Pinkerton senior Kyle Heidler, a two-year tri-captain, recently joined the prestigious 1,000-career assist club. It came in a special regular season win over Salem, which had won 54 straight matches. The four-year starter is believed to be the first Astro with 1,000 assists.
This year the Rivier recruit experienced headaches and double vision from convergence insufficiency but through months of therapy he returned at 100 percent.
Central Catholic baseball’s Joseph A. Pelletier Coaches Award went to Tom Pelletier.
“My dad would have been very proud of Tom’s performance and how he worked his butt off to compete and win at the varsity level,” said Raider coach Marc Pelletier, Tom’s father.
Kevin Regan was named MVP, Evan Becht Unsung Player and Mike Goglia and Jonathan Panaro Most Improved.
Pentucket shortstop Pat Beaton was chosen for the talent-laden Junior Select State All-Star baseball game today at Bentley at 2 p.m. Pat, the latest from that very athletic family including mom Ruth and brother Tommy, was a CAL All-Star this spring.
CAKES ARE BAKING
UTL birthday wishes this week go out to Methuen’s Jhiomar Veras, the director of development at Ortiz Sports (24 today), Stonehill hockey player Stephen Balsamo of Atkinson (22 today), Commonwealth Coast Conference softball MVP Amanda Vaudreuil of Windham (22 Tuesday), Iowa State All-American candidate Georges Niang of Methuen (21 Tuesday), and BC assistant field hockey coach Carolyn Malloy of Windham (24 Tuesday).
LIFE OF RILEY
Miami Heat president Pat Riley’s massive ego is on display when pre-game for all the Heat games they honor military people and say something to the effect of “Pat Riley and the Miami Heat thank ...”
Good line from the Globe’s Chad Finn: “The Red Sox didn’t get Carlos Gonzalez, but they did get Andres Torres, who went to Dr. Carlos Gonzalez High School.”
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