Monthly Archives: February 2015

Top-seeded Danvers High Boys Cagers Get Off To Strong Tourney Start, Clipping Wakefield, 69-52; Win No. 100 for Coach John Walsh

Considering they were coming off an eight-day layoff, the top-ranked and top-seeded Danvers High Falcon boys opened their Division 2 state title quest tonight in impressive fashion, disposing of Middlesex League entry Wakefield, 69-52, before a near-capacity crowd in the … Continue reading

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Danvers High Champion Hoopster Jeff Ryback Dies, at 68

With the passing of Jeff Ryback in mid-February, at 68, the world lost a Renaissance man of the highest form: award-winning writer, playwright, author, actor, film producer and director, educator, commercial pilot, software developer, worldwide traveler, theater company founder ands … Continue reading

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Wakefield, Not Lynn Classical, Looms As Danvers Boys Cagers’ First Tourney Test Friday

Many of us expected the split-personality Lynn Classical Rams to survive their opening round Division 2 North meeting at home against Middlesex League foe Wakefield last night. ┬áBut those of us so inclined were wrong. Wakefield (10-9) overcame a 30-21 … Continue reading

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Walsh, Top-Seeded Danvers High Boys, In Division 2 North Opener, Likely To Face NEC Rival Lynn Classical Friday In Rematch

From one unforgettable season to another, head coach John Walsh has continued to take the Danvers High boys’ basketball program to heights never before achieved. From an unprecedented two tournament wins in his rookie year as a head coach (turning … Continue reading

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Danvers High’s Clifford Loving Every Second Of Championship Run

It’s a journey that Vinny Clifford, on the one hand, wouldn’t have wished on his worst enemy. But on the other, it’s a journey he would hope every basketball buddy could experience. From savoring the ecstacies derived from being a … Continue reading

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Danvers High Falcon Boys Finish With Perfection: 21-0 After Four Wins in 72 Hours; No. 99 For Walsh; Now Time For Rest Before State Tournament Quest Begins

After Wednesday night’s exhilarating 79-78 victory at Lynn English, the Danvers High boys basketball team had very little turnaround time before busing to Rockland Thursday morning for a rare 12:30 tipoff to close out their regular season, the result of … Continue reading

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Danvers High Boys’ Cagers Capture Epic 79-78 Victory at Lynn English; Justify No. 1 Spot in Boston Globe Rankings

To have attended last night’s historic, pulsating, heart-stopping, nerve-wracking, glorious 79-78 Danvers High boys’ basketball victory at Lynn English was to have been a part of arguably the greatest single-game performance by a Danvers High boys’ team — ever. That … Continue reading

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DHS Boys Cagers Near Perfect; Rout Malden Catholic, 79-59, for First-ever 19-0 Record and Comcast-Arbella Classic Division 2 Title; Merry Named To All-Star Team With Tourney MVP Allen

It loomed as a close contest for the Comcast-Arbella Classic Division 2 tournament title Tuesday at Newton North High School. But the close-to-peaking Danvers High Falcons played their finest two-way game of the year against a quality opponent and mauled … Continue reading

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Pat Veilleux-coached Danvers High Girls Cagers Pull Off A Lazarus; Win 7 of Last 8, Last 5 Straight, To Qualify For EMass Tourney

Danvers High School girls basketball coach Pat Veilleux has experienced plenty, and thought he had just about seen it all as a player, coach and hoop fan around these parts during his 57 years on this snow-covered earth . That … Continue reading

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Danvers High Cagers Play Like Champs; Hold Off Bp. Feehan, 60-56

That, ladies and gentleman, is how a championship team handles extreme adversity and wins a pressure-packed game against a quality opponent. In staving off Bishop Feehan (14-4) by a 60-56 count in the Comcast/IAABO Board 27 Division 2 semifinal Monday … Continue reading

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