NEWTON — Winchester High football coach Wally Dembowski is pleased to see his squad 2-0 after two games, but he was not happy with the way the Sachems played in their 23-6 victory over Newton South, Saturday afternoon at Winkler Stadium.
LAWRENCE — The Burlington football team had been waiting through a long preseason to play a game for real, and when it did, the Devils delivered a balanced and disciplined performance leaving Veterans Memorial Stadium with a 30-22 win over Lawrence.
The start of the local high school football season is like Christmas morning around here. All the preseason speculation and the “coach speak” we have to wade through just to get whatever crumbs these coaches want to part with is finally over. We get to see for ourselves what our teams have b…
BURLINGTON — The 2019 version of the Burlington football Red Devils will have to lean on a trio of returning seniors who look to lead a strong junior class whose week-to-week improvement will be imperative for the Devils to improve on their 5-6 campaign of last year.
WOBURN — This year’s Woburn High football team may be the youngest in head coach Jack Belcher’s now three seasons, but he isn’t writing this off as a rebuilding year.
WOBURN — The way the last three seasons have gone for the Woburn High boys’ soccer team, it seems like forever since the Tanners beat Winchester in the MIAA Div. 2 North semifinals to make it to the final, where Woburn lost to Concord-Carlisle.
READING — The Reading High girls’ soccer team took as big a hit as any when it came to graduation, losing four-year all-star Kayla Jose and four-year starter Alex Palermo, yet the Lady Rockets have enough left in reserve to perhaps be the surprise team in Middlesex League Liberty, this fall.
WOBURN — Woburn High girls’ soccer coach Jenna Fralick already has a trip to the MIAA Div. 1 North semifinals and two postseason appearances on her resume, yet it is this year that she sees as the one that will begin to define her career with the Tanners, and it has her both excited and a li…
WINCHESTER — The Winchester High boys’ soccer team has always been like a machine in terms of competing for titles in the Middlesex League and qualifying for the postseason. The town has an excellent youth soccer program and plenty of support for the sport within the town, and this has helpe…
READING — With a mixture of veterans and some (very) young new faces, the Reading High football team enters the 2019 season with hopes of once again defending the Middlesex League Liberty title and making some noise in the tournament.
BURLINGTON — This decade has not exactly been a rollercoaster for the Burlington High boys’ soccer team, but it has seen a slow ascent to the top, followed by a couple of solid seasons, followed by a moderate descent back down to the bottom.
READING — Claiming its first Middlesex League Liberty title since 2012, the Reading High golf team is well aware of the challenges that are waiting for the forthcoming season.
WINCHESTER — The Winchester High football team is coming off a winning season, capped by a double-overtime Thanksgiving Day classic victory over Woburn.
MALDEN — The Reading Summer Rockets completed a brilliant run through the Middlesex Senior Babe Ruth tournament field, bouncing back from an opening game loss to take their first-ever outright league title.
WATERTOWN — The Chuck Robinson-coached Reading LTA A Division team won its division in the Tournament of Champions round in the Lou Tompkins Association on Sunday.
WINCHESTER — Three Reading teams made the Bay State Baseball Tournament of Champions finals on Saturday, and when the first two lost on Sunday, it appeared it may be a dark day for the Rockets, as the last team on the docket was the biggest underdog.
MIDDLEBORO — The amazing journey of the Woburn 12-year-old All-Stars came to an end, Saturday evening, with an 8-6 loss to Holden in the Massachusetts Little League state tournament which was held at the Field of Dreams Complex in Middleboro.
ANDOVER — The Woburn 12-year-old Little League All-Stars did it, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to defeat North Andover, 3-2, to capture the Section 4 title, last night at Deyermond Field.
WOBURN — The amazing rise of 17-year-old Woburn junior Brooklyn Manna from a novice competing in outdoor track just two years ago, to now competing, not just at the state, but at the national level, took her to new heights even she couldn’t have imagined before.
LYNN — The most successful season in 41 years for the Woburn High baseball team came to an end, Saturday afternoon, as St. Mary’s of Lynn handed the Tanners their first shutout of the season, 5-0, in the MIAA Div. 2 North final, at Fraser Field.
LYNN — Just when you thought Ryan Qualey could not do anything more to help the Woburn High baseball team’s pitching staff, yesterday’s 6-3 MIAA Div. 2 North semifinal victory over Wakefield happened at Fraser Field.
WOBURN — The Woburn High baseball team did not need extra innings to gain a tournament victory, this time, but the Tanners did need all seven to gain a 4-3 walk-off quarterfinal victory over Marblehead, in the MIAA Div. 2 North tournament, yesterday at Carroll Field.
MEDFORD — While it was a winnable game despite going up against a three-seed, the Woburn High softball team just made a few too many mistakes and handed over too many runs, which put a sudden and disappointing end to both its tournament run and its season as well.
WOBURN — The Woburn High baseball team knew the postseason would be a different animal from what it had become accustomed to in the regular season, but the Tanners did not realize how quickly they would realize it.
READING — The year 1978 marked the last time Woburn had achieved at least a share of a Middlesex League baseball title and also the last year that Reading finished with a regular-season record of below .500.
READING — The Reading High girls’ lacrosse team took a large step towards toppling Woburn as Middlesex League Liberty champions with an 11-8 victory, yesterday at Hollingsworth Field.
Two years ago when the coaching staff at UMaine asked Drew Belcher to switch from quarterback to tight end, the football future of the Reading High Class of 2014 graduate seemed in doubt.
When Woburn native Emily Arredondo moved on from pitching for the Woburn High softball team to continue her softball career at Westfield State, she noticed a big difference in the levels of intensity and aggressiveness among the players and coaches at the college level compared to what she e…
WOBURN — Led by an experienced group of seniors, the Woburn High softball team won a third straight Liberty Division title last year with a 12-3 league record (14-4 overall).
WINCHESTER — For the past two seasons, the Winchester High baseball team has missed the tournament by fractions. Now under third-year coach Matt Taylor, the Sachems are hoping for better fate this spring.
READING — Failing to qualify for the Division 2 North tournament for just the second time in 17 seasons, the Reading High girls’ tennis team is aiming for the postseason.
READING — With a large group of experienced athletes led by a dozen seniors, the Reading High girls outdoor track team made a strong bid for the Liberty Division title last year. However, the Lady Rockets couldn’t defeat defending champion Woburn, and had to settle for a second-place finish …
READING — After a second straight third-place finish a year ago, the Reading High boys outdoor track team is determined to get over the hump.
WOBURN — After finishing the season with a 3-13 regular season mark, the Woburn High girls’ tennis team aims to strive for an improved campaign. With several solid seniors returning from last year’s squad, coach Steve Sullivan is optimistic regarding his team’s chances.
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BOSTON — The anticipation lasted an extra two hours for the Winchester High boys’ ice hockey team, and maybe that took the Sachems a little bit away from their usual approach as Winchester fell to Duxbury, 3-1, in the MIAA Div. 1 State final, last night at TD Garden.
LOWELL — The Winchester High boys’ ice hockey team did not have to come from behind in the MIAA Div. 1 North final, last night at Tsongas Center, but its 4-1 victory over St. John’s Prep may have been the Sachems’ most impressive thus far in the tournament.
BELMONT — While the final result was as expected between the top seed and the ninth seed, the Woburn High girls’ basketball team gave Belmont all it could handle through three quarters before a lack of shot making caught up to them.
WATERTOWN — The two-time MIAA Div. 1 state champion Woburn High girls’ hockey team has been dethroned, but coach Bob MacCurtain can live with that considering how far the Tanners came along this year after losing almost all of their offense to graduation.
STONEHAM — With a relatively small field, the rewards are high for winning in this year’s MIAA Div. 1 North boys’ hockey tourney. Win one game and your team is in the semifinals at Tsongas Center.
GLOUCESTER — Despite playing a strong defensive first half played at its pace, the Reading High boys basketball team couldn’t hit enough shots in the second half while seemingly Gloucester lived at the free throw line.
BILLERICA — As was the case with its entire season, the Burlington High boys hockey team’s MIAA Division 1 North quarterfinal against Andover was an uphill battle.