The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 26, 2004

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CCHS girls winter sports

Girls swimming places fifth at States

Rachel Grean was one of the top divers for CCHS.

The girls swim and diving team had a great season with more incoming freshmen adding depth to the team. The swim team had great leadership from their captains, and also had help from returning Carlisle juniors Annie Pauler and Laura Clark, sophomores Raina Patel, Sanne Wortel and Kim Rochette, and incoming freshmen Lisa DeBruzzi, Cori Armistead, Aubrey Doyle, Lauren Lamere and Megan Herman. Pauler was a strong sprinter this year, and has high hopes for being an even stronger athlete next year. DeBruzzi had a great impact on the team her first year, and will be a premier diver and 50 free sprinter next year. The team together had a league record of 6-4, and placed fifth at States. The diving team also had a successful season. Carlisle senior Libby Daltas, junior Rachel Grean, sophomore Irene Dennison and freshman DeBruzzi contributed a lot of hard work to the team. Daltas dived for three years on the team and was always hard working and energetic. Grean was one of the team's top divers, placing eighth at States. Freshmen Erika Koehlert and Sarah Landry also had great first seasons, with Landry placing 13th at States.

Team captain Eva Jellison fenced in the Junior Olympics.

Girls fencing first in state

The girls fencing team had a great season, placing first at States overall and in saber and epee. The team had strong Carlisle athletes including juniors Eva Jellison and Melissa Andrews, and sophomores Laura Scholten and Ariel Morrison. Freshman Didi Offenheiser and sixth-grader Erica Pernice also contributed to the team. The sophomores worked extremely hard this year, continuing to practice in the off-season. Eva Jellison, team captain, had a very successful season, placing first in the state championship, and fencing in the Junior Olympics. Scholten was a starter this season in foil, and also fenced at States.

Captain Sam O'Keefe was named a DCL all-star.


A year of coming together for girls basketball

The girls varsity basketball team had two impact players from Carlisle this season, Sam O'Keefe and Pami Anderson. O'Keefe, junior and captain this year, had an excellent season as starting point guard and was named a Dual County League (DCL) All-Star. She also led the team in scoring this season, and ran a good offense. O'Keefe will be a returning team captain next year along with Concord junior Karyn Nyholm and sophomore Jane Greeno. Anderson, a freshman, had a great first season starting in most of the games as a small forward. She played in many crucial games this season, and was not intimidated by the older players. She also handled the pressure well during her games. Although the team did not make the tournament this year, they improved greatly throughout the season. They learned to come together as a team, which was reflected in the second half of their season.

Girls cross-country moves to the top

Cross country skier Meredith Eaton competed at States.

The girls cross-country ski team had a lot of depth in athletic ability this year that helped them have a great season. Coming in first in the Dual County League, first at EMASS and second at States, tells only half the story. The team took nine of the top ten spots in the league, two of them belonging to Carlisle athletes, sophomore Cassi Knight and senior Meredith Eaton. Eaton has been on the team for only two years and competed at States this year along with Knight, who placed in the top six in the league meets. The team also included incoming freshmen Olivia Cooney and Leigh Davis, who had a great start to their skiing career this season.

Girls alpine wins at States

Four years ago, Dr. Fury, the Concord-Carlisle alpine coach, came to the current girl seniors during their freshmen year, telling them that he would only be able to coach the team for four years. They agreed and promised him by the end of their high school career they would win the state championship. This year, the girls alpine team did just that. They had a 25-0 league record, placed first at EMASS and moved on to winning at states. After two years of rebuilding their team, senior captains Corey Cameron and Emily Green, senior Sarah Hoyt, and sophomores Courtney Nelson, Hilary Green and Ashley Hawes were able to place their top six skiers in the top 11 spots in league.

• An article on the boys fencing team will appear in next week's Mosquito.


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