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January 22, 2013

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Nikko’s new mark

Methuen’s Nikko Ferrara, who set two world deadlift records earlier in the year, set another last month in a tournament. Moving up a weight division to 220 pounds, he set a record in the 20-23 age division with a deadlift of 700 pounds, 15 more than his previous best.

Shamrock entries

Entries are coming in at a rapid pace for the sixth annual Frozen Shamrock 3-Mile Run, which is set for Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. at Archie’s Little River Ale House in Haverhill. With five weeks to go, there were already about 500 entries registered for the popular race, which is the first stop in the Wild Rover series. Races in Lawrence at the Claddagh and in Lowell, of four and five miles, follow on the next two Sundays.

Banner controversy?

In an effort to modernize the gymnasium, Haverhill High has replaced all of its banners with new ones. It helps make the gym fresher, but some alumni are upset that the state championship girls basketball banners, which were in reasonable condition, were taken down.

They will be replaced, said athletic director Tom O’Brien, but in a smaller form and it hasn’t been decided if the names of all the players and coaches will be listed because that takes up a lot of space and is not consistent with the other banners.

The old banners will probably be auctioned off. That will accommodate several requests for them and help raise money for the athletic department.

Bias vs. softball charge

The North Reading Citizens for Equality has charged that the town and school are in violation of Title IX requirements because there is not a softball field at the high school while there is a baseball field and baseball practice field.

The girls practice and play at the Little Middle School, which is 2 1/2 miles away and doesn’t offer access to locker rooms or bathrooms or have any irrigation or regular maintenance.

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