Watertown Summer Basketball League Playoffs Begin Tuesday

The 2021 Watertown summer basketball league’s regular season is over, so let the playoffs begin. The teams in the Papas Elite League are made up of current and former college basketball players and the games are played at the court in back of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. The single-elimination quarterfinals take place on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The best-of-three semifinals will be held on Aug.

Watertown Rower Will Row for the Gold After His Crew Qualified for the Olympic Final

U.S. RowingWatertown’s Alexander Richards and the U.S. men’s eight boat qualified for the Olympic final. Team USA’s Men’s eight rowers, including Watertown’s own Alexander Richards, finished a close third late Tuesday night to book a spot in Thursday’s Olympic Final. Richards and the USA crew raced against Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Romania for spots in Thursday’s final at the Tokyo Olympics. The top four in the repechage race advanced to compete for medals. The Americans hit the 500 meter mark in third place, behind the Brits and New Zealand.