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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Top 10 Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

It has been a BUSY few weeks since we unveiled our initial Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey poll two weeks ago, but now it is time to share our week two poll of the 2018-19 season, which once again finds Marblehead in the top spot. The Headers moved to 6-0 overall with some impressive wins recently over third-ranked Gloucester (8-3), Westfield (3-1) and Danvers (2-1).

Marblehead will look to continue its early season momentum later this week, especially on Saturday against second-ranked Winthrop. After falling to Falmouth (Maine) by a score of 3-1, the Vikings rebounded with a 5-4 win over fifth-ranked Lynn. Winthrop will face-off against eighth-ranked Medford on Wednesday – the Mustangs cracked the poll for the first time this season with an impressive 7-3 win over ninth-ranked Beverly. We’ll certainly keep our eyes on the Mustangs going forward.

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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st, 2018)

1. Marblehead

6-0, 2-0 NEC North

Previously No. 1 

2. Winthrop 

4-2, 1-0 NEC North

Previously No. 8 

3. Gloucester 

4-2-1, 2-0 NEC South

Previously No. 3 

4. Danvers 

1-1-2, 1-1-1 NEC North

Previously No. 2

5. Lynn 

2-2-1, 1-1-1 NEC South

Previously No. 6 

6. Saugus

1-2-2, 0-0-1 NEC North

Previously No. 5 

7. Swampscott 

2-3-1, 1-2 NEC South

Previously No. 7

8. Medford 

1-2, 1-2 NEC North

Previously Not Ranked

9. Beverly 

1-3-1, 1-1-1 NEC North

Previously No. 4

10. Somerville 

1-2-2, 1-0-1 NEC South

Previously No. 10

On the Rise: Everett (3-3, 0-1 NEC South) and Revere/Malden (0-5-1, 0-1-0 NEC South) 


Previous Polls: Week One 


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NEC Boy’s Ice Hockey: Games To Watch In December

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck 

The end of December can be a busy time in the high school hockey world, which is why we have decided to highlight some Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey games to watch over the next few weeks – there are lot of great match-ups, so hopefully you can attend one of them or at least follow along on social media.

Make sure to stay connected with the NEC High Schools on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools.


Watertown vs. Saugus (Wednesday, Dec. 19th | 4 p.m.): After recording a pair of ties in its first two contests, one has to think that these Sachems will find a way into the win column Wednesday when they skate against Watertown. Look for Joe Cross, CJ Graffeo and Anthony Cogliano to lead the Red and White in this one.

Somerville vs. Everett (Wednesday, Dec. 19th | 7:30 p.m.): The Highlanders rallied to tie the Lynn Jets in its season-opener, thanks to an impressive six point performance by Jeremy Procter. But despite their recent outcome against Latin Academy – the Highlanders fell to the Dragons, 3-2 – Somerville should find a way into the win column against their neighbors. Everett enters Wednesday’s tilt 2-1 overall, thanks to back-to-back wins over East Boston.

Danvers vs. Marblehead (Saturday, Dec. 22nd | 1:40 p.m.): This is always a must-see, must watch game, which will be taking place at the Bourque Arena at Endicott College. The Headers recently cracked the win column with a 4-1 victory over Medford earlier this month and should enter the marquee tilt with a second win against Weymouth when the two teams meet on Wednesday. Danvers will look to erase the memories of a 2-2 tie with Peabody from last week with hopefully a win over Medford on Wednesday before turning their attention to Marblehead.

Beverly vs. Gloucester (Wednesday, Dec. 26th | 6 p.m.): Derek Hopkins and EJ Field will be just two of many players to watch for Gloucester as the Fishermen will attempt to tame the Panthers in an opening round Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament contest. Beverly netminder Jack ten Hope will also be a player to watch in this one, as well.

Lynn vs. Swampscott (Wednesday, Dec. 26th | 6 p.m.): The Jets and Big Blue will meet on the opening day of the Lynn Christmas Tournament in what should be a great early season match-up. The winner will face Essex Tech-Northeast in Thursday’s championship. Let’s see how the Big Blue defense does with containing Lynn’s Brian Clougherty and John DiFilippo. Swampscott’s Conor Donovan should certainly be a factor in this game, as well – look for the junior forward to set-up a few goal scoring opportunities.

Essex Tech vs. Revere/Malden (Saturday, Dec. 29th | 12 p.m.): It has been a tough start for the Patriots, who struggled against both Bourne and Dartmouth earlier this month – they face-off against Swampscott on Wednesday before competing in the First Responders Cup against Methuen on Wednesday, December 26th. But no matter what happens in their next few contests, this should hopefully be a game that provides Revere/Malden with a spark heading into their early January clash with Somerville.

Winthrop vs. Lynn (Saturday, Dec. 29th | 1:30 p.m.): The Vikings are off to a good start – they have recorded recent wins over Portland (Maine) and Northeast – but despite falling to Mansfield last Saturday, they should regain some momentum heading into this NEC North vs. NEC South match-up. The Vikings will need to defend Lynn’s Brian Clougherty, who netted four goals against Somerville.


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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Top 10 Week One Poll (Dec. 17th)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

Another season of high school hockey has begun here in Massachusetts, which means it is time to unveil our first Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey poll, which finds Marblehead in the top spot followed by Danvers (second) and Gloucester (third).

We are very excited to produce a weekly poll through Noontime Sports every week, so make sure to circle back every Monday and see who earned our top spot, as well as what teams moved-up or down.

Similar to the other Noontime Sports polls, we will also highlight teams that are ‘on the rise.’ This week, we have two teams to watch: Everett and Revere/Malden.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.


NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Week One Poll (Dec. 17th, 2018)

1. Marblehead  2-0, 1-0 NEC North
2. Danvers  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
3. Gloucester  2-0-1, 1-0-0 NEC North
4. Beverly  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
5. Saugus  0-0-2, 0-0-1 NEC North
6. Swampscott  1-1, 0-1 NEC South
7. Lynn 0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC South
8. Peabody  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
9. Winthrop  2-1, 0-0 NEC North
10. Somerville  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC South

On the Rise: Everett (2-1, 0-0 NEC South) and Revere/Malden (0-2, 0-0 NEC South)


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Football Friday Notebook: Duxbury’s Roberts Stars In Season-Opener

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Welcome to Football FridayNoontime Sports Fans and Friends!

Today, we kick-off a brand new season of high school football here in Massachusetts – sure, it may have started last night, but today marks the official start of Friday Night Lights 2018.

In addition to the return of Friday Night Lights, the New England Patriots will officially begin their season on Sunday when they host the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium.

So, with a jam-packed weekend ahead, let’s get this Football Friday started with some news and links from around the New England football world!


High School Football Links


10 Massachusetts High School Game Predictions

Every week, we will dish out a few games we will be following from the high school football world, as well as our picks, too! 

Milton over Belmont
Somerville over Peabody
Arlington over Cambridge
Lynn Classical over Medford
Bedford over Burlington
Everett over Xaverian Bros.
Melrose over Malden
Lynn English over Beverly
Matignon/St. Joseph’s over Minuteman
Catholic Memorial over St. Joh’s (Shrewsbury)


New England D3 Football: Friday Night Lights Schedule

Mass. Maritime Academy at SUNY Maritime, 7 p.m.
Bridgewater State at Endicott College, 7 p.m.
Anna Maria at Nichols College, 7 p.m.
MIT at Curry College, 7 p.m. 


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Under The Helmet With WPI’s Dereck Pacheco

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WPI’s Dereck Pacheco (94) recorded six solo stops last week in the Engineers’ season-opening win over Anna Maria College. (PHOTO CREDIT: WPI Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

Earlier today, WPI senior defensive lineman Dereck Pacheco was tabbed this week’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Week for his effort in the Engineers’ week one victory over Anna Maria.

Pacheco paced the Engineers’ defense with six solo stops, including four tackles for a loss for 29 yard, while recording a pair of sacks. He also recorded two of quarterback hurries, too.

This week, Pacheco and the Engineers host RPI during WPI’s Homecoming with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 p.m on Saturday, September 9. Last season, Pachecho helped WPI defeat RPI, 19-7, thanks to 10 total stops, including two-and-a-half tackles for a loss and a safety. The win provided the Engineers of Worcester with the Transit Trophy for the first time in two seasons.

Noontime Sports caught-up with Pachecho earlier today to discuss his team’s week two contest against RPI, as well as his goals for the team this season.

What are your goals for a successful senior season with WPI? 

Obviously, the big the goal for the season is to get that championship ring, but as long as we keep plugging away game-by-game, week-by-week (then we will be successful). My goal by the end of the year is to have this team’s chemistry get stronger and stronger, so we have a legacy to leave behind (as seniors). We did lose a lot of big-time seniors (from) last year’s team, but I feel this new group of guys we have can really give these (young) guys a chance to develop and get better as a team.

One of the players who graduated this past spring was linebacker Brian Murtagh, who you had a chance to play with the past three seasons. How did he help you improve your game over the past few seasons? 

He was always very vocal, while getting the guys excited for practice. Brian did a good job getting the guys geared up to be on the field and that’s what he passed down to the rest of the captains. He wanted to make sure that the energy was always there and when you step on the football field that you’re only thinking about football.

This week, your team faces RPI in the Transit Trophy game. Tell me more about being a part of this rivalry.  

When I think of RPI-WPI, I think of Ohio State-Michigan because of that rivalry there. We’re both competitive engineering schools, guys are similar (on both sides of the ball),   so it is nice to have a team with equal caliber (student-athletes) on the other side.

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Dereck Pacheco was tabbed the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, September 5. (PHOTO COURTESY: WPI Athletics)

This game is also a Homecoming Game, so what’s that atmosphere like as a student-athlete? 

It is very humbling because you’re looking at guys in the stands that have been in your shoes – all of my friends and family come to the game each week, but when you have the alumni there you’re trying to play for them and get that win for them because they were in your shoes (years ago). Playing for the alumni, families, coaches and friends is really (what this game) is about at the end of the day.

What’s it like to compete in a new conference this season? 

I was playing (against) some friends in the Liberty League, but in this conference – the NEWMAC – I am playing against some new friends. It is nice to get a new group of guys out there to battle against, but at the same time I am going to miss the Liberty League.

Have you always played defensive line? Did you happen to play another position growing up? 

Growing up and playing Pop Warner, while being the biggest guy out there, they had me play running back, quarterback and other positions, but as I (got older) I was still the biggest guy out there, so they put me on the line in high school. At first, it was offensive line and I didn’t really like it, so the next day (my coach) put me on the defensive line and I have been there ever since.

Are you still following your former high school’s football team? 

Oh yeah. Barnstable has been doing alright after (I) graduated, but I think eventually they’re going to be (a team) that’s back up there (with the top teams in the state).

What is your major? 

I am majoring in civil engineer. I grew up helping my dad – he owns a small and local construction company, so at a young age I would be out there helping him pick up nails and lumber, and then basically that feeling of building (something) from bottom to top stuck with me and I grew a passion for it. I feel like civil engineering is kind of the same deal, but my focus is project management.

Being from Barnstable, what’s your favorite type of sea food? 

Definitely the cod fish.

What are three songs do you listen to on a game day? 

Believe it or not, I am not a big song guy because I have the self-motivation drilled into me from my father, but if I were to choose what I am listening to in the weight room, I am usually listening to Metallica and classic rock because when I was in high school and that was all we would be allowed to listen to (while working out in the gym).

Finally, what is your all-time favorite movie? 

It’s kind of cliche, but Friday Night Lights. I like that movie a lot because my high school team somewhat resembled that whole movie. My junior year, we made it to the Division 1A Super Bowl (against Everett) and we played at Gillette Stadium, but lost by one point.

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