• 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,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Basketball Pats solve the Saugus press to secure third win

    By Joe McConnell Despite lingering shooting issues, the Revere High School boys’ basketball team (2-3 in the Northeastern Conference, 3-5 overall) was able to beat host Saugus last Friday night, Jan. 4, 68-53. The Patriots then lost to perennial power Everett on Tuesday night, 47-30. “We had our chances in both games to score more points, but we haven’t been shooting particularly well,” said coach Dave Leary. The Sachems’ pressing, zone defense helped disrupt the Revere offensive rhythm in the first half until they were able to figure it out in the second half. “Saugus was playing extremely hard, and it took time for us to adjust to their press,…

  • Everett,  Everett Sports,  January 11 2019,  Sports

    Everett boys’ basketball team beats two more conference foes to remain undefeated

    By Joe McConnell The Everett High School boys’ basketball team is currently undefeated in the Northeastern Conference with a 3-0 record. They are 5-1 overall. Their lone loss was against Brookline, which is currently the No. 1 team in the state. Coach Stanley Chamblain’s team recently defeated Peabody and Revere to remain undefeated in the conference. “Against Peabody, I thought the team played a hard-fought game, once again,” said Chamblain. “I thought our youth and inexperience showed at times throughout the game, but that’s expected with a young team, especially in the backcourt. However, despite those mistakes, the defense we played was the difference maker, and it made up for…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Revere-Malden co-op hockey team doubles up Everett for first win

    By Joe McConnell   The Revere-Malden boys’ co-op hockey team (1-3 in the Northeastern Conference South Division, 1-7-1 overall) got a much needed win on Wednesday night, Jan. 9, when they doubled up Everett to the tune of 8-4 at the Cronin Rink. The win came after a 6-2 loss to Gloucester last Saturday. “We hung in there against a really good club [Gloucester], and it shows we are making some progress in each game,” said coach Joe Ciccarello. The Fishermen led after one period by only a 1-0 count. But a couple of Gloucester power play goals turned this game around in their favor rather quickly. “Overall, we are…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden Neighborhood Basketball League News

    Malden Neighborhood Basketball League News *Season 34 is Officially Underway as 2 teams played both their games with 5 players each – 1 went 2-0 but the other went 0-2!!  Saturday 1-5-19 Game 1 – Celtics 60 Hawks 23            The Emerald opens our season with a dominant victory behind a 14-1 advantage after the 1st quarter. S. Cherefant led the team with (16) B. Culleton added (13) and A. Cohen had (12) for the Green. The Hawks struggled throughout the game to find that next level as they played with 6 players and the lead scorer A. Nguyen had just 7 points. On a good note they did not…

  • 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 11 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Golden Tornadoes swim team wins two

    Golden Tornadoes swim team wins two  By Steve Freker They certainly jumped back into the pool in strong fashion after a lengthy layoff with no signs of rust whatsoever. The Malden High School (MHS) Tornadoes co-ed swim team went nearly two weeks without a meet but was running on all cylinders this past week with pair of exciting wins to go to 4-1 on the season. Malden greeted the New Year with a thrilling, down-to-the-last-minute, 92-91 victory over visiting Peabody in a key Northeastern Conference (NEC) meet at the MHS Pool on January 3. On Tuesday this week, the Tornadoes squad topped visiting Danvers, 98-80.   Ochoa, Lombardi and Wang…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden High boys basketball splits a pair of games; Tornado girls basketball looking for the right combination in NEC play

    Malden High boys basketball splits a pair of games; Tornado girls basketball looking for the right combination in NEC play By Steve Freker After a string of solid performances, the Malden High boys basketball squad dropped a clunker on the road to a potential MIAA State Tournament berth, falling 65-46 to visiting Medford High Tuesday night, January 8. Medford led by a basket after the first quarter, 18-15, but exploded for a 23-11 second quarter to post a 41-26 lead at the halftime break. Turnovers by Malden led to a number of Medford points and on the other end of the court, the home team Tornado shots were not falling.…