Archive for the ‘High School’ Category

High 5 Salutes Thanksgiving Heroes
November 26, 2010

If you missed the pageantry and excitement of our High 5 Salute To Thanksgiving Heroes, we’ve now posted the entire show online for you to watch.

Part 1: Central Catholic at Andover, Everett at Cambridge, Malden Catholic at Waltham, St. John’s Prep at Xaverian, Holliston at Westwood, Bridgewater-Raynham at Brockton, Battle of the Attleboros, Dracut Marching Band

Part 2: Dracut at Methuen, Walpole at Weymouth, Foxboro at Mansfield, Wellesley at Needham, Methuen Marching Band

Part 3: Burlington at Lexington, Medfield at Dover-Sherborn, Dedham at Norwood, Sharon at Oliver Ames

Part 4: Mr. Touchdown


Make Lynchie Support Your School
November 22, 2009

So Lynchie has a crazy idea for our High 5 Thanksgiving football special. Here’s the deal – he wants to wear YOUR school’s sweatshirt on the air during our 7:30 show. Four segments – four hoodies. But if you want Mr. Swampscott to wear your colors you’ve got to earn it. Send us a few sentences making your case – our e-mail is – and if you are persuasive enough – we’ll let you know and Mike Lynch will wear your sweatshirt on the air Thanksgiving night!

P.S. Don’t forget – we’ve got not one but TWO Turkey Day specials – our 7:30 tradition, and a late show at 11:25 (where Lynchie could model a few more HS sweatshirts!).

Red Sox, Celts-Orlando, Pats-Jets, Bruins win
November 20, 2009

Lots to talk about heading into a big sports week-end.

RED SOX: Jason Bay today officially enters free agency. That is not good news. The Red Sox have thrown out a 4 year offer worth 60 million that is way too low. The Yankees have more money than that hanging around in pocket change. I do not have e good feeling about this one.

CELTICS: Can the Celtics finally beat a good athletic team (Orlando) at home after losing to 2 such teams (Atlanta and Phoenix) the last 2 Friday night’s at home which hasn’t happened since the 18 straight losses season of  06-07. I know all NBA teams are athletic but the Celtics, with their experience ( age) are not as young and athletic as most NBA teams. This one is going to be a struggle for the Celtics.

PATRIOTS: Can the Patriots come back from last weeks heartbreaking loss to beat the Jets? In a word-Yes. This is going to be decided by halftime. I know the Patriots lost to this team earlier this season 16-9, but the Patriots are much better now, especially their pass offense. And I think the Jets are not better.

HARVARD-YALE: Have to mention The Game, the 126th renewal of The Game, this year in New Haven where under 1st year coach Tom Williams Yale has just a 4-5 record. Will the impetus to finish .500 be enough to carry the Eli’s to a win over the Johnnies? Or will Harvard’s outside chance of winning the Ivy title be enough for them to pull one out on enemy turf? Emotionally you might like to take Yale winning one for their rookie coach but I think talent and experience will win out. Harvard by about 10.

BRUINS: Can the Bruins tonight actually win 2 in a row facing one of the best teams in the east in Buffalo who have won 4 straight at home? I’d be shocked, but that’s what make hockey fun- it’s the most unpredictable of all the sports.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: I am already getting excited for Thanksgiving Day high school football. There’s nothing like it in the country. We will again have unmatched wall to wall coverage. I’m going to Dracut for their game against Methuen. We will have cameras at about 10 games with highlights of at least 10 more games. It will be here before you know it.


Celtics look like Cavs, etc
March 9, 2009

I knew the Celtics were going to have an emotional letdown after the win over Cleveland but to let it hang over them for 3 quarters of the Orlando game?-almost as unexplainable as the Cavs uninspired play against the Celtics.

Now the Celts go to Miami on wed for a game in which Doc Rivers said Rondo and Big Baby will not play. Big Baby told me later that he is not ready to declare himself out of the game saying he is “day to day”. Rondo was walking around and shooting free throws at today’s practice but the Celts will not let him play. They probably won’t let Big Baby play no matter how hard he might try to talk them into it.

Now, on the “Etc” front-

Some very good high school basketball action going on at the Garden today and tomorrow as the  Eastern Mass finals in divisions 1-3 are taking lace along with the Division 4 state Finals. -Early winners on the girls side- Millis over Georgetown,  Swampscott over Archbishop Williams, and Notre Dame of Hingham over Arlington.

How Much Is Too Much?
January 26, 2009

That is the question isn’t it? If you haven’t heard by now, the coach of Covenant School, a small Christian school in Dallas, lost his job this weekend, after refusing to apologize for his team’s performance in a 100-0 victory.

There are reports Covenant use various presses throughout the game and even kept taking 3-point shots, despite scoring only 12 points in the 4th quarter.

After word of the game’s result spread, Covenant administrators forfeited, calling it a victory without honor.

Now, I’m one of those people who thinks once the starters are pulled, the reserves who rarely play should be allowed to try their hardest. But there is a limit to that. Dallas Academy, a school for students with learning disabilities, managed only SEVEN shots – the entire game!

Perhaps Covenant could have learned something from Sunday’s blowout at the Garden. Once the Celtics took a 30-point lead over the hapless Mavericks, the defense kind of fell by the wayside. It’s one thing to keep scoring, you can’t keep the ball out of the hoop, after all, and I would never want to keep a kid who doesn’t play a lot from the chance to score a basket. But it’s another thing to actively try to keep the other team from even putting up a shot… with an 88 point lead after 3 quarters!

Head Coach Micah Grimes, prior to his firing, said that his girls played with “honor and integrity.” What do you think?


HS Super Bowl Results
December 6, 2008

Central/West Division 1A
Holy Name 20
Westfield 7

Central/West Division 2
Tantasqua 17
South Hadley 6

Central/West Division 2A
Wahconah 0
Auburn 17

Central/West Division 3
Putnam 24
Littleton 21

Division 1
BC High 13
Brockton 7

Division 1A
Dracut 27
Marshfield 0

Division 2
Mansfield 21
Walpole 41

Division 2A
Duxbury 46
Gloucester 26

Division 3
Arlington Catholic 32
Norton 20

Division 3A
Martha’s Vineyard 19
Amesbury 40

Division 4
Manchester Essex 36
Tri-County 6

High 5 2008 – Needham High School Boys Hockey
April 9, 2008

High 5 2008 – Archbishop Williams Girls Basketball
April 9, 2008

High 5 2008 – Allie Schofield (Needham High School)
April 9, 2008

High 5 2008 – Abby Gauthier (St. Mary’s of Lynn)
April 9, 2008