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April 11, 2014

Thursday's area roundup: O'Connor wins four events as Beverly girls track


The Salem News

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Beverly 122, Salem 14: Senior captain Kristen O’Connor prevailed in four separate events: the low hurdles (67.1), high jump (4-10), triple jump (34-7) and 100 meter high hurdles (16.1) as Beverly won its second straight meet to begin the spring season. Other highlights for the Panthers included senior MaryCate Flaherty winning the 400 (61.2) and javelin (91-4), while junior Haylea Northcott won both the 100 (13.2) and 200 (28.0).

Masconomet 93, Triton 52: Sophomore Lizzie Dew won both the discus and shot put to power the Chieftains (3-1) to victory. Dana Balek was victorious in the javelin for Masconomet, which swept the 4x400 and 4x100 relays, 400 meter hurdles and the pole vault.

North Reading 93, Ipswich 52: Emily DeMarco (2 mile, 800) and Michaela Hedderman (100, 200) recorded double wins for the Tigers (0-2-1). Marissa Cane won the javelin and Nora McMoro was second in the high jump, pole vault and 200.

BOYS TRACK

Salem 82, Beverly 46: The Witches saw senior captain Jon Crimble win the 100 (11.5), long jump (20-11) and triple jump to prevail over their archrivals in their season opener. Fellow captain Aaron Palmer was a double winner in the 200 (23.3) and the discus (115-2), while Jerry Canada captured the 110 hurdles (15.1), John Swasey won the 400 (54.5) and Riley Grondon took top honors in the shot put (39-10). Salem also took first place in both relays.

Masconomet 109, Triton 35: Senior captain Tristan Cluster was a triple winner for Masconomet, capturing the 400 hurdles (61.6), triple jump (39-6 3/4) and the 400 (54.1). Junior Regan Charie added a pair of wins in the 100 (11.2) and 200 (23.9) for Masconomet (4-0). Harry Kent (2-mile), Steve O’Reilly (discus), David Drigo (javelin), Dan Cosgrove (mile), Kevin Martin (high jump) and Matt Leon (long jump) also scored wins, as did the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

Ipswich 88, North Reading 57: Alex Jean-Charles was a double winner in the long jump and 100 for the Tigers (3-0). Ryan White (high jump), Tim Lee (shot put), Matt Jaeger (triple jump), Josh Brown (javelin), David Dick (pole vault), Michael Riddle (2 mile), Brian Bahar (hurdles) and Nate Glaster (200) also picked up wins for Ipswich.

BASEBALL

Bishop Fenwick 7, Cardinal Spellman 5: Junior hurler Matt Haley picked up the win for the Crusaders (1-3). Haley pitched three innings in relief, struck out five and didn’t give up any runs. Jake Baressi had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the fifth to put Fenwick ahead 6-5. Will Vigneron and Matt Townsend recorded two hits each.

Whittier 5, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 0: Jeff White pitched well in defeat, giving up six hits and three earned runs for the Hawks (1-2). Offensively, sophomore Mike Mitchell and White had hits.

Masconomet 15, Triton 6: The Chieftains (3-0) mashed with 10 players hitting safely and seven collecting RBI. Greg Dougherty had four hits, three RBI and three runs, Chris Rich had four hits, two runs and three RBI and catcher Mike Manni drove in five on three hits with three runs. Sam Hamburger scored twice, walked twice and threw two scoreless and Joe Klingensmith earned the win.

Hamilton-Wenham 4, North Reading 0: Austen Michel took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He threw a complete game with nine strikeouts, one walk and gave up one hit for the Generals (1-0). Sophomore Alex Demers went 2-for-3 on the day, while Jack Clay went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.

Peabody 8, Lynn English 1: After the Bulldogs scored an unearned run in the third inning, Peabody (3-0) proceeded to score three runs in the top of the fourth, one in the fifth and four more in the seventh and final inning. Ryan Collins was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI; Christian Morales scored twice, stole two bases and had a hit; Kevin Lebel had a two-run single; and Tanner Moquin added a RBI triple. David Apostilides, a senior captain, earned the win by scattering four hits and an unearned run over six innings while four punchouts and no walks.

Georgetown 12, Ipswich 4: Sophomores Alex Morris and Matt Gilligan pitched well in relief for the Tigers (0-2), while senior Austin Rubino cranked a two-run double.

SOFTBALL

Peabody 9, Lynn English 2: Shelbi Wilson fired a 2-hitter with one earned run and two walks to go along with a dozen strikeouts as the Tanners evened their record at 1-1. Peabody scored four times in both the third and sixth innings as Kayla Santos was 2-for-4 with an RBI while Nicole Grafton added an RBI single. Ashley Jenkins also knocked in a run with a basehit, and Ashley Ghostlaw had a hit and scored twice.

North Shore Tech 16, Minuteman 0: Kaylyn Countie pitched all five innings, allowed two walks, struck out five and didn’t allow a single hit in the game. Out of 18 first pitches, 13 of them were strikes and Countie threw 49 total strikes.Rhianon Lane went 3-for-4 with a RBI, including single, double and triple. Courtney Remson and Katlynn Guerin each finished with 2-for-3 and 2 RBI, Dianna Leblanc went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.

Cardinal Spellman 3, Bishop Fenwick 0: The Crusaders (0-2) ran into a hot pitcher who struck out 16. Natalie Moore gave up five hits for Fenwick. The game was scoreless in the bottom of sixth, before Spellman put together some hits. Gianna Pizzano and Charlotte Powers both went 1-for-3 and played well defensively.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Danvers 18, Swampscott 3: Rachel Trocci and Allie Zunick each recorded six goals as the Falcons improve to 4-0 on the season. Meghan McKenna and Abby Armstrong contributed with two goals a piece, while Kara Connors made four saves in goal.

Ipswich 15, Arlington Catholic 11: Senior Olivia Moutevelis led the offense with seven goals and one assist as the Tigers move to 2-1.

BOYS LACROSSE

Salem 15, Winthrop 5: Matt Jalbert scored five times and dished out two assists as the Witches (3-2) rolled at home. Peter Slattery added three goals and four assists while Eamon Williamson, Andrew Macmillan and Craig Denehy all had two goals and two assists. Matt Muse had the other goal, while Christian Costa and Paul Sanpillan each played one half in goal.

Masconomet 7, North Andover 5: Junior goalie Johnathan Schiff made 17 saves and Masco (3-2) endured a man-down situation for the final minute to defeat the Scarlet Knights. Cam Jung (three goals) and Max Craig (two goals) led the offense with Harrison Moody and Harry Cwik adding a goal each. Defensively, Cory Tines, Aidan Sears, Mike Jesi and Mike Veno were instrumental in the victory.

BOYS TENNIS

Triton 4, Hamilton-Wenham 1: Frankie Bucco and Jack Hopkins picked up a win at first doubles (6-2,6-4), but the Generals fall to 0-2 on the season.

St. John’s Prep 3, Newton North 2: First singles player Dan Cunningham (6-1, 6-4) and second singles player Alec McNiff (4-6, 6-2, 6-4) recorded wins for the Eagles (4-0). Chase Davis/Sean Nork (6-1, 2-6, 6-1) got the win in doubles action.

Beverly 5, Lynn English 0: The Panthers had a clean sweep against the Bulldogs yesterday to improve to 3-0. Peter Coletti (6-0, 6-0), Leonard Schulz (6-0, 6-0), Christian Ayer (6-1, 6-2), Conor Gill/Eno Jahaj (6-0, 6-0) and Connor Irving/Owen Bolas (6-0, 6-2) got the wins for Beverly.

Marblehead 5, Swampscott 0: Co-captain Chris Wigglesworth won 6-1, 6-0, followed by fellow captain Miles Barry’s 6-3, 6-2 win and doubles victories by Dimitri Vlassov/Michael Forte (6-0, 6-2) and Griffin Butterfield/Justin Faia (6-0, 6-0).

GIRLS TENNIS

Beverly 4, Lynn English 1: Sophie Claus (6-3, 6-4) and Maddie Trembley (6-1, 6-2) picked up wins in singles action for the Panthers (3-0). Veronica Mun/Caroline Joseph (6-0, 6-3) and Carly Blau/Marion Flanagan (6-2, 6-2) also earned ins.

MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

MIT 9, Salem State 0: The Vikings dipped to 0-6 on the spring season.