Triton 82, North Andover 63
Triton couldn't have started the season on a higher note. On the heels of a 9-1 season, the Vikings posted their first victory over North Andover since 2007. Cam Loughlin and Jake Stelline won two events each. Loughlin won the 2-mile (10:35) and mile (4:56). Stelline won the 110 hurdles (16.1) and long jump (20-0).
Peder Franson (high jump, 5-10), Steve Kreticos (shot put, 43-3), Alex Mandragouras (discus, 147-4), Ryan Clay (javelin, 161-7), John Mirandi (pole vault, 11-0), Matt Hill (100, 11.4), the 4x100 relay team (46.8) of Stelline, Mike Campbell, Franson and Hill, and the 4x400 relay team (3:57) of John Mills, Josh Lannon, Jake Eaton and Connor Barry also placed first.
"This is the best win the boys have had since 2007, when we went undefeated," Triton coach Joe Colbert said. "I challenged our seniors to step up and perform to their talent level, and they really did against a great North Andover team. Captain Jake Stelline, the CAL Large athlete of the year in the winter, was huge, and so was senior Cam Loughlin, with the toughest double in track, winning the 2 mile and mile. It was a great way to start off the season and a great way to end our rivalry with North Andover, finally beating them after four years."
Newburyport 88, Ipswich 56
Newburyport 78, Pentucket 67
Pentucket 89 1/2, Ipswich 55 1/2
John O'Neil won three events for Newburyport — the 400 hurdles (1:02.2), high hurdles (16.7) and pole vault (10-0). Chris Orlando (2-mile, 10:50), Steve Preston (discus, 139-6; shot put, 46-6), Ryan Dionne (long jump, 18-10; 200, 23.1), Andrew Orlando (mile, 5:01) and Sawyer Updike (800, 2:06) also had top finishes for the Clippers.
For Pentucket, Matt Barry (long jump, 18-7; 100, 12.4), Jeff Funk (triple jump, 36-3), Jake Donlon (discus (98-9), Shawn Cowher (javelin, 124-0) and Ian Mitchell (400, 56.3) had top finishes.
North Andover 90, Triton 55
Kerstin Darsney won two events for Triton — the high jump (5-2) and triple jump (30-8). Liz Willmonton (2-mile, 12:58), Sierra Wear (discus, 82-6), Lauren Batterton (pole vault, 8-0), Erin Barrett (100 hurdles (17.2) and the 4x100 relay team (53.0) of Kelsie Ferris, Barrett, Darsney and Lauren Robert placed first.
Pentucket 92, Newburyport 53
Pentucket 75, Ipswich 70
Ipswich 90, Newburyport 55
Brooklyn Drougas and Ali Attenasio won two individual events each for Pentucket. Drougas won the shot put (29-1 1/2) and discus (84-9 1/2). Attenasio won the pole vault (9-6) and high hurdles (17.2). Erin Sullivan (javelin, 78-9), Emma Marchant (2-mile, 13:08.2), Kelsi McNamara (mile, 5:59.7) and Liz Beauregard (400, 1:04.6) also placed first. Against Ipswich, Tess Nogueira (long jump, 14-5) and Chase Marcott (triple jump, 30-5) also posted wins. Charlotte Merritt and Nogueira tied in the 100 (14.2).
For Newburyport, Amanda Kenney (400 hurdles, 1:11.0), Liza Twomey (long jump, 14-9; 100, 13.5), Birgitta Glaser (high jump, 4-8), Lilly Eagan (triple jump, 31-1), Kiley Knowlton (800, 2:41.3), Sarah Peterson (200, 29.9), Kate Gorenflo (pole vault, 7-0) and Alex Muise (discus, 75-6) had wins.
Pentucket 3, North Andover 2
On the heels of a perfect regular season, the Sachems saw all three singles matches go to three sets. Freshman Jack Donahue won the decisive match at third singles (7-6, 0-6, 6-4). Pentucket's first doubles team of Brandon Conn and Chris Gilman won its match (6-3, 6-4). The second doubles team of Chris Adams and Danny Ryan also won its match (6-3, 6-4).
Pentucket 4, North Andover 1
Freshman Coli Downey (6-0, 6-0), Carolyn Babeu (6-0, 6-1) and Rachael Downey (6-1, 6-1) swept first, second and third singles, respectively. Pentucket's first doubles team of Leigh McNamara and Sarah Mansfield also won (4-6, 6-4, 6-2).