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In the end, Patriots win ‘chess match’

In the end, Patriots win ‘chess match’

By Nick LaPan, Sports Editor

February 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

The final minute of Super Bowl XLIX brought out every emotion in fans: confusion, anger, elation, shock … the list goes on. While the fans were in awe and riding that wave of emotion—even as many Patriots players looked on and wondered how yet another miracle catch could spoil a third straight...

Winning Olympic bid — a white elephant for Boston

Winning Olympic bid — a white elephant for Boston

By Nilay Barde, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

Congratulations, Boston. The United States Olympic Committee has chosen you to represent the country in the world competition to host the 2024 Olympic Games. But is this really something you want to be congratulated about? According to The Daily Beast, in 2012 London had an original bid budget of abo...

Biggio’s HOF credentials are subject to debate

Biggio’s HOF credentials are subject to debate

By Nick LaPan and Daniel Voronin

January 13, 2015


Filed under Sports

Four players were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 6, including Craig Biggio, the lone “controversial” choice among inductees. Pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz were expected to make the cut and they did, all in their first year of eligibility. Biggio made it ...

Lester is gone and, for Red Sox fans, it’s probably a good thing

Lester is gone and, for Red Sox fans, it’s probably a good thing

By Nick LaPan, Sports Editor

December 15, 2014


Filed under Sports

Six years and $155 million, including a record signing bonus reported to be $30 million. That is how much the Chicago Cubs gave Jon Lester last week to be their ace pitcher. It was pretty obvious that the Red Sox—despite their entrance into the Lester free agent sweepstakes—were not going to si...

Another season, another success story for AMSA

Another season, another success story for AMSA

By Nick LaPan, Sports Editor

December 13, 2014


Filed under Sports

The recently concluded fall sports season was a rousing success for AMSA, with all teams making their respective playoffs. The athletics program that started with small steps seven years ago has grown into a formidable local power. “It was one of the most successful seasons yet,” Athletic Director...

Cinderella story hits a million-to-one shot at state tourney

Cinderella story hits a million-to-one shot at state tourney

By Nilay Barde, Staff Writer

December 11, 2014


Filed under Sports

It was a calm day in late October—the sun was shining and the sky was clear. It was a beautiful day for the sport of golf. AMSA 8th grader Kevin Macauley stepped onto the tee box at No. 3, a 163-yard par 3 at Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown. He had a million thoughts going through his mind. He ...

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