BOYS’ BASKETBALL

For Canton’s Xavier Machuga, a triumphant return

Canton’s Xavier Machuga gets a hug from his mother, Katrina, before the start of Tuesday’s game.

Debee Tlumacki for The Globe

After months of arduous rehab following a brain aneurysm, Xavier Machuga realized his dream by starting for Canton’s basketball team and scoring the first basket.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Claire Gaziano, Natick girls’ basketball have perfect remedy for Braintree

Braintree’s only other loss came against Wachusett Regional, which reached the Central semifinals last March

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | LOWELL 72, LAWRENCE 65

Carlos Nunez sparks No. 5 Lowell to spirited MVC win over Lawrence

Junior guard scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to spark the Red Raiders (10-1).

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Austin Prep names former Reading star Billy Tucker as football coach

Tucker replaces Bill Maradei at the Reading private school

HYANNIS - Barnstable High School senior Riley James gets low for a bump during practice, Wednesday, October 31, 2018. (Christine Hochkeppel for the Boston Globe)

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Barnstable’s Riley James the state’s Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

The Bryant University-bound hitter powered Red Raiders to D1 final and finished with MIAA-record 1,729 career kills.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/dtlumackihoopnores06.jpg Rockland’s Fred Damon has led his sons through the shining example of his success

On the same night Damon recorded his 200th coaching win, his youngest son, Patrick, poured in a career-high 25 points for Hanover.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Sam Taber’s hat trick powers Austin Prep girls’ hockey past Westwood

Eighth-grader dazzled with a hat trick for the top-ranked Cougars (9-0) in a 7-0 romp over No. 4 Westwood.

MSTCA D2 Coaches Relays

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/klima_14schd2relays_20190113_001.jpg North Andover boys’ and girls’ track dominate D2 indoor relays

The Scarlet Knights girls eked out a narrow 53-52 victory over Wellesley while the boys won four events to dominate with 60 points.

HIGH SCHOOL NOTES

Cape & Islands expansion having a trickle-down effect

The C&I’s growth into a two-division, 14-member league will result in the demise of the Atlantic Coast and Old Colony leagues.

SUNDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Ademide Badmus helps St. Mary’s of Lynn stave off TechBoston boys’ basketball

Sophomore had 26 points and 11 rebounds for Spartans (11-1) in an 86-80 home victory over a feisty TechBoston squad.

Roxbury Crossing, MA--1/12/2019--Newton North High School's Theo Burba takes the lead in his leg of the 4x400 relay at the MSTCA Division 1 Coaches Invitational Relays at the Reggie Lewis Center Saturday afternoon. North won the 4x400 and finished thrid overall. (Nathan Klima) Topic: 13schd1relays Reporter:

MSTCA D1 COACHES RELAYS

Acton-Boxborough boys first overall after record 4x50 relay

Seniors Noah Sweeney and Adam Yang, junior Felix Huangnd sophomore Jacob Kao finished the 4x50 in 21.33 seconds, shattering a seven-year all-division meet record.

Saturday’s school roundup

Dylan Anderson backstops Braintree boys’ hockey over Needham

Junior netminder came up with a momentum-shifting stop for the Wamps (5-3, 3-2) in 2-0 shutout.

Austin Prep 2, St. Mary’s of Lynn 0

Sam Taber pots a pair of goals to lead Austin Prep over St. Mary’s girls’ hockey

Eighth-grader helps No. 1 Cougars (8-0) extend winning streak to eight in shutout victory over No. 3 Spartans (8-1).

MSTCA DIVISION 5 state COACHES RELAYS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/East%20Bridgewater.jpg East Bridgewater boys, Amesbury girls win Division 5 state relays

Littleton girls relay team shatters its own meet record in the 4x800.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | CENTRAL CATHOLIC 49, ANDOVER 46

Nadeshka Bridgewater sparks Central Catholic’s win over Andover

The junior guard scored 16 points and used her defense to hold off Andover’s comeback bid.

Marblehead senior captain Sam Thompson -- a reigning All-Scholastic -- was the top male skier at Thursday's meet at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, finishing with 96 points for 13schteam.

Courtesy of Becky Pingree

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Team of the Week: Marblehead skiers weathering lack of snow

Marblehead has put an emphasis on its dry land workouts. About three times a week, the skiers hit the gym.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/12schwrestle_04.jpg Shawsheen wrestlers hoping for breakthrough season

Always competitive, the vocation school has its sights set on a sectional title this year.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin011119ArlingtonBelmontBoysBBall_Spt3.jpg A grand night for Danny Yardemian, Belmont

The Marauders senior captain scored his 1,000th career point in a 77-54 home win over Arlington.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/JCetrino(11schrdp)019.jpg Burke’s backcourt too much for Boston English boys’ basketball

Guards Devante Jamison (22 points, 12 steals, 11 assists, 8 rebounds) and Levar Williams (30 points) led Burke to an 81-65 victory over its BCL East rival.

Randolph, MA - 1/5/2019 - Framingham #26 Thomas Duane and #19 Brian Tossi celebrate after Thomas Duane scored a goal. Braintree High School

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

After last season’s hiccup, Will Ortiz has Framingham fully engaged and believing, ‘We can play with the best.’

With a perfect mix of veterans and fresh faces, the Flyers are 6-2-1. “Everyone’s buying in and having a good time,’’ said senior captain Mike Tersoni.

Brockton-01/09/19- Brockton High school girls' basketball players , (l-r) Senior captain Jade Wint and Freshman Alexandra Williams watch as teammates take shots during practice. Photo for the Boston Globe by Debee Tlumacki (sports)

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

At Brockton, grassroots growth the key to success: ‘We’re building from the ground up.’

In a city devoid of resources for youth-level girls programs, second-year Boxers coach Chris Connolly has tried to adapt.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

BC High boys’ hockey weathers storm vs. St. John’s Prep

Thomas Kramer scored equalizer and Aidan Carey got go-ahead goal for the top-ranked Eagles (5-1-1) in 2-1 Catholic Conference victory.

BOYS’ HOCKEY | AUSTIN PREP 5, ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS 1

Austin Prep boys’ hockey distributes wealth vs. Archbishop Williams

The No. 3 Cougars (7-0-1) got goals from five different players vs. Bishops (5-1-2) to remain unbeaten in the Catholic Central Large.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/09/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin010819BRatC&CGirls_BBall_Spt5.jpg Bridgewater-Raynham beats Coyle & Cassidy in battle of unbeatens

The second-ranked Trojans (8-0) have won 22 straight regular-season games

Walpole-01/05/19- Walpole High School's Hockey team has 6 sets of sisters. They stood in a circle before practice at mid-ice.(Clockwise from top starting at12 o'clock) Elizabeth Desimone, Emma McInerny, Meghan Hamilton, Jamie Ryan, Jess Tosone, Jenna Malone, Olivia Malone, Audra Tosone, Kiera McInerny, Emily Desimone, and Madison Ryan.Photo for the Boston Globe by Debee Tlumacki (sports)

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

Six pairs of sisters make Walpole girls’ hockey a family affair

At 6-1, the Rebels girls’ hockey team is off to its best start since the 2010-11 season.

HS GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | NATICK 46, NEWTON NORTH 35

Natick girls’ basketball finds the zone in beating Newton North

Natick junior Brenna McDonald led all scorers with 15 points as the Redhawks imrpoved to 7-0.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | NORTH ANDOVER 68, LOWELL 61

Jake McElroy and fellow football players help North Andover sack Lowell

The win moves North Andover (7-1, 4-0) into a tie with Central Catholic atop the MVC Large

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/18schfhockey_07.jpg Here’s who won the fall high school sports state championships

State championships for soccer, field hockey, volleyball, swimming, and cross country were decided over the weekend.