Amesbury football looking for revenge against Ipswich

The Amesbury football team (2-7) is set for a rematch against Ipswich (2-7) tonight at Landry Stadium, and if all goes well, the Indians will be able to deliver some payback to their conference rivals.

The last time the two teams faced off on Oct. 10, it didn’t go very well for the Indians. Ipswich won the first meeting 33-6 at home in a game where running back Charlie Gillis rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown while also breaking free for a 75-yard kickoff return touchdown.

Amesbury responded by blowing out their next two opponents at home, beating Georgetown 40-6 and Manchester Essex 47-14, before dropping their last two games on the road. Ipswich, meanwhile, has lost each of their last four games since, including a 41-13 drubbing at the hands of Stoneham last weekend.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tonight.

Cross-Country All-States this weekend

The best cross-country runners in the state will gather at Franklin Park this Saturday for the All-State Championships, and several local runners will be looking to help bring home some hardware for their schools.

Newburyport’s Nick Carleo won the All-State Championship last year, and he will be looking to make it two in a row this weekend to wrap up an undefeated senior year. He and his teammates, including top runners Jack Carleo, Joe Molvar, Petey Conway and Mark Landergan, will also be looking to claim the team title after the team barely missed out on a fourth-straight divisional title last weekend.

The Newburyport girls and Amesbury boys teams will also compete, as will Pentucket’s Alex Demeule, Triton’s Maddie Quigley and Amesbury’s and Hailee Gibadlo, who qualified as individuals.

Hines earns First Team All-Conference

Newburyport’s Avery Hines, a senior defenseman on the Simmons College field hockey team, has been chosen as a First Team All-Conference selection by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

Hines was a senior captain and a key cog on the Sharks’ defense this past season, leading a defensive front that allowed only 1.13 goals and 9.1 shots per game on the season. Hines was also named to the conference’s All-Tournament team, and last year she was a Second Team All-Conference selection as a junior.

Maida named captain at Bishop Fenwick

Byfield’s Dylan Maida has been named captain of the Bishop Fenwick hockey team. Maida is a senior defenseman for the Crusaders, and is also a member of the school’s varsity lacrosse team.

Birthday Wishes

The Daily News would like to begin recognizing our local athletes’ birthdays in the paper. If you’d like to have a birthday shout out in the paper, or if you’re a coach who’d like to see your players recognized, please contact sports editor Mac Cerullo at mcerullo@newburyportnews.com.

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