18 08, 2016

Marr Scaffolding Giants defy the odds

2016-08-18T11:44:49-04:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Marr Scaffolding Giants defy the odds

Nobody figured the last place regular season team to be a factor in the 2016 South Boston Little League playoffs but they were indeed. The Marr Scaffolding Giants led by veteran players Bobby Delaney, Will Ahern, and Mike McNally, and shrewdly managed by Will Ahern, beat the first, second, and third place teams to win the title. They proudly hoisted the Little League trophy and marched triumphantly around the field to the cheer of their fans. Americans love an underdog and never get tired of miracles unfolding in front of them. Congratulations to the Marr Scaffolding Giants for defying the odds and winning it all.

4 08, 2016

Meet Three Club Kids

2016-08-04T08:20:55-04:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Meet Three Club Kids

They enjoy being part of the South Boston Boys and Girls Club Fun in the Sun program. Two days a week they get to go on field trips to various outdoor venues, watch movies at the Club, splash around in the pool, or play pool, ping pong, and other games in the recreation room. There are plenty of activities to keep them busy and happy during the summertime. The three Club kids are Dazayvion James, Anedson Andrade and Jason Lopes. Dazayvion James, 9, is the son of Jay and Grace James. He has an order sister named Raven, a younger brother named Zayshan, and a family dog named Chi Chi, a Chihuahua. Dazayvion will be entering the fourth grade this fall at the Condon Elementary [...]

20 07, 2016

Introducing Three Happy Girls Having Fun at the Club During Summer

2016-07-20T14:55:22-04:00July 20th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Introducing Three Happy Girls Having Fun at the Club During Summer

By Kevin Devlin They love going to the South Boston Boys and Girls and participating in the Fun in the Sun program. If they’re not in the pool splashing around, they are in the gym shooting the basketball, playing floor hockey or playing dodgeball. If they get tired of doing that, they’ll journey into the education room or the games room and hang out with friends. They are three Club girls. They are Brianna Hodges, Christian Brewster and Alexandria Davis. Brianna Hodges, 9, is the daughter of Michelle Bates and Daryl Baker. She has two brothers, Cody and Colby as well as one sister named Shannon. Brianna’s family has two dogs Diamond and Popeye, and a black and white cat named Oreo. Brianna will be [...]

14 07, 2016

District Champions in Mayor’s Cup

2018-02-05T06:20:42-05:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on District Champions in Mayor’s Cup

  Savin Hill hoping to win another title at Moakley Park On Friday, July 8, in Charlestown, the Savin Hill Little League 9 and 10 year-old-team won the Massachusetts Little League District 9 Championship. They defeated Charlestown and then South Boston before they cruised to a 13-3 victory against their foe from Allston-Brighton. This was a sweet victory for the boys from Savin Hill, because after losing to Allston-Brighton the first time the two teams met in the Districts at Evans Field in South Boston, the Savin Hill team rallied to win two games in a row in the double-elimination tournament to capture the District 9 crown. The Savin Hill squad will be playing in the Massachusetts Little League Section 3 tournament which is being [...]

14 07, 2016

Introducing Taylor Cathcart

2016-07-14T12:22:03-04:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Introducing Taylor Cathcart

She’s a nice, young girl who is enjoying her time in the Fun in the Sun program at the South Boston Boys and Girls Club. Her name is Taylor Cathcart. Taylor, 10, is the daughter of Chris and Shannon. She has five siblings. They are Hayley, Matthew, Kayla, Dominic, and Kiely. And she loves her two family cats, Pretty and Lily. Taylor is in the fourth grade at the Michael J Perkins Elementary School which is located within the Old Colony Development. She enjoys going to art class and someday would like to be a lawyer. Taylor has been a Club member since she was six years old and really likes being part of the Fun in the Sun program. She enjoys going to the [...]

7 07, 2016

Introducing Jack Feeney

2016-07-07T10:40:11-04:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Introducing Jack Feeney

He’s a polite, shy, young teenager who enjoys living in South Boston. His name is Jack Feeney. Jack, 14, is the son of Donna and Mark Feeney. He also has a dog he loves to pieces named Shadow, a black Labrador. After being schooled at the South Boston Catholic Academy he just finished the eighth grade at Boston College High School. He did well in school, Honor Roll grades, and loves going to science class. His favorite food is pizza, his favorite color is red, and his favorite professional athlete is Bruins goalie, Tuukka Rask. In the world of sports, Jack started his adventures in the world of hockey when he was five years old and his parents enrolled him in the Learn to Skate [...]

29 06, 2016

Remembering Donnie Higgins

2016-06-29T14:07:14-04:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Remembering Donnie Higgins

Memorial street hockey tournament held last weekend Last weekend, June 25 and 26, the Friends of Donnie Higgins Committee held their annual memorial street hockey tournament and family fun event behind the DCR Murphy Rink in South Boston. The street hockey tournament, which was played in the Donnie Higgins Memorial Street Hockey Arena, featured two Mighty Mite teams, teams, six Mite and Squirt-age teams, as well as six Pee Wee and Bantam-age teams that competed in a double elimination tournament. All the food, hot dogs and burgers, was generously donated by Sullivan’s. In the adjacent tennis courts, youngsters were also treated to popcorn and cotton candy while they played a variety of games. And, there was a dunk tank for the older kids and adults. [...]

29 06, 2016

Work Hard. Play Harder.

2016-06-29T13:36:27-04:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Tags: |Comments Off on Work Hard. Play Harder.

June 27, 2016 (South Boston, MA) “Red Bull up!”  This is not a phrase you would ordinarily hear spoken to excite a group of 11 year old softball players, but Richie Mallard was anything but ordinary.  A dedicated coach and volunteer for the South Boston Girls’ Softball League (SBGSL), a loving father, and a dear friend, Richie touched the lives of each and every player he coached throughout his career.   His story is one of passion and devotion.   Richie Mallard was a South Boston native known for his skills in the boxing ring and his incredible mentorship to young members of South Boston and the neighboring communities.  A New England Diamond Belt and Junior Olympic Boxing Champion, Richie was no stranger to achievement.  He [...]

23 06, 2016

Tynan Hoop League Champs

2016-06-23T10:37:04-04:00June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Tynan Hoop League Champs

Tynan Magic defeats the Tynan Warriors to win youth hoop league On Friday, June 17, at the Tynan Community Center gymnasium, the Tynan Magic defeated the Tynan Warriors, 18-15, to capture the Under 12 co-ed instructional basketball league which was sponsored by the South Boston Community Development Foundation. SBOL’s playoff “MVP” was Michael “Noon-dog” Noonan. The defensive player of the league was Cailyn Noonan, the best behaved player was Dimitri “Mimi” Markos, the unsung hero was Mullen Byrne, and the most improved player was Keith Splaine. The main goal of this league was to give inexperienced hoop enthusiasts a basic understanding of the sport in actual game situations. This league was helpful because overall the players improved from the beginning to the end of the [...]

16 06, 2016

Police Teach Tennis at Old Harbor

2016-06-16T11:54:34-04:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Police Teach Tennis at Old Harbor

The Boston Police Department’s Frank Williams and Officer Roy (both are standing in the rear row) took time last Sunday to teach tennis on the court next to Old Harbor.  They are both from South Boston’s Station Six.  More than a dozen young athletes picked up racquets and tennis balls supplied by the BPD.  Everyone had a great time; a pizza supper followed.

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