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Melrose wrestlers among the elite this season

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

At 14-1-1, Red Raiders poised to take league Published in the January 20, 2017 edition BY JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High Red Raider wrestling team’s joyride season continues. On January 14 the team reached their 14th win of the season by sweeping the competition in a meet at North Reading High. Melrose saw a 53-24 victory over Essex Tech, a shutout over Smith Tech, a 56-22 victory over North Reading/Lynnfield and a 47-18 win over Triton to leave unbeaten for the day. At 14-1-1, Melrose is poised to take the ML Freedom League...

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Boys’ track team breaks state record

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Barriss, Cook, Conlan & Wheelock set new medley relay record Published in the January 20, 2017 edition MELROSE—The Melrose High boy’s track team set a new state record in the long distance medley relay on Sunday, January 15 at the MSTCA James Halperis Indoor Relays at Reggie Lewis Center. Seniors Griffin Barriss, Adam Cook, Sean Conlan and Kevin Wheelock were at it again, straight off a fantastic cross country season, wen they beat all the competition in the race for a new state record time of 10:40.20, edging second-place Wakefield...

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Melrose girls hoop team stuns Watertown, 43-37

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Lady Raiders hand rivals first loss of year Published in the January 20, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE — The Melrose Lady Raider basketball team picked up an impressive league win over a tough Watertown squad on Friday, January 13 by a score of 43-37 to improve to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the league. It was a key win for Melrose to topple the previously undefeated Raiders of Watertown, 11th ranked and leading the league prior to play. Melrose had to contend with Holy Cross-bound center Shannon Murphy of Watertown, a mega-scoring 2016...

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Melrose gymnastics opens year in style

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Wins over Burlington & Wakefield start Melrose undefeated By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The reigning league champion Melrose High gymnastics team opened their season sticking the landing with two straight wins including in a 135.45-133.65 debut win over Burlington on January 4 at the Saugus YMCA. Melrose swept 3-4 events for victory in that meet, with some standout performances from freshmen who give Melrose plenty to look forward to in coming years. On Tuesday, Melrose improved to 2-0 with a 132-119 win over Wakefield. According to head...

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Red Raider hoop making statement

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Melrose goes 5-1 in two weeks; including Burlington thriller  By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The red-hot Melrose Red Raider basketball team is riding a 5 game winning streak thanks to a string of league victory last week, including back to back wins over Wilmington and Burlington. Melrose currently sits on top of the Middlesex Freedom League at 6-2 as the halfway part of season approaches. Their winning stretch began on Friday, Dec. 30 when Melrose hosted Lynnfield and enjoyed a 61-38 win over the Pioneers. Senior captain T’Mahri Mercer...

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Melrose wrestlers wow in early season

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Raiders sweep Wayland tourney; may be team-to-beat in M.L. Published in the December 23, 2016 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE — Just a few matches into their season, the 2016 MHS wrestling team has proven to be a contender in Div. 3, not to mention the Middlesex League, after sweeping the Wayland Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 18. Melrose (3-1-1) took the longtime annual event (50 years and running) for the first time that head coach Jim Blieler and assistant Tim Morris can recall. “We don’t remember ever winning this tournament,...

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Gymnasts aim to fly high in 2017

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Published in the December 23, 2016 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE — The Melrose High Lady Raider gymnastic team returns after another undefeated season last year, when they earned their sixth league title in seven years and qualified for sectionals with a high score of 138.54, besting league rival Winchester. This year Melrose returns a good amount of talent, including their captains Stephanie Dutra, Tania Dutra and Shay Fennell. They join Isabel Albuja, Mya Marshall, Brooke Barriss and Caroline Fogarty and newcomers Hannah Anastasi,...

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End of an era for MHS cross country leaders

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Published in the December 16, 2016 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE — For several years, Melrose High has enjoyed the extraordinary success of the varsity boys’ cross country team, who this year boasted one of the most talented senior classes in recent memory with a roster of Matt Watson, Ryan Bradford, Griffin Barriss, Ezra Stobbe, Erik Heislein, Zack Zysk, Adam Cook, Sean Conlan, and Kevin Wheelock. They were led on the trails by their quad captains: Griffin Barriss, Adam Cook, Sean Conlan and Kevin Wheelock, who competed for the...

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Melrose girls’ hockey looking to freeze competition

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Starts season off with a 2-1 opening day win Published in the December 16, 2016 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE — After another winning season last winter, the Melrose Lady Raider hockey team returns to the ice hoping to produce another playoff-bound season under the guidance of returning head coach Samantha Tetreau. Last year Melrose enjoyed a 12-9-0 season, once again punching a ticket to playoffs, a common occurrence since the team’s incarnation several years back. There is no reason to believe that should change this year,...

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Red Raider hockey focused on wins this winter

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Melrose hopes to return to playoffs in 2016-17 Published in the December 16, 2016 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE — The Melrose Red Raider hockey program opens its winter season this week, hoping to start the season off with a win when they take on Belmont on Wednesday (post deadline) on the road. After several straight years of playoff runs, Melrose took one step back in 2015-16, winning just three games over the season. And while playing in (arguably) the best league in the state is challenging, last year ultimately proved to be a...

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