MASCONOMET SWEEPS: The Masco Chieftains came up big in the clutch, winning the 4x400 relay to key the victory over Pentucket, 54-40, in the Cape Ann League. Masco also beat Wilmington, 54-32. The winning relay team was made up of Emily Wheeler, freshman Kaleigh White, Lexi Sheehan and Paige Marsh, who combined for a time of 4:31.8
White also won the 300 and Wheeler captured the 1,000. Allie DiTucci was first in the hurdles and Mackenzie Shelgren won the mile as Masco improved to 5-2.
Swampscott 72, Saugus 14: Emma Walsh won both the high jump (4-6) and 600 (1:54.3) to pace Swampscott (2-2) in its victory. Melinda Wilson (shot put, 28-11 3/4), Vy Le (55 hurdles, 9.8), Nancy Do (55, 9.8), Hannah King (1,000, 3:24.8), Michaela Jancsy (mile, 5:57.6) and Emily Cerra (2-mile, 13:27) also had wins for the Big Blue.
Hamilton-Wenham 61, Triton 25: The Generals moved to 6-0 thanks to victories from Lily Shiland (high jump, 4-10), Natalie White (hurdles, 7.59), Emily Senning (600, 1:39), Sarah Duffy (1,000, 3:33) and Meg Blatchford (mile, 5:58).
Swampscott 57, Saugus 29: The Big Blue got individual wins from Jermaine Kelly (55 hurdles, 7.7), Oliver Narcisse (55, 6.5), Elijah Clark (300, 40.6), Nick Hartmann (mile, 4:56.1) and Peter Hale (2-mile, 10:59.8) to improve to 3-1.
masconomet 54, wilmington 32: Masco hiked its record to 5-1, sparked by first place finishers Eric Bonanno in the hurdles (17.2), Dave Searles in the dash (5.4), Jake Moorman in the 100 (2:57), Ben Hiromura in the mile (4:42) and Eric Bermudez in the shot put (40-7).
Triton 63, Hamilton-WEnham 23: Wins from Chris Benevento (2-mile, 10:27), Conor Lyons (1,000, 2:48) and Sam Malabre (mile, 5:06) weren't enough to help the Generals (2-3) against mighty Triton.
MASCONOMET 85, HAMILTON-WENHAM 85: Masco got firsts from Jake Gillespie in the 100 back, Matt Antczak in the 50 free, Cody Arrington in the 200 individual medley, and the Chieftains won the 200 medley with Gillespie, Antczak, Arrington and James Casey. Hamilton-Wenham's first included Alessandro Eramo in the 200 free and 100 fly, Andrew Klobucher in the 100 free and the 100 breast. Masco is 2-0-1.
pEABODY 4, SAUGUS 3: The Tanners stayed unbeaten at 5-0-0 by scoring four times in the first period and holding the host Sachems off the rest of the way. Defenseman Nico DiSalvo's first varsity goal proved to be the game-winner while Eric Costa and Mike Chiappini both had a goal and an assist. Tom Marmiani added one goal and Eric Muise had two assists as Peabody survived six third period penalties to improve to 4-0 in the NEC.
Beverly 3, Winthrop 3: The Panthers (5-2-1) fell behind three goals early but battled back and had a few chances to win the game late but Winthrop goalie Steven Waites (31 saves) was up to the challenge. Brendan Mitchell lit the lamp twice in the second period for Beverly with Mitch Hamor assisting on both goals and senior forward Mike VonZweck netting the equalizer assisted by Andrew Irving and Ryan Calley.
newburyport 5, masconomet 3: The Chieftains were thinking upset against undefeated Newburyport when it was 2-2 heading into the third period, but Cameron Roy scored a pair of goals for the Clippers in the third period and Greg Schofield sealed it when he scored with less than five minutes left to make it 5-3. Pat Crosby, who had an outstanding game for Masco, scored a pair of goals and had at least 12 shots overall. David Eidle added a shorthanded goal for the Chieftains. Cory Tudor had a pair of assists and Masco netminder Casey Tudor finished with 20 saves. Masco is 4-2-1.
Waring 43, Gann 39: Jack Stanton dropped 20 points to help Waring improve to 3-2. Alex Mitchell pitched in 12 points for the winners.
St. John's Prep 77, B.C. High 0: St. John's Prep (15-1) remains unbeaten amongst Massachusetts opponents as Sampson Lam (152), Winslow Estevez (215) and Matt Hopkins (119) picked up wins.
beverly 54, saugus/winthrop 17: Beverly boosted its record to 7-1, sparked by Conor Sullivan (112 pounds), Steve Wilbur (140) and Yan Agudolo (135).
Pentucket 36, H-W 30: Morgan Muschamp (152), Kendrick Poulin (160) and Matt Chigas (171) all won by pin with Chigas picking up his second career win for Hamilton-Wenham.
Peabody 129.05, Winthrop 122.65: Junior Shelby Coulter was phenomenal for Peabody (1-0), taking first in the all-around (35.95), beam (9.0), bars (8.75), floor (9.2) and second in the vault (9). Aimee Sinewitz took second in the floor (8.6) and tied for third on the beam (7.9) with Cheyenne Hidden.
Pingree 3, Beaver Country Day 1: The Highlanders bumped their record to 3-3 by winning 25-10, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21. Sophomore Sam Torto had a strong first game, producing seven straight service points, while senior captain Jenni Mannion played well defensively and on offense as an outside hitter.
salem state 5, new england college 2: Brian Hanafin scored a short-handed goal early in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and spark the Salem State Vikings to the win over the New England College Pilgrims. Hanafin, who notched his first goal of the season, scored on a breakaway with help from Ian Flanagan and Nick Del Rosso with just under two minutes gone by in the third. Mike Genovese, Josh Franklin, Nick Lampson (his ninth of the season) and Sam Cannata also scored for the Vikings, who are 9-3 overall and 7-1 at home. Goalie James Lacour stopped 20 of 22 shots.