Charlotte Walsh, who crossed the finish line two minutes before the explosion in Boston, is organizing a three-mile run to remember the victims.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
An 8-year-old boy was one of the victims killed near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Patch editors are spread out along the course to follow along with the action and get local reaction.
It's Patriots Day in Massachusetts and that means towns along the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course are full of runners, spectators and Patch editors. We'll be updating this photo gallery and article throughout the day to give those of you that can't make it to the race front row seats as the runners pass through. Is there something you want to know about the race? Tweet @HopkintonPatch or your local Patch editor and we'll try to find an answer for you.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Riley Hoop Classic starts Sunday at Westwood High.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The tournament will take place at Westwood High School.
Beginning on Sunday, February 17, Westwood’s boys and girls varsity basketball teams will host the following teams in the Riley Winter Classic tournament: Norwood, Wellesley, Silver Lake, Watertown, Cambridge and St. Joseph’s Prep. The annual tournament is sponsored by the Sharon Credit Union and Roche Bros., and all games will be played at Westwood High School, 200 Nahatan Street, Westwood. Westwood’s girls varsity team, led by first-year coach Shannon Clark and captains Sean Patterson and Kelly Porter, open with a 7 PM contest against St. Joseph’s Prep on Monday, February 18. Led by third-year coach, Steve St. Martin and captains Jonathan Allegrezza, John Gephard and Joe Lally, Westwood’s boys varsity team hopes to be able to surpass …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The BC High senior signed a letter of intent to play at Tufts.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Readers have had nearly a week to upload their favorite photos: we've crowned our winner.
All photos uploaded before 5 p.m. Monday were under consideration to be crowned the winner in our local youth winter sports photo contest. We could only choose one, however, as the winner of a $25 gift card. After deliberating, we had to go with Jennifer Brewer Gjika's shot of a goalie defending the net. Thank you to all those who participated! Please continue to share your photos with us, either through our blogging platform or by uploading to your local Patch site's Pics and Clips gallery. Jennifer, we'll be emailing you so we can make arrangements to get you your $25 gift card. Return to Patch tomorrow, when you can start uploading pictures for our next photo contest: favorite local businesses.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A Ravens cheerleader has been making headlines for the reasons she says she was banned from cheering on Super Bowl Sunday.
The story of a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who said she was disciplined for weight gain—and believes this is a reason she was left behind from the Super Bowl—has been making headlines across the country. Cheerleader Courtney Lenz said she thinks her team didn't take her to the Super Bowl was because she gained 1.6 pounds. Admittedly, her story has changed through the week: Yahoo Sports noted she first said the team was upset because she had chosen to retire at the end of the season. She later told Good Morning America she thought the decision was because of her weigh-in. The alleged snub led to supporters starting an online petition to reinstate her, The Huffington Post reported. The team has said they picked cheerleaders for the Super …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Junior Seau's family is suing the NFL and President Obama says that, if he had a son, he would think twice before letting him play football.
The issue of concussions in football is back in the forefront of people’s minds now that: In an article released on Jan. 27, President Obama told The Republican, I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football...I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they're grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Outdoor enthusiasts have been waiting two years for good ice. This week they may finally get that; at their own risk.
If you haven't noticed yet, it's cold outside, very cold. For some people however, the cold is a good sign. Many types of outdoor sports require strong, safe ice. There's pond hockey, ice fishing and some snowmobile trails that cross ponds. Last week, fire departments across the region were saying they would not recommend going out on the ice. Many departments refrain from saying the ice is safe to err on the side of caution. "Based on my training and experience, the only 'safe' ice is that of an indoor rink," Holliston Fire Chief Michael Cassidy said. However, for residents that are willing to take the risk on ice safety, the cold weather is great for their morale. "It is likely that some back yard temperatures in the usual cold spots …