View from stands is no joke! New Balance Field Newell Stadium vanishing point is a fishing boat heading out from Gloucester harbor at sunset

11/18/2020 4:10pm

A fishing boat set out and I bet a GMG reader knows who it was. What a gorgeous setting for home games.

At other times we’ve been treated to great flocks of birds, schooners, cruise ship, and an ever busy back up at the cut.

The games are the real deal. And the site is singular!

GHS Boys Varsity Soccer won vs. Swampscott 11/18/2020. Their last game of the season is Friday.

Portrait of Flip | GHS Fishermen Athletics Department is the best! #GloucesterMA

Flip has earned the respect of high school athletes — teenagers — for many, many years. His demeanor and steady presence are a fixture. Some of his work behind the scenes helps operations like managing the equipment, uniforms and attendance. He knows all the players. If they are late and checking in, passing in the halls, or heading to the gym; — any greeting exchanged with Flip enriches the students’ days immeasurably. I’ve seen a GHS alum in his late twenties– I’m not all together sure he played a sport- cross a room to say, “Hi! Remember me?”, and brighten with Flip’s affirmation and brief encounter. It’s a sure and easy bet that on countless days when things were not going well, Flip has made a student’s day brighter.

The kindest gatekeeper ever, Flip is taking taking and recording temperatures, one of the new Covid-19 safety protocols. GHS Boys Varsity Soccer (a win vs. Swampscott) New Balance Newell Stadium Gloucester, Mass 11/18/2020

Portrait of Danny | The GHS Fishermen Athletics Department is fantastic! Boys varsity soccer 4PM tonight ⚽

Shout out and thanks to Danny who is such a positive boost for the sports teams whether on the New Balance Field at Newell Stadium or inside the GHS fieldhouse!

He’s always hustling. One of the new protocol tasks for the 2020 Covid-19 season is sanitizing the soccer balls.

Players mention how the New Balance Newell Stadium is the best field in the league.

The next game is today, Wednesday November 18, 2020: Boys varsity soccer 4PM vs Swampscott ⚽ and JV 6pm. The final game for boys soccer 2020 is on Friday.

GHS Fishermen Athletics Video Archive

Did you miss a game? Bryan Lafata, Dir. GHS Fishermen Athletics, writes that prior games are being added to the GHS Fishermen Athletics website “Video Archive”: https://gloucesterhighschoolma.rschoolteams.com/page/5417

GHS Boys⚽ GHS Girls⚽ soccer GAMES + SENIOR NIGHT + FOOD DRIVE November 13 #GloucesterMA

Mark your calendars, news from the soccer boosters:

GHS Boys Soccer and GHS Girls Soccer SENIOR NIGHT will take place on Friday, November 13 at the 4:00pm Varsity Game.  A food drive for The Open Door has been scheduled for this date.

GHS Athletics Website | Follow GHS Fishermen Athletics on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram

GHS boys soccer banquet at the Elks at Bass Rocks and booster raffle winners

Beautiful event January 3 sponsored by the GHS boys soccer boosters, with delicious food from the Causeway and great soccer swag! Graduating seniors acknowledged their amazing play off and final soccer year as bittersweet. Congratulations to the players and coaches and thanks to the parent volunteers, especially Chris Mac. Coaches for three teams are: Armando Marnoto, Drew Sidell, Marcus Trejo, and Jason Rutkauskus.

From Nick Curcuru Nov 6 article in the Gloucester Daily Times:  “Gloucester finishes up the season at 12-5-2, its highest win total and deepest postseason run since 2007, when the team advanced to the Division 1 North Quarterfinals with an identical 12 wins. Despite the tough ending, Marnoto had nothing but positive things to say about his squad. “This is a special group, one of my favorites and they were a pleasure to coach,” he said. “I’m really happy with the season these boys put out. These seniors took their lumps when they were freshmen and kept improving to end up as one of the final eight teams in the bracket.- Gloucester Daily Times]

IMG_20180103_181633 (1)

2017 raffle ticket winners CHRIS MAC GHS BOYS SOCCER BOOSTER PHOTO phone scratched

Captain Joe Kibango’s Gillnetter article

Elks at Bass Rocks, Gloucester, MA

The Causeway Restaurant, Gloucester, MA

David Cox photographs of the GHS varsity team  https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/ghs-boys-soccer-playoffs/