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 Chazy
Wednesday, April 17.... v. Crown Point
Friday, April 19.... v. Johnsburg
Monday, April 22.... at Willsboro (softball only)
Wednesday, April 24.... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis
Friday, April 26.... at Keene
Monday, April 29.... at Schroon Lake
Wednesday, May 1.... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake
Friday, May 3.... at Minerva/Newcomb
Monday, May 6.... v. Chazy
Wednesday, May 8.... at Crown Point
Friday, May 10.... bye
Monday, May 13.... v. Willsboro (softball only)
Wednesday, May 15.... at Elizabethtown-Lewis
Friday, May 17.... at Wells
Monday, May 20.... v. Schroon Lake
Monday, April 29.... v. Crown Point
Wednesday, May 1.... at Willsboro
Friday, May 3.... bye
Monday, May 6.... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis
Wednesday, May 8.... v. Schroon Lake
Friday, May 10.... at Crown Point
Monday, May 13.... v. Willsboro
Wednesday, May 15.... bye
Friday, May 17.... at Elizabethtown-Lewis
Monday, May 20.... at Schroon Lake
Thursday, May 23.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn
Friday, May 24.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn
The Westport Lady Eagles varsity softball team will be looking to replace several key players lost to graduation, and head coach Michael “Ike” Tyler feels the team will grow throughout the year.
“We were hit hard by graduation losing four starters and a bunch of our offense from last year as well as our number one pitcher,” Tyler said. “But with our returning players and some promising modified players we look to improve as the year goes on. How quickly the younger players adapt to the faster speed on the varsity level will determine how fast we will be able to compete with some of the better teams in the league.”
Tyler said that the key on the mound will be for the pitchers to be consistent in the strike zone as they throw to one of the top catchers in the region.
“Brendee Russell returns from last year as a first team All League selection as catcher,” Tyler said. “If our pitchers can throw strikes on a consistent basis, we should be able to have some fun this year.”
The Eagles roster includes seniors Rachel Abrahamsen and Charlotte Staats; juniors Felicia Kurth, Megan Sudduth, Emily Rascoe, Russell, Hannah Looby and Sarah Looby; and sophomores Ellie Schwoebel, Sydney Mitchell, Talite Malafu and Keragen Viens. Tyler will be assisted by Brad Rascoe.
The Westport varsity golf team will have five members returning in 2013, along with a core of new golfers that will provide depth in the program.
“We have five returning from last year and six new golfers,” said Paul Mudie, who coaches the team along with Dan McCormick. “It’s a good mix of experience and beginners.”
The Eagles will be led by freshman Anderson Gay, who was a day two sectional competitor last season and hopes to improve this season.
“Juniors Jesse Misarski and Cheyenne White along with freshmen Connor Martin and Ryan Mead provide experience should be very competitive,” Mudie said.
Newcomers to the team include senior Garrett Reynolds, junior Alexis Foote, freshman Austin Harrison and seventh graders Nash Dickerson, Riley Martin and Zach Burgenstock.
The Westport Eagles varsity baseball team will have a fresh look on the mound in 2013.
“We lost all three of our starting pitchers from last year’s team but we begin this year with a new group of pitchers and a positive attitude,” head coach Don Markwica said. “Sam Napper will be getting the nod as one of our starting pitchers. He will be joined in the starting rotation with fellow freshman Dylan Limlaw, who has shown promise in practice.”
Markwica said that the team will be led by a core of five returning players in senior Gabe Schrauf; juniors Ryan Davis, John Doyle and Tyrell Tryon along with Napper will form the core of our team.
“Gabe has shown great leadership this year, Markwica said. “On offense and defense we will count heavily on our core five. Our goal this year is to improve ourselves in all aspects of the game and if we can continue to do that then I believe we will be competitive in this league. The keys to our success this year will be how well we play fundamental baseball and how well our pitching and defense holds up.”
The Eagles roster is rounded out by junior Lloyd Staats, sophomores Aaron Schrauf and Donald Westercamp; and freshmen Thomas Mero, Briar Christian and James Morricette.