Friday, April 19, 2013
The Fierce Five induction will take place in August.
Aly Raisman and her 'Fierce Five' teammates — McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber — this summer will get ushered into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The Needham native, who trained at Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club in Burlington, was captain of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, along with individually winning a gold medal on the floor and bronze medal on the balance beam. The Fierce Five will be inducted in August during the 2013 U.S. Championships and USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show which will take place in Hartford, Connecticut. The Fierce Five 2012 Olympics team will be inducted along with two other gold-medaling teams: the 2007 Women’s …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
On Wednesday night, Boston Bruins and their fans helped begin the healing process in the wake of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings as they showed support for victims.
The Boston Bruins were a part of a moving and memorable tribute to the victims of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings prior to the start of Wednesday's game. Among the black and gold who felt compelled to help the city begin to heal was Jay Pandolfo, a Burlington High School graduate. Prior to the start of the contest at TD Garden, the Bruins played a video tribute and projected "Boston Strong" ribbons onto the ice surface as the lights in the building remained dark. When Rene Rancourt, famous for his regular renditions of the National Anthem, took to the microphone, he sang the opening notes of the song. But soon after, Rancourt stopped singing, and allowed the crowd to take over, providing a moment that will last a lifetime for sports fans…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15 was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was supposed to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2-mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and spectator, it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing. I was full of …
Find out which one of your neighbors is running the marathon this year.
Curious about which Burlington residents are running the Boston Marathon? Here is a list of the runners from town. Cheer them on! Check back with Burlington Patch for the runners' times after the race.
Friday, April 12, 2013
From a stunning DWTS dance to #NextAdele.
It was the powerful contemporary dance with dancing partner Mark Ballas that started the week for Needham native Aly Raisman. [See video of the dance and the Dancing with the Stars judges' responses at right.] By mid-week, the Olympic gold-medaling gymnast told the Boston Herald she "was hurting this week." Raisman explained more in Parade magazine, where she just launched a blog: Mark and I had a good time, but we were both really sore because we worked so hard during practice. It was a lot of lifts, which is something I’ve never done before. Being a gymnast, I’m used to being out there on the floor by myself, so being lifted by another person definitely works different muscles than I’m used to. Not too surprising, when you see the …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Though Burlington High School held a 6-4 edge at the intermission, Wilmington used a man-up situation to take control of the game and win, 13-9.
The Burlington High School boys lacrosse team led early, but host Wilmington took control early in the second half to improve to 4-0 on the season on Tuesday afternoon. J.P. Scola notched a first half hat trick, Ryan McNeill added two goals in the first half and Billy Puirier also found the back of the net in the opening two periods to give the Red Devils a 6-4 edge at halftime. But a Burlington stick violation gave the Wildcats a locked in man up situation to open the third quarter, and Wilmington took advantage with four goals in the opening two minutes to take control as they went on to a 13-9 victory.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Burlington High School spring sports teams are busy in upcoming days with a variety of games.
There may be some scattered snow banks still refusing to melt, but spring is officially here. And with that, spring sports season is in full swing with a busy slate of games on the docket this week. Here is a look at games and matches scheduled in the upcoming days for Burlington High School teams, according to HighSchoolSports.net. Monday, April 8 Tuesday, April 9 Wednesday, April 10 Thursday, April 11 Friday, April 12
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Burlington Patch this season.
Spring sports at Burlington High School are set to begin the first week of April with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around Burlington, youth sports are also underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Burlington Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Boston Bruins forward Jay Pandolfo, a 1992 Burlington High School graduate, said he was excited to see his alma mater win a second straight Division 1 championship.
Jay Pandolfo is hoping to help the Boston Bruins on a Stanley Cup this season. But in the meantime, the Burlington High School graduate is excited to know his alma mater has already hoisted a trophy of its own. Pandolfo, a 1992 BHS gradaute and current Bruins forward, said after a recent practice session in Wilmington that he was glad to see that the Red Devils were able to polish off a second straight Division 1 state championship when they recently toppled Marshfield at TD Garden. Are you a big fan of the Red Devils? You'll also want to see:
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Needham Olympian made it through the first round of voting of the ABC dancing reality show.
After last night's solid performance on "Dancing With the Stars," Needham native Aly Raisman and partner Mark Ballas are continuing their run into next week. Raisman trained for the Olympics Gymnastics Team at the Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club in Burlington. She won two gold medals and a bronze medal for the U.S. Women’s Olympics at the 2012 London Games. The three judges last night rated Raisman and Ballas' quickstep dance 8 out of 10, giving the Olympic gold medalist 24 total points. Combined with last week's score, she has 45 out of a possible 60 points. The teams two teams ahead of her are Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy with 50 total points, and Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough with 47 points between both weeks. Both teams…