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October 21, 2013

Sports in a Minute


If anyone needs something good to happen this fall, it’s Georgetown senior Pat Bjork.

Bjork, one of the few upperclassmen on the football team for the Royals, spends part of his time helping the young guys get better. When QB Colby Ingraham went down, Bjork stepped into play QB, a position he had never played. He’s performed admirably, but gotten little credit since the Royals are winless and he switched numbers with a freshman, from 82 to 11, and is often misidentified.

Well Pat, this shout out is to acknowledge your hard work and sacrifice. Keep it up and something better is bound to happen down the road for you and the Royals.

Ex-OWL star scores first collegiate TD

Sandown, N.H.’s Joshua David had a shining moment for the Mount Ida College in its 56-34 win over Anna Maria in Newton, Mass.

The freshman fullback scored his first touchdown in the victory. David has been the starting fullback since week 2.

The 5-foot-9, 195-pound David starred at Timberlane Regional.

Another McEvoy story

I had a column recently in The Eagle-Tribune about TJ McEvoy, who passed away last week, and his affect on the Merrimack Valley.

I received many “TJ stories,” most pertaining to his 33-year career on the North Andover Police Dept.

Here is one from Thomas Regan:

“About eight years ago my youngest son, who was three years old at the time, disappeared one night around 6 p.m. Being a police officer myself, a lot of bad things crept into my head. After 15 minutes I called the North Andover Police Dept. and within minutes TJ showed up. He asked me ‘Where does he go to preschool?’ and ‘Where does his best friend live?’ Well, my son was at his best friend’s house, in the garage, about half-mile from the house. Two months later, the same son disappeared again. TJ showed up and my son came walking up the street like no big deal. TJ had a little chat with him and he never disappeared again. I’m not sure what TJ said to him. As father it really didn’t matter. Whatever he said worked. Thanks TJ.”

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