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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Somerville kids set sail for the Boston Harbor Islands with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
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50 kids from the Mystic Learning Center in Somerville were among the group as they sailed to Georges Island with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on July 12.

By Bruce Berman

So far this summer nearly 5,000 young people and their families have set sail on free Tall Ships Cruises and free day trips to the Boston Harbor Islands as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s free All Access Boston Harbor program, including 50 kids from Somerville.

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City honors Somerville Youth Softball teams
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The Somerville Youth Softball 12U Division Tornadoes and the 10U Division Cyclones each received citations from the Somerville Board of Aldermen last week.

By Rebecca Danvers

Two Somerville Youth Softball teams received citations of merit from the city at the latest regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Both the 12U Division Tornadoes and the 10U Division Cyclones players attended the meeting and were presented with their official citations.

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SHS hockey players shine at Bay State Games
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Somerville High School hockey players Ryan Vogel, Craig Resmini, and Chris DeSousa were key players in last weeks Metro team’s victory at the Bay State Games.

By Peter Hickey

After a disappointing overtime loss in a game that would have sent them to play for the gold medal, the Metro hockey team captured a bronze medal at last weekend’s Bay State Games.

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