HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TALK RETURNS THIS FEBRUARY
The Sports Buzz is on the road with the Patriots tailgate party at Hickey’s Liquors, go down and join the action as we prepare you for Super Bowl 46 in which the New England Patriots take on the New York Football Giants. Rob Gronkowski is listed as questionable for the Super Bowl but count on Gronk playing in the game of the year. Bill Belichick said there is no setbacks for the return of Gronkowski.
Peyton Manning was cleared by doctors to return to NFL action but there is no time table for his return.
The Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 91-89 at the Garden with a last minute 3 pointer from Paul Pierce, The Celtics are now 12 and 10 on the season. The Celtics meet up with the Memphis Grizzlies right here on WMRC first class radio at Noon Super Bowl Sunday, Game can be heard right here on WMRC First Class Radio.
In WMRC’s first class radio’s Friday Night High School Basketball game of the Week the Milford Scarlet Hawks took down the Leominster Blue Devils at home 54-36. Defense dominated up until the 4th quarter as it was 28-21 heading into the 4th quarter, but the Hawks would outscore the Blue Devils in the 4th Quarter 26-15, to get their 11th win of the year. Jan Fuentes was the player of the game dropping 14 points, 10 of which came into the 2nd half. Milford next plays against Worcester North this Sunday at 1pm, game will not be on WMRC due to Celtics basketball, but head down to Milford High School to get ready for Super Bowl by watching some great High School Basketball action.
Blackstone Valley Tech improved to 8 and 5 as they took down Bay Path in Colonial Athletic League action 65-58.
In other Midwatch A action Algonquin took down Fitchburg 47-44, Tri Valley League Boys Basketball Medfield took down Holliston 57-56, Medway beat Dover-Sherborn 67-62, Norton was all over Millis 64-37 and Hopkinton wiped out Bellingham 61-36. The Hillers are now 5 and 5 on the season.
In Girls action Blackstone Valley Tech wiped out Bay Path 37-14, Hopedale took care of Whitinsville Christian 48-31, The Hopedale lady Blue Raiders are now 12 and 3 on the season. In Mid-Wach A action Leominster wiped out Milford 62-46, The Hawks fall to 5 and 7 on the season.
In Tri Valley League Girls Basketball Ashland took care of Westwood 54-31, Millis over Norton 39-35, Medway over Dover-Sherborn 66-32, The Mustangs are 9 and 6 and 1 win away from a ticket to the post season. Hopkinton Lady Hillers took care of the Blackhawks of Bellingham 63-33, The Lady Hillers are 8 and 5 on the season. Medfield over Holliston 54-32.
Great High School Hockey action today at 1:50PM as Northbridge takes on Milford and at 6:30pm Bellingham meets up with Holliston and at 7:20pm Hopkinton takes on Dover-Sherborn.
Speaking of Great Hockey Action Today at 1:00PM The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Boston Bruins, The Bruins are currently tied with the Philadelphia Flyers for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with 66 points.
Some High School Notes: 17 Teams punched tickets to this years playoffs in high school football this past weekend: Chelmsford, Lynn English, Duxbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Pembroke, Newburyport, Hamilton-Wenham, Bishop Feehan, Cardinal Spellman, Shawsheen, Mashpee, Cathedral, Chelsee, Nantucket, Bourne and Latin Academy.
In Field Hockey Andover reached the division 1 state championship for the second year in a row, they defeated Duxbury Tuesday Night and will take on Longmeadow at Worcester State Saturday at Noon after Longmeadow took down Algonquin with an overtime goal by Catherine Ryan in the Lancers 1-0 victory over the tomahawks.
In division 2 field hockey action the Watertown Red Raiders extended there winning streak to 68 games, dating back to 2008 as they knocked Canton out of the playoffs 3-2, Watertown will play Oakmont for the state championship Saturday at Worcester State.
In Girls Volleyball Central Catholic knocked out the Red Hot Lincoln Sudbury and advances to the finals against the winner of Brookline and Barnstable.
The Georgetown boys soccer team took down Lynnfield 2-0, to capture the division 3 North Sectional Final.
The Georgetown Girls soccer team who through 3 playoff games did not allow a goal responded to St. Mary's goal with 5 unanswered scores to capture the division 3 north girls title.
Hopedale did something no one has been able to do and that is defeating Division 3 West champion Lenox, Hopedale won the game 2-0 and its earned its first trip to the division 3 state final since 2005. Jessica Messier and Lauren Kapatoes had goals for the Hopedale Blue Raiders who take down previously unbeaten Lenox to move on the Division 3 State finals, Congratulations to the Hopedale Lady Blue Raiders.
Who will Hopdale meet in the Division 3 state finals you may ask, that would be the Dover Sherborn Raiders as Victoria Ortega had a goal to push the Raiders pass Georgetown tuesday in the semifinals. In took 2 overtimes but Dover Sherborn got it done as Victoria Ortega scored the only goal of the game as the Raiders of Dover-Sherborn advance to the state championship for division 3 to take on Hopedale, time, date and site to be determined.
Newburyport is the Division 1 East girls soccer champs after defeating stoneham 1-0 in a overtime shootout. Newburyport last captured state titles in 2007 and 2008 Betsy Albiani forced sudden death knocking in the 4th goal of the shootout for stoneham, Amy Sullivan would cap it off for newburyport knocking a goal into the bottom right corner of the net to clinch the state title for Newburyport.
In Division 1 North girls soccer, Peabody took down Concord-Carlisle, Concord-Carlisle's Andrea O' Brien closes out her season as eastern massachusetts highest scorer.
In an Eastern Massachusetts track meet Kevin Thomas and Joel Hubbard of Marshfield dominated, finishing well ahead of the other 229 runners.
In Boys Cross Country, Brookline, Lincoln-Sudbury, Oliver Ames, Pembroke and newburyport all winners this past tuesday november 15th.
Fun fact of the day the longest winning streak in High School Football in the Country is Chandler High School in Hamilton, Arizona with 52 wins in a row, longest High School football winning streak in Massachusetts is Mt. Greylock Regional out of Duxbury, Massachusetts with 23 wins in a row.
On that note here is your current high school football playoff picture in massachusetts
Division 1 Chelmsford vs. Catholic Memorial/BC High winner Big Three vs. Bay State Carey
Brockton or New Bedford VS Weymouth, Needham or Framingham
Division 1A Everett/Malden vs. Lynn English Barnstable vs. Lincoln-Sudbury
Division 2 Tewksbury vs. Reading Hockomock Kelley-Rex vs. Duxbury
(Mansfield, King Phillip, North Attleborough or Attleboro will take on Duxbury)
Division 2A Swampscott/Marblehead winner vs. Wakefield Walpole vs. Dennis Yarmouth/Nauset winner
Division 3 Concord-carlisle/Bedford winner vs. TVL Large (Holliston, Hopkinton or Westwood)
Hockomock Davenport vs. Pembroke
Oliver Ames, Stoughton or Sharon VS Pembroke
Division 3A Newburyport vs. Hamilton-Wenham Bishop Feehan vs. Bourne
Division 4 Cardinal Spellman vs. Shawsheen Millis-Hopedale vs. Mashpee
Division 4A Cathedral vs. Chelsea Boston North vs. Blue Hills
Division 5 (Super Bowl) Latin Academy vs. Nantucket
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In High School Football Hockomock play
Oliver Ames downs Stoughton 24-14
Sharon Over Foxborough 21-7
Attleboro over Franklin 21-14
North Attleborough upsets the 4th ranked team in the state Mansfield 18-15.
In Tri-valley Large play Hopkinton all over Westwood 42-13
Dover-Sherborn crushes Ashland 47-19.
In Non-League Play Norton lost at Holliston 48-28
Leominster crushes Marlborough 25-7
Medway destroys Bellingham 40-20
Millis/Hopedale is 9 and 1 after beating Medfield 21-13. Jim Perkins had a pair of rushing touchdowns and a 56 yard touchdown reception was credited to Ian Strom in the 2nd quarter.
Millis/Hopedale has already clinched a playoff spot, they will battle they will battle Mashpee in the first round after Mashpee took down East Bridgewater 16-6 on Friday.
Jonathan Papelbon has agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies close to 4 years and 50 million dollars with additional benefits that could take the deal close to $60 Million.
In the opening games of NCAA basketball
Northeastern Huskies took down Boston University in Overtime 82-74
Harvard over MIT 76-49,
Duke hung on to beat Belmont 77-76
Uconn over Columbia 70-57
In the first ever Carrier classic North Carolina took down Michigan State 67-55 on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson in Coronado, California, which was site of the burial of Osama Bin Laden's burial after he was killed by navy seals.
The New England Patriots take on the New York Jets in the Meadowlands this sunday at 8pm on Sunday Night Football