, Newburyport, MA


October 9, 2013

Sports in a minute


Turkey Trot, Part 2

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s 24th Annual Wild Turkey Trot will be run on Thanksgiving morning at Pipestave Hill in West Newbury. For more information, visit or email Scott Walsh at In what seems to be a jab at another local Turkey Trot, the email blast for this race begins, “Why spend Thanksgiving at an industrial park?”

Long-running race

It’s worth noting the popular and unique Bobby Bell Road Race in Haverhill is only five days away. Now in its 27th year, it’s the longest continuous race in the region other than the Yankee Homecoming 10-Miler. It’s unique because of its adjusted scoring system. The race starts Sunday at 11 a.m. in front of the Lasting Room. A 5-Mile Joyce Moriarty Walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

Ambitious proposal

Several communities have upgraded — or are planning to upgrade — their athletic facilities in recent years, but few have proposed to do as much as Lynnfield. According to the plan laid out, Lynnfield will develop four artificial turf fields for all outdoor sports, including three with lights, add a new track while rebuilding fields and constructing a building at the stadium for concession stands, locker rooms, bathrooms and a trainer’s room. The cost for the project is, for now, $8.75 million.

Local schedule

Today’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: Amesbury at Triton, 7 p.m.

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

Tomorrow’s games

FIELD HOCKEY: North Reading at Newburyport, 3:45 p.m.; Amesbury at Ipswich, 3:45 p.m.; Triton at Hamilton-Wenham, 3:45 p.m.; Pentucket at Saugus, 3:45 p.m.

GOLF: Ipswich at Newburyport, 3:30 p.m.; Manchester Essex at Triton, 3:45 p.m.; Georgetown at Pentucket, 3:30 p.m.

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