Jul. 4, 2012
Most football fans know New York Giants Coach Tom Coughlin, the winner of two Super Bowl games against the New England Patriots of Bill Belichick, as an intense, no-nonsense guy who brooks no dissent from his autocratic, perfectionist ways of running his team. He’s the man who is known for fining his players when they arrive for a 9 a.m. meeting at 9 a.m. To him, 9 a.m. meetings apparently begin no later than 8:50 a.m. Read more
The A’s won the Savin Hill Little League championship in their minor league division last Saturday and so the team, per tradition in Savin Hill, took a fully clothed dip in the waters of the nearby beach after the game at McConnell Park. Shown, from left, areJames Dillon, Daniel Moran, CJ Chevallier, Joe Gillis, Tom Gillis, Jack Studley, Cole Pessia, John MacFarland, Matthew Studley, Douglas George, Ben Curley, with coaches Coleman Flaherty, Doug George, and Pat Ryan. Sean Keating did not make it into the the picture.
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Jun. 21, 2012
Derek McCleary never played soccer beyond his backyard when he was growing up in Fields Corner. But now he helps coach and organize the Boston Victory Soccer Academy, a Quincy-based club that is affiliated with a semi-professional team. Read more
The Pee Wee A team’s players and coaches of the Dorchester Youth Hockey league put an exclamation point on an outstanding (32-1-1) season on Sunday by beating a Springfield squad to win the state championship in their division. The “grinders and muckers” – as parent Tommy Mannion describes the boys – won five games over the St. Patrick’s weekend to secure another banner for the Devine Rink in Neponset. Read more
Mar. 15, 2012
(UPDATED Monday,March 19)- The 14-player Dorchester Youth Hockey Pee Wee A team, led by Coach Richard Heap, won the state championship this St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Marlborough, taking their 27-1-1 record against the best Pee Wee teams in the state. The team went 5-0 during three days of tournament play to capture the state banner.
The roster includes Cullen Burke, John Connolly , John B. Driscoll, Travis Heap, Ryan Joyce, Brendan Mannion, Donovan J. Mannion, Sean Mannion, Sam Mastrogiacomo, Jack McCarthy, Dylan McDougall, John T. Murray, William Penella and Kyle Pizzarella. Coach Heap has been assisted this year by Phil Mastrogiacomo and Steve Pizzarella. Read more
Our four All-Star Basketball teams competing in the N.E.N.E.A.P.C. Basketball league are nearing the end of regular season play and hoping for an invitation to their respective post-season tournament. Our Boys 12 & under team won their most recent home game by a score of 41-39 over the South Boston Boys and Girls Club. Leading the team were De’Andre Dew-Hollis (16), Erilson Teixeira (9), Luis Rodrigues (4), Keyshawn Barnes-Lacy (3), Joseph Norman (2), Eben Butler (2), Bryan DeLaCruz (2), Deijon Holmes (2), Darian Kavu (1) and Kevin Zarnoch. Read more
Near everyone’s favorite allegorical masterpiece portraying the slimy dynamics of monumental hypocrisy comes from the WWII-era Hollywood cinematic gem “Casablanca.” You’ll quickly recall it’s that delightful scene when Captain Louey, the corrupt Vichy gendarme superbly played by Claude Rains, uses his astounding discovery that there is gambling going on as an excuse for closing down Rick Blaine’s (Humphrey Bogart’s) Roadhouse in order to appease the local Nazi nutcake. “I’m shocked, absolutely shocked, to find that gambling is going on in this establishment,” Louey righteously bellows. Read more
It was a fine note on which to formally launch another baseball season. Ryan Braun, erstwhile star of the Brewers and once highly regarded impeccable fellow, wriggles out of drug trouble with MLB’s PED Police, leaving everyone’s noses out of joint. Read more
The month of March will close out the Winter program and we have a number of special dates planned in all core areas. In our Music Clubhouse we will host the opening round of auditions for the Clubhouse Idol program at the Denney Center (3/1) and Teen Center (3/2). Selected acts will move on to the semi-finals (3/9) and that will be followed by the Finale (3/30). Read more
Maybe it should be arranged that for the foreseeable future – until at least either Tom Coughlin or Bill Belichick pack it in or Eli Manning and Tom Brady wander off to their ultimate reward in Canton, Ohio – we might have annual renewals of this thing the Patriots and Giants have lately concocted for our deep winter amusement. I say these two need to go at it, hammer and tong, again and again at the end of every season until one of them has won four out of seven. Read more