The outstanding season for the Hull High boys and girls winter track teams was capped off with individual awards. The teams combined to place six athletes on the South Shore League all-star team. The boys all-stars are Matt McCluskey, Ethan Campbell, Tony Alibrandi, and Aidan Murphy, while the girls recipients are Elsie Harper and Mattie Tuchmann. In addition, McCluskey was named as the SSL Tobin Division Top Male Athlete, and Tuchmann was awarded the Top Female Athlete. Head coach Brian Lanner was voted as the SSL Tobin Division Coach of the Year.
Hockey team splits two. The Hull-Cohasset boys hockey team remained even at 8-8-1 after splitting its two most recent contests. On Saturday, H-C celebrated senior day with a 7-1 win at home over Cardinal Spellman. Luke Mullen, Matt Mahoney, Luke Dunham, Rob Casagrande, Hayden Manfredi, Luke Richardson, and Sam McDonnell each contributed to the scoring. On Wednesday, H-C outshot Southeastern VoTech 35-12, but came up short in a 5-3 loss. Mahoney had a goal and two assists. Correction: In last week’s column I neglected to add that Sam McDonnell had two goals in the team’s win over Rockland.
Boys Basketball also even. The boys varsity basketball team dropped its last two games and enters the final two games with a 9-9 record. On Friday, Hull lost at home to Cohasset, 45-34, then fell at home to Cavalry Chapel Academy 63-56 on Tuesday. Gabe Griffin had 24 points and Tyler Sordillo added 14 points for the Pirates.
Seventh Graders streaking. The boys seventh-grade travel basketball team improved to 10-2 with two victories over the weekend. On Saturday, Hull defeated previously undefeated Hingham by a score of 44-26, avenging their opening season loss to Hingham. Hull struggled early against a tough full court press but was able to adjust and pull away from Hingham in the second half. Elijah Perlmuter led the scoring with 13 points, Tristan Lofgren added 8 points and Christian Truglia (7 points), Michael Cimetti, Nate Tiani, Sam Szabo, and Will Kennerson turned in great efforts both offensively and defensively. On Sunday, Hull defeated Marshfield, 42-24. Perlmuter led the scoring gain with 11 points and Nate Tiani added 10 points. Great efforts came from Kenerson (8 points), Truglia, Cimetti, Tristan Lofgren, Audie Bernard, and Malik Ervin. The sixth-grade girls split their two games over the weekend. On Saturday, Hull lost on the road at Hanson, 18-14. Bella Walsh had 6 points and Gianna Thorne and Kayla Orpen added 4 points each. On Sunday, Orpen scored the winning basket with fewer than 30 seconds to play to give Hull a 23-22 win over visiting Rockland and improve to 3-8 on the season. Bella Walsh was top gun again with 9 points. Other key baskets came from Bridget Stamatouras, Natalie Riley, Leigha McClory, Gianna Thorne, and Kayla Orpen. The seventh-grade girls improved to 4-9 with a 16-8 win at home over Rockland in a solid defensive effort. Chloe Hutcheson and Meghan Duran shared scoring honors with 5 points, each while Libby Harper, Riley Munn, and Georgia White also scored.
Hull Youth Lacrosse registration. Calling all Hull Youth Lacrosse Players! Registration is now open for the spring 2022 season. Please visit www.hulllax.com to register your girls and boys grades 1-8 before the registration closes on Feb. 28. All new players are welcome. If you have any questions, email email@example.com. Hull Youth Lacrosse is also looking for boys coaches for Grades 1 and 2 and Grades 5 and 6. If interested, please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send sports information to email@example.com. Weekly deadline is Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. RACING TO THE TOP. Hull High’s track team featured a trio of top award winners for the winter season. Matt McCluskey was named the South Shore League Tobin Division Top Male Athlete, and Mattie Tuchmann was awarded the Top Female Athlete. Head coach Brian Lanner was selected the SSL Tobin Division Coach of the Year. [Photo courtesy of Michelle Lanner]