Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Katie Ernst was just a hundred yards away from the finish line when last Monday's blast in Boston ended her first experience in the Boston Marathon, but she was able to "finish" the race back here in Westford thanks to a few of her friends.
Finishing a marathon is a special accomplishment regardless of the circumstances, but Westford Academy student Katie Ernst got a particularly special end after the harrowing experiences she faced during first Boston Marathon last week. Ernst was only 100 yards away from the finish line when the first blast went off last Monday, but although she wasn’t able to get across the line on Boylston Street, her friends made a finish line for her to cross on Westford Common the next day. While her muscles were sore from running 26 miles, the cold temperatures and the traumatic conditions in Boston a day earlier, getting across the finish line in Westford was a memory she will never forget. “I was really limping, but I made it through. I was so angry…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Westford Academy led 3-2 at halftime but cruised past the Lady Lions in the second half and grabbed a 14-6 win.
The Westford Academy girls lacrosse team was locked in a one-goal game when halftime arrived versus Chelmsford on Tuesday afternoon. But thanks to a second half outburst, it was smooth sailing for the Grey Ghosts the rest of the way. After leading, 3-2, at the intermission, Westford opened the floodgates with its offensive attack. The Lions chipped away and made the score 8-6 midway through the second half, but the Grey Ghosts then scored six consecutive goals to seal a 14-6 win.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Of the 28 runners from Westford, one finished four minutes after the explosions near the finish line.
UPDATE 11:04 p.m. - We've been told that Kelli Hesseltine is okay. UPDATE 11:15 a.m. - We've been told that James Cogliano is okay and was not at the race. UPDATE 11:00 a.m. - We've gotten an update that Carmen Accabo and Sally O'Malley are also okay. UPDATE 10:03 a.m. - We've been told members of the Greater Lowell Road Runners, including Westford's Scott Graham, Jonathan Ring, Kris Lokere, Lori Mcinerny, Jill Trotter, Kate Schroth, Susan Bourque, Robin Nichols and Ann Marie Johnson are okay. UPDATE 9:46 a.m. - Sarah Jane Constantine has reported she is okay. We've also been told that Kimberly Schwab is okay. UPDATE 8:49 a.m. - We apologize, Kristina Pinto was actually in a different wave, so she finished 15 minutes before the blast. Also…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15 was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was supposed to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2-mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and spectator, it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing. I was full of …
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
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Monday, April 15
Reports and pictures 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. .
UPDATE: The Marathon has been delayed due to an explosion near the finish line.
UPDATE - 3:09 p.m. - the marathon has been delayed due to an explosion near the finish line, injuries have been reported. Patch has reporters near the area, we will more information as it becomes available. -- Wave 1 leaves at 10 a.m., Wave 2 leaves at 10:20 a.m., and Wave 3 leaves at 10:40 a.m. For more on the corrals, see this cached page from the Boston Athletic Association website. We'll update finishing times as they become available.
Westford Academy plays a busy schedule of games in the upcoming days, which is vacation week across the state.
It's April vacation week for Massachusetts schools, but Westford Academy spring sports teams will still be busy in upcoming days. Below is a list of the games scheduled for the Grey Ghosts in the next week. Monday, April 15 Tuesday, April 16 Wednesday, April 17 Thursday, April 18 Friday, April 19 Saturday, April 20
Friday, April 12, 2013
Westford Academy had a lead with two outs in the seventh inning, but the Lions rallied to tie the game and eventually won, 3-2, in extra innings.
The Westford Academy baseball team entered the final frame with the lead, and recorded the first two outs within the blink of an eye. But just as quickly, the Grey Ghost lead escaped as Chelmsford mounted a comeback and eventually earned an extra inning victory. After putting down the first two batters of the visiting seventh inning, Westford Academy's outfield couldn't handle a long fly ball, putting Chelmsford's Jack Campsmith on third base with two outs. The next batter, Michael DeDonato, knotted the game at 2-2 with a hard single just inside the third base bag. After a scoreless eighth inning, Chelmsford struck again in the ninth inning and held on for a 3-2 victory.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A late comeback was not enough to avoid the first loss of the year for Westford Academy boys' lacrosse on Tuesday.
Quarter by Quarter Westford Academy 1 4 2 6 - 13 Acton-Boxborough 6 6 4 2 - 18 Individual Scorers (Goals - Assists) Westford Academy Drapeau 3-2, Sawyer 3-0, Tobin 2-0, Hesseltine 1-1, McNabb 1-0, Kilday 1-0, Katz 1-0, Antes 1-0, Puduski 0-2, Frackleton 0-1 Acton-Boxborough Rogers 4-2, Leelly 4-1, Konerco 3-0, Pizca 1-2, Cormier 1-0, Swaney 1-0, Biggins 1-0, Erron 1-0, Bucens 1-0, DeLeo 0-1,
Monday, April 8, 2013
Westford Academy spring sports teams have several games on the docket this week.
There may be some scattered snow banks still refusing to melt, but spring is officially here. And with that, spring sports season is in full swing with a busy slate of games on the docket this week. Here is a look at games and matches scheduled in the upcoming days for Westford Academy teams, according to HighSchoolSports.net. Monday, April 8 Tuesday, April 9 Wednesday, April 10 Thursday, April 11 Friday, April 12