The following was provided by the Malden Public Schools Athletic Department and Director of Athletics Charlie Conefrey.
The Golden Tornado spring sports teams are having one of the more successful seasons in recent memory. Let’s take a look at what some of the Tornado teams accomplished this week:
Girls Tennis – Currently 13-1 (12-0 in the GBL) with two matches to go in the regular season; the Girls Tennis team has secured back-to-back Greater Boston League Titles! What’s even more impressive is that the Lady Tornados have only lost 3 games all season. The season total to date is 70-3! The girls are currently ranked 36 in the state and are MIAA State Tournament bound!
Boys Tennis – Malden’s Nemalapuri also stayed unbeaten in Greater Boston League (and overall for the season) in First Singles on Monday. The Tornado boys also took wins in Second Singles and Second Doubles on Monday in the 3-2 team victory. Led by Nemalapuri, who is ranked #4 in New England 18U by USTA, the Tornado tennis team has been a power in GBL tennis for the past four years, breaking through to win the league championship this season. The boys tennis team is currently ranked 32 in the state! MIAA State Tournament Bound!
Calling Tornado Historians – When was the last time both boys and girls tennis won the Greater Boston League title? No, I’m asking, I don’t know. So if you do, send us an email!
Outdoor Girls Track – The Golden Tornado Girls Outdoor Track team secured the Greater Boston League Title with a 68-58 victory of an extremely strong and 2022 GBL Champion’s Revere High School. Backed by strong performances in all phases, the depth and tenacity of the Lady Tornado Outdoor Track team proved to be too much for a very deep and talented Greater Boston League! Congratulations!
Boys Volleyball – The Tornado Volleyball team is back to their winning ways with three straight wins (didn’t lose a set 9-0)! The boys volleyball team is now 13-5 with a current top 32 in the state ranking of 28. With two matches to go in the regular season, winning out will only help the Tornados ranking for the MIAA Boys Volleyball State Tournament.
Baseball – After a solid victory this week vs. GBL rival Medford, the Tornado baseball team was one win shy of securing an MIAA State Tournament bid for the first time since 2012. Going into the weekend “Strikeout Colon Cancer Tournament” hosted by East Boston High School; the Tornados were 1-3 in their last four.
Senior pitcher Brandon McMahon didn’t get the memo. Brandon McMahon set a school record with just 65 pitches in a complete game 1 hitter 2-0 victory over Minuteman tech in the first round. Securing a spot in the state tournament wasn’t enough for the Tornados as they had their sights set on a 3 game winning streak. Enter Watertown High School, which is one of the better teams in the state. Malden Sophomore Aidan Brett threw three no hit scoreless innings to start the game, and freshman Ryan McMahon (Brandon’s brother) finished the game on the mound with four scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits. Senior Captain Brandon McMahon singled in the bottom of the 5th, scoring his brother from second. It would prove to be all the Tornados needed to sweep the East Boston Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament. The Tornados are now 11-8 and host Medford Wednesday.
Girls Lacrosse – Last but not least Sophomore sensation Makenzie Jenkins continues to have a record setting season. Jenkins, who broke the single season scoring record last season as a freshman with 55 goals, had her sights set on breaking the MHS Girls Lacrosse career goals record of 110 set not that long ago by Kaitlin Mini. Well, she broke two records: her own single season record of 55 (currently has 68), and the career goals record is now hers, as she currently has 118 goals! Congratulations, Ms. Jenkins! Her performance thus far has already garnered the attention of several Division III schools.
A great week for sure for the Golden Tornado Athletic Department with three GBL Titles, four teams qualifying for the state tournament and three MHS Athletics school records broken!