Officials hopeful LHS sports can be played...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 23, 2020 TWIN SISTERS Lauren (16) and Ashley (3) Mitchell are hopeful the girls’ soccer team will be back on the field this fall. (John Friberg File Photo) By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School officials are hoping to have clarity about Lynnfield High School’s fall sports season either this later this week or early next week. Superintendent Kristen Vogel was forced to put the fall sports season on hold earlier this month after the Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center designated the town as a “red” community due to the increased spread of the novel coronavirus in town. Lynnfield was previously classified as a “yellow” community after previously alternating between “gray” and “green.” School Committee Chairman Jamie Hayman said during a Sept. 15 meeting that the MIAA recently announced, “If districts start remote because...

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Pioneer volleyball coach Ashley reflects on postponed season...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 23, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — Two weeks ago, Cape Ann League officials decided to postpone the girls’ volleyball season until the new Fall 2 season which takes place from Feb. 22 to April 25. Football is planning on playing in that season as well as the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) added a fourth season this school year. “I found out the news on Twitter,” recalled Lynnfield High volleyball head coach Brent Ashley. “I was not surprised.” The ruling was made because of the coronavirus pandemic and the fear of playing indoor sports this fall. The day after the announcement came out, Ashley talked to his team. “I was trying to be supportive,” he explained. “I know the decision was made for the safety of the kids.” Lynnfield will be allowed...

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Lynnfield’s fall sports status unknown...

Sep 16, 2020 by

More CAL news including no fans Published September 16, 2020 By DAN PAWLOWSKI  LYNNFIELD — Athletics at Lynnfield High School are in jeopardy for the fall season following the town’s designation as a “red” community in the state’s most recent COVID-19 Public Health Report.  With an average daily incident rate per 100,000 residents currently at 11.0, Lynnfield joins other red districts including Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, Methuen, Revere and Winthrop. According to the MIAA and DESE joint report on high school sports this season, “Districts designated as ‘red’ based on the Department of Public Health (DPH)’s metric of average daily cases per 100,000 residents and which therefore have their high school students learning remotely at the start of a season, must postpone their entire season, including practices, until the floating season later in the year.” The floating...

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Pindara takes over for Pioneer field hockey...

Sep 16, 2020 by

Published September 16, 2020 MADDIE MURPHY returns for the Pioneers this year as a part of new head coach Samantha Pindara’s first senior class. (File Photo) By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — It is tough enough to be a first-year head coach at the high school varsity level in a normal year. With the coronavirus, it has made things even tougher for Lynnfield High rookie head field hockey coach Samantha Pindara. With Lynnfield being labeled a “hot” zone for Covid-19, the Pioneers will not be able to start practice until Sept. 30 while the other Cape Ann League schools can start on Sept. 18. The games are slated to begin during the first week of October.  It will be a league only schedule this year and the season will run until nearly Thanksgiving with no...

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