Sports 05-03-2017

May 5, 2017
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RHS Alumni Baseball Game scheduled for Sunday, May 21

The Revere High School Alumni Baseball Game will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 12 p.m. (noon) at the Revere High School baseball field.

Head coach Ron Jordan and director of athletics Frank Shea welcome all former players to participate in the game.

Alumni players should email Ron Jordan with their name, shirt size, and former uniform number by May 11. The email address is patriotsbaseball2017@gmail.com

RhS sports Roundup

RHS softball team splits two games

The Revere High softball team split its two games the past week, defeating Winthrop, 11-6, but falling to undefeated Lynn Classical, 4-0.

The victory over Winthrop was not as easy as the final score might indicate. The Lady Patriots fell behind 6-0 in the opening inning, which prompted a stern lecture from RHS head coach Joe Ciccarello.

“We couldn’t do anything right in the field,” said Ciccarello. “I told them that although we were behind by a lot of runs, it we chipped away at Winthrop’s lead and kept them off the board, we could overcome the six-run deficit.”

The Lady Patriots followed their coach’s prescription to perfection from that point on. RHS pitcher Olivia McManus, backed by a flawless defense, pitched a shutout over the remaining six frames.

The Revere bats produced a solo run in the second inning, two more in the third, and then exploded for six in the fourth to forge into a 9-6 advantage before adding two additional insurance markers late in the game.

Among the principal Lady Patriot offensive big guns were Vanessa Puopolo, who went 3-for-3 with two RBI; Victoria Correia, who belted a home run over the fence; Joli Giuliano, who had a triple and a single; and Gianna Berkowitz, who had some key hits.

McManus’s final line showed three earned runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts.

The contest with Classical was a tight, well-played affair between the two rivals who have engaged in some epic contests in recent years. Classical broke a scoreless deadlock with a run in the fourth, but the Lady Patriots appeared destined to erase that advantage when they placed runners at second and third with none out in the following inning.

However, with the Classical infield drawn in, the next Revere batter drove a sharp grounder right at the Lady Ram second baseman. The Lady Patriot on third broke for home and was thrown out, and then the Revere runner who had been on second tried to move to third, only to be thrown out.

“At worst we should have had only one out with runners still at second and third, but that double play essentially ended our rally,” said Ciccarello. “We have a young team that still is learning from its mistakes.”

Ciccarello and his crew, who stand at 5-3 on the season, were set to take on Swampscott this past Monday. They will host Lynn English tomorrow (Thursday) and then entertain Waltham Saturday evening under the lights at 6:00 in a make-up of their postponed season-opener.

A journey to Salem is on the docket for Monday and Gloucester comes here next Wednesday.

 

RHS girls lacrosse wins two contests

The Revere High girls lacrosse team won two of its three contests this past week, defeating Gloucester, 9-7, and Salem, 9-6.

In the match with Gloucester last Tuesday, Jenn Wells and Kiana Napolitano led the Lady Patriot offense with three goals apiece. Wells also was credited with two assists and three draw controls.

Taylor Sujko turned in a fine effort with a goal, an assist, and six draw controls. Also reaching the back of the net for Revere were Emily DiGiulio and Marina Robinson. Jannel Mercado recorded an assist.

Robinson and Danela Ortez were praised by RHS head coach Karen Atkinson for their strong defensive play. Shateya Travis, the Lady Patriots’ junior goalie and captain, also was lauded by Atkinson.

“Shateya  played her heart out and had a number of saves that were game-changers for us,” noted the coach.

The Lady Patriots made their long trek to Salem this past Friday a worthwhile endeavor, coming home with a victory that evened Revere’s overall record at 5-5 and kept them undefeated in the South Division of the Northeastern Conference.

Napolitano rang up five goals and added an assist. Wells scored twice and single goals came from the sticks of Lily DelloIacono and DiGiulio.

Assists were provided by Sujko (2), Wells, Napolitano, Allegra Penn, and Jessica Haggerty.

The twin victories were preceded by a loss last Monday to Wakefield, 12-4, in a non-league contest. “We struggled to work together as a team, which hurt us overall,” said Atkinson. “There were a lot of great plays by individuals, but we lacked team unity to help us succeed.”

Napolitano and Wells accounted for the Revere goals with two apiece. Gabriella DeLorenzo contributed an assist.

“Defensively I was very impressed with Danela Ortez throughout the whole game,” said Atkinson. “She worked hard and continued to do her best even when the game wasn’t going our way.

“After our loss to Wakefield, the girls came out and worked incredibly hard as a team in their next two games,” continued the coach. “I was impressed with their level of play and team camaraderie. We still have a lot of work to do as we progress into the second half of our season, but as long as the girls continue to keep the team as the number one priority, I think we will do fine.”

Atkinson and her crew, who are exactly at the mid-point of the season, were set to take on Wakefield in a rematch this past Monday. They play at Saugus today (Wednesday), at Winthrop Friday, and host non-league foe North Reading this coming Tuesday.

 

RHS girls track wins two medals at NEC relay

The Revere High girls track & field team brought home a pair of medals in the recent Northeastern Conference Relay Meet held at Somerville.

The Lady Patriot javelin trio of Sam Myrtil, Janine So, and Arielys Garcia combined for a total distance of of 249’-1” for a sixth-place finish.

In the shot-put relay event, Rachel Shanbar, Myrtil, and Garcia combined for throws totaling 82’-2”, which also was good for a sixth-place medal.

“I knew going in that we  had a chance to medal in both events and fortunately they did just well enough to leave with some hardware,” said RHS head coach Antonio LaBruna. “Sam Myrtil carried us in the javelin, as she hit a personal record (PR) throw on her first attempt of 105’-2”. There was only one other girl at the meet who went over 100 feet. Sam made a statement today that she’ll be a threat come the Division 1 State Meet on May 27th.

“Our shot-put relay didn’t throw particularly well individually, with none of the three girls reaching 30 feet,” added LaBruna, “but they did show off the depth that we have in that event and hung on to finish sixth.”

 

Vazquez takes three firsts in Peabody meet

 

Although the Revere High girls track & field team came out on the short end of a 103-33 decision to Peabody last week, there were some outstanding performances turned in by some of the Lady Patriots.

Claritza Vazquez continued on her path to a superlative season with three first place finishes. Claritza won the long jump with a leap of 14’-9”, the triple jump with a distance of 29’-10”, and the 200 meter dash in a time of 27.7 seconds.

“Claritza is just a sophomore, but she is having a tremendous season,” said RHS head coach Antonio LaBruna. “She ran a personal record (PR) time of 27.7 in the 200. She is just doing everything for us this season. She consistently scores in whichever event I put her in and is gaining more and more confidence with each meet.”

Claritza also added a point for the Revere cause with a third-place sprint of 13.7 in the 100 dash. Vazquez tallied 16 points on the day for the Lady Patriots.

Rachel Shanbar brought home the gold in two events, the shot-put with a toss of 30’1” and the discus with a throw of 85’-9”.  Sam Myrtil capped a Revere sweep of the throwing events with a first-place throw of the javelin of 104’-10”.

“Sam is just a few feet off from accomplishing some major milestones in the javelin,” said LaBruna. “She threw a PR of 104’-10” which at the time was the top throw in the conference this season. She is only two feet away from breaking the RHS javelin record and is less than four feet away from qualifying for Nationals in Greensboro North Carolina.”

Other point-scorers for Revere with third-place efforts were Helen Perez in the 400 dash in 67.8 and Myrtil in the shot-put with a throw of 28’-11”.

Another highlight for Revere was the fine effort by Olivia Novoselsky, who ran a PR by more than 50 seconds in the two-mile run with a time of 15:25.

“Liv’ got converted to a distance runner at the end of last spring and has bought into the program and worked hard to improve,” noted LaBruna. “She’s a smart kid and is really starting to understand how to race and what her appropriate pace needs to be in order to run her best. I was really happy for her.”

LaBruna and his crew are set to take on Gloucester tomorrow (Thursday) and will  compete in the D-1 State Relays this Sunday at Lincoln Sudbury High School.

 

Boys tennis team now stands at 2-2

 

The Revere High boys tennis team fell to 2-2 after dropping both of its matches this past week.

In a 5-0 loss to Marblehead, the perennially top team in the Northeastern Conference, David Grujic fell at first singles, 2-6, 1-6; Andrea Shehaj dropped his match at second singles, 1-6, 2-6; and Josue Martinez came out on the short end of a 1-6, 1-6 decision.

In the doubles contests, Naveed Jabbar & Ralph Corbelle dropped their match at first doubles, 0-6, 1-6, and the duo of Sidarong Men & Eric Mazur fell at second doubles, by a similar score.

In a 4-1 loss to Winthrop, the lone Revere point came from the tandem of Jabbar and Corbelle at first doubles, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Grujic engaged in a hard-fought battle with his Winthrop counterpart at first singles, but came up short in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7). Shehaj dropped his match at second singles, 2-6, 1-6, and Josh Preciado fell at third singles in a close match, 3-6, 4-6.

The duo of Men and Martinez dropped their contest at second singles, 1-6, 0-6.

RHS head coach Mike Flynn and his crew have a busy week ahead. They took on Swampscott this past Monday and will play at Lynn English today (Wednesday). They will trek to Salem this coming Monday and host Gloucester next Wednesday.

 

RHS girls tennis team at .500 mark

 

The Revere High girls tennis team sports a 3-3 record as the team nears the halfway mark of the season.

Coach Carla Maniscalco’s crew came up short in their matches with Marblehead and Winthrop this past week.

In the contest with Winthrop, Farah Selman defeated her Lady Viking counterpart at first singles in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Revere’s second singles player, Hanadi Kobilic, also won her match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

At third singles, Trang Nguyen fell, 4-6, 2-6. At first doubles the tandem of Maria Hernandez & Luisa Gil lost, 0-6, 4-6. At second doubles the duo of Victoria Mom & Katherine Guzman battled fiercely, but ended up on the short end of a 4-6, 5-7 decision.

The Lady Patriots were set to take on Swampscott this past Monday, Lynn English today (Wednesday), and Everett on Friday. They will host Salem this coming Monday and make the long trek to Gloucester next Wednesday.

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