MIAA & NEPSAC Scoreboard – 2/1/2016

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Boys’ basketball

Amherst-Pelham 65, West Springfield 51
Blue Hills 65, South Shore 52
David Prouty 65, Bartlett 60
Douglas 64, Blackstone Valley 54
Hopedale 64, Worcester South 62
Ipswich 61, Rockport 43
Maynard 73, Tahanto 27
Millis 64, Bay Path 51
Nashoba Tech 49, AMSA 41
North Brookfield 43, Sizer 41
Old Colony 87, Cape Cod Tech 58
Oxford 61, Millbury 34
St. Mary’s-Lynn 57, Archbishop Williams 51
Tantasqua 78, Leicester 38
Uxbridge 55, Auburn 37
Worcester Tech 66, Monty Tech 51

Girls’ basketball

Attleboro 56, Oliver Ames 44
Blackstone-Millville 57, Bartlett 33
Canton 60, Taunton 46
Coyle Cassidy 53, Tech Boston 15
Dighton-Rehoboth 56, Middleboro 49
Foxboro 60, King Philip 42
Georgetown 56, Somerville 54
Lee 33, Monument Mountain 30
Marshfield 60, Notre Dame-Hingham 54
Mount Everett 69, Hampden Charter 29
North Middlesex 59, Tahanto 27
Notre Dame-Worcester 43, Holy Name 41
Parker Charter 54, Assabet Valley 25
Pittsfield 57, Mount Greylock 40
South Lancaster 55, Immaculate Heart of Mary 24
St. Bernard’s 46, Worcester South 36
Sutton 46, Nipmuc 43
Tahanto 67, Maynard 47
Wahconah 54, Lenox 40
Waltham 69, Wayland 64
Worcester North 79, Worcester Tech 21

Boys’ hockey

Algonquin 3, Leominster 1
Canton 5, Attleboro 1
Hingham 6, Winchester 2
Malden Catholic 3, Fairfield Prep (Conn.) 2
Reading 7, Belmont 1
South Shore 5, Greater New Bedford 3
Swampscott 6, Weston 4
Woburn 7, Medford 2

Girls’ hockey

Longmeadow 2, Algonquin 1

Boys’ swimming

Bridgewater-Raynham 96, Martha’s Vineyard 49

Girls’ swimming

Bridgewater-Raynham 101, Martha’s Vineyard 56

Boys’ indoor track

Winchester 49, Arlington 37

Local Sports Productions is giving back to the community starting in 2016

Hello all! I’m grateful for all the opportunities my clients have given me over the years to tape and broadcast their games. Recently LSP’s profile has grown substantially, with four of its largest broadcast audiences coming in the past month-plus. With those increased audience numbers comes the potential to draw in more advertising revenue, from the business I pitch to, to the participating schools that buy ads on their broadcasts, to Google Ads. Now it’s time to give back.

Beginning January 1, 2016, LSP will donate a portion of its advertising revenue to a different charity, cause, or organization each month. All of these causes are near and dear to my heart. Most month’s charities tie into that month’s coverage, events in my life, or other happenings in that month.

Here’s the 2016 rotation:

  • January: Bruce Lerch Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • February: American Cancer Society
  • March: Buddy Dog Humane Society
  • April: Cary Memorial Library
  • May: New England Center and Home for Veterans
  • June: The ALS Association
  • July: Pete Frates ALS Research and Support Fund
  • August: Pete Frates #3 Fund
  • September: Asperger/Autism Network
  • October: Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
  • November: Greater Boston Food Bank
  • December: Northeast Animal Shelter

Let’s keep the audiences up in 2016 and bring more money to these great causes. Remember, the broadcasts resume January 8 with Wheeler vs. St. George’s in NEPSAC boys’ basketball action.

Oh, and I almost forgot… The Hoop Mountain Mass Arc Challenge at TD Garden on January 18th IS NOW A QUADRUPLEHEADER! Thayer boys’ and girls’ basketball have been added to the mix. That means four games in one day from TD Garden for the second consecutive year!

As always, thanks for tuning in!


G-D squeaks by Tyngsboro for another Thanksgiving win

Groton-Dunstable Crusaders running back Shane Dawson, left, and head coach Tom Sousa pose with Dawson's game MVP trophy and the Colonel Prescott Cup

Groton-Dunstable Crusaders running back Shane Dawson, left, and head coach Tom Sousa pose with Dawson’s game MVP trophy and the Colonel Prescott Cup after defeating the Tyngsboro Tigers in their annual Thanksgiving clash.

TYNGSBORO – Thanksgiving is all about traditions. As far as the Groton-Dunstable Crusaders are concerned, one of them is beating the Tyngsboro Tigers on Thanksgiving.

And thanks to a Shane Dawson touchdown rush with 18 seconds remaining, the Crusaders continued that tradition with a 20-18 win at Pierce Field.

It was the sixth consecutive Colonel Prescott Cup victory for the Crusaders (7-4) and sixth consecutive win to end the season. Three consecutive G-D senior classes have never lost to Tyngsboro (5-6).

Down 18-13 with 4:10 remaining, the Crusaders marched 71 yards in 16 plays, converting two third downs and two fourth downs along the way. After being stopped a blade of turf short of the goal line on first and goal, Dawson (15 carries, 143 yards, two touchdowns) plunged in on the very next play to give the Crusaders the win.

“There was no question where we were going to go with the ball, and I’m sure [Tyngsboro] knew too,” G-D head coach Tom Sousa said. “He just wasn’t going to be denied.”

Quarterback Michael Tammaro, wearing no. 12 for the Crusaders, managed the offense like a different no. 12, notching five of his eight completions on the final drive.

“Michael has a ton of talent,” Sousa said. “He’s going to be a very key leader for us next year. He’s a junior and he wanted to win it for our seniors.”

Dawson scored all three touchdowns for the Crusaders. His first came on his first touch of the game, a 76-yard carry in the first quarter to give the Crusaders a 6-0 lead. In the second quarter, he intercepted a Kyle Laforge pass and returned it 25 yards to give the Crusaders a 13-12 lead.

“Shane is unbelievable,” Sousa said. “He plays so hard, he’s a captain, and he’s a great leader for us.”

In saving one of his best performances for his final game with the Crusaders, Dawson said he was inspired by Joey Orlando, who ran for 192 yards and a touchdown in his final game against Tyngsboro last year.

“The amount of yards he gained last year was really impressive,” Dawson said. “I want to thank him. He made me a really good player.”

Laforge threw three touchdown passes in the first half, one each to Jacob Lafferty (three catches, 77 yards; one sack), Jack Buckley (three catches, 48 yards; 10 carries, 70 yards), and Kyle Corkum (two catches, 39 yards; one sack). Overall he completed nine of 17 passes for 177 yards.

The G-D Crusaders class of 2016, above, is the third consecutive G-D senior class to have never lost a game to Tyngsboro.

The G-D Crusaders class of 2016, above, is the third consecutive G-D senior class to have never lost a game to Tyngsboro.

Happy 4th birthday, Local Sports Productions!


Above, a photo from the first ever Local Sports Productions broadcast, a Thanksgiving football game between the Bedford Buccaneers and the Concord-Carlisle Patriots, which took place on this day four years ago (and, by the way, is still available for download in the On Demand section). The computer and facial hair have changed, the client base and ring collection have grown substantially, but the love of Mountain Dew remains the same.

Thanks to all the viewers, listeners, clients, players, coaches, and parents who have helped LSP grow, and here’s to many more years of growth, memories, and excitement.

This Thursday I’ll be covering the Groton-Dunstable Crusaders vs. Tyngsboro Tigers Thanksgiving football game. Then check back in the coming days for the winter broadcast schedule.

Oh, and once again, I have some exciting developments in the works. Nothing is official yet, but follow LSP on Facebook and Twitter to be notified when it is.

As always, thanks for tuning in!