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Local Roundup: Big Day for Lunenburg on Reggie Lewis Track

January 12, 2019
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ROXBURY -- It was a milestone day for the Lunenburg girls’ track team, which placed second at Friday night’s MSTCA Division 5 State Relays at the Reggie Lewis Center.

It was the first time Lunenburg has placed in the top two spots at the meet during the indoor season. Amesbury won the team title with 36 points, followed by Lunenburg (32) and Littleton (24).

The shuttle hurdles relay of Devin Tormey, Camille Elbthal, Amber Green and Nicole Lawrence led the way with a first-place finish. Placing second for Lunenburg were the long jump relay of Green, Isabella Brackett and Latifah Ouro-Sama, and the high jump relay of Lawrence, Green and Brackett.

Abby Rodriquenz, Gabby Maia, Ava Pilon and Lauren Long took third in the team distance medley, while Rodriquenz, Pilon, Grace Roy and Keena Kelly were sixth in the 4x800.

Boys’ track

Lunenburg

Anchored by Joseph (Pino) Montemurro, along with Nick Hall, Nick Huntington and David Gardner, the Blue Knights’ 4x400 relay placed fourth at 3:52.57 at the Division 5 State Relays at the Reggie Lewis Center.

In the shot put medley, Joe Rivers, J.R. Nelson and Jackson Dance combined for a distance of 115 feet, 6.5 inches, earning fifth place. Michael Alleva, Seamus Gordon, Wes Frank and David Gardner were sixth in the distance medley, while Frank Nelson, Brady Burns, Duncan Sroka and Andrew O’Leary beat their best 4x200 time by more than 12 seconds.

Boys’ basketball

Wachusett 79

Fitchburg 50

Carlos Figueroa (18 points) and Cairo Jimenez (16 points) led the way for Fitchburg in the hard-fought loss.

Monty Tech 64

Parker Charter 41

Joseph Novelli scored 13 points and Mason Bourque had 12 points and four assists as the Bulldogs improved to 5-5 on the season.

Hudson 77

Gardner 57

Tim Chipman (13 points), Cory Zollo (12 points) and Lorenzo Colon (10 points) all scored in double figures for Gardner (3-7).

Oakmont 55

North Middlesex 30

Matt Arcanageli had a huge game, recording 19 points and 16 rebounds, to lead the Spartans (3-7) to victory. Alban Baboci scored 10 points for North Middlesex (0-9).

Tyngsboro 69

Lunenburg 46

Jason Reynolds and Will Feinen scored 12 points apiece for Lunenburg (2-7).

Girls’ basketball

Wachusett 74

Fitchburg 18

Sophomore Aleysha Santos scored six points to lead Fitchburg in defeat. Next up, the Red Raiders (1-7) will host Nashoba Regional on Tuesday.

Main South 49

St. Bernard’s 20

Sabrina Patton led St. Bernard’s (4-4) with 19 points, and teammates Lissa Hoyt (10 points) and Lauren Wilmot (7 points) also played well in defeat. St. Bernard’s will face Holy Name on Tuesday.

Sizer 29

Murdock 9

Anna Pettirossi scored 12 points and Claire Peterson added six for Sizer (3-5).

High school skiing

Lunenburg/Leominster/ Littleton

Junior Travis Reardon and and sophomore Maria Mastorakos, both of Littleton, were impressive on the slopes in leading the Lunenburg/Leominster/Littleton co-op boys’ and girls’ ski teams at Thursday’s season-opening Omega Division varsity competition at Nashoba Valley Ski Area.

Reardon placed fifth overall for the boys, while Mastorakos earned a personal-best eighth-place finish, with a combined time of 42.84 seconds.

Lunenburg students Liam Magane and Alex Powers finished 22nd and 34th, respectively, while Leominster’s Matt Souza finished in 38th place. Lunenburg’s Harrison Taylor finished his first varsity race in 71st place, as the Blue Knights dropped a 43-35 decision to Bedford in team competition.

For the girls, seniors Victora Bowen, Jackie Davis, Meghan Conroy and Fiona McEvilly had solid runs, placing 34th, 46th, 53rd and 62nd, respectively, as the Blue Knights earned a 43-35 team win over the Bedford girls.

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