Looking Back – Christmas at Fenway

  By Shawn Hansen – February 2013 As Thanksgiving fell on November 22nd this past year and Christmas took place on December 25th as it does every year, the holiday known to be, “The most wonderful time of the year,” by Andy Williams came early to Red Sox fans as Christmas at Fenway took place […]

Red Sox Start with Low Expectations

By Mark Behan – February 23, 2013 “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ― Alexander Pope From 1959 to 1966 the Boston Red Sox were, um, losers – as they did not post a winning record during that eight-year span.  In fact the 1965 team lost a league-worst 100 […]

Austin Prep.’s Girls Varsity Hockey Heats Up

February 2013 READING – Austin Preparatory School’s Girls Varsity Hockey season is heating up, thanks to the leadership of new Head Coach Stephanie Wood. The team has worked its way back into the top 10 and is on the verge of potentially ending a two-year postseason drought. Wood is currently the Women’s Director of the […]

Northern Essex Hoops Team Winning On and Off the Court

  By: Mark Behan – February 15, 2013  Wilfredo Andujar is married with four children. He works the night shift at Joe’s Crab Shack in Methuen. He attends Northern Essex Community College. The 30-year-old Lawrence resident also plays forward on the men’s basketball team.  In the season finale, an 83-59 win over Holyoke, Andujar was […]

Rafferty Fired, Rehired as North Andover Football Coach

By: Mark Behan – High School Sports Reporter – February 15, 2013 He’s back! And we are not talking Arnold Schwarzenegger and his next Terminator movie. John Rafferty is back as North Andover High’s head football coach – nearly two weeks after being fired by Principal Dr. Carla Scuzzarella and Athletic Director Jon Longley on […]