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From youth sports to major leagues.

From the best high school players to the most inspiring stories.

From MIAA Tournament Power Rankings to must-play games, we’ve got you covered.

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Haven’t convinced you to subscribe to the South Shore Sports Report yet? Alright, here are five more reasons to give us a little space in your inbox.


No one has covered the South Shore like us. Here, try us out with a quick logo quiz:

Brockton – Boxers (too easy)

Quincy – Presidents (duh)

Abington – Green Wave (maybe we should write a story explaining this one)

Rising Tide – Herons (it’s hard)

(I understand that this exercise may seem fraudulent because I selected all the schools while having access to Google, but you will have to take my word for my party trick.)

During the season, we have four bi-weekly rankings of the South Shore Top 10. This winter, we had the ups and downs of every men’s and women’s basketball and hockey team in the area covered. Eric McHugh’s Women’s Hockey Top 10 ranking is particularly instructive (we sportswriters love our nuggets, and there are plenty of them).

Before the season and during the season, we highlight all the names you will need to know. And what would Mass March Madness be without 20 Steph Curry contestants.

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We don’t just cover prep sports here. And for good reason, many of our local stars are doing great things at the college and professional level.

Just this month, three South Shore natives were vying for Olympic gold in hockey with the Beijing men’s team. Greg Dudek has covered every local angle from the record breaking debut of Norwell native Drew Commesso, the unforgettable year of Hingham’s Matty Beniers and Marshfield’s David Warsofsky fulfilling a dream he thought was no longer possible.

Dudek’s best Olympic story came from someone who wasn’t there. Hingham’s Alice Merryweather has been through a ton of adversity lately and we’ve chronicled her ups and downs. After reading this story, it is impossible not to encourage Merryweather.

We also learn that the South Shore is now known for… bobsleigh? Kris Horn from Pembroke, a newcomer to the sport, was there in Beijing competing.

America’s Big Game? Yeah, the South Shore has ties to that too. Abington’s Jim Rourke told the story of his teaming with the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII.

As we’re about to turn our calendars to March, there’s plenty of homegrown talent to watch out for amidst the madness. Braintree’s Nick Timberlake had an up-and-down career at Towson, but now his team is set to be a Cinderella season in brackets.

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The basis of any sports section is the answer to a simple question: who won this match?

We take care of this every night as far as secondary schools in the area are concerned. Our daily recaps have all the scores, plus some of the biggest highlights of the night. We have five Player of the Week polls every week highlighting the best players in the region.

And when the MIAA updates tournament standings, we’re here to pass on that information.

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Yes, a buzzer-drummer always makes a great story. But the stories we really love to tell are the ones our readers may not know. This community, and the world of high school sports, is filled with exceptional individuals that we like to shine some light on.

Everyone in the sports community on the South Shore knows Jim Dolan. But maybe you didn’t know how much his players love playing for him.

You’ve probably heard of North Quincy sophomore basketball stars Orlagh Gormley and Daithi Quinn. But I bet you didn’t know all that (they’re descendants of Irish immigrants, they’re selfless, and they’re already captains).

You may know Azar Swain from Brockton, but did you know how important his father was to his hoops career?


In my opinion, this is our main selling point. You can tell how much we love to cover by how much we write.

This month I wrote over 1,400 words about a great basketball game. Not enough for you? How about over 1,500 words all at once? (It was a damn good shot). It’s like that for all the staff. There are thousands of great sports photos of Marc Vasconcellos, Robin Chan and Greg Derr.

Jason Snow does everything from writing, photography to the occasional Scott Van Pelt print.