Sports 05-21-2015

CHS Roundup

CHS girls track teamcompletes undefeated season, wins CAC title

The Chelsea High girls track team defeated both its opponents, Northeast Regional and Mystic Valley, in a tri-meet last week to finish their season with a perfect 10-0 dual meet record and claim an undisputed championship of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference.

A plethora of Lady Red Devils scored points in the tri-meet in which Chelsea defeated Northeast handily, 100-35, and Mystic Valley by a closer score, 71-63.

Among the highlights for coach Amanda Alpert’s squad were the following performances:

Deysanny Da Silva Martins 5:57.5 in the mile (new school record);

Mariama Kamara 16’-3” in the long jump (breaking her own school record);

Katherine Cabral 61.3 in the 400M (breaking her own school record);

Owliyo Mohamud 61.9 in 400M;

Madeline Ramirez 79.53 in 400M;

Steicy Martins 82.6 in the 400H;

Anna Davies 30.3 in the 200M;

Sara Beqo 2:52.5 in the 800M;

Emely Burgos 2:56.4 in the 800M;

Amy Ocana 3:25.1 in the 800;

Jessica Arbaiza 22’-1” in shot put;

Jazmin Castellon 81’-0” in discus; and

Melanie Nguyen 4’ in the high jump;

This past weekend at State Relays, the 4 x 400 relay team of Kamara, Cabral, Mohamud, and Martine Simon broke the CHS school record and qualified for states with a time of 4:21.

The girls will compete Saturday in the CAC All-League Meet.

CHS boys track team finishes at 9-1

The Chelsea High boys track team defeated Mystic Valley, 104-32, and Northeast Regional, 91-45, in a tri-meet last Thursday. The twin triumphs gave the Red Devils a final record of an outstanding 9-1 dual meet season.

The top performer for Chelsea was Jeffrey Estrada with first places in the 400 hurdles (62.3), the 110 hurdles (16.78), and the triple jump (38’8”) and a second in the long jump (18’3”) for a total of 18 points on the day.

Cris Sanyet was another big winner in the 100 (11.5), 200 (23.18), and long jump 19’10” to contribute 15 points to the Red Devil cause.

Leonardo DeAlmedia won the 400 in a time of 55.9.  Sam Hernandez was a winner in the 800 (2:16.7) and took second in the 400 hurdles (72.3).  Luka Braga won the shot put with a toss of 38’ and was third in the discus with a throw of 84’9″.

David Skolowski won the discus with a spin of 85’9” and Josue Thoesomy was second with a throw of 85’3″.  Ronald Castro took third in the two mile in a time of 11:37.  Lazaro Martinez was second in the 110 hurdles (20.4) and Alex Pedrero was third in a time of 21.65.  Josue Aguiar took second in the 100 (12.0).  Chris Lemus won the mile in a time of 5:17 with Josue Reyes finishing third in 5:29.8.

David Sokolowski took second in the 400 (56.3) and Marcone Correa took third in a time of 57.4.  Adriel Cedano took second in the 200 (24.9) and second in the high jump (5’-0”).

“This caps off a great dual meet season in the Commmonsealth Athletic Conference,” said CH head coach Mark Martineau. “ e did not have the biggest team this year, but every athlete we had was a contributor.  We focused this year on doing things the right way with hard work and dedication being the cornerstones of this team.  This resulted in positive results and a wonderful season.”

Martineau and his squad will compete in the CAC All-League meet Saturday. The State Meet is on tap for the following Saturday.

All are invited to Track & Field Day

Are you a Chelsea High alumnus? Do you work or live in Chelsea? Are you a Middle or High School student?

Then come be a part of the first-ever, community-wide CHELSEA TRACK & FIELD EXTRAVAGANZA!

This fun-filled event is set for Tuesday, May 26th, at 3:30 p.m. at Chelsea High School.

The entry fee is $5/event and $10/relay and is free for Middle School students. All Proceeds will benefit the CHS track program.

Contact Coach Alpert if you would like to participate: [email protected]

Bruins Beat

by Bob Morello

Bruins name Don Sweeney general manager

Boston Bruins President Cam Neely announced that the Bruins have named Don Sweeney as General Manager. “Don Sweeney stood out amongst an incredibly talented group of candidates that we considered for this hire,” said CEO Charlie Jacobs. “He carries a unique and impressive mix of playing experience, front office experience and business acumen. Don has complete understanding of what it means to be a Bruin and we have full confidence in him to steward the organization back to being Stanley Cup contenders year in and year out.”

”Don has excelled in every role he has been in with the Bruins organization and has a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of our hockey operations department,” said Neely. “His commitment and drive to bring a championship caliber team to the Boston fans was evident every step of the way through this search process, and I am confident that his leadership of our hockey operations department will lead to success.”

“I am both excited and humbled for the opportunity to be named the General Manager of the Boston Bruins,” said Sweeney. “I would like to thank the entire Jacobs’ family and specifically Mr. Jacobs and Charlie, as well as, Cam for bestowing the confidence and trust in me to direct this historic franchise in which I have been a part of for 24 years. My family and friends have been extremely supportive throughout the General Manager search process and I certainly want to acknowledge them today to show my heartfelt appreciation. I am fully aware of everyone’s expectations to move the organization forward. The challenges ahead rests with the players, the coaches and the management group to work hard to make the necessary changes to bring the Bruins back to the forefront of contending for the Stanley Cup.”

In his role as General Manager, Sweeney will be in charge of every aspect of the team’s hockey operations. Appointed to his new post, Sweeney becomes the eighth GM in Bruins’ franchise history.  Sweeney, 48, will enter his 10th season in the Bruins’ front office after serving the past six years as Assistant General Manager. He joined the Bruins in 2006 as the team’s Director of Player Development and was named to the position of Director of Hockey Operations in July 2007 before being promoted to Assistant General Manager in September of 2009.

As Assistant GM, Sweeney oversaw the development of the team’s drafted prospects at the AHL, junior hockey, college and European levels in addition to having a supervisory role in the day-to-day operations of the hockey department. His portfolio expanded further in 2014 when he was appointed as General Manager of Boston’s AHL affiliate in Providence where he oversaw all hockey operations for that franchise.

Sweeney organized and ran the team’s first off-season Development Camp in July, 2007, bringing the club’s top prospects to Boston in advance of the main September training camp and will hold the ninth such camp in the summer of 2015.

In his new role, Sweeney will have a host of decisions to make, beginning Day One. He will determine if Claude Julien will continue his residency in Boston, and have the chance to adapt a style that could return this team to the Stanley Cup Finals. Player personnel will be scrutinized, including re-signings (Dougie Hamilton, Carl Soderberg, Matt Bartkowski, and Adam McQuaid, plus moving players, possibly Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly, and decisions regarding a solid backup to Tuukka Rask who suffered this past season with the heavy workload. Adding a sniper or two wouldn’t hurt either, and a #14 pick in the first round of this year’s draft, offers some possibilities.

Some answers may come from a press conference with Jacobs, Neely and Sweeney. held yesterday, as the Record went to press.

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