Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15 was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was suppose to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2-mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and spectator, it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing. I was full of …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The first game of the Canton Legion season is June 6 at Medfield.
The Canton Post 24 American Legion baseball team enters its 2012 season opener with a mound of pitching. Southpaw David Roberto will be "our ace," leading a pitching staff that also features righthanders Dan Friedman, Liam Murphy and Sam Larson and lefties Jim Fitzgerald and Jake Fishman, first-year head coach Greg Lyons says. Roberto and Friedman, both 2011 Sharon High School graduates, are coming off college freshman seasons. Roberto pitched at Saint Louis University, where he was 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA in four games, and Friedman at Union College, where he was 0-2 with a 5.18 ERA in nine games. Fishman, a junior, and Larson, a sophomore, were the aces of the Sharon and Canton high varsity baseball teams, respectively, this spring. Fishman …
Monday, April 30, 2012
A Plymouth District Court magistrate refused to issue charges against a high school hockey player who dealt a bone-crushing hit to another player during a game in January.
The parents of a Duxbury high school hockey player Tucker Hannon seeking assault charges against a Scituate player who delivered a hard check to their son that caused the boy to go flying to the ice and left him with a concussion will have to be happy with an apology from the young man who delivered the hit. Friday, a Plymouth District Court magistrate refused to issue charges against Alex Way, the Scituate High School player who delivered the hit. Hannon, 18, suffered a severe concussion on the play, causing him to miss the rest of the hockey season and five weeks of school. The hit occurred Jan. 7 during a game at The Bog Ice Arena in Kingston. “If this (check) was off the rink, on a public way, that is gross, negligent assault and …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Canton's Garrett Ewanouski will play for Tufts this September.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Editor's note, the following is from a press release: Catholic Memorial School senior Garrett Ewanouski of Canton has committed to play for Tufts University’s football team next year, where he will continue his studies. Ewanouski, who played running back and linebacker for the Knights, is an honor roll student at CM, where he is a member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society. "Congratulations to our Knights who are going on to compete at the next level," said CM athletic director and head football coach Alex Campea. "I think they made great choices and I can't say enough for them. They have done a great job for us as athletes and leaders."
Friday, March 16, 2012
Feel-good story of the day: Everyone wins in pick-up game of hoops.
Cameron Miller, 18, happens to have cerebral palsy. He also happens to attend Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, Mass., where he plays on the school's wheelchair basketball team. After watching Cameron's team practice every week, Cameron's father John Miller of Weymouth, a supervisor for Sullivan Tire, was moved to action. He knew that the team struggled to find opponents, which makes it hard to schedule games. So to boost morale for the school's team and bring awareness to MHS's program, Miller put the call out, and a dozen Sullivan Tire employees reponded, including Mike Fitzgibbons of Nashua. On March 14, after playing two intense and totally fun 20-minute halves, MHS prevailed, beating Sullivan Tires team soundly, 18-4. “These …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
I think I understand sports culture. I will never complain about the Third Harbor Tunnel being renamed after the Splendid Splinter. I just don't like seeing grown men dressed in team uniforms unless they actually play on that team.
I was in a pizza parlor with my husband on Saturday when I spotted them: A married couple in their mid-50s wearing matching nylon Patriot’s football jerseys. Being well into middle age and a long suffering wife myself, I smiled broadly at the woman, trying to catch her eye so I could joke with her about her choice in costume. Alas, she was having none of it. This woman was thrilled to be wearing a matching football jersey with her husband, reminiscent of tourists on Cape Cod who wear T-shirts that read “Master” on one and “Slave” on the other. I have a code: no man or woman over the age of 12 years should ever wear clothing that is a knock-off of a professional sports outfit; this includes professional football, baseball, basketball and …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The Eagles trailed Canton by 11 after three quarters.
The Sharon High School varsity girls basketball team's 2011-2012 season opener ended in an overtime loss to Canton High School, despite the Eagles trailing by 11 points after three quarters. Host Canton outscored Sharon 2-1 during the 4-minute overtime for a 43-42 victory Friday night. Bulldogs senior forward Olivia Murphy's basket with 1:10 left in overtime proved to be the game-winner. However, Sharon (0-1) missed three free throws during that frame, Eagles head coach Kate Horsmann said. "If we make any one of those free throws, we win the game," said Horsmann, whose team went 5-for-10 from the line, but just 1-for-4 in overtime. "In the overtime, we didn't do anything different. But one of the things, as I was telling the girls, when we…
Sharon beat visiting Canton, 48-36, in 2011-2012 season opener Friday night.
The Sharon High School varsity boys basketball team overcame early defensive issues to beat visiting Canton High, 48-36, in the teams' 2011-2012 season opener Friday night. Canton led, 22-21, at halftime. "I'm happy with the second half, because we picked up the defensive intensity," Sharon Head Coach Bruce Jackman said. "I thought we made a lot of mental errors. I was kind of surprised, because we played four pretty good scrimmages." Sharon got 13 points and eight rebounds from sophomore guard Brian Mukasa. Senior tri-captain and center Sam D'Arcy added 10 points and 12 rebounds. Junior forward Ian Beach added six rebounds and six steals. "Sam played a fantastic game," Jackman said. "Brian did a very good job. He started making some …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Canton High School beat Lynnfield Tuesday.
The Canton High School Boys Lacrosse team has a very short history compared to many other schools. In its only ten years, Canton lacrosse has qualified for the post-season three times, including the last two seasons, but this year, the Bulldogs accomplished two first-time feats. Canton (12-6) won as many as 12 games in 2011, more than in any other year, and on Tuesday afternoon, also for the first time, it hosted a post-season game. Canton (seeded #15 in the East Division-3 Sectional) defeated Lynnfield (11-6, seeded #18), 12-5, in a preliminary round contest. The Bulldogs now advance to the round of 16 on Thursday at #2 seed Weston (16-2.) Canton was led by an incredible performance from junior captain Matt Malloy, who registered eight …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Canton runners placed in MIAA Division 3 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Canton High School runners won first place in their events at the MIAA Division 3 Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Oliver Ames High on Friday, May 27. Lauren Berman was the winner of the girls one-mile run with a time of 5:15.85. CHS student Jon Vaughn was the winner of the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.08. Congrats, Bulldogs!