‘Sad to see them leave’...

Dec 12, 2019 by

Hornet coaches react to Masconomet’s Cape Ann League exit Published December 12, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI BOXFORD — The Cape Ann League will look different next September as one of North Reading High’s biggest rivals, Masconomet, will be moving to the Northeastern Conference. Masconomet was in discussions with the NEC for six months and, in mid-October, the league principals officially extended the invitation. Masco, which has dominated the league in most sports, has the CAL’s largest student enrollment of 1,145 students — 391 more than the second largest school and more than double the enrollment of half the schools in the league. Masco’s enrollment, heading into this fall, would be the fifth largest enrollment in a 12-team NEC so it seemed a natural fit. The Chieftains tried to get into the NEC back in...

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NRHS varsity sports schedule

Dec 12, 2019 by

Published December 12, 2019 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 Swimming: vs. Shawsheen Tech, 2:30 p.m. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 Indoor Track: MSTCA Winter Festival, 10 a.m. (Reggie Lewis Center) Wrestling: vs. Hopkinton/Whittier, 10 a.m. Swimming: CAL Dive Meet, 2 p.m. (Peabody-Lynnfield YMCA) Boys’ Hockey: at Bedford, 8 p.m. (Edge Rink) Girls’ Hockey: vs. Masconomet at Haverhill, 7:15 p.m. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 Boys’ Basketball: at Amesbury, 6:30 p.m. Girls’ Basketball: vs. Amesbury, 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 Wrestling: at Pentucket, 6:30 p.m. Boys’ Hockey: at Triton, 7 p.m. (Henry Graf Skating...

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North Reading cheer places in States, earns invite to Nationals...

Dec 12, 2019 by

Published December 12, 2019 THE NRHS varsity cheer team, lead by head coach Katie Roy, competed at Worcester State University at the MSAA State Championship Competition on Nov. 24. The Hornets placed 3rd in their division winning a place at the National Competition. Pictured in the front row from left to right:Joelle Demers, Lucie Wilson, Alexis Jones and Lacey Stebbins. In the second row from left: Sam Sarno, Charlotte Cuneo, Isabel Riley, Sommer Reid, Gianna Spinale, Mary Bonzagni and Lili Acuna. In the third row from left: Angie Casciano, Kerri-Ann Sexton, Alyna Sigel, Trent Lanum, Ava Arcari, Faith DeGregorio and Ashley Brogan. (Courtesy Photos) PICTURED at states: left group, from left to right: Lili Acuna, Trent Lanum, Gianna Spinale (top) and Lucie Wilson. Center group, from left: Kerri-Ann Sextion, Ashley Brogan, Charlotte Cuneo (top)...

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Hornets hold on in thrilling 61st Thanksgiving game 21-19...

Dec 5, 2019 by

Last-second Pioneer field goal hits the post Published December 5, 2019 By DAN ZIMMERMAN NORTH READING — The typical high school regulation upright stands 30 feet in height and 23 feet across. The post itself is measured at just four inches in width. But for the Lynnfield Pioneers, that narrow, yellow post ultimately spelled doom for their Thanksgiving Day hopes. Trailing 21-19 with five seconds remaining, Lynnfield deployed place-kicker Blake Peters to attempt a game-winning, 35-yard field goal. The snap was good, the ball setup was clean, and Peters, with a stiff wind at his back, got plenty of leg into it. For the host North Reading Hornets, all that remained was the hope that something would go wrong. Their collective wish was answered when the ball hit the left upright and caromed harmlessly back to the...

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