The high school athletes have captured the lion’s share of attention over the past few weeks. This weekend the sport-light turns to the Hull youth sports programs, which spring into action for the first time this season.
The Hull United Youth Soccer travel teams have waited a year for this opportunity, having been sidelined by the coronavirus last spring and again in the fall. HUYS finally gets its turn on the turf, hosting several games at Hull High School on Saturday.
The festivities kick off at 8 a.m. with the girls’ grades seven and eight team hosting Kingston. The girls’ grades five and six-1 team follows at 9:30 when Norwell pays a visit. At 11 a.m., the boys’ grades five and six team hosts Middleborough, and the finale of the day will see the boys’ grades three and four team take on Plympton. Three other squads will open the season on the road as the boys’ grades seven and eight squad travels to Cohasset; the girls’ grades three and four team travels to Duxbury; and the girls’ grade five and six team plays at Marshfield.
On Sunday, the Hull Youth Lacrosse girls’ teams take over the turf with a home tripleheader. The Hull grades three and four team welcomes Hanover at 11 a.m., followed by a 12:15 p.m. contest between the grades five and six team against Hanover. The third and final tilt will see the grades seven and eight team hosting Quincy at 1:30.
Football team streaking
The Hull High School football team ran to its third straight win and improved to 3-1 with a solid 31-6 win on the road over Randolph on Saturday. Another stellar effort on defense led the way again for the Pirates, who allowed only two first downs in the contest to the Blue Devils (0-4). Jaden Stilphen led the team with six tackles, while Jimmy Polito had five and Zach Smith added four. Hull had key interceptions by Nick Tiani and Treston O’Hare, while Tyler Sordillo had a sack for a safety, Johnny Gianabas had a fumble recovery, and Ben Oliveiri also had strong game on defense. Hull’s scoring came on a 1-yard keeper by quarterback Luke Richardson, followed by a conversion pass to Polito, who also had a 26-yard scoring run. Treston O’Hare and Oliveiri also added two-yard scoring runs. Hull travels to Fall River on Saturday morning for an 11 a.m. kickoff against Bishop Connolly.
Track teams fall to Carver
The three-meet winning streak came to an end for the Hull High School winter boys’ and girls’ track teams, after both teams lost to host Carver on Tuesday. The girls dropped a 57-43 result but had first-place performances from Mattie Tuchman in the 55-meter hurdles; Ena Durbin in the mile; Elsie Harper in the 55 meters; Bridget Fleming in the 600 meters; and the 4×200 relay team of Elsie Harper, Ronni Fleming, Nina Tiani, and Mattie Tuchman. The boys had one winner in their 68-20 loss as Matt McCluskey took top honors in the high jump. The teams are both 3-2 and finish the season at Abington on Tuesday.
Hull High Class of 2020 student-athlete Jack Iversen is off to a good start for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy men’s lacrosse team. Iversen tallied for three goals to help his team to a 23-9 win at Salem State College this week. The team plays three more games in this shortened spring season.
And the March Madness winner is …
Congratulations to Hull’s Caryn Ciampa, who correctly predicted two of the final four teams, including selecting national champion Baylor in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Caryn is the recipient of a $100 gift card to Schooner’s Restaurant. Thanks to all who participated in the contest.
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