Lynnfield/Wakefield swim makes history...

Feb 14, 2019 by

Boys’ win CAL’s, both teams impress at Sectionals Published February 13, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI SALEM — And you thought your Super Bowl Sunday was sweet? The Lynnfield girls’ swim team and the Lynnfield/Wakefield boys’ swim team traveled to Salem State on Sunday for their own Super Bowl: The CAL Championships. The boys concluded their regular season with a perfect record, avenging their only loss last year with a win over CAL powerhouse Manchester-Essex. Despite the regular season success, the Pioneer-Warriors went to Salem State on a mission: to win CAL’s for the first time in program history. “This team had such great dedication and determination from the start of the season and we all knew the potential we had but didn’t realize we could finish the season with a perfect record,” said team...

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Tourney bound: Girls’ hoop beats Triton to punch ticket to postseason...

Feb 14, 2019 by

Published February 13, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI BYFIELD — For the first time since 2015, the Lynnfield High girls’ basketball team is heading to the Division 3 state tournament. The Pioneers punched their ticket last Friday night as they won over host Triton, 47-18 up in Byfield. With that victory, the Pioneers improved to 10-8 overall and 6-8 in the Cape Ann League. They are in fifth place in the CAL Kinney division. Lynnfield got off to a great start scoring the first 11 points of the night as they led 11-2 after the first quarter. The Vikings struggled with the Pioneers’ defense and committed several turnovers. “We mixed up our defense from zone to man-to-man and then also showed them a half-court trap to pressure the ball,” said Pioneers first-year head coach Peter...

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Boys’ hockey beats Newburyport for first time in seven years...

Feb 14, 2019 by

Published February 13, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI PEABODY — The Lynnfield High boys’ hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against guest Triton last Saturday afternoon at the McVann-O’Keefe Rink in Peabody. With that result, the Pioneers went 0-1-1 against the Vikings this season. Overall, the Pioneers’ record went to 10-4-3 overall and 6-2-3 in the Cape Ann League. Ron Fuccillo gave the locals a 1-0 lead scoring on the power play 6:23 into the game. George DeRoche and Jaret Simpson both assisted. The Vikings tied it up 1:20 later as Sam Rennick scored. DeRoche made it 2-1 with 2:07 remaining in the first period also on the power play. Simpson and John Simonetti were both credited with the assists. With 8:47 left in the second, Rennick lit the lamp again to tie the game...

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One win and two losses bring boys’ hoop to 8-9...

Feb 7, 2019 by

Community comes together to honor Coach Canty Published February 6, 2019 By JAMES CRANNEY LYNNFIELD – As time begins to dwindle on the season, the Lynnfield boys’ basketball team continued to make a push for tournament play. Last week the Pioneers went 1-2 dropping games to Melrose and North Reading, but winning a big game against Manchester-Essex who is currently in first place in the CAL Baker Division. With only four games left on the schedule, the Pioneers will need to keep finding the win column if they want their season to continue. Melrose hangs on Coming off another three-game win streak, the Pioneers looked to make it four in a row last Sunday afternoon when the 7-4 Red Raiders of Melrose came to town. The last time the two teams met in December,...

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Pioneers are tourney-bound after win over unbeaten Medfield...

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Published February 6, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI PEABODY — The Lynnfield High boys’ hockey team punched its ticket to the Division 2 state tournament last Saturday afternoon as they edged guest Medfield 5-4 at the McVann-O’Keefe Rink. With that non-league victory, the Pioneers improved to 9-4-2 as they qualified for states for the fourth year in a row. “It was our biggest win of the year,” stated Lynnfield head coach Jon Gardner. “They were undefeated coming in so it was nice to hand them their first loss this late into the season.” It took only 23 seconds for the locals to score first as Dan Mack lit the lamp assisted by John Simonetti. Then, with 5:56 left in the first, Jaret Simpson scored on the power play assisted by George DeRoche. Just 1:01 later,...

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