EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 15, 2013

Sports in a Minute: Shamon feels a draft

Michael Muldoon
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Dream Trip

Sophomore Mark Shamon’s focus is on basketball. The sophomore is a varsity basketball player at Windham High. But as a fan, football is his sport. His mother, Maura Shamon, recently surprised the Patriots fanatic with a trip to New York. The best part of it was she was able to get tickets to the NFL Draft.

Twin killing

Lawrence twins Jeyson and Anibal Henriquez had 11 kills apiece in the win over Andover. That’s a twin killing on about three different levels.

Slim pickings

Syracuse women’s basketball signed Isabella Slim of the Netherlands. With a name like that, if she doesn’t make it in basketball, she could have a future on the professional poker tour.

marathon couple

Former Eagle-Tribune MVP Patrick Moulton of Pelham placed second over the weekend in the Cox Providence Marathon in 2:29.35. His wife, fellow ex-Providence standout Katie Twarog Moulton, won her marathon debut in 2:53.47.

Babcock’s son to Merrimack

The Eagle-Tribune’s Mike McMahon tweeted a couple of interesting hockey tidbits. One is forward Michael Babcock, the son of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, committed to Merrimack. Also, former Bruin Shawn Bates is the new coach at his alma mater, Medford High.

nelson offered

Central Catholic coach Rick Nault reports Tyler Nelson has picked up recent offers from George Washington and Jacksonville to go with an offer from Bryant and the heavy recruitment by non-scholarship Dartmouth.

Ryan’s return?

The Lowell Sun has reported that ex-Andover star Sean Ryan, now an assistant at Central Connecticut, is a candidate for the UMass Lowell basketball job. His father, Charlie, was a great coach at Lowell High.

Brown bound

North Andover winter and spring track quad-captain Carrie Manteiga, who’s ranked No. 1 in her class, will be attending Brown.

30 rock and roll

Add to the All-Name Team Dowling College’s lacrosse goalie Tina (no relation) Fey and Springfield (Mass.) New Leadership Charter High basketball star Joe Crapps.

Gold dust twins

The Globe’s Chad Finn points out that the winner in Monday’s Cardinals-Mets game was named Lynn (Lance) and the loser was Rice (Scott). Shades of the 1975 Red Sox.

homely need not apply

I’ve seen people call it sexist that almost every new TV sports hire seems to be a striking young woman. But how about all the qualified men who are bypassed?

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