Saturday, May 18, Opening Round of Fenn Baseball Tournament, Fenn School 3, Fessenden School 2
The annual Fenn School Baseball tournament was held on Saturday, May 18, but rain on Friday forced a change of locations, with Middlesex School becoming the host site. Four teams competed in the tournament. Fenn faced off against Fessenden School in the first round, while Rectory School played Fay School.
Fenn spotted Fessenden a 1-0 lead in the opening inning, and the score stood until the fourth when Fenn rallied for three runs en route to a 3-2 victory. Tom Murdough and Bobby Brady each knocked in a run. Conor MacLean went five innings on the mound, striking out six. Meanwhile, Rectory beat Fay, 10-2, setting the table for a Fenn versus Rectory championship.
Championship Round, Rectory School 3, Fenn School 2
The Rectory pitcher was outstanding, mixing a fastball with a change and curve that kept Fenn off balance. In the fourth, Fenn surrendered three runs that were the difference in the game. A fifth-inning Fenn rally was thwarted when a Fenn player was caught stealing second base and then a strikeout ended the game. Fenn was defeated by Rectory, 3-2, thereby taking second place in the tourney. John Kieler, Ted McKeown, and Conor MacLean each had two hits in the game against Rectory. Sam Dean pitched three innings with one strikeout, Bobby Brady pitched two innings, and John Kielar was on the mound for one.
Wednesday, May 22, Season Finale, Rivers School 1, Fenn School 1
The varsity baseball team closed the books on the season with a 1-1 tie at home against Rivers School. Fenn grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning and held Rivers at bay until the fourth inning when one Rivers player crossed the plate. Neither team could get the go-ahead run, so the game ended 1-1. Conor MacLean pitched five innings and nailed seven strikeouts. He also had two hits to lead Fenn offensively.
Fenn finished the season with a 4-5-1 record.
JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL
Monday, May 20, Landmark School 9, Fenn School 8
The JV baseball team flashed some offensive skills on May 20 as the team hosted Landmark School. The boys in blue-and-gold found themselves down by three runs late in the game and came back to climb within one run. Yet the rally fell short, and Fenn ended up on the short end of a 9-8 score.
Wednesday, May 23, Fenn School 9, Dexter School 4
At Dexter School a few days later, Fenn got a great complete game effort on the mound from AliJah Clark in a solid 9-4 team win. Every player reached base in this game, with Michael Alpers and Michael Lando providing some big hits. Derek Then provided some nice defensive plays, including his solid play at shortstop. Byron Woodman was behind the plate catching and did some excellent work.
Saturday, May 18, Fenn Lacrosse Tournament, Fenn Places Fifth
Fenn’s lacrosse team hosted the annual Fenn Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, May 18 with six teams competing in the event. Fenn opened with a tough loss to Rectory School, but had an explosion of energy and offense against Fessenden School, resulting in an 8-2 victory in a short 16-minute game. Fenn goalie Kal Lonergan was superb all day, yet Fenn finished the tourney in fifth place.
Wednesday, May 22, Fay School 7, Fenn School 6
Fenn’s lacrosse team suffered another 7-6 setback on May 22 in front of the home crowd and up against arch rival Fay School. Kal Lonergan played a great game in net, turning aside fifteen shots. Yet, in the end, it was another tough 7-6 loss on the final scoreboard. Fenn received contributions from every player, including eighth grader Marcos Braceras, who scored his first goal of the season.
Fenn finished the season with a 6-6 record outside of tourney play.
Friday, May 17, Roxbury Latin School vs. Fenn School, Rain Out
Saturday, May 18, Fenn at Fessenden Tournament
Fenn’s varsity tennis team earned fifth place in the annual Fessenden Tennis Tournament on Saturday, May 18. Highlights from the tournament included captain Peter Schiebe’s first round win, as well as Tucker Winstanley’s two victories before being defeated in the semifinals of the consolation round.
Monday, May 20, Hillside School 3, Fenn School 4
Tucker Winstanley at #1 Singles and Nate Blunt at #3 Singles registered victories on Monday, May 20 against visiting Hillside School. A pair of wins by Doubles teams of Daniel Edelman and Tim Hibben, as well as Hayden Okurowski and Bobby Skrivanek, led to a closely fought 4-3 victory over Hillside.
Wednesday, May 22, Season Finale, Fenn School 1, Belmont Hill School 5
At Belmont Hill School on Wednesday, May 22, Nate Blunt’s 7-6 tiebreaker win helped Fenn avoid a sweep against a strong Belmont Hill School team. Fenn’s varsity tennis team finished the season with a 6-4 record.
JUNIOR VARSITY TENNIS
Thursday, May 16, Fessenden School 2, Fenn School 6
Reinforcements from the varsity squad’s doubles corps complemented Fenn’s JV lineup, boosting the Blue & Gold to a 6-2 decision over Fessenden’s JV “B” side on Thursday, May 16 at College Road. Johnny Drapeau, Nate Blunt and Theo Randall won at both singles and doubles, earning victories with calm, confident play against the Bears.
Man of the Match honors, however, go to Maxie Murphy, who partnered with a Fessenden boy to ensure that all members of both teams could play a set of doubles. With both lineups featuring odd numbers of participants, Maxie and Nolan agreed to pair up and compete against a Fenn duo in a classic showcase of schoolboy sportsmanship. They shook hands in greeting, then squared off against Parker Nagtegaal and Avery Feather for one of the most amicable sets in Coach David Sanborn’s memory. Ultimately, Maxie and Nolan fashioned a 6-2 margin, which was credited to the short-handed Bears.
Wednesday, May 15, Fenn defeated Landmark School, Glen Urquart School, and Covenant Christian
Fenn beat Landmark, Glen Urquart, and Covenant Christian. Shore won the meet. Top performances were Harry Bertos in the 800, Eduardo Takacs in the 100, Rain Yang and Fry Nkimbeng in the long jump, and McCliff Metellus in the shot put.
Saturday, May 18, Hillside Jamboree, Fenn Finished Fifth
In track, Fenn placed fifth out of ten teams at the annual Hillside Jamboree on Saturday. Rain Yang scored for Fenn in the long jump, Peter Favero placed in the mile, and the 4x100 relay team of Fru Nkimbeng, Hayden Shen, Yang, and Favero also put up points for Fenn.
Wednesday, May 22, Fenn School hosts Fenn Relays
The annual Fenn relays were held on May 22, with the blue-and-gold hosting seven teams. Fenn finished the day in second place, while Fay School was the winner and Hillside came in third.
Both the long jump team of Rain Yang, Edoardo Takacs, and Fru Nkimbeng and the medley relay team of Rain, Takacs, Aidan O’Connell, and Harry Bertos placed first. Third place went to Fenn’s shot put, high jump, shuttle hurdle, and 4 x 100 relay teams.