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Baseball fun fact: Pelham captain Alex Newton’s grandfather, Fred Newton, taught Jerry Remy at Somerset (Mass.) High.
Time to step it up
Hats off to North Reading High track. While so many far bigger schools whine that they can’t afford an automatic timing system, the Hornets had a creative mattress sale and raised the money. The cost, said girls coach Sotirios Pintzopoulos, ranges from $6,000-$24,000.
Money well spent for a sport which has to fight to stay relevant.
Sports Illustrated had a funny note on ex-Raiders owner Al Davis. They wrote that in his declining years he had to end some nearly completed negotiations because he was feeling ill. The next day he asked where they had left off. The agent said they had agreed on a figure $1 million higher than the actual figure. Davis just took him at his word!
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