PHA Boys Soccer wins MCSAO State Championship
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On November 11, the Prospect Hill Academy  Boys Varsity soccer team won the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO) Championship. It was a close game, with a 1-0 final score against Salem Academy Charter School. Congratulations to the players and coaches, as well as the families and fans who supported the team throughout their incredible season.

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SHS Girls Volleyball update
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The Somerville High Girls Volleyball team played Everett at Everett High on Wednesday, October 18. The Freshman and Varsity teams won, and Junior Varsity lost to Everett. On Friday, October 20, they went up against Waltham at home. The Freshman team lost, Junior Varsity and Varsity won. They played in Somerville on Tuesday, October 24, in Somerville against Malden. The score was not out by our deadline.

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Somerville Coach Fenton honored by Patriots
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Congratulations to Somerville High School Coach Fenton for being named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week after a three-game win streak. The Highlanders football program received a $1,000 donation in his honor. Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett’s visit and the check presentation was featured on “Patriots All Access,” which aired on Friday night.

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Somerville High School Girls Volleyball update
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SHS Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls Volleyball team went up against Swampscott High Monday at Somerville High School. Freshman played a close game but lost to Swampscott, Junior Varsity beat Swampscott, and Varsity also lost to Swampscott. Each team will be playing Wednesday in Everett against Everett High and they will be back at home Friday to play Waltham. Freshman and Junior Varsity games are played at 4:00 p.m., and the Varsity game is played at 5:00 p.m.

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Somerville Youth Softball appears on NESN
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On Sunday, October 1, members of Somerville Youth Softball, appeared on NESN Clubhouse, the commercial-free Red Sox pregame show for kids that airs every Sunday 90 minutes before Red Sox games on NESN. They closed out the 2017 NESN Clubhouse season as guests on the final episode joined by NESN hosts TJ Hourigan, Jahmai Webster, and Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster live on Yawkey Way.

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Free Boys Basketball Clinics for Grades 4-8
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September 27-October 25, 2017
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Somerville Recreation is offering FREE Boys Basketball Clinics for grades 4-8, on the following Mondays and Wednesdays. Clinics will be held at the SHS Field House and will be instructed by SHS Boys Basketball staff and Somerville Tradition Basketball staff. Questions? Contact Coach Mark Antonelli at mantonelli@k12.somerville.ma.us.

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Somerville Youth Soccer League fall season kickoff
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Kids of all ages joined in as Somerville Youth Soccer League kicked off its fall 2017 season. — Photos courtesy of Somerville Youth Soccer

By Jake Wilson

Fields across the city were filled with the sounds of soccer on Saturday morning, as teams ranging from toddlers to teenagers opened the fall season.

Somerville Youth Soccer League (SYSL) prides itself on providing a positive, affordable athletic experience for kids and their families. With nearly 1,000 children registered this fall season, SYSL is the largest community youth sports organization in Somerville, as participation and interest in the sport of soccer continue to grow both locally and nationally.

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Sluggish start, costly mistakes too much to overcome for Highlanders

By Beckett Bathanti

The Somerville High School Highlanders hung in the game early, but ultimately fell 28-16 to Lynn English High School Bulldogs on Friday at Dilboy Stadium.

Head Coach Makonnen Fenton said the effort was there, just not the execution. “We fought hard, but we didn’t do what we were supposed to do. When you don’t do what you were supposed to do, you lose,” he said.

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Somerville High School Highlanders football victorious over Peabody
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Senior receiver/cornerback Jiovanny Pierre was a big contributor to the Highlanders’ win over the Peabody Tanners on Friday.

By Beckett Bathanti

After an inauspicious start, the Somerville Highlanders rolled over Northeastern Conference opponent Peabody 24-7 at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville Friday night.

Third-year Head Coach Makonnen Fenton preached discipline during practice earlier in the week and was pleased with his team’s showing Friday night.

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Somerville Alibrandis 2017 Yawkey League Champions
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On Friday, September 1, the Somerville Alibrandis captured their 8th consecutive YBL Championship with a dramatic come from behind game seven victory over the Brighton Braves at Saint Peter’s Field. Brian Tanguy (MVP) pitched the complete game for the Red Army, limiting the Braves to just two runs on four hits. Final score: Somerville Alibrandis 5, Brighton Braves 2.

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Marathon Sports Memphis Soul 5km and BBQ 2017
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The 2017 edition of the Marathon Sports Memphis Soul 5km and BBQ took place on Sunday, August 13 in Somerville. First place finisher men: Shawn Wallace of Waltham. First place finisher women: Hayley Sutter of Brookline.

Click here to see all the race results.

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