Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Peabody High boys are still hunting for a win, while the girls handily won their season opener, and the Crusaders over at Bishop Fenwick are off to a solid start.
It's been a tough start to the season so far for the Peabody High boys' basketball team. The Tanners lost to non-league opponent Somerville Wednesday night at home, 60-49, and then suffered defeat against league rival Salem Friday night, 57-35. Next up for the boys is Beverly Tuesday (7 p.m.) on the Panthers home court. The girls' team, however, had just the opposite game against Salem, shutting down the Witches, 54-37, in the season opener. Carolyn Scacchi was the high scorer for Peabody with 14 points. The Panthers travel to Peabody Tuesday (7 p.m.). Bishop Fenwick girls' basketball was on the rebound Friday after losing to powerhouse league foe Archbishop Williams Tuesday, 43-27. The Crusaders, however, upended league foe Cardinal …
Monday, August 20, 2012
For the first time in years, Peabody's Jason Hiou is not getting ready to play football this fall, but he has plenty to do to prepare for his freshman year in college, and that includes running track for the Minutemen.
This August is very unique for Peabody’s Jason Hiou: for the first time since he was a little boy, he isn't getting ready for football season. The 18-year-old has hung up his football cleats and his basketball sneakers and will be concentrating on running track when he heads to UMass-Amherst on Aug. 30 to start up his freshman year in the Pioneer Valley. “It’s strange, absolutely, not getting ready for football -- quite different for me this summer,” Hiou said. “I have so many great memories of playing football in Peabody, it’s kind of strange not getting ready to play football in the summer.” Hiou lives over near the Northshore Mall with his parents and his big brother Nick. The older Hiou is another solid Peabody athlete. Nick is getting…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
End of the line for Tanners' basketball. Medford survives literal last second possession by Peabody to win out, 49-48.
Monday night proved to be the end of the road for the Peabody boys' basketball team this season, but the Tanners didn't go down without a fight. Peabody and Medford battled back and forth in the final minutes of the game, trading the lead amid a flurry of timeouts and short plays, before the Tanners ultimately dropped by a mere point, 49-48. Medford now advances in the state tournament to play Division I powerhouse Central Catholic. The Tanners were seeded 17th, entering the tournament, while the Mustangs were 16th. Despite being eliminated in the preliminary round, it was the first time the Peabody boys have made the postseason since 2007.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Peabody boys' basketball begins postseason Monday against Division I North opponents Medford Mustangs.
The Peabody High boys' basketball squad embarks on its tournament journey Monday night in Medford, still hot off a four-game winning streak, last beating Somerville on Thursday night, 68-65, in overtime. The Tanners (No. 17) are pitted against the No. 16 seeded Mustangs in a preliminary round contest -- both teams finished the season 10-10. Medford plays in the Greater Boston League. The MIAA released the basketball north and south sectional brackets on Friday. If the Peabody boys do advance Monday night, they'll be going up against powerhouse Central Catholic on Thursday. The Raiders, ranked one of the top high school teams this year, as in many a year past, suffered defeat just once this season at the hands of Lowell High. Central …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Division I meets this Sunday for indoor track and swimming.
Heading into this Sunday’s Division I Indoor Track Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center, Peabody High runners are ranked fairly highly. Senior Zachary Grube is seeded 5th in the boys’ 55-meter hurdles at 7.91, while fellow senior Nat Gaye has top billing in the 55-meter dash at 6.6 seconds. Meanwhile, senior Nick Christensen is the favorite in the mile, having actually run faster during the season (4:12.7) than the current meet record (4:13.56) set by Xaverian’s Mark Amirault in 2006. Christensen, likewise, is a top runner in the 2-mile (9:26.4), neck-and-neck with Weymouth’s Nolan Parsley (9:26.33). Grube is also No. 3 in the high jump at 6-6. On the girls’ side, junior Heather MacLean is seeded 7th in the 300 meter run (42.57), …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Gould drains 25, while Girolamo kicks in 14 to lead Peabody in scoring.
And they're in. Defeating Revere on the Tanners' home court Friday night, 67-56, the Peabody boys are now headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2007, and under first-year head coach Thad Broughton. Leading by only 2 points at the half, the Tanners began the third period on an 11-0 run and maintained the lead right till the end. Seniors Mike Gould and Steve Girolamo led the scoring for Peabody with 25 points and 14 points, respectively. Gould drained four from the arc. The regular season is still not over, however; the Tanners have one last showdown at Somerville Feb. 23 (7 p.m.).
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Despite being down three key players Tuesday night against Lynn English, Peabody boys pull off big win to come within distance of qualifying for state tourney.
With strong games from seniors Stephen Girolamo and Jason Hiou Tuesday, despite being down three key players, the Peabody High boys' basketball program pulled to within just one win away from qualifying for state tournament play. The Tanners, who played host to Lynn English, knocked the Bulldogs for a loop, 60-39, to improve to 9-11 (7-8 NEC). They finish up conference play Friday, hosting Revere (7 p.m.), and then take on Somerville Feb. 23. The Salem News has more on this story and the Tanners' postseason dreams.
Monday, January 23, 2012
A stifling Danvers defense held the Tanners to just three points through the first 12 minutes of the first half, jumping out to a 31-3 lead.
It was not a pretty sight on the Tanners' home court Friday night, as the Peabody boys were outplayed in nearly every way by the visiting Falcons. Conference opponent Danvers, which has been tearing up the court this year, suffering only one loss so far, jumped out to a 31-3 lead Friday night in Peabody with 12 minutes elapsed. It wasn't much better at the half -- 42-14. By the final buzzer, the margin hadn't changed much with Danvers walking away with a 70-48 victory. The Falcons improved to 10-1 while the Tanners dropped to 5-5 after eaking out a win on Swampscott on Jan. 13. Peabody's Mike Gould was the high-scorer for the game with 16, dropping in six of his points from the arc -- he also had seven rebounds. Andrew Preshong also …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Peabody High boys' basketball put up another win Tuesday against cross-town rival Bishop Fenwick.
Rolling along with 30 points from senior Jason Hiou, the Tanners dominated the court Tuesday night at Bishop Fenwick, walking off with the win, 62-35. Peabody (3-2) saw a career performance from Hiou and didn't look back from a comfortable 13-point lead at the half. Mike Gould contributed six points and 12 rebounds while Steve Leavitt also added in seven points. It was the third straight loss for the Crusaders' basketball program (0-3); the boys' team suffered losses by similar margins to Cardinal Spellman and Archbishop Williams. Bex Maxner was Fenwick's top scorer with 13 points Tuesday, followed by Josh Gustin with 10. On the girls' side of the court, things are looking much better. The Lady Crusaders are 3-1 and host Danvers Wednesday…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
New head coach Thad Broughton's Tanners beat the Witches, 63-47, at Salem behind senior Mike Gould's 24 points.
Not bad to come in on a win your first game, and be on the road. New head coach Thad Broughton guided the Peabody High boys' basketball squad to an opening night win against Salem Tuesday night, 63-47. Amid 24 points from senior Mike Gould and some solid defense, the Tanners kept the Witches at bay for the evening. Steve Leavitt and Yardley Taveras also contributed strong games. The Tanners are looking to improve a 9-11 record from last season (8-8 NEC), which dashed hopes for Peabody in the postseason. Peabody next hosts another Northeastern Conference opponent, Beverly, Friday night (7 p.m.).