CHS Roundup

CHS girls track wins two CAC meets

The Chelsea High girls track team opened its Commonwealth Athletic Conference season with a pair of hard-fought victories over Mystic Valley and Greater Lowell Tech.

In a 71-65 triumph over Mystic Valley, the Lady Red Devils swept the 400 meter dash, the discus, and the long jump en route to claiming the victory.  The top performances for Coach Kim Huffer’s squad were:

400 meter dash: 1st – Sophomore Katherine Cabral, 2nd – Freshman Owliyo Mohamud, 3rd – Senior Yessenia Motta;

200 meter dash: 1st – Senior Sarah Bourouis, 2nd – Sophomore Mariama Kamara;

Discus: 1st – Sophomore Jazmin Casetellon, 2nd – Freshman Alex Martinez, 3rd – Freshman Aminata Ky;

Shot Put:  1st – Senior Christina Fernandez, 3rd – Sophomore Jazmin Castellon; and

Long Jump:  1st – Sophomore Katherine Cabral, 2nd –  Junior Chimene Agogo, 3rd – Freshman Kiya Gugssa.

In a 77-59 win over Greater Lowell, the Lady Red Devils once again swept the 400 dash and the discus. The top performances against Greater Lowell were:

2 Mile: 1st – Sophomore Wendy Becerra, 2nd – Junior Sara Beqo;

100 meter dash:  1st – Sophomore Mariama Kamara, 2nd – Senior Stephanie Moni;

4×100 Relay: 1st – Stephanie Moni, Joana Arevalo, Sarah Bourouis, Mariama Kamara;

400 meter dash:  1st – Freshman Owliyo Mohamud, 2nd – Freshman Sylvia Agyeiwaa, 3rd – Senior Yessenia Motta;

200 meter dash:  1st – Senior Sarah Bourouis, 2nd – Senior Joana Arevalo;

Discus:  1st – Jazmin Castellon, 2nd – Alex Martinez, 3rd – Aminata Ky;

Shot Put:  1st – Christina Fernandez, 2nd – Jazmin Castellon; and

High Jump: 1st – Sarah Bourouis

“We have a big team this year,” said Huffer. “There is a lot of excitement and determination.  We have about 30 new members to the team, 20 of whom are freshmen, so we’ve been spending a lot of time working on technique and running form.  The coaches have a lot of faith in all the improvement that this team can make by the end of the year.  We have a lot of work to do in the field events right now, but we’re looking forward to continuing our improvement throughout the season.”

Boys track team tops Lynn Tech

The Chelsea High boys track team defeated Lynn Tech,105-35, last Thursday.

Leading the way for the Red Devils was Adrial Rodriguez, who won four events to place 20 points onto the CHS side of the scoresheet.

Adrial out-sprinted the field in both the 100 dash in 11.6 and the 200 in 24.6.  He took first in the shotput with a person record (PR) throw of 43′-0″ and earned his last five points in the discus with a toss of 106′-9″.

Junior captain Jeffrey Estrada also had an outstanding meet with three first-place finishes, all of which were PRs. Jeffrey won the 400 meter hurdles in 63.6; ran away in the mile with a clocking of 5:14; and long-jumped past the competition with a leap of 18′-1″.

Ricardo Maldonado was a double-winner, taking the javelin with a throw of 123′-5′ and clearing the bar in the high jump at a height of 5′-9″. Ricardo also took a second in the 100 dash in 11.7 for a total of 13 individual points on the day.

Chris Sanyet completed a Chelsea sweep in the 100 meter dash in 12.2.

In the two mile run, Chelsea swept the race, with Jansel Claudio taking first place honors in 12:27, Eric Orellano second in 12:34, and Omar Gomez third in 13:39.

In the 110 meter high hurdles, Haider Kareem took second spot in 20.2 and Erick Flores finished third in 20.3.

Chelsea also swept the 400 meter dash. Aliceo Dasilva ran 59.3 to win the race.  Captain Marcone Correra finished second in 60.1 and Austin Tevenal finished third in 61.7.

Chelsea finished 1-3 in the 800. Red Devil Brian Horn won the race in a time of 2:28 and teammate Jose Cintron took the third spot.

Other point-scorers for Chelsea were: Josue Reyes, who finished a solid second in the mile, running a PR of 5:46; Josue Theosomy ran 27.3 in the 200 meters to finish second;. Mohamed Qasim finished second in the long jump with his leap of  18′-0″ and also took third in the triple jump; and Christian Calix was second in the javelin with a throw of 106’9″.

The 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams also were victorious.

“It was a cold, raw day,” said CHS head coach Don Fay, “but we had a lot of personal bests and we developed some confidence.  Our next meet is the Wednesday after vacation against Whittier.  Hopefully we will be a tougher, stronger, and faster team at that meet.”

CHS baseball team defeats Lynn Tech, 10-1

The Chelsea High baseball team earned its first win of the season with a 10-1 victory at Commonwealth Athletic League foe Lynn Tech last Thursday.

Carlos Vega went all the way for the Red Devils on the mound, allowing just four hits and fanning eight Tech batters over the seven-inning route.

Hitting stars for Chelsea were Armando Montes, who went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and a stolen base, and Arbello Arauz, who went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

The Red Devils did not have as much luck Tuesday in a doubleheader at non-league rival East Boston, coming out on the short end of both decisions. Vega went 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in the first game and Carlos Ramos had two hits in the second game.

CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil and his crew, who now stand at 1-6 on the season, will be back in action tomorrow (Friday) when they host Minuteman and next Thursday when they entertain Shawsheen.

Bruins Beat:Bruins take lead in series

There’s a saying in real estate, “Location, location, location,” as being the most important fact in selling a house. Tuesday night in Detroit, location meant nothing to the Bruins as they entered Joe Louis Arena in ‘Hockeytown’ not having won there in seven years (March 2007). Boston’s two attempts this season on Detroit’s ice were losses, but Tuesday night things would be different, as the B’s put together a strong effort to earn a 3-0 shutout victory, the fourth career shutout for Tuukka. For the first time in this series Boston has a 2-1 lead in games, but as Coach Claude Julien recently stated, it’s not over until you’ve won the fourth game in the series.

One of the many strong points for the Bruins has been their outstanding play when killing penalties. Utilizing their ‘smother and attack’ mode, the B’s have been able to keep the Red Wings on their heels each time Detroit enjoyed a power play opportunity (0-9) – and in addition the Wings have only been able to kill half of their penalty kills (4-8). When Detroit was able to penetrate the zone Tuukka Rask was the stone wall that stopped them. End result, Detroit has not scored in nine power play chances, and have given up four power play goals to the Bruins. It has been the solid play of Rask during this playoff series that has kept Boston in each of the first three games, allowing just two pucks to get past him in those three games. If you do the math, Rask’s (0.67) goals against average, it tends to make it very difficult to win a playoff game in any series.

The Red Wings are probably asking themselves: “What do we have to do to get something happening against Boston?” That self-doubt seems to have made Detroit’s play tentative, as they’ve made mistakes on discipline, coverage, line changes, and finally, they’ve been outplayed and outworked by the Bruins much of the time. Speed or no speed, the B’s have kept up with the fast-flying Wings, catching them, punishing them, and making them pay while doing all  that.

Promising fact to see Boston’s Justin Florek, Reilly Smith, Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron, each putting up their first playoff goal on the stat sheet. It’s that unexpected source of scoring that makes this B’s team so effective. Tonight (Thursday 8pm), you can be sure that the Red Wings will come out flying for Game 4, if they’ve found a way to correct their shortcomings, those corrections will need to be applied immediately, or they will be on their way to Boston – in a position to be eliminated in Game 5 (Saturday 3pm) on Garden ice.

Looking ahead, this first-round series could continue following Saturday’s game, with (if necessary) Game 6 in Detroit on Monday (4/28), and a possible Game 7 on Garden ice on Wednesday (4/30). The winner of this series will draw the Montreal Canadiens in the second round. The Canadiens made short work of the Tampa Bay Lightning, with a four-game sweep, and now must sit and watch to await the finish of the Boston-Detroit series to see who their opponent will be. It will be interesting to see if the layoff, which could be a week, will affect the rhythm the Canadiens are enjoying right now. Could be ‘rust’ or it could be beneficial, the next round will tell!

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