Methuen’s sprint medley relay team made the trip to North Carolina a memorable one yesterday, with their performance at the National Scholastic Championships in Greensboro.
The Rangers snapped the school record and finished 14th overall in the Championship Division with a 3:34.45 clocking that bested the old mark of 3:34.62 set at the nationals in 2006.
Sprint medley National Scholastic meet, Methuen 14th overall in the championship asprint medley ... 3:34.45, Ruddy Severino opened things with a 23.2 200, followed by Angel Baez at 23.1. John St. Hilaire was next, clocking 53.1 in the 400, and Mike O’Donnell anchored with a 1:54.6 in his 800 meter leg.
WELLS FIRES LEGION NO-NO
Fresh off an amazing run with Whittier Tech to the Eastern Mass. Championship game, Andrew Wells let the American Legion folks understand he’s not done for the summer.
The Worcester State-bound righty dominated Danvers Legion with a no-hitter in a mere 65 pitches.
“I think he went to one three-ball count,” said Methuen coach Dave Mosher.
Wells fanned eight and was one error from a perfect game. That runner was erased on an attempted steal as Wells faced the minimum 21 hitters.
Cam Cyr, Nick Delois and Gary Carbonneau drove in runs for Methuen, which made good use of its five hits.
NECC’S PETERS LIFTS SALEM LEGION
Dan Peters pitched 6.1 innings of shutout ball and earned the victory for Salem Legion, 3-1, over Dover.
C.J. Beaulieu and Mike Ryan added some relief help for 1-0 Salem. Mitch Dufton led a frugal Salem offense with a pair of hits, scoring twice and driving in another.
JUNIOR ALL-STARS HIT FIELD TODAY
The 4th annual Junior Select State All-Star Game, sponsored by the Mass. Baseball Coaches Association, will be held today (2 p.m.) at DeFelice Field on the campus of Bentley College in Waltham.
Two area juniors from the region made the Eastern All-Stars. They are North Reading catcher Keith Linnane, and St. John’s Prep lefty Justin Snyder, who lives in Georgetown.
LONDONDERRY WINS HOOPS FOR HOPE BATTLE OF LANCERS
A much-improved Londonderry squad had its way with Lawrence in a battle of the Lancers, as Hoops for Hope opened its summer league season.
Max Coleman led the winners with 21, while Brian Morales had 16 for Lawrence.
Here’s the rest of the boys action from yesterday:
Londonderry 51, Lawrence 48
Lon -- Max Coleman 21; Law -- Brian Morales 16
Andover 47, Nashua South 36
And -- Connor Merinder 19; South -- Jordy Tavares 12
Central Catholic 62, North Andover 43
CC -- Tyler Nelson 22; NA -- Chris Barrett 10
Nashua South 70, Pentucket 63
South -- Jordy Tavares 20; Pen -- Ryan Kuchar 14
Lowell 56, Tyngsboro 51
Low -- Andre Ruff 16; Tyn -- Austin Cooney 15
Pelham 72, Gr. Lawrence 26
Pel -- Keith Brown 10; GLT -- Frank Kelly 8
Preps I 55, Methuen 42
PI -- Quinton Bullen 12; M -- Cooper Hammel 11
Tewksbury 52, Westford 46
T -- Nate Tenaglia 16; W -- Scott Callahan 16
Salem 49, Haverhill 39
S -- Brandon Lacroix 13; H -- Matt Jameson 11
Preps II 51, A-B 26
PII -- Cam Durley 14; A-B -- Ryan Graziano 9
SJP 54, Pinkerton 39
SJP -- Max Burt 14; PA -- Sam Dolen 8