The Revere High softball team split its two games this past week, smacking Salem 11-2, but coming out on the short end of a 5-1 decision to Peabody.
Lady Patriot pitcher Sabrina Palermo, back on the mound after a brief absence with a minor injury, shone in both contests. After Salem scored two unearned runs in the opening inning, Sabrina shut them down the rest of the way. Against Peabody, Palermo yielded just one hit through the first six frames (in which Peabody scored two unearned runs) before being touched for three markers in the seventh.
“Sabrina had excellent control in both games and gave us a chance to win both,” said RHS head coach Joe Ciccarello.”
After spotting Salem a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, the Lady Patriots found their hitting stride with a six run uprising in the fourth inning to take command of the contest. Logan DiCarlo, Jackie Noel, and Julianna Cecere were among the Revere hitters who keyed the big rally.
Revere continued to add to its margin in the ensuing frames, with Cecere delivering the coup de grace, a home run to the left center gap, in the sixth.
Revere had plenty of chances to put some distance between Peabody and themselves in Monday’s encounter, but a lack of timely hitting prevented them from erasing a 2-1 deficit. The lone Revere tally came when DiCarlo singled, stole second, and scored on a base hit by Cecere.
“We had our opportunities, bit we couldn’t cash in,”said Ciccarello, noting that his squad left runners on base in scoring position in three different innings.
The Lady Patriots are set to host Gloucester today (Wednesday), travel to Saugus Friday, and trek to Danvers Sunday.
Sahila sets RHS mark in 400 hurdles
Revere High trackman extraordinaire Karim Sahila wrote himself into the Revere High record books in last week’s meet with Lynn English, racing over the 400 intermediate hurdles in a time of 57.4 seconds, bettering the mark set last year by Devin Colon, who happened to be on hand for the meet.
The record-setting performance was one of many highlights in the meet for Sahila and his teammates, who easily disposed of English by a score of 112-13 to remain undefeated this season.
In addition to his win in the 400 hurdles, Karim placed in three other events to score 14 points on the day for Revere: A first place effort in the 110 high hurdles in 16.2 (which qualified him for the State Coaches Invitational Meet); a second place in the triple jump with a hop, skip, and jump of 39-3; and a third in the long jump.
However, top scoring honors for the meet for Revere belonged to Joey Ritchie, who finished first in three events for 15 points. Joey dashed to victory in the 100 meters in 11.6; triple jumped past all competitors with a tri-leap of 39-8.5; and tossed the javelin 118-0.
Bobby Rose was a double winner for the Pats, capturing the 200 dash in 23.7 and the long jump with a leap of 18-9. Bobby also grabbed second in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5-2, for 13 points in the meet. Omar Morales likewise took first in two events, the shotput with a heave of 43-5 and the discus with a toss of 103-2.97.
Other first place winners for the Pats were: John DelloRusso in the two mile with a clocking of 10:57.5; Kristie Nushi in the mile in 4:59.7; Tarik Maddrey with a high jump of 6-2; Rawlings Toglon in the 400 dash in 54.7; and Zack Primo in the 800 in 2:12.4.
Second place finishers for Revere were: Damond Khat in the 400 hurdles in 75.6; Sala Barhoum in the two mile in 11:10.7; Renan Marchet in the 110 hurdles in 20.1; Tarik Maddrey in the 100 dash in 11.8; Frank Davidson in the mile in 5:07.6; Jeremy Delgado with a long jump of 16-9; Chea Bourlaing in the 200 in 25.7; Mirza Liskovica with a shotput throw of 35-3.5; and Sery Morm with a javelin with a toss of 115-2.
Third place scorers for Revere were: Riyad Douane in the 400 hurdles in 79.9; Brian Bonilla in the 100 in 12.5; Lionel Forbes in the 110 hurdles in 21.9; Will Troung in the mile in 5:16.3; Mo Benzadok in the 400 in 59.1; Sala Barhoum in the 800 in 2:24.7; Dello Russo with a triple jump of 34-10; Alex DeRosa with a shotput throw of 32-.75; and Damond Khat with a javelin toss of 103-0.
Boys tennis team plays against Beverly
Despite being shorthanded over the vacation week, the Revere High boys tennis team played well in its match last week against Beverly. Sophomore Ryan Tran, playing for the first time at first singles, put up a good battle in a 6-2, 6-2 loss to his Beverly counterpart.
Nick Mucci fought hard in both sets at second singles before succumbing by a score of 6-4, 6-4. Santyah Som, playing his first-ever match at singles (he usually plays at doubles for the Patriots) fell by a score of 6-0, 6-1.
The first singles tandem of Brian Monroy and Henry Mancia fell by a score of 6-1, 6-1. The second doubles duo of Badr Kistas and Hamid Ouchraa, both of whom made their debut on the tennis court, put up a strong fight before losing in three sets in a tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).
Coach Mike Flynn and his crew were set to host Lynn English Monday, travel to Marblehead today (Wednesday), and trek to Gloucester Monday before heading home next Wednesday to entertain Danvers.
Girls tennis team working to improve
A young Revere High girls tennis team has been working to find itself in the opening weeks of the 2013 campaign.
“We have a lot of new girls and they are gaining experience,” said RHS head coach Carla Maniscalco. “We’re still getting our feet under us, but the younger girls are getting a lot of playing time and becoming more confident.”
The Lady Patriots have a busy week on tap: They were scheduled to play at Lynn English Monday; trek to Salem yesterday (Tuesday); host Marblehead today; journey to Saugus Friday; host Gloucester Monday; and trek to Danvers next Wednesday.