EHS SPORTS ROUNDUP

by Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide’s postseason slate included the baseball and softball teams, but both went down in defeat during the first round of the MIAA D.1 north tournament last week.

The dual loss brings a close to the 2019 spring sports season at Everett High School.

Softball

The Lady Tide (12-9) had a fantastic year on the mound behind the starting duo of freshman Celeste Fuccillo and junior Ariana Garay, but a lack of hitting in vital situations led the team to falter during the postseason as they fell, 9-2, to Woburn High School in the first round of the playoffs.

“We got our bats on the ball, but just hit it directly to people,” said EHS head coach Stacy Schiavo after being bounced from the playoffs by Woburn HS. “We had ups and downs this season, but I will say I’m proud of all our girls for their accomplishments this season both on and off the field,” said Schiavo as her season came to a close.

The good news for the Lady Tide: They graduate just one starter, senior captain Kaylee Nearen.

The lack of a roster turnover allows the team to pick up right where they left off next season. Another year of experience for a playoff roster should bode well for the team next year.

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EHS Softball Locks up Tourney Spot,Celebrates Seniors

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The EHS softball team honors their seniors as they are called out to receive flowers during the team’s Senior night celebration. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

For the second consecutive year – and the 20th time over the past 21 seasons – Everett High School softball will compete for a state championship in the division 1 MIAA tournament.

The Lady Tide (11-6) picked up their 10th win, the magic number to clinch a playoff berth, with a, 14-0, thrashing of Waltham on Friday. They followed that triumph up on Saturday in Salem, coming out on top, 9-6, behind timely hitting (10 hits in the second inning) and a strong performance on the mound.

Friday’s victory over Waltham was the cherry on top for a small group of seniors that were honored before the game as part of the team’s Senior Night celebration at Glendale Park. Included in the group of graduating athletes were four-year starter Kaylee Nearen, Yalixa Colon, Rachel Zullo and Sidney Hennessey.

The bullpen combination of Ariana Garay (7-0, 1.83 ERA), who picked up her second shutout in the win over Waltham, and Celeste Fuccillo, who fanned 9 batters against Salem and leads the team with 50 Ks, proved to be the driving forces in both wins.

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Boys Basketball Team Starts New Chapter

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First-year head coach Stanley Chamblain (center) gathers his team during a timeout. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

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Everett is 2-0 on the young season, having defeated Saugus (75-22) and Gloucester (61- 44) in a pair of Northeastern Conference games to open the campaign.

For the first time in more than a generation, EHS has a new coach on the sideline, as Stanley Chamblain has taken over for John DiBiaso.

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Mayor DeMaria Applauds MIAA for Holding Inclusion Summit

This past October, Emily Nash of Lunenburg High School, was denied first place at the Central Mass Division 3 Golf Tournament because of her gender and Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) rules.

According to MIAA rules, Nash was allowed to compete as part of a team, however since she was competing in a fall boys’ tournament she was not allowed to compete as an individual, therefore making her ineligible to accept first place. Continue reading Mayor DeMaria Applauds MIAA for Holding Inclusion Summit