Tyler over St. Anthony’s
The Ryan boys of Haverhill, Mikey and Luke, had a bit of a dilemma. Their basketball-crazed father Mike Sr., the former Haverhill Gazette sports editor, had given them St. Anthony basketball T-shirts a few years ago. But their mother, Keri Guertin Ryan, is an assistant girls basketball coach at Central Catholic.
What would they wear to the Central-St. Anthony boys basketball game a couple weeks back?
They settled on their “Nelson 11” shirts in honor of family friend Tyler Nelson, the Central star.
I really have a hard time with baseball writers using the phrase “post-steroid era.” Methinks there are still plenty of performance-enhancing drugs in the game.
back at Brooks
Former Moynihan Scholar-Athlete of the Year Alex Skinner of Haverhill is now working in admissions at Brooks. He starred in tennis (Eagle-Tribune MVP) and basketball (Eagle-Tribune Super Teamer) at Brooks and went on to captain the 2012 BC tennis team.
Dazzling Daily Double
Don’t tell Brent Musburger but University of Oregon volleyball player Alaina Bergsma, a 6-3 senior, was named National Player of the Year this fall and last fall won the Miss Oregon USA beauty pageant.
The region will be represented June 29 at UNH for the CHaD New Hampshire East-West All-Star football game.
The East players include Timberlane running back Josh David and receiver Ryan McCarthy, Windham’s linebacker Danny Cannone, fullback Kevin Cooney and quarterback Joe Lorenz, Londonderry fullback Troy Ward, Pelham lineman Chadd Loring, and Pinkerton stars Jake Bernaiche (lineman), David Hansen (lineman), Chris St. Onge (safety), Matt St. Onge (fullback) and Brett Stuart (defensive back).
Pinkerton’s Dave Bernaiche and former Haverhill coach Ken Sciacca are among the coaches.
Jersey makes it
Jersey Burns of Salem, the 2012 girls Moynihan Merrimack Valley Scholar-Athlete winner, made the Holy Cross lacrosse team as a walk-on. The pre-med major continues to shine in the classroom with a 3.94 GPA.
From Central to tilton
Central Catholic transfer Giulia Orlando got off to a quick start at Tilton. The sophomore guard from Georgetown had 14 points and six assists in the opener and 12 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds in Game 2. Soon after, she had a huge 16-point, 13-assist game.
The insufferable Jose Canseco Tweeted he may run for mayor of Toronto. Good line from NESN’s Leah Hextall, who quipped, “And that’s why I left the country.”
Her grandfather is Hockey Hall of Famer Bryan Hextall Sr., and her cousin is the Bruins’ old nemesis Ron Hextall.
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