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 […]

Banner Time! Belmont Boys’ Hoops Is Middlesex League Liberty Championship

Photo: The 2015-16 Middlesex League Liberty Division champions: Belmont High School The lockers took a beating from Belmont High School’s Boys Basketball players as they added a celebratory beat to the joyful roar emanating from the visitors locker room at Reading Memorial High School as the Marauders raucously celebrated winning the Middlesex League Liberty Division championship […]

Sports: Belmont Girls Hoops Wear Down Rockets, 53-41

Photo: Carly Christofori (left) and Sarah Stewart on defense for Belmont. Friday night’s tussle with the one-win Reading High Rockets was just the type of game Belmont High will benefit from, said Marauders’ Head Coach Melissa Hart. Sometimes your team just has to grind out a victory over an opponent that wouldn’t go away. “That […]

Sports: Starters Push Belmont Past Reading to Take League Lead

Photo: Belmont Joe Shaughnessy dunks the ball against Reading.  Three starters scored 61 of Belmont High’s 76 points as the Marauders’ climbed to the top of the Middlesex League’s Liberty Division with a hard fought 76-71 victory over the visiting Reading Memorial High Rockets in a battle for first place Friday night, Jan. 15 at the […]

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: Belmont Field Hockey’s Banner Day at Reading [VIDEO]

Photo: The champions.  The bus taking the Belmont High School Field Hockey team to Reading was late picking them up and was stuck in traffic last Friday, Oct. 23 for the final game of the 2015 regular season. Finally arriving a half-hour late, the team was given ten minutes to warm up on the chilly […]

Sports: Belmont Football Falls to Reading as Rockets’ Ugly Tactics and Behavior Dominate

Photo:  According to the mission statement of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, the governing body for high school sports, says “[t]he ideals of good sportsmanship, ethical behavior, and integrity should encompass all interscholastic athletics in our community. “Our athletic fields should be the laboratories to produce good sports who reflect “fair play” in every area of […]

Will Snow Stop Long Enough For Belmont Girls’ Hoops to Qualify for Tournament?

Nine and three. That sounds pretty good to Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Melissa Hart coming off the court after her squad used its trademark blanket defense to defeat Reading Memorial High, 67-32, Friday, Jan. 30 at Belmont’s Wenner Field House.  Now if Hart’s players would be a little more … selfish. “They are so […]

After Statement Win, Belmont Boys’ Hoops Tumbles to Reading, 76-73

At the beginning of the 2014-15 season, Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball Head Coach Adam Pritchard said the Middlesex League was so competitive “any team, no matter their record, can win on any given night.” Pritchard’s words were particularly prophetic on Friday, Jan. 30, as his tournament-bound Marauders were taken down by a  three-win Reading Memorial High School squad, […]

Belmont Boys’ Basketball Ups Physical Play to Stall Rockets, 58-41

With the grind of league play upon them, the Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball team took to the court on Friday, Jan. 2 against hosts Reading Memorial High School with the objective to get a bit more physical out there. After suffering its first defeat of the season to a good Billerica team on Monday, […]