EHS Boys Basketball at the Garden Sunday
The members of the Everett High boys basketball team will get to experience the thrill of every basketball player when they take to the famed parquet floor at the TD Boston Garden this Sunday afternoon, January 21, at 1:30 to compete in the annual Andrew James Lawson Foundation Invitational against Beverly High School.
The Crimson Tide’s contest with the Panthers is one of 11 high school games throughout the day at the Garden starting at 7:15 in the morning and extending through 9:00 p.m.
The Andrew James Lawson Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in Andrew’s memory by his family to advance and improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by funding, developing, and promoting programs, projects or individual scholarships that encourage and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and help foster inclusion in their community.
Andrew, who was born with Down’s Syndrome, passed away at the age of 27. His inclusion as a member of the Norwell High basketball team was a defining aspect of Andrew’s life that brought much joy both to himself and his family during his high school years.
Tickets are $26.50 at the door or $20 in advance through the school.
EHS Boys Track Rolls Past Classical
The Everett High boys track and field team improved to 3-1 on the season with a runaway 72-13 victory over Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Lynn Classical last Wednesday.
The Crimson Tide won nine of the 10 events and swept four, the 300, 600, high jump, and shot-put.
In the 300 dash, senior captain Omar Marshall took first place with a time of 40.0, followed by teammates Kayshaun Eveillard (40.6) and Fludjy Moise (42.4).
In the 600, senior captain Angel Torres (1:42.2) led the way, followed by teammates Aadit Manandhar (1:48.2) and Kelvin Lira (1:54.7)
Donald Michel cleared the high jump bar at 5’-6”, followed by Jalen Jones and Jayden Prophetre (both of whom also cleared the height of 5’-6”) to score all nine points for the Tide.
Junior Adoni Santos’s personal record (PR) shot-put throw of 34’-5.5” led a Crimson Tide sweep of that event, followed by teammates Berlens Beaubrun (34’-3”) and Jason Stark (33’-9.75”).
Everett went 1-2 in the 55 meter dash behind Jayden Prohete, who turned in a PR sprint of 5.5, and Jalen Jones, who also had a PR of 5.8.
Samuel Desir-Mafouana took first in the two-mile with a run of 12:27.3 and teammate David Huezo-Erazo in second in 13:11.2.
Senior Matth Telson topped the field in the 1000 with his time of 3:16.2 and teammate Nishal Tamang was close behind in third spot in a clocking of 3:18.4.
Senior Shishir Pokhrel won the mile with a clocking of 6:41.8.
In the 55 hurdles, senior captain Shinay Aristhene took second place in 7.9, followed by teammate Owen Beauvil in third in 8.0.
The Tide put the icing on their victory cake with a victory over the Rams in the 4 x 400 relay, as the quartet of Eveillard, Jones, Moise, and Marshall won the race with a PR time of 3:57, which was more than 21 seconds faster than their Classical foes.
“It was a dominating win for both teams, improving us 3-1 for the season,” said EHS head coach Jehu Cimea, referring to both the boys and girls squads. “We had multiple PRs. Both teams are looking forward to our meet this week against Lynn English.”
Cimea and his crew will meet English today (Wednesday) and will trek to Somerville next Wednesday.
A Sweep for EHS Girls Track
The Everett High girls indoor track and field team improved their record to 3-1 with a 68-10 victory over Greater Boston League opponent Lynn Classical in which coach Jehu Cimea’s squad took first place in all nine individual events and the 4 x 400 relay.
Senior captain Nyla Crowder was a double-winner for Everett, capturing the 55 meter dash with a personal record (PR) sprint of 6.7 seconds and the high jump with a leap of 4’-4”.
Junior captain Nicole Brandao won the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.0 to pace an Everett sweep with teammates Sophia Sousa (9.3) and Jossycah Emmanuel (9.4).
The other first-place finishers for coach Jehu Cimea’s squad were: senior captain Luca Jean Noel in the mile with a PR run of 6:49.7; sophomore Yelsa Garcia with a PR clocking of 49.3 in the 300 dash; sophomore Milena Antoine in the 600 dash (2:17.4); junior Tiffany Escobar in the 1000 in 4:26.3; junior captain Suzanne Maharjan in the two-mile (17:04); and junior captain Layla Betancur Cardona in the shot-put with a PR throw of 31’-2.5”.
The 4 x 400 quartet who placed five points into the EHS scoresheet was comprised of junior Victoria Macao, sophomore Alisha Lafontant, sophomore Zyelle Canon, and Garcia.
Adding three points to the EHS side of the scoresheet with second-place performances were: Macao in the 300 (52.2); Samantha Exil in the 1000 (4:35.7); Brandao in the high jump (4’-2”); and Darrynn Desrameaux in the shot-put (a PR toss of 29’-7.5”).
Contributing single points with third-place efforts were: senior captain Ida Bittaye in the 55 dash (7.1); senior Selma Moutaoukkil in the 300 (54.2); and senior Julianna Edwards in the shot-put with a PR toss of 28’-8.5”.
Cimea and his crew take on GBL rival Lynn English today (Wednesday) and Somerville next Wednesday.
Boys, Girls Hoop Teams in Action
The Everett High boys and girls basketball teams will take on Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Medford tomorrow (Thursday), with coach Riley Dunn’s girls squad traveling to Medford and coach Stanley Chamblain’s crew hosting the Mustangs at the EHS gym for a 7:00 tip-off.
The boys then will play at the TD Garden this Sunday vs. Beverly at 1:30 (see story above).
Both teams then will meet GBL foe Malden next Tuesday, with the boys at home at 7:00 and the girls making the short trek to Malden.