Townie Sports

Pistorino participates in USA Hockey National Development Camp

Jessica Pistorino recently participated in the 2019 USA Hockey Girl’s 15 National Development Camp held July 12-17, 2019 at the Herb Brooks Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

The camp provides top players from across the United States, selected for the camp after a competitive tryout, the opportunity to train and compete against each other while receiving on and off-ice training and coaching.  In addition, the camp serves as an evaluation platform for players vying to represent the United States at international tournaments and other hockey events.  

Charlestown Youth Football Making Impact

Under the continued leadership of Kelliegh and Scott Moses, the Charlestown Youth Football (CYF) program is making a huge impact in both cheering and football. In addition to piling up league championships and providing area high schools with sensational talent, CYF is giving kids of all ages a chance to develop confidence and create lifelong friendships. Charlestown HS football head coach Dave Cahill (himself a charter coach when CYF was established) has seen first-hand how far the program has come. The Townie high school team has no fewer than 10 CYF graduates on the roster and many local high schools are sprinkled with both cheerleaders and players from the program. Nichols senior Eddie Evers and Franklin Pierce sophomore Jonte Joseph are even representing the program at the collegiate level.

Youth Hockey

It may have been 85 degrees and sunny lately, but Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) players have hit the ice skating sharp this fall season, with most teams starting their parity rounds in early September.

By all accounts, officials from the CYHA have indicated that numbers are way up once again and growing in skill and level of competition.

This year there are 11 co-ed/boys teams competing, with four levels of Mite teams. There are also four teams of girls-only squads competing as well.

Makes no difference if it’s cold or hot, the hockey season has started in Charlestown.

High School Fall Sports Update

On the gridiron, Billerica (2-2) senior quarterback Nolan Houlihan completed 14 of 18 passes for 302 yards and 3 TDs in a 31-5 romp over Bishop Feehan…Northeast (1-2) senior QB Owen Halley tossed a touchdown strike in the Knights 20-6 pasting of previously unbeaten Whittier.

Key performances by Boston Latin senior Jolie Doherty and junior Victoria Taieb helped the Lady Wolfpack swimmers (3-1) squeak by Marshfield by a score of 92-91…On the gridiron, Charlestown senior running back Terrell McQueeney tallied a touchdown and several highlight reel rushes, but it wasn’t enough as Coach Dave Cahill’s Townies (0-1) fell to O’Bryant 34-14…On the soccer field, Boston Latin senior Elizabeth Griffith scored the game’s only goal as the Lady Wolfpack (3-2-1) edged Waltham 1-0. In a 3-2 triumph over Weston, Griffith notched two goals including the game-tying score on a nifty assist from junior Quinlan O’Brien. Sophomore Reagan O’Brien also added a goal. The Townie trio, once again, dominated in a 4-1 victory over Cambridge with Elizabeth, Quinlan and Reagan all scoring goals.

Whelton Digs In

St. Joseph ME freshwoman Elizabeth Whelton, daughter of former NHL player and BU standout Bill Whelton, is already making her presence felt for the rebuilding Monks (3-11). Elizabeth has tallied a kill and 2 digs in 5 matches played in what promises to be a productive volleyball career.

Labeck Making His Mark

UMass senior midfielder Christian Labeck continues to play an important starting role as the Minutemen (4-3-0) begin the Atlantic-10 Conference portion of their schedule. With 525 minutes and a shootout goal on his soccer resume, Christian looks to finish his career with an extended playoff run. GO MINUTEMEN!

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