Tewksbury’s Ryan sparks offense in Dracut win – Lowell Sun


Pitcher Sam Ryan helped her own cause drilling a mammoth leadoff home run in the first inning, as the Tewksbury softball team downed Dracut 10-4.

The lefthanded hurler went 2-for-4 at the plate including a triple, bur was equally effective on the mound surrendered four runs off three hits over five innings, striking out six while walking one. Whitney Gigante threw two innings in relief. Tewksbury racked up seven hits with Becca Harris (4-for-4) and Sam Perkins also contributing.

Bedford 8, Acton-Boxboro 1

Bella Fernald belted two home runs and five RBI, as Bedford (6-1) buried Acton-Boxboro.

Laney Mead electrified the lineup with three hits including a home run. Cassidy Schuman scored two runs and was flawless at three positions in the field. Kaylee Grace pitched all seven innings, surrendering two hits, while striking out nine.


Shawsheen 11, Greater Lawrence 1

Leadoff hitter Ryan Santini was on base all day drawing two hits, a walk, a HBP and three runs, as Shawsheen (6-0 CAC, 11-0) stormed past Greater Lawrence in a CAC league game.

Winning pitcher Aiden MacLeod held his opponents to four hits and a run over five innings, fanning seven. Brendan Lee and Robbie Welch shared the catching duties. MacLeod (two hits, two runs), Mavrick Bourdeau (two runs) and Mike Maselli (hit. two RBI) also played well.

Shawsheen face back-to-back games with CAC league rival Greater Lowell, May 9-10.

Andover 11, Billerica 2

In other action, Billerica lost its road game to Andover

Girls Lacrosse

Tyngsboro 17, Lunenburg 2

Sydney Hannes potted six goals and three assists, as Tyngsboro defeated the Lunenburg

Emma Angelo energized her team scoring six goals, adding an assist, and nine draw controls. Brynn Goulet garnered three goals and two assists. Delaney Salerno played strong defensively with three caused turnovers.


Lowell Catholic 3, Greater Lawrence 0

Josh Barahona and John Nangle spearheaded the attack as Lowell Catholic (9-2) shutout Greater Lawrence. The Crusaders rolled winning in straight sets 25-14, 25-22, 25-18.

Boys Tennis

Central Catholic 5, Tewksbury 0

The first doubles team of James Diamantis and Luca Beltrandi got the best of Tyler Chesbrogh and Danny Franklin 6-2, 7-5, as Central stopped Tewksbury.

Arnav Lele led the way at first singles defeating Brady Litton 6-1, 6-3. Jack Makiej followed stoning Win Bo 6-1, 6-2. Ryan Melesky pulled out the win at third singles over Michael Gaglione 6-2, 6-3. The second doubles unit of Riley Raynor and Jack Pelletier completed the sweep dropping James Cozzo and Jason Morris 6-1, 6-1.

Derryfield 5, Alvirne 4

Peyton and Ashton Meuse combined for three wins, but it wasn’t enough as Alvirne downed Derryfield.

Peyton Meuse prevailed over Jack Schroeder at first singles 8-0, while Ashton Meuse defeated Davey Schroeder at second singles 8-2. The pair then joined foces at first doubles dropping Schroeder and Schroeder 8-1. Caleb Lambert also leveled Logan Goldberg at fourth singles 8-8, 7-1.

Derryfield hung tough however, rattling off six wins. Aiden Hughes fell to Billy Gardner at third singles 8-1. Caleb Lambert bowed out to Logan Goldberg at fourth singles 8-8, 7-1. Jace Martin was trumped by Tucker Rozen at fifth singles 8-0. James Dlubac was stopped by Ben Brar at sixth singles 8-1. Hughes and Lambert fell victim to Riley and Hodges at second doubles 8-4. Lucas Perron and Anthony Ferullo fell to  Brar and Rozen at third doubles 8-2.

Nashoba 4, Groton-Dunstable 1

Tyler Mignault denied Tom Wong at third singles 6-4, 6-4, as Nashoba (9-1) beat Groton-Dunstable.

Nashoba swept all three singles spots with Victor XU victorious at first singles over Rohan Francis 6-0, 6-0, and Philip Baykov beating Alex Caruso at second singles 6-0, 6-0. The first doubles unit of Alex Jangro and Leo Lima also came through topping Josh Dai and Jason Huang 6-0, 6-3. Liam Toomey and Nate Cruz gave Groton-Dunstable its lone win at second doubles beating David Curran and Pixel Hartvigsen 6-2, 6-3.

Girls Tennis

Central Catholic 5, Notre Dame 0

Meg Washburn led a singles clean sweep as Central (2-4) stopped Notre Dame Academy.

Washburn beat Teagan Peterson at first singles 6-0, 6-0. Meg Malolepszy blanked Macklyn Pacaro at second singles 6-0, 6-0. Kaya Asmar ousted Emma Lingley at third singles 6-0, 6-0. Alessandra Sacchetti and Alana Shanahan dropped Maya O’Gorman and Emma O’Gorman at first doubles 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7).

Grace Blanchette and Shelagh Murphy stoned Maya Hardy and Phay Meh at second doubles 6-4, 6-3.

Boys Track

Nashoba 80, Innovation 58

Jack Collins clinched the win with the javelin (107-10), one of seven first place efforts as Nashoba Tech (5-1) took down Innovation Academy, in a CAC Small dual meet.

Nashoba was backed by over a dozen front runners including three from Randy Delva in the triple jump (40-11), 100M (11.2) and 200M (23.5). Also taking top honors were: Jeremyah Santiago in the high jump (5-4), Frank Horn in the 110 hurdles (19.1) and Adley Phillips in the mile (6:45).

Nashoba 93, Marlboro 52

Gabe Merrow won the long jump, 100M and 800M, leading Nashoba (4-0) to the win over

Marlborough (1-3). Marlborough’s Justin Rogers won the javelin and shot put.

Girls Track

Nashoba Tech 85, Innovation 44

Carolyn Dorman won three events, as the Nashoba Tech girls (3-3) topped Innovation Academy.

Dorman dominated in the javelin (55-11), the 100M (13.8) and the 200M (29.4). Billie Kane also picked up a pair of decisions, taking both the high jump (4-4), and triple jump (28-8).

Meeting them in the winner’s circle were Jannah Drumm in the 400 hurdles (1:21.6), Julia Chamberlaine in the two mile (16:45) and Yula Wackell in the mile (7:10).


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