Friday, February 15, 2013
The Big Blue jeeves lost 37-34 on Wednesday.
Friday, February 15
The Big Blue junior varsity girls basketball team lost 37-34 to Marblehead on Wednesday. The varsity came out on top the following night defeating their rivals, the Magicians, 54-37. The scores and photos are courtesy of MK Rynne.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Falcons were able to prove themselves against the Big Blue.
Over all of his notes on the locker room white board dissecting the Danvers Falcons’ gameplan, Coach Justin Fucile had one message, written in clear, black ink, for his team before Swampscott’s highly anticipated matchup against the #4 team in the state: “They are undefeated until 8:30 tonight because of this team.” However, Coach Fucile was wrong on two counts. Not only did the game end at 8:46, but the Falcons held Swampscott to a mere 31 points and took an easy victory over the Big Blue to improve to 14-0 on the year. Thanks to two first-half runs, Danvers put the game away early. Swampscott’s closest moment to victory was when Steven Bowers scored the first points of the day for the Big Blue, tying the game at 2 with 6:20 in the first…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Swampscott junior varsity basketball team swamped the Salem Witches 48-6 while the varsity fell to the Salem varsity, 47-34, in basketball action last week.
The Swampscott junior varsity team swamped the Salem Witches 48-6 while the varsity fell to the Salem varsity, 47-34, in basketball action last week.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The basketball tournament is held each year in memory pf the local sports coach.
Saturday, January 26
More than 100 kids competed this week in the 6th Annual Jimmy Myers 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the JCC in Marblehead. The tournament is held in memory of the local sports hero who coached thousands of kids at the J over decades. The tourney attracted kids from across the North Shore. It was won by three Swampscott kids.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
On Tuesday night the Swampscott girls basketball varsity and junior varsity teams lost close games to the Tanners of Peabody.
Thursday, January 17
Photos courtesy of MK Rynne The Big Blue girls varsity team was edged by Peabody 42-20 on Tuesday, while the junior varsity girls lost to Peabody 48-44. The varsity team is now 5-5 on the season. They play next on Friday at Lynn Classical.
A tremendous fourth quarter performance by Val Temin and Dan Trentsch led the Big Blue to a conference victory over Peabody.
Val Temin had three three-pointers in the fourth quarter, leading his team to a strong, defensive-minded 45-39 win over the Peabody Tanners on Tuesday night. After ending the third quarter leading 31-30, the Big Blue began the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run that lasted over five minutes, thanks to Temin’s shooting and a John King layup. Although Peabody responded with a three of its own with 2:52 left which brought the Tanners within seven points, Dan Trentsch solidified the victory for Swampscott with three free throws in the final two minutes. Temin and Trentsch both played with an incredible sense of urgency. While Temin racked up a myriad of boards down low, Trentsch was able to steal the ball on passes made on the perimeter. Both …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
After a great win against Marblehead on Monday, Swampscott took tough defeats at the hands of Beverly and Revere.
It was a big week for Big Blue basketball. After coming off a tough loss to their heated rival, the Saugus Sachems, last Friday, Coach Justin Fucile and the varsity boys' squad knew they had an opportunity to redeem themselves. At home this past week, they faced Marblehead, Beverly, and Revere, all in a matter of five days. With a win in all three games, Swampscott would have ended the week with an even, .500 record. On Monday, Val Temin returned from a broken middle finger injury, and set a tone down low early for his team's play in the first quarter against Marblehead. Swampscott, who could have used Temin's presence in the paint against the Sachems, took advantage of his ability to balance the floor on offense as well as his ferocity …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Big Blue girls are back in action tonight, Jan. 9, against the Beverly Panthers on their court.
Wednesday, January 9
It took two overtimes Monday but the Magicians of Marblehead outlasted Swampscott Big Blue girls varsity basketball team. The final score: 39-35. The game was the first of a boys and girls basketball double-header at Swampscott High. In the second game, the Swampscott boys defeated their rivals from Marblehead, 54-47. One night later, on Tuesday, the girls junior varsity basketball squad took down Marblehead's jeeves 39-21. Both the Swampscott boys and girls varsity teams return to the hardwood Wednesday in games against the Beverly Panthers. The girls play on the Panthers' court and the Big Blue boys play at home. MK Rynne provided photos and info for this article.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Danny Trentsch, Stephen Bowers, and Chad Nelson led the Big Blue to a strong victory over Gloucester.
It took a wake-up call from the Gloucester Fishermen offense for Swampscott’s true intensity to arrive. After trailing by 12 in the second quarter, the Big Blue executed on offense in the second half and defeated the Fishermen, 70-65, thanks to stellar offensive play from co-captains Danny Trentsch and Stephen Bowers and ferocity down low from Chad Nelson. The Big Blue fell behind 24-12 with 7:20 left in the second quarter after leading for the first five minutes of the game. But, Gloucester’s lead would only diminish from that point. A Val Temin basket-and-foul made it a 24-17 game with five minutes before halftime, and a Steven Scaglione jumper brought the game within one point for Swampscott with 1:15 left in the second quarter. In …
The Big Blue defeated Danvers at home.
Victory one for first-year coach Abrom Roberts's Big Blue girls basketball team came at home this week against Danvers. The girls played solid team defense, helping each other in their 2-3 zone and holding the Falcons to 32 points. Led by senior Ara Talkov, the Blue defeated the Falcons 42-32 on Tuesday. Ara showed leadership, taking over the game offensively and by hitting the glass and grabbing rebounds, the coach said. Power forward Rachel Moran also rebounded well and drilled a nice 3-pointer, Roberts said. A week earlier, the Blue lost a close one in their opener, on the road, against Winthrop, 31-28. Again they played solid team defense, the coach said. Friday's scheduled freshmen, jv and varsity games at Gloucester were postponed …