Tag Archives: Gloucester Sports

Chickity Check It New England Beach Soccer Interview With Joe LaRocca and Mike Torres

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Nice header on their home page isn’t it?  You may recognize it from my www.gloucesterwebcam.com as it’s the same image. 

Joe LaRocca and Mike Torres are bringing a way fun tournament to Good Harbor with music and soccer.

Check the website and this video for the details.

Breaking News: The Gloucester Tri May Be Coming Back If CK Has Anything To Do With It!!!

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Dear 2009 Gloucester Triathlon participant,
You are the first to hear some exciting news!  We have been contacted by Mayor Carolyn Kirk to bring BACK the Gloucester Triathlon. Thanks to YOU, we had a wildly successful 2009 Gloucester Triathlon. We are thrilled to stage the event again in one of favorite race venues. 

We hope to have as soon as possible final approval from the City Council and other various department heads for a September race date (after Labor Day weekend).

IMPORTANT – to show your support for this event and to join our 2012 email list please gohere.  If you are a Facebook user follow the race here.

Here is Mayor Kirk’s letter of support for the 2012 Gloucester Triathlon.
SPREAD THE WORD – the triathlon is coming back!!

Bill Burnett

Streamline Events, LLC

www.gloucestertri.com

Thanks Deane Gyllenhaal for the heads up!

Cape Ann Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play Hockey Programs for 2011-12

Cape Ann Youth Hockey

CAYH

Learn to Skate & Learn to Play Hockey Programs for 2011-12

Programs at various skill levels for boys & girls age 3 to 14

In-Person Registration for CAYH Learn to Skate/Initiation, Cape Ann Cross Ice, and In-House Hockey Team

Thursday October 13th @ Talbot Rink from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

or register online at www.capeannyouthhockey.com

Programs begin on Saturday, October 29th.

Questions? Visit our website or contact CAYH Registrar, Kristin Michel @ 978-290-6035

2011 Gran Prix of Gloucester October 1 & 2- It’s Coming

-and Paul Boudreau assured me there will be a beer tent!

If you haven’t seen the spectacle that is cyclocross at The Gran Prix of Gloucester, mark your calendar now!  I’ve heard from many many folks that you just won’t believe the action.  It’s one of the best spectator sports around.

Here’s an article in the Herald’s travel section-

Cape Ann crusaders

Annual bike race draws visitors to Gloucester

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3rd Annual GMHC Harbor Race, September 10th

Please join us for our 3rd Annual GMHC Harbor Race, September 10th.  We welcome pilot gigs, whaleboats, dories, and other traditional rowing craft.

This is a 5.5 mile triangular course in beautiful Gloucester Harbor (see attached course diagram).

Registration – 8:00 a.m. (pre-registration is encouraged)

Captain/Cox meeting – 9:00

Race Start – 9:30

Water will be supplied, prizes will be awarded, and each participant who pre-registers will receive the first ever GMHC Harbor Race hat.  These are sure to be a collectors’ item, and to bring big bucks on eBay®.

Lunch will be served on the beach following the race (BYO liquid refreshments).

Cost:  $25 per person with advance registration (received by August 8th).
          $30 per person if registering after August 8th.

Contacts:

Esther Martin for registration – esther@netwa.com (please reply to the spam-blocker message;  it will only happen once, but I won’t get your email unless you reply)

Suzanne Clerkin for overnight accommodations – suzannec362@gmail.com

Bart Schick for all other questions/issues – dobbs@gis.net

Do not hesitate to contact Suzanne if you’d like to stay over the night before and/or after.   We’ll do our best to accommodate everyone.

URL for more information:  http://www.gloucestergigrowers.com/gmhc_race_2011

Registration Materials   |   Directions  |  Race Flyer  |  Race Course

Your Guide To 2011 Run Gloucester! Live Pictures, Video and Race Results

We will have race coverage and results throughout the day(but you probably already knew that) Smile

Click on photo to view Slide_Show

Send in your iphone pics from 2011 RunGloucester! and we will Live Blog them on GMG (don’t forget to add your name so I can properly credit you

goodmorninggloucester at yahoo dot com

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Live Cut Bridge Webcam Race Day From The Start Via – the CutBridge.com

click pic below for live feed

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Schedule of Events:

ABOUT RUN GLOUCESTER! 7 MILE ROAD RACE
Run Gloucester! weekend will offer a 7 mile road race and Kids’ race on Sunday, August 21, 2011. Registration and packet pickup will be available on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011

  • BIB PICKUP AND REGISTRATION – 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM at the Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Lesile O Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA 01930. Parking is available at the High School for Bib Pickup,  Registration and the Race.
  • RUN GLOUCESTER 7-MILE ROAD RACE – 8:00 AM by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue.
  • KIDS’ RACE – 9:45 AM on the Gloucester High School Newell Stadium Field. Kids will run a variety of distances based on their age. There is no registration for the Kids’ race, just bring them by!
  • FINISH REFRESHMENTS & EXPO – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM along the canal next to Gloucester High School Newell Stadium.

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Race Course

DESCRIPTION
The Run Gloucester! 7 Mile is a loop course that will Start and Finish at the historic Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue in Gloucester Massachusetts.

The race starts on Western Avenue. Once the gun fires, runners will head east on Western Avenue toward Rogers Street. They will take a left on Rogers Street, right onto East Main Street, Left onto Farrington Avenue, Left onto Atlantic Road, bear left to continue on Atlantic Road which turns into Nautilus Road, Left onto Bass Avenue, Right onto Main Street and Finish where they started on Western Avenue in front of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue.

YOU MAY STILL SIGN UP FOR THE
RACE IN PERSON.
ON SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT
GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st FROM 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22nd FROM 6:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Pre-race photo from PattyKnaggs

The Longest Line pre race is for the port-a pottys

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Pre-Race from Donna Ardizzoni-

Live Pre-Race pic from NoShoBikeShark

Lara Wosepka & Esther Vanier Ready To Crush The Course!

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The Lead Pack Passes By Captain Joe & Sons-

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Joe Sans

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Donny Riley and Roger Cressey

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THE MRS KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES!!!!

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George Sibley

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The Race hasn’t even ended and we already have live video up for you!

It’s what we do.   Crush the coverage.

Video Of All The Runners as They Pass By Our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons In The Heart of God’s Country, Beautiful East Gloucester

Patty Knaggs  iPhone Video From The start-

Race Results

click picture for entire sortable race results from coolrunnings

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2011 Run Gloucester! First Place Jacob Barnett

Gloucester's Noah Mondello 16th Overall

Layce Alves Wizzes By 18th Overall 3rd Woman Finisher

Your Guide To 2011 Run Gloucester! Live Pictures, Video and Race Results

We will have race coverage and results throughout the day(but you probably already knew that) Smile

Click on photo to view Slide_Show


Send in your iphone pics from 2011 RunGloucester! and we will Live Blog them on GMG (don’t forget to add your name so I can properly credit you

goodmorninggloucester at yahoo dot com

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Live Cut Bridge Webcam Race Day From The Start Via – the CutBridge.com

click pic below for live feed

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Schedule of Events:

ABOUT RUN GLOUCESTER! 7 MILE ROAD RACE
Run Gloucester! weekend will offer a 7 mile road race and Kids’ race on Sunday, August 21, 2011. Registration and packet pickup will be available on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011

  • BIB PICKUP AND REGISTRATION – 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM at the Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Lesile O Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA 01930. Parking is available at the High School for Bib Pickup,  Registration and the Race.
  • RUN GLOUCESTER 7-MILE ROAD RACE – 8:00 AM by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue.
  • KIDS’ RACE – 9:45 AM on the Gloucester High School Newell Stadium Field. Kids will run a variety of distances based on their age. There is no registration for the Kids’ race, just bring them by!
  • FINISH REFRESHMENTS & EXPO – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM along the canal next to Gloucester High School Newell Stadium.

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Race Course

DESCRIPTION
The Run Gloucester! 7 Mile is a loop course that will Start and Finish at the historic Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue in Gloucester Massachusetts.

The race starts on Western Avenue. Once the gun fires, runners will head east on Western Avenue toward Rogers Street. They will take a left on Rogers Street, right onto East Main Street, Left onto Farrington Avenue, Left onto Atlantic Road, bear left to continue on Atlantic Road which turns into Nautilus Road, Left onto Bass Avenue, Right onto Main Street and Finish where they started on Western Avenue in front of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue.

YOU MAY STILL SIGN UP FOR THE
RACE IN PERSON.
ON SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT
GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st FROM 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22nd FROM 6:00 AM to 7:45 AM

Pre-race photo from PattyKnaggs

The Longest Line pre race is for the port-a pottys

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Pre-Race from Donna Ardizzoni-

Live Pre-Race pic from NoShoBikeShark

Lara Wosepka & Esther Vanier Ready To Crush The Course!

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The Lead Pack Passes By Captain Joe & Sons-

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Joe Sans

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Donny Riley and Roger Cressey

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THE MRS KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES!!!!

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George Sibley

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The Race hasn’t even ended and we already have live video up for you!

It’s what we do.   Crush the coverage.

Video Of All The Runners as They Pass By Our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons In The Heart of God’s Country, Beautiful East Gloucester

Patty Knaggs  iPhone Video From The start-

Race Results

click picture for entire sortable race results from coolrunnings

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2011 Run Gloucester! First Place Jacob Barnett

 

Gloucester's Noah Mondello 16th Overall

 

Layce Alves Wizzes By 18th Overall 3rd Woman Finisher

International Dory Race Eliminations Are 3 Weeks Away

 

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There is still time to represent!

Eliminations are 3 weeks away on August 13th off of Niles Beach .  If you have been rowing or would like to try racing, your time is here.  Grab a partner and get some rows in over the next few weeks and you could represent the US in Nova Scotia , Canada August 27th for the International title.  We need teams in all categories:  Juniors (men 18 & under), Women, Mixed Doubles, Over 40 men, and Open men.  Winners of eliminations receive an “expense paid” trip to Lunenburg to take on the Canadians.  If you have always wanted to try racing and don’t have a partner, let us know and we will try to “hook you up”.

In other news, congratulations to all our members who took on the Blackburn Challenge this past weekend.  A grueling 20+ mile course around Cape Ann in an 800 lb. dory is truly a feat that few can accomplish.  I am proud to say the IDRC was well represented with Christina Carpenter completing the race as the first woman ever to finish solo in a banks dory, Jimmy T receiving a “hall of fame” award for so many (and the fasted time ever) solo in a banks dory, and Jeff Muise/Joe Sanfillippo who broke 4 hours in a “real” banks dory (our unofficial best time ever!).  And, not to forget the return of Geoff Thomas/Tim Oakes who finished a respectable 3rd in the banks dory division after only a few weeks back in the boat.

Lastly, we are looking for volunteers to help get the practice boats back in service Monday, August 1st 6pm at Pavilion Beach .  Mike Harmon has volunteered to tow the boats off mooring and over to the beach where we will scrub them down and row them back to the town landing.  Please let us know if you can give us an hour or so that evening.

Happy Rowing,

IDRC Board of Directors

www.internationaldories.com

click picture for dory slideshow

Gloucester American 11-year olds Win District Championship

The Gloucester American 11-year All-Star Team won the Massachusetts District 15 Little League Jimmy Fund Tournament with a 7-5 win over the former two-time champion Danvers American.  The score was tied 5-5 after six innings of regulation play, and the game was extended three extra innings before Jeremy McCollum’s walk-off 2-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning sealed the victory Gloucester.

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Gloucester advanced to the playoff round by winning 3 of its 4 games in Pool Play.  Gloucester first “mercy-ruled” Amesbury 10-0 in 4 innings to open the tournament.  Gloucester then lost its sole defeat in the tournament 5-4 to the hands of Hamilton-Wenham.  Gloucester came back to beat Beverly East 7-1.  Gloucester closed out Pool Play with a 13-3 victory over Manchester in 5 innings to advance to the playoff round.  Pool play featured 2 home runs by staff ace Eric Chalmers, as well as a home run apiece for Jake Horrigan and Jeremy McCollum.

Gloucester’s playoffs started with a 10-4 win over Middleton.  Gloucester received stellar pitching from workhorse Willie Moore, who helped to keep Middleton to just 2 runs over the first 4 innings.  Offensively, Horrigan, Matt Smith, Salvi Costanzo, and Cody Burke each scored two runs for Gloucester in opening playoff round.

In the semi-finals, Gloucester faced top seed Beverly West, who came into the game with five victories and no defeats, and leading all teams in scoring.  Beverly jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.  Gloucester fought back in the bottom of the first with three consecutive doubles by Smith, Chalmers, and Costanzo, followed by a single by Jon-Jon Mondello, and ended the inning up 4-2.  Beverly West came back with 4 runs of their own in the top of the third to go up 6-4, but the lead was short lived.  Gloucester battled back in the bottom of the third with back to back solo home runs by Costanzo and McCollum to tie the score at 6-6.  Both teams were held scoreless in the fourth, but the dynamic duo of Costanzo and McCollum struck again in the 5th inning.  With Costanzo on base, McCollum hit his second home run of the night to put Gloucester ahead 8-6.  From there, Gloucester’s defense took over, shutting Beverly West down the rest of the game.

Near record heat of 104 degrees was the top story of the day as Gloucester faced Danvers American in the winner take all Mass District 15 Little League 11 Year Old Jimmy Fund Tournament final, which was hosted by both Danvers National and Danvers American Little Leagues. Gloucester jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when McCollum’s first homer of the night, followed an RBI single by Costanzo.  Danvers battled back scoring single runs in both the second and the third inning to bring the score to 3-2, with each team having left the bases loaded on one occasion.

Danvers went on the offensive in the fourth inning, plating 3 runs and taking a 5-3 lead.  But lightning struck twice as for the second night in a row, Gloucester received back to back solo home runs from Costanzo and McCollum, and tied the score at 5-5 after 4 innings.

Costanzo relieved starting pitcher Mondello in the sixth inning and pitched 4 solid innings of shutout baseball. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Gloucester made a bid for the victory.  Smith led off with a single.  Following a hit batter, Costanzo singled into left center field, but a perfect throw by centerfielder Matt Reidy and a strong play by Danvers catcher Max D’Amora nailed Smith at the plate.

The game was held scoreless for the next two innings as both teams held defensively.  In the bottom of the third extra inning Smith led off with a single.  Two outs later, Jeremy McCollum hit a walk-off round tripper, his third of the game, and his fifth over two days, to seal the victory for Gloucester.

The Gloucester team included Cody Burke, Eric Chalmers, Eric Cilluffo, Salvi Costanzo, Adam Goodick, Jake Horrigan Evan Leaf, Jeremy McCollum, Jon-Jon Mondello, Willie Moore, Chris Noyes, and Matt Smith.  The team was coached by Chip Smith, Donny Chalmers, and Jack Costanzo.

The coaches praised the total team effort that helped bring the championship to Gloucester.  While McCollum stole the show with his home run extravaganza, the coaches noted that the title would not have been possible without the hustle, defense, and stellar pitching delivered throughout the tournament.  Coaches offered special praise for baserunning of Cilluffo and Goodick, the hustle plays of Noyes, the catching support of Leaf, and some spectacular defensive plays by Horrigan, Chalmers, and Smith.  The pitching was led by Chalmers, McCollum, Mondello and Costanzo.  Collectively, the team blasted a dozen home runs, as McCollum (6), Chalmers (2), Horrigan (2), and Costanzo (2) each went long on multiple occasions.

Run Gloucester 2011 Preview

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watch our 2011 Run Gloucester Preview Video-

Race Course

The Run Gloucester! 7 Mile is a loop course that will Start and Finish at the historic Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue on Western Avenue in Gloucester Massachusetts.

The race starts on Western Avenue. Once the gun fires, runners will head east on Western Avenue toward Rogers Street. They will take a left on Rogers Street, right onto East Main Street, Left onto Farrington Avenue, Left onto Atlantic Road, bear left to continue on Atlantic Road which turns into Nautilus Road, Left onto Bass Avenue, Right onto Main Street and Finish where they started on Western Avenue in front of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial Statue.

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NAVIGATORS SET TO HOST ‘GLOUCESTER NIGHT’ JULY 1 AS PART OF TEAM’S 50/50 TOWN NIGHT PROGRAM

The North Shore Navigators of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) have made a concerted effort to give back to surrounding communities since the team moved to Lynn three years ago.
This upcoming summer, the organization will continue its 50/50 Town Night program which benefits local organizations in surrounding North Shore area cities and towns. The program provides an organization the opportunity to sell tickets to a game and receive half the proceeds from its sales. The team’s goal is to help raise $100,000 for surrounding community organizations in 2011.
The team’s 6:15 p.m. contest on July 1 against the Sanford Mainers will serve as ‘Gloucester Night’, as the Gloucester Little League will serve as the program’s beneficiary. If you wish to sell or purchase tickets, please notify league contact Cindy Rich at (978) 546-3006 or cindyrich@verizon.net.
“The Navigators as an organization are excited and proud to have the opportunity to give back to the immediate area,” said team owner Tim Haley. “It is an extension of our goal to become part of the fabric of the North Shore community.”
The organization is also currently seeking a sponsor to provide t-shirts for the 300 little league members in attendance at the game.
Each of the team’s home games this season will support at least one local organization in the nearby community. The partnership also calls for community representatives to throw out the first pitch, sing the national anthem, and perform other ceremonial ballpark tasks.
The Navigators, who won the NECBL championship last year, will play 21 games at Lynn’s Fraser Field this summer and will also host the 2011 NECBL All-Star Game on July 27.
For more information on the team and its 50/50 Town Night program, please visit http://www.nsnavs.com.

YuKanRun Road Race Just Two Weeks Away

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Joey –
It’s hard to believe that we are only 2 weeks away from race day.
Thanks so much for your help promoting the upcoming Building Center YuKanRun.com Road Race.  I really appreciate your help. If there’s any chance you could include us in another GMG before the race, that would be great.
The discounted early registration fee is available for a limited time and ends on 3/31/11.
We have $1,000.00 in prize money and will have facepainting, balloons, music and more on race day.
Registration is going well and this is going to be a great race!
Thanks again,  Rich Morrell
YuKanRun.com

The Building Center YuKanRun.com

1-Mile Road Race Saturday, April 9, 2011     9:00 am

Gloucester, MA

Announcing the first of nine races in our exciting series that includes events all over the North Shore. Each race gets a little longer and helps you get a little stronger.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlanic Ocean as you run past the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial Statue along the historic waterfront. Test your off-season training and spring fitness or save the date as goal for your first road race.  Portions of race proceeds help support The Open Door Food Pantry. Click here to start your fundraising and help support The Open Door Food Pantry today.

This spectacular course is fast and flat. This is an officially sanctioned USATF race. View a course map.

$1000.00 in prize money! FREE race shirts to the first 300 that pre-register!

Registration:   $15     before 3/31/11    $18     after 4/1/11

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