Friday, May 10, 2013
Windham Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action, so help us highlight your favorite teams!
Whether it is on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Windham, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Windham Patch. News about any team — from youth tee ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more — is all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Post in the Local Voices section about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Recent WHS graduate CJay DiPrima has finished four months of chemotherapy and will now move on to radiation treatment.
Former teammates, coaches and even family were wearing high green socks Tuesday to support a recent Windham graduate who was diagnosed around Christmas with a rare form of cancer. CJay DiPrima was in attendance at a track meet against Pelham High School to witness all of his peers rally behind his cause. According to both his father Chuck, CJay was an amazing two-sport athlete who planned on playing football and running track at Franklin Pierce. Since his diagnosis, CJay's whole outlook has changed. He now wants to be closer to home where he can go to school locally. After doctors found a baseball-sized mass in CJay's chest following a CT scan last year, he was later diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma called "grey zone" lymphoma (stage…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
CJay DiPrima found out he had a baseball-sized mass in his chest on the Friday before Christmas.
A milestone track meet for both Windham High School and neighboring Pelham High School will see some big support thrown in the direction of a former classmate diagnosed with cancer. According to WHS track coach Ryan O'Connor, his kids are expected to wear neon green soccer socks as a sign of support for CJay DiPrima. The event will also be the first duel meet between the two schools. DiPrima is a WHS graduate and former track athlete who learned on the Friday before Christmas that he had a baseball-sized mass in his chest after getting a CT Scan. He was later diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma called "grey zone" lymphoma (stage 2). CJay's father Chuck wrote a heartwarming letter to friends and neighbors on Windham Patch in early …
Monday, April 29, 2013
8-year-old Martin Richard's foundation will receive a big boost thanks to the sale of 'Boston Strong' T-shirts in N.H.
Online T-shirt sales have been overwhelming for a 'Boston Strong' fundraiser involving Windham Baseball and Softball, with 550 shirts sold to date. The youth sports organization is working with Atkinson Graphics of Atkinson, N.H. to get the word out on the fundraiser, which was launched shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings took three lives and injured dozens more on April 15. The fundraiser is geared to help the family of 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, Mass., who was among those killed in the bombings. A total of $2 from every shirt sold will go toward the foundation set up in Richard's name. On Saturday, parents and children from the league headed out to Griffin Park to pick up their online purchases. According to Dave …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A total of 7 people are registered to participate in the race.
Windham will see plenty of participation in the 2013 Boston Marathon, the 117th edition of the 26.2-mile road race. A common denominator can be found between the seven residents who are running in the grueling race this month – all of them are in their 40's. Below is the complete list of those registered with bibs: The event will take on April 15 coinciding with Patriot's Day, which is annually held on the third Monday of April. Marathon Monday traditionally runs alongside a Red Sox game that kicks off at 11 a.m. at Fenway Park. This year, the Red Sox will take on the Tampa Bay Rays.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Windham Patch this season.
Spring sports at Windham High School are beginning with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around Windham, youth sports are also underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Windham Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The defensive tackle for the New England Patriots joined the N.H. senator at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School.
New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has one regret in his life, and it has nothing to do with missed opportunities in the playoffs or a bad performance on the football field. Wilfork simply regrets that his father never got to see the man he has become. David Wilfork Sr. died from diabetes in 2002, two years before his son broke into the league and became the five-time pro-bowler that he is today. Wilfork appeared alongside U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in front of 750 students at Walter H. Hood Middle School in nearby Derry Tuesday. The event was part of Diabetes Alert Day, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, which is a one-day call to action for Americans to assess their potential risk for developing type 2 …
Kelsey Schiebel has committed to a university in Boston.
Windham High School basketball star Kelsey Schiebel is ready to take her talents to Beacon Hill in the fall. The local point guard officially committed to Suffolk University on Thursday, putting to bed a difficult decision that lasted over 18 months and saw constant visits from schools to all of her high school and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) games. "I think I was definitely someone who wanted to, after living in a small town like Windham, get out there and see new things," said Schiebel. Colleges attempted to recruit Schiebel by the dozens. Phone calls piled on top of the 50 or so letters that are in her bedroom. But Schiebel was able to develop a positive relationship with Suffolk Head Coach Ed Leydon. "It was actually funny because Ed …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Windham Patch is looking for residents running in the Boston Marathon to feature in runner profiles.
It's less than a month away. The 117th Boston Marathon will bring thousands of runners through the streets on Monday, April 15, 2013. Are you one of those runners? Windham Patch will be running (no pun intended) profiles of Windham residents participating in this year's Boston Marathon. We're hoping to tell your neighbors and fellow runners about all the hard work you've done to get to this historic day. Interested in a Patch runner profile? Post an announcement with the following information: We'll be featuring short profiles for all the runners. The deadline for these runner profile submissions is Friday, April 12.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The local teen was once again on the TD Garden ice to sing before Thursday's Boston Bruins game.
The Boston Bruins once again received a visit from Windham's Emma Joanis on Thursday night as she stepped out on the TD Garden ice to sing the National Anthem. Joanis, who is no stranger to the public spotlight having performed for the Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox, NASCAR and President Barack Obama, completed the anthem in just under two minutes to rousing applause from the excited crowd. The Bruins faced off against the Florida Panthers, a team they later beat 4-1.