REGISTRATION FOR CHARLESTOWN LITTLE LEAGUE 2019 IS NOW OPEN
Players should be between 4-12 years old by Aug. 31, 2019. Register on line: https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2089459.
Contact us at [email protected] if you have trouble with registration. Winter practices for AAA and Majors will begin at Extra Innings in Middleton on Jan. 6 and run every Sunday January through March from 2-4 p.m. We will have a signupgenius.com sign up sheet available soon. Players must be registered to play little league for the 2019 season to be eligible to participate in the extra innings practices.
Winter practices for Rookie ball and T-ball will be held at the Community Center on Medford Street. We are still working out the schedule and will post it soon.
DON’T TELL ANYONE BUT…
In her first campaign as head coach in what was supposed to be a rebuilding season, Reading girls hockey honcho Alexa Hingston saw her Lady Rockets sneak into the MIAA tourney and nearly topple one of the top Division I seeds. Now in her second season behind the bench, Alexa and assistant coaches Catherine Taglilatela and Kendall Junta (a former teammate of Alexa’s at St. Anselm) have helped guide Reading to a 3-0-0 start while outscoring their opponents by a 17-4 margin.
Leading the way on offense is senior wing Abbie Collins (3 goals, 3 assists), one of the league’s elite two-way players. While the hockey “poll pundits” haven’t given the Lady Rockets any lovin’ yet, it’s only a matter of time before they get their due props. In the meantime, hope springs eternal for what may be a very special year.
LET THE DEFENSE BEGIN
As the number of “wannabees” line up in an attempt to dethrone Division 4 state hoop champion Pope John XXIII, Coach Leo Boucher and the Tigers served notice that they are ready and waiting for all “comers.” Despite a sluggish first quarter on opening night, PJ rounded into form and vaporized a much-improved St. Joseph Prep to the tune of 85-41. Senior forward Conor Kelly helped the cause with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals.
LADY DRAGONS ON FIRE
Another high school winter squad flying under the radar is the Latin Academy girls swim team who have steam-rolled to three straight one-sided wins to open the season. As the Lady Dragons head into the Christmas break, sophomore McKenna Kyle and freshwoman Adriana Cepeda are fast emerging as impact swimmers.