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November 13, 2013

Sports in a minute


McManus recognized for brains

Triton Regional High alumnus Andrew McManus was recently recognized for his commitment to athletics and academics at Western New England University. McManus, a junior on the football team, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team. He will be included on the national ballot, which will be announced later this month.

Another honor for Davis

St. Michael’s College field hockey junior Cassaundra Davis (Newburyport High) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference first team last week. She was among 14 players across the 11-school league selected. Davis was one of eight forwards chosen for the first team.

Davis, who landed on the NE-10 All-Rookie Team in 2011 before missing the entire 2012 season due to injury, was the first St. Michael’s all-conference first team pick 2008. She is currently tied for seventh in the league in goals (12) and is ninth in points (29), posting career highs in each category, as well as in assists (5). In 34 career contests, Davis has 45 points and 19 goals. Of the 26 goals in which she has played a hand during her career, 15 either gave her team the lead or tied the game.

From Port to the NBA

Two Newburyport natives have made nice careers for themselves in the NBA. Newburyport High alumni Sean Sullivan and Steve Markos are beginning their 12th seasons with the Boston Celtics. Sullivan is the senior director of event presentation, while Markos is the director of corporate partnership sales.

Winner’s Club meeting

The Winner’s Circle Running Club will hold its November meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Winner’s Circle, preceded by the usual club run starting at 5:30. Topics to be discussed include the USATF-NE Grand Prix performance of club member Vicki Miller, who finished first in her age group.

This week’s football schedule

Division 4 Playoffs: Bedford at Pentucket (Saturday, 1:30)

Division 4 Non-Playoffs: Triton at Newburyport (Friday, 7); Winthrop at Amesbury (Friday, 7); Georgetown at Greater Lawrence Tech (Saturday, 10)

New England Bowl Championship: Governor’s Academy vs. Hamden Hill (Saturday, 1, Tabor Academy)

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