Lynnfield Sports

Running to help those who saved Dylan Rizzo

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield native Danielle Normile is gearing up to honor her first cousin Dylan Rizzo’s resiliency and determination by running in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17. Normile is running with the Spaulding Race for Rehab team on behalf of Rizzo, who suffered a traumatic brain injury following a car accident in December 2010. She decided to lace up her sneakers and compete in this year’s Boston Marathon because Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was instrumental in helping...

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Three icemen recognized by CAL

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 22, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — The boys’ hockey team had three players honored by Cape Ann League coaches recently. Senior David Langone led the way as the Pioneers senior goalie made the CAL All-League team for the first time. “(Langone) was our MVP,” stated Pioneers head coach Jon Gardner, as Langone started nearly every game this season. “He has been with the program since the seventh grade.” Two Pioneers players made the CAL All-Star team, senior Johnny Percoskie and captain Joey Mack. It’s the...

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Heartbreaking loss for boys’ basketball team in Div. 3 North semifinals

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the March 15, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY WILMINGTON — Last Wednesday at Wilmington High School, the boys’ basketball team experienced a familiar pain after losing in the Division 3 North semifinals. This year, the fourth seeded Pioneers ran into the buzz saw that is the Watertown Raiders, a team that went 20-2 in the Middlesex League and was the number one seed overall. Watertown won the game 58-46, holding right at their season averages of scoring 57 points per game and giving up only 45. The Raiders won the Division 3...

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Billy Arseneault attributes success to teammates, coach

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 15, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY LYNNFIELD — Billy Arseneault is a unique player in the Cape Ann League as the point guard on the Lynnfield boys’ basketball team. Arseneault does everything a good point should do. He runs the Pioneers’ offense in the half court expertly. He can push the tempo in transition with the ability to hit runners in the lane, pull up for a jumper or find his teammates for an easy basket. But Arseneault approaches basketball games like a wrestler. He isn’t necessarily lithe. He’s a cannonball,...

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Boys’ hoop edges Whittier Tech 74-72

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 8, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY LYNNFIELD — In a barn burner Sunday afternoon at Lynnfield High School, the boys’ basketball team outlasted the Whittier Wildcats, 74-72, and in the process reached the Division 3 North Semifinals against the top-seeded Watertown Raiders to be played on Wednesday night (after press time). Lynnfield has played two tournament games now, against Stoneham and Whittier, both bigger, stronger opponents. The Pioneers’ strategy has been to push the tempo, taking advantage of the slower teams...

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Skaters stall on seven power plays, lose 5-2 to Saugus

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 8, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI WOBURN — The season came to an end for the Lynnfield High boys hockey team last Friday night as the skaters fell to Saugus, 5-2, in the quarterfinal round of the Div. 2 North state tournament at the O’Brien Rink in Woburn in front of a huge crowd. With the defeat, the 13th-seeded Pioneers ended the year at 11-9-2 while the 12th-seeded Sachems improved to 11-7-4. Saugus faced top-seeded Lowell Catholic in the semifinals on Tuesday night at the Tsongas Center in Lowell (results not...

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Gymnastics team finishes season 7-1; places 9th at North Sectional tournament

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 8, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI HUDSON — The Lynnfield–Masconomet high co-op gymnastics team headed into the North Sectionals on Feb. 25 as the sixth seed out of 12 schools with a seeding score of 137.825. The Chieftains finished their season placing ninth overall with a total of 134.100. Andover won the North Sectional championship title with a score of 142.475. The Chieftains finished in eighth place in three out of four events, the vault (33.950), bars (31.900) and beam (34.225). They placed ninth on the floor...

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Mastering the art of shooting and putting the team first keeps Ellis at the top of his game

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 8, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Pioneers boys’ basketball team won’t know their fate in the tournament for another couple of weeks. But the 16 guys on head coach Scott MacKenzie’s squad at least know that they will be immortalized with a rectangular “2017″ patch stitched into a banner. That banner, “Cape Ann League Champions,” will hang on the walls of Lynnfield High School forever. The Pioneers dress nine seniors and seven juniors. This is an...

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Sabrina Bunar crowned Division 2 diving champion

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 1, 2017 edition By JIM SOUTHMAYD BOSTON — The Lynnfield-Wakefield co-operative swim team had quite a season and wrapped up the winter with some outstanding performances in the state meets, which were held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19 at Boston University. In the Division 2 Girls’ State Meet on Saturday, Lynnfield junior Sabrina Bunar repeated as state champion in the 1-meter diving competition. Bunar captured the title with a score of 557.00 points in the finals. In the semifinals, Bunar scored was first with...

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Cagers pound Spartans in tourney opener

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 1, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY LYNNFIELD — The fourth seeded boys’ basketball team opened the Division 3 North state tournament with an impressive win over 13th Stoneham. Lynnfield dominated the Cape Ann League this year, finishing 15-1 and winning the league championship. But they know they’re an excellent team and excellent teams have their eye on tournament play. The first test was the Stoneham Spartans, a team that wished they could have slowed down the pace and played a half-court style of basketball. Instead,...

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