Boston High School: Podcast

Malcolm Smith joins our first hoop podcast

December, 19, 2012
Our first high school basketball podcast of the 2012-13 season posted earlier today. To hear it, you can CLICK HERE or download it off of iTunes.

ESPN Boston High Schools editor Brendan Hall was joined by intern Chris Bradley and Boston City League coaching veteran Malcolm Smith, who coached the last seven seasons at East Boston High before stepping down this past fall to become Dean of Students at Hyde Park's New Mission High.

We discuss the crazy events of the first two weeks of the newly-aligned Boston City League, including Charlestown's surprise blowout of Brighton and the miracle buzzer-beater by Eastie's Pat Santos, whom Smith coached the previous three seasons. Santos' shot also came in at No. 1 on SportsCenters's "Top 10 Plays" earlier today.

Smith also shares with us his sleeper teams, and gives us some bold predictions for the next month of the high school basketball season.

High Schools Podcast: Thanksgiving Edition

November, 20, 2012
This week's special Thanksgiving Edition podcast, previewing all of Thursday morning's biggest matchups, is up and posted.

To check out the podcast, CLICK HERE.

In this edition, ESPN Boston High School Editors Brendan Hall and Scott Barboza discuss the state's biggest Thanksgiving matchups with direct playoff implications, most significantly Andover vs. Central Catholic, St. John's Prep vs. Xaverian and Holliston vs. Westwood. We also take a look at some milestone meetings -- it's the 125th meeting between both Needham and Wellesley, and Malden and Medford.

Be sure to check back with us tomorrow as we unveil the full lineup of our Thanksgiving picks.

This week's ESPN Boston High Schools Podcast

November, 16, 2012
This week's ESPN Boston High Schools podcast is up. To check it out, CLICK HERE.

Correspondent Bruce Lerch joined ESPN Boston High Schools editors Scott Barboza and Brendan Hall in studio, as we discussed candidates for our All-State Team, as well as Mr. Football Award finalists, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Lineman of the Year and Coach of the Year.

Also be sure to check back with us on Monday, as we reveal the five finalists for our third annual ESPN Boston Mr. Football Award.


ESPN Boston High Schools Week 8 podcast

October, 25, 2012
Our ESPN Boston High Schools podcast for Week 8 of the high school season is up. This week, correspondent Andy Smith joins us as we handicap the stretch run for the state's most competitive leagues -- including the Merrimack Valley and Hockomock -- offer a few more thoughts on tomorrow's statewide football playoff proposal vote, and take a wide look at Friday's loaded slate of games.

To find it, CLICK HERE. Also be sure to check out our podcast on iTunes.


ESPN Boston Week 6 Football Podcast

October, 11, 2012
Our podcast for Week 6 is posted, with no shortage of exciting games to preview for Friday and Saturday's monster slate.

We're also blessed with a special treat, as Sports Producer Jay King joins us to preview the game of the year in Western Mass. -- No. 9 Springfield Central at No. 16 Longmeadow. We also break down our Game of the Week, Natick at Weymouth, and give our take on the logjammed divisional title races in the Hockomock League.

To hear the full podcast, CLICK HERE. Also be sure to check us out on iTunes.


Week 1 ESPN Boston High Schools Podcast

September, 6, 2012
With the 2012 MIAA football season ready to kick off, and High School Editors Scott Barboza and Brendan Hall were joined by correspondent Adam Kurkjian this morning for a full one-hour podcast.

We discuss all of the most important matchups across the state -- including Everett vs. Leominster, and BC High vs. Brockton -- and make predictions on the first month of the season.

To listen to the podcast, CLICK HERE.

Latest edition of HS Podcast is up

January, 27, 2012
We have another edition of the ESPN Boston High School podcast available for your ears available here.

Boston Herald and correspondent Tom Layman joined co-editors Scott Barboza and Brendan Hall for an hour of talk of all things basketball and hockey, in addition to a pearl of information on a super-secret offramp on the Mass Pike and some quality Lee, Mass. chatter.

ESPN Boston High Schools kickoff podcast

August, 23, 2011
With football practice kicking off across Massachusetts on Monday, we went into the studio to handicap the season ahead with a preview edition of the ESPN Boston High Schools podcast.

Swampscott head coach Steve Dembowski was in-studio to lend his view of the new season, joining co-editors Scott Barboza and Brendan Hall . We also break down our preseason Top 25 football poll.