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June 14, 2014

Saluting our area's Unsung Heroes

Saluting the overachievers, the quiet leaders and the often overlooked athletes in local high school sports.

Coaches or ADs should send nominations to Unsung Heroes writer Michael Muldoon at mmuldoon@eagletribune.com.

Cassidy Corbett

Pelham Lacrosse

Quest to Improve

Coach Kaite Carmody said, “Cassidy went from a swing player who got minimum playing time to a starting position and someone who helped us get to the playoffs.”

Carmody said she was impressed by Corbett’s strong desire to improve.

Corbett, a freshman, also competes for the Pythons’ gymnastics team. Her favorite athletic moment was winning a state title with USA gymnastics.

She also enjoys volunteering with the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser. Corbett has a black Lab, Miley, and two cats, Tom and Jerry.

Her favorites include the movie “The Last Song,” chocolate chip pancakes, the TV show “Awkward,” rapper Kid Ink, the Childish Gambino song “3005,” gymnast Shawn Johnson and math teacher Summer Whitmore.

Kelvin Flores

Lawrence Track

Lancer Strongman

The chiseled 6-2, 201-pound senior says he can do a whopping 30 pull-ups.

“Everyone looks up to him not only because of his strength but also his athletic ability,” said coach Bill Meuse. “We were very lucky to have Kelvin.”

Lucky because Flores was unlucky. He couldn’t play baseball because he fractured his left hand. But he’s hard at work with the Mercedes Baseball Academy and hopes to play college ball.

Flores, who moved to Lawrence from Arroyo, Puerto Rico, as an 11-year-old, had never done track until this winter but proved to be a natural. He’s run an 11.35 100 meters, long jumped 20-3 and ran on the area’s top 4x100 relay team.

He’s a fan of the movie “Fast and Furious 5,” Olympic champ Usain Bolt and economics teacher Quin Gonell.

Jazmin Encarnacion

Methuen Track

Success Story

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