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July 7, 2013

Under the Lights: Hillies lament what might have been

haverhill’s lament

Haverhill has produced a dazzling array of talent the last 4-5 years which would do cities with five times the population proud.

The difficult challenge is to keep the talent home.

New Hampton’s Noah Vonleh, the No. 13 senior in the country this winter, played two years for Haverhill High and this year’s freshman star Saul Phiri (Worcester Academy) one before going the prep route.

At least they played for the Brown and Gold. A who’s who of blue-chip talent all went elsewhere.

At Phillips, Haverhill’s Tom Palleschi is in the 1,000-point, 1,000-rebound club and 6-4 sharpshooter Ryan Hartung earned a scholarship to St. Anselm’s.

The talented and lightning-quick Spears brothers, Jamie and Johnny, split their youths between Haverhill and Georgetown but never played for the Hillies.

Add in Eagle-Tribune Super Teamer Justin Reyes and three-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star Ryan Grant, who opted for Whittier, and, of course, Eagle-Tribune MVP Tyler Nelson of Central Catholic.

Humanitarian cannone

Windham football star Danny Cannone won the Dan Duval Community Service Award at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock All-Star Game. Cannone has done extensive volunteer work with the Salem Boys and Girls Club, youth sports clinics and a local soup kitchen.

Cakes are baking

UTL birthday wishes go out to Maine hockey player Andrew Cerretani of Pelham (turns 21 tomorrow), Mass. Maritime and ex-Central catcher Matt Pelletier (turns 21 Tuesday), former Central and Bryant softball star Lindsay Martin (turns 23 Wednesday), Merrimack lacrosse player Kayla Breton of Windham (turns 19 Thursday), hockey legend Bobby Carpenter of North Reading (turns 50 on Saturday) and Georgia State softball star Brenna Morrissey of Salem (turns 23 Saturday).

Merrimack recruits

Merrimack basketball coach Bert Hammel signed three recruits including 6-7, 232-pound Tyler Hunt, a transfer from Division 1 Furman, where he saw action in five games two years ago as a freshman and redshirted last winter.

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