Three out of four

The Triton boys soccer team is on a roll. The Vikings beat Ipswich 2-0 on Wednesday, picking up the team’s third win in four games after starting the season 1-9. Triton got goals from Ben Smith and Reilly Gagnon, assists from Chris Montes and Josh Monroe and four saves from goalie Mark Anthony Glickman, who tallied his fourth shutout of the year. Triton is now 4-10 on the season.

Clippers bounce back

Newburyport boys soccer snapped its two-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over Hamilton-Wenham. Owen Spence scored a second-half goal off a Ryan Archer assist to break the scoreless tie, and defenseman Tyler Koglin played a great game on the back line to help goalie Stefan Berlind record the shutout. Newburyport is now 8-3-4 on the season.

Port XC sweeps

The Newburyport boys and girls cross country teams swept their respective tri-meets against Lynnfield and Manchester Essex, with the boys winning 19-44 and 21-40 respectively to improve to 6-0 while the girls won both of their meets 15-48 to move to 5-1. For the boys, John Lucey finished first overall, with Dreese Fadil taking fourth and Chris O’Donnell fifth. For the girls, Lucy Gagnon was the top overall finisher ahead of Caroline Schulson in second and Lindsey Roberts in third.

Royals race ahead

Georgetown girls cross country wrapped up its best regular season in years on Wednesday, beating Amesbury 22-35 to finish the dual meet season 3-2, good for second in the CAL Baker Division. The Royals swept the top four places, with Grace Sousa taking first, Avery Upite second, Lilly Egenberg third and Tori Brown fourth. Maddie Ziomek was the top Amesbury finisher in fifth.

For the boys, Amesbury won 21-40. Georgetown’s Francis Wood was first overall, but the Indians had the second through ninth finishers, led by Ethan Rowe in second, Alex Pucillo in third, Carter Higgins in fourth and Jim Gjikopulli in fifth.

Viking stay perfect

The Triton girls cross country team moved one step closer to another perfect season, beating Pentucket 22-37. Pentucket’s Phoebe Rubio placed first overall, but Triton had the next four runners across, starting with Sarah Harrington in second, Ellie Gay-Killeen in third, Kerry Power in fourth and Kylie Lorenzo in fifth. Triton is now 4-0 going into next week’s make-up meet against Masconomet.

Sachems edge Vikings

The Pentucket boys cross country team pulled out a razor-thin victory over Triton, winning 26-29. Peter Lopata was the top overall finisher, beating out Triton’s Graham Stedfast in second. Pentucket’s Keegan Comeau took third while Triton’s Aidan Gay-Killeen and Keegan Ritchie took fourth and fifth, and then the Sachem trio of Sam Stys, Colin Costa and Cory Foster clinched the win when they took sixth, seventh and ninth. Pentucket is now 5-1 while Triton falls to 2-2.

Clippers win again

The Newburyport girls volleyball team improved to 11-5 overall with its 3-0 sweep of Georgetown. The sets were 25-10, 25-14 and 25-9 and Newburyport got eight aces, seven kills and three blocks from Sydney Yim, along with 12 assists from Julianne Heath. Grace Sorenson led Georgetown with 10 assists.

Triton cruises

Triton girls volleyball easily swept aside Everett 3-0 on Wednesday, taking the sets 25-6, 25-15 and 25-16. Mia Berardino led the Vikings in kills (13), aces (7) and digs (3) and Molly Kimball led the team in assists with 19.

NHS Wall of Fame

The Newburyport Wall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at The Elks, with the cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. This year’s class includes former football and boys lacrosse coach Ed Gaudiano, longtime coach and athletic director Robert Clarke, Greg Twombly (’77), Sarah Kent Testo (’96) and Jeff Stone (’99). Tickets are $35 and must be purchased by Nov. 5 for a head count. Tickets can be purchased at Newburyport High School, at The Park Lunch or by calling Paula Souliotis at 978-518-6685.

 

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