Perfect antidote for school in needThe death of sophomore Tim Mahoney in February hit Scituate hard. As officials looked for a way to heal and move forward, two teams came to the rescue and united the school in a run that went right to the state finals. Though the hockey and basketball teams didnt achieve their ultimate goal - a state title - it was mission accomplished in more ways than one. Scituate fans turned out in record numbers to support Rodney Beldo, Sam Malone and the basketball team as it won the EMass title. And the same was true on ice as Tims brother Pat led the Sailors to the Garden. For Scituate High School, sports was the answer to a difficult winter.
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)