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January 9, 2013

Area roundup: Marblehead swimmers pull away from Classical, remain unbeaten


The Salem News

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Marblehead 108, Lynn Classical 77: Sara Daher, Harrison Rodts, and Charlie Seltzer each won two events to help the Magicians pull away for a victory. Daher won the 200 free (2:02.39) and 100 breaststroke (1:10.38), Rodts captured the 100 free (53.76) and 200 IM (2:10.92), and Seltzer prevailed in the 500 free (5:32.97) and 100 backstroke (58.70).

Tyler Phillips (diving, 178.55) and Kylie Cronin (100 butterfly, 1:02.60) also had individual wins for Marblehead (5-0). Seltzer, Michael Kaminsky, Rodts, and Chris Rodts combined to win the medley relay in 1:59.93.

Beverly 102, Lynn English 82: Sarah Welch won 200 free and 500 free and Emily Walsh won the 200 IM and the 100 back, with both girls also contributing legs of two winning relays to keep the Panthers (3-0-1) unbeaten on the season.

Danvers 57, Swamspcott 42: Josh Mentzer (200 IM, 100 fly) and Tom Giannino (50 free, 100 free) each won two events as the Falcons improved to 4-0. Tori Ganley also won the 200 free for Danvers, while Abby Perkins contributed a win in the 100 backstroke.

Samantha Rogers won the 500 free and the 100 breast for the Big Blue and Emily Guo was second in both the 100 fly and the 200-IM.

Peabody 95, Salem 80: The Tanners (3-0-1) won behind Alex Strakosha, who won the 100 fly (1:00.49) and the 100 breast with a sectional qualifying time of 1:07.73. Alex Guay wont he 50 free, Christine Shea won the 500 free (6:01), Paige Hayward and Corey Pierce were first and second in diving. Guay, Pat Jwansowski, Zack Melville and Strakoha teamed to win the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay.

Cole Jermyn won the 100 free for Salem (1-3) and took 10 seconds off his personal best in the process. Reschelle Venico (100 back) and Julie Nguyen (200 free) also added wins for the Witches.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Shawsheen 60, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 36: Jordan Mendez scored 14 points and Elijah Alfred grabbed nine rebounds for North Shore Tech, but the Bulldogs (0-8) couldn’t keep up with Shawsheen.

St. John’s Prep 60, Malden Catholic 52: Tyler Dooley paced the Eagles with 17 points, while Max Burt added 13 and Max Butterbrodt chipped in with 10. St. John’s is now 9-0 overall, and 2-0 in the Catholic Conference.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Shawsheen 70, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 29: Senior captain Julie DeGenova scored eight points in a losing effort for the Bulldogs (0-8).

GIRLS TRACK

Beverly 69, Revere 12: Double-winner Kristen O’Connor took the high jump (5-feet) and the hurdles (7.6) helped the Panthers improve to 4-0 on the season. Other event winners were Nicole Kirsch (shot, 30-8), Caitlin Harty (300, 45.7), Madison Shropshire (600, 1:45), Allison Collins (1000, 3:25), Nicole Demars (mile, 5:27) and Maeve Monahan (2-mile, 12:42).

Masconomet 44, North Reading 42: Mila Zernich, Cat Hosman, Lauren Dhrosky and Paige Pratt won the 4x400 realy to get the final five points of the meet and lift the Chieftains (2-1) to victory. Taylor Teed led a sweep of the dash along with Maddie Doyle and Lucy Farnham and freshman Elizabeth Dew picked up a crucial second in the shot put.

Ipswich sweeps: The Tigers defeated both Pentucket (64-22) and Newburyport (56.5-29.5) to move to 4-0. Katie Monahan (hurdles), Tina Keiran (2-mile), Sarah Keiran (1000), Devon Smith (high jump), and Courtney Long (shot put) had the individual wins for Ipswich, while Smith, Monahan, Jill Calvani, and Michaela Hedderman combined to win the mile relay.

BOYS TRACK

Newburyport 44, Ipswich 42: Alex Jean-Charles won the dash, Ryan Bahar won the hurdles, Michael Riddle won the 2-mile and Robbie Fay won the 300 as the Tigers came close in a Cape Ann League match-up. Fay, J.P. Romano, Neil Coleman and Chris DiNocco teamed to win the 4x400 relay.

Revere 47, Beverly 34: Senior Kenny Pierce won the dash by a nose but the Panthers fell to 2-2 overall. Harry Brown took the shot put with a heave of 46-6, Campbell Wood won the 2-mile (10:57) and Alex Grecco won the mile (4:47) for Beverly.

Masconomet 49, North Reading 37: The Chieftains moved to 3-0 as Josh Griffith won the shot with a toss of 41-feet. Dan Raphael took the 600 (1:40.6), Jake Moorman was first in the 1000 (2:57) Marco Caserta won the 2-mile (10:26), Adam Murphy took the dash and Harry Kent won the mile (4:52).

GYMNASTICS

Malden 124.6, Bishop Fenwick 117.9: Marissa Moschela was first on floor with a score of 8.3 but the Crusaders (1-1) fell for the first time this season. Erin Horgan was second on vault (8.3) and third on bars (8.2) for Fenwick and Kristen Kilcommons was second on beam (8.1) and third on floor (7.9).

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

UnE 59, Gordon 50: Park Thomas scored 11 points and Jason Dempsey added 10 but the Scots (7-5) had a tough shooting night, hitting just 35 percent of their shots for the game and scoring just 17 second half points in the home setback.

MCLA 77, Salem State 72: The Vikings (9-5) came as close as three down the stretch but couldn’t come all the way back and lost their first conference game of the season. Nate Simpson scored 27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Salem State while Andrew White scored 17 with nine boards.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Salem State 78, MCLA 71: Sandra Lanier scored 18 points as the Lady Vikings (8-6) went on the road to grab their first MASCAC win of the season. Salem native Ashley White was outstanding with 17 points and seven assists and Bridget Dullea scored 13 with 10 rebounds. Rachel Ledbetter and Lara Bruni were also in double-figures with 10 points each.

UNE 70, Gordon 39: The Fighting Scots (2-10) were out gunned at home by UNE, which remained unbeaten in Commonwealth Coast Conference action. Brooke Kratche led Gordon with 16 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Salem State 4, New England College 3: Cam Banwell scored his first goal of the season in the second period to put Salem State (7-4-1) on top for good in a non-league game at Rockett Arena. Banwell also assisted Chad Goodwin’s empty net goal which wound up being the winner after NEC scored with three seconds remaining. Goodwin and Matt Kenline each had a goal and an assist, Banwell had three points, Kyle Phelan had two assists and goalie Ryan Sutliffe made 29 saves to earn his sixth win of the season.