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Mass. High Schools: Thursday Roundup


By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11 

Weeks after scoring its initial win over Malden, the Medford boy’s lacrosse team found themselves needing to claw back from a two-goal deficit not once, but twice to secure hard-fought 8-7 overtime victory over the Golden Tornadoes on Thursday afternoon at the Edgerly Sports Complex.

Medford’s PJ Haberstroh netted back-to-back goals, including the equalizer with 4:44 remaining in the fourth quarter before Tom Connearney clinched the win for the Blue and White with a transition goal during the final seconds of overtime.

The win provided the Mustangs with a season-sweep of the Golden Tornadoes, who led for a majority of the contest, thanks to key contributions from Zach Rufo and Collin Wilcox.

Malden led 3-1 after one quarter before Medford stormed back to even the score at 4-4 at the break, thanks to a strike from Connearney, which was set-up by Joe Sargent.

Both teams would swap goals throughout the opening minutes of the third before Malden pushed ahead, 7-5, thanks to back-to-back tallies from Rufo and Wilcox.

Medford returns to action next Monday, May 6th when they visit Salem, while the Golden Tornadoes are scheduled to face Matignon on Saturday, May 4th at 1 p.m. Malden and Matignon were scheduled to compete earlier this spring, but the game was postponed to this weekend.

Thursday’s High School Lacrosse Scoreboard | May 2nd, 2019 

Boy’s Lacrosse

  • Braintree 15, Weymouth 6
  • St. John’s Prep 8, BC High 6
  • Beverly 9, Swampscott 2
  • Revere 11, Salem 6
  • Marblehead 16, Danvers 9
  • Peabody 13, Gloucester 4
  • Duxbury 22, Plymouth North 0
  • Xaverian Brothers 9, Bishop Guertin 4 (with tonight’s win, the Hawks qualify for the upcoming MIAA Tournament). 
  • Hingham 10, Needham 8
  • Natick 9, Wellesley 2(tonight’s win over the Raiders was the Redhawks’ first-ever in program history. Natick has been competing for the past 18 seasons). 

Girl’s Lacrosse 

  • Needham 17, Hingham 5
  • Wellesley 10, Natick 9
  • Walpole 20, Milton 4
  • Brookline 10, Framingham 9 (OT)
  • Winchester 16, Wilmington 4
  • Duxbury 20, Plymouth North 2

Stay connected with our Noontime Sports Lacrosse coverage on Twitter by following @NoontimeLax 

New England HS Notebook: Can Reading Repeat As MIAA D2 State Champions?


By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

It finally feels like spring in New England, which means a brand new season of high school lacrosse is set to begin for a few squads later this week – are you excited?

This spring, Noontime Sports will be producing some features and notebooks on New England high school lacrosse, which we are super-excited about – we hope you are, as well.

Let’s begin our coverage with our initial notebook of the season with some news and links from the world wide web and social media!

  • Mike Tobin and the Reading Rockets will begin their title defense next Monday, April 1st when they host Marblehead for a 4:30 p.m. face-off. Tobin should once again be the player to watch on Reading this spring before he heads west to compete for the University of Massachusetts. Tobin and the Rockets were recently featured in The Boston Globe last week – can they make it back-to-back seasons as champions? We’ll have to wait and see.

    In addition to facing Marblehead next Monday, Reading is also scheduled to compete next Friday, April 5th against Austin Prep (4 p.m.). Five days later, Reading will entertain Watertown before hitting the road for a late week tilt with Wakefield.

  • After falling short of reaching the championship game last spring, the Greenwich girls lacrosse team will attempt to reach that stage later this spring, thanks to 20 returners from its 2018 squad.

    As noted in the piece on Greenwich, four players will continue their career at the next level, including Olivia Cann, who will compete for Johns Hopkins University. Fans can spot Cann this spring on the defensive end.

  • Catherine Manning, Alex Houlden and Alyssa Saraceni will captain the Peabody girls lacrosse team this spring, as noted in the Daily Item. All three seniors were captains for the Tanners last spring, which should bode well for Peabody, which hopes to erase memories of a postseason setback to Reading.

    Peabody will entertain Gloucester next Wednesday, April 3rd with opening draw set for 4 p.m.

  • A new era of high school lacrosse is set to begin in Nashua, New Hampshire as both the boys and girls’ teams will have new coaches this season, according to The Telegraph.

    Nick Sampson will oversee the boys lacrosse team – he is a New Hampshire native that competed for Daniel Webster College – while Heather McKillop and Kristen Peterson will be co-coaches for the girl’s team.

  • Bridgewater-Raynham boys lacrosse has established a winning tradition over the past few years, but the Trojans must find a way to continue it without 12 seniors from last year’s 16-3 unit.

    For B-R to continue its previous success, they will need to rely on its defense to fuel its offense. The team’s four captains, including James MacDermott, is confident in the defense but optimistic about what they should see from the offense this spring.

Stay connected with our Noontime Sports high school coverage on Twitter by following @Noontime_HS


NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Top 5 Week Three Poll (Jan. 6th)


By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

For the second-straight week, Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading secured the top spot in our weekly Northeastern Conference (NEC) Girl’s Ice Hockey Top Five poll, while Beverly/Danvers made its initial appearance on the list, checking-in fifth overall.

The Panthers make their debut on our weekly poll following recent wins over Wakefield (8-7) and Falmouth (4-1). Beverly/Danvers faces Andover on Wednesday and Marblehead on Saturday – we will be keeping our eyes on both of these match-ups.

Masconomet switched spots with Winthrop, checking-in second overall with a 2-1 win over the Vikings yesterday.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.

NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Week Three Poll (Jan. 6th, 2019)

1.Peabody/Lynnfield/ North Reading

6-1-1, 4-0-1

Previously No. 1

2. Masconomet

3-2-2, 3-0-2

Previously No. 3

3. Winthrop 

6-2, 3-2 

Previously No. 2 

4. Medford/Malden 

2-4-1, 2-2-1

Previously No. 4

5. Beverly/Danvers

2-5, 0-4 

Previously NR

On the Rise: Marblehead (1-6, 0-4) 

Previous Polls: Week One Poll| Week Two Poll

Stay connected with our NEC High Schools coverage on Twitter @NEC_HighSchools


NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Top 5 Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

It’s been a BUSY few weeks since our unveiling our initial Northeastern Conference (NEC) girl’s ice hockey poll two weeks ago, but now it is time to share our second top-five of the 2018-19 season, which finds Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading in the top spot followed by Winthrop and Masconomet.

The Tanners moved-up two spots with an impressive 3-2 win over the Vikings on Saturday.

Prior to their one-goal victory over Winthrop, Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading scored wins against Beverly/Danvers (5-2) and Ursuline Academy (4-3).

Medford/Malden remained the fourth position, while Marblehead continued to occupy the fifth spot.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.

NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st, 2018)

1.Peabody/Lynnfield/ North Reading

5-1-1, 3-0-1

Previously No. 3

2. Winthrop 

4-1-0, 3-1

Previously No. 1

3. Masconomet

2-1-2, 2-0-2

Previously No. 2 

4. Medford/Malden 

2-3-1, 2-1-1

Previously No. 4

5. Marblehead 

1-4, 0-4

Previously No. 5

On the Rise: Beverly/Danvers (1-5, 0-4) 

Previous Polls: Week One Poll 

Stay connected with our NEC High Schools coverage on Twitter @NEC_HighSchools


NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Top 5 Week One Poll (Dec. 17th)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

Another season of high school hockey has begun here in Massachusetts, which means it is time to unveil our first Northeastern Conference (NEC) girl’s ice hockey poll, which finds Winthrop in the top spot followed by Masconomet (second) and Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading (third).

We are very excited to produce a weekly poll through Noontime Sports every week, so make sure to circle back every Monday and see who earned our top spot, as well as what teams moved-up or down.

Similar to the other Noontime Sports polls, we will also highlight teams that are ‘on the rise.’ This week, Beverly/Danvers secured that honor as a team to watch.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.

NEC High Schools: Girl’s Ice Hockey Week One Poll (Dec. 17th, 2018)

1. Winthrop 

2-0, 2-0 

2. Masconomet

1-0-1, 1-0-1

3. Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading

1-1-1, 1-0-1

4. Medford/Malden

1-2, 1-1

5. Marblehead

1-2, 0-2 

On the Rise: Beverly/Danvers (0-2, 0-2) 

Stay connected with our NEC High Schools coverage on Twitter @NEC_HighSchools


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