The Danvers boys track team didn’t win the Division 3 state relays this weekend, but it did make a little program history.
The Falcons accumulated 35 1/2 points, their highest total ever in the state relays, and walked away with the runner-up trophy. Hingham took first with 48 points.
Danvers won both the high jump and shuttle hurdles to pick up big points. Connor Rollins, who went over 6-feet, Anthony Garron and Ryan Levesque combined for a height of 16-10 in the high jump. Levesque also joined Zach Persson, Nick Calderone, and Kyle Sullivan to run a 27.8 in the shuttle hurdles.
The sprint medley team of Drew Piazza, John Thomas, Brandon Hyde and Matt Hogan came in second and set a new school record by finishing in 3:41.9. That same group also ran together in the 4x400 and placed third in 3:36.9.
Christian Veatch, Mike Mazola, Rollins and Persson tied for fifth in the shuttle dash in 23.5.
St. John’s Prep 5, Austin Prep 1: The red hot Eagles (9-2) knocked off the previously unbeaten Cougars as fourth liner Justin Longo scored two goals. A dominant defensive effort -- St. John’s allowed only nine shots on goaltender Billy Price -- was also key in the victory. Other goal scorers included Tyler Bird, defenseman Evan Leclerc and Jack McCarthy.
Gloucester 6, Salem 1: Junior goaltender Brett Harring had an immense evening by stopping 55 shots (including 25 in the third period), more than any other goaltender on the North Shore this season. But the Witches hurt themselves with penalties, particularly in the final frame, to fall to 2-8-2. Spencer Bergholtz had Salem’s goal, coming off of assists from Sam Petri and Danny Heck, in the first period.
Marblehead 7, Peabody 2: Junior winger Tom Koopman scored twice and added an assist while Nick Perry dished out three assists as Marblehead (9-2) continued to roll. Ian Maag added a goal and an assist while Trip Franzese, Aaron DeAngelo, Tim Kalinowski and Dean Fader also lit the lamp. Defenseman Liam Gillis contributed two assists while Myles Barry was victorious in goal, making 17 stops.
Peabody (2-6-2) got a goal and an assist from Eric Hennessey, another tally from Reed Foster and 36 saves in net from captain Joe Powers.
Archbishop Williams 6, Bishop Fenwick 2: Two goals from Mike Napolitano weren’t enough for the Crusaders (2-10) in a home loss. Drew Thibodeau assisted on both goals while P.J. Usalis and Nick Finan also picked up helpers.
Pentucket 4, Masconomet 2: Tyler Costello and Steve Pease each scored goals and Joe Griffin added an assist, but the Chieftains couldn’t stay with Pentucket. Matt Cardillo stopped eight shots for Masco.
Marblehead 5, Algonquin 5: The Lady Headers fought from two goals down twice throughout the game. Marblehead was down 5-3 in the final period, but two quick goals from Brittany Smith (two goals, one assist) and Brittany Lydon (one goal, two assists), evened the score. Abby Dimare and Rachel McKay had the other goals, while Aly Hopkins had 16 saves in net.
Pingree 33, Portsmouth Abbey 25: Freshman guard Kerri Zerfoss led the scoring with eight points, while Katlyn Oliver and Caroline Fay added six for the Highlanders (8-4).
Pingree wins two: The Highlanders move to 11-3 overall (7-0 in conference play) after defeating Portsmouth Abbey, 66-29 on Saturday and Rivers, 55-51 yesterday. The tri-captains led the way for Pingree in the close victory over River, Connor Reardon had 13 points and eight rebounds, Kyle Lentini added11 points, while Johnny Spears finished with 11 points, seven assists and five steals.
Beverly 4th at Holliston Duals: The Panthers went 2-2 at the Holliston Duals Tournament to place fourth as a team. Beverly defeated Savis (42-18) and Leominster (36-6) before dropping back-to-back matches against Milford (39-33) and Holliston (36-33). Beverly now stands at 13-7.
Antuan Tran (126 pounds), Joe Kozlowski (132) and Luke McDonald (152) each won four matches for the Panthers, while Tom Wilbur (160) won three matches. Jonah Feingold (120), Terrence Saye (138) and Brian Perry (220) also won a pair of matches for Beverly.
St. John’s goes 3-1: The Eagles defeated Springfield Central (42-26), Agawam (63-6) and Bacon Academy, Conn. (67-8), but dropped a tight match with Mount Anthony, Vermont (30-24), the No. 1 team in New England. The Eagles are 28-3 overall.
Hunter Costa (106 pounds), Jared Costa (138), and Ian Butterbrodt (220) won four matches apiece, while Peter Locke (160) went 3-0 on the day. Louis Bornstein (113) also won three matches, including his 100th career dual meet victory. D.J. Lemieux (126), Jim Messeder (182), Jon Polansky (195) and Corey Jean-Jacques each won three matches, and Ben DiNatale and Frank Soucy recorded their first varsity victories.
Beverly 144.2, Marblehead/Swampscott 123.5: The Panthers had the top two all-around competitors and posted their highest score of the season while improving to 5-0. Adrianna Beatrice was first in the all-around with a 37.2. She was first on bars (9.2) and beam (9.5), and second on vault (9.3) and floor (9.2). Loralee Smith was second in all-around with a 35.35. She was third on vault (8.85), beam (8.95) and floor (8.95).
Beverly’s Heather Gomes added wins on vault (9.4) and floor (9.4) while also tying for second on bars (9.0). Hannah Rennie tied for second on bars (9.0) and took second on beam (9.0).
Danvers/North Reading 142.45, Masconomet/Lynnfield 141.6: Masco took first in three events, but Danvers narrowly won the meet. Mina Sherman won three events for the Chieftains and captured the all-around with a 37.75. Sherman won vault (9.55), bars (9.4) and floor (9.45). Jess DeMarco also took second in the all-around for Masco with a 36.55.
Danvers’ Roni Levine was third in the all-around with a 36.3. She was second on vault (9.35) and beam (9.35), and third on floor (9.1). Jackie Veatch was first on beam for Danvers with a 9.65.
Hamilton-Wenham 86, North Reading 84: Andrew Klobucher won both the 200 IM and 100 free to pace the Generals. Sophomore Bobby Grinnell added a win in the 100 breaststroke and a third place in the 100 free.
St. jOHN’S sHREWSBURY 100, sT. jOHN’S pREP 86: The Eagles’ 88-meet win streak was broken with this defeat.
Bishop Fenwick 90, Archbishop Williams 77: Carson Christuk doubled in the 100 fly (58.09) and 100 back (1:01.65), while Jimmy Gauthier doubled in the 50 free (24.78) and 100 free (56.09) as the Crusaders make it two in a row. Both swimmers were also part of the winning 200 medley relay team along with Pablo Jimenez and Matthew O’Brien. Jimenez took first in the 200 IM (2:44.22) and Nicole DiMeglio 100 breast (1:24.88).
nichols 58, Gordon 47: The Fighting Scots were plagued by 22 turnovers, which turned into 18 points for Nichols. Sophomore Brooke Kratch scored a game-high 20 points for Gordon to go along with 13 rebounds. Junior Lauren Kranyak pitched in with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Gordon (2-14 overall, 0-9 Commonwealth Coast Conference).
Endicott 59, Eastern Nazarene 49: Junior Samantha Crough scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half to lift Endicott (11-5, 7-2 CCC) to victory. Sophomore Kayleen Whall added 12 points and 10 boards for the Gulls.
Bridgewater State 76, Salem State 68: The Lady Vikings slipped to 8-10 (1-4 MASCAC) despite 16 points and nine rebounds from Sandra Lanier. Ashley White (14) and Rachael Carter (12) also hit double figures for SSU.
Gordon 81, Nichols 65: The Fighting Scots won their fourth straight game behind big efforts from Hans Miersma (17 points, 13 rebounds), David Dempsey (15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), Jason Dempsey (12 points, 9 rebounds), and Taylor Bajema (13 points, 4 assists). Gordom improved to 11-5 overall (6-3 CCC).
Eastern Nazarene 94, Endicott 76: Sophomore guard John Henault scored 19 points, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Endicott from dropping its sixth straight contest. The Gulls (7-9, 2-7) also got 12 points apiece from Bennett Knowlton and Matt Kneece.
Bridgewater State 79, Salem State 77: Bridgewater State hit a jumper with seven seconds left to defeat the Vikings. Bryan Ortiz connected on 4 of 6 three-point attempts and finished with a team-high 16 points. Justin Nieves added 15 points while Tavone Winder and Nick Grassa contributed 10 each for SSU (11-6, 3-2 MASCAC).