CHS baseball team wraps up 2017 season
The Chelsea High baseball team concluded its 2017 season this past week.
In the season finale Thursday, an 8-0 loss at league champion Whittier (which lost only one game this season), Luis Jimenez pitched well for Chelsea, tossing a complete game and yielding only four earned runs on eight hits.
Two days earlier, the Red Devils came up on the short end of a 10-0 decision to Essex Tech. Jimenez went 2-for-3 with two singles and Gabe Barragan reached base two times via walks.
Coach Alan Beausoleil’s squad finished at 2-16 on the season.
CHS track team competes at D-2 Meet
Members of the Chelsea High girls and boys outdoor track & field teams competed in this past Saturday’s Division 2 State Meet that was held at Greater New Bedford Regional H.S..
“It was a good weekend at the MIAA D-2 state championships,” said CHS head coach Mark Martineau.
On the girls’ side, senior Sylvia Agyeiwaa ended her career with a seventh place finish to win a medal in the high hurdles in a time of 16.54 seconds .
“This is a major accomplishment and we are so proud of how far she has come this season,” said Martineau. “Sylvia has worked very hard to get to this point and was very deserving of this.”
Fellow senior Owliyo Mohamud ended her career with an eighth place finish to earn a medal in the 400 meter dash, setting a new CHS school record in a time of 60.23.
“We will greatly miss this pair of student-athletes,” noted Martinea.
Junior Martine Simon just missed the medalist podium, finishing ninth in the 200 dash (26.54, a new CHS school record) and 13th in the 100 dash.
“The difficult thing about Martine is that she is so good at so many events,” said Martineau. “This makes it hard to figure which event is best for her when she comes to the state meet.”
Freshman Stephanie Simon finished 13th in the high jump with a leap of 4′-9″.
“You could tell she was not happy with this result, but Stephanie should be proud of what she has accomplished in her first season of track,” said Martineau. “Indoors next year will be an important season for her development.”
Sophomore Jocelyn Poste competed well in both the 800 (19th) and the 400 hurdles (19th). Fellow sophomore Amanda Dias took 20th in the two-mile.
Senior Alex Martinez took 24th in the shotput and sophomore Masireh Ceesay finished 17th in the discus.
“While graduation is hitting us hard, we look forward to the talent we have returning and the bright future we have,” said Martineau.
For the boys, senior Nick Ieng had a good day, finishing 17th in the 100m and 11th in the javelin. Senior Adriel Cedano ended his amazing career with a 17th place finish in the 400 meter dash and a 15th place finish in the triple jump.
Senior Bryan Rivas finished 26th in the 400 hurdles. Cedano, Rivas, Jose Leclerc, and Isaac Colcord combined for a 14th place finish in the 4 x 400 with a season-best time of 3:41.28.
“This group of senior boys will greatly be missed,” noted Martineau. “They provide leadership for our team on and off the track. Nick and Adrel were the top two point-getters for this team. Filling their shoes will be hard work.”
The boys and girls will hold their end-of-season banquet Thursday, June 15, at
the Marriott across the street from the high school.
CHS softball team opens tourney play tomorrow at home
The Chelsea High softball team, which compiled an 11-3 record this season, will open play in the Division 3 North Sectional of the MIAA state softball tournament tomorrow (Friday) when the Lady Red Devils host O’Bryant High at 3:30.
Chelsea enters the tourney as the eighth seed among the 21 teams in the D-3 North. O’Bryant is the ninth seed with a 14-4 mark.
The winner will advance to the quarterfinal round with a likely match-up against top-seeded Boston Latin Academy, which sports a 20-2 record. That contest is scheduled for Monday afternoon.