Here’s a slide show of Patrick O’Connor’s track pics. Memorial Day weekend is softball and baseball play-offs and championship games……watch for some more pics…..
Monthly Archives: May 2010
By Justin A. Rice
With a poet for a mother, it was only fate that former US Men’s National team member and New England Revolution star, Alexi Lalas, was destined to be involved with America Scores—the national after school program that has brought creative writing and soccer to BPS students for more than a decade.
“My mother introduced to the Scores program,” Lalas said at the New England Scores 2010 Celebration silent auction & reception on Wednesday night at the Boston College Club. “I was living in Washington D.C. and playing for the National team many, many years ago in the ’90s and this was right up our alley. My mother is not only a writer but she’s a poet and I’m very, very proud of what she does even though I don’t understand half the stuff she writes. But she’s still my mother so I nod and say ‘That’s great.’
“It’s alright. I tell her that all the time. She wouldn’t mind. But it’s almost like I was destined to be part of this program because what it incorporates, two things that I love, in terms of creative writing and a sport we all know and love: soccer. And it was wonderful to find something like that.”
By Justin A. Rice
JAMAICA PLAIN — Working as an assistant coach at Thayer Academy in Braintree for the last 14 years, Chris Boswell learned a thing or two about football rivalries.
“We got Milton Academy, we got St. Sebs [Sebastian’s], the Belmont Hill game is always a good game,” Boswell said on Thursday afternoon after the first high school in the nation named him their first new head football coach in 30 years, thrusting the Roxbury native into the nation’s oldest continuous high school football rivalry game: English-Latin.
The only problem is that Boston English has only defeated Boston Latin School twice in the last 44 years.
“I’m not going to make any promises or predictions,” Boswell said. “We just want to play better and try to win a few of those. I was there last year, Thayer ends early, we only have eight games. I was kind of scouting the team seeing if I want to come on board. I was there and it was interesting.
“I’ve been told that’s our Super Bowl every year. The alumni are very interested in what happens in that game and what the outcome is and I embrace it and I’m ready to go. It’s what this school is all about and it’s a big thing.”
English High will announce its first new football coach in 30 years during a press conference today at 1 p.m.
Here’s a story I wrote last fall about the team’s previous coach, Keith Parker, before he coached his last English-Latin game last Thanksgiving.