The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 2, 2010

 

CCHS Varsity Fencing and Alpine Ski Teams post winning seasons

Girls Alpine Ski Team co-captain Hillary Cook, fl anked by Boys team co-captains Ian Bloomfi eld (left) and Alex Daniels (right) (Photo by Marion Cook)

Captains Ryan Symonds and Julia Hisey fi nished their CCHS fencing careers in championship style. (Photo by Mollie McPhee Ho)

Boys Alpine Ski Team

The Alpine Ski team took first place in the Massachusetts Bay West Omega Division. Participating Carlisle Varsity skiers included Alex Daniels, Ian Bloomfield, Brendan Canavan, Derrick Amodei, Owen Guttadauro and Alex Nardone.

Alex Daniels, a senior co-captain, was instrumental in helping the team win first place, as he placed first place overall.

At the State championships, Alex Daniels finished his CCHS skiing career in fine style, coming in ninth in the Slalom out of 121 competitors and 27th in the Giant Slalom among 132 competitors.

Also representing CCHS at State were senior co-captain Bloomfield, Amodei, Canavan and Nardone.

Coach Doc Furey and the team look very strong for the coming season, since four of the Carlisle skiers who competed in the seven-team League championships will be juniors. ∆

Girls Alpine Ski Team

The Concord-Carlisle Girls varsity Alpine ski team had an undefeated season, winning all five of their races. CCHS was able to send five skiers to the state meet. Carlisle varsity skiers this year included senior co-captain Hillary Cook, junior Lindsey Cook and junior Michelle Solomon, who took first place in the league.

At the MIAA Alpine State Championship, held at Wachusett Mountain, Michelle placed fifth out of 121 racers in the Slalom, earning 130 points for the team. Hillary finished 70th, earning 65 points, and Lindsey finished 87th.

In the Giant Slalom race, Michelle finished fourth out of 129, earning 131 points, and Lindsey placed 50th, earning 85. Unfortunately, Hillary Cook was disqualified in the GS.

Still, Concord-Carlisle was able to finish seventh out of 21 teams by placing eighth in the Slalom and sixth in the GS. Hopefully, next year the team will prove to be just as strong as they will be losing few seniors. ∆

Boys Fencing Team

Claiming first in the men’s six-weapon competition, second in the men’s three-weapon competition, and scoring many high-place finishes at the 2010 State Championships, the Concord-Carlisle Boys Fencing team had a very strong and successful season.

Carlisle varsity athletes included Ryan Symonds, Josh Philippou and Randy Chin.

At the 2010 State Championships, senior and captain Ryan Symonds took fifth place in the Men’s Sabre B final qualifying standings, while senior Randy Chin took a fourth place in the Men’s Sabre C finals. Josh Philippou, a junior, took third place in the Men’s Foil A final qualifying standings, which gave him third place overall in the event.

In squad matches the Sabre squad came in fourth, the Épeé squad took fifth, and the Foil squad came in second. The three-weapon team came in second. ∆

Girls Fencing Team

The Girls Fencing Team had another very successful season, with a strong showing by Carlisleans. Captain Julia Hisey, a senior, finished first in the Women’s Sabre A event and sophomore Madison Douglas placed first in the Sabre C. In the Foil events, senior Juliana Kulik finished first in A, senior Alex Knobel placed first in B, and sophomore Ileana Wu came in first in C. In the Épeé events, sophomore Rose Carmichael placed third in C.

At the State Championships, the CCHS Sabre squad came in first for the sixth year in a row, the Foil squad finished first for the fourth consecutive year, and the Épeé squad placed fifth. The three-weapon team placed first for the sixth year in a row. In the individual events, Juliana Kulik was a repeat first-place winner in Foil and Alex Knobel came in third. Julia Hisey retained her number one ranking in the Sabre event, and Madison Douglas finished second.


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