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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ LACROSSE NOTES

Wayland driven by abundance of leadership

With five seniors forming the backbone of the team, the Warriors are off to a great start this season.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Foxborough boys shut down Scituate in lacrosse

The undefeated Warriors allowed just two shots after intermission.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOFTBALL NOTES

Marshfield’s Brianna Melchionda brings high heat for Rams

Sophomore pitcher has sparked Rams’ postseason hopes after throwing a perfect game (13 strikeouts) vs. Falmouth last Friday.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Belmont’s Nate Espelin near-perfect in win at Stoneham

Senior lefthanded pitcher (88 pitches, 12 strikeouts, 1 earned run) had no-hit bid thwarted in bottom of sixth of the Marauders’ 10-2 victory.

Without suspended coach, Andover falls to Winchester in boys’ volleyball

Cori Matthews is coaching Andover while E.J. Perry’s coaching practices are under investigation.

Andover looking into ‘coaching practices’ of volleyball coach E.J. Perry

Perry has been put on leave after complaints about his actions during a game last week.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Reed masterful again on the mound for Brookline

Junior righthander Silas Reed fired a two-hit shutout in Brookline’s 4-0 win over Boston Latin.

BOYS’ LACROSSE | COACHES CUP

After TO, Winchester boys’ lacrosse rallies past Wellesley

Harry and Jack Carpini teamed up for four goals to spark the young Sachems (5-0) in the Coaches Cup.

MONDAY’ SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Andrew Perry saves Xaverian lacrosse from Duxbury in OT

Perry’s game-winner capped a 9-8 home victory for No. 3 Xaverian over No. 4 Duxbury.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE NOTEBOOK

Gardner has made a healthy return for Xaverian lacrosse

Sidelined his freshman (torn ACL) and sophomore seasons (broken fibula), Dylan Gardner is back at long-stick midfielder for the Hawks, suiting up for his father, Tim, the program’s 19-year coach.

BC HIGH 7, MEDFIELD 6

BC High hangs on to beat Medfield in boys’ lacrosse

The Eagles’ defense did not allow the Warriors a shot in the final 90 seconds.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Marshfield blanks Bridgewater-Raynham in softball

The Rams held the Trojans to just two hits in the 4-0 victory.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL NOTES

Winchester boys’ volleyball is hitting all the right spots

Third-ranked Sachems (5-0) have put their versatility on display after switch back to a 5-1 scheme.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Jon Bartlett steps down as BC High football coach

In Bartlett’s eight seasons on the sidelines, the Eagles won two Division 1 Super Bowl titles.

GIRLS’ SOFTBALL | NEWTON NORTH 8, KING PHILIP 4

Emma Arpino helps Newton North rally past King Philip

Senior first baseman tied the game in the sixth inning with a two-run home run.

BOYS’ LACROSSE | LINCOLN-SUDBURY 15, XAVERIAN 9

Lincoln-Sudbury lacrosse surges past Xaverian

Owen Toland (3 goals) and Matt Ward (4 goals) triggered a 10-1 second-half blitz for No. 3 Warriors.

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE

Hopkinton’s dynamic duo continue their lacrosse ride

Hopkinton’s Will Abbott and David Edward Sloan Jr. have been playing sports together around the age of five.

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE

At Bridgewater-Raynham, youth lacrosse must be served

After graduating 12 seniors, the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional girls’ lacrosse team features 20 first-year players.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Panepinto brings his drive, attention to detail to Brown lacrosse

A football and lacrosse star at Needham High, Mike Panepinto is now a junior and leading goal scorer on Brown’s lacrosse team.

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE

Newburyport lacrosse linchpins hope for a Hollywood ending

Molly Laliberty and Margaret Cote would love to end their Newburyport High lacrosse careers with a state title.

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE

Hopkinton’s dynamic duo continue their lacrosse ride

Hopkinton’s Will Abbott and David Edward Sloan Jr. have been playing sports together around the age of five.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Central Catholic’s Steven Hajjar delivers on mound and with bat in win against Lowell

Major league scouts who came to see Hajjar pitch also saw him hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ LACROSSE PREVIEW

Cohasset girls’ lacrosse focuses on the start, and the finish

Skilled and highly motivated, the defending Division 2 champions will be tested by a challenging regular-season schedule.

“This is what they look like in the big leagues”

BC High ace Mike Vasil entered Wednesday’s matchup against Catholic Conference rival St. John’s Prep with a group of roughly 30 Major League baseball scouts documenting his every move.

BOYS’ LACROSSE | HOPKINTON 11, MEDFIELD 9

Hopkinton boys’ lacrosse stops Medfield, again

Seniors Will Abbott and D.J. Sloan teamed up for eight goals to propel Hillers to third straight win over Tri-Valley League rival.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PREVIEW

Making a pitch for a perfect finish

Aces Kelly Nelson (Norton), Ryley White (Dracut), and Logan MacDonald (Austin Prep) put in the offseason work to finetune their dominance in the circle.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

National Football Foundation announces EMass scholar-athlete honorees

The Grinold chapter will honor 33 graduating seniors from MIAA and prep programs on May 20 in Newton.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

In front of MLB scouts, BC High star pitcher Mike Vasil just misses perfect game

Vasil was perfect with two outs in the seventh, and settled for a one-hitter with 13 strikouts in a 1-0 win over St. John’s Prep.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Reading boys’ lacrosse learning, winning

Last spring, the Reading High boys’ lacrosse team graduated two All-Americans and four Middlesex League all-stars

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PREVIEW

The pitching of BC High’s Mike Vasil is catching the eye of MLB scouts

The hard-throwing senior righthander from Wellesley is emerging as a possible first-round pick for MLB’s June draft.

How one pro pitcher’s parents helped him become a pro

Playing a sport was supposed to teach our kids good, clean fun; healthy habits; and how to handle not-so-fun lessons.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

John Mulry stellar in CM’s baseball victory over BC High

Senior captain threw 5⅔ innings of two-hit ball for Knights (2-1, 2-0 Catholic Conference) in 2-1 victory over Eagles.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE NOTES

Hingham is all in for a run in D1 boys’ lacrosse

Senior captain Frankie Higgins fuels a ‘we not me’ Harbormen squad that is the defending Division 2 champion.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Everett QB will transfer to Milton Academy

After a 28-touchdown, 2,311-yard season for 11-0 Crimson Tide, Jake Willcox will reclassify as a junior.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Hingham boys’ lacrosse tops St. John’s Prep

Will Kenney (three goals, assist) and Colgate commit Marshall Terres (two goals) helped the Harbormen (3-0) cement 13-9 road victory.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Nobles, St. Sebastian’s play game in tribute to McCrae Williams

Former Nobles goalie from Weston was honored with memorial game.

High School Sports

The picks are in. Here are the Globe’s Winter All-Scholastics athletes

After a drama-filled season of basketball, hockey, swimming, and more, these are the athletes who rose above.

2017-18 WINTER ALL-SCHOLASTICS

This winter season was filled with sportsmanship, success, and drama

Here are 10 moments from the recently completed high school sports season that stood out.

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE

Walpole lacrosse players keep eyes on the prize

Walpole High seniors Darragh Fahey and Robert Colburn hope to take the school’s lacrosse team to a title.

HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY

Strength in rugby numbers? Not this year for St. John’s Prep

Despite reaching the state title game in each of the last two seasons, the St. John’s Prep rugby team has suddenly become the underdog,

HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY

In Belmont, rugby as it was meant to be

What began as a small after-school activity has become one of the most cohesive rugby programs in the region.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Abington softball makes short work of Middleboro

Sophomores Lauren Keleher (4-for-4, 3 RBIs) and Jenna McDonough (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) led the Green Wave in 14-1 romp over visiting Sachems.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL NOTES

Natick looking to be team to beat in boys’ volleyball

With the same cast from last year, the top-ranked Redhawks (2-0) expect a much different result this year.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Natick boys’ volleyball cruises past Newton North

Despite initial rustiness, experienced Redhawks (2-0) scored a three-game sweep over the host Tigers.

Paul Zukauskas steps down as Lawrence Academy football coach

The former NFL lineman, 38, is leaving coaching to focus on a sports-related startup he cofounded.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Alec Coia, Xaverian lacrosse able to turn back Walpole

Sam Jean scored three times in the opening quarter as Xaverian opened a 7-2 lead

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Winchester boys’ volleyball starts with a win

James Chung (19 kills) powered balanced attack in a 3-2 season-opening victory over Central Catholic.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Charity wins in Shriners Hockey Classic

North-South hockey all-stars played for a cause, with the South girls (3-2, OT) and North boys’(10-1) coming out on top.

Don MacAulay, 79, track and field mainstay at meets and on the page

Mr. MacAulay, who once worked on the Globe’s night sports copy desk, developed a “chute” system that allowed race officials to process runners more quickly at the finish line.

HIGH SCHOOL NOTES

It’s North vs. South in Shriners Hockey Classic

State Hockey Coaches Association All-Star games Saturday at Canton Ice House will feature 92 of region’s best boys’ and girls’ skaters.