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MERHS was selected as one of the co-winners of the 2019-20 Hyland Award, the second year in a row that the school has earned the recognition.  Named after former Manchester athletic director and sports figure Joseph M. Hyland, the award recognizes schools with a high percentage of participation in athletics, while also recognizing excellence in sportsmanship, academics, and athletics.  Manchester Essex shares this year’s award with Hamilton Wenham Regional.  The MERHS Athletic Department first took home the award in 2011.

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Sophomore Hornet A J Pallazola drives to the basket in front of 4 Georgetown opponents. A standing-room-only crowd came to watch this MIAA quarterfinal joust, the third time this season that the Hornets met the Crusaders. With two wins under their belt the Hornets were confidant they could s…

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The high school sports postseason could look quite different in the near future.

On Feb. 28, MIAA-affiliated schools voted to approve a new model for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament. The body voted, 193-140, to pass the resolution, which includes key changes to the postseason structure, including:

Another great weekend for the Manchester-Essex Winter Track teams this past weekend at the Massachusetts State Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Will Kenney (above) finished 5th in the mile besting his school record time of 4:21.67.  Last year, Kenney was the first male athlete in t…

The Manchester Essex Girls Basketball season came to an end Monday night, February 24 in the first round of the MIAA Division 3 State Tournament.  The 9th seeded Hornets traveled to Austin Prep, the 8th seed, to fight for the chance to advance to the next round.

Kellen Furse reached his goal of 1000 points in the last minute of Wednesday’s home game. He converted a free throw to get the 12 points he needed. The Hornets beat Bishop Fenwick to take a top four seed in Division 4 North. They next play at home on Friday, TBA. The Hornets finished their s…

Another great weekend for the Manchester-Essex Winter Track teams this past weekend at the Massachusetts State Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Wil Kenney (above) finished 5th in the mile besting his school record time of 4:21.67.  Last year, Kenney was the first male athlete in the M-E program to place in the state meet with an 8th place finish, so this year represented a “one up”.  Also last weekend, Mia Cromwell improved her school record in the 1000, just missing out at breaking 3:00 with a time of 3:00.02 which was good for 8th place.  Congratulations to both. 

The Manchester Essex Girls Basketball season came to an end Monday night, February 24 in the first round of the MIAA Division 3 State Tournament.  The 9th seeded Hornets traveled to Austin Prep, the 8th seed, to fight for the chance to advance to the next round. 

Senior Hornet Bridget Twombley calls for the ball as she races to the net in ME’s match against the Lynnfield Pioneers on Sunday. The Lady Hornets kept the game tight until the end of the last quarter when the Pioneers put on a strong surge. The Hornets dropped this one 49-58. At press time …

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The Manchester Essex alpine race team had a shortened week of racing due to the rain and inclement weather during the first week in February.  It was a difficult week of racing for the Hornets, with both the boys and the girls competing against league powerhouses. On February 3, the girls faced off against Austin Prep, losing 53-82, then Masconomet, losing again 9-126. "Masco has some very impressive skiers this year. They are talented and very deep; they have a real shot at winning the whole thing during the state tournament,” said head coach Tim Wonson. "It was also difficult for us having Hannah Hubbard out sick." 

On Friday the ME Hornets met the Amesbury Indians at home in their second match of the season. Here, senior Captain Kellen Furse drives the ball in after breaking a double-team to make a layup. The Indians recognized the potential of this high-scorer and understandably kept two men on him fo…

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There was a lot of action last week with the M-E Hornets.  Here’s a write up for the teams we know about, sent from the team coaches for the paper.  If you have updates you would like to send us, please send them to news@thecricket.com.  Enjoy.

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ME Hornet #3, Sophomore Emma Fitzgerald, drives to the hoop for a successful two-pointer in the Hornets match against Amesbury at home on Monday. Amesbury Indians number one in the Baker Division of the CAL, came away on top 54-40. Click for more photos at the Cricket’s FB page