CHS Roundup

CHS Girls Earn First Win, 24-23

The Chelsea High girls basketball team welcomed the New Year in the best possible fashion for new head coach Leslie Santiago with a 24-23 triumph over Excel Academy last Friday, giving Santiago the first victory of her head-coaching career.

Senior point guard  Keara Chevez Trejo and freshman guard Monica Cespedes-Cruz paced the Chelsea offense with nine points apiece, with Cespedes-Cruz draining a pair of three- pointers.

In addition, a number of their Lady Red Devil teammates made key contributions.

Senior captain Joselinne Moran hit for four points and was a key part of the CHS defense with her speed and quick feet. Freshman center Katrina Landaverde chipped in two key points and senior Maria Gracias Carmao pulled down some clutch rebounds, including a pair of caroms in the waning moments that prevented Excel from getting a chance to pull ahead.

Freshman guard Meliza Siliro turned in a nice defensive effort with some key steals.

Santiago and her crew host Medford today (Thursday) at 4:00 and will travel to Lynn English next Tuesday.

CHS Boys Track Falls to Everett

The Chelsea High boys indoor track and field team dropped a 67-19 decision to Everett last Wednesday.

Nate Nadow and Kevin Flores were the first-place finishers for the Red Devils. Nate captured the 600 dash with a clocking of 1:40 and Kevin topped the field in the mile with a time of 5:24.8.

Adding three points to the CHS side of the scoresheet with second-place performances were: Ali Warsame in the 300 dash (42.5) and Josue Hernandez in the two-mile run (12:41.5).

Scoring single points with third place performances were Jason Rodrigues in the mile (6:00.9), Ivan Irias-Padilla in the 1000 (3:43.2), and Greeandoll Oliva in the shot-put (33’-10.25”).

CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez and his crew were set to take on Malden yesterday (Wednesday) and will meet Revere next Wednesday.

CHS Girls Win Six Events vs. Everett

The Chelsea High girls indoor track and field team put up a strong battle in their meet with Greater Boston League rival Everett last Wednesday, but fell short by a score of 47-34.

The Lady Red Devils took first place in five of the nine individual events and also won the  x 400 relay.

The five Chelsea first-place finishers were: Darily Sanchez in the mile, whose clocking of 6:32 was 23 seconds faster than her closest Lady Crimson Tide rival; Gizelle Rodriguez in the 300 dash in 47.3; Rosalinda Rojas in the 600 dash in 2:11.3; Giselle Olivar in the 1000 in 4:00.2; and Reina Moreira in the two-mile run in 16:20.9.

The victorious CHS quartet in the 4 x 400 consisted of Rodriguez, Sanchez, Rojas, and Farrah Henderson, who defeated their Everett counterparts by 14 seconds, 4:49.3-5:13.5.

Adding single points for Chelsea with third-place performances were Dhalia Christmas in the shot-put (28’-4.5”), Ashley Mejia in the 1000 (4:29.1), Reina Martino in the 600 (2:36), and Hazel Hatleburg in the mile (7:06.7).

“We knew this one would be close, but even with winning more events, we couldn’t overcome getting no points in the dash, hurdles, and high jump,” noted CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez.

The CHS girls were scheduled to take on Malden yesterday (Wednesday) and Revere next Wednesday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *