Monthly Archives: March 2011

All-Star Classic set for Saturday

The 2011 Boston City League All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Saturday at Northeastern’s Cabot Center. The girls will tip-off at 2 p.m. while the boys will follow at 4 p.m. Admission is free.


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ESPN Boston features Westie track star

Earlier this month ESPN Boston wrote a nice feature story about West Roxbury High, sprinter Deron Smith, who lived in the Virgin Islands just eight months ago.

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New Mission accomplishes historic title run

WORCESTER — The New Mission boys basketball team took flack after winning the Division 4 championship last year with Division 1 caliber players. This season they took even more criticism for bumping up to Division 2 without as many top caliber players.

“They said that we’re not ready, that the program itself was not ready, that we were a one hit wonder and we weren’t going to do it without a point guard,” New Mission coach Cory McCarthy said on Saturday night after becoming the first team in state history to win the Division 4 and Division 2 state championships in consecutive seasons.

A season after losing all scholastic point guard Osmel Odena, the Titans (22-4) took home the D2 state title by defeating Northbridge, 67-57, at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Senior guards Darius Davis (team-high 17 points) and Samir McDaniels (16 points) both played out of position this season to fill in for Odena, who plays for American International College.

“We just made history,” McDaniels said. “Nobody ever went up to Division 2 from Division 4 and won it. It feels great.”

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Madison hoops film gaining speed

The movie PUSH Madison vs Madison was accepted by the Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) which runs April 27 – May 4. The film makers, who followed the Madison Park basketball team’s run to the state tournament in 2007, will also be on WCVB’s Cityline on March 23 and the Callie Crossley Radio show on WGBH on March 24.

See clips from the film here and read the Herald story about the film here.


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