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March Sports Update


The Boston Latin School cheer team has had a sweeping season this year, packed with intensive practices and various competitions. 

On March 3, the varsity team competed at Division I Regionals, receiving an at-large bid for the state competition. On March 10, the team competed in the Division I State Championships at Worcester State University, earning sixth place. 

Varsity cheer captain Deborah Desir (I) reflects, “At first, our winter season had a rough start, but we came out of it and at Worcester State University we received our best score this season. Bridget Treseler (I) and I captained a team to states not once but twice, with our highest score and placement!”

Boys’ Hockey 

The BLS boys’ hockey team is capping off an impressive 12-8 regular season. They were scorching hot with a five-game winning streak heading into the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) playoffs. This record was enough to earn them the No. 11 seed in the state tournament. 

Defender James Sullivan (III) attributes the key to their success as their “hard working group that tries to get better every day. The high-intensity practices can be tiring, but there is always someone there to pick you up.” 

With impressive wins in the state tournament over Billerica, Concord-Carlisle, Duxbury and Westwood High School, they continued on to the  state championship game, which was played at TD Garden on March 17 against Tewksbury Memorial High School. The Wolfpack made their first championship appearance in 19 years, ending their magical season with gold medals around their necks and new hardware to bring back to the BLS community.

Girls’ Hockey 

The BLS girls’ hockey team ended their successful season with 16 wins, four losses and two ties. They won against Andover High School in the MIAA round of 32 in double overtime before losing to St. Mary’s Lynn in the round of 16, finishing with a score of 4-2 to end their year.

Boys’ Basketball 

The BLS boys’ basketball team celebrated many highlight this past season. Despite enduring some ups and downs, such as going 2-8 (win-loss) in Conference games, the team went 10-0 outside of the conference, achieving a record of 12-8 and qualifying for the MIAA state tournament. During the preliminary round, they pulled off a 57-54 overtime win against the No. 23 seed St. John’s Preparatory School. upsetting them in the process. In the next round, the boys played Lawrence High School, losing 66-37, therefore ending their season. Point guard Jadon Berkson (II) reflects, “We already look forward to playing together in the offseason and getting ready for next season.”


The BLS crew teams are putting their boats back in the water after a long winter of erging in preparation for the spring season of rowing. 14 rowers recently returned from Tennessee, where they strengthened their skills and prepared for a competitive season. 

To kick off this season, their first race is the Salvo Cup on April 14, where the varsity crew team will row against Brookline High School. Boys’ captain Rhys St. Crawford (II) comments on the intensity of regattas: “[The Charles River] can be brutal sometimes. It’s windy some days and pouring rain other days. On top of that, you’re rowing in basically a toothpick of a boat that unbalances easily and requires the energy of all nine people to be effective, which takes a whole level of patience and minor adjustments to fix.” 

Through persistent fundraising over the years, the crew team is excited to have a special boat christening at the upcoming Salvo Cup.

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