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Lennie Merullo finds David Cox


Lennie recently passed away at the age of 98 (May 5, 1917 – May 30, 2015), during his 50 years of scouting for the MLB, he found David Cox, see Newspaper clipping from Gloucester Times, stating that while scouting in the New England area. He had come to watch Gloucester’s Frankie Destino and Lynn English’s Johnny Hyde, but found in the midst David Cox.

“This Cox boy is a smooth operator, and looks like he can hit” said Lennie. “He’s a senior, you say? Looks like a good collge prospect to me. Has the arm, the speed and the power. One of the best boys I’ve seen this season”.



David continues to show his passion for sports through his photography of local Gloucester High School Sports, and published here on GoodMorningGloucester. David’s GMG Posts


Rocky Neck 5K Pics

Gloucester IDRC presents the Oar Master’s Cup Race

The Oar Master’s Cup Race is the only annual dory rowing competition which pits single rowers against one another in multiple heats over a set course to determine the fastest singles rower in the USA .  The 2013 course will begin at the Maritime Center pier and proceed out around Ten Pound Island and back (1.75 miles).  Heats will be limited to 4 dories provided by the IDRC and the fastest time will be crowned the Oar Master 2013.  This annual race will take place this Sunday, September 29th at 10 AM (best viewed from, and rowers report to Maritime Gloucester Center …dories will be towed over).  The Oar Master’s Cup race is open to all IDRC members and you do not need to be an advanced rower to compete.  As long as you can navigate the course, you are encouraged to sign up and enjoy a great day of rowing and camaraderie with your friends from the IDRC!!!

As a special tribute, the 2013 Oar Master’s Cup Race will be dedicated in memory of IDRC member Mike Regan of Springfield , MA .  Mike was a fan of dory rowing and loved to get out for a row in a dory when visiting Gloucester .  He passed away suddenly last month and will be dearly missed by his friends and family.  All members are encouraged to come down and row or watch, then join us for a light luncheon to celebrate life and Mike.

Please shoot me an email if you would like to register to race or if you can help with race logistics on Sunday.



Len Robertson 2011 Oar Master with the cup

Live Blogging: Around Cape Ann 25k Road Race

What did you do after 3 days of partying?

Head of the pack above (just past Willow Rest, heading north).

That’s my cousin (above) Kristin Palasota Collins, all the way from Texas!! Sent from my iPhone


The guy above was in the lead at 10:40 am near Good Harbor Beach.


This cat is the Juggling Jogger, yep all the way baby.

June 2013 International Dory Race Photos From Anthony Marks

Check Out The International Dory Race Website Here

Free Gloucester Tri T Shirt To First One To Spot Dick Wilson

Steve Winslow Submits-


A few signs of Spring around Gloucester:

Joe’s Hot Dog cart down on the Boulevard…

Re-bar going in for the new foundation for Newell Stadium…

(Scheduled to open September 6th!! Mark the date)

First one to spot Dick Wilson gets a free Gloucester Tri-athalon Shirt!!

Steve Winslow – Get Fit Gloucester!


Gloucester Sports Legend Frank Destino Photo From Tucker

Hey Joe,
As you may know, my uncle Frank Destino passed away last week. I found this old photo and I think that might be David Cox on the far right. He graduated with Frank and thought he might like this. Please forward to him….


Check out The Gloucester Daily Times Story About Frank By Sports Editor Nick Curcuru here-

GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Remembering one of Gloucester’s greatest athletes, Frank Destino

By Nick Curcuru Sports Editor

Superior athlete, outstanding football skill, one of the best athletes to play at Gloucester High School, wonderful human being.

Those were just a few of the words used to describe Frank Destino, a former GHS standout in both football and baseball. Destino passed away last Thursday at the age of 77, but the legacy he left behind in Gloucester will not soon be forgotten.

the entire article here

Gloucester Sports- O’Maley Field Hockey Still Undefeated !!!! Come Cheer at Their Last Game!



Marcy Plante writes-


The O’Maley girls field hockey team are playing with their heart and soul. Each player is contributing to the wins and cheering their hearts out.

UNDEFEATED with 51 goals scored this season, 12-0.

Last game is home,  Monday October 29, 2012 4:00. The team would like to invite the community to come to the field and cheer them.

Just a few pictures of the O’Maley Field Hockey Team on their TEAM building
year end celebration!!
They celebrated by being driven by a party bus limo into Boston, then had
lunch at Fire and Ice and to top it went to the Georgetown Cupcake Factory.
What a GREAT DAY!!!What a GREAT TEAM!!!



Gloucester Community Sports 10/23/12


O’Maley Field Hockey is 11-0 and has scored 45 goals!  Represent!!!!

O’Maley vs Rockport

They are 11-0 with a total of 45 goals scored and only 12 goals scored against them. Way to go team and coaches! Four more games!


Front Row (sitting) Mackenzie Plante, Brie Ramsey, Callie O’Leary, Nicole Tocco and Whitney Good

Back Row (standing) Lilly Gray, Jenna Taormina, Maddie McCarthy, Gabby Machado, Rachel Alexander,Kelly Broe, Megan Russo, Sam Cominelli, Sam Orlando, Marissa Enes, Bailey Kirk, Lila Monell, Maggie Destino and Brianna Fernandes

Missing from picture:  Emma Lamoureux, Ava Trotman, Haley Glaser and coaches Marcy Plante, Alison Monell, and Ellen Preston.

Sue Good Forwards us some photos of the squad in action!

Trish from Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Co writes-

Hey Joey,

My brother ran the Baystate marathon in Lowell today.  All of the siblings were in attendance along with the MUM and nephews, niece and 3 babies in bellies of the two sisters. My brother ran an amazing race with an improvement from the Sugarloaf Marathon in September. 3:16:31




O’Maley Girls Field Hockey Team Just Killin It!

Marcy Plante Forwards-

The O’Maley Field Hockey team is undefeated!! We have scored 31 goals this
year!! The girls are playing so hard and have come so far!! The pictures are
of our three captains, Callie O’Leary, Emma Larmoureux, and McKenzie Plante,
one of them celebrating their win and the other a great team picture.
We have 5 more games left!


GHS Film Club-Newell Stadium Documentary Seeks Input

Hey Joe,

The GHS Film Club is working on a documentary on Newell Stadium, it’s history, it’s legacy and the rebuilding. As an advisor with Shaun Goulart, I am reaching out to the community for the students who will be working on the project. This is going to be a student made film that we are hoping will involve the community. With your community involvement, I am hoping you will be able to help us recruit people who are willing to help us with the film. We are looking for people to interview (such as coaches and players), people with footage of events at the stadium and any other community members who might be able to help. This is more than a film about a football field, it is more about a community and how the stadium is such an integral part of that community. I know you have a lot of people who follow your blog and I am hoping we can get you to help get them to help us.


Rich Francis
Social Studies Teacher
Gloucester High School

By the way, Joe,
If people want to email us they can reach us at gloucesterhsfilmclub@gmail.com

Great turnout for the first ever New England Beach Soccer Cup

Check out the New England Beach Soccer website for the complete results of today’s games, with lots of photos. Click here for Joey’s Interview with Joe La Rocca and Mike Torres.

 Joe LaRocca, David Esposito, Mike Torres, Anthony LaRocca, Noah Curtis

Cape Ann Youth Hockey, Girls Hockey: Girls skate for FREE on Saturday, 21 / Sign-ups for 2012-13 season

Cape Ann Youth Hockey is hosting a Free On-Ice skating session with Open Enrollment / registration for the Girls Hockey 2012-13 season this Saturday, April 21 from 4:00-5:00 at the Dorothy Talbot rink at O’Maley Middle School in Gloucester. Based on the groundswell of interest over the past few years for such a program — and as confirmed by the attendance to the first two open ice sessions earlier this spring — Cape Ann Youth Hockey representatives will be available to sign up interested players and answer questions about this program.

Girls interested in playing for U14, U12, and U10 teams for the upcoming 2012-2013 season in the Middlesex Yankee Conference Girl’s Hockey League are invited to sign up this weekend. CAYH will also be registering girls at the U8 level and younger for participation in programs that range from In-House to Cross-Ice teams. The registration fee is $50.

All girl hockey players in this age range are welcome to the FREE skating session, even if not yet committed to signing up on Saturday.

A steady increase of girl registrants to the Cape Ann Youth Hockey program over the past few years has accentuated a trend that is being recognized across the country: the popularity of Girls hockey is growing by leaps and bounds. In this time there have been countless inquiries about the viability of an all girl teams here in Cape Ann. This and the tremendous success of the first two sessions have illustrated the desire for such a program here on the North Shore.

This is the third of four free spring hockey clinic sessions this spring. During these sessions we have been joined by 42 girls from ages 5 to 14 and ranging from beginners skill level to one who played for the O’Maley Middle School Hockey team this past season. These athletes came from Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester, Hamilton, Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, and Reading to have fun, compete, and improve on their respective games. The sessions are being run by a core group of volunteer coaches who are certified (patched) through USA Hockey.

The first session included on-ice coaching from national treasure Ben Smith, of US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey medal-winning coaching fame and his wife Julie Sasner, whose accolades include a stellar career as a Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey player and coaching at the college and national levels. The program will also benefit from the goalie coaching expertise of Joe Bertagna, former Boston Bruins and Olympic goalie coach.

The next free ice session will be sometime over the next few weeks and will be announced soon.

If you are interested in skating on Saturday, just show up by 3:30 — there is no cost to skate. There will be some drills for skating and stick handling as well as competitive scrimmaging. However, in order to claim a roster spot for the 2012-2013 season simply fill out a registration form and submit $50 to CAYH anytime between 3:00 and 6:00. We will also be hosting additional on-ice practices, scrimmages, and evaluations before the 2012-13 season. During the 2012-13 season, practices will be at the Talbot Rink in Gloucester.

Additionally, hockey-minded individuals (including coaches, parents, female hockey players), who would like to participate as volunteers, whether on- or off-ice, please be sure to leave your name and contact with the CAYH representatives at the registration booth on Saturday.

JD Perry

CAYH Board member

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