Thursday, April 11, 2013
Girls, Inc. will celebrate two major milestones made possible, in part, through the help of Swampscott women.
Today when Girls, Inc. of Lynn celebrates its 70th anniversary and 25th annual luncheon/fundraiser, Swampscott women will be at the forefront. Board President Annalisa Di Palma of Swampscott said the group's longevity, 70 years, is a testament to how it has evolved to meet changing needs. Christine Meninno's involvement with Girls, Inc. has evolved, over the past sevral years. The Swampscott mother was an invited guest to the Girls, Inc. annual luncheon three years ago. "I was so impressed with the dedication of those involved in the program — from the girls to the staff to the donors — that I became a member of the event committee," she said. "The next year I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors as part of the development …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Big Blue players tallied 18 scores enroute to a convincing win Monday at Phillips Park against St. Mary's of Lynn.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Big Blue charged out to an early lead against St. Mary's of Lynn and never looked back winning 18-7 on Tuesday. Kita Wheeler whisked in the first goal a minute and seven seconds into the 10 am game. She followed that scoring with two more in short order, tallying three goals within the first six minutes of play. Coach Paula Donnelly said the early cushion was a welcome change from the familiar task of playing catch-up lacrosse. With Tuesday's win the team moved to 3-3 on the season. They face a tough opponent Wednesday morning at 10 when the Peabody Tanners visit Phillip's Park. Coach Donnelly said her players need to do a better job on draws but played team defense on Tuesday. "Instead of a bunch of one-on-one match-ups, they were able …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The seventh and eighth graders defeated Rockport 4-1 in their opening game on Saturday.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Starting the spring season right where they left off in the fall, Blue Lightning, the Swampscott girls’ travel soccer team of seventh and eighth graders, defeated Rockport, 4-1, in their opening game on Saturday, April 14, at Swampscott High School. Meghan Hartmann scored three goals for Swampscott, two coming off assists from center midfielder Ali Sloan, who also scored a goal of her own. Forwards Sarah Hingston and Megan Marocco threatened to score on several breakaways ignited by midfielders Emma Wright, Rebecca Cerra, Olivia Cooke and Sarah Martin, who consistently prevented the Rockport offense from penetrating the Swampscott side of the field. A solid defense, anchored by Jessica Gambale and Anna Hunt in the middle, appears once …
On Thursday, the Swampscott girls swept Gloucester 5-0.
Meanwhile, they look forward to a busy week playing four opponents in four days between Monday and Thursday.
The Big Blue tennis team upped their record to 3-2 on the 2012 season with a convincing 5-0 sweep of Gloucester on the Swampscott girls' court on Thursday. Freshman Anna Raptunovich played at No. 1 and won 6-0, 6-0. Senior Rita Tsokanis played at No. 2, winning 6-2, 6-0. Senior Tatum Pederson played at No. 3, winning 6-0, 6-0. The first doubles team of Ashley Petras and Allegra Walker won their match 6-2, 6-4. The second doubles team of Alicia Coyle and Danica Villanueva won their match 6-2, 6-1. Coach Niña Rogers was happy with the play and the results. The match-up on Wednesday at home against rival Marblehead, was a real battle with the Magicians ultimately prevailing 3-2, she said. The good thing is the Big Blue will get another …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
What started as a battle for the Big Blue girls basketball team ended in a 25-point blow-out that moves them to the semifinals of the Div. 3 North tournament.
Big Blue girls basketball dropped Stoneham 67-42 on the Swampscott hardwood Saturday in the North Div. 3 quarterfinals. The win advances the Swampscott squad to the semifinals, Thursday, when they will play the winner of tomorrow's match-up between Pentucket and Newburyport. On Saturday in the Swampscott field house, Niki Laskaris, 27 points, Ara Talkov, 17 points, and Caroline Murphy, 13 points, led the Big Blue attack. Smiles broke out on the Swampscott girls' faces as their lead grew in the fourth quarter. Laskaris was relentless going to the hoop and, when fouled in the act of shooting, drained most of her free throws. She said after the game that the team got going in the second half when junior Ara Talkov's shots started falling. …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Swampscott High girls now know who their opponent will be school on Saturday night in the second round of the MIAA tournament. Big Blue will play Stoneham.
The Stoneham lady Spartans squeezed by the Lynnfield Pioneers on Thursday night in front of a packed Stoneham gymnasium by a score of 48-44. The win sets up a second-round match-up against Swampscott Saturday at 7 at Swampscott High School. Sam Trant nailed four free throws with seconds remaining to ice the game for the Spartans. Baskets were hard to come by for both teams early on. Neither team could take advantage of each other’s turnovers and missed hoops, but it was a halftime speech by head coach Sarah Mills that got her team going out of the gate in the third quarter. “It was a very up and down game and I showed them stats at halftime that we only had nine offensive rebounds in the first half and that is just not going to cut it,” …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Swampscott girls held onto a lead of at least nine points throughout the second half as they beat Revere 48-35.
The Big Blue girls basketball team played strong defense as they upped their record to 7-1 by defeating Revere Tuesday at Swampscott High. The Swampscott girls held onto a lead of at least nine points throughout the second half in the 48-35 win.
Rodney of the Day: Once when I was lost, I saw a policeman and asked him to help me find my parents. I said to him, "Do you think we'll ever find them?" He said, "I don't know kid. There's so many places they can hide." Rodney Dangerfield
1) Weather Watch — National Weather Service forecasters are predicting a cloudy day, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 45. 2) Tide Watch — Today's low tide at Fisherman's Beach is 5:26 am (.22 ft). High tide is 11:40 am (10:19 ft). The sun will rise at 7:12 am and set at 4:29 pm. 3) Swampscott Scrambler — Unscramble these letters to spell the name of a Swampscott person, place or thing (answer to be posted tomorrow): ckreal Monday's answer: walking 4) Line of the Day: Once when I was lost, I saw a policeman and asked him to help me find my parents. I said to him, "Do you think we'll ever find them?" He said, "I don't know kid. There's so many places they can hide." Rodney Dangerfield 5) Blue Watch: The girls …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Bedford beat Swampscott 40-37 in the finals at the 7th Annual Malden High School Holiday Tournament.
Bedford took advantage of opportunities on offense and swarmed Big Blue on defense Wednesday in Malden. In the end, Bedford beat Swampscott 40-37 for the championship of the 7th Annual Malden High School Holiday Tournament.