After 40 seasons, Condardo is hanging up his clipboard...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 25, 2018 edition By TOM CONDARDO LYNNFIELD — Forty seasons. Four hundred and nineteen games. Road trips from Haverhill to Hull, from Winthrop to Wayland, and from BC’s Alumni Field to Gillette Stadium. It’s time. I’m hanging up my Bic 4-color ballpoint pen, my Sony Cybershot camera, and my trusty clipboard. For 11 seasons (1976-1986) covering North Reading for the Transcript and for the past 29 seasons (1989-2017) following the Pioneers for the Villager, I have spent my fall Saturdays and Friday nights prowling scores of high school field sidelines charting the exploits of over 500 high school football players. And I loved every minute of it. But it’s time to bid a fond farewell. I’m busier than ever with my business marketing copywriting business. I have one grandchild and...

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Netmen continue excellent start...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Pioneers improve to 4-0 after topping Ipswich Published in the April 25, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — On Monday afternoon, the Lynnfield High boys’ tennis team improved to 4-0 overall as they beat guest Ipswich, 4-1, at Lynnfield Middle School. At first singles, Max Rothermund, lost, 6-0, 6-0, for the team’s lone defeat. “His opponent is outstanding,” stated Pioneers head coach Joe Dunn. “He is one of the top players in the league.” Second singles player, Arlex Correa-Ramirez, won in three sets. He won the first one, 6-1, and lost set two, 6-3. He then won the final set, 6-2. Colin Lamusta won at third singles in shutout fashion, 6-0, 6-0. In doubles action, the first team of Mike Gentile and Lorenzo Russo won, 6-1, 6-0, while the second duo of David...

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Lynnfield softball drops two league games...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Published in the April 25, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — Last Friday morning, during school vacation week, the Lynnfield High softball team lost to guest Pentucket, 4-2. This game was supposed to have been played at Pentucket but their field was unplayable so they switched dates and will visit the Sachems later on in the season. The visitors broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the top of the 6th. Hayley O’Brien was the losing pitcher going to 3-3 overall. The senior gave up four runs (only one earned), six hits and two walks. She struck out eight. “She pitched well,” said Pioneers manager Peter Marinelli. “Our defense struggled at key times.” The four Lynnfield errors led to three Sachems runs. Reilly Ganter led the offense going 2 for 3 with...

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Boys’ lax splits CAL games against Manchester-Essex, Triton...

Apr 18, 2018 by

Published in the April 18, 2018 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — The Lynnfield boys lacrosse team traveled up to Manchester-Essex to take on the Hornets in their first league game of the year on Tuesday, April 10.  Coach Joe Papagni didn’t know what to expect but he knew the importance of this league match up.  “The Hornets beat us the last two times we had played and we really wanted to come out and compete against them,” said Papagni.  The Pioneers and Hornets played an excellent back-and-forth game. Every time the Pioneers scored a goal, the Hornets matched them and the same when the Hornets scored.  GianLuca Alfe opened up the scoring for Lynnfield with an assist from Jackson Hammersley.  The Pioneers jumped out to a 2-0 lead when captain Jack Razzaboni scored with...

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Girls’ tennis defeats Bishop Fenwick; wins CAL Open...

Apr 18, 2018 by

Published in the April 18, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The girls’ tennis team opened the 2018 season with a bang last week, as the Pioneers concluded the first week of the season with a 2-1 record and won the Cape Ann League Open Tournament. The Pioneers began last week defeating Bishop Fenwick 4-1 on April 9. Freshman Megan Nevils lost her first singles match in three sets. After prevailing 6-2 during the first set, Nevils lost the second set 3-6 and retired 0-2 during the third set. “Nevils played her opponent even before yielding due to health concerns,” said Pioneers head coach Craig Stone. Captain Alexa Vittiglio earned a hard fought three-set victory during second singles. She won the first set 6-4, lost the second set 4-6 and cruised to a...

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