EKMW Track and Field
Saturday, April 20.... Division II Pre-Season at LPCS, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23.... v. Seton Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30.... at AuSable Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2.... at Saranac, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 9.... v. Plattsburgh High, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14.... at Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16.... at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, May 20.... at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 25.... Sectionals at PHS
Friday, May 31.... State qualifiers at AVCS
Monday, April 15.... at Johnsburg
Wednesday, April 17.... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake
Friday, April 19.... at Schroon Lake
Monday, April 22.... at Wells
Wednesday, April 24.... bye
Friday, April 26.... v. Westport
Monday, April 29.... v. Minerva/Newcomb
Wednesday, May 1.... at Crown Point
Friday, May 3.... v. Willsboro (softball only)
Monday, May 6.... v. Johnsburg
Wednesday, May 8.... at Indian Lake/Long Lake
Friday, May 10.... at Elizabethtown-Lewis
Monday, May 13.... v. Wells
Wednesday, May 15.... bye
Friday, May 17.... v. Chazy
Monday, May 20.... at Minerva/Newcomb
The revival of the Keene varsity boys athletic program continues this spring as the Beavers will field their first solo varsity baseball squad in four years.
Keene, which played for two years as members of the merged “Beagles” along with Westport, did not field a team or join with the Eagles in 2012 but will field its own roster for the new season.
Members of the team include juniors Gabe Warner, SeokJae Hong and Maxx Sturges; sophomores Jesse Summo, Warren Ashe, Inigo Azcona, Austin Brown, Brandon Dumas, Joshua Haberle, Harrison Joannette and Colton Venner; and freshmen Caden Belisle, Justin Haverlick and Timothy Montez.
“We have a team of athletic boys,” head coach Fred Hooper said. “We hopefully will have a steep learning curve as most of the team has a little experience from the modified level. It is hard to put any pressure on this team as they have no varsity experience at all. They are excited and hopefully we can score some runs to go with a defense that appears to be pretty solid.”
Hooper said that they will look to find some experience for a young core of pitchers over the season.
The Keene varsity softball team will have the bats, but are looking to their gloves to solidify what they hope is a competitive team in Class D for 2013.
“Despite our ability to hit for power and generate offense, we will be rebuilding defensively this season,” head coach Darrin Seeley said. “We lost six great players from last season, including both of our starting pitchers from last year. We expect great things from Taylor and Tucker Geiger, Megan Hall and Hannah McCabe.”
Seeley said that the team is excited to start the season and is happy to have five new faces on the team, “including our two secret weapons — Louiza Parolin and Chloe Hoa Dinh.”
Returning players include seniors Kari LeClair, Hall, McCabe and Alex Dumas; junior Tucker Geiger, and sophomores Taylor Geiger and Rachelle Goff.
Newcomers include senior Hoa Dinh, junior Parolin and freshmen CiCi Ashe, Grace Sturges and Vanessa Null.