Hornets fly to CAL meet crown
Emily Murray and Nicole Roberts each took two victories and Cole Godzinski earned a win and two seconds as North Reading surged to the Cape Ann League Meet title with 117 points.
Murray won the shot put (39-0) and discus (116-11) while Roberts took the 2-mile (11:30.5) and 800 (2:24.4). Godzinski earned her gold in the 100 hurdles (15.65) while Emily Visconti won the 100 (13.16) and Julia Valenti was second in the pole vault.
Pentucket’s Ali Attenasio won the pole vault with a 10-6, helping the Sachems take third as a team. The 4x400 also grabbed the gold for the Sachems, while McKenna Kilian added seconds in the high jump and 400.
Royals’ Slack wins duel
Georgetown’s Pat Slack and Triton’s Justin Cashman hooked up in a classic pitcher’s duel in the opener of the Spofford Memorial Tournament. The Royals picked up just enough offense with Ben Noelk and Colby Ingraham producing RBI hits, to scratch out a 2-1 win. Slack went the distance, giving up two hits and three walks while striking out three. Not to be outdone, it was Pentucket’s Ryan Kuchar and Newburyport’s James Nutter colliding in the other semifinal. The Sachems managed only one hit on the day against Nutter and fell, 1-0. Today at noon, it’s Georgetown vs. Newburyport in the title game, while the consolation between Triton and Pentucket is slated at 3 p.m. The games are both at Georgetown High School.
Warriors earn shot at Lawrence
Andover made easy work in three straight games over Lexington in the North sectional volleyball quarterfinals yesterday. For the effort, the Warriors earned another shot at rival Lawrence, Tuesday night at the Lancers in the North semis. Alec Dean served 15 points and smacked 16 kills in the Warrior victory.
Leslie looking sharp
With the Nipper Clancy Tournament championship on the line, Scott Leslie delivered a gritty performance, on the mound and at the plate, lifting North Reading to the title with a 7-5 win over Lynn English. Leslie snapped a 5-5 tie in the top of the seventh with a two-run double. He also picked up the win on the hill with a seven-hitter, walking six and striking out five. Thomas Day had three hits in the leadoff spot to pass the 10-hit North Reading attack.
Spinning a gem
Tom Pelletier allowed just three hits, walked just one and struck out five in a complete-game effort as Central Catholic beat Central Mass. power David Prouty 5-0.