Tufts freshman Tom Palleschi of Haverhill had a big-time coming out party vs. 11-0 Middlebury. He exploded for 27 points (he had been averaging 5.7 ppg) but the Jumbos fell 70-69.
The ex-Phillips great shot 13 of 18 from the floor. The 27 points was the most by a Jumbo since November 2011. He’s averaging 7.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 21.5 minutes.
Senior Angelica Pascual of Lawrence recently became the 11th player in Mount Holyoke College history to reach 1,000 career points. The co-captain is averaging 11.8 points a game. She was also the leading scorer for the Lyons’ field hockey team with 15 goals.
Spot on schilling
I loved Curt Schilling’s Hall of Fame comments noting that the players, the players’ union, the media, the coaches and the owners all share the blame for the steroid era. Certainly the players and the union take the lion’s share, but there is plenty of blame to go around.
If the media, owners and coaches didn’t know, that would be a stunning level or naivete or incompetence.
Were they thinking, “Geez, historic records are falling left and right and all the players have put on 30 pounds of muscle and have horrible acne on their back. Nothing to see here, time to move on.”
Lawrence loses appeal
The Boston Herald reported Lawrence was one of 10 teams in the North whose appeal was denied to move down a division for the new football playoffs in the fall. The Lancers still could appeal.
Same name, different sport
North Andover junior Dan Marino is not a quarterback. He is, however, a promising soccer player and distance runner.
Apples and oranges
Can we please stop comparing current college football teams’ bowl success vs. previous eras. This year there were 35 bowl games (that’s 70 of the 120 1-A teams playing) as opposed to 18 games in 1996 and eight in 1967.
There is a science to picking all-star teams. In football, often the best players play the same position so you balance the team out listing the players at another position.
A star running back often is a star linebacker or defensive back. But the player at least has to be pretty good at the other position. A buddy of mine from the Southern part of the state said his town’s local star made the 26-player Mass. Football Coaches Association All-State team as a defensive back. The only problem is, he couldn’t have played more than a handful of plays on defense the entire season.
PICTURES OF CAPTAINS
They’ve sweated and sacrificed and been honored for their maturity and leadership skills. The Eagle-Tribune wants to recognize these special young men and women ... our local high school team captains.
E-mail a picture of team captains to Michael Muldoon at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll run them in the newspaper.
Obviously, we want it to be decent quality. It would probably look best with captains wearing something (game jersey, T-shirt, sweat shirt) with your school name on it.
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