Past and present Melrose Youth Soccer players had quite a day!...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 23, 2019 MELROSE — Three current Melrose Youth Soccer players and four alumni had quite the showing at the Massachusetts District Select Program (DSP) championship weekend that took place on August 3 and 4 in Lancaster. Each DSP District conducts formal tryouts to select players for each of their teams. The program has teams that are divided into seven districts and the competition level is high. Melrose is slotted into the District 5 grouping with surrounding towns from the north shore. Representing the District 5 2007 girls team was Sophie McElligott (2008). Sophie, playing up a year, helped her team to the finals and brought home a silver medal. Sophie was outstanding throughout the summer tournament, scoring and assisting often while setting the table for her teammates from the midfield slot. Sophie was...

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Five Melrose Americans named All-Stars...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 23, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI MELROSE — Five members of the Melrose Americans made the Intercity League All-Star team this season. The five Americans to make the team are Ian Libby (outfield- first base), Nick Cordeau (outfielder), Elias Varinos (center field), Mike Peters (pitcher) and Nick Colucci (pitcher). Libby, who is from Melrose, hit .295 in his first year on the team. “He was our number-three hitter and brought a lot to the table,” said Americans manager Kevin Burgoyne. Libby went to Malden Catholic and now plays at RIT. Cordeau, another first-year player who is also from Melrose, hit .284. “He led us in steals with seven but had a shoulder injury that caused him to miss the final week of the season,” pointed out Burgoyne. Varinos, a centerfielder, hit a team-high...

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Melrose High 2019 HoF banquet tickets now on sale...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 23, 2019 The Melrose High School Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held at Memorial Hall on Saturday, Sept. 21. Tickets are now on sale for $40 at Tarpey Insurance at 109 West Foster Street in Melrose. The honorees for the 2019 banquet and induction ceremony are; The 1923, 1941 and 1942 hockey teams (state, New England and North American champions). The 2012 volleyball team (state champions). Jim McSweeney (class of 1989). Jim Slattery (class of 1990). Peter Christopher (class of 1992). Henry Turner (class of 1996). Steve Mulvihill (class of 1997). Joe Musselman (class of 2003). Olivia Downey (class of 2013). Zeke Vainer (class of 2013). Annalisa DeBari (class of 2014). “Our inductees were picked out of one of the deepest group of nominees we’ve ever had,”...

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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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