The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 24, 2005

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CCHS boys spring sports '05
Three Carlisle runners captain the track team

Here they are, the captains of Concord-Carlisle's track teams (left to right) ­ Karen Knudson of Concord and Caitlin Holland, Keven Tarca, Matt Gentile and Joe Carpenito, all of Carlisle.

The Concord-Carlisle track team had an excellent season this year under the expert coaching of Steve Lane, finishing with a record of seven wins and only one loss. Out of the four men's captains, three were from Carlisle: seniors Joe Carpenito, Kevin Tarca and Matt Gentile.

Sophomores Dan Fidler and David Tobin set the new #4 and #8 school mile time records in their age group with times of 4:42.82 and 4:48.76 respectively. Tobin also set the #9 two-mile record with a time of 10:32.0.

Sophomore Alex Van Leer tied the freshman/sophomore record of 10'0" for pole vaulting and Dan Canina set new all-time frosh/soph records in both discus and shot put.

Junior Alex Ivanov also set the #5 all-time javelin record of 154'1".

In the relay category, Carpenito's 4 x 800 team set the #3 all-time record of 8:13.78, while Bondurant's team set the #9 all-time record in 4 x 400 with a time of 3:32.35.

Many Carlisleans qualified for EMASS, including junior Roy Bondurant, sophomore Dan Canina. Senior Joe Carpenito, sophomore Dan Fidler, senior Matt Gentile, junior Alex Ivanov, senior Matt Phillippo, and sophomore Evan Tierney.

Joe Carpenito also qualified for All-State, with a top time of 2:04.4 in the 800 m event.

With many seniors graduating, next year the team will be faced with the challenge of filling leadership roles, but excellent junior and sophomore classes will undoubtedly find no trouble in doing so.

Tennis team sails through regular season

Mark Berajawala, captain of the tennis team, has an outstanding season.

With last year's record of 14 wins and 2 losses, this year's goal of winning states seemed tough, but reasonable. The tennis team gave it a great shot this season, sailing through the regular season with an undefeated record of 16—0.

Concord-Carlisle swept through the North Division 1 bracket, first beating Westford Academy 4—1, and then overcoming Reading 5—0. After another 5—0 victory over Andover, Concord-Carlisle beat Acton-Boxboro 3—2 to advance.

Carlisle's own Mark Berajawala was the team's captain this year, and had an extremely strong season for his senior year. Zander Pease had a strong season as well, winning 14 out of his 16 matches as a sophomore.

With seniors graduating, a new team captain will have to be found, as well as many other crucial roles filled, but many outstanding younger players are already ready to step up to the challenge.

Tough season for baseball team

Steve Bodner on the mound pitches a fastball.

When Concord-Carlisle baseball lost to Danvers 4—3 in the MIAA Division 2 North tournament, their tough season finally came to an end. However, their record of 11—11 doesn't justly represent the level of effort and which the team put into the season.

Seven out of their eleven losses were by only one run, with CC fighting to the finish. "The kids played hard and battled to the end," said team coach Joe Leone after one particularly hard loss.

Carlisle's graduating seniors include pitcher Steve Bodnar, Jason Fidler and Adam Piantedosi.

A younger team will return next year and face many challenges filling in for the alumni, but will certainly continue the tradition of CC baseball distinction.

Underclassmen dominate in lacrosse

This year's lacrosse season was a building one for CCHS. Tom Dalicandro's Patriots went 7—10, winning two out of their last three games against Newton South and Xaverian and losing many by two goals or less.

The underclassmen-dominated team contained only eight seniors. Carlisle's own seniors, Brian Lieb and Sean Debruzzi, played crucial roles in the midfield, while Mark Lakness started as a defenseman until his play was restricted by an injury for part of the season.

With so few upperclassmen, the 2005 season was one of building for Concord-Carlisle. However, with specialized coaching from Dick Kerr, Jon Smith and Tim Keller, the team will surely be a different force next year.
Mark Lakness starts out strong as a defenseman on the lacrosse team until his play is restricted by an injury.


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