Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Outdoor enthusiasts have been waiting two years for good ice. This week they may finally get that; at their own risk.
If you haven't noticed yet, it's cold outside, very cold. For some people however, the cold is a good sign. Many types of outdoor sports require strong, safe ice. There's pond hockey, ice fishing and some snowmobile trails that cross ponds. Last week, fire departments across the region were saying they would not recommend going out on the ice. Many departments refrain from saying the ice is safe to err on the side of caution. "Based on my training and experience, the only 'safe' ice is that of an indoor rink," Holliston Fire Chief Michael Cassidy said. However, for residents that are willing to take the risk on ice safety, the cold weather is great for their morale. "It is likely that some back yard temperatures in the usual cold spots …
Monday, December 12, 2011
A capsule look at the Medfield High School basketball and hockey teams this season.
The 2011-2012 winter athletic seasons at Medfield High School began this past Saturday with the track and swim teams in action. The rest of the Warriors get underway this week. Here's a roundup of how Medfield's winter sports programs look heading into the 2011-2012 season: Medfield High School Boys' Basketball Medfield High School Girls' Basketball Medfield High School Girls’ Hockey Medfield High School Boys' Hockey
Thursday, December 30, 2010
After winter break, Wariors' seasons pick up.
The high school winter sports season is always a peculiar one because of time off around the holidays. The winter break does just that for the majority of Medfield High teams – provide a break from game action. While these teams are still practicing and undoubtedly working on ways to improve as individuals and collective units, the time away from game competition has its advantages and disadvantages. In some cases, a break from the schedule can benefit a team still in search of an identity, like the boys' basketball team for example. It can also give teams that have opened their seasons with strong play a chance to further strengthen their skills and improve in areas of weakness. However, for those teams off to strong starts, like the…
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Warriors set 2010-11 goal to win Tri-Valley League title for third consecutive season.
The three-peat is on for the Medfield High girls' basketball team. Playing in the Tri-Valley League, historically, has done the job in preparing the squad for the postseason. With a tough schedule ahead of them, the Warriors should be more than tournament-ready by the time late February swings around. The Warriors have plenty of talent back from last year's 16-2 league championship team and the level of motivation could not be higher. The two consecutive league championships are the first in school history and Medfield would like nothing more than to make it three in a row before a strong run in the tournament. This time around, Mark Nickerson's club is looking for a third TVL title, but more importantly, will be primed and ready to battle…