Sachems break skid
The Pentucket golf team picked up its first win since the fall of 2017, narrowly edging North Reading 72-71 in an abbreviated seven-hole match. Ava Spencer led Pentucket with 18 points, Alex Satkus had 15 points and Will Neth had 12 in the win, which was Pentucket’s first since beating Rockport 88-80 on Oct. 10, 2017.
Newburyport boys soccer came firing out of the gate on Thursday, scoring three first-half goals en route to a 3-0 win over Ipswich. Brady O’Donnell, Owen Spence and Tyler Koglin had the goals while Russell Bleau, Max Gagnon and Owen McNeil recorded assists as Newburyport stayed unbeaten at 2-0-2 overall.
Royals stay unbeaten
The Georgetown boys soccer team continued its hot start to the season by beating Triton 4-0. The Royals took a three-goal lead into halftime and got goals from Kenny Laurent, Coty Angelopolus, Graham Billington and Ryan Regan. Colin Nally recorded two assists and Cam Rooney and goalie Luke Van Galen each had one assist, and Van Galen and Ryan Soucy combined for three saves in the shutout win. Georgetown is now 4-0 on the season while Triton falls to 0-4.
Coming off Tuesday’s deflating road loss to Pentucket, the Newburyport girls soccer team rebounded with a convincing 2-0 win over Ipswich. Cricket Good scored both of the Clipper goals, getting assists from Shannon Harrington and Sami Cavanaugh as Newburyport moved back to .500 at 2-2 on the year.
The Newburyport girls volleyball team is off to its best start in program history, as the Clippers beat Pentucket 3-0 on Thursday to improve to 3-1 on the year. Sydney Yim led or tied for the team lead in kills (5), blocks (2), assists (6) and aces (2) as Newburyport won 25-7, 25-7, 25-14. Through its first two seasons Newburyport has only compiled five wins, winning one match in the program’s inaugural year before improving to four wins last fall. At this rate Newburyport may have a shot at becoming the first area team to ever qualify for the state tournament.
Fall sports are well underway, which means we’re looking to highlight our area’s captains in the paper. If you’re a local coach, administrator, parent or fan who would like to see your team’s captains’ photo in the paper as part of Captains Corner, please feel free to send a photo of the captains to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triton Youth Hockey
Registration is now open for Triton Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate program and Mite-Instructional program. Learn to Skate starts Sept. 28 and will run Saturdays from 8-9 a.m. at the Graf Rink in Newburyport. The program is open to children of all ages and costs $125 for one child or $200 for two children. Helmets and skates are required. The Mite-Instructional Ice Hockey program aims to teach kids the basic fundamentals of hockey. The program is best suited for first-time players aged 5-9 and consists of weekly practices and roughly 25 games at the Graf Rink and at Governor’s Academy. The program starts Sept. 13 at 5 p.m., runs through March and costs $975. To register, contact Matt Magee at Mmageetyh@gmail.com or go online at www.tritonyouthhockey.com.
Northeast Arc 5K for Inclusion
Registration is now open for the Northeast Arc 5K for Inclusion, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29 at MarketStreet in Lynnfield. Festivities will run from 8:30 to 11 a.m. with the 5K and 1-mile walk starting at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 for the 5K and free for the walk. To register, start a team or for more information, visit ne-arc.org/5k.