Thursday, July 19, 2012
This Assabet junior is busy honing her softball skills this summer.
Name: Jen Casavant Graduating Class: 2014 Team: Assabet Valley Girls Varsity Softball Casavant has this to say about the sport, "I love how intense it can be and how things can change in the matter of a second." Stats: For the spring season, Casavant had a batting average of .581. What’s next: She is spending the summer playing softball with Acton-Boxborough Lightning 18U and preparing for volleyball in the fall. Highlight: Casavant recalls going 3 for 4 (hits for times up at bat) when playing against Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School this past season. "It is always a tough game against them and I had a good day at the plate."
Thursday, July 5, 2012
This member of the Marlborough High School Class of 2012 has even taken her talents on the road.
Name: Vanessa Pascal Graduating Class: 2012 Team: Marlborough High School Varsity Softball and Marlborough High School Varsity Volleyball Pascal has played softball for Marlborough Girls Softball and for Marlborough High School since she was 13, beginning the sport with a year of t-ball and five years of baseball under her belt. Softball is not the only sport that has caught Pascal's attention. “I started volleyball as an eighth grader at Marlborough High. I also played basketball for them from eighth through 10th grades.” In 2010, Pascal began softball tournament play. In August 2011, she won the Home Run Derby in Myrtle Beach, SC, with then-club team EMass Panthers. Currently, she is playing for Mass Destruction and Twin Valley…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Marlborough High School Class of 2012's valedictorian talks about what makes track special to her.
Name: Taylor Fearing Graduating Class: 2012 Team: Marlborough Girls Varsity Outdoor Track Fearing began doing track when the program had just started. She was in middle school at the time. “I was drawn to the throwing events partly because my dad was a thrower in high school and college,” said Fearing, “so I threw the discus and shot put. I'm pretty sure I still have the middle school discus record!” "Unlike many other team sports offered in high school, track allows you to directly compare your performances and progress from meet to meet," Fearing said, "While track is still very much a team sport, the individual-centered events such as throwing helps you to track your improvement throughout the entire season easily." Stats: Fearing’s …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The recent Marlborough High graduate believes that the key to a successful season is training hard and staying focused.
Name: Alexa Fearing Graduating Class: 2012 Team: Marlborough Girls Varsity Indoor and Girls Varsity Outdoor Track "My favorite thing about track is the individual aspect of the sport," said Fearing, "Being able to take full accountability for how well you perform is so much different from other sports. In track, the athlete has total control over how well they do. I enjoy knowing that the hard work that I put in will be directly reflected in my performance." Fearing joined the Marlborough High track program when she was in eighth grade. She is also a member of the 2011 Division 2 Girls Volleyball Team . Stats: Fearing’s personal record for indoor shot put is 36 ft 11.5 in which is also the school record. Her best outdoor shot put distance…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Marisa Giglio, Marlborough High Class of 2012, has excelled in softball this season.
Editor's Note: Marisa Giglio was nominated as Athlete of the Week for her performance on and off the field. Her nominator wrote to us: "Marisa Giglio, 2012, is 10th in batting in MidWach B softball at Marlborough High. She is a leader in RBIs as well. This week (last week) she was a Boston Globe High Five recipient. She is also a stand-out field hockey player and plays ice hockey. She is a two-sport team captain and a leader in school as well. ... She volunteers and is an overall well-rounded girl." Name/School: Marisa Giglio, Marlborough High, Class of 2012 Teams/positions: Field hockey (right link), softball (centerfield) and girls' ice hockey (right wing). What do you like about each of the sports you play? Which is your favorite?: I …
Friday, May 25, 2012
This Marlborough High School junior became passionate about baseball after playing just one game.
Name: Mike Yates Graduating Class: 2013 Team: Marlborough Panthers Varsity Baseball "I love pitching because I feel like I'm in control of the game," Yates explained, "I also love hitting because when I was growing up my best trait was hitting until my pitching improved." Yates started playing baseball when he was a preschooler, about 3 or 4 years old. "My cousins needed a player so I played that game and after it I just got hooked to baseball. I wanted to play everyday and my parents practiced with me all the time." Stats: Yates, thus far this season, has a 4-2 win-loss pitching record with a 1.51 earned run average (ERA) and 40 strikeouts. His batting average is .360. What's next: In the summer, Yates is attending the Bay State Games and…
Monday, May 21, 2012
This Marlborough High School junior has been running track since eighth grade.
Name: Anna McCabe Graduating Class: 2013 Team: Marlborough Girls Varsity Outdoor Track "The thing I love most about track is the competitiveness," said McCabe, "When workouts get hard and I feel tired, I think about the races coming up and how each time I run, I have the chance to beat other really good athletes and personal records." Stats: "The 4x100 [meter] relay team that I was a part of holds the school record at 51.35 seconds," McCabe explained, "My personal bests are 15'7" in long jump, 33'8" in triple jump, 13.0 seconds in the 100 meter [dash], 26.7 seconds in the 200 meter and 61.2 seconds in the 400 meter." McCabe is tied for the school record in the 100 meter dash. What's next: "I have the league and district championships …
Friday, May 4, 2012
This Marlborough High School senior sports a perfect tennis record.
Name: Yuuki Sato Graduating Class: 2012 Team: Marlborough Boys Varsity Tennis Sato said that his mother used to make him play tennis when he was younger and he started competing in the sport in 2008 when he was an eighth grader. “Other than the fact that my serves never go in, I deeply enjoy playing tennis,” Sato shared. When asked what he loved most about the sport, he said, “If I had to pick something, definitely, (it would be) the joy of ripping a winner shot down the alley. Feels way too good.” Stats: Sato remains undefeated with a 7-0 record in third singles. The team’s record is 5-2. What's next: Sato said that he “can’t wait” to start college in the fall at Northeastern University and major in mechanical engineering. “I will …