Monday, June 17, 2013
The following was submitted by the Friends of North Andover Football.
Dear Supporters of NAHS Knights Football, The 14th Annual Friends of North Andover Football Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club. Once again, we are asking you to support our efforts. This fall, the Scarlet Knights will be returning to the Merrimack Valley Conference. They will soon begin the hard work of getting ready for their second season of play there. They are setting their goals high and so are we. All of the funds raised during this enjoyable day of golf go directly to supporting the team in their endeavors. Let’s work together to ensure that our Knights football players continue to have an opportunity to be involved in a strong, high quality football program while the …
Friday, June 14, 2013
Boston Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks.
The funny thing about the Bruins playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup is that several years ago, I actually started rooting for the Blackhawks as one of those "other" teams you kind of like during playoff bids and whatnot. A recent in the Chicago Tribune notes that the Bruins vs. Blackhawks is the first "Original Six" Stanley Cup series since the Bruins won the cup against the New York Rangers in 1972. The Blackhawks are a formidable team, but so were the Pittsburgh Penguins, who just got swept by the Bruins in a thrilling series, especially games 3 and 4. Sidney Crosby of the Penguins is a household name among hockey fans, even if his playoff mettle was widely questioned - he finished the regular season third in the NHL in …
Monday, June 10, 2013
By Merrimack Athletics.
Merrimack baseball senior designated hitter and closer Joe Mantoni (Northbridge, Mass.) was drafted in the 18th round (555th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday as part of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. Mantoni becomes the first Warrior drafted since the Minnesota Twins selected pitcher Ryan O'Rourke in the 13th round of the 2010 draft. "We are so proud of Joe and his accomplishment," head coach Jim Martin said afterward. "He is more than deserving of this opportunity. I am sure he is going to continue all of his success with the Reds because of not only his ability, but also because of his character and work ethic." The Merrimack Athletics Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, Mantoni served as the Warriors' primary …
Friday, June 7, 2013
North Andover jumped out to a 3-0 lead but the top-seeded Grey Ghosts pulled away in the second half to win the North Division 1 championship.
Third-seeded North Andover got off to a good start in its effort to upset one-loss top seed Westford Academy on Thursday afternoon. But the Grey Ghosts showed why they are the top seed in the second half, pulling away to win the North Division 1 championship. The Scarlet Knights scored the first three goals of the game, taking a first half lead on Westford's home turf. The teams entered the half tied at 5-5 and North Andover went up 6-5 early in the second frame. But the locals wouldn't score again until there was less than a minute to go in the game. Westford eventually sealed a 13-7 victory to advance to the state bracket, while North Andover's season came to a close with a record of 18-6.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
If you'd like your children to play football — minus the tackling — you might want to check out Havoc Flag Football.
Love football, but not sure you want your young children playing the tackle version? There's a youth flag football league that plays in North Andover you might want to check out. Havoc Flag Football holds regular games at Merrimack College. The next session is on Sunday, June 23. Here are the details. The league's Web site is havoc.nflflag.com.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
And comedian Lenny Clark will be there!
On Saturday, June 8, the North Andover Booster Club Little League (NABCLL) will host its 8th Annual Food and Wine Festival from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Stevens Estate. Event participants will enjoy live stand-up comedy by Lenny Clarke and Christine Hurley, a wine and food tasting from local favorites including Lobster Tail Restaurant & Fish Market, The Loft, Good Day Cafe, Chama Grill, Shun Ju, Pazzo Gelato Cafe, Bertucci's, Jimmy's Famous Pizza, Taki Pizza, Amici's Pizzeria, Culpeppers Bar & Grill, Dunkin' Donuts, Super Stop & Shop and McAloons Liquors. There will be dancing and music by DJ Hank Morse and a silent and live auction to include a Vermont family getaway to the award-winning Stowe Mountain Lodge, a weekend in NYC at The Muse…
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The following was submitted by Merrimack College.
Merrimack College is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Gibson, former Senior Associate Athletic Director at Harvard University, to Director of Athletics at Merrimack College. Gibson will begin his post on July 1, 2013. “The College is pleased to welcome Mr. Gibson to the Merrimack community,” said Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D., President. “Merrimack strongly believes that Mr. Gibson’s skills will augment those already present in the department and help the College continue its momentum.” Working in the Harvard athletic department since 1997, Gibson leaves his current position as a senior manager for the largest and oldest Division I athletic program in the country. At Harvard, Gibson’s responsibilities spanned oversight of the …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The group seeks to make sports participation affordable for kids.
Everyone’s A Player (www.everyonesaplayer.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping underprivileged youth in the Merrimack Valley participate in sports, will hold its second annual golf tournament at Andover Country Club on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. The charity tournament features a four-person scramble format and costs $200 per golfer, which includes breakfast and lunch. Registration and breakfast start at 6:45 am and the tournament kicks off with a 7:30 am shotgun start. The tournament will also feature putting and driving contests and include an array of raffle prizes that will be given away during the event. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit children age 5 – 18 who participate in various Merrimack Valley …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Massachusetts also largely supports Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Bay Staters like Hillary Clinton and support same-sex marriage, but nothing compares to their love of Red Sox Manager John Farrell. The Sox manager received the lowest disapproval percentage in Public Policy Polling history – even better than Abraham Lincoln, Mother Theresa and Santa Claus. What a difference a year makes for the Sox. The team’s hot start has 27 percent of those who took the survey predicting a World Series. Only 3 percent said the Sox will not make the playoffs. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed said Farrell is doing a good job. Only 1 percent disapproved of Farrell’s work this year. This is the lowest disapproval rating Public Policy Polling has ever seen. In comparison, in a national poll in November, Lincoln was …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Head down to the NAHS field to support the athletes.
Get ready to cheer. The 12th Annual North Andover Special Olympics Track and Field School Day Games will be Wednesday, May 22,at the North Andover High School track from 9 to 12 p.m. Parents, friends and fans are encouraged to head to the high school and cheer on the athletes. The event is sponsored by the Town of North Andover, the Special Olympics of Massachusetts and the North Andover Parent Advisory Council for Children with Special Needs. For more information on the North Andover Special Olympics Track and Field Games or if you would like to volunteer to help out at this event contact: Kathy Keith at email@example.com. To learn more about the North Andover Parent Advisory Council for Children with Special Needs or to …