Monday, December 17, 2012
A pair of official road signs declare Peabody home of the PVMHS Girls Cross Country All State Champions. Team members also received special individual citations from the mayor as well.
The Peabody High girls' cross country team now has its own pair of road signs in the Tanner City. Mayor Ted Bettencourt invited the team down to City Hall last week to formally congratulate the young ladies on their recent Division I state championship and unveil the new road signs, which are becoming a tradition now for state champions in Peabody under Bettencourt's tenure. Bettencourt told the team he's proud to recognize the positive milestones -- the great things -- the city's youth are reaching when oftentimes much of the public focus tends to be on the negative. He added that a central focus for his time in office is precisely in promoting the good things coming out of Peabody. "We have a lot of talent in this city and...more and …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The state champion Peabody Babe Ruth All-Stars got an official congratulations from the city for their title this summer.
Mayor Ted Bettencourt invited the 15-year-old Peabody Babe Ruth All-Stars down to City Hall last Thursday for an official recognition of their outstanding season this past summer. The baseball club plowed through the playoffs undefeated right up to a state title at World Series Park in Saugus in June after dispatching another handful of opponents. The ride finally came to an end in Quincy in the New England Regional Tournament, but still on a high note -- it was the first since 2000 that a 15-year-old Peabody club made it that far. On Thursday, Bettencourt presented each player with a citation and unveiled a special commemorative display in honor of the entire team -- a street sign declaring Peabody as the "Home of Eastern Mass. Babe Ruth …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Peabody girls' soccer made a special trip to Beacon Hill at the invite of state Sen. Fred Berry.
The Peabody High girls' soccer team went on a tour of the Statehouse recently, had lunch and were special guests in the Senate Reading Room in recognition of their state title this past fall. The Lady Tanners won the school's first ever girls' soccer championship in November, defeating East Longmeadow in the Division I Final. The visit to Beacon Hill was thanks to Peabody Sen. Fred Berry. And the girls got to show off two other tokens of praise while they were there -- new team jackets given as a gift by local businesses and residents and a team plaque. "This was an honor the girls will never forget. Thank you to Senator Berry," says team parent Patty Brunelle, and adds the team would like to thank the following:
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A fitting tribute to the new Division I state champs, the Peabody girls' soccer team was invited down for a celebratory dinner at Champions Pub Monday.
Three days later, the Lady Tanners' soccer squad was still elated at bringing home a championship Division I trophy to Peabody. They shared that excitement with Peabody Patch at Champions Pub on Monday, where they were invited for a fitting celebratory dinner. The pub owners, Kevin Houlden and Phil Mitchell, are both former coaches at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School and treated the team and current coaches to dinner to congratulate them on Friday's big win over East Longmeadow. The soccer champs are also slated to be in the spotlight Wednesday as school spirit week closes out at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School with Class Color Day.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Share your photos and videos of the new state soccer champs.
Twenty-four games and only two tied contests among them, the journey for the Peabody girls began this past summer and culminated in a state championship this past Saturday. Do you have photos or videos from the dream season? Share them here, and add to our gallery of memories.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Senior captain Katie Brunelle scored the game's only goal from 20 yards out in the second half to give Peabody a 1-0 win over East Longmeadow in the State Final.
The Lady Tanners, known for their offense, put up a tremendous defensive effort as well, Friday night to keep the Spartans of East Longmeadow out of their goal. With the game's only goal by Peabody's Katie Brunelle about midway through, the soon-to-be state champs didn't let up on the intensity. Peabody (22-0-2) finished its dream season undefeated and with a state title at the end of the journey.