April 15, 2014
Softball:Amesbury @ Newburyport
 
(Newburyport) Newburyport batted around in two of the last three innings and overtook Amesbury, 16-15, on a very windy Monday afternoon in Cape Ann League softball.

The Clippers (2-2) were down by two runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh but a two-run single by Lauren Singer tied things at 15-15. A catcher's interference call followed loading the bases and pitcher Rachel Cyr's walk to Morgan Johnston forced across the game winner.

Read the rest of this article and see pictures from the meet at McClelland Miscellanea.

April 12, 2014
Baseball:Hamilton-Wenham @ Newburyport
 
(Newburyport MA) Hamilton-Wenham remains unbeaten after rallying to defeat Newburyport, 3-2, in eight innings on a sunny/drizzly Friday afternoon of Cape Ann League baseball.

The Clippers (0-2) were one out away from winning this game in seven innings but Brett Harring singled in the hole to score pinch-hitter Ted Hogan.

Austin Michel led off the Generals' 8th with an opposite-field bomb over the rightfield fence off hard-luck Clippers starter Cam Beaulieu. That run was enough as HW reliever Brett Gallant retired Newburyport in order in the bottom of the eighth.

Read the rest of this article and see pictures from the meet at McClelland Miscellanea.

April 10, 2014
Boys Tennis:Pentucket @ Masconomet
 
In windy, challenging conditions, Pentucket (1-0) started off their season with a very important league win over host Masconomet, 3-2. With the match tied 2-2, the deciding point would come down to a battle at first singles.

Pentucket picked up their first point behind the play of Jack Donahue at second singles, who defeated Cam Netland 6-4, 6-2. The Sachems' second point came at first doubles, as Adam Chory and Andrew Dickinson were 6-4, 6-2 winners over Cooper McVay and Sam Gordon.

Masconomet's Nick Marshall improved his personal record to 2-0 at third singles, defeating Lucas Chory 6-0, 7-5. The Chieftain second doubles tandem of Max Gordon and Davis McVay evened the match with a 6-1, 7-5 win against Will Kopaciewicz and Davis Jackson.

Two of the league's rising stars would determine the outcome of the match at the first singles position. Masconomet's Alex Fizz, a sophomore, appeared ready to run away with the match as he dominated his freshman opponent 6-1. However, Pentucket's Connor Aulson was not ready to concede, taking the second set in a tie break. With the shift in momentum, Aulson jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the third, only to have Fizz battle back to a 5-5 tie. However, Fizz could not complete the comeback as Aulson won the final two games to take the match for himself and his team.

Masconomet (0-2 overall, 0-1 CAL) will host Merrimack Valley Conference rival North Andover on Friday afternoon, while Pentucket (1-0) travels to Lynnfield today.

April 10, 2014
Boys Lacrosse:Georgetown @ North Reading
 
Georgetown's 5-3 loss at North Reading on Wednesday drops the Royals to 0-4 on the season, yet that is a deceiving record. All four losses have come to larger schools (Bedford, Salem, and twice to the Hornets), and none by more than three goals.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Royals' Nick Depasquale scored on an assist from Jackson Fritz, and the 1-0 lead would stand through the half. Jared Warren would score a pair of goals in the second half, both on Depasquale assists. However, despite 19 saves by Georgetown goalie Scott Conte, North Reading would use a four goal third quarter to take the lead, one they would not relinquish.

Royals' coach Andrew Boepple was encouraged by his team's effort, but recognized there is still work to do. "I felt like we brought a much better effort to this game than some of our others so far. We are still looking to achieve our goal of playing tough all four quarters. Scott Conte came up big for us with 19 saves to keep it a close game. I'm hoping we can build off this team effort for our upcoming games."

Georgetown travels to Triton on Friday for its fifth straight road game to start the season. The Hornets (4-1) will host Hamilton-Wenham Friday afternoon.

April 10, 2014
Softball:Lynnfield @ Rockport
 
Rockport freshman Rachel Haselgard smashed a three-run homerun in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn't enough as Lynnfield defeated the Vikings 15-5.

The visiting Pioneers pushed two runs across in the first inning, and then added six more in the third after sending ten batters to the plate. Leadoff hitter Hannah Travers smacked three hits, scored three runs, and had an RBI. Rachel Buzzotta, Mailia Roberto, and Annika Han also had three hits each for the Pioneers. Han picked up the victory on the mound in a complete game effort.

Both teams are now 1-1 overall. On Friday, Lynnfield travels to Amesbury while Rockport will host rival Manchester-Essex.

April 10, 2014
Girls Tennis:Amesbury @ Manchester-Essex
 
Manchester-Essex met Amesbury yesterday on a blustery day at the Memorial Courts in Manchester, with the Hornets prevailing 5-0.

At first singles, Rachel Daley used a powerful forehand and court speed to defeat Abbe Sartori 6-1, 6-0. Kendall McCormick mixed lobs and drop shots with forecourt finishers to take the second singles match 6-1, 6-3 from Amesbury's Olivia King.

Third singles was an an epic battle - with big heart shown by both the Hornets' Avery St. Sauveur and the Indians' Jill Hodwen. Hodwen fell behind 2-5 in the first set, but came back to tie at 6-6 and then win the tiebreaker 7-3. Unfazed, St. Sauveur fought back to take the second set 6-4. With the overall match outcome already determined, the third set was a first-to-ten tiebreaker. With the momentum swinging St. Saveur's way, she won the tie-breaker 10-4.

At first doubles, M-E's Molly Carlson and Chanel Bullock battled Erika Landers and Meghan Chines to a 6-0, 6-1 win. Second doubles saw Liz Warren and Maura McCormick defeat Amesbury's Melina Mauroforos and Sebastiana Redford 6-3, 6-0. Hornets' Coach Phil Logsdon praised both of his doubles teams for instinctively pouncing on anything at all reachable near the net.

The victory brings the Hornets' league record to 1-0 and their overall record to 1-1. Amesbury is now 0-1 in the CAL and 0-2 overall.

April 10, 2014
Softball:Georgetown @ Amesbury
 
Experienced Amesbury opened their 2014 season with a 5-1 victory over Georgetown on a blustery Wednesday afternoon in Cape Ann League softball.

The Indians (1-0) were flawless in the field and capitalized on the inexperience of the Royals (0-1) especially in the outfield.

Minus graduated hitters such as Ashley Valme, Janine Fatal, Erin Leary, and Cassie Schultz, Amesbury couldn’t separate from the determined Royals. This was a 3-1 game going into the bottom of the sixth inning.

Read the rest of this article and see pictures from the meet at McClelland Miscellanea.

April 9, 2014
Tennis - CAL Open:
 
The annual Cape Ann League Open will take place this weekend for boys and girls tennis, with matches scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday.

The boys' matches will be taking place at the Lynnfield High School and Middle School courts, while the girls will play at the courts at Ipswich High School.

April 8, 2014
Girls Lacrosse:Georgetown @ North Reading
 
The North Reading offense was clicking on all cylinders this afternoon, as the Hornets defeated visiting Georgetown 19-4 to improve to 2-1. Leading the way was Merissa Milano, who scored 4 goals. Lexi Ford, Gina D'Alelio, and Alex McGeachie each netted three goals and earned an assist. Carly Downer and Sandra Schipelliti score twice each, and tallying single goals were Katie Welch and Rachel Knight.

Liz Carlson made 7 saves in net for North Reading, who travel to Hamilton-Wenham on Thursday to face the Generals.

Nicole Lacasse and Grace Ann Conte each scored twice for the Royals, with Lacasse assisting on both of Conte's scores. Royals' coach, Courtney Arrigo, saw some positive things from her team. "On attack, captains Nicole Lacasse and Grace Ann Conte are really trying hard to maintain ball possession and work with both midfield and attack teammates to set up plays to score."

Georgetown keeper Nicole Chabra made 19 saves, many coming in the first half to keep the game close. Said Arrigo, "(Our) defense is working very hard to communicate with each other and keep the opposing team from entering into their zone." The Georgetown defense is young, consisting of four freshmen and a pair of sophomores. "Cassidy Troy and Megan O'Grady as the defense wings, both sophomores, worked hard to keep the freshman in good position."

Georgetown (0-3) is off until Friday, when they will host Triton.

April 8, 2014
Baseball:North Reading @ Newburyport
 
Newburyport and North Reading opened their 2014 baseball seasons today.......sort of.

The Clippers and the Hornets played nine innings with a winner undecided. They will resume the 2-2 game at a later date.

This was a Cape Ann League contest with plenty of baserunners and plenty of scoring opportunities. The biggest lack was a big hit and therefore special credit goes to the pitching. James Nutter (Clippers) went seven innings and Scott Allan (Hornets) went eight. Mike Jayne finished for the Clipppers and Ryan Boucher for the Hornets.

Read the rest of this article and see pictures from the game at McClelland Miscellanea.

April 7, 2014
Track:Amesbury @ Ipswich
 
"(Ipswich) How often are there ties in outdoor track meets? I suspect that the odds are high but that was how the girls' part of the Amesbury/Ipswich event ended - 72 1/2 points each on Friday afternoon."

Read the rest of this article and see pictures from the meet at McClelland Miscellanea.

April 5, 2014
Baseball:North Reading vs. Newburyport
 
Today's game between North Reading and Newburyport has been moved to Carey Park in North Reading due to field issues. If weather forces the game to be postponed, the location will revert back to Pettingell Park on Monday.

April 4, 2014
Baseball:Saugus vs. Pentucket
 
After some confusion regarding the opener between Saugus and Pentucket, the game is now set for 2:00 PM tomorrow, Saturday, April 5th. The game will take place at Malden Catholic's Maplewood Field.

April 4, 2014
Softball:Lynnfield vs. Newton-South
 
The locations for the two games between Lynnfield and Newton South have been reversed. Lynnfield will now travel to Newton South this coming Monday for a 4:00 PM game, and the game on April 22nd will be played at Lynnfield, with a 1:30 PM start.

April 4, 2014
Girls Lacrosse:Marblehead @ Masconomet
 
Close on the heels of a tough 11-9 loss at Manchester-Essex, Marblehead again took to the road to face off against another strong Cape Ann League opponent, Masconomet. The Magicians found themselves down by just two goals at the intermission, but the Chieftains pulled away in the second half for a 13-7 win.

Leading the scoring for Marblehead was Adrienne Ciccone with a hat-trick. Tallying single goals were Amanda Gregory, Lucy Poulin, Sydney Cayen, and Corinne Mayle. Three assists were credited to Emily Freedland, with Poulin also earning an assist. Goalie Brittany Lydon made 13 saves for the Magicians.

Marblehead (1-2) will travel to Peabody next Tuesday for their league opener. Masconomet (1-1) will open their league schedule at home against Ipswich the same day.

April 4, 2014
Boys Lacrosse:Georgetown @ North Reading
 
Nick Depasquale scored three times for Georgetown and Jared Warren added a pair of goals and an assist, but the Royals fell to North Reading 11-8 on the road on Thursday afternoon.

Also scoring for Georgetown were Scott Perry (2 goals) and Matt Robson (1g), while Zach Switzer collected an assist. Royals' goalie Scott Conte turned back 13 North Reading shots.

On Saturday, Georgetown (0-2) travels to Salem while the Hornets (3-0) will host Masconomet in a non-league game at 10:00 am.

April 4, 2014
Girls Tennis:Triton @ Ipswich
 
Triton and Ipswich battled it out in a non-league season opener on Thursday, with the Vikings pulling out a 3-2 victory over the host Tigers.

In the singles matches, Triton claimed the first and second positions, as Kaley Towns defeated Ashley Sulkin (6-1, 6-2) and Alexa Bryant needed three sets to beat Lexi Lopez (6-4, 3-6, 6-3). The Tigers' captain, Hannah Lynch, picked up a point at third singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Anastasia Small.

The teams split the doubles matches. At first doubles, the home town team of Abby McCarthy and Kristin Klimowicz gutted out a three-set victory (7-6, 4-6, 6-3), while at second doubles the Vikings' Eliza Mullen and Grace Williams defeated Audra Morrow and Leah Harmon (6-2, 6-0).

The two teams are scheduled to meet again in their official league match on April 30 at Triton. The Vikings will host Saugus next Wednesday in their league opener (3:30 PM), while Ipswich will host Lynnfield on Monday in a non-league match.

April 4, 2014
Girls Tennis:Masconomet @ Swampscott
 
Masconomet opened their season with a 4-1 victory on the road at Swampscott. Winning for the Chieftains in singles were Danielle Dunn at the first position (6-2, 7-5) and Rebecca Costa at second (6-1, 6-3.)

Masco swept the doubles matches behind the strong play of Brooke Hunsinger and Erin Johnson (6-1, 6-0) and Jackie Emmons and Lucy Farnham (6-0, 6-0).

The Chieftains (1-0) travel to Manchester-Essex this afternoon to take on the Hornets. Swampscott is off until next Wednesday, when they will travel to Gloucester.

February 24, 2014
Site Enhancements:Official Scheduling, Game Change Alerts, and Mobile Schedule Viewing
 
Exciting things are happening here at MAScores! The major news is that 6 of the athletic directors in the Cape Ann League will be using this site for their scheduling purposes this spring. Masconomet, who began using the site this past winter, will be joined by Amesbury, Ipswich, Newburyport, Manchester-Essex, and Rockport. Some of the schools will continue to use Schedule Star as well this spring, but hopefully they will transition to CALScores.com full time beginning in the fall. The goal here is to get all of the athletic departments on board so that there is one central and consistent place for all Cape Ann League schedules, scores, and standings. While schedules for all levels will be on the site, scores and standings will still be just varsity sports that play a Cape Ann League schedule.

This brings me to the second update. You will notice that there is a new button on the Front Page and the school main menus: My Teams! This new function will allow you to create an account and designate up to five teams as those you would like to follow. Whenever a change is made to the schedule of one of those teams, you will receive an e-mail notification. You can elect to receive notice of changes to games, scrimmages, practices, or any combination of the three. There is also an option to print a nicely formatted copy of any team's schedule, as well as the results pages for the varsity teams.

Finally (for now), I have created a Mobile Schedule Viewer, designed especially for cell phones, that will allow you to view any schedule on the site. It can be found at m.mascores.com. You will still need to come back to the main site for scores, standings, and other information, but I felt a Mobile Schedule Viewer would be extremely convenient for everybody. If you have any problems, questions, or feedback with any of the new functions (as well as any of the old 'stuff'), don't hesitate to send me an e-mail at chris@mascores.com.

Enjoy!

February 9, 2014
Wrestling:Lynnfield/North Reading
 
Sixteen of the top Division III teams in the state competed in Wakefield for the Mass Wrestling Coaches Association Division 3 Dual Meet State Championship. The LNR wrestlers defeated Sandwich in the first round 42-19, and in the quarter-finals knocked off Cohasset in convincing fashion 58-12. In the semi-finals the Pioneer-Hornets faced Wayland (23-0) in an incredible battle, with Wayland squeaking out a 30-28 win. With the loss, the Lynnfield/North Reading wrestling co-op team saw its consecutive season dual meet winning streak end at 54 victories, a streak that began in 2012.

Today's Varsity Games

Boys Lacrosse
Austin Prep @ Newburyport10:00 AM
Ipswich @ MethuenPPND
Dracut @ Pentucket4:00 PM
Girls Lacrosse
Georgetown @ Beverly1:00 PM
Hamilton-Wenham @ Ipswich3:30 PM
Manchester-Essex @ North Andover3:45 PM
Softball
North Reading @ PentucketPPND
Newburyport @ Triton10:00 AM
Amesbury @ Ipswich10:00 AM
Lynnfield @ Manchester-Essex10:00 AM
Saugus @ MasconometPPND
Rockport @ GeorgetownPPND
Boys Tennis
North Reading @ MasconometPPND
Ipswich @ AmesburyPPND
Triton @ PentucketPPND
Girls Tennis
Lynnfield @ Saugus10:00 AM
Masconomet @ North Reading10:00 AM
Amesbury @ IpswichPPND

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