Category Archives: Gloucester Sports

Poll- Vote For The Best 2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championships Team Name

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With The World Championship looming just around the corner on April 12th I thought a poll naming the best Bikini Speedo Dodgeball team name would be a fun idea.
Oh and for more info click here- 2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championship Event Page
Don’t forget to sign up to get your free UBER ride to the event by signing up with free ride coupon code CAPEANN Here- https://get.uber.com/go/capeann
So here goes, vote for your favorite-


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Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Fans and Participants- Brackets Released and UBER Launching On Tournament Day And Will Give You A Free Ride

As you all know parking is limited and the smart thing to do is to take up UBER on it’s free ride offer by signing up using the Cape Ann Launch Link And Coupon Code CAPEANN

No-Brainer City! https://get.uber.com/go/capeann

Sign Up Here And Use Coupon Code CAPEANN To Get Your First Ride Free

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(I think you can get the free ride and save it for any time if you use that promotional code so it won’t hurt to sign up for free anyway)

Here Are Your 2015 Brackets

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For All The Bikini Speedo Dodgeball News Like Their Facebook Event Page- 2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championship Facebook Page

Gloucester Gig Rowers are proud to be sending two teams to the World Pilot Gig Championships In the Scilly Isles

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Back row: Michael Leviseur of  Gloucester, Bill Whiting of Rockport, Bill Hellmuth of Gloucester  Middle row:Eileen Courcy of Manchester-by-the Sea, Roger Torre of Gloucester, Dina Hazen of Gloucester, Eddie Acosta of Gloucester, Front Row: Bonnie Brugger of Gloucester, Clem Courcy of Manchester-by-the-Sea and Debe Holland of Gloucester.

Missing from the photograph: Esther Martin and Suzanne Pinto of Gloucester, Ed Leviseur formerly of Gloucester, Susan Orsato of Belfast, ME.

Special Olympics program for cape ann 4/4/15

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Hello Joey,
Just wanted to tell you about special Olympics coming to gloucester and see if you could help spread the word.
Special Olympics is now in Gloucester. Starting with Track and Field and adding other sports soon. Any special needs athlete interested in participating is welcome to join us Saturdays at Gloucester High School from 10-12 starting on April 4th. All skill levels and abilities are eligible to join. Volunteers are also needed to assist in training. Attached are links for the athlete application and class A volunteer forms. Forms will also be available on the 4th.

Athlete application: http://www.specialolympicsma.org/assets/Athlete_Application.pdf
Volunteer form:  http://www.specialolympicsma.org/assets/new_class_A_form.pdf

SailGHS First Competition Of The Season Thursday Come On Out To Watch!

We’re getting ready for our first competition of the season on Thursday.Spectators are welcome to cheer us on from the State Fish Pier.i heard the coach say somewhere around 4:30,by the time Wayland gets here.

             Thanks for your support!

                                    -Hilary Frye

Live Red Sox v Twins Update

Well, it’s my last Sox game of the trip, and it’s a night game!!! This weather has been perfect, and the boys are looking great.
It’s the top of the 3rd, and no score. But Pedroia just let one slip past. Rare. Stay tuned for some night photos.

Sitting just behind 1st, sweetness!

Welcome To 2015 Gloucester International Dory Racing


Welcome to Spring Dory Rowers

Time to renew your membership to the IDRC.

After a tough New England Winter, we have made it to the start of Spring and the weather is improving bringing thoughts of getting out on the harbor for a row.  Many thanks to our team of bailers (mostly Alex Thomas & Lois McNulty) who braved the elements to keep our dories free of snow, water and ice every week this winter.  Don’t forget to sign up/pay up for your 2015 membership; now available for your convenience by credit card at our website www.internationaldories.com.  Our 2015 Events Schedule is attached with your sign-up forms.  Please send your forms with your payment and note the “prep” dates to help prepare our dories for the season.

See you on the water!
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Download Membership Application
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Copyright © 2015 Gloucester International Dory Racing Committee, Inc., All rights reserved

SailGHS launches for the 2015 Season!!!

James Frye submits-

Check Them Out and Like Them On Facebook-

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SailGHS First Sail Of The 2015 Season Photos From James Frye

Hockey Mite Madness!

You’ve all probably heard (or read) me wax poetically about my love for our Cape Ann Youth Hockey coaches.  Well, here’s your chance to check it out for yourself. If your child has a 2007 or 2008 birthdate, has the appropriate skating experience (see below) and is interested in playing for CAYH’s Travel Mite Program, register now for Mite Madness!  The skaters will participate in a skills session with Gloucester High School players while parents have the chance to hear about what the Travel Mites are all about.

To Register, Click Here!

Mite Madness

 Skate & Information Session

Talbot Rink 

  • Roger Grillo, the USA Hockey Regional Manager, will discuss the ADM player development model and have an open discussion with parents and other attendees.
  • Pre-Registration is required.
  • Players must have participated in CAYH Cross-Ice, In House, or Mite Hybrid in 2014-15 (or an equivalent program) to register.  Skaters who have participated in Learn to Skate for at least 2 seasons and who have progressed to the “Learn to Play” sections are also candidates are also candidates for this evaluation.  Players must have a valid USA hockey number in order to participate in the on ice skate session.

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Proud Mom Moment

The title of this post should be your warning that if you don’t want to hear me gloat….read no further.

Ok.  There.  We got rid of them. The rest of you can buckle in for a minute…or two.

Joey likes to tell me that the majority of my posts are about drinking….or things related to drinking.  One of Joey’s good friends teased me a couple of weeks ago that all I do is write about sushi and my boys eating sushi.  Neither of them are far off, I suppose.

So, today I’m going to write about one of my boys…his amazing hockey team championship (which was cause for a few drinks afterwards)…and I’ll even mention that when asked what he wanted to eat for dinner on Friday to gear up for two giant Championship games…he said “sushi.”

Seriously though.  I almost can’t even believe how crazy proud I’ve been of Thatcher this hockey season.  He’s worked hard, had some amazing games, and had a bit of a slump.  He has scored hat tricks, chased the puck, passed the puck, and done his far share of stopping the puck.  He has celebrated his teammates’ successes with minimal showboating and he has accepted constructive criticism humbly.

More importantly than just Thatcher…the entire team has grown, learned, improved, and rallied.  Equally as fun…many of the parents have laughed, cheered, and bonded.  As a family we’ve made some friends this season that we hope we’ll continue to play and cheer with for many, many years to come.

Thatcher started the Learn to Skate program with Cape Ann Youth Hockey when he was just under 3 1/2 years old.  He pushed the milk crate, cried a few times, and was soon off and skating.  For three full seasons he then participated in the CAYH Cross Ice Program. He learned skills, met some great friends, and grew to love playing more each year.  It didn’t take long at all for us to realize that hockey was to continue being a part of our lives for a long, long time.

During those three years I often joked with friends who were parents of slightly older children.  “When do they actually start playing games?”  I mean, don’t get me wrong, practices, drills, and mini scrimmages were cute and all, but after 4 full years I was ready to cheer during a full-fledged game.

This year….was that year.

This year’s hockey season started waaaay back in October…and ended yesterday.  The team started off slowly with a couple of wins, a tie, and then three losses in a row.  And then….something happened.  Something clicked. And, forgive me….but, the winning started.  This amazing little team of 7 and 8 year-olds started to become somewhat unstoppable.  To say that it was fun to watch is an insane understatement.  PLEASE don’t get me wrong….losses would have been fun to watch too…and I swear I still would have been crazy proud of that little team…but, to watch their success play out weekend after weekend as they hugged, high-fived, laughed, and celebrated gave me giddy goosebumps.  I tear up each and every time I watch Thatcher score.  Seriously, each and every time. I’m tough on Thatch…I expect a lot of him when it comes to manners, participation, hard work, politeness…pretty much you name it. That having been said, there is something about watching him skate so effortlessly and observing him be a part of a team….while we sit back and watch from afar that leaves me in awe.  It is never lost on me, and forgive me for throwing it out there…but it’s a big part of why I’m ridiculously emotional about him right now…that several doctors recommended that I end my pregnancy with Thatcher. There are quiet moments that happen almost daily when I think, Thank God. This weekend, for whatever reason, I thought that every second that I watched him play.  Thank God.

I love what he has gained from playing hockey.  I adore the player and the teammate that he has become.  I am thankful to all of those within the CAYH organization…especially this year’s coaches.

As the Cape Ann Mite Hybrid team went undefeated from November 16th, all through December, past January, into February, and unbelievably all the way to the end of the season this March, I saw changes in Thatcher that crept up on me and caught me off guard.  While I was so eager for him to play those “real” games….I wasn’t prepared for how grown-up he’d seem out there on the ice….not needing me for a second.  Like all parents, I’m an integral part of every other single aspect of Thatcher’s life.  But hockey…is all him….and his teammates and coaches (one of which happens to be my husband).

So, the regular season wrapped up with Cape Ann in 1st place.  With a first round bye, the play-offs only consisted of two make-it-or-break-it games for this little engine that could.

And…they could.

A 6-0 Shutout Win for rockstar goalie Luke Holmes (coined Luuuuuke-There-It-Is) by his teammates…who probably don’t even know that song…solidified the team’s journey to the Championship game yesterday at the Haverhill Valley Forum.

I am by no means a sports reporter so I won’t try to regale you with the details, but let’s just say that the game started with Cape Ann down 0-3 pretty quick into the first period and, wrong or not, dread started to creep into my spine. While we did eventually settle in and start to score, there was never a time during the game…and until maybe the very last minute….that there was any relief.

A final score of 8-7 led to some tears, an explosion of cheers, some tackling of a goalie who had another phenomenal game, and some deep, deep sighs of relief. Would it have been ok if they lost?   Of course.   Would be still have celebrated a tremendous season?  You betcha.  But… Am I secretly, almost ashamedly, beyond proud of those little skaters because of their Championship Season? I’d be lying if I said “no”.

I laugh even as I write this…because he’s 7 and it was a Mite Championship…but, I just can’t help myself but to feel so proud.  I have taught students who are now playing college sports on scholarship, I have friends whose children are winning State Championships, I even graduated with a classmate whose son plays in the NBA.  I rode in two World Series Rolling Rally Parades and stood on the field with all of the members of the winning Red Sox teams game after game. Gosh knows all of their parents felt proud. But yet…right now…while my little champion carries on, I can’t imagine how a parent could ever feel more proud.

Congratulations Cape Ann Mite Hybrids and Valley League Champions!  You should all be incredibly, incredibly proud.

 

BIKINI-SPEEDO DODGEBALL 2013 – THE MOVIE #gloucesterma

For all of you folks that have never witnessed THE MOVIE for 2013, please take the time to do so. You will be entertained.

(for ease of playback on a video of this length, click the play button, then pause it for a few seconds, it speeds up the loading process)

And please come out and support this years event, it’a for the NEXT STEP, they change lives…you could, too!

Bates Men’s Basketball, captained by Gloucester’s Adam Philpott, has qualified for an at large bid in the 2015 D3 NCAA Basketball Tournament

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Bates Men’s Basketball, captained by Gloucester’s Adam Philpott, has qualified for an at large bid in the 2015 D3 NCAA Basketball Tournament for the first time in program history.   With a number 3 strength in schedule ranking of 417 D3 school, Bates at 19-6 secured the bid.  Bates will play at 5:30pm this Friday, March 6th, vs. St. Vincent College at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ.

Here is a link to the webcast: http://stocktonathletics.com/index.aspx?path=mbball

Bates has the potential to face Babson (25-2) #1 in the bracket in the quarterfinals.   Bates handed Babson its first loss of the season in November at the buzzer at Babson Park.    Roger Babson will be watching!

Let the March Madness Begin!  Go ’Cats!!!!!!!!!!

BatesMakesTourney!

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