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A championship year for Melrose sports

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

A look back at varsity action & more Published in the June 23, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—As MHS students head off to summer and the ball fields grow empty, it’s time to take a look back at a historic school year for local sports. Melrose High graduates a remarkably athletic class, a group who showed promise sophomore year and grew into athletes who earned the city championships and state titles. For the first time, the Melrose High wrestling team were crowned State Champs. After amassing an incredible record of 20-1-1...

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Paul Hurley inducted into Mass Hockey Hall of Fame

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 16, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Melrose native son Paul Hurley (MHS 1963) will be inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame on June 17 in a ceremony and dinner to be held at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth. Hurley joins other 2017 inductees including Joe Bertagna, Shawn McEachern, Bernie Michaels and coach Paul Vincent. Paul Hurley was an offensive and defensive standout as a professional and Olympic hockey player. As a Boston College senior in 1969, Hurley was selected All-American, All-East and All-New...

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Melrose wrestling team honored at State House

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

State champions take on Beacon Hill Published in the June 16, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It was a fitting finale for the 2017 Melrose Red Raider wrestling, who were honored at the Massachusetts State House on June 7, recognized for their historic 20-1-1 record and Div. 3 State Championship earned this past winter. They were greeted by State Representative Paul Brodeur and given a proclamation signed by Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo in recognition of, “your receipt of the Div. 3 State team title, your unprecedented 20-1-1...

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Red Raider tennis calls it a wrap

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Melrose to 2nd round but fall to Sachems Published in the June 16, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider tennis team finished another successful season, this time with an appearance in the Div. 2 North quarterfinals on June 7, when they faced defending state champion Winchester (15-3), who topped Melrose 5-0. Senior captain Jack Mays battled Noah Criss won at first singles, but fell 6-1, 6-1. Jason Jang took on Jasper Tanhk in second singles but lost 6-0, 6-3. In third singles, Sean Donovan plated AJ Simboli and fell...

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Red Raider baseball thrown for a loss by Danvers

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Falcons ends Melrose’s playoff run, 6-0 Published in the June 9, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider baseball team’s surging post season came to a disappointing end on June 5 in the Div. 2 North quarterfinals when they fell to a strong Danvers team, 6-0 at a rainswept Twi Field in Danvers. Falcons hurler Justin Nadeau threw a shutout for Danvers (18-4), going the distance and giving up 4 hits. He was pitted against Melrose junior Mike Muscarella, who has been hot all year for coach Bill...

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Wakefield escapes Melrose in playoff thriller

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Red Raiders fall 12-11, another near-upset against top rated Warriors Published in the June 9, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—In a highly anticipated rematch, the Melrose Red Raider lacrosse team saw their playoff run end on Tuesday, June 6 in the Div. 2 North semifinals after nearly upsetting undefeated rival Wakefield Warriors (20-0), 12-11, at a rain soaked Landrigan field in a down-to-the wire thriller that stands as a deja vu of their last meeting on May 11, when the Warriors prevailed in overtime, 10-11. For Wakefield, their...

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Red Raider tennis tops Spy Ponders in first round

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Faces a tough Winchester squad in round two Published in the June 9, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It was a memorable opening round match between the Middlesex League Champion Melrose boy’s tennis team (13-4) and Arlington (12-9) during the Div. 2 North playoff opener on Thursday, June 1 at the Richard Lyons Tennis Court in Melrose. The Red Raiders prevailed after several hours of play, 3-2. It was a three hour marathon session between the two teams, coming down to a 2 1/2 hour make or break session in second doubles for...

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Melrose baseball stunned Reading in playoff thriller

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Red Raiders prevailed 2-1 in opening round   Published in the June 9, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—In baseball, it often pays to peak at the right time. For the Melrose Red Raider baseball team, that time was in the opening round of the MIAA Div. 2 North playoffs, when 11th seed Melrose upset #4 seed Reading 2-1 at Moscareillo Field in Reading. With the thrilling win, Melrose advanced to quarterfinals against Danvers (see accompanying story), having captured 8 wins over 9 games. It was a fierce pitchers duel between Melrose senior...

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Melrose lax edged Burlington in playoff opener

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Red Devils proved tricky in Melrose’s 10-9 home win Published in the June 9, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider lacrosse team met their match on Saturday at a sun-filled Fred Green Field in Melrose when they hosted a competitive Burlington team and took a narrow 10-9 in front of a large home crowd, thanks to a game-winning goal by senior Corbin White and lights out net-minding by goalie Matt Rocha. Two critical saves by Rocha under the 4:00 mark helped keep the game 9-9 until White’s deal breaker....

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Girls lacrosse tricked by Magicians

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off

Marblehead tops Melrose in playoff opener Published in the June 9, 2017 edition By LUC SULLIVAN MELROSE—The Melrose High girls’ lacrosse squad’s season came to an end on Wednesday, May 31 at Piper Field in Marblehead, where they were knocked out of the tournament after a taxing 17–5 loss to the Powerhouse Marblehead Magicians. Things started early for the Magicians at Piper Field where they piled on 9 points through the initial fifteen minutes before the Raiders woke up on defense and started crashing the Marblehead shooters. The only...

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