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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Co-captain Joe Murillo helps anchor EHS O-line

Offenseive lineman Joe Murillo (62) keeps the throwing lane clear for QB Karmarri Ellerbe. (Photo By Jim Mahoney)

By LORENZO RECUPERO

Crimson Tide senior captain Joe Murillo has spent the last four years committed to improving his game to help boost Everett High School’s offensive line to elite status.

At 6-foot-4, 300 pounds the left tackle, a starter for the first time in his career, has done so this season while earning the respect of his coaches and peers.

Behind the strength of Murillo and the offensive line, the Crimson Tide remained undefeated (5-0) while posting 18 touchdowns on the ground in just five games.

“His greatest quality is being a great kid who is coachable and has a team-first mentality,” said EHS Assistant Coach Ross Pietrantonio.

Head Coach Robert DiLoreto echoed the sentiment.

“We are very proud of Joe’s outstanding leadership this year. He has been a huge factor in our run, pass, and blocking game,” said DiLoreto, who has engineered an offense that is averaging nearly 200 rushing yards per game.

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