Modifications approved for winter sports...

Nov 23, 2020 by

Wrestling, indoor track moved to different seasons Published in the November 23, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Directors voted on winter sports recommendations and sport specific modifications provided by the MIAA’s COVID-19 Task Force on Friday.  The board voted to push the start date of the winter season to Dec. 14. The original winter start date was set for Nov. 30.  Another major decision involved the postponement of winter sports, indoor track, wrestling, competitive cheerleading and dance. Indoor track will be moved to the Fall 2 season which is projected to start on Feb. 22 though that may be pushed back as well. Wrestling, cheerleading and dance will move to the spring season.  The board voted on modifications for basketball, hockey, gymnastics and swimming which are all projected to...

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MIAA’s Board of Directors voting on winter sports today...

Nov 20, 2020 by

Published in the November 20, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Directors will meet today to vote on the recommendations of the MIAA’s COVID Task Force and provide a plan for what sports will be played this winter in addition to specific modifications and when they will start.  This week, the MIAA Sports Medicine Committee reviewed sport specific modifications from individual sport committees and made recommendations to the Task Force. The Task Force then reviewed those recommendations and made a final recommendation to the board. Some of those anticipated recommendations that the board will vote on today are expected to include: a Dec. 10 start date for the winter season (the original start date was scheduled for Nov. 30), no requirement to start games after the New Year,...

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Celtics fans: Get ready for an unpredictable draft night...

Nov 18, 2020 by

Published November 18, 2020 By DAN PAWLOWSKI If you’re considering reading draft reports of the projected first round picks in tonight’s NBA Draft to find a player who could help the Celtics beat the Heat in the playoffs, let me save you some time: don’t. This is not as simple as looking at the series against Miami and picking a guy who can help Boston in that exact matchup next year. Not because I don’t think the Heat will be there – they will be. Picking guys to help against a specific team is an age-old NBA tactic and a good one. It’s just unrealistic to think you can get a rookie to be the difference especially when rotations shrink to seven or eight in the conference finals. (Friendly reminder that Tyler Herro is not typical). Even...

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Final week of Wakefield High sports cancelled...

Nov 16, 2020 by

Brendan Kent reflects on fall season Published in the November 16, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The remainder of the Wakefield Memorial High School fall sports season has been cancelled.  With the decision to move WMHS to a full remote schedule for the next two weeks, all in-person extracurricular activities, including athletics, were suspended.  Wakefield was scheduled to play one more game against Burlington in boys’ and girls’ soccer and field hockey. Those games, scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 21, are cancelled. The decision to scale back the high school’s schedule and return to a fully remote model was due to an uptick in positive COVID cases over this past weekend, according to athletic director Brendan Kent.  “The decision was made to cancel the final week of the fall sports season as...

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