The Manchester Essex girls’ basketball team needed some time to warm up in their Div. 4 Sweet 16 matchup against Notre Dame. The Hornets were able to get it going and play like their usual selves as the game progressed but eventually ran out of time in their attempt to make a comeback.
Despite their best efforts, the Manchester Essex boys’ basketball team couldn’t pull off a win over higher-seeded Cathedral in the Div. 4 Sweet 16 for the second year in a row.
The local boys' and girls' basketball teams each got the Div. 4 MIAA tournament started off on the right foot with victories in the Round of 32 on March 3.
The 2022-23 winter season is officially now on ice for local ice hockey teams. The Marblehead girls (a co-op that includes Manchester Essex student athletes) and Rockport boys (another co-op with Manchester Essex) ice hockey teams were knocked out of the MIAA tournament last week, ending the season for both squads.
It’s playoff time for winter sports teams at Manchester Essex, and the local basketball teams will host a doubleheader of postseason play on Friday night.
The Manchester Essex girls’ basketball team finished in the top 15 in the Div. 4 Power Rankings, finishing 13th at this level in the state. The Hornets were 15-5 overall and 8-5 in a very competitive Cape Ann League, which should provide as preparation for the jump in challenge promised by postseason play. The girls’ team will host Blue Hills RVT on March 3 (5 p.m., MERHS) in the MIAA Div. 4 Round of 32.
The road that the Manchester Essex girls’ basketball team has taken through the Cape Ann League should have this squad in tournament-shape once the postseason begins.
With just a handful of games left in the regular season, a team that has already enjoyed a special season so far has the opportunity to add to…
This relatively mild winter – this past weekend being the exception – has provided another challenge during a winter season that seems to be filled with them.
The Marblehead girls ice hockey co-op team has struggled this winter – the Magicians only have three wins with about a quarter of the season left to play – and yet this is one of the most inspiring high school teams on the North Shore.