EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 25, 2013

Sports in a minute


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PREP MADNESS

The New England Prep School Athletic Conference announced its postseason pairings in boys and girls hoop and ice hockey here yesterday.

Here are some important notes of local interest.

BOYS BASKETBALL

In Class B, the Brooks School boys will be on the road Wednesday at Beaver Country Day in the quarterfinals. The semifinals and finals continue Saturday night and Sunday at Endicott College.

The entire Class AAA tourney will also be at Endicott. Wednesday at 2 p.m., Haverhill’s @text5:Noah Vonleh@text5: and New Hampton Prep will face South Kent in a quarterfinal.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Brooks School’s girls will be on the road as well on Wednesday in the Class B quarters, travelling to No. 2 seeded Pomfret.

BOYS HOCKEY

On the ice, Brooks’ boys will host Middlesex Wednesday in the Piatelli/Simmons Division semifinals.

Prep hockey fans might want to note that the semifinals and finals of all prep boys hockey divisions will be hosted over the weekend at the Icenter in Salem. For more information, check out the www.nepsac.org Web site.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

With an early Saturday night deadline, we were not able to publish the result of a key on-ice clash Saturday night.

Dominic Corsetto @text5:scored with 3:30 left Saturday night to give @text5:Pinkerton@text5: a 2-1 win over Salem. @text5:Matt Marchman@text5: (30 saves) got the win while @text5:Nick Phair@text5: (24 saves) shined in defeat.

agateHed:Pinkerton 2, Salem 1

agateText:Pinkerton (10-8):@zzAgate:agateText: 1 0 1 — 2

agateText:Salem (10-6-2):@zzAgate:agateText: 0 1 0 — 1

agateText:Goals:@zzAgate:agateText: P — Connor Brady, Dominic Corsetto; S — Matt Survilas

agateText:Assists:@zzAgate:agateText: P — Corsetto; S — Kyle Svenson, Alex Ring

agateText:Saves:@zzAgate:agateText: P — Matt Marchman 30; S — Nick Phair 24

TOUGH TWO DAYS

Andover’s @text5:Rob Oppenheim@text5: struggled as conditions got tougher over the weekend, settling for a tie for 44th in the Web.com Tour’s opening event in Panama. The four-day, 68-70-72-73 total of 3-over par featured a wild round on Sunday that included five birdies, six bogeys and a double bogey along with only six pars.

TO THE VICTORS

Winning the Catholic Conference championship this winter came with a couple nice honors for a pair of local athletes from North Andover and St. John’s Prep.

Drex Costello@text5: was voted Most Valuable Player by the conference coaches. The guard leads the 18-2 Eagles into the postseason, averaging over 14 points a game. Costello’s backcourt mate and fellow North Andoverite @text5:Tyler Dooley@text5: was named all-conference.

BACK IN ACTION

Intenze 978 Boxing Club trainer @text5:Sean Farley@text5: promises his prized unbeaten pros @text5:Alexis Santos and Agustine Mauras@text5: will be back in action soon. The pair will step it up to six-round competition as part of a March 10 card at the Dorchester Armory. The heavyweight Santos, at 7-0, faces a major test with 6-1 Keith Thompson of Meridian, Mississippi. Mauras, now 4-0-1, will take on Johnny Frazier, who fights out of Las Vegas.

AND DON’T FORGET

Tickets are still available for Friday night’s CZMMA 43 “March Madness” mixed martial arts fight card at Rockingham Park. The card features 9-2 @text5:Rodrigo Almeida @text5:of Lawrence, who is 9-2. For more information on the fights or for tickets, go to www.czmma.com.