CHS Roundup

Nadow, Flores Take First-Place for CHS Boys

Although the Chelsea High boys indoor track and field team dropped a 60-25 decision to Malden, two Red Devils, Nate Nadow and Alex Flores, won their individual events.

Nate captured the 600 dash with a clocking of 1:37.1 and Alex won the mile race handily with a time of 5:25, which was 19 seconds faster than his closest Malden rival.

Emerson Melgar in the shot-put, Ali Warsame in the 300 dash, and Josue Hernandez in the two-mile added three points to the CHS scoresheet with second-place performances.

Contributing single points with third-place efforts were Greandoll Oliva in the shot, Austin Freeman in the 600, Ivan Irias in the 1000, and Jason Rodrigues in the mile.

The Red Devils made the short trip to Revere yesterday (Wednesday) and will take on Medford next Wednesday.

CHS Girls Track Tops Malden, 49-37

The Chelsea High girls indoor track and field team captured first place in six of the nine individual events and cruised to victory in the 4 x 400 relay to earn a 49-37 victory at Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Malden last Wednesday.

The six first-place finishers for coach Cesar Hernandez’s squad were: Dhalia Christmas in the shot-put with a throw of 28’-5.75”; Darily Sanchez in the 300 dash with a clocking of 50.8 seconds; Hazel Hatleburg in the 600 dash in a time of 2:09.6; Giselle Olivar in the 1000 in 3:38.9; Gizelle Rodriguez in the mile in 6:09.8; and Reina Moreira in the two-mile in 16:04.

The winning 4 x 400 relay quartet consisted of Rodriguez, Olivar, Farrah Henderson, and Sanchez. Their winning time of 4:59.07 defeated their Malden counterparts by 18 seconds and was the fastest clocking of the four teams on hand at the Malden facility that day. (The other meet featured Everett vs. Lynn Classical.)

Adding three points to the CHS scoresheet with second-place performances were: Lauren Nadow in the hurdles; Henderson in the 55 dash; Valerie Ramirez in the 300 dash; and Reina Martino in the 600.

Rodriguez scored a point with a third place finish in the shot-put, as did Rosalinda Rojas in the mile.

The CHS girls, who now are 3-1 on the season, make the short trek down Broadway to GBL foe Revere today (Wednesday) and will take on GBL rival Medford next Wednesday.

CHS Girls Basketball Continues to Battle

Although the Chelsea High girls basketball team came up on the short end of their contests with Greater Boston League rivals Medford and Lynn English this past week, there were a number of highlights for the Lady Red Devils.

In the matchup with Medford, freshman point guard Monica Cespedes-Cruz reached double figures with 12 points, hitting a quartet of three-pointers, and also pulling down two rebounds, dishing two assists, and making a steal.

Freshman center Katerine Landaverde snared seven rebounds and chipped in two points in what was her final game for Chelsea (her family has moved to Everett).

Junior point guard  Keara Cheves Trejo scored two points, pulled down two rebounds, and made three steals. Freshman guard Melize Siliro hit a three-pointer to go with two rebounds and two steals.

Also making nice contributions were senior captain and forward Joselinne Moran-Palma with five rebounds, three steals, and a block and senior Maria Gracias-Carcamo, who snared four boards and made three assists.

In the contest at Lynn English, Cespedes-Cruz and Cheves-Trejo both scored five points, including a trey apiece. Moran-Palma chipped in four points.

CHS head coach Leslie Santiago and her crew host Lynn Classical today (Thursday) at 4:00, trek to Somervlle next Tuesday, and go across the Parkway to Everett next Thursday.

CHS Boys Host Somerville, Everett

The Chelsea High boys basketball team will host Greater Boston League rivals Somervlle and Everett next week.

Somerville will come to the CHS gym on Tuesday for a 5:30 tip-off and Everett comes to town next Thursday (January 26) for a 7:00 opening tip.

First-year head coach Cesar Castro and his crew, who travel to Lynn Classical today (Thursday), fell short in their recent battles with Medford and state powerhouse Lynn English this past week.

“We have nine games left in the season and we continue to get better and grow,” said Castro. “It’s going to take some time, but we will get there.”

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