Sports: 12-2 Belmont Baseball Face Tough Final Six Games

Photo: Noah Riley at the plate. After hitting a temporary speed bump (two losses in three games last week) on its record-setting winning clip, Belmont High School’s Nine will face a tough final stretch of games as the Marauders attempt to take the Middlesex League pennant at the same time securing a high playoff seed. […]

Sports Update: Softball Earns Big Win, Baseball Rolls Along

Photo: Senior Bryan Goodwin driving in a run vs. Winchester. After a rough start, Belmont High Softball got off the snide and earned a 9-4 home victory over Winchester High at the Concord Avenue Field on Friday, April 28. The girls are now sporting a 1-4 record but with progress coming on a daily basis […]

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 […]