Crimson Tide Basketball Set For Tipoff

Everett High’s Steven Cordero battles for a loose ball against Cambridge Rindge & Latin in the season opener last year. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide and fifth-year coach Stanley Chamblain are set to embark on another championship campaign.

Following an undefeated (12-0) Greater Boston League run last season, the Tide are hoping to replicate that success and build on it beginning Tuesday, December 13 against rival Revere High School.

Everett topped Revere twice last season, including a 67-53 triumph on opening night.

With only four returning players from last season, coach Chamblain will rely heavily on new faces – along with some talented returning starters – to help carry the ranks.

Everett was ousted by North High School (Worcester) in the second round of last season’s division one north playoffs. Coach Chamblain is confident his versatile roster this year is up to the task of taking it further.

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Crimson Tide, Chamblain court ready

Everett Head Coach Stanley Chamblain.

By Lorenzo Recupero

The 2021-2022 Crimson Tide and fourth-year Head Coach Stanley Chamblain are ready to hit the hardwood and vie for a championship.

The season officially tips-off on Friday, December 10 against longtime rival Cambridge Rindge & Latin at 7PM at Cambridge.

“This group of guys we have this year is tough,” said Chamblain, who led the Tide to a 7-2 record in a Covid-shortened season a year ago before being ousted in the Greater Boston League (GBL) title game.

“These guys we have now love to get after it. Defensively they aren’t going to breakdown and let up during games,” said Chamblain of his “defensive-minded” squad led by 4-year starter John Monexant.

With 9 returning seniors on the roster, including Roby Dormevil, James Monexant, and Cam Mohammed, Chamblain will have familiarity as he tries to lead the Tide to a championship.

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Hoop dreams on hold at EHS

An array of shoe colors line the bench of Everett’s varsity girls basketball team during a game at Everett High School last season. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Pandemic puts winter sports season on the bench, local towns virus rate too high


By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Monday after Thanksgiving is supposed to be the day high school basketball teams get to dig in.

In Everett, it’s marked the first official day of the winter sports season, when nets are set free and shots go flying.

This past Monday, though, Everett High School’s gymnasium remained shuttered to sports events, blocked by the ongoing pandemic still denying organized sports in the area.

Everett and other surrounding communities, including Chelsea and Revere, are still ‘Red Zone’ areas where COVID infection rates are too high to allow organized team sports within the public schools.

So, instead of athletes bouncing balls, the court at EHS remains scuff-less and is now being used as an E-Learning center to accommodate students who are unable to learn from home.

What would have been a day of excitement and try-outs turned into a day without basketball, a development something Head Coach Stanley Chamblain laments.

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Donated basketball nets disappear from mayor’s home

A donated basketball net has been removed from the driveway of the mayor’s home on Abbott Street. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Electrical Department lighting remains on nearby pole

BY JOSH RESNEK

The professional grade, expensive basketball net and stan- chion that arrived in front of the mayor’s home on Abbott Ave- nue about a month ago has disappeared.

According to a local resident, she saw it being removed and taken away on Thursday.

Where it has been taken is another matter.

Remaining on a light pole outside the mayor’s home is light- ing put up there by the Electrical Department shortly after the basketball net and stanchion arrived.

The lighting would have illuminated the mayor’s driveway and the net for evening play.

That basketball net and stanchion was one of three donated to the city by Catholic Memorial High School.

Again, they were intended as a donation to the city – not the mayor.

They are worth about $10,000 each.

They apparently were not purchased by the mayor as that would have been an Ethics Department violation of the firstorder.

The mayor is not allowed by law to purchase or to receive gifts worth more than $50.

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