Sunday, February 24, 2013
In our weekly look at media outlets' Top 25 lists, there are several teams in the region making an appearance.
Editor's Note: The following story is published in Burlington, Woburn, Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Tewksbury, Westford and Chelmsford as they are the towns currently included in Patch's region of sports coverage. It's one of the most wonderful times of the year. It's playoff time for high school teams across the region. While track, swimming, wrestling and cheerleading teams have already found success in their postseason competitions, area basketball and hockey teams are just about to begin their own playoffs this week. But before the brackets get underway, we look back at the most recent rankings that were compiled by various media outlets in the area. Boys Basketball In our last version of the rankings roundup, Division 3 North …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Reading avenged last year's playoff loss to Tewksbury with a convincing win over the Redmen.
- Jay Oza
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
In a rematch of last year’s Division 2 Semifinal, the Rockets got their revenge over Tewksbury with a 42-6 dismantling of the Redmen at Reading High last night. “We definitely had revenge on our mind this year and we were clicking on all cylinders,” said Reading quarterback Drew Belcher, whose incredible night led the Rockets to a 12-0 record. Belcher completed nine passes for 126 yards and a touchdown, and rushed nine times for 105 yards and four touchdowns. “We worked all offseason to come back and make it to this game,” said receiver Ryan Maney. “They pretty much beat our butt last year,” said the Gronk-like pass catcher who hauled in five catches for 87 yards and had a 61 yard rushing touchdown. The Rockets also benefitted from running…
Sunday, March 18, 2012
For the first time in school history, the girls basketball team will be raising a state championship banner in Hawkes Field House.
The Lady Rockets shot past the CMass Champion Tyngsboro Tigers in the second half to earn a 48-27 victory in the Massachusetts Division II State Championship Game Saturday at Worcester’s DCU Center. The RMHS ladies completed a perfect 25-0 season and return home as champions—the first girls basketball team in the history of the school to do so. “This means everything,” said Olivia Healy about Reading’s title. “We’re a family, and to know that we got this far together, it’s unbelievable. We all are collective in this, and just to stand here and look at this trophy and these medals, is the biggest accomplishment for all of us and our hard work.” For 14-year Reading head coach Kim Penney, the emotion of the moment was unable to be hidden. “…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Reading High girls basketball team earned a stunning 71-64 overtime win over a tough Scituate squad in the EMass Division II semifinals at TD Garden last night.
Two undefeated teams. One State Championship berth. This one was always going to be a classic. The Reading Memorial High School girls basketball team outlasted the Lady Sailors of Scituate in what has got to be one of the most thrilling high school contests ever played on the parquet floor of TD Garden, earning a 71-64 overtime win and sealing a spot in the MIAA Division II State Championship Game. The Lady Rockets (24-0) will face either Palmer or Tyngsboro on Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester for the right to call themselves the best in Massachusetts. The game time is still TBA. Reading trailed by as many as 13 points as late as the beginning of the third quarter, but battled all the way back with a ferocious full-court press and …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Photos and a Reading box score from Saturday's Division II North Sectional Championship game.
The Reading Lady Rockets escaped with the Division II North Championship Saturday, outpacing Arlington Catholic, 49-46, and will now battle Scituate at the TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday, with a trip to the Division II State Championship game hanging in the balance. Tip-off time has yet to be announced by the MIAA. READING 49, ARLINGTON CATHOLIC 46
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Reading Memorial High School girls basketball team heads to the Division II North final on Saturday.
Reading Memorial High School girls basketball is headed to the Division II North final against Arlington Catholic on Saturday after knocking off Concord-Carlisle on Wednesday. Here's the box score from Wednesday's big win over Concord-Carlisle. READING (67) CONCORD-CARLISLE (35) SCORE BY QUARTERS
Top-seeded Reading High started slow, but cruised to a 67-35 victory over Concord-Carlisle at Woburn High last night.
If ever there was a recipe for a monumental upset, this was it. With a trip to the MIAA Division II North Sectional finals on the line, the top-seeded Reading Memorial High girls basketball team found itself facing an opponent fresh off two surprising victories over higher seeded competition and fast earning a reputation as defensive minded giant killers. This time around, however, Goliath pounded David into sand. The Lady Rockets proved why they remained unbeaten during the regular season, taking everything that 13th-seeded Concord-Carlisle could throw at them and still emerging with a lopsided 67-35 victory in the North semifinals Wednesday at Woburn High School. “I was really pleased with getting to this game,” said Concord-Carlisle (7-…
Friday, March 2, 2012
The Reading High boys hockey team watched its playoff dreams abruptly dashed by Acton-Boxboro last night at Burbank Arena.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Reading Boys hockey team had a convincing win versus BC High, but it was not enough to get them into the Super 8. Reading will battle Acton-Boxboro tonight in the Division I North Sectionals.
The Reading Boys hockey team was knocking on the door of the Super 8 after they knocked off powerhouse BC High, but their run fell a little short as they were not included in the big dance. In consolation, the Rockets earned a five seed in the Division I North bracket and will face off versus No. 12 Acton-Boxboro Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at the Chelmsford Forum. The Rockets tried to do everything they possibly could to earn a shot at the Super 8, but just fell a few votes short. The team battled through numerous injuries to win the Middlesex League Large School Division as well as challenge for a Super 8 berth after being practically written off at the start of the season by many. Junior and left-winger Andrew Narahara knew the season …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Reading will be facing Acton-Boxboro in Chelmsford on Wednesday night in the playoff opener.
The Division I North boys hockey bracket was finalized last night, and fifth-seeded Reading will open play at the Chelmsford Forum tomorrow night against No. 12 Acton-Boxboro at 6 p.m. The Colonials, who play in the Dual County League, finished the season at 10-8-2, while Reading was 12-4-6. The Rockets’ side of the bracket provides for some potentially intriguing matchups, as three other Middlesex League squads—including Super 8 washouts Burlington—could lie in wait for Reading in the later rounds. Not to mention, crosstown rivals Austin Prep. Should the Rockets advance past A-B, they will face the winner of Woburn and St. Peter-Marian on March 3. Click here to view the complete bracket.