Sports 07-16-2015


The Winthrop High School boys tennis team celebrated its solid 2015 season with a breakup awards banquet at J.W. Restaurant.

Head coach Marie Finn and assistant Connor coach Brugman presented individual awards to the players in recognition of their contributions to the team.

The Vikings are looking to build upon this season’s fine showing in the highly competitive Northeastern Conference; Winthrop finished with a 10-11 record this season.

Please see more photos on page 11.

Youth, law enforcement join

for basketball tournament

Law enforcement officials, youth services workers and local teens will join together for the Seventh Annual Metro Mayors Basketball Tournament on Saturday, July 25, in a show of solidarity among youth and those who fight for their safety.

Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop will send teams to a five-on-five tournament hosted by the Metro Mayors Coalition as a way to promote safe summer activities and kick off the coming school year.

The Metro Mayors Coalition, facilitated by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), is a collaborative group that brings together 13 mayors and city and town managers from the Greater Boston area to find common solutions to shared problems.

The tournament takes place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Somerville’s Trum Field, located at 541 Broadway, between Ball and Magoun Squares. There will be a three-point contest and a DJ and dance component. Referees and entertainers will volunteer their time, and local businesses have donated supplies such as food and basketballs for the event. The rain location is the Somerville High School Gymnasium, 81 Highland Ave. in Somerville.

The tournament is funded in part by the Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative, a state grant program supported by the legislature and the Governor, which promotes a regional approach to addressing youth and gang violence throughout Massachusetts. Shannon Grant funds provide resources to support both prevention and enforcement measures in the battle against youth- and gang-related crime. The Metro Mayors Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative includes community partners such as Teen Empowerment in Somerville and Roca in Chelsea. These groups use the funding to support programs offering at-risk and court-involved youth the opportunity to turn their lives in a new direction. Police departments across the region also use the funding to support the Metro Gang Task Force and “hot spot” patrols on urban streets. The public is invited to come and cheer on their local team. For more information, contact MAPC Government Affairs Coordinator Nick Downing at 617-933-0711 or [email protected].

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