JOSHUA KUMMINS, a senior honors student at Malden High School (Go Golden Tornadoes!), is the Associate Editor of BostonSportsU18.com, overseeing site operations and managing the staff writers. Kummins, who will be attending Lasell College (Go Lasers!) in Newton, Mass. this coming fall, spent three seasons covering college hockey and minor league/college baseball for BSU18 and now covers those beats for the Western College Hockey Blog and New England Baseball News. He also serves as a member of the head editorial staff for the award-winning newspaper at MHS, The Blue and Gold. Under his leadership, the sports section placed first for “Excellence in Sports Writing” as part of the Suffolk University Greater Boston High School Newspaper Competition this past winter. Kummins is a veteran Hockey East reporter and has covered multiple Frozen Fenway events, Beanpots and conference tournaments. He also manages the site’s baseball coverage, covering the Red Sox, minor leagues and colleges. Contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKummins.
DANNY JAILLET is a senior at Maynard High School (Go Tigers!) and is a great fan on the Boston College Eagles, but lives, breathes and sleeps about all sports. Sports and writing are two of Jaillet’s favorite hobbies, so sports writing allows him to combine them into one. He authors a personal sports blog at DansSportsReport.com and is also an avid autograph collector. He was born in 1995 in Bogota, Colombia and lives in Maynard with his parents, one sister, a cat and a dog. While attending Maynard High School, he tries to be as involved with the school’s athletic programs as possible. Follow Jaillet on Twitter @DJaillet95.
PATRICK CAVANAUGH is a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Chichester Central School in New Hampshire. He can often be found in the press box at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the 2011 Eastern League champion New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He also broadcasts for the Laconia Muskrats, one of the ten teams in the prestigious New England Collegiate Baseball League. He serves as BSU18′s main contributor in the state of New Hampshire. His favorite sports icons are Jerry Remy and Dustin Pedroia. His dream job is being a sports broadcaster and journalist. He also umpires baseball and softball in the Southern New Hampshire area after he stopped playing. Follow him on Twitter @PCava12.
CAMERON MERRITT is a junior at Attleboro High School (Go Blue Bombardiers!) and aspiring sports journalist. Born and raised in Attleboro, Mass., he is a diehard Boston sports fan. He is also a big soccer fan, supporting Liverpool FC, FC Sochaux-Montbeliard (France) and the New England Revolution. He is also not afraid to show support for U.S. National Team defender Geoff Cameron, who hails from his hometown. He enjoys sports, writing, and history (or a combination of all of them) and also collects sports memorabilia. His collection includes autographs from Rob Gronkowski, Bobby Orr, a 2007 World Series MVP Mike Lowell-signed ball and a hat from Patriots training camp that was signed by many key players of the 16-0 team. His grandmother was a waitress in the Patriots’ dining room and was very close with such players as Rodney Harrison and Randy Moss. Merritt, a proverbial “jack of all trades” for BSU18, serves as beat writer for soccer and Patriots football, while also contributing to baseball coverage. Follow him on Twitter @RedSoxCam1996.
T.J. HORGAN is an aspiring sports broadcaster or journalist in his sophomore year at Burlington High School (Go Red Devils!). He started his sports broadcasting journey in the summer of 2011 when he attended the Young Broadcasters of America summer camp. He routinely attends YBA, and anchors live webcasts at their studio. TJ is an avid fantasy football player, and enjoys reading and writing about the wide world that is fantasy football. In addition to sportscasting, he has been in five feature-length films, including a main role in a film called CO2, and an extra in “Grown Ups,” with Adam Sandler. TJ plays baseball for his high school team in Burlington. Contact TJ on Twitter @bsu18_tj or email him at email@example.com.
TIM SCOTT is a junior at Barrington High School (Go Eagles!) in Rhode Island, covering the New England college football and basketball beats for BSU18 and penning the “New England Top 20″ weekly report for both sports. Additionally, Scott is currently the Sports Anchor/Producer for Barrington’s New England Emmy-winning TV show, “Sunrise,” and the Sports Editor for The Talon school newspaper. Tim is also the State Reporter for the Rhode Island chapter of Future Business Leaders of America. During sports seasons at BHS, Tim is the play-by-play announcer for cable access broadcasts of football games and is the statistician for boys basketball and basketball. In the summer, Tim is the official scorer/statistician and post-game host for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow @TimScott2796 on Twitter.
ALEX FAIRCHILD is a senior student-athlete at Boston College High School (Go Eagles!). While also covering Boston College men’s basketball, he specializes in soccer, writing for EPL Talk and Football.com to name a couple. When not on the pitch, you can find Alex on the slopes as he skis for his school’s varsity team. He is an avid reader of all things soccer and politics. You can contact Alex at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @alex_f_football.
TAYLOR SNYDER is a big Boston sports fan and aspiring journalist, currently in his freshman year at Langley High School (Go Saxons!) in McLean, Virginia. He is a writer for the school’s newspaper, “The Saxon Scope.” In past years, Snyder has had the chance to write for my middle school and high school news publications, while writing as part of many different blogs, including work with BSU18′s own Tim Scott. Despite being from Virginia, he has attended “Sports Broadcasting Camps” for the past four years at Boston University, one of the area’s venerable athletic institutions. He is a diehard Red Sox and Patriots fan, sticking through the heartbreak of the past and enjoying the successes in recent years. His two favorite athletes are Dustin Pedroia and Stevan Ridley. In addition to being a journalist and sports lover, he is an involved athlete who plays baseball, rugby, golf, football and enjoys surfing. He hopes to attend a major college and concentrate in broadcast journalism following his high school career. Follow him on Twitter @RedSoxSnyder.
EDDIE PANNONE is a freshman at Rhode Island College (Go Anchormen!) in the great capital city of Providence, covering both professional teams in the country’s smallest state. A 2012 graduate of Johnston High School (Go Panthers!), Eddie played offensive and defensive line for the football team and was also the third baseman for the baseball team, which won back-to-back state championships during his junior and senior year. His best sports memories are meeting Coco Crisp, attending Darnell McDonald’s breakout game at Fenway, which included a walk-off hit on April 20, 2011, and seeing Coco, Papi, Pedroia, Youk, Tek, Beckett, Crawford, and others while at McCoy Stadium. His favorite athletes are Coco Crisp, Brad Marchand, Dustin Pedroia, Tedy Bruschi and Paul Pierce. He is a fan of all four Boston teams and hopes to become a sports writer. Follow Eddie on Twitter @EddiePannone17.
PATRICK OWENS is a junior sportswriter and Boston native, who enjoys following all four local teams with his favorites being the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics. He is a competitive cross country/track runner, but enjoys playing basketball, tennis, golf and soccer. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow his Twitter @POwens_BSU18.
D.J. BARRILE is also a senior classmate of Alex Fairchild’s at Boston College High School and has been covering Boston College men’s basketball for three years. When not at Conte Forum, he can also be found on the lacrosse field where he is a goalie and captain of the BC High team. He is a huge fan of everything having to do with the Boston College Eagles and Hockey East. Contact Barrile at email@example.com.
JACK MORISON is also a sophomore at Burlington High School, where he plays on the football, hockey, and baseball teams. Despite playing those three, he is a fanatic of all sports. Among his favorite teams are the Bruins, Celtics, and Philadelphia Eagles. Morison, who also loves dogs, hopes to go into the Air Force after he graduates college.
JOSEPH KUYKENDALL is a freshman at James Madison University (Go Dukes!) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He contributes to BSU18′s college basketball and football coverage and has been the Lowell Spinners beat writer since 2009. Kuykendall is a 2012 graduate of Andover High School (Go Golden Warriors!), where he was three-time MVP and captain of the boys’ volleyball team and also broadcast basketball games. A native of Virginia, Kuykendall is a Virginia Tech football fan and Maryland basketball fan. And of course is crazy about the Red Sox. Kuykendall tweets @JoeKBSU18 and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“COACH” is Mike Winn, the President and Founder of Boston Sports U18. Winn grew up in Belmont in a big sports family. He has worked in the sports radio business in Boston for 15 years including stints at Sports Radio WEEI, 1510 The Zone and 890 ESPN Boston. He is currently the General Manager of Absolute Broadcasting’s three radio stations in Southern New Hampshire. Sports have always been a big part of Winn’s life and he currently coaches baseball, football and basketball in Burlington’s youth leagues and serves on Burlington Baseball’s Board of Directors. Winn resides in Burlington with his wife, Kim and their three children Michael, Ryan and Samantha.
–Updated April 21, 2013–