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January 8, 2014

Tuesday's area roundup: Danvers swim team takes care of Salem

SWIMMING

Danvers 102, Salem 81: Freshman Cambria Cloutier was a double-winner, taking first in the 200 free and 100 back, to power the Falcons to victory. Trevor Chasse and Zach Tarricone took first and second in diving for Danvers (2-1) while Mitch Bussone (100 breaststroke) and Josh Mentzer (100 butterfly) also contributed wins.

The 400 free relay team of Cambria, Aphena Velonis, Catherine Trott and Sarah Roach also qualified for the girls sectionals.

Salem got excellent swims from Melissa Trainor and Reshelle Venico. Trainor won the 500 free in 5:55.85 to qualify for sectionals, while Venico finished the 100 backstroke in 1:05.38 and qualified for states. Salem slipped to 0-1-1.

Marblehead 92, Revere 68: The Magicians took first in the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay as they improved to 2-0 on the season. Other winners include Ryan Alexander (200 free, 2:07.81), Charlie Seltzer (200 IM, 2:04.12), Haley Ohlson (100 butterfly, 1:05:20 and 100 back, 1:07.86), Kylie Cronin (100 free, :56.34), Zach Michaels (500 free, 5:43.93), Hannah Verrett (100 breast, 1:13.10). Jake Driscoll also came in first in diving (202.5 points).

Beverly 99, Lynn Classical 82: Astrid Swinson was a double winner in both the 200 IM and 100 back as Beverly improved to 2-0. She also was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team, which included Sarah Welch, Rachel Grant and Andrea Higgins. Welch was first in 200 free, captain Sam Aldridge was first in the 50 free and Carly Blau won the diving.

Lynn English 101, Swampscott 81: Kasey Kennedy took first in 200 free and 100 breast, while Tessa Diaz won the 100 butterfly and finished second in the 50 free as the Big Blue move to 1-2.

Hamilton-Wenham 95, North Reading 73: Betsy Powers qualified for sectionals and states in both 500 free (winning 5:37.87) and 200 IM (2nd place 2:25). Captain Eric Baumeister won both the 100 fly and 100 back, while Bobby Grinnel won the 100 breaststroke in a personal best time of 1:09.98.

WRESTLING

Beverly 34, Salem 6: Outstanding performances from junior Alberto Oyola at 152 pounds and sophomore Sean Perry at 220 pounds, who both won their matches by pin, allowed the host Panthers to improve to 6-8 on the season.

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