King Of Ks: Belmont High Southpaw Sets Strikeout Record [VIDEO]


Photo: The Belmont High battery of junior Nate Espelin (right) and senior Cal Christofori that set a school strikeout record.  “Nothing special.”  That’s how Belmont High junior southpaw pitcher Nate Espelin described his day on the mound last week, Wednesday, April 19, against an undefeated Wilmington High Wildcats.  Coming off a no-decision in his first start […]

Crowley’s Opening Day Walk Off Double Sparks Belmont Baseball’s 3-0 Start


Photo: Dennis Crowley (right) celebrating his walk-off double which won the season opener for Belmont. After spending the entire baseball season opener on the bench, Belmont High School Junior Dennis Crowley was just looking for any chance to help the team in the first game. And with a little preseason training, he felt he was ready. […]

Sports: Belmont Baseball Ran Off By Danvers in Playoffs


Photo: “Crossing the line” Cole Bartels. Belmont High’s Senior Cole Bartels’ final pitch of his high school career was a fastball that overpowered the batter, forcing a lazy infield pop-up for the third out of the fifth inning. It was appropriate that one of the most dominating pitchers in school history – and that includes […]

Sports: Belmont Baseball Wins In Extras Over Beverly, #1 Danvers Monday


Photo: Cal Christofori. Resiliency – the ability to bounce back after getting punched in the gut – is a quality discovered only when tested by adversity. In sports, after an opponent’s blow has turned the tables on the game, some teams will fall apart. But others show that ability to return to the fight with […]

Snubbed By MIAA, Belmont On Road Against Familiar Foe Thursday in Playoff Opener


Photo: Cole Bartels is on the mound today. The bunting and flags are still on the fences and poles of Brendan Grant Field in Belmont. “Leave them up,” Belmont High School Baseball Head Coach Jim Brown told the facilities department a day after the end of the regular season this past weekend.  With a 14-6 […]

Girls 400 Relay, Perkins Crowned Eastern Mass Div. 3 Track Champs


Photo: The Belmont High 4×400 meter relay: Danielle Kelly, Meggie MacAulay, Sara Naumann and Julia Cella. When junior 200-meter specialist Julia Cella crossed the finish line just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, the automatic timer on the Burlington High School track read: 3 minutes 57.01 seconds. It would be a record time for the […]

Sports: Belmont Baseball Heads to Sectionals On A Roll Winning Grant Tourney


Photo: Belmont, winners of the Brendan Grant Memorial Baseball Tournament. It’s been seven frustrating years since the last time the Belmont High School Baseball took the title of its own end-of-the-regular-season annual Brendan Grant Memorial Baseball Tournament. That long wait came to an end on Saturday, May 28, when senior captain Joe Shaughnessy lifted the winners’ […]

Sports: Bartels’ Tour de Force Falls Short As Reading Takes League Title, 1-0


Photo: Cole Bartels on the mound.  Paraphrasing Tolstoy, all wins are alike; each defeat is lost in its own way. For Belmont High School’s senior ace Cole Bartels, Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Reading Memorial High – securing the Middlesex Liberty Division championship to the Rockets – will go down as a tour-de-force performance spoiled by […]

Sports: Belmont Baseball Punches Ticket Early For 14th Playoff Trip

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Photo: Nate Espelsda After a mid-season stumble in the past fortnight, Belmont High School Baseball appears to have straightened out some nagging problems on the mound and at the plate. The result: two wins on Friday and Monday, securing the Marauders’ 14th trip to the Division 2 North Sectional playoffs. On Friday, the 13th, Belmont Head […]

Sports: Christofori Steps In To Put Belmont Baseball Back On Winning Ways

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Photo: Another unearned run in the second for Belmont. After losing its first two games of the season in the past week, and with upstart Watertown breathing down its neck midway through its game on a blustery Monday afternoon, May 9, Belmont High School Baseball Head Coach Jim Brown was wondering who could spark the […]