Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association voted in January to drop boys' gymnastics from its roster for sponsored sports.
The Burlington High School boys' gymnastics teams may have a chance at another official season. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) recently voted 7-2 to reconsider its decision to drop boys' gymnastics as an official high school sport, according to a report in the Boston.com High School Sports Blog. Citing low participation numbers, the MIAA voted on January 16 to end sanctioned competition for the seven boys' gymnastics teams in the state. The seven schools with boys' gymnastics teams include: Newton North, Newton South, Braintree, Burlington, Lowell, Attleboro and Andover. Richard Ellis, coach of the Braintree High School boys gymnastics team, and Braintree Athletic Director Michael Denise, presented …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Join us for our live chat throughout the Division 1 State Championship hockey game.
Join us for our live chat throughout the Division 1 State Championship game between the Burlington Red Devils and Marshfield High. We'll be going live from the TD Garden in Boston. The blog will go live around 8 p.m. and the action is scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. Feel free to comment, ask questions, upload photos and video clips directly into the conversation. If you are attending the game, you can still participate in the live chat by logging onto Patch or downloading the CoveritLive App on your smart phone!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Olympian gymnast Aly Raisman, disappointed at dropping of boys' gymnastics official competitions in Massachusetts, tweets: "There is absolutely no such thing as a 'girl sport.' Is she right?
Aly Raisman had heard about plans to drop competitive boys' gymnastics in Massachusetts and she was not pleased. "Extremely disappointing that boys gymnastics is being dropped by MIAA. This quote upsets me," the gold-medaling gymnast from Needham tweeted on Sunday. Then she posted the quote from the Boston Globe story from Massachusetts interscholastic Athletic Association spokesman Paul Wetzel to which she was referring: "It’s a girls’ sport," said Wetzel, referring to the lopsided [gymnastics] participation rates. "When was the last time you watched boys’ gymnastics? They don’t get on the cover of the Wheaties box. They don’t get the endorsements." Raisman's next tweet: There is absolutely no such thing as a "girl sport" #ridiculous …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Read the full transcript of our live blog to see how the Red Devils did it! Full story to follow soon!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Burlington High boys hockey team will face Milton High in the MIAA Division 1 state championship game at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. Whether you can’t make it to the arena or you're in attendance, you can join the conversation with Patch. We will be live blogging the game, beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday. When the puck drops, just click the play button in the gray box and follow along. We’ll keep you updated on the score and everything else happening on the ice. We encourage you to participate with your own commentary, photos and well wishes for the home team. If you are going to the game and would like to participate you can download the app to your smart phone. iPhone users can download it here, and Android users can go here. Until …