New Plymouth State coach
Ryan Schieding has been named the new head wrestling coach at Plymouth State. Schieding is a former standout wrestler at Plymouth State who previously was an assistant coach for the Panthers and has been the head wrestling coach at Manchester Memorial since 2009.
While he was at Plymouth State as a wrestler, Schieding was coached by ex-Timberlane standout Jason Holder, who is now the head coach at Springfield College.
State record in dash
In case you missed it, at the All-State track meet, Barnstable’s Amanda Henson not only became the first girl in state meet history to win both the 100 and 200 meters, but her 200 time of 24.43 was a state meet record and state all-time best. Her 100 time of 12.12 was the fastest in the state this year.
Figuereo shines on track
Haverhill’s Noelia Figuereo had an excellent rookie season in track for Merrimack College. A sophomore who was a two-time national champ at Northern Essex Community College, she was NE-10 Rookie of the Year indoors and all-region outdoors. She had best times of 12.01 in the 100 meters and 25.19 in the 200.
Also earning all-region honors, in the 800, was Briana Devereaux of Londonderry.
Bruins loaded in net
There may be no team better stocked in goal than the Boston Bruins. Not only is Tuukka Rask one of the top goalies in the league, but they have a fine backup in Anton Khudobin, who is 15-4-1 with a 2.03 goals-against average in NHL games.
Khudobin is an unrestricted free agent, but not to worry. The B’s third goalie is 23-year-old Niklas Svedberg, who was 37-8-2 with a 2.17 goals-against average at Providence this year and was named the league’s most outstanding goalie.
No more Fudge
After a tenure of close to five years, Dave Fudge has stepped down as the president of the Pentucket Athletic Association. Fudge has been a driving force in increased fund raising for Pentucket athletics and has helped formulate ongoing plans for a new outdoor complex.
What’s been impressive is that Fudge, who will remain as race director for the Pentucket Pride 5K, has been so energetic about Pentucket athletics even after his children graduated or left the school district.
Award for Muldoon
One of the most deserving award winners at the Moynihan Scholar/Athlete Luncheon last week was the Eagle-Tribune’s Mike Muldoon. He was presented with a lifetime community achievement award and rightfully so. He’s been a huge supporter of scholar/athletes and is the creator of the popular “Unsung Heroes” feature that appears weekly.
Samuel Fazioli of Salem, N.H., set a new record Sunday at the Windham Trail 5K, turning in a time of 16:40, nearly two minutes faster than Salem’s runner-up Joe Settineri of Salem. Mark Wimmer of Windham was third in the field of more than 300 finishers.
After 47 years as a coach and athletic director, Jim Nelson is finally retiring at Suffolk University. He won 210 games as a basketball coach, winning the Division 3 national championship in 1975-76, and captured numerous honors as athletic director.