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December 11, 2012

Area roundup: Fenwick hockey wins home opener

HOCKEY

The Bishop Fenwick hockey team had one period to make something happen in their season opener last night against St. Bernard’s. Mike Napolitano, Nick Finan, and Pat O’Leary made sure the Crusaders didn’t go home empty handed.

Napolitano and Finan scored the goals and O’Leary stood on his head in net, stopping 39 shots, as Fenwick erased a one-goal deficit in the third period of a 2-1 win.

Napolitano tied the game for Fenwick on a feed from Finan, then Napolitano and Drew Thibodeau set up Finan for the game-winner.

Senior defenseman Jake Brennan also palyed well for Fenwick.

GIRLS TRACK

Beverly 51, Marblehead 35: Kristen O’Connor was a triple winner for Beverly (1-0) topping the high jump (5-0), high hurdles (9.1) and running a leg in the first place 4x400 relay team. Nicole Demars took the 2-mile (11:44.4), Caitlin Harty won the 300 (44.7) and Allison Collins captured the 600 (1:53.7) for the Panthers.

BOYS TRACK

Beverly 48, Marblehead 38: Beverly improved to 1-0 behind first place finishes from Jay Richardson in the high jump (6-2), Harry Brown in the shot put (44-3), Alex Greco in the mile (4:42.8), Michael Black in the 600 (1:32.4), Dylan Perry in the 1000 (2:45) and Campbell Wood in the 2-mile (11:15.8). Senior Nate Fowler finished second in the 1,000 for Marblehead (0-1) and his time of 2:46.7 qualified him for states.

The Magicians had three winners as Connor Green topped the 55 dash (6.8), Conrad Rousseau won the 55 hurdles (8.4) and Josh Beloff took the 300 (38.8).

Peabody 54, Swampscott 27: Justin Butler (high jump, 5-10), Christian Cedullo (55 hurdles, 8.5), Christopher Cennami (55 dash, 6.3), Vlasi Duni (300, 39.4), and Riley Dowd (mile, 4:59) had wins as Peabody won its opener.

WRESTLING

St. John’s goes 3-1: St. John’s defeated Nashua North (58-10), Framingham (51-15), and Manchester, N.H. (42-6), but dropped a 42-17 decision to Timberlane, N.H. over the weekend.

Hunter Costa (106 pounds), Peter Locke (160), Jon Polansky (195), Ian Butterbrodt (220), and Corey Jean-Jacques (285) each won four matches for St. John’s. D.J. Lemieux (126), Fred Colberg (132), Jared Costa (138), and Solomon White (170) each won three matches for the Eagles.

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