Revere Youth Baseball 11s compete for state title
By Melissa Randall
All-Star baseball is alive and well in Revere. The Revere Youth Baseball and Softball league had several squads participating in both district and state tournaments with the 11 year old boys still alive and vying for the championship.
The 9-Year-Old All-Stars had their first all-star exposure while playing in the district tournament. The team was led by the strong play of Domenic Bellia and Harris Hadzin Hasanovic. The 10-Year Old All-Stars had a four-game run in the districts led by pitchers Brenden Sack, Matthew Lewis, Kyle Cummings, and first-time pitcher Phil Boncore. The 12-Year-Old All Stars played well, but were ousted in the district tournament. Anthony D’Itria, Mike Popp, Max Doucette, and Dougie Goodwin were standouts for the 12-Year-Old team.
The 11-Year-Old All Stars have had the most impressive run in both district and state tournament play. Their district championship led them to their present state tournament position. On Sunday, they had their first game against Metheun in Winchester. Methuen had a shutout through five innings. A hitting surge keyed by Costa Beechin, Frankie Pimental, and Anthony Sasso tied the game and led to extra innings. At the bottom of the 7th, Connor Seeley’s triple continued Revere’s winning streak.
Revere was set to play Tuesday against Maplewood in Winchester. They are hoping to lock a spot in the championship game on Saturday. In addition to Beechin, Pimental, Seeley, and Sasso, the 11-Year old All-Star team includes Mateo Acuna, Cam Correia, Sal DeAngelis, Patrick Keefe, Andrew Leone, Giancarlo Miro, JP Nowicki, Donis Rodriguez, and Ollie Svendsen. The team is coached by Sal DeAngelis, Paul Nowicki, and John Leone. Pat Keefe is the team manager.
Youth Basketball Clinic scheduled for Chelsea
Coach Cori Hughes, a former basketball captain and full-scholarship athlete at Boston University, will assist participants, ages 12-16, in developing perfect shooting form, becoming effective defenders, and learning rebounding techniques during a three-day clinic hosted by Chelsea Community Schools, July 24-26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Hughes is currently the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Salve Regina University (Newport, RI); where she has lead the Seahawks to three NCAA Championship Tournament appearances. She is a lecturer for the Boston Celtics Basketball Camps at their practice facility in Waltham.
This summer, Hughes will celebrate her twelfth year working with Chelsea youth. “I’m always amazed by their excitement, gratitude and willingness to learn,” says Hughes.
Hughes calls herself a progressive coach.
She focuses on the fundamentals and then builds on them.
“It’s like building a house,” explains Hughes. “Everyone wants a penthouse overlooking the ocean. But you first need to build a basement, a foundation and stairs.”
The three day clinic will run Monday-Wednesday starting July 24, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Register online at www.chelseama.gov/recreation or in person at the Williams Building, Arlington Street, Chelsea, Mon. – Fri. 4-8:30 p.m. and Sat. 9-4:30 p.m.
Call (617) 466-5233. Deadline to register is Saturday, July 22.