Editorsí note: The winter weather brought most games to a grinding halt, but a handful of schools managed to brave the harsh conditions, and for that we wanted to reward them. Hereís the best of the best from a very slow night.
By Seth Lakso
In Girls Hockey...
Fontbonne 4, Whitman-Hanson/Pembroke 1
Senior all-scholastic forward Taylor Shepherd continued her torrid scoring pace with a hat tick, while senior forward Elizabeth Coleman had three helpers for the second-ranked Ducks, who improved to 8-1-2 overall.
In Boys Hockey...
Norwood 5, Milton 1
Brendan Cathcart had a three-point night, scoring two goals and assisting on another. Teammate Anthony Gaita also netted a goal and an assist as the Mustangs made things look easy on the road.
In Girls Basketball...
Pentucket 58, Wilmington 28
In a Cape Ann League clash, junior guard Sarah Higgin finished with 14 points, 7 steals, and 6 assists. The 13th-ranked Sachems now stand at 10-1 on the season, with the Wildcats dropping to 5-1, with their first loss in Cape Ann League play.
Who says we donít give sports outside the big four any
In Coed Swimming...
Marblehead 98, Danvers 82
In the pool, Marblehead dispatched of Danvers, 96-82. The Magiciansí 200 freestyle relay team of Ryan Hoey, Austin Harshbarger, Zach Beal, and Harrison Rodts finished with a time of 1:41.11, qualifying for the sectionals by a tenth of a second.
In Girls Gymnastics...
Woburn 125.15, Stoneham 123.5
Woburn took care of Stoneham by 1.65, despite the best efforts of Sarah Muolo. The Spartan scored a 9.45 on the floor exercise and a 9.1 on the balance beam, good for first place overall in both events. However, the consistency of the Tanners paid off as Brianna McNeil placed second on both the floor (9.3) and balance beam (8.55) and Woburn walked away with the home win.
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- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
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