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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.
Following its strong performance in April at the O’Day Trophy, the New England Fleet Racing Championship, the Hornets Sailing team was selected to attend the Phebe King Regatta in Annapolis, Maryland.