by Chris White The Salem High boys’ basketball team competed at the 37th annual Greater Lawrence Christmas Tournament over the holiday break. Salem earned one victory playing at Lawrence High School over the course of the week, but lost two games as well. The Blue Devils opened the tournament with a 51-31 loss to North Andover on Friday, December 23. After North Andover jumped out to a 12-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Blue Devils pulled to within six points, 23-17, by halftime. North Andover came out strong for the second half, though, outscoring the Devils 15-5 in the third quarter en route to securing the victory. Dan Salvo, Ben Slepian, and Jack Hartman all had six points apiece to lead Salem in scoring. Also scoring for Salem were Jon Klecan (four points), Michael Felix (four points), Steve Nugent (three points), and Joe Dube (two points). The Blue Devils rebounded with a 64-42
Salem guard Dan Salvo drives baseline in an opening- round tourney game against North Andover
win over Greater Lawrence Technical School in the consolation round on Wednesday, December 28. After leading 24-19 at the half,
and the Devils outscored Greater Lawrence 22-8 in the third quarter to take control of the game and cruise to the victory. Three Blue Devils posted double figures for scoring in the game. Slepian (four three- pointers) led Salem with 16 points, while Klecan (two three-pointers) and Felix had 14 apiece. Also scoring for Salem were Drew O’Shaughnessy (seven points), Hartman (four points), Salvo (three points), Dube (three points), and Nugent (three points). Salem finished the week with a 61-53 loss
to Andover on Friday, December 30. Salem jumped out to a 20-17 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Andover came back and took a six-point lead, 33-27, at halftime. Andover extended its lead in the second half and went on to take the victory.
Slepian (four three-pointers) led the Devils with 21 points, while Salvo (two three- pointers) and Klecan contributed 10 apiece. Dube also added eight points. Salem owns an overall record of 2-3 after the Christmas Tournament. The Blue Devils’ next game is at Spaulding tonight (Friday, January 6) at 7 p.m.
Salem’s Jack Hartman takes it strong to the basket Hockey Team Hosts Blue Devil Classic
Pappalardo and Lyons scored Salem’s first two goals. Salem assists were provided by Lyons (twice), Pappalardo, Svenson, and Cody Soucy. Blue Devil goalie A.J. Soucy made 21 saves in net. Salem finished the tournament with a 4-1 win over Timberlane
on Thursday, December 29. Salem jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period and then scored three goals in the second period, never looking back. John Longstaffe, Svenson, Travaglini, and Barbin all had one goal
apiece. Giving assists were Aaron Zannini (twice), Tyler Phair, Lyons, and Pappalardo. Nick Phair had 26 saves in goal. The win over Timberlane was Salem’s fifth in a row, and it was also the fifth time this season the Blue Devils held their opponent to one goal or less. After a Wednesday game against Trinity this week, Salem will see its next action against Nashua North next Wednesday, January 11 at the Icenter. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Salem’s Mike Downing battles two Timberlane players for the puck
all three of its games in the tournament, improving its overall record to 5-1 on the season. The Blue Devils kicked off the tournament with a 5-0 win over
Tyler Phair takes a shot on goal against Timberlane at the Blue Devil Classic
by Chris White The Salem High hockey team hosted the 12th annual Blue Devil Classic at the Icenter during the holiday break last week. Salem won
Keene on Tuesday, December 27. Matt Barbin scored two goals for Salem, while Jake Pappalardo, Cody Soucy, and Mike Downing contributed goals for the Devils as well. Providing assists were Pappalardo, Connor Lyons, Tyler Phair, and Kyle Svenson. Salem goalie Nick Phair also made seven saves between the pipes. The Blue Devils met Windham-Pelham the following day,
Wednesday, December 28, and earned a 3-2 victory. The score was knotted at 2-2 heading into the third period until Brandon Travaglini scored a goal for Salem, which held up as the game-winner.
Salem Gymnastics Tops Exeter Rehab Athlete of the Month
Over the last 12 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 ìRehab Athlete of the Month.î Our winners will be among those who have overcome great obstacles and sometimes severe conditions in order to return to their sport.
Rehab Athlete of the Month Dec. 2011 is Madeline “Maddie” Maloney Madeline “Maddie” Maloney is a freshman at Pinkerton Academy, class of 2015. Maddie is a Cheerleader for the Astros. As a “flyer”, she is constantly being challenged by air stunts that have her land from significant heights. Four months ago during the season, Maddie endured increased acute ankle and back pain from the forces of repetitive landing. Unfortunately, she needed to put Fall Cheerleading on hold. Maddie wanted to resolve her pain in hopes of resuming Winter Cheer. She began Physical Therapy with TJ Karanasios, PT here in our Derry office. Maddie’s treatment consisted of flexibility exercises for her ankle and back, stabilization strengthening and training of weak and imbalanced muscles of her spine, and dynamic balance and proprioception training for her ankles. She advanced quickly with the dedication of a home exercise program and patient education regarding her injury. Madeline Maloney has since resolved her pain and is back at school ready to do Winter Cheerleading. All of the staff at Sports and Rehab wishes Maddie 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.
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Blue Devils Compete at 37th Greater Lawrence Christmas Tourney
At far left, Samantha Cloutier on the beam for Salem
At left, Salem’s Danielle Hutchinson performs her balance beam routine
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by Chris White The Salem girls’ gymnastics team opened its season with a home meet against Exeter on Wednesday, December 21. The Blue Devils defeated Exeter 129.05-116.15 and improved their record to 1-0 with the victory.
Salem finished first in all competitions for the meet. Salem’s Kadianne Tommasi scored a 9.0 to take first place in the vault, while Blue Devils Sam Cloutier and Marina Mayo tied for second in the vault, each registering an 8.7. On the bars, Mayo and Tommasi each scored an 8.0 to tie for first
place. Mayo also placed first on the balance beam with an 8.9. Lilly Oliveri came in second on the beam with an 8.4 and Tommasi came in third with an 8.35. Tommasi also took first in the floor exercise with an 8.65. Cloutier registered an 8.6 on the floor and Mayo earned an 8.3. Tommasi took first in the all-around competition with a 34.0 and Mayo came very close in second place with a 33.9. Salem’s next meet is tonight (Friday, January 6) at home against Pinkerton. The meet begins at 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball Earns Tourney Victory
by Chris White The Salem High girls basketball team lost its first two games of the Greater Lawrence Christmas Tournament last week, but finished the tournament with a 75-31 win over Lawrence on Thursday, December 29. All tournament games were played at North Andover High School. The Blue Devils held a 32-26 advantage over Lawrence at the half, and then expanded their lead with some stellar play at both ends of the floor in the second half. The Devils outplayed Lawrence 26-2 in the third quarter and 17-3 in the fourth, giving up only five second half points in all.
Brenna Blakslee led Salem with 17 points, while Amanda
Bickford had 16. Also scoring for the Blue Devils were Emily Hickey (12 points), Stephanie Long (10 points), Alyssa Kolbert (eight points), Jersey Burns (four points), Ayla Rowell (three points), Danielle Donovan (three points), and Aly Twomey (two points). In their first game of the tournament, the Blue Devils suffered a 61-28 loss to Lowell on Thursday, December 22. Long led Salem with 11 points and Rowell added eight. The Devils were handed their second loss of the tournament, a 62-48 setback to Methuen, on Tuesday, December 27. Hickey led the Devils with 17 points and Blakslee contributed 13. The Blue Devils’ overall record improved to 3-4 with their victory
over Lawrence. Their next game is Friday, January 6 at home against Spaulding at 7 p.m.
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Staff photos by Chris White
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Staff photos by Chris White
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