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We want you to choose who the top boys ice hockey players were at each position this winter. Vote in the polls below for each position. Think we left someone out? Let us know by writing the players name in the other text area in the poll.

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Boys Basketball, 04/02/08 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

Some bleary eyed memories from covering 18 games in 20 days

The wildness began innocently enough with a Central Catholic boys blowout of Acton-Boxboro on Feb. 25 and ended Saturday night with a pair of Division 1 state finals.

For the record, this corner actually witnessed 18 full games live in those 20 days. From Durham, N.H., to Worcester,  Mass., to a slew of points in between.

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Boys Basketball, 03/17/08 » 3 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Ryan Bourque lives on in the hearts of Central Catholic's players

Before a game in January, Central Catholic senior KB Oshodi, left, bows his head during "The Star-Spangled Banner." The Raiders have been wearing a patch with Ryan Bourque's initials, "RB," to honor their teammate, who died in November.1 Photo

This is my shot at glory, the skinny, blond-haired kid said to himself. Might as well make the most of it.

Central Catholic led Boston Latin by 18 points. Less than a minute remained. The game was nearly over.

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Boys Basketball, 03/15/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Locals take a look at injuries in youth sports

On average, 18 million youths each year will suffer some sort of injury related to athletics. Of those, roughly 3.5 million will be sustained by kids under the age of 15 years old.

That was the topic of discussion at a lecture on kids and sports injuries held at Merrimack College. The was sponsored by Eagle Tribune Publishing's RallyNorth.net, as well as Merrimack College and the Northeast Rehab Health Network.

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Boys Basketball, 03/05/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

A Senior Night to remember

Gloucester boys basketball team manager Danny Williamson, left, shares a laugh with teammate Alex Schad during a game earlier this season. Williamson, a senior at Gloucester High School, scored two points on a very emotional Senior Night for the Fishermen.1 Photo

If I could have last Thursday night back, I would make sure that I was sitting in the stands inside the Smith Field House at Gloucester High School around 8:30 p.m.

Eight days ago, in that aforementioned location, arguably the most emotional and inspirational moment of the Cape Ann winter sports season took place.

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Boys Basketball, 02/22/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Power Players, February 14, 2008

Chris Maxson, Salem, MA : Scored 41 points and had seven 3-pointers in the Witches' 94-67 triumph over Revere.

Mike Carter-Williams, Hamilton-Wenham : The Generals' outstanding freshman poured in 37 points in the team's 82-71 win over Lynnfield.

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Power Rankings, February 13, 2008

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1.Central Catholic (15-1): A date with Lowell looms in the Division 1 North sectional.

2.Salem, NH (15-1): Still untouchable in Class L. You know E.J. Perry would love a re-do on the Greater Lawrence Christmas tourney.

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Boys Basketball, 02/13/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Teen shows fighting—and team—spirit after disabling accident

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Gregory Martinez accomplished something yesterday that his parents never thought could happen six months after a bicycle accident that left the teenager with severe brain and spinal injuries.

Greg was back in the Salem High School gymnasium, surrounded by friends and cheering on his basketball teammates. He was the star of the show, joking with his parents and his coach Tom Doyle, and dribbling a basketball with his left hand from his wheelchair.

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Boys Basketball, 02/05/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Power Players, January 31, 2008

Mike Clifford, Bishop Fenwick: The Crusaders' 6-7 junior center was immense against Austin Prep, finishing with 26 points and 17 rebounds in a 74-55 win. Clifford averages nearly 24 points for the season

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Power Rankings, January 30, 2008

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1.Central Catholic (11-1): Win over Lowell silences critics

2.Salem, N.H (12-1): Devils keep rolling

3.Masconomet (10-3): Chieftains made it 10 wins in 11 tries with dramatic 67-66 win over North Reading

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Boys Basketball, 01/30/08 » 7 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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