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 patents 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!


Second NEPSAC bowl game added to LSP broadcast schedule

Great news! In addition to Saturday’s coverage of the NEPSAC Wayne Sanborn New England Championship Bowl between Lawrence Academy and Suffield Academy, LSP has secured coverage of Friday night’s Kevin Fleming Bowl between the Pingree Highlanders and the St. George’s Dragons.

Will St. George’s complete an undefeated season and its rags-to-riches turnaround? Or will Pingree pull off the road upset? Coverage of Friday’s game kicks off at 6:25 p.m., and you can listen to the action live at the LSP live stream page, then download the game Saturday on the on demand page.

If you want to advertise on these or future LSP broadcasts, or if you want LSP to broadcast your games this winter, email sam@localsportsproductions.com to discuss a deal.

LSP to broadcast NEPSAC Wayne Sanborn Bowl between Lawrence Academy and Suffield Academy

Local Sports Productions is proud to announce that it will broadcast the 2015 NEPSAC Wayne Sanborn New England Championship Bowl live from Groton, Massachusetts Saturday at 12:55 p.m. It is the first LSP football broadcast in three years.

The game pits the 7-1 ISL champion Lawrence Academy Spartans and their four-star running back A.J. Dillon against the 7-1 Suffield Tigers, whose defense has allowed an average of just 10.4 points per game and held four opponents to single-digit points, including a 7-0 shutout of Phillips Andover on October 24.

Visit the LSP live stream page or subscribe to the LSP Ustream channel on the Ustream iPhone or Android app to listen live starting at 12:55 p.m. on Saturday.

Advertising opportunities are available for this and future LSP broadcasts. Email sam@localsportsproductions.com for more details.

In addition, LSP is preparing its winter broadcast schedule, to feature at least two LA hockey games and two LA basketball games, as well as Thayer Academy basketball. If you want your team’s games broadcast, email sam@localsportsproductions.com to discuss a deal.

Lowell turns on jets in second half, thrashes Malden

LOWELL – An episode of “Little House on the Prairie” turned into a Wild West shootout as the Lowell Red Raiders defeated the Malden Golden Tornadoes Friday night at Cawley Stadium.

After a stagnant and sloppy first half, both teams came out on fire in the second half. The Red Raiders took the opening kickoff and traveled 73 yards in two plays and 24 seconds to extend their lead to 13-0. Josh Villanueva (12 carries, 164 yards, two touchdowns) peeled off a 35 yard rush to set up a 38-yard touchdown pass from Matt Smith (13-of-23, 236 yards) to Keith Lynch (eight catches, 146 yards), one of four touchdown hookups between the two.

Lynch made the play a memorable one, making a one-handed grab on the run across the middle before turning up field.

Malden fired back immediately, needing just four plays and 1:50 to travel 49 yards. Jared Martino found Isaiah Likely for a 34-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 13-7.

The teams exchanged touchdowns twice more before the Red Raiders put the game out of reach, with Smith, Lynch, and Villanueva grinding out the clock to give the Red Raiders (3-7) the win in their final home game of the season.

A.J. Pagan had a solid game on defense and also added a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Both teams were plagued by miscues and missed opportunities in the first half. The Red Raiders scored on the opening drive of the game after Lynch recovered Lowell’s onside kick, but things drastically slowed down from there.

Malden had a chance to tie the game later in the first quarter when Danley Exilhomme intercepted a pass in the back of the end zone and returned it 106 yards to the Lowell 3-yard line. But Lowell’s defense clamped down and got an end zone interception of their own, with Lynch hauling in the errant pass and taking a knee in the end zone.

The teams’ first-half woes continued as they combined to go 4-for-13 on third down and 0-for-4 on fourth down.

Malden was called for 13 penalties for 135 yards.