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May 23, 2013

Final Score

Impressive debut

Freshman Maddie McLellan, making her first varsity start, threw a three-hitter, striking out five without issuing a walk, as Sanborn whipped John Stark 8-2. Freshman Erin Thompson remained hot for the Indians (11-5) with three hits and a pair of RBIs.

Doubles shines

The Greater Lawrence doubles team of Jose Rivera and Freddi Gonzalez advanced to the finals of the CAC Individual Tournament before falling to Shawsheen 6-7, 6-1, 6-4.

Missing Maloney

Central Catholic, playing without leadoff batter Krista Maloney, fell to Burlington for the second time this season, 7-0. Maloney is out indefinitely with a concussion suffered against Tewksbury Tuesday.

Playing long ball

Sarah-Jane Spicer homered to deep left field, Erin Long went long to right for a homer and Elissa Mogauro tripled and had four RBIs as Pelham beat Bishop Brady 16-1.

Surpassing 100 points

With her six goals yesterday, Abby Galloway-Burke surpassed the 100-point mark for the season and helped Methuen prevail 19-11 over Malden.

She has 87 goals and 17 assists for a total of 104 points.

Owls win thriller

Eric Kaasila scored 18 kills, 25 service points and six aces to help Timberlane rally after losing the first two games to edge Londonderry 14-25, 14-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-12. Cam Donnelly added eight blocks for the winners.

Devil of a comeback

Salem scored the last three goals of the game to overcome Concord 12-11 in girls lacrosse. Shari Juaranovits led the way with six goals, one more than Lizzie Twomey.

Astro power

Pinkerton’s softball team got all three of its runs via home runs in a 3-1 win over Winnacunnet, moving the Astros (8-9) within a game of .500. Lauren Phillips had a two-run blast and Kinsey Manchester (2 for 3) had a solo blast.

Fantastic forehand

Yuri Kim won the final match 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) with a blistering forehand winner to clinch at third singles and give the win to North Andover, which topped Haverhill 3-2.

MVC champs

Andover wrapped up yet another MVC boys tennis title yesterday with a 5-0 win over Central Catholic. Austin Bendetson set the tone with a 6-0, 6-0 win at first singles for the Warriors, who finished undefeated in league play.

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