Sports 09-07-2017

Friday, September 8, 2017
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WHS sports roundup WHS boys soccer ready for 2017 season   The Winthrop High boys soccer team will open its 2017 season Monday when Coach Kyle Gagin and his crew travel to Everett, which is one of the four schools from the Greater Boston League that have joined the Northeastern Conference this fall season.... »

Sports 08-31-2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017
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From the Press Box On Second Thought By: Jim Lederman Congrats to Coach Kenny Hodgkins, named tennis coach at Wentworth. Kenny coached the Lady Vikings girl’s tennis team to a record 11 victories in the spring. Kenny will coach the women’s tennis team in the fall and the men’s team in the spring. Raise... »

Sports 08-24-2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017
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From the Press Box A return to Hurd Stadium By: Jim Lederman The 2017 Winthrop Vikings football season kicks off Saturday morning at 11 a.m., when the Vikings scrimmage the Beverly ‘Panthers’ at legendary Hurd Stadium. The ‘Panthers’ played their games on the road in 2015 while they tore down the old stadium. A... »

Sports 08-17-2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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From the Press Box Outside the Lines By: Jim Lederman Outside the Lines The football season opens this week. Winthrop Vikings open the 2017 season with the first official practice tomorrow (Friday). The New England Patriots play their second exhibition game on Saturday at Texas. The Vikings will play their games on the road... »

Sports 08-10-2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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From the Press Box The New Blocksidge Field By: Jim Lederman The month of August brings the start of high school football. The WHS Vikings begin practice on Friday, Aug. 18. On Monday morning, I decided to check the progress of “Renovations to Blocksidge Field.” The trip down the Lynnway always brings back memories.... »

Sports 08-03-2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017
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From the Press Box The Boston Patriots By: Jim Lederman The New England Patriots opened practice last week. The defending super bowl champions are seeking their sixth Super Bowl championship. Bill Belichick is the coach, and their home is Gillette Stadium. Can you name the first coach of the Patriots? Where did they play... »

Sports 07-27-2017

Friday, July 28, 2017
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From the Press Box Friday Night Lights By: Jim Lederman The Winthrop Vikings kick off the 2017 football schedule six weeks from Friday on Sept. 8 at the new Dr. Deering Stadium in Danvers, under the “Friday Night Lights.” I passed my favorite football field (I played my first game on the legendary Blocksidge... »

Sports 07-20-2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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From the Press Box The 100 Year Anniversary   By: Jim Lederman There are many landmarks in town, the Watertower and the EB Newton School, are legendary. How many times have you passed the Winthrop Golf Club building and remarked, How old is that building? The Winthrop Golf Club this year celebrated the 100th... »

Sports 07-13-2017

Friday, July 14, 2017
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From the Press Box The Engineer   By: Jim Lederman I received a call last week from an old football teammate. In 1957 I was a sophomore on the Winthrop high school team, with senior tackle Richard Lawton. The captain of the team was WHS Athletic Hall of Fame halfback, Frank ‘Buster’ Ferrara. WHS... »

Sports 07-06-2017

Friday, July 7, 2017
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From the Press Box The city returns By: Jim Lederman The Winthrop Summer Basketball League in 1976 had 32-teams! Yes, basketball was ‘number one’ in town, some 41 years ago! Sorry I did not pay tribute to the 1976 Winthrop Vikings undefeated (26-0-1) State Hockey Championship team. The legendary ‘State Champs’ – Division One... »

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