm confident and don't need a lot of attention, but do like occasional petting. I would prefer to be the only cat in a quiet home, so if you're looking for a companion, meet me!


great start to the season as all three levels; Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced, won the first place team trophies. The girls also took six of the first place individual all around titles. In the Novice Division, Brittney Waller of Salem placed first in the all around in the Child age group with a 37.325. She also took first on vault, bars, and floor, and third on beam. Brytni Benjamin of Windham placed second in the all around with a 36.975. She took first on beam and placed second on vault and floor. In the Senior age group, Kierstin Lock of Salem placed first in the all around with a 36.35. She also came in first on bars and floor, second on vault, and third on beam.


In the Intermediate Division, Erin Faber of Salem placed first in the all around in the Child age group with a 37.375 and took first on vault, bars, and floor. In the Junior age group, Julia Worden of Windham placed first on vault and floor and third on bars. In the Senior age group, Amber Chopelas of Salem placed second in the all around with a 35.65, along with placing second on floor, and third on vault and beam. Ashley Myer of Salem took third on bars and beam.


SALEM ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE


In the Advanced Division, Leah Faber of Salem placed first in the all around in the Child age group with a 36.4 and took first on bars, beam, and floor. In the Senior age group, Nicole Faber of Salem placed third in the all around. She also came in second place on bars and floor, and third on vault. Lilly Oliveri, also of Salem, placed third on beam and floor.


Friday


Friday


Nights!


Nights!








Additional charges may apply for excess weight and/or rental days. $295





Staff photos by Chris White


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12