, Newburyport, MA


December 30, 2013

Amesbury wins Palm Division of Haverhill Christmas hockey tourney


Hillies Christmas Tournament

Amesbury (3-0-1) was the lone local team to come away with a single point in a holiday tournament, capturing the title in its division of the Hillies Christmas Tournament. Amesbury beat Stoneham 2-1 in the Palm Division championship game on Saturday. They earned the right to play in the title game with a 3-1 victory over Haverhill Friday night. Goaltender Jake Harlow made 39 stops in the championship game, earning tournament MVP. Andy Reidy scored the game-winner in the championship game on an assist from Zach Fitzgerald. JT Chamberlain scored the other goal on assists from Tabor Smith and Brendan Foley.

Cape Cod Freeze Out

The Newburyport hockey team had a fruitless trip to the Cape over the weekend with a pair of losses in the Cape Cod Freeze Out. The Clippers fell to Barnstable 6-0 on Friday night before falling to Braintree 2-0 in the consolation game on Saturday. Newburyport (1-4-0) has not scored a goal in three straight games. The Clippers will return to the ice Saturday against Pentucket.

Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament

Triton also failed to come away with a point in its holiday tournament. The Vikings (0-3-2) fell to Beverly 6-2 on Friday night before falling to Gloucester 1-0 on Saturday. Triton returns to the ice Saturday against North Reading.


Pentucket Holiday Tournament

Pentucket junior Josh Wesolowski placed first in the 138-pound weight class with a victory over Georgetown’s Constantine Galanis. Pentucket’s Noah Malhi (170 lbs.) and Sean Clohisy (195 lbs.) placed second. Garrett Lischke (113 lbs.), Kyle Knox (120 lbs.) and Nathan Buzzell (126 lbs.) placed fourth for the Sachems. Whittier’s Jeremy Martinez (182 lbs.), a West Newbury resident, also finished fourth.

Boys Indoor Track

Newburyport 47 1/2, Masconomet 38 1/2

Newburyport’s 4x400 relay team of Brendan Byron, James Nutter, Tom Graham and Jared Healey sealed the win in the final event with a winning time of 3:53. The Clippers pushed to 8-0 with their fourth tri-meet sweep in a span of 13 days. Newburyport’s Alec Reduker placed first in the high hurdles (5.7) and high jump (6-0). Healey (dash, 4.9), Graham (600, 1:34), Nick Carleo (1,000, 2:59), Andrew Beaupre (shot put, 38-10 3/4), Tim Englehart (2-mile, 11:12.2) and Chris Orlando (mile, 5:10) won individual events for Newburyport.

Girls Indoor Track

Newburyport 50, Saugus 36

Masconomet 53, Newburyport 33

Newburyport’s Birgitta Glaser (high hurdles, 6.9; high jump, 4-6), Liza Twomey (dash, 5.7), Kelly Conway (2-mile, 13:24), Amanda Kenney (300, 51.7), Lillian Eagan (600, 1:55.6), Maria Sterling (mile) and the 4x400 relay team of Twomey, Hannah Sheehy, Kenney and Eagan placed first.

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