, Newburyport, MA

October 1, 2013

Sports in a minute

Dan Guttenplan
Newburyport Daily News

---- — Old Town Hill facts

Old Town Hill Volunteer Property Steward David Powell checked in with The Daily News following Triton’s first meet at the school’s new home course Wednesday. Some facts about the course: The highest elevation at Old Town Hill is 168 feet above sea level, and the starting line is approximately 50 feet above sea level. So, the 2.88-mile course has a climb of about 120 feet. Runners can see three states from the top of the hill — Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The Trustees of Reservations owns the property, which is comprised of 535 acres of fields, woodlands and marshlands.

Bodyslams for cancer

Atlantic Pro Wrestling, which hosted a show at Yankee Homecoming, will put on another show Oct. 19 at the Newbury Fire Hall. The show will raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which raises funds for breast cancer awareness and research. The “Bodyslams for Breast Cancer” event will have a theme of $5 donated for every bodyslam. Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will also go to the cause.

Update on Shearer

Newburyport cross-country runner Nick Carleo recently broke the high school course record at Maudslay State Park with a time of 14:59. The previous record was set by Hamilton-Wenham’s Darin Shearer in 1990. A friend of Shearer’s recently checked in with The Daily News to inform the readers that Shearer now lives in Colorado Springs, Colo. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Also worth noting: Shearer’s post-collegiate coach, Bob Sevene, also coached Nick’s father, Tom Carleo, in the late 1980s, as well as Joan Benoit Samuelson when she won the Olympic marathon gold medal in 1984.

Mueskes’ first goal

Endicott sophomore field hockey player Ashley Mueskes, a former Georgetown High standout, scored her first goal of the season Sunday in her team’s 2-0 win over Plymouth State. Endicott won its seventh straight game, pushing its record to 7-3-1.

Newburyport baseball news

The Newburyport High baseball team announced its captains for the 2014 season. Seniors Ryan Furlong, James Nutter and Caleb Stott earned the honor. As far as 2012 honors, Connor MacRae earned the team’s Pitching Award, Connor Wile earned the Offensive Award, Brian Fiascone earned the Defensive Award, Colton Fontaine earned Best All-Around and team MVP, and Rob Daigle earned 2013 Tim Powers Man of the Year.

Fall foliage run

The Apple Harvest Run will be Oct. 6 (1-mile run at noon, 5-mile run at 12:30 p.m., 5K at 12:40 p.m.) at Action Cove Playground in West Newbury. Register at The annual event is a fundraiser for the John C. Page Elementary School PTO, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting educational and cultural programs for the school’s students.

Farmers Market race

National Farmers Market Association’s Fresh Food 10K & 15K Run, hosted by Heat Event Management, will be Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury. The registration closing date is Oct. 4 at noon. Visit for more info.

Local schedule

Today’s games

BOYS SOCCER: Newburyport at Georgetown, 3:45 p.m.; Triton at Manchester Essex, 3:45 p.m.; Pentucket at Ipswich, 3:45 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER: Georgetown at Newburyport, 3:45 p.m.; Amesbury at Saugus, 3:45 p.m.; Manchester Essex at Triton, 3:45 p.m.; Ipswich at Pentucket, 3:45 p.m.

GOLF: Newburyport at Rockport, 3:30 p.m.; Amesbury at Lynnfield, 3:30 p.m.

Tomorrow’s games

CROSS-COUNTRY: Newburyport at Masconomet, 3:45 p.m.; Triton at Lynnfield, 3:45 p.m.

FIELD HOCKEY: North Reading at Amesbury, 3:45 p.m.; Triton at Rockport, 3:45 p.m.; Pentucket at Georgetown, 3:45 p.m.

GOLF: Rockport at Triton, 3:30 p.m.