Barrett wins GBL title in two-mile
William Barrett brought home the gold in the two-mile run in Saturday’s Greater Boston League Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, defeating competitors from all of the GBL schools to claim the 2017 GBL Indoor Championship.
William crossed the line in a time of 11:11.46, more than five seconds ahead of his closest competitor.
Although Barrett’s victory was the top highlight of the meet for Everett, a number of other Crimson Tide competitors turned in fine performances on the day.
Clarence Jules sprinted to a second place medal in the 55 meter dash with a clocking of 6.79 seconds. Teammate Jalil Marinez was right behind in 6.82 to claim a fourth place award.
Jalil was a double point-scorer for Everett, also claiming a third-place medal in the long jump with a leap of 19′-2″.
The Crimson Tide shot-put team, consisting of the trio of Jason Guzman, Walchris Nicholas, and Mario Sheard dominated that event, capturing three of the six medals at stake. Guzman took second place with his toss of 41′-5.25″; Nicholas was right behind in third with his throw of 41′-4″; and Sheard grabbed sixth place with his heave of 37′-4.5″.
Aimen Salih added four points to the Everett scoresheet with a fourth place finish in the 1000 meter run with his clocking of 2:54.50. Also scoring points for the Crimson Tide with sixth place finishes in their respective events were Francisco Lemus in the mile in 5:09.14 and Widman Laterion in the 300 dash in 41.45.
All three of the Everett relay quartets, the 4 x 200, 4 x 400, and 4 x 800, also brought home medals.
Moreta, Beauciquot, pace girls track at GBL
Sabrina Moreta and Mithlema Beauciquot both earned medals in two individual events for the Everett High girls indoor track team at Saturday’s Greater Boston League Meet held at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Sabrina won a fourth place medal in the long jump with a leap of 14′-8″ and brought a fifth place award in the 300 dash in a time of 45.84 seconds.
Mitthlema finished fifth in the shot-put with a toss of 27′-11″ and sixth in the high jump with a leap of 4′-4″.
Briana Gutierrez was the top individual finisher for Everett with a third-place performance in the 600 dash in a clocking of 1:54.81.
Alex Martinez won a ribbon for her sixth-place effort in the shot-put with a throw of 26′-9″.
A trio of Lady Crimson Tide finished just out of the money with seventh-place performances: Omayma Salih in the 1000 in 3:46.06; Nataly Douyon in the 55 hurdles in 10.74; and Masireh Ceesay in the shotput with a throw of 26′-3.5″.
All three of the Everett girls relay teams won medals.
The 4 x 200 crew of came across in third place in 1:58.98; the 4 x 400 quartet finished fourth in 5:08.61; and the 4 x 800 foursome grabbed a fifth place medal with their clocking of 13:43.35.
EHS hockey team defeats Minuteman, 7-3
The Everett High hockey team got back on the winning track with a 7-3 victory over Minuteman Regional Saturday evening at Allied Veterans Rink.
Crimson Tide senior captan Marc Faia scored four goals and added an assist in the victory. Fellow senior captain Bryan Bessler lit the red lamp twice and earned two assists. Ryan Snook accounted for the other Everett goal.
The goaltending duo of junior Brendsan Calderon and freshman D.J. Schovanec shared the duties between the pipes for Everett. Both net minders were praised by EHS head coach Erick Kainen.
“Brendan has done an outstanding job for us all season,” noted Kainen. “As for D.J., it was nice to get him some meaningful playing time. He truly is one of those players who is the heart and soul of our team and who always is ‘into it’.”
Kainen also lauded the performance of senior C.J. Cantone. “C.J. was new to the program this year, but he has worked hard and progressed and improved steadily,” said the coach. “Right now, he’s playing the best that he has played all season.”
The Crimson Tide have a busy week ahead, starting tonight (Wednesday) when they trek to Salem State College to take on Swampscott. They will entertain Revere Saturday at 6:30 and then will host the annual Mulloy Tournament starting Monday against Somerville at 5:00. On Wednesday they will play either Northeast Regional or Latin Academy in either the consolation or championship game.
Kainen and his crew will wrap up their season next Friday against Cambridge at Alllied Veterans Rink.
Everett boys basketball team wins final GBL championship
By Cary Shuman
The Everett High School boys basketball team claimed the last Greater Boston League title in history with a commanding 61-37 victory over Malden Saturday at Medford High school.
Junior guard Ghared Boyce heated up the icy neutral-site gym with a 24-point performance that included three 3-pointers and 3-of-4 from the line. Senior center Theo Zidor had 12 points and 6 rebounds. Jordan McAfee had nine points while Isaiah Likely contributed six points.
Everett opened the game with an 11-0 run before Malden answered with 11 points of its own for a deadlock at the end of one quarter. The Tide led 29-20 at the half and turned on the jets to open up a 46-28 lead after three quarters. Everett extended its lead in the fourth quarter.
This is the last season for the GBL that has been in existence for six decades. Schools such as New Bedford, North Quincy, Quincy, and Haverhill were once members of the league.
Everett, Malden, Medford, and Somerville are joining the Northeastern Conference to create a 16-team, multi-division league. The four schools will be reuniting with former GBL members Peabody and Revere.
Everett (12-1) was scheduled to host Division 1 western Mass. powerhouse Springfield Central Tuesday night. The Tide play at Saugus Saturday.
Everett will be looking to maintain its current No. 2 seed (behind unbeaten Cambridge) in the Division 1 North sectionals. Should both teams emerge from their brackets, the two former GBL rivals would meet in the North final on a neutral court. But there is still plenty of basketball to be played before the tournament pairings are announced on Friday, Feb. 23.