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Patriots punished and criticized for a ‘crime’ that won’t go away

Patriots punished and criticized for a ‘crime’ that won’t go away

By Nick LaPan, Sports Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

After more than 100 days of investigating and a few days of deliberating, the NFL handed down a punishment to the New England Patriots for their role in “deflategate,” and if you’re a fan of the Patriots you probably aren’t happy with it. Deflategate—the story that stole attention from the...

Spring dreams buried beneath the snow

Spring dreams buried beneath the snow

By Nick LaPan, Sports Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

A record-setting amount of snowfall this winter has delayed the start of many spring sports programs throughout the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), which includes AMSA’s baseball and softball teams. The baseball team plays at Stevens Field and the softball team at Ghaloni...

Q: Who is the Red Sox ace? A: Does it matter?

Q: Who is the Red Sox ace? A: Does it matter?

By Nilay Barde, Staff Writer

March 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

No ace? No Problem. Ever since Jon Lester decided to sign a six-year, $155-million contract in the offseason with the Chicago Cubs rather than stay in Boston, the Red Sox have been asked one question: Who is the ace? General Manager Ben Cherington acquired Rick Porcello from Detroit and Wade...

Red Sox open up checkbook to sign prospect

Red Sox open up checkbook to sign prospect

By Daniel Voronin, Correspondent

March 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

The big Boston headline: 19-year-old Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada signs with the Red Sox and collects a record-breaking $31.5 million signing bonus. Add the 100 percent tax as a result of the Sox exceeding their allotted international spending limit, and total money spent on Moncada comes out to $63 million. The...

Two AMSA wrestlers defy gender stereotypes

Two AMSA wrestlers defy gender stereotypes

By Alli Caulfield, Co-Editor

February 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

A spandex singlet clings to her body in a not-so-flattering way as she shakes hands with her opponent and tries to remain confident. She’s a high school girl and a boy is about to grab her all over. She feels the blood rush to her cheeks and weeks of preparation start to seem useless as this mus...

It’s time to say it: Brady is the best QB in NFL history

It’s time to say it: Brady is the best QB in NFL history

By Nilay Barde, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015


Filed under Sports

Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a thrilling 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, tying him with Terry Bradshaw and his boyhood idol Joe Montana for most Super Bowl wins by a quarterback with four. For almost two decades now, “Joe Cool” has largely been considered...

‘White Mamba’ not enough to keep AMSA’s season alive

‘White Mamba’ not enough to keep AMSA’s season alive

By Nick LaPan, Sports Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

Just because it wasn’t basketball season didn’t mean that Zach Meyer wasn’t working on his game. Far from it. Between the end of last season and the start of this one, Zach spent three to four days a week in the gym working on his shot. Hour after hour, it was stop, spin, fade, drive and, of...

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