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Blanc Breaks Her School Record

January 4, 2019
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Westford Academy’s Samantha Blanc led the Grey Ghosts to a 92-84 win over Dual County League rival Concord-Carlisle during swimming action Thursday at UMass Lowell.

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Blanc’s winning score of 338 broke her school record from last year. She defeated Concord-Carlisle’s Livy Poulin, a three-time state champion, who was second.

Blanc and Poulin train together at Boston Area Diving. Blanc has signed with Rutgers for next year and Poulin has signed with Columbia.

On the boys side, Westford defeated the Patriots, 99-79.

BOYS BASKETBALL

St. Mary’s 56

Innovation 39

Innovation Academy fell to the Worcester school during a road clash.

Riley Lennon led Innovation (4-3) with 11 points. Ben MacKinnon and Sean O’Connor had 9 points apiece for the Hawks.

Innovation is back in action Tuesday at Mystic Valley.

BOYS HOCKEY

Shawsheen 3

Nashoba Tech 2

Jared Palmer made 18 saves in his first varsity start to backbone the Rams to the victory at Hallenborg Pavillon in Billerica.

Junior winger Dan McGaffigan netted a goal and assist for Shawsheen (2-0-2). Also scoring goals were Dylan Timmons and DJ DeRose.

Nashoba Tech made things close by scoring the last two goals on tallies by Matt Denti and Connor Lefebvre.

CO-ED TRACK

LOWELL CATHOLIC 71, ST. MARY’S 55

55 METERS: 1. Patricia Adesanya (LC) 7.70. SHOT PUT: 1. Adesanya (LC) 30-10. LONG JUMP: 1. Adesanya (LC) 16-10. 55 HURDLES: 1. Elena Valiente (LC). MILE: Caitlin Tully (LC). 2-MILE: Sean O’Keefe (LC). 300: 1. Calvin Soucy (LC). LONG JUMP: 1. Calvin Soucy. 55 HURDLES: 1. Rowan Ruggiero (LC). 300: 1. Carlee Caveleros (LC).

Record: Lowell Catholic 1-2.

WRESTLING

PELHAM 39, MASCOMA VALLEY 36

106: Patrick Soonthornprapuet (P) by forfeit. 113: Ryan Nicolosi (P) by forfeit. 120: Cam Stebbins (M) pinned Haileigh LaFlamme, 2:31. 126: Gabe Sperry (M) by forfeit. 132: Bryan Lowell (M) pinned Patrick Covert, :55. 138: No contest. 145: Jacob Donovan (P) pinned Roman Farnsworth, 2:57. 152: Christian Rochay (M) by forfeit. 160: Owen Haskins (P) dec. Dylan Pelton, 2-1. 170: Joe Stone (M) pinned Evan Haskins, 5:23. 182: Nick Carroll (P) pinned Alex Jenness, 1:33. 195: Logan Briand (M) by forfeit. 220: Ryan Leuteritz (P) pinned Ryan Farewell, :52. 285: Tony Zolt (P) pinned Caleb Hobbs, 1:17.

Records: Pelham 3-4, Mascoma 1-5.

GIRLS SWIMMING

WESTFORD 92, CONCORD-CARLISLE 84

(Westford placers)

200 medley relay: 1. Westford (Julia Tracanna, Emily Blatt, Jessica Leong, Ada Ferrick), 1:54.65. 3. Westford (Amy Jiang, Ella Krikorian, Madison Leong, Kayla Stone). 200 free: 1. Michaela Martin, 2:01.07. 2. Annika Svoboda. 3. Kate Edison. 200 IM: 1. Madison Leong, 2:18.71. 2. Jessica Leong. 3. Emily Blagg. 50 free: 1. Ada Ferrick, 25.85. 1-meter diving: 1. Samantha Blanc, 338.80. 100 butterfly: 1. Ferrick, 1:03.27. 2. Jiang. 3. Blagg. 100 free: 1. Svoboda, 54.49. 2. Blatt. 3. Tracanna. 500 free: 1. Katie Dominici, 5:33.65. 2. Jessica Leong. 3. Kayla Stone.

Record: Westford 4-0.

BOYS SWIMMING

WESTFORD 99, CONCORD-CARLISLE 79

(Westford placers)

200 medley relay: 1. Westford (Matt Song, Owen Schwab, Jerry Xu, Bryce Fan), 1:46.20. 3. Westford (Braeden Ledder, Fletcher Zeng, Matt Acabbo, Mason Tomaino). 200 free: 1. Song, 1:54.88. 3. Sam Granger. 200 IM: 1. Schwab, 2:03.73. 2. Xu. 3. Alex Jefferson. 50 free: 1. Fan, 23.28. 3. Ledder. 1-meter diving: 2. Jack Kohan, 202.55. 3. Justin Ottesen. 100 butterfly: 1. Xu, 58.27. 100 free: 1. Schwab, 51.02. 3. Granger. 500 free: 2. Jefferson. 3. Thomas McKenna. 200 free relay: 1. Westford (Fan, Granger, Xu, Jefferson), 1:37.85. 3. Westford (Ledder, Tomaino, Mark Blanc, McKenna). 100 backstroke: 1. Song, 59.75.

Record: Westford 5-2.

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