Red Raider wrestlers are D3N Sectional Champs...

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Depth prevails for Melrose; 3rd title in 4 years Published February 21, 2020 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider wrestling team arrived back a familiar place: the top of the podium at the MIAA Div. 3 North Sectionals. On Saturday, Feb. 15, Melrose once again became the 2020 Div. 3 North Sectional champs with a total of 234 points and crowned three sectional champs in Hunter Adrian (120) Sean Herbert (152) and Sean Thomas (106). Getting there, Adrian pinned rival Tre Aulson of Georgetown, Thomas pinned Luke Vitale of Wilmington and Herbert pinned Matt Walsh of Acton. Depth proved to be the calling card for Melrose, who beat their nearest opponent (Wakefield) 234-189 thanks to 9 upper podium winners. Some critical 2nd place finishes included freshman Oto Albanese in the 113, Matt Hickey in the 220 and...

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A championship day for girls’ track...

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4×800 team are state champs; Melrose earns silver Published February 21, 2020 By JENNIFER GENTILE BOSTON—It was a banner day for the Melrose High girl’s indoor track team on Saturday, Feb. 15 when they became Div. 4 State Finalists and earned silver at the MIAA Div. 4 State Finals at the Reggie Lewis Center. The team also crowned a Div. 4 State Champion when their 4×800 relay team of Jenna Fracasso, Ava Palumbo, Alex Cutugno and Anna Mackey ran away against the competition to earn gold medal rights.  Overall, Melrose earned six individual medals while all three of their relay teams medaled, making Melrose one of the most decorated teams in the division, coming home second and advancing to All States this weekend.  Those who qualified to compete individually at All States were Katie Duffy in the two-mile...

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Red Raider hockey takes down Burlington...

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saving the best for last as playoffs near Published February 21, 2020 By JENNIFER GENTILE STONEHAM—The Melrose Red Raider hockey team had plenty to prove on Senior Night on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Stoneham Arena when they hosted league-leader Burlington on their second of two meetings, and it proved a statement game for Melrose as they skated away with a 4-1 victory that earned them their tenth win of the season and left them a formidable challenger in the Div. 1 North playoff field. With the win, Melrose clinched its 7th of its last 8 games after suffering their last loss on Jan. 18. When it boils down to it: Melrose is certainly peaking at the right time.  Before they hit the ice on Saturday, Melrose honored their graduating seniors: Cam Gorman, Joe Shields, Joe Lucien, Cam Marks, Peter Santos, Ryan Morris and...

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Boys track team earns heavy medal...

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O’Hara, DeMayo rise to top at States Published February 21, 2020 BOSTON—The Melrose Red Raider indoor track team had a very solid showing at the Div. 4 State Finals held last Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center.  Two athletes medaled at the event and one will continue on to All States this weekend.  Junior Jack O’Hara become the state bronze medalist in the 600 with a third place finish of 1:24.82.  Teammate Charles DeMayo also medaled with a 5th place finish in the 2 mile run with a time of 9:55.23.  Both athletes helped anchor the team’s 4×800 relay team, who placed 16th behind their efforts and that of Ryan Cotugno and Matt Crowley. Their time was 8:59.22.  O’Hara is slated to represent Melrose in the 600 this Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center...

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