So the 64 geese move out of the way, the bathrooms will be opened, and Gloucester’s O’Maley middle school sports fields are a beautiful backdrop for spectators. Come see the games!
JV 2 home games
Tuesday September 19, 4PM, vs Malden
Monday October 2, 4PM, vs Danvers
Thursday October 5, 4PM, vs Beverly
Friday October 13, 4:30PM vs Medford
Monday October 16, 4:00PM vs Everett
Tuesday October 24, 4:00PM vs Somerville
Friday October 27, 4PM vs Marblehead
Wednesday November 1, 4PM vs Peabody
Thursday November 2, 4PM vs Revere
All the fields are in steady use. Gloucester Public School GHS practices and games for many sports utilize the fields year round, boys and girls. Flag Football (not GPS-GHS run) use the fields on the weekends. Community members walk and run to stay in shape. I wish it was used for recess and gym. Thank you to volunteers and donors who added amenities and care with the city for super green spaces city wide. Some of the good eggs that helped O’Maley are mentioned on the contributors sign of the Sandy Tucker Memorial Building, “Home of the Riverdale Rockets.”
The landscape design was well done when the school was built. Dramatic skies and expansive natural amphitheater are memorable bleachers.
Early vision proposal for Mill River area that became O’Maley is pretty accurate to the built out site (30 acre+ middle school site was estimated to cost $4,500,000 in 1971 which roughly equates to 28 million in 2017.) I’ll write more about the history of the O’Maley design and properties.
Before the game begins, geese are midfield, non-plussed at the action on the edge.
The geese moved away by game time.
Generations watched and cheered family players.
All GPS GHS sports schedules can be found at the Mascores website, updated here LINK TO THE SCHEDULES AT MASCORES
varsity games are held at GHS
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By John Guida November 11, 2014 3:40 pm
To the partisan battles of red and blue America, we can apparently add another culture clash: football.
Yes, the N.F.L. remains widely popular, despite its annus horribilis — among other things, the abuse scandals of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson and, above all, the medical discoveries of the professional sport’s damage to a player’s brain.
Yet for all its popularity, the ground is shifting. As David Leonhardt writes for The Upshot at The New York Times, “Blue America — particularly the highly educated Democratic-leaning areas of major metropolitan areas — is increasingly deciding that it doesn’t want its sons playing football.”
He cites a poll conducted by the RAND Corporation for The Upshot: “Nationwide, only 55 percent of respondents said they would be comfortable with their sons playing football. The numbers for baseball, basketball, soccer and track were all above 90 percent.”
The ostensibly “liberal” view holds that football — especially at the professional level — poses risks both to players’ health and to American society at large. At The Los Angeles Times, Steve Almond, author of the book “Against Football,” criticizes “the cynical commercialization of the sport, its cultish celebration of violence and the more subtle ways in which football warps our societal attitudes about race, gender and sexual orientation.”
Over/Under 10 years, what do you think?
The push to make our kids as soft and overly sensitive as possible is well under way.
Why is there no outrage over other sports that have just as high injury rate or more than football? How come all these people don’t take their kids off of bikes?
Consider these estimated injury statistics for 2009 from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- Basketball. More than 170,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for basketball-related injuries.
- Baseball and softball. Nearly 110,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for baseball-related injuries. Baseball also has the highest fatality rate among sports for children ages 5 to 14, with three to four children dying from baseball injuries each year.
- Bicycling. More than 200,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries.
- Football. Almost 215,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for football-related injuries.
- Ice hockey. More than 20,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for ice hockey-related injuries.
- In-line and roller skating. More than 47,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for in-line skating-related injuries.
- Skateboarding. More than 66,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for skateboarding-related injuries.
- Sledding or toboggan. More than 16,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for sledding-related injuries.
- Snow skiing or snowboarding. More than 25,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for snow boarding and snow skiing-related injuries.
- Soccer. About 88,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for soccer-related injuries.
- Trampolines. About 65,000 children ages 14 and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for trampoline-related injuries.
It’s the same people who say we should hand out participation awards just for showing up. It’s the same people that are trying to tell us that we’re not supposed to appreciate beauty (and I get the difference between a creepy leer or inappropriate comment toward a woman vs a plain old compliment).
Jeeze I hope we don’t lose our football.
A tough day on Saturday for the Hornets as they fell in semi-final action to Northeast Metropolitan 38-12. Behind 14-6 at the half, the defense played long and hard in the second half and held for several exciting stops but the offensive team could only find the end zone one more time. A good season for the Hornets comes to an end, but memories of how far they got in the tournament should be an inspiration at the start of next season!
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With a 22-18 win over the Amesbury Indians Friday night at Hyland Field, the Manchester Essex Hornets secured their place in the post season playoffs. Coming from behind several times in the game, the Hornets fought back and put it away with a touchdown and 2 point conversion with less than 40 seconds left to play. A key to the win had to be the late 4th quarter defensive stop made by the Hornets on a 3rd and VERY short attempt by Amesbury setting up the offense with good field position and just enough time.
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Curry College Jordan Shairs and Plymouth State Joey Avila meet on opposite side of the ball in Curry College win 38 – 14 over Plymouth State this weekend.
Jordan and Joey had played together sice the age of 7 through their high school years..
Click on photo below to view slide show of Photos by David Cox
Video of Tribute to CHRIS JENKINS Number “71”
See Gloucester Daily Times Link 22http://www.gloucestertimes.com/obituaries/x652346973/Christopher-P-Jenkins-22
Hey Joey, hows things, the site seems to be booming and the summer ahs obviously kept you hopping!!
I am hosting radio station 104.9 on Sat. morning, they are doing a live show from 8 to 9 out of the shop.
It is to kick off the high school football season, they will interview Paul Ingram as well as the Gloucester
football captains, I don’t know if it is too late to get this on the blog but if you can that would be great, also
stop by if your not busy, it should be a fun morning!! talk to ya soon, Dean