Somerville Alibrandis’ Jon Morse: Pitcher of the Week, June 27 – July 3
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Jon Morse of Somerville Alibrandis’ was named Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 27 – July 3.

Jon Morse of Somerville Alibrandis’ was named Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 27 – July 3.

By Yawkee Baseball League

With America’s Birthday shortening the schedule of games the week of June 27 – July 3, there was no shortage of pitching performances deserving of POW notoriety. After some deliberation, the award went to Jon Morse of the Somerville Alibrandis.

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Conte, Higgins to skate in Bay State Games
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By Josh Glionna

Somerville residents Kaleigh Conte and Shannon Higgins will be participating in the Bay State Games for the Metro girls hockey team this summer.

Conte is entering her junior year as a defenseman at Phillips Exeter Academy. This is Conte’s third summer skating with the Metro team.

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SYSO Girls Fastpitch 10U Championship
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Your 2016 Somerville Youth Softball Organization (SYSO) Girls Fastpitch 10U Champions, the Somerville Hurricanes.

Your 2016 Somerville Youth Softball Organization (SYSO) Girls Fastpitch 10U Champions, the Somerville Hurricanes.

By Bob Schofield

The last softball game of the 2016 Somerville Youth Softball Organization (SYSO) Girls Fastpitch 10U Championship series was an epic battle between two great teams; Somerville Hurricanes vs. Somerville Cyclones.

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Somerville’s Emmett Easton impresses at Fenway
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Somerville’s Emmett Easton proudly showed off his Second Place award at Fenway Park.

Somerville’s Emmett Easton proudly showed off his Second Place award at Fenway Park.

By Bob Schofield

Somerville Little League’s own Emmett Easton came in Second Place in the 7/8-year-old baseball division of the 2016 Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championship at Fenway Park this past weekend.

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Top track stars headed for Somerville
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Nick Willis winning the B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston in 2014. ~Photo by PhotoRun.net

Nick Willis winning the B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston in 2014. — Photo by PhotoRun.net

By Charles Lane

A half dozen of the top athletes in the U.S. will join two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Record-holder Meseret Defar of Ethiopia, 2008 Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand, and 2015 IAAF World Champion Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa at Dilboy Memorial Stadium to compete in the adidas Boost Boston Games, organizers have announced.

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For Somerville man, swim has special meaning
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Daniela Abbott (center), with her parents Marcia and Jeffrey Hansen.

Daniela Abbott (center), with her parents Marcia and Jeffrey Hansen.

By Louise Carpenter

More than 320 swimmers are currently registered for the 40th Annual Save The Bay Swim on August 13. For one family, joining the Swim for the very first time, with two swimmers and two kayakers, the iconic event has special meaning. Daniela Abbott, 34, has lived in Portsmouth, Rhode Island for many years with her husband Branden and their children. Abbott grew up a swimmer, and she and her husband have many friends who’ve done the Swim, but she’s never quite found the right reason to dive in herself. Until now.

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M.O.M.’s Run 2016 hits the blacktop
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By Louise Carpenter

~Photos by Bobbie Toner

— Photos by Bobbie Toner

M.O.M.’s Run 2016 took place on Mother’s Day, this past Sunday. The traditional Kids 0.1 Mile took off at 9:30 a.m., with the Walkers 5K following at 9:45 a.m., and the Runners 5K heading out at 10:00 a.m.

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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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