Friday, April 10, 2009
CCHS winter sports round-up – part two
Carlisle skiers lead the way on CCHS Alpine ski teams
Coach Furey led both the CCHS Boys and Girls Varsity Alpine Ski teams to another successful season, culminating in a strong showing at the MIAA State Championships. During the regular season, junior Alex Daniels and sophomore Michelle Solomon, both from Carlisle, clinched first-place spots in the Omega West Alpine Ski Racing Division. The girls varsity team is relatively
young with five sophomores and one junior; the boys varsity team is also young, but shows significant depth with four freshmen who have raced at the varsity level. Seniors Alison Koning and Andrew Guild of Carlisle were co-captains of the successful 2009 squads. Carlisle can be proud of its two outstanding captains and league title holders.
While the boys team did not place in the state race, the girls team placed an impressive third in the state, with some solid finishes from Carlisle skiers in the slalom. Michelle Solomon placed third, Hillary Cook 55th and Lindsay Cook 97th out of 130 girls. In the giant slalom, Solomon finished 16th, Hillary Cook 71st, and Lindsay Cook 84th. Solomon was named to the Massachusetts All Star team for her outstanding accomplishments this season. She placed fifth overall for this All Star team in the Eastern High School Championships held at Cannon against 11 other East Coast states. She was the highest overall point earner for the Massachusetts team.
In the boys giant slalom event, unfortunately, only one skier finished. The boys were more successful in the slalom in which Alex Daniels finished 21st, junior Ian Blooomfield finished 37th, freshman Brendan Canavan finished 38th, and freshman Derek Amodei finished 96th out of 134 racers. Freshman Owen Guttadauro also attended the State Championship race as an alternate. ∆
Varsity cross-country ski teams named league champs
The CCHS Girls and Boys Varsity Cross-Country Ski teams’ triumphant season led each team to the title of Mass Bay West Ski League Champions. Their success was largely due to the key contributions of a number of Carlisle skiers. The top two racers from the boys team were sophomores Chris Burnham and Tim Lamere. At the Mass Bay West Ski League race, Burnham finished second with a time of 20:09, and Lamere placed fifth with a time of 20:23. Senior Blair Robinson led the CCHS girls team in the same race, placing second with a time of 22:38. ∆
Girls ice hockey season ends in a shoot out
The CCHS Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team has qualified for the Division 2 State Tournament all four years of the program’s brief history; however, the remarkable 2009 season was the first time the team won a tournament game with an intense 3-2 victory over highly competitive Falmouth. CCHS went on to play top seeded Whitman-Hanson in the quarterfinals, but suffered a tough 4-3 loss in overtime after coming back from a two-goal deficit to tie the game in the third period. The team lost in a shootout for the second season in a row. Coach Willa led the team to finish its regular season with an impressive record of 11-4-5. Three Carlisleans who greatly contributed to the team’s success were senior wing Marianna Wells and freshmen defensemen Katherine Hreib and Jenny Robinson. Wells is one of seven graduating seniors. ∆
Girls and boys swimming and diving teams make a splash at the States
The CCHS Boys and Girls Swim and Dive teams had successful seasons. The girls swim and dive team placed fourth in both the Dual County League (DCL) and State Meet. Sophomore Morgan Evans placed sixth in the 100-yard breast stroke at States. Evans was also part of the 400-yard freestyle relay, placing sixth, and the 200-yard medley relay, placing seventh. Freshman Marin Epstein placed eighth in the 500-yard freestyle at DCLs and also qualified to swim as an alternate in the 200-yard medley relay at States.
Sophomore Lucy King specialized in the 100-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle and received the most-improved swimmer award this year. Freshman Caroline Guild specialized in the 100-yard butterfly. Junior Emma Materne helped out in all three relays this year. Another junior, Jennifer Perugini, was a regular in both the 200- and 500-yard free relay. Senior Caroline Petersen swam in the 100-yard freestyle and 100- yard backstroke, while her sister Catie Petersen, a freshman, did a fine job in the 100-yard butterfly. Freshman Julie Ursch finished a successful season competing in the 100- yard breaststroke.
Brazina leads divers
Sophomore diver Sloane Brazina placed first in the Division One State Meet. She also was selected for the Boston Globe All-Scholastic, the Boston Herald, and the Lowell Sun All-Scholastic team. Senior Amanda Caddell also dove, showing a strong work ethic. Freshman Jordan Ursch finished the season competing in meets, as did freshman Nick Luther.
The boys swim and dive team also improved this year, placing thirteenth at States. Junior Phil Lavely was one of the top freestyle sprinters in DCLs and States. He swam his best times at States placing 13th in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle. In addition, Lavely was on the 400-yard free relay that finished fourth at the State Meet. Freshman Drew Andre completed a successful season in the 100-yard freestyle and butterfly. Junior Eric DeBruzzi, a third year varsity member, swam in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events, senior Dan Able and freshman Jack Donovan both competed in the breast stroke this season. Coach Jerry Moss hopes that “Phil, Eric, and Drew will be part of a 400 freestyle relay that should be one of the best in the state [next year].” He adds that, “Although we will be losing some valuable members, we have most of our returning relays,” and, “next year we will have what it takes to hit the season hard.” ∆
Girls basketball team repeats as DCL champs
The CCHS Girls Varsity Basketball team finished another respectable season, clinching the Dual County League Small School title for the second consecutive season. The team’s strong regular season finish of 14-6 placed them ninth seed in the MIAA Division 2 North State Tournament. The team was pitted against an aggressive and talented eighth seed in Bishop Fenwick, and lost a close game 55-49. Coach Bodenrader commented, “We rely a lot on our fast break for offense.” A perfect example of this is Carlisle’s junior point guard Brooke Cragan, who was CCHS’s highest scorer of the game with 14 points. Other offensivemen from Carlisle who contributed to the team’s successful season include juniors Katie Hendrickson and Caroline Deignan. These three juniors will undoubtedly play key roles next year when the team returns for another successful season after graduating only five seniors. ∆
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