super swag & banquet | GHS Boys Soccer Gloucester House #GloucesterMA #FishermenAthletics

Well done super boosters – Grace Ferrara and family, Carlotta , and Diane Horne – for organizing such a special event and all that went into it! The Gloucester House meal and service were outstanding. Thanks to the generous folks who bought raffle tickets and game day snacks and many volunteers and supporters. There was serious swag and a wonderful celebration for a great season. Congratulations players.

A few scenes from the GHS boys soccer dinner banquet at Gloucester House, Gloucester, MA.

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super booster Grace Ferrera and crew 🙂

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Head Coach Armando Marnoto

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JV Coach Jason Rutkauskus

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courtesy photos from Kristin and Peg:


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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]

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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


LIVE from a distance: the 20+ miles row or paddle for Blackburn Challenge is SO impressive!

One participant was nearly a half hour ahead of the next cluster of fellow endurance sport enthusiasts. AT this point in the race the paddleboarders were hunched over but still going strong. Are the dories the most difficult to row?




Participants pass sailboats and working boats, fans and friends motoring nearby, and of course safety-police escort boats there monitoring the route


Lennie Merullo finds David Cox


Lennie recently passed away at the age of 98 (May 5, 1917 – May 30, 2015), during his 50 years of scouting for the MLB, he found David Cox, see Newspaper clipping from Gloucester Times, stating that while scouting in the New England area. He had come to watch Gloucester’s Frankie Destino and Lynn English’s Johnny Hyde, but found in the midst David Cox.

“This Cox boy is a smooth operator, and looks like he can hit” said Lennie. “He’s a senior, you say? Looks like a good collge prospect to me. Has the arm, the speed and the power. One of the best boys I’ve seen this season”.



David continues to show his passion for sports through his photography of local Gloucester High School Sports, and published here on GoodMorningGloucester. David’s GMG Posts


Gloucester IDRC presents the Oar Master’s Cup Race

The Oar Master’s Cup Race is the only annual dory rowing competition which pits single rowers against one another in multiple heats over a set course to determine the fastest singles rower in the USA .  The 2013 course will begin at the Maritime Center pier and proceed out around Ten Pound Island and back (1.75 miles).  Heats will be limited to 4 dories provided by the IDRC and the fastest time will be crowned the Oar Master 2013.  This annual race will take place this Sunday, September 29th at 10 AM (best viewed from, and rowers report to Maritime Gloucester Center …dories will be towed over).  The Oar Master’s Cup race is open to all IDRC members and you do not need to be an advanced rower to compete.  As long as you can navigate the course, you are encouraged to sign up and enjoy a great day of rowing and camaraderie with your friends from the IDRC!!!

As a special tribute, the 2013 Oar Master’s Cup Race will be dedicated in memory of IDRC member Mike Regan of Springfield , MA .  Mike was a fan of dory rowing and loved to get out for a row in a dory when visiting Gloucester .  He passed away suddenly last month and will be dearly missed by his friends and family.  All members are encouraged to come down and row or watch, then join us for a light luncheon to celebrate life and Mike.

Please shoot me an email if you would like to register to race or if you can help with race logistics on Sunday.


Len Robertson 2011 Oar Master with the cup

Live Blogging: Around Cape Ann 25k Road Race

What did you do after 3 days of partying?

Head of the pack above (just past Willow Rest, heading north).

That’s my cousin (above) Kristin Palasota Collins, all the way from Texas!! Sent from my iPhone


The guy above was in the lead at 10:40 am near Good Harbor Beach.


This cat is the Juggling Jogger, yep all the way baby.

Free Gloucester Tri T Shirt To First One To Spot Dick Wilson

Steve Winslow Submits-


A few signs of Spring around Gloucester:

Joe’s Hot Dog cart down on the Boulevard…

Re-bar going in for the new foundation for Newell Stadium…

(Scheduled to open September 6th!! Mark the date)

First one to spot Dick Wilson gets a free Gloucester Tri-athalon Shirt!!

Steve Winslow – Get Fit Gloucester!


Gloucester Sports Legend Frank Destino Photo From Tucker

Hey Joe,
As you may know, my uncle Frank Destino passed away last week. I found this old photo and I think that might be David Cox on the far right. He graduated with Frank and thought he might like this. Please forward to him….


Check out The Gloucester Daily Times Story About Frank By Sports Editor Nick Curcuru here-, Gloucester, MA

Remembering one of Gloucester’s greatest athletes, Frank Destino

By Nick Curcuru Sports Editor

Superior athlete, outstanding football skill, one of the best athletes to play at Gloucester High School, wonderful human being.

Those were just a few of the words used to describe Frank Destino, a former GHS standout in both football and baseball. Destino passed away last Thursday at the age of 77, but the legacy he left behind in Gloucester will not soon be forgotten.

the entire article here

Gloucester Sports- O’Maley Field Hockey Still Undefeated !!!! Come Cheer at Their Last Game!



Marcy Plante writes-


The O’Maley girls field hockey team are playing with their heart and soul. Each player is contributing to the wins and cheering their hearts out.

UNDEFEATED with 51 goals scored this season, 12-0.

Last game is home,  Monday October 29, 2012 4:00. The team would like to invite the community to come to the field and cheer them.

Just a few pictures of the O’Maley Field Hockey Team on their TEAM building
year end celebration!!
They celebrated by being driven by a party bus limo into Boston, then had
lunch at Fire and Ice and to top it went to the Georgetown Cupcake Factory.
What a GREAT DAY!!!What a GREAT TEAM!!!



Gloucester Community Sports 10/23/12


O’Maley Field Hockey is 11-0 and has scored 45 goals!  Represent!!!!

O’Maley vs Rockport

They are 11-0 with a total of 45 goals scored and only 12 goals scored against them. Way to go team and coaches! Four more games!


Front Row (sitting) Mackenzie Plante, Brie Ramsey, Callie O’Leary, Nicole Tocco and Whitney Good

Back Row (standing) Lilly Gray, Jenna Taormina, Maddie McCarthy, Gabby Machado, Rachel Alexander,Kelly Broe, Megan Russo, Sam Cominelli, Sam Orlando, Marissa Enes, Bailey Kirk, Lila Monell, Maggie Destino and Brianna Fernandes

Missing from picture:  Emma Lamoureux, Ava Trotman, Haley Glaser and coaches Marcy Plante, Alison Monell, and Ellen Preston.

Sue Good Forwards us some photos of the squad in action!

Trish from Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Co writes-

Hey Joey,

My brother ran the Baystate marathon in Lowell today.  All of the siblings were in attendance along with the MUM and nephews, niece and 3 babies in bellies of the two sisters. My brother ran an amazing race with an improvement from the Sugarloaf Marathon in September. 3:16:31




O’Maley Girls Field Hockey Team Just Killin It!

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!