Friday, June 30, 2006
CCHS boys spring sports round-up, 2006
Team members Harry King and Peter Litwin were awarded all-scholastic team membership by the Boston Globe, Lowell Sun and the Boston Herald. Ari Zyskind was also named to the second DCL team.
Concord-Carlisle tennis has always done very well, but according to Spence, "this year was one of the best." The team came together early on and played strongly throughout the season. "Everyone liked each other and we had a lot of fun," said Spence.
Everyone has high expectations for next year as well, as the top three singles players will be returning next year as seniors. While the loss of Litwin, the captain, will be an obstacle, Coach Spence has no doubt that Concord-Carlisle will have another dominating season next spring.
After a majority of the team graduated last year, Concord-Carlisle Lacrosse head coach Tom Dalicandro set the goal of "winning half of the games." The team did more than that, winning 11 games and only losing five. After an intense win in overtime against Westford in the last regular season game, Concord-Carlisle advanced into the playoffs. Dominating the first-round game against Shawsheen Tech, CC controlled the ball well, scoring 10 goals while only allowing three. Moving on to play Mansfield in the pouring rain, the Patriots were finally bested in a close game, losing by one goal.
Adam and Chris Michael won first team DCL all-star status; Sbardella won second team status and Ball was given Honorable Mention.
From a rocky 1-2 start, Concord-Carlisle Lacrosse played a strong season, coming together as a team and overcoming many injuries. With the majority of the team returning next year, hopes are high for next season.
The CCHS baseball team had a great year this year, finishing the season 16-8 and led on the mound by senior pitchers Dew Brzozowski and Jason Forte, who were both all-stars in the DCL. The team went all the way to the regional finals. After a disappointing start with an early- season record of 4-5, the team turned it on at the end, playing extremely well until they were knocked out by Wayland, 9-6, in an exciting game.In the bottom of the sixth Concord-Carlisle started to mount a comeback with Ben Hoffman smacking a triple to right, Andrew Hawes doubling to left and Jason Forte singling to right. In the end CC couldn't get the win but showed a lot of heart in coming back.
Next year should be another great year for CC with a strong senior class coming in, and losing only a few players to graduation. Some Carlisle kids already on next year's team are Ben Hoffman, Robert Dolins and Brendan Hedblom. As the new season approaches, CC should be optimistic about getting further than they did this year.
Track and Field
Athletes who went to EMASS included Alex Ivanov of Carlisle, Max Storto of Concord, Sean Morris of Concord, Roy Bondurant of Carlisle, Dan Fidler of Carlisle, Dan Canina of Carlisle, Michael Leonard of Concord, Evan Tierney of Carlisle. Also notable were Josh Sinclair, Alejandro Ruiz, and Dave McKenna in the Discus.
This year the Track and Field team was relatively young, with the loss of many of last year's seniors. However, many of the current athletes are coming back next year for hopefully an even better season.
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