Busy week ahead for CHS baseball team
The Chelsea High baseball team has a busy stretch of five games in the next eight days — weather permitting — as they seek to get back to the .500 mark.
Coach Alan Beausoleil and his Red Devils, who stand at 2-4 on the season, are set to host Maimonides this evening (Thursday) under the lights at Carter Park at 7:00.
They will entertain Minuteman Tech tomorrow afternoon and make the short trek to Pope John Monday. They will travel to Mystic Valley Tuesday and entertain Lynn Tech next Thursday.
In their lone contest of the past week, Chelsea dropped a 10-2 decision at Greater Lowell.
Luis Jimenez went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI. Manny Ortiz was 2-for-3 and scored a run. Santiago Quintero walked and scored a run. Jose Flores went 1-for-2 with a single.
CHS girls track remains undefeated
The Chelsea High girls outdoor track & field team improved to 4-0 with victories over Essex Tech (79-57) and Shawsheen Valley Tech (93-42) in a tri-meet last week at Essex tech.,
Standout performers included freshman Stephanie Simon, who took first overall in the high jump with a new, school-record leap of 4′-10″.
Martine Simon was again a triple-winner, taking first in the 200m (28.49), long jump (15′-10.5″), and the triple jump (32′-1″). Senior Owliyo Mohamud continued her winning streak by taking first in the 400 meter dash (62.94).
Senior Sylvia Agyewaa was again a double-winner in the 400 hurdles (1:13.52, a new school record) and the 100 hurdles (18.61). Three quarters of the way through the race Sylvia hit a hurdle real hard, but recovered well to still finish with the victory.
Sophomore Yarid Deras fought through great leg pains to pull out an important win in the 800 in a time of 2:45.6, a personal best for her. Amanda Dias had a great day, performing a difficult double by taking first place in the two-mile (13:08) and second in the mile (6:02).
In the throwing events, seniors Alex Martinez (28′-10″) and Tracy Flores (27′-3″) went 1-2 in the shotput. In the discus, Chelsea took five of the top six places, led by a first-place performance from Masireh Ceesay (83-‘6″).
“Both Essex Tech and Shawsheen are well-coached teams with a good amount of athletes,” said CHS coach Mark Martineau. “Shawsheen was runner-up last year at the conference meet and Essex is the reigning cross country champion, so these wins are big wins for our group of girls.”
CHS boys track spits tri-meet
The Chelsea High boys outdoor track & field team split a tri-meet last week at Essex Tech, defeating the host Essex Tech squad, 74-62, but falling short to Shawsheen Tech, 88-48.
Nick Ieng was a double-winner in the 200 dash with a time of 24.93 and the javelin with a state-qualifying toss of 147′-9″. Jose Leclerc was again a double-winner in the two-mile (11:02) and the 800 (2:13.2).
Adriel Cedano was also a double-winner in both the 400 dash (55.25) and the high jump (5′-8″). Senior Walid El Mellouki had a personal best to win the mile in a time of 5:10.07.
Another victor for Chelsea was Alex Pedrero in the 110 hurdles in a time of 19.00. In the discus, Nelson Hernandez took first with a toss of 104′-1″.
“This was another good day for the boys,” noted CHS head coach Mark Martineau. “There were a lot of personal bests and the team keeps getting stronger and stronger.”
Both the boys and girls teams were rained out of their meet Tuesday at Lynn Tech, but are scheduled to make it up today (Thursday). They will host a tri-meet Tuesday with Mystic Valley and Whittier Tech.