Monthly Archives: September 2010

C-Town win first league game in two years

Charlestown defeated West Roxbury on Friday, 8-6, for its first league win in two years. Here’s the Globe story.

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Waiting on a DREAM

O'Bryant soccer star and undocumented student, Danny Sanchez, hopes the DREAM Act will pas so he can attend college. Photo by Junhao Yu.

By Justin A. Rice

Danny Sanchez marched from the State House with more than 100 members of the Student Immigration Movement on Monday night to hold a vigil at the JFK Federal Building. The protesters were lobbying Sen. Scott Brown to back the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.

“Unfortunately [Brown] waited until the night before the vote to say he was against the DREAM Act,” Sanchez said, referring to the measure that failed in the Senate on Tuesday. “After the vigil, after we knew we didn’t have his vote in our favor I saw people cry because we had put a lot of hopes into it.

“That was a big downer for our organization. It’s really disappointing for us but as an organization we have to face things and that’s one of the things we have to face. We’re going to keep fighting.”

A standout on the John D. O’Bryant’s soccer team, the junior with a 4.35 GPA scored six goals in three games last week. But while his coach says he’s skilled enough to fulfill his dream of playing at MIT or perhaps even Boston College, Sanchez’s options are limited since he is an undocumented alien.

The so-called DREAM Act would allow some undocumented immigrants to qualify for conditional permanent residency if they graduate from a two-year community college, complete at least two years toward a four-year degree or serve two years in the U.S. military, within a six-year period.

Without the DREAM Act, which has to pass by November before it expires, students like Sanchez can’t apply for financial aid or scholarships. Private universities can fund whomever they want, but after graduation those students still can’t work here.

“Our society needs it, even the people who don’t support it,” Sanchez said when asked if he needs the DREAM Act to go to school.

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BNN posts Townies vs. Tigers coverage

Here’s a link to BNN’s coverage of last weekend’s thriller between Charlestown and O’Bryant. Enjoy.

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When fear fills the field

Check out Bob Hohler’s latest story in the Globe about a shooting near a Pop Warner football field earlier this month.

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Tigers tune Townies

O’Bryant pulled out a close game at Charlestown on Friday, winning 13-12. Here’s the Globe story.

Other Friday night scores:

East Boston 32, Dorchester 0

West Roxbury 18, Mystic Valley 14

Burke, 35, English 0

Brighton 14, Chelsea 12

Cathedral 26, Hyde Park 0

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Talk of the Townies

By Justin A. Rice

Last season the Charlestown High football team gave up more than 300 points, only scored six of their own and didn’t win a single game. Last week in their season opener against St. Clement, the Townies equaled their point total from last year and eclipsed their win total thanks to one 20-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Matt Cunningham to senior wide receiver Mark Accino in the fourth quarter.

“We caught a break on a pass interference that put us close and we took advantage of it,” first year Charlestown coach Darrell Ramsey said of a squad that has no returning players from last year’s 0-10 team. “We played surprisingly well but from a coaching standpoint you can play well one week but not the next because we’re so thin and inexperienced.

“The kids were really excited. I had a lot of support in the school. A lot of people want to see us get back on track. I’m thankful to the people who support us rebuilding because we got a serious rebuilding job to do; 0-10 that’s a tough one. City kids they want to win. They go into a losing slide and that’s what we’re trying to prevent here.”

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Weekend scores

North Quincy 13, Boston Latin 6

West Roxbury 32, English 0

Austin Prep 24, East Boston 6

Cathedral 32, O’Bryant 6

Martha’s Vineyard 8, Brighton 0

Diman 44, Burke 32

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Bengals blunder opener

The Brighton High football team dropped its season opener against Martha’s Vineyard, 8-0, on Saturday. Martha’s Vineyard scored the only TD of the game on the opening drive. Here’s the Globe’s account.

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Sybertz snags win No. 203

Returning to coach West Roxbury High after retiring two years ago, Leo Sybertz and his Raiders defeated English High, 32-0,  on Friday for Sybertz’s 203rd career victory. The game was also Chris Boswell’s first coaching the Blue and Blue. He replaced long-time English coach Keith Parker.

Here’s Patrick O’Connor’s slide show from the game and here’s the Boston Globe’s story.

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Fall’s back: Are you ready for some football?

The fall football season finally kicks off this afternoon and four teams will have new coaches stomping the sidelines, including two who are replacing legends and one legend who is returning. While John Parziale takes over for John Sousa at East Boston and Chris Boswell replaces Keith Parker at Boston English, Leo Sybertz returns to West Roxbury after a two-year hiatus.

-Here’s a story about Coach Sybertz

-Here’s a Q&A with Coach Parziale

-Here’s a story about Coach Boswell

– Here are some other storylines to watch this season

Mayor’s Game of the Week

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