Deaf basketball tournament a unique opportunity for student-athletes to compete on equal playing field

Framingham 02/15/19 The Marie Philip School for the Deaf at The Learning Center for the Deaf hosted the Eastern Schools for the Deaf basketball tournament. Marie Philip played against the Horace Mann School for the Deaf from Boston. Philip players and coaches put their hands together at the end of the game after beating Horce Mann. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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“There’s always that clear communication that’s going to happen, because it’s our language, it’s our league. Everyone is really able to enjoy that, and it’s 100 percent accessible through [American Sign Language].” — Marie Philip School AD David Del Pizzo

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davisnmob3spts.jpg New Mission tops O’Bryant, TechBoston holds off Charlestown in boys’ City League semifinals

The winners meet Thursday for city bragging rights.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL I SPARTAN CLASSIC

Springfield Central pushed to the limit by St. Mary’s

Hason Ward had 16 points, including two key late free throws, to help lift the Division 1 school to a 59-55 win over the D3 Spartans.

Wareham 02/20/2019- Middleborough at Wareham High School girls basketball. Middleborough coach Jeff Powers with his team at the start of the 2nd half.Photo for the Boston Globe by Debee Tlumacki (sports)

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

Middleborough girls’ basketball following power of positivity

Under direction of first-year coach Jeff Powers, the Sachems have netted their first 10-win season since 2001.

Austin Prep blocks out Duxbury in Buddy Ferreira Classic

Joe Solimine scored on a breakaway 2:24 into the first period as Austin Prep won the third-place game.

BOSTON CITY LEAGUE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davislaob1Aspts.jpg Fenway girls net emotional City semifinal win for their coach

Fenway (13-1) will take on Latin Academy (16-3) in Thursday’s BCL final at Madison Park.

2-19-19 Newburyport, MA: Methuen-Tewksbury senior forward Julia Masotta (center,19) is pictured in action. Methuen-Tewksbury took on Newburyport in a girl's high school hockey game as part of the Newburyport Bank Classic tournament held at the Graf Rink. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff)

GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Julia Masotta has Methuen/Tewksbury on a roll

Skating for the Red Rangers (17-1-1) for the first time as a senior, she leads the state in scoring with 62 points.

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Xaverian makes quick work of Melrose in boys’ hockey

The 13th-ranked Hawks scored early in each period en route to a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | BRAINTREE 73, CATHEDRAL 68 (OT)

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Boghosian_19schrdp1_SPTS.jpg Braintree finds a star in the lineup

Braintree’s Lily Adams scored 21 points in a 73-68 overtime victory over Cathedral in the Division 1 final of the Comcast Classic at Woburn High School Monday.

Buddy Ferreira Classic boys’ hockey tournament

BC High and Hingham to square off in Buddy Ferreira Classic finals

Austin Prep goalie Robbie Farrell made 45 saves but BC High prevailed in the semis; Jacob Clark scored all three goals in Hingham’s win over Duxbury.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/0.jpg Monday’s school roundup: Jarnel Snow-Guzman is Mr. Clutch for Lynn English

Snow-Guzman hit a stepback 3-pointer with 15 seconds left as Lynn English topped Brookline.

MIAA BOYS’ SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/prepban%20nner.jpeg St. John’s Prep, Wayland boys’ rule the pool in D1, D2 state meets

Depth fueled Eagles’ fourth consecutive D1 title; Warriors dominated in a runaway D2 victory for their third straight title.

MIAA DIVISION 4 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Weston boys, North Reading girls claim Div. 4 track titles

Weston clinched boys’ title with second-place effort in 4 x 400 (3:29.20); After tying Pentucket last year, North Reading girls win D4 title outright.

SUNDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Sophomores shine for Tech Boston, Belmont boys’ basketball at Comcast Classic

TechBoston’s Alan Nunez (17 points, 4 assists, 4 steals) and Belmont’s Tim Minicozzi (21 points) stood out.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL NOTEbook

Wareham’s Taylor Carlson is driven to succeed

Taylor Carlson’s love for basketball, always fierce, only grew stronger when tragedy struck early in his high school career.

MIAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/17schwrestle_06.jpg Central Catholic’s Mando Binet turns tragedy into emotional Div. 2 triumph

After death of his friend three years ago, Binet fulfilled a promise to “win a state title for him” with his victory in the 195-pound final.

The Wayland girls’ swim team jumped into the pool to celebrate its Division 2 championship at Boston University.

MIAA GIRLS’ SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wayland holds off Duxbury to capture Division 2 crown

Westford Academy made it four straight Division 1 titles, sweeping the relays to blow past the competition at BU.

MIAA DIVISION 3 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

Walpole boys, Hingham girls capture state titles

The Rebels ended a championship drought dating back to 1988 while the Harborwomen won their first crown since 2013.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Duxbury’s Zach Stewart nets winning goal vs. Archbishop Williams boys’ hockey

Stewart’s deflection of Jon Campbell’s shot on net led No. 7 Dragons (18-2) to 2-0 decision in Buddy Ferreira Classic in Falmouth.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/SebsHuddle-001.jpg St. Sebastian’s hockey team has eyes on the prize

The Arrows believe they have the talent and determination to end the school’s 16-year championship drought.

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/jeffjohnson.jpg Longtime Acton-Boxborough swimming coach Jeff Johnson dies at 74

Johnson amassed more than 500 wins between the two programs.

Latin Academy captains pose with the Boston City League championship plaque after their 10-1 win over O'Bryant Wednesday morning at Matthews Arena. (Alex Bensley for the Boston Globe) 21schrdp

Alex Bensley for the Boston Globe

BOSTON CITY LEAGUE HOCKEY FINAL | LATIN ACADEMY 10, O’BRYANT 1

Latin Academy skates to fourth straight Boston City League title

Senior captain Joe Loewen and sophomore Brendan Butler (4 goals, 3 assists) powered the Dragons past O’Bryant.

HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS

Algonquin’s Lizzy Debroczy claims all-around glory

The freshman posted her score early, then watched Masco’s Katelyn Aylwyn come up just shy of swiping the title.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL | HOCKEY

On court and ice, vacation week stacked with high school tourneys

Boston City League championships, Comcast Tourney, and Buddy Ferreira Classic highlight a busy schedule.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | wellesley 57, NATICK 52

Annie Ward propels Wellesley past Natick

The senior forward collected a 3-pointer and two free throws in the final seconds to clinch the victory in overtime.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Central Catholic turns back Lowell

Four players scored in double figures as the Raiders won the Merrimack Valley Conference Large.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | WAREHAM 69, OLD ROCHESTER 66

Destine Haywood pushes Wareham past Old Rochester

Off the bench, he provided crucial points with consecutive 3-pointers.

MIAA DIVISION 2 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/021519_Track_0023-001.jpg Wellesley boys and girls run to the top

Both teams won the Division 2 state title and for the girls, it was their third straight.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davismil1spts.jpg Milton wrestlers surprise opponents with depth

Even without a team champion, the Wildcats claimed the Division 2 Metro sectional title.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

New Mission boys’ basketball outlasts Burke in OT

Juan Salas (team-high 22 points) helped New Mission (15-3) advance to Boston City League semifinals with thrilling 71-69 win over host Burke.

2-14-19 Boston, MA: Grace Poku of Framingham High School (right) heads for the finish line as she wins a heat in the girl's 55 meter dash, with Jordan Lamarre (left) of Lowell High School finishing second. The Division One High School State Track and Field Finals were held at the Reggie Lewis Center. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff)

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MIAA D1 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

Andover girls are D1 track champs, and they have the shirts to back it up

The Andover coach had T-shirts made up before the meet, and his prophecy came true.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | HANOVER 71, SCITUATE 61

Hanover holds off late surge by Scituate’s Jack Poirier

The Indians (17-5) withstood Poirier’s game-high 22 points, giving hin 1,000 for his career, to grab a share of Patriot League Fisher Division.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/d55ae9ad3ba44178bc9425a208f51cae-d55ae9ad3ba44178bc9425a208f51cae-0.jpg Is instant replay coming to high school football postseason games in Massachusetts?

The NFHS, whose rules have been adopted by the MIAA, recommended replay for playoffs only.

Woburn celebrates after defeating Tewksbury/Methuen in Division 1 MIAA hockey finals at TD Garden. Sunday, March 18, 2018. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Here are the key dates for high school winter season championships

The divisional indoor track & field meets kick off Wednesday, with basketball, hockey, and more to follow.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY | ARLINGTON 2, WINCHESTER 0

Arlington girls’ hockey continues Middlesex League surge

Sophomores Fiona Johnson-MacDonald and Makayla Doherty netted goals for No. 11 Spy Ponders (12-2-3) in win over Winchester.

MIAA D5 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/klima_14schd5track_20190213_002.jpg Seekonk boys’ indoor track team turns it around to win MIAA Division 5 title

Seekonk finished 23rd last year, but Henry Jordan and Andrew Cabral helped lead the team to a title.

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

At Waltham, Lauren Sampson ‘sets the bar so high’ as a team leader

Providence College-bound senior forward has embraced her leadership role by averaging 23 points and 9.1 rebounds.