Perhaps all the Hull High School Winter Track and Field team needed was some fresh air. The team’s indoor season was postponed this winter due to COVID-19, but the team is the thriving in the outdoor version of the season. Head coach Brian Lanner picked up his first-ever win over Norwell this week, as both the boys’ and girls’ teams defeated the host Clippers on Tuesday. The girls (2-1) had seven first- place finishes on the way to a 54-46 victory. Elsie Harper was a three-time winner, taking first in the long jump and 55 meters, as well joining Ronni Fleming, Nina Tiani, and Maddie Tuchman to cross the line first in the 4×200 relay.
Other blue-ribbon performances were turned in by Maeve Donahue in the shot put; Nina Tiani in the 55 hurdles; Nadine Egan in the 1,000 meters; Ronni Fleming in the 300 meters, and the 4×400 relay team of Margot Harper, Ena Durbin, Nadine Egan, and Bridget Fleming. The boys’ team (2-1) nipped Norwell 49-43, paced by Matt McCluskey’s four-event winners. He took the top prize in the long jump, high jump, 55 hurdles, and 55 meters. Tony Alibrandi added valuable points with wins in the shot put and 300 meters.
“This team is built on true heart and grit. They give 110 percent at practice, and it shows in the meets,” said coach Lanner, who also praised the contribution of his assistant coach, Samantha Kaplan. “We have truly developed a family atmosphere, that everyone pulls for each other. I knew I had a very young team but didn’t realize the talent level throughout all of the grades. Each of the three meets have had several unsung heroes and outstanding performances. With two small squad (boys, six) (girls, 15), the athletes are being asked to try new events each week, and they are excelling.”
Football team conquers Carver
For the second consecutive week, the Hull defense dominated its opponent. This time, the offense joined in. Together, they teamed up for a solid 24-6 win over visiting Carver on Saturday to even their season record to 1-1.
Jaden Stilphen had three sacks, and Aiden Robey added two more while also forcing a fumble to lead the defense. Tyler Sordillo added five tackles, two for negative yards, and had his second fumble recovery of the season. On the other side, Luke Richardson was 7-for-10 passing with a touchdown toss and ran for 24 yards. Jimmy Polito had 164 yards rushing, including a 65-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Other key contributors were Austin Bongo with two receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown; Treston O’Hare with 54 yards rushing; and John Gianibas with 36 yards rushing.
Hull will host Holbrook on Friday night at 6 and will recognize the seniors on the team.
Calling all girls’ softball players in grades two through eight. Hull girls’ softball registration is open. Register at www.hullgirlssoftball.com. This year the reduced fees are: $50, one child per family; $60, two children; $75, three children. The season runs from early May to late June. Practice and games are Monday through Friday in town at L Street Fields, with a typical weekly schedule being Monday practice and Tuesday/Thursday games.
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Hull Youth Baseball update
Hull Youth Baseball will have all three divisions this season for ages 5-12. The last evaluation for Division 1 takes place Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at L Street Little League Field. Baseball practices will start the first week of April for Division 1 and the second week for Division 2.
Opening day for all of Hull Youth Baseball will take place on Friday, April 30. There will be intertown play during the season in May for Division 1 against Cohasset.
Hull Youth Baseball will be having its annual Field Cleanup on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to noon at L Street Little League Field and Menice Baseball Field. All volunteers are welcome to lend a hand.
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