The Salem News
---- — @SportsLocalAgate:agateHed:NEW ENGLAND TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Hale, Dombrowski lead locals: Senior Peter Hale ran a lifetime personal best 9:22.74 in the seeded 2-mile at the New England Championships held at Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday. Hale was the top finisher from Massachusetts in the event.St. John’s Prep’s ace throwing duo of Evan Dombrowski and David Roy continued their outstanding seasons. Dombrowski, a senior, threw 55-feet- 6 1/2 inches to reset his own Eagles program record and finish second. Roy threw 54-feet and placed fourth.“This is the first time at indoor New England’s that we’ve had two kids place in the same event,” said Prep coach Ray Carey. “They’re gearing up for the nationals in New York next week and they could really be on the verge of something special.”Peabody’s Chris Cennami competed in the dash, finishing in 6.65 and ninth overall. Danvers senior Drew Piazza reset his own school record in the 600 with 1:23.16 good for sixht in the region. Salem’s Jon Crimble competed in the long jump, leaping 20-feet 1/2 inch for 19th.
@SportsLocalAgate:agateHed:NEW ENGLAND WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
SJP’s Butterbrodt second: St. John’s Prep’s wrestlers represented their school and the Bay State at the New England Wrestling Championships with Ian Butterbrodt earning second place honors at 220 pounds. After winning his first round match 6-0, the quarters 10-1 and the semi’s 17-1, Butterbrodt fell to a grappler from Connecticut 11-5 and finished the season 57-1 on the mat.Fellow Eagle Corey Jean-Jacques was fifth at heavyweight. He fell in the semi’s after winning by pin in his opener and 6-3 in the quarters. Jean-Jacques then rallied to win his last bout, 6-3, to claim fifth.
Pingree Girls take fourth: The Lady Highlanders finished in fourth place with 229 over the weekend in the NEPSSA Division 3 Swim Championships held at Canterbury School in Connecticut. Senior Veronica Monteiro took first in the diving with 235.45, while junior Erin Cunningham set a new school record and took second place in the 100 back (1:02.28). Cunningham (50 free) and Monteiro (100 fly) also finished third in their respective events, both with personal records .
The boys were 11th overall with 49 total team points. Nick Sweetser managed a new school record in the 100 breast (1:09.25), which was also a personal best.
Pentucket 51, Bishop Fenwick 29: The Crusaders (14-8) got off to a slow start against a strong Pentucket team and couldn’t dig their way back in the Division 3 North quarterfinals contest over the weekend. The Sachems jumped out to 32-7 lead at the break, although Fenwick put up 22 points in the second half.
“We didn’t start out ready,and had no momentum in the first half,” said Fenwick head coach Adam DeBaggis. “We had a little spirt in the third quarter, but the first half lead was too big. It’s been a very good season though with tremendous leadership and improvement throughout. We have great, hard-working girls.”
Rose Fantozzi led Fenwick offensively with eight points to go along with a team-high seven rebounds. Lexi Rose and Chandler Wilder added five a piece, while Sam Borrelli had two steals and five rebounds and Colleen Corcoran chipped in with five blocks and five rebounds.
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Salem State 11, St. Joseph’s 5: The Vikings won their season opener behind five goals and one assist from A.J. Robertson. Ben Melaugh added two goals, two assists and seven ground balls while Matt Whited also scored twice for Salem State. Ian Abrahamson and Kyle Dolan each scored one goal, and goalie Dylan Svenson made 11 saves.
Eastern Connecticut 11, Gordon 4: The Fighting Scots dropped to 0-3 despite getting two goals from Sam Spellman and one goal and one assist from Jordan Heckelmann. Mio Sison also scored for Gordon.
Endicott 3, Southern Vermont 0: The Gulls won their fifth straight match and improved to 11-4 overall and 6-0 in the New England Collegiate Conference. Endicott cruised by the scores of 25-16, 25-20, 25-17. Brennan Lowe had 11 kills and Travis Netherton chipped in with 10 to lead the way. Tyler Bacon dished out 21 assists for the winners.