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BPS sports back on track for today

Posted by Ryan Butler  October 9, 2013 02:39 PM

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Boston City League teams will resume play this afternoon after Tuesday’s bus strike led to the postponement of 10 games around the city.

“It’s a relief,” said athletic director Ken Still. “I’m relieved especially for the kids, but also as far scheduling goes. Teams got an extra day of practice yesterday, too, so that was a positive.”

Though the bus drivers went back to work this morning, it was at first unclear whether city sports could resume. But the athletic department worked hard to make sure the process went smoothly.

“We reschedule games on a consistent level,” Still said. “We’re absolutely fine. In fact, most of the games have already been rescheduled.”

Around the league, coaches were happy to get back to the season.

“I’m excited,” said Charlestown volleyball coach Tony Gearcy. “It’s just really good for the kids.”

His Charlestown team is facing English today, and Gearcy was at first unsure whether they'd be able to make the trip to Jamaica Plain.

But all is well again in the City League. With his retirement date edging closer, Still made sure to get everything back to normal.

“The last day I work is the 21st,” he said. “But I’m using some vacation time to my advantage.”

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  • Justin A. Rice -- A metro Detroit native, Rice is a Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and Northeastern University graduate. Rice lives in the South End with his dog and wife, who unfortunately attended the University of Michigan ... his wife, that is. He curates the BPS Sports Blog and is always looking to write about city athletes with great stories. Have an idea? He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.
  • Ryan Butler -- A Rhode Island native and avid Boston sports fan, Butler played basketball, baseball and football throughout his time in Barrington Public Schools. Now currently in his middler year at Northeastern University, he joins Boston.com as a correspondent for the site's BPS coverage. Have a story idea? Contact him at butler.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on his Twitter @butler_globe.
Also expect updates from Boston.com High School sports editor Zuri Berry and the Globe staff.