Magicians Roundup

Girls cross-country edges rival Swampscott

The Marblehead High girls cross-country team edged rival Swampscott to remain undefeated on Sept. 20, 27-28.

“It was a very exciting and competitive meet,” said coach Will Herlihy.

Sophomore Mari O’Connell and senior captain Cat Piper topped the ticket to finish first and second overall, respectively.

The Big Blue then took third, fourth and fifth to keep things close. Shannon Hitscherich finished sixth.

Jesslyn Roemer ended up eighth. Abbie Goodwin rounded out the top five in 10th place.

The Marblehead girls took part in the annual Ocean State Invitational in Warwick, Rhode Island. on Sept. 23 after press deadline. They are now prepping for the annual Frank Kelley Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Wrentham Developmental Center, before resuming the Northeastern Conference schedule against host Winthrop on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Boys remain undefeated after three meets

The Marblehead High boys cross-country team (3-0) defeated Swampscott, 18-42. The team was led once again by the one, two, three punch of senior captain Isaac Gross, and juniors Nate Assa and WIll Cerrutti, who took the first three spots going away.

“Sophomore Henrik Adams was our next runner to cross the finish line after having a great battle with Swampscot’s top two runners, as he continues to impress in his rookie campaign,” said coach Brian Heenan.

Senior captain Ryan Blestowe, sophomore Will Cruikshank and junior Jonah Potach rounded out the top seven Marblehead varsity runners in this meet.

“We were able to remain undefeated, while beating an up-and-coming Swampscott team,” said Heenan.

The Marblehead boys took part in the annual Ocean State Invitational in Warwick, Rhode Island on Sept. 23 after press deadline, with the annual Frank Kelley Invitational coming up on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Wrentham Developmental Center. They will then resume the Northeastern Conference schedule against host Winthrop on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Volleyball team beats Masco in competitive match

The Marblehead High volleyball team (4-3) lost to Woburn in four sets on Sept. 18, 16-25, 25-19, 16-25, 17-25.

Mari Modrzynska was credited with nine kills, while Deysha Amadis added another four to go along with four blocks to help lead the offense. Megan Parkman chipped in with seven digs. Sydney Faris was a force on serves, according to coach Killeen Miller.

Two days later, the Magicians defeated Masco in a competitive match, 25-22, 25-27, 24-26, 25-19, 15-12.

Greta Sachs (8) and Luka Bornhorst (7) were the leaders in kills against the Chieftains. Eva Burke accounted for 31 assists. Megan Parkman produced 21 digs to go along with Faris and Modrzynska, who chipped in with 13 apiece.

North Andover then beat the locals in three sets on Sept. 22, 16-25, 16-25, 24-26.

Lila Moniz collected six kills, while Amadis was close behind with five. Parkman led the team with 10 digs, and Burke helped out with 20 assists.

The Magicians are now getting ready to compete against non-league host Notre Dame of Hingham on Friday, Sept. 29, starting at 6:15 p.m. They will then begin a brand-new week against host Beverly on Monday, Oct. 2 (4 p.m.). They will be at Salem to face the Witches on Wednesday, Oct. 4, (5:30 p.m.), before wrapping up the week the next day versus the Hillies at Haverhill (5 p.m.). Gloucester halts winning streak at six

Golf winning streak

The Marblehead High golf team (6-1) extended its winning streak to six after beating Peabody last week on Sept. 19, 50-22 at Tedesco.

A total of six Magicians won their matches against their Peabody counterparts. Charlie Grenier led the way (7-2, shooting a 37), followed by Simon Quicken (7-2, 38), Marty Ryan (6.5-2.5, 35), James Bickell (6.5-2.5, 42), Matt Mahan (7-2, 40) and Toby Grenier (8-1, 40). Adrian Baron tied his match, 4.5-4.5.

But Gloucester then halted the Magicians winning streak in a close match the next day at Tedesco, 39-33.

Jacob Hershfield (5-4, shooting a 39), Marty Ryan (5-4, 37) and Toby Grenier (5-4, 43) won their matches for the locals. Quicken tied his match after shooting a 37, which turned out to be the lowest score of the day. Coach Bob Green’s team will be back at it again Sept. 27, when they head to Winthrop to go up against the Vikings, starting at 4 p.m. They will then face host Beverly the next day at the same time.

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