NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

October 8, 2013

Sports in a minute

Dan Guttenplan
Newburyport Daily News

---- — Georgetown QB woes

It doesn’t figure to get any easier for the winless Georgetown football team. The Royals (0-4) lost their best player, quarterback Colby Ingraham, to a torn ACL in their loss to Manchester Essex Sept. 27. Coach Paul Sobolewski called on freshman Nick Sherman to finish the game against the Hornets. Last week, Sobolewski considered moving tight end Patrick Bjork to quarterback, but settled on Daniel Lambert, who previously played receiver. Lambert did not complete any of his 10 attempts, and had three interceptions.

Amesbury’s rugby sisters

Sisters Meaghan and Morgan Sydlowski, Amesbury High alumni, are both members of the Stonehill College rugby team. Stonehill is undefeated in the Northeast-10 Conference with wins over Springfield College, Holy Cross, Saint Anselm, Bentley University and Providence College. The Skyhawks have four games remaining on the schedule.

More IC cross-country records

The Immaculate Conception School boys cross-country team recorded its first-ever sweep in a meet against multiple schools last Thursday. The squad posted victories over Hamilton-Wenham, Masconomet and the Newburyport Nock Middle School. Cam Leonard tied his school record and course record at Maudslay State Park with a top finish. Teammate Jack Bowers became the second-fastest runner in ICS history with his second-place finish.

Davis adds to the point tally

Newburyport High alumna Cassaundra Davis, a junior field hockey player at St. Michael’s College (3-7 overall), tallied a goal and an assist in her team’s 4-1 victory over Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday.

Hartnett Jr., Chaisson honored at Bridgton

Newburyport natives Raymond F. Hartnett Jr. and George Chaisson were inducted into the Bridgton Academy Hall of Fame, along with their teammates on the undefeated 1967 football team. Hartnett was the starting defensive tackle. Chiasson started at offensive tackle and defensive end. The 1967 team was the first at Bridgton to go unbeaten. The Hall of Fame ceremony was held on the school’s campus Sept. 29. Hartnett, now a Westport resident, worked at The Daily News from 1970 to 1979.

Winner’s Circle meeting

The October meeting of the Winner’s Circle Running Club will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Winner’s Circle. The meeting will be preceeded by the usual Thursday run at the Circle at 5:30 p.m. Topics to be discussed at the meeting include the Mill Cities Relay (Dec. 8), the Boston Marathon, the WCRC holiday season races, the “predict-your-time” club turkey trot (Nov. 23), and more.

Vote O’Leary

The USA Today High School sports website is hosting a “Best coach in Massachusetts” competition. St. John’s Prep coach and Groveland resident Jim O’Leary is the closest to a local in the Mass. voting. Vote here: http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/bestcoach2013/ma/.

Local schedule

Today’s games

FIELD HOCKEY: Newburyport at Lynnfield, 3:45 p.m.; Triton at Amesbury, 3:45 p.m.

GOLF: Newburyport at Manchester Essex, 3:30 p.m.; Saugus at Amesbury, 3:30 p.m.; Triton at Georgetown, 3:30 p.m.; Pentucket at Rockport, 3:30 p.m.

Tomorrow’s games

CROSS-COUNTRY: Newburyport and Pentucket at Georgetown, 3:45 p.m.; Amesbury at North Reading, 3:45 p.m.; Triton and Saugus at Ipswich, 3:45 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER: Newburyport at Lynnfield, 3:45 p.m.; Triton at Amesbury, 3:45 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER: Lynnfield at Newburyport, 3:45 p.m.; Amesbury at Triton, 7 p.m.

GOLF: Georgetown at Amesbury, 3:30 p.m.; Danvers at Triton, 3:30 p.m.