EHS Roundup

Boys Track Rolls Past Classical, 98-37

The Everett High boys outdoor track and field team captured first place in 13 of the 14 individual events to run away to a 98-37 victory over Greater Boston League rival Lynn Classical last Wednesday.

Two Crimson Tide were double-winners for coach Jehu Cimea’s squad. Senior captain Dawens German captured the 400 hurdles with a clocking of 1:05.3 and the high jump with a leap of 5’-2”. Dawens also grabbed second in the 110 hurdles to score a team-high 13 points.

Fellow senior captain Shane MacKenzie won both the discus with a spin of 118’-1” and the javelin with a throw of 123’-4” to tally 10 points for the Tide.

Also playing leading roles in the win were:

— Sophomore speedster Kayshaun Eveillard, who scored eight points, capturing the 400 in a time of 54.3 and taking second in the long jump with a flight of 17’-8”;

— Junior Fabrice Michaud, who won the shot-put with a toss of 39’-3.5” and took a second in the discus for eight points on the day;

— Senior captain Donald Michel, who sped to victory in the 110 hurdles in 17.9 and grabbed second in the high jump to score eight points;

— Sophomore Anthony Whitlow won the 2-mile run with a time of 11:47.2;

— Junior Jayshaun Coggins sped to victory in the 100 dash with a sprint of 11.6;

— Sophomore Lucas Nunez took first in the 1-mile with a clocking of 5:21.1;

— Sophomore Adrian Reyes topped the field in the 800 in a time of 2:24.6; and

— Junior Kawan Medeiros leapt to victory in the long jump with a flight that measured 18’-1.5.”

Adding three points to the EHS side of the scoresheet with second place performances were: Junior Luvens Hector in the 400 hurdles; sophomore Jeremy Whitlow in the 800; senior captain Jalen Jones in the triple jump; junior David Roseme in the javelin; and senior Jason Stark in the shot-put.

Contributing single points with third-place finishes were Hector in the 200 dash; senior Khang Nguyen in both the long jump and triple jump; junior Kevn Diaz in the discus; sophomore Tyre Luie in the mile; and junior David Huezo-Erazo in the 2-mile.

Cimea and his crew were scheduled to take on GBL foe Lynn English yesterday (Tuesday).

Boys Volleyball Tops Chelsea in Come-From-Behind Win

The Everett High boys volleyball team earned a crucial victory over Greater Boston League rival (GBL) Chelsea, defeating the Red Devils, 3-2, in come-from-behind fashion.

The battle with Chelsea, which had defeated Everett by a 3-2 score in their first meeting this season, was a hard-fought affair from the outset.

In the first set, Crimson Tide junior captain Henrique Franca had five serves to push his team into a 17-13 lead, but Chelsea fought back to tie at 21-21. Everett then missed a serve down 23-22 and dropped the set.

In the second set, junior Bryan Soares-Gomes came alive, delivering five kills and adding an ace. Senior middle Kalleb Miranda had two blocks and senior co-captain Nischal Tamang had six service points that gave the Tide the set to level the match at 1-1.

Soares-Gomes had three more kills in the third set, Miranda had a block and a kill, and junior Steve Flores had two aces, but Chelsea’s strong hitters helped the Red Devils pull away in the end to take the set, 25-20, to grab a 2-1 lead.

However, the Crimson Tide dug deep in the fourth set. Everett’s front row stepped up big time, notching six blocks, three of them from Flores, and one apiece from Franca, Miranda, and junior Jefferson Umana.

Franca and Soares Gomes each had three kills, and Tamang closed out the set with two serves to earn a 27-25 win and force a fifth and deciding set.

With momentum on their side, the Tide moved in for the win. Franca had four kills, Soares Gomes another two, and Miranda had a key block in the 15-10 victory.

“It was a spirited match and it meant a lot to the team to avenge the loss from the beginning of the year,” said EHS head coach Michael Fineran.

The Tide looked to do the same thing two days later when they hosted GBL foe Lynn Classical and it looked promising in the first set, with Franca tallying five kills and six service points. Soares Gomes had three kills and an ace, and Umana aced the final point for a 26-24 win.

Everett received more balanced scoring in the second set, with junior Matheus Queiroz and senior captain Hyan Soares each hitting a pair of kills, and Miranda hitting three. But seven missed serves, including the last one of the game, led to a 25-23 loss.

Franca was dominant in the third set, scoring seven kills and adding a block, but no one else could break through the Ram defense, and Everett fell, 25-22.

But the Tide once again showed their resilience. “We are comfortable being down and didn’t panic,” said Fineran. Franca had five more kills in the fourth set, Umana and Flores had kills, and Soares-Gomes had two more. However, the Tide dropped the closely-fought set, 25-23, and the match, 3-1.

“Looking back, I see that we hit six serves into the net in the set,” said Fineran. “Earlier in the season, we hit a serve into the net against them when we were tied 13-13. They are a very strong team. They keep attacking and they don’t make a lot of mistakes. We are not far off from that, but we have not found the consistency and balance needed to become a dominant team. We play three matches in each of the next three weeks, so we better find it soon, or it will be a long off season.

“We have a very good shot to achieve our goal of making the state tournament in our second varsity season. If we’re going to make it, we have to step up our game and not beat ourselves,” Fineran added.

The Tide, who now stand at 6-5 on the season, have a busy week, with five contests in eight days. They are scheduled to host Somerville today (Wednesday), Essex Tech on Friday, and Revere on Monday before they travel to Somerville next Tuesday and to Medford next Wednesday.

Desrameaux Is Double Winner for Girls Track

Senior Everett High girls outdoor track and field captain Darrynn Desrameaux continued to overwhelm her Greater Boston League rivals in the shot-put and discus, taking first place in both events in last Tuesday’s meet with the Lynn Classical.

Darrynn’s throws of 32’-2” in the shot and 91’-2” in the discus scored 10 points on the day for the Lady Crimson Tide and paced an Everett sweep in both of those events. Fellow senior captain Layla Betancur-Cardona finished second in both the shot and the disc, with teammates senior Karianna Desrosiers in the shot and senior Kaesta Sandy in the discus completing the sweeps.

Kaesta also led an Everett sweep in the javelin with a throw of 90’-10”, with Desrosiers taking second and junior Fahema Coudo grabbing third, giving the Tide all 27 possible points in the throwing events.

Sandy also took first place in the 100 meter dash with a sprint of 13.6, giving her a team-high 13 points on the day.

Sophomore Casey Martinez provided the other individual first-place finish for the Lady Crimson Tide, taking top spot in the mile with a clocking of 7:11.9.

Other point-scorers for coach Jehu Cimea’s squad were senior captain Suzanne Maharjan, who added a point with a third-place finish in the 2-mile; junior Sonia Flores, who scored three points with a second place in the 800; and senior Gleidy Tejada, who added a third-place point in the 800.

The girls were scheduled to take on Lynn English yesterday (Tuesday).

EHS Softball Team Qualifies for Tourney

The Everett High softball team qualified for the post-season state tournament this past week with three more victories, boosting the Lady Crimson Tide’s record to 12-1.

A 16-4 rout of Greater Boston League rival Lynn Classical last Wednesday at Glendale Park marked Everett’s 10th win of the season, thereby assuring the Lady Tide of the .500 record that is necessary to punch a ticket for a Journey to the Tourney.

Alexa Uga got the Tide off and running with a three-run homer in the first inning and Everett made it 5-0 with two more in the second

on RBI-base hits by Emma Longmore and Bryanna Mason, the latter proving to be the eventual game-winner.

Classical reached EHS starting pitcher Peyton Warren (who went all five innings and allowed just four hits) for three runs in the third, but Everett exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the frame to put the game away. RBI-doubles by Olivia Dresser and Ashley Seward (for two runs), a two-RBI single by Mason, and an RBI base hit by Uga preceded the coup de grace, a three-run homer by Emilia Maria-Babcock.

After the Lady Rams added a run in the fifth, Everett struck for two runs in the bottom of the inning, the final marker coming on an RBI-base hit by Jayla Davila to up the count to 16-4 that ended the game thanks to the mercy rule.

“Our bats were on fire,” said Poste-Schiavo. “The girls were patient at the plate and picked out the best pitches and made great hits, especially when we had runners in scoring positions.”

The final box score showed Emma Longmore 2-for-3 (2 singles, 2 RBI’s); Olivia Dresser 1-for-3 (double, RBI), Bryanna Mason 2-for-4 (two singles, three RBI), Alexa Uga 2-for-3 (HR, single, three RBI), Gianna Masucci 2-for-3 (two singles), Ashley Seward 2-for-3 (single, double, two RBI), Emilia Maria-Babcock 2-for-3 (HR and single, three RBI), and Jayla Davila 2-for-3 (two singles).

In addition, some nice defensive plays were turned in by Masucci at shortstop, who made a diving snare of a line drive in the opening inning; a superb catch by right fielder Ashley Seward with Lady Ram runners on base in the third; another superb catch by center fielder Jayla Davila in the fourth to end the inning with two Lady Rams on base; and a throw from catcher Emilia Maria Babcock to Masucci at short to nab a Classical runner on an attempted steal of second.

Two days later the Lady Crimson Tide trekked to non-league opponent Boston Latin Academy and came home with an 11-5 victory.

Everett took a quick lead in the opening inning on a sacrifice fly by Dresser that scored Longmore, who had singled and moved two bases on passed balls, but O’Bryant evened the count in the bottom of the frame.

However, the Lady Tide responded with three runs in the second thanks to a passed ball with the bases loaded that brought in Masucci (who had doubled) and then a two-run two-bagger by Kassidy Rivera.

Everett made it 5-1 in the fourth on a base hit by Rivera and a triple by Warren, but O’Bryant got that back in its half of the fourth and then made it a 5-4 contest with two markers in the fifth.

However, the Lady Crimson Tide erupted for four runs in the sixth. RBI-hits by Longmore (scoring Rivera, who had doubled) and a sacrifice bunt by Dresser (scoring Warren, who had singled) and a two-run double by Uga gave Everett some breathing room, 9-4.

The bottom of the sixth saw Everett making a pitching change, with Poste-Schiavo bringing in Mia Allen in relief of Warren because of a shoulder problem. Latin had runners at second and third with one out, but Mia put out the fire with a strike out and then a line drive to Longmore at second.

Everett tacked on two more runs in the seventh on a homer by Seward and an RBI-hit by Longmore that brought in Maria-Babcock, who had doubled.

Allen then preserved the win by striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh, though Latin added a run for the 11-5 finale.

“We had to make the switch due to Peyton’s shoulder bothering her,” noted Poste-Schiavo. “Both pitchers did a great job all game. Our hitters came around a little late in the game, but on defense we managed to keep them from scoring.”

Last Monday, the Tide cruised to a 17-2 win over Chelsea in which Allen started and went all five innings, allowing just two hits while fanning 13 Red Devil opponents and walking only two, with one hit by a pitch.

Gianna Masucci led the Everett offensive assault, going 3-for-3 with three homers — a two-run roundtripper in a seven-run opening inning, a solo homer in the second, and then a grand slam in the third.

 “This game we really had to adjust to the pitching and had some great hits,” noted Poste-Schiavo. “Mia Allen did great on the mound and her defense and offense supported her pitching efforts.”

Other Everett players who did some heavy damage at the plate included Emilia Maria-Babcock, who went 2-for-2, and Alexa Uga who went 3-for-4 with three RBI.

This past Monday the Tide cruised to a 14-0 win over Lynn English and were scheduled to play Cambridge yesterday (Tuesday).

Poste-Schiavo and her crew are scheduled to play at Somerville today (Wednesday) and will host O’Bryant on Friday at Glendale at 4:15. They will trek to Revere on Monday and then will return to Glendale next Wednesday to entertain Medford, the lone team to top the Tide this season, in what should be a battle for a share of the 2024 Greater Boston League title.

Three More Wins for EHS Girls Tennis, Now Stands at 5-4

The Everett High girls tennis team improved to 5-4 on the season with three victories this past week.

Last Monday the Lady Crimson Tide edged non-league opponent Lowell, 3-2. “We had huge wins from Tracy Pham at second singles, who came out on top in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4,” said EHS coach Courney Meninger. “Nga Ho and Rebecca Hickey won in straight sets as well, 6-1, 6-2. Rosena Pun and Jessica Du split their first two sets 6-3, 4-6 challenging their opponents to a third set, which they took to a tie-breaker and coming out victorious 7-5 in the tie-break.”

Two days later, Everett made the short trek to Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Revere and came home with a 4-1 victory.

“We had a strong showing from all of the girls,” said Meninger. “This was a great overall team win, with great play from Yasmine Laabadla at first singles (6-4, 6-4), Tracy Pham (6-4, 6-2) at second singles, and Simran Tamang (0-6, 3-6) at third. At first doubles we had both Nga and Hickey (6-6, [7-4 in the tie-breaker], 6-2) and Pun and Du at second doubles (6-3, 6-1) winning their matches.”

This past Monday, the Tide rolled to their third straight win with a 3-2 triumph over a tough GBL opponent, Medford.

Meninger and her crew have a busy week ahead. They were scheduled to play at Lynn Classical yesterday (Tuesday) and travel to Malden today (Wednesday). They will entertain Saugus on Friday, Somerville on Monday, and Lynn Classical next Wednesday on the Rossetti Park courts at the 7-Acre Park complex.

EHS Boys Tennis Edges Revere, 3-2

The Everett High boys tennis team celebrated Senior Day festivities in appropriate fashion with a 3-2 victory over Greater Boston League rival Revere last Wednesday.

“We played all seven of our seniors, not our usual starting crew, and came out with a big win,” said EHS coach Greg Bluestein.

Winning their matches were: Tam Tran with a straight set victory at second singles; the first-doubles duo of Gabriel Ponce & Chris Pereira, who triumphed 2-1; and the second-doubles tandem of Sushant Shrestha & Emerson Pineda, who also won in three sets.

Bluestein and his crew will host Malden today (Wednesday) at the Rossetti Park courts and then will play at non-league opponent Mystic Valley on Friday, at Somerville on Monday, and at Lynn Classical next Wednesday.

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