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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOFTBALL NOTES

Lowell softball team off to a fast start with reloaded lineup

The Lowell girls’ softball team has been forced to do a bit of reshuffling this spring.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOFTBALL

EMass girls’ softball: Hopkinton’s Julianna Ceddia headlines Players of the Week

The freshman stalwart was 5 for 5 at the plate and struck out 11 while tossing a two-hitter for the Hillers.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Victoria Norchi (7 goals), Natick overpower Newton North

Natick’s girls’ lacrosse team won its fifth straight game after dropping the season opener.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Brendan Tully powers Foxborough boys’ lacrosse past Wayland

The senior midfielder (5 goals, 2 assists) eclipsed 100 career points to lead the unbeaten Warriors (7-0) to nonleague victory.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE NOTES

At Hingham, lacrosse success is programmed at youth level

The juniors on third-ranked Harbormen (7-1) went undefeated en route to three consecutive Hingham Youth Lacrosse titles.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE

EMass boys’ lacrosse: Reading’s Michael Tobin headlines Players of the Week

The UMass-bound senior netted 6 goals and 2 assists in 15-14 win over BC High along two goals against Billerica.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Lincoln-Sudbury boys’ lacrosse tops Hingham in finals of Coaches Challenge Cup

Matt Ward tallied six goals for the top-ranked Warriors (7-0) in a 12-9 victory over the previously undefeated No. 2 Harbormen (6-1).

TEAM OF THE WEEK | CHELMSFORD BOYS’ RUGBY

Chelmsford pioneers its first rugby team

Clay Casaletto, Jake Harrison, and Patrick O’Neill helped put together a team for their senior season.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Jake Fitzgibbons powers Franklin baseball over Walpole

Sophomore hit a 2-RBI double to left in the second inning for the top-ranked Panthers in a 6-2 win over No. 10 Rebels.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL NOTES

Lawrence’s mission: Finish the job

After losing to Chelmsford in the North finals last year, the Lancers want to take their season to new heights in 2019.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

EMass boys’ volleyball: Needham’s Will Bandler headlines Players of the Week

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE | COACHES CUP

No. 1 Lincoln-Sudbury, No. 2 Hingham to clash in Coaches Cup final

The two highest-ranked EMass boys’ lacrosse teams meet Saturday at 4 p.m. at Winchester High in a rematch of last year’s Coaches Cup semifinal.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Aidan Carroll leads BC High lacrosse in OT win over Needham

Junior attack scored five goals to help No. 8 Eagles (3-3) hand the 10th-ranked Rockets (5-1) their first loss, 13-12, in overtime.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

EMass baseball: Natick’s Will Haskell headlines Players of the Week

In three games, the junior went 6 for 11 with two home runs, two triples, and nine RBIs.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL NOTES

Austin Prep building a culture of success

Talented freshman class joins veterans from last year’s Division 3 champions.

State track coaches aim to take over MIAA tournaments

The Mass. State Track Coaches Assn. objected to MIAA fee proposals and believes it can run meets more efficiently by itself.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Giana LaCedra powers Lowell softball past Methuen

The freshman delivered an RBI double with two out in the fifth to drive in the lone run of the No. 20 Raiders’ 1-0 victory over No. 3 Methuen.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ LACROSSE NOTES

On trip to Georgia, Norwell discovers ‘what lacrosse is like in another part of the country’

Senior captain Maddie McDonough hatched idea to bring her Norwell High teammates to Georgia to face her former XTEAM club teammates.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ LACROSSE| Players of the Week

Abby Cunningham of Melrose headlines Players of the Week

The senior had two goals — the 100th of her career followed by the game-winning score with 20 seconds remaining — in a 14-13 victory at Arlington last Thursday.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Coaches Cup celebrates longtime coach Keith Bugbee, late daughter

Lindsay Bugbee Crosby’s memorial fund will be the beneficiary for the 10th annual event, which began with some stellar matchups and finishes.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK

Slappers are still making noise in New England

The Abington and Billerica high offenses are off and running behind the strategy of having quick lefthanded hitters at the tops of their lineups.

Monday’s school roundup

Trevor Carroll (6 goals) powers Xaverian boys’ lacrosse past Duxbury

After No. 1 Hawks squandered a 6-1 lead, Carroll scored four of his six goals in the second half of 13-11 win over the host Dragons.

HS Boys’ lacrosse notes

Craig Yannone of St. John’s Prep emerges as an X-factor on faceoffs

All-American has given Eagles a distinct advantage as one of the best faceoff specialists in the state in the faceoff-X.

HS Boys’ lacrosse | Players of the Week

Pat Keefe of St. John’s Prep headlines Players of the Week

The senior attack had seven combined goals in wins over BC High and Xaverian.

Saturday’s school roundup

Jake Davis, Owen Palmieri power Franklin boys’ lacrosse past Newton North

Davis and Palmieri tallied four goals apiece for the No. 18 Panthers (2-0) in a dominant 17-8 victory.

TEAM OF THE WEEK | WELLESLEY GIRLS’ TRACK

Wellesley girls track hopes to keep the good times rolling

The three-time defending champion Raiders poised for more success in 2019.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

All-around victory for North Andover baseball

Brendan Holland staked a claim in the starting rotation behind ace Sebastian Keane as the Knights cruised, 6-0, past Arlington.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Players of the Week

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL NOTES

Latin’s Bogdan Ivanov growing into his talent

The 6-foot-8 junior is stacking up kills for the Wolfpack, the team’s primary offensive weapon even while he continually refines his game.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Wellesley rallies to beat Walpole in girls’ lacrosse

Arielle Dumalac scored the go-ahead goal and Anna Hereu made a game-clinching save at the buzzer.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Players of the week

Walpole’s Matt Donato leads the way with his pitching and his bat.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL NOTES

With this trio of pitchers, Walpole has mound covered

The Rebels return talented seniors Cam Schlittler, Matt Donato, and Matt Chamoun, who spearheaded a staff last season that allowed just two runs per game.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Andover doubles pair share winning formula

Last year’s run to the Division 1 North Final provided Caroline Yang and Annette Kim with invaluable experience, mental toughness and confidence.

Xaverian suspends baseball coach Gerry Lambert after altercation with player

Lambert has been placed on leave following a run-in with a player during Wednesday’s loss to St. John’s Prep, according to the school.

BC High baseball coach Norm Walsh posts 600th victory

BC High defeated Malden Catholic in extra innings to make its coach the eighth in Massachusetts to win 600 games.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Andrew Wang sparks Boston Latin boys’ volleyball

Senior’s hustle play a highlight in Wolfpack’s 3-1 victory over Acton-Boxborough.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ LACROSSE NOTES

In her first year as Concord-Carlisle’s coach, Erin Cash optimistic about team’s future

The return of junior Fallon Vaughn, a Yale-bound All-American midfielder, gives the Patriots a solid foundation.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ LACROSSE | Players of the Week

Wellesley’s Brooke Baker headlines girls’ lacrosse Players of the Week

The senior midfielder poured in six goals and an assist against Foxborough.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Medfield boys’ lacrosse roars into form

Medfield’s Mike Hauptman (7 goals) and Jake Sherman (5 goals, 2 assists) led an efficient attack.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOFTBALL NOTES

Austin Prep is looking to take the next step

The Cougars went undefeated before falling in the state semifinal last season. They reached the state final in 2016 and 2017.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOFTBALL

EMass girls’ softball: West Bridgewater’s Colleen O’Toole headlines Players of the Week

The sophomore shortstop is hitting .875 with 23 RBIs through three games for the Wildcats.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Madison Ahern sparks No. 1 Notre Dame past Duxbury in girls’ lacrosse

The senior captain led NDA (3-0) with five goals and two assists in an 18-5 victory.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE NOTES

The journey of Will Frisoli and Mike Swirbalus as Duke lacrosse commits had a shared origin

Frisoli, the best defender in the state, and Swirbalus, a talented attackman, started in Westwood Youth Lacrosse before becoming teammates at St. Sebastian’s.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE

EMass boys’ lacrosse: Xaverian’s Andrew Perry headlines Players of the Week

Converted midfielder dazzled with four goals and five assists for Hawks in 16-7 win over No. 1 BC High.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

For Brookline boys’ tennis, it’s all about expectations

Coach Nick Pero welcomed back six of seven starters from reigning MIAA Division 1 state champions.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Hingham tops St. John’s Prep in boys’ lacrosse showdown

Cooper Dainton (five goals, one assist) and goaltender George Egan (17 saves) led the way as the Harbormen held off the Eagles.

TEAM OF THE WEEK | PHILLIPS ANDOVER BASEBALL

At Phillips Andover, baseball success part of the program

The team is fresh off a school-record 20 wins en route to its fourth Central New England Prep Championship in seven years.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Newton South volleyball shows its depth

Mark Khrapko drew plenty of attention from Wayland, but his teammates made sure the Lions stayed undefeated with a sweep.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL NOTES

Athletic Milford keeping their mentor at heart

Following the death of program founder Linda Zacchilli in March, the Scarlet Hawks hope to honor her through hard work and a title run.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

EMass volleyball players to watch in 2019

Four seniors highlight this year’s squad, including catalysts for Greater New Bedford, Milford, Winchester, and more.