By Steev Riccardo
Happy New Year sports fans! This week The Central Mass Fall All-stars were announced and the locals were heavily represented with Bartlett three-sport star Nick Kobel leading the list.
CENTRAL MASS FALL ALL-STARS
Nick Kobel of Bartlett and Niko Kittredge of Shepherd Hill were named Central Mass Boys Soccer All-Stars. This was Kobel’s second year in a row named to the squad for his immense soccer skills.
Lauren Barton of Shepherd Hill was named to Central Mass Girl’s Soccer All-Stars. Only a junior, Barton looks to anchor the Rams’ defense next season.
Michelle Williams, of Oxford High School, was named to the Field Hockey all-star team. Lauren Pushys of Oxford and Molly Covill of Shepherd Hill were Honorable Mention All-Stars.
Shepherd Hill Girls Volleyball star Lauren Gorodeckas was Honorable Mention for Central Mass.
Shepherd Hill’s trio of Kevin Leblanc, Anthony Wilga, and Samuel Cooke all received honorable mention in Division 2 Central Mass football. Mile D’Alio of Oxford High was an honorable mention in Division 4. Bartlett’s Arthur Hackenson and Rocco DiStefano were honorable mentions in Division 6.
Of course, in every all-star selection, there are always omissions that make you shake your head. Locally in high school football there were a few glaring ones. DJ Kirby-Thomas from Bartlett had an outstanding year on both sides of the ball and could have easily been an all-star. The same goes for Shepherd Hill running back Cody Peck, who was a key player for the Rams all year, and a case could also be made for Oxford’s Tyler Barrie.
Rocco DiStefano has amassed a long list of records in track and field and football during his four years at Bartlett; just for the record here are some of his many accomplishments:
Track and Field
200 - 23.2 (previously held by Jonathan Lavalley)
50 m dash - 5.7 (previously held by Jake Fowler)?
55 m dash - 6.7 (previously held by Jonathan Lavalley)?
300 m dash - 38.8 (previously held by Jonathan Lavalley)?
4 x 220 - 1:37.39
4x200 mixed team
Longest play from scrimmage school and state records?99 yards in Vs. Nipmuc Regional
Most Career Rushing Yards- 4027 yards
Most Career Touchdowns – 48
Track Meet in Tantasqua Tonight
The Bartlett Indoor Track team is at Tantasqua Regional tonight in a meet that includes David Prouty, Leicester, and Notre Dame. The Bartlett boys’ squad is led by Nikita Truhanovitch and Rocco DiStefano, while the girls’ squad is led by Amy Panczyk and Kellie Powers.
Bartlett Athletic Director Rene Langevin tells us that the search for a new baseball coach at the High School is on. The team has a solid nucleus returning, including co-captains Nick Kobel and Connor McCarthy.
BHS Hall OF Fame
The Bartlett High School Hall of Fame Inductees for 2012 have been chosen and an announcement will be made in the next few weeks. The 2012 class will be honored in October at Thompson Speedway in a semi-formal event.
Upcoming Boys Hoops Schedule
Wednesday January 4 - Oxford at Leicester
Wednesday January 4 - Shepherd Hill at Quabbin
Friday January 6 – Southbridge at Bartlett
Tuesday January 10 - Bartlett at Uxbridge
Tuesday January 10 - Northbridge at Oxford
Tuesday January 10 – Leicester at Shepherd Hill
Until next week, take care Sports fans!
- Monday, 02 January 2012
- Posted in Categories: : View from the Sidelines