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Drouin delivers

 

Ally Drouin helped keep the playoff hopes alive for the Methuen girls soccer team (8-7-2) with a 2-1 victory over Malden. trailing 1-0 late, Drouin had two free kicks in the final six minutes, scoring once and assisting on the other to Jenna O'Malley.

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Girls Soccer, 10/25/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Torres powers Reggies into postseason

WAKEFIELD — Jeremy Torres fell a tad short of the mark he'd set for himself. But the senior running back isn't one to quibble over a measly five yards.

Running on the fresh legs a three-week layoff provides, Torres got stronger as the game progressed yesterday and leading Greater Lawrence to a 28-12 victory in yesterday's regular-season finale against Commonwealth Conference opponent Northeast.

Torres finished with 230 yards on 22 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, including the final, clinching score with 10:14 left.

"Everyone on the sideline was on me to run harder, run harder," said Torres, who scored on runs of 17 in the second quarter and 38 in the fourth. "And the line was perfect. I saw a lot of big holes out there.

"My goal was 235 (yards). It was something I wanted to achieve. But I can live with finishing five yards short. As long as we got the W and made the playoffs."

Because of a bye week on the heels of game cancellation because of a whooping cough outbreak, yesterday's probable postseason clincher was the Reggies first since a 32-18 defeat of Greater Lowell on Oct. 4. The Reggies (4-2) entered the final week solidly entrenched in the eighth and final Division 5 postseason berth.

"We had three weeks to prepare for this team," Torres said. "We wanted to come in here, beat them and make our way to the playoffs. We want to make some noise in the playoffs. Making the playoffs is very important."

Torres, who ran for 200 yards against Manchester Essex in Week 3, ran for his biggest yardage when needed most. Helping the Reggies consume time, he had 119 yards on carries No. 19 (38-yard TD), 20 (46) and 21 (35).

"The game plan was just to run the ball and pound it in," Torres said. "My line was firing off and everything was perfect. We just wanted to keep going."

Both sides of the line enjoyed their best game of the season as the Reggies finished with 322 yards on their 52 carries (6.2 yard average, while Northeast (3-4) was held to 77 on its 32 attempts (2.4 average).

Three Reggies toil on both lines: two-way tackle Daniel Hernandez, guard/defensive end Edgardo Garcia and center/tackle Brandon Nichols.

"My major fear was playing after having three weeks off," GL coach Tony Sarkis said. "We had a roller-coaster kind of ride up and down, and then they sealed it in the fourth quarter when they put it together and played well."

Greater Lawrence also got touchdown runs from Angel Martin (19 yards for the game's first score), and Shane Dunn (a 1-yarder that provided a 22-12 lead.

But it was Torres who put the finishing touches on Greater Lawrence's grand finale.

"He's been up and down (this season)," Sarkis said of his back. "He's really settled down and playing a (heck) of a game. He's very athletic and a hard worker. But he's also starting to be a leader which is the most important thing."

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Football, 10/25/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Windham rolls over Milford

Brendan McInnis completed all four of his passes for 148 yards, including a 99-yard TD pass to Anthony Gallo as Windham rolled 41-0 over Milford. 

McInnis also rushed one time for 16 yards.

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Football, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Chen rushes for 284 yards, Andover locks up playoff berth

ANDOVER — One year ago, Andover found itself on the outside looking in on the new Massachusetts football playoff system, relegated to the losers bracket after a 4-3 start.

A season later, the Golden Warriors weren’t going to be left out again.

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Football, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Urbanik leads Astros to rout over Keene

 DERRY — T.J. Urbanik rushed seven times for 148 yards as Pinkerton rolled 57-9 over Keene. 

The Astros remained perfect at 8-0 while Keene dropped to 0-8. 

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Football, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Fairweather continues record-setting season in win

 

LONDONDERRY - Eric Fairweather came close, real close, to reaching two milestones in Londonderry's 22-13 victory over Nashua South. Fairweather, the Lancers QB, reached 1,031 yards on the ground for the season with his 140 rushing yards Friday. But he just missed reaching the 1,000-yard passing plateau. With his 134 yards passing against Nashua South, Fairweather now has 981 yards passing for the season. He has a chance to reach that statistical milestone in a huge game against Salem next Friday at Salem High. Fairweather was his usual dominant self Friday. He rushed for TDs of 63 and 5 yards and also connected with receiver Nick Donnelly for a 17-yard TD score. But the QB did throw three interceptions as Nashua South made a comeback after trailing 22-0 in the fourth quarter. Michael Ryan added six rushes for 69 and Jimmy Nee ran three times for 24 yards. David Wiedenfeld caught two passes for 48 yards. Salem, meanwhile, beat Nashua North 12-7 on Friday. Salem and Londonderry both enter next Friday's Halloween game with 7-1 records. The winner of that game goes to the playoffs and the other team's season will end.

 

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Football, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Salem wins sets up Londonderry showdown

NASHUA — One week before a regular-season showdown against Londonderry with a playoff spot up for grabs, it would have been easy for Salem to overlook a two-win Nashua North squad.

Especially when a junior running back will be taking his first snaps as a varsity signal caller.

While last night's victory might not have been the Blue Devils' prettiest performance of a stellar season, Salem's 12-7 win got the job done.

Nick Shumski proved more than capable of getting the job done, one night after being told he'd be subbing under center for starter John Cerretani, who was not in uniform because of a coach's decision.

Shumski rebounded from an interception on his first throw, completing four of his remaining five passes. Each completion went to Kenny Calabrese, none bigger than his leaping 28-yard reception at the Titan 1, setting up Johnny Bartose's clinching touchdown with 8:07 remaining in the game.

"I found out (Thursday) before practice," said Shumski, who's only previous QB experience this year was the first half of the first junior varsity game. "One of my teammates told me. I thought he was messing with me at first, but it turned out to be the real deal.

"I just thought it was a big opportunity right now. I had to play my best and help my team out. Everyone is stressing out about Londonderry, but we knew we had to get this one first"

The inexperienced Shumski was helped significantly by Charles Sibanda, who led a balanced rushing attack with 118 yards and the game's initial touchdown midway through the third quarter.

"Nick's a great football player," Salem coach Rob Pike said. "We had full confidence in him. He did fine. We just had a lot of other issues we have to take care of."

Those issues would be penalties that stymied may possessions, including one that lasted 9 minutes and 18 plays and reached the North 1. The Blue Devils were flagged 13 times for 126 yards. Six of the calls were of the personal foul-unsportsmanlike varieties. The two teams combined for 238 yards on 24 penalties.

Defense played a huge role, holding the Titans to 102 rushing yards and 164 total. The biggest play was Bryce Haynes' interception that halted Nashua North's final possession.

"Defense is playing great," Pike said. "There's a ton of guys I could highlight."

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Football, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

OT thriller

Kaitlyn Laliberte scored the game's lone goal with 8:45 left in the first overtime to lead Sanborn over John Stark in the first round of the Division 3 field hockey tournament. 

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Field Hockey, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

OT thriller

Kaitlyn Laliberte scored the game's lone goal with 8:45 left in the first overtime to lead Sanborn over John Stark in the first round of the Division 3 field hockey tournament. 

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Field Hockey, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

N.H. Football: Hughes does it all for Owls

PLAISTOW - Jason Hughes kicked a field goal, scored on a touchdown run, threw a touchdown pass, intercepted two passes and kept Merrimack pinned back with his punting.

The junior's jack-of-all-trades performance lifted Timberlane to a 16-7 win over Merrimack on a cold Friday night.

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Football, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Windham Perfection

Coach Jill Bartlett said Hannah Scott "was all over the court." She contributed 26 assists and 18 service points as Windham blanked Oyster River, 3-0, to complete a 16-0 regular season.

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Girls Volleyball, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover dumps Lions

Andover won just five events but its depth carried the day in a 98-88 win over Chelmsford for the MVC Large title. Rachel Landry and Alison Murtagh were double winners and the Golden Warriors were inspired by a key second by Sophia Allen in the diving. Coach Marilyn Fitzgerald said AHS knew the Lions really wanted this one when they made the unusual move of wearing their "championship suits."

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Girls Swimming, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Methuen clinches share of title

Jenna Albrecht won the 200 IM in 2:23.71 and 500 freestyle in 5:42.50 to lead Methuen over Lowell. 

With the victory, the Rangers clinched a share of the MVC Division 2 title with Lowell and Billerica. 

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Girls Swimming, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pelham advances

Kate Surprenant and Sarah Morin both scored while Ashlyn Farwell made nine saves to lead Pelham 2-0 over Bishop Brady in the Division 3 first round. 

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Field Hockey, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Righini record

Salem beat Merrimack 4-2 in the regular season finale with Todd Righini scoring his 19th and 20th goals of the year. Coach Tony Karibian said Righini broke his own modern school record (1992-present) for goals. The old mark was Righini with 16 last year.

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Boys Soccer, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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