Pioneers skate past Westwood on Senior Day...

Feb 21, 2018 by

Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI PEABODY — It was a successful Senior Day for the Lynnfield High boys hockey team last Saturday afternoon as they defeated Westwood, 4-1, at McVan-O’Keefe Rink in Peabody. With that victory, the Pioneers improved to 11-4-2 overall. “That was a real huge win for us,” said Lynnfield head coach Jon Gardner. “We hyped up the north vs. the south as they are one of the better teams down south.” Jaret Simpson got the locals on the scoreboard in the first period assisted by Cooper Marengi and Joey Mack. George DeRoche scored the team’s other first period goal. The Wolverines cut the lead in half early in the second and the score stayed 2-1 heading into the third. With under five minutes left in the game,...

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Lynnfield-Wakefield swimmers impress at sectionals...

Feb 21, 2018 by

Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI CAMBRIDGE — The Lynnfield/Wakefield boys’ and girls’ co-op swim teams competed at sectionals on Sunday, February 11 at MIT. The Pioneer boys had plenty of representatives at the meet and finished 19th overall against the very best Division 1 teams in the state. “Overall, the team did very well as we used the sectional meet as a preparation for the state meet,” said head coach Andrew Digiacomo. The boys swam at states on Sunday. At sectionals, some of the best performances came from Wakefield swimmers, including Chris Anastasiades, Antonio Anastasiades, Johnny Stumpf, Alex Kent and Omar Risk. The 200 medley relay team of Chris and Antonio Anastasiades, Stumpf and Kent got their best time of the season as they took 14th overall with a time...

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Girls’ track competes at State Meet...

Feb 21, 2018 by

Three Pioneers named CAL All-Stars Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI BOSTON — It has been a solid season for the Lynnfield High girls’ indoor track and field team. The Pioneers ended up going 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the Cape Ann League Small division as they finished in second place. Veteran assistant coach, Marini Benson, became the head coach this season. “The girls did fantastic,” said Benson. “This year we had one of our larger teams and we had seven members qualify for the states with their times.” Leading the way is senior co-captain Kate Mitchell. The Boston College bound 12th-grader runs the 600, 1,000 and the mile and she made the CAL All-Star team for the fourth year in a row. “The sky is the limit for her,” said...

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Track teams bring home plenty of medals from CAL Championships...

Feb 14, 2018 by

Mitchell wins 1,000 meter; Kinnon takes 55 Dash Published in the February 14, 2018 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI BOSTON — The boys’ and girls’ LHS track and field teams competed in the Cape Ann League Championships last Tuesday against the best the league has to offer. Lynnfield had some excellent individual efforts from both teams to headline a CAL meet to remember. Mitchell’s 1000 meter run highlights girls’ team Lynnfield senior Kate Mitchell entered the 2018 CAL Championships with plenty of accolades to bring with her to the Boston College Track and Field team next year, but creating a new school record was at the forefront of her mind, even if it was her own time to beat. Mitchell owned the 1,000 school record with a time of 2:59.01 she got last year. She...

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Pioneer hockey qualifies for tournament...

Feb 14, 2018 by

Boys’ beat Triton, edged by Masco Published in the February 14, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI HAVERHILL — Last Saturday afternoon, the Lynnfield High boys’ hockey team was nipped by host Masconomet, 4-3, at the Valley Forum in Haverhill. With that defeat, the Pioneers record fell to 10-4-1 overall and 6-3-1 (third place) in the Cape Ann League. The Chieftains, who were able to split the season series, scored just 24 seconds into the game. With 6:46 left in the first, Kyle Nekoroski tied it assisted by Will Garofoli and Myles McKay. Masco then scored the lone tally of the second period on the power play with 4:27 left. In the third, they made it 3-1 with 2:25 left, scoring on a 2-on-1 break. Head coach Jon Gardner then pulled goalie Aidan Kelly for the...

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