Pioneers earn 5-0 shutout over North Reading...

Jan 20, 2021 by

Published January 20, 2021 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI CAPTAIN BRENDAN HENEHAN had a goal and an assist to help Lynnfield beat North Reading 5-0 on Jan. 13. (Robin DeBenedictis Photo) SAUGUS — On Jan. 13, the Lynnfield High boys’ hockey team blanked host North Reading 5-0 at the Kasabuski Rink in Saugus. That was the Pioneers’ first win of the winter as they evened their record at 1-1-1. “This was a must-win against our rival,” explained Lynnfield head coach Jon Gardner. “I was very pleased with the way we played.” After a scoreless first period, the Pioneers exploded for four goals in the second stanza to take control. Senior co-captain Alex Buonopane got the ball rolling scoring on the power play just 35 seconds into the period. Drew Damiani assisted. A little over a minute later, Tyler Scoppettuolo...

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Peabody-Lynnfield-North Reading girls’ hockey off to 2-1 start...

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Published January 20, 2021 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI PEABODY — Last Saturday afternoon, the Peabody-Lynnfield-North Reading High co-op girls’ hockey team lost 3-1 to guest Winthrop at the McVann-O’Keefe Rink in Peabody. It was the first loss of the season for PLNR as they fell to 2-1 overall. The Tanners scored first at the 6:25 mark of the first period as PaigeThibedeau scored assisted by Jenna DiNapoli. However, the Vikings erupted for three goals in the second period. They scored at the 11:54, 8:48 and 8:41 marks. “That was tough,” acknowledged PLNR sixth-year head coach Michelle Roach, about allowing two goals in a seven-second span. “Two of their goals came on deflections.” All four goals in the game were even strength. PLNR goalie Audrey Buckley fell to 2-1 in net with the defeat. On Jan....

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Boys’ hoop gets on the board with Rockport win...

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Published January 20, 2021 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI ALEX GENTILE had 10 points and seven rebounds during Lynnfield’s win over Rockport on Friday. (Dan Pawlowski Photo) LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High boys’ basketball team notched its first victory of the season on Friday night as they defeated host Rockport 56-39. With that win, the Pioneers improved to 1-3. “It was a good team effort,” said Pioneers head coach John Bakopolus, who posted his first varsity win as a head coach. This game was closer than the final score would indicate as the Pioneers only led, 36-33, going into the fourth quarter before they outscored the Vikings, 20-6, to pull away. “We got some steals that turned into transition points,” said Bakopolus, about the fourth quarter. “The defense stepped up.” Blake Peters led the Pioneers in scoring with...

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Pioneer boys’ hoop topped by Clipper, Hornets...

Jan 13, 2021 by

Published January 13, 2021 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LIKE MOST THINGS during a pandemic, basketball in the Cape Ann League looks a little different with no fans but the LHS boys’ hoop team was happy to be back on their home court during their season opener on Jan. 5. (Dan Pawlowski Photo) LYNNFIELD — On Monday evening, the Lynnfield High boys’ basketball team lost to host North Reading by a final score of 85-72. With that defeat, the Pioneers record dipped to 0-2 while the Hornets improved to 1-2. “We played a better team tonight,” acknowledged first year head coach John Bakopolus. “They came out fast and we were not able to keep up.” Bakopolus was pleased with his team’s effort despite the result. “The kids played hard,” he stated. North Reading was able to build a...

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Girls’ hoop shuts down North Reading for first win...

Jan 13, 2021 by

Published January 13, 2021 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI CAROLINE WAISNOR lines up a jumper against North Reading on Monday night. The captain scored 15 points during Lynnfield’s first game against Pentucket. (Dan Pawlowski Photo) LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High girls’ basketball team improved to 1-1 on Monday night as they beat guest North Reading 37-27. The Pioneers led 21-15 at the half as the Hornets were never able to get closer than six points in the second half. “We played pretty good defense,” said Pioneer head coach Jeannine Cavallaro. “We held their best player to only one 3-pointer.” Cavallaro knows her offense needs some work. “We have to work on our timing and we have to stay out of foul trouble – that hurt our offense as well,” she said. Ava Buonfiglio led the team in scoring...

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