Sports

Local AAU club gains attention with national title

By 
David Benoit
Aug. 7, 2007

In the world of AAU basketball, teams from across the country compete on an enormous scale, players dreaming of the chance to raise a trophy and maybe one day stand on an NBA court. It's a league the fuels competition in every season, games on any days. The Merritting Attention Basketball Club puts out teams of boys and girls to play in almost every level the AAU has leagues. That's a lot of games to attend and a lot of players.  Read more

Bambino Reverses Curse?; Neponset Infant's Family Hopes Stork Makes Return Trip, This Time with a World Series Ring

It's a great deal of pressure for a youngster, heading into his first postseason with only a few weeks in The Show under his belt. He was an early September call-up.

But the rookie appears to be handling all this newfound attention with aplomb. He doesn't say much, doesn't complain much. The only hint that the pressure's getting to him is a knack for wetting his pants.

His grandmother hails him as a sort of baseball Moses, a bonnet-clad messiah, the bambino who reversed the curse. There are great expectations for Championship Charlie.  Read more

Fans Have Playoff Fever Down Pat

Just as the die-hardest of die-hard sports fans in the state of Massachusetts were feeling down on themselves after the Red Sox lost, the New England Patriots came to save the sports year. Beginning on October 5 with an 8-point win over the Tennessee Titans, the Pats banged out 12 straight victories to end the NFL season and enter the playoffs at 14-2. And, if there is one thing sports fans in this state know how to do is forget of the let downs of the past and focus on the positives - travel down Dorchester Avenue and you will see just how fans have been coping.  Read more

Bantam B's Make Neighborhood Proud with Title Run

There are no words that suffice to describe the Dorchester Bantam B's effort in the State Tournament. While the effort ended in a loss, on a fluke goal in the semi-final game against Somerset, Watupa, and Swansea (SWS), the B's got to the penultimate game the hard way.  Read more

Mark Mullen Adds Dot Flavor to Beanpot

The clock high above the FleetCenter ice reads 2:21 remaining in a 2-1 game on the first Monday in February. Over on the Boston University bench, Head Coach Jack Parker, playing with the lead in the semifinals of the 51st annual Beanpot Tournament, urges his penalty-killing line on the ice and Mark Mullen, out of St. Margaret's Parish, vaults the boards and heads up ice. Mullen snares the puck near the red line and executes a neat backhand dump into the Harvard zone.  Read more

Urban Nutcracker to Make Triumphant Return to The Strand

Boston has a "Nutcracker" for many a niche market - a Jewish "Nutcracker," a gay "Nutcracker" - all competing with the Boston Ballet version , the world's most popular production of the world's most popular ballet.  Read more