Melrose Sports

Melrose Laxmen return to spring season

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

As program nears tenth year, Red Raiders stay a perennial threat Published in the March 24, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider lacrosse team has been a playoff staple in the near-decade they’ve been in existence at Melrose High. The Red Raiders have taken a league title and emerged as division favorites under the six year coaching reign of Matt James. That includes last season, when they earned a #4 seed spot in the Div. 2 North playoffs, and only fell closely to D2 North Champ, Beverly. This season, there...

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Bleiler to be honored at Mass Mahem Classic

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Coached Melrose wrestling to state title this season Published in the March 24, 2017 edition DEDHAM, MA—The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is proud to host its annual MASS MAYHEM, “The Massachusetts Braggin’ Rights Classic” which will include an awards presentation, All-Star dual-meet and college fair. The day’s events will begin at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 9th at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. On tap is an honor to be bestowed upon Melrose High wrestling coach, James Bleiler. The awards portion of...

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Wheelock 18th in the U.S.A

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Track star represents well at Nationals Published in the March 17, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE— Melrose High School’s three-time state champ Kevin Wheelock finished 18th overall and 7th in the Emerging Stars division of the New Balance National Indoor Championship in New York City on March 10, 2017. Wheelock qualified during his indoor track season at MHS and on Friday completed the 5k race in a time of 15:41, just over five minutes a mile. Meanwhile, at Melrose High School, about 50 high school students watched him race...

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Melrose YMCA Shark 8 girls are New England champs

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

Published in the March 17, 2017 edition MELROSE—The Melrose YMCA 8&U Girls team took a bite out of the competition at the 2017 New England YMCA Swimming Championships and became New England champions, a feat that hasn’t happened in decades for the Melrose YMCA Shark team. Naomi Breay, Amelia Doetsch, Marianna Kay and Paige Kelly helped propel the Sharks to victory, the first of such age group victory in over 30 years. The event, held at the Zisiger Aquatic Center at M.I.T. on March 11, is a qualifying one, and these swimmers, along...

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Middlesex League All Stars named

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

Published in the March 17, 2017 edition MELROSE—The Melrose High School winter sport season has wrapped up, and as the dust settles nearly thirty athletes emerged with All Star honors. Two student athletes were also bestowed Most Valuable Player honors in their leagues: T’Mahri Mercer (boys track) and Kevin Wheelock (indoor track). And frosh sensation Hunter Adrian earned league Rookie of the Year honors in wrestling after his All State victory. Nearly the entire roster of the State Champion MHS wrestling team were included. The full...

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Raider hoop dealt first round playoff defeat

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

New Mission tops Melrose, 56-46 Published in the March 10, 2017 edition By LUC SULLIVAN HYDE PARK— The Melrose High Red Raider basketball team suffered a gut-wrenching, 56-46 loss on Wednesday, March 1 against New Mission. The Titans were a step ahead of Melrose in the first round of the Division 2 North Basketball Tournament at the New Mission gym in Hyde Park. That loss scratches the Raiders from the remainder of the tournament and ends their 2016-2017 season. The first quarter was an adjustment for the Red Raiders on both offense and...

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Melrose wrestlers medal at N.E. wrestling championship

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Published in the March 10, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE PROVIDENCE, RI—Three members of the Melrose High School State champion wrester team qualified to appear at the 2017 New England High School Championship in Providence. Hunter Adrian, Sean Herbert and Antonio DiFronzo continued their tremendous seasons last weekend from March 3-5 in Rhode Island. Melrose enjoyed an overall strong day, placing 17th as a team and saw all three wrestlers advanced to second day play, while DiFronzo and Adrian both medaled. “This was a huge...

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MHS’ Wheelock to race at Nationals

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Competes this weekend at New Balance race in NYC Published in the March 10, 2017 edition BOSTON—Melrose High School senior Kevin Wheelock continued his incredible high school indoor track season at the 2017 New England Championship on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center. Wheelock ran the two mile race in 9 minutes and 24 seconds, good for 7th among all the distance runners in New England. It was yet another personal best for the senior standout. His time was under the 9:30 mark that is required to run at Nationals. Kevin will do just that as...

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Melrose girls’ hoop falls to Triton in round one

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Vikings narrowly escape with playoff win, 53-51 Published in the March 3, 2017 edition By LUC SULLIVAN BYFIELD— The Melrose Lady Raiders stood tall but come up short verses the Triton Regional Vikings in a 53-51 playoff heart stopper on February 28 at the Triton Regional Gym. Tight defense played a huge factor in this first round matchup of the Division 2 North State Tournament playoffs. Melrose’s Alexis Doherty boosted 14 points with several assists on the night while Catherine Torpey racked up 13 points including three treys and a host of...

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Melrose wrestlers earn bronze at All States

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Hunter Adrian crowned All State champ in 106 Published in the March 3, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—One week after making history as Melrose High’s first ever wrestling state champ, the Melrose Red Raider grapplers took home third place at the 2017 MIAA All State Tournament at Reading High on Feb. 25. Melrose freshman Hunter Adrian was the star of the day as he topped the field as All State Champion in the 106 class, a remarkable feat for a freshman, while Melrose’s Antonio DiFronzo fell in a 2-1 heartbreaker in finals...

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