Friday, July 13, 2012
Both the junior and senior Little League softball teams are headed to the state tournament for the first time.
Peabody West fast pitch softball is proving to be a staying power, and it's only the second year of competitive play for the Tanner City kids at the Little League level. First, the Major League All-Stars (11- to 12-year-olds) won their district title, followed by the Junior League doing the same. The majors were defeated in the sectional tournament, first by Woburn and then losing a re-match to East Bridgewater. The junior leaguers took two straight over their sole opponent Wakefield, however, for the sectional title (16-4 and 10-9). Then the senior league team entered the picture. There is no organized district tournament for the older teens, therefore they went straight to the sectional tournament against Wakefield as well, and likewise …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A big 13-4 first half lead gave the Crusaders a cushion to carry to the end of their 18-11 win over Arlington Catholic on a foggy afternoon.
The Lady Crusaders made good use of the home field advantage Tuesday, hosting Arlington Catholic in the first round of the Division II North tournament and delivering up a sound victory. The Bishop Fenwick girls posted a big 13-4 lead in the first half, creating a large cushion to carry through the remainder of the game and a 18-11 win. Fenwick now travels to Wayland on Thursday for the quarterfinals, as the Warriors handily dispatched Burlington on Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Tanners qualified for the state tournament with this win. A stifling defense held Bishop Fenwick to only three goals while Nicole Napolitano scored six times and Megan Poverman scored four.
Both Peabody girls' teams are making good prowess this season, but the play was all in the Tanners' favor on Friday, as they pounded away at Bishop Fenwick and qualified for the state tournament with the win, 14-3. Peabody High girls' lacrosse is at 8-2 after similarly dispatching Dracut on Monday and now hosts Beverly Wednesday (4 p.m.). The Lady Crusaders, meanwhile, are at 9-4 and travel to Lowell Catholic Wednesday (4 p.m.).
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), …