• January 11 2019,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus girls scrap back but fall short against Peabody

    By Greg Phipps Behind by 15 points at halftime, the Saugus High School girls’ basketball team fought back to close to within single digits before coming up short, 61-44, against a very good Peabody squad in Northeastern Conference (NEC) action Tuesday night at the Peabody High School gym. The loss dropped the Sachems to 4-5 on the season while Peabody improved to 6-1. Tuesday’s contest appeared to be firmly in Peabody’s control during the first half, as the Tanners jumped ahead 15-5 in the first quarter and held a comfortable 31-16 advantage at the half. The Sachems came out with more intensity in quarter three and applied more pressure defensively…

  • January 11 2019,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Sachems battle back against Medford in 4-4 tie

    By Greg Phipps Trailing 3-1 early in the third period, the Saugus Sachems scored three consecutive goals but couldn’t hold a late advantage in an eventual 4-4 tie against the Medford Mustangs on Saturday at Kasabuski Memorial Rink. The visitors tallied in the final minute to force the deadlock after Saugus had battled back from a two-goal deficit. Scores by Nick Aiken, Dante McGrane and Adam Rodrigues put the Sachems up 4-3 before the Mustangs evened it shortly after Saugus had taken the lead in the waning minutes. Saturday’s result left Saugus at 3-2-3 (1-0-2 in the Northeastern Conference) for the season and needing 11 more points to secure a…

  • January 4 2019,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Twos across the board for Saugus after first six games

    By Greg Phipps Having completed the first third of the 2018-19 season, the Saugus High School hockey team had accumulated a triple dose of twos. The Sachems earned their second win on Monday by blanking the Haverhill Hillies, 1-0, at Kasabuski Arena. Sitting at 2-2-2 as of early this week, Saugus was scheduled for an away contest at Peabody on Wednesday and at host Medford this Saturday. After opening the campaign with ties against Gloucester (4-4) and Beverly (0-0), losses to Watertown and Melrose sandwiched around a 4-0 victory over North Reading left head coach Jeff Natalucci and company determined to prevail on Monday against Haverhill. Ronnie Paolo’s shorthanded goal…

  • December 28 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus cheerleaders will perform at Patriots preseason game in August 2019

    Saugus cheerleaders will perform at Patriots preseason game in August 2019     (Editor’s Note: The following story is based on a press release submitted by the Dan-Farber Cancer Institute). The Saugus Sachems cheerleading team has won the right to showcase a cheer routine prior to 2019 a New England Patriots preseason game at Gillette Stadium. The Saugus Sachems cheerleaders also qualified to attend a special cheer clinic run by the Patriots Cheerleaders on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The Saugus Sachems raised $3,145 to support patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the annual Cheer for Dana-Farber®fundraising program. Since its launch in 2013, Cheer for Dana-Farber has…

  • December 21 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus cheerleaders to showcase cheer routine at New England Patriots preseason game in Aug. 2019

    Local team raised $3,145 for Cheer for Dana-Farber® fundraising program The Saugus Sachems cheerleading team has won the right to showcase a cheer routine prior to a 2019 Patriots preseason game at Gillette Stadium. In addition, the cheerleaders qualified to attend a special cheer clinic run by the Patriots Cheerleaders on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The Saugus Sachems raised $3,145 to support patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the annual Cheer for Dana-Farber® fundraising program. Since its launch in 2013, Cheer for Dana-Farber® has raised nearly $350K to support patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To learn more about Cheer for Dana-Farber® –…

  • November 30 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Peabody shuts down Sachems in annual Turkey Day clash

    By Greg Phipps In what was being billed as the most competitive matchup between Peabody and Saugus in several years, last Thursday’s annual Thanksgiving Day battle turned out to be a lot more one-sided than anticipated. Leading 10-0 at halftime, Peabody would add 28 more points on its way to an eventual 38-6 rout in the unseasonably frigid cold at Veterans Memorial Stadium, where the windchill factor had temperatures hovering in the single digits. Saugus managed to tally on its last possession to avoid the shutout. Prior to that, the Sachems had been held to just 40 total yards – never making it into Peabody territory – and were shut…

  • Malden,  Malden Sports,  November 30 2018,  Saugus Sports

    The Sports Wire

     By Steve Freker   In just one season, Malden High School football junior captain Jerry Mervil has emerged as one of the top players in Eastern Mass. Just this week Mervil, along with teammate Raushad Moore, senior captain, was named First Team All-Conference in the Northeastern Conference’s (NEC) North Division, a first for Golden Tornado players in their second year in the NEC. Mervil, a 5-9, 185 rocket, was a two-way starter all year for Malden and led the Tornados is nearly every key statistical category on both sides of the ball. As a free safety, he recorded five interceptions, including a “Pick 6” for a 23-yard touchdown against Peabody.…