Senior captain Shane Devlin picked the right day to play the round of his career for the Whitman-Hanson golf team. In his final regular-season match, with a trip to the state tournament on the line, Devlin shot 1 under par 33 at Ridder Farm Golf Club Tuesday to lead his team to its lowest score in program history.
The Panthers totaled a 221 to defeat Silver Lake and punch their ticket to the postseason in a must-win situation through their final three matches.
“I think that heading in, when we had about five matches left in the season, everyone knew we had to win and we had some tough schools ahead of us that we knew the odds of us beating them were pretty slim,” coach Brian Dempsey said. “In these final three matches, everyone knew we could beat them, it just came down to if we all played well together. They definitely banded together, and they pulled it out.”
It will be just the fifth time Whitman-Hanson has qualified for the state tournament in school history, a boost to the golf program.
“The more successful a program is the more people want to be a part of it,” Dempsey said. “This is only our fifth time making it, now players have the determination to do something that not a lot of people in our school history have done before, which is making moves in the state tournament.”
Devlin led the pack on the course Tuesday, but his leadership has extended past the fairways in his senior season.
“He has leadership on and off the field, he’s phenomenal academically, helping kids out and being there with little motivational speeches here and there,” said Dempsey, who is in his second full year as coach after eight years with the program as an assistant.
In the complete win, sophomore Cole Manning finished 1 over par and junior Josh Kelleher shot 2 over par. Senior Kyle Reardon and juniors Cam Manning and Sam Perkins all contributed with a 5 over par 39.
Cole Manning has been successful throughout the season, finishing most matches with his team’s lowest score regardless of course difficulty or home field advantage.
“He has been our MVP,” Dempsey said. “He’s very competitive and I think the other kids on the team kind of feed off that. It’s rare for a sophomore to have that kind of positive control over his teammates.”
Despite his competitive drive, Dempsey said Manning has an overall attitude and demeanor that’s very playful, lightening the mood for his teammates.
“I think that everybody can sometimes get too caught up with the winning aspect and who’s scoring low,” Dempsey said. “Cole [Manning] is one example, as well as Shane [Devlin], they don’t get too down of themselves. They always try to look at the positive side of things and reflect to work on whatever it may be for the next match.”
Working on the next match is exactly what the Panthers are looking forward to now, with the qualifying round of the state tournament at Easton Country Club looming next Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Some golfers will be headed to Easton this weekend to play a practice round there and get a feel for the course. The practice round was organized entirely by the captains to make sure they give themselves a fighting chance going in, according to Dempsey.
“Although there are usually some very talented schools represented in the state tournament, I feel confident that we can hold our own if everyone plays to their capabilities,” Dempsey said. “We could be one of those sleeper teams people overlook on paper, but I think we’re capable of hanging with anybody.”
Duxbury golf coach Jack Stoddard has been named the boys' golf coach of the year by the National Federation of High Schools, according to athletic director Thomas Holdgate.
Stoddard, the Globe's Coach of the Year in 2010, will be honored at the MIAA annual meeting in late March as well on the national level some time after.
Stoddard started as the boys' golf coach at Duxbury in 1987 and during his time he's won 19 league championships and seven state championships. This fall, Duxbury went 14-2 and finished second in the Division 2 South Cape sectionals. Nick Drago was medalist with a round of 71 at the Easton Country Club.
Many golfers go their entire careers without ever recording a hole-in-one, let alone claim two to their name - unless you’re Bishop Feehan junior Brett Chatfield.
Thursday afternoon at Swansea Country Club, Chatfield posted his second hole-in-one, eagling the par-3 sixth hole.
“It was kind of funny because my friend was joking that he was going to get a hole-in-one first,” Chatfield said. “And then he put it to two feet. I said I would get it closer, and I got the hole-in-one.”
Chatfield said the hole is 100-yards over a pond. Today’s pin was placed at the front of the green.
The hole-in-one was just part of what turned out to be an outstanding round for the 16-year-old. Chatfield turned in an ever-par 37, which included a second eagle on the par-5 11th.
Thursday’s ace was the second of Chatfield’s career. He recorded his first when he was 13-years-old, playing with friends at First Tee Golf Course in Norton.
“I just couldn’t believe I got a hole-in-one,” he said of the outing. “It was pretty special.”
The junior hasn’t started looking at specific colleges, but wants to play golf post-high school.
Lowell High School athletic director James DeProfio announced the intentions of four Red Raiders student-athletes who have recently committed to playing collegiate sports.
Chris Gentile will attend St. Thomas Aquinas to continue his golf career. A three-time team MVP and Merrimack Valley All-Conference selection, he finished his high school career with a match play record of 45-10. Gentile maintains a 3.6 GPA and is a National Honor Society member.
Haley Clarke will be taking her rowing talents to the Boston College crew program in the fall. A four-year member of Lowell’s varsity crew team, she served as fall and spring captain during her senior year. She was a member of the bronze medal winning US Junior Nationals team as a freshman and the US Rowing Club Nationals last year. Clarke has a 4.4 GPA and is a member of the student council and the National Honor Society.
Clarke’s rowing-mate Kate Keller will take her skills to Bucknell. She was also a four-year member of the crew squad and joined Clarke as team captain this past fall and spring. Keller won a bronze with Clarke on the US Junior Nationals team as freshmen and was also part of the US Rowing Club Nationals last year. She has upheld a 4.3 GPA and is also a National Honor Society member.
Rachel Silk, a three sport standout, will stay in her own backyard and attend UMass-Lowell to play soccer. As captain of the soccer team she was named MVP for this past fall season. She also served as captain on both the indoor and outdoor track teams. Silk has a 3.93 GPA, is a National Honor Society member and is part of the Headmaster’s Advisory.
This awards ceremony and program are designed to recognize Massachusetts high school student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence in three disciplines: academics, athletics and citizenship. The ceremony will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Curry Student Center Ballroom at Northeastern University.
The theme of this year’s event is “How Can Student-Athletes Make a Difference in the Community?”
The event, which is being sponsored by Sport in Society at Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, is open to schools in Districts A, B, C, D, E and H.
Each school can nominate two male and two female students that merit this recognition and have participated in community service. One faculty member, coach, or parent representative should also be willing to provide transportation and accompany the students.
For more information contact Ted O’Reilly at 617-373-4025 or email@example.com.
The Boston Globe Fall All-Scholastics are out, available for view on Boston.com. More than 200 high school athletes from nine different sports have been selected as All-Scholastics, marking the end of the fall season.
On this season's cover is Concord-Carlisle brother-sister duo Mike and Andrea O'Brien, who are both All-American soccer players for the school. They highlight the level of talent of the many individuals selected this season.
It was a long weekend in Massachusetts high school sports. The MIAA awarded championship trophies in soccer, volleyball, cross-country, swimming and field hockey. And a week before that, golf champions were crowned. Here's a roundup of all the games and state championships from the fall. You can also find all of our stories and photos at our Fall 2011 Championships page.
Div. 1 girls soccer
Peabody rides defense to title - Katie Brunelle’s goal with 3:26 remaining in the first half helped the Tanners beat East Longmeadow 1-0.
Div. 2 girls soccer
Canton can't halt Auburn - Alysha Brunelle’s strike was all Auburn would need, as the Rockets capped off an undefeated season and claimed the Division 2 girls’ soccer state title, 1-0, over Canton yesterday at Worcester State.
Div. 3 girls soccer
Dover Sherborn edges Hopedale - After losing in the EMass title game last year, the Dover-Sherborn girls’ soccer team had one goal this season, and that was to finish the job with a state championship. The Raiders completed the mission with a 2-1 victory over Hopedale.
Div. 1 boys soccer
Ludlow beats Masconomet - Kyle Tomas scored two second-half goals to lead Ludlow to its third state title in four years and 17th overall.
Div. 2 boys soccer
Groton-Dunstable derails Concord-Carlisle - Daniel Beyh and Alex Merlino scored in the second half as the Crusaders (20-1-1) won their first championship since 2001 in beating the two-time defending state champs.
Div. 3 boys soccer
Sutton proves too much for Georgetown - Despite late momentum by Georgetown, Sutton prevailed, 3-1.
State Volleyball championships
Barnstable adds No. 14 to dynasty; Marlboro tops Melrose; Frontier bests Case - Barnstable’s dynasty grew by beating Central Catholic, 3-0, in the MIAA Division 1 championship; Marlboro rallied to complete an undefeated 23-game season, finishing off Melrose 3-1; and Frontier capitalized on the power and athleticism of junior Cassidy Stankowski, who drilled 24 kills in the Red Hawks’ victory in a marathon 3-2 match.
Boys X-country championships
Bishop Feehan edges Pembroke in photo finish - Bishop Feehan placed four runners in the top 17, overcoming three Pembroke top-10 finishes, to win the MIAA boys’ Division 2 cross-country state championships.
Girls X-country championships
Whitman Hanson girls pull a fast one - All five of Whitman-Hanson’s scoring runners crossed the finish line in under 20 minutes.
Andover girls glide to 12th title - The Golden Warriors got off to a rousing start when the 200-yard medley relay team of Maeve Awiszus, Ashlee Korsberg, Rachel Moore, and Emma Cammann cruised to a win in 1 minute 49.76 seconds, nearly five seconds in front of runner-up Framingham.
Div. 1 field hockey
Andover repeats as state champions - Sophomore Julia LeBlanc redirected a pass from Meagan Keefe in the second half as the Golden Warriors (22-0-2) defeated Longmeadow, 1-0, for their second consecutive state title.
Div. 2 field hockey
Watertown sinks Oakmont - Watertown (21-0-1) defeated Oakmont, 3-1, to extend its unbeaten streak to 69 games and lock up its 12th state title since coach Eileen Donahue took over in 1986.
Div. 1 golf
St. John's Pandelena takes crown in playoff - Nick Pandelena of St. John’s Prep won a three-man playoff to take the Division 1 individual competition, and St. John’s (Shrewsbury) won its fourth state championship in six years at Glen Ellen Country Club.
Div. 2 golf
May, Masconomet rule roost - ith all eyes on Charlie May, the Masconomet junior calmly rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to clinch the Division 2 state individual championship.
Div. 3 golf
Westwood gets the drop on Medfield - Pat Frodigh -- Westwood High’s No. 1 golfer -- eagled on a crucial 13th hole to spur his team to victory.
On Thursday, the Masconomet boys’ golf team finished off their first undefeated Cape Ann League season (12-0) since 1980 as they tamed the Tigers on the road, 191-109 at the Ipswitch Country Club.
The Chieftains were led by co-captain Alex Kane, who fired an even-par 36, Charlie May who posted a 37, and fellow co-captain Jack Rogers, who carded a 2-over-par 38.
“Alex and Charlie have really set the tone for the kids this year,” said coach Ben Hodges. “Alex is quiet, but leads by example and the kids follow suit.”
This marks the Chieftains’ second straight Cape Ann League title. They actually wrapped up the league with a victory Wednesday at home against their closest Cape Ann League competitor, North Andover, with a 183-128 win. May's 1-under-par 35 and Kane's 37 led the team.
State sectionals start on Monday and Masco is hoping to ride the momentum from their historic season and improve on their 8th place finish in the state finals last year.
“Four of our six golfers have played in the state finals,” said Hodges. “Their experience should be a big help.
“A huge element of it is mental toughness," said Hodges of the finals. "You need to be able to bounce back from a tough hole and focus on the next shot. Four of our kids have first hand experience with that kind of pressure."
The last time the Reading High boys' golf team won the Middlesex League, head coach Jeff Nelson was a junior at Reading. His Rockets beat Melrose 42.5-29.5 at Bellvue Golf Course in Melrose to secure first place and the league title Tuesday.
Nelson said the team has excellent depth as players 1 to 8 on the roster are all talented.
Sophomore Scott Tully has a plus-5 handicap and is undefeated this season (9-0). On Oct. 5, Tully won the Middlesex League Shootout at Mount Hood GC in Melrose with a score of 73. As a freshman, Tully was a starting pitcher on the varsity baseball team and a Middlesex All-Star.
Nelson said senior captains Mike McCarthy and Ross Anderson, and senior Mark Delaney and junior Paul Andrick made key contributions.
“We have dominated and have averaged over 10 points per match,” said Nelson. “We just have everyone clicking at the same time.”
The match lasted more than three hours and took a total of six score cards — two more than normal — to complete.
At the end of the day, one stroke separated the Canton and Sharon boys’ golf teams as Canton won 251-252 in a low-score-wins match at the Blue Hill Country Club in Canton.
The difference-maker was Brian Brooks, a freshman playing out of the eighth slot out of eight on the lineup.
“He’s really just trying to get some experience,” said Canton head coach Jim Spillane. “He’s not our No. 1 or No. 2 guy.”
Not the top dog, Brooks was just as important. He shot a 44 on the par-35 course. He also provided the highlight of the day, hitting an eagle on the third hole.
“He’s the only freshman in the lineup,” Spillane said. “He earned his spot.”
After the normal four-card match the score was tied at 163 and at 207 after the fifth card. Spillane said it was one of the closest matches he knows of in recent history.
Brooks provided the heroics, but Spillane also credited senior co-captain Glenn Kaplan for being the low-scorer, shooting a 40.
“Without his 40 we don’t get to Brian’s 44,” he said.
The win gave the Bulldogs a bit of revenge, as they lost to Sharon 63-74 in their first match of the season.
This fall the Globe’s high school standings will be based entirely on game results and not on Sunday phone calls or emails from league representatives. It’s actually something we started in January with winter sports. And even with a few speed bumps, it was incredibly successful. We think the change has been a huge benefit to school fans looking to see where their team stands every day of the week, not just on the one day standings are updated.
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When coaches call in their games scores during the week, our database will compile the standings and they will be available 24/7 on Boston.com/schools. This is what we’ve done the past three years for football, then began with winter and spring sports this past year. We’re now expanding that system to include all sports. But we still need league representatives. The only information we need, however, are the league’s leading performers, whether hitters, pitchers, goal scorers/assists, goalies, or runners.
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Under the old system, standings we took on Sunday afternoons were only accurate until a team played its next game. This meant that after a big Tuesday of soccer, fans had to wait until the following Monday’s paper to see the league standings. Now, after you watch your team beat its cross-town rival and your coach calls in the score, you can go home, click on Boston.com and see the league standings.
What are the drawbacks?
If your school doesn’t call in the scores, then your record will be 0-0 all year (unless an opposing coach calls in the game against your team). Even if a league representative insists your team is 10-0, the only way we can make the standings agree is to get the scores of the 10 games.
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As with any new system there will be an adjustment period. But we hope you agree, accurate standings seven days a week are better than just one.
Last year, Newton North (5-1) freshman varsity golfer Brendan Ryan spent much of the season living in the shadow of his older brother T.J., who was the team’s No.1 as a junior.
After the pair’s one-two performance yesterday against Weymouth (0-6) at their home Weathervane golf course -- where T.J. shot an even 36 and Brendan a 1-over 37 to lead the tTgers to a 66.5-41.5 victory -- it may be time for the elder Ryan to give his brother a share of the limelight.
“He’s a good golfer and he’s always shown promise,” said Tigers’ coach Bob MacDougall. “Hopefully today he realizes how good he can be by shooting 1-over at a pretty difficult course, one he hasn’t seen before.”
As is often the case with athletically inclined siblings, the two are very competitive. Though T.J. was happier to come out the victor, MacDougall said he was proud of his younger brother’s performance.
“T.J. was very happy that he shot lower than Brendan, but I think deep down inside he was happy that Brendan shot so well,” said MacDougall. “They’re brothers, they compete. They don’t want to lose to each other but they’re happy when either one of them does well.”
Sophomore Mark Vrahas matched the younger Ryan’s 37 to help edge out the Wildcats.
Coach MacDougall said he is counting on his talented underclassmen, of whom Brendan and Vrahas are highlights, to keep Newton North near the top of the Bay State standings.
“We have a lot of promising young players, so for Brendan to do well it’s a boost,” said MacDougall. “I’ve got some other underclassmen who are performing well. We don’t rebuild, we reload.”
Last season, then freshman Jim Wronoski shot an unspectacular 92 at tryouts for Brookline to open his career. Over the course of his debut season, he demonstrated little of the skill he packed so tightly into his small frame.
Wronoski devoted himself to getting better. Each day he would go to the course to practice, breaking down each aspect of his game, according to the local course staff.
That discipline paid off when, as a sophomore, Wronoski led tryouts with a 76. Yesterday he outdid himself again as he carried the Warriors to a win in their season-opener with his 2-under 34 at Wollaston golf club.
“I’ve been doing this a lot of years and I’ve never seen a kid come back that quick,” said coach Bill Camelio.
Wronoski, who tees off seventh, didn’t surrender a single hole to his opponent. He didn’t even hit a bogey.
Camelio said the youth has demonstrated character far beyond his few years, enough to give him high hopes for Wronoski’s potential.
“You have to think he would be [great],” said Camelio. “You watch somebody with not only the talent he possesses, but just the maturity, as a sophomore. Sophomores are still babies, but he shows a lot of poise and maturity.”
Despite the breakout success, Camelio plans to keep the pressure off his young stud by holding him at 7th, at least for the next few matches.
A few good rounds don’t make a career. Camelio knows that, and fortunately for his future, Wronoski does too.
“He’s got a long way to go,” said Camelio. “And he’s not letting success go to his head.”
Teammate and fellow varsity sophomore Jacob Dana has a similar story, as he shaved seventeen strokes off his 97 tryout round last year, though he’s still a few steps behind Wronoski.
Brian Corcoran, the Warriors’ No. 2 guy, shot a 1-over 37.
Adam Hunger / For the Globe
Scituate golfer Mary Mulcahy won the MIAA Girls' Individual Tournament yesterday. Photos of her and other participants can be found here by Adam Hunger.
Marlborough High school is looking for a number of head coaches to fill vacancies for Fall 2010.
Among the coaching openings are:
- Varsity Cheerleading Coach
- Varsity Boys Cross-Country Coach
- Varsity Girls Cross-Country Coach
- Varsity Football Coach
- Varsity Field Hockey Coach
- Varsity Golf Coach
- Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
- Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
- Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach
Interested applicants are being asked to apply online at Marlborough.schoolfusion.us.
This spring, the Globe’s high school standings will be based entirely on game results and not on Sunday phone calls or emails from league representatives. We think the change will be a huge benefit to spring fans looking to see where their team stands every day of the week, not just on the one day standings are updated.
How does it work?
When coaches call in their games scores during the week, our database will compile the standings and they will be available 24/7 on Boston.com/schools. This is what we’ve done the past two years for football and we’re now expanding that system to include spring sports. The only information we need from league representatives are the league’s leading performers, whether hitters, pitchers, goalies, or runners.
What are the benefits of doing this?
Under the old system, standings we took on Sunday afternoons were only accurate until a team played its next game. This meant that after a big Tuesday of baseball, fans had to wait until the following Monday’s paper to see the league standings. Now, after you watch your team beat its cross-town rival and your coach calls in the score, you can go home, click on Boston.com and see the league standings.
What are the drawbacks?
If your school doesn’t call in the scores, then your record will be 0-0 all year. Even if a league representative says your team is 10-0, the only way we can make the standings agree is to get the scores of the 10 games.
How do we get you any missing scores?
Scores can be emailed to us at HSsports@globe.com. Be sure to designate the
home and away teams.
As with any new system there will be an adjustment period. But we hope you agree, accurate standings sevens days a week are better than just one.
Watertown eighth-grader Stephanie Frankian shot a 75 at Woodland Country Club to win the MIAA girls' individual championship Monday. MIAA officials said it was the first time in tournament history an eighth grader has won the title. Frankian, just 14-years-old, had company at the top of the leaderboard. Isabel Southard of Sharon, also 14 but a freshman, finished in second place with a 76.
Defending champion Brittany Weddell of Bourne shot a 79.
For a sortable list of final results, including hole-by-hole scores, click HERE.
Can Bourne's Brittany Weddell make it two state titles in a row? The MIAA girls' individual golf championship tees off Monday at 8 a.m. at Woodland Country Club in Newton. Weddell took last year's title as a junior and hopes to end her career with back-to-back crowns. She's in a threesome with Watertown's Stephanie Frankian and Minnechaug's Kaitlin Coons.
A number of area senior student-athletes are making their college commitments official this week, with the early non-football signing period now in play (Nov. 12-19).
Correspondent Brendan Hall checks in with an updated list of commitments:
Sahil Bloom, Weston (Stanford)
Kevin Brown, Algonquin (Bryant)
Peter Castaldi, St. John's Prep (Northeastern)
Jon Leroux, Auburn (Northeastern)
Derek Lowe, Lincoln-Sudbury (William & Mary)
John McKenna, Algonquin (UMass-Amherst)
Justin Quinn, Lincoln-Sudbury (Rollins College)
Fran Whitten, Westborough (Maine)
Antoine Allen, Notre Dame Prep (Providence)
Russ Braithwaite, St. Mark’s (Babson)
Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, Tilton/Boston (UConn)
Courtney Finn, Winthrop (Bentley)
Dave Johnson, St. Mark’s (Quinnipiac)
Erik Murphy, St. Mark’s (Florida)
Alex Oriakhi, Tilton/Lowell (UConn)
Dartaye Ruffin, Stoughton (Drexel)
James Southerland, Notre Dame Prep (Syracuse)
Kara Mackintire, Shrewsbury (Boston College)
Brittany Altomare, Shrewsbury (Virginia)
Quinn Cully, Duxbury (Notre Dame)
Hakeem Lecky, Duxbury (Syracuse)
Colin O'Rourke, St. John's Shrewsbury (Wagner)
Alex Papoojian, St. John's Shrewsbury (VMI)
Chris Pellichero, King Philip (Providence)
Kristen Scopetski, Algonquin (UMass-Amherst)
CC Jensen, Acton-Boxborough (Elon)
AJ Millet, Westford (Harvard)
Sarah Wooley, Duxbury (Siena)
Nicole D’Argento, Ashland (Boston College)
Jessie Bryant, Marlborough (Providence)
We're dusting off our Player Diaries blog for the fall season and we're looking for athletes who might be interested in chronicling their seasons on Boston.com.
Last fall, Mansfield football standout Mike McPherson and Ursuline volleyball All-Scholastic Caitlin Burchill kept us updated on their exciting seasons. Now we want you to tell us all about your fall season.
Interested? Drop us an email with your name, sport you play, and a brief bio about yourself. Remember, you don't have to be the team superstar. Heck, if you're the stats keeper and you want to tell the world about how your team is doing, we want you, too.
We'll pick a handful of our favorites to handle the Player Diaries this fall. Hey, it doesn't look bad on a college resume, either.
Girls' golf individual championship
- Click HERE to watch video highlights
- Click HERE for a complete results, including hole-by-hole scoring
NEWTON -- Bourne junior Brittany Weddell fired a 3-over-par 75 Monday morning at Woodland Golf Club to easily outdistance the field in winning the MIAA girls' golf individual championship.
Weddell, a Globe All-Scholastic, coupled five bogeys with a pair of birdies to emerge with an eight-stroke victory. Notre Dame of Hingham senior Courtney Lee finished second by carding an 83, while Minnechaug junior Kaitlin Coons and St. Peter-Marian junior Taylor Coleman fired matching 84s to tie for third.
The top nine players have earned automatic entry to the New England championships in Brentwood, N.H. on June 16.
Playing in her first tournament of the spring (she typically competes for the co-ed Bourne golf team in the fall), Weddell opened Monday's round at 2-over through five holes, but birdied No. 6 (a 415-yard par 4) and played 1-over golf the rest of the day.
"I felt really comfortable out there," said Weddell, who finished third here the past two seasons.
Bourne golf coach Rod Weston called her "unflappable," and she proved to be. Making the turn at 2-over, she birdied No. 10 (a 431-yard par 5 that gave her fellow golfers fits), then registered six pars on the back nine, including the final three holes to ensure victory.
"I wanted to finish strong," said Weddell.
Despite being the first group back in the clubhouse and enduring a long wait for all the other groups to arrive, her score stood up... and easily. Only the top 10 golfers broke 90 on the day.
Weddell, who left Bourne at 6 a.m. and fought traffic for the 8 a.m shotgun start, stayed within herself. She excelled off the tee and stayed below the hole to avoid the slippery putts that had been her demise in past years.
We'll have video highlights and reaction from Newton later. The Globe's Maggie Cassidy will have a complete recap from today's event in Tuesday's Globe.
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 fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
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