Melrose football continues its unbeaten season...

Oct 17, 2019 by

Woburn no match for Red Raiders, 35-6 Published October 18, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider football team’s joyride season continues as they picked up their 5th win to remain unbeaten, 5-0, after a 35-6 thumping over Woburn on Friday, Oct. 12 to improve their season to 5-0. Melrose is simply firing on all cylinders this fall. The Red Raiders have outscored opponents 200-54 in five contests, scoring an average forty points a game while allowing just an average of ten points per contest. This was the case at a rain-swept Woburn High as Melrose ran out to a commanding 28-0 lead at halftime, thanks in part to senior captain Chris Cusolito, who had a Player of the Week performance by rushing for 175 yards with three touchdowns on 8 carries. But he had plenty of support, with a solid air and...

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Boys soccer tops Spartans, 4-0

Oct 17, 2019 by

A key league win to keep playoff hopes alive Published October 18, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It’s been a season of ups and downs for the Melrose Red Raider soccer team who’ve battled a host of injuries that has kept their lineup this season very competitive but inconsistent. Melrose remains in a playoff hunt with 11 points needed out of 18 in order to return to the familiar ground of the MIAA North playoffs. The Red Raiders have won the league twice in the last three years and is currently second in the league behind Watertown, which increases their chances of a postseason. And they made this goal even easier by shutting out rival Stoneham on Monday, Oct. 14. At the net, goalie Cam McDonough secured the shutout. “Cam did a great job for us and...

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Field hockey team picks up win over Saugus...

Oct 17, 2019 by

Seniors also honored during Senior Night Published October 18, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High girl’s field hockey team had plenty of reason to celebrate over the last week when they picked up a non league win over Saugus and then celebrated Senior Night during their game against Watertown on Oct. 14 at home. According to coach Erin Parker, an improvement on defense has made a difference in play. That showed during their 4-0 shutout over Saugus on Oct. 10 at home. It was a nice blend of defensive effort and scoring for Melrose, who saw players Courtney Borstel, Brooke Borstel and Kalina Piasecki find the net. “We did a good job limiting shots and finding the net,” says the coach. On Monday, Melrose hosted perpetual state champs Watertown and prior to the game celebrated Senior Day....

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Patricia J. Maxwell, 92

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — Patricia J. (Joyce) Maxwell, 92, of Melrose, died peacefully on January 7, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin L. Maxwell. Loving mother of Keith J. Maxwell and his wife Nancy of Roslindale, Bruce L. Maxwell and his wife Kelly of Holden, Brian L. Maxwell of Melrose, and the late Scott R. Maxwell and his wife Annmarie Maxwell Service and her husband Marty of Methuen. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Andrew and Amy, Benjamin, Scott and Charlotte. Proud great-grandmother of Hillary, Natalie, Mallory, Rosalie, Ashley, Liliana, and Benjamin. Sister of the late Elizabeth J. Murphy and the late Ilene R. Squires. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.   Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Saturday, January 12, followed by a Mass...

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Girls’ hockey team returns from best season yet...

Dec 6, 2018 by

New day arrives as Sorrenti takes reigns as coach Published December 7, 2018 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Coming off the best season in the history of their young program, the Melrose High girls’ varsity hockey team has certainly risen in rank in the state and division, yet last season graduated a core group of seniors who left big skates to fill.  Fortunately, Melrose returns with experienced players who are used to high-pressure games, including their goalie and leading scorer. So expect Melrose to be in the mix this season as they focus on filling defensive needs.  They also return with a new coach. Frank Sorrenti takes over the reigns this year, becoming just the second coach in the program’s existence, following the departure of coach Sam Tetreau. The Melrose resident and longtime President of Melrose Youth Hockey was the natural...

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Red Raider hoop aims to hit the ground running...

Dec 6, 2018 by

Their season begins at home on Tuesday night Published December 7, 2018 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High boy’s basketball team returns after another winning season in 2017-18. Last year, Melrose advanced past Masconomet in an overtime playoff thriller before bowing out against Belmont. This year they hope to use that playoff experience to build upon their winning tradition.  Head coach Mike Kasprzak, now in his 12th year as Red Raider coach, previewed their early season. “In practices I’ve seen some promising defensive moments and also stuff that we need to work on,” he said. “I think, like last year, there will be balance in scoring. We’re in the process of finding combinations on the floor that work. The starting five can change at any time.”  Leading the charge this year are tri-captains: junior Luka Vlajkovic, junior Chris Cusolito and...

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