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Vargas Notches 3,000th Career Win at Suffolk Downs

August 10, 2011
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Veteran jockey Jorge Vargas recorded his 3,000th career victory on Monday, August 8 at Suffolk Downs when his mount Want Ad was elevated via disqualification to win the fourth race of the afternoon. “That wasn’t how I wanted to get it,” said Vargas, a 53-year-old veteran of New England racing.  “But, it is been...

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In a State of Delirium

July 27, 2011
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The East Boston Little League Junior 13-14-year-old All-Star team is on the verge of making history. Only a best-of-three series versus Quincy stands between manager Shawn Theriault, coaches Vin LePore and Leo Marchese, and the Eastie players of their goal of bringing the organization its first Massachusetts state championship in 28 years. As Eastie’s...

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YMCA Campers Enjoy a Day of Horseback Riding

July 20, 2011
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Kids in East Boston are getting a rare opportunity this summer that most inner city youth would never have a chance of experiencing living in a concrete jungle. Suffolk Downs provided children at the East Boston YMCA horseback riding lessons each Thursday for eight weeks. The program was part of the famed racetrack’s 2009...

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Knights Start Second Half of the Season in First Place

July 13, 2011
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The second half of the season began Wednesday, July 6, 2011 with the Knights dropping a disappointing rain shortened game, 7 to 0, against Medford. The Medford Maddogs have not lost since the Knights no-hit them in May to win 9 in a row. Thursday, July 7th was a little nicer to the Knights...

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Cioffi Finishes Stellar Career at Suffolk Univ.

July 8, 2011
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Suffolk University Senior Monica Cioffi, an East Boston resident and graduate of East Boston High School, recently wrapped up her four year career with Suffolk’s girls softball team during the 2011 season. Cioffi finishes a four-year career  with a .318 batting average in 149  games played, stealing 79 bases for the Rams, while serving...

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Knights Get Back into the Win Column

June 22, 2011
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-By Julie Bellavia Special to The Times-Free Press After a rough start to the month of June, the East Boston Knights got back on track Friday, June 17 at East Boston Stadium vs. the rival Brighton Minutemen. n their biggest game yet, the team showed what Knights’ baseball is all about.¬† The Knights were...

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Hannon No-hits Medford; Team Wins Home Opener with Ease

June 1, 2011
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It was truly Judgment Day for the Yawkey League Knights of East Boston! Fireballer Sean Hannon (2-0), pitched a complete game, no-hitter on Saturday, May 21 against the Medford Maddogs at Playstead Park. Hannon was sharp from the start going perfect through three innings. A walk in the fourth blew Hannon’s bid for a...

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Jets host annual Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament

May 25, 2011
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Jets host annual Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament

Story and Photos By John Lynds The East Boston High School baseball team lost to Newton South 12-0 in the first game of the annual Strike Out Colon Cancer baseball tournament Saturday at East Boston Stadium but bounced back in their second game to beat Revere 7-3. Malden shutout Revere 8-0 in their first...

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Cubs vs. Athletics, Round 2

May 18, 2011
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-By John Lynds Last time the the Cubs and Athletics met they were both undefeated and it was the East Boston Little League game of the week. The Athletics were able to break the Cubs’ win streak with a 8-4 victory that kept their own winning streak alive. However, as the two faced off...

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Knights Win Season Opener

May 18, 2011
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In their Sophomore year, the East Boston Knights opened their 2011 Yawkey League Baseball season with a victory over the Stoneham Sabers. Sean Hannon pitched 5 solid innings, striking out 7 and only allowing 2 hits. Centerfielder Tyler Higgins and 1st Baseman Ace DiNapoli combined for 2 hits each but it was Catcher Juan...

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