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This past Saturday, 10 fifth grade girls from Manchester won the North Shore Flag Football Super Bowl at St. John’s Prep under the leadership of Coach Krista Jakes and Coach Jason Jakes. Their team, called the Ravens, kicked off the playoffs with a close game against the Bengals. The girls faced their first point deficit all season when the Bengals scored first, but they weren’t going home without getting to the Super Bowl, so they rallied for a comeback. 

Good sportsmanship prevailed when the Lady Hornets defeated St. Mary’s 1–0 on Wednesday at Hyland Field in the MIAA D4N quarterfinals. The Hornets went on to defeat Innovation Charter 4–1 in the semis and will meet Amesbury on Sunday in the D4N finals.

Senior M-E Hornet Bridget Twombly (at right) fights for control of the ball on Senior Night (Tuesday, October 22) against the rivaling team, Georgetown Royals. The Hornets got the win with a decisive score of 5–0, and the Hornets rounded out the whole season with a 12–2–2 record to secure th…

The ME Hornets faced off against their biggest challenger of the season on Saturday at Hyland Field. The Bedford Buccaneers, a big, physical team, were held to 24 points by the Hornets, their lowest total of the season. ME answered back with two touchdowns, with Gavin Glass shown here breaki…

The Manchester Essex boys soccer team has continued its unprecedented undefeated season in league play with a win over Lynnfield on Wednesday.  The 2-1 come from behind win clinched the CAL Baker Division title for the fourth straight season.  Despite some excellent passing and ball movement…

Two weeks ago, Manchester local Cornelia Dorr, 21, realized a longtime goal by successfully competing in one of most prestigious — and challenging — equestrian competitions, the 2019 Blenheim Horse Trials in Woodstock, England. 

The full 2019-2020 Hornets Calendar from the Manchester-Essex Regional Middle and High Schools. All three seasons, JV and Varsity, Boys and Girls.

This year, Team Lombardi topped the twenty-one foursomes of men and women who participated in the 11th Annual Manchester Club-Cape Ann Savings Bank Golf Tournament on Monday, September 9 at The Meadows in Peabody, a challenging golf course. Brett Crane’s team placed second, followed by Scotsman Jimmy Clyde’s group. Club President Bruce Heisy, in awarding the prizes, noted that the tournament’s first all-woman’s team placed well-up in the ranks.

The Hornets are not playing in the Cape Ann League this season but are tackling (pun intended) several new teams in an independent schedule. A low-number roster last season led to the Hornets playing schools with much deeper squads. This year, they will play with similarly sized benches.

In the first of a regular Cricket sports feature, Bob Masella chatted with Harry, who next month will be off to play Division-I baseball at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Masella learned the team’s success came with lots of teamwork and, not surprisingly, years of preparation. 

The Manchester-Essex Varsity Baseball team and Coach BJ Weed snagged a historic win on Saturday when they took the MIAA Division 4 State Final against Tahanto Regional of Boylston—the program’s first-ever state title.  The Hornets were victorious in the championship, ultimately securing a 5-2 lead over their opponents. 

It was a fantastic end to a great season.  Finishing the year, Manchester-Essex has a 20-5 overall season record while Tahanto Regional is 17-7 on the season. It was a game that won’t be forgotten, and it marked a joyful end to the seniors’ high school athletic careers.

The Hornets sailing team finished the Spring sailing season on a high note. In a two-day competition at the MIT Sailing Pavilion on the Charles River, the Hornets pulled off a remarkable recovery and surged into second place at the end of the Massachusetts State High School Fleet Racing Championship.