Wednesday, March 13, 2013
After surviving a desperation game-tying attempt by Martha's Vineyard, Danvers High School will play on Saturday in Worcester at the DCU Center.
The venue size will shrink a bit. But the stage is even bigger. After earning a 50-47 win over Martha's Vineyard on Tuesday inside Boston's TD Garden, the Danvers High School boys basketball team will square off against Smith Academy on the hardwood of Worcester's DCU Center in Division 3 state championship game. Nicholas Bates led the Falcons with 12 points, Nick McKenna dumped home 11 markers of his own, Daniel Connors added 10 points and Vincent Clifford was next with 8 points for the locals. In a back-and-forth game, Martha's Vineyard had one final chance to force overtime. Traverse Briana took the ball under his team's basket and launched it to halfcourt and a waiting Izak Browne. With time expiring, Browne launched a three-pointer …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wilmington thumped upstart Danvers in the North Division 2 boys hockey championship game on Monday.
The Danvers High School boys hockey team pulled off several upsets on the way to the North Division 2 title game. But on Monday night at Lowell's Tsongas Center, Wilmington showed the upstart Falcons why they're the defending state champions. After scoring 1:23 into the game, the Wildcats cruised to a 7-2 victory despite a pair of goals from Falcon forward A.J. Couto. As a result, the Danvers season came to an end while Wilmington's continues to Sunday when they'll shoot for a second straight state championship. Danvers head coach Kevin Brown said his team ran into a buzzsaw on Monday night, but that it didn't take away from the run the Falcons put together to reach the title game. "Sometimes you run into a team like that in the …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Thanks to a late push on Saturday, the Falcons clinched a berth in Tuesday's Division 3 state semifinal contest.
Jake Cawlina made just three baskets during Saturday's North Division 2 final. He made sure his third one, however, was a memorable one. The Danvers senior drilled a tiebreaking trey from the corner against Wayland in the closing minutes to give the Falcons the lead. Danvers held on for the 57-52 victory and advanced to play in the state semifinal round. “We knew how tough it was going to be, how good they are, how talented they are,” said Danvers coach John Walsh. “We’ve played them in the tournament the past three years, so we were in for a fight. We knew that.” Danvers next plays at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday at TD Garden against Martha's Vineyard with a berth in the state title game on the line.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Danvers High School boys basketball team toppled Wayland at Lowell's Tsongas Center to win the North Division 3 championship and advance to play at TD Garden.
The Falcons will soar into Boston for at least one more game. Danvers High School escaped Wayland, 57-52, in the North Division 3 title game on Saturday at Lowell's Tsongas Center, advancing to play in the state semifinal game at TD Garden on Tuesday. Nick Bates was the Danvers leading scorer with 13 points while Nick McKenna chipped in 12 of his own. "It's huge for the kids. Before the year started we thought we could get there," said Danvers head coach John Walsh. It's awesome for them." Check back with Danvers Patch on Monday for more photos and reaction from Saturday's game.
Monday, March 4, 2013
After knotting the score at 47-47, Danvers fell in the North Division 2 semifinal by a 54-47 margin.
In the quarterfinals of the North Division 2 girls basketball postseason, experience paid off over achievement. Upstart Danvers knotted the score up with Wilmington at 47-47 on Sunday, but the veteran Wildcats scored the next six points of the game to eliminate the Falcons with a 53-47 decision. "Wilmington is tested and they have some tournament experience. We have one player with true playoff experience," said head coach Pat Veilleux. "The rest of them are young pups and they have nothing to be ashamed of. This is good experience for our young kids." Danvers hopped out to an 8-2 lead, but Wilmington soon bounced back to take the lead and hold it until the Falcons tied the score late. The loss ended Danvers' campaign with a mark of 11-9. …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The kickoff time was officially announced for the St. John's Prep versus Brockton Div. 1 Super Bowl game on Saturday.
The game time is official - 6 p.m. on Saturday. That's the scheduled kickoff time in the Div. 1 Super Bowl game where St. John's Prep will take on Brockton High School at Bentley University in Waltham. The start time had originally been announced as being 10 a.m. for the Div. 1 game, but on Wednesday the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association made it official by announcing that the kickoff will be at 6 p.m. It will be the third Super Bowl game of the day at the college - the Div. 2 and Div. 3 Super Bowl games will be played there earlier in the day. The Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl after a 21-0 win over Andover High School on Tuesday night in Lowell. Saturday's Super Bowl matchup will be the second time the two teams …