Thursday, May 2, Fenn School 6, Carroll School 5
Fenn School’s varsity lacrosse team edged Carroll School, 6-5, on Thursday, May 2 in Lincoln. This one was a hard fought battle played under rainy conditions. Eighth grade captains Ryan Winters and Ben Cook each scored twice in the victory.
Friday, May 3, Fenn School 5, Fessenden School 7
Fenn was riding a two game winning streak heading into the Friday, May 3 contest at Fessenden School in Newton. Despite a solid game of lacrosse, Fenn suffered a 7-5 defeat at the hands of Fessenden, thus snapping the two game win streak.. Still, coach Matt Ward recalled a lot of highlights.
“Ben Cook had an excellent game at midfield with many ground balls, great defense and two goals,” said Ward. “And ninth grade captain Andy Heinze, a midfielder, stepped up to play attack in Teddy Stiga’s absence and he got a goal. And ninth grader Andrew Pesce played well at defense, shutting down Fessenden’s top attackman.”
Coming Up: Friday, May 10, Fenn School hosts Boston College High School
Friday, May 3, Fenn School at Fessenden School – rained out
Wednesday, May 8, Fenn School 6, Hillside School 2
After spotting Hillside School a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Wednesday, May 8 in Marlborough. Fenn pushed two runs over the plate in the second inning to grab a lead that it never would relinquish. The boys in blue-and-gold added a single run in the fourth, two more in the sixth and another late run in the seventh for a 6-2 win. Fenn pounded out twelve hits in the game, with John Kielar, Tom Murdough, and Ryan Lewis each getting two. Conor MacLean was on the mound through six innings, striking out eight.
Coming Up: Wednesday, May 15, Fenn School at Fay School
Friday, May 3, Lexington Christian Academy at Fenn School – rained out
Monday, May 6, Sparhawk School 3, Fenn School 15
The JV baseball team trounced Sparkhawk School of Amesbury,15-3, on Monday, May 6 in front of the home crowd. Fenn received solid pitching from Rory Kennealy and Jack Flannely, while Byron Woodman was great behind the plate. Offensively, Jack Bretl had a big extra base hit and on the defensive side, there were some outstanding infield plays from Derek Then and Gray Malitsky.
Wednesday, May 8, Fay School 4, Fenn School 12
Proving that the offensive outburst against Sparhawk was not a fluke, Fenn’s JV boys pounded out 12 runs on Wedneday, May 8 against Fay School. AliJah Clark pitched a strong game, allowing just one hit. Jack Flannelly came on in relief to close out the game with a double play and a strikeout. Derek Then went two-for-two with a pair of singles, and then walked in his three at bats. Michael Alpers was two-for-three with a double and a single, while Byron Woodman was two-for-two with two singles.
Coming Up: Friday, May 10, Fenn School hosts Fessenden School
Friday, May 3, Fenn School at Fay School – rained out
Monday, May 6, Shady Hill School 3, Fenn School 4
Fenn Varsity tennis prevailed 4-3 in a tight match on Monday, May 6 against Shady Hill School. Tucker Winstanley, at #1 Singles, trailed 2-4 before rallying in a 6-4 victory. With the team shorthanded, Tim Hibben played twice. Hibben and Nate Blunt were down 1-5 but roaring back to win, 7-5. Hibben then teamed up with Bobby Skrivanek and continued his strong play as the duo prevailed, 6-1. With the match tied and down 3-4 at #4 singles, a tired Nate Blunt played his best tennis of the year to sweep the last three games of his match.
Wednesday, May 8, Boston College HS 2, Fenn School 6
Fenn’s varsity tennis team swept all four singles matches and split the doubles against Boston College High School on Wednesday, May 8. The highlights were a hard-fought 8-6 victory by Tucker Winstanley at #1 Singles, and an 8-4 victory by Nate Blunt at #4 Singles, as well as two doubles victories by Bobby Skrivanek.
Coming Up: Friday, May 10, Fenn School hosts St. Sebastian’s Country Day School
Wednesday, April 24, Dexter Southfield School 8, Fenn School 0
A slim advantage at each position on the ladder enabled Dexter-Southfield to claim all eight sets on Wednesday, April 24 at Fenn’s home courts on Annursnac Hill. An 8-0 scoreline may sound like a lopsided affair, but action on each individual court was actually quite competitive, and every member of Fenn’s JV lineup played well enough to win at least two or three games.
Ben Ma extended his opponent at #3 Singles to a tiebreaker in the tightest, longest matchup of the day. Both boys relied on deep, looping groundstrokes from the baseline, and they served and rallied cautiously for nearly an hour before the visitor eked out a 7-4 edge in their thirteenth game. Following a momentary water break, Ma remained on the court after that set to play for another 30 minutes, pairing with Maxie Murphy at #1 Doubles.
Liam Kelleher and Malcolm Clark held serve twice and earned a third game with a service break in a 3-6 decision at #4 Doubles. Playing in their first-ever interscholastic match for Fenn, Kelleher and Clark handled the new experience of scoring and umpiring their own set with exemplary sportsmanship.
Monday, April 29, Worcester Academy 4, Fenn School 4
Spared a late-afternoon trip to Worcester Academy by last Friday’s rain, Fenn’s JV Tennis team instead hosted Worcester Academy in a make-up fixture in Concord on Monday, April 29. The well-coached visitors graciously rested their top two singles players, (a boy and girl who clearly play powerful varsity-caliber tennis), pitting their #3-12 against Fenn’s ten-man group. An intensely competitive match resulted, with the teams splitting 4-4 after nearly two hours of play among the pines and bugs on College Road. Four of the sets went to tiebreakers, three of them at the top of the singles ladder in the second flight of matches, with the team score line hanging in the balance.
Theo Randall served aggressively and hit consistent groundstrokes on both sides to win at #1 Singles. His tiebreaker went to 7-4. Ben Ma played more conservatively at #3, and his patience and shot-selection were rewarded when his opponent committed a handful of unforced errors at the end of the set. Bobby Skrivanek was the last off the courts, putting up a great fight at #2 Singles before yielding the tiebreaker that stretched on until 6:15 PM.
Randall, Skrivanek and Ma also pitched in at doubles for Fenn, where they were joined by Avery Feather, Forrest Feist, Liam Kelleher, Malcolm Clark and Brian Fortin.
Coming Up: Wednesday, May 15, Fenn School at Fay School
Friday, May 3, Fenn School at Hillside School, rained out
Fenn’s scheduled track meet at Hillside School in Marlborough, was rained out on Friday, May 3.
Coming Up: Friday, May 10, Fenn School hosts The Learning Center, Meadowbrook School, BC HS