EHS Roundup

Desrameaux Sets Two New School Records

Senior captain Darrynn Desrameaux, who established an EHS school indoor record in the shot-put this past winter, continued her assault on the Crimson Tide track and field record books, setting two outdoor marks in the shot and discus this past week in a meet with Malden.

Darrynn’s toss of 32’-11” in the shot easily outdistanced the field by almost three feet, while her discus throw of 98’-4” was more than 40 feet further than her closest rival.

A number of Darrynn’s Lady Crimson Tide teammates also turned in outstanding performances in the meet with the Lady Golden Tornadoes:

— Senior Kaesta Sandy won the javelin with a personal record (PR) throw of 93’-10” that led an Everett sweep of that event along with her teammates, senior Victoria Macao and junior Angelina Papa. Kaesta also took second place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.8;

— Sophomore Isabella Pimenta sped to victory in the 200 meter dash with a sprint of 28.5, which was 1.5 seconds faster than her closest Malden opponent;

— Senior captain Suzanne Maharjan topped the field in the two-mile run with a time of 16:00; and

— Senior captain Malaica Guillaume scored five points in three events with a second in the triple jump and thirds in the 400 hurdles and the long jump.

Adding three points to the Everett side of the scoresheet with second-place finishes were: sophomore Casey Martinez in the mile; junior Devonnie Gomez-Walrond in the 110 hurdles; senior Victoria Macao in the 400 dash; and junior Fahema Coudo in the discus.

Junior Milena Antonio contributed a point with a third-place finish in the 800 meter run and captain Nicole Brandao added a point with a third in the shot-put.

The final tally showed Malden with 76 points and Everett with 56.

EHS Boys Track Edges Malden, 69-66

The Everett High boys outdoor track and field team posted a 69-66 victory over Greater Boston League rival Malden last week.

Coach Jehu Cimea’s squad captured nine of the 14 individual events, led by sophomore Kayshaun Eveillard, who won two events, the 400 dash in a time of 52.7 and the 100 dash with a sprint of 11.3, and senior captain Donald Michel, who also captured two events, the 110 hurdles in a clocking of 17.1 and the high jump with a leap of 5’-4”. 

Other top performers for the Tide were:

— Junior Luvens Hector, who won the 400 hurdles in a clocking of 68.0 and took second in the 200 dash;

— Sophomore Jeremy Whitlow, who took first in the mile in 5:40.3;

— Senior Khang Nguyen, who won the long jump with a flight of 20’-0” and grabbed third in the triple jump;

— Senior captain Jalen Jones, who took first in the triple jump with a final landing of 37’-1” and second in the long jump;

— Senior captain Dawens Germain, who took second place in three events, the triple jump, the high jump, and the 400 hurdles;

— Senior captain Shane Mackenzie, who won the javelin with a throw of 131’-11” and finished third in the discus; and

— Junior David Roseme, whose second-place toss in the javelin of 108’-10” edged the third-place Malden boy by just 10 inches, which provided the narrow margin of victory for his team. (If David had finished third, Malden would have won the meet, 68-67.)

Girls Lacrosse Earns First Win

The Everett High girls lacrosse team recorded the first win in the young program’s history with a 12-2 triumph over Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Revere recently. Coach Chelsea McNiff and her squad are scheduled to host Revere in a rematch tomorrow (Thursday).

“We’re excited to play Revere again, at home,” said McNiff.

Although the Tide came up short in three subsequent matches to non-league opponent Lowell, 9-0, GBL foe Somerville, 13-4, and GBL rival Malden, 10-0, on Saturday, McNiff saw some positives in those contests.

“In our game with Malden, nine of their 10 goals were in the first half, and our defense really turned it on in the second half, holding them to only a single goal,” said the coach.

After tomorrow’s encounter with Revere, McNiff and her crew will travel to non-league opponent Methuen on Tuesday.

EHS Softball Team Rolls Past Three Foes

The Everett High softball team continued its impressive early-season performance with a trio of victories last week in which the Lady Crimson Tide scored 44 runs.

In a 16-7 victory last Wednesday over Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Revere, Everett turned an early 1-0 deficit into a 13-1 rout with six runs in the second inning and seven more in the third. Key hits in the second included a bases-loaded, two-RBI base hit by Emma Longmore, another two-RBI bse hit by Emilia Maria-Babcock, and RBI doubles by Olivia Dresser and Ashley Seward.

In the third, an inning in which Revere committed a number of errors, a two-RBI two-bagger by Seward was the key hit of the uprising.

Meanwhile, EHS starting pitcher Peyton Warren was setting down Revere in order in the second and third, but the Lady Patriots fought back with five runs of their own in the fourth to close the gap to 13-6.

Dresser got two of those back for Everett in the bottom of the frame with a two-run homer, the third of the season for the freshman, to make it 15-6. The teams exchanged runs in the sixth, wirth an RIB-base hit by Jayla Davila scoring Gianna Masucci for Everett to account for the 16-7 finale.

Warren earned the victory, tossing all seven innings and allowing six earned runs on seven hits, while striking out six and walking only two.

“It is always a great game vs. Revere,” said EHS head coach Stacy Schiavo. “Both the head coach, Megan O’Donnell, and assistant coach, Hailey Powers, were former players of mine. We know Revere always has a great hitting team and we saw that right from the beginning.

“One of our strengths is defense, so we needed to make those plays to keep runners off the bases,” Schiavo continued. “Our bats were strong in the second and third innings and we had to take advantage of scoring because Revere always seems to come back, as they did in the fourth.

“My girls were locked in from the moment they got to the field. They know teams are looking to beat us and we have to always play to our best abilities and not take any team lightly,” Schiavo added.

Two days earlier on the holiday, the Lady Crimson Tide  easily handled GBL rival Somerville, 12-1. Warren was in control all the way in the pitcher’s circle, allowing just two hits, fanning five, and walking only two over five innings.

The Tide were holding a slim 2-1 after two frames, but a two-run homer by Masucci in the third lengthened the Everett lead to 4-1. The Tide then put the game away with a six-run outburst in the fourth, the key hits coming from Seward with a two-RBI base hit, an RBI-triple by Maria Babcock, and an RBI-single by Warren. Masucci also contributed an RBI with a sacrifice bunt that brought in Seward from third.

On the Friday before the holiday, Schiavo and her crew trekked into Boston to take on O’Bryant High and came home with a 16-8 triumph.

The Lady Crimson Tide seemed to be in command after scoring 13 runs in the second inning to move out to a 14-1 advantage. A two-RBI double and a two-RBI single by Emma Longmore, an RBI double by Seward, a two-RBI double by Masucci,  and a three-run homer by Dresser accounted for most of the damage for the Tide.

However, EHS starter Mia Allen ran into some control problems in the bottom of the frame and Schiavo brought in Warren, who was recovering from a bruise on her arm after being struck by a ball a few days earlier.

With the score standing at 14-8 after two innings, the Tide added solo markers in the third and fourth frames to account for the 16-8 finale.

Among the team’s leaders in the stats through the first quarter of the season are Warren, who has tossed 23 innings and chalked up five wins whiole allowing just eight earned runs for a 2.435 ERA with 24 strikeouts.

At the plate, the top hitters are through the first four games are: junior Ashley Seward — .722 BA, 9 singles, 4 doubles, 13 RBI; senior Bryanna Mason — .667, 7 singles, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBI; freshman Olivia Dresser — .625, 5 singles, 3 doubles, 2 HR, 5 RBI; senior Emma Longmore — .571, 5 singles, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 5 RBI; and senior Gianna Masucci — .474, 3 singles, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, and 8 RBI.

This past Monday Schiavo and her crew took on Medford in a battle for first place in the GBL and came up short by a score of 5-2. The Lady Crimson Tide, who now are 6-1 on the season, entertain Malden today (Wednesday) and will make the short trek to Malden on Friday. They will host Chelsea next Monday and Lynn Classical next Wednesday.

EHS Boys Tennis Defeats Medford

The Everett High boys tennis team earned a 4-1 victory over Greater Boston League (GBL) rival  Medford this past week. Bryant Jimenez and Tam Tran defeated their Mustang counterparts at first and third singles respectively, and the first doubles tandem of Nilabhro Pal and Erik Vo topped their Medford rivals.

The Crimson Tide won the match at second doubles by forfeit to account for the 4-1 final score.

Coach Greg Bluestein and his crew were scheduled to meet GBL foe Lynn Classical this past Monday and will host GBL rival Lynn English today (Wednesday) at the Rossetti Park tennis courts adjacent to 7-Acre Park. They will make the long trek to non-league opponents Lowell next Monday and will entertain GBL rival Revere next Wednesday.

Busy Week for EHS Baseball

The Everett High baseball team is in the midst of a busy stretch of contests, with five games in 10 days against Greater Boston League rivals. The Crimson Tide took on Medford this past Monday and are scheduled to travel to Malden today (Wednesday), and then will return home to host Malden on Friday. They will make the short trip across the Parkway to meet Chelsea next Monday and travel to Lynn Classical next Wednesday.

The Crimson Tide will be seeking to get on the winning track after recent losses to GBL foes Somerville and Revere last week.

“We have to execute better defensively when runners are on and we have to have better at-bats,” said EHS head coach Malik Love. “We have to continue to keep working and keep getting better.”

Key Stretch for EHS Volleyball

The Revere High boys volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Revere last Wednesday morning in its only contest during the vacation week.

“This was our only morning game of the season, which is a good thing, because we did not seem like we were awake to start the match,” said EHS head coach Mike Fineran.

The Patriots fell into a quick hole In the first set, 9-1, before they came alive. Four service points from junior Jefferson Umana and two kills from opposite hitter Caleb Jackson helped chip away at the lead, and five kills from junior captain Henrique Franca and two kills and four blocks from senior Kalleb Miranda helped tie the game at 20-20.

However, a couple of tough bounces led to the Tide dropping the opening set.

“I was hopeful going into the second set, because if you erased the early hole we dug, we were pretty even with them,” said Fineran. “However, we started off the second set just as poorly, and we were down 10-2 before we picked it up again.”

Two kills each from juniors Bryan Soares and Steve Flores provided some life, and three aces in a string of six serves from sophomore setter Noel Lopez cut the lead to 17-12. Franca had two more kills, and four serves from Christian Ramirez brought Everett to within three, 24-21, but that proved to be as close as the Tide would get.

Everett started the third set in similar fashion to the first two, digging themselves into a 10-0 hole that the Tide could not overcome. Three more kills from Jackson, four serves from Lopez, and three kills from Franca made the final score a respectable 25-15.

“We were obviously disappointed not just with the outcome, but with our preparedness,” said Fineran. “As the coach, I take responsibility for that. It’s my job to get them physically and mentally ready, so I have to figure out what I can do better to help us reach our potential. We have a crucial stretch coming up, with five matches in eight days. If we want to play in the tournament, we need to rise to the occasion. It won’t be easy, but it can be done.”

The Tide, who took on GBL foe Medford this past Monday, are scheduled to play at GBL rival Malden today (Wednesday) and will make the long trek to non-league opponent Essex Tech on Friday. They will make the much-shorter journey across the Parkway to GBL foe Chelsea next Monday and will host GBL rival Lynn Classical next Wednesday.

EHS Girls Tennis Continues To Improve

The Everett High girls tennis team came up just short in its match last Wednesday with Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Somerville, falling by a score of 3-2 in a contest that was decided by the narrowest of margins with a tiebreaker in the third set of the final match.

Yasmine Laabadla, playing at first singles, dropped her first set, 2-6, but came back to rally and take control of the second set, winning it 6-2 to force a deciding third set. Yasmine then dominated the third set, winning 6-0, to claim the watch.

Tracy Pham stepped up at second singles and put up a tough battle, but the Tide had to forfeit when Tracy was unable to continue in the second set because of an injury she sustained in the first set.

At third singles, Alanna O’Brien came up a little short to a solid competitor, leaving Everett trailing by a score of 2-1.

However, the duo of Rosena Pun and Jessica Du took their second doubles match by storm, dominating their Somerville counterparts with a victory quickly in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2.

That set the stage for the decisive match at first doubles with Everett’s dynamic duo of Rebecca Hickey and Nga Ho. Rebecca and Nga took the first set to 6-6, forcing a tie-breaker, and coming through with a victory in the tie-breaker, 8-6.

Although they dropped the second set, 1-6, the Everett tandem rebounded and fought fiercely in the third set, battling all the way to the end, 6-6, and forcing another tie-breaker. However, they came up just short in the tie-breaker, 5-7.

“Matching up Nga and Rebecca as doubles partners this season has really made each other step up their level of competition and it has been really fun to watch them take the court together,” said EHS head Courtney Meninger. “I am proud of the team as a whole. They are starting to gain the confidence that we are a good team and we work hard. I feel confident going into this week against Lynn English and feel as if we will come up with some much deserved tallies in the ‘W’ column in the second round of the schedule.”

Meninger and her crew are scheduled to travel to English today (Wednesday). They will host non-league opponent Lowell on Monday and then make the short trek to Revere next Wednesday.

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