Cardinale finishes third at State Coaches Meet
Everett High ace javelin thrower Carolann Cardinale brought home a third place medal in the javelin competition with a throw of 112’-6” at Saturday’s State Coaches Meet that featured the top outdoor track and field performers from high schools across the state.
In addition, the Crimson Tide quartet of captains Eduardo Chaparro, Cyara Lambert, Victoria Chaparro, and Mac Shillingford brought home fifth-place medals in the co-ed 4 x 400 race with their time of 4:08.79.
EHS softball team defeats Revere in dramatic fashion
Through six full innings, the Everett High softball team and pitcher Celeste Fuccillo were cruising along in their contest against archrival Revere last Wednesday.
Celeste had tossed a shutout, fanning six enemy batters and walking only one, with her teammates providing solid defense behind her to keep Revere off the scoreboard.
Although the Lady Crimson Tide’s bats were not booming, they did enough damage to score two runs in the second inning and another in the fourth to scratch out a 3-0 lead entering the seventh and final frame.
But that’s when things started to get interesting.
The Revere bats, silent to that point, reached Fuccillo for three runs to bring matters back to level at 3-3, setting the stage of what would prove to be a walk-off victory for Everett.
Macayla Bessler doubled and soon moved to third when the Revere infield committed an error on on a ground ball by Ashley Fitzgerald.
With runners at the corners, Maddy Duraes hit a bouncer to second base. The Lady Patriot infielder held Bessler at third and then attempted to tag out Fitzgerald, who was on her way to second, and make a throw to first for a double play.
However, the Revere fielder dropped the ball on the tag and the alert Bessler sped home with the winning run.
Everett’s two-run rally likewise was abetted with some help from the Revere infield. After Kaylee Nearen reached on an error, Maddy Smith laid down a sacrifice bunt that moved Nearen’s courtesy runner, Ashley Yebba, to second base.
A base hit by Veronica Bento left runners at the corners for Bessler, who lofted a pop-up that ended up falling in between the Revere second baseman and right fielder and allowing both runners to race home.
Revere threatened in the fourth, with a pair of hits placing runners at second and third wth two outs. However, Fitzgerald made a nice play in right to haul in a fly ball to end the threat.
Everett got its third run with a two-out rally in the bottom on the fourth when Bento and Peach singled, which was followed by a Revere miscue that allowed Bento to score.
The victory snapped a three-game skid for the Lady Crimson Tide and kept their record above .500 at 6-4.
Earlier in the week, Everett came out on the short end of a 7-4 decision at Beverly on Monday.
The contest started well for the Lady Crimson Tide, who came off the bus after the long ride and jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening inning.
Maddy Duraes led off with a base hit and moved to second on a passed ball. After Maddy moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Haley Oteri, Ariana Garay reached first on an error, allowing the alert Duraes to scoot home on the play.
Gary herself was awarded second on a dead ball, moved to third on a passed ball, and eventually scored on a ground-out.
The Lady Panthers struck for two runs in their half of the first to knot matters at 2-2, but the Lady Crimson Tide went back to work in the second with a solo tally when Bento doubled, took third on a passed ball, and scored on ground out by Bessler.
However, Beverly struck for five runs in the third, thanks to a combination of some timely hits and Everett fielding misplays.
The Lady Crimson Tide got one back in the fifth when Duraes singled and eventually came around on a base hit by Nearen, but that would prove to be as close as Everett would get for the rest of the afternoon.
Fuccillo pitched all six innings, allowing six earned runs on nine hits, fanning two, and walking only one opponent.
“We just didn’t have the hitting that we’ve had in the past few games,” said EHS head coach Stacy Poste-Schiavo. “Take away that one inning when Beverly hit the ball, and we were right there with them. After that inning we played great defense, but fell short with our offense.”
Poste-Schiavo and her crew were scheduled to have a busy week. They were set to play at Somerville this past Monday and entertain Waltham yesterday (Tuesday). They trek to Lynn English today (Wednesday) and will host Salem on Friday. They will play at Malden on Monday and host Medford next Wednesday.
EHS boys track does well vs. Malden
The Everett High boys outdoor track and field team engaged in a hard-fought battle with Malden last week, but came up on the short end of a 71.5-63.5 decision to the Golden Tornadoes.
Ryan Vu was the top scorer for the Crimson Tide, winning the long jump with a leap of 19’-0” and the triple jump with a final landing of 41’-4.5”, to record 10 points for coach Jehu Cimea’s squad.
Everett captured all three of the sprint events. Isaac Seide dashed to victory in the 100 in 11.61; Clarence Jules raced to a win in the 200 in 23,5; and Mac Shillingford outran the field in the 400 in 53.6.
Mario Sheard took first place in the discus with a throw of 117’-0”.
The boys also won both relays. The 4 x 100 quartet of Brandon Previlon, Isaac Seide, Samy Lamothe, and Clarence Jules edged their Malden counterparts by one second with a time of 46.5, while the 4 x 400 foursome of Justin King, Ryan Vu, Mac Shillingford, and Eduardo Chaparro ran a 3:46.1.
A number of Crimson Tide finished second in their individual events to add three points to the EHS cause: Eduardo Chaparro in the long jump (17’-8”) and javelin (107’-9”); Shillingford in the high jump (5’-4”); Fabrice Jacques in the 110 hurdles (19.3); Brandon Previlon in the 400 hurdles (62.3); and Jason Louis in the 400 dash (54.0).
Contributing single points for their third-place finishes were: Sheard in the javelin (106’-3”); Djynno Jean in the 400 hurdles (65.4) and the 800 (2:31.7); Wensley Mompremier in the mile (6:13.6); and Jason Louis in the triple jump (37’-4.75”).
Samy Lamothe added 0.5 point with a tie for third in the long jump (17’-6”).
“The boys came out ready to compete,” said Cimea.. “Captain Ryan Vu made his return from an injury, winning both the long jump and jumping a personal best in the triple of 41’- 4.5”. This meet saw the debut of Isaac Seide, who won the 100 and ran the second leg of the boys 4 x100.
“Captain Mac Shillingford, who has been running the 200 all season, wanted to run the 400 and he got his chance, winning the event with a personal best of 53.6,” Cimea continued. “Clarence Jules also took home first place in the 200 with a time of 23.5. Sophomore Brandon Previlon keeps getting better at the 400 hurdlers, running a personal record of 62.3.
“Mario Sheard has been our best thrower all season and continued to add valuable points for us,” the coach added. “Both relays took home victories. Our captains, Ryan Vu, Mac Shillingford, and Eduardo Chaparro, along with Clarence Jules, Jason Louis, Mario Sheard, and Brandon Previlon were among the athletes competing in three meets in five days with the State Coaches Invitational on the weekend and the Medford meet this past Monday.”
The Crimson Tide handily defeated Medford, 88-37, in that meet. Full details of the victory will appear in next week’s newspaper.
Cinema and his crew next will compete in the Northeastern Conference Meet this Saturday.
Seide, Chaparro, Cardinale win for EHS girls track team
Although the Everett High girls outdoor track & field team came out on the short end of a 98-37 decision to Malden, a number of Lady Crimson Tide turned in fine performances to win their events.
Victoria Chaparro led an Everett sweep of the long jump with a leap of 14’-9”. Teammates Dajana Tadic (13’-8”) and Rejeana Guillame (13’-7.5”) took second and third.
Lucia Seide paced another Everett sweep in the 100 dash with her sprint of 13.29. Guillaume (13.9) and Gitalia Bryce (14.3) came across in second and third.
Carolann Cardinale triumphed in the javelin with a throw of 104’-10”.
Everett took first place in the 4 x 100 relay, edging their Malden counterparts by just 0.2 with a clocking of 53.3. The Lady Crimson Tide quartet consisted of Piper Baker, Victoria Chaparro, Cyara Lamber, and Lucia Seide.
Lambert added three points to the Everett side of the scoresheet with her second place finish in the 200 dash in 28.8 and Tanashia Johnson did likewise in the 400 with her clocking of 70.5.
Adding single points with their third-place finishes were Piper Baker in the 200 (29.2); Kira Gray in the discus (66’-5”); and Lyanne Murphy in the 400 hurdles (85.6).
“The girls’ team saw the long-awaited debut of our top sprinter, Lucia Seide, in the 100, winning that event pretty easily, running in a time of 13.29 and anchoring the undefeated girls 4 x 100 team,” said EHS head coach Jehu Cimea. “As usual, we got key contributions from our captains with Victoria (Chaparro) leading a girls sweep in the long jump and running the second leg of the 4 x 100 team.
“Carolann Cardinale again out-threw the field in the javelin to stay undefeated in that event,” Cimea added. “Cyara Lambert ran her season-best in the 200 with a time of 28.8 and ran an amazing third leg in the 4 x 100.”
The girls’ squad took on Medford this past Monday and corralled the Lady Mustangs by a score of 65-33. Details of that win will appear in next week’s newspaper, along with the results of the Northeastern Conference championship meet that will be held Saturday.