EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

January 15, 2013

Sports in a Minute

Streak continues

The year is young but Bradford’s Dave Dunham has already extended his streak, which now stands at 35, of having won at least one race every year since he began racing in 1979. He extended the streak by taking first at the Prospect Mountain snowshoe race Jan. 6 in Woodford, Vt. It was the earliest Dunham had won a race since 1997 and only the fourth time since 2000 that he won his first race of the year.

New Billerica coach

Billerica has hired Rich McKenna as its new head football coach, replacing Peter Flynn, who resigned after 23 years and a 150-99 record. McKenna is a Billerica grad and former assistant who was head coach the past four years at Westford, where he posted a 28-17 record.

McKenna will have his hands full at Billerica. The Indians graduate 17 players, including all-conference standout Matt Clifford, from a 2-9 squad.

Vesey sparkles

North Reading’s Jimmy Vesey had an impressive tournament in Team USA’s recent gold medal run at the World Junior hockey championships. The 19-year-old Harvard freshman had a goal and four assists in seven games. His one goal came against Canada goalie Malcolm Subban, the Boston Bruins’ first-round draft pick.

Nicoll cited

Rhode Island College junior Brian Nicoll of Plaistow, who was recently featured in the Eagle-Tribune, was named Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Week last week for his performance at the Ursinus North/South Duals. He won all three of his matches to improve his record to a team-best 17-4.

Freeman returns

Methuen’s Ryan Freeman is expected back with the Northern Essex men’s basketball team for tonight’s home game against Roxbury after missing two games while he got his academics in order. The Knights (now 7-7) lost three players to grades after the first semester, including Lawrence’s Franklin Martinez.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp Tony Romo will be a full-go for camp Teammate's Advice For Johnny Manziel & Josh Gordon - @TheBuzzeronFox Helfrich praises Mariota's commitment to improve Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX How Will Wiggins Deal Impact Potential Love Trade? Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Dareus fails conditioning test, Watkins lifts spirits
Boston Sports
McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp Tony Romo will be a full-go for camp Teammate's Advice For Johnny Manziel & Josh Gordon - @TheBuzzeronFox Helfrich praises Mariota's commitment to improve Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Who will Brady turn to if Gronk can’t stay healthy? Gronkowski cleared to participate in Patriots training camp Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Shaughnessy: Dont count out the Sox just yet Blakely: Projecting the Celtics roster Daopolous: How will NFL cracking down on Defensive holding affect games? Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense