RhS sports Roundup
RHS football team to host Burlington Friday
The Revere High football team will host Burlington Friday evening in the first round of the non-playoff bracket of the MIAA state football tournament.
Kick-off for the contest, which is believed to be the first time that Revere and Burlington have met on the gridiron, is set for 6:30 under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium.
The Patriots are coming off a 24-8 loss this past week to Somerville, one of Revere’s former rival from the Greater Boston League, which joined the Northeastern Conference in football this season.
The Patriots competed well against the visiting Highlanders, who will enter the MIAA Super Bowl playoffs as the number two seed in the Division 5 North bracket.
The Revere defense forced Somerville to turn the ball over on downs twice in the first half and to kick a field goal on another occasion. The Patriot offense, meanwhile, launched a pair of nice drives in the opening half, only to commit turnovers that ended the Revere scoring bids.
The Patriots’ best effort occurred at the start of the second quarter when they marched from their own 20 to the Somerville 20. A 15 yard run by Jonathan Murphy and a 25-yard burst by Darius McNeil, coupled with three-for-four passing by quarterback Calvin Boudreaux, keyed the Revere surge.
However, a Somerville interception ended the scoring threat.
“We played well in many respects, but there was an overall lack of consistency in some areas,” said RHS head coach Lou Cicatelli, who cited the fine offensive performances of McNeil and Zack Furlong and the defensive efforts of Edeh Balo and Matt Stasio, who recovered a fumble.
The Revere touchdown came late in the contest, with Boudreau going over from one yard out. Calvin then tossed a pass to Balo for the two-point conversion.
“We’re looking to close out the season on a positive note and to build some momentum going into the Thanksgiving Day game with Winthrop,” noted Cicatelli. “If we can make a run in the final third of the season, we can finish with a 5-6 record, which would be a great way to end the year for our seniors and something to build upon for our underclassmen.”
Martinez takes first
place in Marblehead meet
Revere High freshman Will Martinez turned in his most impressive race of the season, taking first place in Tuesday’s meet against Marblehead that was held on the Patriots’ home course at Belle Isle.
“Will ran an outstanding race,” said RHS head coach Mike Flynn of Martinez’s performance in which the frosh runner blazed over the Belle Isle terrain in 16:34, which was 24 seconds faster than his previous best at Belle Isle.
However, Martinez was not the only Patriot to record a personal record (PR) on the day, with almost every Revere runner bettering his previous time at Bell Isle.
Fellow freshman Nick Alves crossed the line in fourth place in 16:49, breaking his previous best run of 17:13.
Junior Scott Montefusco took 10th place in a PR of 17:22, while senior captain Arthur LaCerda grabbed 13th spot in 17:30, easily topping his previous PR of 18:05. Cristian Acuma completed the top five for Revere with a time of 17:38, which was just four seconds off his PR.
Other Revere runners to complete the race, all of whom set PRs, were Jonathan Nushi in 17:47, freshman Stehen Leone in 18:21, freshman Ali Ragb in 18:24, sophomore James Carpinelli in 18:49, Lucas Rincon in 18:56, Adam Hdoud in 2:32, David Pham in 20:54, Ahmed Mahter in 22:48, Oswaldo Rivera in 22:54, Harris Cole in 23:49, and Wellyn Sok in 23:55.
Although the Patriots dropped the meet, 23-36, they concluded their dual meet season with a .500 record at 4-4. Flynn and his crew will participate in the Northeastern Conference Meet this Saturday at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield.
RHS girls cross country
readying for NEC Meet
The Revere High girls cross country team concluded its regular season with a meet on the Belle Isle course with Marblehead last Tuesday.
Although the Lady Patriots came up on the long end of a 17-43 decision, RHS head coach Katie Sinnott was pleased with her team’s performance.
“We faced Marblehead, a team that is not only large, but also quite strong,” said Sinnott. “While we lost, there were still many positives to take away from the race. Erika Cheever, Olivia Novoselsky, and Victoria DeOliveira Silva all ran outstandingly well, clocking race paces well below any other previous pace.
“Nearly every member of the team ran a home best-race time and a personal best pace,” Sinnott added. “Even in the loss, I am extremely proud of the team for pushing themselves to the limit. I am also so thankful for my wonderful senior captain, Hannah Fitzpatrick. She keeps the team together and is a true leader. While this year may have been a down year for her racing, she showed her leadership through supporting everyone on the team and being an outstanding role model.”
Sinnott and her crew are preparing for the the invitational portion of the season, starting with the Northeastern Conference Meet this Saturday at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield.
Marblehead 17, Revere 43
Erika Cheever – 5th overall, 20:14
Leila Cesic – 6th overall, 20:22
Soleil Yuong – 9th overall, 21:29
Olivia Novoselsky – 17th overall, 22:53
Hannah Fitzpatrick – 18th overall, 23:17
Rosa Pena – 20th overall, 23:41
Daniella Martinez – 21st overall, 24:13
Xiomara Romani – 23rd overall, 24:51
Blanca Hernandez Martinez – 25th overall, 25:47
Camila Castro – 26th overall, 26:08
Yulissa Santana Baez – 27th overall, 26:09
Victoria DeOliveira Silva – 28th overall, 26:33
Skyla McNamara – 30th overall, 32:08
Adrianna Doerflein – 31st overall, 32:09
Nawal Khan – 32nd overall, 32:22
Salma Hazimeh – 33rd overall, 33:36
Samra Klapuh – 34th overall, 33:36
RHS golf team defeats
English in season finale
The Revere High golf team wrapped up its 2017 season with a 56-16 triumph over Lynn English last week. The victory lifted the Patriots’ final record to 6-8 in the South Division of the Northeastern Conference.
Coach Brandon Pezzuto and his squad then competed last Tuesday in a scrimmage with Malden at which the Patriots held their first-ever Senior Day festivities at which the team’s members from the class of 2018 were honored for their contributions to the RHS golf program. The seniors are James O’Donnell, Austin Villalobos, Robert Stoica, Kenny Uminski, Gaetano Caputo, and Alex Madurese.
The Patriots were set to apply the finishing touch to the 2017 campaign with a year-end banquet last night (Tuesday) at the Moose Lodge on Broadway.
Eddie Sullivan shines for Bridgton Academy
Bridgton Academy quarterback Eddie Sullivan got his first start and completed 9 of 9 passes, including a TD strike, to go along with a 20-yard scamper as the Wolverines pulverized Anna Maria College by a score of 41-0. Sullivan also made several tackles at the linebacker position.
RhS sports Through The Years
10 years ago
Oct. 24, 2007
The RHS boys soccer team kept alive its hopes for qualifying for the state tourney with three victories this week, defeating Lynn Classical, 2-1; Lynn English, 3-2; and Beverly, 1-0. The Patriots now are 8-7-1 on the season and need just a tie in their final two games against Beverly and Peabody to reach the tourney. Mike Ochoa and Jorge Ponce scored the goals vs. Classical. Ponce scored two goals and Brahim Rahzi scored vs. English and Ponce scored again vs. Bevery.
A shorthanded RHS football team was no match for perennial NEC power Gloucester, dropping a 41-6 contest Friday night. The Pats were without the services of starting fullback Victor Galli and senior captain Anthony DeFeo because of injuries. The Patriots initially stunned the big home crowd at Gloucester’s Newell Stadium when the Revere defense forced the Fishermen to a three-and-out on the first possession of the game. Patriot Scottie Parant then blocked the ensuing Gloucester punt and six plays later, Steve Ennamorati hit Luis Cruz with a slant pass at the 15 that Cruz carried into the end zone.
Steven Armstrong paced the RHS boys cross-country team to a 17-46 win over Lynn Classical for the Patriots’ third win of the season. Armstrong outraced the field over the Lynn woods course with a time of 18:28.
Colby Hough grabbed first place for the RHS girls cross-country team with a time of 23:26 to lead the Lady Patriots to a 15-50 win over Lynn Classical. Teammates Tayla Hough, Andrea Ornelas, Margaret Cresta, and Daniela Vargas completed the shutout victory.
20 years ago
October 29, 1997
The winless Revere High football team hits its lowest depths of the season with a 32-0 loss to Cambridge this week.
Brian Arigo shot an 83 and John Logan an 86 at the Greater Boston League’s all-star golf tournament held at the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club.
Revere’s Samnang Ros took seventh place in a time of 17:28 at the GBL all-league meet held at the Fresh Pond cross country course.
30 years ago
October 28, 1987
The Revere High football team dropped an 18-0 decision to Everett Friday night at Harry Della Russo Stadium.
The RHS girls soccer team enjoyed its best-ever week in the short history of the program with two wins and a tie. Lauren MacDonald scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over Quincy. In a 3-1 triumph over Brookline, RHS keeper Toni Marotta made 22 saves.
The RHS field hockey team, which already has recorded the most wins in the program’s history, is just four points away from securing a berth in the state tourney for the first time. In a 2-1 win over Arlington this week, Kim Jouve scored her first goal of the season. Among the team’s leaders are junior Krista Capprini, who has set the new season steal record of 230 steals formerly held by Kristen Stires.
40 years ago
October 26, 1977
The RHS football team dropped a 17-6 decision to Medford. Steve Cushing scored the lone Revere TD when he made a spectacular catch of a 38 yard pass from Patriot quarterback Vin Martello.
50 years ago
October 26, 1967
The RHS football team dropped an 18-0 decision to Malden this past week.
The Immaculate Conception High football team defeated Lawrence Vocational School, 23-14 this week. Mike Edwards scored all three IC touchdowns. He picked up a fumble and raced 69 yards for one TD, ran 68 yards from scrimmage for another, and then hauled in a 15 yard TD pass from quarterback George Crossman to seal the win.
60 years ago
October 24, 1957
The Immaculate Conception High football team defeated St. Clement’s of Somerville, 19-0. Kevin Hegarty scored on a 35-yard run and tossed a TD pass to Paul Cassidy. Bob Flahive ran back a punt 63 yards for the other IC score.
70 years ago
October 30, 1947
A crowd of more than 6000 fans was on hand at Paul Revere Stadium to watch the RHS football team earn its first victory of the season, a 32-6 triumph over cross-town rival Immaculate Conception High.