Chelmsford High School senior Brad Alber is the recipient of the 2013 Jacob Elmore Scholarship.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Lions boys lacrosse team erased a late deficit to tie the game with 1:56 to play in the game, but the Redmen fired home the winning tally with just 43 seconds left.
The Chelmsford High School boys lacrosse team managed a dramatic comeback on Wednesday. But it was visiting Tewksbury that saved its best performance for last as the Redmen escaped town with a last-minute victory. Trailing by three late, the Lions managed to knot the score at 11-11 thanks to goals from Bill Grant and Jon Fairbanks, whose tally at 1:56 in the fourth quarter evened things up. But with 43.5 seconds left Colin Quinn fired home the game-winner for Tewksbury, sealing a 12-11 victory.
Friday, April 26, 2013
In a presentation to Town Meeting Representatives last week, supporters of Article 18 aim to cement support for next week's vote on new turf field at Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School.
Chelmsford’s Town Meeting representatives have been busily preparing to make their decisions on a variety of warrant articles next week, and advocates for one of those articles hope they’ve made their case. Capped with a presentation last week at the Police Station, supporters of new turf fields at Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School invited Town Meeting representatives to a presentation on the approximately $3.1 million project. Article 18, which goes before Town Meeting reps next week, would authorize $1.2 million in Community Preservation funds as well as an $800,000 bond for the project, with the remainder of the funding coming from town and school capital budget as well as private fundraising. Supporters of the article …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
James Sullivan had the fastest time of all the Chelmsford runners in the Boston Marathon, but his finish was only the beginning of his day.
Thousands of runners at the Boston Marathon didn't get to finish their race this year due to the bombings that took three lives and injured countless others. Chelmsford's James Sullivan was not one of those runners, but for him, the finish was only the beginning. With a time just over 2 1/2 hours, Sullivan was Chelmsford's fastest runner, and the 245th fastest among the thousands in the race overall. By the time the blast happened, he was resting at the Park Plaza Hotel, the race was a distant memory. After the blast though, Sullivan found himself in a race to find his pregnant wife Colleen, who had been cheering him on at the 25 mile mark. "I couldn't get a hold of her because they shut down cell service, but there were were all these …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Chelmsford High School trailed by just one goal at halftime but eventually fell to the Grey Ghosts by a 14-6 count.
The Chelmsford High School girls lacrosse team hung close early with visiting Westford Academy on Tuesday, but the Grey Ghosts pulled away in the second half and went on to a 14-6 win. Chelmsford was down just one goal, trailing 3-2 at halftime after Baylee Stone and Brittany Oliver found the back of the net. Midway through the second half, the Lady Lions pulled within 8-6, but that was when Westford took over with the next six tallies to seal the win. The locals next play on Thursday, taking on Lexington at home beginning with a 10 a.m. face off.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Chelmsford had 22 participants in this year's Boston Marathon, two crossed the finish line near the time of the blast.
UPDATE 5:07 p.m. - Family members of Cathy Pearce indicate that they were at the Fairmont Copley hotel when the blast occurred and are safe. UPDATE 1:24 p.m. - Wayne Gerhardt has e-mailed in and said that he and his family are okay. He was approximately half a mile away when the explosion occurred. UPDATE 10:03 a.m. - We've been told members of the Greater Lowell Road Runners, including Chelmsford's Paul Hadley, Michael Murphy and James Sullivan, Luciana Calvin, and Amy Molloy, are okay. Yesterday, we were able to confirm that three runners from Chelmsford are okay: Barry Scanlon, Deb Dorsey and Francine Inman. And although she's from Dracut, former Chelmsford Patch editor Krista Perry was also safe and several miles from the blast when it…
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 …
Former Chelmsford Patch editor and 2013 Boston Marathon participant Krista Perry was a significant distance away from the explosions when they occurred
Former Chelmsford Patch editor and 2013 Boston Marathon participant Krista Perry is believed to have been a significant distance away when explosions were reported at the finish line of the race earlier today. Perry, a Dracut resident, reached the halfway point of the race at 2:48:21 according to the Boston Marathon website, putting her on track to finish the race at approximately 4 p.m., about an hour after the explosion occurred. Patch has been unable to confirm the status of any of the Chelmsford runners. Anyone with information, please e-mail email@example.com or check in on our Facebook page. UPDATE: The Lowell Sun reports that Lowell Sun assistant sports editor and Chelmsford resident Barry Scanlon, was approximately 100 yards …
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
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: 3:21 p.m. - We have been told former Chelmsford Patch editor Krista Perry, who is participating in the Boston Marathon today, was not near the finish line when the explosion occured. 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.