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April 23, 2014

Local roundup


Newburyport Daily News

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Newburyport 5, IPSWICH 2

Newburyport got a complete game victory from senior co-captain James Nutter, who allowed no earned runs on 7 hits for the Clippers, striking out 6 while walking 1. The Clippers were led by the bat and speed of junior center fielder Chance Carpenter, who had three hits, three stolen bases and an RBI, while junior Jake Berger had a home run in the second inning to put the Clippers on the board. Will Cataldo also had 2 hits and an RBI. After the Clippers got out to a 1-0 lead in the second, they added runs in the third when Leighton Paradis led off with a hit, a stolen base and came home with one out on a gap double by Caleb Stott. Stott moved up on an error and came home on a single by Carpenter, who stole second, moved to third and came home on another error, putting the Clippers up 4-0. Ipswich scored an unearned run in the fifth and in the top of the next frame Travis Wile reached and Matt Short scored as a pinch hitter after consecutive singles by Berger and Cataldo. Ipswich scored one more in the seventh and Nutter closed it out.

The win was Newburyport’s second in a row. On Friday, the Clippers came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat Beverly 5-4, thanks to the combined efforts of Cam Beaulieu, Cataldo and Mike Jayne on the mound. Ryan Furlong led the Clippers with two hits and two runs scored with Wile driving in two critical runs in the fourth inning to tie the Panthers before Jayne drove in the third run of the day for Newburyport to knot the game at 3-3. With one out in the fifth Stott reached on a bunt single followed by Furlong with an infield single. Nutter put the Clippers ahead 4-3 and Scott Webster roped a sacrifice fly to center to score the ultimate winning run. Beverly put one more on the board in the sixth. Beaulieu (4 innings, 3 runs, 2 strikeouts, 7 hits, 2 walks) was relieved by Cataldo, who picked up the win on the strength of his 2-inning performance. Jayne locked up the victory after inducing a foul pop up and getting the final two outs on a slick double play on a line out to Nutter, who doubled the runners up at second base to Travis O’Brien. Nutter and O’Brien had the defensive plays of the day for the Clippers.

The Clippers are now 2-4 on the year and will play at Manchester Essex on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Boys Lacrosse

TRITON 12, MANCHESTER ESSEX 1

After starting the year 0-3, the Triton boys lacrosse team has spun off four wins in a row to get above .500 for the first time this season. Larry Cuddy led the way for Triton with 8 points, including 5 goals and 3 assists. Jack Killion added 3 goals, Justin Spillane had 1 goal and 3 assists, and goalkeeper Nolan Smith had 19 saves. Triton got stronger as the game went along, leading 4-1 at halftime before scoring six times in the third quarter to effectively put the game away. Triton will be back in action this Friday when the Vikings take on Ipswich at home starting at 10 a.m.

Boys Track

TRITON 74, NEWBURYPORT 69

The Triton boys track team picked up a huge win over Newburyport yesterday afternoon, edging out the Clippers 74-69 on an afternoon where both team’s rosters were depleted due to kids being away for April vacation. The top finishers for Triton included Brandon Amello, who won the 400 hurdles (65.5) and the 110 hurdles (19.2); Mark Theberge, who won the shot put (41-10); Max Luttenbacher, who won the discus (134-10); Austin Stevens, who won the pole vault (12-6) and placed second in the triple jump; Cam Atherton, who won the 200 (24.6) and took second in the 100; the 4x100 relay team of Luis Fernandez, Eric Rybicki, Andrew Perilli and Austin Clark, who won with a time of 48.2; and the 4x400 relay team of Nick Amello, Chris Barry, Stevens and Ryan Atherton, who took first at 3:53. Other placers for Triton included Ryan Kent (2nd in 400 hurdles, 3rd in 800); Nick Amello (2nd in long jump, 2nd in 400, 3rd in triple jump); Fernandez (2nd in high jump, 3rd in 200); Branden Tardungo (2nd in shot put); Brett Greenberg (2nd in javelin); Drew Lapham (2nd in 110 hurdles); Ronan Callewaert (3rd in 400 hurdles) and Ryan Atherton (3rd in 400).

On Newburyport’s side, junior Tom Graham placed first in four events, including the long jump (18-8), the high jump (5 feet), the 100 (11.4) and the 400 (52.0); Brendan Byron won the triple jump (36-11 1/2) and placed second in the 200 and third in the long jump; Joe Molvar won the mile (4:59) and placed second in the 2 mile; Josh Molvar won the 2 mile (10:40); Tyler Newfell won the 800 (2:10); Shane Buchanan won the javelin; Drew Beaupre placed second in the discus and third in the javelin; Tim Englehart placed second in the mile and third in the 2 mile; Clayton Pituck placed second in the pole vault; Issac Black placed second in the 800; Seamus Sullivan placed third in the discus and Petey Conway placed third in the mile.

Girls Track

TRITON 82, NEWBURYPORT 61

The Triton girls won their third meet in a row to improve to 3-3, despite April vacation depleting both teams of a hefty amount of talent. Kerstin Darsney led the way for Triton by winning four events, including the 100 hurdles (15.1), 200 (26.4), triple jump (37-2) and long jump (15-10). Triton also got big performances from Maddie Quigley, who won the 2 mile (12:34); Liz Willmonton, who won the mile (5:49) and the pole vault (7 feet); Laura Frackiewicz, who won the 400 (62.6); and Jess Savage, who won the 800 (2:34). The other placers for Triton were Nellie Thurlow (2nd in 400 hurdles); Kiandra White (2nd in long jump); Madison Kacherian (2nd in triple jump, 3rd in shot put); Audrey Martin (2nd in high jump, 3rd in 400 hurdles); Sydney Rybicki (2nd in shot put, 3rd in 800); Ania Burgess (2nd in javelin); Abby Ostrander (2nd in discus, 3rd in javelin); Meredith Wilcox (2nd in 100, 2nd in 200) and Dayna Rybicki (3rd in 400).

Newburyport’s top performers included Lily Eagan, who won the 400 hurdles (72.2) and the pole vault (7 feet) while placing second in the 400-meter run and third in the triple jump; Georgia Kacher, who won the discus (81-1) and javelin (93 feet); Liza Twomey, who won the shot put (26-6) and placed third in the 200 and long jump; Julia Frisch, who won the high jump (4-6); Isabelle Soule, who won the 100-meter dash (13.2); Kristen Mackie, who placed second in the 2 mile and the 800; Amanda Kenney, who placed second in the high hurdles; Alex Mackie, who placed third in the 2 mile; Jackie Daniels, who placed third in the discus; Kim Capri, who placed third in the high hurdles; and the 4x100 relay team of Lauren Bean, Twomey, Emily Noonan and Soule, who placed first with a time of 52.8.

Girls Tennis

TRITON 3, Pentucket 2

The Vikings continued their winning ways yesterday, beating Pentucket 3-2. Anastasia Small won at first singles 6-2, 6-3. Grace Williams won second singles, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, and Laurel White won third singles for Triton 6-2, 6-7, 6-2. Williams and White are both JV players who stepped up to play for the varsity team during vacation. Triton is now 5-1 on the season.