10 moments to remember from high school sports this spring

The spring season produced magical moments and stirring finishes. Here are 10 that made us take notice.

06/24/2017 DEVENS, MA L-R Austin Prep's Logan MacDonald (cq), Milford's Ali Atherton (cq), and Norton's Kelly Nelson (cq) pose for a photo at Willard Park in Devens. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Austin Prep's Logan MacDonald, Milford's Ali Atherton, and Norton's Kelly Nelson.

April 19, 2017 - Natick's Ali Atherton pitches during a softball game against Hopkinton High School in Hopkinton, Mass. Photo Credit: Justin Saglio for the Boston Globe. Section: Regional. Slug: 23wesoftball(2). Reporter; Logan Mullen.

Justin Saglio for the Boston Globe

2017 Softball All-Scholastics

Milford’s Ali Atherton, Norton’s Kelly Nelson, and Austin Prep’s Logan MacDonald are the Players of the Year.

Boston MA 4/8/16 Boston College High starting pitcher Mike Vasil and first baseman Tim Burns reacting after Vasil made the final put out (comebacker) against Xaverian at Manon Park on Friday April 8, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 09bchighbaseball reporter:

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2017 Baseball All-Scholastics

Mike Vasil, Henry Funaro, Tylor Arruda, Ryan Sliwinski, and Casey Earle were named Players of the Year.

2017 Para Athlete All-Scholastics

Mikayla Chandler, Cailin Currie, Chris Kimball, Matt Freitas, and Elise Morley earned All-Scholastics honors.

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Hayden Frey, Frankie Higgins, and Kilian Morrissey earned Player of the Year honors.

Boston, MA: 6/17/17 Cohasset players celebrate after defeating Walpole in the Division 2 MIAA lacrosse state championship game. Photo/Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe (18hslacrosse)

Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe

2017 Girls’ Lacrosse All-Scholastics

Waltham’s Taylor Pinzone and Cohasset’s Elle Hansen earned Player of the Year honors.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Healey_15girlsgolf_01.jpg 2017 Girls’ Golf All-Scholastics

Concord-Carlisle’s Gabrielle Shieh was named Golfer of the Year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_wayneed2_spts.jpg 2017 Boys’ Volleyball All-Scholastics

Wayland’s Jack Fletcher earned Player of the Year honors.

Clare Martin, breaks a school record in the 1 miler in 4:51:75 on Saturday, during the MIAA Division 1 track & field championship at Cawley Stadium. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

2017 Girls’ Outdoor Track & Field All-Scholastics

Clare Martin of Newton South was named Athlete of the Year.

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North Reading’s Erick Duffy was named the Athlete of the Year.

Boston, MA - 5/18/2017 - BC High's Chris Troiano is tackled by LS Davis Kornblum, (4), Lincoln-Sudbury at BC High rugby in a matchup of last year's Division 1 and Division 2 state champions. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Owen Pence, Topic: 19schrdp LOID: 8.3.2532247325.

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2017 Rugby All-Scholastics

Hanover’s Jeffrey Wheeler and Coleman Lambert and BC High’s Chris Troiano and Ryan Connolly are among the honorees.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kreiter_highschooltennis4_spts.jpg 2017 Boys’ Tennis All-Scholastics

Dover-Sherborn’s Max Schuermann was named the Player of the Year.

Hingham, MA -- 5/16/2017 - Hingham girl's tennis player Lexi Dewire warms up before her match against Lexington. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21sotennis Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

2017 Girls’ Tennis All-Scholastics

Mia Wallace of Arlington was named Player of the Year.

2017 Preps All-Scholastics

Here are the spring 2017 honorees.


Kristen McDonnell returns as Braintree girls’ basketball coach

Springfield MA 3/18/17 Braintree High Wamps head coach Kristen McDonnell reacting to an officials call against Springfield Central Golden Eagles during second half action of the 2017 MIAA Girls Division 1a State Finals at MassMutual Center. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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McDonnell, who resigned in April with a “heavy heart,” will return to the Wamps bench in 2017-18 after “a lot of reflection over the last few months.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_cambridgefrank2_spts.jpg Dimon Carrigan’s shot-blocking continues to turn heads

The Cambridge basketball star has demonstrated improved offense playing on AAU circuit.

Globe honors area’s top scholar-athletes of 2016-17

Four athletes of the year — Patrick Flynn (Hanover), Angela Alibrandi (Westford), Amaya Finklea (Noble and Greenough) and Jeff Costello (BB&N) — were also honored.


Soccer great Cat Whitehill to coach Wellesley girls

The Olympic gold medalist and former National Women’s Soccer League star will start this fall.

Boston, MA - 6/17/2017 - Lincoln Sudbury players celebrate their state championship win. Lincoln Sudbury vs. BC High in the D1 LAX State Championship final at BU's Nickerson field. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nathaniel Weitzer, Topic: 18hslacrosse, LOID: 8.3.2827582496.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff


They were tops in their class

Brockton, MA - 6/15/2017 - Greater New Bedford Voke's Tyler Arruda slides safely home with the sixth run scored in the fourth inning. Danvers vs. Greater New Bedford Voke in the Division 2 state baseball final at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Karl Capen, Topic: 16d2baseball, LOID: 8.3.2789722837.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff


MBCA senior and junior games at BC High Saturday

The Bay State’s top senior and junior baseball players will take on Connecticut at Monan Park.

EMass Senior All-Star Baseball Game | North 8, South 5

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Greater New Bedford’s Tylor Arruda named outstanding pitcher; Belmont’s Cal Christofori named MVP.


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Connecticut rolled behind a five-run third and six-run sixth in its 12-3 win.

John Piatelli from St. Sebastian’s tried to shake defenders Pat Abad (Longmeadow) and Will Bowen (BC High).

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff


Area lacrosse standouts got to strut their stuff

The game featuring the top players from the MIAA and the Independent School League went down to the final seconds.

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