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24 - March 30, 2012

Windham Winter Athletes Named to All-State Teams

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Three Jaguars Earn All-State Basketball Honors

state teams or recognized as top athletes in the state this winter: Wrestling Division 3 Individual Champions: Jeff Armstrong (106), Zach Sprague (113), Tyler Siverhus (132), and Gage Fenton (160). Meet of Champions Qualifiers: Jeff Armstrong, Zach Sprague, Tyler Siverhus, Gage Fenton, Chris Ferri, Corey Alberico, David Crichton Girls’ Basketball First Team All-State: Kerry White Honorable Mention All-State: Bernadette Connors, Clairee Putnam

Tyler Siverhus helped the Windham wrestling team capture the Division III State Championship this winter.

Siverhus also won the individual title at 132 and wrestled at the Meet of Champions.

by Chris White Windham High School enjoyed another successful sports season this winter. Every winter team was represented in post-season competition, while a number of Jaguars submitted outstanding individual seasons as well. All-state teams for each sport were also announced recently. The following is a list of Windham athletes named to New Hampshire all-

Indoor Track Division 2 Meet Qualifiers: Kennie Padin, Mike Sheahan, Derek Gray, Jacob Estevez, CJay DiPrima, Joe Forti, Meghan Gosselin, Brandon Dreyfuss, Patrick Fitzgerald, Adonic Wai Lung, Kate Farrell, Delaine Kneeland, Ryan Cleary, Kristen Tilley, Sam Crichton, Cailyn Costa New England Qualifiers: Derek Gray Girls’ Swimming Division 2 Meet Qualifiers: Emily Matsco, Meghan O’Connor, Lauren Clemons, Taylor Lemay

Meet of Champions Qualifiers: Emily Matsco, Meghan O’Connor, Lauren Clemons, Taylor Lemay

Boys’ Swimming Division 2 Meet Qualifiers: James Baiguy, Ben Forster, Kyle Carbonneau, Brandon Bielinski Meet of Champions Qualifiers: James Baiguy Girls Gymnastics State Meet Qualifiers: Cristy Theriault, Amanda Forti

Windham High School was well represented among Division II all-state basketball players. all-state players for the Jaguars included Kerry White (front row, far right) on the first team, and Clairee Putnam (back row, second from left) and Bernadette Connors (back row, third from left) on honorable mention.

by Chris White The NHIAA and NHBCO announced their all- state selections for Division II girls’ basketball recently, and Windham High School was well represented among the state’s elite. Windham senior Kerry White was voted first team all-state, while junior Bernadette Connors and sophomore Clairee Putnam were honorable mention all-state selections. All three Jaguars were recognized before the

Girls Score Well at Gymnastic Sectionals

Senior All-Star Basketball Game on Sunday, March 18 at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. All-State players from Division II were called on to the court to be recognized in a pre- game presentation. White went on to play in the Senior Game. She registered seven points, eight rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 18 minutes to help the Division II All-Stars secure a 71-68 victory over the Division I All-Stars.

The Windham girls enjoyed their best season in program history this past winter. Windham achieved a regular season record of 13-5 and entered a competitive Division 2 tournament as the ninth seed. The Jags upset number-eight Bedford in the first round and top-seeded Hollis-Brookline in the quarterfinals, earning both victories in their opponent’s home gym. They gave Kearsarge everything they had in their first trip to the semifinals at Southern New Hampshire University but fell a just few points short of moving on, 42- 40.

Windham also won the Nashua North Holiday

Tournament title back in December, winning all four games over the holiday break that included a victory over Bedford in the championship game. The Jaguars ended the season with an overall record of 19-6 and were highly regarded as one of the best teams in the state and the area.

RAYS Regionals Results

Level 4, 5 and 6 gymnasts at sectionals

submitted by Mary Alice Boone Spectrum gymnasts representing Levels 4-6

traveled to Gym Village in Amherst on March 18 and those representing Levels 7-8 traveled to Granite State Gymnastics in Bow on March 25 to compete in the final sectional meets of the season. Spectrum gymnasts scored well in both competitions as they make their final preparations for the upcoming state meets.

Scores for Litchfield and Windham

girls: Level 4: Aislinn Milner of

Windham: first on vault, second on bars, third on beam and floor and first on All Around. Level 5: Kathryn Boone of

Windham: first on floor and bars, second on vault, third on beam and first on All-Around. Level 6: Lexi Grant of Litchfield:

Level 7 and 8 gymnasts at sectionals

first on floor and vault and second on All-Around. Level 7: Christina Marra of Litchfield: first on

vault, second on floor, fourth on bars and third on All-Around.

Jason Domogala (Windham) swimming 50-yard backstroke.

submitted by Rhonda Bleeker Many of the Rockingham Area Youth Swim

(RAYS) team members attended the Regionals club swimming competition held February 10-12 this year at Lawrence Tech High School. Swimmers must qualify to swim in each event at this meet by swimming the event with a time within a specific range. Other teams at this Regionals competition included: Crimson Aquatics (Andover-Boston region), North Andover YMCA Hurricanes, New England Boys & Girls Club, Southern NH Fins, Melrose YMCA Sharks, Solo Aquatics (Haverhill- area) and the YNS North Shore Sharks. Many RAYS swimmers scored well in numerous events and several time cuts for Age Groups or Sectionals were achieved in their races. Scoring was typically for the top 16 places in each event, but was limited by the number of swimmers in the event and each team was also limited as to how many points they could score in an single event. Placing in the 9-14 age groups was particularly difficult, especially for the girls’ events in which there were often on the order of 100 competitors for an event. Local RAYS scoring in the top 16 in their events were the following swimmers by age and gender: 8 & Under Girls: Medina Fedele (Windham): sixth in 25 Fly,

seventh in 50 Free, ninth in 100 IM, 14th in 25 Breast

Kaitlin Witkop (Windham): ninth in 25 Back, 11th in 25 Free, 15th in 100


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Angela Bleeker (Windham) swimming butterfly leg of 400-yard individual medley event in which she placed seventh for 15 & over girls.

Hannah Pickett (Windham) swimming 200-yard backstroke in which she placed 13th.

8 & Under Boys: Miller Swank (Windham): second in 25 Free, fifth in 25 Fly, sixth in 25 Back, eighth in 25 Breast 9-10 Girls: Abbie Patchen (Pelham): 11th in 50 Fly Amy Prendergast (Windham): 11th in 100 Breast, 13th in 50 Fly Emily Craven (Windham): 14th in 100 Breast 9-10 Boys: Bradley Valo (Windham): sixth in 200 IM, 100 IM, 100 Back and 50 Breast, seventh in 200 Free, 10th in 100 Free, 11th in 50 Fly Miles Swank (Windham) –12th in 100 IM, 1fourth in 50 Fly Max Spencer (Windham): first in 50 Breast, fifth in 100 Free, eighth in 100 IM 11-12 Girls:

Emily Martsolf (Windham): 16th in 200 Breast Hannah Pickett (Windham): 13th in 200 Back 13-14 Girls:

Anna Matsco (Windham): 14th in 50 Free 15 & Over Girls: Julia Bushell (Windham): first in 100 IM, second in 500 Free, sixth in 200 Free Angela Bleeker (Windham): second in 200

Back, fourth in 200 IM and 100 Back, seventh in 400 IM and 500 Free, eighth in 100 Free and 200 Free, ninth in 50 Free, 10th in 100 Fly For additional results and information on the RAYS swim team, visit


Staff photo by Chris White

Staff photo by Chris White

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