Boys Travel League celebrates successful season

DRACUT — The Dracut Boys Travel League recently held its year-end party for the fourth- through eighth-grade teams at the American Legion Hall in Dracut. All the teams were recognized for their efforts and successes on the court. The sixth-grade boys were applauded for winning the Merrimack Valley Championship. Special thanks to the folks from the Dracut American Legion for their donation of the hall and to Romano’s for the outstanding pizza.

At left, members of the Fifth Grade Boys Travel Basketball are proud to show off their new hats. They finished the year with a 25-6 record filled with exciting and memorable games. The Middies played hard and gave outstanding effort in every game as the team hustled and executed well with contributions from all players. They dove for loose balls, picked up floor burns and some bumps and bruises along the way as they fought to the end of every contest and never gave up. The team played with good sportsmanship while earning the respect of their opponents. The boys thanked their parents, family members and all the volunteers, as well as Coach Bill Monette and Coach Mike Patterson, who helped make this season successful. Pictured are Kevin Carney, Josh Hastie, Jovan Aigbekaen, Coach Bill Monette, Kyle Hould, Jeremy Gray, Colby Manzueta, Aise Pream, Cam McCullough, Mitchell Monette, William Peters and Michael Patterson. Missing from photo is Tyler Pacheco.