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New England High Schools: Highlighting Darien’s Successful Start

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By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

Months after falling to Ridgefield in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (Class L) championship, the Darien Blue Wave erased their one-goal setback with the Tigers by scoring a commanding 14-6 win last Friday.

Hudson Pokorny and Henri Pfeifle each recorded hat tricks in the win while helping the Blue Wave construct an eight-goal run in the second half to secure an impressive win over a Tigers team that has won two of three games this season.

The win certainly meant a lot to the Blue Wave, who certainly seem poised to make a run at the Class L crown later this spring. The mindset for the Blue Wave, according to Gametime CT, is to take it “one game at a time.”

As Pokorny mentioned to Gametime CT, this was certainly a “big one” for the Blue Wave, who recently beat Fairfield Ludlowe for their fourth win of the season.

Darien heads to Manhasset (New York) this weekend for their second out of state contest – they recently beat Yorktown, 11-7.

Also heading out of state this weekend is Daniel Hand, which will travel to Longmeadow on Friday for a 5 p.m. face-off. This should be a good test for the Tigers, who have won three games this season, including a 9-8 win on Wednesday over Shelton.

Longmeadow captured the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Central/West D2 crown last spring before falling to Concord-Carlisle in the state semifinals. C-C would advance to the championship round but lose to Reading, which won its first state title at Boston University.

One day after Daniel Hand visits Longmeadow, Simsbury will make the trek to Hingham on Saturday, April 13th. The Harbormen will enter the contest with a great deal of momentum, thanks to recent wins over North QuincySt. John’s Prep (Danvers) and Catholic Memorial.

We’ll have another notebook later this week, but make sure to stay connected with @NoontimeLax on Twitter for New England high school lacrosse news and scores! 

New England HS Notebook: Can Reading Repeat As MIAA D2 State Champions?

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By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

It finally feels like spring in New England, which means a brand new season of high school lacrosse is set to begin for a few squads later this week – are you excited?

This spring, Noontime Sports will be producing some features and notebooks on New England high school lacrosse, which we are super-excited about – we hope you are, as well.

Let’s begin our coverage with our initial notebook of the season with some news and links from the world wide web and social media!

  • Mike Tobin and the Reading Rockets will begin their title defense next Monday, April 1st when they host Marblehead for a 4:30 p.m. face-off. Tobin should once again be the player to watch on Reading this spring before he heads west to compete for the University of Massachusetts. Tobin and the Rockets were recently featured in The Boston Globe last week – can they make it back-to-back seasons as champions? We’ll have to wait and see.

    In addition to facing Marblehead next Monday, Reading is also scheduled to compete next Friday, April 5th against Austin Prep (4 p.m.). Five days later, Reading will entertain Watertown before hitting the road for a late week tilt with Wakefield.

  • After falling short of reaching the championship game last spring, the Greenwich girls lacrosse team will attempt to reach that stage later this spring, thanks to 20 returners from its 2018 squad.

    As noted in the piece on Greenwich, four players will continue their career at the next level, including Olivia Cann, who will compete for Johns Hopkins University. Fans can spot Cann this spring on the defensive end.

  • Catherine Manning, Alex Houlden and Alyssa Saraceni will captain the Peabody girls lacrosse team this spring, as noted in the Daily Item. All three seniors were captains for the Tanners last spring, which should bode well for Peabody, which hopes to erase memories of a postseason setback to Reading.

    Peabody will entertain Gloucester next Wednesday, April 3rd with opening draw set for 4 p.m.

  • A new era of high school lacrosse is set to begin in Nashua, New Hampshire as both the boys and girls’ teams will have new coaches this season, according to The Telegraph.

    Nick Sampson will oversee the boys lacrosse team – he is a New Hampshire native that competed for Daniel Webster College – while Heather McKillop and Kristen Peterson will be co-coaches for the girl’s team.

  • Bridgewater-Raynham boys lacrosse has established a winning tradition over the past few years, but the Trojans must find a way to continue it without 12 seniors from last year’s 16-3 unit.

    For B-R to continue its previous success, they will need to rely on its defense to fuel its offense. The team’s four captains, including James MacDermott, is confident in the defense but optimistic about what they should see from the offense this spring.

Stay connected with our Noontime Sports high school coverage on Twitter by following @Noontime_HS

 

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. 


Stay connected with our New England Football coverage by following @Noontime_FB on Twitter today!

High School Lax Social Media Round-Up: Triton Provides Coach Beaulieu with 100th Win

By Mass. High School Lax (@Mass_LaxHS)

It’s been an exciting few days of high school lacrosse in Massachusetts, and below are some tweets from the week, highlighting exciting outcomes and achievements thus far.

Following yesterday’s win over Medford, the Triton girl’s varsity lacrosse team celebrated Coach Stacey Beaulieu‘s 100th win on the sidelines.

After the game, Coach Beaulieu tweeted the following about the milestone:

The Walpole boy’s varsity lacrosse team began their season with a hard-earned 7-5 win over Xaverian Brothers.

Next up for the Rebels, a date with the Wellesley Raiders, who captured their initial contest of the season, defeating Burlington, 15-7. Hugh Callahan paced the Raiders with three goals and three assists, while Grant Chryssica added five points on four goals and one helper. 

We got off to a great start with Hugh Callahan scoring his first career goal,” Wellesley coach Rocky Batty said via email following his team’s opening day win. “Our first six goals were scored by five (different) players, and I’m really happy that most every goal was assisted.

“Our defense learned a ton (yesterday). I thought Burlington had some very good dodgers and shooters to go along with Coach Dan O’Brien‘s schemes. “Teddy Darcey played great, (he finished the contest) with 17 saves.” 

Reading scored a hard-fought victory over Billerica, defeating the Indians, 8-7. Jack Geiger netted five goals for the Rockets, while Matt Milano and Gus Gobiel each tallied a pair for the Indians.

Boston Lax correspondent Kevin Stone captured some exciting moments from the contest’s third quarter:

Following the game, Reading tweeted the following:

Extra, Extra: It was an exciting day to be a Westwood Wolverine on Tuesday as the boy’s lacrosse team defeated Bellingham (21-1), while the girl’s also beat Bellingham (19-0) … Boston College High School earned an impressive win yesterday, defeating Needham at home by a score of 12-10 … Catholic Memorial scored an important win, beating Newton North, 12-9 … Mount Greylock boy’s lacrosse opened its season with a 16-10 win over Burr & Burton Academy (Vermont). Patrick Storie led the Red and White with nine points on eight goals and one assist.

Make sure to follow Mass. High School Lax on Twitter (@Mass_LaxHS), as well as Noontime Sports @NoontimeSports, too. 

Mass. HS Lax: Opening Week Games To Watch

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By Mass. High School Lax (@Mass_LaxHS)

A brand new season of Massachusetts High School Lacrosse is slowly set to begin – there are still a few play-dates and scrimmages scheduled for the next few days. Below are a few games we’re going to be keeping an eye on – of course, there will be others, too – but here are some games to watch, attend or follow on social media!

  • Westford Academy at Lincoln-Sudbury (Thursday, Mar. 30th | 4 p.m.) – This will be a good test for the Grey Ghosts as they take on the two-time defending MIAA Division 1 Eastern Champions.
  • Xaverian Bros. at Belmont Hill School (Saturday, Apr. 1st | 10 a.m. | Scrimmage): We will be keeping both eyes on Tim Gardner‘s squad this season, which begins its 2017 campaign officially next Tuesday, April 4th when they host Walpole before entertaining Catholic Memorial three days later on Friday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Duxbury vs. LaSalle Academy (Friday, Mar. 31st | 5:30 p.m. | Scrimmage): This will be the Dragons’ third consecutive scrimmage before hopping into regular season play next Monday (Apr. 3rd) against Whitman-Hanson.
  • Wellesley at Norwell (Monday, Apr. 3rd | 4 p.m.): The Norwell girls lacrosse team will attempt to win their third consecutive MIAA Division 2 crown, but don’t overlook a Wellesley Raiders squad that will certainly be in the mix for the Bay State Conference (BSC) crown this season.
  • Needham vs. Lexington (Thursday, Mar. 30th | 3:45 p.m. | Scrimmage): The Rockets saw their run toward a MIAA Division 1 South Sectional crown fall short to Duxbury last season, but being a new season (and a new tam), one should not overlook Needham, which will begin its season against B.C. High next Tuesday (on the road). As for Lexington, they’ll look to rebound after falling to Lincoln-Sudbury last year in the MIAA Division 1 North Quarterfinals.
  • Needham vs. Franklin (Thursday, Mar. 30th | 6:00 p.m.): Before competing in a play-date with Westwood girl’s lacrosse on Saturday, the Rockets will look to commence their season against a talented Franklin squad, which captured the MIAA East Division 1 crown last season with a 7-6 win over Acton-Boxboro.
  • St. John’s Prep at Reading (Thursday, Mar. 30th | 4:00 p.m. | Scrimmage): The Rockets and Eagles will tangle in what will be a quality scrimmage before Reading commences its season on Saturday, April 1st against Acton-Boxboro.
  • Grafton vs. Shrewsbury (Tuesday, Apr. 4th | 3:30 p.m.): Expect Grafton to make another run toward the MIAA Boys Central/West Division 3 crown, especially after defeating Mount Greylock – a team one should not over look, too.
  • Mount Greylock at Burr & Burton Academy (Tuesday, Apr. 4th | 4:15 p.m.): Mount Greylock should certainly be in the mix for a Central/West Division 3 crown this season – hey, maybe they actually get past Grafton and secure a spot in the state semifinals.
  • Cohasset at Newton North (Saturday, Apr. 1st | 12:00 p.m.): We highlighted this game earlier in an exciting tweet from coach James Beaudoin. The past two years have seen this game head to an extra session, so it is possible we could see a third this weekend.

See a game that wasn’t featured or mentioned? Let us know by sending us an email to MassHSLax2016@gmail.com and make sure to follow us on Twitter at @Mass_LaxHS

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