The Beverly wrestling team started its season in impressive fashion this weekend, winning all three of its matches in the Northeastern Conference Dual Meet Tournament to win the championship.
The Panthers defeated Salem, 57-18, and Marblehead/Swampscott, 60-11, to advance to the championship against Danvers. Beverly prevailed, 48-29, to finish a perfect Saturday.
Nick Parianos (132 pounds), Luke McDonald (160), and Tom Wilbur (170) each won three matches for Beverly.
Ahmad Alshrafi (106), Jonah Feingold (120), Joe Kozlowski (138), Corey Sullivan (152), Peter Reusch (182), and Brian Perry (220) won two matches apiece for the Panthers (3-0).
Danvers was second in the meet with a 2-1 record, and Marblehead/Swampscott also finished with a 2-1 mark. Peabody and Salem were each 1-2 while Saugus finished 0-3.
NEC Relay carnival: The Northeastern Conference held its first relay carnival at Swampscott High. In the Large school division, Peabody’s winners included the boys shuttle hurdle relay, dash relay and 4x800. Beverly won the boys shot put, 4x400 and distance medley and Salem won the boys high jump and 4x200.
For the Large school girls, Peabody took the hurdles and the shot put and Beverly had a strong showing with the winning high jump, distance medley, 4x800 and 4x200 teams.
In the Small school boys, Swampscott won the dash, the high jump and the 4x800. Marblehead won the hurdle relay and the 4x200. In the girls Small school division, Marblehead took the high jump, distance medley, 4x400 and shuttle hurdles. Swampscott won the dash and 4x200.
Fenwick sweeps St. Mary’s: The Fenwick track teams opened the season with wins over St. Mary’s, with the boys team winning 69-13 and the girls registering a 58-19 win.
On the boys’ side, Charlie Maistrellis was a triple-winner with victories in the dash (7.19), 300 (38.9), and long jump (17-3). Andrew Carlin added wins in the high jump (5-3) and high hurdles (9.94) while also taking second in the shot put (37-3). Troy Reinhold (600, 1:40), Dan Deschenes (1,000, 3:00), and Bryan Mendes (mile, 4:47) also had wins for Fenwick and teammed up with Nick Tambini to win the 4x400 relay.
Carolyn Claveau won two event to pace the Crusaders in the girls meet. Claveau was first in the high jump (4-5) and shot put (26-8). Hannah Smith won the 600 (1:52) and also ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay with Andrea Klos, Jackie Edgett, and Julia Pierce.
Annette Ruggiero (300, 45.4), Tessa McLaughlin (high hurdles, 11.19), and Arianna Maida (2-mile, 12:25) also had wins for Fenwick.
pINGREE 33, bANCROFT 25: Captain Katlyn Oliver accounted for nearly half her team’s points, scoring 16 as the Highlanders evened their record at 2-2. Caroline Fay scored 10 and Pingree came up with 21 rebounds as a team.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Clark 80, Endicott 74: Lance Greene scored 22 points but Clark pulled away down the stretch to drop the Gulls to 4-2 on the season. Lachlan Magee scored 14 with five assists and Andre Makris chipped in 11.
gORDON 80, bERKELEY 77: Free throws by David Dempsey (16 points) and Thomas Park (15 points) with 30 seconds left lifted the Scots (3-4) to a win in the consolation of the A.J. Buchanan Classic. Jason Dempsey also scored 15 and six Gordon players reached double figures in scoring.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Endicott 58, Suffolk 54: Kayleen Whall converted an and-1 opportunity with 2:38 to go to give Endicott the lead for good as the Gulls (6-1) came up with a solid road win. Samantha Crough led Endicott with 15 points and Jennifer White scored 13.
Salem St. 5, Worcester St. 0: The Vikings (5-3-1, 4-1-1 MASCAC) won their third straight wtih Ryan Sutliffe posting a 23 save shutout. Salem State scored four times in the first to take control with Andrew Bettencourt, Cam Moniz and Chris Mastropietro each having a goal and an assist. Derek Crocker had three assists and Keaton Cashin had an assist for the third straight game.
Gordon Records Fall: Megan Wernig set a new Gordon weight throw record at 9.49 meters at the Harvard Open. The Scots’ women’s 4x400 team also set a school record with Samantha Goedeke, Leanna D’Alfonso, Mary-Beth Gray and Leanne Beedle combining for 4:27.52.