High school round-up – Lowell Sun


Boys Cross-Country

Lowell 26, North Andover 32

Lowell 20, Billerica 43

Lowell 15, Dracut 50

Jack Courtney gave the Red Raiders a strong kick, guiding the boys cross-country team to a pivotal MVC quad-meet sweep, Oct. 6 at Shedd Park. Lowell denied North Andover 26-32, bounced Billerica, 20-43, and downed Dracut 15-50. With the win the team improves to 7-0.

The Red Raiders utilized a big push in the final mile, with seven runners placing in the top 12. Courtney led the way taking third overall, leading a pack of seven runners finishing within 31 seconds to win the meet. Ryan Conolly of North Andover won the race and Ryan Leslie of Billerica took second. This was Lowell’s 114th consecutive MVC victory dating back to the 2009 season.

Whittier Tech 15, Minuteman 43

Whittier Tech 21, IACS 24

IACS 19, Minutemen 46

IACS runner Julian Henry placed third overall with a time of 19:33, in quad-meet action against Whittier Tech and Minuteman.

The Whittier boys took the top two spots at 18:59, 19:02, respectively, followed closely by Henry taking third.

Westford 22, Cambridge 33

Paul Bergeron (15:21) ran a strong second, as the Westford Academy boys cross country team defeated Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 22-33, at Fresh Pond.

Westford got a garrison effort from a variety of runners including Jack Graffeo (3rd, 15:45) and AJ Chiappetta (4th, 15:52).  Zach Freyman (6th, 16:08) and

Austin DeSisto (7th, 16:14) also placed in the top 10. Adam Wedlake (12th, 16:36), Davis Haines (13th, 16:54), Dan Ottesen (14th, 16:58), Nathan Dubay (15th, 17:01), and Owen Schultz (16th, 17:08) also delivered the goods.

Shawsheen Tech 17, Nashoba Tech 44

Gordon Noble took it all in stride as Shawsheen Tech stopped Nashoba Tech, 17-44.

Noble took first place with a tinning time of 19:09. He was followed by teammates Adam Ipollito (2nd, 20:42), and Will Biscan (3rd, 20:48) and Noah Brooks (4th, 21:25). Nashoba’s Jonathan Allen (21:35) rounded out the top five.

Lowell Catholic 25, Greater Lawrence Tech 31

B. Boucher (17:08) placed first overall as Lowell Catholic clipped Greater Lawrence Tech, 25-31.


Girls Cross-Country

Lowell 23, Billerica 32

Lowell 15, Dracut 50

Lowell 25, North Andover 30

Sophomore Serena Nguyen finished fifth overall, as the Lowell girls cross-country team went 2-1 in quad meet action at Shedd Park, Oct. 6

The Red Raiders topped both Billerica, 23-32, and Dracut, 15-50, but were ultimately edged by North Andover, 25-30.

Nguyen navigated her home field advantage well finishing the 2.75-mile course with a time of 18:56. Annie Gilman secured sixth (19:25), with Scarlett Prak placing eighth (19:48), Rebecca Cady ranked ninth (19:50) with Sabrina Cady rounding out the top 10 at 20:12.
Lowell improves its MVC record to record 3-4.

Girls Cross-Country

Whittier Tech 29, Minuteman 31

IACS runner Maddie Darlington (24:20) placed second overall, but her team was forced to forfeit Wednesday’s tri-meet due to not having five finishers.

Whittier placed first overall (22:20) in a 29-31 win over Minuteman. Charlotte Duhamel of Minutemen took third (24:49).

Girls Cross-Country

Whittier Tech 29, Minuteman 31

IACS runner Maddie Darlington (24:20) placed second overall, but her team was forced to forfeit Wednesday’s tri-meet due to not having five finishers.

Whittier placed first overall (22:20) in a 29-31 win over Minuteman. Charlotte Duhamel of Minutemen took third (24:49).

Shawsheen Tech 17, Nashoba Tech 41

Devin Sweeney (22:29) took the lead as Shawsheen Tech topped Nashoba Tech, 17-41.

Amelia Matzke (2nd, 24:57) and Hannah Lyle (3rd, 25:02) completed the XC hat trick for Shawsheen. One of only three Nashoba runners competing, Julia Chamberlain finished fourth with a time of 25:29. Sandra Watne (28:51) rounded out the top five for Shawsheen. Nashoba’s Montana Gott (7th, 30:31) and Lydia Davis (9th, 31:50) also competed.



Lowell 14, Tewksbury 6

Steve Betty (4&3) shined as the Lowell golf team defeated Tewksbury, 14-6, Oct. 6 at Mount Pleasant.

The Red Raider were led by individual winners including Betty (4&3), Dylan Kuczek (1up), Colin Pickett (4&2), Michael Puckett (3&1) and Thomas Woodlock (3&2). Kiernan Fovle also halved. Tewksbury’s top players included Jeremy Insogna (3&2) and Ryan Flynn (2&1). Jason Cooke also halved. Four Ball winners included: Betty & Kuczek, Pickett & Pickett, and Woodlock & Jack Geary for Lowell, and Ryan Flynn & Jason Cooke for Tewksbury.

Shawsheen shines in tourney

Matt Tramonte shot a 77, as the Shawsheen Golf team finished third in the large division and fifth overall in the Mass Vocational Golf Tournament, Oct. 6 at Acushnet Golf Course.

Scoring for the Rams were Brendan Lee (87), Liam Milne (88) and Sean Schlehuber (89). The team will play Lowell Catholic on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Four Oaks Golf Course in Dracut.

Tyngsboro 43, Bromfield 11

Co-medalists Connor St. Gelais and Trevor Drew each shot two under par (34), as Tyngsboro bumped Bromfield, 43-11, at Sky Meadow in Nashua.

It was the Tigers tenth win of the season, sporting a 6-0-1, (10-1-1 overall) record. Josh Savoie, Brandon St. Gelais, Ian Barton and Fiona Johnson all won their matches. Adrian Curtis led Bromfield with a 39.


Field Hockey

Littleton 1, Bromfield 0

Brittany Iverson netted the game-winner, as the undefeated Littleton field hockey team blanked Broomfield, 1-0, Oct. 6.

Amanda Yurkoski assisted on the tally. Goalie Kyra Manseau picked up her sixth win, her fifth via shutout. With the win Littleton remains unbeaten at 12-0.

Concord-Carlisle 3, Chelmsford 0

Chelmsford was shutout by Concord-Carlisle, 3-0, Oct. 6, in non-league action.

North Middlesex 2, Groton-Dunstable 1

Katy Paveglio scored her team’s only goal, as Groton-Dunstable fell to North Middlesex, 2-1.

Goalie Caitlin Saboliauskas made seven saves in the loss.


Girls Soccer

Lebanon 2, Pelham 1

Lindsay Butlers scored the lone goal for her team, as Pelham girls soccer fell to Lebanon, 2-1

Carlee Sloane picked up the assist on the second half tally. Goaltender Hannah Deachene made 17 saves in the loss, as Pelham fell to 6-5-1 overall.  Pelham heads to Pembroke, Friday, Oct. 9. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.



Billerica 3, Chelmsford 0

Olivia Bento scored 14 service points, as the Billerica volleyball team cooled Chelmsford, 3-0.

The Indians worked well winning in straight sets 25-9, 25-12, 25-17. Bento and Sydney Nortelus provided strong defense for the Indians. Aiden Arsenault was big at the net making four blocks.


Boys Soccer

Essex Tech 3, Shawsheen Tech 0

Shawsheen Tech faced the CAC iron for the second consecutive day losing to undefeated Essex Tech, 3-0.

It was only the second loss of the season for the young Rams team. Playing well for Shawsheen were senior Zach Haumann, juniors Tyler Francois, Quinn Brown and freshman Jayden Perez.

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