East Ville basketball tourney draws hundreds
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— Photo by David Booth

— Photo by David Booth

Members of the East Somerville community teamed with local businesses to draw hundreds of young basketball players and spectators to the first annual basketball tournament Feb 28. Students from grades 6-8 represented their neighborhoods.

Event organizers and East Somerville residents Judi Walker and Maisy Sullivan said the event brought together the best the neighborhood has to offer.

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Mayor’s Fitness Challenge 2014 well underway
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challenge_3_webThe fifth annual Somerville Mayor’s Fitness Challenge kicked off on Saturday.The Fitness Challenge is a 10-week event that offers both a team fitness challenge as well as a non-competitive “lifestyle pledge” in cooperation with Wellcoin Positive Health Currency. Both offer rewards for participants ranging from better health to discounts at local businesses.

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Somerville Pride wins Metrowest Basketball 5th grade Championship
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Somerville Pride played at Mass Premier Courts in Foxboro against King Philip and won with the final score of 21-19. Pictured: Back row — Coach Dale Estey, Kenzi Ramadam, Vedrana Stantic, Elizabeth McEwen, Jada West, Kimberly Toner, Corinne McKellar, Madisson Powell, Josphine Rizzo, Coach Jay Rizzo. Front row — Ava Cannisharo, Bridget Frazier, Jill Hutchinson, Chloe Wilson, Katie Ziko,  Missing from picture is Audrey Bocage and Coach Nicole Estey.

— Photo by Courtney Rizzo

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N.E. Patriot Logan Ryan at ‘Read by the River’
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Read by the River is an education fair developed to promote the importance of early childhood literacy.  – Photo by Benjamin Preis

Read by the River is an education fair developed to promote the importance of early childhood literacy.
– Photo by Benjamin Preis

The New England Patriots’ Logan Ryan read to a large group of children at Tufts University Hillel’s annual Read by the River on Sunday, March 9.

More than 850 elementary school students from Somerville and Medford attended the education fair in the Gantcher Center at Tufts University.

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Somerville Youth Hockey takes Middle School Championship
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The 2014 Somerville Youth Hockey Middle School Team, post game, celebrating their Valley League Championship win in the locker room. Front row lying down, Ryan Vogel. 2nd row kneeling, left to right, Chris Desousa, C.J. Resmini, Nolan Roche, Gus Hawkins. 3rd row, left to right, Nathan Herra-Valente, Sean Sullivan, Anthony Parziale, Shayne Murphy, Jake Gunther. Back row, left to right, Jason Cassidy, Dylan Zraket, Derek Doane, Bobby Lavey and Brandon Lafee.

The 2014 Somerville Youth Hockey Middle School Team, post game, celebrating their Valley League Championship win in the locker room. Front row lying down, Ryan Vogel. 2nd row kneeling, left to right, Chris Desousa, C.J. Resmini, Nolan Roche, Gus Hawkins. 3rd row, left to right, Nathan Herra-Valente, Sean Sullivan, Anthony Parziale, Shayne Murphy, Jake Gunther. Back row, left to right, Jason Cassidy, Dylan Zraket, Derek Doane, Bobby Lavey and Brandon Lafee.

On Sunday, February 23, the Somerville Youth Hockey Middle School Team won the Valley League Middle School Championship.

Entering the playoffs as the #3 seed, Somerville would begin their road to the championship with a tough 3-0 win over Groton, next came a 6-1 win over Amesbury, before finishing with a decisive 8-1 win over Lexington in the championship game.

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Saint Clement post-season wrap up

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The Saint Clement High School girls basketball team had a great season, finishing with a 12-8 record and qualifying for the state tournament for the second year in a row. The Lady Anchors were led by third-year head coach Alyssa Jann and sophomore standout Katie Monestime.

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Students to take part in annual Somerville City-Wide Swim Meet
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swim_meet_webStudents from all over Somerville are invited to participate in the Somerville City-Wide Swim Meet at the John F. Kennedy School Pool from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1.

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Somerville High Athletics schedule for Feb. 19–26

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Ice Hockey: Boys Varsity Mulloy Tournament – Everett at Veterans Memorial Rink – TBD.

Ice Hockey: Girls Varsity Game – Algonquin Regional at Algonquin Regional – 12 p.m.

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Somerville High Athletics schedule: Feb 12 –19
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shs_sports_2_12_14_webWednesday, Feb. 12

Ice Hockey: Girls Varsity Game vs. Marblehead at Simoni Rink – 4 p.m.

Ice Hockey: Boys Varsity Game vs. Revere at Veterans Memorial Rink – 7:30 p.m.

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Somerville High Athletics schedule: Jan 29 – Feb 5
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Somerville High Junior Varsity played against O’Bryant at Somerville on Saturday, Jan 25. Somerville won 46 to 43 in a very close game.  – Photos by Claudia Ferro

Somerville High Junior Varsity played against O’Bryant at Somerville on Saturday, Jan 25. Somerville won 46 to 43 in a very close game. – Photos by Claudia Ferro

Wednesday, Jan 29

Somerville High Junior Varsity played against O’Bryant at Somerville on Saturday, Jan 25. Somerville won 46 to 43 in a very close game. – Photos by Claudia Ferro

Indoor Track: Boys Varsity Meet Malden @ Salemwood School, Malden MA – 3:30 p.m.

Indoor Track: Girls Varsity Meet Malden @ Salemwood School, Malden MA – 3:30 p.m.

Swim: Varsity Meet (Rescheduled from 01-22-14) vs. East Boston @ Kennedy – 3:30 p.m.

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Somerville High Athletics Schedule: Jan 22 – 29
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SHS Girls JV Basketball hosted Winthrop on Monday, losing the game with a score of 44 to 39.

SHS Girls JV Basketball hosted Winthrop on Monday, losing the game with a score of 44 to 39.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014

No School due to snow

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014

Ice Hockey: Boys Varsity Tournament vs. Arlington or Triton at 6 p.m. – TBD

Boys Varsity Indoor Track: vs. Everett at Field House – 3:30 p.m.

Girls Varsity Indoor Track: vs. Everett at Field House – 3:30 p.m.

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Bruins host youth tourney
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Photo courtesy of Boston Bruins

Photo courtesy of Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins recently hosted their sixth annual Bruins Holiday Tournament for local Squirt/Mite youth hockey organizations. The Somerville Squirts were runner-up in their division at the tournament, which took place from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30. A “Bruins Ice Girl” and the Bruins mascot, Blades, pose with team members and their coaches.

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Somerville Little League registration now open

lil league2014 online Registration is now open

Register today at: www.somervillelittleleague.org

(Major/Minor league registration discounted $25, Farm league discounted $10 until March 1st)

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Pino takes to the court
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Somerville High School's Chris Tino. ~Photo by Claudia Ferro

Somerville High School’s Chris Tino. – Photo by Claudia Ferro

Somerville High School’s Chris Pino is seen here charging the court as the Junior Varsity Basketball team went up against Reading Memorial on Monday, Dec 23, 2013. This week SHS will be up against Malden at Somerville High, Field House. Freshman play at 3:45 p.m., JV at 5:30 p.m.  and Varsity at 7:30 p.m.,  Friday, January 10.

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