Monday, February 4, 2013
Get served by boys and girls on Swampscott High's track teams at an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $5 on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Soon comes the smell of batter, butter and syrup. Saturday is pancake day at Swampscott High where track athetes will don chef hats and server shoes. Boys and girls from the Big Blue teams will flip flapjacks and run plates to diners from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The all-you-can-eat breakfast cost $5. The money — the event usually raises about $2,000 — helps pay for team equipment and an end-of-season banquet. The menu is typically juice, fruit, pancakes and coffee. And pleasure. Tables get turned for this event with kids serving adults their morning meal. "We normally serve 300-400 guests, which amounts to almost 1000 pancakes," said track booster Kerin Walsh. The track team has been hosting the annual breakfast for at …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Bulldogs’ defensive intensity forced the Big Blue into uncomfortable situations throughout the game.
Through their defensive pressure on the Big Blue, the Lynn English Bulldogs never gave Swampscott a chance to catch up to the Bulldogs' high-octane offense. Swampscott committed 19 turnovers in the first half and couldn’t find a rhythm on offense, losing 82-65. The Big Blue had difficulty bringing the ball past half court in the first half, thanks to the Bulldogs’ full-court press. Whenever Swampscott turned the ball over, Lynn English had an easy look at the basket. The Bulldogs scored 44 points in the first half, the most any team has scored against Swampscott in a half this season. But whenever Swampscott managed to break the press, they had solid opportunities on the offensive end. Stephen Bowers was able to score seven points in the…
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.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The proposal is scheduled for a vote at the next selectmen's meeting, Feb. 6.
Selectmen are scheduled to vote next week on a proposal to name the Upper Jackson track after Dave Whelan, a parent and Swampscott schools supporter who died in September. Dave's wife, Jean, his son, Trevor, and former Swampscott track coach Dom Finelli were in the audience Wednesday when School Committee member Marianne Hartmann presented the proposal to selectmen. Dave Whelan was a former School Committee chairman, town treasurer, track supporter and tireless advocate for Chapter 70 education funding for Swampscott. He spent some of his best days at the Upper Jackson track watching the Big Blue teams and his son Trevor compete, Hartmann said. Upper Jackson is located behind the high school off The Greenway. School Committee members …
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.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The offices for which candidates have pulled papers for elections so far are Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Planning Board.
Here are five things to know Jan. 18, 2013 in Swampscott: 1) Town Watch: Town offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day. 2) Newsbit of the Day: As of Thursday afternoon these candidates had pulled papers for town and school elections, said Town Clerk Susan Duplin. BOARD OF SELECTMEN 3-YEAR TERM Matt Strauss, new candidate SCHOOL COMMITTEE 3-YEAR TERM Laurier Beaupre, candidate for Re-Election Jaren Landen, candidate for Re-Election PLANNING BOARD 5-YEAR TERM Joseph R. Young, new candidate 3) Swampscott Scholars: Swampscott High Class of 2012 graduates Emily Walls and Katherine Zarinsky received the Swampscott High School Parent Teacher Forum Scholarships. 4) Weather Watch: Sunny, with a high near 27. North …
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.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Where would you want to be on Dec. 20, 2012?
We wonder, where on earth would you want to spend Dec. 20 if the Large Hadron Collider scientific experiment or some such force was to tip the balance to the end of days on Dec. 21? Would it be Swampscott? Hawaii? A corn field in Iowa? We read that an online English bookmaker is offering odds for wagers on the EOW to come Friday. The standard line is 1,000,000,000 - 1. But patrons are invited to set their own line. The only item we can think of with higher odds is the Red Sox rehiring Bobby Valentine. Or Bill Belichick getting a job as a Wal-Mart greeter. Meanwhile, there are about 60 days until spring training in Ft. Myers. Ft. Myers, that might not be bad for Dec. 20.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The team had its football banquet on Wednesday, weeks after feasting on Marblehead for Thanksgiving.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The following awards were announced by Swampscott football coach Steve Dembowski: Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Players of AWAY Games Presented by Exit Realty Beatrice Associates Game Offense Defense SOMERVILLE Robert Serino Brendan McDonald/ Shicoren Adams LYNN ENGLISH Patrick Dennis Chris Carmen TRITON Josh Rothwell Nathan Raustad DANVERS Tim Costin David Carrasco GLOUCESTER Corey Carmody Toby Hale…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Black & Blue wrestling team won its opening dual meet against Salem at the Northeast Conference tournament held Saturday at Beverly High School.
The Black & Blue wrestling team got off to its best start in years at the Northeast Conference tournament held Saturday at Beverly High School. The team beat Salem 33-30, for its first dual meet victory of the season. The meet against Salem was filled with highlights: Stephen Hopkins, an 8th grader wrestling at 106 pounds, pinned his Salem opponent halfway through the first period. That pin, in what was Hopkins second bout ever as a varsity wrestler, was among the many bright spots on the day. "Very exciting to have Hopkins as the first ever 8th grader to wrestle in the program's history,” said head coach Mike Stamison. “It'll be a learning year for him, and he's sure to take his lumps, but he is very eager to contribute, and I love …