EHS Girls Track Runs Past Classical
The Everett High girls outdoor track and field team won its fourth straight meet with an 86-48 victory at Lynn Classical last Tuesday.
“The girls had a great meet,” said EHS head coach Jehu Cimea.
Senior captain Lakisha Kirnon led the way for the Lady Crimson Tide with three first-place finishes to score 15 points on the day. Lakisha captured the 110 high hurdles in a clocking of 18.9 seconds, the high jump with a leap of 4’-4”, and the long jump with a flight of 14’-3”.
“Lakisha is having an incredible final season and it is amazing to see how far she has come,” said Cimea.
Sophomore Malaica Guillaume was a double-winner for Everett, topping the field in the 400 hurdles in 1:26.4 and the triple jump with a final landing of 28’-11”.
Additional first-place finishers for the Lady Crimson Tide were:
— Senior Alyssa Hurley with a javelin throw of 65’-0”. Alyssa also scored three points with a second-place in the shot-put with a toss of 24’-11.25”;
— Sophomore Layla Betancur-Cardona with a personal record (PR) shot-put toss of 25’-11.25”;
— Sophomore Darrynn Desrameuax with a PR spin of the discus of 65’-2.50”;
— Senior Rejeana Guillaume in the 200 dash with a sprint of 28.5. Rejeana also grabbed second place in the high jump with a leap of 4’-4” and third place in the long jump with a flight of 13’-10”; and
— The 4 x 100 relay quartet of junior Ida Bittaye, junior Nyla Crowder, junior Jessica Desouza, and senior Gigi Boyce with a clocking of 56.7, which was 1.7 seconds faster than their Classical counterparts.
Adding three points to the Everett scoresheet with second-place finishes were: sophomore Suzanne Maharjan in the two-mile run (18:01.6); senior Elysse Datchene in the 100 dash (13.7); Bittaye in the 110 hurdles (20.9); sophomore Laneya Smith in the 400 dash (1:13.1); senior Nataly Anaya in the 800 (3:00.5); sophomore Nicole Brandao in the long jump (14’-0”); and junior Jessica DeSouza in the discus (59’-8”).
Contributing single points with third-place efforts were: Crowder in the 100 dash (14.2) and the high jump; freshman Jossycah Emmanuel in the 110 high hurdles (21.7); freshman Alisha Lafontant in the 400 dash (1:14.8); Boyce in the 200 dash (31.2); Crowder in the high jump; sophomore Taisha Alexandre in the shot-put (24’-7.75”); and sophomore Victoria Macao in the javelin (60’-2”).
Cimea and his crew will take host Somerville this coming Tuesday and then will entertain Lynn English next Thursday.
EHS Boys Track Outclasses the Rams
The Everett High boys outdoor track and field team won eight of the 14 individual events to come away with a 78-56 victory over Greater Boston League (GBL) foe Lynn Classical last week.
The Crimson Tide were bolstered by the return to action of defending GBL champion Richard Malloy after an absence of two months.
Malloy, who is a senior, sprinted to victory in the 100 meter dash with a clocking of 11.6 seconds.
“It was great having Richard back on the track and running again,” said EHS head coach Jehu Cimea.
Senior Lilian Pochot was a double-winner for Everett. Lilian captured the 200 dash with a sprint of 25.0 and the long jump with a flight of 18’-11”. He also took second spot in the 100 dash in 11.9 to lead Everett in the scoring column with 13 points on the day.
Also powering Everett to the victory with first-place performances were: junior Owen Beauvil in the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:06.3 (Owen also grabbed third place in the 200 dash in 26.0); junior Matth Telson in the 800 with a clocking of 1:22.1; senior Joseph Murillo with a shot-put toss of 40’-3” (Joseph also took third place in the discus); senior Donovan Gaskins in the discus with a spin of 102’-9.5”; and senior Seth Sylvain in the javelin with a throw of 106’-2”.
Adding three points to the Everett side of the scoresheet with second-place performances were: Jareld Celestin in the discus (93’-9”); Luc-Hashmer Paul in the high jump (5’-0”); senior Darryl Monvil in the 200 dash in 25.4; junior Fludjy Moises in the 400 dash (58.1); junior Shinay Aristhene in the 110 hurdles (19.4) and the 400 hurdles (1:07.7); junior Samuel Desir-Mafouana in the mile (5:31.9); and junior Anthony Cooper in the two-mile (13:05.3).
Contributing single points to the Crimson Tide column with third-place efforts were: Hector Guevara in the shot-put (34’-11.75”); junior Aadit Manandhar in the 800 in 2:51.8; freshman David Huezo-Erazo in the two-mile (13:47); and junior Adam Penaflor in the 400 hurdles (1:09.3).
“The team is looking to get some rest as we prepare for a challenging end of the season schedule with three meets in seven days, starting with Somerville on the 17th, Lynn English on the 19th and the GBL Championship Meet on the 23rd,” said Cimea.
EHS Boys Volleyball Defeats Chelsea, Pioneer
The first three matches in May last week brought some firsts for the Everett High boys volleyball team.
In contrast to their contests in March and April, all of which went to a fifth set, Everett’s first match of the new month ended with their first 3-0 victory in a rematch against Chelsea.
The Tide then traveled to Somerville, where they dropped their second match of the season, again falling to the Highlanders, 16-14, in the deciding fifth set.
However, coach Mike Fineran’s crew bounced back at home on Friday, closing out their first three-match week with a 3-1 win over Pioneer.
Everett’s season record sits at 5-2 with three games remaining in the season.
The Crimson Tide’s performance in last Monday’s match against Chelsea was nearly perfect, according to Fineran.
“We played strong from start to finish,” Fineran said. “Our passes were on target, our hitters were aggressive, and we didn’t let any of their servers get into a rhythm.”
Everett cruised to a 25-11 win in the first set behind strong serving from junior Dimitar Dimitrov and senior co-captain Caio Santos, who aced three of four serves to close the set. Caio also added a kill and assisted on four kills by senior Marcilio Melo and three by freshman Henrique Franca.
In the second set, Everett’s other co-captain, Brandon Ho, led the way with three kills and seven serves (three aces) that put the Tide up 11-1.
Junior Roberto Brizuela served six in a row with an ace in Everett’s 25-6 win.
In the third set Ho, Melo, and Franca each had a pair of kills and sophomore Hyan Soares DeCasto had a kill and an ace as Everett pulled away in the end, 25-18.
“We showed our potential and played a complete game,” said Fineran. “I’m proud of the way they played.”
Everett ran into trouble on the road Wednesday against Somerville, missing their first three serves as the Highlanders jumped out to a 9-2 lead and won the first set, 25-18.
“Four of our six servers hit one out in the set and we only managed three kills,” noted Fineran. “That’s not a recipe for success.”
The second set began the same way, with Somerville getting the first seven points, but two kills from Ho and Franca and three more by Melo, helped bridge the gap.
Three aces by Santos, two by Franca, and one by Dimitrov helped Everett take the set, 25-22.
The third set was a reverse of the second, as Everett built an early lead behind three kills apiece by Ho and Melo. However, Somerville roared back to steal the set, 25-21, and they kept the momentum going, racing out to a 10-0 lead in the fourth set.
But six serves from Santos early, and four from Soares DeCasto, helped Everett take a 15-14 lead. Melo had two blocks, and he and Ho had two kills each.
Dimitrov had a kill, as did Santos, who served six in a row (three aces) to push Everett’s lead to 23-17. Ho served to close out the set, 25-18.
In the fifth set, Everett had plenty of chances, as three aces from Ho gave the Tide a 5-3 edge in the race to 15 points.
Santos served with a 12-11 lead, and Ho served with the match tied 14-14, but Somerville’s defense stifled the Tide attack and took the match.
“We had some bad luck, but we never gave up,” said Fineran. “This was an important lesson for our team, because you can’t assume that everything’s going to go your way, like it did for us earlier in the week. If we want to win, we have to fight to make it happen.”
The Tide didn’t have to wait long for that fight, as they hosted Pioneer Charter School of Science on Friday, a rematch of Everett’s first match of the season. It was clear early on that this would be another tightly-contested bout between two evenly-matched teams.
In the first set, the rivals traded kills and blocks and neither team could pull away. Pioneer took set one, 25-22.
Between sets, Fineran tweaked his line-up, moving Dimitrov to right side hitter and giving sophomore Dawens Germain a chance at middle. Germain responded with two kills and a block in the set, as did Franca. Melo had four kills and Ho had two aces and a kill as Everett won, 25-19.
“I don’t think we did anything much differently in the second set,” said Fineran. “We just played a little cleaner and kept taking swings.”
Two more kills from Germain in the third set, plus three from Ho and two blocks from Melo, gave Everett a 19-16 lead. Franca served the last two points, including an ace to ice the set, 25-19.
In the fourth set, freshman Dantae Bauer earned his first kill of the season on a back row attack, senior David Gutierrez had a kill and two serves, and Santos served five in a row as Everett put Pioneer away, 25-15.
Ho had four kills in the set, Melo had two and a block, and Germain and Santos added one apiece.
“It was truly a total team effort,” said Fineran. “We needed people to step up and everyone did.”
Everett traveled to Medford yesterday (Tuesday) and will host Chelsea Friday. Seniors will be honored before the last home game of the season next Tuesday (May 17) at 4 p.m. when the Crimson Tide will entertain Greater Boston League foe Medford.
EHS Softball Team Cruises Past Chelsea
The Everett High softball team earned a 19-0 victory over Chelsea in its only contest of the past week.
Lady Crimson Tide ace pitcher Celeste Fuccillo almost came away with her fourth shutout of the season, limiting the Lady Red Devils to just one hit, while fanning 12 and walking only one.
Everett jumped out quickly, scoring nine runs in the opening inning.
Kristi Skane led the Lady Crimson Tide attack with two base hits. Gianna Masucci doubled home two runs, as did Fuccillo. Kayley Rossi delivered a two-RBI base hit and Bryanna Mason also singled.
Everett doubled its advantage with nine more markers in the second frame.
Rossi belted a three-run homer in the rally. Alexa Uga, Jayla Davila, Skane (one RBI), and Arabela Cvitkusic all hit the ball hard for base hits.
The Lady Crimson Tide added their final tally in the third on base hits by Davila and Emma Longmore, who scored the EHS run.
Coach Stacy Poste and her crew were scheduled to make the long trek to Rockport yesterday (Tuesday) and will make the shorter trip to Revere on Friday. They will play at Latin Academy next Tuesday and will host Medford next Wednesday at Glendale Park at 4:00.
EHS Baseball Overwhelms Chelsea
The Everett High baseball team earned a 17-1 victory over Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Chelsea last week.
JJ Costa led the Crimson Tide both on the mound and at the plate. JJ picked up his first win of the season with a route-going effort in which he fanned 11 Red Devil hitters. He helped his own cause with his bat by racking up three base hits.
Frankie Velasquez, Nordeivy Santana, and Enrico Vega also had multiple-hit games for Everett.
The win improved the Tide’s record to 6-4 on the season, but a pair of losses later in the week brought Everett back to the .500 mark.
In a 7-5 loss to non-league foe Greater Lawrence Tech, Everett allowed GLT to take an early 5-1 lead thanks to some miscues in the field.
However, the Crimson Tide rebounded to bring the game back to level in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out rally.
Consecutive walks to Alex Lara and David Saia put two runners on. After both runners advanced to second and third on a wild pitch, Justin Longmore came through in the clutch, delivering a game-tying, two-run single to force extra innings.
Unfortunately, the Tide could not maintain their momentum and surrendered two runs in the top of the eighth.
In the bottom half of the eighth, Everett had the tying run on base with one out, but failed to score.
Junior Matt Turilli tossed seven superb innings, allowing just two earned runs. Everett was led offensively by senior Frankie Velasquez, who had a monster day at the plate. Frankie went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, and three runs scored.
In a 5-0 loss to Everett to GBL foe Lynn English this past Monday, the Tide could not get much going offensively for most of the game, although they had their chances to put up some runs on the scoreboard.
Trailing 1-0 for much of the game, Everett was able to get the lead-off runner on base in the first four innings, but was unable to do any damage. Offensive miscues such as not being able to get bunts down, getting picked off, and forgetting how many outs on the bases stifled any attempt to mount a comeback.
Everett’s starting pitcher, junior Omar Marshall, deserved a better fate. Omar threw six strong innings, allowing just two earned runs in the loss.
“I was happier with the way that we played in our 11-1 loss earlier in the season vs. what I saw in this game,” said EHS head coach Joel Levine. “Mistakes happen, offensively and defensively, throughout the course of a game. These are young men, and that is expected. However, it’s tough for us to win games when the mistakes pile up in an inning or throughout the game. If we want to make a push to qualify for the state tournament, we are going to have to play better baseball, plain and simple.”
Levine and his crew have a busy week ahead. They have three successive home games against GBL rivals Lynn Classical tomorrow (Thursday), Somerville on Friday, and Revere on Monday. The opening pitch for all three of those encounters at Glendale Park is set for 4:00.
They will hit the road to Medford next Wednesday.