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Unbeaten Pinkerton punishes Timberlane

PLAISTOW — Peter Cyr may be foiling the defensive strategy of Pinkerton’s future foes. Michael Curley may be, too.
Timberlane found this out Friday night in the unbeaten Astros’ 42-7 victory,
The Owls put most of their focus on T.J. Urbanik. The junior standout was impressive enough, rushing for first quarter TDs of 64 and 47 yards and finishing with 144 yards on just nine carries. But, for the second straight week, he had plenty of help, with Cyr leading the way.
Cyr scored on a 48-yard run on a reverse at the end of the second quarter and then closed Pinkerton’s scoring with a 45-yard burst up the middle in the third quarter, finishing with 97 yards on just three carries.
That gives Cyr, who also plays defense, 187 yards and five touchdowns over the last two weeks.
“The line’s really opening some great holes and teams are definitely keying on T.J., which opens things up for me and the other guys,” said Cyr, a 6-foot, 180-pounder.
“I think we’re playing really well. We’ve fixed our mistakes and we’re getting pumped up for the playoffs.”
Pinkerton coach Brian O’Reilly said that no one should be surprised by Cyr’s recent productivity.
“We’re developing depth and Peter has been good all along,” said O’Reilly. “He’s a tough, two-way player — pound for pound, he’s the toughest guy we’ve got.
“We’re running the ball really well. It’s a combination of the line — one of the biggest we’ve had — and the backs.”
The Astros, who rushed for 312 yards in the first half while taking a 35-0 lead, did show both good line play and hard running, resulting in six touchdowns in a limited number of plays.
Pinkerton (7-0) scored on drives of just 2, 3, 2, 4, 4 and 3 plays and no touchdowns covered less than 36 yards. Joining Urbanik and Cyr with long runs was Curley, with a 36-yard jaunt, and sophomore Nico Buccieri, who ran it in from 49 yards out.
“We’re trying to progress every week and get through injury free, which I think we did tonight,” said O’Reilly.
Defensively, Curley was effective from his linebacking slot and Cyr, lineman Noah Robison and defensive back Isaiah Backels made it tough on the Owls (2-5).
Also, junior Kyle Cantalupo was 6 for 6 in extra points.
Timberlane scored its lone touchdown on a 3-yard run by Tyler Furey in the third quarter and showed some flashes of a balanced attack thanks to freshman receiver Brendan Frezza, who caught four passes for 115 yards.
Frezza showed good moves after making the catch and hauled in a beautiful 51-yard bomb down the sidelines from quarterback Jason Hughes that set up Furey’s TD.

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Andover 3, Haverhill 2

Chase Barnhart scored twice within the first 20 minutes of the second half to help Haverhill tie Andover 2-2. 

But Edgar Mauge netted the game-winner with about 15 minutes remaining to lead the Golden Warriors 3-2 over the Hillies in an MVC clash. 

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Boys Soccer, 10/21/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Good cause, good golf

Bring a frozen turkey (minimum 12 lbs.) or a gift certificate of $20 or more for a local supermarket to the Campbell's Scottish Highlands in Salem clubhouse on Monday, Nov. 3 and you can golf free that day. Turkeys and gift certificates will be donated to a local food pantry. Tee times may be made a week in advance by calling 603-894-4653 X13.

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Astros' offense comes to life

Kyle Hicks, Matt O'Brien and Alex Ebner all scored for Pinkerton boys soccer to give the Astros a 3-0 win at Keene.

Pinkerton coach Kerry Boles noted, "We have struggled to scored goals all year and Keene had not allowed a goal on their home turf this season. To be able to not only score some goals but to walk away with a victory, is absolutely amazing. I am so proud of the way these guys responded today."

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Pinto with the winner

Jarod Pinto's goal with 20 minutes remaining lifted Central Catholic boys soccer 2-1 over Lowell.

Justin Dansereau recorded 10 saves for the Raiders (4-5-4).  

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Exciting tie

Molly Jannell made 17 saves and Maggie Noelk's goal with 2 minutes remaining tied it for Georgetown field hockey 1-1 against Amesbury. It ended in a 1-1 tie. 

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Epic match = Epic stats

An epic volleyball match produced some epic stats.

Dominique Ortiz recorded 42 digs, Makayla Hardy had 39 assists and Chantel Riendeau smashed 27 kills as Whittier held off Shawsheen 3-2.

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Essex Tech 1, Whittier 0

Whittier goalkeeper Kelsey Locke made 23 saves but the Wildcats lost 1-0 to Essex Tech in girls soccer.

 

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Reggies making history

Pedro Lopez scored twice, including the game-winner 2:30 into the second half to lead Greater Lawrence boys soccer 2-1 over Shawsheen.

It secured a state tournament berth for Greater Lawrence. 

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"Reason we won"

"She's the reason we won today," North Andover girls coach Lisa Rasanen said about keeper Megan Collins who made 10 saves to lead the Scarlet Knights 1-0 over Chelmsford. 

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Parker's eight big saves

David Carbonello scored the only goal on a set piece from about 25 yards out and Parker Hudson made eight big saves as Windham boys soccer prevailed 1-0 over Goffstown.

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Fichera nets first of year

Andrew Fichera scored his first goal of the year and added an assist to lead Salem boys soccer to a 4-2 upset win over Exeter.

Todd Righini added two goals for Salem (7-8). The Blue Devils dropped Exeter's record to 10-4-1. 

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Brooks stumbles to Governor's

NORTH ANDOVER — Brooks has suffered more than its share of losses the past four years, but maybe none of them stung quite as much as the one last night.

That in itself might be the biggest proof the Green and White are headed in the right direction.

Looking for its first victory over perennial power Governor's Academy in five years, Brooks held its own, but was unable to build off the pregame hype in a 25-6 loss. Governor's, which has won at least a share of the Independent School League regular-season title each of the past three years, has now won 30 of its past 31 games.

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Haverhill clinched MVC Small title with defensive dominance

HAVERHILL — It was Haverhill football’s motto from the first day of camp to the fourth quarter on Saturday.

“This is our time!” they yelled.

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Turnovers doom Big Blue

SUFFIELD, Conn. — Suffield Academy took advantage of four Phillips Academy interceptions and rolled to a 34-0 win.

The hosts were led by 6-4, 285-pound lineman Christian Wilkins, who is being wooed by Penn State, BC and a host of other bigtime schools.

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