By Kevin Kelly
MONDAY’S MIAA “HOOP” ACTION
Pope John XXIII (15-9) and senior forward Patrick Kelly advanced to the Division 4 North quarterfinal round with a solid 77-64 triumph over Mystic Valley. The Tigers will play at #2 seed Hamilton-Wenham (17-3) this Friday at 7 p.m.
Such was not the case for senior forward Rick Rock and Stoneham. The Spartans (8-14) ran into a buzzsaw Lynnfield team falling by a 69-41 score in the Division 3 North first round.
HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY
Congrats to the Latin Academy boys team who scored three goals in the last five minutes to send the game into overtime and stunned East Boston with a 4-3 shootout victory to capture the Boston City League championship. Malden Catholic picked up the #1 seed and BC High the #2 seed in the “Super 8” tourney. Arlington Catholic defenseman Danny Settipani blasted a goal in the Cougars 4-1 triumph over Archbishop Williams. Settipani added an assist in the Cougars 4-2 setback to BC High. Matignon wings Charisse Flanagan (goal) and Maeve Leahy (assist) helped the Warriors defeat Falmouth by a 4-1 score. Malden Catholic wing Cameron Delvalle delivered an assist in the Lancers 4-2 conquest of St. Mary (L). Boston Latin co-captain Grace O’Neil tallied 2 assists in the Wolfpack 12-2 beatdown of Latin Academy.
It’s been a heckuva year. The Boston Latin School boys team missed out on qualifying for the MIAA State Tourney on the last game of the year. Defensemen Mark Williamson (senior), Devin Gallagher (junior) and younger brother Noel Gallagher (8th grader) were phenomenal on the blue line for the Wolfpack. O’Bryant sophomore cousins, Aidan and Jeremy Shea, were also standout back-liners. Lauren Barry of Latin Academy has a bright future whether as a goalie or a standup defenseman. The “Townie” hockey tradition, of course, lives on…
HOCKEY TOURNEY PAIRINGS
- #1 Malden Catholic (14-4-3) vs #8 seed (TBD)
TOWNIE: MC – Cameron Delvalle (SR/wing)
- #2 BC High (14-2-4) vs. #7 seed (TBD)
TOWNIE: BC – Matt Lakus (SOPH/wing)
- Arlington Catholic (10-7-4)
TOWNIES: AC – Danny Settipani (SR/defenseman), Jason Smith (FR/defenseman)
-DIVISION 3 NORTH
- Sunday, MAR 5
#2 East Boston (16-4-2) vs. winner of Cambridge/Watertown
TOWNIE: EB – Jacob Leavitt (SOPH/defenseman)
- Sunday, MAR 5
#3 Latin Academy (14-2-4) vs. winner of Lynn/St. Joseph Prep
TOWNIES: LA – Colin Delvalle (FR/wing), Aidan Fittz (8th grade/goalie)
- Sunday, MAR 5
#4 Northeast (14-4-2) vs. #5 Shawsheen (13-7-0)
TOWNIE: NE – Ryan McGonagle (SOPH/wing)
GIRLS DIVISION 1
- Saturday, MAR 4 @ 4 PM at Murphy Rink, South Boston
#5 Boston Latin (17-2-3) vs. #12 Haverhill (12-6-2)
TOWNIES: BL – Grace O’Neil (SR/defenseman), Kaley Kyle (JR/wing), Caitlyn Killoran (SOPH/defenseman)
- Wednesday, MAR 1 @ 7 PM at LoConte Rink, Medford
#5 Matignon (18-3-0) vs. #28 Sandwich (8-8-4)
TOWNIES: MAT – Charisse Flanagan (JR/wing), Maeve Leahy (JR/wing)
COLLEGE HOCKEY TOURNEYS
HOCKEY EAST TOURNEY
March 3-5 @ 7 PM (Best 2-out-of-3) at Matthews Arena
#7 Northeastern (16-13-5) vs. #10 Connecticut (12-14-8)
TOWNIE: NO – Brendan Collier (SR/wing)
- March 3-5 @ 7 PM (Best 2-out-of-3) at Lawler Rink
#8 Merrimack (14-14-6) vs. #9 New Hampshire (12-17-5)
TOWNIE: MER – Aaron Titcomb (JR/defenseman)
- March 3-5 @ 7 PM (Best 2-out-of-3) at Athletic Performance Center VT
#11 Maine (11-19-4) vs. #6 Vermont (18-11-5)
TOWNIE: ME – Nolan Vesey (JR/wing)
ECAC HOCKEY TOURNEY
- March 3-5 @ 7 PM (Best 2-out-of-3) at Ingalls Rink CT
#4 Yale (11-13-5) vs. #5 Dartmouth (10-16-3)
TOWNIE: YALE – Michael Doherty (SR/wing)
Worcester Academy whirling dervish junior wing Micaela Sindoris passed the 100 point milestone for her career and has tallied 18 goals and 19 assists this season for the 16-6-1 Hilltoppers. Micaela looks to play a prominent role as her team prepares to compete in the NEPSAC Tourney. Their first game was scheduled for Wednesday night, March 1, too late for deadlines.
WHAT A CAREER!!!
Senior wing Conal Lynch scored Tufts only goal in a 4-1 loss to Trinity in the first round of the NESCAC tourney thus ending what has been a sensational career for the National Honor Society and Dean’s List student. Conal, who scored over a 100 goals for Boston Latin, tallied 13 goals and 18 assists in his injury-plagued Jumbos career. Thanks for the memories.