The Northeastern Clinton varsity boys baseball team will bring an experienced team to the field in 2013, including at the key position on the mound.
“Expectations are good for this season with eight returning players and three returning pitchers in Marcus LeFebvre, Mason Letourneau and Alex Lamberton,” head coach Jerry Davison said. “Having depth on the mound really helps with a 15-game schedule in five weeks time,” Davison said. “If we are going to compete for the top spot, we need to make improvements in a few areas, but this team could be fun to watch and successful if they continue to work.”
Returning players to the Cougars include seniors Lamberton, LeFebvre Jacob Jennett, Kyle McCarthy and Josh Rabideau; along with juniors Letourneau, Reece Tucker and Garrett Begore.
Newcomers to the squad include seniors Kevin Sousa and Chris Juhasz along with juniors Austin Forkey, Tanner Magoon, Aaron Mesick and Brent Stein.
Girls track and field
Where the Northeastern Clinton varsity girls track and field team may lack in numbers, they more than make up for in state and Division I level talent.
“We have three returning players that have been to the New York State Track and Field meet in past years,” head coach Ann Lynch said. “Senior Mallory Honan, who will be going to UVM on an athletic and academic scholarship, has been to the State Track and Field meet every year since she was in eighth grade. Last year she placed fifth in 100 hurdles and third in long jump clinching the section record.
“Senior Celine Bouvier attended in 2011 for high jump and the 4x4 relay,” Lynch added. “Junior Samantha Smith was also a leg of the 2011 relay and will be a contender in the league this year in the distance events.”
Lynch said that there will be several other athletes to watch as the 2013 season progresses.