Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Among the 13 Danvers runners scheduled to compete in the Boston Marathon, six finished the race before the bombing cancelled the run.
It started as any other Marathon Monday, but ended with tragedy as two explosions were set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Below is a list of all 13 registered runners from Danvers, according to the Boston Athletic Association web site. Only six of those runners finished the course before the race was cancelled.
Three marathoners from Danvers Monday finished the raced just minutes before the first explosion occurred near the finish line while other residents had already finished or were still out on the course.
Three people were killed and another 140 bystanders were injured in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon. It doesn't appear that any Danvers locals were among the casualties. Amanda Finnegan, one of the 13 residents officially signed up for the race, tells Danvers Patch she wasn't able to finish the last leg of the marathon, but her and her family were out of harm's way. "I got stopped at mile 21 and was unable to finish but my family and I are all OK," she said. And as for close calls, fellow marathoners Kerri Callahan, Jason Carraro and Christian Natale crossed the line mere minutes before the first explosion occurred near the finish line. Martha Daniels also told Danvers Patch that her cousin and family were at the marathon, but she …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Hundreds reported injured, Copley Square area evacuated.
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and images from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Keep track of the runners' progress today on the official marathon website.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thirteen Danvers residents are signed up to run the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The 117th Boston Marathon is April 15 on Patriots Day. Thirteen Danvers runners are registered.
Thirteen Danvers runners will compete officially in the world’s oldest marathon on Monday for Patriots Day. The grueling 26.2-mile race has an entry list of 26,825 this year – racers who have been training for months, and they all compete for different reasons. The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the marathon, provides some basic information about the race here. The marathon gets underway at 9 a.m., with the first start for the Mobility Impaired Program, followed at 9:17 a.m. by the Push Rim Wheelchair Division and the Handcycle Participants at 9:22 a.m. The Elite Women’s start is scheduled for 9:32 a.m. while the Elite Men’s start and the First Wave is at 10 a.m. The Second Wave is released at 10:20 a.m., followed by the …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
John Dullea, who has coached alongside fellow Peabodyite Sean Connolly at St. John's Prep for the past five years, was promoted to take the reins this week. Connolly resigned last month.
Peabody's John Dullea is taking the reins of the St. John's Prep varsity basketball program. School officials announced the promotion for Dullea, who has been an assistant coach for the Eagles since 2009, on Monday. He replaces Sean Connolly, who resigned two weeks ago after five seasons as head coach, citing a need to focus on completing his graduate studies. "As assistant coach, John was instrumental in bringing our basketball program into a new era of unprecedented success. We feel confident that with John leading the program as head coach, St. John’s will continue to achieve at the same high level,” said SJP Principal Keith Crowley. "Most importantly, John is a dedicated teacher-coach, who shares our commitment to empowering young men …
Title Boxing Club is teaming up with TJ’s Team, which will be participating in the 2013 Run to Home Base on May 4 to help raise funds for soldiers in the Home Base Program, which provides clinical care, education, research and community outreach for veter
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Danvers Patch this season.
Spring sports at Danvers High School are already underway with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around Danvers, youth sports are also underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Danvers Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: We will provide live updates to games we are covering, including our "Cover It Live" blog come state tournament time. We look forward to covering your favorite sports teams this year …