Next batter up: Black Widows take down Legends

Black Widows’ first basemen Makenzie Powers looks to make a save as Legends’ Mia Oliva tags first during a match between the Black Widows and the Legends at Glendale Park on Friday July 31, 2020. The Black Widows defeated the Legends 18-13. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By LORENZO RECUPERO

Not even Covid-19 could stop the Everett Girl’s Softball League from fielding a season in 2020.

The league, which has been around since 1978, typically gets finished with its schedule by June but alterations due to Covid-19 pushed the season into the summer months.

The decades old program caters to youth ranging from Pre K- 8th grade and is split into three divisions: Farm League (Prek-2nd grade); Minor League (3rd- 5th grade); Major League (6th-8th grade).

This year, due to high school softball seasons being cancelled across the country, 18 freshman athletes were welcomed back to the league to help keep their baseball seasons alive.

Vincent “Vinny” Oliva, President and esteemed overseer of the league, has been a part of the program for 8 years and recognized – all things considered – this year has been as good and in some ways more special than years past.

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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 High School Sports Roundup

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Junior pitcher Ariana Garay (2) hurls the ball to a home plate in Everett’s, 12-1, win over Somerville. (Photo by Joe Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Spring sports scene in Everett is beginning to heat up, with nearly a quarter of the season already in the books.

Each team will be reevaluating where they stand now to make the proper tuneups needed to put themselves in position to compete for a playoff spot down the line.

Heres’s a quick look into how some of the varsity teams are performing in the early stages of the season (as of 4/23/19).

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