Sports

Early sign-up deadline for Cedar Grove Baseball is Monday

By 
Staff
Feb. 27, 2014

Registration for Cedar Grove Baseball continues this week with a March 3 deadline for discounted fees. The league, serving the youth of Dorchester for over six decades, has a new website that allows for registration online: cedargrovebaseball.com The league is also hosting an in-person sign-up session on Sat. March 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richard J Murphy School/Leahy-Halloran Community Center at One Worrell Street. Children ages 5-15 can play in Cedar Grove Baseball. The league’s t-ball division includes kids ages 5-7 (as of April 30). T-ball games are played at Dorchester Park.  Read more

Baseball for disabled kids planned in Savin Hill

Savin Hill Little League will introduce a new division specifically for developmentally and physically challenged youth this season. The “Challenger” division will be the first opportunity for non-typical kids to play baseball in their own neighborhood.

“The hope is to set them up with buddies and bring them all together socially and to have fun playing baseball,” said Brendan McDonough, who is serving as commissioner of the Challenger division. “For some kids who’ve tried baseball, and it didn’t work out for them, this gives them another option.”  Read more

She’s punching for a Golden Gloves title: Dot’s Egan excelling in the ring

By 
Jordan Frias, Special to the Reporter
Feb. 13, 2014

Michelle Egan, center, is pictured with her training partner Shelly Walsh and trainer Ed LaVache. Photo courtesy Michelle EganMichelle Egan, center, is pictured with her training partner Shelly Walsh and trainer Ed LaVache. Photo courtesy Michelle Egan

While she waits hopefully for an appointment to the Boston Police Academy, Dorchester’s Michelle Egan is keeping busy sparring and competing in the boxing ring. Last Tuesday, the 28-year-old Granville Street resident won her bout in the 125-pound weight class in the Central New England finals of the annual Golden Gloves amateur competition. She will follow that up with a match next Tuesday night in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium against the top competitor in the 119-pound ranks.

A lifelong resident of Dorchester resident, Egan is a graduate of the St. Brendan School, where she played on the CYO softball team, Archbishop Williams High in Braintree, and Curry College in Milton. She works as the population manager for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.  Read more

City plans renovations, public art for Town Field park

By 
Dave Eisenstadter, Special to the Reporter
Jan. 16, 2014

Town Field is home to the All Dorchester Sports League and other baseball and softball groups locally. Above, an ADSL t-ball game in 2010. Photo by Bill Forry

Last renovated in 1998, the fields at Fields Corner’s Doherty Gibson Park — more commonly called Town Field— will get a $275,000 facelift starting this summer, along with a public art project that is still in development. Residents at a community meeting held last Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Cleveland Community Center gave their input with some saying that the park’s current condition is an embarrassment.

Among the issues the renovations will hope to address are drainage, fence repair, repair to the batting cages. The playground will not be included in the renovation, said Allison Perlman, project manager for the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.  Read more

Dot Eagles bound for Super Bowl at Disney

Dorchester Pop Warner team headed for Super Bowl: The Dorchester Pop Warner Junior Midget team of 12- and 13-year-old players won the regional championship last weekend by defeating the Hartford Hurricanes. The team will travel to Orlando, Florida this weekend to play in the national Pop Warner Super Bowl tournament. The league is seeking help from Dorchester residents and businesses to help defray the costs of the trip. Photo courtesy Jean FelixDorchester Pop Warner team headed for Super Bowl: The Dorchester Pop Warner Junior Midget team of 12- and 13-year-old players won the regional championship last weekend by defeating the Hartford Hurricanes. The team will travel to Orlando, Florida this weekend to play in the national Pop Warner Super Bowl tournament. The league is seeking help from Dorchester residents and businesses to help defray the costs of the trip. Photo courtesy Jean Felix

The Dorchester Pop Warner junior midget team of 12 and 13 year-old players won the regional championship last weekend by defeating the Hartford Hurricanes, 29-6. The team will travel to Orlando, Florida this weekend to play in the national Pop Warner Super Bowl tournament at Disney World.

The Eagles will play their first round game on Sun., Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN3.

The team is seeking help from Dorchester residents and businesses to help defray the costs of the trip, which is expected to cost roughly $20,000. The team departs on a bus for Florida on Friday.

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh is one of the leaders rallying to the cause.  Read more

Pop Warner Eagles alum excels for Williams College

By 
Dave Eisenstadter, Special to the Reporter
Nov. 27, 2013

Jeff Brewington

Jeff Brewington was afraid to sign up for Pop Warner football when he was 7, but after some encouragement from his father he has gone on to play college football for Williams, one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the nation.

“I really enjoyed watching the game, but I was afraid to play when I was younger,” Brewington said. “But at the same time I was always tackling my dad in the house trying to show off how good I was at football. He signed me up one day.”  Read more

O'Sullivan inducted into Curry College Hall of Fame

By 
Staff
Nov. 15, 2013

Michael O'Sullivan: Curry College Hall of FamerMichael O'Sullivan: Curry College Hall of FamerMichael (Mikey O) O’Sullivan, son of Daniel and Denise O’Sullivan from Dorchester, was inducted into the Curry College Hall of Fame for Hockey on Nov. 1.

Mikey began his hockey career starting with Dorchester Youth Hockey (DYH). Hewas part of the famous midget team (1999-2000) that placed first in their division, won the state championship and traveled to Houston and won the national championship.

Michael attended Archbishop Williams High School. As a senior, Archies’ went on to the state finals and the team placed second. Michael was ranked 4th all-time in scoring at Curry College with 172 career points. He excelled on the ice during his four hockey seasons there. In his junior season, he was named the Joe Concannon Award winner as the Division III New England Player of the Year, while also being named the ECAC Northeastern Player of the Year.  Read more

World Series win electrifies city

WORLD SERIES ELECTRIFIES THE CITY— As the Boston Red Sox set off for St. Louis and — ultimately— another World Series trophy last week, the students and faculty at Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy’s Columbia Campus banded together to show off their Boston pride. The school kids were encouraged came to school wearing their fake beards last Friday— a hat tip to the hometown squad who turned this baseball season into one for the ages here in Boston. Images courtesy Claire F. Barton Sheridan/ Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy

SET, HIKE! Greater Neponset flag football underway

Set HikeGreater Neponset Flag Football League

The Greater Neponset Flag Football League opened its 2013 season last weekend at Garvey Playground on Neponset Avenue. Above, players for Team Conners in the Leprechaun division lined up to take a snap during a game on Saturday morning. Many of the team jerseys in the league are emblazoned with a new slogan on the back that reads, “Dorchester Strong.” Photo by Jimmy King

Selig’s way: Deceive, “an inch at a time”

In the realm of geopolitical mischief, the notion that if you give a determined aggressor an inch he’ll end up demanding a mile every bloody, dang time has been affirmed and re-affirmed by much unfortunate history. Like in the last messy century when Germany was allowed to grab the Sudetenland and immediately demanded the rest of Central Europe.  Read more