Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Westford Academy takes on Notre Dame of Hingham in today's Division 1 state semifinal. Follow it live here on Patch!
Westford Academy won the Division 1 North girls' lacrosse sectional title last week, and now they're only two wins away from a state title! They'll try to get the first of those two wins today against Notre Dame of Hingham, and we have the game live here on Patch from Wellesley College. UPDATE -- we had a minor problem with the scoreboard, the final score was 12-8, not 11-8.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
We were there, here's the play-by-play.
Can't make it to LeLacheur Park in Lowell for Westford Academy's Division 1 North Sectional semifinal matchup against Billerica? Don't worry, Patch has you covered! We'll be doing live text-based play by play tonight right here starting at approximately 6:45. Just click on that play button above once it appears around 6:45! First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. How do you think the Grey Ghosts will do? Let us know in the comments!
Friday, June 7, 2013
Westford Academy fell behind early but overcame North Andover and pulled away with the North Division 1 championship win.
In the postgame scrum of cheering parents and players, a Westford Academy fan said to the team "Thank you for a great season." The response came quickly from a Grey Ghost player. "It's not over yet," she said with a smile. Westford Academy won the North Division 1 championship on Thursday afternoon with a 13-7 win over North Andover and advanced to take on Notre Dame Academy in a Tuesday state playoff game. It wasn't the usual game day for the Grey Ghosts. The school went into lockdown for several hours in search of a missing student. As a result, students were sent home early and graduation rehearsal was postponed. Sensing that her team may be feeling stressed, head coach Julie Olivier called them over to her house at 1:30 p.m., just …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
It was a tough loss but a fight to the finish for the Grey Ghost softball team as they came up one run short in a tough game against Newton North with a final score of 4-3.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Westford Academy will now host North Andover on Thursday for the Division 1 North sectional title.
Westford Academy (22-1) breezed past fourth-seeded Masconomet (17-6) on Tuesday by a score of 19-9 on Tuesday, earning a berth in the Division 1 North Sectional finals against North Andover on Thursday, which they will host as the top seed in the tournament. So far this year, the Ghosts have only lost to Needham, who was eliminated in an upset by Notre Dame Academy on Sunday in the Division 1 South Sectional tournament. The North and South winners will face off in the Division 1 State Semifinals. Westford Academy Goals - Erica Mattila (5), Bailey Mongillo (3), Jenna Klinka (3), Taylor Freud (2), Stacey Shackelton (2), Tianna Habosian (2), Rebecca Sennott, Kathryn Olivier Assists - Rebecca Sennott (3), Bailey Mongillo (2), Taylor Freud, …
It took the equivalent of two complete high school regular season baseball games, but Westford Academy's baseball team punched their ticket to Lelacheur Park this weekend with a 14-inning 2-1 win over their rivals.
Anytime Westford Academy faces off against the Colonials of Acton-Boxborough, regardless of the time or the contest, it’s something special for both sides. But Tuesday’s MIAA Division 1 North sectional baseball quarterfinal will go down as a significant moment, even for this storied rivalry. After 14 innings, the equivalent of two regular season games at the high school level, Westford finally emerged victorious against their visiting rivals, 2-1. The scoreboard remained empty until the 13th inning when Colonials senior Joe Euele crossed the plate, although the Ghosts came back to tie it with a run from Dan Cerullo off a triple from Mike Malynn. Although Westford would leave the bases loaded, a sacrifice bunt down the third base line by …
Monday, June 3, 2013
With the 2-1 win, the Ghosts now face Newton North on Tuesday.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
The top-seeded Grey Ghosts have outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 34-5 in two playoff games, including a 14-4 win on Friday over Andover.
Through two games, the playoffs are no contest for the Westford Academy girls lacrosse team. The Lady Grey Ghosts backed up a 20-1 win over Lowell in the first round of the North Division 1 playoffs with a 14-4 win on Friday in the quarterfinals. As a result, the top-seeded locals are two wins from a sectional title. Following Friday's dominating performance over Andover, Westford will take on No. 4 seed Masconomet in the semifinal round. That contest is slated for Tuesday at 5 p.m. on the turf of Westford Academy. The winner will take on Framingham, North Andover, or Peabody in the tournament final. The date for that game is yet to be determined.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Westford Academy snagged a 5-2 preliminary round win on Thursday afternoon and will play at least one more game.
Westford Academy softball players aren't on summer break quite yet. That's because the Grey Ghosts opened their postseason with a 5-2 win over nearby Chelmsford on Thursday afternoon in the preliminary round of the North Division 1 tournament. With the victory, Westford advanced to face No. 2 seed Framingham on the first round of the bracket. Framingham enters the game coming off of a preliminary round bye thanks to a regular season record of 18-2. The contest is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. with the winner to take on either Methuen or Newton North in the quarterfinals.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Westford Academy is heading to the diamond in upcoming days for playoff action.
For a pair of Westford Academy teams, the season lives on. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association released its baseball and softball playoff pairings on Tuesday, and the Grey Ghosts are involved in both. In North Division 1 baseball, Westford Academy finished off a 13-7 regular season. As a result, the locals snagged the No. 11 seed and will take on No. 6 Everett on Saturday at 4 p.m. in a first round match up scheduled for Malden's Pire Banks field. The Lady Grey Ghosts will begin their postseason in the preliminary round of the North Division 1 tournament, earning the No. 15 seed with a 12-8 record. To start the playoffs, Westford will take on No. 18 Chelmsford on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The winner of that tilt takes on No…