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 [...]

11 01, 2018

Cold? They’re not cold!

2018-01-12T14:39:28-05:00January 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

2017-11-21T17:45:26-05:00November 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

2017-10-18T14:48:37-04:00October 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

2017-08-30T15:52:18-04:00August 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

2017-08-09T16:57:57-04:00August 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

2017-02-02T11:01:30-05:00February 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, [...]

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