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Friday, March 24, 2006


Concord-Carlisle boys winter 2006 sports round-up


David Tobin
Concord-Carlisle Boys Cross-Country Skiing had another extremely strong season this winter. Under the coaching of Dusty Johnson, the team never lost a meet in the Dual-County League. CC usually occupied over half of the top ten places in each race, dominating the competition. Johnstone had helped the team further through the use of roller-skis, allowing CC to train even before the first snowfall.

After the regular season, four skiers moved on to the EHS competition, Jimmy Burnham and David Tobin from Carlisle and Matt Truehart and Ben Haddock from Concord. The men placed third in states just behind Lenox and Mt. Greylock.

With the addition of winter track to the sports lineup, the team encountered a new problem this year; zero freshmen signed up. While CC may be missing the youngest class, they hope to recruit more next year. With many strong sophomores and juniors returning next season, Concord-Carlisle looks forward to another dominant year in 2007.


CCHS junior Jacob Dweck shows top form in post-season wrestling. (Courtesy photo)

After having most of the team graduate last year, Concord-Carlisle wrestling expected to have a tough season. The Patriots got off to a rough start, barely losing a few matches but with the instruction of veteran coach Bob Walker, the team really pulled together during the second half of the year. Hailing from Carlisle, Jamie Mattson, Patch Doyle, Tim Kirk, Jeremy and Jason Mestancik, Spencer Holland and Jacob Dweck helped the team continue to advance. The team's final record of .500 does not fully show all of the progress that was made this season. With a strong core returning again next year, the coaches and players are optimistic and hope to have another record-breaking Concord-Carlisle wrestling team.

Many individual Patriots moved on in the post-season. Five of the team members made States; seniors Max Klinoff (152) and Austin Avent (189), juniors Jacob Dweck (140) and Scott Bloom (135), and sophomore Jason Mestansik (130). Two members made State alternates as well; sophomore Sam Eisenstat (171) and freshman Ethan Snider (112).

In the state championship, Avent had to drop out due to injury, while Mestansik placed 13


After a disappointing season in 2005, Concord-Carlisle Basketball greatly improved this year and fought their way to an 11 — 9 record. With an older and more experienced team, head coach Sullivan was able to practice a more developed offense and found great success. After some tough losses and hard-fought wins, CC advanced into the first round of the playoffs against Gloucester. Competing in the post-season for the first time in 6
CCHS senior Luke Henesey won the state diving championship and junior Sara Landry placed second in the state.
(Photo by Matt Landry)
years, CC played an amazing game for a packed audience. The game was close to the end, when CC finally lost with a score of 76 — 71.


Concord-Carlisle Swim and Dive had a tough season this year. Many swimmers returned from last year but the team still does not have the sheer number needed to be competitive in meets. With only twenty members, individuals had to take many events. Helping the team contend, Carlisle swimmers Basil Bourque (100 breast, 200 + 400 relay), Daniel Able (50 free, 500 free, 100 fly and 200 + 400 relay) and Bryce Penaud (100 back, 100 breast and 200 + 400 relay) swam beyond expectations. Coach Jerry Moss was pleased with the teams performance and progression, and acknowledges that the 4-10 record does not show how far the team came this season.

Overall, Concord-Carlisle placed a remarkable seventh out of 36 teams at the state championship. The 200 free relay team placed second in Massachusetts.

In the diving category, Luke Henesy had an amazing season and received All-American status for the third year in a row. He won the state diving championship for CC and will be diving at Stanford this time next winter.


After finishing regular season play with a record of 9-9-2 and scraping by as the 12th seed of 12 in the state tournament, the CC Boys Hockey Team had a great run in the playoffs. First, they faced the fifth seeded Marblehead, winning 3-1, with goals from assistant captain Ben Hoffman, DCL All-Star KC McCarthy and assistant captain Marcus Widell. The following Monday, in a nail biter against the fourth seed, Hamilton-Wenham, team captain Will Langevin, Chris Gouchoe, PJ Fulton, and John Riley scored to put CC ahead 4-3. CC next played their DCL rival Lowell, the first seed in the Northern Division 3 bracket who had previously beaten CC 7-0 and 6-2 during the season, and, after playing with a one goal lead for a period and a half, lost 4-2. CC's two goals were scored by PJ Fulton and Marcus Widell. The Patriots put in a great effort overall and finished their season 11-10-2, with heads held high.

Varsity players from Carlisle this year were assistant captain Ben Hoffman, Jon Saul, Alex Ostrom, Marty Spears and Brett Mahoney. Seniors Will Langevin, Marcus Widell, Tom Zimmerman, and

Tucker Wheeler, provided great leadership for the team this year, having the first season in nearly a decade without any suspensions or major rule violations. The team performed well on the whole and set the bar high for next year's team which looks to be at least as good as this year's squad.

CCHS senior Saber fencers (left to right) Kenny Hwu, Michael Luby and Keith Lewis pose with their state championship team medals. Coach David Blake, who was a fencer at CCHS during his student years, is largely responsible for the strong showing of the CCHS team. (Photo by Barbara Lewis)

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