If all three teams can maintain their level of play, it should be an exciting second half of the season.
1. Triton (3-2, 1-1 CAL)
2. Newburyport (2-3, 0-2 CAL)
3. Pentucket (1-4, 0-2 CAL)
4. Georgetown (0-7, 0-3 CAL)
Triton has emerged as the top team in the area through the first few weeks of the season, though the team’s recent losses to Woburn and Manchester Essex have placed the Vikings on shakier ground. Newburyport is headed in the other direction, having started the season 0-3 before winning its last two games on the road against Danvers and Haverhill, so by this time next week, the Clippers could make a big move in the standings.
First Newburyport will have to get by Pentucket, who has struggled so far but has mostly played against the top teams in the league. The Sachems’ last two losses came against Ipswich and Masconomet, who are among the best teams in the CAL and are a combined 9-3-1 on the year.
1. Amesbury (6-1)
2. Triton (3-3)
3. Newburyport (2-2)
4. Pentucket (1-4)
Amesbury has had an extremely impressive run this season, and with only two meets left on the schedule, the Indians have all but guaranteed themselves a place near the top of the Baker Division. The only potential hangup is that the Indians have two tough meets to close the season against Masconomet (6-0, I’m starting to notice a trend here) and Newburyport, and if they don’t win both, they run the risk of letting Ipswich — who is 4-1 and beat Amesbury earlier this year — catch them in the standings.
Individually, Newburyport probably has the most talent. Nick Carleo, Tom Graham and Alec Reduker have won nearly every event they’ve competed in, and Drew Beaupre and the Molvar brothers have had solid seasons for the Clippers as well.
Other standouts have included Liam Corkery, Cooper Carifio and Sam Coppola from Pentucket; Brandon Amello, Mark Theberge and Max Luttenbacher from Triton, and Adam Elfiki, James Stone and Riley O’Connor from Amesbury.