Experience key as LHS booters begin 4-0...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — Last season, the Lynnfield High boys soccer team lost in the opening round of the Division 3 North state tournament, 4-1, to Melrose. With that disappointing defeat, the Pioneers ended the year at 8-8-3. Four seniors from that squad graduated, but 18th-year head coach Brent Munroe returned 17 veterans back when camp opened in late August. Five of the veterans back are this year’s captains and they are all seniors. Those five players are Jack Campbell (goalie), Nathan Bass (midfielder), John Luders (striker) and the Gentile twins, Mike and Dave (defensive backs). Luders and Mike Gentile were Cape Ann League All-Stars last fall. “The preseason went well,” recalled Munroe, as his team is one of the most experienced in the CAL. The...

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Lynnfield spikers have big plans in 2018...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD — Playoff volleyball in September? It seemed like that on Sept. 13 when the Pioneers hosted Reading at LHS. From the first set, Lynnfield turned every big point into a complete momentum shift, regardless of the score or the actual magnitude of the point. The Pioneer fans followed suit, helping create a suffocating environment for a talented Reading team as Lynnfield won 3-0. Lynnfield is typically an underdog against schools of that size. Not in volleyball. “We made the goal today that if we are offensively loud; if we’re cheering and celebrating every big moment regardless of what it is, it makes the next moment even bigger,” said first-year head coach Brent Ashley, who takes over for Michelle Perrone in 2018, looking to...

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Field hockey team still perfect with wins over Rockport, Triton...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 19, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — The undefeated Lynnfield High field hockey team rolled over visiting Rockport, 5-0, at Pioneer Stadium last Thursday afternoon for its second home win in two days. The Pioneers took control of the contest in the first half, scoring three times against the overmatched Vikings. With the victory, Lynnfield improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Cape Ann League. Ashley Barrett was the story in this one as the senior co-captain recorded a hat trick. “She has come up really strong this year so far,” said Pioneers head coach Mamie Reardon. Her sister, Brianna, and Maddie Murphy had the two other Pioneers goals. Brianna’s came off a corner. Karen Garofoli led the team in assists with two. Goalie Emily Dickey improved to 4-0 as she...

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Pioneer comeback falls short in season opener...

Sep 12, 2018 by

Visits Wayland on Friday night Published in the September 12, 2018 edition By JAMES CRANNEY NEWBURYPORT — A crisp September night fell under the lights of James T. Stehlin Field last Friday as the Lynnfield Pioneers opened the season against the Clippers of Newburyport. No more walkthroughs, no more scouting, and no more scrimmages; it was finally time to put the pads on and play some real football. Opening games are always a bit tricky. Having new faces on the field combined with some nerves and rust, anything can happen. Perhaps that may have led to the Pioneer struggles out of the gate. On the second play from scrimmage, Lynnfield quarterback Brett Cohee threw an interception on a busted up screen pass to Newburyport linebacker Trevor Foley. The very next play quarterback Thomas Murphy connected...

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Young girls’ soccer team opens season with two wins...

Sep 12, 2018 by

Published in the September 12, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The girls’ soccer team is off to a strong start to begin the 2018 season after securing two victories last week. Lynnfield concluded the 2017 season with a 13-4-3 record and qualified for the Division 3 North state tournament once again. After crushing 10th seed Whittier Tech 10-0 in the first round of the state tournament, the fourth seeded Pioneers fell 1-0 to Division 3 North champion Newburyport in the quarterfinals. The Pioneers will be fielding a young squad this year after a number of players graduated. “Losing 14 seniors was tough, but I am definitely excited about the energy and talent we have with the younger players,” said Pioneers head coach Mark Vermont. Three captains will be leading the Pioneers this fall,...

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