Lynnfield Sports

Cagers pummel rival Hornets 83-63

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the February 15, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY LYNNFIELD — The North Reading Hornets are a good basketball team. At 9-5 in the Cape Ann League, they remain one win away from a tournament berth. But on Friday, February 10 in Lynnfield, the Hornets ran into the buzz saw that is the Lynnfield Pioneers. The Pioneers won 83-63 and they remain undefeated in the league, improving to 14-0 (14-1 overall). Their average margin of victory this season is over 18 points per game, and they are really rounding into form as the tournament...

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Pioneer football bumped up to D5 for 2017 season

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

Wayland, Winthrop added to schedule Published in the February 15, 2017 edition By TOM CONDARDO LYNNFIELD — The road to the high school Super Bowl and a potential state championship got a little rougher for Lynnfield thanks to a ruling by the MIAA on February 2. The Pioneers were originally placed in Division 6 (equivalent to D3A in which Lynnfield played in 2016) when football realignments were announced in November. But when the dust settled from a flurry of approved and denied appeals, the Pioneers landed in Division 5. Lynnfield appealed...

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Girls’ hockey defeats Oakmont 4-1; in hunt for first tourney berth

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

Published in the February 15, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY ASHBURNHAM — The girls’ co-op hockey team continues to receive excellent play from young talent, as they beat Oakmont 4-1 on the road on Saturday at Cushing Academy. Already a good team, the Tanners, comprised of players from Peabody, Lynnfield and North Reading, have a bright future ahead with so many freshmen and sophomores contributing at a high level. Sophomore Abby Buckley, an aggressive and gymnastic goalie, continued her excellent run. “Abby is a consistent force...

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Icemen play spoiler in 4-2 win over Sachems

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

Published in the February 15, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI HAVERHILL — The Lynnfield High School boys’ hockey team played the role of spoiler on Pentucket’s Senior Night as the Pioneers beat the host Sachems, 4-2, last Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Rink in Haverhill. With that victory, the Pioneers’ record improved to 8-7-1 overall and 4-6-1 in the Cape Ann League. “It was our most complete effort of the season,” said Pioneers head coach Jon Gardner. “We played good team defense.” Early in the first period, Will Rinaldi scored,...

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Lucky 13: Pioneer cagers remain undefeated in CAL

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the February 8, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY LYNNFIELD — With 12 games down and seven to go, the boys’ basketball team continues to wreak havoc on the Cape Ann League, improving to 12-0 (12-1 overall) with a home win over the Pentucket Sachems, 77-64, Jan. 31. After a gutsy, low scoring affair against Triton, where the Pioneers only manage 52 points, Lynnfield’s offense showed up in a big way, besting their season points per game average by 12. And in the first quarter, the Pioneers got off to a hot start with 18 points, while...

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Girls’ co-op hockey sweeps Marblehead home-away series

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the February 8, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — The co-op girls’ hockey team beat Marblehead 4-2 last Wednesday night at home to complete the home-away series sweep for the Tanners against the Magicians. “I’m very proud with our effort level,” head coach Michelle Roach told the Villager. “The second chance efforts and one-on-one battles made the difference tonight. This was a big league game for us and we came out strong in the third to close it out.” The victory improved the team’s overall record to 6-6-2. The...

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Gymnastics team sweeps tri-meet, improves to 7-1

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the February 8, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI MIDDLETON — Fueled by a clean sweep in three out of four events, the Lynnfield–Masconomet High co-op gymnastics team picked up two more wins in a tri-meet on Saturday. The Chieftains hosted both the Danvers–North Reading co-op and Salem High School at Yellow Jackets Gymnastics in Middleton. The Chieftains were first in scoring with a total of 140.4 points, beating the second-place Falcons by more than 13 points (127.15) while the Witches settled for third with 59.1 points. “The...

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Cagers qualify for state tourney with 10th win

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

Published in the February 1, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY GEORGETOWN — The Lynnfield Pioneers boys’ basketball team stayed undefeated in the Cape Ann League, beating Georgetown 80-61 on the road Jan. 24 to improve to 10-0 in league play and 10-1 overall. Sharpshooting senior captain Louis Ellis couldn’t be contained, pouring in 28 points and snatching six rebounds. Ellis had 17 points in the previous game against Manchester-Essex and has established himself as one of the best scorers in the league. The Pioneers also got big contributions...

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Mirasolo sisters both score goals in 2-2 tie to Bishop Fenwick

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

Published in the February 1, 2017 edition By DAVID McCOUBREY PEABODY — The Peabody–Lynnfield–North Reading girls’ co–op hockey team dominated the Bishop Fenwick Crusaders at McVann–O’Keefe Skating Rink, owning the puck for much of the game, leading to plenty of scoring opportunities. But sometimes puck control and good looks at the net don’t lead to goals. Sometimes this doesn’t even lead to victory, as the teams tied 2-2 last Friday night. Freshman goalie Jeny Collins was a brick wall in the first period with eight stops, making athletic...

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Black and Gold grapplers crowned CAL champions

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

Published in the February 1, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO GEORGETOWN — The Lynnfield-North Reading co-operative wrestling team won the 2016-2017 Cape Ann League title last week. LNR (17-3-1) won the CAL title after defeating Georgetown-Ipswich 34-31 on Jan. 25. The Black and Gold and Royals each had 3-0 league records heading into the match. Senior captain Joe Reardon (132 lbs.) pinned his opponent in 1:12. Senior captain Adam Rossetti (145 lbs.) moved up a weight class and defeated his counterpart by a 7-1 decision. Senior captain Connor...

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