19 02, 2019

Maren’s Marathon, 2019

2019-02-19T08:12:51-05:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Maren’s Marathon, 2019

by Rick Winterson   Would you believe that a South Boston entry into the 2019 Marathon (Patriots Day, April 15), who is already running 12-minute miles over long distances really did not much care for running prior to last year?  Well, that’s the case with Maren Tober, a resident of the West Broadway Development.  Yes, Maren is running for her own satisfaction.  And also yes, Maren is running to raise funds for “YES”.  The acronym YES stands for “Youth Enrichment Services”, where her three sons – Youth Enrichment Services (or YES) is located on Massachusetts Avenue in the South End/Back Bay.  In YES’s most recent annual report, they refer to a membership of more than 1,600 young people, who were helped to experience the out-of-doors, [...]

6 12, 2018

Lally Inducted into BRL International Hall of Fame

2018-12-07T19:13:11-05:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: News, Sports|Comments Off on Lally Inducted into BRL International Hall of Fame

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ…The Babe Ruth International Board of Directors during their recent annual meeting, unanimously elected George Lally of Norwood, Massachusetts into its Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth League, Inc. has more than just top of the line competition.  It has a legacy stacked with thousands of alumni who have given unselfishly of their time and resources to provide all young athletes with an enjoyable, healthy and educational experience. Babe Ruth League established a Hall of Fame in 1968 to honor those superstars who have played a vital role in the development of the baseball and softball program for young people 4-18 years of age.   George Lally is one of those superstars. Though he was unable to make the Babe Ruth team as a teenager, [...]

1 11, 2018

Red Sox Nation Celebrates in Style

2018-11-17T14:25:50-05:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Red Sox Nation Celebrates in Style

By Richard Campbell   This Halloween brought the Red Sox back home for the full duck boat lined parade and accompanying celebrations. The Drop Kick Murphy’s led off the celebration with their standards and a few extras.  Fans lined Boylston Street starting more than two hours in advance to get a glimpse of perhaps the most celebrated team in Red Sox history. We know some kids played hooky and skipped school for this event, but perhaps such Championship parades should be declared snow days! Some of the costumes were as entertaining as the staff and players of the Red Sox, and the nation was indeed happy to bear the chilly weather to see this moment pass.  Here’s to the 2018 Boston Red Sox World Series [...]

3 09, 2018

Paw Sox Make Big Move to Worcester

2018-09-10T11:15:20-04:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Paw Sox Make Big Move to Worcester

By Richard Campbell According to various sources it’s official: The Boston Red Sox Triple A Paw Sox are moving to Worcester! Bill Ballou, sports writer for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette noted that the deal is sealed for 2021 season to open with the Red Sox minor league team in a brand-new stadium in downtown Worcester. Ballou, who has been following the progress of the deal stated in his article: “The ballpark will be named Polar Park. Construction is expected to cost in the range of $86 to $90 million dollars and will be one of the most technologically advanced in all of professional baseball. It is the centerpiece of a larger development plan that, according to Worcester Mayor Joseph M. Petty, approaches $240 million [...]

26 07, 2018

Boston Triathlon Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Carson Beach

2018-08-02T12:20:39-04:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Boston Triathlon Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Carson Beach

By Richard Campbell The 10th annual Boston Triathlon returned to Carson Beach generating its trademark excitement for spectators and participants alike, bringing thousands to South Boston.  In a reversal of last year’s event, the third annual Kid’s Day this past Saturday was blessed with sunny skies and almost ideal weather, whereas the adult main event on Sunday was forced to forgo the Olympic 1.5k Swim because of stormy weather and a small craft weather warning by harbor officials.  The choppy water aside, a little rain did not impede the Olympic run through Moakley Park or the Olympic cycle around Day Boulevard. Organized by ethos- the Boston Triathlon is primarily sponsored by the international Columbia Threadneedle Investments, with partnership support by Boston Medical Center.   Hosted at [...]

12 07, 2018

Unity Cup Tournament Proudly Plays Through Weekend at Moakley

2018-08-02T14:22:49-04:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Unity Cup Tournament Proudly Plays Through Weekend at Moakley

By Richard Campbell As the World Cup headed into the final elimination rounds this past weekend (July 6th to 8th) South Boston hosted the city’s own version in the inaugural Mayor’s Unity Cup Tournament.  Sixteen Boston based soccer teams were packed into Saunders Stadium representing their original home nations in three days of competitive soccer. The tournament, designed to showcase the cultural diversity and sportsmanship of American citizens from foreign lands who live in Boston, played on the stadium field gridded out in four smaller than regulation soccer fields. The tight fit made an interesting exhibit as teams were passionately pursuing the grand prize. Organized by the mayor’s office, it was sponsored by New England Revolution, Telemundo Boston, We Got Soccer, South End Soccer, Valeo [...]

4 04, 2018

Celts Rap the Raptors

2018-04-04T16:31:56-04:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Celts Rap the Raptors

by Rick Winterson The Boston Celtics occupy a solid second place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They were on a streak – six games in a row as of last weekend. They are in the top four of the entire NBA. They had been three games behind the Toronto Raptors. After Saturday’s 110-99 rapping of the Raptors at the TD Garden, the Celts were just two down in the East. This is with three injured starters out for long periods – Haywood, Irving, and Smart – along with bench backups Daniel Theis and Shane Larkin. Still, five of the remaining Celts hit double figured Saturday night, three of them making 20+ points – Marcus Morris (25), Jayson Tatum (24), and Terry Rozier (21). Led by [...]

28 03, 2018

South Boston Bantams Capture the Gold Medal in Lake Placid, New York

2018-03-28T16:06:04-04:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on South Boston Bantams Capture the Gold Medal in Lake Placid, New York

By Bobby McGarrell This past weekend the South Boston bantams participated in the Can/Am Challenge Cup in Lake Placid, New York. Teams from various states such as Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Minnesota were all competing to take home the gold medal. Our South Boston team took to the ice in the opening-round to face the Exton Kings of Exton, PA. There wasn’t anything regal about this team as our boys totally dominated the game from start to finish with a 7-0 thumping. The next game proved to be a lot of the same as the local heroes thrashed the Valley Forge Colonials from Oaks, PA. 8-1. The following contest proved to be a very physical contest with the NJ Rhinos from Mahwah, NJ. [...]

8 03, 2018

Mizuno Volleyball Festival Rules BCEC

2018-03-08T11:48:20-05:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Mizuno Volleyball Festival Rules BCEC

  By Richard Campbell I always associated volleyball with gym class or beaches, but then in my generation the following of this sport was not what it is today. The Mizuno Volleyball Festival truly demonstrated the national and international popularity of the sport, filling the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with hundreds of teams playing on court after court. Teams in twenty-five divisions of multiple age groups, battled it out. Add the coaches, trainers, officials and their fans- and the attendance totalled well over 4,000 people. The whistles were blowing all over the place as balls were being served, passed, spiked, thrown, set, lobbed, bonking off spectators, and skimming across the matted floors. Besides tournament play there were clinics, [...]

7 02, 2018

Battle of the Badges.

2018-02-07T14:55:27-05:00February 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 [...]

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