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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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Back to Bowl … It Never Gets Old

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By Joshua Resnek

It was another historic moment for New England sports fans, and Tom Brady’s arms raised high says it all.

We all watched an extraordinary football contest on Sunday – the aging quarterback GOAT – versus the coming up fast next generation superstar Mahomes.

Let it be remembered that on this night in 2019, we watched one of the most competitive and exciting four-plus quarters of AFC Championship football ever played.

Let it also be remembered that five years from now, such raised arms in the air by a shouting Tom Brady will be a thing of the past – and the glory days of this team something to be savored whenever looking back.

Watching Tom Brady is like watching Babe Ruth. Each time he takes the field, it is another miraculous moment in a past 20 years filled with them.

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New-Look Tide Prove To Be a Quick Study

By Lorenzo Recupero

Without an all-time leading point-getter or a bulky forward that could play point guard coming off the bench, the Crimson Tide are still scoring wins and finding new ways to be successful in a process new head coach Stanley Chamblain is reveling in.

“We don’t have a 2,000 point scorer, and we have a lot of work to do, but the growth in our younger players is remarkable,” said first-year head coach Stanley Chamblain, referring to the departure of Ghared Boyce from the championship team a season ago and the development of the young team he’s captaining now.

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