Friday, June 28, 2002
Spring season sports round-up from CCHS Carlisle athletes are a major influence in high school sports
Concord-Carlisle High School is known by many colleges as an institution with high academic standards. Rivals in the Dual County League however know CCHS as a sports powerhouse, which sees success in every sport it participates in. Many of the student-athletes who formed this year's spring teams were from the town of Carlisle. Athletes from Carlisle have always had a major influence in sports at the High School, and this spring proved to be no different.
Boys Tennis: Almost Four-peat
The Boys Tennis Team had strong contributions from two Carlisle residents, Senior Ben Nock and Freshman Mark Berajawala. Nock recorded a record of 15-4 at second doubles while the Freshman standout was a stronghold at third singles, compiling a 23-1 record. The team, three-time defending Division 2 State Champs, ventured into the Division I tournament this year after finishing as Dual County league champions with a 22-2 record. In the tournament the team swept three matches until losing in the state quarter-finals. Nock had these final thoughts on the season: "I'm glad we played Division I this year, rather than running through the Division 2 tournament again. If we didn't play Division 1, we would never know if we could do it."
Girls Tennis: Bright Future
The Girls' Tennis Team also had two key contributors from Carlisle, Senior Captain Emily Sheih and Junior Victoria Santoro. Shieh, who has played first singles in recent years, had a very successful season at third singles this year. Santoro, a clutch player at first doubles, was just as dependable. Overall the team experienced a successful year, finishing 19-3, second in the Dual County League. An early exit from the Division I tournament due to injuries was unfortunate, but with a team weighted heavily on the young side, a promising year is on the horizon. Bet on this team to make a lot of noise in the Division I state tournament next year.
Baseball: Upset Specialists
After making the state tournament last year, the baseball team had high expectations. Despite being comprised of mostly Concord players, Senior Dave Rouse and Sophomore Dan Hoffman were fixtures in the team's success. Both outfielders, they were also counted on for their prowess in the batter's box. The team finished with a winning record and handed out multiple upsets in the state tournament to teams previously thought superior. The season was definitely a success, and expectations will be high for next year's campaign.
Softball: High Expectations
The softball team again captured the Dual County league title with the help of three Carlisle athletes: Erin Daly, Eva Jellison, and Katie Brown. Daly, following in her sister's footsteps, was a Dual County League All-Star and provided the team with near unbeatable pitching that helped propel the team into the state tournament. Jellison and Brown were called up during the season and used as vital situational players. The team was disappointed after being upset in the second round of the state tournament, but with all three players being Freshmen, the future is promising. The team is optimistic about spring of 2003.
Boys Lacrosse: Tough Fighters
Despite having the toughest schedule in the Dual County League the Boys' Lacrosse Team managed to accumulate some memorable victories. The varsity team amazingly included six Carlisle athletes: Seniors Jeff Luoma, Adam Snell, and Jeremy Boardman, Junior Greg Roberts, and Sophomores Rob Clark and Steve Fiedrich. Co-Captain Luoma provided great leadership to the team. His defensive ability earned him Dual County League All-Star honors. Although the season was not a success, the three underclassman Roberts, Fiedrich, and Clark will help form the nucleus for next year's team.
Girls Lacrosse: Tournament Bound
The Girls Lacrosse Team finished with a winning record and qualified for the state tournament. Two Carlisle residents were members of the team, Junior Meredith Babine and Sophomore Kaitlyn Traynor. Together Babine and Traynor recorded significant playing time as the team reached its goal of making the state tournament. Although an early exit was the ultimate result, the season was still deemed a success. With both players returning next year, the outlook is bright, and another tournament berth will be expected.
Track: Fun and Success
The CCHS track team had many athletes on their roster from Carlisle, including Seniors Jamie Rainville and Andrew Boardman, Juniors Dan Chapman, Justin Hendrickson, Adrienne Tambone, Jon Treibick, Andrew Mancini, and Michael Chateauneuf, Sophomores Libby Dahas, Lucas Bennett, Dave Nelson, Evelyn Caruso, and Meredith Eaton, and Freshmen Joe Carpenito, Caitlin Holland, and Matt Phillippo. As is traditional at Concord-Carlisle High School, the track teams were a dominant force within the highly competitive Dual County League. All of the Carlisle athletes were key contributors to their respective events, and all but two will be returning for competition next year, which promises to be successful again.
This was the final sports season for eight seniors from Carlisle, and the memories they take from their time at CCHS will be remembered for a lifetime. Overall, Carlisle student-athletes earned the honor to be named a league all-star, the title of Captain, and helped push seven of the eight teams into the state tournament. Success is something student-athletes from the town of Carlisle are beginning to expect, and next year's competitors should have the same mindset.
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