Softball Team Ends Successful Season With 13 Victories

Everett pitcher Ariana Garay fires the ball to home plate against Concord-Carlisle.

By Lorenzo Recupero

Everett High School softball was dropped from the MIAA playoff ranks on Sunday with a, 9-4, loss to top-seeded Concord- Carlisle in the first round, but how they improved before it ended suggest the team’s headed for a new start.

Yes, the Crimson Tide may have lost to maybe the best overall softball team on the north side of the division 1 bracket, but the team actually took giant steps towards making next season an even greater success.

Following the playoff loss, the team finished 13-9 — its best overall record in the last 3 years.

“People expected us to be slaughter-ruled and we went out there and gave it what we got,” said EHS head coach Stacy Schiavo on playing top-ranked CC. “The turnaround in the girls play shocked a lot of people I think,” she said.

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EHS and PJ Softball Teams Prepare For State Tournament

By Lorenzo Recupero

For the first time in a very long time, Pope John and Everett High School will both be sending their softball teams to compete in the postseason.

The Crimson Tide will be entering the MIAA tourney for the first time in three years, while the Tigers are headed to their second consecutive tournament.

And both teams undoubtedly have a lot of motivation to take a hard swing at a state championship.

The Crimson Tide have missed out the last few years, but they’re carrying a mix of juniors and seniors that are finally ready to see what the playoffs has to offer, after helping string together multiple double-digit wins during the regular season. Combine that with a group of freshman and sophomore hitters ready to prove themselves and you’ve got a team prepared to face anyone — and win. Continue reading “EHS and PJ Softball Teams Prepare For State Tournament”

Two Giants Return To Patriots

By Josh Resnek

The return of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski to the Patriots playing field Monday afternoon is huge medicine.

This return to the field of two of the NFL’s greatest stars and performers, legendary players actually, marks a moment to be cherished by fans of the legendary Patriots.

Yes, they lost the Super Bowl last year.
That was then. This is now. Continue reading “Two Giants Return To Patriots”

Lacrosse Team Finishes With a Flourish

By Lorenzo Recupero 

With a, 4-3, win over Pope John on May 23 — its third win in four matches — the Everett High lacrosse team put together its best finish yet.

Before this season, the Crimson Tide hadn’t won a single game in three years as a program, but with its first three wins in tow and a remade swagger to end the season, the hope is only to carry the successes over to next year.

“It was a great defensive effort by everyone,” said first-year head coach Anthony Genualdo, whose season ended most fittingly on a last second save that preserved the victory by senior Tylor Lord. “We just have to carry this intensity and confidence over to next season,” he said.

At season’s start, Genualdo and fellow first-year coach, assistant Anthony Cucinata, were charged with getting a group of talented players to try and meet their potential. And they did just that. Continue reading “Lacrosse Team Finishes With a Flourish”

Lacrosse Team Likes The Feel of Winning

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Junior Jason Suppa (above) became the first 100 point scorer in EHS lacrosse history this season.

By Lorenzo Recupero

Sometimes in sports accruing wins can be elusive, but once one comes along, winning has the potential to become contagious.

And somewhere in the boys lacrosse locker room at Everett High, a thermostat is probably reading: on fire.

The boys lacrosse team at EHS has been heating up at season’s end, flexing a collective muscle and showing a potential for excellence while putting together the program’s first-ever win streak with two consecutive victories over top-tier foes. Continue reading “Lacrosse Team Likes The Feel of Winning”