EHS sports roundup

At the start of the week, Everett High School had three teams entering the MIAA playoffs. By Wednesday morning, only two remained.

Basketball – Crimson Tide boys basketball handled their opening round playoff test with thorough besting of Methuen High School, moving past the first round with a 66-34 victory. They will host Cambridge Rindge and Latin in the quarter finals at EHS on Friday (2/28) at 7PM.

The Lady Tide will tip-off against Reading in the first round of the playoffs. The game is scheduled for 7PM Wednesday (2/26)at EHS. Hockey – In their first playoff appearance in four years, the Crimson Tide failed to make it out of the first round, falling to Boston Latin, 12-0.

Hockey Family

Crimson Tide defenseman Kaleigh Snook (9) chases down a loose puck against Minutemen Regional High School.  (Photo By Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Crimson Tide starting defenseman Kaleigh Snook comes from a long line of EHS hockey alumni, and though she’s the only female on the list, she’s just one of the guys when on the ice.

“I first started at about 2-3 years old and evolved from there,” said EHS junior Kaleigh Snook on where this playing hockey thing all started for her.

Her father, Chris Snook, is a class of 86’ alumni who played hockey for the Tide. His brother, John Snook, a class of 77’ alumni, was a former hockey all-star at EHS. Kaleigh’s two brothers, Ryan (17’) and Nick (19’) also played defenseman for the Tide. So It’s safe to say Kaleigh’s had ice running in her veins since she was born.

“Hockey has been in the family,” said Chris Snook, who coached all three of his children during the developmental youth league years and is proud that hockey has become synonymous with Snook in Everett.

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Olympia M. Sordillo

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Olympia M. Sordillo (Statuto) of Saugus, formerly of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness. She was 98 years old. Born in Revere, Olympia lived in Everett for most of her life before relocating to Saugus recently because of the opening of the Encore Boston Harbor of which she was proud to tell people at the casino that she lived right over there, across from the casino.

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Odile Pongnon

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Odile Pongnon, 94, a resident of Everett and formerly of Haiti passed away in her home surrounded by the love and adoration of her daughter and granddaughter on February 18. Odile was born on July 20, 1925 the only daughter of the late Luxy and Lucia (Prampin) Pongnon. Odile and her husband worked together in Haiti where he made wooden caskets and Odile being a seamstress made the inside of the caskets. In Haiti, Odile was known as Madame Eber Boisaubin. Odile emigrated to the United States 35 years ago to help her family. She was a woman of great faith. Odile was one of the first Haitian members of the Immaculate Conception Church. Her family describes her as always full of life and loving every minute that she spent with her family and friends.

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David Thomas Butler Sr.

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David Thomas Butler Sr, Retired Everett fire chief and longtime North Reading resident, passed away at 65 years old in his home on February 19 th, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones, following a long and courageous fight with cancer. Beloved husband of 42 years to Mary (Gorman) Butler. Adored father of Erin (Butler) Carlson and her husband, Doug; Kelly (Butler) Frew and her husband, David; David T. Butler, Jr. and his wife Nancy; and, Sarah (Butler) Balsley and her husband, Michael, all of North Reading, MA. Cherished grandfather of Brayden, Blake, and Avery Carlson; Hannah, Lily, and Patrick Frew; Olivia Guzman and Alyssa Butler; and Connor and Ella Balsley. Brother of Roy Butler, Patricia St. Germain and Cheryl Bond. David is pre-deceased by his parents, Everett Fire Lt. Roy B. Butler and Lucille (Morel) Butler.

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