Pioneers beat Amesbury in 4-3 thriller...

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Murphy’s last-second goal the difference for Lynnfield (9-2-1) Published in the January 31, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI PEABODY — Tyler Murphy’s goal with nine seconds left in the game lifted the Lynnfield High hockey team to a thrilling 4-3 win over guest Amesbury at McVann-O’Keefe Rink in Peabody last Saturday afternoon. With that win, the Pioneers improved to 9-2-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the Cape Ann League. They now need just one point to clinch a bid to the Division 2 state tournament. “I was proud of the way we fought back,” said Pioneers head coach Jon Gardner. “We spotted them two goals early and their goalie (Matt Michel) played very well.” With 8:58 left in the first period, the Indians scored on the power play. They then made it 2-0 with only...

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Boys’ hoop qualifies for state tourney with Ipswich win...

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Published in the January 31, 2018 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High boys’ basketball team split two home Cape Ann League games last week to bring their record to 10-3 overall and 9-2 in CAL play. The Pioneers started the mini-homestand off with a resounding 71-52 win over Ipswich on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The win officially qualified the Pioneers for a state tournament berth. Lynnfield took complete control in the 3rd when they outscored the Tigers 22-8. The Pioneers were led by senior co-captain Billy Arseneault who scored 26 points in three quarters. Arseneault was aggressive from the jump as he went 9-for-10 from the free throw line. Fellow co-captains Dan Jameson (13 pts.) and Zack Shone (9 pts.) also chipped in, as did seniors Jason Ndansi (8) and Matt Mortellite (7)....

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Girls’ hoop beats the buzzer and Ipswich, 36-35...

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Pioneers travel to North Reading on Friday night Published in the January 31, 2018 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD — The LHS girls’ basketball team traveled to Ipswich on Tuesday, Jan. 23 to take on the Tigers in an inter-division CAL matchup. It was a back-and-forth game featuring tough defense from both squads but the Pioneers came through in the clutch on a buzzer-beating bucket from senior co-captain Mackenzie O’Neill. Up 35-34 with the ball, Ipswich inbounded under the Lynnfield basket with just seconds to play when the Pioneers forced a turnover and converted on the ensuing inbounds play, as the team ran a screen to set up O’Neill who found herself open under the hoop. The captain put the layup in for a one-point win. “Both teams went on their runs,” said Lynnfield head...

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