2018 Boston Globe High School Sports Articles

Dan has written for the Boston Globe since September of 2014 for the Sports Department’s High School desk. In May of 2018, Dan was named the softball beat writer for the remainder of the spring season. You can find all of Dan’s High School articles from this year below.


Norton’s Kelly Nelson has a state record and a shot at the Olympics, but wants a title the most – May 30

2018 Softball All-Scholastics – July 1

Division 5 high school football team previews – September 6

Mason Cadorette has made an impact on Dighton-Rehoboth’s Super Bowl run – November 29

‘Meaning behind the jersey’: For Super Bowl-bound Scituate, football family ties run deep – November 28

2018 Football All-Scholastics – December 16


Canton girls’ hockey rallies for double OT win – December 27

Here’s the schedule for the holiday week high school hockey tournaments – December 24

Canton knocks off Franklin in boys’ hockey (CONTRIBUTOR) – December 20

Rachael Johnson’s halfcourt prayer lifts Coyle & Cassidy girls’ basketball over Nauset – December 18

Weymouth girls’ hockey rallies to support young player – December 18

Jake Higgins sparks Hingham boys’ hockey over St. John’s Prep (CONTRIBUTOR) – December 15

A legendary coach retires, a game-winning drive, and other top moments from this fall (CONTRIBUTOR) – December 14

Julia Masotta sparks Methuen/Tewksbury girls’ hockey to convincing win (CONTRIBUTOR) – December 13

Girls’ hockey players to watch in 2018-19 – December 11

Development key to success at Austin Prep – December 11

Late TD gets Stoneham past Old Rochester in Division 6 Super Bowl – December 1

Thanksgiving Day players of the week – November 24

In a Sannella family tradition, to the victor goes the . . . colors (CONTRIBUTOR) – November 23

In his Braintree finale, Billy Silvia soars with record-setting performance – November 22

Dighton-Rehoboth continues roll, win streak at 7 games – November 21

Pentucket flag football game will honor Reid Garrant – November 17

Saturday’s MIAA soccer finals moved from Worcester State – November 16

For Natick girls, first D1 South title is a keeper – November 13

Lucas Plotkin helps Arlington cross-up Masconomet for D2 North title – November 13

Catholic Memorial’s Zach Mitchell headlines Week 10 Players of Week (CONTRIBUTOR) – November 12

Scituate manhandles Canton to win D5 South crown – November 10

Cohasset claims Division 7 South title over Abington – November 9

Stoneham’s Seth Russell headlines Week 9 Players of the Week (CONTRIBUTOR) – November 5

Catholic Memorial has final word, knocks off Needham – November 3

Stoneham, Abington advance in high school football playoffs – November 2

Northeast’s Zach Sanderson headlines Week 8 Players of Week (CONTRIBUTOR) – October 28

Scituate comes through in final minutes – October 27

The tournament phase of 2018 football season set for kickoff – October 22

MIAA North and South football tournament – October 21

Takahri Hobbs of Boston English headlines Week 7 Players of the Week (CONTRIBUTOR) – October 21

North Attleborough denies Canton – October 20

Carleigh Hall sparks Dighton-Rehoboth girls’ soccer – October 16

TechBoston’s Marcus Gonzalez headlines Week 6 Players of the Week (CONTRIBUTOR) – October 15

Milton hands Needham its first loss – October 12

Sunday Night Football bus making a stop at Boston Latin-Nantucket game Saturday – October 12

Hingham girls’ soccer hands No. 2 Natick its first loss – October 9

Needham’s Tyler Reid headlines Week 5 Players of the Week (CONTRIBUTOR) – October

Robbie Gallery’s sack preserves Canton victory – October 5

The Globe’s Week 4 high school football players of the week (CONTRIBUTOR) – October 1

Mashpee rallies to get past Abington – September 28

The Globe’s Week 3 high school football players of the week (CONTRIBUTOR) – September 24

Will Klein, Abington run over Norwell – September 21

The Globe’s Week 2 Players of the Week (CONTRIBUTOR) – September 17

Catholic Memorial defense keeps Stoughton at bay – September 14

Danvers baseball legend Roger Day hanging ’em up – September 11

HS Football Week 1 Players of the Week (CONTRIBUTOR) – September 9

Senior duo teams up as Scituate surges past Norwell – September 7

Nationwide participation in school football drops for second straight year – August 24

Freshman pitches Greater New Bedford to D2 softball crown – June 23

Norwell girls lacrosse one step away from Division 2 crown (CONTRIBUTOR) – June 22

Freshman steps into circle, hurls Greater New Bedford into D2 softball final – June 19

In D2 debut, Greater New Bedford softball rules South – June 16

Taunton softball captures Division 1 South crown – June 15

Newton North, Methuen reach Division 1 North softball final – June 14

SOFTBALL: Middleborough 1, Plymouth South 0 – June 14

Kelsey White leads Taunton softball to D1 South final – June 13

Abington pitcher Tori Young delivers vs. West Bridgewater (Jun 12)

Abington defense shuts the door, and shuts down West Bridgewater – June 12

SOFTBALL: Case 7, Coyle & Cassidy 6 – June 12

Norton softball reaches D2 South semifinals after dramatic walkoff win – June 11

SOFTBALL: Taunton 9, Dartmouth 2 – June 11

Milford softball starts quest for a repeat against Feehan – June 9

Erin Barry lifts Braintree to narrow win over North Attleborough – June 9

Norton softball team tops Medfield in tournament opener – June 8

SOFTBALL: Bishop Feehan 3, Attleboro 1 – June 7

2018 MIAA girls’ softball tournament brackets – June 5

Enos powers Taunton softball past North Attleborough – June 1

Latin Academy softball wins 13th straight City League title – May 31

Kelly Nelson turns in another dominant performance as Norton blanks Walpole in softball – May 30

Tuesday High School Roundup (Contributor) – May 29

Norton avenges only loss of season in win over Abington – May 24

No. 7 King Philip softball walks off with win in 8th – May 22

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