On the soccer field, UMass senior midfielder Christian Labeck tallied a shot and 77 minutes of solid two-way play in a heartbreaking 1-0 OT loss to 24th ranked Yale. Christian added another shot and 86 minutes of play as the Minutemen (5-9) upset Duquesne 2-1 in overtime…Charlestown (2-3) Coach Dave Cahill saw his squad make it two in-a-row with an exciting 26-24 triumph over Roxbury Prep. Seniors Terrell McQueeney (18 carries for 126 yards and 16 tackles) and Jahwon Ryan (10 carries for 88 yards) led the way for the Townies.
In college hockey action, Ohio St. (1-0-1) senior wing Miguel Fidler dished out an assist and blasted 4 shots on net in the Buckeyes 3-1 triumph over RIT…Billerica (4-3) senior standout QB Nolan Houlihan tossed a TD as the Indians roasted Malden Catholic 35-0. For the season, Nolan has surpassed 1,200 yards in the air and 300 yards rushing to go along with 10 touchdown passes…Two-way sophomore standout Will McKinnon notched a key interception and tallied two game-clinching receptions to help Tilton Academy (1-4) outlast Cushing by a score of 35-34…Northeast (1-5) senior QB Owen Halley threw for 200 yards and a TD and ran for 140 yards with two more scores but it wasn’t enough as the Knights fell to Greater Lowell 37-24.
MIAA State Tourney Update
Boston Latin junior golfer Noel Gallagher and the Wolfpack golf team (7-6) clinched a sectionals berth…Northeast (11-5) freshman Patrick Cotter and the Knights golfers also clinched a spot…Freshman Maxx Owens and junior Treavor Owens are a big reason the Reading golf squad (6-3-1) awaits their tourney seeding…The Charlestown volleyball team (9-3), once again, secured a tourney bid and look to make a deep run in the City of Boston championships…Coach Laura Henry and the Mystic Valley soccer team (10-5) should notch a high seed in the sectionals.
Little League Banquet
The annual Charlestown Little League end of season awards banquet is scheduled for Thursday Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. in the Charlestown High School cafeteria. All levels (tee ball through Majors) are invited. Pizza, drinks and dessert will be available.
Charlestown Youth Basketball
The Charlestown Youth Basketball League is preparing for another season on the hardwood. The season begins in January and goes through March, but evaluations start on Dec. 3 and 5. There are several divisions, including: Co-Ed Clinic (ages 6-7); Girls JV (ages 8-9); Girls Varsity (ages 10-12); Boys JV (ages 8-9); and Boys Varsity (ages 10-12). The league fee is $95 and includes a shirt and winter hat.
Volunteers should contact Max Gomez at [email protected]. Register at: www.charlestownyouthbasketball.com.
Reading freshman Maxx Owens, who posted an 8-1 match record this season, shot an 88 in his debut in the MIAA Division 2 North Sectionals and served notice that he will be a force to be reckoned with in the future. Northeast rising star freshman Patrick Cotter got his first taste of tourney action in the Division 3 North Sectionals and shot a 93.