Saturday, April 14, 2012
Patch readers from around the Boston area voted on their favorite sporting goods stores in the region. Here are the results.
This week we asked readers to vote on the best place to buy sporting goods. After five days of voting, here are the results from across the region. Melrose Marathon Sports, 401 Main St. South End South End Athletic Company, 652 Tremont St. Somerville Sports Authority, 133 Middlesex Ave. Charlestown Townie Sportswear, 50 Terminal St. Beacon Hill City Sports at Downtown Crossing, 11 Bromfield St. Back Bay City Sports, 222 Berkeley St. Wakefield Ski & Sport Shack, 408 Main St. Medford Modell's, 640 Fellsway Stoneham Stoneham Sports Center, 9 Central St. Malden Patriot Skateboards, 804 Main St.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Burlington defeated Wakefield 4-2 last night to punch its ticket to the Division I State Championship at TD Garden on Sunday.
LOWELL—During the regular season nothing could separate these two hockey teams. Wakefield High and Burlington played each other twice. The result was a pair of draws. They even split the Middlesex League Small School title. Last night at Tsongas Center, however, separation didn’t appear to be an issue for the speedy Red Devils, who jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two periods of hockey and never looked back. Top-seeded Burlington beat the defending champion Warriors and won the Division I North crown, 4-2, behind a spirited offensive performance and a solid night from netminder Derek DeCastro (28 saves). Burlington will take on South champs Milton on Sunday at TD Garden for the Division I State Championship [Starting time is still TBA]. …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Five things worth knowing today, March 8, 2012, in Wakefield, MA.
1. Warmer air - According to the National Weather Service, today will be sunny with a high near 63 degrees! Get out and enjoy the day! 2. Today in Wakefield Sports - If last night's hockey win wasn't enough for Warriors sports fans, you've got another contest tonight: Wakefield boys basketball takes on North Andover tonight in the Division II North state tournament. If you can't make it to the game, you're going to want to drop by Wakefeld Patch later tonight, because we'll get the results posted as soon as possible. 3. Warriors Win! Wakefield's irrepressible Warriors, the seventh seed in the 14-team Division One North Sectional bracket, will play for the championship Monday night following an exhausting 2-1 win over six-seed Chelmsford …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Read the recap of the March 7th live blog from the Division I North Semi-final hockey game versus Chelmsford.
Wakefield won 3-2 in an overtime shootout against Chelmsford on March 7, sending them to the Division I North Finals.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
A look at all the local sports action around Wakefield last week.
The Reading Rockets (6-3, 4-0 ML Large) football team snapped Wakefield’s six-game winning streak in heartbreaking fashion, pulling out a come-from-behind 28-27 victory at home on Nov. 4 in a non-league encounter. Trailing by seven points with under two minutes left to play, Reading’s sophomore signal caller, Drew Belcher, brought the Rockets all the way down the field before finishing the job himself with a six-yard touchdown run, followed by a successful two-point conversion, giving the home team the lead with 38.5 seconds remaining. Wakefield (7-2, 3-0 ML Small) drew first blood in what proved to be a see-saw struggle between the Middlesex League’s large and small school conference leaders with a pair of touchdown’s in the opening …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Michael Boyages, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at Wakefield High School, outlines the individual and team successes of Wakefield High School sports and activities so far this fall.
[The following was contributed by Michael Boyages, director of athletics and student activities at Wakefield High School.] As the fall athletic season comes to a close, I would like to recognize some outstanding performances and individual accomplishments we have had at Wakefield High. Both our boys and girls cross country teams have had outstanding fall seasons. The girls’ team, who struggled to win meets last season, have really turned things around. With only two very close losses this season they still have a chance at getting a piece of the Middlesex League Small Title. It has really been a great turn around in just one short season for the program. The boys’ cross country team is undefeated and in line to capture the Middlesex …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A look at all the local sports action from around Wakefield last week.
The Wakefield High football team made it three dominant wins in a row on Oct. 6, thumping Arlington 28-7 at their place to improve to 4-1 on the year. The Warriors reach the season’s mid-point on the strength of a remarkable three-game run, during which they’ve outscored their opponents by a 98-14 margin. Josh Puccio scored a pair of first-half touchdowns—the first for over 50 yards—and led the charge as the Warriors put up 28 unanswered points against the baffled Spy Ponders. Dan Cardillo and Matt McKenna both added touchdown receptions for Wakefield. Only an Arlington touchdown with less than a minute to play in the game ruined the Warriors shut out bid, but this, combined with the other recent strong outings from the team, should …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wakefield High football improved to 2-0, girls and boys soccer faced losses, field hockey and golf took wins over Melrose, and more sports news.
Football The Wakefield High football team improved to 2-0 against teams from the Middlesex League Large School Division, and 2-1 overall, with a 33-0 whitewashing of Winchester on Sept. 23 at Landrigan Field. Wakefield picked up the convincing homecoming-day win thanks to a tremendous team effort that saw five separate Warriors reach the end zone. Leading the charge offensively was Josh Puccio, who collected 97 yards and one touchdown—a 3-yard jaunt to open Wakefield’s account on the day—while Zach Bates picked up 65 yards, also hitting pay dirt with a 15-yard score in the second quarter. Dan Cardillo broke loose for a 20-yard touchdown scamper in the first quarter, while Matt McKenna hauled in a 34-yard touchdown pass from James Bourque …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Wakefield High soccer team is hoping to put last year's absence from the MIAA Tournament behind them, and with a good mix of returning players and promising newcomers, they're targeting a return to the postseason.
After a disappointing 2010 campaign that saw the Wakefield Lady Warriors capture just seven wins and miss out on the MIAA Division 2 Tournament for the first time in several years, fifth-year head varsity coach Janelle Stevenson and company are back and looking to erase the memories of last season’s less than stellar form. Returners With seven returning starters back in the fold this year, the Lady Warriors will boast a squad with tons of invaluable experience. Headlining the class of returning starters are seniors Tory Berg, a sweeper, and senior striker Alana DiNapoli, whom Stevenson will be looking towards to help remedy Wakefield’s tepid performance in the final third last season. Also back this year, are juniors Alana Parsons (…
Saturday, May 21, 2011
After leading the freshman team to a perfect 9-0 record last season, head coach Steve Cummings was named the new defensive coordinator for the varsity team.
After leading the Wakefield High freshman football team to a perfect 9-0 record this past fall, head coach Steve Cummings was rewarded with a new position: defensive coordinator for the varsity squad. With long-time coordinator Al Lisitano stepping down last season, head coach and athletic director Mike Boyages saw Cummings as a perfect fit. “He’s done great things with the program,” said Boyages. “As athletic director I really get a ton of compliments from the parents about the job he’s done down there. He’s really done an outstanding job. His strength lies in not just his knowledge of the game... but the way he treats kids and the time and effort he puts in. I really think he’ll be a great addition to our program at the varsity level…