January 24, 2015
Girls Basketball:Newburyport @ Amesbury
 
Amesbury put runs of points together in both halves and defeated Newburyport, 53-35, on Friday night in Cape Ann League play. The win avenges an earlier loss to the Clippers.

In the first half the Indians (6-5) put a 13-2 segment together to build up a ten-point league. In the second half the home team ran fourteen unanswered points and with it ended any curiosity about the final outcome.

Read the entire article and see pictures at McClelland Miscellanea.

January 21, 2015
Swimming:CAL Open
 
The date for the CAL Open for Swimming was mistakenly entered in as today, January 21. In fact the meet is February 1 and has been updated in the database.

Our apologies for any confusion.

January 20, 2015
Girls Basketball:Georgetown @ Triton
 
Triton gave away a huge lead but held on to defeat Georgetown, 43-38, on Monday afternoon in Cape Ann League girls' basketball.

The Vikings (6-7) have now won three straight games.

Sophomore Tessa LaFrance led Triton with sixteen points, getting eleven of those points in the Vikings' remarkable 17-1 first quarter.

Georgetown (6-6) looked to be feeling the effects of yesterday's 64-48 win over Saugus in the early going. Triton had several coast-to-coast layups at the beginning as the Royals failed to get back on defense.

Read the entire article and see pictures at McClelland Miscellanea.

January 20, 2015
Girls Basketball:Georgetown @ Newburyport
 
From Friday, January 16, 2015:

Newburyport (3-8) made four straight free throws in the final twenty-six seconds to defeat Georgetown, 50-47, on Friday night in Cape Ann League action.

Morgan Johnston (21 points) led the Clippers' inside approach that accounted for every field goal except Kaitlin Ahern's jumper in the second quarter. I don't recall NHS even attempting a 3-pointer.

Georgetown, on the other hand, was willing to fire from long-range on every opportunity. They connected nine times from beyond the arc including two times in the final thirty-two seconds. The Royals Cayla Durkee missed a game-tying three with a second left.

Read the entire article and see pictures at McClelland Miscellanea.

January 14, 2015
Girls Basketball:Newburyport @ Manchester-Essex
 
Manchester-Essex used a big third quarter to pull away from Newburyport on their way to a 67-41 win at home on Tuesday. The Hornets' Sydney Christopher led all scorers with 15 points, while senior co-captain Fraley Morton collected 12 of her 13 points in the first half. Morgan Johnston led the Clippers with 14 points.

Down 24-11 midway through the second quarter, Newburyport went into a full court press, slowing the Hornet offense and closing the gap over the next three minutes. A free throw by Olivia Olson and a bucket by Emily Pettigrew brought the score to 26-19 with thirty seconds left in the half. However, Morton would extend the lead to 10 as she finished off a three-point play heading into the break.

The decisive third quarter saw the hosts outscore their opponent 23-8 to build an insurmountable lead. Christopher got hot, scoring 11 of the Hornets points in the frame. Kara Hersey scored on a nifty inbound play to give the Hornets a 38-23 lead with five minutes left in the third. Moments later Morton came off a pick and found Christopher going backdoor on the baseline to extend the lead to 48-25.

The final quarter was back and forth. M-E sophomore Sarah Robinson scored 7 points, including a 3-pointer, while Pettigrew scored 6 of her 11 points for the Clippers. Olson finished with 8 points for Newburyport.

Manchester-Essex (5-1 CAL, 6-2 overall) sits atop the Baker Division and travels to Triton on Friday. The Clippers (1-6, 2-8) will host Georgetown that night.

January 14, 2015
Boys Basketball:Ipswich @ Triton
 
"What are you trying to do, break in a new whistle?" yelled one of the frustrated Ipswich spectators.

Triton defeated Ipswich, 56-40, on Monday night in a game in which forty-two fouls were called and sixty-three foul shots taken.

The Vikings (5-6) proved to be the much better free throw shooters and that played a big part in carrying them to their fourth straight win.

See the full story and pictures of the game at McClelland Miscellanea.

January 8, 2015
Boys Basketball:Shawsheen @ Triton
 
(Byfield MA) Triton finally found happiness in the New Year with a 63-40 victory over Shawsheen in non-league action on Wednesday night.

Both teams entered the contest winless in two attempts in 2015.

Shawsheen (2-3) stayed close for a quarter and even had a 14-12 edge 1+ minutes into the second quarter but after that Triton's long-range accuracy enabled them to pull away for good.

The Vikings (2-6) drained nine long ones. The Rams clicked twice from beyond the arc (Sean Hines) in the first period but came up empty thereafter.

Read the entire article and see pictures at McClelland Miscellanea.

January 6, 2015
Girls Basketball:Amesbury @ Newburyport
 
(Newburyport MA) It was one of those nights for Newburyport sophomore Olivia Olson.

Olivia paced the Clippers (2-5) with twenty points but her biggest shot of the night was a complete miss that set up the game-winner in Newburyport's 50-48, win over Amesbury on Monday night.

Olivia's late-in-the-game launch was undershot but came right to teammate Emily Pettigrew (11 points) under the basket. Emily, who struggled all game to get open, was wide open on this occasion and cashed the last-second layup to seal the deal for the Clippers.

Read the entire article and see pictures at McClelland Miscellanea.

January 2, 2015
Lifetime My Teams Premium Account:
 
Happy New Year and welcome to 2015! If you didn't know already, anybody can sign up for a free My Teams account on MAScores. This allows you to select up to 5 teams to "follow". When any of those teams has a change in their schedule, you will receive an e-mail alert notifying you of the change.

For just $10, you can upgrade to a Premium account, and if you do so before January 15, 2015, instead of one year's access to premium features, it will be a Lifetime account with no expiration date!

A Premium Account doubles the number of teams you can follow, up to a maximum of 10 teams. It also gives you access to the 'My Schedules' page. This feature brings the schedules of ALL of your teams to one convenient page, so you can switch between them with a single click, instead of navigating the School Schedules menu.

Click here to go to the Account Management page, where you can sign up for and/or upgrade an account. Payment can be made through a secure PayPal portal, either with an existing PayPal account or through a credit card (no PayPal account is necessary if paying with a credit card.)

Upgrading also helps support the site, proving the resources necessary to continue to improve what is already there, as well as add new features.

December 17, 2014
Boys Basketball:Hamilton-Wenham @ Triton
 
Hamilton-Wenham went down by eleven in the first quarter but rallied back to defeat Triton, 51-44, in the season opener for both squads in the Cape Ann League on Tuesday night.

The Vikings shot well early and played the Generals even in the second half but had a nightmare segment in between. Triton went from a 15-4 lead in the first quarter to a 29-17 deficit in the third quarter during just under twelve minutes of playing time. Nine Vikings' turnovers played a big part in the lengthy drought.

Read more and see pictures from the game at McClelland Miscellanea.

December 17, 2014
Girls Basketball:Newburyport @ North Reading
 
North Reading hosted Newburyport on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams, with the Hornets grabbing a 55-50 victory. Junior center Jess Lezon scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half for North Reading, and finished the night 10-of-14 from the field. Senior guard Adrianna Flanagan added 15 points for the Hornets. Lezon and teammate Frankie Eliott each pulled down 11 rebounds.

The Clippers were led by Emily Pettigrew, who scored a game-high 24 points while collecting 11 rebounds.

On Friday, North Reading travels to Triton while Newburyport will host Masconomet.

December 17, 2014
Girls Basketball:Georgetown @ Rockport
 
Georgetown used the second quarter to expand a three point lead to sixteen at the half, and Rockport was never able to recover as the Vikings fell 48-36 in their opener.

Rachel Haselgard led Rockport with 12 points and Kayla Parisi chipped in with 8 of her own. Allie and Rachel Davis played well defensively and each scored 4 points.

Rockport (0-1) takes on Wakefield tonight at Northeast Tech, while Georgetown (2-0) will travel to Lynnfield on Friday.

December 16, 2014
Swimming:Manchester-Essex @ Ipswich
 
Ipswich lost a nail-biter to Manchester Essex 98-85 Monday night. For the Tigers, Josh Colameta took a first in 50 free, with a time of 23.72, qualifying him for sectionals. Tessa Amoroso placed first in diving with 197.70 points, with Amelia Young taking second. Harry Bertera won first in the 100 Breaststroke with a personal best time of 1:14.15. The 200 free relay took first with swimmers Brendan Gookin, Devin Prescott, Michael Savoie and Harry Bertera.

Manchester-Essex had to come back from from a 16 point diving to secure the win. The Hornets won 8 out of 12 events with Coleman Komishane making state cuts in the 200 and 500 free. Additionally, James Phelan won the 100 fly to make states cuts as well. Annalia Laino made states in the 100 back and 7th grader Elizabeth Athanas made sectionals in the 200 IM.

M-E has great depth, with Will Finn and Pheobe Mulry picking up key places and Zanny Lee and Amber Shaw propelling the relay teams to top spots. Newcomers Nathan Duda, Will Cole and Kevin Hiselman were key in assisting the relays to acquire much needed points at the latter half of the meet. Junior Nate Rautio went 1-2 in the sprint events and was a key swimmer in both winning relays.

Ipswich took the JV Meet 69-54.

This was a non-league competetion between the two teams. The league meet will take place on January 7 at the Cape Ann YMCA.

November 21, 2014
Site News:Help MAScores.com Stay at the Top of its Game!
 
I love running MAScores.com because I believe that high school athletics provide wonderful opportunities for our students, and I think the Cape Ann League is one of the best in the state. I spend the bulk of my time maintaining, improving, and growing the site. Please take a few minutes to read through this post and see if you can find a way to help support the site, even it is just spreading the good word about MAScores.com.

The Basics:

The traffic to MAScores.com is off the charts, and I am thankful for the support our visitors provide. You can also help us through one of the following ways:

1. Place an advertisement for your business (or refer us to others)
2. Sign up for a My Teams Premium Account (just $10 per year)
3. Make a donation to our GoFundMe campaign

The Details in all their glory:

Beginning this fall, MAScores.com became the official site for online scheduling for the Cape Ann League. With that, the site, which began as Cape Ann League Scores (CALScores.com) more than ten years ago, saw a huge jump in traffic. Since the start of September we have been visited by more than 26,000 different people, with total sessions close to 90,000. In that time we have had over 430,000 pageviews.

Feedback has been incredible. From the athletic directors who use the site for their scheduling and the coaches who report scores and game summaries, to the thousands of athletes, family members, fans, and members of the local media who now have 24/7 access to current and accurate schedules, stores, and standings.

In order to continue to provide such timely and accurate information, add useful and important features and updates, and keep the site free and accessible to all visitors, MAScores.com needs to support itself financially. In order to allow its team of one (me) to devote the time and resources necessary to keep the site at the top of its game, MAScores.com must bring in revenue.

Currently there are three ways that you can help support the site: First is by placing an advertisement on the site. Businesses can advertise on the page of a specific school (or schools), or choose to run an ad that will be seen site wide. Starting as low as $100 per year for a shared slot on a school page, options run up to a $5000 per year slot that is in a highly visible location on every page of the site. Of course there are many options in between. If you do business within the twenty communities of the Cape Ann League an advertisement on MAScores.com will be seen.

The second way you can support the site is to sign up for a My Teams Premium Account. The basic My Teams account is free and gives you access to all of the schedules, scores, and other information on the site. The basic account allows you to receive e-mail updates for schedule changes for up to five teams. For just $10 per year, a Premium account doubles the number of teams to 10, and provides a page where you can view all ten of those schedules in one convenient place.

The third way you can help is through a donation to a one-time GoFundMe Campaign. For those who find MAScores.com useful and want to help out, you can make any size donation through this campaign, and receive various tokens of appreciation depending upon your level of giving. You can read more about it at our GoFundMe page.

Thanks,
Chris

November 18, 2014
Volleyball:All-Star Selections
 
The Volleyball All-Star selections and award winners was posted this morning. Congratulations to those selected!

November 17, 2014
Girls Soccer:Winthrop vs. Georgetown
 
Two second half goals gave the Georgetown girls soccer team all they needed to win the Division 4 North title defeating Winthrop on a cloudy/cold Sunday afternoon.

Senior Jen Migliaccio had an assist and a goal for the 11-5-6 Royals. Jen was part of the 2011 team that also won the D4 North crown.

Read about the game in detail at McClelland Miscellanea.

October 28, 2014
Girls Soccer:Triton @ Newburyport
 
For the second time this season Newburyport defeated Triton in a close game. Following a 2-1 win in September, the Clippers claimed a 1-0 victory over the visiting Vikings yesterday. Abbie Bresnahan scored her 11th goal of the season in the 58th minute on a penalty kick.

Despite the outcome, Triton coach Mike Weisberg felt his team played well enough to win, with advantages in shots, corners, and time of possession. He credited the play of his captains Teresa Benoit and Cara Orlandi, along with Lily Dow, Alex Kennedy, Skyler Accomando, RyleeMcKay Culverwell, and Meredith Wilcox. Christine Ciccone made 4 saves in net for the Vikings.

Both teams are headed for the state tournament, so a third meeting between these two is a possibility. If they end up on opposite sides of the bracket, it could even be for the North title.

October 28, 2014
Volleyball:Swampscott @ Hamilton-Wenham
 
Hamilton-Wenham finished their regular season schedule on Monday, sweeping Swampscott 3-0 at home on Senior Night. Seniors Maddie O'Connor and Stella Dunbar were honored for their contributions to the program.

With a final record of 10-8, the Generals have qualified for the state tournament.

October 28, 2014
Girls Soccer:North Reading @ Hamilton-Wenham
 
The Hornets and the Generals fought another tough battle on Monday. Earlier in the season the two teams played to a scoreless tie. Yesterday, Hamilton-Wenham freshman Erin O'Shea scored her first varsity goal at the 30-minute mark, and it would prove to be the game winner as the Generals took the match, 1-0. O'Shea was assisted by Izzy Berthoud.

Playing well for the Generals at midfield was Saskia Leonard, whose decisions on the field allowed for the home team to create great scoring opportunities. On the back field, Grace Monahan had a great game tracking and controlling the speed of the visiting team.

North Reading will complete their regular season today at home against Pentucket, while Hamilton-Wenham travels to Pentucket on Wednesday. Both the Generals and the Hornets have qualified for the state tournament.

October 28, 2014
Boys Soccer:Amesbury @ Rockport
 
Knowing a loss would end their season, Rockport stepped it up on Senior Night, defeating Amesbury 6-0 to secure a berth in the postseason. The win gave the Vikings an 8-7-2 record, sending them into the state tournament.

After being held scoreless in their previous two games, Rockport exploded offensively. Ethan Fuller scored a pair of goals, while Andrew Wayrynen, Dan Ryan, Sam Knowlton, and Andrew Gleckner all scored once. Jake Rostkowski picked up his 7th shutout of the season.

Now the Vikings will wait until later in the week to find out where they will play their first round tournament game.

Today's Varsity Games

Boys Basketball
Rockport @ Pentucket6:30 PM
North Reading @ IpswichPPND
Hamilton-Wenham @ Manchester-EssexPPND
Newburyport @ LynnfieldPPND
Triton @ AmesburyPPND
Girls Basketball
Masconomet @ GeorgetownPPND
Lynnfield @ NewburyportPPND
Amesbury @ TritonPPND
Rockport @ St. Clement6:30 PM
Ipswich @ North ReadingPPND
Boys Ice Hockey
Old Rochester @ Pentucket6:00 PM
Masconomet @ North Reading8:00 PM
Indoor Track
Lynnfield @ Masconomet3:30 PM
Newburyport @ AmesburyPPND
Masconomet @ Manchester-EssexPPND
Amesbury @ NewburyportPPND