Senior Day NR-Lynnfield baseball game Aug. 1...

Jul 9, 2020 by

Published July 9, 2020 NORTH READING — Taking to heart the words of the legendary Yogi Berra — “It ain’t over ’till it’s over” — the baseball players in North Reading High School’s Class of 2020 will get to hear the cry of “Play Ball” one more time. With the support of the North Reading Diamond Club, comprised of Hornet baseball alumni, an exhibition game featuring NRHS seniors and their Lynnfield High School counterparts has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, at North Reading’s Carey Park. First pitch will take place at 10:30 a.m. The Diamond Club decided to forego its 44th annual Alumni Game in favor of this special matchup, believing it was important for the seniors, who saw their 2020 season canceled as a result of COVID-19, to play one last time with...

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NR A’s kick off shortened season...

Jul 9, 2020 by

Published July 9, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — It was a tough season opener for the North Reading A’s in their North Shore Baseball League opener on Monday evening as they fell 13-2 to the Peabody Champions at North Reading High School. Last summer, the Champions reached the finals before losing to Kingston. “They have been a good team every year since I have been in the league,” said A’s manager Joe Dardeno. “They have good pitching and hitting again this year.” Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the 3rd inning, the A’s cut the lead to one on an RBI single by Mike Bailey. A Peabody throwing error on the play then allowed the second run to score. However, the visitors were able to break the game open with eight runs in the...

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Northeast baseball off to quick start...

Jul 9, 2020 by

Published July 9, 2020 NORTH READING — The North Reading Northeast baseball team won the first two games of their 12-game season. North Reading beat Billerica 9-1 on Monday before defeating Lynnfield 5-3 on Tuesday during their home opener at North Reading High School’s Carey Park. The Hornets will play seven more games at Carey Park: Thursday, July 9, 6 p.m. vs. Tyngsborough. Sunday, July 12, 9 a.m. vs. Dracut. Sunday, July 19, 9 a.m. vs. Westford. Tuesday, July 21, 6 p.m. vs. Dracut. Thursday, July 23, 6 p.m. vs. Lowell. Sunday, July 26, 9 a.m. vs. Newton. Sunday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. vs. Newton. The Hornets are currently in first place in the South Division followed by Wilmington (1-0) and Lynnfield (0-1-1). Billerica (0-1) is the last team in the division. Westford (1-0)...

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High school fall sports in jeopardy despite impending summer ball...

Jul 2, 2020 by

Published July 2, 2020 By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — High school sports are nostalgic by nature. So, the prospect of altering or even canceling a fall season is alarming for many across the country even in the midst of a pandemic. According to an Associated Press article by Jim Vertuno published on June 22, some high schools are welcoming back football players to participate in annual summer workouts. It has become a tradition, especially in states considered to be football hotbeds such as Texas and Florida. According to Vertuno, football powerhouse Arlington-Martin High School near Dallas had about 600 athletes attend their first day of summer conditioning on June 8. They were reportedly following state social distancing guidelines and spread out over four fields. Eight days later, the workouts were suspended indefinitely after one of those...

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