Local Flag Football Program Offers Athletes a Unique Opportunity

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The Legacy New England 7v7 flag football team (above) includes Everett High School athletes Tyrese Baptiste, Sammy Lamothe, Ismael Zamor, and Eli Auguste (not pictured).

By Lorenzo Recupero

While basketball season stirs up March madness across the region and country, one local flag football program is offering athletes the opportunity to compete and train at a high level during the off-season.

Brenden LaRosa, an Everett High School graduate and four-year football player with the Crimson Tide, has been dedicating his time to help offer all Everett athletes the chance to stay active with the Legacy New England 7-on-7 flag football program at the Legacy Center Sports Complex.

The program not only keeps athletes in shape, it helps introduce them to division 1 collegiate programs along the way. Legacy New England has been home to numerous EHS athletes like LaRosa and nearly a dozen current Crimson Tide players use the program to stay locked in while football is on hold.

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Everett Resident to Run in Boston Marathon for MGH

Everett resident Filippo Mastrocola will run in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15th in support of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Emergency Response Marathon Team. Filippo will join an estimated 30,000 runners along the 26.2 mile course that spans from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street.

The funds Filippo raises will provide critical support for emergency care, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness teaching and training at Mass General, efforts that benefit victims worldwide. The Emergency Response Marathon Team’s 2019 fundraising goal is $430,000.

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Golden Moment

In a Class By Himself

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Pietrantonio Wins Golden Gloves Championship

By Lorenzo Recupero

In convincing fashion, with a thorough demonstration of technical boxing, Ryan Pietrantonio clinched the 152-pound 2019 Golden Gloves New England Novice title at the Lowell Auditorium to become the latest local boxer to wrap up the tournament as champion.

Pietrantonio (10-1 overall) dipped, dodged and punched his way into Everett lore, joining locals Pat Gigante, Joe O’Donnell, and Richie “The Mountain” Lamontagne as the only other boxers in city history to compete in and champion a New England Golden Gloves tourney.

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Title Contender

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Ryan Pietrantonio (center) holds the Rocky Marciano Tournament championship belt along side his trainer, Alex Rivera (right), and Rivera’s son Andrew (left). Pietrantonio trains with Rivera out of Somerville Boxing Club.

RYAN PIETRANTONIO REACHES GOLDEN GLOVES FINAL

By Lorenzo Recupero

If you’re from Everett, the last name Pietrantonio probably rings a bell. And For one young member of the well-known family, the ringing of the bell means, in the voice of the legendary Michael Buffer, “let’s get ready to rumble!”

Rumbling is exactly what Ryan Pietrantonio, a 2010 high school football state champion and Everett High School grad, will be doing come Thursday, February 21 at the Lowell Auditorium as part of the New England Golden Gloves Novice Championship.

Ryan, who has been boxing for just over two years out of the Somerville Boxing Club in Somerville,MA has amassed a nearly flawless 9-1 overall record while taking home championships from both the Rocky Marciano Tournament and the prestigious New England Golden Gloves Tournament this winter.

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Tide Run Record to 9-2

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide boys’ basketball team is poised for another championship run in the MIAA tournament.

Currently sitting at 9-2, they need just one more victory to qualify, as the magic number of wins to make the playoffs is 10.

The team still has 9 more games, which means 9 more chances for Stanley Chamblain to capture his first playoff berth as head coach.

“[To reach the postseason] we must come out hard and executing in our game, doing the little things that the other guys don’t want to do,” said Chamblain of what it’s going to take to reach the postseason.”

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