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MAGICIANS ROUND-UP: Boys’ cross country remains undefeated
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MAGICIANS ROUND-UP: Boys’ cross country remains undefeated

The Marblehead High School boys’ cross-country team (2-0) defeated Beverly, 17-39 at J.C. Phillips Estate in Beverly on Sept. 21.  The Magicians owned the first four places, led by co-captain Ryan Thompson (16:44). Co-captain Harrison Kee (16:45), Isaac Gross (16:46) and Will Cerrutti (16:49) garnered the second through fourth spots, respectively. Marblehead opened up the season at Ravenswood Park in Gloucester, where they ran past the Fishermen to the tune of 16-46.  Gross (16:57), Cerrutti (17:06) and Thompson (17:31) set the pace by finishing as the top three harriers in this meet. After traveling to Rhode Island to compete in the Ocean State Invitational on Sept. 24, the Marblehead boys will return to the Northeastern Conference to face Masconomet on Wednesday, S...
Magicians rally again, set up showdown with unbeaten Peabody
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Magicians rally again, set up showdown with unbeaten Peabody

For the second straight week, the Marblehead Football Magicians (3-0) won another close battle to extend their winning streak to 23 straight games. They were able to escape past host North Andover, 12-7, on Nov. 23 after beating Lynnfield in another non-league game the previous week, 26-18. In both games, they had to stage comebacks to preserve the state’s current longest run of consecutive high school football victories. After Marblehead fell behind host North Andover 7-0, Connor Cronin got the Magicians' offense headed in the right direction, returning the ensuing kickoff past midfield. COURTESY PHOTO BY EYAL OREN/WEDNESDAYSINMHD.COM The Scarlet Knights scored the first touchdown of the game late in the first half, when Cam Partridge caught up with a 29-yard pass from quarterba...
Italian team strikes gold at Star Worlds in Marblehead
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Italian team strikes gold at Star Worlds in Marblehead

The 2022 Star Worlds featured six days of intense racing where the final and deciding gold medal win went to the team of Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi of Italy.  The epic battle took place in Marblehead waters and featured 85 boats from 13 countries, with many of the sailors either former world champions, Olympians or otherwise among the best racing in the world today. The 2022 Star Worlds started off Marblehead in an event that attracted 85 teams from 13 countries and ran from Sept. 11-17. COURTESY PHOTO/BRUCE DURKEE During some of the toughest sailing conditions in recent memory, sailors and race management overcame daily challenges ranging from light air and very choppy seas to strong, gusty, and cold winds to complete the championship. For the Italians, a third...
MAGICIANS ROUNDUP: Field hockey coach wins 300th; strong starts for volleyball, girls’ cross country
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MAGICIANS ROUNDUP: Field hockey coach wins 300th; strong starts for volleyball, girls’ cross country

The Marblehead High School field hockey team began a new season earlier this month with a moment etched in time. For the record, the Magicians took down Peabody, 2-0 on Sept. 6, and as a result history was made when coach Linda Rice Collins recorded her 300th career victory. Kate Bickell accounted for one of those goals from Peighton Ridge. Ridge then setup Kealy Satterfield with the insurance marker. Goalie Maggie Beauchesne collected four saves to record the shutout. Lucy Rubino played solidly on offense, while midfielders Isabelle Ferrante and Clara Donovan and defenders Emma Callaghan, Elise Burdge, Anna Bobowski and Lane Kaeyer did their part to help secure the triumph, said Rice Collins. On Sept. 8, Beverly topped the Magicians, 4-1. Sydney Hamilton broke the Panthers shuto...
For Jake’s sake:  After another unfathomable loss in ‘family,’ MHS football rallies to top Lynnfield
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For Jake’s sake: After another unfathomable loss in ‘family,’ MHS football rallies to top Lynnfield

On the surface, the average high school football fan around the state might have looked over Friday night's scores and figured it was business as usual at Piper Field. Marblehead won again, this time in thrilling comeback fashion over non-league Lynnfield, 26-18 at Piper Field. It was the team's 22nd straight win, which is longest current streak among football teams in the state. But that was far from the biggest part of the story. An emotional Marblehead High football team prepares to take the field for its Sept. 16 game against Lynnfield. COURTESY PHOTO BY EYAL OREN/WEDNESDAYSINMHD.COM Prior to the Friday night kickoff, coach Jim Rudloff and the team found out that the father of junior lineman Jake Scogland had passed away while working out. When he came to Rudloff with ...
Joe McConnell, longtime sports editor, joins Marblehead News
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Joe McConnell, longtime sports editor, joins Marblehead News

I started covering the Marblehead sports scene for the Marblehead Reporter back in 2000. Alex Kulevichwas the Marblehead High School athletic director at that time, and some 22 years later I’m now coveringhis granddaughter, Georgia, as she continues to progress on the national amateur tennis circuit. There was a brief time that I left Marblehead to cover sports in another Community Newspaper Companytowns. But I returned in 2008, just in time to witness a sports renaissance at the high school. It allstarted with Bobby Jackson’s boys’ hockey team that secured the program’s first-ever Division 3 statetitle in 2011, where another Kulevich – Alex’s grandson Jake – played a prominent role during that run asits captain. Jake was a freshman when I started reporting on that team. Two years l...
MHS volleyball bests Peabody in straight sets
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MHS volleyball bests Peabody in straight sets

Marblehead High's girls volleyball came out strong over Peabody Sept. 13, winning in straight sets, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19. For Marblehead, this was a huge comeback win against the reigning Northeastern Conference champions, and also a dramatic improvement after last week's NEC loss to Beverly. Keira Sweetnam continued to dominate Marblehead's offense with 16 kills, three aces and eight digs. Isabel Wabno led the team's defense with 18 digs and two aces and also added in another eight kills. Setters Tamya Johnson (15 assists) and Julia Potvin (11 assists) were both spectacular for Marblehead.  Marblehead is now 2-1 and faces Winthrop on Thursday.
MHS football flies past Concord-Carlisle, 25-6; winning streak now at 21
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MHS football flies past Concord-Carlisle, 25-6; winning streak now at 21

Junior quarterback Miles O'Neill threw four touchdowns, two to senior Shane Keough, as the Marblehead Magicians opened their defense of their Division 3 state championship with a 25-6 non-conference win over Concord-Carlisle Friday, Sept. 9. With the victory, Marblehead's winning streak is now at 21 games, longest in the state. The Marblehead High football team is raring to go in defense of its Division 3 state title on Friday, Sept. 9.COURTESY PHOTO/EYAL OREN, WEDNESDAYSINMHD.COM O'Neill's other touchdown tosses went to senior Connor Cronin and junior Andy Palmer. On the day, O'Neill was 15-for-22 passing for 187 yards. Senior Shane Keough secures one of his two touchdown catches in Marblehead's season-opening win over Concord-Carlisle Sept. 9.COURTESY PHOTO/EYAL OREN, WEDNE...
100th anniversary Star World Championships to bring 85 teams from 13 countries to Marblehead
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100th anniversary Star World Championships to bring 85 teams from 13 countries to Marblehead

The 2022 Star World Championship (Sept. 11-17), hosted by Marblehead's Eastern Yacht Club, is a prestigious sailing event that will include 170 competitors (85 teams of two) from 13 countries who will not only will be taking part in six days of intense competition but will also be gathered to mark the 100th anniversary the first world championship of the historic class. The 100th anniversary Star World Championships, to be hosted by the Eastern Yacht Club Sept. 11-17, will bring 170 competitors from 13 countries to Marblehead. Designed in 1910 by Francis Sweisguth, the Star Class was founded the following year at Port Washington, Long Island, and was also raced by the Nahant Dory Club. The Star Class held its first world championship in 1922. Fifteen past Star Class world champi...
Another ‘Classic’: Vintage racing yachts do battle off Marblehead’s shore
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Another ‘Classic’: Vintage racing yachts do battle off Marblehead’s shore

The Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta brought together 31 classic racing yachts, some well over 100 years old, to the starting line on Aug. 13 and 14. The IODs duke it amongst the fleet out during the Corinthian Classic Regatta.PHOTO BY BRUCE DURKEE Vintage, classics and spirit-of-tradition yachts competed for line honors in six divisions in a pursuit race format. Hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club, the event, now in its 24th year, has become an opportunity to bring together some of the most coveted and diverse classic yachts still racing. The pursuit race format means that the slowest boats start first, the fastest last, so that they all finish around the same time, in theory. Such was the case on Sunday when the site of so many beautifully preserved boats heading togethe...