, Gloucester, MA

February 9, 2013

Area Roundup: Rockport boys clinch share of CAC, tourney berth

Gloucester Daily Times

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Rockport 2 Shawsheen 2

The Vikings (6-7-2) will be going to the tournament for the fifth straight season after clinching at least a share of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference title with a draw at Shawsheen Thursday night.

Rockport almost had the title wrapped up but a Shawsheen power play goal with four seconds to play tied the score.

“It was a tough finish but I thought we played well,” Vikings head coach Derek Papalegis said.

Rockport got on the board in the first period on a goal from Jon Ferrante with an assist from Josh Guertin. The Vikings broke a 1-1 tie in the third period on a goal from Mike Tupper assisted by Kyle Nelson and Ferrante.

The Vikings can clinch their first ever CAC title outright with a win or tie against Northeast on Wednesday at Talbot Rink (8:00 p.m.). Tonight’s contest at Revere has been rescheduled for Monday at 4:30 at Revere according to Papalegis.


ME at CAL Open

Olivia Lantz was the story for the Manchester Essex track team at the Cape Ann League Championship meet taking first place in the mile with a meet record time of 5:04.52. The sophomore’s time broke the previous record by more than four seconds.

Cam Holley finished third in the 1,000 (2:44.75) while Nathan Evans placed fifth and qualified for the Class D state meet. Niamh Dalton qualified for the Class D’s in the 600m (1:52.03) as did Evelyn Lantz in the 1000m (3:24.87).

John Beardsley placed fourth in the 300 and Fiona Davis placed second in the two mile (11:57.91).