Friday, November 23, 2012
Dunston leads Salem seniors in their final Thanksgiving game.
Quarterback Christian Dunston led the Salem Witch's onto the field at Hurd Stadium in Beverly yesterday for the 114th Thanksgiving Day game between Salem and the Beverly Panthers. Beverly jumped out quickly and dominated for much of the game with a big name offense led by Senior Brendan Flaherty. The undefeated Panthers put four touchdowns on the board before Salem's Christian Dunston managed to connect in the end zone with Ben Sattiewhite with 4:45 left in the game. The Witch's defense then recovered a Beverly fumble with 3:45 remaining on the clock. Dunston and Sattiewhite converted that opportunity into another Salem score bringing Salem to within two touchdowns at 28-14. The resilient Salem team continued its efforts until time ran out…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
An AFC East matchup between the Patriots and Jets will mean some bars will be open on Thanksgiving night.
The Patriots are coming off a big win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday and are now headed into a hot AFC east matchup with the Jets. This week’s game is a rare Thanksgiving night game, kicking off 8:20 p.m. Most restaurants and bars will be closed because it is Thanksgiving, but some are opening up in time for kickoff. Salem The Tavern in the Square Address: 163 Washington St. Phone: 978-740-2337 Hours: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Danvers Buffalo Wild Wings Address: Liberty Tree Mall Phone: 978-646-9464 Hours: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. T.G.I. Friday’s Address: 49 Newbury St. Phone: 978-777-7483 Hours: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Peabody Paddy Kelly's Address: 154 Washington St. Phone: 978-532-2370 Hours: 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. (kitchen closes at midnight). Full menu available. …
North Shore high school football Thanksgiving Day match-ups.
Decades-old rivalries heat up once again with North Shore teams playing Thanksgiving morning. Check out the North Shore football matchups with information on Thursday's games.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
On Saturday morning, all kinds of supernatural beings turned out for this popular Salem Halloween event.
The Salem Willows area was filled with hundreds of devils and other costumed characters Saturday morning, who turned out to run 6.66 miles around the city in the 3rd annual Devil's Chase. Check out some of these photos from this year's event!
Friday, October 19, 2012
A new state law may allow youth and high school soccer players to wear protective padded headbands during games.
If you're a fan of professional football, you've probably noticed an increased concern regarding concussions and the longterm affects they can have on athletes. And while the recent campaign to prevent concussions may be most visible during a New England Patriots game, the push to prevent concussions among youth soccer players is creating a buzz among sports organizations across the Commonwealth. In the coming weeks, state lawmakers will vote on a bill, being forwarded by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, that would allow youth and high school soccer players to wear protective headbands during games. The light-weight padded headbands are meant to protect the top of a player's head from high-speed impacts and wearing them …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Boston Red Sox fired Valentine after an unsuccessful year at Fenway Park.
The Boston Red Sox have fired manager Bobby Valentine after the team experienced the worst season in decades. In fact, the 69-93 record was the team’s worst since 1965 and the first time the team has finished last in the American League East in more than a decade. Valentine’s one season at Fenway Park was full of losses and run-ins with players. Valentine, who led the New York Mets to the World Series in 2000, followed Terry Francona, a fan favorite who was dismissed a year ago after taking the team to two World Series titles. We want to hear from you: Do you agree with the call? Was Valentine to blame for this year's horrible record? Who or what kind of manager would you like to see at Fenway Park?
Friday, September 14, 2012
Peabody's Rico DiSciullo enters the ring for a re-match Saturday with Salem's Matt Doherty.
The Global Fight League is putting on its North Shore debut Saturday night in Peabody, and the featured bout in this Mixed Martial Arts show puts two local fighters in the ring for a re-match. Peabody's Rico DiSciullo and Salem's Matt Doherty -- bantamweights at 135 pounds -- last clashed in November with Doherty coming out the victor after the third round. Both amateur fighters are highly ranked in their weight class, according to NortheastMMA, which has DiSciullo at No. 2 and Doherty at No. 4. Saturday's contest kicks off at 7 p.m. at Latitudes Sports Clubs on Route 1, Peabody and while the two locals are the main attraction, league officials are hoping to squeeze in as many as nine fights that night between up and coming MMA stars in …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Salem resident penned letter when Red Sox broke the Curse.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Editor's' Note: Lorraine Allison submitted this fictional piece to the Red Sox when they broke the Curse. Red Sox President Larry Luchino responded to the letter. Allison submitted it to us to remember Johnny Pesky who died on Monday. Cloud #9 Yawkey Way Fenway Heaven Dear Johnny, Honest kid, we didn’t mean to rain on your parade on Saturday. It’s just that The Sultan of Swat got so carried away with your great win, why he turned on the waterworks. And before we knew it, Ruth and myself, why we were all spoutin’ out tears of joy. Since heaven needs no hardwood, our tears dripped through the fuzzy cloud floors of my condo onto your day of glory. Consider it a baptism, kid. Especially now that the curse has been reversed. Now, I know …
What will you remember most about Pesky?
As news swept over Salem and the North Shore of Johnny Pesky's passing Monday, it seemed like everyone had a story. Some bumped into him at the Red Sox where he was a permanent presence. We've also heard he was quite the regular back in the day at the Salem Diner, and in 2009 he received an honorary degree from Salem State. Share what you remember most and how you will remember him in our comments as we look back on this legend's life.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Cyclists took to the streets around Salem Common Wednesday evening at the Witches Cup.
Rider Luke Keough took the Witches Cup Men's Elite race crown at Salem Common Wednesday for the second year in a row. Keough, who resides in Sandwich, Mass. is only 20 years old. Cyclists competed in three different divisions — Amateur Men, Women and Elite Men. Geoffrey Bouchard of Coventry, R.I. and Amy McGuire of Jamaica Plain topped the Men's Amateur and Women's Open respectively. The race wasn't without suspense. Several riders necessitated medical attention after a crash and subsequent pileup during the Men's Amateur competition. EMTs and medical staff were on scene to treat those injured and the race was stopped while riders were treated and the course cleared. If you have photos from the race, feel free to add them to our gallery …