CYHA Playoff Update
The Mite 1 team had a great run this season, but feel one goal short of taking the championship in their league. The team pulled out a rallying win on March 9 at Hockeytown, beating Waltham 2 by a score of 3-2. Then, on March 10, at the Woburn Rink, the Mite 1’s took on Waltham 4. A tight game ensued, but Waltham 4 pulled out the win 3-2…The Mite 3 team blazed to a second place seed in their division, but faced off against a motivated Wellesley team on March 9 in the semi-finals. The Mite 3’s battled, but went down 3-0 to end their season in third place.
The Charlestown Squirt AA team (10-11-6) is ready to face off against Medford on March 16 in Woburn. If they win, they will advance to play the Crusaders (19-5-1) on March 24…The Charlestown Squirt A team (12-12-3) is ready to play this Friday at Hockeytown in Round 1 of the playoffs. They will face Lexington/Bedford (2-23-1). Were they to advance, they will head to the quarterfinals on March 16 wher they will face Billerica Squirt A (18-7-2). The semi-finals in their division take place next weekend.
The Charlestown Peewee A team (11-13-3) begins playoff action on March 16 in Burlington during the Round 1 games against Parkway A2 (2-23-2). A win will advance them to the quarterfinals where they would face Wellesley A2 (16-7-5). The semi-finals in the division will be on March 23…The Charlestown Peewee AA (7-14-5) will get into action on March 19 at Malden against the Wizards (6-11-1). A win there would take them up against the Needham AAA (17-5-1) on Friday, March 22. The semi-finals in that league are March 24.
The Charlestown Bantam AA (17-4-5) are poised for a good run into the playoffs with a #3 seed, and starting off in the quarterfinals against Tewksbury AA (10-12-6) at Malden on March 22. A win would take them to the semi-finals on March 24.
NCAA “Elite 8” QUARTERFINALS (women)
•March 16 at Matthews Arena at 1 p.m.
Northeastern (27-5-5) vs. Cornell (23-5-6)
TOWNIE: NE freshwoman wing Micaela Sindoris
•March 16 at Potsdam NY at TBD
BC (26-11-1) vs. Clarkson (29-7-2)
TOWNIE ROOTS: BC junior wing Bridget McCarthy
What Else Is New?
For the 7th time in the last eight seasons, the Braintree girls “hoop” team went to the EMASS Division 1 finals at the TD (Boston) Garden. Senior superstar Adriana Timberlake is the straw that stirs the Lady Wamps (19-4) drink. With a penchant for slashing drives in the paint and momentum-turning bombs from the outside, Adriana certainly played a huge role on the parquet. The Wamps took the game at the Garden against Central Catholic, and are headed to another championship game, this time against Springfield Central.
Charlestown Little League Sign-Ups
The last day for Little League sign-ups is March 15. Sign up for the League at tshq.bluesombrero.com/charlestownllma.
Charlestown Little League has winter clinics on Mondays at the Community Center on Medford St. through the end of March: 6-7 p.m. for 4-7 year-olds and 7-8 p.m. for 8-12 year-olds. The last winter clinic is on March 18.
They have batting practice at Extra Innings in Middleton on Sundays 2-4 p.m. through March 31. Players must be registered for the 2019 season to participate, and then sign up on the SignUpGenius link below. Any questions? Email [email protected].
Charlestown Youth Basketball
•Thursday, March 7 – Bucks vs. Hornets, Community Center 1, 6:30 p.m.; Phoenix Mercury vs. Connecticut Suns, Edwards Middle, 7:15 p.m.; Trailblazers vs. Clippers, Harvard-Kent, 7:15 p.m.; Wizards vs. Thunder, Community Center 1, 7:30 p.m.; Rockets vs. Pacers, Community Center 2, 7:30 p.m.; and Sonics vs. Celtics, Harvard-Kent, 8:15 p.m.
•Tuesday, March 19 – Rockets vs. Spurs, 6:30 p.m., at Community Center 2; Mavericks vs. Sonics, 7:45 p.m., at Community Center.
•Thursday, March 21 – Bucks vs. Wizards, 6:30 p.m., at Community Center 1; Phoenix Mercury vs. Connecticut Suns, 7:15 p.m., Edwards Middle; Celtics vs. Trailblazers, 7:15 p.m., Harvard-Kent; Pacers vs. Thunder, 7:30 p.m., Community Center 1; Hornets vs. Warriors, 7:30 p.m., Community Center 2; and Clippers vs. Raptors, 8:15 p.m., Harvard-Kent.
•Playoffs start on Monday, March 25.
(* = Townie resident, no asterisk is Townie roots)