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October 29, 2013

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PR for Peterson

John Peterson, a teacher at the Page School in West Newbury, had a personal-best marathon time at the Marine Corps Marathon over the weekend, running a 3:27, easily beating his goal of 3:35. It was Peterson’s fifth marathon and the fourth run with his sister, Beth Dollas from Amesbury. Dollas, a sixth-grade math teacher at the Nock Middle School in Newburyport, also had a PR time, an impressive 3:07.

Another day for Davis

St. Michael’s College field hockey junior Cassaundra Davis, a Newburyport High alumna, was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, claiming her third weekly accolade of the season. Davis scored both of the Purple Knights’ goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to regionally ranked Adelphi University on Saturday, netting equalizers in the 27th and 61st minutes. Davis is tied for sixth in the NE-10 in points (29) while standing seventh in goals (12), as she is two points and one goal short of entering the program’s single-season top 10 in those categories.

Spofford the starter

Babson College field hockey freshman Victoria Spofford, a Pentucket Regional High alumna, has started all 17 games for the Beavers (10-7). Spofford has tallied a goal and five assists on the season.

Volunteer for Special Olympics

The Governor’s Academy will host the Special Olympics Massachusetts state soccer championship Sunday for the 26th year. Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. on the Byfield campus. The competition runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event coincides with Governor’s second annual Alumni Day, where alumni have the opportunity to participate in service activities across the country and share their accomplishments. Students from the Landmark School and Triton High School will also join more than 350 Governor’s students, faculty and staff and a number of local families to volunteer for Special Olympics.

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