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May 1, 2014

Track teams head to invitational meet

Both the boys and girls track teams had strong meets against Lowell on Wednesday.

The boys trail 69-67, but the pole vault was postponed due to rain and will be made up at a later date.

Michaela Sliney was a triple winner for the girls team, but the Hillies were defeated 97-48. Both teams will be in action Saturday at the Weston Invitational.

Tennis teams hosthome matches

The boys tennis team has had a strong first half of the season.

The Hillies have four wins and three losses, including big league wins over Central Catholic, Methuen, Billerica and Lowell. Haverhill will play three straight home matches this week starting Wednesday against North Andover. The boys team plays its home matches at the Winnekenni tennis courts. The girls team will look to get back in the win column this Friday when they host Tewksbury at Haverhill High School.

Baseball players prepare for home games

The baseball team pulled out a big win over defending state finalist Nashoba Regional on Friday, winning 6-5.

The Hillies also played St. John’s Prep tough last week, before falling 2-1. The Hillies are 4-6 heading into an important stretch of league games, including a home game against Billerica on Friday. The softball team came out on the losing end of a couple of close games. The Hillies were edged 7-5 by Billerica and 11-10 by Andover. They return home this Friday to take on Chelmsford.

Lacrosse teams looking for wins

The girls lacrosse team has also had some close defeats.

The Hillies fell to Triton 10-9 and lost to Lowell 13-12 last week. They will host Central Catholic on Thursday afternoon. The boys lacrosse team fell to Central Catholic 14-5 on Thursday. They will look to avenge that loss on Thursday afternoon, when they take on the Red Raiders again on the road.

Volleyball team has big win over Central

The boys volleyball team is 5-4 through the first half of the season, including a big 3-0 win over Central Catholic last Tuesday.

The Hillies will play their next three matches on the road, before returning home on May 8 to face Methuen.

Tom O’Brien is athletic director at Haverhill High School. He contributes this regular column.

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