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Back on track

After suffering its first loss of the season, North Andover boy's soccer got two goals from Ryan McDonald to get back on track with a 4-0 win over Woburn.


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Lupoli has DeOssie-esque opener for Phillips

WINDSOR, Conn — Phillips coach Leon Modeste may not remember the year, but he remembers the game.

He certainly remembers the player.

That player was Phillips great Zak DeOssie of North Andover, who is currently in his 13th year with the New York Giants. In the opening game of DeOssie's final year at Phillips, he had four TDs and a pick-6 against Loomis Chaffee.

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Late rally dooms Sanborn

KINGSTON — Souhegan scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to earn a comeback win over Sanborn.

The Indians (1-3), led 21-13 at halftime and 21-20 heading into the fourth, but couldn't hold on. 

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Massive run

Trailing 22-13 in the third game, Pinkerton volleyball stormed back with a 13-2 run to win the game 26-24 and earn a match sweep over archrival Londonderry. Leya Wang, who had a team-high 10 kills, had 7 of her team-high 11 service points during the run. Ella Dandrade got the match-clinching kill, set up by an assist from Ella Koelb.

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Paci (3 TDs) bulldozes Salem past Timberlane

SALEM - Salem coach Rob Pike has been living with a "next man up" mentality with his running backs all season.

Injuries have forced new, unexpected faces like Brandon Wall, Will Michaud and Jackson Burns to step into prominent roles in the backfield.

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Brooks handled by Governor's in opener

NEWBURY — Brooks couldn't contain a talented Governor's Academy team, falling in its season opener 42-15.

Newburyport's Quin Stott was the star for Governor's. The senior running back piled up four rushing touchdowns, including the first two of the game to help Governor's open up an eventual 22-0 lead.  

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Padellaro power


Senior Sarah Padellaro had a goal and an assist in the second half as Timberlane clipped Salem 2-0. Padellaro now has nine goals and five assists for the Owls (5-3).

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Blaisdell nets 5


Super sophomore Kate Blaisdell was in prime form Saturday, scoring five goals as Windham whipped Nashua South 6-0 to improve to 7-1.

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Hillies in defense


Kylee Murphy and Sydney Owen scored for Haverhill and the defense did the rest as the Hillies blanked Marblehead 2-0. Felicya DeCicco ahd 5 saves in the win.

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Astros in 2OT


Macy Graves moved up from defense to center-mid and scored in the second overtime for Pinkerton as the Astrps' handed Londonderry (6-1) its first loss in girls soccer, 2-1. Katie Ziniti also scored for the Astros (5-2) and Reagan Kolinski had 13 saves.

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Lindsay scores four times, Pelham romps

PENACOOK, N.H. – Brett Lindsay ran for 142 yards and three touchdowns and caught another score as Pelham crushed Merrimack Valley 52-0 on Friday night.

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Pinkerton still the team to beat after statement win over Londonderry

LONDONDERRY - Pinkerton was mad. Pinkerton was fired up. Pinkerton felt disrespected.

And that's never good for its opponent.

The storyline heading into Friday night was simple.

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Windham stifled by Exeter

EXETER — Windham fell short in a defensive battle against rugged Exeter, falling 10-6.

The Blue Hawks (2-2) struck first on a 24-yard field goal from Sam Wolff late in the second quarter, making it a 3-0 game at the half.

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North Andover takes historic win over Central Catholic

NORTH ANDOVER — With history on the line, North Andover’s Jack Walsh would not allow the ball to escape his hands.
“I went up for the ball and I took a beating,” said Walsh. “But I did everything I could to hold onto the ball. My teammate covered me up and it was just perfect.”
Central Catholic recovered a fumble with just over a minute left in regulation, and quickly scored to cut North Andover’s lead to seven points.
But Walsh was there to recover the ensuing onside kick and lock down a historic 14-7 victory for the Scarlet Knights in front of approximately 2,000 fans.
The win was the first win for North Andover over Central Catholic in football since the Eagle-Tribune began keeping complete records in 1984. The only other time the two teams met was in 2012, a Raiders victory.
“We’ve been looking forward to this since the day we found out they were on our schedule,” said Walsh. “We’ve had this circled on our calendar all offseason. I am happy for the team, the coaches and the whole community.”
After QB Jake McElroy took a final knee, the Scarlet Knights rushed the field to celebrate the win, a battle of the favorites in Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 and Division 2.
“It’s unbelievable,” said McElroy. “They are a tough team to beat, and to get it done on our home field in front of all these fans is amazing. We knew they were coming in and it could be a big win, and we were determined to get it.”
Leading the way was a North Andover defense that allowed Central just 51 rushing yards on 20 carries and spent the entire game in the Raiders’ backfield.
Senior defensive end Mike Roche had 2.5 sacks, lineman Raphael Usuomon had two sacks and Ryan Slattery chased down the QB once. 
Walsh added an interception, and Mark Federico picked off a pass. 
“We were pushing through the line well,” said Roche. “We knew they were going to be tough. It’s a lot of fun rushing the passer and making plays. Everyone stepped up.”
North Andover’s offense wasn’t as polished as it had been in the first two weeks. But the Knights were able to deliver just enough.
In the second quarter, North Andover marched 82 yards on nine plays, and McElroy scrambled in for a 12-yard score.
The Knights added the eventual game-winning points in the fourth thanks to an 11-play, 88-yard drive that JD Allen finished with a 6-yard TD.
“We spread them out and ran read-option about 10 straight plays and they didn’t stop it,” said McElroy. “We weren’t really clicking on offense. But we did enough, And our defense was amazing. They should have had a shutout. They played an amazing game today.”
Central made it a game in the final minute, when Anthony Caggianelli scored a 6-yard TD with a minute left. 
But Walsh held onto the onside kick and clinched the win.
“I was just hoping someone got it,” said Roche. “And Walshy got it. He had a great game. It was awesome.
“This feels great. We did it at home, and this means a lot. We knew it would be a tough game. We were pumped, and we got it done.”

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Andover, Lawrence

Frosh Harrington perfect in Andover win



ANDOVER – Victory Harrington had a tough varsity debut on the road. Making things a little tougher on his young psyche, the Andover freshman had a couple weeks to dwell on the performance before returning to the field Friday night.
“It did keep me awake thinking about it,” Harrington said of throwing four interceptions in a loss to Franklin. “I was nervous about that last night, but then I came here ready to play and the team got it done.”
With both teams forced to sit out Week 2 because of the gas-explosion disaster that upended both communities, Andover and Lawrence finally got back to playing. The visiting Lancers kept things close for most of the opening half, but with Harrington completing all 11 of his passes, the Golden Warriors ran away with a 38-14 MVC victory.
“We just came back ready to fight,” said Harrington, who threw for 125 yards to six receivers and his first two career touchdowns. “Everything was much slower, so I could pick up the game more. Everything’s getting better every week. But you’re only as good as your next (game).”
Andover (1-1) took an early lead on a Josh Ramos 14-yard run, but Lawrence rebounded to cut the deficit to 7-6 on a bullish Brandon Santell 14-yard power run with 4:06 remaining in the second quarter.
The Golden Warriors, however, exploded for 21 points during a 51-second  stretch to blow open the game.
Ramos, who had 120 yards on 12 carries, capped a 63-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown with 1:05 remaining. That’s when the defense took over.
Tommy Duncan returned an interception for a touchdown with 53 seconds left. Then one play after a Nic Silva pick, Harrington recorded his first touchdown, drilling a 35-yard pass to Brendon Moody on a post route to provide a 28-6 lead with 16 left before intermission.
Harrington finished off his perfect outing with 14-yard pass to John Gemmell with another slick throw early in the third. Shamus Florio gave Andover a 38-6 lead with a 20-yard fourth-quarter field goal.
“We just needed to clean things up,” Andover coach E.J. Perry said of rebounding from the opening loss. “We have young guys playing, and they stepped up tonight. (Harrington) just needed the two weeks. We played very soon for him. I knew what he had, and I knew what he was going to do.
“When you saw him settle in, you know it was very good. For a freshman to do what he’s doing at the quarterback position, that’s poise and composure. I don’t care who you’re playing against.”
Lawrence (0-2) finished the night’s scoring with a 14-yard pass from Jacob Tamayo to Manuel Lara. Tamayo overcame his pair of interceptions, finishing with 154 yards of total offense.
“We’re working on things like composure and learning the games. There are little things that we’re still learning about the game. I was proud of the way they came out and battled tonight”
Andover 38, Lawrence 14

Lawrence (0-2)  0   6   0   8  -  14
Andover (1-1)  7   21   7   3  —  38

First Quarter
AND –Josh Ramos 14 run (Shamus Florio kick) 5:40

Second Quarter
LAW – Brandon Santell 14 run (run failed) 4:06
AND – Ramos 6 run (Florio kick) 1:05
AND – Tommy Duncan 47 interception return (Florio kick) 0:53
LAW – Brendon Moody 35 pass from Victor Harrington (Florio kick) 0:16
Third quarter
AND – John Gemmell 14 pass from Harrington (Florio kick) 7:02
Fourth quarter
AND – FG Florio 20
LAW – Manual Lara 14 pass from Jacob Tamayo (Santell run) 5:45


Rushing: LAW (15-82) – Tamayo 9-51, Gianni Vargas 4-14, Santell 2-14, Lara 1-3;  AND (30-183) – Ramos 12-120, Duncan 9-58, Elias Maita 1-16, Harrington 2-1, Mark Bentley 1-(-4), Noah Krueger 5-(-7)
Passing: LAW – Tamayo 7-16-2, 103 yards; AND (14-14-0, 161) – Harrington 11-11-0, 125, Bentley 3-3-0, 36
Receiving: LAW – Lara 4-55, Lenny Asencio 2-40, Anthony Garcia 1-8; AND – Moody 3-85, Nick Zalanskas 2-27, Gemmell 2-18, Jackson McCarthy 2-14, Duncan 2-6, Ryan Dennehy 1-3, Nic Silva 1-3, Florio 1-1
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