Thursday, November 24, 2011
After a Thanksgiving Day defensive battle, it came down to fourth and goal from the 6-yard-line with 11 seconds to play.
Were you at the game? Add your own photos and videos to this gallery! It's easy—just sign into your Melrose Patch account (or sign into Melrose Patch using your Facebook account). Click the "Add your photos & videos" link below the photos and follow the directions. Or, if you took photos with an iPhone, download our app to easily add photos to this gallery. UPDATED 8:35 P.M. With only a handful of ticks left on the clock and the Red Raiders facing a fourth-and-goal situation and trailing by three points, Melrose High head football coach Tim Morris had a difficult decision to make: put the ball in the hands of his kicking team, which had already botched a pair of field goals, or give it to senior captain Spencer Walsh, who had been his most…
Check the traffic out there before heading out the door! Today is Thursday, Nov. 24—152 years ago today, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, was published in England—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) Goodbye, blue sky: Sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind between 6 and 10 mph. Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West wind between 5 and 7 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) That was absurd, let's eat dead bird: My favorite Thanksgiving (and possibly holiday season) movie—Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr. in the same film. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you missed it, we have a list of what's open and …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Melrose is now 6-2 on the year.
The Melrose High School football fell to 6-2 on the year on Friday night with a 19-14 loss to Wilmington. Click through the photo gallery above for scenes from the game. Were you there? Add your own photos to this gallery! It's easy—just sign into your Melrose Patch account (or sign into Melrose Patch using your Facebook account). Click the "Add your photos & videos" link below the photos and follow the directions.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Melrose High School's Red Raiders will play their first game on the new Fred Green Field a couple of weeks earlier than first planned.
Editor's note: This article was updated on Monday, Oct. 24 with additional information about parking and entering the field. Melrose High School football players were originally going to break in their new home field at the annual Thanksgiving Day tilt against rival Wakefield. Now, cleat will meet turf a few weeks earlier. The first game on the new Fred W. Green Field will be played on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. against Arlington. "Arlington has been great because it was originally a home game for them," Mayor Rob Dolan said recently. Dolan said the entire new athletic complex won't be ready—the concession stand, visitor's locker room and ticket booth won't be open—but the new turf field itself will be ready and "we want to get these kids on…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Red Raiders led by strong rushing attack, defense giving up 10 points per game.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Rushing attack helps lead team to 5-0 start.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Matt DeSimone kicked a 28-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to lift the Red Raiders to 5-0.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Red Raiders are ranked sixth in Division 2A.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Red Raiders football team defeated the Rockets 14-12 Friday night.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The Melrose High football team amassed nearly 300 yards on the ground Friday in a 31-6 win at Winchester.
An aggressive and physical Melrose ground attack spoiled Wally Dembowski’s home opener as coach of the Winchester High football team, as the visiting Red Raiders rushed for close to 300 yards Friday to beat the Sachems 31-6 at Knowlton Stadium. Melrose’s senior running backs Spencer Walsh (11 carries, 93 yards) and C.J. Hanson (10 carries, 87 yards) did most of the damage. At times, the co-captains, combined with the efforts of their offensive linemen, appeared to overpower Winchester’s smaller front seven. “Right now, we’re facing teams that are physically stronger than us, and they’re running through us,” said Dembowski, who is in his first year with the Sachems. “And technically, we’ve got to be absolutely perfect or what happened today…