Sports 01-06-2016

RhS sports Roundup

RHS girls top

Medford, now 5-0

The Revere High girls basketball team completed the first quarter of their 20-game regular season with an undefeated 5-0 record after a 59-41 triumph over Medford, a former long-time rival from the Greater Boston League, Monday evening at the RHS fieldhouse.

The Lady Patriots jumped out to a commanding 18-5 lead in the first period and never were seriously threatened by the visiting Lady Mustangs. Revere lengthened its advantage to 31-13 at the half and stretched the lead to 48-26 after three frames.

A trio of Lady Patriots reached double figures, led by Meaghan Gotham with 12 points. Adanna Hector and Valentina Pepic both netted 10 points, followed by a host of teammates who broke into the scoring column, as RHS head coach Diana Finn was able to use all of her players in the contest. Ally Hinojosa scored seven points, Pam Gonzalez and Elizabeth Lake chipped in five apiece, Maritza Scott contributed three, Natasha Iacoviello, Samantha Woodman, and Kiana Napolitano hit for two each, and Emily DiGiulio sank a free throw.

“I was really pleased with our effort, especially our defensive intensity in the first half,” said Finn. “However, we still need to work on our defensive rotations. We had two girls foul out and another with four fouls.”

Finn and her crew were set to return to action last night (Tuesday) in a key matchup against Northeastern Conference North Division rival Peabody. Revere is 4-0 in the NEC North, while Peabody is 3-1. The Lady Patriots then will open their round of contests against NEC South Division foes when they host Marblehead Friday evening. They will trek to Swampscott Tuesday.

RHS girls track

rolls past English

The Revere High girls track team rolled to an impressive 54-31 victory over Northeastern Conference rival Lynn English last Wednesday at the RHS fieldhouse.

The Lady Patriots swept the 300 dash, led by Jessica Cambraia, who took first place in a clocking of 51.4 seconds. Teammates Waldine Azaris (52.5) and Carol Lopera (56.4) took second and third.

The Nguyen twins, Angelisa and Angelina, spelled double-trouble for English, going 1-2 in the 50 yard dash with sprints of 6.6 and 6.7 seconds respectively.

Other 1-2 finishers for the Lady Patriots were: Hannah Fitzpatrick (5:59.5) and Jaclynne Dion (6:35.6) in the mile; Joanna Severino Perez (a personal record of 14:30) and Devna Langat (16:10) in the two-mile; and Helen Perez (with a PR of 1:56.3) and Erin Christopher (2:06.5) in the 600 dash.

Rachel Shanbar was another first-place winner for Revere, capturing the shotput with a throw of 28’-0”.

Rayanna Benzoha took a second in the 50 yard hurdles with a time of 9.2 and Trisha Cheever did likewise in the 1000 in 3:48.8. Giana Berkowitz added a point to the Revere scoresheet with a third in the hurdles in 9.8 and Taylor Giuffre-Catalano grabbed third in the 1000 in 3:57.9.

“Junior Helen Perez, who ran a PR time of 1:56.3 in the 600, is extremely versatile with the ability to hurdle and run a competitive 300 and 400,” said RHS head coach Antonio LaBruna. “She has stepped up this season and filled a huge void that was left in the 600 and she is continuing to get better.”

LaBruna also had words of praise for Joanna Severino Perez, who ran a 14:30 PR time in the two mile. “Joanna has had a great season and her mile and two mile times have dipped substantially over the past couple of meets,” noted LaBruna. “It was awesome to see her get rewarded with a first place finish.”

The Lady Patriots will be back in action today (Wednesday) when they travel to Peabody.

Boys track team

defeats English, 48-38

The Revere High boys indoor track notched a 48-38 victory over Lynn English last Wednesday at the RHS fieldhouse. The meet was a tight one, with the outcome decided in the final event, the 4 x 400 relay.

Revere held a 43-38 lead coming into the relay event, but an English victory would have given the visitors five points and earned the Bulldogs a 43-43 tie.

However, a disqualification of the English relay quartet earned the Patriots the five points and the victory.

Revere grabbed first places in six of the nine individual events: Phuc Tran in the shotput with a throw of 39’-9”; Nelson Cavallos with a high jump of 6’-0” (in which Nelson took first thanks to fewer misses); David Sinatra in the 50 yard hurdles in 7.4 seconds; Edi Mujan in the 300 dash in 40.4; Zakaria Attiou in the mile in 5:10.1; and Sebastian Mejia in the two-mile run in 11:13.

Second-place finishers for Revere who contributed three points to the Revere side of the scoresheet were: Dan Murphy in the 50 yard dash in 5.9; Zachary Gentile in the 600 dash in 1:34.7; and Amine Maihouane in the 1000 in 325.1.

Adding single points for third-place efforts were: Cristian Acuna in the 1000 in 3:29.1; Hassan Barhoum in the mile in 6:01.8; Phuc Tran in the 50 dash in 6.0; and Edi Mujan with a leap of 5’-6” in the high jump.

The Patriots trek to Peabody today (Wednesday).

RHS hockey team

falls to Swampscott

A shorthanded Revere High hockey team dropped a 5-0 decision to Swampscott Saturday. The Patriots trailed by a slim 2-0 deficit entering the third period and had a chance to get back into the game thanks to a five minute major penalty on a Swampscott player.

However, the Patriots were unable to capitalize on the lengthy power play opportunity. Swampscott then made it 3-0 shortly after the teams returned to even-strength and added two more late goals for the 5-0 finale.

“We had four players (all starters) go to the Winter Classic and miss practice,” said RHS head coach Joe Ciccarello, “so they were benched. Two were defenseman and we also had a defenseman hurt, so we had to shuffle kids to play. We need to regroup and get back to working hard and commit to the cause.”

The Patriots, who stand at 4-2 on the season, return to action tonight (Wednesday) when they host East Boston at Cronin Rink. Face-off is set for 6:30. They will play at Saugus Saturday evening and then will travel to Salem State College to meet Salem next Wednesday.

RHS boys basketball

team returns to action

The Revere High boys basketball team, which has not played a game since two days before Christmas, was scheduled to return to action last night (Tuesday) at Peabody. Coach Adam Rizzo and his crew will host Bedford tonight (Wednesday), travel to Marblehead Friday, and entertain Swampscott this coming Tuesday.

RHS sports Through the Years

10 years ago

January 4, 2006

The RHS hockey team improved to 4-1 with a pair of victories over former Greater Boston League foe Everett in a home-and-home series. In the 5-4 win in the first contest, the Patriots overcame an early 3-0 deficit thanks to three goals by Anthony DelloIacono and single tallies by Marcus Dow and Pat Webber. In a 5-0 win in the rematch, Anthony Morico, Webber (two goals), DelloIacono, and Gerard Salvati scored the goals. Sophomore netminder Mike Matrinko Jr. earned the wins in goal.

Peniel Muteba continued to assert her dominance against Northeastern Conference rivals, defeating all opponents from Beverly and Gloucester in a tri-meet in both the hurdles (with a time of 8.9 seconds) and the high jump (with a leap of 4’-10”).

The RHS boys track team lost by wide margins to Gloucester and Beverly in a recent tri-meet. John Driscoll won the hurdles in 7.6 vs. Beverly and Chris Stasio captured the 50 yard dash in 5.8 vs. Gloucester.

20 years ago

January 3, 1996

The RHS girls basketball team improved to 3-2 with wins over Matignon, 55-25, and Pope John, 61-42. Kristen Mucci scored 15 points against Matignon and freshman Diana DeCristoforo hit for 15 against PJ.

The Revere High swim team, the newest member of the GBL, lost its first meet to Malden, 65-57. Scott McCraney took a second place in the 100 free and Mike Mullen grabbed second in the 50 free.

The winless RHS boys basketball team lost this week to Arlington, 88-61, Masconomet, 67-50, and Saugus, 66-45. Sam MacDonald scored 18 points and Mike Mastrangelo added 15 in the Masco contest.

30 years ago

January 1, 1986

The RHS girls basketball team set a record for most points in a game by a Lady Patriot squad in an 80-25 win over Columbus. Freshman center Patrice Misiano led Revere in scoring with 19 points and hauled in nine rebounds.

The RHS hockey team dropped a pair of decisions to No. Quincy, 11-2, and Newton North, 8-3. Mark Natola and Merek Franklin scored the goals vs. No. Quincy and Natola, Tom Ferris, and Steve Coppola scored vs. Newton North.

The RHS boys track team remained undefeated with a 71-13 romp over Malden. Tony Losanno led a sweep by the hurdlers with a time of 7.9. Jeff Pitzi won the 50 yard dash in 5.9, John Bruzzese took the 600 in 1:20, Al Fiore won the 1000 in 2:35, Jarod Frieden won the mile in 5:13.4, and Dave DeMattia won the two-mile in 10:21.

The RHS boys basketball team lost to Cambridge, 69-42, and to No. Quincy, 78-32. Junior guard Sal Bottari led Revere in scoring in both contests with 18 and 15 points.

40 years ago

January 7, 1976

The RHS boys track team dropped a 46-40 decision to Somerville, with the meet decided in the final event, the 4 x 400 relay. Mike Lentz won the 50 yard dash in 6.0, Keith Harkins won the two-mile in 10:21.3, Vin Attenasio won the shotput with a throw of 42’-4”, Ron Rossi won the 1000 in 2:34.3, and Jim Driscoll won the high jump with a leap of 6’-6”.

The Revere Track League held its second meet of the season December 30. Meets are open to all men, women, boys and girls.

60 years ago

January 5, 1956

Carl Fucillo was the only Revere runner to win first place for the Blue & White indoor track team in a 65-15 loss to Lynn Classical in their Metropolitan League dual meet. Fucillo won the mile in 5:09.7. In the field events, Billy Flynn captured the shotput with a throw of 42’-3”.

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