Friday, January 24, Fay School 4, Fenn School 8
Fenn’s varsity hockey team continued its high-scoring, winning ways on Friday, January 24 when the team hosted arch rival Fay School.
Inspired by the return of captain Ben Cook, who returned after a week on the injury list, the boys in blue-and-gold came out of the locker room in high gear.
Early in the first period, Will Gaynor pounced on a rebound of a Dylan Krayer shot to get Fenn on the scoreboard.
Will Hatten later poke-checked a Fay defenseman and put on the ritz around the Fay goalie, slipping the puck into the net off the backhand. Meanwhile, CJ Bailey was a brick house in between the pipes for Fenn, stopping Fay’s offensive onslaught several times to keep the score 2-0.
Fenn surrendered a second period goal to Fay, but Gaynor got that one back with his second tally of the game. Gaynor’s goal came after a great Krayer pass from behind the net.
The pace slowed down in the third period, as both teams started to seem a little weary, but the scoring was far from over. Matt Carolan jumped on a Teddy Stiga rebound to make it a 4-1 game.
Gaynor completed his hat-trick after a 2-on-1 with Krayer, who zipped in front of Gaynor, laid down a beautiful drop pass, which Gaynor converted stick side, 5-1.
Fenn gave up a Fay shorthanded goal, but Hatten then notched his second tally of the game with an assist from Cook, 6-2.
Again, Fenn let Fay back in it with a goal, but this time it was Josh Weig responding. Weig went bar down on a slapper from the right circle after a great passing play from Hatten and Teddy Stiga, 7-3.
Then it was time for Stiga to showcase his stuff. He made a fast rush up the ice and went top shelf above the Fay goalie's right shoulder, 8-3. While Fenn’s CJ Bailey stopped 25 shots on net, Fenn gave up one more goal at the buzzer for the 8-4 final.
Wednesday, January 29, Fenn School 3, Fessenden School 2
Fenn put its four game winning streak on the line on Wednesday, January 29, as the team made its way to Fessenden School in Newton. The boys in blue-and-gold dominated the first period against Fessy, and it paid off with three goals.
Ben Cook’s blast from the point lit up the scoreboard for Fenn, 1-0. The power play goal was assisted by Jim Carlin and Teddy Stiga.
Later in the period, Dylan Krayer grabbed a loose puck in the defensive zone and hit the highway for a 2-on-1 with Will Gaynor. Krayer patiently waited as Gaynor slipped behind the defenseman, then snaked a sweet on-the-ice pass, which Gaynor tipped over the goalie’s glove. Gaynor has four goals in his last two games.
With just a few minutes left in the first period, Will Belle stole the puck from a Fessenden defenseman and fired a shot past the goalie’s stick side for a 3-0 Fenn lead.
In the second period, CJ Bailey surrendered one goal, but made some brilliant saves during two Fenn short handed situations.
Third period action saw both teams strapped with penalties and playing 4-on-4, and both teams had excellent scoring opportunities. With Fessy’s penalty expiring before Fenn’s penalty, the Fessy player jumped out of the box, grabbed a loose puck, and broke in alone on Bailey. Although Bailey stopped the initial shot, a scramble ensued, and Fessy was able to get it over the goal line to close the score to within 3-2.
Fessy pulled its goalie with a minute left in regulation, but Bailey came up with a beautiful right pad save to keep Fessy at bay. Fenn ran down the clock and held on for a 3-2 victory, the lowest scoring game of the season. CJ Bailey had 22 saves.
Wednesday, February 5, Fenn School hosts St. Sebastian’s School
JUNIOR VARSITY HOCKEY
Thursday, January 23, Shady Hill School 5, Fenn School 3
Fenn’s JV hockey team was looking for its first win of the season on Thursday, January 23 as the team hosted Shady Hill School. Fenn had played to a 3-3 tie with Dedham Country Day in the season opener.
After spotting Shady Hill a 1-0 lead, Fenn tied it up when defenseman Sam Griswold scored at the four-minute mark.
Just two minutes later, Fenn surrendered another goal, but again, Fenn got that one back, thanks to Chad Bartlett.
In the second period, despite several scoring chances, Fenn fell behind, 4-2.
Fenn controlled much of the third period, yet the boys in blue-and-gold couldn’t stave off the Shady Hill pressure and gave up another goal. Fenn fell behind, 5-2.
Undaunted by the score, Fenn continued to apply pressure. With two minutes remaining, Griswold scored his second goal of the game.
While Fenn fell to defeat, 5-3, coaches Kate Wade, Paul Heinze, and Jason Rude were extremely pleased with the quality of play and sportsmanship displayed by the team.
Friday, January 31, Fenn School hosts Carroll School
Thursday, January 23, Xaverian Brothers High School 53, Fenn School 50
The Fenn varsity basketball team lost its second straight contest when it fell to Xaverian Brothers High School, 53–50, on Thursday, January 23. Fenn trailed 31–26 at the half, but kept it close throughout the contest and ended up losing by just three points. Isaiah Langham notched a team high 21 points, while Ben Paradis contributed 16.
Friday, January 24, Fenn School 61, Groton School 30
A day later, a completely different result. Fenn traveled to Groton School and grabbed a 35-19 lead at the half. Seven different players contributed to the scoring in this one, which also featured excellent team defense. Fenn dominated and easily won, 61-30, snapping its two-game losing skid.
Wednesday, January 29, Fenn School 33, Boston College High School 41
Fenn traveled to Boston College High School on Wednesday, January 29 to take on the Eagles. Fenn trailed, 20-7, at halftime, and things were not looking so good. Coach Peter Bradley’s team found its feet a bit in the second half, but it wasn’t enough, as Fenn fell to defeat, 41-33. Isaiah Langham led Fenn with 23 points.
Report for Thursday, January 30 versus Fay School in next week's installment.
Thursday, February 6, Fenn School hosts Carroll School
JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL
Friday, January 24, Fenn School 33, Pike School 41
Fenn’s JV team was looking to get back on track on Friday, January 24 at Pike School. The JV team had started the season with two straight victories, but lost its last outing against Belmont Hill School. In this one against Pike, Fenn got off to a slow start, which made it an uphill battle. Coach Chris Ryan reported that the boys fought hard and made it a close game, but the result was a 41-33 loss. The highlight of the game was Charlie Driscoll scoring 10 straight points in the second half.
Report for Thursday, January 30 versus Shady Hill School in next week's installment.
Thursday, February 6, Fenn School hosts Shore Country Day
Wednesday, January 22, Fenn School WHITE 22, Fessenden School 36
The Fenn Thirds WHITE basketball team had a pair of games this week. On Wednesday, January 22, Fenn traveled to Fessenden School in Newton. Despite a valiant effort, Fenn was defeated, 36-22. The leading scorer was John Donovan, who had twelve points. Donovan hit four 3-pointers in the game.
Thursday, January 23, Carroll School 21, Fenn School WHITE 29
On Thursday, January 23, Fenn Thirds WHITE basketball team hosted Carroll School. Fenn got off to a good start in this one and didn’t look back, winning by a 29-21 score. Nathaniel Pynchon was high man with 10 points, followed by Lucas Greenland with eight.
Wednesday, January 29, Park School 25, Fenn School GOLD 31
The Fenn Thirds GOLD team hosted Park School on Wednesday, January 29. The game was all tied up at 9-9 at halftime, yet Fenn whirled away in the second half, winning the game by a 31-25 count. Will Simon and John Donovan each had eight points to lead Fenn.
Friday, January 24, Pike School 46, Fenn School BLUE 24
The Fenn Thirds BLUE team suffered a pair of losses in the past week. On Friday, January 24, Fenn lost to Pike School, 46-24. Fenn trailed from the outset and was behind, 24-10, at the half. Rory Kennedy was Fenn’s high scorer with ten points.
Wednesday, January 29, Fenn School BLUE 25, Carroll School Lincoln Campus 30
The BLUE team suffered a 30-25 setback on Wednesday, January 29 at Carroll School’s Lincoln Campus. The two teams were fairly evenly matched throughout, as Fenn trailed by a 14-10 score at the half, and lost the game, 30-25. Alex Ruktys was Fenn’s high scorer with twelve points.
Friday, February 7, Fenn School Thirds Blue at Fessenden School
Wednesday, February 5, Fenn School Thirds Gold hosts Belmont Day School
Friday, January 31, Fenn School Thirds White at Fay School
The wrestling season has passed the midpoint of the regular season. There are three more matches remaining in the regular season.
Monday, February 3, Fenn School hosts Boston College High School