EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 7, 2013

The Final Score

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Reagan steps up

When coach Ryan Richards shifted Whittier from a zone to a man-to-man defense, Nick Reagan drew the assignment of covering Minuteman’s top scorer. The sophomore came through big-time, shutting down his opponent as the Wildcats prevailed, 16-5. Mike Nicholas scored a season-high eight goals in the victory.

Sachems finish strong

Pentucket lost its first two boys tennis matches then saw its second doubles team fall behind 3-0 in the third and deciding set. Both times the Sachems rebounded as Logan Sherwood and Will Kopaciewicz fought back for a 6-4 final-set victory to knock off Newburyport, 3-2.

Hornets make playoffs

With its final six lacrosse games on the road, North Reading took advantage of an early Senior Night to clinch a postseason berth, defeating Pentucket, 12-5. Mike O’Brien led the way for the Hornets with four goals and three assists.

Yaratz dominant

Josh Yaratz dominated on the mound with a two-hit shutout, striking out eight as Sanborn scraped out a 3-0 win over Hollis-Brookline.

Now at 68 goals

Kristy Robertson scored eight more goals, giving her 68 for the year, as Haverhill whipped Tewksbury 18-7. She also added four assists.

Ready for rematch

In a tuneup for tomorrow’s baseball rematch against Goffstown — the only team to defeat Windham so far — the Jaguars humbled Milford, 14-4. Junior Josh Gallagher, a first-year varsity player, rapped a pair of two-run doubles and added a run-scoring single while captain Matt Carbonello used three hits to drive in four runs.

What a debut!

In her first varsity at-bat, Salem freshman Holly Peterson stroked a two-run single with two outs in the sixth for what proved to be the winning runs in a 7-4 victory over Londonderry.

Freshman fantastic

Andover freshman Owen Plourde battled Lawrence standout Chen Chen for well over two hours before rallying back for a brutal 2-6, 7-5, 12-10 win at No. 1 singles to help the Golden Warriors best the Lancers 5-0.

Something to Braga-bout

John Braga earned victories in the high jump (6-0), triple jump (40-6 1/2), 400 hurdles (58.5) and 110 hurdles (15.8) to lead North Reading to a 94-51 victory over Triton.

The Hornets moved to 6-0 with the win, and with a victory over Masconomet on Thursday can clinched the CAL boys team title for the first time in school history, according to coach Ryan Spinney.

Landmark win

Windham’s volleyball team beat Souhegan fior the first time in its history in three games. Dan Rouseau had 13 kills and three blocks for the Jaguars (8-2) and Tucker Lippold had 23 assists.

Power surge

Ryan Frank and Dan Spicer pounded homers as Pelham tripped Fall Mountain 13-3.