The Chazy Lady Eagles girls varsity softball team will look to improve on their 4-11 record from a year ago while welcoming several new players to the team.
“Half of our team is new to varsity,” head coach Liz Garrand said. “Our field will look very different as players will be in new positions that best suit the teams needs and individual strengths.
Garrand said that she thinks the team has come together well and will continue to improve throughout the year.
“We have veteran players who are motivated and rookies who are eager to excel,” Garrand said. “This team is showing its chemistry to be one of its strong points, and we hope to make that show on the field.”
Returning to the Eagles roster are seniors Megan Reynolds and Michaela Cahoon; juniors Brianna Rotella, Paige Garnot and Amber Polomsky; and sophomore Paige Barcomb.
Newcomers include senior Alexis Guay; sophomores Brittany Nestle, Kallie McGrath, Skyler Thomas and Zina Peete; and eighth graders Bailey Pepper and Taylor Laurin.
The Chazy varsity boys baseball team is looking to return to the top of the Class D mountain two years after capturing the sectional title.
“We return a very experienced team in 2013, which will include five-year varsity starter Nathan Reynolds along with our number one pitcher Kyle Bisonette,” head coach Brian Norcross said. “We also return veteran infielders Craig Botten, and Hayden Guay. Other returning starters are Jacob Kennedy, Alec LaPierre and Justin Roy. Our goal is to compete for a sectional title in the 2013 season, which we feel is a very realistic goal for our club. We need good quality starts from our pitchers.”
Norcross said he felt the team will be a threat from each position in the batting order.
“Our team strength is that we have a solid 1-9 lineup where each spot in the order will produce for us this season,” he said.