On Friday January 16th, the Hornets faced the Triton Vikings. The Hornets played aggressive defense and moved the ball well on offense. Throughout the entire game, both teams battled on the offensive end keeping the score within 2 or 3 points. At one moment the Hornets would be up and at another Triton was ahead. Unfortunately in the final seconds, the Triton Vikings scored a basket putting them up by three. The girls JV team put up a great fight but fell short with the final score being 37-34. The Hornets face Pentucket at home on Monday, January 20th and Masconomet away on Friday, January 23.
On Friday January 9th, some MERHS alumni returned to talk to current junior and seniors about the transition to college. There was a variety of questions asked and topic cover from roommates to types of college classes. This question and answer session was very informative, giving seniors a peek at what to expect when going to college next year.
On Friday December 12th, there was an a cappella night that help to support the fight against Ebola and Doctors Without Borders. All the donated money went towards dealing with this epidemic and DWB. Several groups from all over Massachusetts performed such as Witch Pitch from Salem High School; the SoundWaves from MERHS; the Nightingales from Metro Boston; the Treblemakers from Georgetown High School, and many more.
On November 19th, the boys varsity soccer team faced Archbishop Williams in the state semi final game. The Hornets gave a valiant effort the entire game, going into a sudden death overtime. Unfortunately, Manchester Essex did not come out with the win. The Hornets had a fantastic run in the state tournament and are the first boys team to go down in school history with making it this far in the tournament.
On November 16th, the boys’ varsity soccer team played in the Division 4 North championship game. The Hornets (7-5-6) faced St. Mary’s (15-1-2). Manchester Essex battled till the end of the game, ending in a 2-2 tie. The goals for the Hornets were scored by senior Lucas Firme and Parker Edington. The tie led to the two teams going into double overtime, each being ten minutes long and sudden death. The Hornets were still tied by the end of the second overtime, causing the teams to go into a penalty kick shoot-out. Penalty kicks for the hornets were taken by juniors George Lantz and Liam Crossen; seniors Parker Edington, Lucas Firme and Winston Feuerbach.
Sophomore goalie Marco Kaper defended the net outstandingly during the game and the shoot-out contributing significantly to his team’s victory.
In the end, the Hornets came out on top, winning 3-2 in penalty kicks. This is the first year that the boys’ soccer program has been division 4 champions. Go Hornets!
On November 5th, the honors anatomy class looked to further their learning of the different joints that are found in the human body. The class was put into groups and each given a chicken wing to dissect. By breaking down the chicken wing the students examine the different joints within the wing.
On Tuesday November 4th, the varsity boys’ soccer team played in their first game of the post tournament. In this first round, the Hornets faced St. Joseph’s Prep. The Hornets controlled the pace of the game and came out with a 5-0 win. Their next game is this Saturday November 8th at Chelmsford High School where they will face Lowell Catholic.
On Tuesday October 21st, the varsity field hockey team had their senior night. They celebrated their seniors for their tremendous hard work and commitment to the team for the past four years. In this game they faced the Ipswich Tigers and ended the game with a tie of 0-0.
On Wednesday October 8th, Dr.Burgess’s senior honors anatomy class during E block performs a skin lab. The class had been learning about the skin and the different layers that make up the skin for the past week. The lab had several activities for the students to complete, each involving a different task.