Pioneers are Div. 2 North champs...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 14, 2018 By DAN PAWLOWSKI TEWKSBURY — For all the countless hours of preparation, practice, X’s and O’s, the 2018 Lynnfield volleyball team is always at their best when they can simply have fun playing the game they love. After seven straight Div. 3 North championships from 2010-2016, the Pioneers dominated the North bracket in just their second year of Div. 2 play. In fact, Lynnfield didn’t lose a set in their four sectional games, building off their 3-0 wins over Hamilton-Wenham and Tewksbury with a 3-0 win over Melrose in the semifinals on Thursday and a 3-0 win over Burlington in the Finals on Saturday. “This was the team that I coached at the JV level two years ago that went 20-0 and I knew that they were goofy, fun and...

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Lynnfield makes it back to North Finals...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Beats Pentucket in semis; comes up short against Wayland Published November 14, 2018 By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNN — The 2018 Lynnfield High boys’ soccer team will go down as one of the best in school history, and not just because they were the first Pioneer squad to get back to the Div. 3 North Final since 2011. This was a team who’s 14-2-2 record and No. 1 seed were overshadowed, if you can believe that, by their continuity and character. “This season was amazing. We’re here at the North Final, we haven’t been here in seven years,” said Lynnfield head coach Brent Munroe. “This group deserved to get here, it wasn’t a fluke. It’s been the most fun group I’ve had. They all like each other and work hard.” Collecting your thoughts after a season-ending loss...

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Field hockey team edged by Watertown in Division 3 North Semifinals...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 14, 2018 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI READING — The field hockey team’s season ended in heartbreaking fashion on Nov. 8, as the fourth seeded Pioneers fell 2-1 in double overtime to number one seed Watertown in the Div. 2 North Semifinals at Reading Memorial High School.  With that defeat, the Pioneers ended the season at 16-4-1. Meanwhile, the top-seeded Raiders then edged third seed Manchester-Essex 1-0 in the North finals on Nov. 10 to improve to 20-0-1. “I was very proud of the way our girls played,” said Pioneers head coach Mamie Reardon. Catherine Connors was the hero for the Raiders, as she scored off a corner 1:05 into the second overtime. Ally Kennedy and Olivia Lampasona were credited with the assists. Moments before, Connors appeared to win it on another corner, but...

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Mistake-free football secures second straight Pioneer victory...

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Published November 14, 2018 By JAMES CRANNEY SALEM — It was a cold, rainy, November night last Friday when the 2-8 Lynnfield Pioneers traveled to legendary Bertram Field to do battle with the 5-4 Witches of Salem. Coming off a statement victory against Wakefield the week prior, Lynnfield looked to further their momentum going into the annual Thanksgiving Day clash with you know who. The Pioneers kicked the game off with a bang, executing a perfect onside-kick attempt from sophomore Blake Peters. Following a 42-yard pass from junior quarterback Clayton Marengi to sophomore receiver Jack Ford, Lynnfield found themselves in good position to earn the game’s first points. A few plays later, that came to fruition when senior captain Jaret Simpson pounded it in from six yards out, giving Lynnfield an early 8-0 lead. The...

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Pioneers rise above Newburyport in quarterfinals...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Meet another CAL rival in semifinals Wednesday night Published November 7, 2018 By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD — If it were mixed martial arts, Newburyport would have had a chance. The No. 1-seeded Pioneers stuck to their game during Sunday’s Div. 3 North boys’ soccer quarterfinal at LHS and beat their CAL foes 2-0. It was the third game between the Clippers and Pioneers this season with each team winning at home during the regular season. Newburyport’s plan for the road rubber match revolved more around stopping Lynnfield’s best players by any means necessary than playing soccer.  The Pioneers, having already went through two extremely physical games against the Clippers this season, stayed the course and took the high road on many occasions as they kept their focus on a season-long goal: advance in the tournament....

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