BOSTON -- The Notre Dame Academy, Plymouth South, Canton, Randolph, and Scituate high school track teams represented the best of what the South Shore has to offer at the MIAA Division 4 Indoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday at the Reggie Lewis Center
Despite all five teams not placing in the top 10 as units, their were some terrific individual performances on display.
NDA sophomore Ana Bertarelli was fifth in the girls 55-meter dash in 7.51 seconds. Sophomore teammate Shannon LeVangie was seventh in the long jump at 16 feet, 2 inches, while Bertarelli was eighth at 16-0.5.
"I love the competition," LeVangie said. "It’s so much fun and challenging at the same time."
"We both have really improved from last year to this year at every aspect of the sport," Bertarelli added.
NDA's Ainsley Jennings placed eighth in the 600m (1:43.57), and the Cougars were 10th in both the 4x200m relay (1:51.58) and the 4x800m relay (10:33.65).
Plymouth South had a strong day, finishing eighth in the girls 4x200m relay as seniors Megan Gallerani and Miranda Murphy, junior Kendra McIntosh, and freshmen Ella Grey set a school record of 1:51.24.
"It's pretty awesome to come out here and perform like we did because we only practiced as a relay together a few times," Murphy said. "Breaking the school record is something I’ll cherish and look back at years from now."
McIntosh also placed fifth in the 55m hurdles (:8.99).
On the boys side, Plymouth South's Andrew Wagner was sixth in the 55m hurdles (:8.01) and ninth in the long jump (20-1.5).
Canton senior Cordel Smith was seventh in the high jump (6-0) and ninth in the 300m (:37.49), and also ran on the Bulldogs' sixth-place 4x200m relay (1:35.69) with John Guenthner, Marquise Montes and Riley McDonnell.
Randolph's Armani Mette was seventh in the shot put (45-0.75).
Scituate’s Owen Allard was eighth in the long jump (20-2) and gave credit to Sailors coach Kathleen McCarthy.
“It’s amazing," Allard said. "I didn’t even know that I was going to make states for this event. I've improved my jump by three feet. Coach McCarthy has helped me get better every day and has taught me a lot over these years."
Pentucket and North Reading shared the girls' championship with 47 points. NDA was 23rd with 8 points.
Northampton won the boys' crown with 63 points. Canton finished 25th.
-- ADAM NAZZARO
In other high school action:
Braintree 5, Weymouth 0: Braintree (14-4) received a boost from sophomore Maggie Doherty (two goals, assist) and freshman netminder Juliet Barney, who picked up the shutout with 15 saves.
Archbishop Williams 4, Dennis-Yarmouth 0: Hannah Bell (Quincy), Chelsea Taxter, Maggie Leonard (Pembroke) and Abby DaCosta (Milton) scored, and Ali Delmonte made 23 saves for her eighth shutout of the season for the Bishops (12-4-1).
Norwell 3, Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake 1: Natalie Nemes scored the lone goal for WHSL, assisted by Ellie Grady, in the loss to the Clippers (12-6). WHSL's Kat Gilbert made 33 saves.
Duxbury 5, Falmouth 1: Jill Cosgrove, Grace Collins, Jackie Hayden, Grace High and Lucy Williams scored for the visiting Green Dragons (14-2-1) on Senior Night for Falmouth (7-9-2).
Hingham 4, Arlington Catholic 0: The Harborwomen (9-7-4) won on the road.
Milton Academy 2, Belmont Hill 1: Sophomore defenseman Max Cassella took a backdoor feed from sophomore forward Tyler Crist and scored his first goal of the season halfway through the second period for the game-winner as the Mustangs (17-2-1) stretched their unbeaten streak to 14 games. Goaltender Erik Voloshin had a strong game for Milton Academy, which hosts Thayer Academy on Friday at 7 p.m.
Archbishop Williams 9, Matignon 4: Brendan Foley (Braintree) and John Barry each scored twice as the Bishops (5-7-5, 3-4-3) celebrated Senior Night with a Catholic Central League win over the Warriors (7-7-3, 3-4-3).
Scituate 4, Pembroke 2: The Sailors (10-6-2) beat the Titans (4-13-1).
Oliver Ames 5, Quincy 2: The Presidents (10-8-2) lost at home. Quincy concludes its regular season on Saturday against city rival North Quincy at 6:40 p.m. at Quincy Youth Arena.
North Quincy 2, Everett 1: The Raiders won on the road.
Plymouth South 5, Rockland 4: Rockland (15-2-3) received goals from Dan McHugh, Mike Flaherty, Zach Callahan and Evan Gormley in the loss to the Panthers (14-3-1) at the Spartan Cup in New Bedford.
South Shore Votech 56, Sacred Heart 54 (2 OT): Jake McLarey scored 16 points, and Kyle Schlieff added seven, including two free throws that put the Vikings up by three points with 30 seconds left in the second OT.
Cohasset 71, Saint John Paul II 57: Junior Thatcher Stone scored 21 points, and senior Max Davis added 18 as the Skippers (12-7) won at home.
Carver 60, Middleboro 58: Kai Barrett hit a layup as time expired to lift the Crusaders to a road win. Tyler Halunen led Carver with 21 points.
Avon 63, Blue Hills 51: Avon (12-7) received a monster outing from Jack Parent (17 points, 25 rebounds), while Falilou Sakho (21 points) and Paulo Barbosa (12 points) also scored in double figures.
Archbishop Williams 63, Cardinal Spellman 23: Sophomore center Jess Knight scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the host Bishops (16-2, 10-2) in the Catholic Central League game. Senior Shannon Kelley of Quincy, who is out for the season with a fractured foot, was allowed to receive the opening tap on Senior Night.
Abington 42, Brockton 30: Sophomore Lauren Keleher (12 points, 10 rebounds) starred as the Gren Wave (12-8) won on Senior Night.
Marshfield 54, Notre Dame Academy 45: Senior Cassie Caldwell (23 points) and sophomore Caileigh Sullivan (21) led the Rams (10-7) to a non-league road win.
Sacred Heart 32, South Shore Votech 25: Kylee Slavik scored 11 points, and Amanda Latini chipped in with 10 for the Saints (12-7).
Taylor McKinnon scored 10 points for South Shore, and Jade Watts added six. Hayley Brouseau played well defensively.