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NRHS honors its fall athletes

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on NRHS honors its fall athletes

Published December 13, 2018 NORTH READING — The NRHS fall sports teams closed out their seasons with the annual Sports Awards Night recently, always a special night for the athletes and their families.  In additional to the traditional letter awards, over two dozen special awards were distributed to the members of the nine teams.  Fall Varsity Special Awards Football All League: Matthew Solecki, Alex D’Ambrosio, Michael Sheridan, Jack Keller and Michael Mikula. Kinney Special Teams Player of the Year: Jack Keller. Coaches Award: Matthew Capozzoli. Unsung Hero Award: Matthew...

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Casey honored by MBCA

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Published December 13, 2018 NORTH READING — Longtime North Reading High School boys’ basketball head coach Joe Casey was honored recently by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association for earning his 200th career victory last season at their annual Hall of Fame Banquet at Holy Cross College. Casey, a 1988 NRHS graduate, officially entered the MBCA Victory Club, joining a distinguished list of current and retired coaches including former Hornet coach Barry Kipnes and his father Joe Sr., longtime coach and athletic director at Masconomet. “This recognition is a reflection...

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LNR co-op wrestling team eyes steady improvement

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Published December 13, 2018 By DAN TOMASELLO NORTH READING — The Lynnfield-North Reading co-operative wrestling team is back on the mat and is ready to rumble this season. The Black and Gold concluded the 2017–18 season with a 9-18-1 record. LNR has a strong core returning this winter, which includes 17 North Reading wrestlers and five Lynnfield grapplers. “We will be a more experienced team with 16 out of 22 returning wrestlers,” said Black and Gold head coach Craig Stone. “However, we are unable to fill a couple of weights,...

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Sports Lead: December 13, 2018

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Girls’ indoor track and field aim to defend State Championship

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off on Girls’ indoor track and field aim to defend State Championship

Published December 6, 2018 NORTH READING — The North Reading High School girls’ indoor track and field team has hit an all-time high in enrollment with 48 participants signed up to take part in the sport for the incoming winter season. The Hornets are coming off a successful 2017-2018 season in which they were 3-1 in the regular season, won the Cape Ann League Open Championship, the Division IV State Championship Relay and the Division IV State Championship finishing in a tie with the Pentucket Sachems. Despite graduating several seniors and...

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Hornet boys’ indoor track looks forward to a strong campaign

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Published December 6, 2018 NORTH READING — Led by long time assistant and now first year head coach Ryan Spinney, the North Reading boys’ indoor track program looks to improve on it’s .500 record from last year. “This year’s squad has a lot of potential for success as we are fielding a team of roughly 50 athletes and many of them are returning contributors from last season,” said coach Spinney. “Workouts have been positive and the morale seems to be very good as we gear up for our first meet...

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North Reading’s Canan living out college coaching dream

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off on North Reading’s Canan living out college coaching dream

Published December 6, 2018 By DAN NUNN WORCESTER — Drew Canan, a 2001 North Reading High School graduate who is currently the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at Holy Cross, has found his calling coaching college football. “The best thing about coaching is knowing how much of a positive influence you can have on your players,” said Canan.  Canan just completed his first season on the Crusaders coaching staff. He came to Holy Cross from Assumption College, where he served as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator from...

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Sports Lead: December 6, 2018

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Hornets ice out Pioneers 32-0 in 60th Thanksgiving Game

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off on Hornets ice out Pioneers 32-0 in 60th Thanksgiving Game

Published November 29, 2018 By ANDREW MOUNTER LYNNFIELD — The North Reading football Hornets totally dominated the Thanksgiving grudge match with archrivals, the hosting Lynnfield Pioneers, 32-0, from start to finish, ending off the 2018 season on a high note. On both sides of the ball, the Hornets controlled the game. While getting 323 yards of total offense, the defense only gave up 111 yards of total offense. “I’m just happy for our players,” said Hornets Head Coach, Eddie Blum, only minutes after completing his first year at the helm. “They...

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Bone-chilling cold did not deter the spirit of 10th annual Turkey Trot

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off on Bone-chilling cold did not deter the spirit of 10th annual Turkey Trot

Published November 29, 2018 with updates from the print edition By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Over 850 runners and walkers braved the bone-chilling cold on Thanksgiving morning to participate in the 10th edition of the North Reading Turkey Trot. This year’s first male finisher and overall race winner was Sam Fazioli, 26, of Salem, N.H., who crossed the line in 16:19.10. It was his first time running this course. Winning the women’s race for the third time was Jackie Solimine, 24, of Haverhill in 18:33.8. She previously won...

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