There are already close to 600 Lexington Kindergarten to 6th-grade players registered with Lexington United Soccer Club's spring in-town soccer program.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Friday, October 12, 2012
Reader-submitted photos from Lexington's 2-1 win over Woburn High on Thursday, Oct. 11.
Lexington High's girls varsity soccer team bested the Tanners of Woburn, 2-1, on Thursday, Oct. 11. And Bob Hurkett snapped some terrific photos from the game. Click through the photos above to see Bob's shots from the game.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Local business using soccer to teach life lessons here and in Africa.
Soccer is known as the universal game, but in the right hands—or feet—it can also be a universal aid. Tricon Sports here in Lexington has teamed up with Coaches Across Continents to collect gently used or new soccer equipment to send overseas in an effort to design and implement social development programs in Africa using the sport as a starting point. Earlier this summer, Tricon began accepting things like soccer balls, cleats, shin pads, socks and just about anything else that would facilitate a soccer game. The equipment will then be shipped overseas where, according to Coaches Across Continents, experienced coaches will work with and assist developing regions using a designed soccer education curriculum. Soccer is the draw, and coaches…
Friday, October 7, 2011
An in-depth look at the top teams in Eastern Mass.
Want to know who the best soccer teams are in Eastern Massachusetts? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday, our Eastern Mass. Soccer Power Rankings (Week 4) will clue you in on the top teams, players and games, as well as highlight performances from the week. Think your team has been left off unfairly or deserves a higher spot? Let us know in the comments section below. (Results through Wednesday, Oct. 5) BOYS’ RANKINGS DIVISION 1 1. (1) Lincoln-Sudbury (8-0-1) (North, Dual County League): Last week, the Warriors were elevated to the No. 1 spot. This week, they proved they belong, with a 3-1 win against the two-time defending Division 2 state champ Concord-Carlisle and a 3-1 victory over a talented Westford team. The Warriors won their first …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Selectmen stuff, abundant arts and fighting disease with fundraisers this week in Lexington.
This week opened with a reopening ceremony for Munroe Tavern after extensive restorations at the historic Lexington landmark. Sunday’s ceremony was wonderful and well attended, the selectmen said at their meeting on Monday. Also at the Sept. 26 selectmen’s meeting, the board set the date for a Nov. 14 special Town Meeting, decided on locations for electric-car charging stations and agreed to move the 2013 afternoon Patriots’ Day parade forward from Monday to Sunday. A bit of bad news from Monday: the Lexington High School boys varsity soccer squad lost its first regular season game since 2007, a 2-0 loss at Winchester. Tuesday evening, more than 100 Lexington residents gathered at St. Brigid’s Keilty Hall to have a conversation about …
Friday, September 30, 2011
An in-depth look at the top teams in Eastern Mass.
Want to know who the best soccer teams are in Eastern Massachusetts? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday, our Eastern Mass. Soccer Power Rankings (Week 3) will clue you in on the top teams, players and games, as well as highlight performances from the week. Think your team has been left off unfairly or deserves a higher spot? Let us know in the comments section below. (Results through Wednesday, Sept. 28) BOYS’ RANKINGS DIVISION 1 1. (2) Lincoln-Sudbury (6-0-1) (North, Dual County League): Since we last checked in, the Warriors have just gone 3-0 on the road, outscoring opponents 14-2. Combine that effort with a Lexington loss, and you have a new No. 1. The Warriors first took care of Acton-Boxborough 5-2, then Newton South 4-0 and then …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sports, life and love intersect as Lexington's youth soccer community rallies around one of its own in a young girl's fight to overcome leukemia.
Soccer is a lot of things to a lot of people. In the case of Lexington’s Watson family, it means both sport and support. Theirs is a story about soccer, sisters and kicking cancer. At the start of last summer, Jesi Watson was riding high. Coming off a successful spring, she was assigned to an LPDA squad, picked up her equipment and headed off to a pool party. Fourteen months later, the equipment’s never been used. At that pool party, Jesi stubbed her toe, which became infected. Which led to some blood tests. Which led to a shocking diagnosis. On July 11, 2010, Jesi Watson learned she had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “I was kind of like, freaked out because I didn’t know what to do when the doctor called and said I had to go to Children’…
Minutemen fall, 2-0, on the road against Middlesex League foe Winchester High School
It was bound to happen at some point, but that didn’t make Tuesday’s loss any easier for the Lexington High School boys’ soccer team. The 2-0 defeat at the hands of Middlesex League foe Winchester High School was the Minutemen’s first regular-season setback since 2007. After having gone more than three years without tasting defeat before late October, Minutemen coach Dan Rudolph certainly wasn’t pleased with the loss. It was the first time this year that Lexington was held scoreless. “There are a lot of good teams in the league,” Rudolph said from Manchester Field following the loss to the Sachems. “I think Winchester is a really good team. We get to seem them again, so that’s good.” The two goals against were the most Lexington, which now…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The boys varsity soccer squads from Lexington and Reading Memorial high schools played to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The Minutemen controlled the action but not the scoreboard as Lexington High’s varsity soccer squad and the Rockets of Reading Memorial played to a 1-1 tie Tuesday afternoon at Lexington’s Lincoln Field. Things started a bit slowly and the two sides felt each other out for several minutes before Lexington’s offensive attack began to dominate the ball. But it was the Rockets who fired first. After a few minutes of back-and-forth play, Reading midfielder Aaron Lelacheur drove one past a Lexington defender backpedaling into the goal after keeper Joe McGruder left the net to attempt to stop ball during a scramble. Lexington, for its part, did not seriously threaten at all during the first half, but ramped up the pressure after the break. Just…
Saturday, June 25, 2011
A recap look at the games and stories Patch covered in and around Lexington this week.
It was time to tie a bow and put the finishing touches on the spring season for Lexington High School athletic teams. We did that on Sunday with Patch’s Spring 2011 Season in Review. Taking a look back at the season that was for the Minutemen, we recounted the good and bad, triumphant and painful moments experienced by nearly all the LHS teams during the past few months. On Tuesday, Patch caught up with some of the teams of the Lexington United Soccer Club. The LUSC’s BU14 Athletic, the GU12 Tigers, the BU12 Royals and the GU11 Minute Ladies teams each won a Bay Area Youth Soccer league section. We spoke with some of the coaches to reflect on their success this year. But this week wasn’t all about looking back, as Lexington Blue Sox …