EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

April 18, 2013

Sports in a minute

Safe and sound

Many have asked, following the tragic events of Monday, about the safety of former Andover High basketball great Ashley McLaughlin, who was running the Boston Marathon in memory of late teammate Alex Miliotis.

McLaughlin reported via text that she was safe and uninjured. The Miliotis family, who were in attendance, also escaped the attack unharmed.

Cardarelli is back

TD Garden favorite Jillian Cardarelli of Haverhill will be returning to Boston to perform the national anthem before the Bruins’ matchup against the Panthers on Sunday at 7 p.m. Video of her performance will be available at EagleTribune.com on Monday.

Cardarelli, a country singer, has been pursuing her career while attending college in Nashville. Her album “Just Me & You” was released on iTunes in January.

Tough times

Bad luck seems to be following the three captains of the Andover High softball team.

Junior outfielder Nicole Ericson, who hit .329 with 15 RBIs and 19 runs a year ago, is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered skiing and senior first baseman Allison Conway has missed the last several games with a concussion.

The only healthy captain is Meaghan Leary, who missed the majority of last season with a broken hand after being hit by a pitch.

It’s not a skirt

A caller, identifying himself only as a “proud Scotsman,” pointed out that the runners from the Frozen Shamrock road race in Haverhill who appeared in Monday’s sports section were running in kilts — not skirts.

Betcha didn’t know

Fun fact about the NCAA Hockey national championship, courtesy of colleague Mike McMahon.

The matchup of two Connecticut teams — champ Yale and Quinnipiac — took place on the 16th anniversary of the Hartford Whalers’ final game in Connecticut.

NBA Bound

A little torn ACL isn’t going to stop Everett’s Nerlens Noel from pursuing his NBA dream. The Kentucky freshman has announced he will enter the NBA draft.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX How Will Wiggins Deal Impact Potential Love Trade? Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Dareus fails conditioning test, Watkins lifts spirits Clay Travis On Mettenberger Punch & "Dumbest Fanbase" - @TheBuzzeronFOX Bowlsby talks cheating in NCAA Kluwe: How can Tony Dungy advocate felons, not Michael Sam SNC Minute: Phils lose; Lee set to return Eagles less than a week away from training camp Could Cliff Lee's health affect trade value? McCarthy and Stairs break down the Phillies' loss 105-year-old woman throws first pitch McIlroy wins British Open, Tiger finishes 69th Astros, Aiken fail to reach deal
Boston Sports
Shaughnessy: Dont count out the Sox just yet Blakely: Projecting the Celtics roster Daopolous: How will NFL cracking down on Defensive holding affect games? Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX How Will Wiggins Deal Impact Potential Love Trade? Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Dareus fails conditioning test, Watkins lifts spirits Clay Travis On Mettenberger Punch & "Dumbest Fanbase" - @TheBuzzeronFOX Bowlsby talks cheating in NCAA Kluwe: How can Tony Dungy advocate felons, not Michael Sam Curran: Did the Patriots make a mistake by drafting Garoppolo? McAdam: Yankees pitching troubles bad news for Sox negotiations with Lester Curran: Will Pats struggle to find an identity on offense this season? Perry: Lester impressive again in Sox 6-0 win over the Royals