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October 12, 2012

College Stars: Penney leads powerhouse Stonehill

The Stonehill cross country team, which is 12th ranked in Division 2 nationally, is loaded with local talent.

The area harriers are senior tri-captain Ethan Penney from Haverhill, senior tri-captain Sean Hanlon from Georgetown, junior Scott Waller of Andover, junior Trent Fontanella from Pelham and junior Nathaniel Webber from Atkinson and Central Catholic.

Penney placed third in a 65-runner field with a career-best 24:26.42 at the early-season 8K UMass Amherst Invitational. Hanlon was 12th (24:54.30), Webber 34th (25:36.55), Waller 37th (25:39.08) and Fontanella 40th (25:43.59).

Penney, who smashed his previous personal best by over a minute, was named NE-10 Runner of the Week for his efforts.

Senior tri-captain Caroline McBride of North Reading placed 33rd at New Englands with an 18:08.43 for 5 kilometers.

Sophomore tennis player Thomas Alaimo from North Andover and Central was named the Stonehill Male Athlete of the Week. He is 6-4 at second singles and is 10-2 in doubles, where he was recently promoted to the No. 1 team.

Stonehill junior right-side hitter Kirsten Arvidson of Andover was named co-MVP of the Bentley Invitational. The 6-2 Arvidson leads the Skyhawks with 2.85 kills per set and is second with 3.2 points per set.

Freshman Hunter Tuck from Haverhill and Central Catholic is a reserve middle blocker.

Junior defensive end Patrick Rooney from Salem and Central Catholic has been in on 13 tackles with 1.5 tackles for a loss. Chris Esposito is a reserve junior linebacker.

Junior midfielder Devin Ingersoll of Londonderry has tallied a team-high 10 goals in 14 games for the Stonehill field hockey team.

Davis dazzles for Bates

Junior Kevin Davis of North Andover caught two touchdown passes in Bates’ win over Williams. The 6-3 graduate of St. John’s Prep has five catches for 80 yards in three games.

Other area Bobcats are sophomore lineman Joe DiPalma of Salem (3 tackles), sophomore quarterback Matt Cannone of Windham and freshman defensive back Jimmy Walsh of Andover.

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