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Visit the Decorated Trask House

The Manchester Historical Society has extended an invitation to Manchester seniors to a viewing of the holiday decorated Trask House on Tuesday, December 8from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. There will be a specially packaged holiday treat for folks to take home.  Reservations are necessary so please call the Manchester Historical Museum at (978) 526-7230 to sign up.

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Field Hockey

Last week the field hockey team began state tournament play, hosting Franklin County Technical School on Saturday at 4 p.m. The game started a little slow as both teams adjusted to each other's play. Going into the second half of the game, we were up 3-0 with goals from Elsa Wood (2) and Ella Chafe. The team continued to attack, netting 2 more goals (Elsa & Grace Gerhardt). All field players were able to get into this important, exciting first round of the state tournament.  Elsa came out of the game with a hat trick. Exceptional play by the defensive unit, led by Phileine deWidt's emerging offensive involvement. We will host Frontier Regional HS on Wednesday in the Round of 16 for the MIAA Tournament.

Hornets find steady support in the playing of the high school Pep Band

As the Manchester-Essex football team wraps up their season, it’s worth looking at the high school pep band that plays hard in a different way, off to the side and often in the dark sidelines, keeping an upbeat vibe at every home game. Band teacher and orchestrator Joseph Janack said he is pleased with how this season went and appreciated all the hard work band members put into their performances.

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Football

The Hornets celebrated an undefeated regular season with a win over Lowell Catholic at home last Friday night.  It was a true team effort as scores from AJ Pallazola (x2), Brennan Twombly (2 throwing, 1 running), Jesse Oliver and Steve Martin gave the home team a 34-6 win. The defense once again performed at a high level and held the powerful Lowell Catholic offense to just one touchdown.  The defense was anchored by Ben Hurd and Troy Flood up front.  Henry Thurlow and Danny Wood did a great job denying the pass from LC with an interception each.

Girls Soccer

Only one game on the schedule for Manchester-Essex Girls soccer this past week, losing 2-0 to Amesbury. Madi Cook with 5 saves, excellent performances from Sarah Baker, Charlotte Crocker, and another strong game from Amelia Donnellan-Valade. The Hornets are 0-2 against Amesbury this season. The Hornets are still in playoff contention, despite their overall record.

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It may seem like the fall season just started, but the Manchester Essex cross country teams are already gearing up for the stretch run.  “Our last dual meet is at Lynnfield on October 20,” explains ME cross country coach Steve Whittey.  “Lynnfield is a crossover meet with the Kenney Division, so we are really focusing on our post season now.”

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The Hornets found their way back into the win column with a strong 1-0 win over Rockport on Monday, October 4 with Freshman Ella Arnsten finding the back of goal off a corner kick from Pippa Spingler in the first half. Madi Cook had 7 saves, Kendall Newton and Amelia Donnellan had standout performances.

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ME Golf Seeks Improvement in Second Half of Season The learning experience that the Manchester Essex golf team worked through during the first half of the year finally paid off last week. After opening the season 0-5, the Hornets picked up their first win of the season against Lynnfield, 104-98, at their home course of Essex County Club on Sept. 23. The encouraging win gave both coach and golfers hope that better days could be ahead for this young team during the second leg of the fall season.

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Field Hockey

It was a strong week for the varsity field hockey team who went 3-0 against Danvers, Newburyport, and Rockport. Goalie Paige Garlitz has had a shutout and led the team to this 3-game win streak. Against Danvers, on Saturday, September 18 Manchester Essex put away 2 goals (Grace Gerhardt and Ella Chafe). Phileine DeWidt also locked in a defensive save. It was a fast and hard-fought non-league game with the Northeastern Conference team.

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The champs of the AAA Division (9 - and 10-year-olds) are the Mets!  The team went undefeated in the playoffs, winning a close final game over the Giants by a score of 4-2 on Friday, June 18 at Sweeney Field.  Pictured in the photo from left:  Front Row – Reid Mulford, Luke Nichols, Makani M…

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Charlotte, on the left is in 8th grade and won the Coaches Award for JV Lacrosse.  Amelia, a junior, is in the middle and won the Sportsmanship Award for Varsity Lacrosse. Isabelle, Charlotte’s twin, is on the right and won the Unsung Hero Award for JV Lacrosse. 

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ME Hornet Sam Kenney returns a shot against his Ipswich opponent during Round 1 of tournament play on Friday. The Hornets defeated the Tigers twice during the regular season but were eliminated in this match, 4-1. The third time proved to be the charm as the Tigers move on.  

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Some of the best young talent in tennis had the opportunity to shine in front of fans, coaches and family in Manchester earlier this week. The Manchester Athletic Club (MAC) was host to the New England Junior Sectional Tennis Championships from June 19-22, an event that showcases these young athletes, and pits them against some of the top talent in their age groups.