Out of an abundance of caution, the Greater Boston League (GBL) postponed all sporting events for the first week of January, citing a holiday surge in COVID cases.
As testing sites all over the area feel the strain of the holidays, the GBL proactively waived off any competitions as area schools ease their way back into the classroom following vacation.
Joining Everett High School, Chelsea, Medford, Somerville, Revere, Malden, Lynn English and Lynn Classical High Schools will all put a halt to their respective schedules until Tuesday, January 11, at which time competitions will again be authorized to take place, per the GBL. Practices, however, can resume on Saturday, January 8th.
Riding a 2-game win streak, the Lady Tide are above .500 for the first time this season.
With shutout wins over Malden (16-0) and Chelsea (15-0), they’re now sitting at 3-2 ahead of the GBL’s inter-league tournament scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Revere.
The Everett bats and pitchers have heated up during the win streak, posting 31 runs and allowing none during the frame. In the June 2 in over Malden, Celeste Fuccillo led the way with 7 K’s over five innings and in the June 3 win over Chelsea sophomore Kristi Skane provided 4 innings of relief that included 10 K’s.
The EHS boys and the girls’ varsity teams played in the Greater Boston League championship games in Lynn Saturday, both going up against formidable foe Lynn English, the GBL’s newest entry into the league this season.
Winning the GBL championship 47-41, the Lady Tide (8-1) delivered the Bulldogs their first loss of the year while avenging their only defeat.
Everett was led on the strength of junior Andrea Manley’s five three-pointers (5-for-7).
Manley’s incredible shooting from behind the arc (over 70% efficient) capped a 27-point night for her, including 17 of Everett’s first 23 points scored by halftime. Senior Maya Kirnon came up big in the clutch for EHS in the second half.