Hornets beat Lynnfield for third straight victory...

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 17, 2019 By DAN NUNN LYNNFIELD — The Hornets traveled to Lynnfield on Friday night and pounded the rival Pioneers 61-46. Julia Howse was outstanding once again with 22 points and eight rebounds. Senior captain Casey McAuliffe scored 13 and junior Lauren Sullivan added 11 points.  With the win, North Reading improves to 6-2 overall and they are currently in second place in the CAL Kinney Division with a 5-1 conference record. Storm back to beat Manchester-Essex  The Lady Hornets erupted with 20 points in the fourth quarter to turn a four point deficit into a 52-43 victory over the Manchester-Essex Hornets on January 8. Junior Allie Grasso led the way with 17 points and six steals. Sophomore Julia Howse, who was in foul trouble for a good part of the game, still...

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Future looks bright for girls’ track and field...

Jan 17, 2019 by

Hornets impress at Freshman-Sophomore Championships Published January 17, 2019 ROXBURY CROSSING — The NRHS girls’ track and field team sent a group of 9th and 10th grade athletes to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on Saturday, Jan. 5 to compete amongst the state’s best freshman and sophomore athletes at the Red Auerbach Freshman- Sophomore Championships – Small Schools. The event was attended by all small schools in Massachusetts from Division’s 4-5 and part of 3 as Divisions 1-2 and part of 3 competed the following day. Schools with enrollments under 1,100 compete in the small schools division. At the meet the Hornets took home a gold medal in the 4×400 meter relay and had two individual (Katelyn Gorgenyi and Julia Thorstad) medal winners. In the 55 meter dash, Lindsay Keller lowered her personal...

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Black and Gold dismantles Essex Tech, Salem...

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Published January 17, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO NORTH READING — The Lynnfield-North Reading co-operative wrestling team went 2-3 last week, improving the Black and Gold’s record to 4-16. The Black and Gold competed in a super quad meet against Essex Tech, Salem, Gloucester and Melrose on Jan. 12 at North Reading High School. LNR defeated Essex Tech and Salem, and lost to Gloucester and Melrose. LNR narrowly defeated Essex Tech 39-36. Sophomore Christian Real-Costa (113 lbs.) pinned his opponent at 2:50. “Christian bumped up from 106 lbs. to get a pivotal win,” said Black and Gold head coach Craig Stone. Captain Stuart Glover (126 lbs.) defeated his counterpart by fall at 1:37. Junior Dan Ryan (160 lbs.) won his match by a 7-1 decision. Captain Sean McCullough (182 lbs.) pinned a returning sectional place...

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Hornets pick up first win of season with 4-2 triumph over Pentucket...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Published January 10, 2019 By DANIEL ZIMMERMAN SAUGUS — At long last, the North Reading Hornets ended a season-long winless skid with a convincing 4-2 victory over Pentucket in a Saturday matinee at Kasabuski. On the strength of a three goal second period, North Reading pulled away from a stubborn Sachems squad to improve to 1-6 overall and 1-2 in the Cape Ann League. Senior forward Dylan Babcock, who had yet to tally coming in, found a scoring touch with a pair, including the eventual game-winner, while Mark Potter put it out of reach midway through the frame. But perhaps the one goal that set the wheels in motion for the Hornets first win came at the outset of the period when Stephen Robishaw won the draw at center, collected the puck and skated...

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Hornets cruise past Vikings

Jan 10, 2019 by

Published January 10, 2019 By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — The Lady Hornets returned to the court for the first time in a week on Friday night and trampled the Triton Vikings 49-24 at NRHS. Sophomore Julia Howse stuffed the stat sheet with 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, five steals and five blocks. Junior Lauren Sullivan was terrific as well with a game high 19 points and nine rebounds. For the first 12 minutes of the game, North Reading throttled the Vikings. NRHS scored 23 points and held Triton to one made free throw for a 23-1 lead. But for the final four minutes of the second quarter, the Hornets lost a little focus and allowed the Vikings to cut the lead to 23-10 at the half. NRHS maintained a big lead for...

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