Watertown, Belmont Football Rivalry Heading to Fenway Park

Charlie BreitroseWatertown and Belmont mark their 100th game by playing at Fenway Park in 2022. Here, quarterback Johnny Cacace rolls out in the 2021 Thanksgiving Game victory. The 100th annual Thanksgiving clash between Watertown and Belmont will move to the home of the Boston Red Sox in 2022 with a Wednesday afternoon matchup. The Raiders and Marauders will play in one of five high school football rivalry games taking place at Fenway Park this year. Watertown Head Football Coach John Cacace said it presents a unique experience.

Watertown Summer Basketball League Playoffs Reach Finals

Watertown RecreationThe Watertown Summer Basketball League has reached the finals for both the Papas Elite League and the O’Brien-Jerahian Legends League. It’s not March Madness, but Summer Madness in Watertown as the Summer Basketball League has reached the finals in 2022. The teams feature current and former college basketball players. The finals are best of three for both the Papas Elite League and the O’Brien-Jerahian Legends League. Games take place at the outdoor court behind the Watertown Boys & Girls Club.

Watertown Basketball Coach Running Youth Summer Camps

Young basketball players can learn from Watertown High School girls basketball coach Pat Ferdinand at camps coming up this month in Watertown. Ferdinand and Watertown Youth Basketball will put on a series of four-day camps at Casey Park in Watertown, with one co-ed camp and multiple camps for girls. A co-ed high school pre-season camp runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.

Watertown’s Abbi Peterson Heading to NCAA D3 Track Championships

Bridgewater State AthleticsWatertown High grad Abbi Peterson earned Athlete of the Week honors and will be competing in the NCAA Div. III Nationals. The following announcement was provided by Bridgewater State Athletics:

For the second time this season, Bridgewater State University junior Abbi Peterson has been selected as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week. A native of Watertown, Peterson captured top honors in the high jump last week at the MIT Final Qualifier as she posted a mark of five feet, 4.25 inches (1.63 meters). Bridgewater State AthleticsHigh jumper Abbi Peterson has won the MASCAC Track Athlete of the Week six times over the indoor and outdoor track seasons.

Watertown Little League Opening Day Celebration Extra Special in 2022

Charlie BreitroseWatertown Little League players lined the field during the opening day ceremonies at Casey Park on April 30. Opening Day Ceremony for Watertown Youth Baseball, Softball and Challenger leagues looked much the same as previous years, with a parade led by a Watertown Fire Engine, burgers and cotton candy, and young players yelling “Play ball!” But the smiles were wider and the sun felt a warmer during the 2022 celebration. Watertown Little League has not cancelled season, but the previous two seasons have looked much different due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. On April 30, 2022, a big step was taken toward returning to normal.