PEP sponsored adventures for Somerville students
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East Somerville Community School students recently enjoyed a hike at the Fells, thanks to programming made possible by the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant.

East Somerville Community School students recently enjoyed a hike at the Fells, thanks to programming made possible by the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant.

By Louise Carpenter

As part of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant, Somerville will continue to expand its student programming with Waypoint Adventures this winter and moving into the spring, with the help of Kathleen Houghton, Special Education Recreation Specialist for the Somerville Public Schools.

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Somerville High Girls Track wins Greater Boston League Championship Meet
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By Charles O’Rourke

The girls team after their victory.

The girls team after their victory.

For the third year in a row, the Somerville High Girls Track Team led by Captains Maureen McNabb, Leighann Nguyen and Melissa Sanon won the Greater Boston League Championship Meet.

The meet was held on Saturday, January 30 at the Reggie Lewis Center. The SHS Girls scored a total of 120 points, followed by Malden with 92, Chelsea was 3rd with 58, Everett was 4th with 41, Greater Lawrence Tech had 37 and Medford with 19.

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Somerville High School represented at Coaches Invitational and Elite meet
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The SHS Girls Track Team made a splash at the statewide Coaches Invitational and Elite meet this past weekend.

The SHS Girls Track Team made a splash at the statewide Coaches Invitational and Elite meet this past weekend.

By Louise Carpenter

The Somerville High Girls Track team participated in the statewide Coaches Invitational and Elite meet on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

Participating on Saturday were Youdine Felix and Lourdes Jean-Louis who both competed in the 55m dash and the long jump, along with Jackie Eloi who competed in the 55m hurdles. All three girls qualified for this meet with their performances throughout the season.

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Prospect Hill Academy remains undefeated

By Charles Lane

The Lady Wizards girls team at Prospect Hill Academy has reached the half-way point in the 2015-2016 high school basketball season and is still undefeated.

This past Wednesday’s contest against the South Shore Charter Jaguars was a lopsided affair for the Lady Wizards who had a commanding 31-13 lead at halftime and finished with a final score of 55-20.

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Somerville High School Girls Track prevails over Greater Lawrence Tech
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By Louise Carpenter

SHS Girls Track standouts (L to R) Youdine Felix, Laury Belizaire, Katia Mathews, and Lourdes Jean-Louis.

SHS Girls Track standouts (L to R) Youdine Felix, Laury Belizaire, Katia Mathews, and Lourdes Jean-Louis.

The Somerville High Girls Track Team improved their record to 3-1 win a 62-22 victory over Greater Lawrence Tech on Thursday, January 14 in the SHS fieldhouse.

Senior Captain Melissa Sanon remains undefeated in the GBL with her first place in the hurdles and high jump.  She leads the team scoring with a perfect 40 points in 4 meets.

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SHS Girls Track edged out by Malden
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Gabrielle Etienne with her 2nd place medal in the Shot Put along with Coach Carl Stauffer.

Gabrielle Etienne with her 2nd place medal in the Shot Put along with Coach Carl Stauffer.

By Louise Carpenter

The Somerville High School Girls Track Team lost an exciting meet to Malden High School on Wednesday, January 6 at the SHS Fieldhouse, with a final close score of 44-42.

Winning events for SHS was Melissa Sanon, who won the 50-yard hurdles in a fast time of 7.7 seconds. Sanon also won the high jump with a leap of 4’10”.

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Somerville Recreation to switch from Youth Contact Football to Flag Football Program

Courtesy of Somerville Recreation.

Courtesy of Somerville Recreation

With contact football-related injuries on the rise nationally, Somerville joins growing list of communities making the switch to flag football for younger residents

Somerville Recreation announced this week that, following a national trend due to increased risk of injury, and due to declining enrollment, the City’s Youth Football program will be discontinued and will switch to a non-contact Flag Football Program for Somerville youth in grades one through eight.

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Winter Hill School Flag Football Champs
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flag_football_webWednesday, November 25, the Winter Hill Community Innovation School won the middle school Flag Football City Championship with a 33 to 22 win over the West Somerville School. The team was made up of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from The Winter Hill School and was coached by the physical education teacher, Mr. Senecal.

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