Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Swampscott High Big Blue football team plays its annual Thanksgiving game against arch-rival Marblehead at 10 am at Blocksidge Field at Phillips Park in Swampscott.
1) Newsbit of the Day: Thursday and Friday trash pick-up in Swampscott will be a day behind this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. So that means those who regularly have their trash and recycling items collected Thursdays will be serviced on Friday this week. And those who regularly have their trash and recycling items collected Fridays will be serviced on Saturday this week. Here's hoping there's no leftovers and even Aunt Alice's 10-pound fruit cake gets eaten. 2) Swampscott Sports: The Swampscott High Big Blue football team plays its annual Thanksgiving game against arch-rival Marblehead at 10 am at Blocksidge Field at Phillips Park in Swampscott. 3) Bit of Turkey Talk: Looking ahead to leftovers Reheating Your Turkey In the Oven…
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Big offense by Blue at home.
Swampscott improved to 2-0 in league play with a 47-14 pasting of Danvers at Blocksidge Field. The Big Blue sputtered on their first two offensive series, going three and out both times. "That's on me, I was too conservative early," coach Steve Dembowski said. "They put up big yards on the ground last week against Danvers, and I thought we'd try the same, it didn't, so we chucked it and went back to do what we do best, attacking." Richard Sullivan got the Blue on the board first, hauling in a 71-yard TD pass from Mike Walsh. Walsh scooted in from the one on the next Big Blue possession and Swampscott was on its way to their best offensive showing of the 2011 season. "We had a great week of practice, we just focused on Danvers, we started …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Swampscott native Roger Volk has the best job in the world, in the best seat in the house, sitting in the press box, the voice of Big Blue football.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
If someone stands up in front of you and you miss a play at Blocksidge Field during a Swampscott High football game, just wait a second and Roger Volk will tell you that Evan Rhodes carried the ball for six yards to the Big Blue 42 yard line, and it's second and four. Volk has been in the press box for the past 10 years, taking over the announcer’s job from his good friend Peter Sack, after filling in for Sack several times over the years. “Peter was the voice of the Big Blue and he was gracious enough to allow me to sit in for him on occasion and when he stepped down, I was absolutely thrilled to have the chance to do this,” Volk said. Roger bleeds Blue, he received his Master’s Degree from Suffolk University after graduating from …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
First-ever game under the lights at Blocksidge was a shining success.
Big Blue trailed Triton Regional HIgh School at the half. Then by two scores in the third quarter. But Blue came storming back. They answered with a touchdown in the third. And on the ensuing kick-off, the home team donned some trickery. They kicked onside. Frank Legere recovered. The Blue offense punched in another touchdown to pull ahead. It was an exciting game that brought out many people for night football. In spite of all the rain on Tuesday the field conditions were better than they were during the last game at Blocksidge, against Lynn English, said coach Steve Dembowski. Look for complete game coverage and a photo gallery Friday first thing.
The turf was soft on Wednesday but officials expect it to be ready for football action tonight.
The Public Works director and school athletic director walked Blocksidge Field Wednesday, 30 hours after Tuesday's drenching made a pool of it. The surface was soft in the mid-afternoon walk, said Public Works Director Gino Cresta. But he expected subsequent sun and wind would dry the surface enough for play tonight. Big Blue and Triton square up at 7 in the first Blue game under the lights at Blocksidge. Cresta said that Meninno Construction pumped standing water from the field on Tuesday, volunteering the service. Thursday's forecast calls for sunshine.