We'll be live today from the TD Banknorth Garden, site of four Eastern Mass. boys' basketball finals.
Call these teams the other super 8, because we've got eight squads vying for four titles. Here's today's schedule:
- Division 4 North Cambridge Catholic vs. Avon, 2:30 p.m.
- Division 3 Watertown vs. Scituate, 4:15 p.m.
- Division 2 Reading vs. Catholic Memorial, 6 p.m.
- Division 1 Central Catholic vs. BC High, 7:45 p.m.
With no Division 4 outside of Eastern Mass., today's game is also the state championship tilt. The remaining winners in Divisions 1-3 advance to Saturday's state finals at the DCU Center in Worcester to meet the Central/West champions (to be decided later this week).
We'll have live updates from the Garden, along with video highlights throughout the day.
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
To reach the high school sports department, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.