From the Press Box Sponsored by: Winthrop Book Depot 2016 – Wish List

By: Jim Lederman

Have you made your ‘New Year’s’ Resolutions? How about a wish list for the New Year for Viking fans!

  • Another NEC football title for coach Sean Driscoll
  • Six more Viking victories over archrival Revere in all sports
  • Continued growth for the boys and girls Lacrosse teams at WHS
  • Another NEC title for coach Dale Dunbar’s hockey team!
  • A track for Viking athletes – like a new Miller Field, the town must vote for the new facility!
  • Another Viking football all-scholastic to follow Chris Beranger and Sean Gillis
  • A super bowl title for the New England Patriots
  • An MIAA playoff berth for new coach John Gambale
  • A fourth win in a row for coach Driscoll vs. the Big Blue in football
  • An injury free season for the 2016 V icings football team – that could produce a championship team
  • Another MIAA team for the Lady Bulldogs – “Who let the Dawgs out? Let’s hear that cheer again in 2016!
  • A return of “Mr. Soundman” – Angelo Vigliotta, to the press box for the football season
  • A return of a Al Petrilli and Gus Martucci to coach the Vikings Powder Puff team
  • A salute to Viking TV producer Michael Mahoney
  • A Lady Vikings victory over Swampscott in the new high school gym next season
  • A new Miller Field for Lacrosse!
  • Another ‘Turkey Day’ victory over Revere in the new Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere “Same stadium – Same results!
  • More victories over Marblehead and Swampscott in all Viking sports!
  • Another trip to the MIAA Tourney and another hockey title for the hardest working Viking coach – Butch Martucci and his Lady Bulldogs
  • Will the boy’s basketball team win a game in the Memorial Gym? (circa 1955)
  • Building a strong girls program for new co ach John Gambale. A return to prominence held by all the Viking hoop teams
  • ‘It takes a village’ let’s sup port all the Viking teams in 2016!
  • Can hardly wait until we play in the new gym in the high school. What will the new gym be named?
  • A super bowl title for t he New England Patriots!
  • One more football season at legendary Miller Field in 2016, before construction begins on the new Miller Field and Track.
  • The ‘Voice’ announces his all-time teams of the past 25 years
  • The return of the Winthrop high school Hall of Fame in November
  • The return of the Vikings – Magicians football rivalry – how many football titles does Marblehead have?
  • The return of the Viking basketball tradition – great teams with Winthrop players from Winthrop families
  • A new revised and constructed baseball field at Veterans Field, for coach Frank DeMarco

Happy and Healthy New Year Viking fans

Let the Games Begin!

‘The Voice of the Vikings’ 45 years

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