Monday, April 8, 2013
Marauders go 1-2 in first week of play verses non-league opponents.
Belmont High School Softball took their first win of the season, trouncing visiting Cambridge Rindge and Latin in a slug-fest, 21-14, at Belmont's Softball Field Friday, April 5. Junior pitcher Kendal Brown ripped a pair of solo home runs while senior shortstop and co-captain Daphne Assimakopolous contributed with a RBI double, a two-run home run while scoring three. Freshman third baseman Julia Rifkin had one of Belmont's 10 hits and scored four of Belmont's runs while fellow 9th graders Katrina Rizzuto and Rebecca Tananbaum – each called up for the game from junior varsity – contributed; Rizzuto with a two-run double and Tananbaum an RBI single. "It was a great team win and what we needed to wipe the slate and restart and refocus us as…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Maruaders' 10-and-under team battles Maine in long-run competition. See the NESN video of the match.
The Boston Bruins might have been on the road, a team from Belmont's Youth Hockey Association was on the ice at the TD Boston Garden in the past weeks to take part in one of New England's oldest youth hockey tournaments. Belmont's Squirt team – Ryan McLaughlin and Micheal Montanaro – took part in TD Bank's Mini 1-on-1 competition against the Maine Gladiators in a battle of Boys 10-and-Under semifinalists. The one-on-one competition, in which a goalie takes on a skater, goes back 40 years to 1973 when WSBK-TV Channel 38 ran the first Mini 1-on-1. According to the NESN report and video on the competition, goals did not come easily, but Maine’s Derek Metivier slipped one past the Belmont netminder to give the Gladiators a 1-0 victory.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Boston Globe honors Belmont's best winter athletes.
If there was an engine that ran the Belmont High School Girls' Basketball, it was a two-cylinder model made up of seniors Katie Leinbach and Olivia Lyons. The pair led the Marauders in scoring and rebounding in each game of the regular and post season, a year which saw Belmont return to the post season for the first time since 2008. While Lyons was Miss Inside scoring and rebounding under the hoop, Leinback directed the team from the guards position; driving the lane or hitting the three. The two brought the Maruaders to the Division 2 North semifinals with Leinback scoring more than 20 points a game while Lyons played despite being injuried. For their achievement on the court, Leinbach and Lyons were named Middlesex League All-Scholatic…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Belmont Club Rugby dismantles Arlington Catholic Wednesday night.
It's just a week ago, snow covered Belmont High School's Harris Field and Spring was more hope than reality. But on Wednesday night, March 27, the snow had disappeared and the Spring Sports season got underway as the highly-regarded Club Rugby XV, (the "XV" would be 15 as in 15 players on the field) led by captain Jon Comeau, began their season with a resounding 58-0 shutout of Arlington Catholic. The six-year-old Belmont Rugby Club is an independently financed and funded club. This season Belmont will for the second year play in top-rung Division 1 in the Massachusetts Youth Rugby Organization with BC High, Bishop Hendricken, Brookline High School, Marshfield High School, St. John's Prep and Xaverian Brothers. In 2011, the team won the …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Belmont Patch is looking for residents running in the Boston Marathon to feature in runner profiles.
It's just one month away. The 117th Boston Marathon will bring thousands of runners through the streets on Monday, April 15, 2013. Are you one of those runners? Belmont Patch will be featuring profiles on Belmont residents who are participating in this year's Boston Marathon. We're hoping to tell your neighbors and fellow runners about all the hard work you've done to get to this historic day. Interested in a Belmont Patch runner profile? Email the editor with the following information: We'll be featuring short profiles, for all the runners. The deadline for these runner profile submissions is Friday, April 12.
Monday, March 18, 2013
High and Middle School students can help Belmont Boosters Club support sports in town.
Protect your teeth and at the same time help support Belmont athletics. Dr. Michael Pellegrini is offering any Belmont High School and Chenery Middle School athlete a custom mouthguard with all proceeds from this campaign being donated to the Belmont Boosters Club. The cost of the mouthguard is $50. The custom mouthguard provides better protection and is more comfortable that a stock or "boil and bite" appliance. Show your team spirit by wearing a maroon mouthguard personalized with your name and number or only a capital "B" representing the Belmont Marauders. Simple to make and easy to wear, a mouthguard is essential in preventing damage to your smile. A properly fitted mouthguard can help buffer an impact or blow that otherwise could …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Fundraiser for Belmont athletes to be held on May 20 at Hopkinton Country Club.
The Belmont Boosters Club, a volunteer community organization that has supported Belmont High School athletics since the 1940s, will be hosting a Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20 at 9 a.m. at Hopkinton Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Boosters. Cost to participate in the tournament is $150/player. This includes golf, cart, driving range, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. In addition, lots of great prizes will be raffled during lunch. The Boosters' mission is to provide funding for items that are outside the athletic budget. Traditionally, Boosters have recognized every varsity athlete at BHS by awarding the player a letter jacket. However, the Boosters' contributions go far beyond rewarding individual …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Awards were presented to athletes during Belmont High School's Winter Sports Award Ceremony.
With all the races complete the last thing to do before the book could be closed on a successful season was to recognize the accomplishments. Along with other winter sports programs the Belmont High School Boys Swim Team had an opportunity to do just that Wednesday night, March 13. Awards were presented to athletes from all winter sports programs in front of a crowd that included parents, friends, and school administration during the schools Winter Sports Award Ceremony. Senior Swim Captain Ben Johnson was selected by coaches Bobby Reardon and Harry Delgado to receive the swimming Coaches Award. Johnson set a Varsity Record and topped the Middlesex League in the 100 Breaststroke event but according to the coaches was as much a leader …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Town's swim team wraps up another successful season.
The Belmont Dolphins swim team, a Recreation Department program, just concluded another outstanding season with a record of 7 wins and 2 losses. The team comprises 157 swimmers ranging in age from 6 to 18. The season began last October and finished this past weekend at Boston University, where 64 members of the team qualified for the A championships and placed sixth in the division overall. Last weekend, 83 swimmers attended the B championships in Milford and placed second overall, securing what Head Coach Megan Olowinski referred to as “a huge plaque and quite an accomplishment as the Belmont Dolphins are one of the smaller teams in the division.” In the B championships, three Dolphin age groups placed first: boys 8 and under, girls 9 …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Class of 2010 Belmont High grad beats field to give "fords" their first track title in more than a decade.
Haverford College's Christopher Stadler was crowned the national champion in the men's 5,000-meter run Saturday afternoon at the NCAA 2013 Division III indoor track & field championships, posting a winning time of 14 minutes, 27.74 seconds to earn All-American honors and help the Fords to a ninth-place finish in the team standings, according to the Haverford College Athletics web page. The junior from Belmont and a 2010 graduate from Belmont High School entered Saturday's timed final at the Al B. Carius Track-Residence Hall/Recreation Center on the campus of North Central College in Napier, Ill. as the event's top seed. The race came down to two men, Stadler and North Central's John Crain, with the Haverford junior edging Crain by 1.18 …