The Salem News
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The Masconomet boys track team won eight individual events and two relays and rolled to a victory in the Cape Ann League Open Saturday.
The Chieftains piled up 156 1/2 points, easily enough to beat runner-up Ipswich, which finished with 100 points.
David Drigo won both the javelin (180-6) and shot put (44-4) and was also a member of the winning 4x400 relay team (3:33.13) along with Aidan Hart, Jack Jennings and Brian Gilbert.
Regan Charie was also a double-winner for Masco, taking first in the 100 (11.6) and 200 (21.90). His time in the 200 set a new Masco school record.
Tristan Cluster was the winner in the 400 hurdles (56.91) and took third in the 400 (51.88). Steve O’Reilly (discus, 130-1), Dan Raphael (800, 2:00.32) and Harry Kent (2-mile, 9:56.66) were also winners for the Chieftains. Nathaniel Houston, Will Johnson, Dan Cosgrove and Kyle Faddis teamed up to win the 4x800 relay in 8:36.46.
“We had a good supporting cast as well. It made for a great day,” said Masco coach Dana Picillo, whose team went 9-0 in the regular season. “We got what we hoped for. We were kind of expecting that those people would win and they did.”
Despite finishing behind Masco, Ipswich also had a very good day.
Alex Jean-Charles was first in the long jump, second in the triple jump and second in the 100 meters. Matt Jaeger added a win in the triple jump and a second in the long jump. David Dick was also second in the pole vault.
Tim Lee took third in the shot put and discus for the Tigers while Nate Glaster (200) and Brian Bahar (110 hurdles) also had third-place finishes.
The 4x100 team of Glaster, Ryan White, Jaeger and Jean-Charles took second.
Kotch, Gillis lead H-W: The Generals finished sixth with 29 points led by second-place finishes by Sean Kotch (110 hurdles, 15.95) and Matt Gillis (2-mile, 10:03). Bobby Grinnell finished sixth in the 400 (53.28) and fourth in the 400 (60.9) while Jared Beane was fifth in the javelin (131-10) and Ian Riaf was sixth in the 100 (12.06). Hamilton-Wenham’s 4x400 relay of Riley Frackelton, Dan Knudson, Michael Allara and Eric Wescott were fourth in 3:46 and the 4x100 of Riaf, Frackelton, Whatt Howell and Jon Thissell was sixth in 47.4.
Ipswich places fifth in CAL: Emily DeMarco won the mile and Michaela Hederman was first in the 400 and second in the 200 to highlight Ipswich’s fifth-place finish in the Cape Ann League Open. Nora McMorrow took third in the pole vault, four in the long jump and fifth in the 100, while Jill Calvani was third in the long jump and fourth in the 400 hurdles.Devin Smith, Zoe Doran, Ciara O’Flynn and Calvani took third in the 4x400 relay.
Relay paces Generals at CAL Open: Hamilton-Wenham’s 4x800 of Kristin Heffernan, Amanda Grinnett, Olivia Horgan and Emily Horgan won the Cape Ann League title in 10:39 and the Generals were fifth behind North Reading with 65 1/3 points. Emily Weigand was second in the 2-mile (11:30) while Leslie Bynum (discus, 107-feet), Anna Murphy (triple jump, 32-6), Kerry Hull (high jump 4-10) and Vanessa Morris (100, 13;36) all added third place finishes.
Morris was also fourth in the high jump, Emily Horgan finished fourth in the mile and Daniela Garcia was fourth in the 100. Adding fifth place finishes were Bynum in the shot put, Hull in the long jump, Bailey Wallick in the triple jump, Anna Murphy in the hurdles, Olivia Horgan in the mile and the 4x400 relay. The 4x100 of Morris, Liz Kirschner, Maddie Dukkhegyi and Daniela Garcia were sixth.
Salem 4, Peabody 3: Taylor O’Leary knocked in Hannah Wilkins and Joanna Coleman in the top of the seventh to bring the Witches even with Peabody and Desiree Martin scored when Sandy Pelkowsky reached on an error to break the tie. Peabody loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom half but Salem pitcher Meagan Zipper (six hits, four strikeouts, one walk) escaped the jam to give Salem the victory.
The Witches finish the season 5-15, winning two of their last three and denying Peabody a share of the NEC title with Saturday’s win.
“It was an unbelievable way to end the season,” said Salem coach Jennifer Bertone. “I’m really proud of the girls.”
Hamilton-Wenham 7, Sharon 6 (8 innings): The Generals tied the game in the top of the seventh and scored to take the lead in the eighth as they enter the state tournament with a record of 13-7. The 13 wins are the most by a Hamilton-Wenham baseball team since 2004.
Ipswich 7, Manchester Essex 3: The Tigers ended their season with a win in the consolation of the Rockport Memorial Day Bank Baseball Classic, with senior Sean Whooley spinning his seventh complete game of the season. Whooley also had two hits and scored two runs, and Freddy Cerendulo’s 2-run double broke a 2-2 tie. Jake Long also had a 2-run double as Ipswich scored three in the sixth to pull away. “This was a good group,” Ipswich coach Gardy O’Flynn said. “It was nice to take that last bus ride home as winners, especially for the four seniors who have played quite a bit for us.”
North Middlesex 7, Beverly 2: The Panthers left 12 men on base and finished up the regular season at 12-8 against a solid Division 1 foe from Central Mass. Kevin Cuneo, George Hillios and Nick Cottraro each had two hits for Beverly, which will be making its 11th straight state tournament appearance.
Archbishop Williams 3, Bishop Fenwick 2: The Crusaders (11-10) went on the road and saw the Archies plate the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to wrestle away a share of the Catholic Central League title.
peabody 13, westford academy 4: In the Jimmy Geanoulis tournament, host Peabody overcame an early 2-0 deficit and scored seven times in the fifth to come away with the win.The Tanners (16-5) will face Everett (a 6-1 winner over Andover) in the championship of the Geanoulis tourney tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Marblehead 4, Danvers 1: The Magicians prevailed to improve to 15-5 and finish their Northeastern Conference slate a perfect 14-0. Senior tri-captain Miles Barry won 7-6, 6-3 and junior Dimitri Vlassov also won 6-1, 6-1. Marblehead’s doubles teams Griffin Butterfield/Justin Faia (6-1, 6-1) prevailed along with Michael Forte/Felix Litvak (7-5, 4-6, 6-2).
“I’m so proud of this team and what they have accomplished so far. With our tough non-league matches, we feel ready to take on the tough competition we’re sure to face in the state tournament next week,” Marblehead coach Elisabeth Foukal said.
Danvers’ victory came from senior Nick Lisichenok at first singles as he edged Chris Wigglesworth 6-0, 4-6, 6-1.