Both the boys' and girls' teams repeated as league champs this past weekend in Lynn.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Both the boys' and girls' teams repeated as league champs this weekend in Lynn.
The Tanners cleaned up, per usual, at the Northeast Conference Championships Saturday at Manning Field in Lynn. The boys' squad had wins in five events: Chris Cennami (100m, 11.11), Drew Fossa (1 mile, 4:27.93), Benjamin Martinez (triple jump, 43-06), Marcus Vieira (discus, 136-02) and the 4x100m relay team (44.05). The rest of the 121 points for the Tanners came from Christian Cedullo (110m hurdles, 2nd), Thomas Drover (400m hurdles, 2nd), Justin Butler (400m, 5th), Owen Brewster (400m, 4th), Scott Meyers (400m, 5th), Erico Cordeiro (800m, 6th), Benjamin Braz (2 mile, 4th), Rich Fournier (2 mile, 5th), Douglas Connolly (high jump, 4th), Steven Villani (long jump, 3rd), Drover (javelin, 3rd), 4x400m relay (2nd) and 4x800m relay (3rd). The …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The Boston Red Sox would play a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, one day removed from a citywide manhunt that shut Boston down entirely.
A man reached out from the stream of people making the trek from Kenmore Station to Fenway Park Saturday morning to shake the hand of a military police officer standing guard. “God bless you,” he said meaningfully. The Boston Red Sox would play a game against the Kansas City Royals beginning at 1 p.m. The three-game series against the Royals was supposed to begin Friday night, but the game was postponed while the city was in lockdown mode as a manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings ensued. Boston rejoiced after that suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, was arrested in Watertown just before 9 p.m. Friday. As Kenmore Square awoke Saturday morning there was a feeling of calm amid significantly heightened security. Boston …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
More stories from Peabody residents at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
If Peabody's Brian Barrett is feeling one thing in the days after the tragedy, it's anger. Barrett, an attorney and assistant city solicitor, was among the thousands of runners who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon on Monday, still some distance from the finish line in Copley Square when the bombs exploded at 2:50 p.m. Barrett told the Salem News he's still processing his feelings about the day, but that he is angry at whoever put the bombs there. He said his wife and children were waiting for him at the finish and just missed being caught in the initial explosion. Lisa Rizzo was in the bleachers at the finish line, cheering on her husband Gerry Rizzo, ended up directly across from the bomb blasts. She told the Salem News she didn'…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
For Peabody's Katrina Gravel, fresh off completing her first Boston Marathon, exhilaration turned to shock Monday afternoon after learning of the explosions.
What should have been an exhilarating day, turned into a complete shock for Katrina Gravel and her family. Gravel, 24, had just run her first Boston Marathon on Monday -- the first across the line from Peabody that day, in fact -- and celebrated with her parents Dave and Cathy Gravel and fiance Dan Vassallo, who were all waiting for her at the finish line in Copley Square. After hanging around for a bit and collecting her things, Gravel and family left for Peabody before 2:30 p.m. It wasn't until they arrived home and turned the TV on to watch the news that they learned of the two explosions that erupted shortly after they left the race. "All that I could think was that I was literally just there," she recalled Tuesday afternoon. "It was …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Among the 18 Peabody runners scheduled to compete in the Boston Marathon, five finished the race before the bombing cancelled the run.
It started as any other Marathon Monday, but ended with tragedy as two explosions were set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Below is a list of all 18 registered runners from Peabody, according to the Boston Athletic Association web site. Five Peabodyites finished the course before the race was cancelled.
At this time, it doesn't appear any Peabody locals are among the casualties.
Three people were killed and another 140 bystanders were injured in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon. At this time, it doesn't appear that any Peabody locals were among the casualties. Katrina Gravel, who was actually the first Peabody finisher of the race well before the first explosion occurred at 2:50 p.m., expressed her shock at the turn of events. "Praying for anyone that was in the vicinity of the blasts at the marathon. Cannot believe this," she wrote via Twitter. Her parents, David and Cathy Gravel, tell the Salem News they were actually sitting in the bleachers to watch their daughter cross the line and left before the explosions. “I can’t believe it... We were sitting right there,” David Gravel told the paper. Peabody …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Hundreds reported injured, Copley Square area evacuated.
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and images from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Keep track of each runner's progress today on the marathon website.