Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Needham resident is now a New England Patriots cheerleader, finalist Alexandria Stavropoulos made the final cut for the 25-member squad.
After a six-week audition process, the New England Patriots Cheerleaders have chosen their squad for the 2013 season. Needham resident Alexantria Stavropulous was among the 36 finalists who participated in the annual Patriots Cheerleaders Boot Camp, which is the final phase of the audition process. This is Stavropulous' second year in the Patriots' Cheerleaders. The preliminary auditions for the Patriots' squad was in March when approximately 320 applications were submitted at open auditions, among the highest turnouts in team history. After the completion of the final boot camp session, the squad chose the following 25 women from the field of 36 finalists to comprise the 2013 team. Her profile from the New England Patriots: Alexandria …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Auditions will be held in Gillette Stadium's Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
The New England Patriots cheerleaders will hold an open audition for the 2013 squad on Saturday, March 2. Women who are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED are invited to audition. The auditions will take place in Gillette Stadium’s Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Candidates will perform two designated routines and a freestyle combination. They will be judged on dance ability, showmanship, overall appearance and level of physical fitness. Judges will narrow the field to up to 65 participants to be invited back for final auditions on Saturday, March 16. For more information on the audition process, click here. The 2013 Patriots Cheerleading Squad will be comprised of approximately 24-30 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian recently lost a bet over the AFC Championship game.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian followed through on a promise and delivered New England Clam Chowder to the Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence on Tuesday, Jan. 29. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Koutoujian, who lives in Waltham, delivered the chowder to the domestic violence assistance organization to pay off the bet he made with Baltimore Sheriff John Anderson over the outcome of the AFC Championship football game during which the New England Patriots lost to the Baltimore Ravens. The chowder will go to domestic violence victims. “REACH is an organization with whom I have had a long affiliation. While I may have lost the wager, there is no reason both REACH and House of Ruth Maryland should not be winners,” …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl-bound.
If you're a New England fan, you still might be shaking your head following the Patriots loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens in the American Football Conference championship game. With the win, the Ravens advance to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 and take on the National Football Conference champ San Francisco 49ers. Those of you who aren't Patriots fans, are you glad Tom Brady's days under center are over for the season? Who will you root for on Sunday, Feb. 3? New England fans: which team will you cheer for in the Super Bowl, and why? The 49ers, because of the Patriots loss to Baltimore? Or does Baltimore deserve the Super Bowl win? Tell us in the comments. Note: This story is also published on several neighboring Patches.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Patriots President Jonathan Kraft told media Sunday The Kraft Group and his family will donate $25,000 to those affected by the Newtown tragedy.
New England Patriots President Jonathan Kraft told 98.5 The Sports Hub Sunday the Kraft family and Kraft Group will be donating $25,000 to help those affected by last Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 26 people, including 20 elementary school children. “Your heart just sinks and you get nauseous and you never would expect anything like that would ever happen [in Newtown] … it’s just horrible,” Jonathan Kraft said.… “Our family [and] the Kraft Group donated some money and we encourage other people who are in a position to do that to do it.” Friday’s tragedy hit close to the Kraft family because of a box company they own in Newtown with a factory less than two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School. “We’ve run a …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
According to the "reverse" bet, the congregation from the winning state will send the other group a care package to help ease their pain.
No matter what happens on Sunday when the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants, Needham’s Temple Beth Shalom will be a winner thanks to a friendly little wager with a temple in Larchmont, NY. If the Patriots win, Rabbi Jeff Sirkman and his congregation at Larchmont Temple in New York will display a colorful sign that congratulates the Pats and the Needham temple on the win. This “Mazel tov!” will hang in the temple’s foyer for one week following the game. The wager also includes a “reverse” component—to help the New Yorkers cope with the Giants’ loss, the Needham congregation will send them one case of New England’s famous NECCO Wafers and two dozen chocolate chips cookies from The Boston Chipyard at Quincy Market, Boston. …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Needham sports gurus share their thoughts on the upcoming match-up between the New England Patriots and New York Giants.
Needham Patch sports correspondent Matt Noonan, Needham Channel sports director James Walsh and the PA Announcer for the Rockets varsity football team, Mike Riley, each shared their thoughts this week on the upcoming Super Bowl contest. All three local sports gurus predicted the New England Patriots would defeat the New York Giants and earn their fourth Super Bowl in 10 seasons. What do you think: Pats or Giants? And what will that final score be? Share your predictions below.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Got big plans for the game on Sunday? Let us know in today's poll.
Whether it is a sports bar, restaurant or a party at home, there are plenty of venues and ways to celebrate for the Super Bowl on Sunday, and to cheer on the New England Patriots in the hopes that they'll take home another trophy. So whether your making an appetizer, pouring a bag of chips into a bowl or having food brought to you, we want to know what you plan on doing to watch the Pats and Giants this weekend.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Submit photos from around town for the week of the Super Bowl.
Let's see how much Needham loves the New England Patriots! We want you to upload your favorite fan photos—whether it's in the office, your Patriots pets, or your decked out car. Show us how you're celebrating this week. Come Super Bowl Sunday, we want this page to be decked out in Needham Patriots pride. Upload your photo, or if you're having trouble, e-mail Becca.Manning@patch.com and we'll get it up. GO PATS!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Recapping the past year of Needham High School athletics.
With 2011 slowly coming to a close, and 2012 days away, it’s time to look back on the past year of Needham High School athletics. Here’s 10 moments that’ll forever be remembered from the past 12 months. 1. Needham Rockets Football Fall to BC High At Gillette Stadium: This was indeed one of the crowning moments of the past year, as the Rockets varsity football team accomplished their goal of playing on the grassy, green turf at Gillette Stadium. However, the outcome wasn’t as planned, as Needham fell to Boston College High School, 21-7. Yet, a valiant effort was displayed, as the Rockets, who held the Eagles running and passing game in tact, despite allowing a 91-yard touchdown dash by Deonate Ramey-Do in the second quarter. 2. Will …