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Denoncourt Does It! Andover great sweeps state titles

CHARLEMONT — As a skiing purist, Jerry Marchegiani was floored by the perfomance Tuesday by Jason Denoncourt.

The Andover High senior won both the slalom (36.27) and the giant slalom (37.53) at the Mass. State Meet at Berkshire East. There were about 150 competitors in both events, which were pushed back a week due to poor conditions. 

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Boys Skiing, 03/06/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Denoncourt is Interscholastic champ

Andover junior Jason Denoncourt beat out five St. John's Prep standouts to win the North Shore League's Interscholastic Meet. Denoncourt had quite a day at Bradford Ski Area with a combined slalol/giant slalom time of 44.31, to beat runner-up Jeff DiNitto (45.29) by nearly a full second.
The Prep easily won its 10th straight Interscholastic title with North Andover in second. Cole Masterson and Mitchell Flaherty went 7-8 overall to pace the Knights.

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Boys Skiing, 02/14/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Astros seventh at states

Pinkerton seventh as a team at the New Hampshire Division 1 Ski Championship. Owen Sezgin placed a team-high 10th in the slalom. Kenneth McCrathy was 15th in the slalom and a team-best 22nd in the giant slalom.

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Boys Skiing, 02/13/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Knights beat AHS

Cole Masterson placed tied for sixth overall and Alex Martel took eighth as North Andover downed Andover 80-55 in the final regular-season matchup in the North Shore Ski League. Andover's Jason Denoncourt was the runner-up on the day. Strangely, there were three ties in the top 15. The boys and girls all-league Interscholastic Meets are next Wednesday at Bradford Ski Area 3:30 p.m.

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Boys Skiing, 02/06/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Denoncourt races to first

It was another good showing for Andover's Jason Denoncourt, who raced to first in 22.80 at yesterday's boys ski meet.


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Boys Skiing, 01/25/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Denoncourt, Martel shine

Andover's Jason Denoncourt placed second overall and North Andover's Alex Martel grabbed fifth on the day in North Shore League ski action. The Knights beat Masco while Andover was no match for St. John's Prep.

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Boys Skiing, 01/18/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Astro sweep

Pinkerton's ski teams swept five-team meets and both had the day's No. 1 overall skiier in the large fields. For the girls it was Danielle Martineau and for the boys it was Owen Sezgin.

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Boys Skiing, 01/12/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Knights ski sweep

North Andover swept its two meets led by Alex Martel (third overall among the seven teams) and Zach Wolmering (10th overall). Andover's Jason Denoncourt was second overall, just behind St. John's Sebastian Fisichelli.

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Boys Skiing, 01/11/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Big day for Cavallaro family, Denoncourt

It’s safe to say the Cavallaro family of North Andover won’t soon forget March 7, 2017.
There was a family reunion of sorts at Mt. Wachusett in Princeton and the skiing Cavallaros celebrated in fine fashion.
Maria placed second in the slalom in 39.78 seconds and fourth in the giant slalom in 57.83 seconds to lead the Scarlet Knights to an oh-so-close second-place finish at the State Meet. Her twin sister, Rachel placed eight in the GS and 12th in the slalom. Their brother, St. John’s Prep senior Nolan, took 10th in the giant slalom in 58.25. 
On the boys’ side, Andover sophomore Jason Denoncourt was brilliant, winning the giant slalom in 55.37 while taking the silver in the slalom in 39.30.
The Knights were shaded by Marblehead 3:02.86-3:03.67. So the margin among the four girls for each team doing the two events was less than a second (81/100ths of a second). 
The Knights looked like the championship was coming back to Turkey Town for the second time in three years but disaster struck on their final race of the day.
Knights coach Jerry Marchegiani said, “We just needed an average run for the final run in the slalom and the girl straddled the gate. We just needed 43 seconds.”
That was the difference and the Headers had the come-from-behind win, giving Marblehead both the boys and girls crowns.
Overall, though, the 42nd-year North Andover head coach was more than pleased.
He said, “The girls (the Cavallaros, Emma Callamaro, Cameron Deery) came totally prepared and focused. It was a laser focus. They left everything on the hill. I was so pumped and excited. Maria was phenomenal. You can’t get much better.”
There is no official combined individual score, but Denoncourt and Maria Cavallaro had the lowest combined times.
Everything went right for Maria, who also received a “promposal” yesterday from a member of the North Andover boys team.
This was also her first major giant slalom since sophomore year. She missed last year after surgery for a partially torn labrum in her hip joint.
She explained, “Bradford (Ski Hill) is like 20 seconds and this is a minute. I was obviously nervous. My legs were exhausted.”
As for the tough break teamwise, Maria said, “Honestly, I’m happy with how we did.”
Maria still had her sense of humor.
Her brother, Joey, drove the three hours from UVM to watch his skiing siblings.
She said with a big laugh, “My brother was there to remind us of his glory days but they weren’t so glorious!”
Well, yesterday was glorious for the Cavallaros, that’s for sure.
Denoncourt a state champ
Second-year Andover coach Jackie Guy said, “Jason (Denoncourt) took advantage of his early starts (when the course was particularly fast). He skied to best of his abilities and skied hard and did well.
She continued, “He skied a very clean run. He took an aggressive straighter line than most. The slalom we were expecting him to do well. We didn’t expect much in the giant slalom vs. the bigger skiers.”
Haverhill got a strong effort from senior exchange student Filip Matijevic, who placed 30th in the giant slalom (59.87) and 24th in the slalom (42.01).

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Boys Skiing, 03/07/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hyvonen shines

Mikka Hyvonen took seventh in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom to lead the Astros to a fifth-place finish Tuesday at the Division 1 state ski championships. Owen Sezgin was the No. 2 Astro on the day. Londonderry's Joshua Galluzzo was second in the GS and seventh in the slalom. Patrick Healey took a 15th and a 23rd to lead Timberlane.

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Boys Skiing, 02/15/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Denoncourt, Cavallaro take first

Andover's Jason Denoncourt and North Andover's Maria Cavallaro were the top skiiers on the hill during Wednesday's Interscholastic Meet at Bradford, taking first in the boys and girls races respectively. Denoncourt clocked a combined time of 48.29, while Cavallaro's time of 49.08 was nearly four seconds faster than the next best girls time and would have been good enough for second in the boys race as well.

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Boys Skiing, 02/15/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Knights beat Andover

North Andover beat Andover, 88-47, in a meet which had been cancelled four times (Jan 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 9, Feb. 13). The Cooperstein twins powered the Knights while Jason Denoncourt of Andover was the day's top overall performer.

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Boys Skiing, 02/14/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Milestone day on the hill

The local ski teams got an experience three decades in the making, as Thursday marked the first time their league ran slalom in the regular season meet in over 30 years thanks in large part to the addition of new brush base gates that don't pop out, similar to the ones used at the Olympics. Haverhill's Filip Matijevic was the top local finisher (fourth, 23.41), followed by North Andover's Jon Cooperstein (fifth, 23.45) and Cole Masterson (sixth, 23.53).

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Boys Skiing, 01/19/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Denoncourt flies ahead

Andover's Jason Denoncourt was the fastest man on the hill, taking first in Tuesday's skiing opener with a time of 20.55. North Andover's Ben Cooperstein took eighth overall (21.02) and North Andover's Sam Naftal took 10th (21.10).

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Boys Skiing, 01/10/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Marvelous Mastersons

North Andover placed second to St. John's Prep at the Interscholastic ski meet. The Knights were led by Connor and Cole Masterson in fifth and 11th, respectively. Andover's Jason Denoncourt placed fourth.

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Boys Skiing, 02/11/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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