Friday, March 20, 2009

EMASS Basketball--Georgetown's Spears going Prep

Sophomore standout Jaymie Spears (photo on right) has made it official, he is leaving Georgetown to attend St. Mark's of Southboro.

Here is the story by John Shimer in the Eagle-Tribune. read more...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

EMASS Head Football coaching vacancies

Here are a couple of EMASS football coaching vacancies.

Pembroke High School where Coach John McIntyre (on left) resigned. Here is the story from wicked/local pembroke. read more...

Marblehead High School where Coach Doug Chernovetz (on right) was told his job was up for grabs. Here is the story from the Salem News. read more...

Walpole High School, to replace Danny Villa. Keith Pearson from the Daily News Transcript has a story. read more...

EMASS Hockey--Reading Coaching Legend Peter Doherty resigns

Reading high school hockey coaching legend Peter Doherty announced his resignation after 29 years at the helm of the Reading Rockets.

Here is the story from the DailyTimes Chronicle.

Photo of Peter Doherty on right.

Lynn English baseball looking for strong season

Lynn English baseball Coach Joe Caponigro is expecting his underclassmen to lead the Bulldogs to a winning season in the Northeast Conference this year.

With over 100 kids trying out for the squad things are looking up in Lynn. Here is the story from the Lynn Item. read more...

Photo on right is Jonathan Surette.

Barnstable Baseball Coach Dan Proto resigns!!!

Day two in to the pre-season practice, Barnstable Baseball Coach Dan Proto resigned citing job commitments for the town of Dennis as his reason.

Here in the story in the Cape Cod Times. read more...

Photo of Dan Proto (right)

EMASS baseball-Plymouth North ranked 29th in the Country

Baseball America has defending D2 State Champion, Plymouth North, ranked 29th in its high school preseason national poll.

Read more in this article from the Brockton Enterprise.

Pictured in the photo are Coach Dwayne Follette (center), Joe Flynn (left) and Matt Walsh (on right).

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Manchester Essex's AD-Hardy Nalley-retires

Longtime Manchester-Essex Athletic Director Hardy Nalley (photo on right) has turned in his resignation. He spent 43 years at the school, including the last 22 as AD.

Here is Bill Kipouras' column in the Salem News.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Attendance-MIAA State Basketball Tournament

According to MIAA spokesman, Paul Wetzel, the attendance for the EMASS finals at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston and the State finals at the DCU Center in Worcester were as follows;

EMASS Girls @ the TD Banknorth Garden on Monday, March 9--4,000 fans

EMASS Boys @ the TD Banknorth Garden on Tuesday, March 10--9,000 fans

State Finals @ DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday, March 14--11,500 fans.

In case you were looking for comparisons, the EMASS girls drew 6,000 in 2008 (last year) to the TD Banknorth Garden, which means there was a 33% dropoff in attendance (6,000--4,000).

The EMASS boys final drew almost identical numbers from 2008 to 2009 (9,000 fans).

The State Finals at the DCU Center has had a high of 17,000 to a low of 7,500. This year falls on the slightly below average category.

MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month-February 2009

The MIAA announced its boy and girl recipient of the student athlete for the month of February 2009.

The boy's winner is Ralph Faia (photo top left), Everett High School. A member of Everett's football and hockey teams. Read more...

The girl's winner is Nicole Zahoruiko (photo on right), North Andover High School. A member of North Andover's basketball (1,000 point scorer) and lacrosse teams. Read more....

Here were the other finalists for the MIAA student-athlete of the month in February. Read more...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. John's (Shrewsbury) wins Boys D1 State Title

Behind Richard Rodgers 28 points, St. John's of Shrewsbury defeated Lynn English (80-62) to not only capture the D1 Boys State Title but also fianlly win a title for a non EMASS team. EMASS had been (5-0) in the state championships before the Pioneers win.

Here is a link to the story and photo in the Worcester Telegram.

Central Catholic Wins D1 Girls State Championship

Lead by all-world junior Katie Zenevitch's 28 points and 26 rebounds, EMASS Central Catholic defeated WMASS Shepherd Hill (67-62) to win the D1 Girls State Basketball Championship.

Here is a story from the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune.

Photo from the Boston Globe.

Milton Pummels Hoosac Valley to capture D2 Boys State Champioship

Marcus McDermott's 20 points lead the way as EMASS Milton destroyed WMASS Hoosac Valley (81-44) to win the D2 Boys State Title.

Here is the story and photos from the Patriot Ledger.

Notre Dame Academy is D2 Girls State Champions

Notre Dame Academy, behind Margaret Riordan's 13 points, held off Millbury High School (36-33) to capture the EMASS Girls D2 State titile.

Here is a link to the story and photo in the Patriot Ledger.

Watertown crowned D3 Boys State Champions

Senior Kyle Stockmal poured in 27 points as the Watertown Red Raiders slipped by Sabis (68-63) to earn the MIAA Boys Division 3 State Championship.

Here is a link to the story by the Daily News Tribune.

Cory stockmal photo by the Daily News Tribune.

Swampscott wins D3 Girls State basketball title

Tara Nimkar's 24 points and 9 rebounds helped propel Swampscott to (72-38) demolition of WMASS representative Quaboag Regional.

Here is the story from the Salem News.

Photo by the Boston Globe.