The INDIAN RANCH Athlete of the Week is Shepherd Hill senior softball pitcher Molly Covil for her efforts against SWCL rival Oxford last Friday.
Covill pitched a four hitter against the Pirates in a home contest in Dudley. She struck out the side in the fourth inning and had eight strikeouts in a complete game as she led the Rams to a 5-1 victory. Congratulations to Molly and her Ram teammates who head into vacation week at 2-1.
The undefeated 4-0 Oxford Pirate baseball team was also on the Ram campus last Friday, but the Division one Shepherd Hill Rams knocked the Pirates from the unbeaten ranks by a 11-7 score. Oxford fell to 4-1 while Shepherd Hill heads into vacation week at 2-1. Shepherd Hill pitcher Adam Darling showed a lot of guts on the mound and battled his way to a win for the Rams. Shepherd Hill scored 8 runs in the second inning as their bats came alive for numerous extra base hits.
For Shepherd Hill, it was a good tune-up for the vacation week tournament in Hudson where the Rams will face Division 3 West Boylston in the opening round.
Speaking of Tournaments, Bay Path is on the Cape for an overnight vacation week tournament. The Minutemen have raised their own funds to travel and pay for the accomadations for their overnight stay on Cape Cod. They face South Shore Tech in the opening round.
Finally, and more to come on this next week, Bay Path football coach Al Dhembe will finally be inducted into the Massachusetts High School Hall of Fame on April 29. The ceremony will be in Randolph and the details will be in this space next week. Dhembe amassed 209 wins at Bay Path and his teams participated in nine Super Bowls. You can add a boat load of conference championships, and his teams could have won every sportsmanship award every year that Dhembe coached. I am not amazed at Dhembe’s coaching resume because he built the program at Bay Path with such a solid foundation. Work ethic, determination, pride, humility are the intangibles that are laid at the players’ feet before they hit the field. Once they get on the field, it’s fundamentals. Blocking and tackling and repetition until the players can do everything in their sleep.
Congrats Al, you deserve the kitchen sink on April 29.
INDIAN RANCH ATHLETE OF THE WEEK.
1. Bartlett’s Luis Caro.
2. Shepherd Hill’s Molly Covill.
- Wednesday, 18 April 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Peter Coyle