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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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Sharlene Stearns Cahill

May 5, 2011
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Pick a sport.  Swimming, track, basketball, softball, heck even rope-climbing, it doesn’t matter, Sharlene can do it all.  A natural athlete, she starred in the Charlestown Olympics, held at the Community Center facility in 1980, finishing in the “Top 5” in seven of the eight events. Sharlene currently serves as Co-President of the Little...

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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

April 29, 2011
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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

Official ceremony to be held this Saturday -By Tim Conway Although there may be a few Charlestown residents who don’t know Peter Looney by name or by face,  there are hardly any who can escape the effects of his good work, whether they know it or not. Looney’s many years of community service and...

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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

April 29, 2011
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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

“A hobby of mine is helping people out,” 18-year-old Charlestown Club member Quinlan Locke said. Whether applying his hobby at the Club, in the community, at school or with his family, Quinlan always strives to look out for the person in need. At the Club Quinlan mentors younger members in technology skills in the...

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Remembrance: Thanks, Jack

April 29, 2011
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-By Charlie McGonagle They came to the Keohane Funeral parlor in Quincy to say goodbye to a man who had been their coach and their mentor, but more importantly, he had been their friend.  He had come into their world when they were younger, so young, in fact, that many had no idea in...

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