Innovation’s Felty Sets a State Shot Put Record
Aiden Felty threw the shut put Sunday further than any high school athlete in Massachusetts indoor track state history.
Competing at the Reggie Lewis facility in Roxbury, the Innovation Academy senior heaved the 12-pound shot 64 feet, five inches.
That broke the previous indoor track state record of 63-11. It was a personal best by two feet, 10 inches for the standout athlete from Billerica.
To show his development, consider that Felty broke Innovation’s indoor school record with a throw of 57-4.75 last December. A year later, he tossed nearly seven feet further. Felty won an All-State Meet outdoor championship last June with a toss of 61-7.
Lowell Catholic 8
Lowell resident Connor Doherty pocked a pair of goals to lead Lowell Catholic to Saturday’s rout.
Alex Graves netted a goal and 2 assists. Freshman Daniel Kierce (Tewksbury) contributed a goal and an assist. Michael DeVita claimed his first varsity goal as the game winner.
Michael Brogdan had another solid game with 3 points and David Morey was another catalyst. Colin Gleason was superb in net and comnined with Cody Lesko for the shutout.
The Patriots improved to 3-0 with a win in the final of six games in the DVL/MVC tip-off challenge held at TMHS.
Tewksbury (1-1) had possession with seven seconds left but was never able to get a shot off.
Sophomore guard Kori Barach scored 24 points, while Tewksbury senior Lizzie Gallella also had 24 in the losing effort. Lexie Polimeno had a strong game for the Redmen with 9 points.
At the MVC/DCL Challenge, the Middies fell to the Dual County League member Sunday.
Dracut trailed by just a point, 24-23, at halftime.
For Dracut, freshman center Aya Alkassar tallied 12 points and hauled down 11 rebounds.
Freshman forward Cam Watkins added 8 points.
Pope John 51
Lowell Catholic 32
The visiting Tigers were too much for Lowell Catholic in this CCL Small matchup.
Antonia Mukiibi and Emily Bartlett led the Crusaders with 10 points each. Mukiibi added 5 rebounds. LC is now 0-2, 0-1. Pope John is 2-0, 2-0.
ANDOVER 137.15, TEWKSBURY 121.1
Vault: 3. Bella Schille 9.0. Balance beam: 2. Schille 8.7. 3. Amanda Ogden 8.3. Floor: 2. Ogden 8.9. 4. Schille 8.65. All-around: Ogden 33.55.
ANDOVER 137.15, CHELMSFORD/BILLERICA 136.4
Vault: 3. Laila Pratt, Lilly Hoyt 9.0. Bars: 2. 2. Sara Bourdelais 8.9. 4. Karina Yee 8.5. Beam: 2. Yee 9.0. 3. Pratt 8.4. 4. Hoyt 8.15. Floor: 2. Bourdelais 9.1. 3. Yee 8.85. All-around: 3. Pratt 33.95. 4. Hoyt 33.1.