Category Archives: Gloucester Sports
While on the Ardelle between 1 and 2pm Saturday I photographed some of the last rowers in the Blackburn Challenge, numbers 172, 113, 5, 26, 25, 124, 41, 112 and 28. -Len
For some odd reason, somebody keeps barricading the kids’ favorite spot. This is creating an unsafe situation. Generations of young children have learned to jump off the pier by being able to jump without having to climb the railing, which makes it a lot harder to learn — and way more scary too. Whomever keeps barricading the jump spot, please remove the barricades. Thanks!
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And hula hoops?! Thank you Garrett Coler, Sports and Recreation Director at the Cape Ann YMCA, for giving Good Morning Gloucester the scoop on the details. Sounds like something will be going on for all ages! From Garrett:
“This Saturday at Newell Stadium at Gloucester High the YMCA will be hosting a Family Activity Day where kids of all ages can come by and play pick up sports games with our staff as well as participate in parachute games, face painting, water balloon baseball and more. The event is free for all and will be followed up by a hula hoop show!
Come on down to Newell Stadium from 9:30-12 and join us! Parents welcome!”
Great for the guest of the beautiful Beauport Hotel to be able to go Stand Up Paddling Boarding right from the beach. Good luck to Cape Ann SUP. If you have never done this, you should give it a try. Lots of fun.
GHS girls in big win defeating Arlington Catholic 2-1 to advance to semi-finals of division 2 tourney. Next game is at Martin Field Friday night at 6:30.
GHS girls rally to win first playoff game defeating Wilmington. The next game scheduled for Monday!!
GHS girls win easily in game with Salem. One of the highlights was rare triple play by the Fishermen.
The Gloucester Gig Rowers are back in the water for the 2016 season.
The Siren Song and the Annie B are ready to row.
The Gannet is being worked on by members, expected launch May 1,2016.
In the photo are,on the left…Clem Courcy, Eileen Courcy, Christy Milhouse….on the right…Eddie Acosta, Bill Helmuth, Peter Begley
For more info check them out at www.GloucesterGigRowers.com
Anyone not playing in the dodgeball tournament that would like to volunteer to help out during game day? For a great cause. Please email ftgwynne@gmail for more details
Check Out The Facebook Event Page For The Latest Dodgeball Updates-
SHOW UP FRIDAY NIGHT TO PICK UP TEAM UNIFORMS AND WATCH THE FULL LENGTH MASTERPIECE CREATED BY CRAIG KIMBERLEY IN ALL IT’S GLORY
TEAM NAMES HAVE BEEN REMOVED TO PROTECT THE PATHETIC, AND WEAK….AND LAME.
2016 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament Is Next Saturday April 9th- It’s A Spectacle For The Ages-Don’t Miss It!
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The GHS Varsity Cheerleaders are headed down to Nationals in Orlando, Florida today. We would like to thank everyone that donated IN ANY WAY. Whether you bought a raffle ticket, pledged to our Go Fund Me, came to Katrina’s or Jalapeno’s , donated gift certificates, allowed us to sell tickets at your business, posted on your website, or put something in a donation bucket we are grateful beyond words. Everyone near and far helped make this possible. We know that the team will do their best to represent our beautiful city and make you all proud!
With sincere gratitude,
The Gloucester High School Cheerleaders and Cheering Boosters
For more info-
video by Kim Smith
There will be fun- I promise you that! Plan to come on down and enjoy the spectacle!
I may have lied… Forgive me… and allow me to explain.
First of all, let me throw it out there, that I’m not proud about the mixed emotions that I’m feeling right now. But, the struggle is kind of real.
Last year, at this exact same time (only a mere two days apart) I sat down and composed a blog post entitled “Proud Mom Moment” (read it here, if you’d like). It detailed the adorable and amazing little journey that Thatcher’s hockey team experienced on their way to a fantastic Championship title. I was crazy proud and ridiculously emotional about it. I tried to capture the magic for you all so you could enjoy the ride.
Somewhere in the post I wrote the words, “PLEASE don’t get me wrong….losses would have been fun to watch too” ….and now, I fear, I may have lied. Because…yesterday, when they were down and didn’t come back….it wasn’t actually that much fun to watch after all.
Before you hate….let me explain.
This little team are winners. Every little thing about them screams Winners. And, guess what? As they yawn, roll over, stretch, rub their eyes, and drag their tired little bottoms out of bed right about now, at this very minute, after a 2nd place season’s end, they are still winners! And that I mean, for sure!
Yesterday, when down 0-3, Finn came up to me as I was taking photos…with giant tears in his eyes….and said, “We’re losing.” Finn worships his brother and his brothers’ team + teammates. Without a second’s hesitation I leaned down and said, “Don’t worry, Finn. This team doesn’t lose. They may be down right now. But, they don’t lose.” And, I meant it. This amazing little team had gone a full calendar year without a loss before finally falling to an opponent way back in November. While they suffered a couple of early losses this season, they then rallied and regained a very impressive winning streak. A streak so awesome, actually, that yesterday was their first full-ice loss…EVER…in two whole years. USA Hockey dictates that Mite level teams skate 1/2 ice games October-December and then full-ice games for the rest of the season. This unbelievable group of kids had won every single full-ice game they have played over the course of two full seasons…until yesterday.
So, down…in a very reminiscent fashion to last year’s championship…they managed to come back a bit. 2-3 in the 3rd period, I was still certain they’d tie it up. And, I was certain, that once it was tied…they’d go on to win easily. Because that’s what, after all, they do. But, they didn’t. Man, they tried hard. And, they tried hard again and again, but they just couldn’t. And, in the end, when that buzzer sounded, I was immediately surprised by my own disappointment. And…that…is what I mean by “the struggle is kind of real.”
See, this little group of skaters has become like family. They adore each other! And, after having been together for 2 seasons (with only a couple of new additions…who we feel like have been teammates since Day #1), the team will now get split up. They’ll head to the Squirts….and be distributed to three different teams. They’ll love their new teams…and they’ll continue to love hockey….and new magic will be created for sure, but..as the saying goes…you only have one true first love. And, this team, was theirs.
So, when I say it wasn’t fun to watch, I swear I don’t mean that in some over-the-top-winning-crazed-mother way. I mean it in a I-really-wanted-one-last-victory-for-them kind of way. I promise…yet, I’m still not proud.
They, thank goodness, showed grace and dignity. They had a phenomenal season, lots of laughs, leaned on each other, lifted each other up, and showed us all what it means to be a team…in the truest sense of the word. I am so proud of them! Each and every one of them. And, they should be SO proud of themselves!
I would be remiss not to mention that Cape Ann Youth Hockey is a tremendous program full of so many amazing teams. In fact, at just the Mite level alone, all three teams…Mite 1, Mite 2, and Mite 3….finished their seasons in 1st place. While Mite 1 and Mite 2 fell an itty bitty bit short yesterday, Mite 3 went on to win their Championship. So, a HUGE congratulations to them!!!!