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October 5, 2012

Triton's top golfer

Seward has team in state tourney early in season

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In fact, Seward, along with his co-captains, seniors Zach D’Agostino and Ryan Perilli, has made the focus of this season keeping the team positive and it has paid off.

“Me, Zach and Ryan always encourage them to do better,” Seward says of his team. “Giving them tips on the course and hopefully that pays off during the matches. Everybody has improved since the beginning of the season. It’s really nice to see.”

Seward was introduced to golf by his father, Craig, who would hit balls with the 8-year-old out in the back yard. Once he got the hang of it, the younger Seward and his friends Mike Shea and Jake Aponas started playing nine holes.

“We were all pretty good at a young age,” Seward says. “And we just kept improving through the years.”

The three friends still play together and will be hitting the ice for the Vikes hockey squad in December. But for now, Seward and his team have a tournament to look forward to.

“I want to bring my best efforts and I think my teammates do as well,” Seward says of the near future. “We just want to keep getting better every day and take it on a good note going into the state tournament.”

Dube says that he looks forward to the state tournament, and is gunning for the Cape Ann League title as well, but Masconomet (9-1) is still out there.

“We just want to keep competing in every match, and hopefully, in the state tournament, we can get some good scores,” Dube says. “We’ve been close in the state tournament to qualify for the finals. But this year, we hope to be able to be competitive there as well. (The captains) are doing a great job. Jon and the senior captains are really keeping the kids focused and keeping our eye on that goal here.”

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