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The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Shaxamaxon Pro Discusses
How to Break the Magic 100
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
NATIONAL SOFTBALL CHAMP…Chick Miller of Westfield dons his medal
for being a member of the New Jersey Over 75 Softball League team, the New
Jersey Embers based in West Orange, that won the National Sr. Olympic Softball
title by edging a team from Ohio, 8-7, in Pittsburgh, Pa. on June 6-8. Miller still
plays for the Legg Mason team of the Union County Sr. 60+ Softball League.
U14 Arsenal Completes
Fine Soccer Season
WF’s Wendel Wins
High Jump Event
The Westfield Arsenal U-14 soccer
team finished their season with an
11-4-4 record and took second place
in their final tournament in Ocean
last weekend.
The Arsenal has played together
for six years under the guidance of
various coaches, most recently Alex
Schmidt, also Westfield High School’s
Assistant Varsity Coach. In addition,
Jeff Irving and Kevin McManus, two
parent coaches, have made significant contributions to develop these
players over the years.
The Arsenal played in the MAPS
league for the past two years, which is
a highly competitive program. This
past spring, Coach Schmidt took the
team to the next level of play, which
resulted in a successful season and
solidified the camaraderie amongst
the players.
Adam Wendel, a recent Westfield
High School graduate, competed at
the New Jersey International Meet at
Colts Neck High School on June 11
and placed first with a jump of 6’8”
This was Wendel’s first meet in
over a year-and-a-half, since being
sidelined with injuries. He had surgery in September on a torn quadriceps and has been rehabbing his leg.
Wendel hopes to be able to clear 7’3”
or more this coming winter indoor
Wendel, coached by Mike Pascuzzo
and the “great” Olympic high jumper
Dwight Stones, who according to
Wendel, “writes my workouts. We
speak on the phone and communicate
through e-mail, but I rarely see him in
person,” has his sights on turning pro
in the winter.
That magic number, 100! So many
golfers want to break 100, but find it
difficult to achieve. I believe with a
little coaching, this achievement is not
difficult. The first thing you must do is
to change the par of the golf course. If
the par is 72, add 18 strokes and make
the par now 90. Now you are trying to
play bogey golf. We have learned from
watching golf on television that bogeys are not good but if you bogey
every hole you will shoot 90.
This leads me to the next idea to
follow when trying to break 100. Giving yourself an extra shot on each
hole will take pressure off of your
long shots. You will need to put your
tee shot in play and then you have two
more shots to get on or around the
For example, you are playing a
360-yard par four. Hitting your tee
shot just 200 yards in play will leave
you 160 yards to the green. Remember, you have two shots to get it on the
PROUD SEASON…Despite losing their last game of the season to Cranford, 20, on June 18, the Scotch Plains Blue Sharks U12 Girls soccer team had much to
be proud of this spring. Pictured, left to right, are: kneeling; Rebecca Digiacomo,
Kara Gaynor, Melissa McKenna, Jessica DiGiacomo, Desli DeMarsico and Annie
Rubin; standing, Lauren Berk, Jessica Feeley, Sarah Lazarus, Erin Brown,
Amanda Rodriguez, Emily Cohen, Lauren Buckley, Toni Ann Capece and Alyssa
CWS Centurions to Compete
In Sweden’s Gothia Cup
The CWS Centurions, a locally
based select soccer team from
Westfield, Scotch Plains and the surrounding area, defines the meaning
of “team.” Comprised of 15-year-old
boys, the team, in two short years, has
forged a strong bond of commitment,
and dedication to each other, their
coaches and the families that cheer
them on. This past season, the CWS
Centurions played in the semifinals
of the NJ State Cup and are now
ranked ninth in the state for their age
The player’s commitment to the
team perfectly mirrors the support,
enthusiasm and camaraderie on the
parent’s sideline. The team spirit of
this collective team (players, coaches
and parents) is such, that this summer, the CWS Centurions will be
HIGH FLIERS…Former Olympic high jumper Dwight Stone, left, talks withcompeting in Europe – first in LonWestfield’s Adam Wendel.
don and then on to Sweden for the
McGlynn, Aliche Nab
Gothia Cup.
WTA Women Singles
Doubles Tennis Title
Mike McGlynn and Irondi Aliche
held off stiff competition to win the
Westfield Tennis Association Men’s
Doubles tennis tournament. The tournament was held at the courts at
Tamaques Park on June 18.
McGlynn and Aliche defeated Rich
Pardo and Ravi Motwani during regular play and in the finals. Rounding out
the competition were the team of Tuyen
Diep and Don Dohm and the team of
John Mancini and Jim Oslislo.
WINNING SEASON…The Westfield Arsenal soccer team, who has played
together as a team for six years, recently finished their season on a high note.
Pictured standing, left to right, are; Andy Flood, Nick Brezza, Todd Saunders,
Matt Isabella, Michael Lessner, Tommy McManus, Brendan Burgdorf and
Coach Alex Schmidt. Pictured front row, left to right, are; Patrick Tresnan,
George Wharam, Michael Forgash, Dean Thompson, Brendan McEvoy, Matt
Morgan and Michael Irving. Missing from the photo is Joey Kopser.
green. This type of thinking will relieve some of the pressure and will
help you relax, while you are trying
to hit a shot.
Now that you are on, or close to, the
green, your short game will be very
important. From 30 yards and in is
where you should spend the majority
of your practice if you want to break
100. Make sure you always two-putt
or occasionally one-putt.
Being able to chip or pitch relatively well is also extremely important. Next time you play, keep a second score from 30 yards and closer. If
that score is more than half of your
total score, this is the reason why you
cannot break 100. So if you can put
your tee shot in play, take some pressure off your second shot and have an
efficient short game, you will start to
break 100.
Micheal Kiener is the Head Teaching Professional at Shackamaxon Golf
& Country Club. For more information about lessons please call, (908)
Round Robin Results:
McGlynn/Aliche d. Pardo/Motwani, 6-3
Oslislo/Mancini d. Dohm/Diep, 6-3
Oslislo/Mancini d. McGlynn/Aliche, 6-3
Pardo/Motwani d. Dohm/Diep, 6-2
McGlynn/Alich d. Dohm/Diep, 6-2
Pardo/Motwani d. Oslislo/Mancni, 6-2
McGlynn/Aliche d. Pardo/Motwani, 6-3
Tennis Ladder Told:
Only one match was played
through June 19. Players can access weekly updated standings as
well as matches played on WTA’s
Further information about
rules or joining the ladder is
available by calling Jean Power
at (908) 654-7418 (or e-mail at
[email protected]) The next
reporting period will conclude
at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Match
scores should be reported within
24 hours and weekend scores by
Sunday evening to J. Power.
1. Danielle Coleman
2. Ellen Smith
3. Janet Cornell
4. Linda Coleman
5. JoAnn Purdy
6. Meg Butler
7. Lisa Sottung
8. Jean Power
9. Monica Morin
10. Sheri Pardo
11. Dianne Mroz
12. Paula Brotman
13. Lisa Black-Polak
14. Hong Jiang
15. Diane Barabas
16. Nancy Freundlich
17. Alison Fleder
18. Judy Robertson
19. Lucila Vollbrecthausen
WTA Men’s Singles
Tennis Ladder Told:
The third reporting period has
come to a close with a new player
holding the number one position.
Dan Siegel took over the top spot
from Robert Errazzo with a hard
fought, 10-8, victory. Tuyen Diep
holds on to third position and is the
most active participant with eight
matches played. As a reminder, the
Tamaques court rehabilitation
project is scheduled to start this
week with a completion date of mid
August. The next reporting period
ends on July 3. Please report all
matches to Richard Pardo at
[email protected]
1. Dan Siegel(3)*
15. David Ferio(2)*
2. Robert Errazo(6)* 16. C. Wendel(1)
3. Tuyen Diep(8)* 17. Ross Errazo(1)
4. Mike Gonella(4)* 18. Steve Parker(1)
5. G. Wasserman(3)* 19. Steve Satkin(1)
6. Chris Conley(3)* 20. Andrew Cohen
7. Weldon Chin(7)* 21. BrianAnderson
8. Melvin Diep(6)* 22. TomBigosinski
9. Vince Camuto(1)* 23. Joe Donnolo
10. Richard Pardo(6)*24. Adam Krell
11. Jon Eisenberg
25. Ethan Krell
12. Paul Moum(2)
26. Jeremy Krell
13. Alex Winnicker(1)27. Todd Krell
14. Vollbrechthausen 28. DeweyRainville
( ) cumulative matches played
* denotes match played in current reporting period
Held each year in Gothenberg,
Sweden, the Gothia Cup is the largest
international soccer tournament, attracting over 28,000 soccer players
representing 1,500 teams from around
the world. All 16 CWS players and a
majority of the parents will be embarking on this soccer adventure.
In addition to Westfield and Scotch
Plains communities who supported
our players by selling raffle tickets to
defray the cost of their trip, many
local merchants also provided their
support in the many different forms.
The CWS Centurions greatly appreciate everyone’s support including
the sponsors: The Soccer Post,
Dunkin’ Donuts, Anthony James Construction, Embroidery Baby, Manhattan Bagel, The Center Circle, Lotto
USA, UK Elite Soccer and various
other private supporters.
Go CWS Centurions! Önska oss
tur! – (Wish us luck!)
Scotch Hills Women
Tell Golf Results:
A spokeswoman for the Scotch
Hills Women’s Golf Association
of Scotch Plains announced the
results of the Rally for a Cure
Tournament held June 14.
Low Gross: Lisa Sanguiliano 38
Low Net: Sanguiliano 29
Second: Maureen Wetzel 30
Third: Pat Kelk 31
Low Gross: Martha McCaskie/Susan Schwarz/Pat Herring 52
Low Net: McCaskie 29
Second: Schwarz 30
Third: Barbara Laguna/Herring 32
Low Gross: Mary Ann Schuler 57
Low Net: Schuler 30
Second: Mary Pearsall 32
Third: Nancy Christensen 35
Low Putts: Betts Sutman/Elsie
Blanchette/Laguna/McCaskie 14
Chip-in: Nettie Maguire #2, Nancy
Phares/Phyllis Coumbe/Blanchette
Birdie: Sanguiliano #6
Straightest Drive Hole #1: Betts
Longest Drive Hole #8: Sanguiliano
Closest to the #3 Hole: Sanguiliano
Who Drove #9 Hole: Rosemary
DeWitt/Schwarz/Bev Heinrich/Marge
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