Squirt A Youth Hockey Top in Their Division
The week in Charlestown High School and youth sports.
charlestown boys' basketball
Tuesday, Jan. 25: Charlestown defeats Fenway 104-24
In their largest win of the season, the Townies defeated Fenway High School in a dominating fashion. Akosa Maduegbunam had 21 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Ellison and Michael Hodges both had 15 and 14 points, respectively.
Saturday, Jan. 29: Townies Upset #1 ranked St. John's 72-56
This highly anticipated match-up ended in Charlestown's favor as Maduegbunam and Rony Fernandes combined for 45 points and 13 rebounds over St. John's Pat Connaughton, who had 29 points. The win moves the Townies into fourth place in the state and improves their record to 12-1.
charlestown girls' basketball
Tuesday, Jan. 25: Townies Stunned by top-ranked Fenway, 75-22
The Townies suffered a 75-22 setback against Fenway, who is sitting in the no. 1 sport in the Boston City North League.
charlestown youth hockey
Girls Under 14 (12W-6L-2T)
The U-14 girls had a great game against Norwood this weekend, winning 2 -0. Goals were scored by Keri Bemis and Rose Sullivan with an assist to Bella Corcione. All the girls played great, and U-12 Goalie, Emma Hamilton did a superb job in net.
Girls Under 12 (16W-3L-1T)
The Charlestown Girls U12 Team defeated Charles River 5 to 0. Emma Hamilton continued her amazing play in net with her 13th shutout in the last 15 games. Goal scores were Rachel Tassarini (2), Kaitlyn McCallum (2) and Shannon Higgins. Brenna Wall and Ciara Wall had two assists each and the Defense of Kaleigh Conte, Niamh Cote, Krystal Zimmerle, and Julia Johnson continued their stellar play.
Girls Under 10 (16W-2L-1T)
The Charlestown Girls U10 team defeated Melrose 4-1. Micaela Sindoris had a Hat Trick and Charisse Flanagan had the other goal. Kasey Libby made several great saves early in the game. The U10 Girls Defense Leslie Schwartz, Kathryn Porter, Brigh Cote, and Aislin Newhall played great in front of Kasey.
Boys Pee Wee A (7W-1L-2T)
The Pee Wee A team played a non -league scrimmage this weekend against Andover at Phillips Academy. Ctwon had a 2 -0 lead in the 1st period, however due to a short bench because of injuries they could not hold the lead. Andover scored the next 4 goals to win the game 4 to 2 .Ryan Arbuckle was called up from the PW B team and played a superb game on the blue line for the Townies. Andover was impressed with Charlestown’s tenacious play and asked for rematch.
Boys PeeWee B (6W-1L-1T)
The PeeWee B loses it’s first league game of Season. The last time Charlestown PWB and Quincy PWB met, Charlestown delivered Quincy their first loss of the season. This past weekend, Quincy returned the favor. That resentment carried over and surprised the slow-footed Townies on Sunday who were upset 5-2 and suffered their first loss of the long season. The PWB Team, struggling with injuries and a game time-change, went to Quincy on Sunday for a rematch. Devin Gallagher and Colin Nestor played up and contributed immediately with Devin delivering a perfect pass to a wide-open Colin in the slot.
Colin buried the puck with no problem to give Charlestown the 1-0 lead. The lead didn’t last long as Quincy scored two goals late in the period and added three more in the second. Charlestown struck again late in the second when Mike Ward made a nice feed to Jake Scanlon at the point and Jake let loose the cannon. His slap-shot bounced hard off a Quincy defender and into the net. Unfortunately, this was as close as Charlestown would get as almost every loose puck eluded the Townies. In the third period, Charlestown finally got on track but it was too late as the lead had already passed to a Quincy team that "wanted it more". The defense of Jake, Devin, Ryan Arbuckle, and Brendan O’Brien backed up by Brennan Carrier in net shut down Quincy in the third period.
Colin, Mike, Nick Killoran, Andrew McLaughlin, Mark Williamson and Chris Tucker applied more pressure in the period but it was too little, too late on this day. I have the feeling these two teams will meet again in the playoffs next month and the rubber match will go to the Townies.
Boys Squirt B (11W-3L-4T)
In what seemed to be a closer game than the score showed the Townie Squirt B team held off a very hard working Brookline team with the score only 2-1 after the first period. Excellent defense by Jake Reilly, Brigh Cote and Rory Carrier helped keep them in the game but showing signs of a short bench, the Townies ran out of steam. The offense was led by Ciara Law scoring the lone goal and kept them in the game for the first period and a half but Brookline turned up the heat and kept pounding goalie Eoin Cote who played an outstanding game keeping the score to a reasonable one. The Brookline offense proved to be too much for the tired Townies and they succumbed a 4-1 loss.
Boys Squirt A (14W-1L-2T)
The Squirt A’s had two games this weekend beating Hyde Park on Saturday with a showcase like offense pounding their net gaining a win 12 to 2. The second game against a more formidable opponent was against Wellesley on Sunday and the offense generated another won 5-1.The Squirt A offense was led by fast and furious forwards Colin Nestor, Matthew Lakus, Bobby McCallum, Charisse Flanigan, Brody Tuite and Michaela Sindoris, with assists from Ben Hicks. However their defense was unrelenting and played a solid three periods every game with tenacious plays made every shift by Jack Leach, Leslie Schwartz, Matt Coviello and Devin Gallagher. The Charlestown Squirt A townies remain atop the leader board in their division.
Boys Mite A (11W-4L-1T)
The Mite A team is currently in fourth place in their Division. This weekend they suffered a loss 5-1 against a talented Quincy team. Their offense is led by the hard working forwards Colin DelValle, Eddie Pistorino, James Kinnealley and up and coming stars Owen DelValle and Noel Gallagher. Solid defense is also a key ingredient to their success with strong performances by Aidan Fitz, Jessica Pistorino and Tommy Williamson.