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Sports Lead: January 16, 2020

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Taylor’s free throws give Hornets last-second 54-53 win in Lynnfield

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Published January 16, 2020 By DAN NUNN LYNNFIELD — Junior captain Will Taylor nailed a pair of foul shots with four seconds left to give the Hornets a pulse-pounding 54-53 road victory over the arch rival Lynnfield Pioneers on Friday night. Sophomore sharpshooter Cody Cannalonga hit seven 3-pointers and was the leading scorer with 25 points. “Will is the one we want on the line in that situation as he’s our team leader,” said head coach Joe Casey. “Big time players make big time plays when it counts and that’s exactly...

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Hornets tie Amesbury, crush Pentucket

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Published January 16, 2020 By DAN ZIMMERMAN SAUGUS — This season, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) floated a two-year pilot program that provides an overtime option for high school hockey teams to potentially resolve tied scores via a five-minute, four-on-four segment. While many schools have adopted this voluntary measure, others have chosen to hold out and continue with business as usual. The Bay State Conference and the Middlesex League, for instance, have exercised their right to choose and thus far, rejected the overtime option. Individually, North Reading coach Brian...

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Girls’ hoop wins four of five, improve to 4-3

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Published January 16, 2020 By DAN NUNN NORTH READING — Ali Grasso’s 19 point performance carried the Hornets to a tight 39-36 victory over rival Lynnfield on Friday night. It was the North Reading’s fourth win in their last five games. NRHS struggled shooting the ball early on. They didn’t make a field goal for the first nine minutes and trailed 12-4 early on in the second quarter. But after a timeout at the 7:06 mark, the Hornets cranked up the defense and the offense responded. They closed the half...

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Sports Lead: January 9, 2020

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PLNR girls’ hockey improves 6-2 

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Published January 9, 2020 PEABODY — The Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading (PLNR) girls’ ice hockey co-op team is still going strong with a record of 6-2. Their season’s home opener against Medford/Malden on December 26, was a nail biter as the girls came back from a 2-1 deficit in the 3rd period, scoring three goals to win the game 4-2. Senior captain Sammie Mirasolo scored her first hat trick of the season with assists by junior Paige Thibedeau and freshman Jenna DiNapoli. On December 28, the team hosted St Mary’s, a...

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Co-op gymnasts looking forward to promising season

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Published January 9, 2020 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI DANVERS — Last season, the North Reading-Danvers High co-op gymnastics team went 5-1 as they came in second place in the NEC-CAL to Masconomet, who won the state title. In the North Sectionals, the Falcons came in ninth place out of 12 schools. Three seniors from that squad graduated but fifth-year head coach Jen Habeeb did return eight veterans when practice started in early December. The captain is senior Jess Mandri who is from Danvers. The three juniors back are Megan MacNeil...

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Black and Gold finishes third at Cohasset Tournament

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Published January 9, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO COHASET — The Lynnfield-North Reading co-op wrestling team has been very busy the past two weeks, as the Black and Gold competed in two tournaments, a super quad meet and a dual meet. The Black and Gold (4-5) finished third in the Cohasset Tournament on Saturday, January 4. LNR concluded the seven-team tournament with 186 points. Eleven wrestlers placed in the Cohasset Tournament. Senior captain Sean McCullough earned his third straight tournament championship this season after going 4-0 in the 182 lb....

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Sports Lead: January 2, 2020

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Hornets find stride with wins over Rockport, Saugus

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Take Wakefield to the brink in Kasabuski championship Published January 2, 2020 By DAN ZIMMERMAN SAUGUS — Last year, at this early stage of the high school hockey season, North Reading had yet to win a game, losing six straight out of the gate. This season, while the team would admit there’s work to be done, the Hornets are in far better shape with a pair of wins and a 2-2-1 mark after this week’s action. Most recently, North Reading earned a split decision in the annual Kasabuski Christmas Classic,...

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