BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Salem 28, Danvers 29: Michael Ouelette (19:43) and Jamont Hightower (19:53) kicked their way past the final competitors to grab 10th and 11th place and send the Witches to the narrowest of victories. Race winner Chris Barnes clocked 16:52 for Salem while Alex Reid was fourth in 17:40, Jack Fitch was sixth in 18:53 and Sammy Riadi was ninth in 19:26.
The Falcons were led by T.J. Glowik (second, 17:05) as well as Kevin Rogers (third), Brendan Macdonald (fifth), Harrison Kee (seventh).
Marblehead 15, Lynn Classical 50: Peter Clifford (19:20), Loeden Rodrigues (19:21) and Will Lamb (19:24) finished 1-2-3 to help the Magicians cruise to a season opening win.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Danvers 15, Salem 50: Olivia Viel won the race in 20:54 and Catie Nemeskal was second with Cynthia Boyd third as the Falcons finished in a pack at the top of the ledger. Ava Navarro ran a strong fifth for Danvers and Gabby Sherrick was sixth. Lucy Tuttle came in fourth for Salem with a time of 22:50 while Sarah Cayoutte-Gluckman and Fiona Quinn-Tierney ran well.
Marblehead 23, Lynn Classical 55: The Magicians had seven of the top eight finishers to win the meet. Tess Whalen led the charge in second at 21:40 followed by Olivia Cleary (21:56), Michaela Haliotis (22:40), Olivia Chickering (23:02), Lauren Chase (23:28), Claire Tipps (23:54) and Maeve Maloney (24:04).
Masconomet 4, Lynnfield 0: Kate Zamagni opened the scoring for the Chieftains who never looked back in their season opening shut out. Mak Graves added two goals while Ava Collins had the other; Cally McSweeney played terrific in the midfield and Ava Tello was a force defensively.
Essex Tech 8, Greater Lawrence 0: Four players — Derek Annese, Sam Jenkins, Mateus Lima and Josh Berube — all notched two goals each to push the Hawks (1-1) by the Reggies. Keeper Gavin Russell also had a strong outing to earn his first shutout of the season.
Malden 6, Salem 3: Nico Flores scored twice for the Witches, including a successful penalty kick. Herdi Troplini also scored for Salem with an assist from Endi Doku and freshman Eli Ferreira turned in a strong effort in the high-scoring affair.
Essex Tech 2, Shawsheen 0: Junior Emily Enes scored both goals for the unbeaten Hawks (2-0) while being assisted by fellow junior Caitlynn Burke on one of them. Freshman Ava Allaire had a great showing at center-mid to lead what was an all-around solid team effort on the defensive side.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Austin Prep 2: Taking the decisive fifth set 15-8, the Crusaders won their first game of the year after splitting the first four sets, 25-11, 16-15, 26-24, 16-25. Annie Murphy led Fenwick with nine kills.
Gloucester 53 1/2, Peabody 18 1/2: The Tanners’ (0-2) top golfer Brendan Mills halved his match but Peabody wasn’t able have much success otherwise in the setback.
Masconomet 130, Ipswich 95: Hadyn Kornusky had a team-best 30 points to lead the Chieftains while Hunter DeGeorge added 25 points as well. Senior Charlie Eagan and junior Aidan O’Flynn paced the Tigers with 21 points each.
St. John’s Prep 218, Catholic Memorial 263: Robby Forti and Oliver Hermann both shot a 1-under 34 to pace the Eagles (2-0) while Matt Remley carded a solid 35.
Salem 43, Saugus 29: Salem Golf got their first victory of the year with a solid win to bring their record back to .500 at 1-1. A number of golfers performed well for the Witches as Ethan Doyle and Bobby Jellison both won their matchups at 6 1/2 - 2 1/2, Joe Parr walked away from his at 6-3 and Alex L’Heureux finished with a dominant 8-1 final.
Swampscott 41, Marblehead 31: It was a full team effort for the Big Blue as they grabbed their first win of the year over Marblehead, climbing to an even 1-1. Six different Swampscott golfers won their individual match ups; Lou Spellios (5 1/2 - 3 1/2), Aidan Tierney (6 1/2 - 2 1/2), Brendan Sheehan (5 1/2 - 3 1/2), Nate Maerickline (5 1/2 - 3 1/2), and Will Roddy (6 1/2 - 2 1/2), while Danny Dilisio tied his own (4 1/2 - 4 1/2).Co-captain Ben Weed was the medalist for the Magicians (1-1) with a 1-over round of 35 but was the only winner for his squad. Matt Weed halved his bout, 4 1/2 - 4 1/2.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Anna Maria 1, Salem State 0: The Vikings (1-1) put five shots on goal but couldn’t get one by the goalie with Anna Maria netting the game’s only marker early in the third quarter.