ANDOVER NATIONAL LL OPENS IN STYLE
The Andover National Little Leaguers opened the District 14 tourney in style, drilling Billerica American, 19-1 on the opening night of pool play.
The District 14 12-year-old action — the first steps on the potential road to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. — began last night and runs for two weeks.
The teams involved are
Pool A: Lowell Callery, North Andover East, Tewksbury American, Billerica American, Andover National
Pool B: North Andover West, Tewksbury National, Billerica National, Andover American
Here’s the schedule for pool play.
Andover National 19, Billerica American 1
North Andover West at Billerica National, 5:30
Lowell Callery at North Andover East, 5:30
Tewksbury National at Andover American, 7:30
Tewksbury American at Billerica American, 7:30
Andover National at Lowell Callery, 5:30
Tewksbury American at North Andover East, 5:30
Lowell Callery at Tewksbury American, 5:30
North Andover East at Andover National, 7:30
Billerica National at Tewksbury National, 7:30
Billerica American at Lowell Callery, 2 p.m.
North Andover West at Tewksbury National, 7:30
Andover National at Tewksbury American, 5:30
Billerica National at Andover American, 5:30
North Andover East at Billerica American, 5:30
Andover American vs. North Andover West, 5:30
Playoffs begin July 9
HUGE BOXING EVENT COMING TO ROCK
The good news is that ESPN’s Friday Night Fights will make a return to Rockingham Park in Salem on July 19.
Top quality professional boxing, ready for national prime time TV, invades the Granite State with a pretty solid main event involving 31-1 Nigerian junior welterweight Ajose Olusegun (31-1) and Philadelphia tough guy Hank Lundy (22-3-1).
One of my local favorites, Lawrence veteran Eddie “Thunder” Caminero is involved in the undercard.
He’ll have his hands full with undefeated Vermonter, Chris Gilbert.
Don’t sell the 7-8 Caminero short, though. All seven of his wins are via the knockout.
Promoters are hoping to lock down a fight for unbeaten Lawrence heavyweight, Alexis, “The Answer” Santos.