Saturday, March 9, 2013
Both of North Andover's teams were beaten by strong foes in the North Division 2 final, and boys head coach Mike McVeigh announced his retirement following the game.
Both North Andover basketball teams made the trip to Lowell's Tsongas Center for their respective North Division 2 title games on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Knights, neither was able to leave with a title. In the first game of the morning, unbeaten defending champion Reading toppled the Lady Knights, 50-33. Then in the second game, the boys team fell, 64-59, to Brighton. Following the boys game, head coach Mike McVeigh announced that the game will be his last. The veteran mentor decided about two months ago that he will retire following the current campaign. "I knew it was the right thing to do," said McVeigh, who told his players in the locker room following the contest. "The feeling I have for North Andover, for my players for 31 …
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Brighton vs. North Andover MIAA Division 2 North Sectional Basketball Finals.
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The North Andover Scarlet Knights are facing off against reading in the MIAA Division 2 North Sectional Girls' Basketball Finals.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Seniors Mello and Lumb lead North Andover to Sunday's Division 2 North finals at Lowell's Tsongas Arena.
It was a tale of two halfs as North Andover High School Girls' Basketball team survived a torrid defense by opponant Belmont in the first 16 minutes to win going away in the second half, 61-34, in the Division 2 North semifinals held at Burlington High School Tuesday, March 5. The Knight's senior co-captain Michaela Mello scored 10 of her 14 points in the critical third quarter as North Andover (15-8) outscored a error-proned Belmont (13-10) squad, 18-7, to open up a close first half game into a run away. Fellow senior and co-captain Morgan Lumb was the game's high scorer with 21 points, 15 of those from five three pointers including three in the first half to provide the Knights a 24-22 lead at half-time. Junior forward Mackenzie Mello …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Booster wrestlers brought home multiple state titles this weekend.
If Cameron Watson was at all upset by the letter sent home from his school telling his parents we was classified as "obese," he's probably over it by now. Especially since Cameron, member of the North Andover Boosters Club wrestling team, won his state wrestling championship this weekend. Cameron, 10, now holds the state title in his weight class at 94 lbs. He went 3-0 and won the state title in Salem on Saturday by pinning his opponent in just under 30 seconds. The North Andover Boosters emerged with three state champions, four silver medals and two who placed in fourth place. Cameron had a busy week. After the story about the BMI letters spread online and through cable news, with television news crews interviewing him and his guest …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Auditions will be held in Gillette Stadium's Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
The New England Patriots cheerleaders will hold an open audition for the 2013 squad on Saturday, March 2. Women who are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED are invited to audition. The auditions will take place in Gillette Stadium’s Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Candidates will perform two designated routines and a freestyle combination. They will be judged on dance ability, showmanship, overall appearance and level of physical fitness. Judges will narrow the field to up to 65 participants to be invited back for final auditions on Saturday, March 16. For more information on the audition process can, click here. The 2013 Patriots Cheerleading Squad will be comprised of approximately 24-…
Monday, February 25, 2013
A great season for the Knights.
It's winter sports playoff season, and North Andover has reason to be proud. Four teams are headed to playoffs. Both the boys and girls basketball team as well as girls gymnastics and alpine ski team make the first round of the MIAA playoffs. Here's the run-down:
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The following was submitted by Louis Spina.
Saturday, February 23
Merrimack College football offensive coordinator Dan Curran has been promoted to head coach as announced today by Merrimack Interim Director of Athletics Dean O’Keefe. Curran becomes the fifth head coach of the Merrimack football program after spending the last three seasons as the Warriors’ offensive coordinator. "After conducting a national search that brought many qualified candidates, it was clear the best person to lead our program was already right here in North Andover," said Interim Director of Athletics Dean O'Keefe. "Dan is a proven leader who directed Merrimack's conference-leading offense in each of the last three seasons while overseeing the successful recruitment of talented student-athletes on and off the field. We look …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Danielle Coughlin's a local pioneer.
The Scarlet Knights varsity wrestling team won the Division 2 state title Wednesday night and made history, with some girl power. North Andover High School senior Danielle Coughlin has become the first girl in Massachusetts high school wrestling history to win an individual state championship, having won the 106-pound weight class. Check out the video and interview with Coughlin on WBZ. Coughlin has wrestled since 5th grade and last year told Patch she was inspired by her brother. Also last year, she was featured on The Huffington Post.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The following was submitted by Merrimack College.
Tuesday, February 19
Merrimack College's Sam Marotta of Bridgewater was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week as first-place Merrimack moved to 17th in the national rankings. Marotta stopped 39 of 40 shots in Friday’s 2-1 win over #4 Boston College before turning aside 24 shots in a 2-2 tie with Providence. The junior leads Hockey East in goals-against and save percentage and has a 1.16 goals-against and a .963 save percentage in his last five starts, going 4-0-1. It marked the fifth time the junior goaltender has earned Hockey East weekly honors this season. Merrimack was also named the Hockey East Team of the Week for the fourth time after earning a win and a tie and moving into first place in Hockey East for the first time ever this late in the…