EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 12, 2012

Sports in a minute

Christopher Smith
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HACHEY’S SUPPORTERS

When Windham boys soccer won a 3-2 shootout over Hollis-Brookline in the Division 2 title game, coach Mike Hachey’s high school coach (Kerry Boles of Pinkerton) and his college coach from Colby-Sawyer both were in attendance.

BOUDREAU FANS

Andover basketball players Devon Caveney, Jackie Alois and Rebecca Alois were on hand to see their ex-Golden Warriors teammate Nicole Boudreau play against Northwestern on Nov. 28 at Conte Forum.

“I miss playing with her,” Caveney said about Boudreau. “It was weird watching her play and not being on her team.”

RENE’S BIG TRYOUT

The Worcester Sharks signed Boston Bruins National Anthem singer Rene Rancourt to a what they are calling a one-game ATO (Anthem Tryout Agreement) when the Sharks host Portland at 3 p.m. Sunday at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Rancourt will sing the anthem and sign autographs for fans.

“I would like to thank the Worcester Sharks for the opportunity to stay in shape during the NHL work stoppage,” Rancourt said in a Sharks press release. “I look forward to getting my vocal cords back in game shape in the AHL.”

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Tonight’s NFL matchup has the Cincinnati Bengals (7-6 overall, 4-2 on road) playing against the Philadelphia Eagles (4-9 overall, 2-4 at home) in Philadelphia at 8:20 p.m. on the NFL Network.

ALOIS’ VOWED TO SHOOT MORE

Andover’s Jackie Alois vowed to become a better scorer right after last season’s girls basketball state championship game.

“I’m going to get on the court and work on my shot,” she told The Eagle-Tribune last March. “I have a good shot. I just don’t like to shoot it. I get nervous. But I’m going to try to become more of an offensive threat, driving and shooting.”

Alois, who averaged 4.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists for the state champs last year, netted 16 points in her first game of this season, a 62-32 Andover victory over Lawrence on Tuesday.

BRADY WINS AGAIN

For a new NFL-record 23rd time, Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Brady was quite impressive in the Patriots’ 42-14 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football, completing 21 of 35 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.

SUBBAN PLAYING WELL

Boston Bruins 2012 first-round draft pick, goalie Malcolm Subban, has allowed 2.17 goals per game in 26 games so far this season for the Belleville Bulls.

A 107-2 WIN

The Bloomington South High girls basketball team in Indiana rolled to a 107-2 victory over Arlington High of Indiana.

“No it’s not OK but (Bloomington South coach Larry Winters) will have to live with that,” first-year Arlington coach Ebony Jackson told the Indianapolis Star. “If that’s how they want to carry themselves, that’s fine. I’m focused on me and mine and we’ll just keep going.”

Winters told the Star that Arlington was playing an aggressive 2-3 zone and added: “I didn’t tell my girls to stop shooting because that would have been more embarrassing (to Arlington). We were not trying to embarrass them or run up the score.”

ROSARIO ON MOVE AGAIN

Sandy Rosario is on the move again. After his second sting with Boston this offseason, he was claimed by the Chicago Cubs yesterday.

Until this offseason, Rosario had never been with any other team since being signed as an amateur free agent my the Marlins in 2004. Miami put him on waivers earlier this offseason and he claimed by the Red Sox Oct. 17.

Then, the Red Sox put him on waivers and he was claimed by the Oakland Athletics on Nov. 28.

Oakland then put him back on waivers and the Red Sox claimed him Monday.

Now, he is off to the Cubs.