Hornets follow up Senior Night win with victory in TBI Awareness game...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — The North Reading High girls lacrosse team won its second game on Monday afternoon as they defeated visiting Malden, 15-6, on the team’s Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Game. “It was a very special and emotional day,” said North Reading head coach Matt Costello. Meredith Casey, a U15 lacrosse assistant coach, was the honorary captain. Casey has inspired countless people with her Mighty Meredith Project to raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injuries and on Monday, the Hornets played for Meredith as they came away with a big win. North Reading took control midway through the first half in this one. “We started off slow but then were able to execute our plays much better as the game went along,” said Costello. Kiley McCarthy led the...

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CAL Open champion Hornets get highest score in league history...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 BYFIELD — Having won the Cape Ann League Championship going 8-0 in the regular season, the North Reading Hornets girls’ track and field team went into the CAL Open Championship Meet on May 18 at Triton High School as the clear favorites. In order to compete in the meet athletes had to rank in the top 18 for their respective events. With 18 events contested and six placers earning points 10-8-6-4-2-1 depending on their place, there were many opportunities for the Hornets to strive and prove their strength. The Hornets definitely proved their dominance winning the meet with a whopping 168 points, scoring points in 15 of the 18 events contested and winning nine of those events. Their score doubled the second place team, Triton, who finished with 82 points...

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Boys’ track takes 2nd at CAL Open...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 BYFIELD — The North Reading boys’ spring track team finished their Cape Ann League schedule in grand fashion at the CAL Championships at Triton High as they took 2nd overall as a team with a score of 84 points, only bested by Triton, who scored 122. “Extremely proud of the way the team stepped up today,” said head coach Ryan Spinney. “They know that our regular season record didn’t tell the whole story about this group. Today was one full of personal bests and excellent effort all around.” Lord wins 110 hurdles, qualifies for Nationals and wins Athlete of the CAL Open  Junior Billy Lord took home the lone Hornet individual victory of the day as he won the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 14.61. His preliminary heat...

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Hornets are CAL champs for 6th straight season...

May 16, 2019 by

Five qualify for Nationals Published May 16, 2019 NORTH READING — The girls’ outdoor track and field team culminated their regular season with an impressive double victory over Lynnfield (116-29) and Triton (83.5-61.5) to bring their record to a perfect 8-0 for the season. The victory makes the Hornets the Cape Ann League Champions for a sixth straight year and brings their regular season record to 48-1 over the last six seasons. Ali Grasso led the team to victory with a whopping 36 points followed by Lindsay MacLellan (20), Katelyn Gorgenyi (17.5), Megan Lawlor (16.5), Jessica Hill (13), Grace Hadley (11.25), and Abigail Martin (10), Isabella Parrett (10), and Kerry O’Brien (10). These nine athletes scored 144.25 of the teams’ 199.5 points across both meets, which was 72% of the team total. Going into the...

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Local nine gets revenge on Masco, Lynnfield...

May 16, 2019 by

Push winning streak to four games Published May 16, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — It’s easy for doubt to creep in when you start a season 1-5. Luckily for the NRHS baseball team, getting discouraged is never on their to-do list. The Hornets and head coach Eric Archambault constantly talk about controlling what you can control. The season didn’t start the way they wanted. Rival Lynnfield beat them on opening day and Masco put them in an early hole the next game. The Hornets were outscored 14-4 to start 2019 0-2. So what. The Hornets stayed positive, knowing that if they stuck together they would get out of it. North Reading’s win over Rockport on May 7 put them at 4-6. Then came the real tests to see how they have improved: Masco on...

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