Ras Na hEireann 5k 2017
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— Photo by Joe Ruvido

By Joe Ruvido

More than 1800 runners took part in Sunday’s Ras Na hEireann 5k in Davis Square. For some, including race winners Kevin Greene and Holly Rees, the run was another competitive event on the spring racing calendar. For others it served as a healthy, athletic end to a festive St Patrick’s Day weekend.

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Massachusetts Charter School Championship Classic
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The Prospect Hill Academy Lady Wizards squared off with the Community Charter School of Cambridge Lady Cougars last week in a thrilling and closely contested final match for the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization Girls’ Basketball High School Championship. ~ Photo by Correen Demers

By Ashley Richardson

Last Friday in the late afternoon, two teams arrived early at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Boston for the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization Girls’ Basketball High School Championship Game.

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Prospect Hill Academy in championship game
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The Prospect Hill Academy Lady Wizards tangle with the Community Charter School of Cambridge Lady Cougars in the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization’s championship game this Friday. — Photos by Correen Demers

By Ashley Richardson

The Lady Wizards of Prospect Hill Academy will face-off against the Community Charter School of Cambridge Lady Cougars in the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization’s championship game on Friday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

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PHA Lady Wizards undefeated and tournament bound
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The Prospect Hill Academy Lady Wizards finished its 2016-2017 season undefeated with a divisional record of 12-0 (14-0 overall) and will be the #1 seed from Division I in the upcoming final tournament.

By Ashley Richardson

The final horn has just sounded to conclude 2016-2017 regular season play for girls’ basketball in the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO).

The Lady Wizards of Prospect Hill Academy with a divisional record of 12-0 (14-0 overall) will be the #1 seed from Division I and pitted against the winner of Division II’s #4 v #5 play-in game to be scheduled for early next week.

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Lady Highlanders Senior Night 2017
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Lady Highlanders Senior Night and the last home game was held Friday night, February 17. Best of luck to the two seniors on the team: Miranda Melanson #13 and Kiara Alejandro #21.

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Ashley Cadet shines for Prospect Hill Academy
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By Ashley Richardson

Early in the week, the Prospect Hill Academy Lady Wizards overwhelmed Salem Academy Charter by a lopsided score of 69-14 in a home contest at the Arthur D. Healey School in Somerville. A day later, the Community Charter School of Cambridge Cougars ventured over to Lexington and came away with a 39-25 decision over Minuteman Regional High School. This put the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization’s only two undefeated teams on a collision course with each other last Friday at MIT in Cambridge—PHA at 10-0 and CCSC at 17-0.

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Prospect Hill Academy Wizards still undefeated
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The Prospect Hill Academy Lady Wizards are currently enjoying an 8-0 record going into the second half of the season. — Photos by Correen Demers

By Ashley Richardson

The Lady Wizards of Prospect Hill Academy enter the second halfway of the 2016-2017 basketball season in Division I of the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO) with no setbacks and in first place with a record of 8-0.  Not a bad way to start after completing last year’s campaign as undefeated league champions at 19-0.

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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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