Wakefield Sports

‘Being on a team should never be taken for granted’

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on ‘Being on a team should never be taken for granted’

Pandemic gives new perspective to Pappas, Warrior track Published in the April 3, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — We all know this is bigger than sports.  Thoughts are with the sick and gratitude is with healthcare workers on the front line.  Even in regards to what an extended absence has meant to students especially for Wakefield High’s class of 2020, sports is just one of the elements affected. Yet for student athletes and coaches, COVID-19’s shutdown of the spring sports season has been very difficult. It’s an important part of their...

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Four All-Stars named for Wakefield girls’ hockey

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Four All-Stars named for Wakefield girls’ hockey

Boudreau is Freedom co-MVP Published in the April 2, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Warriors got some good news after the Middlesex League’s girls’ hockey coaches met to vote on All-Stars after the season. Wakefield, who finished the campaign with a record of 8-8-4, earning a trip to the Div. 2 State Tournament, had four All-Stars in the Freedom Division: Senior captains Hope Melanson (forward) and Sarah Melanson (defense), sophomore Abby Boudreau (goalie) and freshman Grace Seabury (forward). Boudreau was also named to the All Conference team and the Freedom...

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Sweeney named to list of top RB’s in New England

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Sweeney named to list of top RB’s in New England

Published April 1, 2020 Wakefield’s Aidan Sweeney was recently named to football preseason watch list. Sweeney was one of 12 running backs from the class of 2022 named on the Excel Sports Academy of New England’s top high school/prep players in the region. Also making the list were Jayden Clerveaux of Everett, Camryn Edward of Norwalk (CT), James Guy, Jr. of St. John’s Prep, Jason Hall of Durfee, Jon Marvan of Wellesley, Antone Moreis of Martha’s Vineyard, Anthony Oquendo of Fitchburg, Jackson Paradis of Tilton (NH), Jack Sharpe of...

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Sports Lead: April 1, 2020

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Sports Lead: April 1, 2020

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MIAA vote: Spring season extended to June 27

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on MIAA vote: Spring season extended to June 27

Tournaments still alive Published in the March 31, 2020 edition. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Directors held a conference call meeting yesterday consisting of over 30 participants representing the board, the Tournament Management Committee (TMC), MIAA staff and members of the press. Discussions were focused on the recommendations brought to the board from the TMC’s March 19 meeting regarding the spring sports season.  A motion passed unanimously to determine that the spring season will begin no earlier than May 4 and will be completed by June 27...

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Reminder: Practice social distancing on sports fields

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Reminder: Practice social distancing on sports fields

Published in the March 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Administrators at Wakefield Memorial High School would like to remind students and residents to practice social distancing during this time.  There have been reports of large gatherings at the Shaun F. Beasley Track and Field.  Social distancing is about deliberately increasing the physical space between others to avoid spreading illness. The state of Massachusetts has also discouraged gatherings of more than 10 people. Wakefield Memorial High School is not closing the track and field, but encouraging all to be conscious...

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Sports Lead: March 27, 2020

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Sports Lead: March 27, 2020

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Roberts named All-Star for Wakefield boys’ hockey

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Roberts named All-Star for Wakefield boys’ hockey

Published in the March 27, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League Boys’ hockey coaches met recently to vote on All-Stars for the 2019-20 season. The Wakefield Warriors, who had one of their best seasons in recent memory under first-year head coach Mike Geary with an 11-6-3 record, had one All-Star selected: senior captain Luke Roberts. Roberts had a phenomenal season as Wakefield’s goalie, keeping the Warriors in every game and finishing with a 2.35 goals against average and two shutouts including one over Liberty Division power Woburn. Freedom...

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Sports Lead: March 26, 2020

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Sports Lead: March 26, 2020

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Spring tournaments cancelled with latest school closings

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Spring tournaments cancelled with latest school closings

Published in the March 26, 2020 edition. Governor Charlie Baker announced yesterday that all Massachusetts schools will be closed through May 4. In the sports world, that means the MIAA’s tentative start date of April 27 will be scratched. This also means that postseason tournaments will be canceled as previously announced by the MIAA. The MIAA’s Tournament Management Committee recommended last week by a 13-3 vote to not have a spring postseason if the start of the season extended beyond April 27. Some leagues are beginning to make plans...

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