School Sports Roundup: St. Mary’s golf clinches CCL title

St. Mary's Luke Sargent scored 30 points in Thursday's win. (Item Photo by Owen O'Rourke)

The St. Mary’s golf team locked up the Catholic Central League title after a solid win over conference foe Archbishop Williams, 195-150, at Braintree Municipal Golf Course Thursday afternoon.

“The kids are obviously excited, it’s a great accomplishment for us as a team,” said St. Mary’s coach Jay Fiste. “Our guys have been working hard all year, so it’s nice to see them get rewarded for that.”

The Spartans were hitting on all cylinders Thursday, as three of their seven golfers registered at least 30 points. Aidan Emmerich led the way with 36 points, while Luke Smith had 31 points and Luke Sargent had 30 points. Pete Pagliuca added 28 points, Christian Emmerich had 26 points and Owen Maguire and Sean Mathers scored 22 points each.

“This was probably our best overall performance from top to bottom this year,” said Fiste.

St. Mary’s (12-2, 11-0 CCL) hosts Arlington Catholic at Gannon Golf Club Tuesday.


English 40, Everett 32

The Bulldogs notched their first win of the season.

Paul Papageorgiou, Nathan Whitcomb and Bryce Whitcomb all earned wins for English.

The Bulldogs (1-10) host Revere Tuesday at Gannon Golf Club.

Classical 44, Malden 28

Brendan Lannon led the way with a 39. Tim Nerich, Brad Cerrone, Brett Bucklin and Matt Devin also played well. Classical (9-2) qualified for the state tournament with the win.

Salem 48, Winthrop 24

Salem punched its ticket to the state tournament.

“It’s always great to make the tournament,” said Salem coach Tom Doyle. “This is something that we strive for at the beginning of each year, and the guys have worked hard to get to this point.”

Ethan Doyle won his match 7 1/2-1 1/2, while Troy Zipper and Joe Parr each won their respective matches 7-2. Tommy Harrington and Casey Williamson each earned 6-3 wins, while Nick Angeramo and Bobby Jellison each won their respective matches 5-4.

The Witches (10-2) host Swampscott Friday.

Marblehead 52, Somerville 20

Behind the solid play of co-captains Brendan Locke and Ben Brennan, the Magicians earned a big win.

Locke and Brennan shared medalist honors with a pair of 36’s, as Locke won his match 5 1/2-3 1/2 and Brennan won his match 7 1/2-1 1/2. Other winners for Marblehead were Ben Weed (8-1), Ben Gansenberg (8-1), Finn Keaney (8-1), Sam Thompson (5 1/2-3 1/2) and Will Cleary (5-4). Gavin Lundgren split his match 4 1/2-4 1/2.

Marblehead (7-2) hosts Swampscott Monday.

Swampscott 42, Beverly 30

The Big Blue got wins from Lou Spellios (6 1/2-2 1/2), Danny Dilisio (6-3), Tate Greenfield (6-3), Ryan Graciale (5 1/2-3 1/2) and Max Pegnato (5-4). Jake Goldman and Aidan Tierney each tied their respective matches, 4 1/2-4 1/2.

Swampscott (8-1) plays on the road against Salem Friday.


Classical 3, Malden 0

The Rams earned the win in straight sets by scores of 25-17, 25-10, 25-17.

Pamela Diaz had a big game for Classical with eight service points, five aces and six digs, while Shanelle Belmer-Barry led the team with six kills. Skyler Crayton added five kills and Maggie McHale had three kills, while Amber Crayton had 10 service points and nine digs.

Classical (9-2) will look for its tournament-clinching 10th win Tuesday against Northeast.

Beverly 3, Winthrop 1

The Panthers won by set scores of 25-15, 17-25, 25-21, 25-10.

Vivian Nascimento had five aces in the win, while Sophie McGarigal had a big defensive game with 18 digs. Natalia Francis had three aces, three digs and one kill, while Rory Harmon had two kills.

Everett 3, English 0

The Bulldogs lost with set scores of 25-19, 25-13 and 25-20.


Peabody 5, Somerville 0

Peabody earned the shutout win behind the solid play of goalkeeper Shelby Doucette, who finished the game with five saves.

Bridget O’Connell had two goals and one assist to lead the offensive effort, while McKayla Fisher added one goal and one assist. Aja Alimonte and Emily McDonough each had one goal, while Haley Baker had two assists.

Meghan Billingsley, Jordyn Collins, Colleen Crotty and Sam Simmons played well on the defensive end for Peabody (5-3-1).

Classical 1, Gloucester 0

Julia Jordan scored the lone goal with Mary Collins’ assist. Goalie Alexandra Show recorder her first varsity shutout. Classical (6-2-1) hosts Saugus Monday (4).

Winthrop 4, English 1

Melissa Zayas scored English’s lone goal, her 14th of the season. English (3-8) visits Gloucester Monday night (7:15).

Swampscott 2, Beverly 2

Haley Bernhardt and Sydney Clark each scored a goal. Goalie Nikki Rosa made eight saves.

Danvers 8, Medford 0
The Falcons are 8-1-1 on the season, 6-0 in NEC play.


Classical 3, Gloucester 2

Fernando Gomez scored two goals and Alex Amaya scored one. Classical qualified for the state tournament with the win.

Peabody 1, Swampscott 1

Johnny Alves scored Peabody’s lone goal on Michael Bender’s assist. Goalie Will Machado made five saves. Peabody (3-2-2) hosts Gloucester Monday (5).


KIPP was led by captain Angel Hernandez, who scored two goals in the win. Aubrey Connors added one goal and one assist, while Anderson Rodriguez and Alejandro Campos each had one goal. Jorge Zapata had one assist.

KIPP (5-0) hosts Prospect Hill Tuesday.


Lynnfield 4, Amesbury 0

The Pioneers clinched a state tournament bid. Maddie Murphy scored two goals, while Ashley Barrett and Lily Rothwell each scored one.

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