School Roundup: Sachems girls fall to Falcons

It was a tough night in Danvers for the Saugus girls basketball team, as it fell to the Falcons, 46-33.

“It wasn’t our night,” said Saugus coach Mark Schruender. “We missed a lot of shots that were pretty good shots for us. Credit to Danvers, it played good zone defense.”

Alessia Salzillo was the team-high scorer for Saugus (5-4) with 11 points. Taylor Bogdanski added 10, and Allie Kotkowski had four steals and played strong defense, as did Shaylin Groark.

The Sachems host Classical Tuesday.


Medford 90, Classical 79

Carly Mendonca was a double-winner in the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke, while Jacob Lang won the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Adam Marino delivered strong performances in the 500 free and 100 breaststroke.

The Rams have a couple of weeks of practice before the City Meet against English and Tech.

“I hope to see some intense practices, and we continue to improve every day, even from our last meet on Tuesday,” Classical coach Denise Silva said. “It’s fun to watch them grow and see what they can accomplish. We’re winless, but it doesn’t feel like it because so much good is happening.”

Revere 94, English 78

The Bulldogs fall to 5-3. Peter Phelan won the 200 IM (2:20.58), Caroline Zuffante won the 500 free (5:52.32) and 200 free (2:12.01) and Hannah Trahant won the diving event. The 200 free relay team of Abby Geaney, Mary Lawlor, Trahant and Zuffante won in 2:01.93.

Marblehead 94, Danvers 87

Winners for the undefeated Magicians (7-0) were Amanda Wager in the 200 free (1:59.38) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.16), Meagan Hathaway in the 200 IM (2:15.35) and 100 fly (59.82), Brian Coleman in the 50 free (23.40) and 100 free (51.12), Theo Chemel in the 500 free (5:30.15) and Cara Grazado in diving.


Swampscott 79, Saugus 0

It was a clean sweep all the way through for the Big Blue at home. Winners for Swampscott were Joe Varghese in the high jump (5 feet, 10 inches) and the 55-meter hurdles (8.9 seconds); Dave Quill in the shot put (43-2 1/2); Najique Henry in the 55 (6.8); Connor Lynch in the 300 (41.8); Jacob Culliton in the 600 (1:40.3), just beating out teammates Kyle Lenihan (1:40.6) and Luke Holmes (1:41.0); Chris Figueiredo in the 1000 (3:03.6); Will Fraser in the mile (5:21.1), just topping teammate Evan Lippman (5:21.8); and Oliver Daniels-Koch in the 2-miles (10:53.8).

Peabody 60, Malden 25

The Tanners dominated in the field events, with Isaiah Knight winning the high jump (5-10) and Conner Ramos winning the shot put (48-2 3/4). Kemani Jackson won the 55 hurdles (8.3), Edgard Dossantos won the 300 (39.8), Mark Alperen won the 1000 (2:50.6), William Aylward won the mile (4:51.4) and Shane Braz took the 2-miles (10:22.2).

For Malden, Eric Toh won the 600 (1:30.5) and Andjy Luxama won the 55 (6.4).

Marblehead 45, Beverly 41

Winners for the Magicians Richard DeCarvalho in the high jump (5-8), Ryan Dumais in the shotput (46 1/2), Thomas Huber in the 55 hurdles (8.0), Joe Doherty in the 55 (6.7), Zach Phelan in the 600 (1:38.4) and Oliver Glass in the 2-miles (11:02.1).

Somerville 57, Classical 29

Winners for Classical were Samson Srey in the 55 hurdles (8.6 seconds) and Dajon Wilson in the 300 (39.5).


Swampscott 77, Saugus 9

The Sachems girls team fared slightly better than their male counterparts, but it was still all Swampscott as the Big Blue won every event.

Winners for Swampscott were Charlotte Andrews in the high jump (4-8); Ciara Espaillat in the shot put (30-8 1/2); Meredith Zimmer in the 55 hurdles (10.1); Alexandra Gladstone in the 55 (7.9); Molly Frauenholz in the 300 (48.2), a tenth of a second ahead of her teammate Haley Sampson (48.3); Leonie Flacke in the 600 (1:55.3); Amelia Groothius in the 1000 (3:58.5); Ocean Crawley-Sweeney in the mile (6:09.5) and Ashley Marston in the 2-miles (13:06.2).

Olivia Tapia-Gately placed third in the mile for Saugus (6:35.1) and Ava Florino came within three seconds of a win in the 600 (1:57.9), coming in second. Saugus’ Serena Cacciola placed third in the 300 (49.0) and Jada Okoye was two-tenths of a second short in the 55 hurdles (10.3), placing second.

Malden 45, Peabody 41

It was a big win for the Golden Tornados in Swampscott as it took down a strong Peabody team. Malden’s Shataeya Smith won the shot put (34-9), Rachel Eaglin won the 55 hurdles (8.9), Nour Chouiki won the 600 (1:51.6), Jasmine Gray won the mile (5:46.5) and Kylie Dimaro won the 2-miles (12:38.1).

For Peabody, Lilly Brennan won the 1000 (3:26.8), Lexi Bettencourt won the 300 (44.1), Jolene Murphy won the 55 (7.2) and Alexa Flewelling won the high jump (5-10).

Somerville 46, Classical 40

Winners for Classical were Rhode Alcindor in the 600 (1:51.4), Rachel Brennan in the mile (5:50.1) and Miriam Bamaca in the 2-miles (15:17.5).

Beverly 60, Marblehead 26

Winners for the Magicians were Katie Knight in the 55 hurdles (9.6 seconds) and Caroline Johnson in the 2-miles (12.51.0).

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