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Obituaries 05.05.2011

May 5, 2011
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Ann Silva Charlestown resident Ann M. (Carpenter) Silva of Charlestown died  peacefully at home on April 27 surrounded by her family. She was 65 years old. The beloved wife of Joseph Silva, she was the loving mother of Joey Silva and his wife, Vanessa, of Woburn, and Chris Silva of Charlestown; sister of Jackie...

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Help Keep Me in the “loop”

May 5, 2011
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If a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sports or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com and I will be sure to include the info/photo in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor roll students or scholar athletes, or...

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Honor Roll Call

May 5, 2011
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Congratulations to Catherine Taglilatela, a junior at Colby-Sawyer College, who was selected to serve a sports medicine internship as Athletic Trainer with the Dartmouth College football program…St. Joseph Elementary School of Medford announced that Patrick Kelly (High Honors), Jeffrey Wang (High Honors), Ronan Carrier (Merit Honors) and Brennan Carrier (Merit Honors) achieved Honor Roll...

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“Townie” Sports Update

May 5, 2011
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Midfielder Aiden Shea notched his 20th career travel-team goal as the “Townies” (2-2-0) shellacked Melrose 6-0 in a Boys Under-10 contest…The two-time defending Charlestown Little League champion Teamsters have already jumped out to a 3-0 start.  

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Favorite Moments in Sports (Volume 3)

May 5, 2011
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It was brought to my attention that coverage of information in this column is woefully deficient of girls/women’s sports achievements.  In an effort to address this injustice, I offer the following segment highlighting several past and present female “Townie” athletes; with the understanding that this is just the “tip of the iceberg.”  

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Ellen Crotty Pistorino

May 5, 2011
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Arguably the greatest “Townie” female athlete ever, Ellen left a spectacular collegiate sports legacy.  A member of the Suffolk University Hall of Fame, she still holds several school records in both basketball and softball.  Ellen was also a standout infielder and pitcher in the Charlestown Little League and Babe Ruth baseball programs, displaying signs...

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Debbie Greteroux

May 5, 2011
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What I remember most about Debbie, who was the first female “hoopster” I ever saw execute a behind-the-back dribble, was her floor leadership and court awareness.  She always knew where her teammates were and made sure the player who had the highest percentage shot got the ball in her hands. Incredibly, whenever I refereed...

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Julia Caldwell

May 5, 2011
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I don’t know if it’s the water they drink, but the Caldwell’s sure know how to produce athletes.  John is a defenseman for the Harvard University hockey team and, certainly, Julia is no exception.  Already an All Star hockey player for Boston Latin, she is currently belting out extra-base hits for the softball team....

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Alexa Hingston

May 5, 2011
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In what will more than likely end up as a Hall of Fame St. Anslem’s hockey career, Alexa Hingston provided her parents (Jimmy and Andrea) with plenty of lifelong memories.  However, in addition to her high school and collegiate achievements, Alexa’s academic accomplishments were just as noteworthy. I’ve been blessed to have had Andrea...

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Joan Crowley

May 5, 2011
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If there are statistics kept in Charlestown for the all-time women’s softball leader in hits, runs and (OK) errors, surely Joan Crowley’s name would appear near the top of every category.  She is not the most talented player, but without question, is one of the greatest in “Townie” women’s softball history. Much like Carl...

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