EHS track teams compete vs. Beverly
The Everett High boys and girls indoor track teams took on Beverly last week.
On the boys’ side, a number of Crimson Tide turned in fine performances with three Everett competitors winning their respective events.
Charles Alcindor won the hurdles in a time of 7.9; Harchdy Souffrance sped to victory in the dash in 5.6; and Mac Shillingford won the 300 in 41.0.
Other Crimson Tide who scored points for the Everett side of the scoresheet were Mario Sheard with a second in the shot put with a toss of 42′-4″; Josue Quijada with a third in the shot with a throw of 35′-10″; Rayginaldo Jean in the hurdles in 8.3; Clarence Jules with a second in the dash in 5.7; Aiman Salih with a second in the 1,000 in 3:02.9; and Mario Rivera with a third in the mile in 5:21.2.
For the girls, the point-scoring came in the 50 dash. Jessica Santos sped to victory with a clocking of 6.6, handily outdistancing her closest rival who came across in 7.0. Teammate Victoria Chapparro grabbed third place in 7.0.
EHS hockey team working hard
Although the Everett High hockey team still is seeking its first victory off the season, head coach Erick Kainen is upbeat about his team’s performance thus far this season.
“We have a mix of veteran players and younger players who have been working well together in practice,” said Kainen. “The key for us this season will be for the young guys to keep improving so they can mesh with the veterans in games.”
Kainen has introduced a new concept as regards the captaincy responsibilities for his 2018 edition of the Crimson Tide. Five players — Brendan Calderon, Kevin O’Brien, Bryan Coleman, Jason Cardinale, and Nathan Johnson — will share the captain and assistant captain roles on a rotating basis, with one wearing the “C” and two others wearing the “A” each game.
Senior goalie Calderon has been the top performer for the Crimson Tide thus far this season, typically saving upwards of 30 shots each game. Brendan was particularly immense in the contest with Somerville, a 4-3 loss, in which he kept the game close to the end.
“Brendan has been unbelievable for us,” said Kainen. “He’s really shone all season-long.”
Kainen also had high words of praise for back-up net minder D.J. Schovanec.
“D.J. dressed as a forward instead of his normal position as goalie because we were so low on numbers for our road game against Gloucester, which is a well-known powerhouse,” said Kainen. “D.J. never complains, is the consummate team player, and steps up whenever is needed. He filled in admirably for some injured players. D.J. always looks to serve the team and that’s why he is loved and respected by coaches and players alike.”
Kainen and his crew travel to Minuteman Regional tonight (Wednesday) and will meet Swampscott Saturday at Salem State. They host Bedford on the holiday Monday at 1 p.m. at Allied Veterans Rink and will make the short trek down the Parkway to Revere next Wednesday.