SHS Basketball vs. Medford this Sunday
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(L-R) Medford High School boys basketball coach and Tufts alumnus John Skerry, Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco and Somerville High School boys basketball Coach Mark Antonelli pose at the 2017 Tufts Classic (Credit: Paul Rutherford, Tufts University)

The Medford High School Mustangs and Somerville High School Highlanders girls and boys basketball teams will continue their rivalry at the 2nd Annual Tufts Classic on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Cousens Gymnasium on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. The girls’ game will tip off at 2:30 p.m., and the boys’ game will tip off at 4 p.m.

Last year, the Highlander boys defeated the Mustangs, 60-49. This is the first year in which the girls’ teams will compete in the Tufts Classic, and it is the only time Medford and Somerville will meet all season.

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Register now for Somerville Little League
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Somerville Little League has opened registration for the 2018 spring season. Programs are available for kids aged 4 to 12, and run from April to June.

To get started, go to http://somervillelittleleague.org/ and click on REGISTER in the upper-right corner. Scholarships are available for eligible applicants. Early-bird discounts will be available through February 7, so don’t wait!

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SHS Girls Varsity Basketball update
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The Somerville High School Girls Varsity Basketball played against Lynn Classical last week on Wednesday, January 3, losing by a score of 47-27. The Junior Varsity team won over Lynn Classical 38-24, while the Freshman team lost to Lynn 29-19.

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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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