Monday, May 13, 2013
Members of the Milton High School rugby team discuss the school's young program and the international connection between players.
After rugby games at Milton High School, it's common to see players in both color uniforms eating sandwiches together. This act of camaraderie is part of the bond rugby players all around the world have with one another. "We're enemies on the field and friends off the field," said MHS rugby player Neiko Fortes. While the team is friends with their opponents, the Milton players are also very close. A group of about 16 players meet up occasionally for team dinners; wings at Suffolk Grille are a popular meal. Several Milton players, including Fortes, senior captain Kennedy and junior captain Tim O'Connor, also play for the Boston Rugby Club. During April vacation, O'Connor and Kennedy joined the club on a trip to Bermuda where they won an …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Milton Patch this season.
Around MIlton, spring sports are underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Milton Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, Babe Ruth, Little League, et cetera – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an awesome photo at …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The First Annual Seven a Side Rugby Invitational will be held at Milton High School on Friday, May 10.
Milton High School's Brook Field will be the site of the First Annual Seven a Side Rugby Invitational tonight, May 10. Teams from Milton, Brookline, Needham and Newton will square off in the fast-paced rugby sevens tournament. Sevens' games feature seven players per team and seven-minute halves. Rugby sevens is growing in popularity worldwide, as it will be an event in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The round robin format tournament will start at 6 p.m. with the finals beginning at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Anna and Sophia Rowley of Milton were the Sun Life Honorary Ball Kids for a Boston Celtics game last month.
Two Milton residents were part of the NBA action as honorary ball kids for a Boston Celtics game at the TD Garden in late April. Anna and Sophia Rowley served as the Sun Life Honorary Ball Kids for the Celtics when they hosted in New York Knicks . In the position, Anna and Sophia were on the court during warm-ups, stood with the Celtics during pre-game introductions and watched the game from court side. Sun Life Financial has been an official sponsor of the Boston Celtics since the 2010-2011 season.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
With seven matches left in her senior season on the Milton High School girls tennis team, Ursula Beattie is hoping to make a postseason appearance.
The Milton High School girls tennis team is having a good season and with a 5-4 record needs just three wins in its final seven matches to make the MIAA tournament. Senior Ursula Beattie has high hopes to end her four year career on the tennis team with an appearance in the postseason, something the team hasn't achieved since her freshman year. "Just making it would be a fantastic way to end senior year," Beattie said. Beattie, who plans to study biology and play club tennis at Colgate University next year, picked up the game at age five or six. Her mother, a high school and college player, encouraged her to try the tennis, and Beattie said she fell in love. Beattie's love of tennis will likely continue past her years at Colgate. "I want …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Bob Socci named play-by-play announcer for the New England Patriots on 98.5.
Bob Socci has been named the radio play-by-play announcer for the New England Patriots on 98.5, The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM), the official flagship radio station of the three-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Socci resides in Milton with his wife, Monique Tello, and two children, Gio and Maria. Socci will join color commentator Scott Zolak in the booth to provide in-depth analysis of every Patriots game. Socci replaces the renowned Gil Santos, who retired after the 2012 season after 36 seasons of calling Patriots games. “This is the thrill of a lifetime to get the opportunity from 98.5 The Sports Hub and the Patriots organization to continue the tradition established by the legendary Gil Santos to be the play-by-play …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Keith Yandle, an NHL defenseman from Milton wore a special jersey with the name “Martin Richard” on the back, to honor the 8-year-old marathon bombing victim.
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle honored his hometown city on the ice once again on Saturday night. This time he honored Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed during the twin explosions at the Boston Marathon. Yandle, who is from Milton, wore a special jersey with the name “Martin Richard” on the back during warm-ups before his game against the Chicago Blackhawks. "There's nothing I can really say or do; it's just wanting to show my support and show my family that I'm thinking of them, praying for them, and show my family back home that I love them," Yandle told Fox Sports Arizona before the game. Richard was from Dorchester, where Yandle's wife, Kristyn, used to live, according to USA Today. This is the second time Yandle has…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Milton Mite team is the 2013 South Shore Conference Champion.
Milton was victorious in the recent 2013 South Shore Conference Mite A2 Hockey Championship at the Canton Sportsplex. A sold out crowd was on hand to see Milton defeat Franklin in the title game. The championship team includes: Christopher Cherry, Daniel Cherry, Brian Grande, Kyle Deegan, Patrick Schultz, Christina Sweeney, Marcus Stamatos, Owen McHugh, Sam Callahan, Jack Vaughan, Declan Walsh, Tobias Kelleher, Meredith Cornforth, Gavin CornforthDylan Weeks and George Flatley The Milton mite team was coached by Mark Cornforth, Brian Cherry and Stephen Grande.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A group of Milton marathoners ran one mile on Tuesday night as a symbolic finish for the Boston Marathon that some of them were unable to complete.
The Milton Academy track was dark and quiet on Tuesday night, when a group of runners appeared from Brook Road and two cars rolled into the parking lot. They were all connected by a love of running and a goal to complete 26.2 miles in the Boston Marathon. The 17 people who showed up at the peaceful track were members of the Milton Running Club along with friends and neighbors. Several of the people ran the marathon on Monday, some finished and others did not. Some of the others were family and friends of the marathoners. Regardless of their individual experiences when the pair of bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line the day before, those at the Milton Academy track ran four laps, or one mile. When they finished the run they …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Keith Yandle, a Milton native who plays for the Phoenix Coyotes, wrote "Pray for Boston" on his skate during his team's NHL game Monday.
While Milton native Keith Yandle was far from the Boston Marathon Monday, his thoughts were in New England when he laced up his skates as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes. The 26-year-old defenseman wrote "Pray for Boston" on his skate for the Coyotes home games against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. The team also observed a moment of silence before the game to recognize the three people who lost their lives and over 150 more who were injured at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.