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October 3, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Pingree girls top defending EIL champs

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Newburyport 21, Masconomet 36: Senior captain Harry Kent came in second overall in 16:17, which was the third fastest time for a Masco runner on its home course. Kyle Saddis (6th, 17: 35), Kevin Martin (7th, 17:36), and Danny Cosgrove (9th, 17:48) also ran well while Charlie Gilfeather and Baxter Demers tied for 12th in 18:14 for Masco (6-1).

Pingree 17, Bancroft 43: Kyle Skelton (18:55), Evan Maravelis (19:05) and Adam Gerber (19:18) took the top three spots to guide the Highlanders (3-0) to victory.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Hamilton-Wenham 15, Saugus 50: The undefeated Generals (7-0) finished in a pack to take down CAL-newcomer Saugus. Sarah Herlihy (23:04) was the overall race winner, followed closely by Emily Horgan (23:05), Emily Weigand (23:06), Meg McWhirter (23:07) and Meghan Stone (23:08).

North Shore/Essex Aggie splits: The Hawks (4-1) lost narrowly to Presentation of Mary, 27-28, and also topped Notre Dame, 15-50. Jess O’Neill won the race for North Shore while Alexa Marquie was fourth, Jessica Steffanilli finished sixth, Anna Marshall was seventh and Corinna Rosario came in 13th.

Masconomet 21, Newburyport 24: Megan Collins won the race with a time of 19:58 to help the Chieftains improve to 6-1. Kathleen Gillespie was second in 20:24 while Abby Greenslade finished fifth (21:10), Kim Cosgrove finished sixth (21:13) and Gwen Ellis was seventh (21:31).

Ipswich 25, North Reading 32: Junior Annie Zampitella was second in 20:46 and Ipswich had three of the top five to win in the heat. Maggie Brown finished third in 22:06 and Brooke Robishaw was fifth in 23:11. Nora Hughes also had a strong race for the Tigers with a time of 23:32.

Pingree splits: The Highlanders defeated Bancroft, 20-41, but lost to Dana Hall, 21-39. Lauren Menzie ran 22:58 to finish second overall while Maya Jain placed sixth and Isabel Hoffman came in 10th for Pingree (4-2).

VOLLEYBALL

Masconomet 3, North Reading 1: Junior setter Katherine McManus had 22 assists to help the Chieftains (6-4) get back in the win column 25-11, 25-13, 17-25, 25-13. Middle hitter Maddi Burless had seven kills, five service points, three digs and a block and senior Maddie Kelly picked up 14 digs with five kills, three aces, two assists and a block.

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