Parents and students packed into the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School (JRMS) cafeteria for the 2016 fall sports night. Following a welcome from Athletic Director, Dan Bemis, excited students relocated to various rooms for individual team recognitions. For more pictures visit our district facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JaffreyRindgeSchools/
Boys and Girl’s Cross Country
Coach Kevin McCusker and Assistant Coach Chris Bernier celebrated the end of successful cross-country season with a slideshow, pizza and personalized mementos. Bernier commented on the season, “We had a few runners really make some strides from barely running to turning into racers by the end of the season. It was exciting to see them enjoy running. They all put in one hundred percent effort.”
Girl’s Field Hockey
Early in the season the girl’s field hockey team struggled to find coaches. Two parents, Carrie Herr and Chris Spingola, stepped forward and helped create a cohesive team. Captain Tiffany Marrotte stated, “It was exciting because I felt like we worked together better as a group this year than we did last year.” The team summarized their season with comments like, “We were number one in teamwork;” “We bonded;” and “We broke the gap between 7th and 8th grade.” The girls are already thinking about team accomplishments in high school predicting that by senior year they were going to be “number one in the state.
The Middle School Boy’s Soccer team finished 6-5-1 . Coach Tom Harvey stated, “It was a really good season. These guys are amazing. As a group they had great attitudes and played well as a team.” Some fond memories for Coach Harvey included his team’s first header goals and, “learning we can score with more than just our feet.”
Coach Brad Hackett discussed the girl’s soccer season stating, "The season, as far as winning games goes, was hard. We didn't win nearly as many games as we wanted to. However, the real win was the girls. We had several girls that had never played soccer before and then several more with very little experience but by the end of the season they knew what they were doing.” Coach Hackett discussed personal gains the girls made during the season. […] “ I couldn't be more proud of them.”