MIAA seeks to create separate girls and boys HS field hockey teams

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Everett High School field hockey players in 2019.

By LORENZO RECUPERO

High school field hockey and how it’s conducted may be getting a noticeable makeover soon.

The MIAA Field Hockey Committee met virtually Friday and approved a tentative plan to separate boys and girls in high school field hockey competitions in Massachusetts.

The proposal, which aims to create a 7-on-7 boys’ field hockey program as a separate sport, looks to revamp field hockey competitiveness, fairness, and safety.

Since the late 1970s, following the court ruling in “Attorney General v. MIAA” field hockey in Massachusetts has been a coed sport with some schools having multiple boys on their roster.

Most notably, Somerset Berkeley, winners of the last two Division 1 state championships, has two boys on their roster. To some coaches, this is altering the sports overall fair play on the field.

King Phillip coach Lisa Cropper, who spoke on behalf of the Massachusetts Coalition to Preserve Girls Field Hockey, has been advocating for a systematic change to how field hockey is conducted in the state.

“We want to return the opportunities for fair play, and for safety,” Cropper said.

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EHS athletes headed to new fields, commit to schools for the fall

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Eli Auguste is heading to East Coast Prep.

Basketball

Brandon Johnson, Curry College

Football

Elijah Auguste, East Coast Prep; Houyemme Bargach, Bridgewater State University;
Louis Santos Dorosario, Curry College; Brutchel Hyppolite, Dean College; Kamari Jones, American International College; Clarence Jules, Assumption College; John Malloy, Stonehill College; Joshua Nieves, East Coast Prep; Junior Pamphille Framingham/Bridgewater State/UMass Dartmouth; Davi Pereira, Colby College; Jason Portillo, Stonehill College; Trey Sejour, Franklin-Pierce University; Deshawn Weston, Bridgewater State University; Louimond Phillipe, Bridgewater State University


Track

Carolann Cardinale, UMass Amherst; Lucia Seide, Suffolk University;  Eduardo Chaparro, Suffolk University

Patriots trade Gronkowski for fourth round draft pick

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Tight end joins Tom Brady in Tampa Bay: says he’s ready to play again

BY LORENZO RECUPERO

In a development completely shocking to all New England sports fans, Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski is back from retirement.

But his return won’t be spent with the Patriots.

The entire NFL world was rattled again by news coming out of New England. First it was the greatest quarterback to ever play the game who made his departure, and now the greatest tight to ever play the game will officially be picking up his things and moving on as well.

After flirting with a return for a full season and play- ing with the emotions of all New Englanders, Gronk announced Tuesday he will come out of retirement — to play ball with Tom Brady down south.

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The 2020 sports season

At this moment it is difficult, indeed, it is almost impossible to imagine stepping inside Fenway Park with 35,000 people seated literally on top of each other.

The same can be said of what it would feel like to be at Gillette Stadium, without Tom Brady quarterbacking the team, during the post virus era.

Will large crowds like those we are used to come out anytime soon to fill our stadiums again?

Will this happen this summer?

It is doubtful summer will find the virus epidemic all cleared up and the stadiums filled with cheering fans rollicking in the stands.

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Tom Brady leaving; Say its not true

At a moment in history when a virus looks to disassemble our society, now we must endure a terrible moment in our life and times as New England sports fans, with news that Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots.

Brady leaving us, leaving the Patriots, leaving our Sunday football matinees as New England Patriot fans is all about an extraordinary moment in our sports lives.

It is a solemn moment. It is a moment with terrorizing qualities.

Above all, it marks a dramatic circumstance at a time when everything about the New England Patriots is about to change.

It is incomprehensible for many of us who have spent the past two decades watching Brady and the patriots go to the Super Bowl nine times and win six times, to now realize the party is over.

The king is leaving.

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