PHOTO: Start it up

Sep 24, 2020 by

SPORTS ARE BACK at North Reading High School. Six fall teams, including the field hockey team pictured here at practice on Saturday, continued tryouts and practice this week to prepare for the fall season that starts as soon as next week. The field hockey Hornets play their first game on Friday, Oct. 2 at home against Newburyport. (NRHS Field Hockey Photo) Published September 24,...

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North Reading Little League All-Stars are District champs...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 24, 2020 THE NRLL 11-year-old All-Stars are district champions. Pictured in the first row from left to right are Branden Levine, Nolan Pierce, Chris Libby and Brendan Gazda. In the second row from left are Ben Mahoney, James Nelson, James Wyatt, Christian Lava, Charlie Cooper, Cole Bakr, Glenn Mello and Tyler Boviard. In the third row are coaches Matt Libby, Mike Levine, Greg Mello, Shawn Wyatt and James Boviard. (Courtesy Photo) NORTH READING — The 11-year-old North Reading Little League All Star team finished up an exciting and successful playoff run with an impressive 13-9 victory over Reading in the championship game on Sept. 18 at Benevento Memorial Field. The team held on for the victory in the pressure packed game after taking a 12-2 lead in the 3rd inning. North Reading’s successful championship run included wins...

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Big Dipper Ice Cream Stand sponsors North Reading fall baseball...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Published September 24, 2020 CHRIS LIBBY of the Big Dippers scores against the Everett Expos. (Courtesy Photo) NORTH READING — Big Dipper Ice Cream Stand in North Reading is sponsoring a local 12U baseball team. “The Big Dippers” are a combined team of North Reading and Wakefield baseball players ages 11 and 12. The coaches are long time Malden high school friends, Matt Libby (North Reading) and Mike Viselli (Wakefield) who wanted to extend the baseball playing season for these youngsters. Both have years of experience coaching in their respective towns and share a combined appreciation for the fundamentals of baseball while fostering an environment of fun and fair play. Big Dipper Ice Cream Stand helped these local players by supplying the uniforms, hats, and masks that are now required for all players to...

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Hornets preparing for a new type of field hockey...

Sep 10, 2020 by

Published September 10, 2020 EMMA BORLAND will need to make some more miraculous saves like this one against Masco last year as the new field hockey modifications will mean more fast breaks according to Hornet head coach Andrea Slaven. Goalies are required to be on the field in the new 7 v. 7 format. Masco, which was set to start their first year in the Northeastern Conference, won’t get to play this fall as the NEC postponed all fall sports to the Fall 2 season (Feb. 22-April 25). (John Friberg File Photo) By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has implemented some new field hockey rules for this season. Players on the field will be reduced from 11 to seven per team, one of...

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