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
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 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Carter is runing with the Tufts Marathon Team to support medical and fitness causes at the university.
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: Jane Carter Age: 24 Marathon experience: This is my first full marathon, and hopefully not my last! I ran the Seattle half-marathon two years ago, and the experience was so great that I have always been looking for the right opportunity to run a full marathon. Reason for running: When I came to Boston for grad school, I joined the Tufts Marathon Team…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The two have a good amount of marathon experience and will be running the Boston Marathon to support the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership.
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: Jesse and Carolyn Edsell-Vetter Age: 37 Marathon experience: This year's Boston Marathon will be Jesse's 6th marathon and Carolyn's 2nd Marathon. In addition, our 7-year-old is running his first 5k. Reason for running: We are running to raise $20,000 for Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP). 2013 marks a number of important 10s in our lives—…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The fourth annual Shape Up Somerville road race begins at 10:30 a.m. outside the high school.