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FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Luke Garrity saves St. Sebastian’s

The goaltender turned aside 33 shots in a 3-2 victory over Thayer

MIAA BOYS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

This year’s Division 1 North field is wide open

Third seed Central Catholic won 10 consecutive games and a Merrimack Valley Conference Large title, but rival Lowell lurks at No. 2.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING NOTES

Girls getting their chance at inaugural MIAA state wrestling tournament

A field of 72 female wrestlers representing 42 schools will take part in the first girls’ wrestling tournament Saturday at St. John’s Prep.

MIAA GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Coyle & Cassidy, Cathedral pose a threat in Division 4 South

Unbeaten West Bridgewater is seeded No. 1 but Coyle & Cassidy and Cathedral, ranked second and third this week, are lined up for a potential sectional semifinal showdown.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

BC High boys capture fourth straight Buddy Ferreira Classic hockey title

The Eagles became just the second team to shut out Hingham (3-0) all season.

BOSTON CITY LEAGUE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL FINAL | FENWAY 85, LATIN ACADEMY 53

Fenway girls roll to third straight Boston City League basketball championship

Behind a combined 41 points from guards Dasiah Thornton and Colby Upchurch, the Panthers put away the Dragons with ease.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY

EMass boys’ hockey: Framingham’s Mike Tersoni headlines Players of the Week

Top performances from EMass boys’ hockey players in the past week:

BOSTON CITY LEAGUE BOYS’ BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP | TECHBOSTON 86, NEW MISSION 59

TechBoston runs off with another championship

The Bears successfully defended their City League title with a victory over New Mission.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Catholic Memorial inspired by its comeback kid, Paul Guiney

After suffering a concussion from a hard hit his freshman year, junior Guiney underwent grueling rehabilation to get back on the ice.

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

Silver Lake swimmer has the dedication of a champion

Alexa Connors won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races at the MIAA Division 1 swimming & diving championships at Boston University.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

New Mission tops O’Bryant, TechBoston holds off Charlestown in boys’ City League semifinals

The winners meet Thursday for city bragging rights.

Austin Prep blocks out Duxbury in Buddy Ferreira Classic

Joe Solimine scored on a breakaway 2:24 into the first period as Austin Prep won the third-place game.

Deaf basketball tournament a unique opportunity for student-athletes to compete on equal playing field

“There’s always that clear communication that’s going to happen, because it’s our language, it’s our league. Everyone is really able to enjoy that, and it’s 100 percent accessible through [American Sign Language].” — Marie Philip School AD David Del Pizzo

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL I SPARTAN CLASSIC

Springfield Central pushed to the limit by St. Mary’s

Hason Ward had 16 points, including two key late free throws, to help lift the Division 1 school to a 59-55 win over the D3 Spartans.

BOSTON CITY LEAGUE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS

Fenway girls net emotional City semifinal win for their coach

Fenway (13-1) will take on Latin Academy (16-3) in Thursday’s BCL final at Madison Park.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

Middleborough girls’ basketball following power of positivity

Under direction of first-year coach Jeff Powers, the Sachems have netted their first 10-win season since 2001.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

EMass girls’ basketball: Natick’s Brenna McDonald headlines Players of the Week

Top performances from girls’ basketball players in the past week:

BOSTON CITY LEAGUE HOCKEY FINAL | LATIN ACADEMY 10, O’BRYANT 1

Latin Academy skates to fourth straight Boston City League title

Senior captain Joe Loewen and sophomore Brendan Butler (4 goals, 3 assists) powered the Dragons past O’Bryant.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Xaverian makes quick work of Melrose in boys’ hockey

The 13th-ranked Hawks scored early in each period en route to a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Julia Masotta has Methuen/Tewksbury on a roll

Skating for the Red Rangers (17-1-1) for the first time as a senior, she leads the state in scoring with 62 points.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

EMass girls’ hockey: Scituate’s Christine Oar headlines Players of the Week

Top performances from EMass girls’ hockey players in the past week:

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Monday’s school roundup: Jarnel Snow-Guzman is Mr. Clutch for Lynn English

Snow-Guzman hit a stepback 3-pointer with 15 seconds left as Lynn English topped Brookline.

Buddy Ferreira Classic boys’ hockey tournament

BC High and Hingham to square off in Buddy Ferreira Classic finals

Austin Prep goalie Robbie Farrell made 45 saves but BC High prevailed in the semis; Jacob Clark scored all three goals in Hingham’s win over Duxbury.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL NOTEbook

Wareham’s Taylor Carlson is driven to succeed

Taylor Carlson’s love for basketball, always fierce, only grew stronger when tragedy struck early in his high school career.

HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS

Algonquin’s Lizzy Debroczy claims all-around glory

The freshman posted her score early, then watched Masco’s Katelyn Aylwyn come up just shy of swiping the title.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | BRAINTREE 73, CATHEDRAL 68 (OT)

Braintree finds a star in the lineup

Braintree’s Lily Adams scored 21 points in a 73-68 overtime victory over Cathedral in the Division 1 final of the Comcast Classic at Woburn High School Monday.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL

EMass. boys’ basketball: Acton-Boxborough’s Shea Doherty headlines Players of the Week

Top performances from EMass. boys’ basketball players in the past week:

SUNDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Sophomores shine for Tech Boston, Belmont boys’ basketball at Comcast Classic

TechBoston’s Alan Nunez (17 points, 4 assists, 4 steals) and Belmont’s Tim Minicozzi (21 points) stood out.

MIAA BOYS’ SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

St. John’s Prep, Wayland boys’ rule the pool in D1, D2 state meets

Depth fueled Eagles’ fourth consecutive D1 title; Warriors dominated in a runaway D2 victory for their third straight title.

MIAA DIVISION 4 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Weston boys, North Reading girls claim Div. 4 track titles

Weston clinched boys’ title with second-place effort in 4 x 400 (3:29.20); After tying Pentucket last year, North Reading girls win D4 title outright.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Duxbury’s Zach Stewart nets winning goal vs. Archbishop Williams boys’ hockey

Stewart’s deflection of Jon Campbell’s shot on net led No. 7 Dragons (18-2) to 2-0 decision in Buddy Ferreira Classic in Falmouth.

MIAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Central Catholic’s Mando Binet turns tragedy into emotional Div. 2 triumph

After death of his friend three years ago, Binet fulfilled a promise to “win a state title for him” with his victory in the 195-pound final.

MIAA GIRLS’ SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wayland holds off Duxbury to capture Division 2 crown

Westford Academy made it four straight Division 1 titles, sweeping the relays to blow past the competition at BU.

MIAA DIVISION 3 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

Walpole boys, Hingham girls capture state titles

The Rebels ended a championship drought dating back to 1988 while the Harborwomen won their first crown since 2013.

As football loses luster, smaller teams take hold in Maine

Maine is poised to become the only New England state to field high school football teams with eight players instead of 11.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL | HOCKEY

On court and ice, vacation week stacked with high school tourneys

Boston City League championships, Comcast Tourney, and Buddy Ferreira Classic highlight a busy schedule.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

St. Sebastian’s hockey team has eyes on the prize

The Arrows believe they have the talent and determination to end the school’s 16-year championship drought.

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

Longtime Acton-Boxborough swimming coach Jeff Johnson dies at 74

Johnson amassed more than 500 wins between the two programs.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Central Catholic turns back Lowell

Four players scored in double figures as the Raiders won the Merrimack Valley Conference Large.

MIAA DIVISION 2 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

Wellesley boys and girls run to the top

Both teams won the Division 2 state title and for the girls, it was their third straight.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | WAREHAM 69, OLD ROCHESTER 66

Destine Haywood pushes Wareham past Old Rochester

Off the bench, he provided crucial points with consecutive 3-pointers.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | wellesley 57, NATICK 52

Annie Ward propels Wellesley past Natick

The senior forward collected a 3-pointer and two free throws in the final seconds to clinch the victory in overtime.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING NOTES

Milton wrestlers surprise opponents with depth

Even without a team champion, the Wildcats claimed the Division 2 Metro sectional title.

MIAA D1 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

Andover girls are D1 track champs, and they have the shirts to back it up

The Andover coach had T-shirts made up before the meet, and his prophecy came true.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | HANOVER 71, SCITUATE 61

Hanover holds off late surge by Scituate’s Jack Poirier

The Indians (17-5) withstood Poirier’s game-high 22 points, giving hin 1,000 for his career, to grab a share of Patriot League Fisher Division.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

New Mission boys’ basketball outlasts Burke in OT

Juan Salas (team-high 22 points) helped New Mission (15-3) advance to Boston City League semifinals with thrilling 71-69 win over host Burke.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Venerable Buddy Ferreira Classic to unveil exciting new format

The 22nd annual vacation-week tournament in Falmouth between the top four public and Catholic schools will introduce power seeding.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY

EMass. boys’ hockey: Cohasset’s Matt Lund headlines Players of the Week

The senior captain scored all six goals in the Skippers’ 6-4 win over Rockland, increasing his season point total to 42.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Is instant replay coming to high school football postseason games in Massachusetts?

The NFHS, whose rules have been adopted by the MIAA, recommended replay for playoffs only.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Unbeaten Canton boys’ hockey makes a strong case for a Super 8 berth

The 10th-ranked Bulldogs (18-0) added to their postseason résumé with an impressive 4-3 victory over No. 14 Hanover.