The snow has melted and Eastern Massachusetts has plodded through another long winter. On the scholastic landscape, it was a winter that featured new champions (Westford girls hockey), familiar faces (Barnstable gymnastics, Catholic Memorial boys hockey) and a town-wide celebration of basketball success in Walpole. Today, the Globe toasts the athletes who made this winter a little less chilling and a little more thrilling.
Rockland coach Bob Fisher celebrates winning the Division 3 state title while All-Scholastic Joe Coppens (right) hugs teammate Matt Schneider following their win on the FleetCenter floor. (Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)
(Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)