• December 21 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden Cyclones Junior Varsity Small Level 3 named 2018 Pop Warner National Cheerleading Champions.

    Malden Cyclones Junior Varsity Small Level 3 team were named the 2018 Pop Warner National Cheerleading Champions on Monday, December 3 at the Wide World Of Sports Center in Disney after competing against teams from around the Country, including two teams from Hawaii and a team from New Jersey. The team is composed of ten girls: Sadie Bowden, Guilianna Celona, Giselle Dessert, Amaya Griffin, Lauren Jackson, Sofia Marey, Khristina Repici, Adrianna Roberts, Sofia Sorrento and Kyleigh Whelan, also known as the Perfect Ten!  They are coached by Head Coach Melanie Philbrook, Assistant Coaches Linda Boyce-Repici, Donna Zinnetti, Julianna Bernbaum and Dianne Wixon. Team Mother is Lisa Sorrento. Also, in attendance…

  • December 14 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    MHS Swim Team starts season strong

    By Steve Freker It has been a strong start for the Malden High School (MHS) co-ed swim team, which has broken out of the starting gate with a pair of decisive victories to open the season. Malden improved to 2-0 in the Northeastern Conference (NEC) and 2-0 overall with an 85-52 win over Salem in its home opener at the MHS Pool. “It was good way to start the season in a very competitive league,” said MHS assistant coach Jessica Bisson. “Our preseason is very short but we were still prepared, and a lot of our swimmers got off to good starts with their times.” Against Salem, the 200 medley…

  • December 14 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    The Sports Wire

    THE SPORTS WIRE  By Steve Freker Some random thoughts while waving goodbye to a guy who was in strong consideration for World Series MVP for his fantastic postseason performance in October, now former Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly … Not for nothing, but does anyone else remember the rumblings in early September over the speculation Joe Kelly might not be included on the Red Sox postseason roster due to inconsistency over a decent stretch of the season? Good luck to him in his new gig with the Dodgers. The Sox never would have given him the deal he ironed out with LA. Shades of Jacoby Ellsbury: As Kelly goes to…

  • December 14 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Golden Tornados boys’ basketball team nets 62-52 victory over Tewksbury High

    By Steve Freker This one had all the checkmarks of a potential tough start for head coach Don Nally’s Malden High School boys’ basketball squad in its season opener on Tuesday. The Tornados were on the road against a tough opponent in Tewksbury High, with Malden fielding a team featuring no returning starters and a whole busload of question marks. Despite all the uncertainty, the Blue and Gold boys answered the bell and then some in a solid, 62-52 victory over the host Redmen. Senior Robens Garcia led the way for Malden with 18 points, and senior first-year varsity player Raushad Moore chipped in with 10 points and 12 rebounds…

  • December 07 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

    Malden HS receives post-season honors

    By Jason Mazzilli The Malden High School football team received a big honor following the season when the Tornados squad received the Northeastern Conference (NEC) North Division 2018 Sportsmanship Award for the first time in school history. Two Malden High football standouts have been named to the NEC All-Conference First Team. Senior captain Raushad Moore and junior captain Jerry Mervil were both honored by a recent vote of the NEC coaches by being named to the North Division All-Conference squad. In addition, three other Tornados were named to the NEC All-Star Team: Senior captain Tyler Martineau, senior Sean Stout and freshman Davenche Sydney. “We were honored to receive the Sportsmanship…

  • Malden,  Malden Sports,  November 30 2018,  Sports

    Malden rallies for Thanksgiving Day victory over Medford, 28-24

    Freshman and sophomores contribute strongly to win By Justin McAllister It was one of the coldest Thanksgiving Days in history, just one degree, temperature-wise, from the all-time record as 15 degrees froze out Macdonald Stadium at kickoff. Malden also set some sort of record by starting its youngest team – ever – in school history on Thanksgiving Day, with four freshmen and six sophomores on the field at kickoff. But you could not tell that by the action on the field as the Malden High School Golden Tornadoes heated up and battled visiting Medford nose-to-nose all morning, rallying to a 28-24 victory in the 131st meeting of the second-oldest high…

  • Malden,  Malden Sports,  November 30 2018,  Saugus Sports

    The Sports Wire

     By Steve Freker   In just one season, Malden High School football junior captain Jerry Mervil has emerged as one of the top players in Eastern Mass. Just this week Mervil, along with teammate Raushad Moore, senior captain, was named First Team All-Conference in the Northeastern Conference’s (NEC) North Division, a first for Golden Tornado players in their second year in the NEC. Mervil, a 5-9, 185 rocket, was a two-way starter all year for Malden and led the Tornados is nearly every key statistical category on both sides of the ball. As a free safety, he recorded five interceptions, including a “Pick 6” for a 23-yard touchdown against Peabody.…

  • Malden,  Malden Sports,  November 30 2018,  Sports

    Sports: Turkey Day leftovers

     By Justin McAllister Make no (wish) bones about it … it was C-O-O-O-L-L-L-D-D-D on Thanksgiving morning for the traditional 131st Malden-Medford game. It was actually just one degree “warmer” than the record for the holiday, which was 14 degrees, set in 1903. Last week on Thanksgiving, it was 15 degrees. When you add in the windchill factor, it dropped all the way down to 0 degrees at kickoff. Bone-chilling, no doubt. “It was the coldest football game I have ever been a part of,” said Malden High School first-year head coach Steve Freker, who was coaching in his 19th Thanksgiving Game for Malden High and 27th Thanksgiving Game overall. ****…