Winthrop 50 (boys)
The Fishermen move to 5-0 on the season after sweeping Winthrop by placing the first nine finishers.
Jacob Holscher picked up the win in Tuesday’s meet at Ravenswood Park with a time of 15:21. Holscher was followed by Noah Mondello, Willie Pierce, Everest Crawford, Matt Ciaramitaro, Winslow Powers, John Laurie, Ian Richards and Josh Randolph.
The win sets up a showdown next Wednesday, October 10 when the Fishermen travel to Swamspcott with the NEC Small title on the line. According to head coach Dave Dunsky that matchup is a pick’em at the moment.
Winthrop 35 (girls)
The Gloucester girls picked up an important win at home to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Kacie Quinn led all runners in the girls race finishing with a personal best time at Ravenswood Park of 20:03. Winthrop took the next two spots but Gloucester came away with six of the next seven spots to preserve the win.
Sophie Black finished fourth with a season best time of 21:23, Freshman Gina Ciarametaro finished next with a time of 22:02. She was followed by Chloe Kenyon (22:20) and Kelly Hurd (23:49). Ciarametaro, Kenyon and Hurd’s times were all personal bests.
Manchester Essex 120
The Hornets move to 8-2 on the season and qualified for the first round of the state tournament on October 22 at Hillview Country Club in North Reading. Because of an outdoor ban recently instated in Hamilton, the match was cut short after seven holes.
The shortened match, however, didn’t stop the Hornets from putting up strong numbers at Myopia Hunt Club, the toughest course in the Cape Ann League.
Michael Fuca shot even par through seven holes and finished with a match best 28 points. Josh Christopher scored 26 points, Ben Bichet and Kevin Carter scored 20 while Justin Eichenberger and Will Burgess chipped in 13 points each.