A contingent of Chelsea High freshman and sophomore members of the CHS girls track team brought home the first place prize at the annual Freshman and Sophomore Meet of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. Coach Kim Huffer’s squad edged out their closest rival, Mystic Valley by a score of 163-153.
Top finishers for the Lady Red Devils included:
Discus: Top three places: Justinec Duong (1st), Rebeca Torrento (2nd), Yessenia Motta (3rd);
Long Jump: Stephanie Moni (1st);
Triple Jump: Stephanie Moni (3rd);
Shot Put: Jessica Arbaiza (2nd);
400 Hurdles: Gabriela Ramirez (1st);
100 Hurdles: Gabriela Ramirez (3rd);
Mile: Sofia Falcon (2nd);
800M: Sofia Falcon (2nd);
100M: Stephanie Moni (1st); and
200M: Top three places: Kenia Santana (1st), Yessenia Motta (2nd), Chimene Agogo (3rd).
CHS baseball falls short in tourney bid
The Chelsea High baseball team fell short in its bid to qualify for the post season MIAA state tourney with three tough losses last week.
The Red Devils took on North Shore Tech last Wednesday. A win would have clinched second place in the Small Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference and with it a spot in the tourney. For Tech too, the stakes were high, as the Techsters also were seeking to qualify for the tourney.
But after grabbing an early 2-0 lead, the Red Devils’ bats went silent. CHS starting pitcher Brandon Morales was touched for two markers to tie the score, but in the fifth and sixth frames the Chelsea defense fell apart, allowing three unearned Tech runs to cross the plate in each of those frames for an 8-2 final score.
That loss set the Red Devils back to 7-9 on the season, but their fate still was in their own hands when they took the field against East Boston for the first of their final two regular season contests. Chelsea victories in both would have given the Devils a 9-9 season record, automatically qualifying them for the state tourney.
Once again things started well for the Red & Black, with RBI base hits by Carlos Vega and Peter Marmolejos giving Chelsea a 2-0 advantage in the opening frame. Solo home runs by Vega in the third and Manny Ferrer in the fourth made it a 4-0 contest. However, Eastie reached Vega, the CHS starting pticher, for four runs in the fourth, all of which came with two outs, to tie matters at 4-4.
Eastie then scored the go ahead tally in the sixth thanks to a hit, a stolen base on which the runner went to third on an overthrow, and a sacrifice fly to account for the 5-4 final score.
Still, Chelsea had one last chance to punch a ticket for a Journey to the Tourney in the season finale against Mystic Valley with a win giving the Devils a tie for second place in the CAC Small, which would have guaranteed a tourney berth.
But once again, a “W” would prove elusive for Chelsea. The Red Devils trailed 1-0 after five innings, but some fielding miscues by Chelsea in the sixth allowed six MV runners to cross the plate, sealing shut the CHS tourney hopes.
Despite the tough stretch in the final week of the season, CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil was proud of how his team gave it their all to the very end
“We never gave up,” said Beausoleil. “We fought hard in every game, but it just was not meant to be.”
Two Red Devils, Reyes and Morales, were named to the CAC Small Division all star team which took on the Large Division stars Tuesday night. Jason had two hits and made some nice plays in the field (he played at shortstop, third base, and the outfield). Brandon played in centerfield and pitched in one inning in which he set down his opponents in 1-2-3 order.
The game was won by the Large Division, 7-4.
Red Devils compete at Fr./Soph. Meet
A large contingent of Chelsea High freshmen and sophomores competed in the Freshman and Sophomore Meet of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference last Wednesday held at Greater Lowell. A number of Red Devils turned in fine performances to give Chelsea fourth place in the team standings.
The top Red Devil was John Fabro, who won the high jump by crossing the bar at a height of 5,’ 0.” John also placed third in the long jump with a leap of 17-9 and was a member of the 4 x100 relay team that took second in a clocking of 49.6 seconds
Other scorers for Chelsea were:
Alvaro Hidalgo was sixth in the 400 meter hurdles;
Brian Horn was a member of the 4 x 400 team that was third in 4:34;
Bryan Jimenez was third in the shot put with a toss of 33-8, fifth in the javelin with a throw of 91-0; and was part of the second place 4 x100 team.
Mohamed Qasim was fourth in the 200 in 26.5, sixth in the triple jump with a final landing of 32-9; and also ran a leg of the second place 4 x100 team.
Tommy Leveron had a personal best of 24-0 in the shot put;
Kevin Mendez was fifth in the 400 meter hurdles and a member of the third place 4 x 400 team;
— Jorge Elias was fifth in the shot put with a heave of 26-1;
Brian Morales was third in the javelin with a toss of 78-0;
Marcone Correia was fourth in the 100 dash in 12.5 and was on the second place 4 x100 team;
— Allian Erazo was fourth in the discus wit a twirl of 77-0 and ran with the third place 4 x 400 team;
Joseph Chirinos was fifth in the two mile and was a member of the 4 x 400 team; and Andres Avila recorded a personal best in the two mile.
Hernandez competes at State D-2 Meet
Last Sunday Red Devil star track man Luis Hernandez competed in the Division 2 State Meet for which he qualified during the season in the 110 meter high hurdles. Luis recorded a fine clocking of 16.62, which was good for 20th place in the field of 31 competitors.