Melrose U11’s beat Medford for District 12 championship...

Jul 11, 2019 by

Published July 12, 2019 MEDFORD — Melrose defeated Medford 10-0 to win the second game of a three-game playoff series to determine the District 12 11-Year-Old Champions. Medford took the first game with a thrilling 11-10 victory. Game two was played at Gillis Park in Medford on a sunny and very hot afternoon. The game was a pitchers duel until Melrose erupted for eight runs in the fourth inning. Matt Palmer pitched a complete game gem for Melrose. Melrose jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Cavan O’Leary drove in Josh Bird for the games first run. Melrose erupted for seven runs in the fourth inning, fueled by big hits by Brady Yee, Johnny Recinito, Cadel McKeown and Josh Bird. Melrose scored two additional runs in the fifth inning using...

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Melrose Youth Soccer has a weekend to remember at Commissioner’s Cup...

Jul 11, 2019 by

Published July 12, 2019 LANCASTER — Let’s just say Melrose was well-represented at the Middlesex Youth Soccer League’s Commissioner’s Cup on the weekend of June 22. Melrose Youth Soccer sent eight teams to the tournament and brought home plenty of highlights along with two championship trophies. The girls’ 3rd/4th grade Team Five and the girls’ 7th/8th grade Team Two both won their Commissioner’s Cup Tournaments. Girls’ 7th/8th grade Team Two The girls 7th/8th grade team two went undefeated in the Commissioner’s Cup Tournament. The girls played hard all weekend long, but especially in the heat on Sunday when they played with no subs and against two teams with seven or more extra players. Their hard work certainly paid off. Girls’ 3rd/4th grade Team Five The Melrose Teal Dolphins finished the season as 2019 Commission’s Cup Champions for...

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Melrose U10’s move on to sectionals after beating Somerville in District 12 final...

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Published July 12, 2019 MEDFORD — Melrose defeated Medford 7-1 in a rain shortened game in what was their first game of District 12 play at the 10-Year-old level at Gillis Field in Medford. Melrose got out of the gates quickly with four runs in the top of the first with Liam O’Brien and Brody MacMaster starting off the inning with back to singles. O’Brien would come around to score on a single by Nate Geer followed by MacMaster who scored on a single by Nicholas Picariello. Geer and Picariello would score on consecutive singles by Richie Harrison and Jay Dennison. Medford would answer with one unearned in the bottom of first off the starter and winner Chris Repici. Repici pitched a strong 4 1/3 innings giving up only four hits with no walks...

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Nationals are MLL City Champs

Jul 3, 2019 by

Published July 5, 2019 MELROSE — The Melrose Little League Major Division Nationals captured the 2019 City Championship on a perfect morning for baseball on Sunday, June 23 at Lewis Monk Field. The Nationals finished the year winning 10 of their final 11 games, including an unbeaten run through the double elimination playoff tournament that culminated on Sunday with a 6-3 victory over the Red Sox.  A talented, well coached team, the Red Sox won four games to make it to the championship game.  However, this was the Nats’ year as they claimed their first city championship since 2015. Nationals 3 Red Sox 0 Wednesday, June 12 The Nationals opened the playoffs with a solid 3-0 win over the Red Sox.  In the bottom of the 1st, the Nationals scored two quick runs behind hits from John...

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Midlife lessons from the Melrose Skate Park...

Jul 3, 2019 by

Published July 5, 2019 By ELIZABETH CHRISTOPHER Special to the Melrose Weekly News MELROSE — Tattoos, piercings and baggy T-shirts. “Skaters looked cool, and I wanted that look,” said Hon Carolan, a Melrose resident and mother of two, about the 1990s’ rebel image that first attracted her to skateboarding as a teen. Carolan immigrated to America with her parents and siblings from Thailand in 1995, settling in Boston. Soon afterward, she bought a pair of Vans and hopped onto a skateboard for the first time. “It was hard; I fell down a lot. I gave up right away,” she said. When she met her husband, Greg Carolan, who has been skating for more than 30 years, she gave it another try. “We built a ramp in our loft in Chinatown. I busted my chin and...

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