BC High names Gaff coach
BC High named defensive coordinator Joe Gaff its football coach to succeed Jon Bartlett.
“I’m extremely humbled and very excited to be taking on this position,’’ Gaff said in a release. “BC High is a warm and welcoming community that has provided me with great opportunity for personal growth. Jon Bartlett is certainly a touch act to follow, but the squad coming up is a very fine group of young men.’’
Gaff has been BC High’s defensive coordinator the last four years. The Eagles had the second-best defense in Division 1 last fall, allowing 13.9 points per game. A 26-year veteran of the Everett police department, Gaff has 11 years of head coaching experience, including at Chelsea, Matignon, and Malden Catholic. He also served as an assistant at Tufts for three years.
Andover 16, Central Catholic 6 - Senior Ally Fazio had two goals and three assists and dominated the draws as the Golden Warriors (13-3) defeated the Raiders (11-4) in Merrimack Valley action at Andover.
“Ally all year in our biggest games has been fantastic,’’ Andover coach John McVeigh said. “The thing that Ally does is she finds other people. It’s not all about her scoring, she makes the people around her better.’’
Needham 13, Norwood 2 - Nico Panepinto and Jamie McGill each scored four goals for the No. 8 Rockets (12-4).
Lynnfield 16, Malden 5 - Senior Devon MacEachern scored four goals and added three assists to lead the Pioneers (5-11).
Framingham 7, Walpole 1 - Senior Mike Savadian led the Flyers (10-5) with two goals.
Latin Academy 6, Boston English 3 - Senior pitcher Sam Steeves helped his own cause in the third inning with a triple for Latin Academy (9-6, 3-3 Boston City League North). Steeves also struck out 11 and allowed four hits and two earned runs. Dragons sophomore infielder Mark Guerard was 1 for 2.
North Andover 6, CM 1 - Brendan Walsh struck out 11 for the Knights (11-4).
Nine Massachusetts players were named to the roster of the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse Classic, to be held June 30 at Towson University in Maryland. The girls’ North team includes Lincoln-Sudbury’s Madison Acton, Thayer’s Bryn Boucher, Governor’s Kelsey Duryea, Andover’s Anne Farnham, Westwood’s Laura McHoul, and Needham’s Tory Waldstein. The boys’ North roster includes Governor’s Sammy Davis, Duxbury’s Max Randall, and William Ryan of Beverly and Avon Old Farms . . . Mansfield track star Josh Lampron has been added to field of the adidas Grand Prix in New York City June 9. Lampron, who was a winter All-Scholastic at 1,000 meters, will compete in the Dream Mile. Lampron won the mile at the outdoor nationals last June.
Globe correspondent Hannah Becker contributed to this report from Andover.