BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Beverly 28, Marblehead 29: Jackson Wood took second place (16:01) as the Panthers (5-0) clinched a share of their first Northeastern Conference title since 1991. Patrick Gilligan came in next in fourth (16:23), followed by Mike Brock (5th, 16:58), Jack Rivers (17:20) and Jackson Clark (17:23). Kevin Kelsey and Tommy Aitken helped with the race, finishing 10th and 11th while pushing Marblehead’s fifth place finisher to 12th overall. The Magicians (now 4-1) saw Loeden Rodrigues finish in first place (16:00) while Peter Clifford finished in third place (16:23).
Salem 15, Winthrop 50: The Witches (5-1) had seven runners finish in under 20 minutes, including the meet’s outright winner Chris Barnes. Alex Reid finished second, Joe Wong was third, Max Fitch fourth and Michael Sumner fifth in the team win.
Danvers 23, Swampscott 34: Kevin Rogers finished in first place in 15:33 to power the Falcons (now 2-3) to victory. Luke Llewellyn (2nd, 15:33), T.J. Glowik (3rd, 15:33), Brendan MacDonald (5th, 15:53) and Will Sheehan (12th, 17:24) were other top finishers for Danvers. Michael Ferragamo was the top Swampscott runner in fourth place (15:53).
Ipswich 23, Manchester Essex 36: Senior captain Jack DeMarco (1st, 16:21), sophomore Finn Russell (2nd, 17:09) and junior captain Jonah Orroth (5th, 17:20) led an excellent showing for the Tigers, who saw five of their top seven runners earn PRs in the victory.
Bishop Fenwick splits: Wyatt Burr had an excellent afternoon, taking second place in 17:23 as the Crusaders bested Cardinal Spellman (15-50) but fell to Austin Prep (23-36). Kevin Whyte placed fifth (18:22) and Matt Cinelli 8th (18:56) for Fenwick, which is now 4-2 on the season.
Generals take two: Hamilton-Wenham topped Georgetown, 23-37, and North Reading, 26-31, behind a first place finish from Harrison Panjawni in 17:31. Charlie Butler was sixth in 19:02, Alex Johnson was eighth in 19:28, Ryan Gillis 10th in 19:33 and Scott Janes 11th in the same time.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Beverly 22, Marblehead 36: Heidi Eberhardt won the race in a time of 19:25 as Beverly (5-0) remained unbeaten. Emily Young was third (20:15) while her sister, Olivia, placed fifth (20:35). India Ingemi (6th, 20:40) and Sophia MacNeil (7th, 20:42) also had strong showings for the Orange-and-Black.
Danvers 20, Swampscott 41: Cynthia Boyd’s time of 18:29 was good enough for first place as the Falcons won for the fourth time in five races. Catie Nemeskal (2nd, 18:33), Olivia Viel (4th, 18:59), Ava Navarro (6th, 19:32) and Gabby Sherrick (7th, 19:46) also ran strong races for Danvers. Olivia King (3rd, 18:45) and Emma Sands (5th, 19:08) were the top Big Blue finishers.
Winthrop 15, Salem 35: Senior captain Lucy Tuttle finished first overall while Sarah Cayoutte-Gluckman and Fiona Quinn Tierney were fourth and seventh, respectively, but it wasn’t enough for a Witches’ (1-5) win.
Fenwick splits: Ava Mahoney finished first in a time of 19:34 as the Crusaders (now 5-1) beat Austin Prep, 23-35, but fell to Cardinal Spellman, 25-31. Grace Kubat took eighth place (21:52) and Catherine Carter ninth (21:57) for Fenwick as well.
Generals sweep: Hamilton-Wenham topped Georgetown, 22-38, and North Reading, 20-41, thanks to a third place finish from Jemma Shea (21:10) and fourth place from Bennett Nostrand (21:31). Abby Beville finished fifth for the Generals (4-0) in 21:47, Gaylan Ryus was seventh in 22:14, Alexis Donovan eighth in 22:19 and Elisa Voss ninth in 22:20.
Ipswich 21, Manchester Essex 36: Senior captain Annika Brink ran the fastest race of her career and won in 20:32 to guide the Tigers to victory. Freshman Amelia Stacy (3rd, 21:34) and Carina Jones (4th, 22:08) added to the IHS victory.
Salem 37, Gloucester 35: The Witches (9-6) officially qualified for the state tournament with the win — and did so in exciting fashion. With the final group going into the last hole, Jon Wasserman grabbed a point by winning the hole while his partner Jayren Romero tied his hole to seal the team victory. Wasserman wound up winning his match, 5.5-3.5, while Ethan Doyle (6.5-2.5), Bobby Jellison (6.5-2.5), Brady Tremblay (5-4) also came out on top.
Danvers 133, Arlington Catholic 113: Playing in a quota point format, the Falcons (12-5) got strong play from Mike Papamechail (33 points) and John Curran (25 points) en route to the win.
St. John’s Prep 222, St. John’s Shrewsbury 228: The Eagles (16-0) remained perfect with a tight win at Salem Country Club. Two SJP golfers recorded under-par scores as Aidan LeBlanc finished with a 2-under 34 and Robbie Forti a 1-under 35 in the win. Matt Remley (37) and Conor O’Holleran (37) also played well.
Bishop Fenwick 204, St. Joseph’s 125: Jake Murphy recorded 34 points while teammates Nick Muzi, Gavin Bolt and Cade Buckley all had 30 to pace the Crusaders (now 7-4).
North Reading 97, Hamilton-Wenham 92: Freshman Jack Bial and senior captain Justin Tremblay both scored 18 points to guide the Generals (7-5).
Swampscott 39, Winthrop 33: Aidan Graciale (5-4), Lou Spellios (7 1/2 to 1 1/2), Nate Stern (5-4), Aidan Tierney (7-2) and Dawson DiBarri (5-4) were all winners for the Big Blue (now 9-3), while Danny Dilisio halved his match.
St. Mary’s 163, Marblehead 126: Matt Weed shot a 38 with three birdies for 30 quota points while Ben Weed and Gavin Lundgren each had 20 points in the Magicians’ (5-7) setback.
Masconomet 4, Manchester Essex 0: In a clash of Cape Ann League and Eastern Mass. powerhouses, the Chieftains (now 10-0-2) rolled to victory behind Ainsley Gruener’s eighth shutout of the season. Defender Orla Gauvain came across the crease to make a brilliant diving save as well to keep the whitewashing intact.
Cecily Paglierani paced the offense with a pair of goals while Lily Conway had a goal and an assist and Andrea Walker also scored. Maggie Sturgis finished with two assists and Mak Graves dished out one, with Ava Collins having a terrific game in the middle of the field.
Bishop Fenwick 4, Wilmington 0: Cailyn Wesley’s fourth hat trick of the season enabled the Crusaders (9-1) to officially clinch a postseason berth. Cat Elias made seven saves for the shutout and Kat Clancy had her team’s other goal, with attack Grace Morey, midfielder Isabella Marashi and defender Stephanie Steriti all playing well for Fenwick in its victory.
Danvers 3, Ipswich 0: The Falcons (14-0) extended the program’s longest winning streak and best-ever start to a season by holding off the Tigers, 25-16, 25-23, 25-23. Junior Carly Goodhue led the way with 11 kills while classmate Megan Murphy added six kills and two blocks. Sophomore Tess Vontvalides also had a strong showing with four digs. Abby Stanicek (7 kills, 5 service points), Grace DeBoer and Addie Wittkamper were all consistent and played well in all three games for Ipswich (now 8-3).
For Ipswich, Abby Stanicek had a strong game with a .417 hitting percentage to go with seven kills and five service points. Grace DeBoer brought energy and accurate passing to the game while Addie Wittkamper played an overall consistent match.
Masconomet 2, North Reading 1: Two second half tallies from Jason Stutz moved Masconomet (8-4-2) to within two points of punching its postseason ticket. Sam Brockelman and Matt O’Brien earned assists on Stutz’s goals, with Will Newhouse, Dom Gecoya and Bryson Barraclough also having stellar showings for the Chieftains.
Hamilton-Wenham 5, Ipswich 1: Two goals and an assist from senior captain Keegan O’Shea spearheaded the Generals (now 5-6-1). Freshman Jackson Contois added a goal and an assist in the win, with Carter Coffey and senior captain Conor Evers also scoring. Theo Miller added two assists and goalkeeper Alistair Ong stopped a penalty kick.
For Ipswich, Alphonso Lopez had the lone goal on a nice penalty kick, while Cade Wetters, Jonh Werner, Thatch Phypers, Spencer Johnson, Trevor MacRae, Jake Scruton, John Lear and keeper Sam Pinsky turned in strong efforts, particularly in the second half.
Hamilton-Wenham 1, Ipswich 0: Senior forward Jordan Story converted a feed from senior midfielder Klaudia Rushi and buried it five minutes in for the game’s only goal, pacing the Generals (5-3-4) to victory. Goaltender Cayla Greenleaf was outstanding for Ipswich (1-11-1), with Kyleigh Cranston also having a terrific game.
Masconomet 0, North Reading 0: Keilan Romito and Maria Lantzakis split the shutout in net for Masconomet (9-2-2), both making key stops to keep the shutout intact. Allie Vaillancourt and Charlotte Meixsell also played well for the Chieftains.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Endicott 4, Plymouth 0: The Gulls moved to 7-3-1 on the season behind two more goals from leading scorer Evan Couchot. Gabriel Chaves also scored twice, his first goals of the season.
Gordon 3, Husson 1: The Scots (4-7-1) scored twice in the final minutes of action to pull out the win. Luckson Dambo had two goals while Julius Swaim added the other; Jarvin Ramirez and Ben Mollenhauer added assists.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Salem State 2, Endicott 1: The Vikings (4-5-2) snared an impressive win behind goals from Devyn Malatesta and Katie Brown. Malatesta added an assist, as did Jill Tramondozzi, while Rebecca Sabino made six saves in net. Madeleine Cheney had the lone goal for Endicott (7-5).
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Endicott 4, Gordon 1: Kristen McCarthy scored a pair of goals while Olivia Lampasona and Julie Champigny also scored to power the Gulls (9-4) to victory. Sydney Poulin added an assist. For Gordon (4-8), Cara Goudie netted the lone goal.
Gordon 3, Curry 2: The Scots (9-8) moved over .500 with a 25-20, 20-25, 25-21, 16-25, 15-7 triumph. Amanda Snyder finished with 14 kills, 14 digs and four aces, Ashlyn Gergins had 44 assists and Jenny Curtiss had a team-high 19 digs in the win.
Endicott 3, Salve Regina 0: The Gulls (13-5) snared a convincing 25-12, 25-21, 25-22 triumph behind 11 kills and four digs from Amanda Gilbert. Nicole Winkler added nine kills while Zoey Gifford had 35 assists.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
Salem State 9, University of Southern Maine 0: The Vikings swept with doubles wins from Anastasia Startseva/Meredith Macdonald, Caroline Robitalle/Hannah Dahrouge and Liana Angelis/Alexandria Floyd. Startseva, Dahrouge, Robitalle, Macdonald, Floyd and Alexis Alli all won their singles matches to boot.