By Rob Potter
ROSCOE On Thursday evening, Roscoe Central School administrators, board of education members and staff members honored the athletes, coaches and volunteers who participated in sports during the recently completed spring season.
Team awards were presented to the five RCS teams which competed this spring: boys’ varsity golf, girls’ varsity golf, varsity softball, junior varsity baseball and modified baseball.
Several athletes earned special awards and honors.
Athletic Director Fred Ahart presented senior trophy awards to Clay Banks (boys’ golf), Britni Brookins (softball), Kasse Brock (softball), Brighid Fogarty (softball), David Lake (boys’ golf), Joshua Lawrence (boys’ golf) and Rebecca Welton (girls’ golf).
In addition, Kasse Brock and Kate Papa earned trophies for earning at least 10 varsity letters during their athletic careers at RCS.
Brock was also recognized for being the school’s Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Scholar Athlete for the 2007-2008 academic year.
In his closing remarks, Superintendent Carmine Giangreco fondly recalled his days as a scholastic baseball player and offered some advice to the student-athletes who will be returning to RCS in September.
“You need to get out and play,” he said. “You have a whole summer ahead of you. Go out and enhance your games.
“Go out and play your sport,” he continued. “Learn the sport, enjoy the sport.”
The members of the spring sports teams were as follows:
Boys Varsity Golf (Coach Cheryl Bowers): Clay Banks, Dylan Bowers, Michael Failla, David Lake, Joshua Lawrence, Damien McDoal, Harrison Muller and Seth Wegener
Girls’ Varsity Golf (Coach Rebecca Ackerley, Assistant Coach Lisa Failla): Nicole Ackerley, Samantha Bingay, Alexandra Bishop, Mollie Browne, Martha Fassberger, Ashley McMichael, Samantha Molinari and Rebecca Welton
Varsity Softball (Coach Amanda Davis, Assistant Coach Peter DeVantier): Kasse Brock, Britni Brookins, Kiera Browne, Paige Clancy, Kelly Darbee, Taylor DeVantier, Brighid Fogarty, Catherine Greenthal, Katelyn Horton and Agnes Piatek
Junior Varsity Baseball (Coach Brian Smith, Assistant Coach Daniel Parisi): Nathan Brock, Patrick Buchholz, Randall Closs, Floyd Darbee, Adam Hendrix, Christopher Jaindl, Richard Kiakis, John Lundeen, Ronald Mapes Jr., Nigel Murphy, Torin Murphy and William O’Connor
Modified Baseball (Coach Scott Haberli): Dylan Baker, John Becker, Steven Boynton, Caleb Bowers, William Browne, Evan Chesney, Jesse Huggins, Joseph Keesler, Michael Lundeen, Tyler Melvin and Victor Papa.
In addition, JV baseball scorekeeper Stephanie Ackerley received a service certificate, while Patricia DeVantier and Karen Darbee were recognized for volunteering their time as softball scorekeepers.