Townie Sports

Matignon whirling dervish Rose Sullivan, daughter of Patrick and Janet “Twinkle” Sullivan, and St. Clement rugged winger Matt Dighton, son of George and Juliann Dighton, reached a significant milestone during the winter sports season by surpassing the 100 point mark for their high school career. What makes the achievement so special for the pair of seniors is that they are the first to accomplish this feat in their school’s history.

For Sullivan, a four-year All Star selection, this year’s Warrior campaign (16-1-5) is particularly sweet after suffering through a winless season (0-18-2) last winter. Sullivan, once again, has had a solid season netting 17 goals to go along with 10 assists in leading her team to the MIAA Division II state tourney as the #4 seed.

Unfortunately for Dighton, who is also a four-time All Star selection and one of the premier players in the state, his St. Joseph Prep/St. Clement team did not qualify for the MIAA state tourney. Dighton was an unstoppable force this winter as is reflected by his eye-popping 27 goals and 14 assists and his 123 career points are permanently etched in the record books.


Congratulations to both the Charlestown boys and girls “hoop” teams for qualifying for the MIAA tourney. In addition, the following “Townies” will be participating in high school basketball MARCH MADNESS:

  • Stoneham – Rick Rock (JR/forward);

St. Clement – Leo Boucher (coach) and Luke Von Hunnius (SOPH/center);

Pope John XXIII – Patrick Kelly (JR/center) and Renee Wang (FR/forward).

MIAA Boys Basketball Tourney:

  • Division 1 North

#11 Lawrence (11-10) at #6

Charlestown (14-7)

  • Division 3 North

#14 Stoneham (7-13) at #3

Shawsheen (12-6)

  • Division 4 North

#9 St. Clement (11-9) at #8 Austin Prep (11-9)

Winner will play at #1 Pope John XXIII (18-3)

MIAA Girls Basketball Tourney:

  • Division 3 North

#10 Charlestown (8-8) at #7 Amesbury (10-8). The Townie girls lost on Monday, 83-40.

  • Division 4 North

#10 Pope John XXIII (11-9) at #7 Essex Tech (13-7)

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