The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 2, 2004


CCHS boys teams show dominance, promise and individual prowess

Boys lacrosse makes finals

Stephen Fiedrich (Courtesy photo)

At the outset of the season, no one was sure where this year's boys lacrosse team was going. However, as the season went along the team got better and better, starting with a win over defending Dual County League champ Lincoln-Sudbury, 6-5. The Patriots rolled to a 13-4 record in the regular season and clinched a share of the DCL Championship with an 8-1 interleague record. Led by Carlisle seniors Stephen Fiedrich at goalie, John Stone at defense, Scott McNeff at attack, and Rob Clarke at midfield, the Patriots made a run all the way to the Division 2 North finals, reaching for the first time since 1998 when CCHS won the state championship.

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.

John Stone (right) (Courtesy photo)

Boys tennis places well

Mark Berejawala (Photo by Carol Bailey)

The Concord-Carlisle boys tennis team completed another successful season as they reached the Division 1 North semi-finals for the second consecutive year. The team was led by senior co-captains Bobby Hailer and Adam Amster who were named second team Dual County League doubles All-Stars. The team completed the regular season with a 12-4 record with losses only coming to tennis powerhouses Wayland and Bedford. Coach Tom Severo considers the season a great success. The team met its goal of having a better regular season record than last year (10-6), and repeating its state tournament success.

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"

Steven Bodnar pitches. (Courtesy photo)

The 2004 CCHS baseball team had its fair share of ups and downs. The team finished with a record of 11-9 and a record of 1-1 in the Tournament. Beginning the year with a less-than-adequate 5-7 record the team knew it had to do something, or else for the second straight year they would have been left out of the tournament. Behind timely hits and outstanding pitching, they finished up winning five of their last six games. Even with a disappointing end to the season the team is optimistic about their chances next year.

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.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito