Thursday, April 11, 2013
Reading High School's teams hit the diamond on Tuesday in a pair of road games against Wilmington High School.
Spring season is in full swing, and so are the Reading High School baseball and softball teams. On Tuesday, both teams hit the diamond in Wilmington, taking on the Wildcats in separate locations. At Town Park, the softball team fell behind early in the contest before making a comeback against the home team, and recapturing the lead at 2-1 early on. Reading went on to polish off a 5-1 victory. Meanwhile at Wilmington High School, the Rockets withstood a strong effort from the Wildcats and pulled away late, earning a 7-1 win. Reading, ranked No. 7 in the state by ESPNBoston.com, led just 4-1 until the final frame when it tacked on the insurance.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Playground fun doesn’t have to be reserved for kids. Adults can enjoy these outdoor play spaces too—and get a great workout at the same time.
Getting a good workout doesn’t require being stuck in a gym during the late summer heat or those deliciously crisp fall days that follow. To change things up a bit in your workout routine, consider making use of a free and easily accessible resource: your local playground. While playgrounds themselves are nothing new, in recent years, adults are returning to them in greater numbers—and not just to entertain their kids. Thanks to the rise in popularity of outdoor boot camps, which often make use of equipment available in parks and playgrounds, many adults are taking a second look at playgrounds as an affordable way to exercise their inner child and outer adult—and make exercising seem less like a chore and more (dare we say it?) fun. …
Monday, April 8, 2013
RMHS annual scrimmage with Belfast Maine Team.
Every year for many seasons now, the RMHS Rockets baseball team has hosted the Belfast, ME high school team. The skies were blue and it was a beautiful day as the Rockets hosted their neighbors from the north this past Saturday. Check out the photos from the scrimmage attached. The Rockets will kick off regular season play on Tuesday, April 9 against Wilmington at the Wilmington High School field.
Glenn Fiore is currently training for the marathon.
Reading resident Glenn Fiore is running his third consecutive Boston Marathon this year with Team Dana-Farber. He also ran the Philadelphia Marathon in 2011. Fiore lost his mother and mother-in-law to cancer in the past two years. He also lost his father to cancer when he was only nine-years-old. His family members' battle with the disease inspired Fiore to run and raise money for cancer research. "This is my third year running with Team Dana-Farber and to-date through the generosity and support of wonderful family and friends I've raised over $25,000 in my parents memory," he said. One hundred percent of the money he raised supports cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. "Marathon Monday is not only race day but a …
Reading High School has a busy week of spring sports ahead in upcoming days.
There may be some scattered snow banks still refusing to melt, but spring is officially here. And with that, spring sports season is in full swing with a busy slate of games on the docket this week. Here is a look at games and matches scheduled in the upcoming days for Reading High School teams, according to HighSchoolSports.net. Monday, April 8 Tuesday, April 9 Wednesday, April 10 Thursday, April 11 Friday, April 12
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Reading Patch this season.
Spring sports at Reading High School are set to begin the first week of April with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around Reading, youth sports are also underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Reading Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Guard Avery Bradley hosted a clinic in Waltham, and eight YMCA players from Reading were among the participants in the session.
Eight young Reading basketball players got the pro treatment on Thursday as they traveled to Waltham to participate in a clinic hosted by young Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley and former Celtic Dana Barros. The clinic, sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts, took place at the Celtics' practice facility and focused on defensive skills. Bradley is known for his defensive prowess, establishing himself as one of the top defensive guards in the NBA. Tyler Gonick, Ryland Fiscus, Jeremy Rosh, Yazmine Gnanaratnam, Vithuli Rajadurai, Josh Klages, Keith Richmond, and Ryan Rose Hatch were the members of the Burbank YMCA who were selected to participate in the camp. In addition to the basketball lessons, Barros and Bradley told the children the importance of …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
In the last year alone, local Sam Kurker has been drafted to the National Hockey League and suited up for the Boston University men's hockey team. And there's more to come.
Sam Kurker has already been drafted in the second round of the National Hockey League's amateur draft, played in the historic Beanpot Tournament and suited up for one of the most legendary coaches in college hockey history. But despite that list of accomplishments, the best is likely still to come for the Reading resident. Kurker wasn't expected to play for the Boston University men's hockey team right out of high school, but 40-year head coach Jack Parker decided going into the campaign that the St. John's Prep graduate would be in the fold for the Terriers. After a slow start, Kurker became an important piece for the team that reached the Hockey East finals before falling to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 1-0, on Saturday night…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Are you running in the Boston Marathon this year? Fill out the form below to submit your profile to Reading Patch—make sure to email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org—and we'll print the profiles before the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Are you running in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15? Fill out the form above to submit your profile to Reading Patch and email a photo of yourself running to email@example.com, and we'll print the profiles before the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Reading High School senior Olivia Healy was recently named Massachusetts Player of the Year by Gatorade.
The 2012-13 girls basketball season didn't end with the hardware Reading High School players had hoped. But one Lady Rocket didn't leave her final season empty handed. While the locals fell to Medfield in the state semifinal, suffering their first and only loss of the year, senior standout Olivia Healy was recently named the Massachusetts girls basketball Gatorade Player of the Year. According to a press release from Gatorade, Healy is the first player from the school to receive the award. The senior will attend Richmond University this fall, and closed out her high school career averaging a jaw dropping 27.8 points per game to go along with 11 rebounds, 5.3 steals, 3.8 assists and 2 blocks per contest. In addition, Healy managed a 3.27 …