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Charlestown Girls’ Softball is still looking for players for their spring league, ages 4-12. The league practices at the Charlestown High School turf field on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Alternatively, those interested can contact Jack Schievink at (617) 201-4507 or email at [email protected].



Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk can hold his head high after his 2017-18 regular season and playoff performance. The old adage “work your butt off and keep your mouth shut” served Matt well in waiting for his “turn” on the ice. When it came, he seized the opportunity and showed why he is a bona-fide NHL player. With a core of talented young players, Matt is sure to play an important role in what could be an exciting next few years at the “GAHDIN.” Thanks, Matt, for being a wonderful ambassador for your family and Charlestown.



Former Kimball Union and Braintree High School “hoop” superstar Nick Timberlake has committed to attend Towson University in Baltimore (MD) in the fall. Nick hopes to have an immediate impact on the already strong Division 1 Tigers team.



Despite a frustrating lacrosse season for the Salem St. women’s team (3-14), sophomore whirling dervish Rose Sullivan served notice that her star is already shining. Rose, who is also a standout wing on the women’s hockey team, tallied 15 goals, 9 assists, 43 shots, and was second on the team with 34 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers. Rose’s career stats stand at 18 goals, 11 assists, 52 shots, 44 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers.



Franklin Pierce attacker Colin Doherty, who saw an increased role his sophomore season, looks forward to a promising ‘19 season as the Ravens finished up the 2018 campaign with a 5-8 record. Colin has tallied 2 goals, an assist, and 11 shots in his career.



While serving as a reserve on the potent St. Joseph (ME) varsity baseball team (29-12), freshman Patrick Kelly did manage to make his mark on the JV squad (7-5). Patrick, a Dean’s List student, flashed the leather at four positions (first base, second base, left field and right field) and posted a .250 average with 7 runs, 6 walks, and 5 RBIs.



Colby-Sawyer senior Connor Henry, son of former Bunker Hill Community College two-sport standout Dan Henry, wrapped up his collegiate career in fine fashion with a CHARGER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK selection. In his last start on the mound, Connor (6-9 career record, 4.20 ERA, 85 innings pitched, 51 strikeouts) pitched on consecutive days – the game was halted after 3 innings due to rain and continued the next day – and tossed a complete-game 5-hitter to notch the win. Despite a sub-par season by the Chargers (6-25), Connor still managed a .298 batting average and finished his career with a .285 average and 26 RBIs.

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