Boys Track Tops Malden, 79-56
The Revere High outdoor track and field team earned a 79-56 triumph over Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Malden last Thursday.
Leading the way for the Patriots was Isaiah DeCrosta, who captured the high jump with a leap of 5’-2”, the 400 meter low hurdles with a clocking of 57.7 and the 110 high hurdles in a time of 15.4 to score 15 points for the Patriots.
Matthew Pereira was a double-winner for Revere, taking the triple jump with a final landing of 39’-11” and the 400 dash with a clocking of 56.9 for a 10-point afternoon.
Allen Hou led a Revere sweep in the 100 meter dash with a sprint of 12.2. He was followed by teammates Latrell Ashby (12.2) and Brandon Carvajal (12.5).
Allen also took second in the high jump (5’-0”) and a third in the shot-put (36’-0”) to finish with nine points on the day.
Other first-place finishers for the Patriots were:
— Sami El-Asri won the long jump with a flight of 19’-7”;
— JV Cunha took the 800 with a clocking of 2:14.1;
— Abbas Atoui won the mile in a time of 4:49.3;. and
— Younes Chahid won the two-mile run with a clocking of 11:13.3;
Adding three points with a second-place finish were: Ahmed Bellemsieh in the triple jump (37’-7.5”) and the 200 dash (24.3); Gabriel Santana in the shot-put (39’-5.75”); and Erick Mayorga Jr. in the javelin (111’-6”);
Scoring single points with third-place performances were: Erick Mayorga Jr. in the long jump (17’-6”); Kevin Purcifull in the discus (114’-4”); Samuel Burns in the 400 hurdles (70.9); and Kevin Alves in the mile (5:19.9).
Revere also won the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 4:01.9, compared to Malden’s 4:15.8.
RHS Girls Track Drops 68–67 Decision to Malden
Although the Revere High girls outdoor track and field team came up on the short end by the slimmest of margins, 68-67, to Malden last week, a number of coach Racquel MacDonald’s Lady Patriots turned in fine performances.
Ashley Cabrera Rodriguez was the top scorer for Revere with 12 points. Ashley won the 400 low hurdles with a clocking of 1:11.7; grabbed second in both the triple jump (32’-0”) and the 200 dash (30.0); and took third in the long jump (13’-11”).
The Lady Patriots swept three events:
— The javelin, led by Jocelyn Lazo with a throw of 69’-7” and followed by teammates Yara Belguendouz (65’-9”) and Bella Stamatopoulos (58’-7”);
— The 400 meter dash with Luisa Khorsi leading the way with a time of 1:12.0. Right behind Luisa were teammates Marwa Riad (1:12.9) and Reyhan Bensadok (1:13.1); and
— The two-mile, led by Gemma Stamatopoulos (14:09.1), who was followed closely by teammates Rocio Gonzalez (14:11.0) and Valeria Sepulveda (14:28.8).
Gemma Stamatopoulos also was a winner in the 800 with a time of 2:45.3 to contribute a total of 10 points to the Revere cause.
Olivia Rupp won the mile with a time of 6:17.1 and also took second in the 800 (2:55.6) for eight points.
Scoring three points for Revere with second-place performances were Yara Belguendouz in the 100 high hurdles (19.7) and Alannah Burke in the mile (6:17.1).
Adding single points with third-place finishes were: Camila Echeverri in the discus (60’-9”); Rania Hamdani in the 400 hurdles (1:21.7); and Giselle Salvador in the 100 meter dash (13.9) and the 200 dash (30.0).
The Revere girls won the 4 x 400 relay with a clocking of 4:58.1, which was 23 seconds faster than their Malden counterparts.
RHS Boys Volleyball Team Completes Perfect GBL Season
The Revere High boys volleyball team put the finishing touch on their championship season in the Greater Boston League (GBL) with a 3-0 victory over Somerville last Wednesday.
The victory gave coach Lianne Mimmo’s Patriots a perfect 14-0 mark in the GBL in a 2023 campaign which saw Revere earn its first-ever GBL crown in the program’s three years of existence.
Alex Serrano paced the Patriot offensive attack with 13 kills. Alex also made 12 digs and three blocks, in addition to serving an ace. Teammate Ruben Rodriguez contributed nine kills and six aces, and came up with 11 digs.
Sami Welsh added four kills, followed by Lucas Jimenez with three kills and Brian Novoa with two kills. Isaac Portillo made nine digs and Jacob Lopez earned six digs.
Christyan Berger set 28 assists for his teammates, while also contributing two kills, an ace, and seven digs.
The Patriots concluded their regular season by celebrating Senior Night in appropriate fashion this past Monday with a 3-0 win over non-league rival Greater Lowell Tech.
Rodriguez was a force for Revere with a team-high 15 kills and 15 digs as well as an ace.
Serrano made 15 digs and eight kills, plus a block and three assists. Welsh had a nice match with five kills, three blocks, and two digs.
Portillo made 13 digs and added a kill and a block. Novoa contributed three kills and a block and Jimenez added a kill, a block, and an ace.
Berger once again was the assist-master for the Patriots, setting the table for his teammates with 28 assists. Christyan also contributed nine digs, three aces, and a kill.
The victory gave the Patriots a final regular season record of 16-4. Mimmo and her crew now await word of their final ranking and first-round opponent in the upcoming MIAA Division 1 state tournament. Revere presently is ranked 23rd in the Power Rankings. If the present rankings hold at the end of the season, the Patriots would travel to 10th-ranked No. Andover for their opening-round contest.
RHS Softball Team Wins Two Contests, Including Senior Night
The Revere High softball team split its four contests this past week, defeating Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Somerville and non-league foe Winthrop, but falling to GBL opponent Everett and non-league O’Bryant.
The big win of the week came on Friday, with the Lady Patriots celebrating Senior Night in appropriate fashion with a resounding 13-7 victory over Winthrop.
Prior to the contest, the Patriots honored their four seniors, Arianna Greenman, Emma Cassinello, Emely Salce, and Mahira Louis, for their contributions to the RHS softball program.
“Mahira and Emely just joined the softball program this year and have made tremendous growth over the season,” said RHS head coach Megan O’Donell. “They both brought a smile to all the coaches’ faces and always gave us their best.
“Emma Cassinello and Arianna Greenman have been part of the RHS program for six years and both captained the team this season. They both have great work ethics and no matter the mood the coaches were in, could always get a laugh out of us. All four seniors will be missed. “
Freshman pitcher Danni Randall, starting her third game in as many days, earned the “W'”, recording seven strikeouts while allowing just six hits and forcing eight ground-outs.
The Lady Patriots asserted control of the contest from the outset and never looked back. Leading the way at the plate for Revere were Isabella Qualtieri (2-for-5 with three walks); Frankie Reed (3-5 with three singles); Emma Cassinello (1-5 with a single); Lea Doucette (2-5 with two singles and a walk); Luiza Santos (1-3 with a single); Ally Straccia, who replaced Santos (2-2 with two singles); Jordan Martelli with three walks and an RBI; Myla Cassinell, who replaced Martelli, and drew a walk and scored a run; Brianna Miranda (two walks and an RBI); Arianna Greenman (a walk); Shayna Smith, who replaced Greenman, and went 1-for-2 with a single; and Riley Straccia who drew three bases-on-balls and had an RBI.
Earlier in the week last Monday, the Lady Patriots dropped a 16-2 decision to the GBL champion Lady Crimson Tide of Everett. The top performers for Revere were Isabella Qualtieri (1-for-3 with a double), Frankie Reed (2-for-3 with a double and a triple); Lea Doucette (1-for-3); Shayna Smith (1-for-2 with an RBI); and Jordan Martelli (1-for-2).
However, two days later O’Donnell’s crew bounced back with a 17-5 victory at Somerville.
RHS starting pitcher, freshman Danni Randall, tossed four scoreless innings, allowing her teammates to pile up an early big lead.
Revere’s bats thundered from the outset, led by Isabella Qualtieri (3-5 with three singles); Lea Doucette (3-5 with three singles and an RBI); Frankie Reed (1-4 with an RBI); Ally Straccia, who replaced Reed and went 1-1, driving in two RBIs to end the game with a deep single; Shayna Smith (3-4 with two RBI); Emma Cassinello (3-4 with two RBI); Jordan Martelli (1-4 with a double and an RBI); Luiza Santo (1-4 with a walk and an RBI); Brianna Miranda (1-4 with a single and two RBI); and Riley Straccia (1-4 with a double).
Speedy pinch runner Myla Cassinello was a thorn in Somerville’s side all day, stealing six bases.
The following day the Lady Patriots came up just short in a 6-4 loss to O’Bryant.
Randall once again earned the starting nod in the pitcher’s circle and racked up 14 strikeouts, while yielding just five hits, though walking eight.
Major contributors at the plate for Revere were Isabella Qualtieri (2-for-4 with two singles); Frankie Reed (2-4 with a triple and a double); Lea Doucette (3-4 with two singles and two RBI); Shayna Smith (2-4 with two doubles); Ally Straccia (2-3 with two singles); Jordan Martelli with a walk, and Riley Straccia (1-3 with a single).
O’Donnell and her crew are scheduled to conclude their 2023 season today (Wednesday) at Lynn English.