EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 2, 2013

Sports in a minute

By David Willis
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Barry brothers stick together

Central Catholic twins Ryan Barry and Mike Barry each made major contributions to the Raiders on the gridiron, and now they have made the decision to continue their football careers together. The brothers have committed to play football at Saint Anselm.

Ryan is a two-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star lineman, while Mike is a wide receiver/punter who caught the game-tying, overtime touchdown on Thanksgiving 2011 that set up Matt McDermott’s winning 2-point conversion.

It’s not Noah

Don’t be fooled by any twitter account claiming to be Indiana-bound Haverhill hoops legend Noah Vonleh.

The current New Hampton star, who is already being called a future NBA lottery pick, said in a story this week he does not have a twitter account.

If you’re looking for Vonleh info on twitter, you’re better off looking to The Eagle-Tribune’s Hector Longo (@MVcreature) and Michael Muldoon (@MullyET).

Cardarelli back at Garden

Haverhill singer and TD Garden favorite Jillian Cardarelli will be back in Boston on March 2, to perform the National Anthem before the Boston Bruins take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 1 p.m. matinee.

Cardarelli’s new album “Just Me & You” was released on iTunes in January. She is currently attending college and pursuing her singing career in Nashville.

Quote of the day

“I know this isn’t exactly Phil Jackson leaving the Lakers,”

—Longtime area coach John McVeigh said (jokingly) about stepping down as Andover High girls lacrosse coach.

McVeigh resigned as Golden Warriors head coach in November after eight seasons, compiling a 146-31-2 record and winning Eagle-Tribune Coach of the Year honors in 2011. He noted his growing family (he has a young son and daughter) and time dedication as Brooks varsity basketball coach as reasons for leaving the lacrosse team.

DeAngelo hits 100

Pelham senior wrestler Kevin DeAngelo scored his 100th career victory this past week. DeAngelo also stood out for the Pythons’ football team in the fall.

Gridiron to ghoul

The zombie, post-apocalypse TV series “The Walking Dead” has become on of the most popular shows on TV, and football fans — which seem to make up a large percentage of the viewership — will have a familiar face in the crowd of walking dead.

They just won’t be able to recognize him under the heavy monster makeup.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Hines Ward will have a cameo as a zombie in an upcoming episode of the TV AMC series. He is a fan of the show, and a former college teammate works on the show.

Ward is no stranger to non-speaking cameos in popular projects. He played a football player who narrowly survives an explosion in the 2012 Batman hit “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Westmoreland keeps fighting

Former Red Sox top prospect Ryan Westmoreland will attempt to continue his playing career once spring training kicks off, but it’s going to be a long process. Westmoreland had a major setback in his recovery when he underwent brain surgery last July due to complications related to the cavernous malformation in his brain that derailed his career.

Westmoreland is active on his twitter account “@RWesty25” proving updates and inspiration. The Portsmouth, R.I. native also frequently expresses his love of all things Boston sports.