“Stay Away From Our Graduation. We Don’t Want You There”

Special to the Leader Herald

The Everett High School class of 2022 wanted to make a statement about the racially insensitive comments circulated by Councilor Anthony DiPierro.

Recently a video has appeared showing DiPierro and members of city government making fun of African Americans.

Initially the students were warned against speaking out about the racially insensitive attacks.

Parents and many others feared that they would be retaliated against for doing so.

The students are more determined than ever at this time.

Here is their statement.

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Congresswoman Pressley’s Visit An Inspiration For EHS Students

One of the nation’s leading powerful, progressive political voices, our Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, toured Everett High School and met with students and school officials for more than three hours last week.

Such a visit highlights the importance of a laboratory like EHS, which is largely Black, Brown and Hispanic, with a school population struggling to achieve the American Dream.

That Pressley came to acknowledge the great charitable work of EHS students marked her visit as special and meaningful not just for the students, but for her.

This visit was more about bonding with Everett’s students than it was about politics.

Pressley suffers from alopecia, a physical condition that has robbed her of her hair.

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Mrs. 300 — and Counting

Crimson Tide third baseman Alexa Uga fires a throw back to starting pitcher Celeste Fuccillo after an out against Lynn Classical April 16. (Photo By Jim Mahoney)

By Lorenzo Recupero

In her 25th season coaching softball, it is clear all Crimson Tide Head Coach Stacy Poste-Schiavo knows how to do is win. With the Crimson Tide’s 21-1 Greater Boston League win over Somerville at Glendale Park on Patriot’s Day, Poste-Schiavo earned her 300th career coaching victory.

Starting pitchers Celeste Fuccillo and Kristi Skane continued their hot start to the season, providing a powerful one-two punch for the Lady Tide (4-2). Fuccillo’s second no-hitter (7 strikeouts) and Skane’s 5th-inning home run helped pave the way to Poste-Schiavo’s milestone.

“I’m happy it was at home so our family, friends, and community members could experience it with me,” said Poste-Schiavo, who took photos on the field while holding her honorary 300th win plaque alongside her husband and father following the game.

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Cordero, Crimson Tide Remain atop GBL

Everett High’s Steven Cordero battles for a loose ball against Cambridge Rindge and Latin in the season opener. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By Lorenzo Recupero

At about the halfway point of the 22-game regular season, the Crimson Tide, led by several key contributors, including junior guard Steven Cordero, stand at a healthy 9-2 overall.

With close losses to only Brookline (69- 62)) and Cambridge Rindge & Latin (53-48), the Tide remain undefeated (8-0) in the strong Greater Boston League.

Powering the surge for the division-leading Tide is Cordero, who is averaging 19.5 points to go along with 4 assists and 3 steals per game.

“Steven has really taken a step forward this year. Last year, during the pandemic season, we handed him the keys so to speak because we knew he’d be our guy directing the offense for the next few years. It was a season of growth for him. I’d like to say that he learned a lot from that shortened season, especially in the conference championship against Lynn English, because he came back with a mentality of wanting to prove something,” said EHS Head Coach Stanley Chamblain of his junior guard, who spent the offseason improving his game.

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Medford rekindles rivalry, oust Tide on penalty kicks

Everett’s Alcin Tysenger and Medford’s Jordan Ianakiev get tangled up as they battle in Everett’s MIAA playoff loss. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

A renewed rivalry is brewing between Medford and Everett High Schools.

In Friday’s second round MIAA Division 1 playoff bout at Medford HS, the two sides met for the third time this season, with Medford besting the Crimson Tide 4-3 in penalty kicks.

In their two regular-season meetings, both 1-1 ties, undefeated Medford was really put to the test but couldn’t take down the Tide (12-2-3) until the playoffs, EHS’ first visit to the tournament in 3 years.

Although Medford (13-0-4) is moving on to the next round, the slim margin in skill and style separating the two sides caused a friction all season that has really relit the rivalry flame between the two Greater Boston League counterparts.

“The rivalry has been restarted,” said third-year EHS head coach Pedro Blas. “In general, with our schools being traditional rivals and our team continuously getting better, it was clear they wanted it and we wanted it bad, too,” said Blas.

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