Thursday, February 23, 2012
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With the Spartans beating Wilmington 6-1 Wednesday night at home to capture the school's first league title, we want to know: What do you think about the Stoneham High School girls' hockey team winning the Middlesex League Small Division title? Let us (and the players) know how proud you are of their accomplishments this season by posting a comment in the comments section below. You're also welcome to upload photos of the team or perhaps even a brief video of yourself congratulating the team on their achievement. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button located below the photo gallery and follow the instructions.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The 17-year-old is a dual captain in girls' field hockey and girls' basketball and leads by example on and off the court.
Stoneham Patch Whiz Kid of the Week Key to Awesomeness: Macura was a Middlesex League All-Star for the Stoneham High field hockey team, notching five assists in the process at left midfield. She plays small forward for basketball. She knows being a dual captain is a tough responsibility to handle. “Being a dual captain is an honor, but it also calls for hard work,” Macura said. “Leadership as a dual captain is displayed through my actions on and off the field and court.” Spending a majority of her time at practices and games leaves Macura with less time to finish her school work, but she understands how to balance her days and nights. “Balancing school with sports is all about time management for me,” Macura said. “If I prioritize my time …
Friday, December 16, 2011
The 17-year-old center and captain of the Stoneham High School boys' basketball team looks to lead his team to the State tournament this winter.
Stoneham Patch Whiz Kid of the Week Key to Awesomeness: Coming off a 3-18 season last year, Bergin and the Spartans look to improve in the upcoming 2012 season. Bergin knows it will be tough due to the team’s lack of height. “We are a very small team compared to other Middlesex League teams,” Bergin said. “Because of this, we need to be great on defense because most of our players will be covering someone three or four inches taller than them.” According to Bergin, the team’s number one goal this year is to make the State tournament. “We would like to do this by coming in either first or second in the Middlesex League Small Division, but there are other ways we could accomplish this,” Bergin said. Bergin pointed out the team must improve …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Stoneham High School boys' soccer team clinched the Middlesex League title Tuesday night with a 4-3 win over Watertown.
The Stoneham High School boys’ soccer team have clinched a Middlesex League title for the fourth time in nine years following its 4-3 win Tuesday over Watertown. The boys hold an 8-2-7 record (23 points). Stoneham coach Jim Carino could not be happier for this group of players. “We have won the league four times in nine years and each one is special to me. I have been with this particular group of players for a long time, great bunch of kids and great soccer players,” Jim Carino said. “My son is on the team which is particularly rewarding for me, but I have been coaching all of them since they were six years old, so they all feel like my sons.” Captain Ryan Carino could not think of a better way of going out with his team in this season. “…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Stoneham High School girls' soccer squad, led by Colleen O'Quinn and Betsy Albiani, kick off the season Wednesday versus Winchester.
The Stoneham High School girls' soccer team will try to match last year's 14-2-2 overall record, but this time around advance further than it did a season ago when it was eliminated in the second round of the tournament against Hamilton-Wenham. Two thousand-eleven is a new year and captains Colleen O’Quinn and Betsy Albiani want to top the team’s performance of a year ago. “The goal for this year as a team is to maintain the same record as last year, if not better. The competition should be different this year because the Middlesex League is split into two groups, one consisting of big schools and the other consisting of smaller schools,” O’Quinn said. “We beat Winchester (High School) for the first time in about 20 years last year, not …
Friday, April 29, 2011
The proposed budget of $23,003,917 that will go in front of Stoneham voters at Town Meeting May 2 was much less than the School Committee felt comfortable with.
With Stoneham’s Town Meeting looming next week, the School Committee made the finalization of the 2011-12 operating budget its top priority during their meeting on Thursday night. The proposed budget going into the May 2 Town Meeting is $23,003,917, nearly $850,000 less than last year’s amount. While more than $500,000 of the proposed cuts came from non-employee-based costs such as reductions on school supplies and the heating budget, just under $325,000 of the proposed cuts come from eliminating the equivalent of approximately six full-time teachers; however, the actual number of people to be laid off may vary from that estimate due to the fact that some positions proposed to be eliminated included part-time staff. Many of the proposed …
Monday, April 4, 2011
A lot has changed over the last year for the Stoneham High School baseball team, but new coach Kevin Yianacopolus is confident his team can make some noise in the Middlesex League this season.
The 2011 Stoneham High School baseball team will look a lot different when it hosts Medford High in the season opener Monday afternoon. After 35 years, long time coach Bill Seabury won’t be in the dugout for the Spartans as new coach Kevin Yianacopolus takes the reigns. But, the team will also be a lot younger than in recent years with junior outfielders Seamus Landers and Ryan Carino and second baseman Michael Kelly playing key roles as well as sophomores Mike Andrews and Andrew Cann at shortstop and first base, respectively. “So far the kids have been working hard every day and getting better every day,” Yianacopolus said. “The enthusiasm has been awesome. We’re a young team, we have a lot of sophomores out there, but I’m looking …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Stoneham High School softball team will look to make it back to the Division 2 state finals this season.
The bar has been set for the Stoneham High School softball team, and now it’s time for the next wave of players to keep the winning train moving in the right direction. The Spartans are coming off a great 2010 season that saw the team reach new heights with a Division 2 North championship and a trip to the state finals. While the trip wasn’t a complete success, coach Tom Johnson was happy with the run. “We had a great group last year, and we graduated some of those players,” Johnson said. “We are rebuilding a little bit, but I think we have a good enough nucleus of players returning. We hope to be able to get back to the playoffs and make some noise again. "We’ve had some pretty good runs, especially with last year’s success.” The biggest …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Havican is captain of the Stoneham High School girls' soccer and indoor track teams.
Stoneham Patch Whiz Kid of the Week Key to Awesomeness: Havican knows her accomplishments have come from hard work and putting in the extra effort every day at practice. “It feels good when you workout really hard and you see results," Havican said. "The good thing about track is you get out exactly what you put into it. “The time is your time and that is that. The clock doesn’t lie. The fastest girls run in the varsity heats whether they are a freshman or a senior." Havican also recognizes the other aspects of being successful at running track. She knows it is more than being just physically in shape. “Track is just as much mental as it is physical," Havican said. "You need to have confidence in order to compete at a high level. “I …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The Stoneham High School girls basketball team will look to end its semifinal losing streak on Thursday when it faces Ipswich High at 7 p.m. at Wilmington High.
For the past three seasons, the Stoneham High School girls basketball team has had the pleasure of making it to the MIAA Division 3 North semifinals. For most teams, just one appearance in that amount of time would be a feat. Unfortunately for the Spartans, playing in the semifinals and winning in the semifinals are two totally different animals. This year, top-seeded Stoneham will look to end its tournament woes when it faces fourth-seeded Ipswich High on Thursday night in Wilmington. With a win, the Spartans will finally get over the semifinals hump to play in the championship game at the Tsongas Center in Lowell on Saturday. But getting there won’t be easy. The Tigers took second place in the Cape Ann League Division 2 with a 13-7 …