Monday, June 26, 2017

Mass High School Rivals and UMass Teammates, Izzo & Fahey Reunite on Boston Cannons

James Fahey in action for the Cannons. Photo by James Cirrone.
By Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi)

Every once in awhile, a pair of high school teammates meet up again, whether it be in college or the professional level. For a pair of Boston Cannons teammates, they’ve had the opportunity to compete against and with each other for nearly a decade.

Ryan Izzo and James Fahey, both key cogs in the Cannons defense, played together at UMass.

But before their college days, the two competed against each other in the MIAA.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Central Mass Lacrosse Award Winners 2017

One of our award winners is (probably) in that pile... Somewhere.
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

We've already unveiled our annual CMass Lax All-Star team, so I won't waste any time with introductions. Here are our award winners for 2017.

Central Mass Lacrosse All-Stars 2017

By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

Another season of Central Mass Lacrosse has come to a close, and that means it's time for our annual All-Stars and, later today, Award Winners. For those who missed it, we've already released our final team Power Rankings of the season as well.

Just a note about the comments section: Last year got pretty ugly, so now you have to sign in to comment. Even so, know that any comments directly degrading or attacking a particular player will be deleted.

But feel free to tell me which players I snubbed and how much of an idiot I am. I probably deserve it.

Also note that players are listed in alphabetical number under each team (1st team, 2nd team, 3rd team, HM), so I'm no longer ranking them inside each tier. I don't wanna split those hairs (until our awards). Also, All-Americans are marked with an (AA) following their listing.

Now, meet this year's team!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

RADIO: The End of the Spring Sports Season

On this week's episode of "The Local Sports Lunchbox" on WPKZ, I chat with Sean Sweeney of the Sentinel & Enterprise, and Tom Flanagan of the Telegram & Gazette to close the book on an exciting spring sports season in Central Mass.

From baseball and softball to boys' and girls' lacrosse, we cover it all, and I rant a bit about the Celtics and the NBA Draft toward the end.

We may also discuss the new Han Solo movie, but you'll just have to listen in below to know for sure.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Central Mass Lax Power Rankings: The End of 2017

It's hard to deny the significance of what coach Alan Rotatori (right) and his Grafton Indians have done the last three years, but is Grafton our top team in CMass this season?
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

The state championships have come and gone, and another season of Central Mass lacrosse is in the books. It was a year of surprises, memorable runs and, unfortunately, tragedy, with the passing of former Tantasqua coach John Pedace.

While it was a bitter sweet season for many in the region, several teams did make their presence known at the state level, some for the very first time. So, without further ado, here are our final Central Mass Lax Power Rankings of 2017. Be on the lookout for our annual CMass All-Stars and Award Winners later this week.