EHS hockey a draw away from postseason

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Everett goalkeeper DJ Schovanec (30) reaches to deflect the puck during a varsity match against Revere/Malden High School at Allied Veterans Skating Rink. (photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

It’s been a long four years since Everett High School put a team on the ice in the postseason.

And now, a win or a draw away from clinching a tournament berth, there’s no one better to tell the tale of how the Crimson Tide have turned it around than senior captain and goalie, DJ Schovanec.

“I know it sounds crazy to think about [EHS in the playoffs] because when you hear Everett you don’t really think about hockey, ” said Schovanec, who was semi-part of the last team to make the postseason four years ago as an eighth grader that participated in practices for the junior varsity.

He was watching that game from the stands four years ago, and his recollections tell him he’s got to make sure he changes how he remembers things.

“[The playoff loss] wasn’t even pretty, as an eighth grader watching I could see that we were getting blown out of the water,” recalled Schovanec, who is 9-4-1 overall in net this season and looking to change Everett hockey’s fortunes for the better this time around. Continue reading EHS hockey a draw away from postseason

Playoff bound

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Everett’s John Monexant (11) take the ball down center court against Brookline High School. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

It’s only fitting that both the EHS boys and girls basketball teams clinch a date in the MIAA tourney against rival Revere High School.

That’s exactly what both teams did Tuesday night, as the boys clinched their playoff spot with a 80-48 win and the girls punched their ticket to the postseason this year with a 76-55 win over Revere.

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Battle ready

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Everett’s Shayna Foppiano shadow boxes while training for her next fight. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Undefeated Everett boxer Shayna Foppiano is set to enter the ring for the fourth fight of her career, and if you asked her how she feels going into the bout, she’d tell you her third win is on the horizon.

“After the win, the plan is to get maybe one more fight under me and then following that go after the New England title,” said a confident Foppiano (2-0-1, 1 KO), who is finding true value in her work ethic and preparedness. “[The plan] is to beat all the good local girls and expand to fighting around the country,” said Foppiano.

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A look back at 2019

By Leader Herald Staff

With another spectacular year of sports in Everett in the record books, join us as we take a look back on 2019 and all there was to remember, including talented Everett boxers, an NFL signee, and protest at the State House.

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Ryan Pietrantonio is announced as the victor in the novice match against Raul Cruz of Connecticut at the 2019 Golden Gloves New England Novice Finals at the Lowell Auditorium in Lowell, MA on Thursday February 21, 2019. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

In February, after battling through five fights in six weeks, Everett boxer Ryan Pietrantonio powered through his competition en route to capturing the 2019 New England Golden Gloves Championship at the Lowell Auditorium. With the victory, Pietrantonio qualified to represent the New England region at the USA Boxing national tournament.

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High School Sports Roundup

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Everett’s Brendan Corrie (4) chips the puck during a varsity hockey match between Everett High School and Medford High School at Allied Veterans Skating Rink. (Photo/Joseph Prezioso)

Boys basketball – After starting the season with a loss against one of the regions top teams in Catholic Memorial, the Tide have reeled off 3 straight wins against Revere, Medford and Belmont to improve to 3-1 overall. “ We’ve won 3 in a row since our opening loss to CM. We’ve gotten after it defensively. Omar Quilter, Dimitry Philippe and Brandon Johnson have led the way setting the tone on that end. Offensively, Omar Quilter, Dimitry Philippe, John Monexant and Franky Aubourg have all led the team with balanced scoring,” said head coach Stanley Chamblain. They hit the court next at the BABC Classic on Friday (Tech Boston, 12:20pm) and Saturday (Scituate, 3:00pm). After the road trip, they return home to play Lynn Classical January 3rd (7PM).

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