BUHS baseball team has speed, talent
BRATTLEBORO — Chris Groeger will be giving the green light to his players again this spring, hoping that stolen bases will lead to runs and eventually a second straight Division 1 Final 4 appearance.
"You're not going to see the power we had last year, but we have a lot of speed. When we get on base, we're going to be running," said the Brattleboro Union High School varsity baseball coach.
Jeremy Rounds, Tyler Millerick, Chris Frost and Kris Carroll can all fly.
"We have seven seniors, so we bring back a lot of people, but the four guys we lost were huge," mentioned Groeger. "Our team goal is always the same, we want to compete for a championship."
Adam Newton, who throws with decent velocity and also has a good curve ball according to his coach, will be the ace of the Brattleboro pitching staff. Brenden Gilbeau and Rounds are the team's other top hurlers.
"Gilbeau's best pitch is his breaking ball," noted the BUHS skipper. "Rounds pitched very well for the Legion team last summer."
The Colonels, who will open up on Wednesday at Bellows Falls, will be counting on a catcher and middle infielder to lead the way at the plate.
"I'm looking for big things from Carroll and Millerick," Groeger commented. "Carroll has both power and speed. He was an All MVL player last year. Millerick is a base hit guy and he also has speed."
Brattleboro roster: Coach — Chris Groeger. Players — Hunter Beebe, Kris Carroll, Shane Cyr, Evan Finnell, Chris Frost, Brenden Gilbeau, Alex Kendall, Adam Newton, Tyler Millerick, Jack Price, Jeremy Rounds.
April 10 — at Bellows Falls, 4:30 p.m.
April 16 — host Fair Haven, 4 p.m.
April 18 — host Mount Anthony Union, 4 p.m.
April 20 — at Saint Johnsbury, 11 a.m.
April 23 — host Hartford, 5 p.m.
April 25 — at Springfield, 4:30 p.m.
April 27 — at Mount Anthony Union, 11 a.m.
April 29 — host Mill River, 5 p.m.
May 1 — at Hartford, 7 p.m.
May 3 — at Burr and Burton, 4:30 p.m.
May 6 — host Rutland, 5 p.m.
May 9 — host Keene, 7 p.m.
May 14 — at Windsor, 4:30 p.m.
May 17 — host Otter Valley, 5 p.m.
May 21 — host Burr and Burton, 5 p.m.
May 25 — at Rutland, 11 a.m.
HINSDALE, N.H. — Terry Bonnette, who has guided the Hinsdale girls basketball team to back-to-back state finals, has taken over as the school's varsity softball coach.
"We will be looking for Angelina (Nardolillo) to have a good year on the mound. She will have to mix her pitches and speeds to keep hitters off balance and keep us in the game," stated Bonnette. "Kelsi Clement is our big hitter and we are looking for her along with others to have a great year."
The Pacers, who managed just four wins last season, will host Wilton in Monday's season opener at 4 p.m.
"We will need to play great defense and get some timely hitting to keep us in every game. It's going to take time to see where everyone will fit, but I am expecting good things," Bonnette said.
Nardolillo, who dominated on the court over the winter, had a 3-for-4 day with two runs batted in during a game against Nute late in her freshman year. During a doubleheader with Pittsfield, returnees Kristin Davis and Delaney Wilcox provided the power — knocking in four and three runs, respectively.
Hinsdale roster: Kelsi Clement, Sydney Martelle, Shelby Martelle, Breonna Lavasseur, Sophia Miller, Hannah Lynch, Kristin Davis, Delaney Wilcox, Angelina Nardolillo, Olivia Pangelinan, Brianne Gaffney, Malee Barcomb.
April 8 — host Wilton, 4 p.m.
April 10 — host Sunapee, 4:30 p.m.
April 12 — at Portsmouth Christian, 4 p.m.
April 15 — at Derryfield, 4:30 p.m.
April 23 — at Wilton, 4 p.m.
April 27 — host Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
April 30 — host Derryfield, 4 p.m.
May 1 — at Hillsboro-Deering, 4 p.m.
May 4 — at Epping, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
May 6 — at Sunapee, 4 p.m.
May 7 — at Farmington, 4 p.m.
May 10 — host Farmington, 4 p.m.
May 13 — host Hillsboro-Deering, 4 p.m.
May 20 — host Portsmouth Christian, 4 p.m.
HINSDALE, N.H. — The Hinsdale track and field team will debut at Kearsarge Regional High School on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
"Our top athletes to watch are Margaret St. John in the distance events and Danny Roberts in the mid distance events," Hinsdale coach Glenn Hammett pointed out.
St. John placed ninth in the 3200 at the 2018 Division 3 state meet, with a time of 12:41. Roberts took seventh in the 800 that same day, finishing in 2:08.
Hinsdale roster: Coach — Glenn Hammett. Girls Team — Margaret St. John (captain), Juliana Yialiades (captain), Erica Girroir, Kailyn Fleury, Shiane Davis, Megan Roberts. Boys Team — Daniel Roberts (captain), Calvin Atkins (captain), Trevor Hobbs, Steven Parkinson, Prince Bhebe, Trevor Parkinson, Steven Bruns, Matthew St. John.
April 9 — at Kearsarge, 4 p.m.
April 16 — at Stevens (Girls Meet), 4 p.m.
April 20 — at Winnisquam, 10 a.m.
April 26 — at Brattleboro, 4 p.m.
May 3 — at Fall Mountain (Junior/Senior Meet), 4 p.m.
May 4 — at Mascenic, 10 a.m.
May 7 — at Springfield (CVC Prelims), 3 p.m.
May 11 — at Hanover, 9 a.m.
May 18 — at Conant, 10 a.m.
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