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.
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:.
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.
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).
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.”
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.