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January 3, 2014

Sports in a Minute


Those of you who’ve seen some tough beats for Andover High boys hoop at the hands of Central Catholic can understand when Warrior coach David Fazio laments a bit about the collisions.

So take the night before the Commonwealth Classic final win when Fazio and trusted assistant Alan Hibino took the trip to Tufts to scout the Raiders against St. Anthony’s of Jersey City.

Fazio was discussing the Raider lineup when the subject of sophomore guard A.J. Pettway came up. The 3-point bomber had struggled early, with nine points in the first four games of the year. He had only hit one three in that stretch, but somehow Fazio knew better.

“He’ll hit four against us, you watch,” said Fazio of Pettway, who did just that in a career-high 13-point night against the Warriors for the Christmas title.

Fazio’s clairvoyance continues to amaze, and this time around he was right and picked up the title win.

Remember, Round 2 of the Central-Andover trilogy (and potential quadrilogy) is at Andover’s Dunn Gym a week from today.


Frank Carey has a bit of a warmup planned for area baseball players, who are looking to kick-start their seasons.

Carey will host specialty camps at North Reading High School on hitting and pitching/catching. March 4-6, camp will run for players ages 7-11 from 4-6:15 p.m.

The week of March 10-12, players of all ages will be welcomed in two sessions, 4-6:15 p.m. and 6:45-9 p.m. For more information on the camps, contact coach Carey at 781-842-4042.


Listening to Boston fans chime on daily about the easy trip the New England Patriots have, it’s often good to get a more worldly opinion, especially now as the 12-team NFL playoffs open up this weekend.

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