Belmont Swimmers/Divers Head to States After Claiming 4th in North Sectionals

Photo: Belmont’s 2017 senior swimmers: Alison Sawyer, Sophie Lefebvre, Olive Kozelian, Olivia Hardy, Caroline Daskalakis, Julia Cunningham, Julia Bozkurtian. (Captains: Kozelian, Daskalakis, Cunningham and Bozkurtian) A strong performance against some of the toughest Division 1 competition last Saturday has Belmont looking for a top-five finish as the Marauders head to the Division 2 state finals early Sunday […]

Swimming: Unbeaten Belmont Girls’ Ready To Host Perfect Reading Friday

Photo: Relay Exchange; Lexington at Belmont. First-year Belmont High Girls’ Swimming Head Coach Gretchen Turner looks at the scoring sheet after a recent meet against Winchester and shakes her head: two freshmen swimmers had just qualified via time to swim the 100-yard breaststroke the state finals. That makes eight Marauders who have met the time requirement, […]

Sports: Volleyball Rebounds for First Win, Girls Swimming Tested by Melrose

Photo: Jane Mahon serving. Volleyball stones Stoneham, 3-0, to even season After meeting one of the toughest opponents it will see this season in its opener, Belmont High Volleyball rebounded to grab its first victory of the young season, downing Stoneham 3-0 (25-10, 25-23, 25-21) in a warm Wenner Field House on Friday, Sept. 9. With a […]

Sports: Belmont Swimming’s Final Goal, Winning a State Championship

Photo: Belmont High Swimming and Divings captains, (from left) Sara Noorouzi, Sarah Steward, Jessica Blake-West, Emily Quinn, readies for the state championship on Sunday at Harvard. At the beginning of each swim season, the Belmont High Swimming and Diving’s senior captains come together to set a team goal. Train harder, chase pool records, take home the […]

Like a Butterfly: Blake-West Sets Sectional Record, Swim Team Prepares for States

Photo: Jessie Blake-West. Senior star Jessie Blake-West threw down a couple of gauntlets as the Belmont High Swimming and Diving team prepares their game plan as the team put some serious times on the board finishing fourth in the MIAA North Sectional Meet held at MIT Saturday, Nov. 14. If this weekend’s times are any […]

Sports: Belmont Swimming Back on Top Winning League Meet Championship

Photo: Jessica Blake-West waiting to swim at a recent meet. A week after a dispiriting loss in the season’s final dual meet to rival Reading Memorial High School, Belmont High School’s Girls’ Swimming and Diving team followed the lead of one of the great swimmers in program history and a freshman phenom to take home […]

Sports: Postseason Begins Thursday for Four Belmont High Teams

Photo:  A quartet of Belmont High School teams will begin their postseasons within a few hours of each other on Thursday, Nov. 5  Belmont Field Hockey will host Central Catholic of Lawrence in a first-round Div. 1 North Sectional match at 4 p.m. at Harris Field. Here is your chance to see the 4th-ranked Marauders […]

Sports: Belmont Swimming Can’t Defuse Rockets at Home, Sets Sights on League Meet

Photo: Jessica Blake-West swimming the 100 butterfly against Reading. “No tears,” said long-time Belmont High Head Coach Ev Crosscup as he talked to his girls’ swimming and diving team after falling to the visiting Reading Memorial High School in the final dual meet of the season, and clinching the regular season Middlesex League championships to […]

Sports: Girls’ Swimming Powers Past Minutemen as Rockets Await

Photo: Belmont High senior swimmers and divers. For the seniors on Belmont High’s Girls’ Swimming and Diving team, the past three meets with the Lexington High Minutemen have been heartbreakers (twice), exhilarating (last year) and always close in determining which team would win the Middlesex League title. But for those seniors, this season’s confrontation held at […]

Sports: With Head Coach Ailing; Captains and Asst. Coach Lead Girls’ Swimming

Photo: Belmont High Girls’ Swimming Head Coach Ev Crosscup and his assistant, Gretchen Turner.  The water in Belmont High School’s Higgenbottom Pool was churning from six lanes of swimmers powering over the 25-meter course as teammates urge the backstrokers on as they prepare to reach for the wall.  While the meet between Belmont and Burlington high […]