Reading Superintendent of Schools John Doherty has cancelled “in person sports and extra-curricular activities” until Saturday, Nov. 14 due to six Grade 10 Reading Memorial High students having tested positive for COVID-19.
WINCHESTER — This past golf season, Winchester’s Owen Egan continued his outstanding play and was one of the main cogs in the team finishing the year with a perfect 10-0 record.
READING — As one of the finest swimmers to compete for the Reading High girls swim team, senior co-captain Molly Hamlin has her sights set on new and exciting aspirations.
WOBURN — At some point this fall it seemed inevitable there would be some sort of outbreak that may cause a stoppage, or pause, of the local high school sports season.
Since the days of Bobby Orr & the Big, Bad Bruins of the 1970s, every local kid who has laced up skates, and learned how to play ice hockey, has dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League, more specifically for the Boston Bruins.
WOBURN — Back when Mike Higgins coached the Woburn High girls’ soccer team, one of his most frequent instructions for success was to “play to feet,” meaning to move the ball on the ground with short passes.
READING — With a new coach and a promising roster, the 2020 season could serve as a buildup for a return to the tournament in 2021 for the Reading High girls’ soccer team.
WINCHESTER — One of the byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic is the lack of an MIAA tournament in the 2020 season, so the Winchester High boys’ soccer team is just going to have to live with the fact it will be the defending MIAA Div. 2 EMass (Div. 2 state) champions for another year.
READING — With only four days left before the start of the 2020 season, Reading High boys’ soccer coach Dan McGrath is still a ways away from knowing what he has on this fall’s Rocket squad.
WINCHESTER — This would have been a sad season for the Winchester High girls’ soccer team, which once again is state title caliber, if this particular group, dominated by 15 seniors, had not already experienced a great deal of tournament success.
WOBURN — Since schools closed down in March during the onset of the coronavirus, it has been a long wait to see if there would actually be a soccer season for the Woburn High boys team in 2020.
READING — After a 6-10-2 (6-8-2 ML) record a year ago, the Reading High field hockey team has reason to feel optimistic this year, including a good response of 62 players who came out for this year’s team.
BURLINGTON — The Burlington High boys’ soccer team is as happy as any to get back to work, this fall, even if the restrictions put in place in order for soccer to be played work against the Red Devils’ defensive style.
WOBURN — For Woburn High field hockey, the experience for the players goes far beyond the wins and losses in the standings. It is about working hard and developing some team bonds that is fulfilling.
The current coronavirus pandemic has definitely had an impact on high school sports, as it has compelled administrators to make rule changes in several sports for the upcoming fall season, in an attempt to make playing environments as safe as possible for the players, while still giving thes…
BOSTON — Memorial Park in East Boston was like another world, weather-wise, with occasional rain falling and cool breezes whipping in off Boston Harbor, making for fall-like conditions, but it could not keep Woburn’s U-15 baseball team from remaining red hot in their quest for a Lou Tompkins…
WOBURN — They may have lost their senior season to the COVID-19 pandemic, but coach Joe Wells made sure the seniors on this year’s Woburn High baseball team did not miss out on the tradition of Senior Day.
WOBURN — Looking back over the decade that spanned the 2009-10 season through the 2018-19 season, it has been an incredible run for the Woburn High girls basketball team.
(Our “Throwback Thursday” series looks back at the Reading-Wakefield baseball tournament game of June 9, 1980 with a first-hand account from Steve Palladino, team manager, who was celebrating his 16th birthday that day.)
WOBURN — The second decade of the 21st century was pretty good to the Woburn High softball team. The Tanners consistently qualified for the MIAA Div. 1 North tournament, making it in all 10 years (2010-19). Woburn also closed the decade strong, winning the Middlesex League Liberty Division t…
Five years ago Ali O’Leary was on top of the Massachusetts girls high school hockey world. As a junior, O’Leary was named the state’s top player while her Reading High girls hockey team had won its first ever Division 1 state title in 2015.
(Our “Throwback Thursday” series looks back at the Burlington at Woburn football game in 1980. Played on a Monday afternoon due to rain, it became an all-time classic that is still talked about today by those who are old enough to remember.)
WOBURN — After a stellar indoor track season where she won the state title and finished third at the New England meet in the long jump, Woburn High senior Brooklyn Manna was eagerly anticipating competing in the National Meet, then moving on to achieve similar honors in outdoor track this spring.
Reading’s Mike Seibold is no different than a lot of Reading hockey players who come up through the youth hockey ranks and go on to play in high school.
For local high school and college athletes, the COVID-19 pandemic has either cancelled or shortened their spring seasons leaving them to wonder what could have been.
The four-year college basketball experience for Woburn’s Mat Catizone at Endicott College went far beyond what can be gleaned from looking at box scores and statistics.
(We take a look back at the 1982 EMass Division 1 North baseball tournament game between Winchester and Burlington. The following is a first-hand account at the game by Mark Reardon, Winchester’s starting pitcher on that day.)
After her 2019 season ended with a disappointing first round tournament loss, Westfield State junior softball pitcher and Woburn native Emily Arredondo was determined to atone for that disappointment.
READING — The 2010 decade for Reading High baseball was a continuation of the prior three decades of excellence as the program ran its streak of consecutive years making the state tournament to 26 years until finally missing out of a tournament berth in 2019 by one game.
WOBURN — Just like the most teams that play in Middlesex League Liberty, the Woburn High baseball team had to be above average in level of play just to make it into the tournament.
Winchester High basketball and football star, Michael Grassey spent the previous four years helping lead Hamilton College on its mission of going from a doormat to a NCAA Div. 3 national title contender.
Burlington native Mike DeMartinis was already a standout basketball player at Burlington High, having scored 1,086 points in his high school career before graduating in 2017.
Matt Mulvey is a prime example of someone who wanted something bad enough that he worked hard and achieved what he was after. For him it was in the game of basketball.
With live sporting events coming to a literal stop nearly worldwide, there are a lot of people in positions right now that they are not used to being in the middle of April.
WOBURN — The Woburn High girls’ soccer team is coming off a highly successful decade, one that saw the Tanners start slow and eventually reach the MIAA Div. 2 North semifinals twice in three years.
During her four-year career as an outstanding two-sport high school athlete at Reading Memorial High School, Haley Lightbody shined on the basketball court and on the outdoor track circuit.
BURLINGTON — If you’re around the football sidelines during the fall sports season as the weather goes anywhere from warm in September to frigid on Thanksgiving morning, you will find Marina Callahan blissfully cheering on her classmates as a cheerleader for the Burlington High football team.
READING — The Reading High football team has been in many memorable, high-stakes games this past decade, and not all of them have been in the playoffs. Two have taken place on Thanksgiving against neighboring rival Stoneham, a series which since 2013 has produced plenty of highlights and wil…
WOBURN — With the COVID-19 outbreak in full bloom nationally and sporting events having been brought to a complete standstill, it is hoped that playing golf can bring some relief.
After four years competing for the UMass Lowell indoor and outdoor track teams, which culminated last year with becoming the America East Conference runner-up in the shot put, Woburn native Jenny Lee had a chance to compete in Division 1 college softball, the other sport she competed in at W…
WINCHESTER — When reflecting on the greatest games of the last decade for the Winchester High football team, head coach Wally Dembowski (who took over in 2011) and his staff focused on wins that were the building blocks to where the Sachems are now, in good shape while moving forward to the …