Watertown Airs It Out To Down Belmont, 35-16, in 97th Thanksgiving Game

Photo: Belmont senior Will Ellet defended by Watertown’s John Korte. (photo by Ian Findlay) The formula Watertown High Raiders used Thanksgiving morning to get by crosstown rival Belmont in the annual Turkey Day contest was relatively simple: find wide receiver John Korte and throw it to him. And that tactic worked as the tall senior […]

Unbeaten Belmont Field Hockey Readies For Watertown Clash Thursday

Photo: Belmont High’s Alexa Sabatino scoring against Melrose Belmont High Field Hockey had an eventful past week: the team tied up one of the leading squads in New England (and Watertown slayer) Winchester, 1-1, on the Sachems’ home turf, knocked off Reading 2-0 at home and earned an excellent 1-0 away victory at Arlington. And […]

Sports: Belmont Girls’ Hoops Swamp Watertown, 40-22, in Defensive Tour de Force [VIDEO]

Photo: Belmont’s Alexia Sabatino (Center #5) on defense against Watertown. Since her freshman season when she took over the role of on-court leader, Carly Christofori has had to walk away five times on the losing end of a game against archrivals Watertown. In each of the previous two seasons, great playoff runs by the Marauders […]

Thanksgiving Day Football: The Hype [VIDEO]

Photo:Waiting for the game. It is less than a week before the annual Thanksgiving Day Football game between Belmont and Watertown high schools next Thursday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. at Belmont’s Harris Field. Nearing its centennial – the game was first played in 1920 – the yearly clash of neighboring students has had many […]

Sports: Belmont Field Hockey Plays Up To Watertown; And A Goal To Boot

Photo: Belmont goal was the first against a Watertown team in more than a year. When the final horn sounded to mark the end of the Belmont/Watertown annual field hockey tussle, you’d be hard pressed to tell which side won.  The visiting Marauders surrounded junior goalie Chrissy McLeod and came off Victory Field smiling and […]

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

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 […]

Sports: Belmont Girls’ Hoop Dreams End to Watertown in Sectional Finals

Photo: Belmont players listening to Head Coach Melissa Hart as Watertown receives the Sectional trophy.   The hoop dreams of Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball team came to an end at 8:37 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, as the final buzzer ended a brilliant two-week run of upsets and spirited play as arch rivals Watertown […]

Marauders Sets Sight on North Championship vs Rival Watertown

Photo: Head Coach Melissa Hart at practice. During a short break at Thursday’s practice, Belmont High Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Melissa Hart points to a team title banner high on the wall of the Wenner Field House, as her team searched for the last time the girls won a sectional championship. “State Championship Girls Soccer” the […]

Sports: Upset-Minded Belmont Football Falls to Final Minute Watertown FG, 24-22

Photo: Belmont RB Ben Jones runs through a wide opening in the line to score late in the fourth quarter against Watertown. In what will be remembered as an epic Thanksgiving Day clash, Belmont’s bid for a memorable upset of arch rivals and host Watertown was derailed by the foot of sophomore Conor Kennelly as […]

Sports: Belmont Field Hockey Forces Watertown to Work for 150

Photo: Belmont’s stellar defense against Watertown. Belmont High Field Hockey made Watertown work hard for this one. The match played in Belmont Thursday night, Oct. 8, didn’t follow the oh-so-typical Watertown script in which the six-time consecutive Division 2 state champions score countless goals minutes after the opening whistle before handing the game off to […]