CHS Roundup

CHS Boys Track Tops Everett, Classical

The Chelsea High boys outdoor track and field team celebrated a successful return to competition after a two-year hiatus with victories over Everett and Lynn Classical in a tri-meet last week at Chelsea Stadium.

The contest was scored as a true tri-meet, with five points being awarded for first place, three for second, two for third, and one for fourth. Coach Cesar Hernandez’s Red Devils accumulated 70 points, with Everett totaling 47 and Classical 37.

Chelsea was dominant in the throwing events, going 1-2-3 in the shot-put and discus and placing 1-3 in the javelin. The Red Devils took 27 of the possible 33 points in those events.

Richard Flores took first place in both the shot and the disc and Carlos Jimenez grabbed first in the jav. Carlos also added third place points in the discus.

Jeffrey Ponce finished second in both the discus and shot-put and Jamison Guillaume took third in both the shot and javelin.

Emmanuel Simon enjoyed a fine meet, winning the triple jump, taking second in the long jump, and grabbing third in the 200 dash to account for 10 points on the day.

Ali Warsame was a major contributor to the Chelsea victory with a first place in the 400 dash and running a leg of the winning 4 x 400 relay. The other members of that quartet were Oscar Amaya, Alejandro Zepeda, and Carlos Jimenez.

The foursome of Kennedy Lopez, Jamison Guillaume, Nasir Adams, and Rood Pierre took second place in the 4 x 100.

Key contributors to the CHS winning effort with second-place finishes in their respective events were: Hector Rivera in the 400 hurdles and 110 high hurdles; Johnny Maldonado in the mile; and Ricardo Pavanelli in the 400 dash.

Guillaume finished third in the 100 dash, as did Amaya in the 800 and Adams in the long jump. Alejandro Zepeda added a point with a fourth-place effort in the mile and Rood Pierre did likewise with a fourth-place performance in the 200 dash.

Hernandez and his squad were scheduled to take on Malden yesterday (Wednesday).

CHS Girls Track Returns to Action

The Chelsea High girls outdoor track and field team opened their 2021 season as new members of the Greater Boston League with a tri-meet against Lynn Classical and Everett last week.

Dhalia Christmas was the top performer for the Lady Red Devils, taking first place in two events, the shot-put and the discus.

Gloria Rodriguez was a major contributor to the Chelsea portion of the scoresheet, speeding to a first-place finish in the 200 dash and a second-place finish in the 100 dash.

Alejandra Romero added points in two events with a third-place effort in the shot and a second-place performance in the discus. 

Giselle Rodriguez took second in the 800 and Jasmine Maradiaga was third in the 800. Darily Sanchez added a point with a fourth-place in the 100 dash.

Coach Cesar Hernandez and his squad were slated to tangle with Malden yesterday (Wednesday).

Ortiz hits Grand Slam for CHS Baseball Team

Christian Ortiz provided the major highlight for the Chelsea High baseball team this past week, hitting a grand slam homer in the Red Devils’ contest with Lynn English.

“The season so far has been great,” said CHS head coach Mike Lush. “Our team is very young — we have three seventh-graders and one eighth-grader.

For a lot of guys on the team, it’s their first year of playing baseball. We are going to take our lumps this year, but we will strive to be better everyday.”

On a personal note, Lush added, “To be able to give back to Chelsea where I grew up, I wouldn’t change it for anything. Our athletic director (Amanda Alpert) is amazing and she continues to do everything for the kids.”

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