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May 16, 2013

Sports in a minute

A Valley divided

Boston Bruins fandom may be reaching heights it hasn’t seen in decades, but don’t be surprised if you see some fans around the Merrimack Valley rooting for the New York Rangers in their playoff series against the B’s.

The Rangers, of course, feature former Phillips Academy star Chris Kreider of Boxford. These playoffs haven’t gone quite as well for Kreider as his inaugural postseason last year, when he scored five goals after having never played an NHL game. Kreider had one assist and no goals in the Rangers’ first round series win over the Washington Captials.

Hanigan’s back

Speaking of local pros, Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan of Andover has come off the disabled list red hot. In his three starts since returning, he has collected four hits and two walks, including two-hit games against Milwaukee and Miami. He was 3 for 35 on the season before going on the DL in April with a strained left oblique.

Londonderry’s Brian Wilson, the former San Francisco Giants All-Star closer, on the other hand still has no job following Tommy John surgery last year.

See her story

Yesterday’s Eagle-Tribune featured a story on Lawrence track star Aneisha Berrios overcoming insecurity to becoming a star thrower.

For a video interview with Berrios, plus video and pictures of her throwing, visit eagletribune.com/sports.

An odd couple

It’s very common to see a talented track athlete win multiple events, especially in a dual meet.

But win the pole vault and the shot put? Now that’s just odd.

Pentucket’s Ali Attenasio did just that earlier this week, and added a victory in the 100 hurdles and also ran on the winning 4x100 relay.

Pole vault is Attanasio’s premier event. She set the school record with a vault of 11-0 last week, best in the area this season and tied for the third best all-time, and scored a 10-6 on Monday.

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