Here’s a look down memory lane at The Salem News’ Spring Sports Players of the Year (Since we brought back our “all-star teams” for the 2005-06 school year): Baseball 2006 Matt Small, Ipswich 2007 Eric Oxford, Danvers 2008 Bobby Dean, Danvers 2009 Hunter Gordon, Swampscott 2010 Gabe Dunn, Masconomet 2011 David Ruggiero, Bishop Fenwick 2012 [...]
Here are the dates that the Spring high school all-star teams selected by the Salem News sports staff will appear in the newspaper (Subject to change due to print availability….watch the blog, newspaper and @SalemNewsSports for any unforeseen changes) Monday, July 1: Boys track Tuesday, July 2: Girls track Wednesday, July 3: Boys lacrosse Thursday, [...]
Today’s Around the Horn looks at the various match-ups and schedules for area state tournament baseball teams. Let’s add a few more nuggets and go through some predictions/expectations. One coach told me last night that there’s always an unexpected guy contributing to the postseason. A pinch-runner, an extra bullpen arm, an injury replacement….somebody you’re not [...]
Full story coming Friday’s Salem News, but here are some highlights from our conversation with Mark Bettencourt, who was named Peabody High’s 21st head football coach on Thursday. (Add: That story is now live here: ) An 8-person search committee conducted seven interviews from a pool of 16 candidates and unanimously recommended Bettencourt, who [...]
With the conclusion of another round of fall all-stars, we thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane. Here’s a list of all the student-athletes that have been Salem News Player of the Year and Coaches of the Year for fall sports since The Salem News reinstated its all-star program at [...]
2012 Salem News coverage area rushing leaders Player, School Rushing Yards, TDs Jon Thomas St. John’s Prep 1,812 yards, 16 TDs Brendan Flaherty Beverly 1,496 yards, 18 TDs Rufus Rushins Bishop Fenwick 1,302 yards, 17 TDs Ross Murphy North Shore Tech 995 yards, 19 TDs Trevor Lyons Hamilton-Wenham 905 yards, 13 TDs Kenny Pierce Beverly [...]
Lost of chatter about the Beverly-Marblehead football game and the combined 17-1 record of the clubs heading in. Here are the November football games, locally, featuring the most and win and least losses combined over the last 15 years. Most wins: 20: St. John’s Prep (10-0) vs. Xaverian (10-0), 2001; Masconomet (9-2) vs. Winthrop (11-0), [...]
We highly recommend reading the proposal in its entirety here. You can read about the proposal in the archives of The Salem News here and here. Questions? Opinions? Tweet us @PhilStacey_SN, @MattWilliams_SN and @MattJenkins_SN.
Here is the full list to inductees for the Peabody High Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Helder Braz: Three season track standout, Hall of Famer at UMass-Dartmouth Kevin Bettencourt: Class of 2002, 1,000 point club member, went on to led NCAA tourney teams at Bucknell Frank Candela: The Flash, Peabody’s all-time leading rusher [...]
Came across the proposed divisional alignments for the MIAA’s next reset coming next fall. The notables locally: In Girls soccer, Beverly would drop from Division 1 to Division 2. Swampscott and Bishop Fenwick would both drop from Division 2 to Division 3. North Shore Tech would drop from Division 3 to a newly created Division [...]

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