Local veteran attends Patriots Football Skills Camp
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U.S. Army Veteran Frank Ellis sprints onto the field at Gillette Stadium for a running drill. He is joined by U.S. Air Force Veteran Paul O’Connor of Raynham, MA.

U.S. Army Veteran Frank Ellis sprints onto the field at Gillette Stadium for a running drill. He is joined by U.S. Air Force Veteran Paul O’Connor of Raynham, MA.

By Tom Bannister

Frank Ellis of Somerville spent a dream day at Gillette Stadium working on his football skills with New England Patriots alumni while being cheered on by Patriots mascot Pat Patriot and New England Patriots cheerleaders, all courtesy of CVS Health.

In a salute to some of the men and women across New England who have served our country, CVS Health and the New England Patriots teamed up to host the third annual CVS Health/New England Patriots Football Skills Camp for Veterans.

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Alibrandis Yawkey League champs once again
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Pitcher Sean Sullivan played a big role in helping the Somerville Alibrandis nail down its fifth consecutive championship title.

Pitcher Sean Sullivan played a big role in helping the Somerville Alibrandis nail down its fifth consecutive championship title.

By Jim Clark

The Somerville Alibrandis have won the Yawkey Baseball League Championship for the fifth straight year in a row, having beaten the Al Thomas Athletics in 5 games.

While Somerville largely dominated the series, the Athletics gave them a run for their money. In game 1 Somerville prevailed over the A’s 3–2, beginning the championship series with a 1-0 lead.

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Alibrandis up 2-0 in the semi-finals vs. East Boston
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The Somerville Alibrandis are in the chase for a spot in the Yawkey League finals.

The Somerville Alibrandis are in the chase for a spot in the Yawkey League finals.

By Jim Clark

As of last week, the Somerville Alibrandis held a 2-0 lead over East Boston in the season’s semi-final series.

In game 1 it was Somerville 2, East Boston 0. It was a pitchers duel at St. Peters Field in Cambridge that had a lot of hype heading into the game.

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Alibrandis sweep series 3-0, advance to semi-finals
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alibrandis_6_26_13_webBy Jim Clark

The Somerville Alibrandis have advanced to the semi-finals after sweeping the Brighton Black Sox in the Round 1 series, 3-0.

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Alibrandis celebrate their first 25 years
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alibrandis_8_6_14_webThe Somerville Alibrandis baseball club celebrated their 25th Anniversary season on Friday, August 1 vs. McKay Club Beacons at Trum Field. The fans and boosters of the club took the opportunity to extend their appreciation for all the years of great sportsmanship and wished the local team another 25 years and more to come.

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Alibrandis Anniversary Celebration
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alibrandis_7_30_14_webThe Somerville Alibrandis baseball club will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary season on Friday, August 1 vs. McKay Club Beacons at Trum field at 8 p.m.

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Alibrandis crush Minutemen
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The Somerville Alibrandis dominated the Brighton Minutemen by a score of 11-1 Friday night, coming off of a rejuvenating break in the season due to some rainouts earlier that week.

The Somerville Alibrandis dominated the Brighton Minutemen by a score of 11-1 Friday night, coming off of a rejuvenating break in the season due to some rainouts earlier that week.

By Ben Cassidy

After a couple of rainouts earlier in the week, the Somerville Alibrandis looked well rested last Friday night against Brighton, thrashing the Minutemen 11-1 at Trum Field.

Somerville used a consistent offensive attack and dominant pitching to beat the Minutemen. The Alibrandis scored five runs in the fourth inning and three in the sixth, along with single runs in the second, third, and fifth innings. When it was all over, every Somerville batter had collected at least one hit, including Mike Maguire, who belted his first home run of the season and drove in three runs.

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Somerville Youth Soccer Boys Team finishes third best in state finals
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Back row: Coach Paul Clarke, Tarekgn O'Neill, Luca Duclos-Orsello, Ben Lopez, Diego Garcia, Tyler Whitney-Ellis, Coach Julio Veliz. Front row: Jeremy Rodriguez, Oliver Clarke, Alexis Figuerroa, Diego Nolasco, Owen Sheehy.

Back row: Coach Paul Clarke, Tarekgn O’Neill, Luca Duclos-Orsello, Ben Lopez, Diego Garcia, Tyler Whitney-Ellis, Coach Julio Veliz. Front row: Jeremy Rodriguez, Oliver Clarke, Alexis Figuerroa, Diego Nolasco, Owen Sheehy.

The Somerville Youth Soccer BU12-1 team completed their Spring 2014 season on a high note, finishing third best in the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC). The boys-under-12 team earned their MTOC ticket with a 9-1-0 regular season record and first place finish in the 2014 MYSL Commissioners Cup.

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Alibrandis edge South End
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alibrandis_7_16_14_webBy Ben Cassidy

Last Thursday night, the Somerville Alibrandis defeated the South End Astros 4-3 at Jim Rice Field in Roxbury. The victory moved the Alibrandis to 15-7-1. As of Sunday, Somerville trailed Stoneham and Revere in the Ted Williams Division of the Yawkey Baseball League.

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Summer weather warms Alibrandis’ bats
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Alibrandis batting has stepped up to the plate, helping to give the team good placement in the division ranking.

Alibrandis batting has stepped up to the plate, helping to give the team good placement in the division ranking.

By Ben Cassidy

For much of the 2014 Yawkey Baseball League season, the Somerville Alibrandis’ offense has mirrored the uneven and, at times, dismal weather conditions under which the team has played. During a four-game stretch in early June, for example, the Albriandis managed just six runs over four games; the squad subsequently tallied 21 runs in its next three contests.

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Alibrandis finish off trifecta
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alibrandis_6_25_14_webBy Ben Cassidy

After losing to the Stoneham Sabers in extra innings on the 15th, the Somerville Alibrandis rebounded by winning thrice last week against the Brighton Black Sox, AlThomas Athletics, and Malden Maddogs.

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