Eli Ruiz | Democrat
Mike D’Auria was one of eight underclassmen starting for the Manor baseball team, which after a rough start won four of its final eight games.
Spring sports recap: Livingston Manor
LIVINGSTON MANOR July 2, 2013
Coach: Jeff Loeffler
Season Highlights: 4-4 over the final eight games
Coach’s Comments: “After losing seven seniors, we knew this would be a rebuilding year. We started eight underclassmen; including three freshman. The entire team improved as the year progressed.”
Looking Ahead: “We are going to build upon that late season improvement by working hard in the offseason, as well as preseason with the ultimate goal of getting back to, and winning the state tournament.”
BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD
Coach: Sharon Branning
Record: 3-8 (finished second in the division and third in sectionals).
Season Highlights: Senior Jesse Jurgens shot put best of 41' 6” (2nd in sectionals, Class D) and first in discus (119'5"); Kyle Sherwood, senior, triple jump, 110 high hurtles, 400 hurdles, 4x1 and 4x4 relays; Matt Mcrell shot put and discus (2nd sectionals) and a 117’6” best in discus; Kyle Banks 100, 110 high hurdles and discus; senior Sean Mock pole vault best (9'6"); Matt Janik high jump, long jump (2nd in sectionals with a jump of 18'1", 400 dash time 57.1, 4x1, and 4x4 relays; Demetrius Miranda pole vault (2nd in sectionals with 10' 6" best), 4x1 and 4x4 relays. Brian Eskeridge 100 best 11.7, 200 best 23.8, 4x1 and 4x4 relays.
Looking Ahead: “These were athletes that finished the year. I was happy we finished third with only eight boys. A good bunch will be back next year but we need more than 12 boys to be successful. They worked hard and are enjoyable to coach.”
Coach: Kevin Clifford
Record: 8-9, 3-1 Division
Season Highlights: Division Champions fifth year straight; section champions fourth year straight; regional finalist.
Coach’s Comments: “We had a pretty good season playing most of the regular season against very tough class C opponents. We lost to the state finalist Afton from Section 4.”
Looking Ahead: “We lose a good core of seniors led by Samantha Scott, but we return a solid group of freshmen and sophomores. Other seniors lost to graduation include Jordan Miller, Meagan Edwards, Jami Sedlacek, Imani Miranda.”
GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD
Coach: Jennifer Gorr
Season Highlights: “We had two girls go to the state qualifier: Ami Calo, 11th grader, for the triple jump and 100m; Annaliese Gorr, 9th grader, for 200m and 400m. These two ladies are the ones to watch next year.
“Ami broke the school triple jump record with a jump of 33 ¾ feet. Katherine Ellis (senior) had a personal best of 28 feet in the discus. We also had three eighth graders who really did great for their first year.”
Looking Ahead: “I am expecting great things for next year.”