Saturday is a good day to be a volleyball player.
Due to the inclement weather, most tournament events scheduled for Saturday have been been postponed. The baseball, softball, lacrosse games and tennis tournaments have all been effected.
Most games are scheduled to resume Sunday or Monday. The MIAA had previously moved the state track championship, scheduled for Saturday, to Monday.
Look for updates on postponements on the MIAA website.
Latin Academy's boys' tennis team will host a first-round state tournament match for the second straight year 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sportsmen’s Tennis Club in Dorchester.
The No. 6 seeded Dragons (14-4), who have lost to Andover in the quarterfinals the last few years, will host No. 11 seed Haverhill (10-9) in the Division 1 North bracket.
"The only team in that league we played is the best team, Andover, and we lost 4-1 but it was a match where we were missing one of our players and one of our guys lost 7-5 in the third so it was a good match and that’s really all I have to go by," Latin Academy boys' coach Andrew Crane said.
"Haverhill is somewhere in the middle [of the Merrimack Valley league]," Crane said. "I don't know anything about them at this point other than that."
While Latin Academy's girls' team and both O'Bryant's boys' and girls' teams failed to qualify for the postseason, Boston Latin’s boys’ team will play Marblehead in the first round of the Division 2 North tournament at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Harvard. The Latin's girls failed to qualify.
“They could make some real noise in the state tournament, they are a strong team,” Crane said of Latin.
If Latin Academy wins, they will travel to No. 3 seed Acton Boxboro (14-2) at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
Last year, Latin Academy’s boys team defeated Methuen before losing on the road to Andover, which is on the opposite side of the bracket this year as the No. 5 seed.
“It gives everybody confidence, their comfortable in their surroundings so the whole thing is easier obviously,” Crane said of playing at home. “But you don’t make that much of it because you are playing a team you don’t know. The other thing is the seeding is all done on the basis of record, sometimes it works to the disadvantage of a really strong team that’s in a really strong league. We’ve seen that happen before.”
Jimmy Ye will play No. 1 singles for the Dragons. Ye won two matches in the individual state tournament this year before being discarded in a close match to Lexington’s No. 1 singles player.
Crane said his No. 2 singles player is likely to be junior Saiful Mahmood while his No. 1 doubles team will comprise of sophomore Gar Paul and junior Ming Lao.
Pavel Dzemianok for The Boston Globe
DORCHESTER —Just about every other high school tennis team in the state was sidelined on a recent rainy afternoon earlier this month. But inside the cozy confines of the Sportsmen’s Tennis Club in Dorchester, Latin Academy defeated its rival, the John D. O’Bryant School.
“I was actually hoping we were going to get rained out today because I was going to go home and sleep,” said O’Bryant No. 1 singles player, junior Tony Huang, after Sportsmen’s shuffled its schedule to squeeze the match into its indoor facility on May 1.
“But I think I appreciate that we have an indoor facility because we’re not going to be scrambling to get all our matches in at the end of the year.”
After defeating Haung (6-0, 6-1), Latin Academy junior Jimmy Ye recalled what it was like before Sportsmen’s started arranging for the teams to play indoors on rainy days. He said there was one season when they played a match every day for the final three weeks of the season.
“It was very time-consuming, very stressful,” said Ye, who is in the Top 50 of the USTA New England Under 18 rankings. “After matches you get home at 7:30 and have to do homework and have papers due at the end of the year.”
The two Boston Public School teams are likely the only teams in the state to have an indoor facility at their disposal free of charge. They are also two of the most dominant teams in the Greater Boston League, playing against the likes of Cambridge, Everett and Malden. In fact, Latin Academy boys’ team has only lost one GBL match since they joined the league in 2009. O’Bryant’s program only formed five years ago and both its girls and boys teams made the state tournament for the first time last year.
“The great part of this for me is I’ve been involved with youth tennis in Boston from a number of different angles,” said Latin Academy boys’ coach Andrew Crane, who was the program director of a Boston-based youth tennis organization called Tenacity for more than 10 years. “And what’s been perfectly obvious through all of these programs is that kids, once they get to know what tennis is all about, they love to play it.
“City kids love to play tennis. People think ‘well city kids all want to play basketball.’ Once kids get to know tennis, they love to play.”
And providing the two teams with free access to their club couldn’t fit more into the mission statement of Sportsmen’s, which was founded in 1961 as the first African-American non-profit tennis club in the country.
“Here are two teams that wouldn’t be able to compete if we weren’t doing what we are doing, so it really completely falls in line with our mission,” said the club’s executive director, Toni Wiley. “Our mission is for kids to be able to have access to tennis and access to quality coaching and courts and to be able to open up doors, whether that’s college scholarships or being able to play in the local or regional tournaments. So being able to support these two teams is a big part of that.
“One of the most fun events we have all year is when the two teams are playing each other. We typically do a cookout and a lot of parents come and we really try to make it a good time to support both teams and see some good tennis and really have fun.”
When the tennis program at Latin Academy started in 1999, Boston Latin School was the only Boston Public school with a tennis program.
Crane said he started a Saturday program for Boston high school students at Sportsmen's in late 1997 or early 1998 on behalf of the Boston Tennis Council. Most of the students who participated were from Latin Academy, so Crane approached the school’s headmaster about starting a team. After she said yes he helped find a volunteer coach. (It wasn’t until his role with Tenacity wound down that he took over the coaching reins of the boys’ squad in 2009.)
The team was co-ed for the first few years because they didn’t have enough players to field boys’ and girls’ teams. They didn’t even have uniforms in the beginning before eventually securing donated soccer jerseys.
“I said ‘Great, whatever, as long as we look like a team,’” Jimmy Hite, who recently stepped down as the Latin Academy girls’ coach, recalled.
After a few seasons, Hite asked K.D. Hicks Insurance Agency to donate real uniforms, which they did for five years.
The team wasn’t affiliated with a conference and had to scramble to schedule non-conference matches. Both Hite and Crane said some teams weren’t crazy about traveling to Boston for matches. Another issue in the beginning was that many of the players skipped the matches because they were too scared to play.
“I made it mandatory that every player had to come to every match so they could see what was going on, they could see ‘I could beat this one, I could beat that one, can I play next week?’” Hite said before adding, “They are tough and know how to fight and know how to suck it up. They don’t fold under pressure. They rise to the occasion. All you have to do is bring it up in them, make them realize you’re just as good if not better than these kids. These are inner-city kids, they are tough.”
After a while the players developed the confidence and skills they needed to win, which wasn’t such an easy pill for some of their suburban opponents to swallow. In high school tennis players call the match themselves on an honor system.
“I would see the anger, I would see a lot of goings-on as far as calls being made, a lot of them making calls with their heart instead of their eyes,” Hite said of some of the opposing players. “It was tough for them to accept.”
A few years after the program started it split into a boys and girls teams. And in 2007 a team was started at O’Bryant with help from a USTA New England grant. To this day, the two teams are open to players from every public high school in the city, with Latin Academy drawing from half of the city and the O’Bryant drawing from the other half.
O’Bryant remains Latin Academy’s little sibling when it comes to competing but on the way to qualifying for its first state tournament last year, the O’Bryant girls’ team beat Latin Academy for the first time in the program’s history. Even though they only won because one of the Latin Academy players forfeited the final match, O’Bryant still celebrated like they won Wimbledon.
“We were happy and were singing and dancing all over the place,” said O’Bryant No. 1 singles Jendayia Lubin.
Latin Academy and O’Bryant joined the Greater Boston League in 2009. Both the boys and girls Latin Academy squads have finished with the best record in the league each year; although, as an associate member of the league, they can’t be considered league champions.
The girls’ team has also qualified for the state tournament three straight years, making it to the quarterfinals of the North Division 1 bracket in 2010 while the boys lost in the quarterfinals to Andover in two out of the last three years.
“The point to be made is that there are a whole bunch of kids playing high school tennis having a great time and having some success and it crosses ethnic backgrounds,” Crane said. “It’s all kinds of kids. I got all kinds of kids on my teams whose families came from all different parts of the world. I truly believe this is a sport that kids, no matter what background or previous athletic experience, will enjoy. This is a sport for girls who don’t have a sport. They can learn to play and get good at if they are willing to work at it and have a sport they can play the rest of their lives. That’s the beauty of tennis.”
Work in progress
One of the reasons Latin Academy and O’Bryant have found so much success on the tennis court is because they are able to draw players from across the city, concentrating the talent on two teams. Expanding the sport to other schools throughout the district would dilute the talent pool but that is still Crane and Hite’s goal.
“It would be a lot of hard organizing work,” Crane, 65, who abandoned a career in state politics and as a trial lawyer to work in youth tennis fulltime, said of expanding into other high schools. “You have to go into some of the schools that aren’t getting players and really organize those kids because once you get them interested, they will play.
“I can guarantee you I could go into virtually any high school in the city and recruit the kids and teach them to play and have a team. We could do that if we had a real place for them to play for both a boys’ team and a girls’ team.”
That means having four or five suitable courts close to the high schools so students don't have to travel across the city to practice and play matches. Crane noted that there is no space between the courts at Boston English High and therefore they are unsuitable for high school matches.
Boston schools Athletic Director Ken Still, however, said money is also an issue and, as always, so is participation. Still said he would be open to expanding tennis in the city schools, but he hasn’t seen a consistent number of players trickle out of the Tenacity program and onto the Latin Academy or O’Bryant team.
“It’s a numbers game and the numbers aren’t there,” Still said before adding, “If [Tenacity is] teaching tennis to over 300 kids for the summer and they are all out of BPS middle schools, where are they at? Where are they going? Not everyone is going METCO. Not everyone goes to a private school.”
Some of the city’s best players have in fact gone to suburban schools through the METCO program or to private schools. And another issue is getting the players to play in the offseason. Crane said a recently created Tenacity middle school program will help. The program allows middle school students to play tennis three to four days a week during the school year, whereas before they just played in the summer.
Another issue is that the Tenacity players have a difficult time progressing beyond a certain point because they mostly play against other Tenacity players. Crane said he is working to solve that problem by starting a program that will allow at-risk youth to pay a discounted rate of $22 to $24 to enter regional USTA tournaments.
“It’s really an exciting development,” he said. “I think will happen. The truth is the cost of tournament play is extremely difficult for low income families to bear.”
Ye, Latin Academy’s No. 1 singles player, said his classmates don’t respect this sport and don’t realize how well he plays it.
“Nobody even knows about the tennis team, people just look at it as another sports team, they don’t recognize it,” he said. “It doesn’t have all the glamour that football and basketball get.”
Latin Academy sophomore DiAndrea Galloway has played No. 1 singles since seventh grade and is ranked No. 29 in the New England USTA Under 16 rankings. She worries that there won’t be anyone to pass the torch to when she graduates.
“I feel like some people might not want to take the lead because they are scared they might not be the right person for it,” she said. “I feel it will go down. I’ll help encourage people younger than me to help out.”
Coaching in the city is also a major challenge. Coaches have to strike a balance between working with a team’s top players and teaching the players who have little to no experience. Unlike suburban teams, assistant coaches are an anomaly, forcing a city team to use its top players as assistant coaches or sorts.
“It’s not easy at all,” O’Bryant girls’ coach Maria Velasco said. “You have to be patient. You have to have a lot of patients and be on top of the girls all the time.”
Her counterpart at Latin Academy, Hite, stepped down recently because the added paper work that is required of coaches in the city became too stressful after his mother died last month. But the 67-year-old still has high hopes for high school tennis in Boston.
“My hope is tennis will grow in a [huge] way here in Boston before I die,” Hite said. “I would like to see tennis in every high school in Boston. That’s the way it should be.”
Latin Academy girls’ tennis coach, Jimmy Hite, who helped found the school’s tennis program more than a decade ago, resigned last week and was replaced by Sportsmen’s Tennis Club’s new strength and conditioning coach, Calvin Carter.
Hite, a local tennis legend and fixture at Carter Playground near Northeastern University, said paperwork and bureaucratic red tape increased significantly since Latin Academy’s program started as a co-ed squad.
The 67-year-old’s mother also died about four weeks ago and he said the stress was too much to take.
“They turned it into a logistical nightmare,” the retired Cambridge police officer said Wednesday evening. “It was getting ridiculous. I do it because I like it. The money is nothing, it’s not minimum wage. You have to have a love for it.
“I have a medical condition, a heart condition, high blood pressure. My doctor told me not to get upset. They were really starting to get me upset. And with my mother passing away I was under the gun. I told them I have to do what’s best for me, this is becoming a headache.”
Hite noted that while most tennis coaches in the state have assistants and an athletic director at the school they coach at, Boston schools have one AD for the entire city and there is no money in the budget for tennis assistants. He also said his no cut policy means that he had to simultaneously coach his star players and teach students with no tennis experience.
But Boston schools’ Athletic Director Ken Still said paperwork comes with the territory.
“It is part of the ballgame, you know it is part of the ballgame,” Still said. ”You get in the ballgame, you are going to have to do exactly what’s needed by your coach. … Every coach has to do administrative work and coaching in order to be able to do the job.”
While Still said the decision was Hite’s alone, he made it clear that Hite was struggling with the job as of late.
“Jimmy had a difficult following the rules and regulations as far as paperwork and showing up on time and paying attention to the schedule over and over,” Still said. “He made the decision that he thought it was too much on his plate so he let it go."
When Hite helped start the tennis program at Latin Academy, Boston Latin School was the only Boston Public school with a tennis program. The original Latin Academy team was co-ed because they didn’t have enough players to field a boys and girls team. They didn’t even have uniforms in the beginning and eventually used soccer jerseys before finally securing real tennis shirts.
The program split into a boys and girls teams a few years later and joined the Greater Boston League, which both the boys and girls have dominated three years running; although, as an associate member of the league, they can’t be considered the champions.
The girls’ team has also qualified for the state tournament three years straight, making it to the quarterfinals of the North Division 1 bracket in 2010.
“I felt bad for the girls,” Hite said. “It hurt me to my heart when I sat and talked with them. They understood but it was like being abandoned. But I have to look out for my health.”
The team’s new coach, Carter, only moved to Boston on March 1 and has coached high school and college track but has never coached a tennis team. Carter, who played tennis at a junior college in California, is the cousin of Frank G. Williams, Jr., a Boston police officer who runs youth programs at Sportsmen’s.
Carter, 55, doesn’t think handling the extra paper work will be a problem because coaching Division 1 track in Sacramento meant juggling recruiting and coaching.
And sophomore DiAndrea Galloway has been Latin Academy's No. 1 singles player since seventh grade and is like an assistant coach. Carter also noted that there are plenty of pros and coaches around Sportsmen’s (where the team plays and practices) to help the team tactically.
“They are an excellent group of girls,” Carter said. “I’m surprised they get on the bus so quietly, you know how girls can be.”
Carter said he would like to return to coach the team next year and at some point he’d also like to sit down and pick Hite’s brain.
“It’s always daunting when you have someone else’s shoes to fill,” Carter said of Hite. “But I don’t think the expectations are high for me right now. They just wanted to have someone with guidance for the girls.
“I’m glad to help do it; really glad.”
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.
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Marblehead's Ashley Noyes won the girls' 18-year old division, beating Milton resident and training partner, Sophie Panarese, 6-4, 6-1.
Winchester's Nicole Frenkel beat Ellyse Hamlin (Fairfield, Conn.), 6-2, 6-1, in the girls' 16-year old division.
Frenkel's victory added to her impressive resume, which includes a national title at the Orange Bowl Championships last year.
In the boys' 14-year old division, Charles Shewalter (Winchester) beat top-seeded Weston Brach.
Will Barry of Beverly won the boys' 12-year old division title, beating South Dennis resident Cam Mizzoni in the championship match.
Lexington teen Benjamin Tso, 14, was named the national champion at the US Tennis Association’s 14 and under national championship last weekend in San Antonio.
Tso, who is ranked second in the country in his age group, will be a freshman at Lexington High School in the fall.
For more on Tso, read the story in Your Town.
The four MIAA individual tennis titles all went to EMass competitors Saturday at Clark University in Worcester.
The boys' singles title for the second straight year went to Alex Steinroeder of Concord-Carlisle. The girls' title was won by Hingham freshman Emma Alderman. In doubles, the boys' title was won by Wellesley's Alex Robertson and Gordon Peters. The girl' doubles title was won by Westford's Eileen Liu and Jocelyn Lund-Wilde.
The Randolph boys’ tennis team captured a 5-0 victory over Abington Tuesday, improving to 15-0 and securing the longest winning streak in the team's history.
The Blue Devils’ 15-0 streak is a marked improvement over last season’s 9-9 record. Coach Eddie Weiand attributes the team’s new found success to strong leadership and team building.
“We have a number of seniors that have provided great leadership," Weiand said. "We have three tri-captains that have produced an extreme team with an unselfish attitude."
Indeed, Randolph’s tri-captains lead by example. Donald Do is 10-3 playing second singles. Captain Vu Trinh is 12-0 with his doubles partner, Robinson Vuong, and captain Phu Nguyen is 14-0 with his doubles partner Brian Nguyen.
“They make each other better throughout the season as well as the offseason,” said Weiand.
During the winter, the trio of captains led the team to shovel snow off the courts to get in preseason workouts.
“With three matches to go, we’re hoping to go 18-0. It would be a real accomplishment,” said Weiand.
St. John's Prep boys tennis coach Mark Metropolis reached a milestone Tuesday night, clinching his 20th Catholic Conference Championship in 21 years.
St. John's Prep defeated Malden Catholic 5-0, improving to 9-2 on the year.
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.
Globe photographers were hard at work over the final days of the spring high school sports season. Check out our collection of galleries from this week's state championship tilts and the Globe's Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet on Sunday.
- Sunday, June 14: The Globe's Scholar-Athletes Awards.
- Saturday, June 13: State baseball finals in Lowell; State softball finals in Worcester; Individual tennis finals in Worcester.
- Friday, June 12: State lacrosse finals (Walpole vs. St. John's Shrewsbury; Westwood vs. Longmeadow) in Worcester.
- Thursday, June 11: State volleyball final: St. John's Prep vs. Lincoln-Sudbury in Ashland; State team tennis final: Concord-Carlisle vs. Longmeadow in Worcester.
- Wednesday, June 10: State lacrosse finals (Duxbury vs. St. John's Prep; Scituate vs. Dover-Sherborn) in Worcester.
- Tuesday, June 9: State lacrosse final: North Andover vs. Norwell in Wellesley.
Check out our collections of photo galleries from Saturday's state final action.
BC High celebrates with the Division 1 championship trophy. (Barry Chin / Globe Staff)
View more photos from the state baseball championships at LeLacheur Park in Lowell.
Gardner outfielder Erika Berube makes a running catch. (Paul Kapteyn / Telegram & Gazette)
View more photos from the state softball championships at Worcester State College.
Westford Academy's doubles tandem of Jocelyn Lund-Wilde and Eileen Liu. (Tom Rettig / Telegram & Gazette)
View more photos from the individual tennis championships at Clark University.
Dartmouth's Sean Sylvia (19) and Justin Mello (80) on the football field. (Globe File Photo)
After years of bringing crowds to their feet with countless touchdown connections and electric 3-pointers, a dynamic Dartmouth duo finally crossed the high school sports finish line Saturday on a quiet tennis court on the campus of BC High in Dorchester.
Seniors Justin Mello and Sean Sylvia lost to a pair of sophomores, Sam Mullin and Kevin Cleary, 6-4, 6-4, in the first round of the Division 1 South tournament. BC High swept the Indians, 5-0.
‘‘It’s over now, but we had a good run,’’ said Mello. ‘‘Even this season, we did better than we thought we would do.’’
‘‘We had a lot of fun,’’ echoed Sylvia. ‘‘Now we can go to school and do it again.’’
A tennis court isn’t where their story was supposed to end. Sylvia and Mello were baseball players... Until this spring. The pair decided to play tennis, hoping for a shot in a few junior varsity matches, and maybe a varsity match if they were lucky. Instead, the two jelled as a doubles team, quickly became the Indians' No. 1 doubles team while earning Old Colony League All-Star honors.
Mello, a wide receiver/cornerback with outstanding football instincts, will attend the University of New Hampshire in the fall. He leaves Dartmouth as the Indians’ all-time leader in interceptions, receiving yards, and receptions, including 63 catches this past season, a school single-season record. He was also a top option out of the backfield for the Old Colony League champions. Mello was selected as an OCL All-Star each of the past two seasons, nabbing All-Scholastic honors this past year.
On the court, he was one of the area's top all-around players, leading the Indians in rebounds and averaging just under 12 points per game. Dartmouth basketball coach Steve Gasper once dubbed Mello, ‘‘Mr. Everything’’ after a well-rounded effort lifted the team to a victory over New Bedford. He has been an OCL All-Star for three consecutive years.
If there was a ‘‘Mr. Everything’’ on the gridiron, it would have to the Chesire Academy-bound Sylvia. The quarterback / safety / kicker / wide receiver (in his sophomore year) was an integral part of a perfect regular season, despite missing over a month after aggravating a hamstring injury while kicking a game-winning field goal over Mansfield in the season opener. Sylvia still managed to throw 9 touchdown passes, all after returning from the injury. Sylvia has been an OCL All-Star ever year since he was a sophomore and was named an All-Scholastic in 2007.
With a basketball in his hands, Sylvia was just as deadly. He led his team in scoring while earning yet another OCL All-Star selection, his second in three years.
While the two standout athletes never led the Indians to a state championship, they came excruciatingly close on several occasions. Success and accolades aside, the two have left Dartmouth with great memories.
Including a few from a tennis court.
For those curious, the Globe begins collecting high school sports standings for the spring season this Sunday, April 27.
Standings will start appearing in Monday's paper (and online) along with our first batch of in-season top 20 polls, which will update each week from there.
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We're proud to have an extensive collection of schedules online this spring. You'll find schedules (and, as the season progresses, game results) for most schools in Eastern Mass. for baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and volleyball.
Click one of the sports below to jump to that schedules page.
You can also search by school (only spring schedules for Eastern Mass. teams will be available for now):
We will need your help in keeping these schedules/results up to date. While the schedules will update with results that are phoned in each night by coaches, we'll need help chasing down anything that isn't reported directly to us. Anyone can use the email link at the bottom of each school's team page to submit scores or a schedule change.
Scores not sent by coaches or scorekeepers will need to be confirmed by the school before appearing live on the site.
You can find quick links to many of these team schedules in the upper right-hand corner of High School Sports Central.
Again, many schedules might have small errors (duplicate games or wrong start times or mislabeled opponent) as we get this project off the ground, but with your help we'll smooth everything out.
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.
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- 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
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