Boys track team beats two rivals
The Chelsea High boys track team turned in one of the most impressive performances by a Red Devil track squad in many years with a double-victory over Commonwealth Athletic Conference rivals Greater Lawrence and Shawsheen Tech in a tri-meet held last Tuesday at Chelsea Stadium.
The outcome of the meet with Greater Lawrence came down to the final event, the 4 x 400 relay. Chelsea held a
66-61 lead as the teams’ opening-leg racers toed the starting line, with Greater Lawrence needing a victory in the race to claim the final five points of the meet and earn a tie. However, Chelsea’s first runner, took the lead from the outset that the Red Devil quartet of Marcone Correa, Chris Lemus, Brian Horn, and David Sklodowska never would relinquish, as they cruised home to victory in a clocking of 3:52, seven seconds better than Greater Lawrence to claim a 71-61 victory, the first win by a CHS squad over Greater Lawrence in more than five years.
Outstanding performers for the boys included senior Jeffrey Estrada, who won the 400 hurdles in a state- qualifying time of 60.45. Jeffrey also won the 110 hurdles in a time of 17.37.
Cris Sanyet finished first in the 200 with a time of 23.47 and second in the 100 in 11.78. Alecio DaSilva won the long jump with a jump of 18’ as well as the high jump with a leap of 4’-10”. Other key point-getters for Chelsea were the 4 x 100 relay quartet of Adriel Cedeno, Jose Aguiar, Josue Theosmy, and freshman Lazzaro Martinez who sped around the track in a time of 49.7.
Sam Hernandez had a strong day, finishing second in the 400 hurdles (67.1) and second in the 800 (2:17.0). Adriel Cedeno finished third in the 200 in a time of 24.7. Kevin Mendez took third in the triple jump with a landing of 33’-10”. In the shot put, Chelsea took second (Francisco Mercades, 37’-2”) and third (Peterson Braga, 35’-5”). Braga also finished second in the discus with a toss of 91’-9”.
Mercades took second in the javelin with a throw of 111’-4”. Ronald Castro finished third in the two-mile run in a time of 12:14.2. Lazzaro Martinez finished third in 110 hurdles in 20.9. Jose Aguiar took third in the 100 in 12.03. Chris Lemus finished third in the mile with a clocking of 5:16.8. David Skowlaski finished second in the 400 in 56.5 and Marcone Correa finished third in 58.1. Senior Brian Horn had a strong day, grabbing a third in the 800 in 2:22.8, third in the long jump, and coming up big in 4 x 400 with a split of 54.8.
“All of our athletes came up big,” said CHS head coach Mark Martineau. “It wasn’t just the winners, but the kids who fought for every second and third place. We showed a lot of toughness today, and we will need it for the rest of the way. We do not have the largest team, so every athlete will need to stay committed for the rest of the year.”
The Red Devils, who now are 3-0 on the season, will face another stern test when they travel to Whittier next Thursday, April 30.
CHS girls track
tops two opponents;
Kamara, Cabral set
new CHS records
The Chelsea High girls track team enjoyed a big day last Tuesday, taking the measure of Shawsheen Tech and Greater Lawrence in a tri-meet held on the local track.
Junior Mariama Kamara led the charge, winning the long jump (and setting a new school record of 15’-9”), the 100 meter dash, and the 200 dash. Mariama has now qualified for the state meet in all three events.
Junior Katherine Cabral was right behind her teammate in the point column, winning the 400 meter dash (and setting a new school record of 63.3) and the triple jump and placing second in the 100 dash. Katherine also has qualified for the state meet in 100 and the 400.
Other big wins for Chelsea came from junior Jazmin Castellon in the shot-put, junior Emely Burgos in the 800 meter run, and sophomore Alexandra Martinez in the discus.
“Overall, this was a great meet for the girls,” said CHS head coach Amanda Alpert. “They pushed themselves and each other to pull off the wins against both opponents.”
The Lady Red Devils now are 3-0 and after vacation will face Notre Dame Academy Tuesday and then engage in another tri-meet against Whittier Tech and PMA next Thursday.
In addition, the freshmen and sophomores who have qualified will be competing in the State Freshmen and Sophomore Meet next Saturday.
Ramos fans 16 in
7-2 win over Lynn Tech
Carlos Ramos struck out 16 enemy batters in six innings to lead the Chelsea High baseball team to a 7-2 victory over Lynn Tech last Tuesday. Both of Tech’s runs came in the third inning and were unearned.
The Red Devils jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening inning and never looked back, adding a solo tally in the second frame and then frosting their victory cake with two more markers in the fifth.
Yvad Rosado was a thorn in Tech’s side, walking twice, stealing two bases, and scoring two runs. Andony Turcios was 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored. Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-1 with a pair of walks, a stolen base, and an RBI.
The Red Devils did not have as much luck in their season opener a few days earlier, dropping a 10-0 decision to Mystic Valley.
C.J. Sanabria was a bright spot for Chelsea with a single, a walk, and two stolen bases. Luis Rodriguez pitched well for the Devils, giving up seven runs through four innings of which only three were earned.
In a 10-0 loss to Northeast Regional last Wednesday, a five-run first inning by Northeast set the tone early on. Yvad Rosado had a double and Andony Turcios added a single for the Red Devils.
The Chelsea bats came alive Friday, but fell short, 12-11, to Minuteman Regional. The Red Devils loaded the bases in the seventh inning and got to a full count with two outs, but could not push across the tying run.
Andony Turcios had two hits and scored two runs, Manny Ortiz doubled and scored three runs, and Luis Rodriguez had three singles and a run scored to pace the Chelsea offensive attack.
Coach Alan Beausoleil and his crew were scheduled to trek to Whittier yesterday (Wednesday) and then host Essex Tech this morning (Thursday) at 10 a.m.