, Salem, MA


January 17, 2014

Thursday's area roundup: Verrette helps Marblehead swimmers splash past Peabody


Marblehead 99, Peabody 78: Hannah Verrette captured first in the 200 free (2:01.77) as well as the 500 free (5:24.64) to help her Magician team improve to 5-0 on the season. Charlie Seltzer was first in the 100 butterfly (54.70) and 100 dash (1:02.78). Ellie Ronin (200 IM, 2:18.81), Tom Rockett (50 free, 25:08), Kylie Cronin (100 back, 1:06.96) and Jake Driscoll (diving, 197.30) all took first in their respective events.

Winning events for the Tanners was Alex Strakosha (100 free). Paige Hayward qualified for sectionals in diving with a score of 168.6, and Maria Strakosha achieved a cut time for states in the 200 IM (2:26.11). It was also Senior Night for the Tanners who honored Ciara Rossi, Christine Shea, John Domenico, Ian Lam, Alex Strakosha and Travis Wojcik.

Swampscott 89, Salem 86: Danielle Mayblum (diving), Emily Guo (200 IM) and the 400 free relay team earned wins for the Big Blue (2-3).

Despite only having 12 swimmers, the Witches managed to keep things close. Kevin Clyne made a sectional cut and took first in the 50 free (23.98), Melissa Trainor won the 500 free, Michael Redico made a sectional cut in the 200 free, while Brian Dunning had an impressive performance in the 100 free, finished second.

Danvers 99, Lynn English 84: Mitch Bussone (100 breast), Cambria Cloutier (100 back), Curtis Cunningham (50 and 100 free), Josh Mentzer (200 IM) all had wins for the Falcons (4-1). Danvers also took first in the medley relay (Jimmy Hopkins, Bussone, Mentzer and Cunningham), 200 free relay (Matt Rizzo, Bussone, Mitch Gent and Mentzer) and the 400 free relay (Athena Velonis, Sarah Roach, Cloutier and Cunningham).

Masconomet 94, Manchester Essex 74: Carly Soares (500 free), Alex Galaraneau (200 IM, 100 free), Michael Bartley (200 free, 100 butterfly) and Lilly Korning (100 back) all had wins for the undefeated Chieftains (6-0). Madison Kelly had a strong finish in the 50 free, coming in at 28.7.

Beverly 94, Revere 67: Sarah Welch (200 IM, 500 free) Astrid Swinson (100 back, 100 breast), Emily Walsh (200 free), Andrea Higgins (100 butterfly) and Rachel Grant (100 free) captured wins for the Panthers (4-1).


St. John’s Prep 117, North Andover 18: The victorious Eagles took the first spots on the slopes at Bradford Ski Area, with Pat McDermott topping the field in a time of 20.48 seconds. Following him, in order, were St. John’s teammates Bobby Holmes (20.53), Joe Cavallaro (20.78), Peter Griffen (21.08) and Michael Hayes (21.11).

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