High School Sports Schedule
Boys tennis vs. Lowell, home, 3:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Central Catholic, home, 3:30 p.m.
Boys tennis vs. Lawrence, home, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball at Lawrence, 3:45 p.m.
Volleyball at Chelmsford, 7 p.m.
Boys lacrosse at Central Catholic, noon
Girls tennis vs. Andover, home, 3:30 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Wayland, home, 5:30 p.m.
Softball at Andover, 3:30 p.m.
Boys tennis at Andover, 3:30 p.m.
Boys lacrosse at Dracut, 4 p.m.
Girls lacrosse vs. Dracut, home, 3:30 p.m.
Boys tennis vs. Billerica, home, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Central Catholic, home, 7 p.m.
Girls tennis at Billerica, 3:30 p.m.
Track at Central Catholic, 3:30 p.m.
Volleyball at Methuen, 5:30 p.m.
Girls tennis vs. Chelmsford, home, 3:30 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Lawrence, home, 5:30 p.m.
Softball at Billerica, 3:30 p.m.
Boys tennis at Chelmsford, 3:30 p.m.
Boys track, Freshman-Sophomore Meet at Lowell, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball at Billerica, 3:45 p.m.
Boys lacrosse at Andover, 4 p.m.
Baseball at Shawsheen, 3:30 p.m.
Softball at Mystic Valley Charter School, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Northeast, home, 3:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Northeast, home, 3:30 p.m.
Track vs. Lynn Tech, home, 3:30 p.m.
Softball vs. North Shore, home, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Greater Lowell, home, 3:30 p.m.
Softball at Tyngsboro, 3:30 p.m.
Track at Chelsea, 3:30 p.m.
Foul shooting contest
A "21" contest sponsored by Costello Insurance Company will be held April 28 at the Haverhill High School gym. The two-person per team event is open to all ages and will serve as a fundraiser for the Haverhill High boys' basketball team. Cost is $15 per team. Prizes awarded to winners of each division. For information or to preregister, contact Larry Snow at 978-372-5184 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior baseball tryouts
Haverhill Senior Baseball holds an open tryout for its 16- to 19-year-old summer teams Saturday, May 5 at Haverhill Stadium. Players whose last names begin with letters A-L report at 1 p.m. Players with last names beginning in M-Z report at 3:30 p.m. High school players with games May 5 should report to Haverhill Stadium May 6 at 1 p.m. Players will be selected for the Post 4 American Legion team as well as three additional Senior Babe Ruth teams. For information, contact Larry O'Brien at 978-373-6982 or John Trask at 978-374-0735.
Lisa Betances and Katelyn Demers each banged out two RBIs in the Hillies' 6-4 win over Chelmsford in Merrimack Valley Conference softball action. Betances went 2 for 3 with a triple, while sophomore pitcher Alicia Briggs notched the win.
Boys lacrosse edged
The Hillie boys' lacrosse team lost to Tyngsboro, 6-5. Sean Nolan led the Brown and Gold with two goals and two assists. Nick Vazquez had two assists. Tom Murray, Rich MacLeod and Chris Abate also scored Haverhill (0-2) goals. Mike MacLeod chipped in with an assist and goalie Cody Skinner had 11 saves in defeat.
Girls track finishes fifth
The Haverhill High girls' track team scored 51 points to place fifth among 12 teams in the 12th annual Tewksbury Invitational. Central Catholic captured the team title with 118 points.
Sprinter Samantha Stabile and distance ace Alicia Fannon led the Brown and Gold. Stabile won the 100 meters (13.21) and finished sixth in the high jump (4-8), while Fannon placed second in the 2-mile (11:55.62) and ran a leg on the victorious 4 x 800-meter relay team with the Fullerton sisters, Mary and Beth, and Jen Racine. The fast foursome clocked 10:17.25 for the 8-lap event.
Along with running the 4 x 800 relay, Racine placed third in the mile in 5:25.52, slightly ahead of freshman Mary Fullerton who was fifth in 5:29.14. Beth Fullerton placed fifth in the 800 meters, clocking 2:27.30.
The Hillies distance medley relay team of Devin Tatro, Kelsey Garvey, Elyssa Penney and Colleen Garvey placed second in 13:45.38. Senior Colleen McNaughton placed fifth in the 2-mile (12:12.8), as did Wanda Latorella in the 300-meter hurdles (52.72).
Girls lacrosse falls
The Hillie girls' lacrosse team fell to Triton, 13-4. Erin Foley, Jamie Styrczula, Theresa Whittredge and Jackie Hutchinson netted Haverhill (0-2) goals and Moire O'Mullane added an assist. Goalie Laura Hennesesy made 16 saves in defeat.
Baseball drops two
The Whittier Tech baseball team dropped its first two games of the season, falling to Methuen, 9-4, and Amesbury, 4-3, in a pair of non-league games. Against Methuen, Luis Maisonet hit a home run for the Wildcats. In the loss to Amesbury, Thane Sanford had two hits and an RBI and Clint Clay also had two hits to lead Whittier's offense.
Perella leads Whittier frosh
The Whittier Tech freshman baseball team defeated Shawsheen Tech, 6-3. Pitcher Dante Perella hurled a complete-game victory, striking out 11 batters. Steve Surette had a big game at bat, knocking two hits and three RBIs for the Wildcats.
College tracksters shine
Sean Dolan led Northern Essex Community College track athletes at the Bryant University Invitational in Smithfield, R.I. Dolan finished second in the discus with a toss of 119-3. Distance runner Geoff Wahome placed third in the 10,000 meters, clocking 35:48.97 for the 6.2-mile race, and Tyler Pagley spun the discus a personal-best 106-1 for sixth place. Also, Stephanie Naffah ran well in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
In other Knights' track action, sophomore Laura Rudd qualified for the junior college national championships in both the 1,500 and 5,000 meters at the Corsair Classic at UMass Dartmouth. Rudd established school records in each event as she placed eighth in the 1,500 (5:35.99) and fourth in the 5,000 (20:20.90).
In addition, former Haverhill High standout Seneyda Morel ran well in the 100 meters while, on the men's side, Carlos Olivera placed third in the 400, ran a personal-best time (23.61) in the 200 meters and was seventh in the long jump. Doug Bailey had a season-best 12.10 in the 100 and 24.38 in the 200.
Skinner sparks Brooks
Alex Skinner won his match at first singles to lead the Brooks School tennis team past Rivers, 6-2.
Verrington, Dunham pace runners
Dan Verrington and Dave Dunham of Bradford finished fourth and seventh, respectively, in the SEA 5K Road Race in Concord, N.H. Verrington clocked 16:32 for the 3.1-mile course and captured first place in the Masters age group (40-49). Dunham ran 16:46 and was the second Masters finisher.
Football players wanted
The New England Hawks of the semipro NEFL are recruiting players and coaches. For information, contact Mike Bernier at 603-766-1350 or email@example.com.
The city's Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its instructional baseball program for children ages 5 to 8. Registration can be done online at www.ci.haverhill.ma.us. Information is available by calling 978-374-2388.
Riverside-Bradford Baseball is offering a 13-year-old intermediate division in addition to traditional Haverhill Senior Baseball this season. Registration is available by mail or online at www.rbbaseball.org. For information, contact Colin LePage at 978-372-8728 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Haverhill Diamonds of the North Shore Baseball League have openings for players 18 and older. Tryouts are at Hitters Park in Lawrence at noon on Sundays. For more information, contact Brian Pecci at 978-852-2058.
Adult lap swim at the Charles C. White Pool at Haverhill High is Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 7 a.m., and on Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m. Family recreation swim is Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $3 per swimmer. Groups of 10 or more, $2 per swimmer.
May 5 — Children's Museum 5K Road Race, 9 a.m., 280 Marcy St., Portsmouth, N.H., call Heidi Duncanson at 603-436-3853.
May 5 — Foot Health 5K Road Race, 9 a.m., Galliens Town Beach, Route 102, Derry, N.H., call Colin at 603-434-5690.
May 5 — Hornet Hustle 5K, North Reading Town Common at 134 Haverhill St., visit tim@HornetHustle.com.
May 6 — Spring Fever 5K, Family Fun Run, 12:30 p.m., Corner of High Street and Pond Street in Newburyport, call Ali Jahn at 978-499-8223.
May 16 — Evelyn's Run for the Roses 5K Women's Race, 6:30 p.m., Winner's Circle Sports Bar, Route 110 in Salisbury, visit email@example.com.
May 20 — Trav's 3.1-Mile Trail Run, 10:30 a.m., Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, call Don Hennigar at 978-463-2876 or visit www.runthecircle.com.
May 26 — Melody Miles 5-Mile Road Race, 10 a.m., Winthrop Elementary School, 325 Bay Road, Hamilton, call Kathy Bradford at 978-468-2259.
May 27 — Baldi 5-Mile River Run, Garibaldi Club at 86 Washington St. in Haverhill, call Fred Emilio at 978-372-3290.
June 2 | ARCH 5K, 9 a.m., Derry, N.H. on Pierce Avenue behind Nutfield Professional Building, call Kimberly Bavaro at 603-437-8477.
High School Sports Schedule