Marshfield, Braintree boys’ hockey teams reload with youth

Marshfield freshman Neil Shea (left) raced for a puck with Norwood’s Jake O’Rourke during a scrimmage last week.

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Players like freshman Neil Shea give the team hope for another successful season. A youth movement is also underway at perennial power Braintree.

GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY

Arlington Catholic atop girls’ ice hockey rankings

Acton-Boxboro, and Reading round out the top three.

School roundup: Latin Academy boys outlast Charlestown in basketball home opener

Charlestown’s 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the rim and Latin Academy escaped its home opener with a 59-58 victory.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/_T4E0594A.jpg Defending state hockey champions Reading, Beverly have a new look in goal

The unforgettable run ended with a celebration on the ice at TD Garden last March.

Photos by Jay Connor for The Boston Globe

Shrewsbury hockey leaning on Quinlivan twins

Since the age of 4, Dan and Jack Quinlivan have always been on the same hockey team, the same line and always sharing the same mindset.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/01/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/SlavinandteamA.jpg Sacred Heart coach savors being back in the game

Rob Slavin returns to Sacred Heart School to coach growing sport of volleyball.