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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 19, 2010 Bob @'s Be, t by Bob DeCristoforo FRIENDS OF THE NORTH END The deadline for the 38 th Annual April 10 th Friends of the North End Reunion is fast ap- proaching. For more information call Victor at 781-665-8616. MARCH MADNESS: HAIL TO THE CHAMPS In the D4 Boys State Basketball Champi- onship, New Mission won the title defeating Cathedral of Boston 75-47. Ousmane Drame led the Titans with 24 points and 23 re- bounds. New Mission finished the season with a 23-1 record. In the D4 Girls, Cohasset went all the way defeating Manchester- Essex 50-40. Meredith Kelly had 19 points, and Tori Lehr had 11 points for the champs. Cohasset finished a perfect season at 25-0. In the D3 Girls State Championship, Lee stopped Pentucket 56-42. Pentucket did win the EMass title defeating Archbishop Will- iams. Erin McNamara led the way with 28 points. In D3 Boys, it's Warehaml The Vikings took a commanding 42-22 halftime lead, and went all the way defeating New Leadership 80-57. Patrick Murphy scored his 1,000 th point in the game. In the EMass Final, Wareham blitzed Bedford 63-49. Jordan Reszendes had 20 points and Jules Tavares had 16 points in that one. Give it up for Oliver Ames the D2 Girls State Champions. The Tigers roared by Milbury 50-31. In the EMass final, Oliver Ames KOed Melrose 60-46. Lauren Battista 19 points and Nicole Bostic 18 points led the charge. In D3 Boys, Sabis of Springfield is the champ, defeating Falmouth 83-52. Ande King had 37 points for Sabis. Falmouth won the EMass final defeating Salem 62-55 with John Lavin and Nelson Baptiste having 25 points each. In DI Girls Andover put it's "A" game on, and the result was "A" state championship! Andover 73, East Andover 35. On the way Andover defeated Mansfield 60-52 for the EMass title. Andover was led by Devon Caveny with 19 points. They're singing "We are the Champions" in Lawrence, and deservingly so. Central Catho- lic, who defeated Madison Park 59-50 in the EMass final, defeated St. John Shrewsbury 56-55 when Carson Derosiers hit a game winning bucket with just 3.5 to go. Central Catholic finished the year 26-1. St. John (S) finished at 24-2. On Sunday, the State Hockey Champions earned their crowns at the TD Garden. In D3 Boys, Longmeadow won it all tipping Scituate 2-1. Devon Joyce broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period. Scituate got to the Garden defeating Marblehead 5-2 in the Semifinals. In D2 Boys, Canton topped defending champ Newburyport 4-2. Mike Denehy had the game winner. In D1, Arling- ton Catholic shutout Archbishop Williams 5-0. Cam Kelly got the shutout. Paul Kehoe, Nicko Ruffo, John Needham, Mike Settipani, and Arthur Agostino had the goals. AC is the D 1 Boys State Champions. In the Super Eight Championship, Hingham HighI The Harbor- men shutout CM 1-0 on a first period powerplay goal by Tim Driscoll and the gutsy performance of netminder Derek Mclnnis. It will go down as one of the top games in Massachusetts high school hockey. Con- gratulations to Hingham and Catholic Me- morial on outstanding seasons. In the 1A Super Eight semifinal CM defeated Austin Prep 1-0 on a goal by Brian Bessinger and Hingham defeated Malden Catholic 4-3 on Rick Boyle's overtime goal. Congratulations to AP Coach Louis Finocchiaro and to MC Coach Chris Serino and their teams on out- standing seasons. The 2010 Girls D1 State Hockey Champion is St. Mary of Lynn, who capped an undefeated season defeating Woburn 7-2. In the D2 Girls, they're dancing in the streets of Winchesterl The Sachems shutout Fontbonne 2-0. HIGH SCHOOL PREP NOTEBOOK Mike Ingram-Rubin, son of East Boston Principal Mike Rubin, was named MVP of the Dual County Basketball League. Mike starred at Bedford High. COLLEGE HOOP NOTE BU was defeated by Vermont 83-70 to win the America East Basketball Champion- ship. Vermont has qualified for the NCAA D 1 Tournament. NCAA WOMEN HOCKEY D l Harvard was defeated by Cornell 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA D 1 Women Hockey Tournament at Bright Arena. Randi Griffin and Leana Cosken had the Harvard goals. The Crimson finished the year at a very respectable 20-8-5. Minnesota KOed Clarkson 3-2 in overtime. Mercyhurst sent BU home defeating the Terriers 4-1, and Minnesota-Duluth tipped UNH 2-1. On Fri- day, March 19 Mercyhurst will play Cornell, and Minnesota-Duluth will play host Minne- sota in the Frozen Four s emifinals. The winners will play for the championship on Sunday, March 21. HOCKEY EAST, ECAC QUARTERFINALS In Hockey East Boston College swept UMass 6-5, 5-2. Eagle stars were Barry Almeida (2 goals) and Cam Atkinson (hat trick). Three of the quarterfinals went the distance. Ver- mont fell to UNH in game 1, but came back defeating the I st place Wildcats 1-0, and 1-0 in overtime. Maine and ULowell split the first two games, but in game three Blackbear Tanner House brought the house down scor- ing the OT game winner. BU needed three to take down spunky Merrimack, splitting the first two, but shutting out the Warriors 3-0 when it was needed. The Hockey East Championships take place this weekend at the TD Garden. Friday, March 19, BC will take on Vermont, and BU will play Maine in the Semifinals. Winners play for the champion- ship, Saturday, March 20 th. In the ECAC Cornell ended Harvard's season 5-1, 3-0. St. Lawrence upset Colgate 2-1, 4-3. Matt Raley scored the knockout punch with just 1:07 left for the Saints. Brown stunned Yale in the series opener 3-2 and KOed the I st place Bulldogs 1-0 in the series final. Union won the old fashion way, hard work. Quinnipiac defeated Union 3-2 in overtime in the longest game in NCAA history, but the Dutchmen roared back in the next two, win- ning 3-1 and 2-1. The ECAC Tournament takes place this weekend in Albany. Friday, March 19 th semifinals will have Cornell play- ing Brown, and Union playing St. Lawrence. The winners play for the championship on Saturday, March 20 th. EASTIE, YAWKEY LEAGUE BACK East Boston will have a team in the Yawkey Baseball League this summer. Geoffrey Harris and Eric Bellavia will head the fran- chise. Games will be played at East Boston Stadium and Noyes Park. The newly-chris- tened East Boston Knights will hold a fundraiser on April 9 at the Beachmont VFW. EDUCATION PLUS Applications are now available online for the Massachusetts Democratic Party John F. Kennedy Scholarships and the John Jo- seph Moakley Internship. Check out www.massdems.org or call 617-776-2676 ex- tension 225 for more details. College stu- dents who are registered Democrats in Mas- sachusetts are eligible. Application deadline is April 16, 2010. The East Boston "K" Trust Scholarship applications for East Boston High School seniors, who reside in East Boston, or mem- bers of the East Boston High School Key Club are now available at the East Boston Branches of the East Boston Savings Bank. For more information call Phil Freehan at 978-356-0012. All applications must be com- pleted and submitted to East Boston Savings Bank, 67 Prospect Street, Peabody, Massa- chusetts by Friday, April 30 th. ST. PATRICK'S DAY MASS Cardinal Sean O'Malley was the celebrant of the Annual St. Patrick's Day Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Wednesday, March 17 th. St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of the Archdiocese of Boston. Shamrocks were blessed and distributed. TIDBITS - Birthday best to Mrs. John Daley ... a very young 70, and proud of itl - Friday, March 19 th is the Feast of St. Joseph. - Celeb sight- ings: Teddy Pasto and Allan Cap- parella at Mother Anna's, North End basketball legend Paul Tizzano and Ricky Martignetti getting a signed autograph from Mark "Metro Saint" Ricky Martignetti and Contrado. "Metro Saint" Mark SMILE: Contrado. Fac reviewing the best  THE RUNAWAYS -- MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE (CO) Atlantic Girls will be girls -- and in the '70s, only one all-girl group garnered the excite- ment caused by The Run- aways. Formed with teenager Joan Jett and Sandy West, the group evolved over the five short years together, with musicians that included Micki Steele, bass; Lita Ford, lead guitar and teen Cherie Currie as lead singer. The film stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning as dett and Currie. Soundtrack explo- sions have, "Roxy Roller" (Nick Gilder), Suzi Quatro's "The Wild One," MC5's ver- sion of "It's a Man's Man's Man's World," David Bowie contributes "Rebel Rebel," and a pair of Dakota Fanning re- recordings "Cherry Bomb" and "California Paradise." The Runaways deliver "Holly- wood," "You Drive Me Wild," and a "live" version of "I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are." Fanning and Stewart do a fine job with their re-record- ing of "Queens of Noise" and "Dead End Justice," followed by The Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog," and the Sex Pis- tols hit the target with "Pretty Vacant," as Joan Jett serves up the finale "Don't Abuse Me." Fanning and Stewart replicated the true energy of The Runaways. ERIKA- OBSESSION (CO) Erika Records Jazz vocalist Erika Matsuo delivers her debut CD by pull- ing out all the stops. Along with the vocals, Erika self-pro- duced the entire album, and even penned two of the 14 songs. The ingredients for success also include using a collection of songs, many writ- ten by Brazil's greatest song- writers -- namely Antonio Carlos Jobim, Djavan and Milton Nascimento. Erika opens with a swinging ver- sion of Cole Porter's "Night and Day," Nascimento's mel- ancholy "Bridges/Travers- sia," singing the pretty "Sam- urai" and "Atras da Porta" in Portugese, plus the free- spirited Van Morrison classic "Moondance." Erika takes on wings, singing like an angel on Jimmy Van Heusen's "I Could Have Told You," trailed by the powerful title track, Billy Strayhorn's pensive "My Little Brown Book," Jobim's bossa nova beauty "Chega de Saudade," and the roman- tic strains of "The Island." Jobim's "Someone To Light Up My Life" maintains the mood, followed by the pretty "Oceano," winding down with a pair of Erika tunes "Love for Life" sung in her native lan- guage and the bossa beat of "I Close My Eyes." Super! ANA MOURA m LEVA-ME AOS FADOS (CO) World Village Fado in Portugese means "fate" -- it is fate that brought the love of that music to Ana Moura. The fact that she was accepted by the elder fadistas was rare, as the older musi- cians didn't normally accept young people. Fate also has by bob morello r the rest her performing, with Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones in the audience, end- ing with her being invited to dinner, to their concert -- that ended with her singing with them on stage. Cur- rently she hangs with Prince who was fascinated with her voice and music. Her 17- track CD shines with the title cut "Caso Arrumado," "Fado das guas," "Fado vestido de fado," "Fado das migoas" and "Esta noite." The sultry Moura will be appearing at Boston's Berklee Performance Center on April 17 th. "Fado is to be felt and each person has the free- dom to feel and to use the song in their particular way," Moura muses. "Sometimes we try to describe too much. I want to leave everyone the freedom to feel fado for them- selves." BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE PLAN/RAZOR (CO) La-La Land La-La Land Records takes listeners back to the ac- claimed TV series Battlestar Galactica, with the release of the soundtrack for the two (feature-length) TV events on one album. Soundtracks -- Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, tells the story of two pow- erful Cylon leaders, working separately, and their deter- mination to finish the tasks: plus Battlestar Galactica: Ra- zor telling the untold story of Pegasus and provides chilling clues to the fate of humanity as the final chapters of the Battlestar Galactica story unfold. Both events feature music by series composer Bear McCreary. His four-sea- son journey scoring Battlestar Galactica resulted in four re- markable albums. Double your pleasure with 31 tracks! SCOTT AUGUST RADIANT SKY (CD) Cedar Mesa Music Award-winning musician Scott August, a multi-instru- mentalist, uses evocative melodies and ethereal har- monies to gently transport you to the sacred places of the imagination. If your en- vironment should require music for relaxation, medita- tion, massage-therapy, spa treatments, yoga workouts or alternative healing, Au- gust is your man. The initial cut "Calling the Sun" sets the mood balance, trailed by the expansive "New Hori- zons," the haunting "Arc of Dreams," the flute-laden "The River of Stars" which is the Incas name for the Milky Way," and the rhythmic "Santa Fe" marks the halfway point. The solo flute strains signal "Since the Stars Fell," as August uses "Rising from the Plateau" to describe 'the moon and stars ascending over the Southwest land- scape' -- along with the heal- ing powers derived from flute and textured guitar "Journey of Solace." Twilight arrives with the lengthy "A Pale Radiance," and August puts his finishing touches on via "Searching Beyond" -- the album ends, "but life's jour- ney is far from over," accord- ing to August. ' , 0