Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Your English Premier League Postseason Awards

  By Justin Sherman (@JShermOfficial)

We already broke down the 2016 La Liga season, so we move north to examine the English Premier League. In one of the most exciting EPL seasons of all-time, an unlikely champions rose, and a juggernaut fell.

Check out some of the other highlights of the season below.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Postgame Blog and Highlights: McNamara Pushes Westboro Past Grafton in OT

Westboro attackman Trevor McNamara looks for room against Grafton pole Tom Nicalek.
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

Westboro High School and Grafton High School are separated by just over six miles, but the last three times they've met on the lacrosse field, there's been even less space between their boys lax teams.

For the third consecutive game between these two border rivals, Westboro defeated Grafton by a single goal, this time an overtime game-winner by junior Trevor McNamara, just moments after McNamara scored an equalizer to send the game to OT.

Here are a few takeaways from today's game, plus highlights of McNamara's equalizer and game-winner below.

Central Mass Lax Power Rankings: Week 8

Tyngsboro junior Kyle Laforge, St. Bernard's senior Curtiss Vachon and Grafton senior Chase Kapuscienski all achieved major milestones last week.
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

Normally I wouldn't waste too much time with introductions this late in the season, but I do want to congratulate two kids who achieved impressive milestones this past week.

First, congratulations to Grafton senior Chase Kapuscienski, who joined the "300 Club," scoring his 300th career point during his team's win over Wachusett Saturday.

Also, a big congratulations to Tyngsboro middie Kyle Laforge. After earning All-American honors as only a sophomore last year, Laforge crossed the 300-point plateau as only a junior this past Thursday.

And of course, congratulations to St. Bernard's senior Curtiss Vachon, who became just the 15th player in Massachusetts lacrosse history to reach 400 points, and only the fourth CMass player to ever do so. He crossed 400 Saturday against Bromfield.

Both Kapuscienski and Vachon have enjoyed remarkable careers, and each will have a chance to end their high school playing days in the Division 3 state tournament, then continue playing at the next level. Kapascienski is headed to Mary Washington, while Vachon is off to Wagner next year.

Laforge, meanwhile, still has this year's tournament, and his entire senior season to play, before he heads to UMass-Lowell.

Clearly, are three have bright futures.

Anyways, onto this week's Top-10.

Central Mass Lacrosse Playoff Race Update: 5/23/16

Luke Hanlon and WooLax are just a single win away from the tournament.
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

Last week was a big one for tournament qualification and elimination  in Central Mass, as several teams punched their tickets to the state tournament, and a few fell by the wayside. But, there are still teams with work left to do heading into the final week of the regular season.

As a reminder, you qualify for the state tournament by finishing with a .500 record, or by finishing in the Top-2 of your league.

Ed. Note- We had previously stated that you qualified by going .500 or winning your league, but a team only needs to finish in the Top-2 of its league to make the tournament, regardless of record.

Now, let's take a look at who's in, who's out, and who still has work to do.

Your La Liga Postseason Awards

By Justin Sherman (@JShermOfficial)

It was a heck of a ride, but La Liga is out for the summer, so here are our end of the season award winners.

Player of the year: Luis Suárez (Barcelona)

No, you’re not drunk.

It's true, someone other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is actually the La Liga player of the year.