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Sports Lead: October 12, 2018

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Red Raider golf team drives way into post season

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At 6-2-1, talented Melrose qualifies for North Sectional Published in the October 12, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE  MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider golf team will see a post season after clinching a playoff spot in a 40.5-31.5 victory over Lexington on Oct. 4, 2018 at Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose. At 6-2-1 the Red Raiders are still in the hunt for a Middlesex Freedom title that could come as early as this week. Melrose hopes to prevail over Stoneham on Thursday (post deadline, and weather pending) in order to get that done. ...

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Melrose High girls’ swim team are forever Buddies

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Published in the October 12, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Each October, members of the Melrose High swim team take part in a cause that is dear to their heart: the Annual Buddy Walk & Family Festival at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield. This year it was held on Sunday, October 7 and once again drew thousands, including the Lady Raider swim squad.  Now in its 22nd year, the Buddy Walk & Family Festival is hosted by the Massachusetts Down syndrome Congress to promote acceptance and inclusion, during National Down Syndrome Awareness...

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Stoneham spoils Melrose’s league reign

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Red Raiders (3-2) take a hit with a 40-14 loss Published in the October 12, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—There is a new sheriff in town in the Middlesex Freedom League football division.  For several years, the Stoneham Spartans have been chipping away at the Melrose Red Raiders. Last season, Melrose required overtime to prevail against them, 44-38, and the season prior, the Red Raiders fought back to win a 15-14 grudge match over their new rivals. This season there was a sense that eventually the Spartans (5-0) would...

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Sports Lead: October 5, 2018

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Last second win for Red Raider football

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Last second win for Red Raider football

Bynoe’s 20-yard boot tops Wilmington, 17-14 Published in the October 5, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—After a forty-eight minute grudge match, Melrose senior kicker Kemar Bynoe lined up for a field goal with just five seconds left to break open a 14-14 tie and lift Melrose to their third victory of the season. With the pressure on, Bynoe prevailed; his 19-yard game-winning kick had fans on their feet and players jumping on the field. And it improved Melrose to 3-1 which ties them in first place in the Middlesex Freedom Division with undefeated Stoneham, a team...

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Golf team stuns Winchester

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Golf team stuns Winchester

Melrose (5-1-1) on verge on clinch league, trip to States Published in the October 5, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Don’t look now, but the Melrose Red Raider golf team may be the next Middlesex Freedom League champions. Last week, Melrose continued their winning streak and improved to a 5-1-1 record after defeating perennial powerhouse Winchester on Wednesday, Sept. 26 by a score of 37-35. It’s been nearly a decade since Melrose has beaten the Sachems, a team who went deep in state competition last season, and boast one of the best...

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Red Raiders and Devils battle to a draw

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Red Raiders and Devils battle to a draw

3-3 tie has Melrose & Burlington awaiting round 2 Published in the October 5, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider soccer team finished with a 3-3 tie against a competitive Burlington team on Sept. 27 at Pine Banks in Melrose, improving to 2-3-3 on the season with seven points towards playoff qualification. The two teams had battled to a scoreless draw at the half, thanks to fantastic defensive coverage by Tarekegn ONeil and Anthony Bilbilian. After the half came a flurry of scoring, six goals on both sides...

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Sports Lead: September 28, 2018

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Red Raiders back on track with Watertown victory

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Red Raiders back on track with Watertown victory

Melrose improves to 2-1; hosts Wilmington tonight Published in the September 28, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE  WATERTOWN—It was a battle between the Div. 4 Super Bowl Champs and the Div. 5 North Champs, and a key Freedom League game. But the Melrose Red Raider football prevailed, defeating league rival Watertown, 28-13, on the road on Friday, Sept 28 at Victory Field. The win improves Melrose to 2-1, just a week after their first loss in nearly two years to Lincoln Sudbury. And tonight, Melrose looks to start a new winning streak...

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