Lyric’s Champs Skating Club season wrap-up
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Skaters and volunteer staff

Skaters and volunteer staff

By Eric Saulnier
Somerville Fire Department

This past weekend, Lyric’s Champs Skating Club finished our second successful season of ice skating lessons. Lyric’s Champs provides one-on-one ice-skating instruction in a sensory friendly environment to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as other developmental disabilities.

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Somerville athlete helps take Tufts to tournament

By Rebecca Danvers

Sophomore Melissa Baptista led Tufts' quarterfinal win over Scranton with 23 points.

Sophomore Melissa Baptista led Tufts’ quarterfinal win over Scranton with 23 points.

The Tufts University women’s basketball team competed in their first-ever national title game on Monday, April 4, in Indianapolis. The Jumbos entered the tournament as a 7-seed but have emerged as the Cinderella story in Division III.

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Somerville Middle School wins Championship
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sommid_3_2_16_webSomerville Middle School Team won their 2015-2016 Valley League Championship lead by Coaches Sergio Amaral and John Donovan over the Bedford Junior Bucks in Haverhill on Sunday night.  They ended the season with a 10-4-1 record.

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Etienne places second
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etienne_webSomerville High School Track and Field athlete Gabrielle Etienne finished second at the Massachusetts State Finals on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis center. Her second place throw of 40’11.5″ was her personal best throw of her career and set a new SHS record in the Shot Put.  The previous record of 40’7″ was set in 2009 by Jessica Masse. Pictured with Etienne is throws coach Carl Stauffer.

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Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament
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— Photos by Bobbie Toner

— Photos by Bobbie Toner

Somerville Varsity played Lawrence  at Lawrence  High School on Monday, Feb 15 in the MVC and GBL Tournament. Lawrence won 54 – 47. The next Tournament game is today, Wednesday Feb. 17, against Lowell, at Lawrence High School.

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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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