RHS track team enjoys teh new year as hoop teams struggle

By Jerry DiStefano


The Revere High Patriots boys’ track team welcomed 2013 on a high note: They defeated NEC rival Beverly, 47–34.

Revere had five winners at this track meet. The winners for the Patriots were Tarik Maddrey, high jump (5–11); Karim Sahila, 50-yard hurdles (6.9); Robert Rose, 300 meters (38.7); Zack Primo, 600 meters (1:31.8); and Rawlings Toglan, 1,000 meters (2:48.2). The Patriots have had major success this year; they improved their record to a perfect 4–0.

Revere Head Coach Jack Mosko was very happy with his team overall. He said, “My boys have competed and performed very well. All I ask, year in and year out, is 100% effort; to see the effort there with the results is really special.”

Revere will look to continue its quest for perfection in 2013.

It has not been an oh-so welcoming 2013 for Revere basketball, as both the girls’ and boys’ teams went 1–4 after a great showing at the Pope John Holiday Tournament.

The lone win came from the Patriot girls’ basketball team. Revere defeated Peabody, 54–43, at home. It was a very important win for Revere; they evened their record to 4–4.

The Patriots were led by Caitlin Caramello, who recorded a double-double (13 points, 12 rebounds). Gina Restiano once again led Revere in scoring, with a game high of 20 points. This was a crucial win for the Patriots, as they had a rough showing in their previous game against Beverly.

Revere had its problems from the free-throw line in that game, as they show 7–21 from the charity stripe. The duo of Gina Restiano (18 points) and Andrea Zelano (15 points) were the two lone bright spots for the Patriots in that game.

The Patriot girls’ will look to start its first winning streak of 2013 this week.

The Patriots boys’ basketball team did not have any luck this past week: They dropped a highly competitive road game at Peabody, 53–45. But Patriot Gio Gomez continued his solid play—he led Revere with 15 points in the contest.

Revere Head Coach Rick Hayes knows the key to their success is execution. “We just have to execute better, from the coaching staff all the way to the players. We were in our past game against Peabody; we just have to be more consistent with our play. We are a good team, and I know the boys [and] I will turn this around next week,” Hayes said.

The Patriot boys will look for their first win in the year 2013 this week.