• February 2 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus Sports Stories

    Sachem boys’ basketball team needs maximum effort By Julian Cardillo   The Saugus boys’ basketball team struggled with playing back-to-back games this week as they fell to Medford and Revere on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.  Coach Mark Bertrand lamented his team’s effort in the Revere game – which ended 69-40 – but acknowledged the schedule’s difficulty. “It’s tough on teams, especially in our conference, to play two nights in a row, so we didn’t light up on them, but I told them we weren’t happy with the effort,” Bertrand said. “Just a lot of turnovers and silly plays on our part – I don’t think the score reflected our talent.”…

  • February 2 2018,  Lynnfield,  Lynnfield Sports,  Sports

    Lynnfield swimmers get ready for the CAL Championships Sunday at Salem State

    By Joe Mitchell   The Lynnfield High School swim teams are now getting ready for the Cape Ann League Championships on Super Sunday, Feb. 4, at Salem State University. The boys are currently 7-1 in the regular season, while the rebuilding girls’ team has one win to show for their efforts. “I’m very excited to see how both teams fare against the rest of the league on Sunday,” said coach Andrew DiGiacomo. Sabrina Bunar, perhaps the best diver in the state, is the top-seed in the CAL Meet. She’s hoping to increase her seeding for sectionals and states with a solid performance on Sunday. Nick Alphen is seeded in the…

  • February 2 2018,  Saugus

     A Super Bowl Donut War

    Kane’s co-owner takes some “Boston Cream” and “Go Pats!” Donuts to NYC for producers of NBC’s Today show By Mark E. Vogler NBC’s “Today” show called Kane’s Donuts this week, requesting the Lincoln Avenue shop in Saugus to ship out some of its best Boston Cream Donuts to the television network’s New York City studio. But Paul Delios, president and co-owner of Kane’s, decided the best way for NBC to sample the donuts that are half of a celebrated Super Bowl wager for Sunday’s Patriots-Eagles championship game would be to bring the donuts fresh. So Delios left early yesterday (Thursday) morning so he could arrive in time for the Today…

  • February 2 2018,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Revere Sports Stories

    Revere-Malden hockey team hopeful despite Gloucester loss By Julian Cardillo   Gloucester stumped the Revere-Malden hockey team for the second time this season on Saturday, but this last performance was an improvement for the Patriots. Despite missing two players due to injury, Revere-Malden showed they could battle with one of the top teams in the Northeast Conference. The Fishermen took a 1-0 lead early in the first period and then scored two more times at the end of the period. Gloucester scored twice in the second, though Zach Rufo and Mike Giordano also netted a pair of goals in the period. The Fishermen scored one more in the third. “Honestly,…

  • February 2 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Snowboarder guns for Gold Medal

    Malden Catholic graduate Jonathan Cheever will compete in Winter Olympics this month By Mark E. Vogler   Saugus native and Malden Catholic graduate Jonathan Cheever was training in Austria this week, as he prepared for the greatest snowboarding experience of his life — a mission to become the best in the world on the biggest stage of his sport. A week from today (Friday), Cheever hopes to be walking with Team USA in Pyeongchang County, South Korea during the opening ceremonies of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. “The focus will be on a gold medal,” Cheever’s agent, Sho Kashima, said in an interview this week of his best friend, who…

  • February 2 2018,  Malden

    Malden offers Warren a true-blue welcome

     By Barbara Taormina There is no doubt that Malden loves Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Last Sunday, some 1,100 people filled the auditorium at Malden High School for a noisy, almost joyous Town Hall with Warren, who is running for her second term in the U.S. Senate. Known for her withering comments on “bankers, billionaires and bigots” and her passionate defense of all things progressive, Warren met and exceeded the expectations of the large crowd of local supporters. “She gets it, she listens and she gets it,” said one woman as she was walking out of the building. “I wish we could clone her.” Alex Pappas, a student from Somerville, said Warren…

  • Everett,  Everett Sports,  February 2 2018,  Sports

    EHS Boys Crimson Tide Basketball Team vs Big Blue of Swampscott

    The Tide readily handled Swampscott High School with a final score of 84-34. That was not the big story of the day – the EHS all-time high-scoring record held by Shannon Crooks in 1993-1997 for 1,733 points was broken by EHS Senior Ghared Boyce. Boyce went into the game tied at 1,733, and a few minutes into the first quarter, Boyce hit a big three-pointer to break the record at 1,736. The saga will continue for a 2,000 point career with nine regular-season games left, plus play-off games. Ghared Boyce just might make the 2,000 point bench mark. 2018-02-02-EVERETT Boyce.pdf