EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 25, 2013

Sports in a Minute: Rock, rap and football

Michael Muldoon
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Music and football

Snoop Dogg’s son, 6-2, 180-pound sophomore wide receiver Cordell Broadus, has been offered by most of the Pac-12 including USC.

Maybe someday he’ll be covered by Justin Combs, a redshirt freshman defensive back at UCLA. His father is rapper Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. Jon Bon Jovi’s son, Jesse Bongiovi, will be walking on at Notre Dame.

Pterodactyl vonleh

Haverhill’s Noah Vonleh, who won’t turn 18 until late August, is apparently still growing. At the Nike Hoop Summit, he measured 6-9.75 (in shoes), 242 lbs., with an 8-10 reach and a freakish 7-4 wingspan.

He had three teammates 6-9, 6-9 and 6-11 and they averaged a 7-0 wingspan.

No sweat

Area N.H. boys volleyball teams all gained an easy win. Oyster River didn’t have enough players and pulled the plug on the season. All its games were ruled forfeits.

Spelling bee

A notoriously prickly coach was calling in a game between two area teams that had an outrageously difficult Lithuanian name, an outrageously difficult Greek name and an outrageously difficult other name. It’s like they were Smith, he didn’t bother spelling out any of the 15-letter names.

Then he got to the easiest name of the 20 and he spelled it out: S-t-a-n-t-o-n.

And they wonder why sportswriters are crazy.

College announcements

Congrats to local Eagle-Tribune All-Stars Derek Collins of North Andover (Roger Williams) and Andover Super Teamer Sam Dowden (Brandeis), who have announced where they will be playing their college ball.

Coppeta into hall

Ex-Central Catholic star Greg Coppeta, who was a two-time All-American at Southern Maine (1989-90) and a ninth round draft pick by the Tigers, is being inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame on July 28. He’s living and coaching in Westbrook, Maine.

ancient history

I turned the channel to CSNNE and at the bottom of screen it briefly reads “Celtics Now with Laura Behnke.”

She left Boston in June 2008!

6th grade dunker

Amazing that 6-1 Seventh Woods of Columbia, S.C., who might be the best high school freshman in the country, dunked as 5-11, 11-year-old. Check YouTube for his amazing dunks including the 6th-grade slam.

Massive goalie

Patrick Feeley, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound goaltender from Winthrop, Mass., has committed to the University of Vermont hockey team,

taught Rem dawg

Pelham baseball star Alex Newton’s grandfather, Fred Newton, taught Jerry Remy at Somerset (Mass.) High.


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