English girls hockey clinches tourney berth

The Lynn English girls hockey team will have at least one extra game to play in a couple of weeks; the Bulldogs clinched a state tournament berth with a 3-2 win over Beverly in South Hamilton Saturday.Even more impressive, the 10-5 Bulldogs did this in their first season as a varsity program.”I am so proud of how the girls have come together,” English coach Bob Roach said. “We played really well (Saturday).”Adriana Russell scored twice for English; Katie Carruccio added a goal and an assist. Vanessa Carruccio, Amanda Morash and Katelyn Leslie had single assists.Amanda Witunsky got the historic win in net, stopping 20 shots.St. Mary’s 9, Lincoln School, RI 0At the Mt. St. Charles Tournament in Rhode Island, Michelle Golden scored twice while Christen Hart had a goal and three assists for the 18-1 Spartans.Alex Smith and Courtney White each had a goal and two assists with Michelle Macchione, Alisha Savary, Courtney Winters and Abby Gauthier each having one goal.Also in girls hockey action, Marblehead defeated Algonquin, 4-0.BOYS BASKETBALLEnglish in Comcast TournamentAt BC High, the Bulldogs lost to Newton North, 60-54, in the first round and defeated New Bedford, 69-51, in the consolation.Bryan Bingham led English (15-6) with 14 points against New Bedford; Jairo Valdez added 12 for English, which led 34-20 at halftime.Winston Bennett led English with 20 points against Newton North. Bingham also had 14 points in that game. English trailed 28-25 at halftime.BOYS TRACKDivision 3 all-state meetKevin Bennett took home first in the 1,000 in 2:36.50 to provide all the Magicians points. Marblehead finished 17th overall. Hingham won the meet with 41 points.Saugus’ Alex DeRosa placed seventh in the 2-mile (10:23.33).Division 4 all-state meetSwampscott was 21st (5 points). Spencer Shonio was fifth in the 300 (36.47) and Steven Bennett was fifth in the 1,000 (2:40.49). The Big Blue placed sixth in the 4 x 800 relay (8:54.43).GIRLS TRACKDivision 3 all-state meetDanvers tied for 12th with 12 points. Christina Kaczynski came home second in the 1,000 at 3:05.71, just three tenths of a second behind the winner. Katelynn Hartnett added a fourth in the 600 (1:40.56) for the Falcons.Fenwick finished 18th with Lexi Culkeen taking second in the shot put at 35-10 1/2 while Saugus’ Cassandra Anderson was fifth in the 300 (42.19).Division 4 all-state meetLindsey Walsh ran 11:47.88 to finish third in the 2-mile for Swampscott’s eight points and an 18th place finish.WRESTLINGPrep in Individual State TournamentAt Lowell, The Prep had two state champions: Mark Grabowski, 135, and Ryan Malo, 189. Malo won his second state title, pinning all four opponents.”That’s 13 years in a row we’ve had a state champion,” coach Manny Costa said.Also placing for The Prep were: Ryan Harding, second, 125; Brian Story, third, 130; Dan Lahiff, third, 171; and Ben Ersing, fourth, 119. All six wrestlers advance to the all-state tourney next weekend.

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