Sports in a Minute: Healey tourney registration is open

Micahel McCann 

Healey registration

Register for the Healey Memorial Golf Tournament now:

The Healey Memorial is a 3-round, stroke play tournament conducted in memory of Joseph F. Healey. Joe was a prominent figure in the Merrimack Valley golf community and a well respected PGA member.

This event is open to players with a valid USGA Handicap index of 12.0 or less. In the event that more than 81 players enter, the highest indexes will be dropped from the field. This year’s tournament will be conducted July 13, 14 and 15.

There will be three gross competitions within the tournament. They are:

Individual Champion — 3 round stroke play tournament

Senior Champion (golfers age 50+ as of July 13th, 2018) —3 round stroke play tournament

Team Champions — (clubs’ with 3 or more members in the tournament are eligible to win the team title - an individual must be a current member of the facility they are representing) 3 round stroke play tournament

There will be a stroke play cut after the 2nd round. The players with the 40 lowest stroke play totals will make the final round.


River Rivals Track

This summer Newburyport Youth Services and The Winner’s Circle Running Club are once again hosting the River Rivals Track and Field series, which is open to all comers. Athletes will compete in age groups, and meets will be held on Wednesdays, with sign-up starting at 4:45 and events starting at 5:30 p.m.

The July 11 meet will be at Newburyport’s Fuller track, July 18 at Amesbury High, and July 25 and Aug. 8 in Newburyport. Cost is $10 per night to compete, and athletes can compete in up to three events. Athletes can also sign up for all four meets for $30 via Youth Services’ website. Events include the 100, 200, 400, 800, mile and 100 hurdles, along with the long jump, high jump, shot put, discus and javelin (some field events are for experienced athletes ages 14 and up). For more information, contact Mike McCormick at


McCann continues To teach “deflategate”

Andover’s Mike McCann, one of the foremost authorities in the country in sports law, says he will continue teaching his “Deflategate” class at UNH School of Law in Concord this fall.

He started the course in the fall of 2015, a little more than seven months after the Patriots beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, 28-24, and it is still one of his favorites.

“It’s a very popular course,” said McCann. “There were so many legal issues involved and those issues are very relevant today.”

McCann is also quickly becoming an expert in sports betting.


Morea at Capital Gazette

Former Eagle-Tribune part-time sportswriter Mike Morea is not only still in the business but he is a sports reporter/editor for the Capital Gazette, which suffered the tragedy a week ago in Annapolis, Md. with five employees being murdered by a gunman. 

Morea ended up going to the office hours after the killings and helped put out the newspaper.

“It was really tough,” said Morea. “But we decided, in honor of our colleagues, we put out a paper and yours truly was (paginating) the sports section.”

The CG is one of the oldest newspapers in the country, dating back to the 18th century.


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