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10 - April 27, 2012

Pelham~Windham Sports Pelham~Windham Sports

Windham Volleyball Defeats Oyster River

Windham Baseball Topped by Alvirne Junior setter Zach Breton controls the ball for Windham

by Chris White The Windham High boys’ volleyball team shut out Oyster River High School, 3-0, in a regular season contest at Windham High School on Friday, April 20. Windham won by scores of 25- 16 in the first game, 25-6 in the second game, and 25-18 in the third game. Statistical leaders for the Jaguars included Adonic Lam (four aces, eight kills, seven digs, one block), Tucker Lippold (three aces), Dan Rousseau (six kills), Andrew Lowman (five kills, one block), Zach Breton (seven assists), Robert Harradon (five assists), JackGrubbs (four assists), Tim Erdlen (five digs), and Colby Putnam (five digs). The win improved Windham’s record to 2-1 on the young season. “It was a total team effort,” Windham coach Chris Baribeau said of the victory. Prior to the Oyster River contest, the Jaguars earned their first win of the season with a 3-0 sweep of John Stark Regional in their home

Tucker Lippold registers a kill for the Jaguars against Oyster River

opener on Thursday, April 12. Windham defeated Stark by scores of 25-7 in game one, 25-15 in game two, and 25-21 in game three. Lam (11 aces, nine digs), Lowman (eight kills, seven digs), Lippold (seven kills), and Breton (13 assists) all led statistical categories in the Jaguar win. Before their home opener, the Jags kicked off the 2012 season with a 3-1 loss at Hollis- Brookline on Tuesday, April 10. Hollis-Brookline won the first and second games by the scores of 25-21 and 25-20, respectively. Windham responded with a 25-19 win in the third game, but Hollis-Brookline took a 25-21 victory in the fourth game. The Jaguars have a big week coming up as they are scheduled to face Keene, Salem, and Souhegan. The Jags will host Keene on Tuesday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m. On Wednesday, May 2, they are scheduled to play at Salem High School at 4 p.m. Then they visit Souhegan for a game at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3.

Jaguars Open Track Season at Haverhill Invite

by Chris White The Windham Jaguars opened the 2012 track and field season at the Haverhill Invitational at Haverhill High School on Saturday, April 14. The smallest school to participate in the meet, Windham competed against Lawrence, Cambridge Rindge & Latin, Danvers, Peabody, Plymouth South, Chelmsford, Central Catholic, Billerica, Andover, Lowell, Whitman Hanson, Malden Catholic, St. John’s Prep, Reading, Triton, Methuen, Pinkerton Academy, Nashua South, Nashua North, Bishop Guertin, Timberlane, Londonderry, and Manchester Memorial. “We brought a few athletes to this meet because

we wanted to compete out of state and take on the best in the Merrimack Valley Conference and the rest of Massachusetts,” Windham track coach Ryan O’Connor said. “We were, by far, the smallest school there, but we represented well.” Windham’s top placers included senior Derek

Gray for the boys and freshman Kristen Tilley for the girls. Gray took fifth place in the in the

55-meter dash with a time of 11.59 seconds. Meanwhile, Tilley ran a time of 1:03.93 to finish sixth overall in the 400 meters.

“Derek and Kristen both had strong opening season performances against a loaded field of top Massachusetts sprinters,” O’Connor said. “It’s something to base our training off of for the rest of the season.” The boys’ 4x100-meter relay team also had a strong start to its season, placing seventh overall with a time of 44.98 seconds. The Jaguar 4x100 relay included Gray, Kennie Padin, CJay DiPrima, and Brandon Dreyfuss. All three of Windham’s top performances at the Haverhill Invite are new school records and legitimate times in the area. After a strong opening meet, the Jaguars are primed to build on their success. “We look forward to getting this season

underway,” O’Connor said. “We have a lot of athletes that are new to the sport and they’ll learn a lot from the veterans.”

by Chris White The Windham Jaguars met the Alvirne Broncos in a cross-divisional baseball game in Hudson on Tuesday, April 24. The Division II Jaguars fell to Division I Alvirne by the score of 8-3, as their overall record dropped to 2-4 on the season. Windham started out strong, plating two runs in the first inning. However, the Broncos answered with two runs in the bottom of the first and three in the second, and the Jags would not score another run until the top of the sixth. Steve Dastous (1 for 4, RBI, run scored) and Dan Moynihan (2 for 3, RBI) each knocked in one run to lead Windham’s offense. Other offensive contributions came from David Carbonello (run scored), Adam Dolan (2 for 4, run scored), and David Crichton (2 for 2). Windham defeated Pelham, 19-10, and lost to Bedford, 7-3, the previous week. The Jaguars hosted Pelham on Monday, April 16 and then visited Bedford on Tuesday, April 17. Seniors Dastous (2 for 3, six RBIs, three runs scored), and Mike DiOrio (3 for 4, five RBIs, two runs scored) led the Windham offense in RBIs, while providing multi-hit efforts versus Pelham. Other contributors to the Windham offense included David Carbonello (1 for 3, RBI, two runs scored), Connor Whittemore (run scored), Matt Carbonello (2 for 3, RBI, three runs scored), Moynihan (2 for 3, two RBIs, three runs scored), Dolan (3 for 3, three RBIs, three runs scored), Jeff Peterson (two runs scored), and Greg Macary (1 for 2, RBI, run scored). Macary was also the winning pitcher for Windham, giving up three hits and striking out one Python over two innings. DiOrio (1 for 3, RBI, run scored) and

Moynihan (RBI) each drove in a run to lead the Jaguars against Bedford. Also adding to Windham’s offense were David Carbonello (run scored), Matt Carbonello (2 for 4), Dolan (1 for 4), and Peterson (run scored). The Jaguars are scheduled to play at

Goffstown on Friday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. Their next home game is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday, April 30 against Souhegan.

Robbie Flohr delivers to a waiting Windham batter

Gymnasts Dance Their Way to First Place Finish

submitted by Paula Chausse A2 Gym and Cheer located in Pelham sent

seven gymnastics teams to Brattleboro, VT, last month to compete in the Hip Hop Classic at Woodman Athletics. The PrepOp Novice team won their competition with a team total of 109.75 bringing home the club’s only first place trophy of the weekend! The PrepOp Rookie team finished an impressive third place and the PrepOp Intermediate girls earned a fifth place trophy. The PrepOp teams are coached by Caitlin Nee and Kim Benoit. Individual highlights for gymnasts from the Hudson, Pelham and Windham teams are as follows:

PrepOp Rookie, third place: From Pelham, Casey McKeon, first All-Around 35.875, vault 9.3, bars 9.25 and floor 9.2, and third on balance beam 8.125; Maegan Wilson, second on balance beam 8.15, fifth on vault, 8.5, bars 8.5 and All- Around 33.5 PrepOp Novice , first place: From Pelham,

Jessica Anderson, first on floor 9.3, second on Beam 9.15 and All-Around 35.85; Jenna Collinge, first All-

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Around 35.7 and bars 9.35, and second on Beam 9.25; Sarah Eagen, first on Beam 9.3, fifth on bars 9.0 and sixth All-Around 35.4; Jessica McGee, first on vault 9.4, third All-

Around 36.15 and fourth on bars 9.1 and Beam 9.15;

Emerson Medina, first All-Around 35.9 and Beam 9.35, second on bars 9.0 and floor 8.85. PrepOp Intermediate, fifth place: From Pelham, Kirsten Cournoyer, first All-Around 35.7 and floor 9.15, third bars 8.9 and fourth Beam 9.05; Kayla Deluca, fourth on floor 9.0, sixth All-Around 34.3 and Beam 8.35; Brittaney Ducharme, fourth on vault 8.75 and sixth on floor 9.0; Samantha Eagen, fourth on floor 9.1 and sixth on bars 8.7; Taylor McGee, eighth All-Around 33.0 and on vault 8.5. From Hudson, Helen Smith, sixth on vault 8.65, eighth on bars 8.4 and Beam 8.3 Level 7, seventh place: From Pelham, Dakota Cummings, third All-Around 34.95, vault 9.0 and floor 9.1, second bars 8.7. From Hudson, Jackie Smith, seventh All-Around 34.95, fourth on Beam 8.35 and fifth on vault 9.225. Level 6, sixth place: From Pelham and

Windham, Grace Vaillancourt, first on vault 9.15 and bars 8.6, third All-Around 34.925; Hanna Vaillancourt, fourth on vault 8.95, seventh on bars 7.7 and floor 8.6; Mikayla Hawkins, first on floor 9.475, second on Beam 9.075 and All-Around 35.025. Level 5, eighth place: From Pelham and

Windham, Alexa Chausse, fourth on vault 8.25 and floor 8.55 and fifth All-Around 33.85; Katie Hawkins, first on Beam 9.225 and seventh on bars 8.6; Lauren Lavallee, third on vault 8.6 and fifth on bars 8.9 and All-Around 33.7. From Hudson, Molly O’Donnell, third on Beam 9.15 and sixth All-Around 33.475 and floor 8.475. Level 4, seventh place: From Pelham, Bailee Cunliffe, second on vault 9.4, third on floor 9.35 and fourth All-Around 36.6. Level 3 and 4: From Pelham, Paige Demmons,

vault 9.1 and bars 9.05, All-Around 33.15; Samantha Fisher, vault 9.1, bars 9.4, floor 9.1, All- Around 36.2; Megan Lavallee, vault 8.7, bars 8.8, All-Around 34.4. Overall it was a great weekend for the girls of


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