, Newburyport, MA

December 20, 2013

Darsney's return sparks Triton sweep

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Girls Indoor Track

Triton 48, North Reading 38

Triton 521/2, Newburyport 331/2

North Reading 52, Newburyport 34

Competing in the high jump for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery last winter, Triton’s Kerstin Darsney broke the school record with a jump of 5-7. Darsney also won the hurdles (7.4). Nikki Hepp won the shot put (26-8) and dash (6.7) for Triton. Sydney Rybicki (300, 43.5), Maddie Quigley (1,000, 3:23) and Liz Willmonton (mile, 6:00) also placed first.

For Newburyport, Bella Palma (600, 1:38.8), Erin Carroll (2-mile, 13:09), Birgitta Glaser (high jump, 4-6) and Kelly Conway (mile, 6:06) collected individual wins.

Pentucket 651/2, Amesbury 201/2

Pentucket 73, Lynnfield 13

Amesbury 47, Lynnfield 38

Ali Attenasio (50-yard hurdles, 8.0), Tyler Feeney (50-yard hurdles, 8.0), Brooke Chambers (dash, 6.7), Emma Marchant (2-mile, 12:21.9), Siobhan Mitchell (high jump, 4-8), Maddie Nelson (300, 42.6), Paige Wesolowski (600, 1:41.8), Kasey Mann (mile, 6:09.9), Jordan Balletto (1,000, 3:36.6) and the 4x400 relay team of Rachel Perry, Chambers, Grace Dore and Wesolowski also won events.

For Amesbury, Marissa Randall set a new school record in the shot put (34-9). Julia Shorter won the 1,000 in 3:19.

Girls Basketball

Saugus 52, Triton 40

Tessa Lafrance led Triton with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Ice Hockey

Amesbury 3, Pentucket 1

Tabor Smith and JT Chamberlain had a goal and an assist each for Amesbury (1-0-1). Connor Stevens had two assists. Andy Reidy added a goal. Matt Ahern had an assist. Sophomore Jake Harlow made 18 saves for the Indians. Pentucket’s Anthony Orlando made 26 saves. Ethan Bridgewater scored the Pentucket (0-2-0) goal.

Boys Indoor Track

Newburyport 50,North Reading 36

Newburyport 60, Triton 26

Newburyport’s Alec Reduker placed first in the high hurdles (6.9) and high jump (5-6). Jared Healey (dash, 5.9), Andrew Beaupre (shot put, 41-0 1/2), Brendan Byron (300, 37.1), Tom Graham (600, 1:19), Nick Carleo (1,000, 2:47.6), Tim Englehart (mile, 4:57), Chris Orlando (2-mile, 10:28) and the 4x400 relay team of Byron, James Nutter, Graham and Healey placed first for the Clippers.

For Triton, Ryan Kent (600, 1:24), Brandon Duford (high jump (5-4) and Mark Theberge (shot put, 41-1) placed first.

Pentucket 43, Lynnfield 25

Amesbury 52, Pentucket 34

Amesbury 63, Lynnfield 21

Adam Elfiki (hurdles, high jump), Keith Merchant (dash), James Worthen (600), Jim Stone (1,000) and Nick Fortuna (shot put) won individual events for Amesbury.

Pentucket won its first meet at a varsity program. Cooper Carfio won the 50-yard dash, David Greene took the 300, Alex Demeule captured the 2-mile and they teamed with Jordan Maysonet to take the 4x400 relay.


Manchester Essex 53, Triton 39

Triton junior Jennifer Nutter placed second in the 200 free (2:09.73), qualifying for sectionals and states. Sophomore Nikki Samuelson placed second in the 200 IM (2:24.15) and third in the 500 free (5:46.53) with sectional and state qualifying times. Seventh-grader Maggie Summit placed second in the 50 free (25.91) and third in the 100 free (58.46) with a sectionals and state qualifying time. Seventh-grader Caroline Cullen placed fourth in the 500 free (6:00.46) qualifying for sectionals.


Masconomet 48, Triton 30

Triton’s Jake Durkin (1:00), Cody Nixon (0:38), Luke Boyle (1:29) and Alec Moffat (0:51) won by pin. Mark Boyle won by forfeit for the Vikings (2-2).