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Red Raiders back where they belong

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Red Raiders back where they belong

14 months after Super Bowl win, football returns Published March 5, 2021 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Super Bowl champs are back. The Melrose Red Raider football team will be coming to a television screen near you as they embark on their 2021 Fall2 season. Their varsity season runs from March 20-April 25 and will feature five, regular season games with the potential for a non-league crossover to close the season, with no playoffs on tap. The Div. 4 Champions return almost two years older than they were at Gillette...

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New day for league champ volleyball team

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on New day for league champ volleyball team

Melrose girls wants another title this spring Published March 5, 2021 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Middlesex League champion Melrose High girls volleyball team begins their Fall2 season with a season-opener against Stoneham at home on Saturday, March 6 at the Melrose Middle School gym. With spectator limitations in place, fans can catch their games courtesy of Melrose High TV.  Things are different in the world of high school sports, and while coach Scott Celli’s team won’t be given a chance to vie for a Div. 2 North or state title this season,...

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Girls swim take a plunge into a new season

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Girls swim take a plunge into a new season

Their Fall2 virtual meets start on March 11 Published March 5, 2021 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—After a 14-month absence, the Melrose High girls’ swim team is back in the pool, beginning their new Fall2 season on March 11 against Wakefield.  It’s an entirely new format for the Middlesex League, and Melrose will adapt to a new kind of swimming in order to compete in the COVID-19 pandemic. They will engage in a series of about 8 virtual meets held at their home base of the Melrose YMCA. They begin...

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Sports Lead: March 5, 2021

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Sports Lead: February 26, 2021

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Stonerose goes out with competitive edge

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Stonerose goes out with competitive edge

2-1 loss to Lexington ends season Published February 26, 2021 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose/Stoneham varsity co-op hockey team (“Stonerose”) finished their season in one of their most competitive games of the year in a consolation Middlesex League playoff game on Feb. 17. It was a defensive gem as the two teams took a tie into the last five minutes of the game, but Stonerose was edged near the end, 2-1, to bring their season to a close. Scoring Stonerose’s lone goal was Stoneham’s Ava Krasco on an assist by...

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Girls’ hoop finishes season in a barn burner

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on Girls’ hoop finishes season in a barn burner

Down-to-the-wire thriller goes Lexington’s way, 54-52 Published February 26, 2021 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High girls’ varsity basketball team finished their season in the consolation round of the Middlesex League playoffs in a heartbreaking 54-52 loss against Lexington in a down-to-the-wire thriller at Lexington High. Melrose has reached the end of the road and now graduate six seniors this spring. Topping the ML tournament was undefeated Burlington who beat Arlington on Feb. 22.  THE MELROSE High girls’ basketball team’s season ended in a down-to-the-wire 54-52 loss to Lexington in...

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PHOTO: F-r-r-iday Night Lights

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on PHOTO: F-r-r-iday Night Lights

THE MELROSE Red Raiders are back where they belong after a 14-month absence on Fred Green Field. The Super Bowl Champion MHS football team returned to practice on Tuesday in preparation for their Fall2 sport season which begins this week and ends on April 26. Pictured is coach Tim Morris instructing his line and senior captain Matt Hickey on a handoff. Melrose’s season opens on March 20 on the road at Stoneham High and their home opener is on April 3 against Wilmington. Look for a preview of their...

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Sports Lead: February 19, 2021

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That’s a wrap for Red Raider basketball

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Melrose Sports | Comments Off on That’s a wrap for Red Raider basketball

Seniors celebrated as season ends early Published February 19, 2021 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider basketball team saw their season cut short this week due to COVID-19 policy, cancelling both scheduled games against rival Wakefield and an appearance in a league tourney season finale. It was a stunning and disappointing end for Melrose, who finish now 4-4 on the season and without having seen Wakefield for two games. Melrose did however, manage to get 9 games in during a season in which many teams temporarily shut down...

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