Top N.E. Boxers In Action On ‘Fight Night At The Bay’ Aug. 5

Many of New England’s best and most popular professional boxers will be showcased Saturday night, Aug. 5, on the “Fight Night at the Bay,” presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy.

Former N.E. welterweight champion Derek Silveira (12-1, 6 KOs), fighting out of Salem, will headline against an opponent to be determined in the eight-round main event.

In the eight-round co-feature, hometown favorite Chris Traietti (23-4, 19 KOs) and Nick Lavin (4-5, 4 KOs), of Shelton, CT, square off for the vacant New England Cruiserweight Championship.  Traietti, fighting at home in Quincy, is also the co-promoter of “Fight Night at the Bay.” A former World Boxing Council United States cruiserweight titlist, Traietti is a college graduate who did one tour of duty in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Three-time world title challenger, welterweight Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO) will be in action versus former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round Special Female Welterweight Attraction.  The popular Lopes is a native of Poland who lives in Marshfield, while Garland hails from York, S.C.

“Granite Chin Promotions is turning it up a notch for our Aug. 5th event,” co-promoter Chuck Shearns said. “We are keeping promising, well-known young fighters busy.  They’re fighting in front of their hometown fans, in some good scraps that promises to be an entertaining show. By the time the night is over, I expect we will have had a few surprises. Tickets are priced reasonably for this family-friendly venue on the beautiful South Shore.”

Unbeaten Brooklyn middleweight Carlos Gongora (8-0, 7 KOs) faces battle-tested Texan Larry “Slow Motion” Smith (10-33-1, 7 KOs) in a six-round fight.

Also fighting on the undercard in six-rounders is Dorchester welterweight Gabriel Duluc (11-2, 2 KOs) vs. Norwalk, CT’s Shaka Moore (12-23-3, 2 KOs), Quincy’s undefeated U.S. Marine veteran Brandon Montella (7-0, 6 KOs) vs. Florida light heavyweight “Money” Mike Sawyer (7-8, 5 KOs), and Irish junior middleweight Paddy Irwin (3-0, 2 KOs), who lives in Quincy, vs. Philly’s Demetrius Thomas (0-4). Holbrook welterweight Mike O’Han, Jr. (1-0) takes on Dorchester’s Daniel Amaro (0-2-1) in a four-round match.

All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $60 (ringside), $50 (general admission) and $40 (standing room), are on sale and available to purchase at www.ticketriver.com.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., first bout 7:30 p.m.

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Recreation Department Offering Sculling Rowing Program

Recreation Director Barry Welch announces a new program as part of its Sports and More programing for Quincy residents which will introduce the sport of crew to boys and girls entering grades 8 through 10.

Utilizing the Quincy Recreation Department two-man rowing shells, this activity will provide the entry level skills of sculling that will build a foundation for advancing to the four- and eight-man rowing shells which are used in high school rowing programs.

The program will be conducted at the Quincy Recreation Department William F. Ryan Boating and Sailing Facility at Blacks Creek, which is located in Merrymount Park.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 10th there will be three separated classes from 10 to 10:50 a.m., 11 to 11:50 a.m. and noon to 12:50 p.m. The program will continue on Tuesday and Thursdays until with eight classers ending Aug. 3rd.

Alicia Golden, the department rowing coach for the combined high school crew club, will be supervising the program utilizing the two man new rowing shells that were recently approved for the department by the Mayor Thomas Koch and the Quincy City Council.

Registration began Wednesday, July 5 at 9 a.m. at the Ryan Boating Facility or online at the recreation department website quincyrec.com. Cost is  $30 for participants who are not currently enrolled the department boating and sailing program this summer and $20 for those who are current participants at Blacks Creek.

All participants must complete a pre-requisite swim test which will be conducted by the recreation department aquatic staff at the Lincoln Hancock pool. Enrollment will be limited and done on a first come first served basis.

For additional information contact the recreation department at 617-376-1394.

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North Quincy Girls Hoop Sinks Scituate, 39-35

North Quincy junior forward Jenn Butka buries a jump shot for two of her team-high 11 points in the Red Raiders' 39-35 win over Scituate Friday night. With the with NQ improved to 5-5 on the season. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy junior forward Jenn Butka buries a jump shot for two of her team-high 11 points in the Red Raiders’ 39-35 win over Scituate Friday night. With the win North Quincy improved its record to 5-5. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior guard Karyn McEvoy leads the Red Raiders on a fast break against the Scituate Sailors Friday night. McEvoy scored nine points in the Red Raiders' 39-35 win. NQ's next game is at home Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. against Pembroke. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior guard Karyn McEvoy leads the Red Raiders on a fast break against the Scituate Sailors Friday night. McEvoy scored nine points in the Red Raiders’ 39-35 win. NQ’s next game is at home Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. against Pembroke. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior tri-captain Kerin Coleman drives towards the basket against Scituate's Emily  Grant. Coleman scored six points in the Red Raiders' 39-35 win over the Sailors Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior tri-captain Kerin Coleman drives towards the basket against Scituate’s Emily
Grant. Coleman scored six points in the Red Raiders’ 39-35 win over the Sailors Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior tri-captain Remy Aucoin grabs a rebound for the Red Raiders in NQ's 39-35 win over Scituate Friday night. Aucoin also scored six points in the win. Story, other photos in the Jan. 19th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior tri-captain Remy Aucoin grabs a rebound for the Red Raiders in NQ’s 39-35 win over Scituate Friday night. Aucoin also scored six points in the win. Story, other photos in the Jan. 19th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

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Red Raiders Win City Football Crown, 13-6

North Quincy senior running back Liam O'Connor scored rushed for two first-half touchdowns (13 yards and 4 yards) to spark the Red Raiders to a 13-6 win over the Quincy Presidents in the 84th city football championship Thanksgiving morning at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. NQ snapped a four-year holiday drought with the victory over their intracity rival. The series record now stands at Quincy 47 wins, North Quincy 32 wins and 5 ties. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy senior running back Liam O’Connor rushed for two first-half touchdowns (13 yards and 4 yards) to spark the Red Raiders to a 13-6 win over the Quincy Presidents in the 84th city football championship Thanksgiving morning at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. NQ snapped a four-year holiday drought with the victory over their intracity rival. The series record now stands at Quincy 47 wins, North Quincy 32 wins and 5 ties. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy also turned in some key defensive plays against Quincy including this late fourth-quarter interception by junior defensive back Chris Donaghey to stop a Presidents' drive. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy also turned in some key defensive plays against Quincy including this late fourth-quarter interception by junior defensive back Chris Donaghey to stop a Presidents’ drive. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy quarterback Colin Keaveny eludes a North Quincy defender in the 84th annual Thanksgiving Day football game between the two rival high schools. Keaveny also caught the Presidents' only touchdown on a 9-yard pass from Nicholas Maberry. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy quarterback Colin Keaveny eludes a North Quincy defender in the 84th annual Thanksgiving Day football game between the two rival high schools. Keaveny also caught the Presidents’ only touchdown on a 9-yard pass from Nicholas Maberry. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy quarterback Tim Layden moves out of the pocket as the Presidents' Gustavo DeSouza tries to trip up the sophomore signal caller. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy quarterback Tim Layden moves out of the pocket as the Presidents’ Gustavo DeSouza tries to trip up the sophomore signal caller. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy head coach Mark Nutley (right) and his football Red Raiders celebrate with the City Football Championship trophy after NQ defeated Quincy 13-6 in the traditional Thanksgiving Day game at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy head coach Mark Nutley (right) and his Red Raiders celebrate with the City Football Championship trophy after NQ defeated Quincy 13-6 in the traditional Thanksgiving Day game at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Co-captain Ryan Manning hoists the city football championship trophy as the Red Raiders celebrate their 13-6 win over Quincy. Story, more photos in the Dec. 1st issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Co-captain Ryan Manning hoists the city football championship trophy as the Red Raiders celebrate their 13-6 win over Quincy. Story, more photos in the Dec. 1st issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

 

 

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Emily Bryson Cross Country All-American Again

Brandeis University sophomore Emily Bryson of Quincy, a 2015 graduate of North Quincy High School, captured her second career All-America honor Nov. 19th by finishing 24th overall at the 2016 NCAA Division III Championships at E.A. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, hosted by Spalding University.

Emily Bryson - Photo Courtesy Sportspix/Jan Volk

Emily Bryson – Photo Courtesy Sportspix/Jan Volk

“I just kept thinking of all my girls, my team, that’s all I thought about,” Bryson said after the meet. “I gave it everything.”

Bryson, who finished 31st overall at the NCAA Division III Championships a year ago, improved by seven spots from her debut year. She turned in a time of 21:09.9 for the eight-kilometer course, about 34 seconds faster than in her rookie season in Wisconsin. Bryson was part of a pack of four runners who crossed the line at the same time.

Bryson becomes just the fifth woman in school history to win multiple All-America honors in cross country. She joins Nicole Fogarty ‘89, Jean Olds Cann ‘92, Theresa Patten ‘94 and Mariko Tansey Holbrook Neveu ‘03. She was the fourth finisher from New England in this year’s race – after finishing 12th at the New England Regional – and fourth among University Athletic Association runners – after placing third at the conference championships.

Bryson was also the seventh sophomore to cross the line.

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