Sports in a Minute: Amesbury's Pettet earns All-New England honors for girls soccer

JAIME CAMPOS/Staff photoAmesbury's Alyssa Pettet has been honored as an All-New England selection for girls soccer.

Pettet earns All-New England

Amesbury’s Alyssa Pettet has been recognized as one of the top soccer players in New England, earning All-New England honors from the Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Coaches Association. Pettet and Pentucket’s Jacey Jennings also earned First-Team All-State honors, Newburyport’s Cricket Good, Pentucket’s Mackenzie Currie and Amesbury’s Alli Napoli all earned First Team EMass All-Star honors and Newburyport’s Molly Elmore was a Second Team EMass All-Star selection.

For the boys, Pentucket’s Tyler Correnti and Newburyport’s Ryan Archer were both selected as Eastern Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association All-Stars.

Foot Locker nationals

The Newburyport cross country program took 25 runners to the Foot Locker Northeast Championships in the Bronx on Saturday, getting strong performances across the board in the prestigious regional meet. John Lucey competed in the boys championship race, running a 16:03 to finish 19th overall and as the third Massachusetts runner in the field of 254 runners. Chris O’Donnell placed 32nd overall out of 554 in the boys 11/12 grade race (17:27), and the Newburyport girls team of Lindsey Roberts, Addie Moore, Caroline Kelly, Emma Delahunty and Caroline Walsh placed first in team scoring in the girls 11/12 race. Roberts was the top individual finisher, placing 30th out of 254 with a time of 21:09.

World champion!

Pentucket freshman Kaiden Currie took home top honors at this past weekend’s IDO World Tap Dance Championship in Germany, winning the junior male world championship at the prestigious international competition. He and fellow Pentucket students Michelle Reading and Bella Brancato also won a gold medal in team competition, and the trio also collected a pair of silver medals as well. Check back later this week for more on the Sachem dance stars’ incredible journey.

For the record

Last week’s preview of the Pentucket-Triton football game included a note mentioning that Pentucket quarterback Peter Cleary broke the old program record for passing yards formerly held by Tommy Beaton, who threw for 906 yards in 2004. That record actually belonged to Gus Flaherty, who set the old record with 1,161 yards passing as a junior in 2017.

O’Connor starts

Amesbury’s Flannery O’Connor made her first career start for the Framingham State women’s basketball team last Tuesday, scoring 15 points with 11 rebounds and a block in a 93-70 win over Lasell. Newburyport’s Krysta Padellaro also got her first action of the season off the bench, scoring five points in 15 minutes for the 4-1 Rams. 

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