GBL Halts All Sports for a Week
The Greater Boston League has ceased all interscholastic sports activities, including practices, for this week (January 3-7) because of the high prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in the GBL schools and communities.
The full announcement from the league that was issued on Monday (January 3) is as follows:
“Due to the current spike in Covid cases, and with the safety of our student-athletes in mind, the Greater Boston League unanimously has agreed to put a temporary halt on all athletic events.
“Effective immediately, there will be no athletic competitions or practices for the remainder of the week. Practices can resume on Saturday, January 8, with competitions resuming on Tuesday, January 11.
“It is the hope of league officials that this stoppage will allow our member schools to focus on policies and procedures for all student-athletes and coaches, to ensure that we can continue to provide the safest possible environment for competitions.
“Each district will create their own policy specific to spectators at competitions. The visiting team will adhere to the host team’s spectator policy.”
Two Victories for CHS Girls Track
The Chelsea High girls indoor track team won its last two meets in impressive fashion with victories over Lynn Classical and Somerville.
In the Lady Red Devils’ 52-23 win over Classical, the point-scorers were:
High jump: 1st Jasmine Maradiaga
Shot-put: 1st Angel Tate, 2nd Angelina Agostini, 3rd Alejandra Romero
Hurdles: 1st Lauren Nadow
55 dash: 3rd Valerie Ramirez
600 dash: 1st Jasmine Maradiaga, 2nd Reina Moreira, 3rd Reina Marrtino
1000: 1st Giselle Olivar, 2nd Holly Hattleberg
1 Mile:1st Rosalinda Rojas
2 Mile: 1st Gizelle Olivar
4 x 400: 1st Jasmine Maradiaga, Hazel Hattleberg, Holly Hattleberg, and Rosalinda Rojas.
The Lady Red Devils then took the measure of Somerville by a score of 45-18.
Point-scorers for Chelsea were:
HJ: 1st Gizelle Rodriguez
SP: 1st Angel Tate, 3rd Alejandra Romero
Hurdles: 2nd Lauren Nadow
55: 1st Valerie Ramirez
300: 2nd Hazel Hattleberg
600: 1st Jasmine Maradiaga, 2nd Reina Moreira, 3rd Reina Martino
1000: 2nd Giselle Olivar, 3rd Holly Hattleberg
Mile: Gizelle Rodriguez
4×400: Gizelle Rodriguez, Jasmine Maradiaga, Holly Hattleberg, and Giselle Olivar.
Coach Cesar Hernadez and his team, who stand at 3-0 on the season, are scheduled to be back in action next Wednesday against GBL rival Malden.
CHS Boys Rack Splits Two Meets
The Chelsea High boys indoor track and field team split its two most-recent meets, defeating Lynn Classical, 59-22, but falling short to Somerville, 45-32.
Point-scorers for the Red Devils vs. Classical were:
High jump: 1st Markland Richards, 2nd Emmanuel Simon
Shot-put: 1st Jeffrey Ponce, 3rd Kevin Cruz
Hurdles: 2nd Nasir Adams, 3rd Carlos Jimenez
55 dash: 3rd Emmanuel Simon
300 dash: 1st Ali Warsame
600 dash: 1st Austin Freeman, 2nd Sebastian Rendon
1000: 1st Nate Nadow, 2nd Jose Olivar
1 Mile: 1st Alex Estrada, 3rd Alejandro Zepeda
2 Mile: 1st Johnny Maldonado, 2nd Juan Alfaro
4×400: 1st Johnny Maldonado, Nate Nadow, Austin Freeman, and Ali Warsame.
Point-scorers for Chelsea vs. Somerville were:
SP: 1st Jeffrey Ponce, 2nd Kevin Cruz
Hurdles: 2nd Nasir Adams. 3rd Carlos Jimenez
55 dash: 2nd Emmanuel Simon, 3rd Nasir Adams
300 dash: 3rd Ali Warsame
600 dash: 2nd Nate Nadow
1000: 2nd Jose Olivar, 2nd Sebastian Rendon
1 Mile: 2nd Alex Estrada, 3rd Johnny Maldonado
2 Mile: 2nd Alejandro Zepeda, 3rd Juan Alfaro
Coach Cesar Hernandez and his crew, who now are 2-1, are scheduled to be back in action next Wednesday against GBL rival Malden.
CHS Sports Schedule for Next Week
If the Greater Boston League resumes its 2022 winter season next week, here’s the schedule for the Red Devil teams:
Coach Judah Jackson and his squad, who stand at 3-2 on the season, are scheduled to host Greater Boston League rival Revere next Tuesday for a 5:30 tip-off and then will trek to GBL rival Medford next Thursday.
Coach Gena Restiano’s team will play at Revere on Tuesday and entertain Medford next Thursday.
Coach Cesar Hernandez’s CHS boys and girls indoor track teams, who are enjoying a successful season thus far, will take on Malden next Wednesday.