North Reading Sports

NRHS baseball seniors close book on summer careers

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the August 17, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — North Reading baseball is finally done with their season. It’s a journey that started in April during NRHS’ spring season, and continued through the summer during the Northeast Baseball League. The Northeast team consisted of mostly players entering their sophomore, junior and senior seasons. For a player, it is a great opportunity to work on your game. The Hornets’ Northeast coach, Marco Vittozzi, was happy how his team progressed, and not just because they made it to...

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PHOTO: Throwing smoke

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off

Published in the August 10, 2017 edition

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Northeast baseball team loses a close one

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the August 10, 2017 edition  By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING – It all came down to one game for the North Reading Northeast Baseball team (ages 15-18) as they played host Lowell in the third game of their best-of-three finals last Thursday night at Shedd Park. Lowell won game one at Shedd, 12-2, on July 31st. North Reading evened the series on Aug. 1st winning, 12-6, at North Reading High to set up this game. However, North Reading ended up losing in heartbreaking fashion losing, 2-1, in nine-innings. The host scored...

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11 and 12-year-olds capture district 13 Jimmy Fund Championship

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in North Reading Sports, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Published in the August 10, 2017 edition NORTH READING — Just one week after Benevento field hosted the dramatic Massachusetts’s Little League finals, the hometown boys faced off in an exciting win over a strong Wakefield team. The Hornets came out on top 8-5 in an exciting six-inning game. The Summer League brings the boys together for the love of baseball with the goal of raising money for The Jimmy Fund. Since 1987, the hard work and winning spirit of the coaches, parents and, most importantly, the players, have raised nearly $5 million...

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Diamond Club Fall Tryouts: August 19

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off

Also Teaming with NRLL for Clinics for Younger Players Published in the August 10, 2017 edition NORTH READING – North Reading Little League and the North Reading Diamond Club are again teaming up this fall to give youngsters ages 5-16 the opportunity to develop and improve their baseball skills. Three separate programs are being offered, divided by age groups, to allow for age-appropriate instruction.  For players ages 5-9, there will be a six-week clinic at Benevento Park. It includes one 60-minute weeknight practice per week, with a...

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Holden takes state Little League title

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off

Published in the August 3, 2017 edition. NORTH READING — In a Sunday afternoon slugfest for the Massachusetts Little League state title, it was Holden that finally reeled in the biggest catch. They defeated Gloucester, 13-9, at North Reading’s Benevento Park to win their first state crown, after being stopped in the title game in both 2014 and 2015. Holden will now represent Massachusetts in the New England Regional in Bristol, Connecticut, with that winner advancing to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for the Little League World Series. Holden...

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A’s miss playoff spot, wrap up season

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off

Published in the August 3, 2017 edition. By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING – It was do-or-die for the North Reading A’s baseball team last Thursday night at North Reading High as they took on the Saugus Wings in the final game of the regular season. The winner of this game would qualify for the North Shore Baseball League playoffs while the loser would be out. Unfortunately, the A’s came up just short as they fell, 13-11, to end the year at 8-16 and came in ninth place in the 11-team league. The Wings, an expansion team this year,...

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A’s fall, 13-2, in five innings

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off

Published in the July 27, 2017 edition By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING – It was a tough day for the North Reading A’s on Sunday afternoon as they fell, 13-2, to the Marblehead Seasiders at Seaside Park in a five-inning mercy-rule game. With the defeat, the A’s record dipped to 7-15 overall in the North shore Baseball League while the Seasiders improved to 7-14 and are in the eighth and final playoff spot heading into the final week of the regular season. “We played poorly,” admitted A’s player-manager Joe Dardeno, whose team...

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North Reading sweeps into Northeast baseball conference semifinals

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off

Published in the July 27, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Dominant pitching … timely hitting … pristine fielding … and, oh, yeah, a comeback spirit. Add it all together and the result is what North Reading’s Northeast Conference baseball team accomplished last weekend: a quarterfinal sweep of Tewksbury that pushed the high schoolers deeper into the league playoffs. With their 5-3 and 12-2 triumphs, the Hornets, who finished in second place in the South Division and earned the No. 3 overall seed, improved to 9-4-1 – with just one loss in...

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Road to Little League glory runs through North Reading

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in North Reading Sports | Comments Off

Massachusetts State Finals Take Place Next Week at Benevento Park Published in the July 20, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Playing in the Little League World Series is the dream of every youngster who puts on a baseball cap and glove, and winning the Massachusetts State Tournament is another step toward that dream coming true. North Reading’s Benevento Park will host the 2017 State Finals on July 27-30, bringing together the top four teams in the Commonwealth. They’ll be vying for the right to advance to the New England Regional...

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