Melrose Sports

Red Raider wrestlers are Div. 3 North Champs

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Melrose hopes to claim State title this weekend Published in the February 17, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High Red Raider wrestling team are Div. 3 North Champions. Melrose swept the field at the 2017 Div. 3 North Finals on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Danvers High with a commanding performance, earning 235 points and crowning five individual sectional champs. Melrose’s Hunter Adrian (106), Sean Hebert (120), Steve MacIntosh (126), Antonio DiFronzo (195) and Jake Fortier (285) all took home the crowns in their...

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Victory over Wakefield for Red Raider hockey

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

 Anderson’s game-winner keeps playoff hopes alive Published in the February 17, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Faced with a must-win situation, the Melrose Red Raider hockey team picked up a key league win on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Kasabuski arena in Saugus. After a 1-1 stalemate, Melrose junior Darwin Anderson’s goal lifted the Red Raiders to a 2-1 victory to keep playoff hopes alive for the Raiders (6-8-1), who are looking to lock up five more points needed in three games to secure a spot in post season. After the...

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Girls’ hockey team fighting for playoff spot

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It is a fight-to-the-finish for the Melrose High girls’ hockey team, who are looking to lock in a post season spot. With three games remaining on the schedule, every contest counts for Melrose, who are 7-9-1 on the season overall, with 15 points out of 20 earned towards playoff qualification. One critical game will be their match up against Stoneham this Saturday evening. In order to return to another post season Melrose (6-7-1 league) will need to beat the Spartans...

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Silver medal showing for Melrose gymnasts

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Reading takes top spot at ML meet Published in the February 17, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High School gymnastics team was ahead of the pack at the 2017 Middlesex League Meet at Burlington High on Sunday, Feb. 12, but ultimately edged by a strong Reading team, who won the league crown with a commanding 143 points. Melrose placed second with a tally of 138.2 points, and freshman Katie Wright placed fourth all around. The Lady Raiders strongest event was the beam, and they were led by Stephanie and Tania Dutra who...

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Melrose swimmers earn medal at league meet

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Joe Connolly is league champ in butterfly, backstroke Published in the February 10, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It was a day to remember for the Melrose Red Raider swim team, who crowned a league champ in two events on February 2 at Bentley University. Senior captain Joe Connolly is now the Middlesex League champ in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly, after besting all competition among large and small schools alike. A proud Melrose coach, Richard Whitworth, saluted Connolly’s effort and that of the team’s. “Joe added an...

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Boys’ track goes the mile at league meet

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Kevin Wheelock is league champ, qualifies for National Published in the February 10, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High boys’ indoor track team is riding high after earning spots on the podium at the Middlesex League meet, where they crowned a league champ in senior captain Kevin Wheelock, who topped all the competition in the one mile on Monday, February 7 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Wheelock, already a state champion in track, has also qualified on a national level for his two mile run of 9:27 after a recent...

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Girls track crowns a repeat league champ

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Anne Morrison now two-time ML Champ in long jump Published in the February 10, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High girls’ indoor track team crowned a repeat league champ on Monday at the Reggie Lewis Center. Melrose senior captain Anne Morrison retained her title as league champion in the long jump by sweeping the field at the 2017 Middlesex League Championship. Her reach of 16-10.75 beat all competitors and earned her repeat league bragging rights. According to Melrose coach Shannon Kane, Morrison brought a calm...

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Red Raider grapplers clinch league

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

7 wrestlers are champs; Melrose (18-1-1) a statewide fave Published in the February 3, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High Red Raider wrestling team are 2017 Middlesex League Champs. Melrose earned the official title on Wednesday, Jan. 25 by beating rival Watertown by a score of 54-24. The Raiders remain unbeaten in the Middlesex League, and have clinched sole possession of the league for the first time since 1981 (In 2015 they split honors with Wakefield and Burlington). Should they go one step further and take a North...

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Raider hoop roughs up Tanners, 49-39

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Davis hits 20 pts.; Melrose 1 win from postseason Published in the February 3, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider hoop team’s quest for clinch a playoff spot was made easier on Friday, January 27 with a 49-39 win over Woburn in front of a crowded home fanbase at the Melrose Veteran’s Memorial Middle School gym. Senior captain Avery Davis had a huge night for Melrose with 20 points and six rebounds to help Melrose (9-4) clinch their ninth win of the season, one away from clinching their seventh straight playoff...

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Melrose gymnasts post strongest showing of year

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Beat Arlington with season-high score; improve to 5-1 Published in the February 3, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High girls’ gymnastics team earned a key win over Arlington on January 26 with their best performance of the season in a 140.85-128.3 win, their highest point total of the season. Melrose was led by freshmen Katie Wright who swept the competition in every event with scores of over 9.0. By accumulating such a high point total, Melrose has increased their odds of qualifying for a post season sectional...

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