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January 21, 2013

Area roundup: Danvers places second in Div. 3 relays

agateHed:BOYS TRACK

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.

BOYS HOCKEY

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.

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