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Mass. High Schools: Week Two Picks

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The Belmont Marauders begin their season on Friday, September 13th against Wakefield. (PHOTO COURTESY: Matt Noonan/NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

Ah, another Friday evening (and weekend) of high school football has arrived – are you ready for some Friday Night Lights?

This evening, I’ll be covering Arlington Catholic at Watertownyou can follow our coverage on Twitter @Noontime_FB – and I certainly have a prediction for the non-conference clash below.

With kickoff quickly approaching, let’s dish out picks for week two and see if I can improve my mark from last week where I picked three of seven contests correctly.


Game of the Week: Arlington Catholic at Watertown (Friday, Sept. 13th at 7 p.m.): Both teams should be in contention later this fall for their respective sectional playoffs, but for Watertown to be successful they must find a way to slow down some key transfers from Pope John’s Super Bowl team last December. Arlington Catholic boasts some impressive talent on both sides of the ball but must stop Watertown halfbacks, David Manoukian and Karim MonroePrediction: Arlington Catholic 21, Watertown 13 


Tewksbury at Needham (Friday, September 13th @ 6 p.m.): A tough test for the Rockets against a Tewksbury squad that was idle one week ago. Look for Tewksbury to jump out to an early lead and not look back. PREDICTION: Tewksbury 28, Needham 10 

Martha’s Vineyard at Mystic Valley (Friday, September 13th @ 6 p.m.): Second-year coach Danny Kelly‘s squad is a year older – they gained some valuable experience last season as a young team, which should help the Eagles soar to an opening day win. PREDICTION: Mystic Valley 18, Martha’s Vineyard 14 

Stoughton at Medford (Friday, September 13th @ 6 p.m.): Coach John Curley seems optimistic about his Mustangs, who should be able to deliver the first-year coach his first win. PREDICTION: Medford 21, Stoughton 10 

Wakefield at Belmont (Friday, September 13th @ 6 p.m.): After sitting idle last weekend, expect coach Yann Kumin‘s squad to be ready to go come kickoff. Look for the senior leadership on both sides of the ball to carry the Marauders to an opening day win. PREDICTION: Belmont 24, Wakefield 14

Minuteman at Matignon/St. Joseph’s Prep (Friday, Septemeber 13th @ 7 p.m.): The Warriors will look to earn their first win of the season against a Minuteman squad that graduated some key pieces from last year’s 6-5 team. Quarterback Sam Wright should be able to lead the offense up and down the field this evening for a few scores. PREDICTION: Matignon 20, Minuteman 14 

Cambridge at Arlington (Friday, September 13th @ 7 p.m.): I didn’t expect the Falcons to win their season-opener against Boston Latin, but Cambridge proved me wrong. So tonight I’ll take the Falcons over the Spyponders. PREDICTION: Cambridge 28, Arlington 21 

Medfield at Dedham (Friday, September 13th @ 7 p.m.): After a tough loss to East Bridgewater last week, look for Dedham to bounce back with an opening night win against the Warriors. PREDICTION: Dedham 28, Medfield 14 

Falmouth at Somerville (Saturday, September 14th at 11 a.m.): The Highlanders capped their 2018 season with some serious momentum, which should carry into this season. But an opening day date with Falmouth is not an easy match-up. Falmouth is considered one of the top teams in Division 5 South and should certainly provide match-up problems for the Highlanders. PREDICTION: Falmouth 28, Somerville 13 

Mass. High Schools: MIAA Lacrosse State Tournament Pairings

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax 

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has unveiled the pairings for the high school state lacrosse tournament with preliminary or first-round games beginning next week.

Below are links to the various regional brackets, as well as each section’s top seeds, as well.

We’ll be keeping you posted on the tournament with daily scoreboards and tweets, so make sure to stay connected with @NoontimeLax for our postseason coverage.


MIAA Boy’s Lacrosse Pairings 

D1 North | Top Seed: St. John’s Prep (Danvers)

D2 North | Top Seed: Winchester 

 D3 North | Top Seed: Pentucket 

 D1 South | Hingham

 D2 South | Hanover

D3 South | Norwell 

D2 Central/East | Medfield

D2 Central/West | Algonquin

D3 Central/East | Dover-Sherborn

D3 Central/West | Grafton 


MIAA Girl’s Lacrosse Pairings

East Division 1 | Walpole 

East Division 2 | Wayland 

North Division 1 | Reading 

North Division 2 | Ipswich 

South Division 1 | Westwood 

South Division 2 | Martha’s Vineyard 

Central/West Division 1 | Longmeadow 

Central/West Division 2 | Bromfield


Stay connected with @NoontimeLax on Twitter for in-game updates to scores and news from the 2019 MIAA state tournament! 

FCBL Unveils 2013 Schedule (LINKS)

By NoontimeSports.com 

On Thursday, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) released its 2013 schedule for their upcoming season.

“We’re looking forward to the 2013 season,” Commissioner Chris Hall said in the league’s press release. “We continue to work toward improving the level of talent and competition in the league. We also strive toward strengthening our ties within the community, and offering the most exciting, fan friendly baseball experience in New England.”

According to the release, each team in the league will play 54 games (27 home, 27 road), and the season will officially commence on June 5. The regular season will conclude on August 8, which will be followed by a three-round playoff system. The top two teams will earn byes, while the third, fourth, fifth and sixth will play a three-game series to determine which team will advance.

Also, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, will host the second annual FCBL All-Star Game, which will be hosted by the Pittsfield Suns. The date of the game is July 25, and according to the league’s website, more information on that particular contest will be released in a few weeks.

Five Massachusetts teams compete in this leagues and their schedules for the 2013 season have been linked below:

* Brockton Rox 

* Martha’s Vineyard Sharks 

* North Shore Navigators 

* Pittsfield Suns 

* Wachusett Dirt Dogs

FCBL Announces 2012 All-Star Rosters

By Matt Noonan 

On Thursday, July 19, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced the rosters for the league’s inaugural All-Star Game, which will be played on Thursday, July 26 at Historic Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire.

The first All-Star team features the league’s original four teams, (Martha’s Vineyard, Nashua, Seacoast, and Torrington) while the second squad is comprised of the five new teams, (Brockton, North Shore, Old Orchard Beach, Pittsfield and Wachusett).

Also, prior to the contest, the league will hold an MLB Scout Day, which will commence roughly four hours prior to the first pitch. The All-Stars and selected players will be able to display their skills during that portion of the afternoon in front of various Major League scouts.

For more information on the All-Star game (CLICK HERE) and to access the press release from Thursday (HOP HERE).