WEEK 6 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

Billerica, Hamilton-Wenham rally to resurrect conference title hopes

Jim Venable

Indians remain in title contention for Merrimack Valley Conference; the Generals a threat in Cape Ann League.

Lexington MA 9/22/17 Lexington High Sal Frelick throws a pass against Reading High during second quarter action at Lexington High. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

WEEK 6 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Sal Frelick (6 TDs) keeps Lexington rolling

Senior QB ran for scores of 65, 30, 80, and 82 yards, and threw TD passes of 80 and 15 yards in a 56-14 rout of Belmont.

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

10/14/2017 Braintree MA - Braintree High School Football player #47 Billy Silvia (cq) looks gain yardage in early game action. Braintree vs Needham High School Football. Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

BRAINTREE 14, NEEDHAM 0

Braintree upends Needham

The Wamps defense forced five turnovers in the shutout.

TEWKSBURY 41, CHELMSFORD 21

Brandon Winn leads the way for Tewksbury in shootout

Senior running back ran for a game-high 149 yards and scored three TDs, including two on runs of 12 and 4 yards.

BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY: MSTCA BAY STATE INVITATIONAL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wiggs_Invitational_01-001.jpg Sam Acquaviva steps into lead role

The Newburyport runner captured the Bay State Invitational.

Girls’ cross-country: MSTCA BAY STATE INVITATIONAL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wiggs_Invitational_8.jpg Wellesley shows off its dominance

Winner Maggie Donahue paced five Raiders in the top 10 at the Bay State Invitational.

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.

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.

North Andover, MA: 10-11-17: North Andover's Meghan Moran (right) battles with Dracut's Jessica Conway (left) for control of the ball. Dracut visited North Andover in a high school field hockey game. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY NOTES

North Andover’s senior-laden squad ‘hungry’ for success

Coach Liz Day has Scarlet Knights off to a 9-1-1 start and poised for a postseason run.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/12132009_13nohoopd-7450031.jpg Tom Grassa steps down as Lynn Classical boys’ basketball coach

Grassa compiled a 476-253 record in 31 seasons, winning back-to-back state championships in 1993 and ‘94.

hsgirlssoccer - #21 Sophomore Dani Rich from Austin Prep and #16 Sophomore McKenzie Heath from Archbishop Williams. (Jenna Denker)

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER NOTEBOOK

In Catholic Central Large, competition is the rule

Archbishop Williams, Austin Prep setting the pace, but five of the six teams in CCL Large on target for tourney.

Girls’ volleyball | Winchester 3, Melrose 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_winmel1_spts.jpg Winchester volleyball perseveres against No. 7 Melrose

The No. 19 Sachems (11-1) emerged victorious in tight, four-set triumph over Middlesex League foe Red Raiders (13-1) .

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Newton North volleyball back on track

The No. 4 Tigers (10-1) sweep Brookline, bouncing back from first loss of season vs. No. 1 Barnstable.

Malden's Leonardo Lima Antunes (11) and Winthrop's Abdelrahman Hamada (13), left, and Rilind Bytgi (cq 4) during their matchup in Malden. After a disastrous season in 2016, Malden is one of the best in the Northeastern Conference. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Sports, mullen)

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Malden soccer has forged the right chemistry

After a 7-9-3 finish last fall, highly-motivated Golden Tornado seniors were determined to put in offseason work.