Townie Sports

Micro Hockey Is Back

Charlestown Youth Hockey has opened registration for Micro Hockey, which is a Learn-to-Play Hockey program for boys and girls that are 5 to 8 years of age, who have not yet played organized team hockey. Only basic skating skills are necessary. Younger players may qualify after a coach evaluation. The program will run on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The first session will begin on November 9 and run until March 7.  Space is limited.  To register or obtain the required equipment list, go to  WWW.CYHA.COM and click on the MICRO HOCKEY tab.  Email questions to  [email protected].  

Learn to Skate

Charlestown’s Learn-to-Skate program begins November 9 and runs to mid-March.  The program is on Saturdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. It is open for children ages 3 and up. The Charlestown Mothers Association is sponsoring two FREE trial introductions on November 9 and the 16. On ice instruction will be staffed by Charlestown Youth Hockey volunteers.  For more information and to sign-up, visit the Charlestown Youth Hockey website at  WWW.CYHA.COM and click on the Learn-to-Skate tab.

Charlestown High Football in Playoffs

Charlestown High Coach Dave Cahill reported that his Townie charges will be playing at the Manning Bowl in Lynn this weekend against KIPP Academy. The Townies have shown some moxie this season, despite several injuries to key players like quarterback Terrell McQueeney. However, Charlestown freshman Ricky Cabral has stepped up to fill the gap well for a first-year player. Receiver Melvin Jones, also of Charlestown, has had some great receptions too.

It is a win or go home situation for the Townies, and Coach Cahill said he believes they’ll be at their best for KIPP.

Running with the Pack

Congratulations to Boston Latin soccer standouts Elizabeth Griffin and Caroline Sicotte, who were both recognized on “Senior Night.” Elizabeth emerged as one of the dominant players in the Dual County League for the Lady Wolfpack, and Caroline showed extraordinary toughness by recovering from an early-season injury to get back on the field to help her team.

Fall Sports Update Townies

UMass (6-10-0) senior striker Christian Labeck blasted 4 shots in 85 minutes of play in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Rhode Island. In a Minutemen 3-2 triumph over La Salle, Christian played 87 minutes, blasted another four shots, and tallied 2 goals in what has been a remarkable senior season…Charlestown (2-4) freshman QB Ricky Cabral threw a 65-yard TD strike to Julian Curry and a 50-yard laser 6-pointer to Melvin Jones, and Terrell McQueeney added 40-yard scoring toss to Juan Basabe-Muniz but it wasn’t enough as the Townies fell to Boston City League power Tech Boston to the tune of 34-18…Worcester Academy freshman goalie Jessica Pistorino is a big reason the Hilltoppers (9-4) remain in contention for a field hockey playoff bid. Jessica has already been recognized as a Bart MVP Award (player-of-the-game) winner for her standout performance against Brooks…On the ice, Northeastern (5-1-0) sophomore wing Micaela Sindoris rifled a shot on net in the Lady Huskies 1-0 setback to Providence.

Townie Roots

Westfield St. sophomore Eddie Sullivan notched a tackle in the Owls 26-7 romp over Fitchburg St…On the ice, BC (7-0-1) senior wing Bridget McCarthy tallied an assist in the Eagles 5-1 triumph over Holy Cross…UMass-Lowell (4-2-2) junior wing Connor Sodergren contributed an assist and 2 shots on net in the River Hawks 3-3 tie with BU.

Charlestown Youth Basketball

The Charlestown Youth Basketball League is preparing for another season on the hardwood. The season begins in January and goes through March, but evaluations start on Dec. 3 and 5. There are several divisions, including: Co-Ed Clinic (ages 6-7); Girls JV (ages 8-9); Girls Varsity (ages 10-12); Boys JV (ages 8-9); and Boys Varsity (ages 10-12). The league fee is $95 and includes a shirt and winter hat.

Volunteers should contact Max Gomez at  [email protected]. Register at:

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