TIGERS CLAWING WAY TO TITLE
Pope John XXIII Coach Leo Boucher has his “hoop” squad atop the Division 4 polls as they head into a Friday night matchup with bitter rival Matignon (11-2 overall, 8-2 league). In what promises to be a “donnybrook” in the Warrior “bandbox” gym, a Tiger win would all but clinch the Catholic Central League title for PJ (13-1 overall, 9-0 league).
SULLIVAN COMMITS TO FRANKLIN PIERCE
Bridgton Academy senior and former Revere High School standout Eddie Sullivan committed to play Division 2 Football for Franklin Pierce University next season. A two-sport athlete (he also plays lacrosse) Eddie helped turn Bridgton’s season around by moving from his linebacker position to quarterback where he helped the offense average nearly 30 points per game the second half of the season.
Matt Greatorex, considered by many to be the greatest runner in Wakefield High School history, put the finishing touches on his remarkable career with a third place finish at the indoor track championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury. Already the two-time defending state cross-country champ, Matt posted a phenomenal time of 4:26 in the 1-mile event. Matt has already committed to attend UMass Lowell and looks forward to enrolling in their engineering program.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Braintree forward Adriana Timberlake tossed in 19 points but it wasn’t enough as the Wamps lost a 46-44 heartbreaker to Bishop Feehan…Kimball Union forward Nick Timberlake scored 21 points in the Wildcats 68-53 triumph over Holderness…Coach Leo Boucher’s Pope John XXIII Tigers remain #1 in Division 4.
Lowell Catholic wing Mitch Andrea tallied two goals and two assists in the Crusaders 10-0 demolition of Cardinal Spellman…BC High wing Matt Lakus scored a goal in the Eagles 5-0 trouncing of Catholic Memorial.
Elms senior standout Aislinn Carrier placed first in the 200 Freestyle Relay, third in the 100 and 200 Freestyle, and fourth in the 50 Breaststroke in the Blazers 168-63 setback to UNE.
2017 COLLEGE SPORTS
Maine wing Nolan Vesey blasted four shots on net in the Black Bears 3-2 victory over UMass…Assumption wing Tommy Mahoney notched a goal and an assist to go along with five shots on net in the Greyhounds 4-3 triumph over Franklin Pierce…Worcester St. wing Brendan Boyle rifled three shots on net in the Lancers 4-4 tie with Fitchburg St.
Manchester wing Mike Doherty tallied a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Wheeling Nailers…Jacksonville wing Brendan Collier notched an assist in a 4-2 defeat to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
CHARLESTOWN LITTLE LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING
The schedule for Charlestown Little League Spring Training is out; all sessions will be held in the gym at the Community Center on Medford St. Registration for the 2018 regular season will begin at the end of February on line (preferred) and in person at the Community Center during Spring Training sessions beginning Feb 26.
- Monday Feb. 5 6-7pm T-ball (new to baseball and cannot hit a pitched ball, ages 4-7 yrs); 7-8 p.m. Major league (ages 9-12 yrs old, born between 5/1/05-8/31/08)
•Monday Feb. 12, 6-7 p.m. Rookie ball/Coach Pitch (have completed a year of t-ball and/or can hit a pitched ball, ages 5-7 yrs); 7-8 p.m. AAA/Minor league Player pitch (ages 8-9 yrs old)
•Monday Feb. 26 6-7 p.m. T-ball; 7-8 pm Majors
•Monday Mar. 5 6-7 p.m. Rookie ball; 7-8 p.m. AAA
•Monday Mar. 12 6-7 p.m. T-ball; 7-8 pm Majors
•Monday Mar. 19 6-7 p.m. Rookie ball; 7-8 p.m. AAA
•Monday Mar. 26 6-7 p.m. T-ball; 7-8pm Majors
•Monday April 2 6-7 p.m. Rookie ball; 7-8 p.m. AAA
•Monday April 9 6-7 p.m. T-ball; 7-8 p.m. Majors
The League also need coaches! Please contact them in person at the Spring Training sessions or contact them by email at [email protected] to volunteer for coaching, especially for t-ball and Rookie ball/Coach Pitch.
Team rosters will be formed in mid-April, and Opening Day is scheduled for Sat., April 28.