Sports 03-28-2012

March 29, 2012
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EHS softball team headed to Disney World

The 2012 Everett High softball team may not have won the Super Bowl, but they are going to Disney World. Coach Stacy Poste and her charges are departing tomorrow (Thursday) and returning Monday for some spring training that will include scrimmages against teams from Virginia and Wisconsin at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.

“We’re looking forward to the trip and we expect to play a lot of softball,” said Poste, whose team has been hard at work raising funds for the trip since November.

Poste has a largely veteran team returning, led by senior captains Tori Cyrus (third base), Erin McLaughlin (outfield), and Brianna Uga (outfield). Alea Martinelli will hold down her first base spot, Taylor Sweeney will roam the infield at shortstop, and Janyne Sierra will play in the outfield.

Graduation left vacancies at second base and catcher, which figure to be filled by juniors Samantha Batres and Kayla Lombardo, either of whom could end up at either spot. Juniors Jess Wade and Vicki Barge and freshman Talia Mirra also will see plenty of action.

Junior Franki Perreault, who broke her foot on last year’s Disney trek and missed the entire season, figures to handle the chores on the mound.

“The team has been looking good so far,” said Poste. “We have a solid group of returning starters who will provide us with a lot of experience and leadership.”

The Lady Crimson Tide, who will return from Florida late Monday night, will open their 2012 campaign the following Monday at Swampscott of the Northeastern Conference.

Everett High School April sports schedule

Thursday, April 5

3:45: Boys and girls track at Somerville.

Monday, April 9

4:00: Softball at Swampscott

Tuesday, April 10

3:45: Boys tennis at Cambridge

3:45: Girls tennis at Cambridge

4:00: Baseball at No. Shore Tech

Wednesday, April 11

3:45: Softball vs. Boston Latin

3:45: Boys and girls track at Malden.

Thursday, April 12

3:45: Boys tennis at Boston Latin

Friday, April 13

3:45: Girls tennis at Boston Latin

4:00: Baseball at Methuen

Saturday, April 14

2:00: Boys and girls track at Lynn Classical

Tuesday, April 17

10:00: Baseball vs. Somerville

10:00: Softball at Somerville

Thursday, April 19

10:00: Baseball vs. Cambridge

10:00: Softball at Cambridge

Saturday, April 21

11:00: Baseball at Marblehead

Tuesday, April 24

4:00: Baseball at St. John’s Prep

4:00: Softball at Marblehead

Wednesday, April 25

3:35: Boys tennis at O’Bryant High

Thursday, April 26

3:45: Softball vs. Malden

3:45: Boys tennis at Somerville

4:00: Baseball at Malden

Friday, April 27

3:45: Girls tennis at Somerville

4:00: Softball vs. Lowell

Saturday, April 28

11:00: Baseball vs. St. John’s Prep

Monday, April 30

3:45: Girls tennis at Malden

4:00: Softball at Whittier Regional

Everett High football team will celebrate title season at awards banquet Sunday

It’s difficult to call one season the greatest in Everett High School football history because there have been so many autumns that have ended in championship celebrations.

Bobby Leo. Dan Ross. Diamond Ferri. Omar Easy. The Nuzzos, Frank Jr., Frank III, Matt and Brian. The Fortes, Joe, Peter and J.W. Jonathan DiBiaso, Vondell Langston. It’s been a parade of great players and great teams.

But this past season in which quarterback Jonathan  DiBiaso set the all-time touchdown passing record and the Crimson Tide conquered every opponent on a challenging schedule and emerged with a perfect record and Super Bowl title certainly ranks among the best ever.

Coach John DiBiaso has built such a prominent and successful program that a regular-season win over the Tide can make a season magical and memorable for an opponent.

So the celebration will be grand and fitting for the  2011 Everett High football players and cheerleaders Sunday when they are feted at the annual banquet at Anthony’s in Malden.

Some of the highlights will include Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire’s personal observations about the seniors’ contributions to the program and their collegiate intentions. Coach John DiBiaso is always a sure bet to entertain the crowd with his witty and eloquent reflections on the season and his players.

It was a season of big plays made by big-time players. From Jonathan DiBiaso’s record-breaking throw to Jaylen McRae to Jakarrie Washington’s electrifying run for  a touchdown run in the Super Bowl, it was, as the 13-0 record affirms, just perfect.

On Sunday, the 2011 Crimson Tide will convene for the final time as a team and it should be a fun and festive farewell.

Everett resident runs Hyannis Marathon as an American Cancer Society DetermiNation Athlete

Everett resident Danielle Blades recently participated in the Hyannis Marathon as an American Cancer Society DetermiNation athlete. DetermiNation is a powerful and inspiring movement, which enables athletes to dedicate their training and participation in marathons, half marathons, and other endurance events in honor or in memory of a loved one with cancer, while raising funds to support the Society’s mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Danielle raised $500 for the American Cancer Society to help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in ground breaking research and treatment discoveries; and by fighting back by working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

There are several other upcoming DetermiNation events around New England including Boston’s Run to Remember Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5-mile on Sunday, May 27, 2012 and the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay, also on Sunday, May 27, 2012.  Runners who have qualified and are registered for the Boston Marathon may also choose to raise funds for the American Cancer Society through DetermiNation.

Training. Support. Inspiration. Fun.  For more information, please contact Katy Meagher at 508.270.4618 or Katy.Meagher@cancer.org, or visit acsdetermination.org/newengland.

Local athlete to compete in Australia

Giuseppe A. Iacovone, resident at 98 Nichols Street, Everett, Massachusetts has been selected to the 2012 Massachusetts State Track and Field Team to compete against athletes from around the U.S. and the world, to be held in Australia.

Giuseppe Iacovone is one of hundreds of high school athletes who have been invited by the International Sports Specialists Inc., to compete in the Down Under Sports Tournament July1-July 9 in Australia.

“Having an opportunity to compete against new athletes is amazing,” Iacovone said. “

“I really just like the adrenalin rush I get when I hear the go off at the start of a race. That is my favorite part about track. ”Giuseppe said. “It is so much fun working hard and having it all pay off.”

Iacovone was selected to compete in the tournament because of his 2011 Massachusetts   State finals results. “An athlete is selected for their state finals results or they are nominated by a coach or ISSI staff”

Iacovone will be training with track coach Sam Shoutis for Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, in Malden, MA with many years of experience

“It’s not just about the Track and Field,” Iacovone said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’re being an ambassador for the sport. You get to go to another country and show off American Track and Field. How many people get to travel all over the world? It will be a great experience, something I will remember all my life.”

As an athlete Giuseppe Iacovone, has been selected for All Star recognition for soccer and swimming for the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School this year.

Leo and Letizia Iacovone, born in Italy at Lettomanoppello(PE) and Andali(CZ),  longtime residents of Everett,  the proud parents would like to congratulate Giuseppe to represent Massachusetts on the 2012 and National Southeast Conference. We believe that Giuseppe will help give the team a competitive edge and hopefully bring back the 2012 Championship Title.

Giuseppe is working to earn the trip to Australia and is asking the community for his support.  Anyone interested in donating money for his trip can send checks made out to International Sports Specialists, Inc 1755 North 400 East, Suite 201 North Logan, UT 84341; please contact Leo at 617 605 8671 or 617 381 1847 for more details.