Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bob Lobel: Time to Relegate the Bruins


By Bob Lobel (@boblobel)

Now, this about your Boston Bruins.

If they were in the English Premier League, they wouldn’t be around long. It's not easy to miss the playoffs three years in a row in the National Hockey League. Heck, it's not easy missing the playoffs at all in the National Hockey League.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

RADIO: The Local Sports Lunchbox, Recapping Winter Sports

By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

On this week's episode of "The Local Sports Lunchbox" we recap all the state championship action from last weekend.

WPKZ's Daniel Beaulac joins me to recap Nashoba's boys' basketball state championship game, and Shrewsbury hockey's Matty Ward and Pat Shaughnessy call in to talk about their thrilling undefeated championship season.

Plus, I recap Maynard's Division 4 boys' basketball championship. For all that, and more, continue below.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Suite 16: Our MIAA Boys' Basketball All-State Team & Award Winners

Division 1 state champion Cambridge is well-represented on our All-State team and among our Award Winners.
By SuiteSports Staff

Another MIAA boys' basketball season has come to a close, and SuiteSports is proud to unveil its first ever All-State Boys' Basketball Team and Award Winners. The team and awards below were selected by a number of editors and reporters from across the state. But, if you feel the need to yell at anybody, you can find editor Joe Parello on Twitter here.

While we certainly encourage debate about our picks, we will not tolerate attacks on individual kids in the comments section. Please, keep it classy folks.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Final MIAA Boys' Basketball Top 25 for 2016-17 Season


Maynard wasn't even ranked in our final regular season poll. Where will the Tigers end up after capturing a Division 4 state championship? Photo by Brendan C. Hall.
Our rankings of the best basketball teams in the state at the end of 2016-17 season, as selected by our panel of staff writers and correspondents. (Updated 3/21)

1. Cambridge (24-0; Last Ranking  –  1): There never seemed to be a doubt as Cambridge rolled to a second consecutive D1 state title and an undefeated season.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Arlington Captures Super 8, Makes History in OT Win over Central Catholic


By Mike Abelson (@ABELS0N)

BOSTON
-John Messuri was brought to Arlington High to restore a once proud program to the elite of high school hockey in the Commonwealth.

He succeeded on the biggest stage.

Messuri’s Spy Ponders needed extra hockey against Central Catholic in the Super 8, and it only took 15 seconds of overtime before Mic Curran bounced the puck off a Central skate and into the net to send the Ponders into a frenzy and a 2-1 OT win to claim its first Super 8 title, the program's first championship title of any type since 1971.

Arlington becomes the third public school to win the state’s top prize joining the 2008 Reading Rockets and 2010 Hingham Harbormen.