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For someone with a constant thirst for knowledge, a drive to continually better herself and those around her, and a powerful endearment for the sport itself, it only made sense that a unique position in the National Hockey League suited Meghan Duggan best.

When J.D. Martinez signed with the Red Sox in 2018, he was viewed as the missing piece of a championship puzzle and a sound investment in the club’s future.

METHUEN — Tormented by five one-goal losses this season — including a pair to these same Methuen Rangers — the Haverhill High hockey team finally located a secret to success: Play like your season depends on it.

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The Merrimack men’s hockey team will play a home-and-home series with No. 9 UMass Lowell this weekend. The series will begin on Friday night at Lawler Arena and then conclude on Saturday (6:05 p.m.) at the Tsongas Center in Lowell.

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It’s not really kosher right now to say nice things about the New England Patriots. Not with Tom Brady still playing football and Patriots players hitting the links after losing four of their last five games.

The Eagle-Tribune wants to recognize a special group of young men and women ... our high school team captains. E-mail a picture of your team captains to David Willis at

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READING — Austin Prep made some stunning sports news outside of the lines Thursday, announcing that its athletic programs will join the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), effective at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.

Chase wins it for SalemBrennan Chase scored the game-winner in overtime to help lead Salem boys hockey to a thrilling 5-4 win over Londonderry. Jackson Doughty, Max Condon, Luke Barton and Jake Barton also scored for Salem and Colby Savageau had 24 saves in net.

Salem High had one of the great New Hampshire dynasties with its boys volleyball program winning state titles the first 10 years the sport was varsity. Coach E.J. Perry had some great ones including Andrew Tiner and the Kinney brothers.

The Eagle-Tribune wants to recognize a special group of young men and women ... our high school team captains. E-mail a picture of your team captains to David Willis at

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BEVERLY — Greg Fonzi, the Beverly High School boys hockey head coach who was involved in an on-ice altercation with a Danvers High assistant hockey coach following Monday’s game between the two schools, formally resigned from his spot behind the Panthers bench Tuesday.

(Editor’s note: Willie O’Ree had his number retired last night by the Bruins. O’Ree was in Methuen three years ago signing autographs and our Bill Burt caught up with O’Ree talking about everything hockey, including his brief but memorable stint here.)


MIDDLETON — An altercation broke out between the boys hockey coach from Beverly High School and one of the assistant coaches from Danvers High School Monday afternoon following a game between the two schools at the Essex Sports Center.

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