CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: Although Whittier Tech. high school defeated Greater Lawrence Tech. 7-0 in boys' soccer action on Wednesday, March 24, the story does not end there.

This Greater Lawrence Tech soccer team is a really nice story to tell, one we wouldn’t even imagine telling or applauding if it weren’t for the wrath of COVID-19.

You see, girls are playing with and against boys in a physical, high school sport. That would normally bring out protests.

The Greater Lawrence “boys” soccer team has girls on its roster. Eight of them.

“Thankfully,” said Reggies coach Tom Ringler.

Thankfully? Yes, thankfully. To read the full story go to