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December 10, 2012

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Nick Lawrence on roll

Wrestling for Iowa Lakes Community College, former Timberlane standout Nick Lawrence won the 174-pound weight class in the Dick Walker Invitational at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, over the weekend to improve to 13-2 on the year.

Lawrence’s brother, Nate, and another former Owl, Matt Morris, did not compete because of injuries. Nate has a nagging shoulder injury and Morris, who was enjoying a comeback after leaving school last year, injured his knee early in the season and is out 6-8 weeks.

Dunham honored

Dave Dunham of Bradford was honored recently as USATF masters Mountain Runner of the Year award in Daytona Beach. He dominated his 45-49 years age group in mountain running and cross country in the Northeast, winning his age group in the USATF New England Mountain Running series and taking first place in his age group in USATF New England Mountain Running Championships.

Get there early!

Any wrestling fan who wants to watch Saturday’s historic 7 p.m. showdown between North Andover and Timberlane may want to come early to watch the JV match that precedes it. Otherwise, with the Timberlane gym in Plaistow only holding about 800 fans, it may be hard to find a seat for the featured meet.

MVC Upset with new football system

Athletic directors of both the Northeastern Conference and Merrimack Valley Conference have meet to discuss their opposition to the new state playoff system that was accepted by a vote last month. Upset that many old rivalries might have to be terminated under the new system, the NEC and MVC have talked about keeping their old schedules and joining in a partnership in which the NEC and MVC would play two bowl games between the conferences after Thanksgiving.

The plan would likely face stiff opposition from the MIAA, however, and will likely be blocked.

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