Tuesday, March 26, 2013
They play the first place Junior Crusaders on Saturday.
Daniel Bousch, J.J. Monteiro and Nolan Yusikones all scored twice as Triboro Youth Hockey Mite Gold 2 defeated Medfield Mite 2, 8-1, in Triboro's playoff opener at the NorthStar Youth Forum on Saturday night. Bousch scored the game-winner for Triboro, which also saw Ethan Cox and Quinn Salvi score. Jake Dapolite was Mite Gold 2's goalie. Mite Gold 2 next plays the first-place Junior Crusaders this Saturday at NorthStar.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A bus containing the fun-time basketball team was involved in a MVA this morning.
En route to another game in Bangor, ME, a bus containing members of the Harlem Globetrotters was reportedly involved in an accident on 290 in Northborough this morning. According to reports, the accident occurred near exit 25. A spokesperson for Massachusetts State Police confirmed that the "minor crash" happened at 8:23 a.m. near Exit 25 in Northborough, as the basketball team was heading eastbound in the tour bus. "I know there was another vehicle involved, but there were no injuries, and they were on their way after that," said the MSP spokesperson. The road was cleared by 8:45 a.m.
Triboro Mite B finishes Sunday tournament first in its division.
Triboro Youth Hockey's Mite B Gold team won a crown Sunday, defeating Triboro-Black, 6-1, in the Lakers Arthur Sachse Tournament division championship game at Worcester's Buffone Arena, according to the Junior Crusaders Youth Hockey website. Meanwhile, Triboro lost to the Junior Crusaders in the Mite A championship game, 4-3. Triboro finished the tournament in second place in the A division. Westborough resident Marc Bellaud coaches the team. The Mite B Gold team is coached by Westborough resident Robert Lenkauskas. The Triboro Youth Hockey Association includes players from Westborough, Marlborough and Southborough. Triboro's first sessions of evaluations for Mites (players born in 2005 or younger) will be held this Saturday at the …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Readers have had nearly a week to upload their favorite photos: we've crowned our winner.
All photos uploaded before 5 p.m. Monday were under consideration to be crowned the winner in our local youth winter sports photo contest. We could only choose one, however, as the winner of a $25 gift card. After deliberating, we had to go with Jennifer Brewer Gjika's shot of a goalie defending the net. Thank you to all those who participated! Please continue to share your photos with us, either through our blogging platform or by uploading to your local Patch site's Pics and Clips gallery. Jennifer, we'll be emailing you so we can make arrangements to get you your $25 gift card. Return to Patch tomorrow, when you can start uploading pictures for our next photo contest: favorite local businesses.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A Ravens cheerleader has been making headlines for the reasons she says she was banned from cheering on Super Bowl Sunday.
The story of a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who said she was disciplined for weight gain—and believes this is a reason she was left behind from the Super Bowl—has been making headlines across the country. Cheerleader Courtney Lenz said she thinks her team didn't take her to the Super Bowl was because she gained 1.6 pounds. Admittedly, her story has changed through the week: Yahoo Sports noted she first said the team was upset because she had chosen to retire at the end of the season. She later told Good Morning America she thought the decision was because of her weigh-in. The alleged snub led to supporters starting an online petition to reinstate her, The Huffington Post reported. The team has said they picked cheerleaders for the Super …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Junior Seau's family is suing the NFL and President Obama says that, if he had a son, he would think twice before letting him play football.
The issue of concussions in football is back in the forefront of people’s minds now that: In an article released on Jan. 27, President Obama told The Republican, I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football...I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they're grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Outdoor enthusiasts have been waiting two years for good ice. This week they may finally get that; at their own risk.
If you haven't noticed yet, it's cold outside, very cold. For some people however, the cold is a good sign. Many types of outdoor sports require strong, safe ice. There's pond hockey, ice fishing and some snowmobile trails that cross ponds. Last week, fire departments across the region were saying they would not recommend going out on the ice. Many departments refrain from saying the ice is safe to err on the side of caution. "Based on my training and experience, the only 'safe' ice is that of an indoor rink," Holliston Fire Chief Michael Cassidy said. However, for residents that are willing to take the risk on ice safety, the cold weather is great for their morale. "It is likely that some back yard temperatures in the usual cold spots …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Notre Dame linebacker has been topping news reports all week after it was discovered his dead girlfriend wasn't a real person.
When news broke that Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend wasn't real, news organizations including CNN and ESPN hopped on the story and tried to get to the bottom of it. While Te'o and the Notre Dame Athletic Department maintain that he was the victim of a 'Catfish' type hoax , others aren't so hopeful. "Te’o actually thought the romance, which, like everything these days, started online, was for real," A Chicago Sun-Times writer argues. "And when he found out he’d been goofed on, played like a high school geek who just received a 36-month swirlie — plus, he had played along with his own lies — he grasped for dignity and killed off the chick ." The term 'Catfish' was popularized by a movie and subsequent TV show, which explores online …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch all the NFL playoff action this weekend.
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins this weekend in Denver when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Locally, the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough will be tuning in Saturday to cheer on the Ravens against Peyton Manning and the Broncos while fans wanting to see a Brady-Manning showdown with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line will be favoring the Broncos Saturday. Of course, in either scenario, the Patriots need to knock off the Houston Texans Sunday to advance. On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Green Bay Packers travel to San …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Winter is here and skating, ice fishing and snowmobiling enthusiasts are eager to get on the ice, but is it safe yet?
Winter certainly felt like it was here last week and winter sports enthusiasts of all kinds are waiting to get out on the ice. But Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark said outdoorsmen need to use caution when going on the ice. "We don't make any recommendations in regards to ice safety," Clark said. "There are just too many liabilities if something happens and we said the ice was safe." Clark did say that there are some things that you can do to be sure you are safe. "First off, if you are questioning whether the ice is safe or not it probably isn't," Clark said. "Even if the ice is thick in one place it might be different five feet away." It is often best to only skate on lakes and ponds that you are familiar with, Clark said. He also said to …