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
Monday, April 1, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Westford Patch this season.
Spring sports at Westford Academy are set to begin the first week of April with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around Westford, youth sports are also underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Westford Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It was a tight loss, but we've got some photos from what was a great experience for these young athletes.
If you couldn't make it over to Lowell on Saturday and you haven't see our liveblog from the Westford Academy/Central Catholic North Sectional final on Saturday, don't worry! Here are a few pictures from what you missed.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Westford Academy fell to Central Catholic on Saturday inside Lowell's Tsongas Center after scoring just two points in the final 4:55.
The Westford Academy girls basketball season came to end one game short of an appearance on the TD Garden parquet. But for the Lady Grey Ghosts, it was still a year to remember. Head coach Russ Coward’s charges grabbed a late lead against Central Catholic, but went cold the rest of the way and scored just two points in the final 4:55 of play. As a result, Westford was eliminated with a 60-51 loss on Saturday in the North Division 1 final. “We were hoping that in the big gym (of Lowell’s Tsongas Center) they wouldn’t shoot as well,” said Coward. “But they played great, and a team like that we just tried to play them tough. I don’t think people realize how quick they are. They’re all very quick, and they attack the hoop really well.” Despite…
When it comes to your passion and attention, do you favor Westford's local teams or regional and national professional juggernauts like the Red Sox?
For folks who live outside of Westford or those who don't follow Westford Academy sports, sometimes, well, it can be as heartbreaking as being a Red Sox fan. Like the Red Sox, Westford Academy has a history of excellence and always comes very close to glory in many sports. Over Westford Patch's few years in town, we've seen state championships in girls' tennis, swimming and pole vaulting just to name a few. But, just like the Red Sox, being a Grey Ghosts fan means tough losses that break your heart, particularly after seeing the kids pour their souls into trying to win the big game, whether it was the crucial Lincoln-Sudbury football game in 2011 that could have catapulted the Ghosts to the post season or the heartbreaking late loss at …
Though the Grey Ghosts erased a 2-0 third period deficit, Arlington Catholic came back to win in overtime and eliminate the locals.
It was a season to remember for the Westford Academy girls hockey team. But it was an ending the Grey Ghosts will likely hope to forget. Westford wiped out a 2-0 third period lead to force overtime, but defending champion Arlington Catholic netted the game-winner with 9:03 to play in overtime to win the Division 1 semifinal contest, 3-2, at Chelmsford Forum. Bretta Beer fired home the team's first goal of the game just 49 seconds into the third period, pulling the Grey Ghosts within a single tally. The Cougars had the chance to ice the game with 4:29 left, but goalie Kerry Pouliot stoned a penalty shot chance to give her team life. With 3:00 to go in the game, Westford was forced to skate shorthanded after being whistled for a penalty. But…
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Stay tuned right here for the game. The puck drops at 6:30 p.m., we will go live at 6:15.
We're all disappointed that the Grey Ghosts girls' basketball team weren't able to make it to the Boston Garden on Monday after yesterday's loss in the Division 1 North Sectional finals against Central Catholic. But there's still a chance that the Ghosts can make it to Boston! Today, the Westford Academy girls' hockey team faces off in the Division 1 state semifinals at 6:30 p.m. against Arlington Catholic. If you can't make it, don't worry, we'll have the play-by-play here for you. The winner heads to the Garden on March 17.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Though the Lady Grey Ghosts took a three-point lead in the fourth quarter, Central Catholic ran away with a 60-51 win in the North Division 1 final on Saturday in Lowell.
Westford Academy grabbed a late lead but went cold down the stretch as Central Catholic pulled out a 60-51 win in the North Division 1 girls basketball final at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. After the Lady Grey Ghosts took a three-point edge early in the fourth quarter, Central Catholic took over. Westford scored just two points in the final 4:55 of the contest. "We made two or three runs at them and were hoping they would crack, but they just totally didn't," said Grey Ghost head coach Russ Coward. "I'm proud of our girls, but obviously a little disappointed in the outcome." Check back with Westford Patch on Monday for complete coverage of Saturday's game. Are you a big fan of the Grey Ghosts? You'll also want to see: