Nick Curcuru article and Joe Brown photos (Cammi Cooper made the goal) Gloucester Daily Times here
Review the 2019 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Assoc (MIAA) girls field hockey tournament Division 2 North bracket here
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
Playing on a neutral field at Reading High School, the Manchester Essex Hornets took on the Ipswich Tigers in MIAA State Field Hockey Tournament Semi-Finals. In a hard fought first half the Tigers broke through first for a 1-0 lead but before halftime the Hornets were able to score the equalizer. In the second half both teams continued playing great defense and getting/allowing few scoring opportunities. The Hornets held a decided edge in penalty corners but had a tough time converting for scores. Manchester Essex did get a few more chances and managed to make one count for the 2-1 lead. The Hornets worked hard to preserve the win despite a strong finishing Ipswich attack. The Hornets move on to the finals of the State Tournament where they will face the perennial powerhouse Watertown. Game will be played at North Andover High School Saturday November 9th at 11:00.
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The Manchester Essex Hornets varsity field hockey team defeated the Lynnfield Pioneers 5-3 at Coach Field In Manchester. Manchester Essex dominated play for most of the game though after cruising to a 3-1 first half lead Lynnfield was able to strike back within 1 goal to close the first half. The second half saw Manchester Essex again dominate the ball pushing the score up to 5-2 before Lynnfield could find the back of the net once more for the final score. Manchester Essex’s record is now 10-0-1 CAL while Lynnfield falls to 7-4-2
Lowell Peabody with the coverage-
Junior Tasha Statz-Geary …ready to take over!
Senior Captain Brittany Smith (#26) fends off Triton challenge
Senior Captain Anna Heffernan (#4) attacks
Senior Rachel Gallagher moves the ball up the field with authority!
Senior Captain Taylor Meek (#5) shoots the ball past Triton’s goalie with Seniors Britanny Smith (#26, Captain) and Meg Conway (#34) in position to score!
Freshman Liddy DeConto (#12) rips it on a free hit while Coach Kara Beauregard looks on!
Senor Captain Anna Hefernan (#4) attacking with support from Freshman Liddy DeConto (#12)
Senior Captain Brittany Smith (#26) with a shot on goal!
Today’s Game (NOVEMBER 1st) Cancelled- The Team Remains UNDEFEATED!!!!!!
Here are a bunch of pictures from the NEC Championship Meet/Jim Munn Invitational. One of the parents was kind enough to take pictures throughout the meet. There were over 1600 athletes who ran in the meets.
A great day for Gloucester and the O’Maley teams finished 3rd for the girls and 6th for the boys.
Marcy Plante Forwards-
The O’Maley Field Hockey team is undefeated!! We have scored 31 goals this
year!! The girls are playing so hard and have come so far!! The pictures are
of our three captains, Callie O’Leary, Emma Larmoureux, and McKenzie Plante,
one of them celebrating their win and the other a great team picture.
We have 5 more games left!