Sunday, May 12, 2013
From youth sports to adult leagues, from payoff contenders to the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to feature Somerville sports news this spring.
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Somerville and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Somerville Patch. News about any team—from youth T-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more—is all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The under-16 team will be coached by former NHL player Jim Vesey, Sr., and will play a 35-game schedule.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Players wearing black arm bands held a moment of silence before Wednesday morning's game.
The Somerville High School and Medford High School softball teams held a moment of silence before their Wednesday morning game. They remembered Krystle Campbell, who was killed in Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, and other victims of the bombings. Campbell was a 2001 graduate of Medford High School, and she had strong family ties in Somerville, having live in Somerville to care for her grandmother. Members of the Medford High School softball team will wear black arm bands and dedicate the rest of their season to Campbell's memory. The two teams held a moment of silence before their game at Tufts Park, with players on each side locking arms along the baselines. MHS coach Jack Dempsey said he did not know or coach Campbell when she …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Ray Charbonneau finished the Boston Marathon minutes before Monday's explosions. He was guiding a blind runner from Texas. Their long day was just beginning.
A Somerville running club member, Ray Charbonneau, was serving as a guide for a blind marathoner from Texas, and the two of them had just finished the Boston Marathon. "We were 50, 75 yards past the finish line, and all of a sudden there was a loud noise, there was smoke," he said. "Boom." "You have very few choices at that point … it's crowded and people could barely move," he said. Charbonneau is an Arlington resident, but he runs with the Somerville Road Runners. He had a momentary sense that people might panic, so he took his blind colleague, Mike Merino, off to the side of the street, through "a gap in the piles of junk." If there were a stampede, it could be dangerous for a blind man. But most of the people, because they had just …
Explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line killed at least two, injured at least 23, and caused officials to shut down the finish line.
Of the 163 residents registered to run in the 2013 Boston Marathon, 77 had received finish times and 86 had not received finish times, according to the Boston Athletic Association's athlete tracker website. These numbers were as of about 5:15 p.m. Monday. Two explosions at the finish line of the marathon injured several people, killed at least two and caused authorities to close down the finish line. Of the 86 who did not receive finish times, about 10 never started the race, according to the website.
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Somerville has lots of runners. Here's information about a handful of them.
A number of Somerville residents are running the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday. The Boston Marathon website can provide a list of everyone from the city who's running—although on Friday the website, for some reason, was only displaying Somerville runners whose last names began with the letters A through F. Here's information about seven local runners participating in today's race:
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The top women's soccer team begins the 2013 season in Somerville.
The Boston Breakers launch their 2013 campaign Sunday with a game against the Washington Spirit at Dilboy Stadium. The Breakers are now part of a new professional women's soccer league and the team has top national-team players from the United States, Canada and Mexico, including Sydney Leroux and Heather O'Reilly (United States) Rhian Wilkinson and Adriana Leon (Canada), and Anisa Guajardo and Cecilia Santiago (Mexico). You can see the whole roster here. What's more, the team has strengthened its ties with Somerville in the offseason. Sunday's game begins at 6:30 p.m., and the next home game is May 4 against the Chicago Red Stars. Here's ticket information. Boston Breakers Soccer Returns to Somerville in April
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Mayor's Fitness Challenge kicks off Saturday, and a promotional video features city staffers … well, maybe you should see for yourself.
The Mayor's Fitness Challenge, in which teams and individuals compete to lose weight and improve their health, begins Saturday and runs through June 20. The kickoff event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Somerville High School gym, with music, fitness demonstrations, family activities, a health and fitness fair and the opportunity to join the challenge. On Friday the Fitness Challenge Facebook page revealed a promotional video featuring a number of city staffers getting some exercise. In the video, several of them are wearing period workout outfits, although it's hard to tell exactly what period we're talking about. You'll also see Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone using what appear to be his own children as barbells. If you've …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The 51-year-old will be running his 22nd marathon and his fifth Boston Marathon.
The 117th running of the Boston Marathon takes place April 15, and this week we'll be posting profiles of local runners who are taking on the marathon this year—and supporting good causes while they're at it. Most of these runners shared their stories here, and the words below are their words. If you're running the Boston Marathon this year, feel free to share your story. More profiles: Name: Ray Charbonneau Age: 51 Marathon experience: This will be my 5th Boston Marathon, and my 22nd overall. I've also run the Vermont 100 one-and-a-half times and over 200 other races. Reason for running: This year I'm running as a sighted guide for a blind runner, Mike Merino from Texas. 50 percent of the proceeds from my new book, "Overthinking the …