Some quick notes on the early part of the spring season.
Coach Henry Phelan’s Bromfield girls track team is off to a 3-0 start. Many of the girls on the team have already racked up state championships in the fall in cross country, and in the winter in indoor track. I wouldn’t bet against them making it a hat trick. In the wins over Sutton and West Boylston, Bromfield won every running event from the 100 meters to the two mile, including both relays. Truly a remarkable bunch.
I have seen the Groton-Dunstable baseball team play three times so far and they have really been fun to watch. They are doing all the little things well and seem to have a lot of pieces that fit well together. I really like the leadership on the team, and also the job that coach Matt LeBlanc is doing. In the games I have watched, everyone is chipping in, and that is a great sign. There is a buzz surrounding the team.
Coach Rich Murphy’s North Middlesex girls lacrosse team is skilled and talented and is off to a great start. They have a lot of speed and athleticism and are going to be a factor in Central Massachusetts this season.
Coach Jamie Lamoreaux’s Ayer boys track team is off to a strong 4-0 start and has a lot of weapons, including Crawford Kilpatrick, who has returned and adds a great athlete. D.J. Trinque and Charlie Jones are two other Panthers who have been piling up points.
Julie Scunziano has been sensational in the shot put and discus for the Ayer girls track team, who have won three and tied one in their first four meets. Taeler Connor is also having a great season for the Lady Panthers.
Invitations for the upcoming Nashoba Publishing Sports Night have started to go out. The event is planned for May 25 at the Bull Run, and the best local teams and student-athletes will be honored. It is rapidly becoming one of my favorite days of the year.
We started our fantasy baseball season last week and my team was so bad I’m expecting a phone call from George Bush telling me what a good job I’ve done. I for one am hoping that the Rocket decides to play, because I drafted him.
I still think the Red Sox will regret trading Bronson Arroyo for Wily Mo Pena. Pena can hit the ball a mile, but I can’t figure this trade out.
I am in the home stretch in the Losing to Win, and have just 12 days left. I really appreciate the way everyone has come through and the pledges that have been made. If you pledged you will be contacted with the final total, and right now it is minus 36, with the goal being minus 40. Thanks for your support.