Lynnfield Sports

LHS’s Mitchell places in top five at national track championships

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

Published in the June 21, 2017 edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY GREENSBORO, N.C. — Kate Mitchell, a junior at Lynnfield High School, placed fifth in the girls’ 800-meter run in the Emerging Elite division of the New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. At the event held in Greensboro, N.C. on Sunday, June 18, Mitchell set a new personal record (PR) of 2:12.52. She placed second in her heat, which was the third heat. A total of 28 athletes competed in the 800-meter event. Mitchell posted splits of 1:04.997 in the opening lap and...

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O’Brien, Hamm named to CAL softball All-Stars

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

Published in the June 21, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LYNNFIELD — Two members of the Lynnfield High softball team were recently named to the Cape Ann League All-Star team. Haley O’Brien made the CAL First-Team All-Stars while Kathleen Hamm made the CAL Second-Team. O’Brien hit a team-high .383 with 14 runs batted in. The junior pitcher also went 7-10 in the circle with an earned-run average of 3.84. She struck out 159 batters this season. Hamm, a senior first baseman, hit .333 with 12 RBI. “I am absolutely proud of both of them,” said...

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Want to write sports? Give us a call

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

Published in the June 21, 2017 edition We are looking for writers interested in covering high school sports in Wakefield, Lynnfield, North Reading and Melrose. Responsibilities include covering games, staying current on often-changing schedules, meeting tight deadlines, establishing a working relationship with each team’s coach and producing the occasional feature story. Photography skills desired. Contact Dan Pawlowski at 978-501-3414 or at sports@wakefielditem.com.

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Register now for LAA’s 50th annual 4th of July Road Race

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Published in the June 21, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Athletic Association’s 50th annual Fourth of July 5K Road Race returns on Tuesday, July 4 beginning at 9 a.m. The race starts and finishes at Lynnfield Town Hall, 55 Summer St. Runners will head down Summer Street and will turn right onto Walnut Street. Participants will then turn left onto Thomas Road, and will turn left back onto Summer Street and head back to Town Hall. This is a family-friendly event. Awards are given in a variety of age groups ranging from 10 and under to...

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Martha’s Vineyard eliminates netwomen in state semifinals

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the June 14, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LEXINGTON – Another phenomenal season for the Lynnfield girls’ tennis team came to close June 12, as the Division 3 North sectional champion Pioneers lost to two-time reigning state champion, and Division 3 South champion Martha’s Vineyard 5-0. “I have no doubt in my mind that each of our players gave 110 percent,” said head coach Craig Stone. “We just met a deeper and more talented team today.” The Pioneers concluded the season with a 19-2 overall record. It was the third straight year...

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Dynastic LHS netwomen take fourth North title

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the June 14, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO BEVERLY — It’s hard to stop a dynasty, and the girls’ tennis team is no exception to the rule. The top seeded Pioneers won its fourth straight Division 3 North sectional championship after defeating third seed Austin Prep 5-0 at Beverly High School June 9. The locals previously declawed the Cougars 5-0 May 23. Lynnfield’s fourth straight sectional championship marks the 14th time the Pioneers have won the sectional title in 25 trips to the finals over the past 37 years. The Pioneers won...

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Pioneers bow out to Cougars in D-3 North baseball finals

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Lynnfield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the June 14, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNN – Lynnfield baseball’s historic season came to an end June 11 at Fraser Field in the Division 3 North Championship against Austin Prep. The Pioneers and Cougars met for the third consecutive year in the D-3 North tournament. Austin Prep beat Lynnfield 4-3 in the 2015 semifinals, and Lynnfield won last year’s semifinal rematch 8-7. This year belonged to the Cougars, as they won 8-2. The Pioneers couldn’t get much going offensively, as the Cougars’ steady offense and timely hits...

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Pioneer baseball cruises past Shawsheen Tech

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

Published in the June 7, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD – The third seeded baseball team continued their Division 3 North state tournament journey with a 10-6 quarterfinal win over sixth seed Shawsheen Tech on Monday at Lynnfield High School. Sophomore Fernando Gonzalez took the ball on a cold and rainy day and pitched six innings. He struck out seven Rams and giving up three runs. The Pioneers jumped all over the Rams in the first inning, loading the bases and scoring their first run on a wild pitch. Junior Cooper Marengi then...

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Netwomen conquer Crusaders in tourney opener

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

Published in the June 7, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The girls’ tennis team opened the Division 3 North state tournament with a bang, as the first seeded Pioneers dismantled eighth seed Bishop Fenwick 5-0 in a quarterfinals match June 3. “We played Fenwick earlier in the year,” said Pioneers head coach Craig Stone. “Everybody improves, so you don’t take anything for granted, but I didn’t anticipate an upset. I was pretty pleased. Tourney time is always exciting. We tend to always rise to the occasion and play our best tennis. We...

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Pioneer baseball shuts out Saugus 8-0

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

Published in the June 7, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNNFIELD – Sometimes the excitement of postseason baseball can make you forget something very critical: It is just baseball. The first round of a single elimination tournament can often test a team’s nerves just as much as a championship game. Especially if teams had the kind of season the third-seeded Lynnfield Pioneers had. Lynnfield finished the regular season at 18-2. Their 15-1 Cape Ann League record was the best league record in school history. When the Pioneers opened up the...

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