Crimson Tide Baseball Snaps Skid, Tops Somerville

By Lorenzo Recupero

Following back-to-back losses to Revere and Lynn Classical, the Crimson Tide are back on track after snapping the losing streak with a convincing, 11-5, victory over Somerville Monday afternoon at Glendale Park.

Led by senior pitcher Jared Corbett, who picked up his first W of the year, the Crimson Tide knocked-off their league rival for the second time of the season.

Somerville’s pitchers never got their footing and the Crimson Tide (4-7) batters took advantage of it, providing the cushion needed with a 7 run first inning. The bullpen held up the rest of the way. Continue reading “Crimson Tide Baseball Snaps Skid, Tops Somerville”

Pitching Leads Crimson Tide Past Beverly

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Everett senior pitcher Evan Mallard (above) struck out a career-high 12 batters in the win over Beverly. (Joseph Prezioso photo)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Behind seven standout innings from Evan Mallard, the Crimson Tide toppled Beverly, 3-1, at home Monday to inch a bit closer to .500 on the season.

Mallard (2-3), a senior left-handed pitcher, powered the Tide with a commanding performance, fanning a career-high 12 with just two hits and one earned run in his pitching line (7IP,12Ks,3 walks,2 hits, 1 earned run).

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Familiarity Driving Home Victories for Crimson Tide Softball

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Players high five each other on the pitcher’s mound before an inning during a varsity softball game between Everett at Glendale Park. Joseph Prezioso/Photo

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Lady Tide are rolling, putting together the best start in recent memory for head coach Stacy Schiavo and doing it in total team fashion. The team’s most recent triumph, a 15-2 trouncing of Malden High School.

“This is the best start we have had in a longtime, yes,” said Schiavo, a 20-plus year veteran of the head coaching position for Everett High softball. “The girls being friends, getting along and really wanting to go further in the tournament has been what I think has made them click. They really seem to want to make an impact. We have a great core of experienced players that have been mentoring some of the newer players,” said Schiavo, who only lost two starters from last year’s team.

But with 12 games remaining in the regular season, Schiavo is not ready to say her team has reached their full potential.

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Everett Youth Football Leaders Rally at State House

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Dozens of players from around the state showed up to the protest held by Massachusetts Youth Football Alliance on the steps of the State House. (Photo by Joe Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero and Joe Prezioso

Many local youth leaders and advocates of the freedom to choose to allow elementary school children to take part in contact sports such as tackle football made their way up to the State House on Tuesday, April 16 as part of a growing protest of Bills H. 2007 and S.1223. Both are currently progressing through the legislature.

The bills, presented by Paul A. Schmid III of Westport, MA, and Bradley H. Jones Jr., of North Reading, MA, was presented to the legislature to help “prevent the practice of tackle football for children in grade 7 or under”.

The official website for the bill making its rounds states it’s “an act for no organized head impacts to school children.”

The bills were referred to the Committee of Public Health by the house on January 22 and the senate concurred.

The 2.5 hour rally combating the bills featured some big names, including guest speakers and former NFL players Merril Hoge and Andre Tippet.

The Mass Youth Football Alliance, USA Football, Pop Warner and American Youth Football have all teamed up to counter the bills that most certainly jeopardize participation in local youth football leagues across the state.

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