January 2013 Highlights
Jan. 1: Nicole Boudreau, who set the area scoring record and carried Andover girls basketball to three straight Division 1 state titles, was named the 34th Eagle-Tribune Sportsman of the Year. She was just the second female winner.
Jan. 2: Pelham beat Con-Val 45-43 on a Becca DeBaldo layup with a second left.
Jan. 4: Javier Franjul’s 3-point play with five seconds left gave Greater Lawrence a 58-57 win over Greater Lowell.
Jan. 8: In a 49-42 win over Oyster River, Windham’s Kelsey Schiebel set school records for points (30) and 3-pointers (8).
Jan. 11: Behind 24 points from Chris Bardwell, North Andover held on for a 57-55 win over Lowell, the No. 2 ranked team in the state.
Jan. 14: Methuen junior Brady Barron had an artery, 12 tendons and several nerves severed when a Gloucester hockey player’s skate accidentally cut his left wrist. Trainer Janielle Martin-Monbleau rushed to the ice to treat him and likely saved his life.
Jan. 16: With Lawrence trailing 31-30 heading into the final match, reserve Rangel Villar won 8-3 at 152 to deliver the Lancers the victory.
Jan. 16: Iowa State freshman Georges Niang of Methuen, who was Big 12 Rookie of the Week last week, beats West Virginia on a lay-up with two seconds left.
Jan. 17: Andover’s Devon Caveney joins the 1,000-point club in style ... on a four-point play in a 45-42 win over North Andover.
Jan. 18: Kiara Rodriguez scored 14 points to lead Lawrence past Haverhill, 58-34. That snapped the girls’ 14-game losing streak overall and 26-game streak in the league.
Jan. 23: Juan Garcia won three events as the Greater Lawrence co-ed swim team beat Minuteman 89-78 for its first win in three years.
Jan. 26: North Andover football coach John Rafferty was fired over protocol in two disciplinary incidents. That set off a firestorm of protests.
Jan. 26: Stony Brook freshman Scott King of Derry’s alley-oop dunk is ranked No. 5 on SportsCenter’s top plays.