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Sports Lead: October 11, 2019

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Red Raiders prevail in comeback thriller

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Another Melrose-Stoneham classic ends, 28-21 Published October 11, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It was a scene of total jubilation at Fred Green Field in Melrose last Friday night as the Red Raider football team overcame a late-game deficit to defeat rival Stoneham, 28-21 and remain an undefeated 4-0 and on top of the Middlesex League. Melrose scored twice in the last four minutes of the game against an always-tough Spartan team who were coming off last year’s Super Bowl win. It was a thrilling victory for coach Tim Morris,...

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Cross country girls prevail at last over Wakefield

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3-0 Melrose has eyes on a league title Published October 11, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—All roads to a league title had to go through Wakefield. That was the motto of sorts for the Melrose High girls’ cross country team, who for three seasons now witnessed undefeated seasons get blemished in one-point losses against their neighbors to the North. This season, Wakefield had a target on their back by Melrose and the two teams’ October 2 meet was considered must-win for Melrose. It was mission accomplished when the Red Raiders defeated...

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Golf team on verge of clinching league

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Winning streak keeps them unbeaten in Freedom Published October 11, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—A series of wins leaves the Melrose Red Raider golf team on the verge of clinching their second straight league title. Melrose is 4-0 in the Middlesex Freedom League and 6-2 overall after victories over Woburn, Belmont, Burlington and Wilmington. It was an eventful and winning week for Melrose, who can clinch a league title with a win over Watertown on Oct. 9. The good times are rolling, and longtime coach Rick McDermod is enjoying...

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Sports Lead: October 4, 2019

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Over 1,000 fans enjoy Soccer Night in Melrose

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Over 1,000 fans enjoy Soccer Night in Melrose

Twin varsity victories cap off a historic night Published October 2, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose boys and girls Red Raider soccer teams took part in the first annual Soccer Night in Melrose on Friday, Sept. 27 at Fred Green Field in a collaborative effort with Melrose Youth Soccer and the Melrose High soccer booster clubs. It was a smashing success. An estimated crowd of 1,000 fans of all ages joined in the festivities which included games, prizes, music, an appearance by the New England Revolution Squad and its...

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Red Raider football steamrolling over competition

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Red Raider football steamrolling over competition

Wilmington latest victim, 48-14; home opener tonight Published October 2, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider football team is the team to beat in Div. 4 after issuing another slaughter, this time against Wilmington on the road, in a 48-14 thumping at Wilmington High. Melrose senior captain Chris Cusolito was merciless on the Wildcats with 4 touchdowns and over 200 yards rushing, helping the Red Raiders improve to 3-0 on the season. Tonight, Melrose hosts reigning Div. 6 Super Bowl champ Stoneham at Fred Green Field for...

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Golf team takes the top spot at ML Shootout

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Golf team takes the top spot at ML Shootout

Pierce, Melrose emerge as Freedom champs Published October 2, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Last season, Melrose enjoyed a league winning season and an appearance at MIAA North Sectionals. This season they are showing signs of repeating that feat. Certainly, their effort at the 2019 Middlesex League Shootout held last Thursday at Bear Hill Country Club in Stoneham was proof of that. Melrose standout Will Pierce shot an even-par of 71 to take place first in Freedom League, which helped catapult Melrose to the top of all Freedom League teams with 235 points...

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Sports Lead: September 27, 2019

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Statement win for Red Raider football

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Statement win for Red Raider football

Thrashes Lincoln Sudbury, 41-7, to remain 2-0 Published September 27, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE SUDBURY—The Melrose Red Raider football team put the division on notice with a 41-7 blowout over Div. 2 North finalist Lincoln Sudbury, exacting revenge from Melrose’s 35-13 loss last year to the Warriors at Fred Green Field. The win keeps Melrose 2-0 and ranked high in statewide football polls. Certainly beating the historically tough Warriors was feasible, but the score raised some pleased eyebrows and serves as a statement victory for Melrose, who saw quarterback Brendan Fennell score three rushing...

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