Title Times Two: Girls’, Boys’ Hoops Take Middlesex Liberty Crowns

Photo: Defense has been the key to the Belmont High Girls’ league championship. Everything was in place: a packed Wenner Field House, a celebration naming the high school’s main court after legendary boys’ head coach Paul Lyons and the opportunity Friday night for both of Belmont High School basketball teams to clinch league titles. Girls’ […]

Honoring Coach Lyons, From A Player And Coach Who Knows Him Best

Photo: A collage of memories with Coach Paul Lyons. by Adam Pritchard Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Belmont High School In 1978, I first started my career in Belmont Basketball when as a third grader I was signed up for the Belmont Youth Basketball Association.  It was in its second year of existence and I fell […]

Solid Victories For Belmont Boys’, Girls’ Hoops Over Lexington

Photo: Belmont High’s Megan Tan (33) was high scorer with 14 points vs. Lexington. It was a pair of solid victories for Belmont High’s hoopsters as the Boys’ and Girls’ remain undefeated in Middlesex Liberty league play as they begin their stretch runs to the tournament. Whatever head coach Adam Pritchard told his team at […]

Minicozzis Lead Belmont’s Boys’, Girls’ Hoops In Wins Over Woburn

Photo: Belmont’s Nina Minicozzi scoring on a floater in the lane in action at Woburn. Senior captain Jess Giorgio said the last time she beat a Woburn team in their home gym was as a member of an eighth-grade traveling team. For her first three years at Belmont High, no matter how well the teams she […]

Yardemian Breaks 1,000 Point Mark In Win Over Arlington; Girls’ Stay Unbeaten

Photo: Danny Yardemian with his folks after scoring his 1,000’s point. It wasn’t if but when Danny Yardemian would break the 1,000 point barrier against Arlington Friday night, Jan. 11. And the 1,000th and 1,001st points came on a layup just before the half time buzzer blared as Yardemian capped off an 18 point first […]

Belmont Girls Hoops Beat Back Reading With Strong 4th; Boys’ Quiet Rockets Early

Photo: Maiya Bergdorf scored 7 of her 11 points in the fourth quarter. Since the beginning of the season, Belmont High Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Melissa Hart had been waiting for her team to face a “tough” contest. “I want to see just how good we really are,” she said. Hart got her wish granted on […]

Campaign To Name HS Basketball Court After Legendary Coach Lyons

Photo: Paul Lyons at a recent Belmont High hockey game. For David Ramsey, the proposal he and his colleague Ralph Jones are promoting “is a layup to me.” Officials with the Marauder Basketball Association, Ramsey and  Jones believe it’s time for the town to honor one of its great coaches and residents, former Belmont High […]

Top 10 Belmont Boys’, Girls’ Hoopsters Off On Tournament Tour

Photo: Belmont’s Jess Giorgio in the paint. After starting their seasons with four relatively easy wins and each finding a place in the top 10 of the Boston Globe’s Top 20 Poll, Belmont’s Boys (ranked 10th) and Girls (number 9) Basketball teams will be finding a tougher crowd during the holiday recess as both heads […]

Yardemian Breaks Single-Game Points Record As Boys, Girls Hoops Down Lexington

Photo: Danny Yardemian after scoring his record-breaking 46th point. The first Girls’/Boys’ Basketball Friday Night doubleheader saw a record fall and Belmont’s teams gather their second wins at Lexington on Friday, Dec. 14. Boys’: Danny Goes For 46, Belmont cruises late If there was one word that would describe senior guard Danny Yardemian night against Lexington, […]

Tripleheader Thursday: Belmont Hockey, Hoops Semifinals Crammed Into One Afternoon

Photo: Belmont v Woburn at Woburn. (credit: David Flanagan) Blame it on the nor’easter. Besides nearly a foot of snow and an awful morning commute, the big spring snow storm has rearranged the MIAA playoff schedule to where three Belmont High sports teams will be playing nearly simultaneously on Thursday evening, March 8, making it […]