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Meet the 2017 LHS Pioneers Girls Varsity Volleyball Team





Football Pioneers runaway from Amesbury to remain undefeated after three games

Last Friday night’s game was pretty much over by halftime for the hometown Football Pioneers, who practically dismantled the Amesbury Indians, 27-0 to secure their third win in as many games. The Indians came into this game winless after two encounters.

Coach Neal Weidman’s squad scored all of its points in the first two quarters, and the defense clamped down in the second half to secure the shutout. It forced two Amesbury fumbles, while limiting them to just 101 yards in total offense throughout the entire game.

After the overtime win over Wayland the previous week, Weidman had no problems sitting down his starters after they had built up a big lead, in fact he welcomed it, as he knows the journey to the Super Bowl playoffs is drawing to a close with just three more weeks to determine their fate in the postseason dance, where every high school team then dreams about only one destination – Gillette Stadium.

Anthony Murphy opened up the scoring with a short two-yard run to the end zone after the offense negotiated 71 yards to get to that point. Captain Cooper Marengi then nailed the extra point, and the Pioneers were off and running to the tune of 7-0.

Tyler Murphy was practically responsible for the second touchdown with three straight running plays, the last one culminating with a 38-yard jaunt to paydirt for six points. Murphy had a total of six carries in the game for 77 yards.

Lynnfield quarterback Matt Mortellite then loosen up his arm, and unleashed a 74-yard bomb to Nick Kinnon that resulted in the team’s third touchdown of the game. Marengi connected on the extra point again, and Lynnfield was now enjoying a 20-0 advantage.

Jason Ndansi closed out the scoring in this contest after scampering 25 yards to the end zone. He also stopped an Amesbury drive with a clutch interception to keep the shutout intact. .

The Indians will be going up against another team looking for its first win of the season, when Winthrop comes to town Friday night for a 7 p.m. game.

By Joe Mitchell


Field hockey team opens up the offense against Newburyport, Georgetown to secure two more wins

Lynnfield field hockey coach Mamie Reardon is quite happy with the team’s offensive production lately, but she’d probably like to see it spread around to the games when they have trouble finishing off plays.

The Pioneers took down Newburyport to the tune of 6-2, and then Georgetown this past week, 6-1. But they also lost to Pentucket, 1-0.They are currently 5-2, as of Sept. 26, and are bunched up with several teams for second place in the Kinney Division. Masco is alone on top with a perfect 5-0 record.

Against the Clippers, the Lynnfield girls dominated from the start. Ashley Barrett netted the first goal of the game, just five minutes into it, from Carolyn Garofoli.

Then, Newburyport tied up the proceedings. But Lily Rothwell broke the tie a short time later assisted by the Barrett sisters, Ashley and Briana.

Haley Castinetti notched the third goal setup by Ashley Barrett with just 20 seconds left in the first half. Ashley Barrett completed her hat trick early on in the second half from Rothwell. Abby Buckley netted the fifth marker, and appropriately Ashley Barrett closed out the scoring in this game assisted by Rothwell.

Goalie Emily Dickey made three saves in the first half, and five more in the second half to help record another win.

“It was a foggy, misty night, but the game still played out well, and as a team we also played well,” said Reardon.

The veteran Lynnfield coach thought her team also played well against Pentucket, but “we just couldn’t put the ball into the net,” she added.

Lynnfield lost that game to the Sachems by the narrowest of margins, 1-0. The locals had six shots on net, but none for goals. Pentucket netted its game winner with 9:04 left in the first half.

“We played well between the 25-yard lines on both offense and defense. We made some good passes and transfers, but couldn’t get anything done from in close,” said Reardon.

But the Georgetown game was a different story earlier this week. Lynnfield dominated the proceedings, 6-1.

Buckley ignited the offensive attack with a goal from Ashley Barrett, and Ashley then chipped in with the second goal on a solo effort. She had another unassisted effort to make it 3-0 in favor of the Pioneers. The junior tri-captain completed her hat trick with just 1:30 left in the first half.

Lynnfield scored twice more in the second half, before the Royals were able to spoil Dickey’s shutout bid.

Rothwell off of a corner from Ashley Barrett and Buckley scored the fifth tally, and Garofoli closed out the offense in this game assisted by Buckley.

The Pioneers went up against host Masco Thursday, Sept. 28, after press deadline, before they travel to Amesbury to face the Indians Tuesday afternoon. They will return home to participate in the annual Play for the Cure game Thursday night, Oct. 5, against Ipswich, starting at 6:45 p.m. All proceeds raised during the game will go directly toward breast cancer awareness.

By Joe Mitchell


Meet the 2017 LHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team



Third annual Pancake Breakfast at St. Maria Goretti Parish





St. Maria Goretti Parish held its third annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 17. This event has become the parish’s signature kick-off to the new school year.

Three years ago, SMG undertook a fundraiser specifically for the purchase of a commercial stove for its parish hall kitchen. Organizers hoped it would provide more opportunities for gatherings for fellowship and food. Since the installation of the stove, the church’s beautiful hall has hosted pancake breakfasts, catechist appreciation dinners, Christmas parties, Lenten suppers, baptismal receptions, funeral receptions, council meetings and dozens of collations.

While the church is the spiritual home for its parishioners, this hall has definitely become its metaphorical “kitchen table” where celebrations, family meals, meaningful conversations, neighborly chatter, teary farewells and happy reunions take place.


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