• 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…