Odds and ends to quench your playoff-induced thirst

Footnotes! Dribs and drabs. Or ‘disa and data,’ as Bud Gillooly used to call the stuff. In other words, here are some more odds and ends looking for a place to land.

…Three and a half years after he graced the waiver wire — when any team in the NHL could have had him for peanuts — Tim Thomas is about to win the Vezina Trophy, the fabled bauble annually awarded the chap adjudged the best goaltender in the game. As rags to riches tales go it doesn’t get much better in today’s unsentimental and greedy pro sports scene. Nor might there be a fellow more deserving.  Read more

All Dorchester Sports League Baseball Tryout

ADSL Summer Baseball Tryout

Ages 15-18

Date: Saturday, May 16th
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Place: Town Field

Any questions, please call (617) 287-1601

Dot Eagles make official exit from Pop Warner league

Officials from the Dorchester Eagles youth football and cheerleading program made it official yesterday: They have pulled out of the national Pop Warner organization and joined a new youth sports league. The break comes on the heels of a bitter dispute that began after a brawl involving members of the Eagles and a rival team from Rhode Island last December.  Read more

Coach Julien gets credit for this over-achieving Bruins team

Here are three things to ponder while waiting for the Stanley Cup playoffs to awaken from sabbatical and the Celtics to prove they are not a one-man team.

1. The Draft.

There’s no accounting for taste, especially where it concerns sporting appetites. Hence there’s no explaining the odd obsession with this annual dragooning of college football fodder into the gristmills of the National Football League. Although it could be argued this proves that as a nation we may have too much time on our hands.  Read more

St. Ann's Color Guard is tops in Eastern Mass

St. Ann's Color Guard 2009 ChampsSt. Ann's Color Guard 2009 Champs St Ann’s Colorguard has won the Eastern Mass. Circuit championship. The competition - held on March 28 - was filled with excellent guards that pushed St. Ann’s to bring out their best work in order to win.  Read more

Mike Durant carries on rugby tradition

Mike Durant: Savin Hill resident and BC High junior plays on USA's under 17 rugby team.Mike Durant: Savin Hill resident and BC High junior plays on USA's under 17 rugby team.Mike Durant’s got a healthy dose of rugby in his blood. His grandfather — the legendary Dr.  Read more

They 'saved' Fenway, but will we live to regret it?

In olden times (like, the ’50’s) battered old ballparks – dusty and rather bleak – sufficed and they were plentiful. Moreover, we were happy to have them. Gripes were rare and rarer still were heated calls for the body politic to belly up and provide newer and grander playpens for the hirelings of the local ballclubs who would come and go.  Read more

Will 'Hub of Hockey' awaken to its golden age

This year it is Boston University. Another year it’s Boston College. And it was only a few years back that Harvard skated off with a national championship. Some day the utter majesty of the New England college hockey tradition and the brilliance of its warriors will be fully appreciated, albeit probably not in their own backyard. Prophets are never honored in their own time and place.  Read more

Lady Chiefs bring home South Shore title

Matt Sweeney, Special to the Reporter
Apr. 15, 2009

Lady Chiefs: The DYH 12 and under squad celebrate their victory over Canton. Photo courtesy Matt Sweeney/DYHLady Chiefs: The DYH 12 and under squad celebrate their victory over Canton. Photo courtesy Matt Sweeney/DYHThe Dorchester Youth Hockey girls 12 & under team defeated Canton today for the South Shore Championship. The Lady Chiefs took home the title thanks to a third period goal by Brenna Galvin to tie the score at 1-1. Then in overtime, Katie Nolan scored on a power play goal to win the game. Coach Driscoll raved about the goaltending of Patrice Guerarde and the defensive play by the entire team. Great job, Lady Chiefs!  Read more

Olympics dreams shared in Dot gym

Kade Krichko, Special to the Reporter
Apr. 10, 2009

>Through a maze of warehouse hallways and a shadowy set of stairs lies one of Dorchester's best kept secrets: its very own orchestra hall. Though perhaps not traditional by most musical standards, Grealish Boxing Club's orchestral qualities cannot be denied.  Read more