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Sports Lead: February 22, 2019

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Hockey girls are Freedom League champions

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Hockey girls are Freedom League champions

Published February 22, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High School girls’ hockey team was crowned Middlesex Freedom League champs after a 6-2 victory over Burlington on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Burlington Ice Palace. With playoffs poised to begin next week, the 13-4-2 Lady Raiders are ready to keep the celebration going into the postseason and have cracked Top 20 lists. This is Melrose’s second consecutive Freedom League title and the first for first-year coach Frank Sorrenti. “This was a big win for us,” says the coach. “Much of...

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Melrose crowns two wrestling state champs

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Adrian & Herbert prevail; a trio advances to All States Published February 22, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE WAKEFIELD—It was a winning day for the Melrose Red Raider wrestling team, who crowned two state champions at the MIAA Div. 3 State Finals at Wakefield High on Saturday, Feb. 16. Juniors Hunter Adrian and Sean Herbert repeated their state titles with victories in the 113 and 152. And senior captain Steven MacIntosh earned silver in his weight class. They helped Melrose place 5th with 90 points, the best showing of all Middlesex...

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Senior special for Red Raider hoop

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Kelley, Preziosa deliver in pre-playoff win over Wildcats Published February 22, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider basketball team finished their regular season with a resounding 81-40 thumping over Wilmington on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Melrose Middle School gym. On a night that honored the team’s seniors, it was a fitting performance for Melrose (10-8) who saw a wide array of offensive contributors. Senior Harry Kelley led with 18 points in a double-double effort, while fellow senior Marino Preziosa hit for three three-pointers to help generate a...

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Gymnastics team shines at Individual Finals

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Competes in North Sectionals on Sat. Published February 22, 2019 MELROSE—The Melrose High gymnastics team kicked off their postseason by competing in the 2019 State Individual All-Around Competition on Monday, Feb. 18 at Tewksbury High School and this weekend will battle in the MIAA North Sectionals held in Algonquin High School on Saturday. On Monday, Melrose saw their top work done by Katie Wright, who placed 22nd in a tough field with a 35.00 score. Wright scored her highest points in the vault, 9.05, followed by bars 8.2, beam 8.95 and floor 8.8. Wright...

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Sports Lead: February 15, 2019

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Girls’ hoop team are Freedom League Champs

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Girls’ hoop team are Freedom League Champs

Second straight league title for 14-3 Melrose Published February 15, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Lady Raider hoop team (14-3) has earned their second straight Freedom Division title after beating Wakefield last Friday at home during Senior Night, 50-40.  The playoff-headed team will aim to add more wins to their record this week in order to secure a top seed in the Div. 2 North tournament, where they are favored, along with Pentucket. Melrose is steamrolling at this point, winners of 7 in a row, with two more games on the...

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Wrestling team takes silver at Div. 3 North Finals

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Wrestling team takes silver at Div. 3 North Finals

Adrian, Herbert, Macintosh earn gold Published February 15, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—A large crowd packed the Melrose Middle School gym on Saturday to watch the Red Raiders become D3N Sectional silver medalists at the Div. 3 North Finals, when they placed second among thirteen teams competing.    Melrose crowned three sectional champs: Hunter Adrian in the 113 weight class, Steven Macintosh in the 145 weight class and Sean Herbert in the 152lb. The trio continues a steamrolling train towards state titles.  As a team, Melrose placed second behind rival Wakefield, who earned first...

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Warriors top Melrose in a down-to-the-wire finish

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Warriors top Melrose in a down-to-the-wire finish

Published February 15, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE —In true, Melrose-Wakefield style, a barn-burning thriller took place last Friday night in Melrose between the Red Raider boy’s hoop team and the Wakefield Warriors that ended in a crushing 49-45 defeat for Melrose. The playoff-bound Red Raiders remains 9-7 overall, while Wakefield walked out of the Melrose Middle School gym officially earning the 2019 Middlesex Freedom Title. It was a stellar defensive game between two teams capable of piling on offensive points. Melrose freshman Holden Symonds scored a game-high 19 points while Warrior...

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Gymnasts beat Burlington & medal at league meet

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Gymnasts beat Burlington & medal at league meet

Published February 15, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE STONEHAM—The Melrose High gymnastics team finished their league work this week with a win over Burlington before competing in the 2019 Middlesex League Championship at Stoneham High on Feb. 11. Melrose finished their Middlesex dual meet season against the Red Devils on Friday, Feb. 8, beating Burlington by a good margin of 141.6-134.25 to finish 4-3 on the season.  Melrose started the evening off strongly in vault, where Katie Wright earned an event-high 9.25, followed by a strong vault by Brooke Barriss. Ciara...

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