Lavallee adds another gig

Former Lawrence resident Cam Lavallee who is the Sports Director/Anchor at WIVT/WBGH NewsChannel 34 in Binghamton, N.Y. has been named the radio play-by-play voice of the Div.1 America East Conference Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team, which opened on Tuesday.

Lavallee will call all the games on WNBF in Binghamton. The highlight of the schedule is back to back nights on the road in December against top-ranked teams, defending national champion Notre Dame and Marquette.

Lavallee will be back in the area for America East Conference road games Dec. 31st @Dartmouth, Jan 5th @UNH and Jan 23rd @UMass Lowell. Cam has done play-by-play previously for Plymouth State Univ., Harvard University, UMass Lowell and Merrimack College.

  

Trepanier a triple threat

An Eagle-Tribune All-Star in basketball and volleyball, Leigh-Ann Trepanier has added a third sport to her stable.

Trepanier, a sensational athlete at Fellowship Christian Academy, has made tennis her No. 1 sport at Grove City (Pa.) College is tennis. 

Her team not only won the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) championship and will play in the NCAA Div. 3 tourney in the spring, but she was undefeated as a doubles player and only lost one singles match this fall.

She was voted PAC honorable mention for both singles and doubles. 

 

UMass, Vietnam Moving Wall at Gillette

College football returns to Foxborough this weekend when the University of Massachusetts Minutemen (4-6) host the Brigham Young University Cougars (4-5) at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10.

In honor of Veterans Day, Saturday’s game will be UMass’ annual military veterans appreciation day. Prior to the game, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation invite fans to visit the Vietnam Moving Wall in Lot 5 of Gillette Stadium. The Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. that travels across the country to provide people an opportunity to pay their respect to the more than 58,000 men and women who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The Moving Wall will be on public display from 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 until noon on Nov. 12.

Saturday’s game is also UMass Band Day where the university and Gillette Stadium will welcome more than 3,000 high school students across New England to perform at halftime with the UMass Marching Band on the stadium field.

The Nov. 10 game kicks off at noon with parking lots opening at 9:00 a.m. and stadium gates opening at 10:30 a.m. As the venue prepares for the UMass-BYU game.

 

Concussion expert in area 

The Mighty Meredith Project will be hosting Chris Nowinski, Ph.D of the Concussion Legacy Foundation to talk about concussions in sports in North Reading. It is open to anyone in the surrounding communities on Tues., Dec. 4, 2018.

The event will be held at the North Reading Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by calling 978.604.8791 or send email to mailbox@mightymeredith.com.

 

Hopkins hot in pool

Windham, N.H. junior Connor Hopkins continued his hot fall in the pool for St. Michael's College.

Hopkins won all four of his events during a 138-31 victory over Colby-Sawyer last Saturday. He topped the 100 IM (58.35) with the fastest time in the Northeast-10 this winter, won the 50 free (22.17) with the fifth-best time in the conference, and also bested the 100 free (50.72). Hopkins anchored the top 200 free relay (1:38.83) and has six victories this year.