Category Archives: Gloucester Sports

To All Gloucester Nor Easters Players and Parents


To All  Gloucester Nor  Easters Players and Parents
The Town Directors wanted to  give a huge thank you for your participation during the first  season of Flag  Football.  It was an  incredible year , lots a of great games and times at  Omaley  each  Sunday.  We had a  blast  getting this up and running and hoped you enjoyed as much  as we  did .  We  are having the first ever Tournament of Champions being held at Omaley  on  November 22 , all day events going on numerous games teams from  many cities participating.  Hope to  see you there and come cheer on  our own city  Champions the Jaguars  and the Eagles , as well  our runner ups   Falcons and Chiefs.
Hope to  see everyone in the Spring , we will be running another season  just like the fall.  Interested in joining the committee , email us at
Many Thanks
Town  Directors
Glen McEachern
Darryl Brown
Brian Crowley
Hugh Strople
Rob Whitten
Maryann  Linquata
Amy  Gallagher
Glen  O. McEachern – Vice President – STAR Control Team

Jordan Shairs in Football Game for Curry College

Jordan (# 1)co-captain of  Curry playing in next to last game for his college in spectacular quadruple overtime loss at Endicott last Saturday. Jordan played his usual outstanding game carrying the ball an unbelievable 35 (or more) times for some very tough yardage.

GHS Football vs Beverly Playoff Game

The first playoff game of this year a HUGE win over a team that had beaten them 35-0 earlier at the start of the season. Not only did they win but they did it in a grand fashion driving 62 yards with just over 0ne minute left in the game scoring with 3.2 seconds left to play!!!

Oarmaster’s Cup & dory removal From the International Dory Racing Committee

It’s time to compete for the Oarmaster’s Cup.

This Sunday, October 11th at 10 AM the International Dory Racing Committee will hold the annual Oarmaster’s Cup Race (solo dory race) to crown the best single dory rower  in the land.  All members are welcome to compete, and the public is welcome to attend the races for some exciting waterfront entertainment!

The course will start off the end of the dock at Maritime Gloucester and travel out around Ten Pound Island, then back to the start (approximately 1.75 miles).  The race dories are provided by the IDRC, but unlike the other races, this race allows individual rowers to compete head to head in a time trial with the best time winning rights to the Cup.  Refreshments will follow the races offering a chance for the winner to soak up the admiration of his peers.  Don’t miss this battle of skill and endurance on the water in Gloucester Harbor.
The following weekend, Saturday, October 17th at 9:00 AM, we need members to help out pulling the race dories for the season.  We will meet at Eastern Ave. Self Storage (bring a trailer if available) and we will proceed to the GHS boat ramp to load up the 4 race dories and return to the tent for the winter.  Many hands make light work (especially nesting a couple 800# dories), so please mark your calendars for the 17th.

Len Robertson ’11 & ’13 with Erik Dombrowski ’14 and the coveted Ormaster’s Cup.

Next weekend is Cyclecross weekend

Saturday and Sunday there will be lots of fun going on in Gloucester. The Annual CycleCross Races at Stage Fort Park. Please follow the links below to see more information. 27, 2014 097m-continues-support-as-technical-sponsor

GHS Football Team -Thursday Night Dinner


Gloucester High School Football Team enjoys a Thursday Night Dinner at one of the parents home every week.

This week Gloucester Hosts Beverly High Friday Night





Grand Prix coming to Gloucester

September 27, 2014 what a day for Super CrossFrom FOB Paul Boudreau

Please check out the links below.

If you would like to volunteer please also check out the link below.

Thanks all and see you there.




Recap of August International Dory Races 2015.

Saturday, August 22, 2015, Lunenburg, NS
International Dory Races

It was a great day of racing this past weekend with good match ups in all divisions, that are gaining momentum each year.  US women’s team Amanda Palazzola and Lindsey Rogers in their 2nd year of dory racing competed in a close race to the very end losing out to arguably one of the best Canadian women’s teams of all time (Kath Moore & Gail Atkinson).  The Junior men’s category showed two teams with similar boat speed but the Canadian’s John Ernst & Jack Smith navigated a superior course to a win over Tyler Edmonds and Thomas Beaton.  I believe both of these teams will have 1 final year competing against one another in the Junior category.  The US mixed team’s 18 year old Lily Jean Sanfilippo broke an oar on the start in her very first race.  She was pretty rattled and had to row with unfamiliar gear, but made the US team and her partner Bill Edmonds proud with a valiant effort.  Canada’s newly paired mixed team Danette Eden/Willy Wells looked like they had rowed together for years, and  with superior course navigation and composure, they powered to a victory.  The Over 50 match-up pitted last year’s US contenders Alex Thomas/Donny Favaloro against Canadian living legend Walter Nickerson (with 5 decades of experience and too many wins to keep track of) & 8 year dory mate and equally successful Danny Moody.  There are not too many 50+ or younger who would like to see Walter and Danny line up beside them in a dory.  As expected, Walter & Danny piled up another win for the Canadians despite the heart felt efforts of the Americans.  And, in the final race of the day 3 time International Champs Glenn Harrington/Erik Dombrowski faced off with 5 time consecutive International Champs Joel George/Markus Schmidt.  After a close race to the turning flag, the Canadian team executed a perfect approach and turn gaining a lead and extending it back to the finish line.  Joel and Markus are excellent rowers with an unmatched work ethic in the dory, showing all the teams in the event the passion and dedication it takes to dominate dory racing.

A great day of racing in front of a good sized crowd after a very foggy start on picturesque Lunenburg Harbour was capped off by an afternoon/evening of camaraderie with US and Canadian rowers and friends rekindling long time friendships, swapping rowing stories and challenging each other with future competition to determine who has the world’s best dory rowers.  Don’t miss the 2016 June International Dory Races in Gloucester, MA.

Best wishes and a sincere thank you to CDRA and the Nova Star for making this event possible, pleasurable, and exciting for all participants and fans.  With all of your help, we have continued a 53 year tradition born out of schooner dory fishing heritage and national pride.

Team USA takes some time off from rowing to see the cliffs & caves at the famous Ovens Park.

The 39th running of the Magnolia Road Race Is Next week!


Hi Joey,

We are pleased to announce the 39th running of the Magnolia Road Race to benefit the Magnolia Library Center next Saturday morning. This year, the great Joe Nadeau Band featuring Sandy Peek will perform right on Lexington Ave at the finish line.

The traditional kid’s 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:30AM followed by the USATF approved 5K Road Race at 9:15 AM.  The 1K Fun Run route will follow Norman Ave. to Shore Road to Hesperus Ave. to Lexington Ave. and finishing at the Library. The 5K road race map below outlines the route and streets that could be affected between 8:30AM and 10:15AM.  Senator Bruce Tarr will officially start the 5K while Cape Ann Savings Bank EVP and Team Gloucester running legend Bob Gillis will kick off the 1K.

Still Time to Register To Run: It is easy to register any of the following ways:

· On-line at  ($25 or $20 for Magnolia Residents; $5 for the kids fun run)

· If you choose to register on race day, please be certain to show up well before race time. ($30 race day)

We hope you can run our classic 5K (3.1 miles) race or come out to cheer on the runners! Race day registration is in the Library. The starting line is at 1 Lexington and Norman in front of the Library Center.

All are welcome to join in the Library’s pancake breakfast and Gloucester Police touch a truck!  Kids get free pancakes and entry to the Library’s Bouncy House as part of their 1K entry fee.

Sponsors:  The race committee could not be more pleased by the generosity  of our sponsors this year.  Led as always by the Cape Ann Savings Bank, we are so grateful to the following companies:

Cape Ann Savings Bank, Machine Tech., Inc., Extreme Truck & Auto, O’Hara Industrial Service

Manchester Athletic Club, Bass Rocks Golf Club, Shannah Montessori School, Jennifer’s Hair Studio and Spa, LUX Realty Group

Magnolia’s, Building Center, Rooter Man, Freedom Fitness, Hiltz Disposal, Lee Pasture Farms, The Joe Nadeau Band

Daymark Solutions, Cape Ann Auction, Magnolia 525 Tavern, Jim’s Bagel & Bake Shoppe, JPL Landscaping

Good Morning Gloucester, Jungle Stuff, Palazola’s Sporting Goods

For Safety the Following Roads will be Closed During the Event:

Norman Avenue, from Ocean Ave to Dalton Ave ( 8:25AM-8:35AM; 9:10AM-9:20AM)

Lexington Avenue, from Hesperus Ave. to Norman Ave. (8AM to 10:45AM)

Magnolia Avenue from Magnolia Square to Western Ave. (approx. 9:25AM to 10:10AM)


PS: We are still looking for race volunteers.  If interested, please reach out to


Blackburn Challenge Outrigger Canoe Video

Hi Joey,
My lovely wife, Mary Kay, Cindy Perry and Scott Tyrrell paddled a 4-person outrigger canoe in last week’s Blackburn Challenge. We belong to Boston Outrigger Racing Association and our club was well represented in this year’s event. The 4-person outrigger is called “The Duke” and had a couple of GoPro’s running. As you know, the seas were big and there was plenty of adventure! Our “ama” or outrigger filled up with water and we had to drain it on the beach in Gap’s Cove. We had a terrific race and hope Good Morning Gloucester enjoys our video!

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