Saturday, April 25, 2009

EMASS Softball Players of the Day for April 24th

Gary Higgins/Patriot Ledger


Players of the Day for Friday, April 24, 2009.


Kelly Naeglin (pictured above) took a perfect game (along with 12 K's) in to the 7th inning before surrendering a hit to lead Cohasset to a (12-0) shutout of Randolph.


Harwich's Nell O'Connor spun a no-hitter in the circle to go along with 10 strikeouts and (3-4) at the dish to lead the Rough Riders to a (22-0) bombardment of Nauset.


Kara Lewis hurled a 1-hit, 18 strikeout shutout to lead Westport to a (6-0) win over Holbrook in Mayflower League action.


North Attleboro's Meghan Saaraiho overpowered Stoughton as she no-hits and beats the Black Knights (6-1) in a Hockomock League battle.


Meg Donegan came close to pitching a perfect game in the circle as she paced Central Catholic past MVC rival Chelmsford (6-1).


Canton's Olivia Kenyon won the first game of the doubleheader (5IP, 9 K's, 3-4, HR, 4 RBI's) and the second game (3-hitter, 7 K's) and the Bulldogs swept Mt. Alvernia.


Rebecca DiBiase (CG, shutout, 11 K's) was again immense in the circle as Wellesley destroyed Westwood in a non-league mismatch.


Concord-Carlisle's Gayle Miner pitched a 4-hit, complete game shutout to lead the Patriots over Dual County League foe Lincoln-Sudbury.


Bernadette Corrado (4-5, 6 RBI's) pounded the rock in leading Pentucket to a (11-6) CAL win over Manchester-Essex.


Winthrop's Angela Petty went 6 2/3 innings before surrendering a hit to lead the Vikings to a (4-3) squeaker over Saugus.


EMASS Baseball Players of the Day for April 24th

Marshall Wolff/Daily News Staff



Players of the Day for Friday, April 24, 2009.


Derek Richards (pictured above) hurled an eleven strikeout no-hitter to lead Framingham to a (10-0) drubbing of Bishop Hendricken (RI).


Georgetown's Joe Esposito (3-5, 3 extra base hits, Grand Slam, 7 RBI's) powered the Royals to an (18-1) pasting of Triton in Cape Ann League action.


Will Whittemore pitched a masterpiece (CG, shutout, 8 K's) in leading Waltham to a shutout (6-0) over Dual County League foe Tyngsboro.


Cardinal Spellman's Zac Cooney (6IP, one-hitter) twirled a gem in leading the Cardinals to a (3-2) victory over Cohasset.


Matt Heinlein (3-5, double, 3 runs, 4 RBI's) powered Dover-Sherborn to a non-league shellacking of Marian (16-3).


Bridgewater-Raynham's Eddie Campbell (CG, 11 K's, 2-run HR) provided the arm and the offense to lead the Trojans to a (4-2) win over Plymouth North.


Yunior Vasquez spun an eleven strikeout 2-hitter to pace Lawrence to a (6-2) MVC victory over Billerica.


Lynn English's Jonathan Surette (6IP, 11 K's, 2-run HR, 3-run double) propelled the Bulldogs to a (10-1) pasting of Lynn Classical in NEC action.


Kevin Singer improved his record to (4-0) while contributing at the dish (4-5, 2 doubles, 4 RBI's) to lead North Reading to a (12-2) pounding of CAL foe Wilmington.


Central Catholic's Matthew Novak (CG, 1-hitter, 5 K's) hurled a masterpiece as the Raiders snuck by Dracut (3-1) in MVC action.


EMASS Girls Softball Scoreboard for April 24th



For games played on Friday, April 24, 2009.


CAPE ANN LEAGUE

Ipswich--9
Masconomet--7

Pentucket--11
Manchester-Essex--6

Triton--6
Georgetown--1

Wilmington--8
North Reading--5

North Andover--7
Lynnfield--1


DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE

Boston Latin--6
Bedford--3

Wayland--8
Newton South--5

Westford Academy--18
Arlington--3

Concord-Carlisle--6
Lincoln-Sudbury--0


GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE

Medford--8
Cambridge--3


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE

Franklin--16
Foxboro--0

King Philip--11
Oliver Ames--1

Mansfield--4
Sharon--1

North Attleboro--6
Stoughton--1


MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE

Billerica--2
Tewksbury--1

Methuen--7
Lowell--5

Central Catholic--6
Chelmsford--1


MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

Lexington--15
Melrose--11

Reading--4
Woburn--3

Stoneham--7
Belmont--3

Wakefield--16
Burlington--3


NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Lynn English--8
Lynn Classical--7

Marblehead--10
Swampscott--4

Peabody--9
Revere--5

Winthrop--4
Saugus--3

Salem--4
Beverly--2

Danvers--12
Gloucester--0


OLD COLONY LEAGUE

Bridgewater-Raynham--3
Attleboro-0

Taunton--2
Dartmouth--0


SOUTH COAST CONFERENCE

Dighton-Rehoboth--17
Bourne--2

Case--17
Wareham--2

Fairhaven--5
Greater New Bedford Voc.--4

Seekonk--9
Apponequet--5


SOUTH SHORE LEAGUE

Hull--2
Carver--1


NON-LEAGUE

Bishop Feehan--9 (GAME 1)
West Bridgewater--1

Bishop Feehan--9 (Game 2)
West Bridgewater--5

Brockton--7
Fontbonne--3

Canton--16 (Game 1)
Mt. Alvernia--1

Canton--6 (Game 2)
Mt. Alvernia--0

Cardinal Spellman--14
East Bridgewater--2

Cohasset--12
Randolph--0

Framingham--2
Holliston--1

Mt. St. Joseph--9
Matignon--0

Pembroke--4
Avon--3

Shawsheen--3
Arlington Catholic--0

Silver Lake--13
Marshfield--3

Wellesley--17
Westwood--0

Dracut--8
St. Mary's--7

Harwich--22
Nauset--0

Tri-County--3
Blackstone Valley--1

Nashoba--18
Lynn Tech--9


EMASS Boys Baseball Scoreboard for April 24th



For games played on Friday, April 24, 2009.


CAPE ANN LEAGUE

Georgetown--18
Triton--1

North Reading--12
Wilmington--2

Amesbury--6
North Andover--3


CATHOLIC CENTRAL CONFERENCE

Austin Prep--8
Lowell-Catholic--6

Trinity Catholic--9
Pope John--1


COMMONWEALTH LEAGUE

North Shore--3
Northeast--1


DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE

Lincoln-Sudbury--9
Concord-Carlisle--2

Waltham--6
Tyngsboro--0

Wayland--4
Acton-Boxboro--3

Westford Academy--6
Arlington--0


EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Coyle-Cassidy--9
Somerset--7


GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE

Cambridge--5
Medford--1

Everett--10
Somerville--9


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE

Mansfield--10
Sharon--3

Franklin--8
Foxboro--1

North Attleboro--12
Stoughton--2


MAYFLOWER LEAGUE

Old Colony--10
South Shore Voc.--1

Westport--2
Holbrook--1

Upper Cape--13
Cape Cod Tech--1


MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE

Chelmsford--7
Methuen--5

Central Catholic--3
Dracut--1

Haverhill--4
Tewksbury--3

Lawrence--6
Billerica--2

Lowell--7
Andover--3


MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

Belmont--12
Stoneham--3

Burlington--7
Wakefield--2

Lexington--11
Melrose--3

Reading--11
Woburn--3

Waretown--4
Winchester--2


NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Beverly--13
Salem--9

Lynn English--10
Lynn Classical--1

Marblehead--9
Swapscott--4

Peabody--15
Revere--1

Gloucester--3
Danvers--0

Winthrop--10
Saugus--8


SOUTH COAST CONFERENCE

Dighton-Rehoboth--8
Bourne--4

Seekonk--12
Apponequet--2

Wareham--3
Case--0

Fairhaven--3
Greater New Bedford Voc.--1


SOUTH SHORE LEAGUE

Hull--7
Carver--3


TRI-VALLY LEAGUE

Medway--6
Ashland--1


NON-LEAGUE

Braintree--13
King Philip--9

Brookline--2
Latin Academy--0

Cardinal Spellman--3
Cohasset--2

Catholic Memorial--1
Newton North--0

Framingham--10
Bishop Hendricken--0

Hyde Park--10
St. Clement--8

Malden Catholic--8
Weymouth--3

Milton--12
Quincy--4

Needham--10
West Roxbury--1

Norwell--8
Westwood--4

Shawsheen--3
Arlington Catholic--2

Weston--5
Greater Lowell--3

Whitman-Hanson--10
Sandwich--5

Bishop Connolly--10
Sturgis--5

New Bedford--15
Plymouth South--3

Dover-Sherborn--16
Marian--3

Harwich--8
Nauset--2

Tri-County--8
Blackstone Valley--4

Bridgewater-Raynham--4
Plymouth North--2

Randolph--9
Dedham--4

Xaverian--10
Bishop Feehan--2

David Prouty--8
Mashpee--5

Millis--11
Keefe Tech--5

Oliver Ames--12
North Quincy--9


Friday, April 24, 2009

EMASS Softball Players of the Day for April 23rd



Players of the Day for Thursday, April 23, 2009.


Candace Hankard (4-4, 3 HR's, 8 RBI's) powered Wakefield past Bishop Fenwick in a non league mismatch.


Duxbury's Casey Ducinski (pictured above) hurled a 2-hitter to lead the Green Dragons past Abington (8-4).


McCauley Brooks (CG, 5-hitter, 10 K's) owned the circle in leading Acton-Boxboro to an (11-1) Dual County League thumping of Wayland.


Danvers' Hannah Demirodogen (4-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI's) propelled the Falcons past Saugus (11-3) in Northeastern Conference play.


Danielle Mitchell (3-3, triple, RBI, 3 runs) was the offensive star in leading Whitman-Hanson to a (10-1) pasting of WMass opponent St. Joseph Central.


Winthrop's Angela Porter twirled a complete game, five strikeout shutout to lead the Vikings past North Quincy (3-0).


Kat Bolduc was again masterful in the circle (5-hitter, 8 K's) as Coyle-Cassidy squished Eastern Athletic Conference foe Somerset (7-1).


Triton sophomore Brooke Jamison (3-3, 2 singles, triple, 3 RBI's) was the offensive star in leading the Vikings over Lynnfield (7-0) in CAL action.


Sarah Pezzulo (CG, 5-hitter, 5 K's) controlled the game in the circle as Beverly crushed Medford (10-2) in a non-league tilt.


North Attleboro's Meg Saaraiho hurled a nine strikeot complete game to catapult the Red Rocketeers to a (5-2) Hockomock League win over Oliver Ames.


EMASS Baseball Players of the Day for April 23rd



Players of the Day for Thursday, April 23, 2009.


Grant McCardless hurled a no-hitter with eight strikeouts as Concord-Carlisle slipped by Bedford (2-0) In Dual County League action.


Bridgewater-Raynham's Mike Connolly (photo above) pitched and hit (CG, 7 K's, 2 hits, RBI) the Trojans in to the finals of the Brad Martin Tournament with (5-3) win over New Bedford.


Jim Perron spun an 11 K, 1-hitter to lead Archbishop Williams to a (8-0) pasting of South Shore Christian.


Medford's Danny Gunn (3-4, Grand Slam, 6 RBI's) powered the Mustangs past South Boston (18-5) in a non-league tilt.


Tom Herron spun a complete game, 13 strikeout gem as Xaverian defeated Newton North (4-1).


North Quincy's Joe Edgerly hurled a complete game, 2-hit shutout to pace the Red Raiders past Quincy (8-0).


Matt Greeke (CG, 1-hitter, 5 K's, 2-3) propelled Hamilton-Wenham to a (4-0) shutout of Cape Ann League foe Rockport.


Plymouth North's Matt Walsh (2-3, HR, 3 RBI's) paced the Eagles to a (5-2) win over Plymouth South in an Atalntic Coast matchup.


Jordan McGonagle (CG, 2-hitter, 5 K's) twirled a Tri-Valley League masterpiece as Hopkinton destroyed Holliston (10-0).


Sandwich's Al Stanton pitched a complete game 2-hitter to go along with 12 strikeouts to lead the Blue Knights to a (3-0) shutout of Whitman-Hanson.


EMASS Girls Softball Scoreboard for April 23rd



For games played on Thursday, April 23, 2009.


BOSTON CITY

East Boston--17
Madison Park--7


CAPE ANN LEAGUE

Masconomet--4
Rockport--3

Triton--7
Lynnfield--1


COMMONWEALTH LEAGUE

Minuteman--4 (Game 1)
Mystic Valley--3

Minuteman--14 (Game 2)
Mystic Valley--11

Shawsheen--10
Whittier--3

Greater Lawrence--16 (Game 1)
Lynn Tech--1

Greater Lawrence--11 (Game 2)
LynnTech--4


DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE

Acton-Boxboro--11
Wayland--1


EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Coyle-Cassidy--7
Somerset--1


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE

North Attleboro--5
Oliver Ames--2


MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

Lexington--5
Stoneham--3

Melrose--10
Winchester--5

Woburn--4
Burlington--3


NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Salem--7
Revere--5

Danvers--11
Saugus--3


NON-LEAGUE

Burke--5
Beaver Country Day--4

Cardinal Spellman--17
Fontbonne--2

Duxbury--8
Abington--4

Milton--7
Quincy--4

Plymouth South--5
Carver--2

Wakefield--12
Bishop Fenwick--1

Beverly--10
Medford--2

Whitman-Hanson--10
St Joseph Central--1

Winthrop--3
North Quincy--0

Marblehead--15
Manchester-Essex--3

Scituate--13
Archbishop Williams--3


EMASS Boys Baseball Scoreboard for April 23rd



For games played on Thursday, April 23, 2009.


ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE


Plymouth North--5
Plymouth South--2


BOSTON CITY LEAGUE

Boston English--5
Hyde Park--4


CAPE ANN LEAGUE

Georgetown--10
Lynnfield--4

Hamilton-Wenham--4
Rockport--0

North Reading--10
Manchester-Essex--3


COMMONWEALTH LEAGUE

Whittier--9
Shawsheen--6


DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE

Concord-Carlisle--2
Bedford--0

Waltham--5
Acton-Boxboro--3

Weston--8
Newton South--6


GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE

Cambridge--14
Somerville--4


MAYFLOWER LEAGUE

South Shore Voc. Tech--8
Bristol-Plymouth--7

Norfolk Aggie--11
Tri-County--4


MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

Burlington--24
Woburn--2

Lexington--11
Stoneham--3

Reading--2
Belmont--1

Wakefield--7
Watertown--4


NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Gloucester--4
Swampscott--3

Salem--6
Revere--5


PATRIOT LEAGUE

North Quincy--8
Quincy--0


SOUTH COAST CONFERENCE

Bourne--2
Seekonk--1


TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE

Hopkinton--10
Holliston--0


NON-LEAGUE

Abington--10
Rockland--4

Archbishop Williams--8
South Shore Christian--0

Bridgewater-Raynham--5
New Bedford--3

Brookline--3 (Game 1)
Nauset--2

Nauset--9 (Game 2)
Brookline--3

Framingham--10
Franklin--5

Ipswich--12
O'Bryant--11

Lawrence--6
Malden--1

Lincoln-Sudbury--12
Nashoba--8

Marian--7
Hudson--4

Medford--18
South Boston--5

Natick--15
Latin Academy--8

St. Mary's--11
Everett--5

Xaverian--4
Newton North--1

Hingham--21
Jones (FL)--2

Oliver Ames--5
Milton--2

Mashpee--11
Quabbin--10

Sandwich--3
Whitman-Hanson--0

Harwich--6
Dennis-Yarmouth--1

Sturgis--3
Maimonides--1

West Roxbury--6
Dedham--3


Thursday, April 23, 2009

EMASS Softball Players of the Day for April 22nd



Players of the Day for Wednesday, April 22, 2009.


Rachel McGrath (pictured above) hurled an eleven strikeout no-hitter to lead Latin Academy past East Boston (8-3) in Boston City League action.


Concord-Carlise's Shannon Dalton pitched a perfect game in the circle as the Patriots whacked Bedford (11-0) in a Dual County League mismatch.


Nell O'Connor (1-hitter, 10 K's, 2-3, 3 RBI's) supplied the arm and the bat as Harwich creamed fellow Dennis-Yarmouth (18-0) in a battle for Cape Cod bragging rights.


Brockton's Stephanie Ameen threw a 13 inning complete game shutout to lead the Boxers past Wellesley (1-0) in a classic pitcher's duel.


Mikela Carney (4-5, 3 RBI's) powered North Reading to a (6-1) victory over Pentucket in Cape Ann League action.


King Philip freshman Meghan Carnase twirled an eleven strikeout one-hitter to lead the Warriors to a (18-0) pummeling of Stoughton.


Sarra Bergeron spun another gem in the circle for Methuen as she 3-hit Haverhill in leading the Rangers to a (5-1) MVC win the Hillies.


Lynn Classical's Hannah Byrne (3-3, 3 RBI's) supplied the punch as the Rams slipped by Peabody in NEC action.


Jessica Berardi (4 hits, 3 RBI's) lead the offensive explosion as Bridgewater-Raynham pasted Durfee (13-6).


Seekonk's Olivia Grocott (4-5, 2 doubles, 5 RBI's) powered the Warriors past Bourne (15-4) in a South Coast Conference tilt.


EMASS Baseball Players of the Day for April 22nd



Players of the Day for Wednesday, April 22, 2009.


Adam Newell pitched a 5 inning no-hitter as Pentucket slammed Cape Ann League foe Manchester-Essex (12-0).


BC High's Tyler Horan (pictured above) slammed a 2-run double in the 7th inning to propel the Eagles to a (4-3) win over Catholic Conference opponent Catholic Memorial.


Sahil Bloom took a no-hitter in to the 7th inning while striking out seven to lead Weston over Wayland (4-2) in Dual County League action.


Dracut's Eric Ledbetter hit a walk-off 2-run double to lead the Middies past MVC rival Chelmsford (4-3).


Nick Hyman had an eight strikeout, complete game to lead Millis over Keefe Tech (9-1) in a non-league mismatch.


Westwood's Ryan Walsh and Matt Venti combined to no-hit as the Wolverines shellacked Randolph (15-0).


Dominic Palmarielo (3-3, 2B, HR, 9 RBI's), that's right 9 runs batted in, in Norwell (14-0) pasting of Dedham.


Marshfield's Charlie LaPaglia twirled a 4-hit, 12 strikeout gem as the Rams slipped by Hull (5-4).


Mike Weisman hurled a one-hitter in leading North Andover over Lynnfield in a CAL tilt.


Saugus' Mike Silva had eleven strikeout's to lead the Sachems past Danvers in NEC action.


Adam Keenan spun a 5-hit shutout as Lowell whitewashed Haverhill (4-0) in Merrimack Valley Conference game.


EMASS Girls Softball Scoreboard for April 22nd



For games played on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.


BOSTON CITY LEAGUE

Latin Academy--8
East Boston--3

Latin Academy--13
East Boston--5


CAPE ANN LEAGUE

Ipswich--5
Wilmington--4

North Reading--6
Pentucket--1

Newburyport--2
Georgetown--1


CATHOLIC CENTRAL CONFERENCE

Presentation of Mary--10
Notre Dame--3


DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE

Arlington--10
Tyngsboro--3

Boston Latin--7
Westford Academy--5

Concord-Carlisle--11
Bedford--0

Weston--18
Wayland--3


GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE

Cambridge--3
Somerville--2


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE

Canton--4
Sharon--0

Oliver Ames--7
Foxboro--5

Franklin--7
North Attleboro--2

King Philip--18
Stoughton--0


MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE

Methuen--5
Haverhill--1


NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Lynn Classical-5
Peabody--3

Beverly--15
Lynn English--3


SOUTH COAST CONFERENCE

Apponequet--3
Old Rochester--2

Seekonk--15
Bourne--4

Greater New Bedford Voc.--7
Case--4


NON-LEAGUE

Bellingham--3
Blackstone-Millville--2

Bridgewater-Raynham--13
Durfee--6

Brockton--1
Wellesley--0

Lowell--6
Greater Lowell--4

Harwich--18
Dennis-Yarmouth--0


EMASS Boys Baseball Scoreboard for April 22nd



For games played on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.


CAPE ANN LEAGUE

Newburyport--9
Rockport--0

Pentucket--12
Manchester Essex--0

North Andover--3
Lynnfield--0


CATHOLIC CENTRAL CONFERENCE

Trinity Catholic--3
Matignon--2


CATHOLIC CONFERENCE

BC High--4
Catholic Memorial--3


DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE

Arlington--7
Tyngsboro--6

Boston Latin--13
Westford Academy--11

Weston--4
Wayland--2


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE

King Philip--7
Stoughton--5

Franklin--18
North Attleboro--6


MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE

Dracut--4
Chelmsford--3

Lowell--4
Haverhill--0


NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Peabody--15
Lynn Classical--5

Saugus--5
Danvers--2


NON-LEAGUE


Bellingham--6
Blackstone-Millville--5

Boston English--1
Needham--0

Medfield--9
Wellesley--5

St. John's Prep--12
Holliston--3

St. John's Prep--12
Holliston--0

Millis--9
Keefe Tech--1

Westwood--15
Randolph--0

Norwell--14
Dedham--0

Bishop Feehan--5
Weymouth--3

Marshfield--5
Hull--4

East Bridgewater--4
Scituate--1


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dartmouth's Sylvia and Mello--Game, Set and Match
























In perusing the local newspapers I stumbled upon a box score for the Dartmouth boy's tennis team in the South Coast Today. If you look closely at the first team doubles for the Indians it is none other than star football players and Shriner Game participants Sean Sylvia (pictured below) and Justin Mello (pictured above). It peaked my interest enough (I couldn't recollect any other football/tennis players in my years of watching high school sports) that I decided to find out the answer as to how tennis came about and other questions regarding their high school careers. The interviews were done separately via the phone so neither player knew the others answer.


Beano: How would you rate your senior season in football and basketball?

Mello: Not as good as out junior year because we didn't get to the Super Bowl. We made the playoffs in both sports but couldn't get the job done in the end.

Sylvia: We had a good season. We made the playoffs in both sports but come playoff time where either you win or go home, we let it get away from us.


Beano: What was the highlight of you senior season?

Mello: The 20 TD's I scored. It has only been done by one other player in Dartmouth history that being JT (Dartmouth/UConn's Jordan Todman). It is always nice being mentioned in the same statistical category as him.

Sylvia: The Attleboro game. We fell behind by 14 early and it was only my second game back from my injury. We really clicked offensively and ended up winning the game convincingly.


Beano: What was the lowlight of the season?

Mello: The Brockton game, no question. We came out flat, and couldn't get our passing game going. I hardly carried the ball at all. We got going in the second half but it was too little, too late.

Sylvia: The Brockton game. The first half we had no intensity. It's funny Brockton smoked us my sophomore season and I think they took us lightly my junior year (Dartmouth won). This year the roles were reversed. We came back with a veteran team but they were ready to play and smacked us in the mouth. I still think if there were 11 minute quarters we would have won this year though.


Beano: What was the most memorable game you played in in high school in any sport?

Mello: The Super Bowl against Everett. It was so intense and we were ready to play.

Sylvia: The Super Bowl against Everett. Probably the best game I played in my entire career. I actually had 22 tackles in the game.


Beano: What are your plans for next year; College, Prep, other?

Mello: Either UMass or UNH. I plan to try and make the football team as a walk-on.

Sylvia: Cheshire Academy (CT) to play football. My injury hurt my recruiting this year.


Beano: Are you looking forward to the Shriner's football game?

Mello: Very much so. As you can see football is my first choice and I can't wait to get back out there and play for such a good cause.

Sylvia: Can't wait. We need to raise $100,000 dollars by getting pledges and donations. My father and I have already started the process. When you see the patients that are helped by these funds it really puts things in perspective. As far as the game goes Coach White said he will probably try and play me at safety.


Beano: If you were granted a wish of one more year of eligibilty but could only pick one sport to play, what would you choose.

Mello: Football. Really not a very hard decision.

Sylvia: Football. You probably don't know this but I NEVER played football until my freshman year. I was a soccer player for the Storm SC (soccer club). I actually tried to back out of freshman football tryouts but my father wouldn't let me. Once I tried it I loved it. The coach told me to play middle linebacker and just tackle the guy with the ball. I continued playing soccer through my freshman year, then stopped.


Beano: How in the world did you end up playing tennis? (Note: both players had played 3 years of high school baseball)

Mello: Basically, I was spent for every game being so competitive all the time. It wasn't fun anymore. We had a run in all sports where every game was a must win. I needed a break and tennis seemed like it was a way to stay occupied but at a less fevorish pace. It's funny but now that Sean and I are first team doubles we are right back to playing our hearts out.

Sylvia: We were sitting around and trying to decide what to do besides play baseball. Coach White asked me to come out for track and throw the javelin but that didn't sound exciting to me. So we decided to all try out for the tennis team. I knew it wasn't just a goof when three of my buddies were cut. I was very close to getting cut and started out on second team doubles. It seemed like a much more relaxed atmosphere at practice but we take the matches serious.


Beano: Last question, if you could only pick one idol who would it be, Tom Brady or Rafael Nadal?

Mello: Nadal. I'm not really a Brady fan.

Sylvia: Brady. He's a winner.


I'd like to thank Dartmouth tennis Coach Jim McGonigle for coordinating the interviews and I would especially like to thank Sean and Justin who are two extremely polite, well-spoken individuals. I hope their future is a complete success.


EMASS Softball Players of the Day for April 21st



Players of the Day for Tuesday, April 21, 2009.


Kat Bolduc (CG, shutout, 8 K's, 0 walks) lead Coyle-Cassidy to a (3-0) win over Braintree in a classic non-league pitcher's duel.


EMASS Baseball Players of the Day for April 21st



Players of the Day for Tuesday, April 21, 2009.


Al Stanton (pictured above) hit a 3-run homer to pace Sandwich to a (17-9) drubbing of Martha's Vineyard.


Norwood's Nico Rodriguez belted a 2-run double to lead the Mustangs to a non-league thriller over Xaverian (4-3).


Sam Koonce and Charlie Cirfrino both hit three run HR's to lead Hingham to a (18-2) slaughter of Florida's Warner High School.


EMASS Girls Softball Scoreboard for April 21st



For games played on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.


NON-LEAGUE

Coyle-Cassidy--3
Braintree--0


EMASS Boys Baseball Scoreboard for April 21st



For games played on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.


NON-LEAGUE

Norwood--4
Xaverian--3

Sandwich--17
Martha's Vineyard--9

Hingham--18
Warner (FL)--2


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EMASS Softball Players of the Day for April 20th



Players of the Day for Monday, April 20, 2009.


Keliann Kirby twirled a 17 strikeout, zero walk, no-hit shutout as Marian pounded Pope John (12-0) in a Catholic Central mismatch.


Methuen's Sarra Bergeron (pictured above) took a no-hitter in to the 7th inning (1-hit, shutout) as the Rangers whitewashed Triton (4-0).


Casey Ducinski pitched a nine strikeout no-hitter in the circle to lead Duxbury past Abington (8-1) in a non-league tilt.


Winthrop's Courtney Finn (2 HR's, double, 2 BB, 4 RBI's) lead the onslaught as the Vikings pounded Archbishop Williams (21-6).


Amber White pitched another no-hitter to go along with nine strikeouts to lead Middleboro past neighbor Carver (10-1).


Barnstable's Lindsay Grover (4-4, 3 RBI's, CG, shutout) provided the arm and the stick as the Red Raiders dismantled Dennis-Yarmouth (17-0).


Joelle Zahka (4-4, HR, triple, 4 RBI's) powered Lexington past Reading in a Middlesex League tussle.


Malden's Kiara Amos twirled a complete game, eleven strikeout, 2-hit shutout to lead the Golden Tornadoes to a (7-0) blanking of Greater Boston League for Somerville.


Audrey Dolloff (CG, 3-hitter, 10K's) lead the battle of Andover as the Golden warriors defeated North Andover (14-3) in a non-league pasting.


Tyngsboro's Mel Freitas (3 hits, Grand Slam, 3 runs, 6 RBI's) supplied the power as the Tigers crushed Notre Dame of Tyngsboro (15-6).


EMASS Baseball Players of the Day for April 20th



Players of the Day for Monday, April 20, 2009.


Zack Smith was immense on the mound (CG, 2-hitter, 16 K's, shutout) and at the plate (2-4, HR, 3 RBI's) to lead Silver Lake to a (6-0) win over Stoughton.


Xaverian's Matt Malcuit (pictured above) came within one out of a no-hitter in pacing the Hawks past Malden Catholic (3-0) in a Catholic Conference pitcher's duel.


TomFitzgerald pitched a complete game, 12 strikeout 2-hitter as Archbishop Williams destroyed Marian in a Catholic Central mismatch.


Cambridge's Shawn Patton hit a walk-off 3 run homerun in the bottom of the 7th to propel the Falcons to a (9-8) come from behind Greater Boston League win over Everett.


Ty Brenton (CG, shutout, 10 K's) had no room for error as Greater New Bedford Voc. snuck by Dighton-Rehoboth (1-0) in a South Coast Conference pitcher's duel.


Melrose's Tom Murphy pitched a complete game one hit 9K shutout as the Red Raiders nipped Stoneham in Middlesex League action.


Sophomore Lorenzo Papa (2 HR, 2 doubles, 5 RBI's) powered Arlington Catholic past Bishop Fenwick (10-1) in Catholic Central action.


Dartmouth's Frank Vilachi (CG, 10 K's, 2-4, triple, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBI's) did everything but rake the field as the Indians pounded Somerset (11-3).


Tommy Simas hurled a complete game, ten strikeout, two hit shutout to pace St. Clement past Trinity Catholic (3-0).


Bishop Feehan's Sam Dodge (6 IP, 11 K's) hurled the Shamrocks past Foxboro (4-3) in a non-league tilt.


EMASS Girls Softball Scoreboard for April 20th



For games played on Monday, April 20, 2009.


CATHOLIC CENTRAL CONFERENCE

Arlington Catholic--5
Bishop Fenwick--1

Marian--12
Pope John--0

Matignon--10
Lowell Catholic--6

St. Mary's--4
Austin Prep--0

Trinity Catholic--18
St. Clement--3


GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE

Everett--18
Cambridge--3

Malden--7
Somerville--0


MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

Lexington--8
Reading--1

Stoneham--15
Melrose--0

Wakefield--13
Winchester--5


PATRIOT LEAGUE

North Quincy--7
Scituate--6


SOUTH COAST CONFERENCE

Dighton-Rehoboth--15
Greater New Bedford Voc.--0

Case--10
Fairhaven--5

Wareham--10
Seekonk--7


NON-LEAGUE

Bridgewater-Raynham--18
Stoughton--2

Cardinal Spellman--11
Arlington--2

Duxbury--8
Abington--1

Methuen--4
Triton--0

Middleboro--10
Carver--1

Milton--5
Brockton--0

Oliver Ames--9
Weymouth--8

Revere--5
Lynnfield--2

Taunton--6
Franklin--4

Tewksbury--9
Amesbury--4

Wilmington--6
Lowell--2

Winthrop--21
Archbishop williams--6

Billerica--16
Ipswich--1

Barnsatble--17
Dennis-Yarmouth--0

King Philip--4
Durfee--2

Somerset--6
Dartmouth--2

Chelmsford--8
Acton-Boxboro--7

Tyngsboro--15
Notre Dame (Tyngsboro)--6


EMASS Boys Baseball Scoreboard for April 20th



For games played on Monday, April 20, 2009.


BAY STATE LEAGUE

Walpole--2
Brookline--1


CATHOLIC CENTRAL CONFERENCE


Archbishop Williams--14
Marian--2

Arlington Catholic--10
Bishop Fenwick--1

Lowell Catholic--10
North Cambridge Catholic--0

Matignon--8
Cardinal Spellman--3

St. Clement--3
Trinity Catholic--0

St. Mary's--19
Austin Prep--2


CATHOLIC CONFERENCE

St John's Prep--9
Catholic Memorial--4

Xaverian--3
Malden Catholic--0


GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE


Cambridge--9
Everett---8


MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE

Methuen--3
Billerica--2


MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

Belmont--8
Burlington--5

Melrose--1
Stoneham--0

Reading--7
Lexington--5

Wakefield--2
Winchester--0

Woburn--6
Watertown--1


NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Gloucester--4
Salem--3


SOUTH COAST CONFERENCE

Fairhaven--15
Case--1

Greater New Bedford Voc.--1
Dighton-Rehoboth--0


NON-LEAGUE

Abington--17
Canton--2

Acton-Boxboro--2
Easton (PA)--1

BC High--7
Brockton--2

Bishop Feehan--4
Foxboro--3

Braintree--8
King Philip--4

Central Catholic--5
Needham--2

Coyle-Cassidy--7
Taunton--5

Dartmouth--11
Somerset--3

Dennis-Yarmouth--9
Barnstable--2

Dracut--4
Norwood--3

North Quincy--8
Weymouth--2

Silver Lake--6
Stoughton--0

Waltham--8
Medford--2

Falmouth--9
Durfee--4

Masconomet--16
Andover--7

Westport--3
Mashpee--0


Monday, April 20, 2009

EMASS Softball Players of the Day for April 19th



Players of the Day for Sunday, April 19, 2009.


Nicole LaPierre (pictured above) pitched a complete game two-hit shutout as Cardinal Spellman whitewashed Arlington (3-0) in a non-league tilt.


EMASS Baseball Players of the Day for April 19th



Players of the Day for Sunday, April 19, 2009.


Dom Terenzi (Revere baseball team pictured above) hit a walk-off solo HR along with going (3-4, 2 RBI's, Tourney MVP) to lead Revere to a (7-6) win over Newton South in the championship game of the Strike Out Colon Cancer Classic.


Chelmsford's Mike Martell (5 2/3, 5-hitter, 7 K's) leads the Lions to a (4-2) victory over Mt. Ararat (ME).


EMASS Girls Softball Scoreboard for April 19th



For games played on Sunday, April 19, 2009.


NON-LEAGUE

Cardinal Spellman--3
Arlington--0


EMASS Boys Baseball Scoreboard for April 19th



For games played on Sunday, April 19, 2009.


NON-LEAGUE

Revere--7
Newton South--6

Chelmsford--4
Mt. Ararat (ME)--2


Sunday, April 19, 2009

EMASS Softball Players of the Day for April 18th



Players of the Day for Saturday, April 18, 2009.


Kiki Saveriano hurled a 15 K no hitter and went (3-3) at the dish to lead Lexington to a (1-0) nailbiter over Billerica as the Minutemen recorded their 10th straight shutout.


Bridgewater-Raynham's Kelly Macomber spun a 4-hitter as the Trojans outlasted New Bedford (4-1) in a non-league affair.


EMASS Baseball Players of the Day for April 18th



Players of the Day for Saturday, April 18, 2009.


Derek Russell (pictured above) picked up the win as Newton South slipped by Malden (7-6) in a Dual County vs Greater Boston League battle.


Wesport's Steve Araujo (Win, 2 hits, 3 RBI's) provided the offense and pitching as the Wildcats edged Mashpee (11-10).


Chris Modlish (3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI's, winning pitcher) dominated at the dish and on the hill as Pentucket crushed North Reading (12-4) in a Cape Ann League tilt.


Bishop Fenwick's Rick Dulkis (3-3, 3 RBI's) powered the Crusaders past Matignon (9-1) in a Catholic Central League game.


Ben Tomsyck pitched a five-hitter to go along with six strikeouts as Wakefield bested Woburn (8-2) in Middlesex League action.


Bishop Feehan's Ryan Lee (3-5, 3 RBI's, 3rd HR of the year) slugged the Shamrocks to a (12-5) drubbing of future EAC foe Martha's Vineyard (12-5).


Ethan Trout pitched a complete game 2-hitter in Beverly's (2-0) shutout of non-league opponent St. Mary's.


BC High's Brendan Collins and Brandon Cipolla both went (2-3, 2 RBI's) to propel the Eagles to a (10-3) pasting of Maryland's DeMatha High School.


Matt Horan hurled a three hit, seven strikeout gem as O'Bryant outdueled Weymouth (2-1) in a non-league tussle.


Winchester's Patrick Lucas (CG, 3 hits) was immense on both sides of the ledger in leading the Sachems to a (4-3) Middlesex League win.


EMASS Girls Softball Scoreboard for April 18th



For games played on Saturday, April 18, 2009.


CATHOLIC CENTRAL CONFERENCE

St. Mary's--6
Marian--1


NON-LEAGUE

Arlington Catholic--16
Cambridge--0

Bridgewater-Raynham--4
New Bedford--1

Lexington--1
Billerica--0

Malden--6
East Boston--1

Taunton--6
Somerset--1

Dartmouth--16
Westport--1

Greater New Bedford Voc.--16
Bristol-Plymouth--1


EMASS Boys Baseball Scoreboard for April 18th



For games played on Saturday, April 18, 2009.


CAPE ANN LEAGUE

Amesbury--16
Manchester Essex--9

Lynnfield--11
Triton--7

Newburyport--11
Georgetown--3

Pentucket--12
North Reading--4

Wilmington--10
Ipswich--0

North Andover--5
Hamilton-Wenham--3


CATHOLIC CENTRAL CONFERENCE

Bishop Fenwick--9
Matignon--1


COMMONWEALTH LEAGUE

Lynn Tech--9
Mystic Valley--5


MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

Belmont--4
Winchester--3

Wakefield--8
Woburn--2


NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Lynn English--14
Salem--4


NON-LEAGUE

BC High--10
DeMatha (MD)--3

Beverly--2
St. Mary's--0

Bishop Feehan--12
Martha's Vineyard--5

Dartmouth--6
Falmouth--4

Everett--8
Marblehead--6

Malden Catholic--7
Plymouth North--6

O'Bryant--2
Weymouth--1

Taunton--8
Somerset--7

North Attleboro--7
Attleboro--6

Pope John--7
Northeast--5

Newton South--7
Malden--6

Revere--8
East Boston--2

Westport--11
Mashpee--10

Taunton--8
Somerset--7