Brewers walk off wild game two in Twi Finals, 8-7...

Aug 17, 2018 by

Series tied 1-1; game three tonight Published in the August 17, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — There’s a general consensus in town that the best fireworks in Wakefield happen on the 4th of July. The ones at Moulton in August aren’t bad either. It’s been an extremely competitive, thrilling and at times contentious Twi League playoffs. Game two of the Finals was just the latest chapter. Following a 7-2 game one win for the Highlife, the Brewers fought back in game two, responding to a four-run top of the 7th for the Highlife that tied the game, by walking off on a sacrifice fly. The Brewers took control of this one with a four-run 2nd inning off Highlife starter John Evangelista. The shorthanded Highlife, without regular starters like Eric DiTonno, Mark Sulllivan,...

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Merchants score four in 6th to top Reds 7-5 in game one of ICL semis...

Aug 16, 2018 by

Published in the August 16, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI MELROSE — Too bad it wasn’t in the seventh. That’s the only possible way Joe Barry’s three-run double in the sixth inning could have been any more clutch. With a full count, two outs, bases loaded and the Merchants down 4-3, Barry wasn’t hoping for a borderline pitch he could put in the hands of the umpire and tie the game. He wanted something to hit, and he got it, sending a deep drive to left-center at Morelli Field in Melrose, clearing the bases and completing a comeback that gave Wakefield a win in game one of the the Intercity League semifinals over the Watertown Reds. “That’s why the playoffs are awesome,” said Merchants manager Dave Ellegood, who was a member of the last...

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Wakefield resident Kevin Dougherty a finalist in Bruins’ National Anthem Contest...

Aug 15, 2018 by

Published in the August 15, 2018 edition BOSTON — For the first time in 42 years, the Boston Bruins are searching for a new National Anthem singer.  Kevin Dougherty is up to the task.  The Wakefield resident was one of 52 invited to audition at the Boston Garden.  Dougherty, a United States Navy Veteran, was named the 2018 Distinguished Graduate by the American Military University where he earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Transportation and Logistics Management. The award recognizes graduates who have made extraordinary contributions to the nation and their community.  Dougherty’s voice is well known at the Bedford VA where he is a voluntary services specialist and events coordinator.  The Bruins are expected to announce their new National Anthem singer within the next...

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