GBL Champs

Lady Tide roll to crown, beat Lynn English 47-41

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Lady Tide are champions.

APRIL 1: Andrea Manley (11) drives to the hoops against Medford in a big playoff win. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

The EHS boys and the girls’ varsity teams played in the Greater Boston League championship games in Lynn Saturday, both going up against formidable foe Lynn English, the GBL’s newest entry into the league this season.

Winning the GBL championship 47-41, the Lady Tide (8-1) delivered the Bulldogs their first loss of the year while avenging their only defeat.

Everett was led on the strength of junior Andrea Manley’s five three-pointers (5-for-7).

Manley’s incredible shooting from behind the arc (over 70% efficient) capped a 27-point night for her, including 17 of Everett’s first 23 points scored by halftime. Senior Maya Kirnon came up big in the clutch for EHS in the second half.

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Crimson Tide hoopster plays waiting game

Roger Vasquez puts up some shots prior to a Crimson Tide basketball game against Medford. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Recovering from knee injury Vasquez waits for his turn

By LORENZO RECUPERO

Everett High School sophomore Roger Vasquez has learned so much in just one year.

As a freshman, almost a year ago to date, Vasquez tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the final boys’ basketball game of the year against Cambridge Ridge & Latin, a second-round, 65-52, playoff loss for the Crimson Tide.

Knee surgery, 9 months of therapy, training, and a pandemic later, Vazquez
is back on the basketball court as the Crimson Tide looks to capture the Greater Boston League championship.

Vazquez is dribbling and shooting and back to doing basketball activities with the team during practice but has yet to play in one of the seven games scheduled in the regular season.

The year-long grind to get back on the court was a short-term setback for what would be a long-term gain for the sophomore.

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Tide strong to the hoop

John Monexant (11) moves through the Medford defense to the net during a varsity match against Medford High School at Medford High School. Everett topped Medford, 60-55. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Varsity off to fast 3-0 start to shortened winter season

By LORENZO RECUPERO

In a pandemic-shortened season, Everett High School boys basketball is looking to capture the Greater Boston League title for the third consecutive year.

With opening, season wins over Medford, Malden, and Revere, the undefeated Tide (3-0) remain in the driver seat to try and clinch the GBL once again, doing so with big contributions from one of its most able leaders.

Head coach Stanley Chamblain has had the Tide ready to roll right from the onset, with his players eager to get back on the court and prove themselves after a full year of away from the sport.

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Let the games begin

Riley Constantine gathers his hockey gear in the parking lot as he prepares to head into the Veteran’s Allied Rink for EHS hockey practice. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Hockey will drop the puck March 9, football kicks off April 16

By LORENZO RECUPERO

In recent years, Everett High School hockey’s been heating up. 

Beginning March 9, the official start date of this year’s Coronavirus-shortened regular season, which is slated to stretch over 8 games total, the Crimson Tide will hit the ice looking to assert themselves as one of the Greater Boston League’s (GBL) top teams.

At 4PM on Tuesday, fittingly, they’ll start their mission against Medford, one of the top hockey programs in the area. Getting an opening day win there would immediately put the Tide in the top-teams conversation.  

“Last year, [we didn’t win a championship] there was moral victories, including a big win over Medford,” said longtime EHS coach Alex Naumann, assessing where his team stands now while looking back at a late season win (8-5) over Medford last year. The win meant so much because Medford pummeled the Tide, 17-1, in their first meeting. 

The redemption tour for EHS hockey may have started with the win over Medford last year, as they narrowly missed by just one point their first postseason berth in several years.

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Foppiano plays waiting game for next fight

Undefeated Lightweight Shayna Fappiano.


By LORENZO RECUPERO

Local undefeated boxer Shayna Foppiano is finding it hard to lock down an opponent.

Foppiano had her next scheduled fight, originally slated for mid-March, pushed back six weeks because her opponent dropped out.

Multiple potential opponents have dropped out of bouts with her recently.

“We’re having a hard time locking down an opponent. Four separate opponents fell through, but we’re optimistic that we now have someone good to go for the first week of May,” said Foppiano, who plans to put together a fundraiser sometime in April ahead of her potential fight.

Foppiano has been staying busy while she awaits her next fight, working equally as hard in the gym as out of it to gather promotions and spread the word for her next matchup.

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