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Danny V’s high school Super Bowl picks

Championship week is here. Sixteen teams will converge on Gillette in hopes of being of the eight teams to be crowned an MIAA State Champion in their respective divisions. You have several different themes ranging from repeat hopes (Springfield Central and Catholic Memorial) to teams looking to atone for last year’s title game setback (Duxbury, […] → Read More

End of an era at Central Catholic as Chuck Adamopoulos announces retirement as head football coach

Chuck Adamopoulos has been coaching on a year-to-year basis for the past few seasons. → Read More

Thanksgiving Day football scores and highlights

TUESDAY’S RESULTS Latin Academy 32, O’Bryant 6 Malden 34, Medford 15 WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS Andover 52, North Andover 12 Blue Hills 34, Bristol-Plymouth 18 Brockton 31, Bridgewater-Raynham 20 Cambridge 49, Somerville 14 Cathedral/Matignon 34, Chelsea 7 Greater Lawrence 35, Whittier 0 Greater Lowell 22, Lowell Catholic 2 KIPP 54, Lynn Tech 48 Monty Tech 44, Nashoba […] → Read More

Thanksgiving Day high school scoreboard

THURSDAY’S GAMES Amesbury 38, Newburyport 14 Archbishop Williams 28, Cardinal Spellman 20 Ayer Shirley 20, Littleton 14 Bedford 49, Burlington 6 Bishop Feehan 49, Bishop Stang 8 Blackstone Valley 4… → Read More

Football at Fenway: A tradition that should grow

Fenway Sports Management deserves a lot of credit for opening the doors to Fenway Park for high school football. Since ending an 80-year void by hosting a quartet of doubleheaders on Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day in 2015, schools have relished the opportunity of trotting through the dugouts and onto the hallowed grounds to play […] → Read More

Juicy matchups abound as teams vie for glory

Methuen and Milford find themselves in the same boat. Both teams are coming off dramatic wins to reach the state semifinals. Both, however, will be looking at a major challenge to get to Gillette Stadium. Methuen will try to do what no Massachusetts team has done this year and that’s slow down the high-powered Springfield […] → Read More

MIAA statewide tournament scoreboard and highlights from Sunday

DIV. 1 SEMIFINALS – Tuesday at Whitcomb Middle School, Marlboro Walpole vs. Wachusett, 5 Andover vs. Shrewsbury, 7 DIV. 2 QUARTERFINAL – Friday Masconomet 4, Westwood 0 DIV. 2 QUARTERFINALS – Saturday Longmeadow 4, Leominster 0 Nashoba 1, Falmouth 0 DIV. 2 QUARTERFINAL – Sunday Danvers 2, Reading 1 DIV. 2 SEMIFINALS – Wednesday at […] → Read More

MIAA statewide football tournament scores and highlights

MIAA statewide football tournament scores and highlights → Read More

MIAA statewide tournament scoreboard and highlights from Monday

FIELD HOCKEY DIV. 1 FIRST ROUND – Thursday Bishop Feehan 4, North Andover 0 Chelmsford 3, Brookline 1 Doherty 3, Central Catholic 2 (ot) Wachusett 3, Durfee 0 DIV. 1 FIRST ROUND – Friday Acton-Boxboro 1, Wellesley 0 Belmont 1, Arlington 0 Franklin 2, Barnstable 0 Hingham 1, Beverly 0 Needham 7, Algonquin 0 Winchester […] → Read More

Tuesday’s Massachusetts high school tournament scoreboard

Tuesday’s Massachusetts high school tournament scoreboard → Read More

Scott Brown’s new challenge as Amesbury’s girls basketball coach

Scott Brown spent years battling the likes of Martha Coakley, Elizabeth Warren and Jeanne Shaheen in the political world. → Read More

High school football playoffs: best first-round matchups, double digits seeds to watch for, final four in each division

Here is a quick primer on what to expect in the upcoming state tournament. 12 BEST FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS Brockton at Methuen Everett at Taunton Masconomet at Wakefield Melrose at Holliston Nashoba Tech at Cathedral/Matignon Pembroke at Foxboro Seekonk at Rockland Tech Boston at West Boylston Watertown at Dover-Sherborn Wellesley at Mansfield Westwood at Hanover […] → Read More

Weekly EMass/ISL divisional football rankings

DIVISION 1 1. Xaverian (6-2) 2. Andover (8-0) 3. Central Catholic (6-2) 4. St. John’s Prep (6-2) 5. Methuen (6-2) 6. Everett (7-1) 7. Franklin (5-2) 8. Brockton (7-1) DIVISION 2 1. Catholic Memorial (7-0) 2. Reading (8-0) 3. Mansfield (7-1) 4. King Philip (6-1) 5. Milford (7-1) 6. Peabody (8-0) 7. Chelmsford (7-1) […] → Read More

Weekly Eastern Mass. divisional football rankings

DIVISION 1 1. Xaverian (6-1) 2. Andover (7-0) 3. Central Catholic (5-2) 4. St. John’s Prep (5-2) 5. Everett (6-1) 6. Franklin (5-1) 7. Brockton (6-1) 8. Methuen (5-2) DIVISION 2 1. Catholic Memorial (6-0) 2. King Philip (7-0) 3. Reading (7-0) 4. Mansfield (6-1) 5. Milford (6-1) 6. Peabody (7-0) 7. Chelmsford (6-1) […] → Read More

Stars of the Week

DIV. 1 *Zach Gabriel ran for 145 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries as Newton South defeated Boston Latin, 35-8. *Jayden Prophete returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns as Everett defeated Malden, 42-6. *Oluwakoleade Osinubi and Mauricio Powell combined to rush for 402 yards and five touchdowns on 37 carries as Brockton beat […] → Read More

Eastern Massachusetts high school football scores and highlights from Friday

THURSDAY’S RESULTS Bellingham 38, Medway 20 Blue Hills 30, Tri-County 7 Bridgewater-Raynham 37, Dartmouth 0 Bristol-Plymouth 34, Southeastern 17 Cohasset 28, Randolph 24 Groton-Dunstable 32, Westborough 0 Medford 47, Chelsea 6 Reading 42, Winchester 14 Waltham 40, Acton-Boxboro 22 FRIDAY’S GAMES Andover 42, Lowell 6 Bedford 35, Concord-Carlisle 28 Belmont 38, Arlington 7 Beverly […] → Read More

Weekly divisional football rankings for EMass and ISL

DIVISION 1 1. Xaverian (5-1) 2. Andover (6-0) 3. Central Catholic (4-2) 4. St. John’s Prep (4-2) 5. Everett (5-1) 6. Franklin (4-1) 7. Brockton (5-1) 8. Methuen (4-2) DIVISION 2 1. Catholic Memorial (5-0) 2. King Philip (6-0) 3. Reading (6-0) 4. Mansfield (5-1) 5. Milford (5-1) 6. Peabody (6-0) 7. Westford […] → Read More

High school football Stars of the Week

DIV. 1 • Oluwakoleade Osinubi ran for 253 yards and five touchdowns on 11 carries as Brockton defeated Pinkerton, 59-44. • Scotty Brown threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns as Andover pulled away from Haverhill in the second half, 53-28. • Marshall Rice caught seven passes for 128 yards and three touchdowns, while Brody […] → Read More

Eastern Massachusetts high school football scores and highlights from Friday

Brendan Connelly, Tom Mulherin, Tyler McManus, Kevin Barrucci, David Pollard THURSDAY’S RESULTS Everett 48, Medford 0 Gloucester 48, Saugus 22 Holliston 41, Norwood 7 Masconomet 38, Salem 0 Newton South 13, Wayland 0 Taunton 46, Oliver Ames 14 Whittier 35, Georgetown 12 FRIDAY’S GAMES Abington 28, East Bridgewater 8 Amesbury 30, North Reading 27 […] → Read More

Danny V’s Sweet 16

Central Catholic and Tewksbury have been the standard-bearers in the Merrimack Valley Conference Large and Small School divisions for years. For one year at least, there will be change at the top. Andover put itself in the driver’s seat in the MVC Large by following up the epic Central Catholic win with a wild 41-34 […] → Read More