High school round-up
Innovation 3, Pioneer Charter 0
Amanda Gately came out firing, as the Innovation Academy volleyball team blanked Pioneer Charter II, 3-0, Oct. 5.
The Red Railed Hawks (10-0) clinched its spot in the state tournament rolling their opponents in straight sets 25-8, 25-15, 25-8. Gately got her team going scoring 25 service points, five kills and seven aces. Sadie Coleman-Plourde was also a force at the net with five blocks and three kills.
Westford 3, Cambridge 0
Jordan Krauss was in command, as Westford caged Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 3-0.
A senior outside hitter, Krauss came to play scoring 15 kills and two aces, as the Grey Ghosts won in straight sets 25-15, 25-21, 25-15.
Newton South 3, Westford 0
The Newton South boys soccer team edged Westford Academy, 3-0, Oct. 5.
Holding a 2-0 lead at halftime, Newton South held on for the shutout. Westford netminder Tom Kohen made five saves in the loss.
Shawsheen 147, Northeast Regional 76
Low medalist Colin Lawsonwith posted a 38 & 26 points, as the Shawsheen golf team continued its winning streak with nice 147-76 win over Northeast Regional, Oct. 5 at the Mount Hood Golf Course.
Also scoring for the Rams were Tyler Tsoukalas (30 points), Matt Tramonte (29). Brendan Lee (22) and Liam Milne (22). The team will compete at the Mass Vocational Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Acushnet River Golf Course.
North Andover 20, Dracut 0
Low medalist James Robbins (34) led the attack as North Andover dropped Dracut, 20-0, at North Andover Country Club’s par-35 course.
Dion Bottiggi was Dracut’s lone medalist. Playing well for North Andover were James Robbins (4&2), Max Johnson (4&3), Tyler Fay (4&3), Brendan Burke (5&4), Cooper Mohr (2&1), Jack Todisco (5&3), Jack Dalton (1up) and Julianna Taylor (4&3). With the win the Scarlet Knights improve to 9-2, while Dracut falls to 0-10.
Groton Dunstable 17, Oakmont 40
Groton Dunstable 22, Gardner 43
Zach Metzger led the way as the Groton Dunstable boys cross-country team defeat Oakmont, 17-40, and Gardner, 22-43, Oct. 5, at Dunn State Park.
Metzger mastered the 2.65-mile course posting a winning time of 15:12, edging out Gardner’s Tyler Meunier by a second (15:13).
Neil Aradhya (15:49) ranked second overall against Oakmont and third overall against Gardner. John Terhune (16:11) took third against Oakmont, and fifth against Gardner. Declan Hann (16:56) held fourth against Oakmont. With the wins the Groton-Dunstable improves to 5-0.
Burlington 16, Stoneham 47
Paul Conti led a Burlington blitz to the finish line, as the Red Devils stopped Stoneham, 16-47.
Conti finished first overall completing the trek in 17:03. He was followed by three teammates including Joey Gaiero (2nd, 17:24), Anthony Minchiello (3rd, 17:36) and Quinn Mattison (18:11) rounding out the top four.
Georgia Brooks broke in big as the Groton Dunstable girls cross-country team defeat Oakmont, 20-43, and Gardner, 21-38, Oct. 5, at Dunn State Park.
Brooks (17:32) finished a distant second to overall winner Fiona Picone of Oakmont (16:52) but kept up her team’s pace against Gardner. Kimmie Harding took third overall against both opponents covering the 2.65-mile course in 18:00 flat. Catherine Daly (18:41) finished fourth overall, while Ellie Petros (19:04) placed fifth against Gardner.