Category Archives: Gloucester Sports

GHS Boys Hoop vs Lynn Classical

GHS plays see-saw game with Lynn Classical losing at the end. GHS boys play with a ton of heart. Both teams played hard fought game and the difference in foul calls in the favor of Lynn played a huge factor in the outcome.

Winter Classic

If you’ve read any of what I’ve written since joining GMG, you probably know that my boys play a lot of hockey and it is a big part of their childhoods as well as our lives.

School vacation week was certainly no different.  Thatcher’s team was entered into a four-day tournament sponsored by the Boston Bruins.  While they ultimately did not win the tournament, they were one of the finalists, and for that they were handsomely rewarded.  Medals, hats, backpacks, team photos, etc….and then, the awesome icing on the cake, tickets for the entire team, coaches, and one parent per child to the coveted Winter Classic.

Not only did they score tickets, but they were given front row seats. Granted, being only 8-years old and a bit vertically challenged, they had a difficult time seeing the action take place way out in the center of the Pat’s playing field….but awesome seats nonetheless.

Kudos to the Boston Bruins for once again rewarding these young, budding athletes and helping to create memories to last a lifetime.

Olympic Dreams

If any of the young skaters who grace the ice at The Dorothy M. Talbot Rink have any Olympic ambitions, it is pretty cool to have Ben (Punky) Smith watching from the stands!

Thatcher and Finn, knowing he is my husband’s Godfather, have read the plaques that pay tribute to his pretty fantastic Olympic Coaching career many times and were pretty smitten to see him at last week’s Gloucester High School game.

Thatcher was beyond happy to hear him say, “Your son looked pretty good out there” after his team skated at intermission.

Benjamin A. Smith, III was able to lead the United States Women’s Hockey team to a Gold Medal in 1998, a Medal in 2002, and a Bronze Medal in 2006.  His 1998 Olympic Team went on to be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.


Community Stuff 12/15/15


I am with Cape Ann Skating Club and we are having a (free) Holiday Skating Exhibition on Saturday – Dec 19 at 1 PM in the Talbot Rink at the O’Maley School.

Attached is a flyer with information.  We would love to have you attend – bring some friends & family and share some photos on your sites after the event!

There will be great holiday skating, festive music and costumes. Plus treats, cocoa, and crafts for kids.


Hi Joey- I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind putting out one more press release to help in the sale of our 2016 Rotary calendars? I have attached a revised version of the last one I sent you. Thanks so much! Because of the last press release you put on GMG, I sold more that 15 out of state (mostly to NY). Thanks again, and have very Happy Holidays-

Dave Stotzer
Owner, Cape Ann Photography


The 2016 Rotary Raffle Calendars are still available. This calendar is our best ever, displaying the award winning photos of Cape Ann taken by serious amateur and professional photographers. Calendars can be purchased from any Gloucester Rotarian or at these locations: BankGloucester, Cape Ann Savings Bank, First Ipswich Bank, and at Local Colors on Main St. for $20.00 each. They can also be shipped anywhere by ordering through Rotarian Dave Stotzer at:  All profits go to the club’s GHS scholarships and many other worthy community and Rotary International projects. An added bonus is that this is a raffle calendar, and all are numbered, with a limited number being printed. The Club will be giving away $50.00 every week next year. There will be “bonus” giveaways of $250.00 the 2nd Tuesday of June 2016 and $500.00 the 2nd Tuesday of December 2016.

Check Out Desi Smith’s Incredible Gloucester Boxing Club Project

Thank you Joey for having me on your podcast and your interest in my photo project. I’m going to continue this project to include some of the younger boxers along with some women, and will share the images with you and your readers.

If I you could, I would like to give a shout out and thanks to Carlo and Joey DaSilva at the Gloucester Boxing Club for allowing me into their space to do this project.

Here are just a few photos from the project.

Thanks again,


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(Video) Pep Rally 2015: Cheering with the GHS Football Players

Here is the link for the GHS football players routine with the GHS cheerleaders on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at Gloucester High School. 

An annual tradition at Gloucester High School is for the football players to do a routine with the cheerleaders at the Pep Rally prior to the Thanksgiving Day game against Danvers. 

Thank you to the GHS Film Club for filming:
– Corryn Ulrich
– Jenna Taormina
– Katelyn Moore

GHS Football Thanksgiving Day Game vs Danvers

The Fishermen win the big game 13-7 in hard fought game with Danvers to close out a very successful season. Congratulations to all the players and coaches who worked hard to make it happen!!! 

Awesome Gloucester Grant Winner

Cape Ann Youth Hockey Challenger Program was the winner at the most recent Awesome Gloucester Pitch Night, receiving $1000 from the local micro grant foundation to support skating and hockey instruction for disabled children. The money will be used to purchase adaptive equipment for the participants.

CAYH Winner Image

Each month the Gloucester chapter of the Awesome Foundation solicits proposals from the community and chooses the top three to attend a public Pitch Night on the evening of the third Monday. Submitters make their case before the 20 local trustees who have each donated $50 toward the monthly award. The top vote getter walks away with $1000 in cash. Proposals to make Gloucester more awesome can be made at Awesome Gloucester.


Gregory R Bover

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!!!

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