October 16, 2014
Field Hockey:Ipswich @ Peabody
Ipswich coach Sarah Merullo brought her team to Peabody on Wednesday afternoon needing a single point to qualify for the state tournament. Pam Grant, who coached Sarah at Manchester-Essex several years ago, and the Tanners were in a little more desperate situation, needing 9 points over their final 6 games to extend their season.

The teams were scoreless with nine minutes left in the game, when McKinley Karpa scored off an assist by Julia Glavin. Kelsey Daly started the play by intercepting a ball and passing up to Delaney Whooley, who found Glavin. Karpa would add an insurance goal with three minutes remaining, scoring off a corner, with the assist coming from Lauren Gallant. The Tigers surrendered no defensive corners and put forth exceptional midfield play, team defense, and passing.

So the Tigers have clinched their tournament berth, while Peabody still needs those nine points. The two teams will meet once more on October 24th, the final game of the regular season for both teams.

October 16, 2014
Field Hockey:Hamilton-Wenham @ Masconomet
With a 5-0 win over visiting Hamilton-Wenham, Masconomet improved to 10-0-4 in league play and needs just a tie in either of its last two league games in order to secure at least part of the Kinney Division title.

Scoring for the Chieftains were Sophie Adams, Paige Boucher, Alexa Puleio, Laura McArdle, and Nell Criscione. Katherine McVey had two assists. Puleio, Bella Villote, and Tessa Ives had the other assists.

Hamilton-Wenham goalie, Maddie Werner, battled hard in net and made some amazing saves. The Generals are now 3-8-3 and host North Reading in Friday.

October 16, 2014
Field Hockey:Amesbury @ Newburyport
Newburyport punched their ticket to the post-season with a 4-1 win over Amesbury on Wednesday at the Amesbury Sports Park. Carole Marino scored twice for the Clippers, who improved to 8-3-3 overall. Carly Siemasko and Meghan Stanton netted the other Newburyport goals, with Stanton and Olivia Thirkell picking up assists.

October 15, 2014
Golf:Hamilton-Wenham @ Amesbury
Amesbury capped off an undefeated season at home on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Hamilton-Wenham 174-140. Fred Halloran and Kyle Patterson were the high scorers on the day for the Indians, earning 32 quota points each. Lowell Deschenes was next with 31, followed by Paddy FLahardy (30) and Brendan Foley (27).

While securing their 15-0 record, Amesbury also helped rival Triton secure a co-championship in the Kinney Division. The loss meant an 8-3 league record for the Generals, which dropped them into a tie with Triton.

October 15, 2014
Golf:River Rivals Tournament
On Monday, Amesbury, Pentucket, and Triton all traveled to New Meadows Golf Club to join Newburyport in the annual River Rivals Tournament. Scoring for the non-league matches was done by the regular system of totaling the top 6 scores for each team. Amesbury came out on top with 170 points to go 3-0 on the day, followed by Triton with 166, Newburyport with 142, and Pentucket with 137.

The River Rival portion of the event added the next two high scores for each team, and once again Amesbury came out on top, but only by a single stroke. Scoring was 207 for the Indians, 206 for Triton, 170 for Pentucket, and 168 for Newburyport.

The King Rat was Triton's Jon Seward, who shot even par for 36 points. Finishing second on the day was Pentucket's Krystal Knight with 32 points. Paddy Flahardy and Lowell Deschenes each earned 31 points for Amesbury, and the Clippers were led by Griffin Brown's 30 points.

October 15, 2014
Volleyball:Danvers @ Hamilton-Wenham
Hamilton-Wenham fell to Danvers in a very competitive 3-1 match. The deciding fourth set went to 28-26 in favor of the visiting Falcons.

The Generals got a solid team effort, with a serving rate of 95%. Maddie O'Connor, a senior captain, served 18 times with no misses. H-W had 43 kills, with 13 coming from freshman Ali Kimball and 15 from freshman Lauren Flynn. The Generals had 61 digs, with 14 from Kimball and 12 from junior Libero captain Jessica Reardon.

October 15, 2014
Boys Soccer:Triton @ North Reading
North Reading coach Mark Bisognano collected his 100th career win in soccer on Tuesday as the Hornets defeated visiting Triton 5-2. The win keeps the tournament bound North Reading within striking distance of first place Mascnomet.

Jake Intorcio added two more goals, bringing his season total to 14, and had an assist as well. Also scoring for the Hornets were Dan Coveney, Nicky Govostes, and Derek Hogan. Assists went to Govestes, Coveney, John Lweis, and Adam Sapp.

October 15, 2014
Golf:Pentucket @ Georgetown
Georgetown picked up the first win in its brief program history yesterday, defeating Pentucket 108-103 at the Black Swan Country Club. Leading the way for the Royals was Kyle Nelson with 30 quota points. Hender Winer added 22 points and Brett Masterangelo chipped in with 16.

Pentucket was led by Krystal Knight's 30 points, with Reese Dwyer earning 22 points.

October 15, 2014
Boys Soccer:Lynnfield @ Georgetown
Lynnfield defeated Georgetown on the road on Tuesday, 2-1, collecting two important points. Those points allowed the Pioneers to maintain a two game lead over Manchester-Essex and Rockport atop the Baker Division, and also qualified them for the state tournament.

Sam Huebschmann had a goal and an assist for Lynnfield, and Kuba Jablonka scored his team-leading 12th goal of the season. Ryan Slack scored the Georgetown goal, while Jeff Lundquist played a solid game in net for the Royals.

October 15, 2014
Girls Soccer:Rockport @ Ipswich
Rockport's Rachel Haselgard scored in the second half to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead at Ipswich. With just minutes left, the Tigers had a penalty kick opportunity to tie the game, but the shot sailed just over the crossbar and Rockport held on for the win.

Despite holding an advantage in the time of possession in the first half, Ipswich could not manage to convert. The second half saw a more even game, with Ipswich still in control but unable to truly test the Rockport goal keeper, Shelby Gale.

The Tigers received a solid team effort, with sophomores Rachel Jaeger and Jocelyn Long, junior Sarah Wallis, and senior captain JoAnna Perry playing very strong games.

October 10, 2014
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October 10, 2014
Golf:Lynnfield @ Hamilton-Wenham
Hamilton-Wenham secured at least a share of the CAL Kinney Division title yesterday, as they defeated Ipswich at home, 142-120. The win moves the Generals to 8-2 in league play with one league match remaining. A win against undefeated Amesbury (10-0 CAL, 11-0 overall) next Tuesday would give H-W the outright Kinney crown.

The Generals were paced by Scott Hughes with 26 points. Close behind were Tom Riccio (25), Mike Gillis (24), Kevin Heppner (23), and Cole Farnham and Cam Grinell with 22 points each.

October 10, 2014
Field Hockey:Amesbury @ Ipswich
A minute into the game, Ipswich's Kelsey Daly started the scoring with a beautiful lifted shot into the net, the first of five Tiger goals as they shutout visiting Amesbury to improve to 8-3-1. Ten minutes later Nikki Pignone struck off a pass from Maddi Hill, and Ipswich would take a 2-0 lead into the break.

With twelve minutes left in the game, Daly scored her second goal when she finished off a tough angle shot by Julia Glavin to make it 3-0. Four minutes later McKinley Karpa had another great lifted shot from the endline off a pass from Hill, who picked up her second assist. Ciara O'Flynn finished off the scoring with 22 seconds left after a textbook sequence of passing up the field starting from the midfield, with Glavin picking up the assist.

The Tigers travel to Rockport on Monday for a 10:00 AM game, while Amesbury will play that afternoon at Manchester-Essex.

October 10, 2014
Volleyball:Hamilton-Wenham @ Triton
Hamilton-Wenham qualified for the state tournament Thursday evening, winning their ninth game of the season with a 3-0 victory at Triton. Junior right side Alana Anthony celebrated had an excellent game with key digs and solid passing, while Litah Brown, a junior outside hitter served 13 times with only two misses. Junior setter Shauna Mancinelli had 14 assists and served 9 times with no misses.

October 10, 2014
Golf:Manchester-Essex @ Newburyport
In a tightly contested match the Newburyport Clippers three match win streak came to an end as they fell to Manchester-Essex 152-145 on Thursday afternoon. Newburyport captain Griffin Brown led the Clippers with 32 points, closely followed by Travis Koocher (30), Ben Ventura (26), Andrew Coulombe (22), Peter Pantelis (18), and Cam Rogers (17).

Cam Tuttle was the medalist of the day, coming in with 33 points to lead Manchester-Essex. Alexander Beckmann turned in a solid 31 point round, followed by Ben Bichet (27), Troy Ciarametaro (24), and rookies Cole Charlton (19) and Brad Graves (18).

Newburyport is now 6-8 (3-10 CAL) and must win their final three matches in the River Rival Tournament on Monday at 10 am at New Meadows Golf Course if they are to qualify for the state tournament. The Hornets (9-2) will host Ipswich and Rockport on Tuesday afternoon in the Cape Ann Classic.

October 10, 2014
Field Hockey:Rockport @ Georgetown
Rockport got a pair of goals from Emily Faulds as they defeated Georgetown 2-0 as they improved to 5-8 overall. Jerushah Sweet and Heidi Warde earned assists for the Vikings, who host Ipswich Monday morning at 10:00 AM.

October 10, 2014
Field Hockey:Hamilton-Wenham @ Triton
Hamilton-Wenham lost a close one at Triton on Thursday, falling to the Vikings 2-1. The Generals' goal was scored by senior Elizabeth Brown, her first on the season. H-W also got great games from freshman Charlotte Rubel and senior captain Maggie Burns.

The Generals are now 3-6-3 and will play at Pentucket next Monday. The tournament bound Vikings move to 8-3-1 in league play and 10-3-1 overall and will travel to North Reading on Tuesday.

October 9, 2014
Golf:Pentucket @ Masconomet
Masconomet closed out their season with a 149-133 win against Pentucket at Turner Hill. Unfortunately, the Chieftains finished the season at 6-7, narrowly missing a berth in the state tournament.

At 4-6, Pentucket can still qualify for post-season play. However, the Sachems must win four of their last five matches. They face Rockport at home this afternoon, and then play in the River Rival Tournament on Monday. The River Rival Tournament includes Pentucket, along with Triton, Amesbury, and this year's host Newburyport. The Sachems will finish their season next Tuesday at Georgetown.

October 9, 2014
Boys Cross Country:North Reading @ Manchester-Essex
Manchester-Essex grabbed second, third, and fourth places on their way to a 22-38 victory over North Reading. Pat Guinee (17:21), Parker Malarkey (17:22), and Cam Holley (17:22) were the top finishers for M-E. Nathan Evans (17:43) and Charlie Davis (17:43) finished 6th and 7th overall.

October 9, 2014
Boys Soccer:Lynnfield @ Newburyport
Lynnfield entered Wednesday's game at Newburyport tied with Manchester-Essex and Rockport atop the CAL's Baker Division. While the other two teams fell to their Kinney opponents, the Pioneers managed a 2-0 win over the Clippers, grabbing sole possession of the top spot in their division.

Kuba Jublonka scored his team-leading 9th and 10th goals, and Ethan Forrest had an assist. The Pioneers will look to build on the momentum as they host Manchester-Essex on Friday. The game will be played on the brand new turf field at Lynnfield High School, and will begin at 3:45 PM.

Today's Varsity Games

Field Hockey
North Reading @ Pentucket3:45 PM
Lynnfield @ Ipswich3:45 PM
Manchester-Essex @ Georgetown3:45 PM
Amesbury @ RockportPPND
Newburyport @ Triton7:00 PM
Hamilton-Wenham @ Lynnfield5:30 PM
Triton @ North Reading5:30 PM