High school football

As only girl on Lynn Tech’s varsity, Avi Fanini in league of her own

Lynn, MA: October 11, 2017: Avi Fanini (right) of the Lynn Tech football team is pictured chatting with a male teammate before the start of a team practice session. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

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The 5-foot-5-inch, 180-pound senior has channeled her aggression on the gridiron and found refuge in football.

High school football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/WarehamJJ-1-001.jpg EMass girls gaining acceptance on the gridiron

EMass boasts of about a dozen girls among 50 or so statewide who have shown their true grit as varsity football players.

WEEK 7 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Unbeaten Hamilton-Wenham, Lynnfield duel for Cape Ann League title

The Generals (6-0, 2-0) face tall task against the Pioneers (6-0, 3-0) in huge Cape Ann Baker tilt.

CRAIG LARSON | WEEK 7 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PICKS

Craig Larson’s Week 7 high school football selections

The Globe’s high school sports editor tries his hand at picking the best football matchups for the final week of the regular season.

High school football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/_WT35785.jpg Somerville’s football team copes with tragedy on heels of triumph

The Highlanders’ 34-16 victory over Lynn Classical last Friday was overshadowed by tragic news of Kevin Raymond’s shooting death.

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Cetrino_19schfhnotes_012.jpg At 13-0-1, Winchester is sticking with consistency

The Sachem field hockey team owns a historic win over Watertown and a number of other impressive victories.

Boston, MA: 10-16-17: Deina Lopes of Boston International is pictured during the match. Charlestown visited Boston International in a high school girl's soccer match held at Franklin Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER NOTES

Deina Lopes a scoring dynamo for Boston International girls’ soccer

The 5-foot-4-inch junior co-captain has scored 37 goals — three shy of her season goal — in the Lions’ 12-0 start.

Andover, MA: 10-16-17: Andover's Alexis Mancha (left) and Sarah Shattuck (right) celebrate a point. Barnstable visited Andover in a girl's high school volleyball match. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

No. 1 Barnstable volleyball rolls against No. 5 Andover

Red Raiders (15-0) won in impressive 3-0 fashion at Andover, taking their 45th of 46 sets, including last 36 straight.

Braintree, MA - 10/16/2017 -St Mary's #0 Rich Mateo makes a save first half. #3 Ryan Ramsay (behind Mateo)#27 Jose Del Valle St. Mary's of Lynn at Archbishop Williams boys' soccer. (John Cetrino for The Boston Globe) Reporter Logan Mullen (SPORTS)

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Mateo has been magical in goal for St. Mary’s

The senior keeper from Lynn has been a savior for the 13-0 Spartans, registering nine shutouts.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Watertown field hockey drops Wellesley

Watertown won its 11th straight game, scoring all five of its goals in the final 30 minutes

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Concord-Carlisle boys’ soccer back in state tournament

Logan Dick’s first goal of season with 12 seconds left in stoppage time earned Patriots (7-1-4) their 33d straight postseason bid.

Cohasset 10/18/2017: Norwell goalie Cal Stoddard leaps into the air to stop the Cohasset shot in the first half. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Cohasset-Norwell boys’ soccer ends in scoreless draw

Stalemate against South Shore League rival was only blemish of Skippers’ undefeated season (15-0-1).

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Milton Academy’s dynamic duo runs over Belmont Hill

Sophomore Kalel Mullings ran for 100 yards and senior Tom Urquhart scored on a 15-yard TD late to seal an 18-13 victory.

MASHPEE 25, NANTUCKET 0

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/MashpeeFB-2.jpg Mashpee shuts out Nantucket in D7 South showdown

Junior end Xavier Gonsalves (2 sacks) spearheads dominant defensive effort for 6-0 Falcons.

MARBLEHEAD 21, GLOUCESTER 12

Clough is the catalyst in Marblehead victory

The senior quarterback scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one passing.

SOMERVILLE 34, LYNN CLASSICAL 16

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/_WT35785.jpg Somerville upends Lynn Classical

Quarterback Elijah Jeffreys ran for three touchdowns.

BC HIGH 20, ST. JOHN’S PREP 13

BC High comes from behind to top St. John’s Prep

The third-ranked Eagles scored 20 unanswered points in their comeback.

DENNIS-YARMOUTH 43, MARSHFIELD 16

Bobby Evans leads Dennis-Yarmouth over Marshfield

The senior tailback rushed for three touchdowns and 261 yards on 23 carries.

Norwell 34, Middleborough 32

Norwell captures South Shore League crown

Ben Bostrom rushed 13 times for 86 yards and three TDs in the 34-32 win over Middleborough.

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY NOTES

Coach Jen Teahan keeps watch over her sisters

The mentor of the Westwood team has two younger sisters on the team.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 49, LOWELL 7

Central Catholic runs past Lowell

The Raiders scored three touchdowns through the first three quarters.

FRIDAY’S FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Xavier Ortiz comes through for Latin Academy

The Dragons’ quarterback hit Patrick Fitzgerald for the go-ahead touchdown in a win over Brighton.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Acton-Boxborough flexes muscles in field hockey test

The top-ranked Colonials handed North Andover its first loss in a month.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Hingham boys’ golf prevails after up-and-down week

A day after shooting a collective 207 vs. Quincy, the Harbormen pull out a one-stroke Patriot League victory over Silver Lake, 248-249.

Winchester, MA: 10-11-17: Winchester players celebrate a first game point. Melrose visited Winchester in a high school girl's volleyball match. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK

Winchester proves it belongs with Melrose atop Middlesex League

After their 3-1 victory over No. 7 Red Raiders (13-1, 11-1), the No. 19 Sachems (11-1, 10-0) remained the only unbeaten team in league play.