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February 27, 2013

Ex-Pentucket star leaves NFL for college

Ex-Pentucket star leaves NFL for college

Former Pentucket Regional football star @text5:Chris White@text5: is going back to college.

Sort of. The Groveland native has decided to leave his job as assistant special teams coach with the Minnesota Vikings and return to his college coaching roots with the University of Iowa.

White was named special teams coordinator and running backs coach at the Big Ten school.

Happy Valentine’s day

It appears @text5:Bobby Valentine’s@text5: managerial career in the major leagues is over. The ex-Red Sox manager was named executive director of athletics at Sacred Heart University.

He replaces outgoing director, @text5:C. Donald Cook@text5:, who plans to retire at the end of June.

“We recognize that Bobby is an out-of-the-box selection, but we believe his entrepreneurial spirit, extensive sports background and love of athletics make him an ideal choice,” said SHU President @text5:John J. Petillo@text5:.

Valentine, who is considered one of the best athletes to come from Connecticut, is the only three-time all-state football player in state history. He was widely recruited out high school and attended USC. He was voted by Sports Illustrated as one of the best athletes of the 20th century from Connecticut.

@Sports Minute head color 2 decks:Claddagh race almost full

The Claddagh Pub 4-Miler, scheduled for this Sunday, is almost full. Only a limited number of online registrants will be accepted, closing at 1,100 entries.

This race is the second Installment of the Wild Rover Race Series at the Claddagh Pub in Lawrence. The Frozen Shamrock 3-Mile Run has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 14 at 1 p.m.

This is the 20th year of the race, with every race hosted by @text5:Jay Karamourtopoulos@text5: and the Claddagh Pub.

This popular race benefits the @text5:Barry Karamourtopoulos@text5: Scholarship Fund at Lawrence High.

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