The Northeastern Clinton varsity boys baseball team will bring an experienced team to the field in 2013, including at the key position on the mound.
“Expectations are good for this season with eight returning players and three returning pitchers in Marcus LeFebvre, Mason Letourneau and Alex Lamberton,” head coach Jerry Davison said. “Having depth on the mound really helps with a 15-game schedule in five weeks time,” Davison said. “If we are going to compete for the top spot, we need to make improvements in a few areas, but this team could be fun to watch and successful if they continue to work.”
Returning players to the Cougars include seniors Lamberton, LeFebvre Jacob Jennett, Kyle McCarthy and Josh Rabideau; along with juniors Letourneau, Reece Tucker and Garrett Begore.
Newcomers to the squad include seniors Kevin Sousa and Chris Juhasz along with juniors Austin Forkey, Tanner Magoon, Aaron Mesick and Brent Stein.
Girls track and field
Where the Northeastern Clinton varsity girls track and field team may lack in numbers, they more than make up for in state and Division I level talent.
“We have three returning players that have been to the New York State Track and Field meet in past years,” head coach Ann Lynch said. “Senior Mallory Honan, who will be going to UVM on an athletic and academic scholarship, has been to the State Track and Field meet every year since she was in eighth grade. Last year she placed fifth in 100 hurdles and third in long jump clinching the section record.
“Senior Celine Bouvier attended in 2011 for high jump and the 4x4 relay,” Lynch added. “Junior Samantha Smith was also a leg of the 2011 relay and will be a contender in the league this year in the distance events.”
Lynch said that there will be several other athletes to watch as the 2013 season progresses.
“Other athletes to watch for are Oriana Laflesh in the throwing events and Jessica Cartier in the middle distance runs,” Lynch said. “We have some talented newcomers that will be finding their spots in the first few meets of the season.”
Lynch said that the team should be able to continue to reset the local record books.
“The 2012 team bested eight school and two section records,” Lynch said. “We are looking forward to taking athletes to the NYS Track and Field meet again and have our sites on more of the school and section records.”
Members of the Lady Cougars team include seniors Bouvier, Honan and Devin Gosselin; juniors Laflesh, Smith and Christina Tomah; sophomores Ellen Reed and Brianna Smith; freshmen Cartier, Samantha Gallucci, Kelsy Kellison, Maria Lefebvre, Amanda Ondras, Victoria Ruger, Alexis Sample and Adie Steinfeld.
Boys track and field
While the 2012 season was one of rebuilding for the Northeastern Clinton boys varsity track and field team, 2013 brings with it experience in the lanes and on the field.
“This year we have plenty of seasoned runners that show great promise,” head coach Nick Trombley said. “Two runners to watch for are Thomas Bedard in the 800 and Rodney Grimshaw in the 400. They both have worked hard thus far in the season and look to break school records. Our team has plenty of throwers, both experienced and new, that have a great deal of talent.”
Along with Bedard and Grimshaw, the Cougars roster will include Spencer Parsons, Ethan Favreau, Richard Gray, Josh Gero, Matt Nigro, Erich Lutz, Wyatt Rivers, Brian Royea, Timothy Bedard, Mathew Orr, Jon Filion, Tyler Bosley, Jake MacDougal, Ryan Parent, Austin Gonyo, Eli Matton, Anthony Piche, Avery Trombley, Chris Boyse, Colby Provost and Ryan Brink.
The Northeastern Clinton varsity golf team will return experienced players that will take each on the six starting positions in 2013.
“Our team has experience in all starting positions,” coach Matt Fredette said. “I didn’t lose any starters to graduation. The players I have on the team have a great deal of competitive experience. Nolan Reid should be my number one player and he has qualified for the state tournament the past two years. The strength of the lineup will be its depth.”
Fredette said that there could be competition at the back end of the lineup which could include newcomers Chad Littlefield and Nicholas Palmer.
“I am hopeful that some players who did not start last year will improve their play and complete our starting lineup,” he said.
The Cougars roster includes seniors Reid, Allie Cartier, Alex Duffy, Dylan Gooley, Zachary Guay, and Cody Young; juniors Rachel Arless, Curtis Bosley, Joel Herzog, Chris Kokes, Jordan LaMere, Nicholas Palmer, Christina Paola, John Pelkey and Joey Robert; sophomores Jason Belrose, Hailey Hall, Jacob LaFountain, Chad Littlefield, and Cole Pinsonneault; freshmen Justin LaPan and Matt Snide; eighth grader Travis Littlefield and seventh graders Anthony Barcomb, Cole Dibernardo, Ryley Duffy and Zachory Harriman.
Monday, April 15.... at Saranac Lake
Wednesday, April 17.... v. Plattsburgh High
Friday, April 19.... v. Beekmantown
Monday, April 22.... bye
Wednesday, April 24.... v. Moriah
Friday, April 26.... at Peru
Tuesday, April 30.... v. Ticonderoga
Thursday, May 2.... v. Saranac
Saturday, May 4.... at Lake Placid
Tuesday, May 7.... v. Saranac Lake
Wednesday, May 9.... v. Northern Adirondack
Saturday, May 11.... at Plattsburgh High
Tuesday, May 14.... at AuSable Valley
Thursday, May 16.... at Beekmantown
Saturday, May 18.... v. Peru
Monday, May 20.... at Saranac
Tuesday, April 16.... v. Saranac Lake
Thursday, April 18.... at Plattsburgh High
Saturday, April 20.... at Beekmantown
Tuesday, April 23.... bye
Thursday, April 25.... at Moriah
Saturday, April 27.... v. Peru
Monday, April 29.... at Ticonderoga
Wednesday, May 1.... at Saranac
Friday, May 3.... v. Lake Placid
Monday, May 6.... at Saranac Lake
Wednesday, May 8.... at Northern Adirondack
Friday, May 10.... v. Plattsburgh High
Monday, May 13.... v. AuSable Valley
Wednesday, May 15.... v. Beekmantown
Friday, May 17.... at Peru
Monday, May 20.... v. Saranac
NCCS Track and Field
Saturday, April 20.... Division I Pre-Season at LPCS, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23.... at Saranac Lake
Tuesday, April 30.... v. Plattsburgh High
Thursday, May 2.... v. Lake Placid
Tuesday, May 7.... v. Beekmantown
Thursday, May 9.... bye
Tuesday, May 14.... at Peru
Thursday, May 16.... v. AuSable Valley
Monday, May 20.... v. Saranac
Saturday, May 25.... Sectionals at PHS
Friday, May 31.... State qualifiers at AVCS
Wednesday, April 24.... v. Lake Placid
Friday, April 26.... at Saranac
Monday, April 29.... v. Peru
Wednesday, May 1.... at AuSable Valley
Monday, May 6.... at Plattsburgh High
Wednesday, May 8.... v. Seton Catholic
Monday, May 13.... bye
Wednesday, May 15.... at Northern Adirondack
Monday, May 20.... at Beekmantown
Tuesday, April 23.... at Plattsburgh High
Thursday, April 25.... v. Saranac Lake
Monday, April 29.... bye
Wednesday, May 1.... at Saranac
Friday, May 3.... v. Beekmantown
Monday, May 6.... at Moriah
Wednesday, May 8.... v. Peru
Friday, May 10.... v. Ticonderoga
Monday, May 13.... at AuSable Valley
Wednesday, May 15.... at Lake Placid
Friday, May 17.... v. Seton Catholic
Thursday, May 23.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn
Friday, May 24.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn