School Sports Roundup: St. Mary’s softball moves on to Division 3 North semifinals

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Sam Porazinski, left, high fives Julia Nickolau during the Spartans Division 3 North quarterfinal win over Winthrop Wednesday. (Julia Hopkins)

After waiting out a first-round bye, the No. 2 St. Mary’s softball team finally got the chance to dive into tournament action Wednesday and didn’t disappoint with a 6-0 win over No. 10 Winthrop in a Division 3 North quarterfinal.

Lily Newhall continued her success on the mound, pitching all seven innings and tallying six strikeouts.

Anna Fringuelli led the way with a pair of hits, including a two-run single to get St. Mary’s started. Marina DiBiasio added an RBI on a sacrifice fly to score Jill Kirby. Newhall and Sam Porazinski also added multiple hits in the win.

St. Mary’s (20-2) is right back at it in the semifinals at home against No. 3 Boston Latin Academy (17-3) Thursday (2).


Division 1 North Quarterfinal

No. 4 St. John’s Prep 7, No. 5 Westford Academy 6

The Eagles got ahead early and survived a late burst to hold on to the win. Kyle Webster added a pair of RBI while Patrick D’Amico (three runs), Payton Palladino, Chris Dirks and Eric Wing each had an RBI. Connor Remley (3 1/3 innings, one hit, four strikeouts) and Sam Belliveau (1 1/3 innings, one earned run, one hit, three walks, four strikeouts) did the bulk of the pitching.

St. John’s hosts No. 8 Boston Latin in the semifinals Friday (4).

No. 6 Andover 3, No. 3 English 0

Angel Gonzalez still pitched a complete game despite the loss, allowing just one earned run on five hits and two walks and seven strikeouts. Eldrian Bonilla, Brendan Falasca and Jeremies Brito each had one hit.

The Bulldogs end an impressive shortened season at 9-3.

Division 2 North Quarterfinal

No. 6 St. Mary’s 5, No. 14 Concord-Carlisle 1

The Spartans jumped out to a 4-0 lead and rode a great start by freshman Eric Bridges (win, 5 1/3 innings, eight strikeouts). Aiven Cabral (three strikeouts) came in to close things down in the final two frames.

Terence Moynihan drove in two RBI while Colby Magliozzi had one.

St. Mary’s is at No. 2 North Andover for a semifinal matchup Friday (4).

No. 13 Danvers 3, No. 5 Marblehead 1

Despite the loss, the Magicians got some solid pitching from the trio of Ben Weed (3 2/3), Bjorn Pluss (1 2/3) and James Doody (1 2/3), who all combined to all five hits, five walks and three unearned runs.

Liam McIlroy and Matt Titus had two hits each.

Marblehead ends the year at 13-5.

Division 3 North Quarterfinal

No. 18 Bishop Fenwick 11, No. 23 Watertown 0

The Crusaders kept on rolling with Brandon Bloom and Anthony Marino combining on the mound to toss a no-hitter.

The Crusaders are at No. Gloucester for the semifinals Friday (4).

Division 4 North Quarterfinal

No. 1 Snowden 12, No. 9 Winthrop 11

The Vikings end the year at 6-13.


Division 1 North Semifinal

No. 3 St. John’s Prep 13, No. 7 North Andover 6

The Eagles had 10 different goal scorers in the contest including Jimmy Ellard (one goal) and Nate Jones (one goal). Defensively, Conor Kelly, Christian Rooney and Grady McGowan had strong performances.

St. John’s hosts No. 5 Lincoln-Sudbury for the Division 1 North crown Saturday (11)

Division 3 North Semifinal

No. 3 Newburyport 15, No. 10 Bishop Fenwick 6

The Crusaders’ great run comes to an end at 12-7.


Division 2 North Quarterfinal

No. 6 Swampscott 12, No. 3 Austin Prep 10

The Big Blue handed the Cougars just their second loss of the season on the road thanks to seven goals from Reese Robertson. Harper Clopton (one goal, three assists), Broghan Laundry (one goal, two assists) and Abby Eichler (one goal, two assists) also played well while Elizabeth Green and Eliza D’agostino each had a goal. Sasha Dival had eight saves.

Swampscott will host the semifinals against No. 10 Manchester Essex Friday (4).


Division 3 North Semifinal

No. 2 Lynnfield 5, No. 3 Hamilton-Wenham 0

The Pioneers didn’t waste any time punching their ticket to the Division 3 North finals with singles players Harrison Luba (6-1, 6-0), Jamil Khodr (6-2, 6-1) and Dan Levin (6-1, 6-0) all earning dominant wins. In doubles, David Kasdon and Jason Yang (6-4, 6-1) and Rafik Khodr and Russell Kasdon (6-3, 6-1) earned wins.

Lynnfield (13-0) will travel to No. 1 Weston (14-0) in a battle of unbeatens for the Division 3 North crown Friday (2).


Division 2 North Semifinal

No. 1 Newburyport 5, No. 4 Marblehead 0

The Magicians end the year at 13-3.

Division 3 North Semifinal

No. 4 Swampscott at No. 1 Manchester-Essex (5)


Lynn English Girls

The Bulldogs placed first in three events with Kendra Malcolm leading the way with a win in the 100m (12.6). Diamond Bogues won the shot put while teammate Jojo Chiara came in second. The 4×100 relay team of Malcolm, Victoria Samuel, Abetty Kizenghi and Faidat Amisu also won with a time of 55.8. Aida Bellal placed third in the 400m with a personal best time of 70.9. English’s 4×400 relay placed fourth.

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