HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

For some girls, the best of two soccer worlds

Several high school players from south of Boston were part of the U16 New England Football Club squad that recently captured two national championships.

Latest High Schools headlines

Full contact on hold with kickoff of MIAA football preseason drills

With an eye on safety and curbing concussions, focus for first five days of practice is on “conditioning”

MIAA sees a positive in revenue for 2015-16

In 2015-16, the MIAA produced a net gain of $626,000.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Greater Boston All-Stars taking flight for Europe

Westwood High basketball coach Steve St. Martin leading a junior/senior squad on a tour of Germany and Ireland.

Eastern’s Julianna Lynch (left) and Mid-Atlantic’s Catherine Wilk, both of Hingham, battle at the boards in Haverhill.

SUMMER HOCKEY

At summer tourney, sharpening their ice skills

High school girls from Hingham and Milton say playing tournament hockey is a challenge worth tackling.

What three local All-Scholastics accomplished

The road to Globe All-Scholastic honors for the 2015 fall season.

West Roxbury Ma 07/25/2014 Betsy Cullen (cq) left and her son Mike Slonina (cq) right . Her son has raside money with his free throw shooting charity events. Boston Globe Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs Topic: Reporter:

Top high school shooters compete in fund-raiser

“A Shot For Life Challenge,” started by Mike Slonina, generates proceeds that support Mass. General.

Shrewsbury’s Alex Black fires no-hitter in Legion regionals

Black struck out three as Shrewsbury Post 397 defeated Pittsfield Post, 2-0, in an N.E. Regional game.

Taking their soccer game to the next level

For Nick Ainscough of Canton and Sarahkate Norton of East Bridgewater, the road to college-level soccer involves constant fine-tuning.

21loos - Lowell, MA: 7/29/16 Chris Gendron, a former Globe All-Scholastic who will run at Stonehill, trains at Shedd Park. (Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe)

High school stars gear up for college challenge

Chris Gendron (Lowell), Kristen McCarthy (Danvers), and Aidan Wood (Waring School) are getting ready to compete at a higher level.

Summer softball is part of the development process for players such as Alli May, a pitcher/infielder from West Bridgewater working to play at the next level.

GIRLS’ SOFTBALL

New England Shockwave players getting up to speed with summer ball

The Bridgewater-based girls’ softball program, other ASA teams, and town leagues prep aspiring players for the next level.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

King Philip Regional grad Donald McNeil won the 225-pound wrestling title in the Open division of the Bay State Summer Games.

Dawn Eisnor of the Medford Mustangs tried to tag out the New England Storm’s Jordan Toomey in a July 23 game.

GIRLS’ SOFTBALL

10 and up, girls are game for summer softball scene

Whether it’s an ASA program or the 188-team Middle Essex League, teaching and recreation the foundation.

Read the attorneys’ point-counterpoint in Somerville hazing case

Here are the full comments and point-counterpoint from lawyers on both sides.

Galileo Mondol hasn’t been the same since he was accused of hazing.

Victims pay, coaches stay in hazing inequity

While children have suffered sexual assaults, adults often have carried on with impunity.

Nick Maiorisi tags out Thomas Crowley of the Lowell Junior Spinners last week. The Spinners prepare players for college baseball and the minor leagues.

AMATEUR BASEBALL

AAU ball: a year-round commitment to the diamond

New England Elite Baseball League puts its focus on full-time development of young players.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Dedham High grad Ellen Masalsky captured the gold medal in the javelin at the Bay State Summer Games.

Rockport

Former Rockport head coach hired at Manchester-Essex Regional High

Timothy St. Laurent will be the head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball program.

Legendary high school coach Jim Sylvia trades in his whistle for a guitar

It has become another summer rite of passage on Wollaston Beach. You have your typical beachgoers, bathing in the sun, some even venturing into the water. Fitness enthusiasts take advantage of the wide, paved sidewalks to walk, jog, rollerblade or bike next to the sea wall. Seafood lovers line up outside their favorite clam shack, whether it’s The Clam Box, or Tony’s Clam Shop.

Megan Mahan, 16, of Austin Prep in Reading, plays nearly every day and is never far from the course.

JUNIOR GOLF

Young golfers in relentless pursuit of upping their game

It’s summer, and school’s out. But the best high school golfers in the state continue to play, trying to improve their skills and their competitive edge.

Julia Ford has her sights set on becoming a pro after attending the University of Virginia.

JUNIOR GOLF

Aspiring golfers hone their game in summer

Tournament play tests the skills of Shrewsbury’s Julia Ford, Brookline’s James Imai and Rebecca Skoler and David Rogers of Needham.

Joseph Paolucci, 14, of Milton, has finished in the top two in five New England PGA Junior Tour tourneys in a row.

JUNIOR GOLF

For serious young golfers, devotion the key

Joseph Paolucci of Milton and Kaitlynn Washburn of Scituate started playing golf at an early age, Caroline Buckley of Duxbury only as a high school freshman, but each could not be more passionate about the sport

West Bridgewater 07/05/2016 : Dan Whitham and his daughter Ericha, toss around the basketball at the West Bridgewater high school gym. Dan will coach his daughter for the final game on the Southeast scholastic girls squad. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (regional)

BAY STATE SUMMER GAMES

West Bridgewater father/daughter taking their last shot for Southeast basketball

Dan and Ericha Whitham geared up to take court in the Bay State Summer Games.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Ashland’s Carly Muscaro capped her stellar junior track season at Merrimack College by reaching the 400-meter semifinals at the US Olympic track & field trials.

Coach Ryan McCarthy, (third from left) will be coaching the Northeast baseball team in the upcoming Bay State Games for the 15th straight year, shown here with three of his players, Quin Stott (Newburyport High) Brian Hadden (Newburyport High) and Christian O'Brien (Triton) on Tuesday July 5, 2016. McCarthy is the head baseball coach at Triton Regional High School. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

BAY STATE SUMMER GAMES

Triton Regional baseball coach beaming in Bay State dugout

Ryan McCarthy has guided the Northeast squad since 2002. This summer, he will coach his stepson for the first time in the Games.

Wellesley High girls’ hockey coach retires

The program’s only coach, George Campbell guided the Raiders to six state finals and the title in 2006.

Everett, MA 11/7/14 Peabody High Doug Santos beating Everett High's Derelle Felix enroute to a rushing touchdown during first half action of the MIAA Division 1 North Semifinal Football Playoff game at Everett Veterans Stadum on Tuesday November 7, 2014. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 5tsai Reporter:

55TH AGGANIS ALL-STAR FOOTBALL CLASSIC

Shepherd, South All-Stars hold off North in Agganis game

Lynn English grad picks off two passes and forces a fumble in 27-19 win.

03wetrack - Photo of Milford High pole vaulter Ryan Nesta (left), athletic director Peter Boucher, and pole vaulter Leo Moronta (handout)

TRACK & FIELD

Milford High duo leap to national prominence in decathlon

One year after joining outdoor track squad, senior captains Leo Moronta and Ryan Nesta have earned college scholarships

Cambridge Ma 06282016 Katie Walker is a promising young diver. She was practicing at Harvard's Blodgett Pool. Globe/Staff Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

Marblehead High senior diving right in for high-level competition

Katie Walker and Lynnfield High junior Sabrina Bunar are focused on upcoming USA Diving Zone A Championships in Maryland.

Video

Celebrating this year’s Globe Phelps Scholar-Athletes

Family members and coaches wrote and shared letters to honor this year’s honorees.

2016 Preps All-Scholastics

Lexington Christian’s Samantha Gibson and Roxbury Latin’s William Weitzel were among those honored.

Kelvin Rivera finished as a two-time All-Scholastic and Bay State All-Star.

2016 Boys’ Volleyball All-Scholastics

Framingham’s Kelvin Rivera earned Player of the Year honors.

May 9, 2016 - Izzy Essi (cq) of Wayland warms up during the school's tennis match against Boston Latin at Wayland High School in Wayland, Mass. Photo Credit: Justin Saglio. Section: Sports. Slug: 15wetennis(2) Reporter: Craig Larson.

2016 Girls’ Tennis All-Scholastics

Izzy Essi and Ashley Avery were among this spring’s honorees.

Ethan Zou (above) and Charles Wang helped Lexington to the state final.

2016 Boys’ Tennis All-Scholastics

Ethan Zou and Charles Wang were among the athletes honored this spring.

Monomoy's Jen Keim hits the ball up the second fairway in the MIAA girls' South Sectional golf tournament at the Brookside Country Club in Bourne, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

2016 Girls’ Golf All-Scholastics

Monomoy’s Jen Keim is the Player of the Year.

Lincoln-Sudbury defeated BC High to win the Division 1 lacrosse title.

2016 Boys’ Lacrosse All-Scholastics

Connor McCarthy, Matt Treiber, and Bailey Laidman earned Player of the Year honors.

Norwell defeated Walpole to win its second straight state title this season.

2016 Girls’ Lacrosse All-Scholastics

Charlotte Allard and Stephanie Croke earned Player of the Year honors.

Lexington senior Zachary Manickas-Hill (R) attempts to pass Cambride Rindge & Latin senior Esu Alemseged in the final leg of the boy's one mile race at the MIAA All State Track & Field Championship at Gerry Gravel Track at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts on June 4, 2016. Alemseged kept his lead to win the race. Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe (SPORTS - EDITOR: Bob Holmes)

2016 Boys’ Track and Field All-Scholastics

William McManus and Esu Alemseged were among the athletes honored this year.

Boston, MA - 2/28/2016 - Norton's Brooke-Lynn Williams passes Cambridge's Brianna Duncan in the girl's 55 meter dash during the 2016 New England High School Track and Field Championships in Boston, MA, February 28, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

2016 Girls’ Track and Field All-Scholastics

Norton’s Brooke-Lynn Williams is the Athlete of the Year.

Kali Magane and King Philip beat Doherty to win the Division 1 state crown.

2016 Softball All-Scholastics

Maddy Barone, Adrianna Favearu, and Logan MacDonald are the Players of the Year.

St. John Paul II coach Mark Santos gets water poured over him after defeating Oxford on Saturday June 18, 2016 to take home the Division 4 championship title. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

2016 Baseball All-Scholastics

Blake DeCarr, Anthony Videtto, Andrew Olszak, Sam Henrie, and Joe Oriola were named Players of the Year.

Cambridge's Brianna Duncan (center) has won nine individual All-State titles and has never placed worse than second at a divisional or All-State meet.

10 moments to remember from high school sports this spring

In no particular order, here are 10 stories that stood out.

26nofinal - Austin Prep softball players Caroline (left) and Lauren Sabone (Al Sabone)

STATE FINALS

Eighth-grader emerged as an unsung hero in Austin Prep’s run to softball final

First-year starter Lauren Sablone was one of a number of young players that helped fuel their teams’ MIAA tourney runs

26wenoteworthy - Worcester State athlete Francesca Casasanta (Worcester State University)

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

A bronze medalist for the synchronized skating Lexettes, Lexington’s Katie Melsky received an Athlete Ambassador Award from US Figure Skating

26sonoteworthy- Plymouth North football player Justin Cabral. (Family handout)

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Thayer Academy rising senior Emma Fitzgerald won the heptathlon at the New Balance National Outdoor championships.

26socatch- Walpole High girls' softball coach Rachel Sprague. (Christine Cochrane)

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Drilled for success, Walpole softball coach focuses on the basics

Rachel Sprague takes lessons learned at Duxbury High and Bridgewater State to the Rebel diamond.

8.2.3360027326_Sports_19girlslax The Norwell High School Girls Lacrosse team and coaches pose with the championship trophy and banner following their 12-11 victory over Walpole High School at the Division 2 Girls Lacrosse State Finals at Boston University in Boston, Saturday, June 18, 2016. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

STATE FINALS

‘SK’ fueled repeat for Norwell High girls’ lacrosse

Donning pink bows for Sabrina Kelley, their beloved late teammate, the Clippers capped season with second straight state title.