Melrose Sports

A look back at Melrose High’s year in sports

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on A look back at Melrose High’s year in sports

State titles, league dominance remain hallmarks Published June 21, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The state of Melrose High School sports remains as strong as ever. In 2018-19, Melrose brought home gold medals, eleven league titles, ten playoff appearances and four sectional appearances, not to mention the breaking of school records. Melrose athletic programs seem to have a good handle on the Middlesex Freedom League as they cement their claim as the city that any ML Freedom team has to get through in order to earn the league championship. Here’s a look...

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A flawless season for Melrose 5 6th grade soccer

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on A flawless season for Melrose 5 6th grade soccer

Published June 21, 2019 MELROSE—Melrose Youth Soccer’s boys fifth and sixth grade travel team 5 concluded their spring season on Saturday, June 8, undefeated with nine wins, no losses, and no ties. Coached by Marty Hergert, Piero Susi, and Russel Ingersoll, the team started the season on April 6 with a 4-1 win over Lowell and closed out with a 5-0 win at home over Burlington. “Billerica and Wilmington were our toughest games,” said Coach Hergert. “Those cities have outstanding youth soccer programs and field a lot of fast...

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Melrose Tennis Open to be held July 20-21

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Melrose Tennis Open to be held July 20-21

Published June 21, 2019 Register now for 8th annual event MELROSE—The 8th Annual Melrose Tennis Open returns this summer on July 20 and 21 for another fun-full and competitive weekend of tennis.  It is open to players of all levels and includes play of Men’s Singles (A&B Flights), Men’s Doubles (A&B Flights), Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Junior Singles (14 and under). It is open to all players and all levels. Slots are limited. Registration (early) begins June 28 (which guarantees shirt size) and final registration is on July...

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Sports Lead: June 21, 2019

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Sports Lead: June 21, 2019

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Sports Lead: June 14, 2019

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Sports Lead: June 14, 2019

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Winchester ends Melrose lax playoff run

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Winchester ends Melrose lax playoff run

James: Melrose will be “best team in the state next year” Published June 14, 2019 By BEN PAINCHAUD  WINCHESTER—Matt Dussault scored four goals, Matt Rocha did his part in net, and Brendan Maher was his usual rock-solid self, but the Melrose High boy’s lacrosse team ended its 2019 campaign with a 15-8 loss to Winchester in the second round of the DII North playoffs this past Monday, June 10 on the road in Winchester. The Red Raiders quadrupled their scoring output in the second half, but the 9-2 hole they...

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Red Raiders bow out in quarterfinals

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Red Raiders bow out in quarterfinals

Season ends against Greater Lowell in extra innings, 3-2 Published June 14, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE TYNGSBOROUGH—The road to the Div. 2 North finals ended for the #11 seeded Melrose Red Raider baseball team, who fell in quarterfinals in a 3-2, extra-inning grudge match against #3 seed Greater Lowell Tech (15-5) at Greater Lowell Tech on Monday afternoon in Tyngsborough.  After being locked 2-2 in 8 innings, a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Greater Lowell’s Jacob Trzcienski delivered the blow for Melrose. He scored junior Matt Gaudette in the bottom of the eighth...

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Baseball team enjoyed first round win over Jets

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Baseball team enjoyed first round win over Jets

Bats & pitching combined to top East Boston, 6-1 Published June 14, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider baseball team took a first round win in the Div. 2 North tournament when they beat #6 seed East Boston on the road Friday, June 7 by a score of 6-1. The win punched their ticket to quarterfinals against Greater Lowell (see accompanying story) on Monday. It was a super performance from senior captain Harry Kelley in his final high school appearance on the mound for MHS. The All-Conference...

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Melrose lax gave Red Devils their due in round one

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Melrose lax gave Red Devils their due in round one

Published June 14, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It was quality lacrosse against two league rivals on Friday, June 7 at Fred Green Field in a highly anticipated rematch between the Melrose Red Raiders and the Burlington Red Devils during the opening round of the Div. 2 North playoffs. Fourth seeded Melrose (12-5) faced a tough Burlington team (13-5) who had just beaten Melrose two weeks ago in regular season play.  But Melrose avenged that loss with a 14-10 victory to advance them to semifinals against Winchester (see accompanying story). ...

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Incarnation playoffs heating up

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Incarnation playoffs heating up

Published June 14, 2019 MELROSE—The Melrose Incarnation Baseball League playoffs provided plenty of drama and bracket-busting upsets at all levels. This year’s league has seen strong teams from top to bottom throughout the entire league and it really showed in the first round of the playoffs. Teams took to the Incarnation Fields off of Upham Street and fans came out in droves to see some top baseball action. Here’s a recap of the drama filled weekend: Majors Nationals 12 Athletics 10 – The Nationals pieced things together and came...

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