I am excited to announce that I am re-launching my weekly column: Noontime’s Take.
Noontime is my nickname – well, one of many to be exact – so hopefully this works for you, the fans and readers of this site.
My goal is to post this column once a week – most likely I will aim to have it posted on Sundays, but don’t be surprised to see it posted before or after. Maybe I will post it on Mondays or Thursdays going forward? I guess it depends on the topics or ideas that I want to dive into, but you will certainly know when a new column is posted – I will make sure to engage with all of you through social media.
The column will be a variety of thoughts and opinions on the local and national sports – yes, some tough topics that we constantly see or read about through the news to some fun ones like are the Boston Red Sox really this good?
Additionally, the column may shed some light on some non-sports topics like the constant national anthem debate – will it ever go away?
All in all, I am really excited to restart my column and share some thoughts on sports, life and more through Noontime’s Take. And if you have an idea or thought for this column, please feel free to email me at MattNoonan@noontimesports.com.
Have a great rest of your weekend, as well as a tremendous week – stay cool, New Englanders because it is supposed to be HOT this week – and I will look forward to sharing my first column later this week, as well as over the next few weeks and months.
Yesterday was a special day for Noontime Sports – well, more our main Twitter handle (@NoontimeSports) as we finally reached 3,000 followers!
This was certainly one of many goals I had heading into the upcoming 2018-19 school year – I guess it is fair to say the road to 4,000 followers is on, right?
Any who, I really appreciate the continued support and love you continue to provide through social media, and I look forward to bringing you more content this upcoming school year through both the main and sports-specific Twitter handles.
Social Media is going to be a BIG part of our coverage plan this fall and school year, so expect to see more videos and posts before, during and after games.
The current morning show – “Kirk and Callahan” – will continue to be heard from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. from Monday through Friday and will be followed by “Dale and Keefe” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dale Arnold, who is one of the hosts of “Dale and Keefe,” used to be heard during the midday time slot when he was paired with Michael Holley, who left the station in February to join NBC Sports Boston in a full-time role.
“Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” will be heard from 2-6 p.m., while “Mut at Night” will take place rom 6-10 p.m. Mut at Night could be short some nights, however, as the station does carry the Boston Red Sox games.
“WEEI Late Night” will follow “Mut at Night” – listeners can hear that show from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Currently, “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” is being heard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., while “Dale and Keefe” is taking place from 2-6 p.m. It will be interesting to see how both shows do in opposite time slots. Both shows will challenge the 98.5 Sports Hub (Boston) line-up, which recently secured the top spots in multiple categories the past few months, per The Boston Globe.
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The former Wellesley High School boy’s lacrosse coach was recently named the new men’s lacrosse coach at Babson College, taking over for Brendan Gorman, who spent nine seasons at Babson Park before resigning this past May.
“Babson is a special place and I wouldn’t be here without the support of my family, my friends, former players and coaches, and all of the great lacrosse people I’ve been lucky to be around through the years. I’m also very thankful to coach Al Brown for giving me my first stick, introducing me to lacrosse, and instilling in me passion and respect for this great game.”
Batty spent this past season as a volunteer coach with the Boston University men’s lacrosse team, assisting head coach Ryan Polley and the Terriers to an appearance in the Patriot League semifinals. He was involved in all facets of the program, including the squad’s face-off unit where he helped rising sophomore Sean Christman go 34-of-49 in his final two contests against Duke University and Loyola Maryland.
Prior to joining the Terriers, Batty oversaw the Wellesley boy’s lacrosse program, coaching the Raiders for 10 seasons (2008-2017). The Raiders concluded their 2011 regular season undefeated, while the 2012 squad advanced to the MIAA East Division 2 finals. Batty concluded his time in Wellesley with a record of 148-63.
Prior to coaching the Raiders, he oversaw the Brookline High School boy’s lacrosse team from 1999-2006.
According to Wednesday’s release from Boston University, Batty becomes the program’s second coach to accept a head coaching role with another program. Drew Kelleher, a former assistant for the Terriers, will begin his fourth season this upcoming school year with Manhattan.
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