Wakefield Sports

WMHS Boys’ Hockey Team Worked Hard

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition.

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Boudreau Golf Tournament will be held June 19

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

20th showcase will be the last one Published in the March 24, 2017 edition. MIDDLETON — The 20th and last year of the Boudreau Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 19 at the Ferncroft Country Club. (The following is a statement/letter by Mike Boudreau) Boudreau Golf Tournament I wanted to thank all of you that attended and/or sponsored this past year’s golfing event. It ended up being a beautiful day, after a bit of a chilly start, and lunchtime was very emotional and special for all who were able to experience it. As part of the...

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First Time M.L. Champs

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition.

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Veteran track coach Jim Duff calling it a career

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Retiring as girls’ indoor track coach after 24 seasons Published in the March 23, 2017 edition. By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — For long time Wakefield Memorial High track coach Jim Duff, he began his career leading the Warriors to championships, and over 50 years later, he ended his illustrious career with a league title. Duff has retired after 24 years of coaching the WMHS girls’ indoor track team which will pave the way for a new head coach next winter season. Duff also coached the boys’ outdoor track team for 43 years until he stepped...

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Boys’ track team dominates M.L. All-Star balloting

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Freedom division champion Warriors have 13 all-stars named Published in the March 22, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League boys’ indoor track coaches met recently to make this year’s selections in the Freedom division. For league champion Wakefield, it had 13 all-stars chosen with eight individuals and five members of a relay team. The individual Warriors chosen were senior Nick McGee (mile), Adam Roberto (1000 meter run), senior Ryan Sullivan (600 meter run), Dan Summers (300 meter run), senior Dan Sallade (dash), junior Matt...

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Brad Simpson named Coach of the Year

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Receives NFHS honor for Northeast Region Published in the March 21, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Memorial High boys’ basketball head coach Brad Simpson was been chosen as the 2016 NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) Coach of the Year for the Northeast Region. Simpson and WMHS wrestling head coach Ross Ickes were selected as the MIAA Coach of the Year for their respective sports last year. When they were chosen for that honor, they both were automatically chosen as Massachusetts’ nominations to be considered for...

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Brandon Grinnell earns Rookie of the Week honors

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Freshman lacrosse player standing out at Manhattan College Published in the March 20, 2017 edition. EDISON, N.J. — Manhattan College freshman Brandon Grinnell, a former Warrior lacrosse star, was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Week for the period of March 6-12. Grinnell scored three goals with an assist and three ground balls over two games that week. The Massachusetts native found the back of the net twice at CAA stalwart Delaware before adding a goal, an assist and two ground balls against UMass Lowell....

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Merrimack Valley League Champs Crowned

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 16, 2017 edition.

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Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K run is April 8

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 16, 2017 edition. Inaugural race will raise funds for Mustard Seed Communities BOSTON — The first annual Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K Run is being held on Saturday, April 8 along the Charles River at Boston’s DCR Artesani Park in remembrance of Northeastern University student Ryan Scott Shaw. Ryan passed away at the age of 18 on May 9, 2016 shortly after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Ryan, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, attended St. John’s Prep in Danvers where he excelled academically, becoming an...

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Dan Wensley earns Wrestling All-New England

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

Sophomore competes at WPI Published in the March 15, 2017 edition WORCESTER — Daniel Wensley reached the podium for Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on Sunday, Feb. 26 as the Engineers competed in the final day of the NCAA Division III Northeast Regionals at Roger Williams. Wensley was one of three WPI wrestlers were also named All-New England. The other two wrestlers were Travis Marsh and Stephen Jendritz. Wensley entered Sunday either needing to win his semifinal bout or a pair of consolation matches at 184 pounds to clinch a trip to...

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