AHS Golf Team Teaches Life Lessons
October 18, 2019
by Doug Robinson
The Alvirne High School golf team finished off the year with a win against Salem (210 vs. 220) and Manchester Central (210 vs. 230). For the season, the eight-man Alvirne roster posted 10 wins and 13 losses.
Coach Sy Tebbetts commented, “Five seniors played their last competitive golf during their match at Hood Croft in Derry. Mike Dowling, Brett McKinley, Anthony DeRosa, Jackson Dewitt, and Colby Dillon, were great examples for the younger students athletes.
“Mike Dowling was named the captain due to his dedication to being a student first, and then strive to be the best golfer he could be. He not only led by example, but he was also vocal, encouraging others to ‘be each other’s caddy’ during practices. This open relationship of humility encouraged the type of communication between the golfers to learn more about each other as a team as well as individually.
“The future of Alvirne’s golf program was in full swing as freshman Noah LeClair was the low scorer in multiple matches. He was solid and ranked number 1 on our team. He was able to contend and beat any other number-one golfer in the state. His competitive nature and raw talent generated excitement every time he stepped onto the golf course, from tee to the cup on the green.
“Another notable young talent was sophomore Ethan Doran. Ethan’s improvement culminated in our last home match when he hit a 7 iron, 141 yards for a hole in one at Green Meadow.”
Coach Tebbetts concluded, “Of course, in a varsity sport, winning is important, but more importantly, it is the respect you have for yourself, your competition, and your home town, that are most important.”