, Newburyport, MA

October 29, 2013

Sports in a minute

Dan Guttenplan
Newburyport Daily News

---- — 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.

Vote for Pink Glove Dance

Anna Jaques Hospital’s video entry in the 2013 Pink Glove Dance Competition, which includes a cameo by the Newburyport field hockey team, can be viewed at Vote up to one time per day to help the hospital win $25,000 for Tough Warrior Princesses.

Swimming at Port?

Athletic directors from Triton and Newburyport will be available to answer questions about a coop swim team tomorrow night at 5:30 in the DLL at Newburyport High. The meeting is open to any interested parent of a high school or middle school student.

Jets talking playoffs

The Amesbury Jets C (sixth-grade football) team has made the playoffs for the first time in nine years. The Jets clinched Saturday despite the fact that they lost to Newburyport. Amesbury’s coach is John Catania, and the league president is Steve Cotrupi.

Tomorrow’s games

DIVISION 2 NORTH FIELD HOCKEY TOURNAMENT: No. 10 Marblehead at No. 7 Newburyport, 3:30 p.m. (Amesbury Sports Park)

Who’s the lucky guy?

The All Women and One Lucky Guy Half Marathon will be Nov. 3 at 11 a.m., starting at Newburyport High. Visit for more information.

Green Monster Run

The Cider Mash 5K Trail Run will take place Sunday at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury. The 1-miler will start at 10 a.m., the fun run at 10:30 a.m., and the 5K at 11 a.m. Visit to register.