2019-20 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.


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

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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