Braintree faces tough test against Newton North

Newton North’s Christian Cox has an accurate arm and may be a challenge for Bay State rival Braintree on Thursday.

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This Wamps (2-1) get set for another Bay State division rival when they play the Netwon North Tigers (3-0).

Bob Holmes’s Week 5 high school football picks

Schools sports editor Bob Holmes makes his selections for Week 4.

School roundup: Bishop Fenwick girls hold off tough Austin Prep

Austin Prep (0-8) rallied with its back against the wall in the fourth set before the Crusaders once again gained control.

In two games against Swampscott, Marblehead's Brooks Tyrrell (44) has 13 touchdowns.


Brooks Tyrrell’s magic makes him all-time leading scorer at Marblehead

The running back finished with 250 yards and seven touchdowns against Swampscott.


Running game by committee proves fruitful for Wilmington

Jomikeson Beray, Peter Daley, and Tim Woods all rushed for more than 100 yards against Burlington.

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Girls Soccer Notebook

Arlington focused on playoffs success, not perfection

Arlington has blended younger starters into a senior-laden team and is off to an unbeaten start.


Dexter Andrews racking up big yardage for Brighton

The senior running back has 630 yards and seven touchdowns in Brighton’s first three games this season.

Katie Leidhold heart and soul of Fairhaven volleyball team

The senior tricaptain is one of the top players in the state.

Utilityman James Sullivan comes up big for Tewksbury

The running back/defensive back accounted for two touchdowns in a win against North Andover.

School roundup: Madison Park kicks O’Bryant out of first place

On a soggy day at Madison Park, senior defenseman Vander Brito scored the game-winner with 1:00 remaining in the game.


Notes: A look at Division 5’s undefeated teams

Six squads in the division are unbeaten through four weeks of the season.