EHS girls basketball
opens season Friday
The Everett High girls basketball team will open its season this Friday evening when the Lady Crimson Tide travel to Saugus for a Northeastern Conference encounter with the Lady Sachems.
Coach Tammy Turner’s 2019 edition will be led by a trio of captains, senior Briana Hyppolite and juniors Carolann Cardinale and Maddy Duraes. Other key performers for Everett will be returning junior point guard Jackie Emmanuel and sophomore Ashley Fitzgerald.
Freshman Sarah Thompson, senior Carolena Peneflor, and senior Shaunti Burton also are expected to make valuable contributions in the coming year.
“We don’t have a lot of height, but we hope to make up for it with team speed and quickness that we’ll be relying upon to run the floor on offense and apply pressure on defense,” said Turner, whose teams have been the most successful in the history of the EHS girls’ program over the past three years, both as members of the now-defunct Greater Boston League (the Lady Crimson Tide won the last-ever GBL title) and highly-competitive Northeastern Conference.
Turner’s squads have qualified for the post-season state tournament for the past three seasons and will be looking to extend that streak in 2019.
After Friday’s opener, Turner and her crew will host Gloucester on Tuesday (tip-off at 7 p.m.) and will travel to Salem on Thursday.
Jules, Seide win
for EHS track teams
The Everett High boys and girls indoor track teams opened their 2019 season this past week with a meet against Northeastern Conference powerhouse Peabody.
Clarence Jules led the boys with a first-place performance in the 55-meter dash in a clocking of 6.6 seconds. Teammate Elijah Auguste grabbed third place in the dash in 7.0.
Mario Shepard earned three points for the Crimson Tide cause with a second place effort in the shot put with a toss of 40’-7”. Mac Shillingford took second place honors in his specialty, the 300 dash, with a clocking of 39.7.
Justin King added a point to the Everett side of the scoresheet with a third-place finish in the 55 meter hurdles in 11.2.
The Everett 4 x 100 relay team easily defeated its Peabody rivals with a clocking 4:02.8 compared to Peabody’s 4:13.
On the girls’ side, Lucia Seide scored five points for the Lady Crimson Tide by outsprinting the field in the 55 meter dash in 7.7. Teammate Jessica Santos took third place in the dash in 8.2.
Withsyndie Paul earned a point for the Everett cause in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 11.5.