Wednesday, May 4, 2011
English beats Madison Park, 11-4.
Snapping a two-game losing streak, the English High School baseball team used an offensive-laden second inning to defeat Boston City (North) League-foe Madison Park, 11-4, and catapulted itself back into the race for the playoffs. “It was a great game,” said Blue and Blue assistant coach Ted Hespeler. “We are back in the hunt for the city championship again.” With the victory, Blue and Blue improves to 3-4 in the league and 3-7 overall. The Blue and Blue's Alvin Baez pitched a complete game while Frander Baez went 2-for-3. English exploded for eights runs in the second inning that included a Frankely Gonzales three-run home run.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Blue and Blue lose to Brighton, 26-1.
While continuing to compile valuable experience, the English High School softball still finds itself unable to clear the final hurdle for its first victory as the Blue and Blue lost to Brighton, 26-1, last Thursday afternoon. Courtney Sacco, a JP-based photographer, was there for this week's "Viewfinder," a weekly photo gallery of JP life. “We’re a young team with most players having not played before, but we are getting more experience,” said English assistant coach Anne Minichino. “We are getting better.” With the loss, the Blue and Blue fell to 0-3 on the season. On the mound for English was junior Kiarry Ortega who Minichino said did “a great job” in her first pitching appearance. Scoring the lone run for the Blue and Blue was Jarolin …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Blue and Blue lose to O'Bryant Wednesday.
Hampered by a depleted squad, the English High School track team began the season on a losing note Wednesday falling to O’Bryant. “We only had a couple of athletes competing yesterday because of some logistical issues,” said Blue and Blue head coach Logan Jones. “We will be rolling out a more complete team on Monday.” Performing notably for the girls, who lost 71-1, was Agniaska Mora. She ran in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash. “She ran hard and is looking forward to her next opportunity to compete,” said Jones. “She has been very steady for us and her hard work is beginning to pay off.” The boys, who lost 54-8, received a third place finish (33-3 1/2) in the shot put from Jamel Richardson.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Connolly calling for Superintendent Johnson and school officials to explain why schools may have been serving food two years past expiration date.
After finding four Boston Public Schools with frozen food well past their expiration dates still in their freezers, At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly wants school officials to explain how come students are being fed expired food. Connolly visited the Curley K-8 School, English High School, Orchard Gardens School, and Boston Latin Academy, and found things like expired liquid cheese. He said he saw expired food in every school's kitchen, not just their freezer, said a Connolly aide. While frozen foods can be served after their recommended expiration dates, Connolly noted that "unsafe food practices could compromise the safety and welfare of students" and that parents and students need to be informed about the quality of food …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Blue and Blue lose to Brighton, 68-56.
A slow start spelled defeat for the English High boys basketball team as it went down to Brighton, 68-56, Wednesday. The Blue and Blue committed four turnovers in the first two minutes and found themselves down 8-0, an obstacle they were never able to overcome. “We are young and inexperienced,” said English head coach Barry Robinson, whose team falls to 2-7 on the season. “We are not making good decisions right now.” Despite their losing record, the coach said the team is competitive in all the games and playing to the buzzer without quitting. Robinson also knows what his team needs to do to solve their recent woes. “Experience—we got to get it on the floor,” he said. “And we need to start strong.” The Blue and Blue next game is Friday …
Monday, November 15, 2010
Senior Aissata Barry earned "top speaker" honors.
The rookie debate team at the English High School defended its home turf this weekend. Not only did they dominate the final round, but the new team claimed six of the 20 Speaker Awards, with the top four being members of the team. Top speaker of the tournament was high school senior Aissata Barry. "English High is one of the strongest teams in its first year we've ever had," commented Boston Debate League Executive Director, Steve Stein. The debate format pits pairs of students from one school against a duo from a competing school. One team is assigned the "affirmative" position, while the other debates the "negative" side. The topic: Should the U.S. withdraw from Afhanistan? The affirmative team begins with a constructive argument: in …
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The English High Blue & Blue Bulldogs were shutout again, this time by the West Roxbury Raiders 32-0 on Friday.
As the season grows shorter and shorter the desperate search for a win continues for the English High Blue & Blue Bulldogs (0-10) who lost 32-0 to the West Roxbury Raiders (6-4) on Friday afternoon. It was Senior Day at English High and the dearth of student athletes receiving flowers at midfield from the school and their parents is a manifestation of just how young this team is and how far it has to go to be competitive. His team overflowing with underclassmen Head Coach Chris Boswell imparted on his charges that youth and inexperience will not be a crutch anymore. "I told them: you're not freshman any more," Boswell said after the game. "This is the tenth game. The honeymoon is over." There would be no honeymoon period in this game as …
Saturday, November 6, 2010
The English High football team was handed a 24-0 loss by East Boston High on Friday afternoon.
It was a game of fits and starts for the Blue & Blue Bulldogs of English High during a 24-0 loss to East Boston High Jets on Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, many of the starts were false as penalties dogged English High in the early going and dropped them to 0-9 on the season. East Boston improved to 6-2. Despite another shutout English Head Coach Chris Boswell remained buoyant about the improvement his team showed. "We're young. The kids are playing better," Boswell said. "We didn't get blown out like we do sometimes. We held a team to three scores, not five or six." After the Bulldogs were handed excellent field position when East Boston opened the game with an unsuccessful onsides kick, quarterback Miguel Gomes was sacked before …
Friday, October 29, 2010
The English High girls volleyball team defeated the O'Bryant Tigers 3-1 to finish off an unbeaten regular season.
Mark it a three-peat. For the third consecutive year, the English High School girls volleyball team ended the regular season undefeated after beating O'Bryant 3-1 Thursday afternoon. The Bulldogs improved to 9-0 while the loss leaves O'Bryant at 12-4. "They worked hard," English head coach Hardy Mondesir said about his girls' effort during the unbeaten season. "And again, it's just us doing what we have been doing. It's definitely a great feeling." English cruised to a 25-10 victory in game one, but had to battle back to win game two, 25-22. Communications problems struck in game three resulting in a 25-20 loss. The Bulldogs dialed their energy level up a notch in game four blowing away O'Bryant, 25-8. "We finally pulled it …
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Bulldogs show heart and determination, especially in the second half, in a 3-1 loss to Madison Park.
The Madison Park High School girls soccer team is a top-tier team. English High School is still trying to reach that level. The two teams played according to script the first half with Madison Park scoring three unanswered goals. The Bulldogs displayed true grit reversing roles in the second by dominating on the defensive side and scoring the lone goal before eventually losing 3-1 Tuesday. The defeat leaves the English at 3-9 on the season while Madison Park improved to 7-2. "I was really pleased," said English head coach Meredith Innis. "I wasn't really expecting that good of a score. I was really impressed with the defense in the second half. Madison had no goals in the second half. That was great." The Bulldogs fell behind early when, …