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November 29, 2013

Under the Lights: Andover's McDonough family stars in three different sports

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Colby sophomore Alanna McDonough of Andover placed 44th out of 279 runners at the Division 3 NCAAs (22:07.7, 6-kilometers). On Thanksgiving, she repeated as Feaster 5 road race champion. Her sister, Siobhan, was a track star, too, running a blazing 57.87 400 at Governor’s Academy. She started this fall as a freshman for the Pitt soccer team. Their dad, Bill, was a tri-captain for the 1983-84 BC hockey team, and scored 37 career goals and 97 career points.

Lenahan’s legacy

Chuck Lenahan’s extraordinary 43-year run at Plymouth ended with his 20th football title. He finished with a 356-70-1 record, 87 more wins than runner-up Brian O’Reilly of Pinkerton (269-105, 10 titles) on the state’s all-time wins list.

Lenahan might be the most accomplished coach in any sport in state history although three active area coaches would have to be in the conversation:

Girls hoop coach John Fagula from Nashua and Londonderry (599-136, 11 titles in 30 years, 5 nationally-ranked team including 1987 USA Today national champs), Timberlane wrestling coach Barry Chooljian (471-46-5 in 30 years, 10 New England titles last 18 years) and Salem softball coach Harold Sachs (540-75, 14 Division 1 titles in 28 years).

Sign of the times

There is a great sign in a Denver liquor store inspired by Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas: “This is the dawning of the age of Demaryius.”

case closed

Case Western soccer senior co-captain Rachel Bourque from Central Catholic and Newton, N.H., was named honorable mention All-University Athletic Association and also made the UAA Fall Academic Team. Bourque started three years.

Cakes are baking

UTL birthday wishes go out to Elon QB C.J. Scarpa of Andover (turns 19 Tuesday), Whittier coach Kevin Bradley (53 Wednesday), URI golfer Joe Leavitt of Atkinson (20 Wednesday), Merrimack catcher Dionys Quezada of Lawrence (21 Thursday), legendary Central Catholic coach Dick Licare (57 Saturday), Cy Young winner Steve Bedrosian of Methuen (56 Saturday), Northeastern catcher Josh Treff of Salem (21 Saturday) and UNH soccer player Gunnar Ericsson of Atkinson (19 Saturday).

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