LSP’s 2014-15 Basketball Broadcast Schedule

Local Sports Productions is proud to announce its 2014-15 high school basketball broadcast schedule. Boston Trinity Academy joins the lineup in addition to BB&N and Lexington High School for this season. This is not a final list of broadcasts. More will be added as the season progresses. You can support these and future broadcasts by advertising or donating via PayPal or GoFundMe.

December 19, 5:30 p.m. – Boston Trinity boys @ Lexington Christian Academy

December 30 & 31, time TBA – BB&N Christmas Tournament

January 18, 5 p.m.: Boston Trinity boys vs. Governor’s

January 19, time TBA: BB&N boys vs. Belmont Hill and girls vs. Pingree @ TD Garden

January 26, 11 a.m.: Boston Trinity boys vs. Williston-Northampton @ UMass Boston

January 30, 7 p.m.: BB&N boys vs. Governor’s


MIAA Football State Semifinals Schedule

All games on November 22.

Division 2

North Andover vs. Marshfield, 7 p.m., Brockton H.S.
Fitchburg vs. Longmeadow, 7 p.m., Doyle Field, Leominster

Division 3

Melrose vs. Tewksbury, 4:15 p.m., Cawley Stadium, Lowell
Walpole vs. Dartmouth, 3:30 p.m., Brockton H.S.

Division 4

Lynnfield vs. Holliston, 1:30 p.m., Cawley Stadium, Lowell
Shepherd Hill vs. Wahconah, 2 p.m., Westfield State

Division 5

Bishop Fenwick vs. Abington, 12 p.m., Brockton H.S.
Northbridge vs. Pittsfield, 11 a.m., Westfield State

Division 6

Cathedral vs. Cohasset, 11 a.m., Cawley Stadium, Lowell
Littleton vs. McCann Tech, 11 a.m., Doyle Field, Leominster

Lawrence Academy hangs on to win Hugh Caldera Bowl

EASTHAMPTON – The Lawrence Academy Spartans defeated the Williston Northampton Wildcats in a nailbiter, 35-34, to claim the 2014 NEPSAC Hugh Caldera Bowl championship at Sawyer Field Saturday.

It was the eighth consecutive victory for the Spartans after dropping the season opener to Governor’s.

After falling behind 27-0 at halftime, the Wildcats – more specifically, running back Max Chipouras – came out of the locker room on a mission. Chipouras rushed for four touchdowns and of 91 yards in the third quarter alone to give the Wildcats a 28-27 lead. During the furious rally, the Wildcats mixed in a successful onside kick, a diving catch in double coverage by Marshall Rizzuto (two catches 51 yards), and a firm denial of Lawrence running back AJ Dillon, who was held to just 49 rushing yards in the second half after notching 110 yards in the first half.

After being hit with Chipouras’s haymakers, the Spartans answered the proverbial bell in the fourth quarter and regained the lead. The defense forced a Williston three-and-out, then Jake Cassidy (11-of-22, 160 yards) found Timothy Preston (four catches, 118 yards) for their third touchdown hookup of the game. Cassidy found Preston again on the ensuing 2-point conversion, and the Spartans led 35-28 with just under 11 minutes to go in the fourth.

The Wildcats found the end zone one more time on another Chipouras touchdown. They went for the two-point conversion and the lead, but the Spartan defense stopped Chipouras (265 all-purpose yards) in the backfield, preserving a one-point edge.

“Give credit to both teams,” Lawrence head coach Paul Zukauskas said. “Both teams came out and played a great football game. [Williston] did an outstanding job in the second half, but our kids responded nonetheless.”

After a Lawrence punt, the teams traded turnovers on the next four possessions, including a bizarre sequence for the Lawrence offense. As they were trying to run out the clock, Williston took their final timeout after a run up the middle on first down. The Spartans took two knees before realizing that they would have to snap it on fourth down. Cassidy took the snap and tried to run out the clock, but the Williston defense stopped him for a huge loss at the Lawrence 36 yard line with four seconds left, enabling the Wildcats to get one last shot at a game-winning touchdown.

However, the Spartan defense held up, as Williston quarterback John Aywayrd (5-for-18, 91 yards; nine carries, 81 yards) threw his fifth and final interception of the game, and the second into the hands of Christian Garrison, setting off the celebration for the Spartans.

“We had a lot of high hopes,” Zukauskas said. “This was the expectation for the team. We didn’t have a great season last year. They knew it, and there was a feeling that we could have a great season. We lost the opener, but we never looked back. It’s such a strong group of kids, and they really care for each other. They really respond to one another, they have a great time together. It was fun to coach them.”

In the first half, Cassidy and Dillon each scored a rushing touchdown, and Preston had two receiving touchdowns.

Veterans’ Day MIAA tournament schedule

Boys’ soccer

Division 1 North Semifinals

St. John’s Prep vs. Malden, 1 p.m., Manning Field, Lynn
Brookline vs. Acton-Boxboro, 3 p.m., Manning Field, Lynn

Division 1 South Semifinals

Silver Lake vs. Needham, 1:30 p.m., Braintree High
Attleboro vs. BC High, 1:30 p.m., Brockton High

Division 1 West Semifinals

Pittsfield vs. Amherst, 4 p.m., Springfield Central
West Springfield vs. Agawam, 6 p.m., Springfield Central

Division 3 South Semifinals

Martha’s Vineyard vs. Medway, 1:30 p.m., Taunton High
Norwell vs. Foxborough, 1:30 p.m. Bridgewater-Raynham High

Division 3 West Semifinals

Southwick vs. Mt. Greylock, 4 p.m., Northampton High
Frontier vs. Belchertown, 4 p.m., Szot Park, Chicopee

Division 4 South Semifinals

Nantucket vs. Cohasset, 12 p.m., Barnstable High
Archbishop Williams vs. Holbrook, 1:30 p.m., Canton High

Division 4 West Semifinals

Smith Academy vs. Monson, 6 p.m., Szot Park, Chicopee
Lenox vs. Hopkins, 6 p.m., Northampton High

Girls’ soccer

Division 1 North Semifinals

Central Catholic vs. Lincoln-Sudbury, 11 a.m., Manning Field, Lynn
Chelmsford vs. Acton-Boxboro, 5:30 p.m., Manning Field, Lynn

Division 1 South Semifinals

Whitman-Hanson vs. Bishop Feehan, 4 p.m., Brockton High
Needham vs. Franklin, 4 p.m., Braintree High

Division 3 South Semifinals

Norwell vs. Dedham, 11 a.m., Bridgewater-Raynham High
Bishop Stang vs. Medway, 11 a.m., Taunton High

Division 4 South Semifinals

Millis vs. East Bridgewater, 11 a.m., Canton High
Rockland vs. Carver, 6 p.m., Norwell High

Field hockey

Division 1 State Semifinal: Acton-Boxboro vs. Dennis Yarmouth, 12 p.m., Reading High

Division 2 State Semifinal: Watertown vs. Dover-Sherborn, 2 p.m., Reading High

MIAA Football Sectional Finals Schedule

All games are on Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at the home team’s school unless otherwise noted.

Division 1 North: St. John’s Prep @ Everett, Memorial Stadium, Everett

Division 1 South: BC High @ Xaverian, November 15, 1:30 p.m.

Division 2 North: Haverhill @ North Andover, Walsh Field, North Andover

Division 2 South: Marshfield @ King Philip

Division 2 Central: Fitchburg @ Leominster, Doyle Field, Leominster

Division 2 West: East Longmeadow @ Longmeadow, site TBA

Division 3 Northeast: Tewksbury @ Masconomet

Division 3 Northwest: Melrose @ Concord-Carlisle, 6 p.m.

Division 3 Southeast: Dartmouth @ Somerset Berkley

Division 3 Southwest: Medfield @ Walpole

Division 4 North: Lynnfield @ Winthrop

Division 4 South: Middleboro @ Holliston

Division 4 Central: St. Peter-Marian @ Shepherd Hill, Nichols College

Division 4 West: Agawam @ Wahconah

Division 5 North: Whittier @ Bishop Fenwick

Division 5 South: Abington @ East Bridgewater

Division 5 Central: Uxbridge @ Northbridge

Division 5 West: Pittsfield @ Hoosac Valley, November 15, 12 p.m.

Division 6 North: Mystic Valley @ Cathedral, November 15, 1 p.m., Boston English

Division 6 South: Cohasset @ Millis-Hopedale

Division 6 Central: Blackstone Valley @ Littleton

Division 6 West: Turners Falls @ McCann Tech, November 15, 1 p.m.

MIAA Football Sectional Semifinals Scoreboard

Division 1 North

Everett 55, Peabody 41

Division 2 North

Haverhill 14, Reading 13
North Andover 12, Lincoln-Sudbury 0

Division 2 South

King Philip 28, Needham 0
Marshfield 55, Natick 20

Division 2 Central

Leominster 27, Shrewsbury 14
Fitchburg 36, Wachusett 7

Division 2 West

Longmeadow 36, Minnechaug 6
East Longmeadow 28, Springfield Central 18

Division 3 Northeast

Masconomet 28, Beverly 6
Tewksbury 41, Marblehead 6

Division 3 Northwest

Concord-Carlisle 35, Arlington 28
Melrose 20, Woburn 19

Division 3 Southeast

Somerset Berkley 26, Plymouth South 2
Dartmouth 33, Dighton-Rehoboth 12

Division 3 Southwest

Walpole 41, Milford 14
Medfield 23, Stoughton 13

Division 4 North

Winthrop 14, Triton 0
Lynnfield 35, Swampscott 7

Division 4 South

Holliston 35, Foxboro 13
Middleboro 49, Dennis-Yarmouth 42

Division 4 Central

Shepherd Hill 45, Grafton 12

Division 4 West

Wahconah 48, Chicopee Comp 19
Agawam 26, South Hadley 6

Division 5 North

Bishop Fenwick 38, Lowell Catholic 0

Division 5 South

East Bridgewater 42, Greater New Bedford 10
Abington 14, Cardinal Spellman 8

Division 5 Central

Northbridge 31, Tyngsboro 30

Division 5 West

Hoosac Valley 35, Frontier 0
Pittsfield 28, Easthampton 12

Division 6 North

Mystic Valley 24, Dorchester 22

Division 6 South

Cohasset 28, Bishop Connolly 7

Division 6 Central

Littleton 38, St. Bernard’s 18

Division 6 West

Turners Falls 28, Mohawk Trail 2

Westborough ends G-D’s season on penalty kicks

WESTBOROUGH – The Groton Dunstable Crusaders boys’ soccer team saw their season come to an end on penalty kicks for the second consecutive year, with the Westborough Rangers claiming a 1-0 victory in an MIAA Division 1 Central quarterfinal match at Westborough High after winning the shootout 4-2.

The fourth-seeded Rangers converted on all four of their shots on Gabe Dingle, whom G-D head coach Sean Wisbey shifted from midfield to keeper for penalties for his size. The Crusaders missed their first shot, then converted on their next two, before Westborough keeper Griffin Barry dove to his left and got his hand on a low shot by Midland-Wachusett League MVP Matt Straw to seal the victory.

“You can’t miss that first penalty kick,” Wisbey said. “Missing that first one set the tone for [Westborough] to say, ‘As long as we put it in the net, we’re going to win this.’”

The fifth-seeded Crusaders dominated time of possession in regulation and overtime, but were unable to find the back of the net. They outshot the Rangers 20-8 and did not allow a Ranger shot until the 54th minute.

“If you get to these games and you can’t put the ball in the net, you’re not going to go too far,” Wisbey said. “When it goes to penalty kicks, it’s anybody’s game.”

Matt Tornaritis had three chances to give the Crusaders the lead in the second half. In the 45th minute, he dribbled his way through the entire Westborough defense, but his shot went wide of the right post. Later, he fired a shot from 25 yards out that was destined for the net, but Barry made the finest of his eight saves by tipping it over the crossbar. Tornaritis had one more chance off a feed from Straw, but once again he missed wide right.

Despite not registering a shot in the first half, the Rangers made the Crusaders sweat about 20 minutes in with back-to-back-to back corner kicks, but the Crusaders passed the last of the tests and cleared the ball to safety.

“Soccer can be a cruel game sometimes,” Wisbey said. “I felt like we weathered the storm with them in the first 20 minutes. I knew if we could get to halftime at 0-0, we could dominate play with the wind behind our back.”

Both teams had a chance to score the golden goal in the second overtime, but both shots went over the crossbar. Westborough’s Lucas Silva had the first chance after recovering an errant G-D pass before overshooting. Tornaritis then had another opportunity similar to his first one in the second half, using fancy footwork to spring free of the the Ranger defense, but his shot was too strong as well.

It was the third meeting between the two teams this season, with each team winning on the road once.

The Crusaders finished their season at 13-5-2. Despite the result, Coach Wisbey had nothing but good things to say about his players.

“I’m proud of the boys and the way they represented us all season long,” Wisbey lauded. “We’ve got a lot of pride in our program, and you know what? We’ll regain ourselves next year and come back at this again.

The Rangers improved to 13-4-2, and will face the winner of the Algonquin/Hudson matchup in the semifinal.

G-D outlasts Worcester North in boys’ soccer tourney opener

GROTON – The first half of the Groton-Dunstable Crusaders boys’ soccer team’s MIAA Division 1 Central opening-round game against the twelfth-seed Worcester North Polar Bears was lopsided in every aspect but the score, which was 0-0 after 40 minutes.

So G-D head coach Sean Wisbey made an adjustment, bringing three players up front to increase the offensive pressure. It worked, as the Polar Bears’ defense broke down, allowing the Crusaders to come away with a 2-0 victory Tuesday at G-DRHS.

The Crusaders outshot the Polar Bears 27-4 and kept the ball in the offensive half for the vast majority of the game, except for a couple of chances in the first half and one in the second, all of which Crusader keeper Chris Buzan stopped, registering four saves along the way. The Polar Bear defense held up its end of the bargain as well, as the Crusaders couldn’t capitalize on their offensive chances in the first half.

“[The Polar Bears] were playing five guys in the back, and they were really playing deep,” G-D head coach Sean Wisbey said. “We didn’t get enough pressure on them in the first 40 minutes to force any mistakes. They did a good job of just trying to stay in the game.”

Dean Tornaritis scored the only goal the Crusaders would need in the 63rd minute on their 22nd shot of the game. With lots of traffic in front of Polar Bears keeper Angelo Perrone, Matt Krikorian found Tornaritis on the right side, who headed it in to raucous cheers from the sizeable Crusader crowd.

Four minutes later, Mitch Wheeler put the game out of reach off a feed from Gabe Dingle. Wheeler tapped a slow roller off the side of his foot, and Perrone overplayed the ball, allowing it to trickle in on the far side.

“Once we had the lead, I was able to put four in the back, and eventually five,” Wisbey said. “I didn’t think that we played our best soccer the first 50 minutes, but as we started to settle down and play more as a team, the opportunities started to come.”

The Crusaders had two golden chances to get on the scoreboard early in the second half. First, Krikorian fed a cross to a sliding Wheeler, but he put it wide of the near post. Later, Dingle fired a bullet from the edge of the box, but Perrone made the best of his 11 saves by leaping to tip it over the crossbar.

The Crusaders (13-4-2) got the short end of the draw in a three-way tie with Wachusett and Westborough for third place in the MIAA Division 1 Central standings, with each of them finishing with a winning percentage of .722. By virtue of coin flips, they got the fifth seed and had to play in the opening round while Wachusett and Westborough, the third and fourth seeds respectively, enjoyed a bye.

Now they will travel to Westborough for their third match of the season against the Rangers Wednesday at 2 p.m in the sectional quarterfinals. Both teams won on the other’s turf in the regular season. The Crusaders won 4-3 on September 18, while the Rangers rallied late to steal a 3-2 win and the Midland-Wachusett B Division championship in the regular season finale last Thursday.

“We’ve got a lot to play for, and a lot to prove to ourselves,” Wisbey said. “We’ll get ready tomorrow to go get that ticket to the semifnals.”

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MIAA Football Sectional Semifinals Schedule

All games are on Friday, November 7 and scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at the home team’s school unless otherwise noted.

Division 1 North

Peabody @ Everett
Central Catholic @ St. John’s Prep, November 8, 2 p.m.

Division 1 South

Bridgewater-Raynham @ Xaverian, November 8, 2:15 p.m.
BC High @ Newton North, November 8, 2 p.m.

Division 2 North

Haverhill @ Reading
Lincoln-Sudbury @ North Andover

Division 2 South

Needham @ King Philip
Natick @ Marshfield

Division 2 Central

Shrewsbury vs. Leominster, Doyle Field, Leominster
Fitchburg @ Wachusett

Division 2 West

Minnechaug @ Longmeadow
East Longmeadow @ Springfield Central

Division 3 Northeast

Beverly @ Masconomet
Tewksbury @ Marblehead

Division 3 Northwest

Arlington @ Concord-Carlisle
Melrose @ Woburn

Division 3 Southeast

Plymouth South @ Somerset Berkley
Dighton-Rehoboth @ Dartmouth

Division 3 Southwest

Milford @ Walpole
Medfield @ Stoughton, 6 p.m.

Division 4 North

Triton @ Winthrop
Swampscott @ Lynnfield

Division 4 South

Foxboro @ Holliston
Dennis Yarmouth @ Middleboro

Division 4 Central

Grafton @ Shepherd Hill, Becker College
Doherty @ St. Peter-Marian, November 8, 2 p.m.

Division 4 West

Chicopee Comp @ Wahconah
South Hadley @ Agawam

Division 5 North

Lowell Catholic @ Bishop Fenwick
Greater Lawrence @ Whittier, November 8, 2 p.m.

Division 5 South

Greater New Bedford @ East Bridgewater
Cardinal Spellman @ Abington

Division 5 Central

Tyngsboro @ Northbridge
Bartlett @ Uxbridge

Division 5 West

Frontier @ Hoosac Valley
Easthampton @ Pittsfield

Division 6 North

Mystic Valley @ Dorchester, Roberts Field, Dorchester, 4 p.m.
Cathedral @ Essex Tech

Division 6 South

Millis-Hopedale @ Pope John Paul II, November 8, Mass Maritime Academy
Bishop Connolly @ Cohasset

Division 6 Central

St. Bernard’s @ Littleton
Maynard @ Blackstone Valley, November 8, 2 p.m.

Division 6 West

Franklin County Tech @ McCann Tech, November 8, 2 p.m.
Mohawk Trail @ Turners Falls

Westborough boys’ soccer rallies late to steal victory, league title from G-D

GROTON – The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders boys’ soccer team needed a win or a tie against the Westborough Rangers Wednesday at G-DRHS to clinch the Midland-Wachusett B Division championship and a top-four seed in the MIAA Division 1 Central tournament. They had reason to be confident, having already beaten Westborough 4-3 on the road earlier this season.

But the Rangers scored two goals in the final 12 minutes to steal a 3-2 victory, as well as the league championship, and leave the tournament seedings a mystery.

Jake Pirdy found redemption after scoring an own goal early in the first half by scoring the game winner with under two minutes to play. In a 2-on-1 situation, Jameson Bradley went to Pirdy on the right wing, who got into the box and beat Crusader keeper Tyler Belanger with a grounder to the left to cue the celebration for the Westborough players and their fans.

“[Pirdy] split in between two defenders,” G-D head coach Sean Wisbey said. “I said to my guys, ‘You’ve got to keep yourselves in front of [Pirdy and Bradley].’ When you’ve got six guys defending the last four minutes trying to keep the game tied, and you fail to do it, you don’t deserve to win.”

Pirdy’s own goal came in the fifth minute when Dean Tornaritis fired a shot that ricocheted off of Westborough keeper Griffin Barry (nine saves) and back in off of Pirdy.

The Rangers responded just two minutes later when Bradley scored his first of two goals in similar fashion. An initial shot was deflected in the box by a Crusader defender, but the rebound came right to Bradley, enabling him to bury it top shelf.

The Crusaders took the lead back in the 14th minute by navigating some choppy waters. Swarmed by Westborough defenders, Matt Straw found an opening to spring Mitch Wheeler, allowing him to get a dribbler past Barry to make it 2-1.

The Rangers pulled even again in the 69th minute in controversial fashion. A corner kick led to lots of contact in the box by both teams, but the referees awarded a penalty kick to Westborough, despite the protests of the Crusaders. Bradley did the honors, and fired it into the upper right corner of the net.

“I thought we had control through the middle of the match,” Wisbey said. “In the last twenty minutes, [Westborough] knew they had to win the game to win the league.”

Wisbey had high praise for Bradley, calling him Westborough’s best player and one of the best in the league.

With the Crusaders and Rangers finishing the season with identical 12-4-2 records, they will likely enter the sectional tournament as the no. 4 and 5 seeds. Wisbey knows that with 11 teams likely qualifying for sectionals, they would meet again next week in the quarterfinals. Which team gets home-field advantage for that game will be up to a coin flip.

“I have to look at the silver lining,” Wisbey said. “We didn’t get it today, but maybe it’s meant to be in the playoffs.”

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