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By Abby Laughlin
The EL Spartans hosted the Ted Dutkiewicz Memorial “Duck" Races today. Hundreds of runners from 14 high schools competed in six races throughout the morning. East Longmeadow Lady Spartans Caroline McKinnon and Jessica Fritz medaled in the JV race. The boys JV race was dominated by the Spartans who took places one through four to secure the team victory. Mike Hampton was the overall winner in the JV race.
In the Divison I Varsity girl’s race, Agawam’s Megan Dustin broke the meet and course records by over a minute easily taking first place. The Lady Spartans had an impressive showing with Abby Laughlin, Abby Rate, Caralyn Sirard, Kay Laughlin and Jocelyn Mailloux all medaling. The final race of the day, boy’s Division I Varsity race, was won by Jack Moynihan. Together with his six teammates – Nick Brown, Colin Sirard, Ricky Holden, Mike Holman, Giacomo Cabrera & Arnab Sarker , the Spartans were the team winner and enjoyed a victory lap around their home track.
John Williams had 2 hits, and Matt Indomenico doubled in the varsity fall baseball game today between East Longmeadow and Cathedral. Matt scored the only Spartan run. Jake Wilson, Ben Bonavita, and Matt Barrett had base hits as well today.
Matt B, Jared Mack, Andrew Ayala, and Christian Romero pitched well.
East Longmeadow's Pioneer Valley U12 Boys soccer team improved their record to 2-3-1 this past weekend with a victory over W. Springfield. In that game Luke scored 2 goals and Jack aka " Hollywood " netted his first ever PV goal and they are still in the hunt for a playoff spot....
The Ted Dutkiewicz Memorial Races take place tomorrow morning at ELHS. There are 337 athletes coming to run from lots of different schools. Here is a sample: Agawam, Cathedral, Chicopee, Comp, Franklin Tech, Frontier, Greenfield, Holyoke Catholic, Holyoke, Mohawk, Southwick and Central. Palmer is also on the docket.
Rumor has it that Mr. Byrne is cooking the hamburgers again this year, so come cheer on the Spartan runners and enjoy some food at the snack shack.
By Tom Cronin
By Abby Laughlin
Yesterday, the East Longmeadow Lady Spartans defeated the West Side terriers 27-28 in one of the closest races in EL cross country history. Taking places one and two, Abby Laughlin and Abby Rate led the pack, running 19:23 and 19:31 respectively. Tori Evans placed sixth overall, setting a personal record on her home course (20:11). Following closely behind, freshman Kay Laughlin took eighth overall and freshman Jocelyn Mailloux took tenth. Meg Byrne and Jessica Fritz rounded out the Spartan's top seven. With eight newcomers and only five returners on the team, the Spartans are showing extreme potential early in the season. Although the team is extremely young, Coach Budd believes that the team has the determination and capability to be one of the best teams in EL girls cross country history. On Saturday, East Longmeadow will be hosting the Ted Dutkiewicz races at ELHS. The team will take on some of the best competition in Western Mass. Come out to the track on Saturday to support your Spartan runners.
On Sat. Sept. 27th there will be a meeting at the East Longmeadow Recreation Center at 10:00 AM to elect a East Longmeadow Tennis Board, and to form the bylaws for the group. All residents supporting tennis are urged to attend this meeting as it will define what direction tennis will take in our town. All East Longmeadow residents over 18 years are eligible to be on the board as well as vote for nominated members – this includes all our High School Alumni. If you are not able to make it to the meeting you can send your thoughts and suggestions to be considered at the meeting, as well as any nominations for board members to the Recreation Dept. Colin Drury at firstname.lastname@example.org For all current East Longmeadow tennis information go to ELTennis.org