Girls win first indoor track State Championship in school history...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By JERLIN KAITHAMATTAM BOSTON- Valentine’s Day was 10 times sweeter this year for North Reading Girls’ indoor track and field as they made history winning, their first ever Indoor State Title. In a nail-biting finish, the Hornets did exactly what they needed to do in order to tie their season long rivals Pentucket, for a shared first-place victory. This victory is quite special to the girls’ team for two main reasons: First, the Hornets just moved up from Division 5 to Division 4. Going into a new division with bigger schools, and tougher competition, the Hornets were the underdogs. They quickly proved their worth however emerging as State Relay Champions and CAL Open Champions. Next, their final goal was to do something that has never been done...

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Hornets win Jeff Hayes Memorial Hockey Tournament...

Feb 22, 2018 by

NR (8-8-3) needs a point vs. Danvers in final game to qualify for state tourney Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI BUZZARDS BAY — It was a great day for two reasons for the North Reading High boys hockey team on Tuesday afternoon. The first reason is that the Hornets upset Lowell Catholic, 4-0, in the championship game of the Jeff Hayes Memorial Tournament at Gallo Ice Arena in Buzzards Bay. The second reason is that they kept their Division 2 playoff hopes alive with that win improving to 8-8-3 with one game to go. “We are playing our best hockey of the year in this tournament,” stated North Reading head coach John Giuliotti. Owen Maxwell led the offense scoring twice, while single goals were scored by Josh Zelikman and...

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Boys’ hoop ends season with back-to-back wins...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Hornets earn CAL Sportsmanship Award Published in the February 22, 2018 edition By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — Nine Hornets scored en route to their 66-44 blowout victory over the Ipswich Tigers on February 13 in North Reading’s final home game of the 2017-18 season. Colin Boucher led the way for NRHS with 17 points and senior Tim Peach was terrific off the bench with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Ipswich got off to a great start and at the 6:37 mark of the second quarter held a 21-13 lead. But the Hornets regrouped in a big way and closed the quarter on a superb 17-2 run to take a 30-23 lead into the break. North Reading continued to take it to the Tigers in the third quarter. They scored 23 points in the...

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Catherine “Terry” Parsons, 78...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Member of St. Theresa’s Church Published in the February 22, 2018 edition NORTH READING — Catherine “Terry” (Walsh) Parsons, 78, of North Reading, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Catherine was the daughter of the late Catherine Edna (Smith) and Joseph Walsh, formerly of Lee Road, North Reading. Catherine was born in Everett and spent her early childhood there before moving to North Reading, where she lived most of her life. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church for about 70 years, she attended North Reading Schools and was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School in Reading. Catherine is survived by her daughter Kathleen Parsons; granddaughter Taylor Saulnier; her sister Joanne Walsh and brothers William Walsh, David Walsh, and John Walsh. Catherine was predeceased by her youngest...

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Michael J. Cady, 62

Feb 22, 2018 by

Avid Red Sox fan Published in the February 22, 2018 edition RYE, N.H. — Michael J. Cady, 62, of Rye, N.H., and formerly of North Reading, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 16, 1955 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to the late Richard F. and M. Elizabeth (Vozella) Cady. Michael was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1977. Prior to his retirement, Michael was employed as a construction estimator for Manganaro Northeast in Woburn. He was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed long walks on the beach with his dog Bo, and was a constant presence in the Portsmouth coffee scene with his brother, Peter. Survivors include his wife, Heidi (Pizzano) Cady of Rye,...

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John “Scotty” Parker, 69...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Veteran of the Vietnam War Published in the February 22, 2018 edition WITCHITA, Kan. — John “Scotty” Parker, 69, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Via Christi Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita. He was born April 4, 1948 in Melrose, Massachusetts to John Phillips and Evelyn Woode (Stark) Parker. On July 22, 1978 he married Linda Sue (Bryan) Parker in Fort Riley, Kansas. He graduated from North Reading High School in 1966. He was a Free Mason. After high school he joined the United States Army where he had training as an Airborne Ranger, Special Forces and was a Field Medic. In 1967, he volunteered for the Vietnam war and had two tours and earned a Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, Vietnam Award for Valor, two Purple Hearts and was a prisoner of...

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