With only a couple of controversial calls (one on each side), wrestling official Lou Ferullo was on top of his game last weekend when Timberlane hosted North Andover in the border showdown. Ferullo is a well-respected veteran official from Rochester as well as a former New England champion.
It was good for both teams to have an official of his caliber assigned to the meet and he was definitely pleased with the assignment,.
“I’m not sure how I got this, but I’m happy I did,” he said.
One can’t say that the Central Catholic basketball team doesn’t get respect. In the Eastern Mass. preseason rankings, the Raiders’ boys were ranked No. 1, one spot ahead of North Andover, and the girls were ranked No. 2, trailing only Braintree. Three-time defending champion Andover was ranked seventh and defending Division 3 state champ Pentucket came in at 12th.
With Christmas nearly upon us, there is very little high school action on tap for the upcoming Sunday and Monday. But, for those addicted to high school basketball, the Haverhill boys are hosting Reading tomorrow afternoon. Tipoff time is 1 p.m.
Jones finishes fifth
In case you missed it, North Andover’s Michaela Jones finished fifth overall in the Junior Olympics 3K Midget Girls division in Albuquerque, finishing in 11:23.30, just 19 seconds behind the winner.
The Chelsea boys basketball team looks to be weaker than usual this year, dropping its first three games, but there’s a good reason for that. Highly touted senior Sam Mojica, who had already scored 950 points, decided to transfer to a private school, Brimmer and May, and repeat his junior year.
The University of North Alabama says a walk-on football player is off the team after sending a racist tweet about President Barack Obama.