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7 02, 2018

Battle of the Badges.

2018-02-07T14:55:27+00:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Battle of the Badges.

by Richard Campbell The six city tour known as the Battle of the Badges of Police and Fire Hockey Clubs of Boston, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto and Montreal started this past Friday the 2nd, in Dorchester and South Boston, and continued through the weekend. SBO was there to cover teams at Murphy Rink Saturday at noon for the mixed rounds of Police and Fire teams. Sponsored in part by the Boston Bruins, the Boston Police Hockey Club and the Boston Fire Hockey Club, the event involved a lot of travel and logistics. It was running on a tight schedule, as twelve first responder teams duked it out big time. Mayor Walsh and Rob Sweeney, Executive Director of the Bruins Foundation, were on hand with [...]

11 01, 2018

Cold? They’re not cold!

2018-01-12T14:39:28+00:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: News, Sports|Comments Off on Cold? They’re not cold!

By Richard Campbell  Murphy Rink was loaded with young hockey players learning fundamentals on Monday night.  The Ivaska Mite Clinic provided plenty of opportunity for these kids to stay warm by continually moving. Coaches had them going through skating drills, testing their agility, their ability to make turns, move into defensive positions, and skate with speed in different directions.  The newly remodeled rink looked great, and a cadre of families were hanging out enjoying the practice. SBO hopes to capture a few games of the older players in coming issues. Learning Positions Keep Moving!   Defense rules!

16 11, 2017

DAV 5K Race Warms Hearts on Cold Day

2017-11-21T17:45:26+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News, Sports|Comments Off on DAV 5K Race Warms Hearts on Cold Day

By Richard Campbell   Saturday morning was the coldest day of the year so far, but that did not prevent veterans, runners, and supporters from showing up bright and early to Castle Island to brave the weather to walk, ride, run, and roll to raise awareness and funds to benefit disabled veterans.  The sponsoring non-profit organization, Disabled American Veterans supports over a million veterans with the mission to make sure no one who has served our country and suffered injuries is left behind.  With so much lousy news lately, it was nice to see the spirit that motivated participants, sponsors, and loads of volunteers creating a safe and festive celebration of sport. It was a tad bit cold for taking pictures, with the wind chill [...]

18 10, 2017

Murphy Rink Now Open

2017-10-18T14:48:37+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Murphy Rink Now Open

by Rick Winterson Last Friday, October 13, South Boston’s Murphy Memorial Rink opened its doors for an inspection tour, prior to its opening for skaters early this week. Despite the date, it was not an unlucky day for South Boston. On the contrary, it was exactly the opposite. Basically, an informal committee of four people from our State Legislature and from the Department of Conservation & Resources (the DCR) conducted the walk-through. They viewed and inspected the new and novel characteristics of the Murphy Rink, which are quite interesting from a scientific and engineering standpoint. The four individuals were: State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, State Rep. Nick Collins, DCR Deputy Commissioner of Operations Nick Gove, and the DCR Director of Government & Legislative Affairs Sean [...]

30 08, 2017

First Places for Yacht Club’s Junior Sailors

2017-08-30T15:52:18+00:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on First Places for Yacht Club’s Junior Sailors

South Boston Yacht Club sailors  (from left): Owen (Instructor), Mary, Erin, Matt (instructor), Jacob, Bill (Junior Sailing Committee), Dylan, Sinead (holding the winner’s cup), Ernie (SBYC Commodore), Tommy, Kiera, Jack, Jaelyn, Eddy (standing), Maeve, and Isabel. Not present: Sean (Instructor), Lydia, Colin, Duncan, Lily, and Ian. In the recent set of two races between the young sailors from the Harry McDonough Sailing Center and those from the South Boston Yacht Club Junior Sail, the South Boston Yacht Club (the SBYC) won both.  An SBYC boat also garnered a third place finish -  SBYC junior sailors ruled.  These races were held in Pleasure Bay, inside the arc formed by the Sugar Bowl and the Causeway.  Much thanks goes to SBYC Commodore Ernie Myrvang and to Bill [...]

9 08, 2017

Boston Triathlon Transforms Carson Beach

2017-08-09T16:57:57+00:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Boston Triathlon Transforms Carson Beach

Winner of the Boston Triathlon Men's Elite Division:Lucas Pozzetta EDITION: Thursday, August 3, 2017 By Richard Campbell Whether your goal was to participate in the 9th annual Boston Triathlon to best your time, support a cause, or to be a spectator at this ever growing event; it was plain to see that this year the event gained significant traction. The Boston Triathlon fits into the superlative category-engaging for spectators and participants alike, poised to be a transformative event for South Boston, and the city at large. Despite overcast skies, the two-day event started off very well with the second annual Kid’s Day this past Saturday. Hundreds of kids fearlessly braved the waters at Carson beach, and ran their hearts out in the Kids’ Splash and [...]

2 02, 2017

Boston Bound GE and Celtics Join Forces

2017-02-02T11:01:30+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Boston Bound GE and Celtics Join Forces

by Rick Winterson      As you know, General Electric (GE) has opted to relocate its head office from Connecticut to South Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood.  GE has submitted preliminary designs for their new headquarters building on Fort Point Channel, and they’ve begun relocating key personnel to their temporary headquarters on Farnsworth Street.    Last spring, the Board of Directors of the National Basketball Association (the NBA) approved the use of corporate logos on the uniforms of any NBA teams that choose to do so.  The Celtics announced their desire to join forces with a reputable corporation for this purpose, preferably a corporation with strong, identifiable ties to the City of Boston.  They began to search for such a partner.    Last Wednesday, January 25, [...]

26 01, 2017

In Defense of Defense

2017-01-26T14:40:58+00:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on In Defense of Defense

by Rick Winterson      It bears repeating that the Patriots’ defense was the target of much criticism during the 2016 regular season.  But it bears repeating only to demonstrate how senseless the boo-birds have been all season long.  This writer guesses that they got tired of criticizing the Presidential campaign, or simply got crowded out of that particular issue by all the partisan tweets.    There was a school of thought that the “Points Against” statistic, where the Pats led the entire NFL – yes, both Conferences – was somehow meaningless, because the Pats played a lot of weak teams.  Well, whether that’s true or not, the Pats’ Points Against figures demonstrate the value of their defense in both playoff games – 17 Points [...]

13 10, 2016

Mass Bay Columbus Day Shamrock Classic

2016-10-13T11:54:03+00:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Mass Bay Columbus Day Shamrock Classic

By Kevin Devlin Last weekend, the Mass Bay Columbus Day Shamrock Classic was held at the Murphy DCR Rink in South Boston. Overall, four teams in the Under 16 midget division and four teams in the Under 18 midget division age brackets competed in this tournament. The four teams in the Under 16 midget division were the Junior Bruins, Canton, South Shore Conquistadors, and the Mass Bay Shamrocks. The four teams in the Under 18 midget division were the Junior Bruins, the Eastern Mass. Senators, the South Shore Conquistadors, and the Mass Bay Shamrocks. All the teams are Tier II National Bound select teams. The two Mass Bay Shamrock teams are comprised of players from South Boston and Greater Boston high schools. The Under 16 [...]

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