Boys Track and Field

Methuen's Oskar, Adams hoping to make the leap to elite status

Methuen triple jumper Katie Oskar, left, and long jumper Josh Adams have high hopes for Saturday's All-State meet in Fall River.1 Photo

Two weeks after his indoor track season ended, Josh Adams dinged up his knee while snowboarding.

Although not serious, the injury taught him a lesson.

"You have to be super careful," he said. "Any little thing could mess you up for a long time."

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Boys Track and Field, 06/03/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Vetere vaults to victory at Andover Boosters Invitational

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The wind was whipping for most of the morning. But when Andover's Mark Vetere stepped up for his biggest vault, everything seemed to calm.

"The conditions got a lot better towards the end of the event," he said. "I felt like I got my hips up and had really good form. It just felt really good."

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Boys Track and Field, 05/16/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pinkerton beats rival Londonderry

Londonderry Vs. Pinkerton Track4 Photos

Pinkerton beat rival Londonderry. Lancer Brenden Bice cleared 13-6 in the pole vault, the best leap in the area so far this spring. Pinkerton's Jeff Manzik won the triple jump (37-7) and Eric Guinto won the 100 meters (11.3).

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Boys Track and Field, 05/14/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Coaches' Corner: Central Catholic's Sully Grella

Sully Grella has been part of the region's sports scene for nearly 20 years.

He grew up in Methuen and attended Central Catholic ('92) and Merrimack College before heading back to his alma mater on Haverhill Street to teach math and coach track. (He shares head coaching duties with Mike Leal.)

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Boys Track and Field, 05/13/08 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

Clearing life’s hurdles

Josue Henriquez, Methuen’s emotional hurdler, has learned to channel his energy into track. The junior is second in the region in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 15.5.1 Photo

Moments after falling during a practice run last spring, Josue Henriquez popped up, balled his fist, and punched a hurdle.

"I was so ticked," he said, using more colorful language than that.

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Boys Track and Field, 05/05/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

North Andover beat Newburyport in first meet since tragedy

Yesterday, for perhaps the first time in his coaching career, Newburyport track coach Tim Foley may have been pulling for the opposing team.

Who wasn't?

The North Andover boys track team came to Fuller Field for its first meet since the death of 17-year-old co-captain Alex Farese nine days ago. Farese collapsed on the North Andover track April 14 and remained unconscious at Tuft Medical Center for a week before he was pronounced dead.

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Boys Track and Field, 05/01/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pendleton makes the leap

Chris Pendleton isn't exactly channeling Bob Beamon or Mike Powell, but something has gotten into him. On April 15, the Whittier Tech senior soared into the record books, sticking 22-10 1/4 in the long jump.

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Boys Track and Field, 04/28/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

After tragedy, North Andover High track team soldiers on

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Unlike his friend, Drew Pickul will be able to compete again.

"I'm not quite sure how I'm going to deal with it," he said. "I have to figure it out when it comes."

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Boys Track and Field, 04/28/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Generals hold off Hanover

Dan Castro stopped 12 shots and made the Generals' 6-1 halftime lead stand up with stellar play in the second half as the Generals topped Hanover 12-7. Hamilton-Wenham (6-3) won its fifth straight thanks to three goals apiece from Casey Colyer and Jay Allsopp. Chipping in a pair of goals were Ryan Gendreau and Jake Cotter as H-W was able to quell a late Hanover rally.

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Boys Lacrosse, 04/27/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Triton's Sheldon honored for nearly 40 years of coaching service

Pentucket's April O'Brien crosses the finish line the 800 meter dash.3 Photos

On an exceptionally beautiful day along the marsh at Triton High School, the track teams of Amesbury, Newburyport, Ipswich, Pentucket, and Triton gathered for the annual Triton Triple Classic for a special occasion to honor the man who first started the event back in the early 1970s.

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Boys Track and Field, 04/24/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Timberlane tramples Manchester West

Timberlane Vs. Manchester West Track4 Photos

Timberlane trampled Manchester West 106-38. Cole Dresser won three events. Cam Lyle launched both the shot put and the discus for wins.

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Boys Track and Field, 04/23/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Ottaviani Haverhill Invitational Meet

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Lawrence's KB Oshodi has been one of Central Catholic's best and brightest track stars. And he has the Raider football program to thank for it.

"In my freshman year, the football coaches wanted to get us to do track," Oshodi explained. "They said it would be good to try and do a lot of different stuff. In the triple jump, in my first year, I was doing better than the varsity guys. I did well and I just continued to improve."

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Boys Track and Field, 04/20/08 » 2 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Talented field set for Haverhill meet

Mike Bakhtiari of Central Catholic will looking to repeat as 800-meter champion at tomorrow's Ottaviani Invitational.1 Photo

The 32nd annual John Ottaviani Haverhill Invitational, one of the top boys outdoor meets in New England, will get underway with field events at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Sapienza Track. The running events will begin at 11 a.m.

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Boys Track and Field, 04/18/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry downs Salem

Salem Vs. Londonderry Track4 Photos

Londonderry downed Salem, 91-54. D.J. Post took the shot put and javelin for the Lancers. Mike Marshall shined for the Blue Devils, winning the long jump, high jump, 110 hurdles, and 300 hurdles.

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Boys Track and Field, 04/16/08 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

Whittier sweeps

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Whittier's boys defeated Greater Lawrence, 89-46. Chris Pendleton won three events for the Wildcats, helped in the 4x100 relay, and set the school record for his 20-10<1/4> long jump. Freshman Brian Stanley won two events, including the mile and 800 meters. Rogers Bencosme of Greater Lawrence won the shot put and the Reggies took the 4x400 relay.

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Boys Track and Field, 04/16/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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