By Kevin Kelly
- BISONS BACK TO WINNING WAYS
Nichols (10-8) wrapped up their 2017 lacrosse season with a heart-breaking 13-10 loss to the University of New England in the CCC League quarterfinals. Freshman standout midfielder Hugh O’Donnell finished the campaign with a goal and an assist and led the Bisons with 22 caused turnovers. Hugh was also was second on the team with 44 ground balls and, as a testament to his tenacity, second with 12 penalties. The Bisons registered their first winning season since 2004.
- ANOTHER COMMODORES SMASH HIT
Senior attacker Jill Doherty put the finishing touches on her illustrious Vanderbilt lacrosse career in style with four goals and an assist to lead the Commodores triumph over Marquette. She also permanently etched her name in the Vanderbilt record book finishing second all-time in assists (84), third in draw controls (163) and seventh in points (175). Jill was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on three occasions and was the first Commodore in school history to lead her team in assists for three consecutive seasons.
SPRING HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Latin Academy third baseman Mike Ward knocked in a pair of runs as the Dragons handed East Boston their first defeat of the season in a 10-1 smackdown on May 8.
Senior shortstop Patrick Kelly belted three hits, including the game-winning RBI double, and tallied 3 runs and 3 RBIs as Pope John XXIII made it four in-a-row with a 10-7 victory over Chelsea on May 1…Senior southpaw Chris Tucker hurled a shutout and helped his cause with three walks and a pair of RBIs as Latin Academy pulverized Charlestown by a score of 23-0.
Latin Academy southpaw Chris Tucker also struck out 9 batters in 5 innings and Mike Ward knocked in four runs as the Dragons feasted on South Boston to the tune of 20-1…Pope John XXIII senior Patrick Kelly (double, triple) pitched four innings of relief allowing one earned run to pick the win and younger brother Conor Kelly (hit, RBI, 3 walks, 2 runs) helped ignite the Tiger offense in an 11-9 conquest of Chelsea.
Tucker also whacked three hits and drove in a pair of runs as the Dragons whiplashed Dorchester to the tune of 12-0…Pope John XXIII senior shortstop Patrick Kelly (3 hits, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases) added to his “highlight reel” defense with several spectacular assists but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers fell to Cathedral in nine innings by a score of 9-6.
Latin Academy 7th grade outfielder Jessica Pistorino (2 hits, 2 walks, 4 RBIs) and 8th grade pitcher Carleigh Schievink (2 hits, walk, 2 RBIs) spearheaded the offense and Schievink added 2 innings pitched and 6 strikeouts as the #14 ranked Lady Dragons vaporized Boston English 22-2.
Revere sophomore Sullivan twins Taylor (home run, 2 hits, 3 RBIs) and Jordan (2 hits, 2 RBIs) helped power the Patriots to a 13-2 smackdown of Waltham.
Latin Academy eighth-grader Carleigh Schievink banged out a couple of hits to go along with 4 RBIs as the Lady Dragons walloped East Boston 13-1. Schievink also added three hits and Mackenzie Nee knocked in 4 runs in a 21-2 pasting of Brook Farm Academy…The sophomore Sullivan twins Taylor (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Jordan (2 hits, run) helped Revere outlast Gloucester by a score of 4-1
Revere senior attacker Eddie Sullivan notched 8 goals and 1 assist in the Patriots 16-4 mauling of Salem. Sullivan also tallied 7 goals and 3 assists as Revere ran away from Saugus by a score of 14-8.
Town Track readies for USATF
regional meet on May 24
The Town Track club in Charlestown is full-on into its season this year and is preparing for its annual USA Track and Field (USATF) regional mini-meet at the Charlestown High School field on May 24.
Coach Sean Nyhan said the Charlestown club has grown to be one of the most popular clubs in the area, with numerous youths and adults now participating. This is the third year for the USATF, and Nyhan said they are ready to host numerous teams – some new this year.
The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., with registration at 6 p.m., on May 24. It is an officially sponsored and sanctioned meet by USATF New England. The open meet format is open to all abilities and the minimum age to enter is 5, with a parent waiver needed for those under 18.
The fee is $10.
Events will include:
- George and Whitey King 4×800 Relay – signature event (trophies)
- 4 x 100 relay (TBD)
- Long Jump
- Turbo javelin
- Shot Put
Races May combine gender/age. All events will be timed and recorded.
Youth divisions – Races will be divided into 2 year age groups by year of birth
as numbers warrant.