ANOTHER DEFENDING CHAMP…
The Charlestown U-19 girls’ hockey team (ably coached by Joe Sullivan, Alyssa Sullivan and Mark Wall) look to defend their State Championship on home ice this weekend at the Emmons/Horrigan/O’Neil Rink.
The Lady Townies begin action this Friday night, Nov. 17, at 9:30 p.m. against Barnstable. They also play on Saturday, Nov. 18, against Wellesley at 10:20 a.m. and versus Reading at 8 p.m. The semi-finals and championship game will be played on Sunday, Nov. 19. GO TOWNIES!!!
Charlestown Youth Hockey and District 1 are hosting the 2017 Mass Hockey Tier III Girls U19 State Tournament in Charlestown. Games will be held all weekend. Please visit www.cyha.com for a complete schedule.
CHARLESTOWN YOUTH FOOTBALL SUPER BOWL BOUND
The Charlestown Spartans Youth Football team (Grades 5 and 6) brought home another league championship last weekend, beating Wakefield 40-8. These 22 boys and five great coaches have played their hearts out all season.
The Charlestown Spartans will play for all the marbles in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 19, at noon, against Beverly. The location is Bertram Field in Salem. The entry fee is $5 for everyone over age 6.
Come out and support the team and show Townie Pride for another great youth football season.
PLENTY TO CHEER ABOUT!!!
Congrats to the CYF players, coaches, cheerleaders and parents (and honchos Scott and Kelliegh Moses) on another successful season. Congrats also to Nora Brennan on her first year of cheering. GO TOWNIES!!!
LADY WOLFPACK MAKE BIG SPLASH
At the MIAA South sectional swimming championships (held at MIT), the Boston Latin “Townie” contingent of Keira McGrath, Jolie Doherty and Victoria Taeb helped the Lady Wolfpack team post an eighth place finish. The former Charlestown Boys & Girls Club swim team standouts certainly made their mark in the pool. Eighth-grader Keira McGrath, in particular, showed that she is someone to keep an eye on in the future. Keira finished 6th in the 200-freestyle relay, fifth in the 500-freestyle, fourth in the 200-medley relay, and an astonishing second in the 100-breaststroke. Sophomore standout Jolie Doherty also fared well finishing 13th in the 100-breaststroke and 21st in the 200-freestyle. Freshman Victoria Taeb added a 32nd in the 100-backstroke to help the Boston Latin cause. Congrats girls, and we can hardly wait for next year.
FALL SPORTS UPDATES
- FOOTBALL: Senior QB Liam Fitzpatrick threw for two TDs and ran for another as Winchester pulverized Medford to the tune of 33-0. The Sachems were winless in the five games Fitzpatrick (who has thrown for six scores and ran for three more) missed with an ACL injury…Pope John XXIII and head coach Craig Connors made it two in-a-row with an edge-of-your-seat 42-38 thriller against South Boston…Sophomore QB Nolan Houlihan helped Billerica thrash Danvers by a score of 31-14…Unbeaten powerhouse Everett (9-0) advanced to the MIAA state title game at Gillette Stadium…Melrose (10-0) continued their march toward the state title and seems a “team of destiny.”
- VOLLEYBALL: Worcester State saw their 2017 season come to a close after suffering a 3-0 (12-25, 13-25, 14-25) defeat at the hands of Emory (28-6) in the first round of the NCAA Division III tourney held in Atlanta. Junior setter standout Allie Nolan, once again, led the Lancers (26-9) with seven assists, six digs, three spikes and two kills.
- COLLEGE HOCKEY: Worcester State freshman wing Brendan Boyle tallied an assist in the Lancers 7-1 shellacking of Framingham State…UMass-Dartmouth sophomore wing Patrick Wrenn totaled a whopping 12 minutes in penalties in the Corsairs 3-1 triumph over Salem State…Salem State sophomore wing Jacqueline Sindoris and freshman wing Rose Sullivan each blasted two shots on net in the Vikings 3-2 setback to Morrisville St. In the return match, which resulted in a 4-4 tie, Sullivan scored a goal, Sindoris fired three shots on net and senior wing Danielle Kelley added an assist in a great game for the Townies…Army junior wing Trevor Fidler deposited a goal as the Cadets topped Niagara by a score of 3-1…Merrimack senior defenseman Aaron Titcomb blasted a shot on net in the Warriors 5-2 pummeling of Bentley.
- PRO HOCKEY: Walpole Express wing Will Ahearn tallied a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss to the East Coast Wizards…Manchester wing Mike Doherty notched a goal in the Monarchs 6-3 dismantling of the Worcester Railers…In his ECHL debut, Jacksonville (formerly Northeastern University) wing Brendan Collier tallied three assists against the Brampton Beast.
BRING ON 2018…
Congratulations to Charlestown head coach Dave Cahill on an extraordinarily entertaining season on the gridiron. In addition to posting a 5-3 record and qualifying for the Division 8 playoffs, juniors Steven Williams, Kewin Paul and Terrell McQueeney, sophomore Melvin Jones and freshmen Schnider Germilus and Juan Basabe-Muniz give Coach Cahill a solid nucleus to build on for the 2018 season. Two-way sensation Williams (QB/linebacker), in particular, should propel the Townies to new heights at Firefighter’s Field.
RUNNING ON EMPTY…
At the MIAA Eastern MA cross country championships, personal bests were the order of the day. In the Division I girls bracket, Boston Latin junior Jennifer Williamson posted a time of 21:58 to finish 104 out of 159 runners. At the Division III boys level, Hingham senior Liam Nolan came in at 17:28 to finish an impressive 43 out of 177 runners. In Division V boys, Arlington Catholic junior Ned O’Keefe clocked a time of 18:30 to finish 79 out of 165 runners. Very nice job.