NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

September 25, 2013

Sports in a minute

Dan Guttenplan
Newburyport Daily News

---- — Niko’s debut

Georgetown High alumnus Niko Edwards was named Athlete of the Week at Hebron Academy after leading the football team to a season-opening victory over Tilton. Edwards, a quarterback and defensive back, completed 8 of 12 passes for 128 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 52 yards. On defense, Edwards led the Lumberjacks with seven tackles and a fumble recovery.

NHS Wall of Fame

The Newburyport Wall of Fame has announced its 2013 induction class. The banquet will be held November 7 at the Newburyport Elks Club. Tickets are $35 each, and may be purchased at the Park Lunch, Newburyport High, or by contacting Tom Smolski at 978-361-7635. No tickets will be sold at the door. The class includes:

Bradley Fuller

Fuller served on the Newburyport School Committee from 1938 to 1989. He was one of the founding members of the Booster Club and a lifelong member (‘44 to ‘89). He was dedicated to the public schools and a supporter of all athletics.

Daniel “Francis” Sullivan

The three-sport athlete graduated in 1934. As a football player, he was an excellent runner, tackler and blocker. He earned five varsity letters.

David E. Fournier

The three-sport athlete graduated in 1978. He earned eight varsity letters spread across football, hockey and baseball. He was an EMass. Super Bowl champion in 1976, a Cape Ann League football champion in ‘76 and ‘77, and a Harry Agganis All-Star in 1978.

Michael E. O’Connor

This 1981 graduate played football for three years and football for four. He was a captain of the baseball team as a senior. He was later drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1984.

Vicky Kelleher Connor

A 1987 graduate, Connor earned 12 varsity letters — four each in soccer and basketball, and two each in track and field and softball. She was a Daily News All-Star four times in soccer, twice in basketball and twice in softball. She led the CAL in hitting as a senior (.621).

Michael Rymsha

A 1991 graduate, Rymsha was the 1990 Cape Ann League Player of the Year in football. He also captained the basketball and baseball teams as a senior, and was a three-year starter in both sports.

Calling all captains

The Daily News is calling on coaches, parents and players from local sports teams to send photos of team captains to sports editor Dan Guttenplan at dguttenplan@newburyportnews.com. A Captains Corner section, which will include a collection of photos of captains, will run two days a week.

Local schedule

Today’s games

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

GIRLS SOCCER: Ipswich at Newburyport, 3:45 p.m.; Amesbury at Pentucket, 3:45 p.m.

CROSS-COUNTRY: Ipswich at Newburyport, 3:45 p.m.; Amesbury at Georgetown, 3:45 p.m.; Hamilton-Wenham and North Reading at Triton, 3:45 p.m. (Old Town Hill); Masconomet at Pentucket, 3:45 p.m.

GOLF: Newburyport at Pentucket, 3:30 p.m.; Amesbury at Manchester Essex, 3:30 p.m.

Tomorrow’s games

FIELD HOCKEY: Manchester Essex at Newburyport, 3:45 p.m.; Amesbury at Masconomet, 3:45 p.m.; Ipswich at Triton, 3:45 p.m.; Lynnfield at Pentucket, 3:45 p.m.

GOLF: Masconomet at Newburyport, 3:30 p.m.; Ipswich at Amesbury, 3:30 p.m.; Triton at Danvers, 3:45 p.m.