• January 11 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Revere-Malden co-op hockey team doubles up Everett for first win

    By Joe McConnell   The Revere-Malden boys’ co-op hockey team (1-3 in the Northeastern Conference South Division, 1-7-1 overall) got a much needed win on Wednesday night, Jan. 9, when they doubled up Everett to the tune of 8-4 at the Cronin Rink. The win came after a 6-2 loss to Gloucester last Saturday. “We hung in there against a really good club [Gloucester], and it shows we are making some progress in each game,” said coach Joe Ciccarello. The Fishermen led after one period by only a 1-0 count. But a couple of Gloucester power play goals turned this game around in their favor rather quickly. “Overall, we are…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden Neighborhood Basketball League News

    Malden Neighborhood Basketball League News *Season 34 is Officially Underway as 2 teams played both their games with 5 players each – 1 went 2-0 but the other went 0-2!!  Saturday 1-5-19 Game 1 – Celtics 60 Hawks 23            The Emerald opens our season with a dominant victory behind a 14-1 advantage after the 1st quarter. S. Cherefant led the team with (16) B. Culleton added (13) and A. Cohen had (12) for the Green. The Hawks struggled throughout the game to find that next level as they played with 6 players and the lead scorer A. Nguyen had just 7 points. On a good note they did not…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Golden Tornadoes swim team wins two

    Golden Tornadoes swim team wins two  By Steve Freker They certainly jumped back into the pool in strong fashion after a lengthy layoff with no signs of rust whatsoever. The Malden High School (MHS) Tornadoes co-ed swim team went nearly two weeks without a meet but was running on all cylinders this past week with pair of exciting wins to go to 4-1 on the season. Malden greeted the New Year with a thrilling, down-to-the-last-minute, 92-91 victory over visiting Peabody in a key Northeastern Conference (NEC) meet at the MHS Pool on January 3. On Tuesday this week, the Tornadoes squad topped visiting Danvers, 98-80.   Ochoa, Lombardi and Wang…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden High boys basketball splits a pair of games; Tornado girls basketball looking for the right combination in NEC play

    Malden High boys basketball splits a pair of games; Tornado girls basketball looking for the right combination in NEC play By Steve Freker After a string of solid performances, the Malden High boys basketball squad dropped a clunker on the road to a potential MIAA State Tournament berth, falling 65-46 to visiting Medford High Tuesday night, January 8. Medford led by a basket after the first quarter, 18-15, but exploded for a 23-11 second quarter to post a 41-26 lead at the halftime break. Turnovers by Malden led to a number of Medford points and on the other end of the court, the home team Tornado shots were not falling.…

  • January 4 2019,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    MHS basketball team wins tourney

     By Steve Freker If the Malden High boys’ basketball team looks back on its season and wants to point to a time where the season made an about-face in the right direction, the Tornado Holiday Classic tournament will be the place. Playing their best basketball of the season, Malden swept through the two-game slate with wins over Revere and Snowden International to claim the championship, the second victory coming in a convincing, 73-54 decision over Snowden. Malden topped Revere, 56-48, in a first-round game last week. Snowden knocked off Medford, 68-67 in that round. Malden got a fantastic game out of senior David Mervilus in the title game. The 6-3…

  • December 28 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    The Sports Wire

    THE SPORTS WIRE  By Steve Freker   How about these names, which clearly come from the “Blast from the Past” file: Jay Sweeney, Nick Papas, Dennis McHugh, John DiBiaso … Well, maybe not the last guy, He’s still around, just not coaching basketball anymore. Those were the coaches of the four teams that participated in the first-ever Golden Tornadoes Christmas Basketball Tournament, which was held in December 1985 at Malden High School. At the time, such an idea – a four-team, set-aside basketball tournament – was a novelty. Can’t say for sure if this was the first of its kind, but it is safe to say this was one of…

  • December 28 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden boys’ basketball team falls in squeaker to Peabody, 68-66

     By Steve Freker   Last-minute wins are commonplace in high school sports; so are last-second victories. On Friday, Peabody delivered a big, old lump of coal in Malden High boys’ basketball’s stocking with a whole different category: a win featuring the winning basket scored with under one second left to play in the game. That’s right. With just 0.7 seconds left on the clock and the score tied at 66-all, Peabody’s Chris Canela found himself with a wide-open baseline and an easy layup as time expired, and when the horn blew, the Tanners had a 68-66 victory on the books. With the loss Malden went to 1-3 overall (0-2 Northeastern…

  • December 21 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    The Sports Wire

    THE SPORTS WIRE By Steve Freker The “C” still looks good of the guy with three of them in his last name. Most people who follow Saugus High School (SHS) sports call him the best overall athlete to wear a Sachem uniform this decade and they are right. Dan Cacciola was a throwback student-athlete if there ever was one in his years at SHS, a three-sport standout from 2011, his first football season as a Sachem, to June 2015, his final baseball season. In-between there were, count ’em, 11 seasons where he played varsity sports: three seasons in baseball and four each in football and basketball. Cacciola was also a…

  • December 21 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    The Cyclones make Malden proud

    By Barbara Taormina The Malden Cyclones Junior Varsity (B Squad) gave the city an early Christmas present this year. Earlier this month, the squad traveled to Florida to compete in the Pop Warner National Cheerleading Championships. They came back with a huge trophy, a big banner and the bragging rights that belong to athletes who bring home a national title. Malden’s Pop Warner family was thrilled with their victory, and this week the city had a chance to honor the squad. Before they left for Florida, one of the Cyclones’ biggest fans, Mayor Gary Christenson, promised the cheerleaders the key to the city and a parade if they came back…