Boy booters in state tourney for second straight year...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI  MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — On Monday afternoon, the Lynnfield High boys’ soccer team was edged 2-1 at Manchester-Essex. With the loss, the Pioneers record dipped to 8-5-3 overall and 6-5-3 in the Cape Ann League. “We didn’t play well in the first half,” acknowledged Pioneers head coach Brent Munroe. “We did play much better in the second half but couldn’t catch up.” The Hornets led 1-0 at the half and then scored early in the second half to lead 2-0. John Luders then scored in the 20th-minute of the second half assisted by Jack Cleary but the Pioneers couldn’t get the game-tying tally. Lynnfield goal keeper Jack Campbell made six saves. Last Saturday afternoon, the Pioneers shut out host Haverhill 2-0 in a non-league game. That...

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Pioneers outlast Ipswich in shootout, 54-29...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Mortellite sets mark for career TD passes Published in the October 18, 2017 edition By TOM CONDARDO IPSWICH — Friday the 13th turned out to be bad luck for the defenses in Ipswich last week, as the Pioneers and Tigers exploded for a combined 825 yards of offense, 32 first downs, 83 points, and 12 touchdowns. When the smoke had cleared, the undefeated Pioneers (3-0 CAL Baker, 6-0 overall) escaped the physical battle with their sixth straight win. The victory sets up a home showdown with undefeated Hamilton-Wenham next Friday night. A Pioneer win clinches their sixth straight CAL league championship and the top playoff spot in Division 5. The final margin is misleading as an inspired Ipswich team battled the Pioneers evenly for most of the night. The two teams took turns burning up...

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Pioneer golfers impress at CAL Open...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Get ready for D3N state  tournament Monday Published in the October 18, 2017 edition BOXFORD — The Lynnfield High School golf team were represented well at the CAL Open, as Jed Caswell and George DeRoche played in the tournament which took place at Far Corner Golf Course in Boxford.  Caswell shot an 81 on a par 72 (+9), placing fourth overall out of the top 22 players in the Cape Ann League.  “Coming into it I knew I was good enough to be able to play against the top players in the league because I was one of them, and the results show that,” Caswell stated. “My 15th club came in handy on the back nine as at the time I was +10 on the front and instead of falling down more, I just...

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Girls’ soccer ties Masco, shuts out Amesbury and Ipswich...

Oct 12, 2017 by

Published in the October 11, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The girls’ soccer team concluded last week with two big wins and a tie, improving the Pioneers’ overall record to 7-2-1. The Pioneers began last week tying Masco 2-2 on Oct. 2. Masco jumped out to an early 2-0 lead during the first half. With less than two minutes remaining before the break, senior Christina Bevenuto found the back of the net to cut the Chieftains’ lead to one. “It was a great goal,” said Pioneers head coach Mark Vermont. “Christina is a hard working player. She hit a great shot over the goalie’s head to make it 2-1.” The Pioneers tied the game at two after senior captain Kate Mitchell completed a corner kick and senior captain Liz Shaievitz had a...

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LHS field hockey working their way up the CAL standings...

Oct 12, 2017 by

Beats Amesbury, Ipswich and Peabody last week Published in the October 11, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High field hockey team won its third game in a row last Friday afternoon as they blanked guest Peabody, 4-0, in a non-league contest. With that win, the Pioneers improved to 8-3 overall and are just two points away from qualifying for the Division 2 state tournament. Lily Rothwell was the story of this game as the sophomore recorded her second hat trick of her career. “She was quick to the ball and had some nice fakes,” said Pioneers head coach Mamie Reardon, about the forward. Ashley Barrett had the other Lynnfield tally as the Pioneers scored twice in each half. Lynnfield goalie Emily Dickey made four saves to go to 8-3 in...

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Boys’ soccer finding their stride...

Oct 12, 2017 by

Fourth in Kinney division after Ipswich win, Amesbury tie Published in the October 11, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI  LYNNFIELD — Last Friday afternoon, the Lynnfield High boys’ soccer team blanked visiting Ipswich, 5-0. With that victory, the Pioneers improved to 6-3-2 overall and 5-3-2 in the Cape Ann League. “It is the best game we have played all year,” stated Pioneers head coach Brent Munroe. “We came out of the gates strong and scored four times in the first half.” John Luders had a huge game as the junior co-captain had two goals and two assists to finish with four points. “He was really awesome,” said Munroe, about the midfielder. “It was a breakout game for him.“ Nathan Bass, Tom Buston and Aidan Connelly had the three other Pioneer goals. Lynnfield goalkeeper, Jack...

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