WHS Sports: Track Star Wins State Title, Lacrosse Teams Make Tourney

Watertown’s Mange Camara won the 400 meters at the All-State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Here he competes in the 2018 Div. 4 Meet. Watertown sprinter Mange Camara added another state championship to his list of titles. The senior won the 400 meter event at the All-State Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Westfield State on Saturday.

Registration Open for Watertown-Belmont Youth Football & Cheerleading

The following information was provided by Watertown-Belmont Youth Football and Cheerleading:

Watertown-Belmont Youth Football and Cheerleading is now accepting registrations for the fall 2019 season. 

Practices begin on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at Moxley Field in Watertown. Our program offers two different divisions: flag football for 1st and 2nd graders, tackle football for third through eighth grade and cheerleading for all grades. Our program is open to all Watertown & Belmont residents. Practices are Monday – Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Moxley Field. After Labor Day practices will change for both football and cheerleading. Games are held on Sundays.

Free Bike Helmets Being Given Out at Little League Opening Day

Watertown’s Little League baseball and softball teams line the diamond at Casey Park on opening day. The following information was provided by the Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee:

As part of its Project KidSafe campaign, the Boston personal injury law firm of Breakstone, White & Gluck recently donated 100 children’s bicycle helmets to the Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. The helmets were given away to children at Watertown Little League Opening Day, April 27, 2019. Since 2013, Breakstone, White & Gluck and its Project KidSafe campaign have given away more than 25,000 bicycle helmets to children across Massachusetts. To reach children who need a helmet, Breakstone, White & Gluck has partnered with more than 40 organizations, police departments and bicycle committees.

Watertown Wrestling Coach Turned Love of Working With Youth into Hall of Fame Career

Watertown High School wrestling coach Kevin Russo recently was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. A room full of well-wishers, one coming from across the Atlantic, gathered recently to see Watertown High School wrestling coach Kevin Russo be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Russo has had success where ever he has gone, notching more than 400 wins, but the longtime WHS coach said the thing that keeps him going is the satisfaction he gets from working with youth. Dozens of former wrestlers, parents and others were on hand to see Russo receive the Lifetime Service to Wrestling award at a ceremony held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on April 13, 2019. A plaque in his honor will be installed at the Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla.

Forty Runners from Watertown Entering the 2019 Boston Marathon

The 123rd Boston Marathon will include 40 runners from Watertown. The number of local entrants is up one from last year. The highpoint for local runners came in 2014, the year after the Boston Marathon Bombings, when Watertown had 72 entrants. If you are going to watch the race, find out about spectator rules by clicking here. You can also watch the race on TV by tuning into WBZ Channel 4 in Boston, or NBC Sports if you live outside the area.