Important dates for end of school year and graduation activities
The LEHS girl's tennis team finished their season 11-1 to become co-champions of the Northeast South league. Due to a split with Classical in matches, LEHS and LCHS will split the championship. The girls are thrilled to end a 33 year drought for a girl's championship here at Lynn English. They are excited to enter the state championships as the number one seed for their division. The picture above has the girls displaying citations received from Senator Thomas McGee for their great season.
The team earned a bye for the first round and will play the winner of the Haverhill/Chelmsford match Monday, June 4th at home at 3:30pm. Spectators are welcome to help cheer on the girls to victory. They will face fierce competition in Division 1 North with teams like Lexington and Newton North.
As for league all stars, second singles player Daniella Krische, third singles player Thanh Bui and second doubles players Dina Robles and Kelly Santana all were named first team all stars for NEC South. That is 4 of the top 7 spots taken by LEHS. Scarlett Santana was named first singles all star for the second team losing out to league MVP Makayla Gaffney who Scarlett split matches with this season.
2012 LEHS Girl’s Tennis Team
Claudia Baruca, Iris-V Beharaj, Viktoryiz Belina, Thanh Bui-Captain, Zhane Burton, Jennie Cao, Meghan Carter, Sarah Cowdell, Stephanie Downs, Emily Em, Daniella Krische, Ashley Lon, Emily Ma, Kim Ma, Kim Nguyen, Alise Rittershaus-Captain, Dina Robles-Captain, Kelly Santana, Scarlett Santana,
Selina Sotomeyer, Alison Tobin and Kati Vu,
By Joyce Erekson / The Daily Item
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The English High boys track team made sure coach John Walsh's final meet was a good one by defeating rival Classical 73-63 Thursday at Manning Field.Click here for a photo gallery.Walsh has decided not to coach spring track next year, although he will return as both the cross country and indoor coach. Walsh, who teaches history at English High, said going 10 months of the year was a little too much."This was a nice way to go out," Walsh said.The English boys were led by Alex Ortega, who won the 100 meters (11.3), the 200 meters (23.5) and the long jump (18-4). Chris Birotte won the 2-mile (10:35) and Alex Bonitto took second (10:44). Tizzy Boyles took second in the 100 and in the high jump (5-11); Tyler Comer took first in the mile (5:21) and Ri Yan, second.Jevon Brown-Simpson, Boyles, Khalil Flemming and P.J. Dorsey combined to win the 100 relay for English. Bonitto won the 400 meters (54.4) and the discus; Peter Matu, the 800 (2:11) with Matt Blaney and Jonathan Nop going second and third.English also had strong performances from Brown-Simpson, who won the shot put (40-6); Brandon Chhieng took third in the discus and Josue Perez, third in the javelin. English won the 4 x 400 relay (3:51.4) with Birotte, Matu, Blaney and Emmanuel Ezemba.Classical coach Ryan Hathaway has been very happy with his team throughout the season."Overall this has been a pretty solid season for my team. I have had a lot of pleasant surprises throughout the year, and we have a lot of young players that have a nice future ahead of them," Hathaway said.Triple winner George Clark led the way for Classical. Clark took the 400-meter hurdles (1:03.8); triple jump (35-6) and high jump (6-0). Steve Sam broke his own school record in the discus for the Rams (145). Rudy Collymore took the long jump (19-0) and Aaron Bradbury took the javelin (128-2) for Classical. Romairo Loudihon had four second-place finishes for the Rams. Loudhion placed second in the 100 meters (12.0), 200 meters (24.5), triple jump (34-10) and long jump (17-8). Classical is now 2-4.
English girls top Classical in showdown By Joyce Erekson / The Daily Item
The English High girls tennis team avenged its only loss of the season by defeating Classical, 4-1, Monday at Keaney Park. Both teams only have one loss in the division (to each other), although Classical still has one match to make up. "The singles played awesome today," English coach Lauren Mezzetti said. "All these girls are mostly seniors." Noting the doubles matches both went three sets, she added, "It was a great match." At first singles, English's Scarlett Santana defeated Saska Icitovic, 6-4, 6-4; at second singles, Daniella Krische defeated Classical's Amy O'Brien, 6-1, 6-1, and at third singles, Thanh Bui topped Wendy Matanganyidze, 6-1, 6-4. Classical's Stella Athanasopoulos and Tara Gunderman defeated Alise Rittershaus-Sarah Cowdell at first doubles, 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, and at second doubles, English's Dina Robles-Kelly Santana defeated Ashley Ellis-Monivan Cheth, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4). English is 11-1 and Classical is 12-3 overall.
Originally Published on Friday, May 18, 2012 By Joyce Erekson / The Daily Item
Ben Bowden has been getting the job done at the plate, on the mound and in the field for the English baseball team all season, and he pulled through again Thursday in a 3-1 win over Revere at Fraser Field.Bowden allowed two hits, walked one and struck out 13 - and the only run was unearned."We needed him to come out and do the job, and he did," English coach Joe Caponigro said about Bowden. "We didn't hit the ball very well ... he's had a great year pitching, offensively and on defense. He's a very good first baseman as well."The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when Matt Burnham doubled in Matt Merritt, who had singled and stolen second. Drew Gentile singled to drive in Burnham, giving the Bulldogs (9-6) a 2-0 lead. English scored again in the sixth inning when Jeremy Lessard walked, stole second and came home on a single by freshman Kyle O'Connor.Revere scored its only run in the sixth inning on a walk, a stolen base and an error. The Patriots got an excellent pitching performance from Noah Jaynes, who allowed five hits and struck out seven.
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English 5, Saugus 0At Saugus, the Bulldogs' (10-1) No. 1 Scarlett Santana went the distance in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win. No. 2 Daniella Krische (6-2, 6-1) and No. 3 Thanh Bui (6-0, 6-0) completed the singles sweep while No. 1 Alise Rittershaus and Sarah Cowdell (6-1, 6-2) and No. 2 Dina Robles and Kelly Santana (6-0, 6-0) rolled in doubles play.
Chris Birotte participated in the mile and Alex Ortega participated in the 200M at Coach's Invitational last week. Next week the States!
By Amber Parcher / The Daily Item
LYNN — Lynn English drama students sang and danced Hollywood show tunes Friday night in an emotional and upbeat performance that also marked the seniors' last show at the school.In the opening night of the drama club's 2012 revue "Hollywood," students performed a collection of songs, dances and sketches from famous movies and musicals in the 20th and 21st century.View a photo gallery of the revue.
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The English High Student Council is sponsoring a "Scholarship Golf Outing" at Lynn's Gannon Municipal Golf Course to raise scholarship money for seniors headed off to college. The economy has changed many student plans and goals, causing some to wonder if college is within reach.Businesses and English High alumni are invited to help by golfing during the event, sponsoring a hole or buying an ad in the program booklet. Proceeds from this event will go directly to scholarship assistance awarded during the school's "Senior Week."Every dollar will help a senior with tuition, college fees and/or books. Email Tim Ring at firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com to receive the informational booklet by email or call Jim Tidmarsh at the school: 781-477-7366 ext. 3564.
English High Student Council members are planning a scholarship golf outing. From left, Matt Demirs, Haneen Khuder, Julissa Mota, Nicole Dion, Darius Woumn, Mohammed Azim and Joshua Mischel
Alex Bonitto was a triple winner for the English High boys track team in a 72-63 win over Saugus Thursday at Manning Field.Click here for a photo gallery.Bonitto, a junior, won the 2-mile (11:17), 400 meters (:54) and the discus (115 feet) to help the Bulldogs improve to 2-4. English had a productive day up and down the lineup with Ben Adawale winning the javelin (114-7); Jevon Brown Simpson, the shot put (40-7) and Tizzy Boyles, the high jump (5-11).The Bulldogs also had wins from Alex Ortega, 200 meters (22.0); Peter Mato, 800 meters); Chris Birotte, mile (4:50) and both relays. Boyles, Ortega, Khalil Fleming and P.J. Dorsey combined to win the 4 x 100 (46.2) and Birotte, Tyler Comer, Matu and Emmanuel Ezemba won the 4 x 400 (3:55.4).Olisa Obiefuna was a triple winner for Saugus (1-5), winning the long jump, triple jump and 100 meters.
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LYNN — From 1930s Broadway to the 3-D movie “Kung Fu Panda,’” Lynn English High School drama students are reliving the history of Hollywood in a collection of songs, dances and sketches they’ll perform for the public this weekend.The series of performances, called a revue, will span decades of popular film moments from the 20th and 21st century, said Lynn English’s drama club director, Larry Lowe.“It’s all songs that are in the popular lexicon of music,” he said.Students jigged to “Mary Poppins’” “Chim Chim Cheree” and hustled to the disco piece “Night Fever” from the 1970s dance film “Saturday Night Fever,” during a recent rehearsal that capped off two months of work.Rehearsing for the review taught students about the history of American film, Lowe said. View a photo gallery of the rehearsal. In a silent black-and-white film the students acted in, edited and produced for the review, an old-time producer recruits a waitress at a diner for a show.Freshman Caitlyn Sawyer said scenes like that opened her eyes to Broadway in the early 20th century, before Hollywood was a big thing.
English, Classical girls pick up wins
The English and Classical girls tennis teams continue to get the job done with the Bulldogs winning 5-0 over Winthrop and the Rams, 4-1, over Salem.At Winthrop, English (5-1) sailed through on singles wins by Scarlett Santana, 6-1, 6-2; Daniella Krische, 6-1, 6-0; and Thanh Bui, 6-0, 6-1. They had doubles wins by Dina Robles-Kelly Santana, 6-0, 6-0, and Stephanie Downs-Selena Sotomayor, 6-1, 6-4.
Peabody's Ruotolo, English's Bowden dazzle in wins
It was a night of spectacular pitching performances by two of the best in the area. Peabody High's Patrick Ruotolo tossed his second no-hitter of the season and English's Ben Bowden, who had a no-hitter earlier in the season, fired a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts.Bowden's gem came in a 2-1 win over Gloucester at Gloucester. The lone hit of the game was a home run in the fifth inning by first baseman Michael Muniz that tied the game. Bowden was untouchable the first three innings, striking out the first nine batters he faced."He was in a zone," English coach Joe Caponigro said. "He was hitting his spots. His fastball was there. His off-speed pitches kept them off balance."Bowden also picked a runner off first for good measure.English scored its first run in the third inning when Melvin Cabrera singled, went to second on a Greg Gilchrist sacrifice bunt, advanced on a Lucas Harris infield single and scored on a Kyle O'Connor fielder's choice. English scored the game-winner in the fifth when Matt Merritt doubled to right to score O'Connor, who had walked.English is 7-5.
English baseball escapes with a win over Saugus
Originally Published on Friday, May 04, 2012 By Joyce Erekson / The Daily Item
LYNN — The Saugus High baseball team turned what was shaping up to be an exciting comeback into a giveback in a 9-7 loss to English Thursday at Fraser Field.The Bulldogs were riding high heading into the top of the sixth inning. They led 6-2 and pitcher Matt Burnham was humming along. After spotting Saugus two runs in the first inning, English scored four in the second to take the lead.Mike Ausiello singled and scored on an RBI double by Joshue Perez. Lucas Harris and Kyle O'Connor reached on back-to-back walks, bringing Matt Merritt to the plate. Merritt reached on an error and a run scored to tie things up. Ben Bowden's sacrifice fly to center put the Bulldogs up 3-2 and an RBI single by Burnham made it 4-2.English had two more runs in the third inning when Melvin Cabrera singled, advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Ausiello and scored on Perez' second double of the game. Merritt's RBI single scored Perez for a 6-2 English lead.After going quietly in the fourth and fifth innings, the Sachem bats came to life in the top of the sixth inning. Third baseman Tom Trainor got things going with a single up the middle and Dominick DePesa, who singled in a run for Saugus in the first inning, cracked a double to left field that put runners on second and third.Catcher Nick Enos grounded out to bring in one run, cutting the English (5-5) lead to 6-3, and Shane Ripley singled to centerfield, putting runners on first and third with one out. A run came in on an error to close the gap to 6-4, bringing up pinch hitter Corey Dominick. Dominick dropped one down the right field line to bring in Saugus' fifth run. English intentionally walked Danny Groark, loading the bases and setting the stage for Pete Pulcari, whose ground ball brought in the tying run. The go-ahead run came on a throwing error on the play.As it turned out, a one-run cushion in this game was far from safe. In a perfect world hard work pays off, but that wasn't the case. After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the wheels started to come off the wagon for the Sachems (5-6).Ben Bowden and Matt Burnham walked and Drew Gentile got hit by a pitch to load the bases. After fouling off a bucket load of pitches, Cabrera drew a walk to drive in the tying run, 7-7.Things went from bad to worse for the Sachems. DiPesa came on in relief of Groark, and walked Ausiello and Perez with the bases loaded to bring in two more runs, giving English a 9-7 lead. Saugus ran out of rallies in the seventh."I thought Matt Burnham did a tremendous job," English coach Joe Caponigro said about his pitcher. "He kept his composure. He was throwing strikes. He was cruising going into the sixth inning. We fell apart defensively, He did an excellent job."Caponigro was also happy with Perez, who had a couple of key hits as the designated hitter. Although English scored three runs in the sixth inning without the benefit of a hit, it took some work."We had some pretty good at-bats. We battled up there (at the plate)," Caponigro said.Saugus coach Tom Gaeta was happy to see his team come back, but wasn't happy with the way it ended."I was proud of the way we fought our way back and took the lead, but they fought back too. In the bottom of the sixth, they had the pressure on them and they got the runs across.English is at Winthrop today. Saugus is at Peabody.Joyce Erekson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
English 8, Marblehead 1At Fraser Field, the Bulldogs had a six-run second inning to help sprint away with the game. English pitcher Ben Bowden kept the Marblehead bats at bay all afternoon (7 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts, 1 run, 0 earned runs). Bowden added an RBI single as well. Josue Perez had a strong day at the plate (single, 2 RBI). English is now 4-5.
The English girls tennis team hasn't enjoyed much success against Danvers in recent years, but the Bulldogs had it all working Monday in a 4-1 win over the Falcons at Keaney Park.Danvers' No. 1 singles player Rachel Ziner took a point at first singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win, but it was all English the rest of the way. Daniella Krische won at second singles, 6-4, 6-2; Thanh Bui at third singles, 6-0, 6-1; Sarah Cowdell-Alise Rittershaus at first doubles, 6-3, 6-3, and Jennie Cao-Kim Ma at second doubles, 6-2, 6-2."The girls played really well," English coach Lauren Mezzetti said. "It was a great win. Our second and third singles played very well today. They had their 'A' game."Mezzetti said Danvers lost a lot of players to graduation last year and is rebuilding.