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Bourne MA 3/10/19 Canton High Ryan Nolte (22) holding up the trophy for their fans after they defeated Westwood High 8-0 winning the MIAA Division D2 South boys' hockey final at Gallo Rink. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Pro/con: Two Mass. athletic directors weigh in on the statewide tournament vote

One, from Tewksbury, is in favor. The other, from West Springfield, is not.

Springfield- 03/17/18- Basketball State finals MIAA 2018- Boys Div 2- Taconic vs TechBoston- TechBoston players celebrate with their trophy after defeating Taconic.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe staff (sports)

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High school playoff vote: What can we learn from how other states handle tournaments?

New Jersey may provide the closest comparison to Massachusetts.

BOSTON, MA - 02/12/2020 while participating in the MIAA EMass Division 1 Indoor Track & Field championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. Erin Clark / Globe Staff

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What you need to know about the vote to change the high school playoffs

The 380 MIAA member schools will cast their votes for or against a statewide tournament on Friday.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY

Roxbury Prep’s Arlingcove Paul makes historic commitment

The senior defensive tackle from Hyde Park will play for Georgetown as Prep’s first D1 recruit.

Boston, MA - 04/14/15 - (1st quarter) Former Boston Celtics great and Hall of Famer John Joseph

Notable sports deaths in 2019

A look back at some of the noteworthy figures from the world of sports whom we lost in 2019.

Reading MA 11/09/19 Andover High goalie Paige Gillette reacting after they defeated Acton-Boxborough High after a double overtime 0-0 finish and a 4-2 shootout victory during the MIAA D1North sectional field hockey finals at Reading High. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

fall 2019-20 all-scholastics

10 moments to remember from the fall high school sports season

From Melrose football playing with purpose to Needham volleyball’s undefeated season, here are the moments that made us take notice.

10 moments to remember

The fall season, 15 weeks from start to finish, spanning 113 days in 2019 — 85-degree practice sessions in August to a 30-degree night on the first Saturday in December.

West Roxbury, MA - 9/13/2019 - CM tight end Owen McGowan (42) breaks loose for a long first down during the first half. St. John's Shrewsbury at top-ranked Catholic Memorial football. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jake Levin, Topic: 14schcathmemorial, LOID: 9.0.851431496.

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Meet the Globe’s fall high school Players of the Year

And check out our All-Scholastics teams online on Friday.

Concord, MA - Beverly senior Duncan Moreland (8) runs the ball during the second quarter of the D3 North quarterfinal football game between Beverly and Concord-Carlisle in Concord, Mass. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Concord-Carlisle won 28-0. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: 03schconcord

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National Signing Day: Tracking Eastern Mass. recruits and their commitments

Several football standouts are staying local for college.

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On the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, Newtown found a salve on the gridiron

The Newtown High football team won the Connecticut Class LL state championship in a thrilling 13-7 victory over Darien on Saturday.

FOXBOROUGH, 12/5/2019 - John's Prep celebrate their victory over Catholic Memorial during the Division 1 MIAA Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium. (Sports, Weitzer)

THE GLOBE’S FINAL FALL TOP 20S

St. John’s Prep earns the respect it sought atop football poll

Needham (boys’ soccer), Bishop Feehan (girls’ soccer), Somerset Berkley (field hockey), Needham (girls’ volleyball) sit atop their sports.

Foxborough-12/7/19 MIAA High School Superbowl- Division 6-Bishop Fenwick vs Ashland-Ashland players make the

MIAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Statewide tournament proposal heads to member-school vote after MIAA Board of Directors approves

The MIAA is aiming to implement the new system by the 2021-22 school year.

Newton MA 11/03/19 Newton North High Grayson Hargns (12) celebrates his goal with teammate Matt Nielsen (11) in front of Boston Latin's Tomas Arevalo (20), Nicholas Foscato (GK) and Yuta Kaneko (14) during second half action of the MIAA first round of the Division 1 North tournament at Newton North High School. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

MIAA TOURNAMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Proposal for statewide high school tournaments heads to MIAA Board of Directors

The Tournament Management Committee’s proposal is designed to create equal paths to championships.

FOXBOROUGH, 12/5/2019 - John's Prep celebrate their victory over Catholic Memorial during the Division 1 MIAA Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium. (Sports, Weitzer)

MIAA SUPER BOWLS

He may be slow, but Prep’s Matt Crowley finds a way to move his team

He scrambled to complete a 16-yard pass that kept Prep on its way to a critical score.

Foxborough-12/7/19 MIAA High School Superbowl- Division 6-Bishop Fenwick vs Ashland-Ashland's head coach, Andrew MacKay is hoited in the air with seconds left in the game by Ryan Dwinnells after they won the championship. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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Scenes from the 2019 Massachusetts high school Super Bowls

This weekend, Gillette Stadium is a high school football haven.

Ashland’s Jake Latessa broke up a Bishop Fenwick pass attempt in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Division 6 Super Bowl.

MIAA SUPER BOWLS

Ashland D made stops when it counted in D6 Super Bowl

Senior captains Ryan Dwinnells and Collin Dagg were the anchors for a Clocker unit that delivered in fourth quarter.

Foxborough-12/7/19 MIAA High School Superbowl- Division 6-Bishop Fenwick vs Ashland-Ashland players hoist up the championship trophy after the awards ceremony. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Results for the high school Super Bowls

Eight teams were crowned state champions over two days at Gillette Stadium.

FOXBOROUGH, 12/5/2019 - Matt Duchemin (20) of St. John's Prep celebrates an interception during thier matchup with Catholic Memorial during the Division 1 MIAA Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium. (Sports, Weitzer)

MIAA D1 SUPER BOWL | ST. JOHN’S PREP 21, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 14

Roller-coaster game ends just like last year’s: Prep atop Division 1

There were seven turnovers in the final of six Super Bowls at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, but the Eagles avenged their only loss of the season.

FOXBOROUGH, 12/5/2019 - Joseph Griffin (8) picks himself up from the end zone after a touchdown against Duxbury during the Division 3 MIAA Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium. (Sports, Weitzer)

MIAA D3 SUPER BOWL | SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL 38, DUXBURY 13

West’s best rules again as Springfield Central routs Duxbury

Freshman quarterback William Watson accounted for five Golden Eagles touchdowns, building on the title Central won a year ago.

FOXBOROUGH, 12/5/2019 - From left, Tyler Doyle of Plymouth South (7) and William Pesce (30) of Melrose tumble into the endzone during Melrose's win over Plymouth South for the the Division 3 MIAA Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium. (Sports, Weitzer)

MIAA D4 SUPER BOWL

Even Chris Cusolito’s absence can’t stop Melrose’s run

The Red Raiders had a plan ready if they were ever without their star back, and they deployed it to great success against Plymouth South.

FOXBOROUGH, 12/5/2019 - William Pesce (30) of Melrose leaps for a pass over Plymouth South's Matt Mahoney (4) during the MIAA Super Bowls at Gillette Stadium. (Sports, Weitzer)

MIAA Division 4 SUPER BOWL | MELROSE 28, PLYMOUTH SOUTH 13

Melrose tops Plymouth South to capture second Division 4 title in three years

Brendan Fennell, Matt Hickey, and Will Pesce paced undefeated Melrose.

Foxborough-12/7/19 MIAA High School Superbowl- Division 5 -Swampscott vs Amherst-Pelham -Swampsoctt's Nick Reiser(left) and Caden Dubiel both kiss the Agganis trophy at the aeard ceremony in which they won the championship. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

MIAA D5 SUPER BOWL | SWAMPSCOTT 21, AMHERST 0

Swampscott shuts down Amherst for D5 title

The Big Blue (10-3) limited the unbeaten Hurricanes to 12 yards rushing in winning first Bowl since 2007.

MIAA D6 SUPER BOWL | ASHLAND 28, BISHOP FENWICK 22

In a pinch, Fenwick sophomore Steven Woods passed major test

With two QBs out with injuries, the son of 21-year coach Dave Woods sparked Bishop Fenwick comeback.

Ashland’s Brian Gazard celebrated his second-quarter touchdown reception in the Division 6 Super Bowl against Bishop Fenwick.

MIAA D6 SUPER BOWL | ASHLAND 28, BISHOP FENWICK 22

Ashland tops Bishop Fenwick in a thriller to win D6 title

Dom Cavanaugh threw three touchdown passes for the Clockers as they won their first title since 1995.

Will Klein led Abington to the Division 7 title as the Green Wave defeated Leicester.

MIAA DIVISION 7 SUPER BOWL | ABINGTON 21, LEICESTER 7

Will Klein powers Abington football to first Super Bowl title since 2014

The senior running back closed out his career with a 207-yard, two-touchdown performance.

Foxborough-12/6/19 MIAA High School Superbowl- Division 8- West Bridgewater vs, St. Bernard's. West bridgewaters Matt Lavoie runs for a long 1st qtr gain. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

MIAA D8 SUPER BOWL

Present hurts, but future is bright for West Bridgewater

West Bridgewater will have a stellar crop of returnees to give it another go in 2020.

Foxborough-12/6/19 MIAA High School Superbowl- Division 2- Lincoln-Sudbury vs Mansfield-Mansfield's Vinnie Holmes runs for a long 1st qtr gain. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

D2 SUPER BOWL | MANSFIELD 41, LINCOLN-SUDBURY 0

Vinnie Holmes, defense shine as Mansfield wins D2 Super Bowl

The victory makes it eight championships under Mike Redding for the Hornets.

Foxborough-12/6/19 MIAA High School Superbowl- Division 2- Lincoln-Sudbury vs Mansfield- Lincoln-Sudbury players bow their heads in a moment of silence for their athletic director, Yoshitaka Ando who passesd away Tuesday. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

MIAA D2 SUPER BOWL

For Lincoln-Sudbury, death of longtime trainer Yoshitaka Ando never far from thoughts

After losing in the D2 Super Bowl, players and staff paid homage to Ando, who died Tuesday of esophageal cancer.

Foxborough-12/6/19 MIAA High School Superbowl- Division 8- West Bridgewater vs, St. Bernard's. St. Bernards head coach Tom Bingham gets water thrown on him by his players at the end of the game in which they won the championship. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

D8 SUPER BOWL | ST. BERNARD’S 30, WEST BRIDGEWATER 8

St. Bernard’s rolls to second straight Super Bowl victory

Four rushing touchdowns and a shutdown defense gave the Bernardians more than enough in the first of eight championship tilts at Gillette Stadium.

Natick , MA - 11/15/19 - Mansfield running back Cincere Gill (2) is brought down by Natick's Felix Ferrucci (32). Mansfield at Natick in D2 South football final. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nate Weitzer, Topic: 16D2SoFB, LOID: 9.0.1407263406.

MIAA D2 SUPER BOWL | LINCOLN-SUDBURY VS. MANSFIELD

When Mansfield and Lincoln-Sudbury meet in the D2 Super Bowl, trench warfare is likely to ensue

The Hornets and Warriors have shared one thing in common this season, and over the years: a strong offensive line.

STATE VOCATIONAL BOWL | South Shore 8, OLD COLONY 0

Sean McGuirk goes out in style in leading South Shore to title shutout over Old Colony

Senior scored the lone touchdown of the game and then recovered a critical fumble in the fourth to seal the victory.

West Roxbury, MA 12-04-19: Brendan Cogavin, a junior at Catholic Memorial High School, who is the team's manager, is pictured at a football practice session (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

MIAA D1 SUPER BOWL | CATHOLIC MEMORIAL VS. ST. JOHN’S PREP

At Catholic Memorial, the clipboard-toting Brendan Cogavin has got it all covered

At 4-foot-6, the junior has loomed large as the manager of the CM football team. “It’s like having another assistant coach,’’ said head coach John DiBiaso.

Melrose MA 11/08/19 Melrose High head coach Tim Morris against Marblehead High during first half action of the MIAA Division 4 North semifinal game at Melrose High. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

MIAA D4 SUPER BOWL | MELROSE VS. PLYMOUTH SOUTH

Melrose vs. Plymouth South is a battle between two Springfield College alumni

Melrose High coach Tim Morris (Class of ‘83) and Plymouth South coach Scott Fry (‘89) hailed from the same cradle of coaches at Springfield College.

Westwood MA 11/23/19 Duxbury High quarterback Will Prouty rushing touchdown runs past Tewksbury High Tyler Keough during second quarter action of the MIAA Division 3 football semifinal at Xaverian Brothers High. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

MIAA D3 SUPER BOWL | DUXBURY VS. SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL

Duxbury’s Will Prouty emerges as a dual threat ahead of D3 Super Bowl matchup with Springfield Central

The senior QB has been a driving force in the Dragons’ run to the D3 Super Bowl with 1,497 yards and 17 TDs passing and 1,064 yards and 23 TDs rushing.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

With fields snow-covered, Super Bowl teams call audibles on practice sites

In advance of playing at Gillette Stadium this weekend, some teams were forced to go indoors until facilities are plowed.

Foxborough-12/4/19 The High School Super Bowls championship breakfast was held at Gillette Stadium. Swampscott's captains(left to rt) Anton Vasquez, Dylan January, Nick Reiser, Graham Inzana, and Tyler Marshall share a laugh. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

MIAA SUPER BOWLS

MIAA Super Bowl teams whet their appetites at Gillette Stadium breakfast

16 teams will do battle this weekend in Foxborough, but Wednesday was a day for a friendly gathering.

MIAA Division 5 Super Bowl: Swampscott vs. Amherst-Pelham

Football family returns home to Swampscott High

Swampscott (9-3) to play Amherst-Pelham (11-0) for the Division 5 Super Bowl on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Ashland, 10/19/2019 - Quarterback Dominic Cavanagh (7) of Ashland, center, with, from left, Ryan Stanwood (16) and Christian Schneeloch of Holliston (11) during a matchup of Tri-Valley League unbeatens. (Sports, BHall)

MIAA Division 6 Super Bowl: Ashland vs. Bishop Fenwick

Ashland’s preparing with a purpose for the Division 6 Super Bowl

The Ashland football team has played the season in memory of PJ Ferrier and Jake Silver, who both died from cancer in the past year.

MIAA D8 SUPER BOWL | ST. BERNARD’S VS. WEST BRIDGEWATER

Ben Skinner has proven himself a player of impact at West Bridgewater

The 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound junior has factored in all phases of the game — offense, defense, special teams — for the Wildcats.

Abington MA 11/25/19 Abington High offensive cordinator Jack Reilly with his son, Eddie Rielly a sophmore quarterback after they defeated Whitman-Hanson 27-14 in the teams' 109th meeting at Frolio Middle School. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

MIAA D7 SUPER BOWL | ABINGTON VS. LEICESTER

In a small town like Abington, football represents ‘one big family’

The small South Shore community as produced home-grown talent that has spanned generations of local families.

Melrose, MA. - Revere senior running back Joe Llanos (20), left, is comforted by Revere junior quarterback Calvin Boudreau (8) after their team lost the Division 4 North football final to Melrose in Melrose, Mass. on Friday, Nov. 15. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: 16MelroseVsRevere

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Revere’s Joe Llanos headlines Players of the Week

The senior tailback capped a 30-touchdown final season with 389 yards and six touchdowns vs. Winthrop.

Abington MA 11/25/19 Abington High players hoist the trophy after they defeated Whitman-Hanson 27-14 in the teams' 109th meeting at Frolio Middle School. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Marshfield romps against Duxbury’s reserves

Focused on its D3 Super Bowl matchup against Springfield Central, the Dragons opted to rest their starters on Thanksgiving.

On the road to Gillette | D1 Super Bowl

Catholic Memorial, St. John’s Prep win in run-up to showdown

Zach Mitchell’s kickoff return provided a late comeback for CM over BC High, while Prep finally ended its skid against Xaverian.

ATTLEBORO 13, NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH 6

Attleboro gets defensive, denies North Attleborough in 99th meeting

Jaosn Weir (sack) and Michael Strachan (interception) secure victory and a winning season for the Bombardiers.

WELLESLEY 27, NEEDHAM 0

Wellesley rolls over Needham as tempers lead to abrupt ending

Junior Anthony Perez caught two touchdowns in a game ended two minutes early due to a sideline-clearing incident.

Abington MA 11/25/19 Abington High Sean Landers (54) and Will Klein (4) hoisting the trophy after they defeated Whitman-Hanson 27-14 in the teams' 109th meeting at Frolio Middle School. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

ABINGTON 27, WHITMAN-HANSON 14

It’s Super Bowl-bound Abington over Whitman-Hanson from starters to finish

Abington coach Jim Kelliher considers Thanksgiving the biggest game of the year, and his team played like it.

Winchester 14, Woburn 7

Late interception seals Winchester’s victory over Woburn

Jakob Flores picked off a pass on fourth down with less the three minutes remaining.

King Philip 14, Franklin 0

Behind a Ryan Halliday feast, King Philip defeats Franklin

The senior running back had 219 yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries.

DENNIS-YARMOUTH 41, NAUSET 0

Mark Pawlina and Geoffrey Jamiel combine for last time to lead Dennis-Yarmouth

Dennis-Yarmouth routed Nauset in a game marred by a skirmish at the end of the game.

READING 37, STONEHAM 6

Behind an offensive wall, Stoneham runs wild against Reading

Deshawn Chase finished with 21 carries for 205 yards and two touchdowns for Stoneham.