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March 6, 2013

World's most unlikely teacher

Role model?

Hard to believe @text5:John Daly@text5: is homeschooling his son, fourth-grader @text5:John Daly Jr.@text5: The oft-troubled golfer, a reality show in waiting, doesn’t strike me as the scholarly type.

Oh, baby

Congrats to former Andover baseball star @text5:Stephen Vickers@text5: of North Andover and his wife, ex-Penn State track star @text5:Lizzie Gati Vickers@text5:, on the Feb. 16 birth of their second son, @text5:Andrew Joseph@text5:. Andrew’s grandfathers are former Andover baseball coach @text5:Bill Vickers@text5: and former Salem football coach @text5:Jack Gati@text5:.

record run

Brittany Gorski @text5:now holds seven Holy Cross track records between indoor and outdoor track and relays. The senior from Tewksbury and Central Catholic established the new 800 mark of 2:10.65 in winning New Englands. She also led the Crusaders to a second in the 4x800.

She followed that up with a fourth at ECACs in 2:10.99. Her former Central teammate, HC sophomore @text5:Mackenzie Arndt@text5: of Merrimac, was second at New Englands and then pole vaulted a school record 12-7 1/2 for third at ECACs.

Hillie connection

Other New Englands placers were: UNH senior @text5:Keely Maguire@text5: of Georgetown (2nd mile, 4:45.25), Quinnipiac sophomore @text5:Rebecca Stabile@text5: of Haverhill (4th, 500, 1:14.53) and her former Haverhill teammate UMass freshman @text5:Mike McNaughton@text5: (7th, 1,000, 2:33.15).

Viral video

Lawrence Academy senior basketball player @text5:Darrien Myers@text5: of North Andover helped hold up the team manager, @text5:Joey Mullaney@text5:, who then “dunked” to begin the game vs. BB&N. It was a special moment for Mullaney, who suffers from Freidreich’s ataxia, a rare neurological disorder.

The video made “Good Morning America” and has received over 80,000 hits on YouTube. You can find it at “Joey dunks to start the game.”

Super six

Senior defenseman @text5:Brendan McCarron@text5: of Andover and Central Catholic was named to the six-player All-Northeast 10 hockey first team. McCarron, a second-teamer as a sophomore, had seven goals and nine assists in 25 games for Franklin Pierce.

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