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8 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 MARCH 1, 2018 DeMayo delivers a command performance By Anne Marie Tobin BOSTON — Peabody High senior Eric DeMayo had the performance of a lifetime Saturday afternoon at the 2018 Auerbach All-States Championship meet at the Reggie Lewis Center. DeMayo, in his second trip to All-States, threw the shot put a personal best 52-10.00, breaking his prior mark of 52-09.25 set at the Division 1 Championship meet Feb. 16, to finish third behind Athol’s Kris Selanis, who threw a PR 56-01.75, and Catholic Memorial’s Dylan Murad, who threw 54-02.25. DeMayo opened with a throw of 50-00, his best opening throw of the season, then wrapped up the preliminary round with his best throw of the day to enter the final round in third place. Fellow senior Dariel Canela, in his first All-States meet, finished 17th out of 24 competitors with a throw of 46-01. Canela had qualified for the meet with a career best 48-02 at the Division 1 Championships the week before. “Dariel’s experience goes a long way to providing insight as to how the competition went,” said Peabody throw team coach Jay Smith. “Many of the boys struggled to match their seeding marks and I believe less than half of the seeded flight managed to qualify for the finals. But both Peabody boys had a great week of training between the Division 1 and All-States meet and their performances attest to that.” Senior Marc Alperen ran a PR 2:34.70 and finished 12th in the PHOTOS | BAYSTATERUNNING.COM AND JAY SMITH Eric DeMayo, left, threw a personal-best 52-10 in the all-state shotput event to finish third. Senior Marc Alperen ran a personal-best 2:34.70 in the 1,000 to finish 12th. 1,000 in his final indoor meet competing as a Tanner. Isaiah Knight finished 13th in the boys high jump (6-00) and Alexa Flewelling finished 22nd in the girls high jump (5-00). USATF Massachusetts Scholastic Weight Throw Champ ionship Peabody High senior Connor Ramos was the story of the day at last Wednesday’s state weight throw championship at Reggie Lewis. Ramos smashed his personal best by nearly two feet and took the title with a throw of 59-08.50. First place came down to a 2-way battle between Ramos and Bishop Fenwick junior Simon Vinci. After the preliminary round, Vinci was in first place with Hayden Willow of Xaverian right behind in second and Ramos in third, but Ramos rallied with two big throws in the final to leapfrog over both Willow and Vinci into first place. “Connor made an adjustment to his technique and opened finals with a big improvement to 17.89m which put him in the lead for good,” said Smith. “Then, on his sixth and final attempt, he again improved to win the title.” If anyone knows about the weight throw event it’s Smith, who also coached at Bishop Fenwick. “Colleges across the country compete in the event and have for decades but its only in the last few years has it really caught on at the high school level,” he said. “Ten years ago or less, it was mostly contained to R.I., pockets of N.Y. and N.J. and a few other states. “This year’s event may have been the largest to date with almost 30 boys and girls. I was thrilled to have Peabody High School girls competing for the first time. Bishop Fenwick and PVMHS are the charter programs in the event here in MA.” Ramos’ title is the third straight for the Tanners coming on the heels of 2017 Peabody High graduate Patrick Pang, who won back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017. Peabody has taken the top spot in five of the eight years of the competition with Sean Farrell winning the first two years it was conducted. Pat Corcoran from Fenwick was second at the third annual and Peabody’s Marcus Viera took second place in the fourth and fifth years of the event. This year, Vinci finished second with a throw of 54-11.25, a personal best by nearly five feet. Canela also cracked the top-5 with a throw of 51-10.50 and finished fourth. Fenwick seniors Chester MacAskill (36-06.25) and Alex Mizioch (29-07.25) finished 10th and 12th respectively, while Peabody sophomore Joshua Newman, in his weight throw competition, finished 13th (28-07.75). Ramos and Canena are back in action this weekend at the New England Championship meet in Providence, R.I. Ramos will also compete at the New Balance Indoor Championships later this month in New York City. In the girls meet, Fenwick’s Courtney Kline (33-01.75, a junior), and Taylor Saggese (31- 10.25) finished fourth and fifth respectively. Kline saved her best for last, clinching fourth with her best throw of the meet and career on her fifth and final attempt. Sophomore Maddie Nerich, in her first weight throw competition, was the top performer for the Tanners with a sixth place effort (30-07.50). Peabody junior Bianca Chouinard placed eighth (28- 05.00), while Fenwick’s Kristen Tennihan placed ninth (26-03.75) and Tessa Palermo placed 10th (22-10.50). “We took three (Peabody) boys and three girls to the event, three of whom, two girls and a boy, had never before competed in the event,” said Smith. “Due to facility limitations this year, we’ve had very little time to practice the event so those athletes just starting out have been limited to drills. Some of them threw the weight for the first time on Saturday. The girls threw in what likely was the largest field of competitors in the eight years of the competition.” Kline, Saggese and Nerich are also scheduled to compete next weekend at the New England championship. Tanners close boys hockey season out with a loss By Harold Rivera REVERE — The Revere boys hockey team came into Friday afternoon’s game against Peabody looking to end its regular season on a positive. Three periods later, it was mission accomplished for the Patriots but not without a fight from Nick Capillo and the underdog Tanners. Capillo, a junior forward, logged a hat trick but the Patriots took the 9-5 victory at Cronin Rink to close out the regular season for both teams. Revere, state tournament bound, was led by hat tricks from Mike Goroshko and Mike Giordano. Marc Giordano scored two goals and Wayne Cintolo added one. “We really haven’t gotten on a roll all year,” Revere coach Joe Ciccarello said. “We haven’t had a big win. To win these last two games against Division 2 teams, and get two wins for our seniors, hopefully that builds a little momentum. You never know what can happen in March.” For Peabody, Andrew Phillips and Jack McKelvey each scored one goal in addition to Capillo’s three. “Nick was our leading scorer this season” Peabody coach Mark Leonard said. “He’s a real good player. He has a tremendous shot, he has some speed. Hopefully he’ll have another big year next year. It’s nice that he’s back.” Revere got things started quickly coming out of the gate. Goroshko picked up a loose puck 90 seconds into the game and flicked it into the net for the game’s first goal. Cintolo connected on another loose puck in front of the net, two minutes later, and the Patriots carried a 2-0 lead just four minutes into the afternoon. Peabody didn’t quit. Peabody’s Capillo and Marc Giordano swapped goals to end the first period at 3-1 in Revere’s favor. Capillo added two more goals to his performance, both in the opening minute of the second period, to knot the game at 3-3. The Patriots took control of the period from there. Two goals each from Goroshko and Mike Giordano gave Revere a commanding 7-3 lead after two periods of play. “We always talk about how we respond. It’s always about how we respond to what happens,” Ciccarello said. “Once we respond to what happens and keep coming at our opponents, you never know.” Shooting for a late rally, the Tanners upped their tempo on the offensive end in the third period. The positive for Peabody is that Phillips and McKelvey each scored a goal to get the Tanners back in the game. The negative is that Peabody couldn’t hold Revere from adding to its lead. Marc Giordano scored his second goal of the game in the third period and Mike Giordano sealed the deal with an empty-netter in the closing seconds for the 9-5 win. “We kept coming back,” Leonard said. “We were down 3-1 and kept coming back. We pulled the goalie at the end and they put one in. We outshot them in the game 40-25. It shows a lot of character, being 0-19 and not giving up. I’m happy Jack scored the last goal. 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MARCH 1, 2018 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 9 Fenwick girls hockey glides into tournament By Anne Marie Tobin STONEHAM — On the same day that the USA women’s hockey team ended a 20-year Olympic gold medal drought, and 38 years to the day after Team USA shocked the world winning the men’s gold medal at Lake Placid, the Bishop Fenwick girls hockey team staged its own miracle on ice Thursday morning at Stoneham Arena. Needing a win in their final two games of the season to qualify for the Division 2 tournament, the Crusaders (9-9-2) defeated Auburn 4-2 Wednesday, a team they had never beaten in the 7-year history of the program; and then won a 2-1 thriller at Wilmington that went right down to the final two minutes. Junior forward Lexi McNeil scored the game-winner goal at the 4:08 mark of the third period. But there was little time to enjoy it, as a Fenwick penalty for high sticking with two minutes left opened the door for the Wildcats, who skated the rest of the game on the power play, including the last minute when they pulled their goalie for a 6-on-4 advantage. Fenwick, however, shut that door in a big way to preserve the win to clinch its second trip in program history and second in the last four years to the tournament. “It’s very emotional right now,” said Fenwick coach Doug Anderson. “We played three games in a row with a lot of intensity and a lot of spirit. What a great week. We honored our seniors yesterday and all five of them were there when we made the tournament for the first time three years ago. For them to be able to do it again with their teammates, was just incredible.” Wilmington came out on the attack. Three times in the first period the Wildcats slipped in on breakaways, but Fenwick’s sophomore goaltender Cailyn Wesley kept them off the board. With 6:03 to play in the period, senior captain Amanda Blanchette, Fenwick’s all-time leading goal scorer, poked the puck home in a scramble, to put the Crusaders on top, 1-0. Freshman forward Gabby Davern was credited with an assist. The lead didn’t last long. A little more than a minute later, it was Wilmington’s leading scorer, senior Jillian Miele, who put on a show. She took a feed from junior Lia Kourkoutas, split the defense with a couple of fancy stick moves and broke in alone on Wesley, then drilled the equalizer home from point blank range. Fenwick opened the second period down a player, but successfully killed off the penalty, its second of the game. The Crusaders would go on to kill four of four penalties, limiting the Wildcats to just four total shots on goal, most from bad angles. “Allie Giguere, Jill Mattucchi, Gabby Davern and Amanda (Blanchette) did a fantastic job on the penalty kill today,” said Anderson. “They play disciplined and we have good goaltending and the only shots we gave them were low-angle shots, if any, and you know when you have Cailyn backing up the box area that makes for success.” Both teams had good scoring chances in the second period. Fenwick’s best chance came about two minutes in when Blanchette was robbed by Wilmington goalie Melanie Hayden. Wesley came up with another huge save on a Miele breakaway, then covered up the puck in a scrum and held on. The Crusaders came out aggressively in the third period. With about seven minutes left, Giguere, a senior captain along with Blanchette, saved the day defensively. She and Payton Fuller were in chase of a loose puck in the Crusaders’ defensive zone, but Giguere played Fuller off the puck into the boards to deny the threat. With a little less than five minutes left in the game and the game still a 1-1 stalemate, Blanchette won a draw in the offensive zone and played the puck back to McNeil, whose shot was bobbled by Hayden. Hayden was not as lucky on the next Fenwick shot. After Blanchette won the ensuing faceoff, the puck ended up on the stick of McNeil, who the game winner home with with 4:08 to play. Davern and Mattucci earned assists on the goal. Anderson said the Crusaders had a secret weapon. “Prior to this year, we had only qualified once for the tournament and a couple of other girls who were on that team that year came to the Auburn game to cheer them on.” Fenwick 4, Auburn 2 The Crusaders celebrated Senior Day Feb. 21 by coming from two goals down to keep their tournament hopes alive. Trailing 2-0 late in the first period, the Crusaders started their upward climb with a goal by Gabby Davern at the 1:54 mark. Amanda Blanchette and Lexi McNeil were credited with assists. McNeil (from Allison Countie) tied the score at 2-2 3:07 into the middle period, then a little more than a minute later, Shannon Nagy (from Olivia Lojacono) scored the eventual game winner at the 10:28 mark. 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