Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15 was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was supposed to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2-mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and a spectator, it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing. I was full of …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Here are the Plymouth runners participating in the Boston Marathon this year.
They run for all sorts of reasons: in memory of a loved one, to raise money for a cause ... and just to say, "I did it." The 117th annual Boston Marathon takes place April 15 this year. Runners thread a course from Hopkinton starting line to Boston. According to the Marathon's official website, "the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification)." So …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The South Shore Stingrays, Plymouth's traveling soccer team, got to meet Revolution goalkeeper Luis Soffner at a team fundraiser, Saturday.
New England Revolution goalkeeper Luis Soffner at a South Shore Stingrays fundraising event, held at JunglePlex, Saturday, April 6. Soffner met with fans, posed for photos and signed autographs for the fans in attendance as part of the South Shore Stingrays’ “Family Feud” fundraiser. Other activities at the event included carnival games, a pot luck dinner, and a silent auction. The event was held ahead of the South Shore Stingrays’ special group night at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, May 11, when the Revolution host the New York Red Bulls at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Stingrays’ night are $20 per seat and can be purchased by contacting Rich Rossomando at email@example.com. Release from New England Revolution Communications
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The New England Patriots Cheerleaders selected 25 members to its 2013 squad.
After a six-week audition process, the New England Patriots Cheerleaders have chosen their squad for the 2013 season. The selections came after the cheerleaders cut 57 candidates from the final round of auditions to 36. Those 36 contestants just completed the annual boot camp portion of the audition on March 30, which consisted of four sessions. After the completion of the final boot camp session, the squad chose the following 25 women to comprise the 2013 team. 2013 Patriots Cheerleaders The team includes 12 rookies and 13 returning veteran cheerleaders. Squad rehearsals will begin immediately to prepare for the upcoming Junior Patriots Cheerleader clinics scheduled in May. All 25 cheerleaders will travel to St. Lucia in June to shoot the…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
If you have a boat, you can catch a bluefin tuna. Tuna up to 1,000 pounds occasionally venture within sight of Cape Cod's popular swimming beaches. This article will help you find and catch these close-to-shore tuna.
Three and a half years ago I got a call from my Cape Cod tuna fishing buddy Jason Mazzola that I won’t soon forget. It went something like this. Mazzola: ”Hey I was just down at the beach and saw tuna busting about 500 yards from shore.” Me: ”Huh?” I think most people would have the same reaction. Cape Cod bluefin tuna are most often caught miles from shore. These insane fish are capable of swimming across the Atlantic Ocean, and back in just a few months. How in the world could they be pushing bait within swimming distance from shore? To be honest, I thought for a moment that my friend might be losing his marbles. Could he really be seeing tuna? The fact of the matter is that many close to shore tuna sightings are actually ocean …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
You know those guys with the bent rods, when everyone else is not catching a thing? How would you like to be that guy this fishing season? Read on to find out how you can avoid the dreaded skunk, and catch bass when nobody else can.
In many Cape Cod fishing spots, you know if striped bass are being caught. That’s because during the summer, certain Cape Cod fishing areas get so busy that a fleet develops. In these instances, you can easily see when someone’s rod bends over. If the fish are aggressive, you can learn how to catch striped bass by simply observing what other folks are doing. Yet often times just one or two boats catch fish, while everyone else in the fleet gets skunked. The question then is, what in the world are those one or two boats doing differently than everyone else? I was first exposed to this agonizingly frustrating situation fishing Cape Cod Bay for mackerel when I was in middle school. My father and I were jigging with Christmas Tree Rigs …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Cape Cod's beachfront has undergone incredible change this past winter due to erosion. How will all these changes affect shore fishing for striped bass and bluefish? I suppose we will find out soon.
Cape Cod’s winter ocean has shifted countless tons of sand around the peninsula over the past few months. As a result, your favorite fishing spot may look a little different this spring. In some areas there no longer is a beach. While in other spots there is sand, where there has not been sand for years. A house down the street from where I grew up almost sank into the Bay during that big snow storm a month or so ago. As luck would have it the house had just been purchased by a new homeowner. They are now erecting a sea wall of boulders to keep Cape Cod Bay out of the living room. It has no doubt been a roller coaster ride for many Cape Cod homeowners. Those nights where the wind reached more than 50 mph would keep me awake too if I…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Massasoit Community College assistant coach Greg Zackrison has been named head coach of the Plymouth Pilgrims, a new team in New England College Baseball League.
Massasoit Community College assistant coach Greg Zackrison has been named head coach of the Plymouth Pilgrims, a new team in New England College Baseball League, according to a press release from the school. Zackrison has been an assistant baseball coach at Massasoit for the past 10 years. During his tenure, they have won four New England Regional titles and appeared in the three NJCAA World Series. During the past four summers he was the head coach for the Oneonta Outlaws in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League including the 2011 League Championship. In 2007 and 2008, Greg coached in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Harwich Mariners. In 2008, Harwich won the Cape League title for the first time in 21 years. He has also coached…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Visiting Stoughton beat Plymouth South 42-35 Wednesday evening in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 South Sectional Tournament.
Playing lockdown defense from the opening tip, it took about a quarter for the Stoughton High girls' basketball team to find its rhythm on offense, but once the Black Knights found their shooting touch, visiting Stoughton opened up the game and beat host Plymouth South 42-35 Wednesday night in a first round game of the MIAA Division 1 South Sectional Tournament. Stoughton, the 10th seed, improves to 14-7 and advances to play #2 Braintree (21-2) Friday night on the road. Braintree beat #18 Quincy 69-24 Wednesday night. Meanwhile, Plymouth South, the 7th seed, ends its season at 14-7. "It was tough for us to find offense tonight. I thought we played good enough defense to win the game but unfortunately Stoughton did too," Plymouth South …