Great season comes to an end for co-op girls’ hockey team...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 14, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI WOBURN — The Div. 1 girls’ hockey tournament is pound-for-pound the toughest bracket in Massachusetts high school sports. There are no sectionals tournaments, just one big state clash to decide the best. So when it reads that the Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading girls’ hockey team lost in the quarterfinals don’t buy it. After a magical run that included the program’s first postseason win with victories over Winthrop and St. Mary’s, the Tanners finally hit the end of the road against an extremely talented Methuen/Tewksbury team who entered Thursday night’s game with a 19-1-1 record and were outscoring their opponents by an average of about 5-1. “What we talked about in the locker room was this doesn’t feel great but we did some really good things this season: we won the...

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Lord finishes 5th in the nation in Emerging Elite 60-meter hurdles...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 14, 2019 NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Last Friday, North Reading junior Billy Lord took his Division 4 State Championship, 3rd overall finish in the All-State championship and 5th overall finish in the New England Championship to New York City to compete in at New Balance Nationals. Lord competed in the emerging elite category of the 60 meter hurdles. His preliminary heat was a strong one as he took 2nd and hit a time of 8.16. Lord waited anxiously for the last heats to finish as he had a shot to make the national final. Sure enough, he had the 7th fastest qualifying time and made it to the final which was three hours later. The final race was extremely close as multiple places came down to thousandths of a second. In...

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Hornets shine at postseason meets...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 14, 2019 BOSTON — Following another successful indoor track season where the NRHS girls’ track and field team captured their second straight Division 4 State Championship, a few individuals qualified to compete at the All State Championship and New England Championships. In order to earn a bid to the All State Championship individuals have to rank in the top 24 across all five state championship divisions. Lindsay Maclellan, Grace Hadley, Megan Lawlor and Katelyn Gorgenyi achieved that feat and earned a spot to compete at this prestigious event. Lindsay MacLellan, who ran 5:10.38 in the mile and finished 3rd at the State Championship ran a 5:14.57 at this meet and finished 11th overall just missing a spot on the podium by three seconds. Grace Hadley who ran 3:04.86 in the 1000 meters and...

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Hornets edged by Swampscott in Division 2 North first round, 49-47...

Mar 7, 2019 by

Published March 7, 2019 By DAN NUNN SWAMPSCOTT — The Hornets’ valiant fourth quarter comeback came up short and their season came to an abrupt end at the hands of the host Swampscott Big Blue who defeated North Reading 49-47 in the Division 2 North girls’ basketball quarterfinals on Feb. 27. Junior Ali Grasso led the way for NRHS with 16 points. Sophomore Julia Howse had a strong game with 15 points, senior co-captain Casey McAuliffe added eight points and junior Lauren Sullivan contributed seven.  North Reading finished the season with a record of 14-7. It was a tight first half. The Big Blue hit a 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter to go ahead 15-14 after one and by halftime they extended the lead to three at 24-21. But in the third quarter,...

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Co-op girls’ hockey makes history in D1 tourney...

Mar 7, 2019 by

Beats Winthrop, St. Mary’s; plays in quarterfinals Thursday Published March 7, 2019 WATERTOWN — One game wasn’t enough for the Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading girls’ co-op hockey team in the Div. 1 tournament. The 11th-seeded Tanners already made history on Feb. 27 when they defeated No. 22 Winthrop 2-0 at McVann-O’Keefe for the program’s first postseason. They followed that up by defeating familiar foe St. Mary’s of Lynn in the first round, 4-0 on Monday night at John Ryan Rink in Watertown. Lynnfield’s senior goalie Abby Buckley might be the most locked-in netminder in the state right now as she kicked off her postseason run with two shutouts. Behind Buckley’s steady presence (25 saves) against Winthrop, the Tanners leaned on another senior captain, Kat DiGiulio of Peabody who scored both of her team’s goals, one in the...

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