SHS basketball alumni deliver heartfelt message to team during surprise visit
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On Wednesday January 11, the Somerville Boys Basketball program got a surprise visit after practice from former SHS Head Coach Rich Melillo (SHS ‘72) and former players: Vladimir Benoit (SHS ‘02), Jocelyn Velney (SHS ‘02), and Ronelson Lovaincy (SHS ‘04). The alumni delivered a heartfelt and powerful message about community, life lessons, and achievement.

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SHS Girls Varsity Basketball loses to Saugus, Everett
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The Somerville High School Girls Varsity Basketball team played Saugus last Wednesday, January 11 at Saugus and lost 43-61. They played Everett high at home on Friday, January 13 and lost 32–58. The game was neck and neck during the first two periods, but Everett picked up their game at the end. The team next plays Notre Dame Academy in Hingham on Wednesday, January 18 and Medford High at home on Tuesday, January 24.

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Somerville Pride falls to Lexington
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— Photos by Bobbie Toner

The 8th grade girls basketball team Somerville Pride met up with Lexington last Saturday and, despite a spirited effort, dropped the game with a final score of 32-24.

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Former SHS athlete’s continuing success story

By Rebecca Danvers

Eight underclassmen, led by team captain and former Somerville High School star athlete Indira Evora, dominate a 12-woman Saint Michael’s College women’s basketball roster in 2016-17, as the youths look to buoy a squad that suffered 10 single-digit losses last winter but aims for its fourth Northeast-10 Conference Championship berth in seven seasons.

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Somerville Alibrandis: 2016 YBL Champs
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Your 2016 Yawkee Baseball League Champions, Somerville Alibrandis.

Your 2016 Yawkee Baseball League Champions, Somerville Alibrandis.

By Mark Desroches
Courtesy of Yawkee Baseball League

Anything is possiblllllllllllle…move over Boston Celtics there is a new local franchise who can boast 17 Championship Titles. In Game 4 the Somerville Alibrandis franchise was able to win 7-4 completing the series sweep and winning the 2016 Yawkey League Championship. Somerville has been to the YBL Finals 17 times in its history and they have won every single time, 17-0.

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Somerville residents run Falmouth for time, charity
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falmouth_webBy Joe Ruvido

The Falmouth Road Race took place on Sunday, August 21, and several runners from Somerville completed the race.

Last Sunday’s race was the 44th running of the event which takes participants over challenging hills and across sun-drenched flats along the coast from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights on Cape Cod.

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YBL Championship Series: Game 1 recap
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Alibrandis beat out the Al Thomas Athletics in game one of the league finals Monday night. ~ Photo courtesy Craig Henry (craighenry@mac.com)

Alibrandis beat out the Al Thomas Athletics in game one of the league finals Monday night. ~ Photo courtesy Craig Henry (craighenry@mac.com)

By Mark Desroches
Courtesy of Yawkee Baseball League

As has been very common this post-season, home field advantage has been quickly stripped from the higher seed. I’m sure this doesn’t matter to teams like ATBC and Alibrandis as they are equipped to pitch, hit and play defense anywhere, anytime. Game 1 saw the #1 Al Thomas Athletics get out to a 1-0 lead in the 3rd which only started a night of two heavyweights standing in the middle of the ring going toe to toe trading punches. Alibrandis tied it in the 4th and ATBC would quickly take the lead once again.

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2016 Yawkey League playoffs underway
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Somerville Alibrandis face off with the East Boston Knights in the first round of the 2016 Yawkee Baseball League championship playoffs. ~Photo by Kevin Dickinson

Somerville Alibrandis face off with the East Boston Knights in the first round of the 2016 Yawkee Baseball League championship playoffs. — Photo by Kevin Dickinson

Courtesy of Yawkey Baseball League

In 2015 they were the top 2 seeds in the YBL tourney and battled in the Championship Round. This year they will meet again, but this rematch takes place in the first round.

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