Watertown’s Leo J. Martin was an outstanding amateur golfer in the 1930s and -40s, and died in World War II. A golf course in Weston was dedicated to him. In the late 1930s, a pair of twins from Watertown dominated amateur golf in Massachusetts, winning the state championship and other prestigious tournaments. The United States’ entry into World War II, however, put golf on pause and for one of the twins, Leo J. Martin, it was the end. He was killed in action.
The Watertown Summer Basketball League finals begin Aug. 19. The Watertown Summer League playoffs have been narrowed to the top two teams, and the finals begin next week. Top seeded HBC will take on the third seed, New Day, in the Papas Elite League finals. The Watertown Summer League features current and former college basketball players.
The semifinals of the Watertown Summer Basketball League start Tuesday night. The four winners of the Watertown Summer Basketball League quarterfinals move to Tuesday night’s semifinals. Three of the four quarterfinals followed the seedings on Monday night, but there was one upset. The fifth seeded Zards defeated the fourth seeded Middlesex Magic 60-58. The top seed, HBC, beat eighth seed Made Men by double digits, 67-51.
New Day captured the 2018 Watertown Summer Basketball League title. They will be one of eight teams battling for the 2019 title. The playoffs begin Monday, Aug. 12. It’s playoff time for the Watertown’s Summer Basketball League, and March Madness in August begins with four games Monday night.
Gabriel Naguib of Watertown is warming up before the Santander and New England Revolution public clinic series stop in Boston. Santander Bank and the New England Revolution gave young soccer fans and their families an exciting opportunity to play alongside their favorite Revolution players during a local soccer clinic held at Boston Common. The free clinic featured New England Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba, goalkeeper Cody Cropper, goalkeeper Brad Knighton, forward Justin Rennicks, goalkeeper Matt Turner, and midfielder Wilfried Zahibo along with Revolution Academy coaches leading skills clinics with drills, demonstrations and instructions for young soccer fans (ages 5 through 12) and their families, including 8-year-old Watertown resident Gabriel Naguib. Along with meeting their favorite Revolution stars, fans enjoyed photo and autograph opportunities, games and more. This marked the first time that the Bank expanded the event to include multiple cities; the clinic series will continue with the final stop in Hartford on Aug.
Watertown-native Alexander Richards will be competing for the U.S. at the World Rowing Championships in August. A Watertown resident has been named to represent the United States at the 2019 World Rowing World Championships. Watertown’ s Alexander Richards will be part of the men’s eight boat going to the rowing competition being held Aug. 25-Sept. 1 in Linz, Austria, according to an announcement from USRowing.
A Watertown woman took home the title at the 38th annul Clam Festival Classic 5-mile road race in Yarmouth, Maine. Darby Middlebrook, 23, of Watertown won the women’s race in a time of 31 minutes 14 seconds, according to the Portland Press Herald. She beat the second place female finisher by 11 seconds. See the full results here.
Watertown junior Mange Camara was named to the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team in the 400 meters. Here he ran in the 2018 Div. 4 Outdoor Track Meet. Watertown senior Mange Camara made the Boston Globe’s boy’s outdoor track All-Scholastic team. Camara, who will be running for Northeastern University next year, made the All-Scholastic team after winning the 400 meters at the All-State Meet, at the Div.