GIRLS TENNIS

Bishop Fenwick girls tennis moved closer to a Catholic Central League title by dealing Austin Prep its second setback of the year.

The Crusaders won 4-1 to improve to 10-0 and need to win only one of their final three matches to win the league championship.

Freshman Meagan McCarthy dropped her first set of the year, but won a tough three-setter to seal the victory for the Crusaders. She won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

The Crusaders also picked up a big win from Sarah Green and Sara Kanarkawiecz at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2. That win was the first victory Fenwick has had in doubles against Austin Prep in three years.

"When we beat them earlier this year it was the first time we beat them in three years and today was the first time beating them in doubles in three years," Fenwick coach Dave Manalaysay said. "I really thought they were going to win it for us when they went to the tie-breaker."

Emily Dunham (6-1, 6-1) and Meredith Maguire (6-4, 6-2) also won at singles for Fenwick.

Danvers 5, Winthrop 0: Danvers had little trouble in this one, dropping only one game. Becca Sans (6-0, 6-1), Rachel Ziner (6-0, 6-0), and Paige Clarizia (6-0, 6-0) did the work at singles, while Mary Kate Grace and Kristen Kulokowski won at No. 1 doubles (6-0, 6-0) and Danielle Comb and Emily Hodgkins prevailed at No. 2 doubles (6-0, 6-0).

Swamspcott 5, Revere 0: Kesley O'Brien (6-0, 2), Rita Tsokanis (6-0, 6-2), and Franny Pelletier (6-1, 6-0) took singles bouts in straights sets as the Big Blue (6-2) won their fifth straight. Shannon Toner/Tatum Pederson (6-0, 6-1) and Alana Dolan/Ashley Petras (6-2, 6-0) won in doubles.

andover 3, marblehead 2: First singles Ashley Noyes (6-0, 6-0) and the doubles team of Annie Ryan-Lindsey Cohen (1-6, 6-4, 6-3) accounted for the Marblehead points as the Magicians dropped to 5-1.

Ipswich 5, No. Reading 0: Alex Sulkin (6-1, 6-3), Libby Brown (6-0, 6-0) and Kaitlyn Kelley (6-1, 6-1) swept their singles matches as the Tigers improved to 7-1. Megan Freiberger and Rachael Eramo (6-1, 6-1) and Abby Trigilio and Ashley Sulkin (6-2, 6-2) won in straight sets.

BOYS LACROSSE

HAMILTON-WENHAM 16, NEWBURYPORT 9: Senior attack Sam Martinez poured in six goals and Eliott Burr chipped in four goals to pace the Generals, who hiked their record to 7-4. Sophomore Eddie Frick contributed two goals and netminder Luke Drize scored his second goal of the season in the first quarter.

B.C. High 12, St. John's Prep 10: Jimmy O'Connell scored five goals and Drew O'Connell had two goals and three assists as the Eagles (6-6) rallied to take a 10-9 lead before B.C. High struck back in the fourth quarter. Goalie Blair Friedensohn made 10 saves and Mark Macdonald controlled the draws.

VOLLEYBALL

st. john's prep 3, bc high 1: Sophomore setter Sean Brennan finished with 49 assists and senior outside hitter Sean Mackinson had 26 assists for the Eagles, who bounced back from a rare loss the previous night and improved to 12-3.

BOYS TRACK

ST. JOHN'S PREP 100, XAVERIAN 36: The Eagles boosted their record to 3-0, led by Sean Enos, who won the discus (160-11) and shot put (49-6 1/2). Scott Sheehan took the javelin (158-8) while Deklan Robinson won the triple jump (39-8). Mike Hayes won the high jump (5-8) and Teawook Ha captured the high hurdles (15.7). The Prep went 1-2 in the 100 meters with Nick Pesaturo (11.2) and Luis Soto (11.2). Bryan Browne won the 200 (22.6) while Mike Galasso took the 400 intermediate hurdles (60.3). Patrick Murphy won the 800 (2:04.2) and Jarret Harrigan won the mile (4:35.4). Ben Halpin took the 2-mile in 10:07.

Peabody 100, Salem 36: Nick Marotta and Zachary Grube each won two events as Peabody moved to 4-1. Marotta won the shot put (46-3) and discus (122-9), while Grube captured the high jump (6-1) and 100 hurdles (15.9). The Tanners also picked up a big sweep in javelin behind Nick Pigulski (159-9), Tyler Giunta (151-11), and Evan Braz (143-8).

Other Peabody wins came from Tom Martinez (400 hurdles), Cody Picardy (2-mile), and Nat Gaye (100).

Brad Skeffington remained unbeaten in the 400 this year with a 53.2 for Salem. Danny Collins added a win in the 800 (2:11) and Jake Salamida took first in the long jump (18-5).

GIRLS TRACK

peabody 93, salem 46: Peabody (3-2) prevailed, led by Sarah May, who won the 400 hurdles and the 400 meters. Pam Zabala took the shot put and discus and Catarina Rocha took the mile and the javelin. For Salem, Jasmine Bryant won the triple jump, the 200 meters and the 100 hurdles. Desiree DeLeon won the 100 and Salem also took the 4x400 with Natasha Demers, Amanda Monaco, Izzy Figueroa and Lauren N'Guette. Salem dropped to 1-5.

BASEBALL

Triton 2, Hamilton-Wenham 1: Ryan Forrginer allowed only two hits over six innings, but Triton got the go-ahead run in the third and the Generals (4-6) were limited to only three hits. Jake Prince drove in H-W's run and Jimmy Love and Dylan Keith were strong all around.

North Shore Tech 16, Notre Dame 5: Senior shortstop Sean Hebert went 3 for 4 with five RBI and four runs scored to power the Bulldogs (6-3). Jordan Castillo earned the win on the mound and contributed three hits and two runs, while Derrick Frazier returned from injury by collecting a pair of hits.

Salem 6, Gloucester 3: Junior lefty Chris Boucher carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and ended up allowing three hits in a complete-game win. Emilio Beato was the offensive star for the Witches (6-6) with two hits and four RBI. Dan Dobrosielski contributed two hits for Salem, while Teaghan Malionek scored two runs.

Wilmington 5, Manchester Essex 0: Alex Ray and Max Nesbit each doubled for the Hornets (0-12).

BOYS TENNIS

Austin Prep 5, Bp. Fenwick 0: The Crusaders (2-9) dropped a tough league match, though the second doubles team of Chris O'Brien and Sean Bannon played well in a three set bout.

Pingree 3, Portsmouth Abbey 2: The undefeated doubles team of Sam Cregg and Jess Knowles won 6-0, 6-4 and Dan Prawdzik and Hayden Stewart teamed to win 6-1, 6-1 to spearhead Pingree (7-6, 6-4 EIL). Josh Linton also won a singles match-up.

Manchester Essex 3, Swampscott 2: The Big Blue, who beat Peabody on Monday, got victories from Val Temin and the doubles team of Matt Gilberg and Ben Friedman.

Salem 4, Winthrop 1: The Witches swept doubles with wins from Tyler Madden/Max Cobitz and Tahmid Raji/Hijor DeSilva to improve to 3-5. Kevin Lam and Jorge Barzola also added wins at singles for Salem.

St. John's Prep 5, Marblehead 0: The Eagles continued their dominance in Massachusetts by sweeping past Marblehead. St. John's, which is now 10-1 with its only loss coming at the hands of Barrington, R.I., got wins at singles from Cameron Trosin (6-0, 6-0), Chris Toner (6-2, 6-3), and John Corvi (6-1, 7-5). Bradley Noyes and Ian Wright also won at No. 1 doubles (6-4, 6-1), while Mike Beluch and Mark Corvi completed the sweep at No. 2 (6-1, 6-0).

The Eagles face a big test today when they travel to play defending state champs Wellesley.

GIRLS LACROSSE

WARING 15, GANN ACAD. 3: Senior captain Kristina Lewis had four goals as Waring (10-1) clinched its eighth Indepdent Girls Conference title in the last 10 years. Junior captain Maggie Sheetz contributed two goals and two assists in the win while freshman Elanor Lustig and junior Allie Hinrichs each added a pair of goals as well. Maddie Crowley, a sophomore goalie, stopped 12 shots.

Masconomet 15, Beverly 7: Courtney Cliffe (4 goals, 2 assists), Amy Arnold (3-1), and Becca Phillips (2-0) were multiple goal-scorers for the Chieftains, who improved to 10-5 and qualified for the state tournament. Jackie Tilton, Kathleen Gillespie, Pam Herter, Brynn Wendel, Rachel Rogal, and Alex Romaznoli each had one goal for Masco, while Laurel Epps and Shannon Rice contributed one assist apiece.

Camden Vitale scored three goals and had one assist for Beverly (8-4), while Greer Knowlton-Binns, Lainey Bernfeld, Corinne Woods, and Liz Doherty each had one goal.

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