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Boys’ hockey

Many challenges, but few wins for O’Bryant

With 21 players from 17 different city schools, the Tigers struggle to find success.

Feb. 4, 2016 - Jason Casey (cq), a 7th grade student at Boston Latin Academy competes in the 50 meter freestyle during a swim meet at Madison Park High School in Boston, Mass. Photo Credit: Justin Saglio for the Boston Globe. Section: Sports. Reporter: Bob Holmes. Slug: 05cityswim.

BOSTON CITY LEAGUE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP

Latin Academy wins 9th straight City League swim title

Senior Jayson Zernitsky led the Dragons as they rolled over O’Bryant and East Boston.

8.2.1397186897_Sports_27schrdp Oliver Ames head girls' basketball coach Laney Clement-Holbrook talks to her players during a timeout in the Hockomock League girls' basketball game against King Phillip High at Oliver Ames High School in North Easton, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

Girls’ basketball

Record came as a surprise for Oliver Ames coach

Laney Clement-Holbrook knew she boasted an impressive win total, but had no idea she needed just 10 wins to set the all-time mark.

BOSTON, MA - 2/03/2016: BC High grad and former NFL player Jim Rourke will be presented an NFL game ball in recognition of Super Bowl 50. NFL has sent game balls to the high schools that had a player compete in a Super Bowl. Rourke played for Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC 04schbchigh

School roundup

Arlington stops Reading in hockey

Sophomore Jack Pinard made 20 saves in No. 17 Arlington’s 3-2 victory.

BOYS” BASKETBALL

Newton North has a shooting star in Ethan Wright

The talented sophomore brings athleticism and poise to his role as a team leader.

Lexington senior guard Anna Kelly launched a 3-pointer in the third quarter to break the school scoring record.

Tuesday’s roundup: Lexington’s Anna Kelly becomes school’s basketball scoring leader

The senior’s 1,803 points broke the mark previously held by legend Ronnie Lee.

Lynnfield lineman Cam DeGeorge switched directions, from Syracuse to UConn.

FOOTBALL

Eastern Mass. football players reveal college choices

Here’s a look at where Globe All-Scholastic players and others have chosen to play college football.

School roundup

Monday’s school roundup: Marnelle Garraud (30 points) leads St. Mary’s

With the win, St. Mary’s (15-2, 9-2) moves into a tie atop the Catholic Central Large girls’ basketball standings

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

Matignon girls’ hockey team turned it around

Winless last season, the Warriors are undefeated through 14 games this year.

Top 20 boys’ basketball poll

Top 20 boys’ basketball poll: Cathedral, Whitman-Hanson enter the top 10

The top six places stay the same, with Cambridge still at No. 1

Boys’ basketball: Players of the week for Feb. 1

Senior guard Chad Gaucher had 23 points and eight assists for Apponequet in its 63-60 win over previously undefeated Old Rochester.

Girls’ basketball: Players of the week for Feb. 1

Catherine Sweeney of Greater Lowell had a quadruple-double — 21 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals — in the Gryphons’ 58-48 win over Whittier on Thursday.

Top 20 girls’ basketball poll

Top 20 girls’ basketball poll: Braintree perfectly settled at No. 1

The last time the Wamps lost was Jan. 17, 2014 — and that was to a team from New York.

Girls’ hockey: Players of the week for Feb. 1

Olivia MacMillan of Walpole scored five goals against Framingham — including a shorthanded hat trick

Top 20 girls’ hockey poll

Top 20 girls’ hockey poll: Arlington Catholic shows Austin Prep who is No. 1

Top-ranked Arlington Catholic won the battle of unbeatens, 2-0, over No. 2 Austin Prep

Boys’ hockey: Players of the week for Feb. 1

Austin Prep junior Ryan Verrier scored with eight seconds left for a huge conference win with Super 8 implications

Sunday’s school roundup: Malden Catholic takes share of Catholic Conference hockey crown

Sean Wrenn scored with 31.7 seconds remaining as the Lancers tied BC High, 2-2.

Malden Catholic 2, BC High 2

Malden Catholic, BC High tie game, share hockey title

Malden Catholic’s Sean Wrenn scored with 31.7 seconds left to secure the 2-2 tie on Sunday.

New Mission 70, St. John’s Prep 66

No. 6 New Mission basketball motors past St. John’s Prep

Charles Mitchell and Tyrique Lee combined for 37 points as the Titans won their game at the MLK Invitational Tournament at Cabot Center.

Top 20 boys’ hockey poll

Top 20 boys’ hockey poll: Winchester, St. Mary’s headed in wrong direction

BC High remains No. 1 as the top five spots remained the same for the third straight week

Braintree guard Keelah Dixon (center) scored 28 points Saturday against Archbishop Williams.

Saturday’s school roundup: No. 1 Braintree downs No. 4 Archbishop Williams in girls’ basketball

Junior guard Keelah Dixon finished with a game-high 28 points for the visiting Wamps (12-0) in the crosstown battle.

School roundup

Belmont stops No. 9 Arlington in boys basketball

Senior Matt Kerans scored 20 points to lead Belmont to a 75-65 victory.

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

At Medway High, the puck stops with Mike Purnell

With the state tournament on the horizon, a number of area coaches pinpoint goal as most pivotal position on the ice.

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

Dante Maribito powers St. Mary’s hockey with his stellar two-way play

“If you don’t commit yourself as a player to hard work on offense and defense, you’ll run into a team that does and you become average.” St. Mary’s coach Mark Lee

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Oliver Ames High girls’ basketball coach Laney Clement-Holbrook broke the state record for victories.

Canton 01/25/2016 : Archbishop Williams High school hockey coach Derrack Curtis coaches his team during practice at the Canton SportsPlex. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (regional)

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

Scituate’s Ryan Campbell an indispensable player on ice for BC High

Junior defenseman and Archbishop Williams’ senior Cullen Lyne are three-zone players critical to their teams’ success.

school roundup

Greater Lowell’s Catherine Sweeney has a quadruple-double

Sweeney, a senior captain, finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals in a 58-48 road win over Whittier Tech.

BOYS’ HOCKEY

Sizing up public school contenders for the Super 8

Five Catholic schools appear to be locks for the tournament, but which public schools have the best shot?

School roundup

Westford edges St. John’s Prep in final race in swimming

The Grey Ghosts finished first and second in the 400-yard freestyle relay to win by a mere 2 points.

BOYS’ HOCKEY

Everett boys take first GBL hockey title since 1970

Junior forward Marc Faia scored four goals as the Crimson Tide defeated Somerville, 7-0.

tuesday’s roundup

Tuesday’s school roundup: Arlington Catholic takes down top-ranked Austin Prep in girls’ hockey

Arlington Catholic’s 2-0 victory was the first loss of the season for Austin Prep.

Hannah Carroll (left) pointed to Oliver Ames coach Laney Clement-Holbrook in the 1978 team picture on a plaque presented during postgame festivities Tuesday.

Oliver Ames 40, King Philip 27

Oliver Ames’s Laney Clement-Holbrook notches 634th win

Clement-Holbrook became the winningest girls’ basketball coach in Mass., passing the mark set by former Frontier coach Vi Goodnow.

Braintree's Bridget Herlihy (left) and Brianna Herlihy (right) were a formidable duo in their three years together for the Wamps.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Braintree’s Brianna Herlihy aims for third state basketball title

The senior is headed to Villanova next year to rejoin her sister Bridget, who played on the first two Braintree champions.

Monday’s school roundup: Mystic Valley rallies past Whittier Tech in boys’ basketball

Senior Matt O’Connor racked up 21 points and 25 rebounds for the victorious Eagles (10-2).

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Rockland basketball follows the lead of Stephen Norris

A productive scorer and a hard-working defender, Norris has Rockland atop the South Shore League.

Girls’ basketball

With 37-point effort, Flynn earns Player of the Week honors

Hanover’s senior forward also grabs 23 rebounds in back-to-back wins.

Norton's Brooke-Lynn Williams (right) edged Brianna Duncan of Cambridge R&L by .02 seconds to capture the 55-meter dash with a meet record time of 7.06 seconds at the MSTCA Coaches Elite Meet.

MSTCA Coaches Elite Meet

Newton South’s Clare Martin shows off winning kick

Martin’s last-lap push in the 1,000 meters gave her first place and allowed her to set a personal-best time.

Girls’ basketball

Braintree survives scare to hold onto top spot

Wamps beat Wellesley in Bay State Conference showdown to remain No. 1

Boys’ Hockey

Reading’s Thomson nets Player of the Week honors

Rockets’ star junior forward and NU commit leads Reading to three wins.

Boys’ Basketball

Newton North’s Wright earns Player of the Week honors

Tigers’ sophomore guard scores 39 points in win over Bay State-rival Braintree.

Boys’ Basketball

Cambridge takes over top spot in rankings

Impressive win over Cathedral, combined with CM’s loss to BC High, vaults the Falcons to No. 1

Girls’ hockey

Dragons, seals just two ways effort is rewarded

Teams honor the little things that lead to victory on ice.

Girls’ Hockey

Austin Prep takes over the No. 1 ranking

Two impressive wins vault the Cougars over league-rival Arlington Catholic.

Girls’ Hockey

Watertown’s Fidler earns Player of the Week honors

With two goals against previously unbeaten Woburn, Aurora Fidler leads the Player of the Week parade.

Boys’ Hockey

St. Mary’s moves into Super 8 territory

At 12-1, the No. 6-ranked Spartans have moved atop the Catholic Central standings.

Saturday’s school roundup: No. 2 Malden Catholic ices St. John’s Prep

Sean Wrenn’s fourth goal of the season was the difference for the Lancers, who won, 1-0.