Wakefield Sports

Highlife take 2-1 series lead in Twi League finals

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Plate seven in the fourth to beat Loafers, 9-5 Published in the August 18, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Game three of the Wakefield Twi League championship series last night at Moulton Field was much more than a chance to take a 2-1 series lead. It was a opportunity to make a statement. The Highlife took that chance and ran with it, as they used a seven-run fourth inning to bring them to a 9-5 victory and one win shy of the Twi championship. The Loafers’ Taylor Robinson took the ball against the Highlife’s ace, Nick Dettorre....

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Loafers, Highlife, tied 1-1 in Twi championship series Game three tonight at Moulton

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the August 17, 2017 edition By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD— In the Twi League, it’s never over. That’s what came out of last night’s finals matchup between the Loafers and Highlife. On Monday, the two teams plated out eight innings of 6-6 baseball, and before game two could begin on Wednesday, they had to wrap up some unfinished business in game one. The Highlife sent Anthony Caracciolo to the hill in the top of the ninth to face the Loafers bats and after getting the first batter without any issue, the pitcher from Stoneham surrendered...

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13th Annual Warrior Club Golf Tournament

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

The Tradition Continues Published in the August 16, 2017 edition The following was submitted by Kelly Baker, President of the Wakefield Warrior Club WAKEFIELD — The 13th annual Warrior Club Golf Tournament was held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Beverly Golf & Tennis Club in Beverly, Massachusetts.  This was our fourth year in a row of selling out the tournament as 31 Foursomes arrived to celebrate and support, Wakefield Warrior Football – past, present and future!  A few days prior, concern regarding the weather could be heard...

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Wakefield wins big for a great cause

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the August 15, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — The 9/10 Wakefield Blue Warriors played an All Star team from North Andover in the District 13 Jimmy Fund Championship game last Sunday and won 17-5. The team of passionate coaches and resilient young players focused on two goals: Having fun playing for a good cause and raising the most money in the district to help kids fight cancer. The Wakefield Blue Warriors are grateful for the opportunity to participate and would like to thank Ralph D’Alleva, Andy Jamerson and Chuck Reeves from the...

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Merchants season comes to an end

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Swept by Royals in ICL playoffs Published in the August 14, 2017 edition By DAN MARGARITA MELROSE — The Wakefield Merchants’ season ended on Friday night when they were knocked out by the Somerville Royals 10-1 at Morelli Field in Melrose. The Royals beat the Merchants 5-2 the night before in 11 innings in the best-of-three series. “What can you say, we ran out of gas. Last two weeks we haven’t been hitting the way we can. We lost our one and two pitchers for the year. We’ve had a couple of injuries the past two weeks and we’ve just been dead...

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Royals outlast Merchants, 5-2, in 11 innings

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Wakefield trails 1-0 in opening round of ICL playoffs Published in the August 11, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI LEXINGTON — The Merchants and Somerville Royals kicked off the Intercity League’s postseason with a marathon game last night at Lexington High School in game one of the first round series. It took 11 innings, two hours and 58 minutes to decide this one. Joe Maguire pitched another phenomenal game for the Merchants as he went nine innings and struck out six while giving up only one earned run. Maguire’s only mistake came in the...

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Loafers stun Brewers to reach Twi League finals

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the August 10, 2017 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD– The Loafers are headed to the Twi League Finals after winning the second and third games of their semi-final round matchup with the Brewers. Game two picked up on Wednesday after play was suspended after six innings on Monday. With the score tied 5-5, the remainder of the game would be played out on Wednesday. In the top of the seventh, the Brewers didn’t get anything going off Loafer’s pitcher Garrett Cole, going quietly in order. That brought up the Loafers to face...

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Third Annual Paddle Battle another big success

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the August 9, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — The third Annual Quannapowitt Paddle Battle, a Stand Up Paddleboard race, was held on Sunday, August 6 on Lake Quannapowitt. The event drew racers from Wakefield and surrounding communities with some racers coming from as far away as New Hampshire. “It was a gorgeous, sunny day to be on the Lake”, said Sue Pronco of Focused Fitness with Sue, the organizer and co-sponsor of the event. “I could have done with a little less wind, though” she laughed. “The racers definitely got a good workout on...

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16 Wakefield riders participate in Pan-Mass Challenge

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the August 8, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI Sixteen Wakefield residents participated in last weekend’s 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge. Founded in 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is an annual bike-a-thon across Massachusetts that today raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country. The PMC donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC combines support from cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. Their mission is “to attain maximum...

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Brewers walk off in Twi League playoffs

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Win game one, 8-7 against the Loafers Published in the August 7, 2017 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD—Sunday at Moulton Park, the Wakefield Twi League playoffs got underway with a thrilling game one between the Brewers and the Loafers. It took eight innings, but the top-seeded Brewers walked-off with an 8-7 victory. Brian Millea got the start for the home side Brewers and went the distance, pitching eight innings and getting the win. Things started out slow offensively for both sides, as both teams failed to get a runner into scoring position...

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