Friday, July 2, 2004
CCHS boys teams show dominance, promise and individual prowess
Boys lacrosse makes finals
McNeff was voted the MIAA tournament MVP, Stone was voted DCL Defenseman of the Year, and Fiedrich was named team MVP. Despite a four-week absence, McNeff was also a DCL high-scorer. Carlisle juniors Mark Lakness (defense), Sean DeBruzzi (midfield), and Bryan Lieb (defensive midfield) also contributed heavily to the team. This year's team was led by its defense but in the end it was the offense that stepped it up to win several close tournament games. With a senior defense, senior attack, and largely senior midfield, the Patriots will take a hit next year but look for a lot of underclassmen to step upand repeat the outstanding performance of this year.
Boys tennis places well
Junior Mark Berejawala joined Hailer and Amster as an All-Star being named the DCL Player of the Year with a combined regular season record of 15-1, his only loss coming to Bedford senior Chris Kylie. The squad was also helped by the solid play of sophomore Peter Litwin who recorded a 3-0 record throughout the state tournament and the rotating system of juniors Al Lietzau, Andrew Hack, and Colin Brady, with the combined efforts of freshman Zander Pease and Harry King, who filled out the rest of the roster at the second doubles and third singles positions during the regular season. With the combination of a talented group of next year's freshman, and a strong returning team, the boys tennis squad is looking to win the state tournament next year.
CCHS baseball is "most improved"
Described by Coach Leone as the "most improved team I have ever had," CCHS was led by three strong captains, one of whom was Carlisle's own Dan Hoffman. Dan held the lead-off spot strong with many key hits and played a strong center field. Dan's younger brother Ben, who was the only freshman, was a very pleasant surprise. He had a very good bat and showed off his young arm in left field. Jason Forte hit second and had a very impressive sophomore year both at the plate and at second base. Steve Bodnar controlled shortstop and was one of the top pitchers of the staff. Jason Fidler, who started off very promising, was plagued by injuries to his hand which forced him to miss most of the second half. Adam Piantedosi pitched in relief and will contribute a lot to next year's squad. Only losing a few key contributors to graduation, Piantedosi says, "It looks very good for us next year, there's reason to be excited."
Boys track wins league championship
The boys of the Concord-Carlisle track team had a very successful season this year. Starting back in April the team trained hard every day. Practices included grueling workouts and very demanding circuits. With very good coaches, the team had an excellent chance to succeed.
The boys team was lead by Frank Longo and Taylor Burmeister. At the Dual Count League Championship meet, Longo earned the boys team 30 points by placing first in three events. Also at the league championship meet, Burmeister won the two-mile with a time of 10:03 after placing second in the mile earlier that day. Everyone stepped up their performances well enough to earn the boys team the Dual County League Championship. Overall the season was outstanding for Concord-Carlisle Track which will hopefully start a tradition of excellence.
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