Tumpney fires up Tyngsboro softball – Lowell Sun


Tyngsboro 8, Oakmont 4
Jenna Tumpney went 3-for-3 with a double and five RBI, as Tyngsboro ousted Oakmont in its home opener.
Jayden Kelly also made solid contact going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Starting pitcher Jayden Kelly threw four full innings surrendering four hits, while fanning three and walking two. Samantha Puma provided sweet relief over the last three frames allowing a hit, fanning three and walking three. Oakmont slugger Collazo was a power threat drilling a pair of doubles. Buskiewicz also clubbed an RBI double in the third. Oakmont starter Hazel pitched the complete game surrendering 12 hits, striking out four, while walking three.

Lowell 3, Lawrence 0
Senior co-captains Izaviah Hong and Kython Ses combined for 15 kills in the season opener, as Lowell (2-0) leveled Lawrence.
Coach Paul Mccarthy’s Raiders rolled in straight sets 25-15, 25-15, 25-15. Hong led the way with 10 kills, while Ses scored five, while serving well. Senior setter Alex Chau sent the offense in motion with 25 assists. Tevin Lout levied eight kills. Mustafa Salih also had a strong game. Lowell travels to Central Catholic on Friday, April 8.

North Andover 3, Billerica 0
The Scarlet Knights beat Billerica in a tough MVC match-up.
North Andover navigated its way through several roadblocks, winning in three tight-fisted sets 25-17, 25-21, 25-14. Billerica was led by Ethan Cliff (six kills) and strong defensive effort by Ajay Bijlani (five kills). Ankush Patel also provided some heady play in the loss.

Haverhill 3, Central Catholic 1

Keith Shaheen and Ryan McShan combined for 15 kills, but couldn’t hold back Haverhill.

After dropping its first two sets 25-21, 25-16, Central (0-2) stormed back taking the third match 26-24. Haverhiil held firm, however, taking the fourth and final set 25-16. Shaheen scored eight kills and eight service points. Ryan McShan managed seven kills and two blocks. Michael Nguyen dished 19 assists. Juanjose Cabrera collected nine digs and an ace. Jaithian Medina added the other ace. 1.

Girls Tennis
Pelham 9, Wilton Lyndeboro 0
Jessica Beavens posted one of five shutouts at third singles, as Pelham peppered Wilton Lydeboro.
Beavens stopped Madeline Straw 8-0. Corrine Kelly stoned Sonja Sours at fourth singles 8-0. Fifth singles Grace DeSousa and sixth singles Rosie Day also won by default 8-0. Co-Captains Ruby Day and Brooke Contarino helped set the tone at the top of the order. Day defeated Elizabeth Jacobs at first singles, while Contarino curtailed Erin McDonald at second doubles, both by 8-4 scores. Pelham’s double teams completed the clean sweep, with both DeSouza and Rosie Day dominating play.
With the win coach Di Thomas team improves to 2-0.

Girls Lacrosse
Central Catholic 17, Dracut 1
Kerri Finneran was a force scoring a team-high five goals, as Central Catholic dropped Dracut.
Nicolette Licare, Delaney True and Emma Siggens fueled the offense with each potting a pair, giving Central the commanding 17-0 edge at halftime. Abby Yfantopulos, Grace Lydon, Kiara Edmunds, Cara Kuczek, Haley Creegan and Meagan Wilson also utilized the home field advantage scoring a goal apiece. Central goaltender Grace Cashman made five saves, as he team improved to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in the MVC.

Girls Track

Central Catholic 94, Lowell 51

Lowell senior captain Becca Cady enjoyed a strong home opener in a tough loss to Central Catholic at Cawley Stadium.

Cady was in command from the jump, winning the 100m (12.8) and 200m (26.5), while anchored the 4x400m relay team to a come-from-behind victory (63.0 split). Joining Cady on the resilant relay team were seniors Morgan Bilodeau, Christina Grillakis and junior Bridget Geary. Junior Ronnie Jones won the shot put with a personal best 37-11.5. The effort moves her to second all-time in the Lowell High record books. Lowell juniors Annamaria Mbuyu (triple jump) and Annie Gilman (mile), also picked up victories in the meet.

The Raiders return to action to host North Andover, Wednesday, April 13.

Boys Track

Central 77, Lowell 67

Ethan Pater and Justice McGrail were triple event winners, as Central Catholic held off Lowell at Cawley Stadium.

Pater prevailed in the 100, 400 and anchored the 4×400 relay. Justice won the triple jump, 200 and ran the 4×100. Central swept both relays. The 4×100 team of Thomas Grimes, Ty Cannistraro, McGrail and Markys Bridgewater were clutch. The meet was decided in the last event, the 4×400 relay with Aden Pemble, Thomas Grimes, Pat Walsh and Pater also prevailing.


Wilmington 6, Winchester 3

Starting pitcher Jacob Roque helped his own cause lacing two hits, including an RBI double, as Wilmington topped Winchester.

Trailing 3-0 in the second, the Wildcats lineup responded plating four runs in the third, and two more in the fourth.

Offensively Wilmington was powered by Mike Monteforte (two hits), Joe Dynan (RBI), Ayden Balter (RBI), Jack Toomey, Brett Ebert and Austin Harper (RBI). Winchester threatened in the third with two runners on base, but Roque reared back yielding a pair of groundouts and a strikeout. Roque threw 6.2 innings surrendering eight hits, fanning six, walking three and yielding no earned runs, before exiting the game after reaching his pitch count. Balter made the defensive play of the game in the scooping a throw in the dirt for the final out of the sixth, with runners in scoring position. Lars Ostebo finished strong picking up his first varsity save.

Wilmington heads to Arlington, April 9. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.

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