Sunday, May 19, 2013
Swampscott High School's boys' lacrosse team battled the clock to beat Salem.
Swampscott High's boys' varsity lacrosse team notched two goals in the final seconds of play to surge past Salem 13-12 Saturday afternoon. The game, played at Bertram Field, had Swampscott trailing 12-11 with under a minute to play but they roared ahead, scoring the winning goal with just nine seconds showing on the clock. Click through the photos above for a closer look at game action.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Massachusetts also largely supports Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Bay Staters like Hillary Clinton and support same-sex marriage, but nothing compares to their love of Red Sox Manager John Farrell. The Sox manager recently received the lowest disapproval percentage in Public Policy Polling history – even better than Abraham Lincoln, Mother Theresa and Santa Claus. What a difference a year makes for the Sox. The team’s hot start has 27 percent of those who took the survey predicting a World Series. Only 3 percent said the Sox will not make the playoffs. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed said Farrell is doing a good job. Only 1 percent disapproved of Farrell’s work this year. This is the lowest disapproval rating Public Policy Polling has ever seen. In comparison, in a national poll in November, Lincoln…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Organizers hope they can get city permits and that the area is no longer a crime scene by Saturday.
If you were one of the runners forced to end your Marathon early because of the bombings — or someone who just wants to show solidarity — a group is working to let you go "The Last Mile" on Saturday. Organizers are using Facebook to let people know of the effort. Here's how they put it: So, as you have all heard by now, some coward likes to blow up trash cans. In doing so, this person or persons have hindered many from accomplishing something they have been training very hard to do over the past year. This is simple, we are going to Kenmore Square to finish the race for those who ran, and for those who can never run again. Share this with your friends, your families, your enemies, and anyone in between. Come join us and run, jog, walk, …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Some runners report getting their medals there as well.
The Boston Athletic Association said runners may pick up their bags between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday at 130 Columbus Ave. Some runners have reported that they are also handing out medals, but the BAA could not confirm this. Just before noon, the Boston Athletic Association posted the following on its Facebook page: First, we again want to express our sympathy to all of the victims and our gratitude to the first responders of yesterday's explosions. We're working with the City of Boston to re-open streets that have been cleared from the investigation as quickly as possible. As such, the runners' bags that were being picked up on Berkeley Street are now being moved to "The Castle" at 101 Arlington Street (at Stuart St.) and will be …
Among the 26 Salem runners scheduled to compete in the Boston Marathon, eight finished the race before the bombings cancelled the run.
For Salem's John Young, yesterday's bombings marked the second time a disaster has prevented him from finishing one of the world's most prestigious marathons. In November, Hurricane Sandy forced New York City to cancel its marathon. Young, a math teacher at South Hamilton's Pingree School, had hoped to become the first little person to finish that marathon. Then came Monday's tragedy. Young and another little person, Juli Windsor of the South End, had sought to become the first of their stature to complete the Boston Marathon. Young, in an email to Salem Patch, said he is okay and that the race was cancelled when he was about 3/4 of a mile from the finish line. Here is a list of all 26 registered runners from Salem, according to the Boston…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Salem Patch this season.
Spring sports at Salem High School are set to begin the first week of April with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around Salem, youth sports are also 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 Salem Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – 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 …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The USA Today High School Sports webpage has the Salem Witches in the running to be named the country's most unique high school mascot.
C'mon people, we can't lose to the Ashland Clockers. What's a Clocker anyways? If you haven't heard, Salem High School's athletic mascot The Salem Witches has the school in the running to be named America's Most Unique High School Mascot. Click Here to vote for Salem before Tuesday's deadline. At last check Monday morning, Salem was in second place with 42 percent of the vote. The other Massachusetts teams the running are the Arlington Spy Ponders, the Ashland Clockers, the Holy Name Central Catholic Naps and the Springfield High School of Science and Technology Cybercats. Basic Rules: You must be at least 13 years old to vote. There is no limit to the number of times a person can vote as long as the Best Mascot Rules are followed. The 51 …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Check out this handy landing page for all of your high school playoff information.
Both of Salem High School's varsity basketball teams have made their way into the state playoffs and will kick off their run to the championship this week. Boys' Varsity Basketball: Salem has a bye through the first round and will host Winchester Tuesday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Girls' Varsity Basketball: The girls' varisty basketball team will hit the road to play their first playoff game against Arlington Catholic Thursday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Salem Patch will be updating this page throughout the state playoffs and will keep you up-to-the second during these two games using our Cover It Live app. Have a good luck message for our local athletes? Share them here.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Spencer Bergholtz is a three sport high school athlete and is the focus of this week's Coffee with a Captain column.
Many of the athletes competing on Salem's winter high school sports teams are watching their seasons wind down, but some, like Spencer Bergholtz, are getting ready to play another sport this spring. For this week's Coffee With a Captain Salem Patch sports column, we sat down with Hamilton-Wenham High School student Spencer Bergholtz, who currently serves as the assistant captain on the combination Salem/Hamilton-Wenham hockey team. Although his senior hockey season won't end with the playoff berth he would have liked, Berholtz has amassed some pretty impressive individual stats and ended up leading the Northeastern South league in goals with 15 and is second in overall points with 26. What high school sports do you play? I play golf, …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
In a rematch of last year's conference title game, New England hosts Baltimore for the second year in a row. Will it turn out 23-20 Patriots like last year? Add your prediction in the comment section.
UPDATE: Well, it was just Bill and me who even picked the Ravens, who, as we all know too well, won 28-13. I'm not sure how to pick who was closer between my pick of 28-24 Ravens and Bill's pick of 27-24 Ravens. I think you could argue that either way. Thanks, everyone, for the predictions. ~~~~~ Once again, the road to the Super Bowl goes through Foxborough. On Sunday at 6:30 p.m., in a rematch of last year's AFC championship, Baltimore comes to Gillette Stadium to tackle New England. Last year's battle ended memorably when Pro Bowl Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed a short field goal that would have sent the game into overtime. The Patriots won 23-20. This year, the Patriots are an 8.5 point favorite to reach their second straight Super…