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October 2, 2013

Sports in a Minute: Methuen's inimitable Agboola

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Inimitable Agboola

Rashidat Agboola continues to make Methuen proud. She recently was named Boston University’s basketball tri-captain for the second straight year. The 6-1 senior is a returning All-League and Academic All-League performer.

They Said It

“Finally, I don’t have to go to every stadium in New England ... then he becomes a coach!”

Gene Salovitch, a standout on the Greater Lawrence Tech teams in the early ‘70s, on his son, second-year Epping-Newmarket football coach Ross Salovitch. Ross starred at Pinkerton and is in the Husson Hall of Fame.

Assist Kreklow

In his 25-game NBA career with the Celtics, Wayne Kreklow was known as a shooter. His daughter, Molly, is a passer. The University of Missouri senior volleyball star leads the country in assists. Her father is her head coach and her mother is an assistant for the 18th-ranked Tigers.

Bouncing Back

Fairfield senior B.J. Merinder of Andover opened up his season with wins at third doubles and fifth singles against Rider. Merinder has battled back from a couple shoulder surgeries during his college career.

What’s a sport?

Methinks Sports Illustrated is trying a bit too hard to be edgy. Out of its six Faces in the Crowd highlighted last week, the “sports” included marathon swimming, skeet shooting and surf lifesaving.

Top rookie

Freshman Sarah Bresette from Andover and Brooks School was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week. The reigning Eagle-Tribune soccer MVP scored twice including the winner in OT as Bucknell beat Lehigh 3-2.

Ryan-Marshall clan

Interesting fact about Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. He and his brother are married to sisters. Ryan’s wife, Sarah Marshall Ryan, is second all-time in assists at BC, just in front of ex-Masconomet great Breezy Stepherson.

BC Scholarship

BC has offered Brooks School’s 6-0 sophomore point guard Ikenna Ndugba of Boston, according to New England Recruiting Report.

Football Country

Former Eagle-Tribune colleague John Wayne Ferguson, a Pinkerton graduate, now works at the Galveston (Texas) News. He had a humorous recent tweet. “Texas: Where the Rangers are fighting for playoff spot, but their cable carrier shows a high school football game instead.”

Seahawk’s Sister

Seattle QB Russell Wilson’s sister, Anna Wilson, has made a verbal commitment to attend Stanford. The 5-7 guard is the fourth-rated sophomore basketball player in the country, according to ESPN.


Follow Michael Muldoon on Twitter under the screen name @MullyET.