EHS coaching hunt officially underway

Pietrantonio puts his name in the hat

By Lorenzo Recupero

Following the departure of its head varsity coach just over a week ago, Everett High School is officially on the hunt to find a new leader for Crimson Tide basketball.

Everett natives Ross Pietrantonio and Antione Coleman (far right) advocate to Everett youth at the Rec. Center.

According to EHS Athletic Director Tammy Turner, the application for the open position was posted both internally and externally on Monday, August 28th.

With Crimson Tide basketball set to tip-off its 2023-24 season schedule on December 12th against Malden High School, time is of the essence.

Recognizing EHS’ newfound need and motivated by the importance the role plays in the community, lifelong Everett resident Ross Pietrantonio, who has led Everett youth sports in the past, is stepping up with the hope he will be awarded the opportunity to take the helm of Crimson Tide basketball.

“The state of Everett sports is at a critical moment. These student-athletes deserve the same experience I had in the Everett Public Schools,” said Pietrantonio, a graduate of EHS’ class of 2004 and former football champion, winning titles with the Crimson Tide in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Pietrantonio was most recently an assistant for former EHS football coach Rob DiLoreto who stepped down after last season.

“The student-athletes need structure, routine, and to be held accountable for their choices. They need to understand the definition of commitment, putting others before themselves and ultimately how to manage adversity on and off the court,” said Pietrantonio in an interview with the Leader Herald after he applied for the coaching position. “I’m here to teach, develop, and continue to carry on the winning traditions of Everett sports,” he continued.

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EHS varsity basketball coach steps down

Who will school tap to step up?

Stanley Chamblain (pictured) led the Crimson Tide to four state tournament berths and two GBL titles in five seasons as head coach. (Everett Leader Herald photo)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Just months after Everett High School’s head varsity football coach stepped down, its head varsity basketball coach has done the same.

Part of a truly surprising turn of events for EHS athletics, varsity basketball coach Stanley Chamblain informed Everett Public Schools admin last week of his intention to step down effective immediately.

Chamblain’s at-the-buzzer departure, just two weeks prior to the start of the school year and basketball season, leaves the program with a gaping hole in its game plan and little time to fill it as the 2023 school year is set to begin August 31st.

As the EHS Athletics Department pivots to fill the position, which will be posted early next week, no details of Chamblain’s reason for leaving the post he held successfully for several years was provided.

While acknowledging the loss for EPS students, former EHS varsity girls basketball coach and longtime athletic director Tammy Turner had this to say of Chamblain’s departure in a statement to the Leader Herald Tuesday morning:

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Crimson Tide football finds new head coach

Justin Flores, above, will be the next Everett High School football coach. (Photo courtesy of the University of Maine)

Leader Herald Staff

Justin Flores knows what it takes to win championships. And that’s why he’s been tapped to take over one of the winningest high school football programs in Massachusetts history.

Following the surprising spring departure of Robert DiLoreto, the former Everett High School football coach who spent three successful seasons with the team, the Crimson Tide are ready to turn the page to a new era of Everett football.

Flores, a University of Maine alum, represents a change in direction for the Tide, who will be led by its first coach in decades with no ties to Everett, a contrast from the team’s last three head football coaches, all Everett natives.

A 2010 Woburn High School grad, Flores played football throughout his four years at the school.

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Foppiano to fight Saturday in Boston

The look on the ref’s face says it all about undefeated boxer Shayna Foppiano’s power. (Everett Leader file photo/Emily Harney)

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Undefeated Everett boxer Shayna “Hollywood” Foppiano will put her undefeated professional record to test Saturday against quality competition.

At the IBEW Hall in Boston, MA June 24th, Foppiano will enter the ring against Michaele Nogue.

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Lady Tide capture GBL, drop MIAA opener to Needham

By Lorenzo Recupero

To say the 2023 Everett High School softball season was a great success, would be a great understatement.

Earning an 18-3 overall record, and sole possession of the Greater Boston League title, the Lady Tide strutted their best stuff on the diamond all season long.

Led by seniors Kristi Skane, who averaged over 7 strikeouts per game and batted .469, and Kayley Rossi, who protected the field with a team-high .993 regular season fielding percentage, the Lady Tide got off to an 8-0 start to the season behind top-notch pitching and defensive efficiency.

The strong start — and 7 out of their 9 batters hitting over .400 during the regular season — led the Lady Tide to the GBL title.

And prior to the tough 14-0 MIAA Division 1 State Tournament loss June 2nd to Needham High School, the Tide had eight shutout victories of their own.

The unexpected loss to Needham HS defined the tournament game for Crimson Tide Coach Stacy Poste-Schiavo and her team but did not do as much to define the overall season, when it was all said and done.

“We had a great season and won the GBL title which we need to embrace,” said Poste-Schiavo, who noted this season left a lasting impression on her.

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