Long-time Townie Sports columnist Kevin Kelly reported to the paper that he is stepping back from his popular column in the newspaper and online for a time. His reporting on local athletes was invaluable and comprehensive. No one knows more about Townie sports than Kevin. He is encouraging everyone to continue posting their athletic accomplishments on the Townie Sports Facebook page, and the Patriot-Bridge will continue picking those up and reporting on them in the paper. See ya’ around Kevin!
Derby Dreams Dashed
Charlestown’s Mark Sullivan reported that his racehorse Bourbon War came in 24th in the field with 31 points, just finishing outside of the mark to be admitted to this weekend’s Kentucky Derby. The point threshold this year was much higher than in previous years, making it a little more difficult to gain entry into the race. Bourbon War was looking good throughout the spring season, but hit a slight bump in finishing 4th at the Florida Derby. Sullivan said they plan to enter the horse in the Preakness or the Belmont Stakes.
Yeah Bruins!!! Yeah Matty “Ice”!!!
Boston Bruin, and Charlestown’s favorite man on the ice, Matt Grzelcyk ended up with four assists and 10 shots on net for the playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Picking up on that momentum, Grzelcyk scored a power play goal against Columbus on Sunday in the Bruins’ overtime loss. Down 2-1, the team is scheduled to play today, May 2.
High School Sports
O’Bryant junior third baseman Oscar Jahn blasted his first career homer and added a pair of nifty rally-killing assists to help the Tigers topple Tech Boston 9-0…BB&N senior hurler John Day tossed a complete game allowing only 3 runs in a 3-2 loss to Governors Academy…Newsome (FL) sophomore catcher Lydia Castro smacked an RBI hit in a 10-1 victory over Strawberry Crest…Bishop Feehan senior catcher Gabrielle Comeau banged out 2 hits and tallied 2 RBIs in the Lady Shamrocks 15-2 pummeling of Coyle-Cassidy…
Salem St. junior midfielder Rose Sullivan rifled 2 shots and tallied 4 ground balls in the Lady Vikings 17-12 setback to Gordon…Nichols junior midfielder Hugh O’Donnell totaled 2 shots and 9 ground balls in a pair of victories, 15-10 over Dean and 18-4 over Becker…Franklin Pierce junior attacker Colin Doherty scored 2 goals and blasted 3 shots in the Ravens 21-7 defeat at the hands of Pace.