Monday, April 15, 2013
Patriots' Day dawned with drum beats and musketfire. Some video highlights form the annual re-enactment on Lexington's Battle Green.
Click the above video for some video highlights of Lexington's annual Patriots' Day re-enactment on the Battle Green. And be sure to stay tuned to Patch for continuing coverage of Patriots' Day festivities in Lexington and Concord.
A few facts, figures and tidbits about the Massachusetts holiday.
1. What do people do? For some people in the states of Massachusetts and Maine, the third Monday of April is a welcome day off work or school. In the area around Lexington and Concord, re-enactments of the battles in 1775 and the events leading up to them are held. A particular highlight is the opportunity to ring the bell that warned the local troops that British soldiers were approaching. Lectures, concerts and road races are also organized. Click here for a schedule of events today in Lexington and Concord. 2. Public life Patriots' Day is a state holiday in Massachusetts and Maine, where state, county, and municipal offices are closed. However, Patriots' Day is not a federal public holiday and federal offices are open. Many schools are …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Before a robust audience along Mass Ave in Lexington, the minutemen battled back the British Regulars to claim the field at Tower Park Saturday afternoon as part of the Patriots' Day festivities along the Battle Road.
Like so many times before, their calls of "Huzzah" fell flat as the Redcoats retreated to the east. The minutemen companies had swarmed Tower Park, pushing back the British Regulars to claim the field here in Lexington. As re-enactments go, this one looked pretty real: Fake gunfire led to fake fatalities. That's fitting, though, since the Battle of Tower Park itself is fake -- unlike the other Patriots' Day weekend festivities along the Battle Road, the Saturday afternoon show isn't based on a real battle. The historical fiction is plenty popular, however. A crowd of maybe a dozen deep lined the sidewalk along Mass Ave, looking over the park as minutemen battled back the Redcoats to advance past foes lying prone in the field and through …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Five things you need to know about the annual rivalry game between Lexington High and Burlington.
1. Lexington Looks to Avenge Last Year's Loss: It's been hard times or the Minutemen of Lexington High, who'll hope for a better showing than last year's 27-6 loss to the Burlington Red Devils. 2. And the Minutemen Have Home Field Advantage: LHS plays host to the Red Devils, with a kickoff at 10:15 a.m. on Worthen Road. Tickets are available at the gate. 3. Middling Year for the Minutemen: Entering their final game of the 2012 campaign, LHS is sporting a 4-6 record. 4. Red Devils Rolling This Year: Meanwhile, Burlington boasts a 9-1 record heading into the Turkey Day tilt with Lexington. 5. Photos From Last Year's Matchup: Though it might be tough to remember, you can click through this photo gallery of last year's matchup between the …
Friday, June 1, 2012
It's a second straight early exit for the Lexington High varsity baseball team after a 10-7 lost to Newton North in MIAA North Division 1 preliminary round playoff action on Thursday, May 31.
The game ended as it began – with Chris Shaw, MVP of his league, waiting outside the home dugout. It was the bottom of the 9th, with one on, one out, the Minutemen trailing by three runs and Shaw in the hole. If he made it to the plate, Lexington’s senior slugger would have a chance to tie the game at 10s or put his team in the lead. But a lineout and a strikeout later, and the Minutemen’s do-or-die rally died with Shaw in the on-deck circle. And with that, Lexington High's baseball season was over. The Minutemen fell, 10-7, to the visiting Newton North Tigers during their MIAA North Division 1 preliminary round playoff game Thursday, May 31 in Lexington. Not a whole lot about this game went smoothly. It was a slow-developing, back-and-…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Images from the warm up to next week's Patriots' Day events throughout the area.
When I moved to Concord in 1997 I was delighted to see beyond my backyard a reenactment of the battle at Meriam's Corner. The town of Concord holds the Meriam's Corner events on the Saturday before the Patriots' Day weekend. They held the battle reenactment every year, when the weather was good, culminating in 2000 when they held 225th anniversary of the actual battle. That day, more than 200 reenactors from all over the United States and Britain fought for the glory of their ancestors. The battle ground was set up as the British Regulars took there time in retreating back to Boston after they were driven off the Concord's North Bridge by the assembled Patriots. By the time the British got to Meriam's Corner, Patriot minutemen and …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
How will the Minutemen fare in postseason play? Let us know your predictions.
Lexington High’s girls soccer squad locked up its first outright Middlesex Large League title earlier this week when it topped Winchester 1-0. The Minutemen—who, at 12-1-3 were ranked No. 4 last week in Patch’s Eastern Mass. Soccer Power Rankings—got another stellar performance from keeper Cat Costello to earn the win over a sixth-ranked Lady Sachems team defending its home field, according to the Boston Globe. “It’s just the greatest feeling,” Costello told the Globe about clinching the league. “It’s like, we made history, that’s awesome.” LHS Coach Fank Pagliuca told the Globe he felt the league title was “a big accomplishment” for his team. “We play in a tough league and every game could go either way,” Pagliuca said. With two games …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Lexington High girls soccer team beat Woburn 3-0 yesterday, Oct. 13.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Lexington High's girls soccer squad traveled to Woburn and topped the Tanners 3-0 Thursday, Oct. 13. Check out our image gallery for some shots from the Minutemen victory. And go ahead and add your own photos and reactions from the game.
Friday, September 16, 2011
LHS girls' soccer senior striker Caroline Fitzgerald is earning a lot of extra attention for opponents this season and with good reason given her hot scoring hand.
Caroline Fitzgerald has a shadow. It follows the Lexington High girls’ soccer team’s striker all over the field, usually right in her back pocket. It changes often, but is always right there with her. On this day, the shadow’s name is Katy Knight. She’s one of the better players on Woburn High’s squad, and her top assignment for the Tanners’ match against the Minutemen is to be there with Fitzgerald at every step. The two practically bump into each with each change of direction. The attention being paid to the LHS senior is new this season, but is nonetheless warranted. She’s been on a tear during the early stages of the fall, seemingly scoring at will. Through four games, the Minutemen have scored a total of nine goals. Six of them have …
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Minutemen look to improve on their 2010 campaign with a new coach, new schemes and new attitude.
In its first season under new head coach George Peterson, the Lexington High School football team is set up to look like the Fightin’ Irish and play like Ducks – in a good way. When the Minutemen host Wakefield a week from tomorrow, they’ll be sporting sleek blue-and-gold Nike uniforms and unveiling new offensive and defensive schemes influenced by Oregon Ducks coach Chip Kelly, whom Peterson played under at the University of New Hampshire. Peterson, who replaced the legendary Bill Tighe, has brought to LHS a hardcore commitment to toughness, physicality, conditioning and a team motto of “Win the Day,” which the new coach borrowed from his old coach. “I always liked it,” Peterson said of coaching credo Kelly made popular at Oregon. “You …