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.

October 28, 2014
Girls Soccer:Rockport @ Amesbury
 
On Senior Night at Amesbury, the Indians defeated visiting Rockport 2-0. First Team All-Star Amanda Martin scores on a Jill Hadwin assist, and Mollie Lynch scored on an assist from Hayley Tagliente. Keeper Zoe Fitzgerald made 21 saves in net for the Indians.

Amesbury (4-12-1) finishes their season at home this afternoon against Manchester-Essex.

October 28, 2014
Girls Soccer:Gloucester @ Manchester-Essex
 
After a season of close games, Manchester-Essex picked up that elusive win on Monday as they defeated Gloucester 3-1 at home. The Hornets played tough all season, coming up just short in a number of one and two goal games.

Freshman Hadleigh Richard scored the first two M-E goals, on assists from Courtney Holley and Bella Mastendino. Mastendino, who was named to the First Team All-Star roster, would net the third goal. It was her eighth of the season and was assisted by Evelyn Lantz.

The Hornets travel to Amesbury today, and will then finish up their season at home on Thursday against Georgetown.

October 28, 2014
Golf:
 
The big story of the 2014 golf season was Amesbury's undefeated run through the league, compiling an 11-0 record to claim the Kinney Division crown and the best record for the entire league. The Indians finished the regular season a perfect 15-0 overall, and they even played a part in determining who would win the Baker Division title. On the final day of the season Amesbury hosted Hamilton-Wenham, who came into the match with an 8-2 record and a one-game lead over Triton in the loss column. A win would give the Generals the outright title, however Amesbury would win the day, dropping H-W into a tie with the Vikings.

The Cape Ann League Open was held on October 16th at Far Corner Golf Course in Boxford. Pentucket's Krystal Knight became the first female golfer to win the event, and she was also selected as the Kinney Division Player of the Year. Other First Team All-Stars, based on their finishes at the Open, were Ryan Delaney from North Reading, John Seward (Triton), Tyler Stansbury (N.R.), Mike Waisnor (Lynnfield), Brock Reardon (Masconomet), Nick Eliopoulos (Lynf), Kyle Nelson (Georgetown), Ben Bichet (M-E), and Paddy Flahardy (Amesbury.) Bichet was named the Baker Division Player of the Year.

Hamilton-Wenham's Billy Corley and Amesbury's George Dodier were named Coaches of the Year for the Kinney and Baker Divisions, respectively. North Reading and Pentucket shared the Sportmanship Award for the Kinney Division, while Ipswich earned the award for the Baker.

Six of the twelve Cape Ann League teams qualified for the state tournament this fall, with a seventh falling just short. Amesbury, Hamilton-Wenham, and Triton were joined by Lynnfield, Manchester-Essex, and North Reading in the Division 3 North tournament, held at Hillview Golf Course on October 21st. With only the top three teams moving on, Amesbury grabbed the third spot with a team score of 308. The Generals and Vikings were not far off the pace, each finishing at 313. Manchester-Essex came in at 320, with Lynnfield and North Reading finishing at 322.

Amesbury played in the Division 3 Finals on Monday, October 27th at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, finishing 6th in the state. While the Indians played for the team title, there were several CAL players who were there playing for the state individual title. Among those was Manchester-Essex's Ben Bichet, who was the top finisher in the North sectional, along with Triton's Brad Small and North Reading's Ryan Delaney.

While the Masconomet and Pentucket teams did not qualify for the tournament, each sent a player to the Division 2 North sectional round. The Chieftain's George May and the Sachems' Dan Beaton each played for the chance to move on to the individual state finals at the Glen Ellen Country Club in Millis. Beaton finished with a respectable 82, but the cut for the finals was 80. May shot a 77, good for a second place tie and a trip to the finals on October 27th.


October 27, 2014
Girls Soccer:All-Star Selections
 
The 2014 Girls Soccer All-Star Selections and award winners have been posted!

October 27, 2014
Boys Soccer:All-Star Selections
 
The All-Star selections and award winners for Boys Soccer 2014 have been posted.

The league has changed the naming conventions slightly. In the past there has been an All-League roster and then an All-Star roster. Now, there are First Team and a Second Team All-Star selections.

October 24, 2014
Field Hockey:Manchester-Essex @ Rockport
 
The JV and Varsity field hockey games between Manchester-Essex and Rockport have been moved to Coach Ed Field in Manchester due to field conditions.

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.

Today's Varsity Games

Girls Basketball
Notre Dame (Hingham) @ Pentucket5:00 PM
Boys Ice Hockey
Triton @ Amesbury1:00 PM
Pentucket @ Medford High School4:00 PM
North Reading @ Masconomet5:20 PM
Lynnfield @ Newburyport7:00 PM
Swimming
North Reading @ Triton12:30 PM
Wrestling
Masconomet @ Wilmington tourney (V & J9:00 AM
Lynnfield @ Wakefield Invitational9:30 AM
Pentucket @ Wakefield10:00 AM
Triton @ Marlboro7:00 PM
Georgetown @ Wakefield Invitational7:00 PM