Thursday, January 17, 2013
A tremendous fourth quarter performance by Val Temin and Dan Trentsch led the Big Blue to a conference victory over Peabody.
Val Temin had three three-pointers in the fourth quarter, leading his team to a strong, defensive-minded 45-39 win over the Peabody Tanners on Tuesday night. After ending the third quarter leading 31-30, the Big Blue began the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run that lasted over five minutes, thanks to Temin’s shooting and a John King layup. Although Peabody responded with a three of its own with 2:52 left which brought the Tanners within seven points, Dan Trentsch solidified the victory for Swampscott with three free throws in the final two minutes. Temin and Trentsch both played with an incredible sense of urgency. While Temin racked up a myriad of boards down low, Trentsch was able to steal the ball on passes made on the perimeter. Both …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The swimmer and divers had meets against Danvers and Beverly in the past week.
Sunday, January 13
Here are results from Swampscott High swim meets this past week against Danvers and Beverly. Swampscott coach Meaghan Simpson provided the information. On Jan. 8, Meaghan reported that the swim team lost to Danvers 57-42. The Blue got good swims from senior captain Cymantha Rogers in both of her events, placing first in the 500 freestyle and 100 breast stroke. Other noteable swims came from freshman Emily Guo, and India Schultz in both their events. The next meet was against Beverly on Jan. 10. The Panthers won the match-up, 92-83. "We took the opportunity tonight to swim some of our (newer) team members in different events," the coach said. Anna Hunt swam the 500 freestyle and 100 breast stroke, Meg Harrington swam the 200 freestyle, …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Big Blue girls are back in action tonight, Jan. 9, against the Beverly Panthers on their court.
Wednesday, January 9
It took two overtimes Monday but the Magicians of Marblehead outlasted Swampscott Big Blue girls varsity basketball team. The final score: 39-35. The game was the first of a boys and girls basketball double-header at Swampscott High. In the second game, the Swampscott boys defeated their rivals from Marblehead, 54-47. One night later, on Tuesday, the girls junior varsity basketball squad took down Marblehead's jeeves 39-21. Both the Swampscott boys and girls varsity teams return to the hardwood Wednesday in games against the Beverly Panthers. The girls play on the Panthers' court and the Big Blue boys play at home. MK Rynne provided photos and info for this article.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Big Blue seniors received flowers at their last home meet of the year.
Teammates cheered at the JCC pool Thursday, their voices rolling over the water and bouncing off the walls. In the pool and above swimmers and divers arched and powered their bodies through the water and air. In the end, the Lynn English swimmers and divers won the meet 117-69, putting Swampscott's record at 1-3 on the season. Coach Meaghan Simpson said the Blue team is improving steadily. She said the team is "just waiting for it all to click together." Swampscott got good swims Thursday from Erin Cassidy in both the 50 and 100 freestyle, from Caitlin Rogers in the 100 fly and 100 backstroke, and from Stefanie Borneman in the 100 backstroke, the coach said. The team celebrated its seniors at the last home meet. The seniors: Kristen …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Danny Trentsch, Stephen Bowers, and Chad Nelson led the Big Blue to a strong victory over Gloucester.
It took a wake-up call from the Gloucester Fishermen offense for Swampscott’s true intensity to arrive. After trailing by 12 in the second quarter, the Big Blue executed on offense in the second half and defeated the Fishermen, 70-65, thanks to stellar offensive play from co-captains Danny Trentsch and Stephen Bowers and ferocity down low from Chad Nelson. The Big Blue fell behind 24-12 with 7:20 left in the second quarter after leading for the first five minutes of the game. But, Gloucester’s lead would only diminish from that point. A Val Temin basket-and-foul made it a 24-17 game with five minutes before halftime, and a Steven Scaglione jumper brought the game within one point for Swampscott with 1:15 left in the second quarter. In …
The Big Blue defeated Danvers at home.
Victory one for first-year coach Abrom Roberts's Big Blue girls basketball team came at home this week against Danvers. The girls played solid team defense, helping each other in their 2-3 zone and holding the Falcons to 32 points. Led by senior Ara Talkov, the Blue defeated the Falcons 42-32 on Tuesday. Ara showed leadership, taking over the game offensively and by hitting the glass and grabbing rebounds, the coach said. Power forward Rachel Moran also rebounded well and drilled a nice 3-pointer, Roberts said. A week earlier, the Blue lost a close one in their opener, on the road, against Winthrop, 31-28. Again they played solid team defense, the coach said. Friday's scheduled freshmen, jv and varsity games at Gloucester were postponed …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Here are some funnin' pics from the basketball team, cheerleaders and dancers.
Here are some funnin' pics from the basketball team, cheerleaders and dancers before the end of last week's home opener against Winthrop.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Big Blue rolled in their home opener.
The Winthrop Vikings have never been an easy matchup for the Big Blue. Since the 2007-08 basketball season, the Vikings have defeated Swampscott nine out of the ten times the two played, and have won the last eight meetings against Swampscott. However, the Big Blue’s fast start in the first quarter propelled them to a 66-53 victory over Winthrop, throwing the Vikings’ winning streak against the Blue out the window. Swampscott went on a 17-5 run in the first eight minutes of action, and did not stop until the final buzzer sounded. Thanks to a great performance by John King, Stephen Bowers, and Val Temin on offense, Swampscott dominated on the offensive side. When King wasn’t open for a midrange jump shot, he found Bowers crashing inside. …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Swampscott varsity basketball team played an aggressive and impressive home opener Friday, running away from the Winthrop Vikings.
The Swampscott varsity basketball team played an aggressive and impressive home opener Friday, running away from the Winthrop Vikings 66-53. The Big Blue hit the hardwood for loose balls. They followed up on second shot opportunities. They defended and shot well. We'll have a game story later today.
Monday, November 26, 2012
They are one of the reasons Swampscott has an esteemed high school football tradition. The state's first high school Super Bowl champs, the 1972 Big Blue.
They are one of the reasons Swampscott has an esteemed high school football tradition. The state's first high school Super Bowl champs, the 1972 Big Blue. The team got a rousing reception on Thanksgiving when they were introduced at halftime.