2019-20 Boston Globe High School Sports Articles

Dan wrote for the Boston Globe from September 2014 through January 2020 for the Sports Department’s High School desk.  Dan has covered a variety of sports, mostly football, hockey, and softball. You can find all of Dan’s High School articles from this year below.


2018-19 Girls’ Hockey All-Scholastics – April 5

Austin Prep captures program’s first D3 state title – June 22

Hudson claims first state softball title in nearly a decade – June 22

2018-19 Softball All-Scholastics – July 7

Participation in school sports is down for first time in 30 years – August 26

Dispute over length of quarters leads to high school football game’s cancellation – September 20

Danvers one of the teams saving its best for last – November 29

In a small town like Abington, football represents ‘one big family’ – December 2

Football family returns home to Swampscott High – December 3

Austin Prep girls’ hockey rallies to topple top-ranked Braintree – January 29

EMass girls’ hockey: Caitlin Burke headlines Players of the Week – January 28

In debut, Newton South’s Lucy Jenks was the state’s Gatorade Girls’ Cross-Country Runner of the Year – January 27

For fledgling varsity programs, growth is more important than wins and losses – January 21

EMass girls’ hockey: HPNA’s Hannah Keating headlines Players of the Week – January 14

Canton’s Olivia Maffeo overpowers Waltham in girls’ hockey – January 11

Moriarty sisters acing chemistry for Medway/Ashland girls’ hockey – January 7

Girls’ Hockey Players of the week – December 31

The Braintree girls’ hockey team is loaded and full of confidence – December 17

Ashland tops Bishop Fenwick in a thriller to win D6 title – December 7

Mansfield tunes up for D2 Super Bowl by stopping Foxborough – November 28

Dom Cavanagh sparks Ashland in D6 semifinal win over Millbury – November 23

Hanson’s Ally Sentnor is SI’s SportsKid of the Year – November 22

Mansfield’s Vinnie Holmes headlines Week 12 Players of the Week – November 17

Somerset Berkley’s unbeaten run begins at the back – November 15

Holliston hits the ground running in the second half to surprise Canton – November 15

Caitlin O’Connell’s goal propels Dover-Sherborn to D2 title berth – November 14

Catholic Memorial lets up, but still handles BC High – November 8

It’s Somerset Berkley vs. Walpole in D1 South field hockey final – November 6

Dover-Sherborn, Sandwich advance to D2 South field hockey final – November 5

Top-seeded Canton scores measure of revenge, ousting Scituate – November 1

Live updates: MIAA football tournament seeding meeting – October 27

BC High’s victory eliminates Xaverian from postseason – October 25

Lynnfield’s Clayton Marengi headlines Week 7 Players of the Week – October 20

King Philip uses long scoring drives to get by Attleboro – October 11

Canton holds off Foxborough – October 1

Cardinal Spellman dominates St. Mary’s – September 26

Xaverian grinds out comeback win over Bridgewater-Raynham – September 20

Rockland passes South Shore test against Cohasset – September 13

After slow start, King Philip pulls away to beat North Attleborough – September 6

Five-star basketball recruit Terrence Clarke of Dorchester considering BC – August 30

Eileen Donahue to be inducted into NFHCA Hall of Fame – August 26

2019 high school football: Returning Globe All-Scholastic selections – August 16

Paul Funk stepping down as Dennis-Yarmouth’s football coach – August 5

Norwell’s Kristi Vierra, Tabor’s Cat Barry selected to All-America Cup – July 14

Athletes of the Year for track, golf, tennis, and volleyball – July 4

There were many options, but only five can be Globe lacrosse Athletes of the Year – July 3

Meet the Globe’s high school baseball and softball Athletes of the Year – July 2

Here are the final Globe Top 20 rankings for the spring season (CONTRIBUTOR) – June 29

Methuen, Gloucester, and Austin Prep advance to state softball finals – June 20

Fairhaven softball dominates Plymouth South in D2 South semifinal – June 12

Jim Connor resigns as Hingham football coach after one season – June 6

MIAA softball tournament seedings announced – June 4

Ryley White, Sabrina Morse to take Dracut softball on one more tourney run – May 28

Reading girls’ softball perseveres against Lexington – May 27

Belmont Hill breaks through for ISL baseball title – May 24

EMass softball: Dracut’s Ryley White headlines Players of the Week – May 21

Acton-Boxborough softball hitting on all cylinders (CONTRIBUTOR) – May 21

Wednesday’s School Roundup (CONTRIBUTOR) – May 15

Hopkinton has a kick in its step in Tri-Valley League race – May 14

Taunton rolls over Bishop Feehan in softball – May 9

EMass girls’ softball: Hanover’s Maeg Amsler headlines Players of the Week – May 7

In the topsy-turvy Hockomock League, any softball team can win on any given day (CONTRIBUTOR) – May 7

Jesus Rodriguez changed the culture for Newton South softball team – April 30

Lowell softball team off to a fast start with reloaded lineup (CONTRIBUTOR) – April 24

EMass girls’ softball: Hopkinton’s Julianna Ceddia headlines Players of the Week – April 24

Slappers are still making noise in New England – April 17

Austin Prep is looking to take the next step (CONTRIBUTOR) – April 10

EMass girls’ softball: West Bridgewater’s Colleen O’Toole headlines Players of the Week – April 10

Sophomore pitchers have Taunton and Plymouth South softball teams thinking big – April 3

Shriners hockey games offer last go-round, showpiece – March 29

Kaia Hollingsworth produced a net result – March 17

Emily Rourke’s OT goal gives Wellesley back-to-back D2 titles – March 17

Wellesley explodes in third period to beat Walpole – March 12

Tewksbury, Winchester claim sectional titles – March 11

Austin Prep holds off Braintree in D1 quarterfinals – March 9

State tournament tracker, Day 12 – March 8

Central Catholic withstands Lowell to reach D1 North final – March 6

Pembroke girls roll into Division 2 South sectional final – March 6

Wellesley girls silence Canton in opening round of D2 tournament (CONTRIBUTOR) – March 4

St. John’s Prep hockey rallies, stuns St. Mary’s in D1 North shootout (CONTRIBUTOR) – March 3

State tournament tracker, Day 5 – March 1

Braintree girls’ hockey blocks out Barnstable in D1 – February 27

Austin Prep girls headline strong Division 1 field – February 23

EMass girls’ hockey: Scituate’s Christine Oar headlines Players of the Week – February 20

Julia Masotta has Methuen/Tewksbury on a roll (CONTRIBUTOR) – February 19

Goaltenders count on focus and confidence – February 13

EMass. girls’ hockey: Barnstable’s Bridget Everett headlines Players of the Week – February 6

‘The foot’s on the gas’: For the first time as a varsity team, Bishop Stang qualifies for the state tournament (CONTRIBUTOR) – February 6

Lydia Pendleton sparks Methuen/Tewksbury girls’ hockey over Andover (CONTRIBUTOR) – January 30

The Pembroke girls’ hockey team struck out on its own, and it’s flourishing – January 29

North Quincy boys’ hockey turning doubters into believers (CONTRIBUTOR) – January 24

EMass girls’ hockey: Framingham’s Georgia Parker headlines Players of the Week – January 23

How an MIAA rule has helped middle schoolers excel on the ice for varsity squads (CONTRIBUTOR) – January 22

At Masconomet, making a five-school girls’ hockey co-op work – January 16

Sam Taber’s hat trick powers Austin Prep girls’ hockey past Westwood – January 15

BC High boys’ hockey weathers storm vs. St. John’s Prep (CONTRIBUTOR) – January 10

Six pairs of sisters make Walpole girls’ hockey a family affair (CONTRIBUTOR) – January 9

EMass girls’ hockey: NDA’s Alexa Graziano headlines Players of the Week – January 8

Rob DiLoreto makes a return as Arlington football coach – January 4

Sean D’Urso, Andover work with blank slate (CONTRIBUTOR) – January 2

EMass girls’ hockey: Westwood’s Olivia Jordan headlines Players of the Week – January 1

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