BUNKER HILL CC CHANGES MASCOT
After more than a year of research, reflection and evaluation, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has revealed a newly designed bulldog mascot to represent the College’s Athletics program. The new BHCC Athletics Bulldog was revealed at the College Faculty/Staff Forum on March 12.
The refreshed mascot design features a running bulldog, energetic and with its eyes focused forward, seeking success in a manner congruent with the program’s mission and consistent with the uniqueness of BHCC.
The bulldog has long been the mascot of BHCC Athletics. New Director of Athletics Dr. Loreto Jackson, who joined the College in 2017, felt that the mascot needed a refresh to better align with the College’s purpose and values. “The former bulldog had many different renditions,” explained Dr. Jackson. “The designs were not unique to BHCC, and, more importantly, did not embody the philosophy of BHCC.”
The College enlisted national brand identity firm Phoenix Design Works to assist with the mascot development. After research and discussion with department stakeholders, Jackson wanted to remove the common ideas of bulldogs—that they are mean-spirited, arrogant, combative or lazy. Instead, the BHCC Bulldog should portray respect, tenacity, a competitive spirit and loyalty. Also important was a gender-neutral mascot, unrestrained by the classic bulldog spiked collar.
Bunker Hill Community College is a member of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA), Division III. For more information on BHCC Athletics, please visit bhcc.edu/athletics.
LITTLE LEAGUE OPENING DAY
The Charlestown Little League will have its Opening Day Parade and Ceremonies on Saturday, April 27, at 8 a.m. Mayor Martin Walsh and other elected officials are confirmed to attend. The Parade starts at 8 a.m. at Harvard Kent School, and will proceed to Ryan Playground, where they will begin the season.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
Latin Academy sophomore hurler Carleigh Schievink tossed a complete game and notched three quality at bats to help the Lady Dragons topple Everett 6-4. Carleigh added another complete game and belted out 3 hits while freshwoman outfielder Jessica Pistorino added 3 RBIs in a double-header sweep of Nauset. BLA senior third basewoman Jessica Rynne tallied 3 RBIs in an 11-4 trouncing of Canton…St. Mary’s (L) senior twins Taylor (2 hits, RBI) and Jordan (hit, RBI) Sullivan carried the offense in the Spartans 7-1 conquest of Austin Prep…Bishop Feehan senior catcher Gabrielle Comeau tallied 3 RBIs to lead the Lady Shamrocks past Tolman by a score of 19-0. Gabrielle added 2 hits and 3 more RBIs in a 13-0 walloping of Attleboro…
Belmont Abbey junior shortstop Justin Moran (.297 AVG, 10 RBIs, 15 runs) belted out three hits, including a double, and knocked in a run as the Crusaders squeaked by Limestone by a score of 3-2…Francis Marion sophomore ace Katelyn Ellard (17-9, 2.57 ERA) overcame some shaky defense tossing a complete game with 4 earned runs as the Patriots outlasted Erskine 11-9. In 185 innings pitched, Katelyn has struck out 199 batters…St. Joseph outfielder Patrick Kelly (.454 AVG, 6 runs, 3 RBIs) lined a single and stole a base in the Monks 7-2 setback to Bridgton.
CHARLESTOWN GIRLS SOFTBALL
Charlestown Girls Softball started up this week with 10 and under playing on Tuesday night, 12 and under will be playing tonight, Thursday (April 25) at the high school field. Games are at 6 p.m. The League is still looking for players between the ages of 4 and 12. Those interested can email [email protected], or call (617) 201-4507.
TRACK IS BACK
Town Track is back and sign ups are continuing for the spring season. RSVP Coach Sean [email protected] or 857-222-5630 Register online at www.towntrackclub.com