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Hillies win 1st


After three losses, the Haverhill volleyball team registered its first win with a shutout of Lowell. Abigail Sonuga had 14 kills and Michelle Giambaressi served eight aces for the Hillies.

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Knights finish strong


North Andover's girls soccer team scored all its goals in the second half to defeat old rival Masconomet, 3-1. the Knights, now 3-1, had three different goal scorers (Abbie Karalis, Taylor Casale, Deven Sportelli) and three others with assists.

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Lancers win again!


Lawrence's field hockey team improved to 3-1-1, which is its best start in many years, with a 3-2 comeback win over Dracut. Ydalis Villa led the way with a goal and an assist.

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Super soph


Sophomore Lexi Verreault had 10 aces among 16 service points and lad 31 digs to lead Pinkerton (4-0) past Bedford in four games.

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Chenard aids Prep


Sophomore Griffin Chenard of Atkinson shot a 38 to help the St. John's Prep golf team beat St. Mary's of Lynn 224-148. The Prep improved to 4-1.

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Breaking through


After three ties to start the season, the Whittier boys soccer team broke through with a 3-0 shutout of Innovation Academy. Fabrcio Torres and John Manning both had a goal and an assist.

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Well-earned tie


North Andover's field hockey team battled a strong Reading club to a scoreless tie. Goalie Jacqui Petto was outstanding in net and Danielle Jillson shined defensively.

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Big win for 'Cats


Chantel Riendeau and Dominique Ortiz dominated at the net with 15 and 10 kills, Makayla Hardy passed effectively and Ortiz added 23 digs as unbeaten Whittier (4-0) won a tough battle with Greater Lawrence, winning by two points in three straight games. Jasmine Severino had an impressive seven blocks for the Reggies (3-0).

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Rolling Rangers

Catrina Crowe, Alyssa Drouin and Rachel Zins scored and Morgan Adames and Lauren McDonough also starred as Methuen blanked Everett 3-0.

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Windham crushes Trinity

WINDHAM — Streaking 80 yards to score in just under 90 seconds before the half, Trinity High danced to intermission, energized by the thoughts of an impending victory rally.
Windham High put those visions to rest pretty quick, scoring two quick third-quarter TDs to finish the rout of the Pioneers, 41-12, before about 800 fans at the Jags' home opener.
"They always have their kids ready, and we knew this was going to be a fight," said Windham QB Brendan McInnis.
Trinity has owned this newly-formed grid rivalry, taking three of the four previous games including playoff matches in 2012 and 2013. The Jags made a bit of a statement to the contrary yesterday, racking up 478 yards of offense.
Kellin Bail scored three times, cranking out 186 yards on nine carries with one three-yard TD catch. McInnis was has efficiently lethal self, hitting 7 of 12 (with three drops) for 95 yards and a pair of scores. He also broke Trinity's back with a 78-yard across-the-field TD scramble in a 9-carry, 89-yard rushing day.
"As much as it hurt them to watch it, our coaches spent a lot of hours watching that November (playoff loss to Trinity) on film. They had us prepared for what they were bringing to us today offensively," said Mcinnis. "The rest was on our offensive line.  It might have been the best game I've seen them play in four years. They played awesome. Guys like Mike Bedient, who literally has played all five spots on the line. Kevin (Curran), Pat Hume, Kyle Adamson. They may be unsung outside the team, but they're our guys inside the locker room."
Up 27-12 at the break, Windham was in charge, but had to wonder what the third quarter might bring. But Bail ripped off a 65-yard TD, and Kurtis Jolicoeur ambled 50 yards up the gut on third-and-two as the Jags extended to move to 2-0 on the young season.
Next week, the Jags hit the road for Weare with a Saturday matinee date against 1-1 John Stark.

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North Andover rallies for first win over Andover since 2005

ANDOVER — As Bubba Shkliew stepped off the Lovely Field turf, the North Andover star pumped his fists and looked up to the sky in joy.

“Finally!” he said.

After eight years of heartbreak at the hands of neighboring rival Andover High, North Andover finally broke through, recovering an on-sides kick in the final seconds to lock down a thrilling 20-19 victory over the Golden Warriors Friday.

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Fairweather leads Lancers to victory

Eric Fairweather rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another to lead Londonderry 35-14 over Timberlane.

Fairweather completed 6 of 10 passes for 201 yards.

He connected with receiver Michael Ryan four times for 172 yards.

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Central crushes Haverhill for second straight blowout win

LAWRENCE — Two weeks into the season, staring at the only team to knock them off last year, Central Catholic's only problem might be going the distance.
For the second straight week, the Raider starters had the helmets unbuckled for good by the mid-third quarter, making quick work of Haverhill High before about 1,200 fans here last night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
"Our coaches condition us every day, so we'll be fine playing the full four quarters," said Raider halfback Mike Balsamo, who steamrolled his way to 54 yards on just seven carries.
The Raiders will need it. Saturday, they travel to 2-0 St. John's Prep, fresh of last night's 14-6 victory at Brockton.
St. John's defeated Central here a year ago. The Raiders have gone on to rip off 11 straight wins since, including the drive to the 2013 Division 1 Super Bowl championship.
Central simply smothered the visiting Hillies, who came in riding the high of a last-minute opening win over Beverly.
But when the Raiders recovered their own opening kickoff — kind of a side-of-the-foot-flopper that came to rest in no-Hillies-land — they went to work.
Markus Edmunds dove in for the first of his three TDs on the night — five for the young season — and a fumble on Haverhill's second snap from scrimmage set up No. 2.
"That's our preparation, and we were hyped up for this one," said Balsamo. "We have some pretty experience guys like myself, Markus, Mike Milano. We have a lot of key starters back. So we're ready for challenges like this."
Central's starters dominated nearly every second they were in there, outgaining the Hillie regulars 304-20.
Edmunds, Milano and Balsamo combined to run 24 times for 205 yards on their own.
Fans got to see a hungrier, maybe even nastier Balsamo.
"That's my style of game," said the senior, who's already gotten offers from Wofford and Bryant. "I'm 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, and I'm going to use it all I can to punish defenders and move the chains.
Now the Raiders can look ahead to the Prep and try to forget the nationally-acclaimed 40-21 loss that saw Eagle Johnny Thomas make ESPN's SportsCenter for his 106-yard interception return for a TD.
"I never watch (the video)," said Edmunds. "I want to vomit every time I watch it."
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Salem runs away with victory

Charles Sibanda rushed 12 times for a 145 yards and three touchdowns to lead Salem football 40-0 over Keene. 

Josh Rodriguez ran eight times for 121 and a touchdown. 

James Leblond's only run resulted in a 71-yard TD.  John Bartose added 45 yards on the ground and one score.

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VIDEO: Andover volleyball's Eduardo Machado

Eduardo Machado is a standout for the Andover volleyball team — he leads the team in assists and kills — and is also a star in the classroom. He is ranked in the top 10 percent of his class, scored a 2,170 on his SATs and will be attending RPI.

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