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GIRLS’ HOCKEY

Hockey Night is the showcase for aspiring girls’ skaters

The 24th annual tourney at Essex Sports Center attracted 300 players from the Bay State and beyond.

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

Mount Saint Charles to launch new hockey program

The perennial Rhode Island power will field three midget programs.

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY

Medway field hockey squad sticks together for summer sessions

Reigning Tri-Valley League MVP Mackenzie Quigley and Mustang teammates focus on prepping for fall season.

MIAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MIAA aligns rulebooks with NFHS standards

Unanimous vote will bring changes to football, volleyball, and baseball in 2019-20

High school basketball

Needham’s Thomas Shaughnessy takes a parting shot for life

Shaughnessy and Braintree’s Adriana Timberlake reign as best high school shooters in state in winning “A Shot for Life Challenge” in Hanover.

ROWING

Belmont’s Casey Reed finds her stroke

She’s one of three local athletes who are heading to the Junior World Rowing Championships in Prague.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Bentley’s Ryan Berardino of Sudbury is having a strong season at the plate in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL STATE FINAL | BRAINTREE 14, Shrewsbury 8

Braintree wins back-to-back American Legion titles

Jackson Duffy went 3 for 6, with 4 RBIs, 3 runs, and 2 home runs, including an inside-the-park job in the sixth for Post 86.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Suffield Academy passes early test at 7-on-7 football championships

The format allows teams to work on offensive concepts without worrying about rushing plays or special teams

HIGH SCHOOL NOTES

Mike Lahiff hired as Matignon’s director of athletics

The former Watertown AD is a Matignon alum, Class of 1975; Mystic Valley, North Reading make football hires.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Five-star basketball recruit Terrence Clark transfers to Brewster Academy

The 6-foot-6-inch wing from Dorchester was an all-NEPSAC selection as a freshman at Rivers.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BABC players excel at nationals in front of recruiters

Matt Cross of Beverly helped the 16-and-under squad win the AAU national tournament in Orlando.

BABC Sophomores win AAU 16U National Championship

Matt Cross and Shemar Dennis each scored 20 points to lead the way for the BABC.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Peabody’s Diego Alvarez-Segee of Bishop Fenwick High scored 13 goals in the the Bay State Games to help lead his Northeast lacrosse team to a bronze medal.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

For young prospects, summer, too, is soccer time

Many local girls with college soccer in their future play club ball in the spring and summer to elevate their games.

AAU BASKETBALL

BABC has 3 teams shooting for AAU titles in Orlando

Leo Papile’s 16U squad is coming off a tourney championship at Peach Invitational in Georgia.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

For local football prospects, summer camp is serious stuff

High schoolers attending summer football camps hope to impress college coaches and learn more about the college game.

NOTEWORTHY

Globe Local: Noteworthy performances

Phillips Academy Andover baseball coach Kevin Graber was named the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Northeast Coach of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE

Foxborough goalie Jake Addeche has solid net effect

Hockomock League MVP had eight saves to lead Team Shield over Team Hammer, 19-11, in Boston Lax All-American Game.

BAY STATE GAMES

Recognizing excellence on and off the field

Stoughton’s Thomas Fisher, a rising senior at Catholic Memorial, has been named one of six winners of the Bay State Games Future Leaders Scholarship.

36th annual Bay State Games

Taking the long view on the Bay State Games

A conversation with Bay State Games executive director Kevin Cummings, now in his 34th year with the event.

High Schools

Final Globe spring Top 20s: Franklin No. 1 in baseball, Taunton tops in softball

BC High and Wellesley ended the year No. 1 in boys’ and girls’ lacrosse.

57th Agganis All-Star Football Game

Lynnfield’s Matthew Mortellite the last-play hero at Agganis All-Star Game

Geoffrey Ingrando of Malden Catholic and Calvin Johnson of St. Mary’s were named game MVPs.

High School Sports

Honoring the area’s best: The Globe’s 2018 Spring All-Scholastics

Check out which athletes earned Player of the Year honors and All-Scholastic honors.

2018 Para Athlete All-Scholastics

Six athletes representing tennis, lacrosse, cross-country, track, and swimming were named.

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Braintree Legion players have something to prove

After falling one step short of a national TV appearance last year, members of the Braintree Post 86 American Legion baseball team are hoping to get a second shot.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

For top high school athletes, summer’s not just fun and games

Whether they’re competing in tournaments, playing on club teams, or counseling younger players, getting better at their games is part of the summer agenda.

All-Scholastics | TOP 10 MOMENTS

The spring season got off to a soggy start, but had a brilliant finish

Here are 10 moments from the spring high school sports season that stood out.

MIAA DIVISION 1 GIRLS’ LACROSSE FINAL | WELLESLEY 7, WALPOLE 5

Wellesley has the will, upsets Walpole for girls’ lacrosse title

Caitlin Chicoski scored twice and the Raiders handed the Rebels their only loss of the season in the Division 1 final.

MIAA DIVISION 1 BASEBALL FINAL | NEEDHAM 6, ST. PETER-MARIAN 5 (8 inn).

Needham wins D1 baseball championship with dramatic rally

The Rockets plated four runs in seventh before Alex Luscher ripped a go-ahead double in the eighth to stun St. Peter-Marian.

MIAA DIVISION 1 SOFTBALL FINAL | TAUNTON 13, WACHUSETT 2

Taunton softball wins D1 title with a grand finale

Junior Alexa White belted a grand slam and her sister, Kelsey, a freshman, went the distance in circle for the 26-2 Tigers.

MIAA DIVISION 2 GIRLS’ LACROSSE FINAL | NORWELL 12, BROMFIELD 10

Norwell girls net another Division 2 lacrosse crown

Maddie McDonough fired in 5 goals and her sister, Murphy, scored the clincher as Clippers won third championship in four years.

MIAA DIVISION 3 BASEBALL FINAL | AUSTIN PREP 9, TACONIC 1

Cam Seguin, Austin Prep topple Taconic in D3 baseball final

The junior lefty fired a two-hitter to lead the Cougars (24-2) to their first championship.

MIAA DIVISION 2 GIRLS’ SOFTBALL FINAL | GREATER NEW BEDFORD 5, LEICESTER 1

Freshman pitches Greater New Bedford to D2 softball crown

Making her second straight start of the tourney, Madison Camara shut down Leicester on four hits.

MIAA DIVISION 3 BOYS’ LACROSSE FINAL | COHASSET 10, DOVER-SHERBORN 6

Cohasset boys’ lacrosse back on top in Division 3

Brothers Will and Gray Thomas netted three goals apiece as the Skippers defeated Dover-Sherborn for their first crown since 2014.

MIAA DIVISION 4 BASEBALL FINAL | ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS 4, OXFORD 3 (9 inn.)

Archbishop Williams rallies again, captures D4 baseball championship

Sophomore David Ryan produced a two-out, game-tying hit in seventh and the winning RBI single in the ninth for Bishops’ first title since 1995.

MIAA RUGBY FINALS

BC High earns fourth straight Division 1 rugby title

Cooper Roberts sparked the offense and the Eagles’ defense held firm in a win over previously unbeaten Belmont.

MIAA D3 GIRLS’ SOFTBALL FINAL | ABINGTON 5, TURNERS FALLS 0

Caitlin Murphy leads Abington to state D3 softball title

Junior Tori Young pitched a two-hitter as Abington won in its first year in Division 3.

MIAA DIVISION 1 BOYS’ LACROSSE | BC HIGH 16, ACTON-BOXBOROUGH 3

BC High breaks through, nets its first Division 1 lacrosse title

Maverick Woods and Aiden Carroll scored four goals each for Eagles (20-3) against Acton-Boxborough.

MIAA D2 BOYS LACROSSE | READING 13, CONCORD-CARLISLE 9

Reading claims Division 2 boys’ lacrosse state title

Mike Tobin and Jack Geiger led Reading to its first state championship.

High Schools

North defeats South in a thrilling Shriners All-Star Football Classic

Cathedral’s Khalil Blair and Methuen’s Jordan Perdomo sparked a come-from-behind victory.

MIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Norwell girls lacrosse one step away from Division 2 crown

The McDonough sisters hope to lift the Clippers past Bromfield in the state title game at Boston University.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Bringing special athletes into the game

MIAA associate director Peter Smith discusses the group’s efforts to involve more students with intellectual disabilities as athletes.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD

Boosted by local clubs, young runners getting a leg up on life

For 14-year-old Peyton Rollins, holder of several national records, a key move was joining the Cambridge Jets Youth Track Club when she was 8.

MIAA Division 1 BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL FINAL | Westfield 3, NEEDHAM 2

Needham’s rally falls short vs. Westfield

The Rockets forced a fifth and deciding set, and came within one point of winning the match and the D1 title, but fell short of the mark.

MIAA BOYS’ TENNIS FINALS

Brookline, Weston capture tennis championships

Brookline shut out Marlborough in Division 1, and Weston rolled over Hopedale in Division 3.

MIAA DIVISION 2 BASEBALL FINAL | NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH 4, BEVERLY 3

Senior duo leads North Attleborough to first D2 title

Nick Sinacola spun a complete-game gem (9 strikeouts, 4 hits, 2 walks) and batterymate Zach DeMattio drove in all the runs for the Red Rocketeers (22-2).

40TH SHRINERS ALL-STAR CLASSIC | BENTLEY UNIVERSITY (7 P.M.)

North vs. South in 40th Shriners All-Star Football Classic

Bentley is hosting 100 of the top senior players in Eastern Massachusetts for annual summer showcase.

MIAA Div. 3 Boys’ Lacrosse semifinal | Dover-Sherborn 15, Grafton 11

Dover-Sherborn prevails in D3 semifinals

The Raiders (15-7) will face Cohasset (16-6) in rematch of the 2014 title game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at BU’s Nickerson Field.

MIAA DIV. 2 Girls’ LACROSSE SEMIFINAL | Bromfield 13, Wayland 10

Emily Podgorni backstops Bromfield to D2 state final

Senior goalie and team captain made 12 saves (eight in second half) for Trojans (18-6), who will face Norwell in state title game Saturday at BU.