Doc’s Dugout: Home Run Baseball League — Week One

 

By David “Doc” Walker

The opening week of the Home Run Baseball League consisted of the following games:
Coleman's 11, Tuckerman's 1; Tamworth 8, Delaney's 1; Tamworth 8, Tuckerman's 3; and Coleman's v Delaney’s, canceled by rain.

Coleman's 11, Tuckerman's 1 — Harrison Keeler was strong on the mound and catcher Dom Jones went 3-3 with a home run.

Coleman's: Keeler (2), Barrows (2); and Jones. Tuckerman's: Wilson (2), Copano (1), Croteau (1); and Miner
                      
Tamworth 8, Delaneys 1 — Zach Smith went the distance for the Tamworth Outing Club with Riley Fletcher and Dylan West with 2 hits apiece, highlighted by Fletcher's triple.  

Nate Holliday also tripled for Delaney’s.  
   
Tamworth: Smith (7); and Brooks. Delaney's: Rohrbaugh (4), Ahlgren (3); and Paro

Tamworth 8, Tuckerman's 3 — Devin Nordlund went the distance for Tamworth, while Brady King went 3-3; and Dylan West and Riley Fletcher were both 2-3

Brandon Copano homered for Tuckerman's as well as did a fine job on the mound.
            
Tamworth: Nordlund (7); and Brooks.  Tuckerman’s: Copano (5), Wilson (2); and Wilson and Croteau.

Standings as of Week One:
Tamworth Outing Club           2-0
AJ Coleman and Son            1-0
Delaney's Hole in the Wall    0-1
Tuckerman's Tavern               0-2

This week's games (all at 6 p.m.) — Tuesday (July 18): Coleman's vs TOC at K.A. Brett School; and  Delaney's vs Tuckerman's at Kennett High School.
 
Thursday (July 20): TOC vs Delaneys at the Brett School; and Coleman’s vs Tuckerman's at Kennett High.

The newly formed Home Run Baseball League is for players aged 13-16.

Team sponsors are AJ Coleman and Sons; The Tamworth Outing Club; Delaney's Hole in the Wall; and Tuckerman's Restaurant and Tavern.

The season will end with playoffs on Saturday and Sunday,  Aug. 12-13.

 

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Meet the Athletes — Sean Maloney

 

CONWAY — As a junior at Kennett High School, Sean Maloney had a sensational winter on snow. Not only did earn a spot on the 2017 Eastern Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Junior National Team, but he also helped the Eagles win the state and national championship in ski jumping. He won the state/national title as the top individual jumper. Sean also qualified for the Meet of Champions in alpine skiing based on a top 10 performance in the Division II Championships. He's looking forward to the 2017-18 season.

Age: 17.

Family: Mom: Erin, Dad: Patrick, Sister: Sharon.

Hometown: Marblehead, Mass.

Grade: Junior.

Sports you play at KHS: Alpine ski racing, baseball, Ski jumping and Mountain biking.

How long have you been playing: Alpine, 10 years; baseball 13 years; ski jumping 3 years; and mountain biking 3 years.

What was your favorite high school sports moment:

“Becoming the high school ski jumping national champion on my home hill in front of the home crowd.”

What's your goal for the future:

“To jump a K120 meter ski jump.”

Pre-game rituals:

“Stretching and listing to music.”

Favorite food: “Pasta.”

Favorite movies: “Forest Gump.”

Favorite television show: “American Dad.”  

Favorite athlete: “Peter Prevc.”

Favorite sports team: “Boston Red Sox.”

Favorite subject: “History.”

Advice for future Eagles: “Set a goal, and work towards it, Be determined to reaching that goal.”

Future plans: “To continue training in Lake Placid this summer to lead the Kennett ski jumping team to another national championship title.”

If you could meet any person in the world who would you like to meet? “Peter Prevc, a ski jumper from Slovenia.”

 

Badger and Synnott get Rocco scholarships

CONWAY — The Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club has selected Nina Badger and Will Synnott as this year's recipients of the Rocco Foundation Scholarship. The two Jackson residents each receive scholarships of $250.

According to the club's website, the Rocco Foundation Scholarship "is given to graduating seniors in honor of Anthony 'Tony' Rocco. During the several decades Tony lived in the valley, he was always devoted to his family, community and youth sports. Over that time, he and his family became a significant part of the MWV Soccer Club: his son Zach played soccer, Tony became a coach and his wife Cheryl served for many years on the board as treasurer. Tony loved his community and gave back by bringing people together. As a lifelong athlete, he, too, enjoyed many recreational activities including playing soccer. The MWV Soccer Club presents this award each spring to two college bound club players who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the club over several years."

One female and one male recipient are selected each spring.

Badger, who will take a year off to attend school in Belgium, plans to attend Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in the fall of 2018.

Synnott plans to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover this fall.

 

Meet the Athletes — Dennis Morgan

CONWAY — Dennis Morgan, a recent graduate of Kennett High School, was named an Academic All America in lacrosse, one of nine named in the Granite State this spring. Dennis also had a sensational winter on snow. Not only did earn a spot on the 2017 Eastern Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Junior National Team, but he also helped the Eagles win the state and national championship in ski jumping. Morgan also won the state skimeister title, which is awarded to the top skier from alpine, cross-country skiing and ski jumping.

Age: 18.

Family: Dennis (Dad), Susan (Mom), Sean (Brother, 12 years old)

Hometown: Center Conway.

Grade: Senior.

Sports you play at KHS: Mountain biking, alpine racing, Nordic racing, ski jumping and lacrosse

How long have you been playing: Mountain biking since I was 6. Alpine racing since I was 8. Nordic racing since I was 12. Ski jumping since I was 14. Lacrosse since I was 9.

What was your favorite high school sports moment:

"Winning the high school ski jumping national championships in front of the hometown crowd."

What's your goal for the future:

"Return to Jr. Nationals in 2018 and improve upon my results from this year."

Pre-game rituals:

"Not exactly pre-game, but when I'm on the bar before I jump I always take a breath to focus."

Favorite food: "Pancakes with Vermont Maple Syrup."

Favorite movies: "Miracle on Ice."

Favorite television show: "Survivor."

Favorite athlete: "Sarah Hendrickson."

Favorite sports team: "USA Nordic."

Favorite subject: "Statistics."

Advice for future Eagles: "Seriously consider ski jumping in high school. You'll make so many great memories and make a bunch of great friends. And you may discover a passion like Sean Maloney and I have. And if you're parents tell you it's too dangerous, tell them it's the second safest sport on snow behind cross-country skiing."

Future plans: "I am attending college at the University of Utah in the fall and will be studying biomedical engineering. I will continue to jump with the Park City Nordic Ski Club. Hopefully, I will return to JN's in 2018."

If you could meet any person in the world who would you like to meet?
"Barack Obama."