St. John’s Prep second at North sectional: The Eagles finished second overall at this year’s North sectional championship, finishing with 341 points which was just seven back from winner Wayland. Winners for the Eagles included Will Connolly in the 200 freestyle, the 200 freestyle relay team of Kai Zola, Luke Magnuson, Andrew Coady and Connolly and the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Magnuson, Ethan Olivo, Palmer Randall and Connolly. The Eagles 200 medley relay team was third, Carter Randall was third in diving and Connolly was second in the 100 freestyle.
Swampscott finished 13th in the meet with 53 points, highlighted by a first place in the 500 freestyle and third place finish in the 200 IM by Matthew Brown.
Marblehead also competed admirably, finishing in 20th overall behind a 13th place finish in the 200 medley relay by Jack Grady, Morgan Taylor, Cole Brooks and Theo Chemel. The freshman Brooks was also 10th overall in the 200 IM and 17th in the 100 butterfly. Hamilton-Wenham tied the Magicians for 20th, getting a fifth place finish from Micah Katz in diving to lead the way.
Beverly’s top performance came in the 400 freestyle relay as Andriy Krut, Kevin Kelsey, Ryan McFadden and Gavin Gleason teamed up to finish 14th. Gleason was also 14th in the 50 freestyle and 17th in the 100 freestyle.
For Masconomet, freshman Daniel Voner was 14th in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, while Peabody’s Theo Roan competed admirably in diving with a 15th place finish.
Marblehead sixth at North sectional: The Magicians finished sixth overall as a team in the North sectional championship, earning 134 points on the day. Top performers included Clementine Robins (third overall in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle), Anna Coleman (second overall in 50 freestyle and third in 100 freestyle) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Cecelia Robbins, Brooke Wager, Robins and Coleman (fourth overall).
Swampscott was the next top finisher among local squads, coming in eighth in the 27-team field. Elizabeth Dokina was second in the 100 breaststroke and ninth in the 200 IM to lead the way, while Lola Muntiu grabbed a seventh place finish in the 500 freestyle.
Hamilton-Wenham was next up in 11th, getting top finishes from Camille Martin in the 200 freestyle (7th) and 100 butterfly (12th), Helen Langer in the 200 IM (13th) and Riley Reader in the 100 breaststroke (8th).
For Masconomet, which finished 14th as a team, Paige Panagos was sixth in the 200 freestyle and eighth in the 50 freestyle, Keira Moon was seventh in diving and the 400 freestyle relay team of Grace Bernheart, Mackenzie Zeeh, Ciara Smith and Panagos was 11th.
Ipswich’s day was highlighted by a 12th place from Sandy Colameta in the 200 freestyle and an 11th place for Elsa Anderson in the 500 freestyle. Beverly got a 12th place finish from its 400 freestyle relay team of Raegan Redmond, Hannah McCarthy, Sierra Sodoski and Sofia Blomqvist and an 11th place finish from the same fouresome in the 200 medley relay. Blomqvist was the top individual for Beverly with a 17th place in the 50 freestyle.
Bishop Fenwick also competed admirably, getting a 15th place place finish in diving from Isabella Forte and a 17th place finish from senior Analeise Jezowski. Freshman Meredith Yuhasz also swam well with a 13th place in the 100 freestyle.
Beverly takes 2 of 3: Alexi Echevarria became the third wrestler in BHS history to record 100 career wins, picking up two victories to give him 101 during Saturday’s Division 2 dual meet tournament. Luke Loureiro went 3-0 at 126 pounds on the day for Beverly (now 27-4) while Nick DeJoy (113 lbs.), Luis Rodriguez (120), Jack Rivers (138) and James Silva (152) all went 2-0 as the Orange and Black defeated Woburn (52-16) and Winchester (51-24) before falling to North Attleboro (36-34) in the quarterfinals. In addition, Ian McCarron got his first varsity win at 160 pounds.
Masco goes 4-1: The Chieftains went 4-1 as a team with their only loss coming to Whittier Tech at this weekend’s Whittier Travis Yell Dual Meet Tournament. Notables performers on the day included Masco’s Ian Darling (4-0), Liam McAveney (5-0), Nikoli Marshall (3-0) and Drew Howard (3-1).
Saugus/Peabody drops two: The Saugus/Peabody co-op wrestlers dropped a 48-6 decision to Triton and a 46-18 decision to Keefe Tech. Individual local winners in the setback were Chase Ledbury (138), Dante Olowu (160) and Andrew Erickson (145).
Pingree 43, Phillips Exeter 23: Maddie Mandalinci joined the 1,000 Point Club for the Highlanders (10-6) in the victory, becoming only the third girl in program history to hit that milestone.
Marblehead 4, Winthrop 1: Junior captain Will Shull had a pair of goals, including the game-winner, as the Headers (11-3-3) moved to within a point of winning the Northeastern Conference North crown in four years. Loch Sheridan and Zach Piersol also singed the strings for Marblehead (8-0-2 NEC), who got a pair of assists from Carter Laramie and solo helpers from Aidan Jalbert and Collin Hart. Senior goaltender Peter Santeusanio (19 saves) picked up another win between the pipes.
Masconomet 4, North Reading 3: In a wild third period, captain Kirby Glynn scored the game-winning goal with 1:25 to play as the Chieftains (14-2-1) kept on rolling. Flynn and his linemates, Kai Roberto and fellow captain Peyton Defeo, all finished with at least one goal and an assist, with Defeo recording three helpers on the day. Senior Paul Nichols also scored and Shawn Callahan, another captain, had one helper. Shane D’Agostino (4 saves) and Tucker Hanson (8 saves) shared the net on Senior Night.
Bishop Fenwick 2, Abp. Williams 2: Diego Alvarez-Segee and Ian Worthley (off a nice feed from Nick Muzi) gave the Crusaders a two-goal lead before the Bishops roared back to tie it up. Fenwick is now 7-7-2.
Essex Tech 1, Hamilton-Wenham 1: Sophomore David Egan’s goal midway through the third period, assisted by Jake Krajeski and Sam Jenkins, saw the Hawks (7-3-5) stretch their unbeaten streak to nine games. Jake McLaughlin had a huge game in net with 33 saves. Finn Brophy of the Generals (7-6-2), also making 33 stops. The hosts got a second period goal from junior Colby Guyer, with Seamus Heney assisting.
Pingree 5, Kents Hill 3: Ryan Clark netted his first career goal and Matt Cusolito turned aside 23 shots to give the Highlanders (11-14-1) a victory. Captain Brendan Driscoll scored twice, as did Hazen Pike and Clayton Smith, with Sam Murray (2), Nicholas Ferullo (2), Michael Lynch and Bryce Bedard all picking up assists.
Masconomet 6, Medford 1: Senior captain Meghan McElaney netted her first career hat trick -- and the first by a North Shore girls defenseman this year -- to officially put Masconomet (9-4-3) in the state tournament for a ninth straight season. Sierra Harris added a goal and two assists for the winners and Bella Cahill had the other marker with assists from Cali Caponigro and Grace Kelleher. Molly Elmore stopped 19 shots and Lydia Willette had her best career outing, stopping 8-of-8 in the third period.
Peabody 5, Hingham 4: Senior captain Sammie Mirasolo scored four times and assisted on another to give the Tanners (12-5-1) their second win in 24 hours. Jenna DiNapoli scored the other goal and Mirasolo’s winner broke a 3-3 tie in the third period. Captain Carolyn Garofoli had two assists, Penny Spack had two helpers and Jenn Flynn and Reilly Ganter had one each.
Bishop Fenwick 2, Oakmont 1: Abbey Millman’s 5-on-3 power play goal late in the third period made sure the Crusaders (11-4-3) emerged with a victory. Lauren Dirarian had a goal and an assist for Fenwick with assists also earned by Shannon Nagy, Grace Morey and Catherine Salvo. Senior captain Cailyn Wesley had an outstanding effort in net as well.
Marblehead 4, Scituate 3: Madison Twombly’s second goal of the game came in the third period and broke a 3-3 tie to send the Lady Headers (6-10-1) to victory on Sunday morning. Rose Werner scored her first career goal for Marblehead, Amy Vytopilova tied it after Scituate had taken a 3-2 lead and Avery Olson earned the win in net. Single assists went to Riley Campbell, Brooke Brennan and Hadley Wales.
Winthrop 1, Marblehead 0: The Lady Headers outshot the Vikings but couldn’t put one by Summer Tallent as Winthrop held serve to set up a league title match with Peabody next week. Eighth grader Avery Olson had another outstanding effort in net for Marblehead.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Gordon 79, Wentworth 47: Guard Meghan Foley had a dominant contest in scoring 35 points, making nine steals, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out four assists as the Scots (now 12-9) outscored the host Leopards, 40-15, in the second half en route to victory. Forward Sarah Gibbs was also a major presence for Gordon with 16 points, 13 rebounds and four assists, while guard Olivia Gagnon added a dozen points.
Salem State 59, MCLA 55: Nicole Freddo came off the bench and scored a team-high 16 points while blocking three shots and making three steals to give the host Vikings (6-15) a win. Liz Zaiter, Mia Crawley (8 rebounds) and Hannah Cravedi all finished with eight points apiece for Salem State.
Roger Williams 60 Endicott 57 (OT): Kaleigh Putnam scored 16 points while Emily Pratt finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Gulls fell in overtime. Reserve forward Mikaela Rogers added eight points and eight rebounds for Endicott (now 12-10).
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Westfield State 5, Salem State 2: Sean Cleary’s 39 saves couldn’t hold off the Owls as the Vikings fell to 4-12-4 on the season. Landon Hasenfuss and Connor Wooley had the goals for Salem State and Matt Yianacopoulos had a pair of assists.
Endicott 2, Salve Regina 1: Jason Kalinowski’s third period goal sent the Gulls (16-5) to a weekend sweep of the Seahawks. Tom Albert had the other goal and Conor O’Brien made 27 saves as Endicott won its ninth straight game.
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Salem State 1, Anna Maria 1: Casie Curtin gave Salem State the lead in the opening period but the Vikings (3-17-2) were shut out in the final two frames and had to settle for a tie. Goalie Dana Smullen came up with 21 saves and Salem couldn’t score in overtime despite a 4-0 edge in shots.
Endicott 3, Becker 0: Jillian Gibbs became the first Endicott woman to reach 100 career points with an assist and the No. 10 ranked Gulls (19-2) won for the ninth time in the last ten games. Jade Meier had a goal to extend her program single season record to 31 points and Michaela McNamara scored twice.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Endicott 76, Roger Williams 66: Freshman Jalen Echevarria led the Gulls (16-6) with 20 points and Matt McDevitt wasn’t far behind with 19. Keith Brown added 14 points along with a team-best 10 rebounds for the winners.
Salem State 88, MCLA 67: The walking double-double, Hakeem Animashaun, posted another with 27 points and 16 rebounds to help Salem State (4-18) earn a MASCAC win. Jaden Castillo had a career night with 20 points and four blocks and Alex de la Rosa chipped in with 10.
Wentworth 85, Gordon 77: The nation’s leading scorer in D3 Eric Demers had another strong night with 32 points but the Scots dipped to 10-11 and 5-7 in CCC play. Parmer Omslaer was also on fire for Gordon with 21 but no other player had more than seven in support of the two stars.