Amesbury snaps streak
Amesbury hockey broke its four-game losing streak, picking up a huge 2-1 win over North Reading on Saturday night. Owen Reid and Luke MacFarland had the goals for the Indians, with Zack Begin and Connor Montejunas adding assists while freshman goalie Tre Marcotte had 21 saves. Amesbury is now 3-5 on the year and will face Triton at the Graf Rink on Wednesday.
Newburyport boys basketball kept rolling on Friday with a decisive 67-43 win over Masconomet. Jacob Robertson scored a team-high 18 points and Parker McLaren added 15 as the Clippers picked up their fourth straight win. Newburyport is now 6-3 overall and a perfect 6-0 in CAL play — the Rowinski Holiday Tournament loss to Amesbury was considered a non-league game — and the Clippers now have a sizable lead over Pentucket (4-2, 3-1 CAL) in the CAL Kinney Division standings.
Indians win again
Amesbury boys basketball’s great start to the season continued with another big win on Friday, as the Indians went on the road to beat Rockport 63-52. Jaden Keliher (11 points) made eight free throws down the stretch to stave off a late Rockport charge, and Rocco Kokinacis and Jimmy Gjikopulli each scored 16 points to lead Amesbury offensively. Amesbury has now won six straight games, and with Manchester Essex’s 76-75 loss to Hamilton-Wenham, the Indians and Hornets are now tied atop the CAL Baker Division standings, with both teams now 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the CAL.
Back over .500
Triton boys basketball picked up its most impressive win of the season, beating rival Pentucket 57-46 to get back over .500 on the season. Michael Farago scored a team-best 16 points, Mason Ferrick had 14 points and T.J. Overbaugh and Quintin McHale each had 12 points as Triton improved to 5-4 overall. Peter Lopata (13 points) led the Sachems, who are still without all-star swingman Jake Etter and are now 5-2 on the season.
Yacubacci’s big day
Pentucket’s Angelina Yacubacci scored a season-high 22 points to lead her team to a 57-50 win over Notre Dame Academy (Hingham). Angelica Hurley added 11 points for the 7-1 Sachems, who also beat Triton 52-11 on Friday night.
Ostrander, Stevens shine
Triton wrestlers Anthony Ostrander and Josh Stevens went 3-0 with some huge wins over tough Division 2 opponents on Saturday, helping the Vikings improve to 12-1 on the year. Ostrander beat All-State qualifier Tom Goddard of Algonquin Regional High 9-0, and Stevens beat Joey Czechowicz 11-1 in his big match. Triton’s Ethan Tremblay also went 3-0 overall as the Vikings beat Algonquin 50-21 and Malden Catholic 54-20 while losing the team’s first meet of the season against Beverly 50-24. Triton will next face defending Division 3 North sectional champion Wakefield on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Registration is now open for the Amesbury Youth Lacrosse program’s spring season. Players in grades 1-8 are encouraged to sign up by visiting http://amesburyyouthlacrosse.leag1.com/. For more information, contact AYlacrosse@gmail.com.