Paddle Down the Charles River in the Annual Run of the Charles River

The 37th annual Run of the Charles paddle race will take place on April 28. The following information was provided by the Charles River Watershed Association:

Paddlers from across New England have registered for the 37th Annual Run of the Charles: Boston’s Premier Paddling Race, taking place on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Kicking off the paddling season, the event is the largest flat-bottom boat race in New England and draws over a thousand racers and spectators each year with the help of nearly 150 volunteers. Run of the Charles is the signature event of Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the leading science and advocacy organization for the Charles River and its watershed. The work accomplished by CRWA over the past 50 years has significantly improved the health of the 80-mile long Charles River.

Watertown Youth Sports Groups Concerned About Being Charged to Use School Gyms

The School Committee is examining its policy for charging groups to use school facilities, such as the gyms. Watertown youth sports groups oppose any fees, saying it could prevent some kids from participating in their programs.

A proposal to charge town youth groups to use the gyms at the Watertown Public Schools has parents and youth sports groups concerned. The subject came up last year because School officials had heard that Watertown youth groups were getting squeezed out of the gyms by for-profit renters. A policy was created to create a priority list for users of the school facilities, and fees were examined and increased on for-profit users. At a joint meeting of the School Committee’s Budget & Finance and Buildings & Grounds subcommittees, School officials found that the fees had not always been charged. “As the fees were implemented, it became clear that past practice had not followed the past fee policy and there were significant inconsistencies regarding who was charged and at what level,” said School Committee Vice Chair Kendra Foley.

Watertown Runner Turns in All-American Performance, High Jumper Places

Watertown senior Mange Camara placed fifth in the 400 in the New Balance Nationals Indoor Track championships in New York over the weekend. Here he runs the 55 meter dash at the MIAA Div. 5 Meet. Watertown sprinter Mange Camara wrapped up the indoor track season by showing he is among the best high school runners in the United States. The senior competed at the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet at the Armory in New York City.

Two Watertown Track Athletes Among New England’s Best

Watertown senior Mange Camara won the 300 meters at the New England Indoor Championships. Two Watertown High School students showed they are among the top track and field athletes in region with top five finishes at the New England Indoor Championships, including a first place finish. On Saturday, WHS senior Mange Camara competed in two events — the 55 dash and the 300 meters at the meet held at Boston’s Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, and senior Abbi Peterson took on the best high jumpers from around New England. Mange Camara of @WatertownSports remains undefeated in the boys 300 this season taking #NewEnglandChamps title in 34.47!— MileSplitMass (@MileSplitMass) March 3, 2019

Camara took first place in the 300 meters, with a time of 34.47 — which was 0.4 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

Watertown Boys Hockey, Dracut/Tyngsboro Fight to the Final Buzzer in the North Quarterfinal

The Raiders celebrate after senior Brett Sutherland tied the score in the first period of the Div. 3 North quarterfinal on Saturday. Watertown fell 3-2 to Dracut/Tyngsboro. BILLERICA — The Raiders battled to the final buzzer, but the Watertown High School boys hockey team could not find the back of the net for a third time, Saturday, and fell 3-2 to Dracut/Tyngsboro in the MIAA Div. 3 North quarterfinal.

Season Ends for Watertown Girls Basketball, But Coach Still Pleased by Team’s Effort

The loss to St. Mary’s on Friday ended the Raiders’ season, but the team has shown progress in 2018-19. Here Watertown’s Ellie Monahan drives to the hoop against South Boston earlier this season. The season may have ended for the Watertown High School girls basketball team on Friday night, but their coach was proud of how far the team has progressed. Last season, Raiders only won one game and missed the State Tournament for the first time in several years.

Watertown Boys Hockey Upsets Wayland in State Tourney

Watertown’s boys hockey team celebrates after scoring against Wayland in the second period of the 4-1 State Tournament win. Riding the momentum of an early goal and getting steading goaltending, the Watertown High School upset Wayland, 4-1, in the MIAA Div. 3 North boys hockey tournament on Thursday night at John Ryan Arena. While they played in their home rink, the Raiders were the road team as the the 12th seed taking on fifth seeded Wayland. Watertown entered the second period with a 1-0 lead, thanks to a goal from freshman Nathan Master, assisted by senior Alex Egan and senior Luke Murphy.

WHS Sports: Girls Basketball’s Tourney Upset, Wrestler Places at State Meet and Sprinter in Herald

Watertown freshman Taylor Lambo looks for a shot down low in a game against East Boston. Watertown High School’s girls basketball team went on the road Wednesday night and pulled off an upset by beating the fifth-seeded Shawsheen Tech, 37-29. The Raiders came in with a record of 8-12 and were the 12th seed in the MIAA Div. 3 North Tournament. The game was tied at 6 after one quarter, but in the second, Watertown poured it on.