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Revenge is sweet for Melrose softball

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Crovo’s 3 run HR helps Melrose top playoff foe Burlington, 6-5 Published in the April 28, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Lady Raider softball team earned payback when they beat league rival Burlington, 6-5, in 7 innings at Pine Banks Park in Melrose on Monday, April 24. Melrose senior captain Victoria Crovo’s 3-run homer in the first inning proved to be a game changer, helping to produce an extra sweet win for Melrose, who beat a team that has eliminated Melrose in back-to-back playoff appearances in 2015 and...

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Raider tennis serves up ace over Wakefield

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE WAKEFIELD—The Melrose Red Raider tennis team earned another critical league win, this time a 5-0 victory over Wakefield (0-4) on the road at Dobbins Courts in Wakefield. Melrose improves to 3-2 on the season, having had some matches postponed due to weather. But on Monday it was all sunshine for the Red Raiders. “It was a great group effort,” said head coach Matt Williams. “It a nice league win, and we continue to improve and show athleticism over the course of the...

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Lady Raider lacrosse out-claws Wildcats

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Melrose 3-2 after 17-3 win over Wilmington Published in the April 28, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—After a long school vacation break, the MHS girls’ lacrosse team came roaring back to the season with a convincing 17-3 victory over Wilmington on the road Monday, April 24 to improve their record to 3-2 on the season. Melrose attackers were fast and furious with Peri MacDonald and Shannon Jones posting three goals a piece (MacDonald earning three assists.) A collection of Lady Raiders added to the effort, including Rachel...

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Girls tennis team seeing the bright side of things

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Published in the April 28, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose High girls’ tennis team is still searching victory after falling 5-0 to Wakefield on Monday, April 24 at home at the Tremont Street Court. But according to their coach, Deb Deacon, the team is on the right path to improvement. “It’s been a tough start to the season as we are 0-6,” says Melrose coach Deb Deacon. “We are young, inexperienced and growing but that’s okay; we’re having fun and we are great sports.” Deacon points out how they...

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Red Raider lacrosse hard to stop in early season

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Team shows a lot of depth, begins season 4-1 Published in the April 21, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider lacrosse team has sprinted to a 4-1 record in their early season, capped last week by a convincing 12-6 win over Lexington under the lights of Fred Green Field in Melrose on Thursday, April 11. Mike Calvert (4 goals) and Chris Cusolito (3 goals) led on offense while goalie Matt Rocha had another tremendous effort with 14 saves at the net. This year has been a bit of a surprise for Melrose head coach Matt...

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Red Raider tennis tops Burlington

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

League rival no match for Melrose in 5-0 win Published in the April 21, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It’s been smooth sailing for the Melrose Red Raider tennis team, who picked up a pair of wins over Arlington (3-2 win) and Burlington (5-0 win) last week to improve to 2-2 on the season. According to Melrose coach Matt Williams, the 5-0 victory over the Red Devils was a hard fought match and the score didn’t reflect what the Red Devils brought to the court. “Some sets could have gone either way,” reports the...

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Red Raider baseball steamrolls Wayland

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Melrose hands Warriors 13-0 defeat Published in the April 21, 2017 edition By LUC SULLIVAN MELROSE— In a crushing 13-0 victory, the Melrose Red Raiders voided the Wayland Warriors in spectacular fashion during a non-league game on Monday, April 17 at the Morelli Field, then followed that up with a shiny 1-0 shutout over Lexington on Wednesday to improve to 3-2 in their early season. On Monday, The Red Raiders started their Wayland game strong on defense by shutting down the Warriors. Melrose’s Nick Cordeau put points on the board with a...

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Red Raider baseball starts season off with win

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Comeback over Malden ends in 6-4 victory Published in the April 14, 2017 edition By LUC SULLIVAN MALDEN— The Melrose High School boys baseball team served up a fresh 6-4 loss to the Malden Golden Tornados at a very windy Pine Banks Park during their season opener on Saturday, April 8. The Red Raiders got off to a rocky start as the Golden Tornados batted in three runs during the first. But by the bottom of the second Melrose’s Cal MacDonald took advantage of a Malden error for a double, and was later brought home by a sacrifice smack...

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Melrose softball takes season opener dispatches Belmont on the road, 9-3

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Published in the April 14, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Mother Nature might have spoiled their pre-season, but the sun shined on the Melrose Lady Raider softball team when they opened their season with a road win over Belmont, 9-3 on Tuesday, April 11. Sophomore hurler Jill Stone went the distance for Melrose, giving up just three runs and securing nine strikeouts in the win. Offensively, it was a collective effort from top to bottom, with nearly every Lady Raider reaching base and crossing the plate. Among those who added to the...

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A qualifying win for girls track

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Melrose dominates Wilmington, 108-27 Published in the April 14, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High girl’s outdoor track team started their season with a bang, with a dominating 108-27 victory over league rival Wilmington to start their season off at 1-0, while also qualifying a number of athletes for statewide competition. Melrose swept a number of events, including the triple jump, 800m and 100mh, and took the top two spots in most other events. Qualifying for states were Anne Morrison in two events: long jump...

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