Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The club will seek to win their second championship in two years having won the Div. 2 crown in 2011.
In a physical state semi-finals match, Belmont High School Rugby Football Club won a decisive, victory over Boston College High School, 19-7, Tuesday night, May 21 in Danvers. The club, under Head Coach Greg Bruce, will play for the Division 1 state championship vs. number one seed Bishop Hendricken High School Hawks of Warwick, Rhode Island on Saturday, May 25 at Fort Devens State Park. A win Saturday will bring the club – which was formed in 2007 – its second state championship in two years, having won the Division 2 crown in 2011. The game will be a rematch as Belmont will seek to avenge its only loss of the season, a 13-5 defeat to the Hawks shortly after Belmont returned from their spring recess trip to Spain. Playing under less …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tough season doesn't diminish the companionship of being teammates.
The season had been a tough one for the squad but for seven young women who suited up for Belmont High School's Girls' Lacrosse, the camaraderie brought by being part of a team can not be recreated. Erin Bean, Carolyn Casey, Maddie Devin, Megan Fox, Katie Leinbach and Catherine Noone completed their varied sporting careers yesterday, May 14, at Lexington.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
District prepares for possible pilot program that would have all High School freshmen learning with the electronic devices.
Will incoming freshmen at Belmont High School be the first district students who will be using iPads for everyday learning just like a pencil, book or calculator? According to Belmont School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Kingston, the district is "strictly in an exploratory stage investigating" a pilot program where current Chenery Middle School eighth graders could be using iPads when they arrive at the High School for their freshmen year in September. This summer, 25 teachers will undergo professional develop on incorporating the portable tablet computers in the classroom, said Kingston. If this single-grade effort is deemed a success, the town could see a major fund raising push so all students – from first graders to graduating High …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Home losses pushes record below .500.
A pair of losses at Harris Field has Belmont High School's Girls' Lacrosse team battling to stay above the .500 level that would secure the team a return to the playoffs for the third year running. Against a defensive-strong Lexington High School led by goalie Sara Lehman on Friday, May 3, Belmont's sophomore standout goaltender Linda Herlihy kept the team in the second half with numerous solo saves. Trailing 7-5 early in the second, the Marauder's leading scorer, senior Katie Leinbach (who finished the game with four goals) took over by not just winning consecutive face-offs but scoring goals while holding possession. But after saving two shots – both hitting the post – a goal by Fiona Fitzgerald with 11:40 remaining in the game led to …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Double digits after two propels Marauders over the .500 mark.
Three runs in the first and eight in the second allowed Belmont High School Baseball's nine to an easy 12-1 victory over visiting Melrose High Red Raiders on Friday, May 3, at Brandon Grant Field in Belmont. The win brings Head Coach Jim Brown's team over the .500 mark at 6-5 while Melrose fell just below the tournament line at 5-6. The afternoon started on a perfect note as the Marauders first three batters singled and scored on Marauders' clean-up hitter and pitcher Mike Richardson's double which cleared the bases. Belmont scored their eight in the second all with one out on three doubles, two singles, two walks and a hit by pitch. Freshman standout Chris Bartells (double and single), Brian Coutts (pair of singles), Branden Shea (two …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Above .500 in Middlesex League.
Four goals by senior center Katie Leinbach and three each from Lizzie Frick and Sophia Eisenbach-Smith along with another solid game by the ever-improving Linda Herlihy in goal sent Belmont High School Girls' Lacrosse team to its fourth league win (4-3) as the Marauders defeated Wilmington High School, 17-11, on Friday, April 26 at Belmont's Harris Field.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
On that tragic day, many Belmont runners completed the course, others were stopped short of their goals.
It was suppose to be a day of accomplishment for two dozen Belmont residents: after spending months on training runs, suffering through the pain and injuries required to complete a distance race, asking friends, colleagues and strangers for donations to a favorite cause. For all that and many more reasons, running and then completing the Boston Marathon was to be the culmination of that journey and struggle. But not this year. While many Belmont residents completed the race and were on their way to pick up their bags and be greeted by family and relatives or just struggle to the Red Line to head back home, duel terrorist explosions shattered those achievements and, instead, made Monday, April 15, 2013 one of horror and disbelief that …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the two explosions at the Boston Marathon today, Monday, April 15 are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
A photo gallery featuring shots from one of the most famous spots on the Boston Marathon route.
It is one of the most famous four-tenth of a mile in marathon history: Heartbreak Hill. Starting near the intersection of Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, Heartbreak Hill is the last of the infamous "Newton hills" and one of the most difficult sections of the race. Roughly 20 miles from the start line, Heartbreak Hill got its name from famous marathoner Johnny Kelley. According to former Patch history columnist Allison Carter: Newton’s infamous Heartbreak Hill got its name from Kelley. During the 1936 marathon, he gently tapped competitor Tarzan Brown on the back as he passed him during this stretch of the race. Brown, infuriated by Kelley’s hubris, passed Kelley and went on to win the race. To the end, Kelley insisted he…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Want an expert's view of the race? Ask Payson Road's Becca Pizzi Neill: it's her 14th "Boston."
If you're a runner and would like some pointers on racing the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Copley Square on Monday, you probably couldn't find a better guide then Payson Road's Becca Pizzi Neill. Just in her early-30s, the day care provider will be toeing the starting line with other Belmont runners in the 117th Boston Marathon for the 14th time, her 33rd marathon overall. "I run for those who can't. I run because I can," said Neill. Wearing 13790, Neill will be seeking to improve on last year's time of 3:47.27. As for those who have always wanted to run a marathon, the best tip Neill gives to pre-marathoners is to "(l)isten to your body, it's your best coach. Be good to your body and it will respond." "I am trying to run a marathon in …