From the Press Box: Medal Count

Two Winthrop coaches won medals last week at the Bay State Games.

Phil Ronan coached the Metro Boston Boy’s Soccer Team  to a bronze medal.  It was a great day to end Phil’s successful ten years of coaching soccer in The Bay State Games  Phil coached the High School All-Stars on Sunday in Waltham.  In  previous years, Phil coached the Vikings Boys Soccer Team for three years.  He was named the NEC Coach of the Year in 2001. Phil coached the first boy’s team to qualify for the State Tourney.  A salute to “Topeka Tours.”

Coach Martucci had three local skaters on his team,  Captain Caroline McKinnon, Katie Jeter and Megan Chavis.  Katie will play at Norwich University this winter season. Caroline will skate for The Lady Bulldogs this winter and will be one of the top players in the North Shore. The next time you drive by Pico Park you will see girls skating during the off-season. Coach Martucci works his players year round.



I will take a penalty for leaving off my Top Ten Plays in last weeks column. The Chris Beranger touchdown on Thanksgiving Day in 2007 at Miller Field.  The Vikings trailed  the Revere Patriots (22-21) with 11 seconds to play.  Sophomore QB Will Milano tossed a 27- yard pass to Beranger who made a great catch.  Winthrop defeated Revere 27 – 22.

Winthrop residents know that Deer Island is a great place to walk or run. .  The island of the summer in New England is Revis Island.  The New England Patriots signed  corner back Darrelle Revis to a 32 million dollar contract.  The additional signing of corner back Brandon Browner could give the Patriots a championship team.  It will be ten years since the New England Patriots won their last Super Bowl.

The Field House at Miller Field will serve as the Vikings locker for the upcoming football season.  The building was constructed in 1933.

The construction of the new Dellarusso Stadium in Revere is progressing.  Revere officials hope the stadium will be completed by Thanksgiving for the Revere/Winthrop Turkey Day game.  On September 26, the Vikings will host Revere at  Miller Field.



(A)   Can you name three former WHS athletes who played at Brandeis University?

(B)   In 1981, Winthrop defeated Tewksbury High in the Super Bowl.  At that time, a  WHS graduate was  principal of Tewksbury High School. In the 1970’s, a former WHS quarterback was Head Coach at

Tewksbury High School.  Can you name both men?

(C)    In 2004, a NEC school won their first football championship.  Can you name the high school?

(D)    Can you name the former WHS basketball captain who is one of the owners of the Cleveland Cavaliers?



Local Little League team to fundraise for Jimmy Fund

The Winthrop Little League 10-year-old team is helping raise money for the Jimmy Fund through its participation in a District 16 baseball tournament.

The team, led by manager Chris Cook, has been competing against teams from Lynn, Saugus, and Swampscott, Peabody.

Cook said the goal is to raise as much money as possible for the charity. The Jimmy Fund supports the fight against cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

“We’re raising funds through concession stand sales, online donations, and a local event at Paesan’s in Winthrop this Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. If somebody goes in to the restaurant and mentions the 10-year-old Jimmy Fund team, we’ll get 20 percent of all eat-in, takeout, and delivery orders.”

This is Cook’s third year at the helm of the Jimmy Fund team. The Winthrop teams raised more than $4,000 for the cause the past two seasons.

The two teams who raise the most money will compete for the championship in the tournament.


Jess Saying

Driving by the high school may feel strange to some people now, as they have started to progress on work to tear it down. We are now only getting closer to have a brand new high school, while letting the memories of good old WHS live on!

The 17th Annual Beach Day at Yirrell was on Saturday, July 12th. The event was a success, and  made people of all ages happy. Between the water balloon toss for kids, the adult spelling bee, and all of the rides and food, everyone had a fun time. Cannot wait for next year’s!

Winthrop Superstars:

The Winthrop Police Department will be participating in National Night Out for the first time in five years. Night Out is an event that is fun for all ages, and features tons of activities to do. The WPD is planning to make this year’s National Night Out bigger and better than ever! Stop by the Center on Tuesday, August 5th and have fun with everyone!

Shout out to…”Friends” re-runs for letting me have something to watch on TV at night.

Upcoming Events: If you enjoy fresh farm stands, local crafters and live entertainment, then come down to the Winthrop Farmer’s Market this Sunday to support your local vendors and small businesses! The Winthrop Farmer’s Market has a variety of vendors, farms, and even food trucks. What’s even better is that it is run completely by volunteers! If you want to support local vendors (or even come early and volunteer to help!) the Winthrop Farmer’s Market will be at French Square every other Sunday until late September from 11AM to 3PM. More information can be found on, or send an email to

When some people hear the word “July”, they think about fireworks, beach days, and the delicious smells of barbecues! The Winthrop Fire and Police Departments are having a BBQ for the Seniors at the DeLeo Senior Center. Both departments have generously done this in the past for the Seniors, and are paying for and cooking all of the delicious foods. The BBQ is on Wednesday, July 30th at 12PM, where there will be door prizes, karaoke, and plenty of food!

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