Archive for February, 2015

Classical Girls Relay Team Wins Division 2 State Title

February 23, 2015
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The Classical High girls track program received a major shot in the arm when its 4 x 200-meter relay team captured the MIAA Division 2 state title last week. Devyn Astuccio, Agnes Bangura, Jennifer Gaudet and Anna Wargo left their mark on the program by bringing home the state title with a time of...
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St. Mary’s Wins Spartan Classic: Garraud Named Tournament MVP

February 23, 2015
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The Winthrop High girls basketball team learned once again that all roads to the Boston Garden will  have to pass through St. Mary’s of Lynn. Winthrop, champion of the Northeastern Conference South Division, met St. Mary’s in the Spartan Classic final Tuesday night, with the hosts prevailing 42-40. Tournament MVP Marnelle Garraud (14 points)...
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Classical Boys Hoop Heading to Post-Season

February 23, 2015
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Qualifying for the MIAA state tournament is always cause to celebrate, but the win that put the   Classical High boys basketball team in the post season was especially sweet. Not only did the Rams have to overcome a slow start (they went 2-6 in their first eight games), but they still hadn’t made the...
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Taking the Reins: Chris Carroll New Head Coach of English High Bulldogs Football

February 12, 2015
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Taking the Reins: Chris Carroll New Head Coach of English High Bulldogs Football

Bleeding maroon and gray may not have been listed as a requirement in the job posting for the new English High football coach, but if it had been Chris Carroll would have checked that box. English High Principal Thomas Strangie and athletic director Gary Molea announced this week that Carroll, a star quarterback for...
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Burt, BC Fall Short to Harvard in Beanpot Final

February 12, 2015
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Burt, BC Fall Short to Harvard in Beanpot Final

Katie Burt had to do something that she hadn’t yet done in her amazing freshman season for the No. 1-ranked Boston College hockey team: reflect on a defeat. Burt and the Eagles had just suffered their first loss of the season, 3-2, to Harvard in the championship game of the Women’s Beanpot Tournament Tuesday...
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The Bransfields Give Classical Football Program a Big Boost

February 12, 2015
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The Bransfields Give Classical Football Program a Big Boost

The team jackets were adorned in elegant Lynn Classical green with the gold ‘C’ and black leather sleeves. If you’re a football player at LCHS, how can you not be anything but proud to wear that in the halls of your high school? The other presentations were equally meaningful, distinguished awards named after people...
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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...
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Classical Reigns in the Pool

February 9, 2015
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The 47th annual Lynn City Swim Meet is in the books and for the third consecutive year it was Classical taking home bragging rights. The Rams, who finished the season at 8-3, swam away from the field with 166 points. English was second with 99 and Tech checked in with 63. The meet was...
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Lessons Learned from the Blizzard of 2015

February 9, 2015
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It is with great concern and genuine regard for our city and our citizens that I offer up my account of the recent snowstorm that was the Blizzard of 2015. I have informally (through emails and Facebook posts) surveyed over one hundred Lynn citizens in preparation for this column. The feedback I received offered...
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Byrd Knew Butler Possessed Greatness:Classical Hoop Star Became Friends with Super Bowl Football Hero at West Alabama

February 9, 2015
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Byrd Knew Butler Possessed Greatness:Classical Hoop Star Became Friends with Super Bowl Football Hero at West Alabama

Jarell Byrd had a huge rooting interest as he and his friends watched the Super Bowl Sunday night at his apartment in Alabama. Not only is the former Lynn Classical basketball star a diehard Patriots fan, but he was especially pulling for one of his University of West Alabama buddies to play well in...
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