Tide Bounce Back, Down Rival Xaverian

Everett’s Eli Auguste (2) celebrates a with a teammate after a touchdown against Xaverian. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide flexed their collective muscle in dispatching Xaverian High School, 27-21, at Everett Veterans Stadium Friday.

The rebound victory comes after the team’s most lopsided loss in over three decades, a 42-12 thumping at the hands of Central High School to open the season.

How the Crimson Tide responded to the disheartening loss is proof this team, albeit a young one, still possesses a championship mettle that has come to define what it means to wear Everett Crimson.

“It was like night and day,” said Everett coach Theluxon Pierre of his team’s response after losing in a big way in the season-opener to turning things around against longtime rival Xaverian.

Both teams were fighting to stave-off a daunting 0-2 start to the season.

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Encore Serves Another Successful Round of Boxing at Casino

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Brockton’s Brian Urday (white trunks) lands a hard right to the head of Greg Bono at Encore’s boxing showcase August 23, 2019. (Photos by Anna Jeleniewska)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Encore’s second round of boxing was a knockout success from start to finish.

Murphys Boxing, the promotional team putting together the showcase, yet again drew a sold out crowd in Encore’s Picasso Ballroom, the casino’s largest, and kept them enthralled throughout.

Encore’s spectacularly lit ballroom coupled with Murphys Boxing’s fight night set up makes it easy to imagine you’re watching boxing from a seat in Vegas, with Bruins singer Todd Angilly performing the national anthem included, of course.

And what a night of boxing it was at Encore Boston Harbor Friday.

Of the eight matches put on the canvas, six of them ended with a knockout punch to the head or body.

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Sports Roundup

Matthew LaMonica runs a drill at the first Pop Warner practice of the season.

By Lorenzo Recupero

The sporting landscape in Everett for the 2019-2020 season will feature many new looks, including coaching changes, rule changes, and a sports team that no longer exist.

Everett High School – The official start of the EHS sports season is coming fast and the when it gets here there will be some new faces. “We are preparing for the upcoming season and we are very excited,” said Tammy Turner, EHS Athletic Director, who noted coaching changes are abound. According to AD Tammy Turner, who has also been the head girls’ basketball coach at EHS for over two decades, the school will be inviting new head coaches for boys’ and girls’ soccer, as well as a new volleyball coach this fall. Once the school officially appoints the new head coaches, we will announce who will be taking over each role. As of now, all other coaching staff will remain the same.

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New Recreational Facility Boost Local Sports Teams

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An aerial view of the new park and recreational facility in Everett. (Photo courtesy of the City of Everett)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Piles of dirt and the space formerly occupied by a worn Lynde Park have been transformed to a state-of-the-art recreational facility that boast a new outdoor hockey rink, multiple basketball courts, a playground and picnic area, and a brand new turf football field with “Everett” painted in each end zone.

The new facility, provided by Encore, who used the space where Lynde Park used to be to build a casino parking lot, redeveloped the remaining area to be a home for Everett residents looking for city space to enjoy, but also a place for the local high school sports teams to practice during the school year.

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Championship Boxing at Encore a Success; Round two Coming Next

Everett’s first champion, Richie “The Mountain” Lamontagne, gave a well-deserved speech welcoming professional boxing to Everett during Murphys Boxing’s first ever fight night at Encore Casino. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Best way to describe Encore Boston Harbor’s first live-action event: Like Las Vegas descended on Everett, MA.

The lights and glamor of a first-class setup proved to be the perfect setting for for an event that was a knockout success.

Hosted by Murphys Boxing in collaboration with Encore, the sold out event saw more than 2,100 guest from all over the area show up for a night of championship boxing that did not disappoint.

The fanfare and local celebrities at the event was proof boxing will be a thing at Encore for the foreseeable future.

Some of the notables included Restaurateurs Nick Verano and Frank DePasquale, retired boxer Kevin McBride (who of course bested the mighty Mike Tyson), former boxing champion Peter Manfredo Jr, legendary boxing referee Steve Smoger, and two of Massachusetts’ greatest boxers and icons, Micky Ward and Tony DeMarco.

The event even called for well-known Boston Bruins singer, Todd Angilly, to do his signature rendition of our national anthem mid ring prior to the championship title fight that saw Stoneham’s Greg Vendetti win the vacant IBA junior middleweight title in a 12-round thriller against New Jersey’s Michael Anderson.

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