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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 [...]

13 10, 2016

So What Now? Wait ‘til …

2016-10-13T11:27:53+00:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on So What Now? Wait ‘til …

It was something of a shock to see the Red Sox succumb to Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians in three games.  “Something of a shock?”  Well, Cleveland had a slightly better regular season record and an identifiably better bullpen going in.  In those three games, we saw the Indians outscore the Sox 15 to 7 – more than double Boston’s output.  And the Red Sox’ combined ERA for these three games was 5.00.  So, what could we expect? Briefly, the plague of inconsistency that bothered the Red Sox most of this summer returned with a vengeance in October. And it was a bittersweet departure for David Ortiz, who is one of the few athletes to retire while still at the very top of his game, even [...]

22 09, 2016

Marr Scaffolding Giants 2016 South Boston Little League Champions

2016-09-22T10:57:17+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Marr Scaffolding Giants 2016 South Boston Little League Champions

The Marr Scaffolding Giants, South Boston Little League Champs, receivingtheir jackets. Special thanks to Marr Scaffolding and Mike McNally ofMaverick Construction.

15 09, 2016

Getting Ready to Serve

2016-09-15T10:15:00+00:00September 15th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Getting Ready to Serve

Ever since he can remember, this young boy has dreamed of serving his country in the military. He’s simply proud to be an American. He’s proud to say that he has patriotism running through his veins, readily admitting that thoughts of serving his country as an officer has impacted his every move thus far in his young life. His name is John “Jack” Conroy. Jack, 17, is the son of John and Kelly Conroy. He has two younger siblings, Nolan and Carolyne, and a lovable, black Labrador named “Camo”-short for camouflage. Jack is a senior at Xaverian Brothers High School. This institution is a private, Catholic secondary school for boys in grades 7-12. Founded in 1963 on a thirty-three acre campus, the school’s mission is [...]

8 09, 2016

Hogan Boys Boxing Adventures

2016-09-08T10:30:17+00:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Hogan Boys Boxing Adventures

Richie “The Hit Man” and Francis “The Tank” Hogan have been busy in recent months, competing in boxing tournaments in Canada, Texas, and Ohio, and have had fun doing so, simultaneously expanding their reputation in the world of amateur boxing. Their first adventure in late May was up north in Quebec, Canada, competing in the Imperium International Cup. Four Hundred boxers from around the world competed in 300 fights in this three-day event (May 20-22) at la Cite du Sport de Terrebonne, where all fighters were giving “body and soul in hopes of bringing home the much sought after Imperium Cup.” The Tank won both of his fights on TKO’s and captured the tournament championship. He was also chosen as the Fighter of the Tournament, [...]

8 09, 2016

Let The Games Begin: Southie Pop Warner Starts Nineteenth Season

2016-09-08T10:26:45+00:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Let The Games Begin: Southie Pop Warner Starts Nineteenth Season

On Monday, September 5-Labor Day-at the McCarthy-Rosher Pop Warner Memorial Field, the South Boston Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Program started its nineteenth season. The A team started off on a positive note, cruising to a lopsided 33-6 victory against their foe from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The D and E teams played against Randolph while the F team had a bye. This year’s edition is comprised of four football teams, an A (unlimited weight), D, E, and F team, as well as three cheerleading squads. The A team football coaches are Sean McGahan, Danny Doyle, Rob Savage, Toby Mitchell, and Scott Hurley. The D team football coaches are Rob McCourt, John Clifford, and Bobby Ferrara. The E team football coaches are Eric Manning, Danny Manning, [...]

8 09, 2016

Meet Four Happy Cheerleaders

2016-09-08T10:20:51+00:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Meet Four Happy Cheerleaders

By Kevin Devlin All four young girls are on the A team cheerleading squad in the South Boston Pop Warner Football League Program. They enjoy cheerleading because they get to cheer on their team, compete in cheerleading contests, do cheerleading stunts, and hang out with their friends. They like watching TV and using their IPhones every chance they get. And, they simply love living in South Boston because they have so many family members and friends in their lives on a daily basis. The four cheerleaders are Jaydan Shaughnessy, Jackie Novicki, Brianna Mikshenas, and Sarah Day. Jaydan Shaughnessy, 12, is the daughter of Denise and John Shaughnessy. She has three older brothers, Jordan, Justin, and Johnny. She also has three family pets. Their hamster is named [...]

1 09, 2016

Southie Hoop Champs Crowned

2016-09-01T11:11:15+00:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Southie Hoop Champs Crowned

Peter Welch Club Captures SBBA Title By Kevin Devlin On a windy Wednesday evening, August 24, at the Mike Pano basketball courts located within M Street Park, the Peter Welch Club defeated Sal’s Club, aka the Young Guns, 50-42, to win the 2016 South Boston Basketball Association (SBBA) summer men’s league championship. Welch Club guard Rick McNair and forward Matt Smith were SBOL’s co-MVP’s. In the opening minutes, Sal’s Club took an early 6-2 lead. The teams subsequently traded baskets but with seven minutes remaining in the first half, the Welch Club went on a 10-0 run, to take a 19-12 lead. Sal’s Club responded and went on a 9-0 run of their own to realize a 21-19 advantage at the break. In the second [...]

1 09, 2016

Dot Hoop Champs Crowned

2016-09-01T11:07:16+00:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Dot Hoop Champs Crowned

Eire Club Captures Garvey Park Title By Kevin Devlin On Friday evening, August 26, under beautiful blue skies, at the William H. Garvey Park basketball courts in Dorchester, the Eire Club defeated the Monahan Club, 62-51, to capture the Garvey Park men’s hoop league championship. Eire Club point guard Bobby Griffin (twenty-five points/two treys/two steals) who scored two timely three-pointers and was all over the court defensively, was SBOL’s MVP. Overall, the combination of good shots and solid defense, versus turnovers and the inability to score crucial baskets, paved the way for an Eire Club victory. The Eire Club went on an 8-0 run and then a 9-4 run during the opening minutes of the game to take a 17-4 lead. The Monahan Club responded [...]

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