Netwomen are tourney bound once again...

May 23, 2019 by

By DAN TOMASELLO Published May 22, 2019 LYNNFIELD — The girls’ tennis team has qualified for the state tournament for the 37th consecutive year. The Pioneers (11-1) punched its ticket to the Division 3 North state tournament after defeating Hamilton-Wenham 4-1 at Ipswich Country Club on May 13. Sophomore Megan Nevils lost her first singles match in two sets, 1-6, 3-6. Senior captain Alexa Vittiglio won her second singles match in three sets. Vittiglio narrowly won the first set 7-6(5) and lost the second set 4-6. Vittiglio won the third set 10-8. Sophomore Emma Gallucci won her third singles match in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0. Senior captain Grace Sokop and junior Gillian Skelley secured a two-set victory during first doubles, prevailing 6-0, 6-1. Junior Elena Moisidis and freshman Anna Radulski won their second doubles...

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Pioneer girls get 7th at CAL’s...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 22, 2019 BYFIELD — The LHS girls’ track and field team competed at the Cape Ann League Championship Meet on Saturday at Triton High School. Lynnfield left town with 38.5 points, placing 7th overall with plenty of highlights. Mia DeGeorge was the league champion in the discus with a personal best throw of 100’11”. DeGeorge also took 4th in the shot put with a throw of 30’2.5”. The 4×400 relay of Liz Sykes, Ashley Mitchell, Lauren Mitchell and Lauren Braconnier got 3rd overall. April Luders brought home 6th in the triple jump with a PR of 32’11.75” and 6th in the 400 meter hurdles with a 1:12.32. Braconnier was 5th in the 400 meters. Meghan Battaglia tied for 5th in the high jump with a PR of 4’8”.  Riley Hallanan was 6th...

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Track boys take 5th at CAL’s

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 22, 2019 BYFIELD — The LHS boys’ track and field team traveled to Triton High School on Saturday to compete in the Cape Ann League championship Meet.  The Pioneers had a great performance, scoring a total of 60 points to take 5th overall.  There were a lot of personal records as the Pioneers out-performed expectations of those around the league. Lynnfield had individual championships in four events. Ben Kramich was a two-event champion as he took first in the pole vault with a 12’6” and first in the long jump with a 21’2” which was a personal best by over a foot. Brett Cohee took first in the triple jump on his last leap of the afternoon as he soared 42’6”. Anthony Floramo was the champ in the discus with a 109’0”...

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Lynnfield softball is tournament bound after Ipswich win...

May 16, 2019 by

Published May 15, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High softball team lost to host Triton 15-3 up in Byfield in a five-inning mercy-rule game on a damp, cool day on Monday afternoon. With that loss, the Pioneers record fell to 9-6 overall and 7-6 in the Cape Ann League. “They have a good team that can hit and we made too many errors,” said Pioneers manager Peter Marinelli, whose team was swept by the Vikings this spring. Reilly Ganter was the losing pitcher going 4.2 innings to fall to 8-6. She gave up six earned runs, 16 hits, no walks and struck out one. The Pioneer offense had six hits led by Chloe Shapleigh who was 2 for 3 with one run batted in. Jenna Brodigan was 1 for 2 and had...

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Girls’ lax needs three of last six to qualify for postseason...

May 16, 2019 by

Published May 15, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI WEST NEWBURY — On Monday afternoon, the Lynnfield High girls’ lacrosse team won 13-10 at Pentucket. With that win, the Pioneers improved to 6-6 overall and 3-6 in the Cape Ann League. They now need to go at least 3-3 in the final six games in order to qualify for the Division 2 state tournament. This game was tied at six at halftime but the Pioneers outscored the Sachems 7-4 in the second half. “We really had a bunch of players play big-time games,” said Pioneers head coach Ethan Blanchette. “Sophia (Ellis) was tremendous defensively, causing a season-high six turnovers and collecting four ground balls. We’re glad to have her back as she missed the first six games of the season with an injury and we really...

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