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June 12, 2014

Around the Horn with Mary Pettigrew

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Have you ever played in a game of this magnitude? “Yeah, but not in this sport. In basketball I remember playing Masco for the second time was a really tough game, because the first time we played them we lost by a lot, and we wanted to prove ourselves, and it was their senior night, so when we did end up playing them we came out on fire and I’m pretty sure we only lost by a few, but we were up for a while.”

You also play field hockey and basketball; which of those do you consider your main sport, or do you like all three equally? “When I was younger, I considered basketball my main sport, but after playing the three sports all four years, I like them all equally now.”

What are your plans for next year? “I’m going to be attending UMass Amherst, I’m going to be majoring in nursing, and I’m not going to be playing any sports affiliated with that school because they’re Division I, but I’m going to play field hockey, basketball and lacrosse at a lower level, like intramurals.”

Do you have a job? “I have two. I work at Tendercrop Farm and I also work at Honey Dew Donuts.”

Now that you’ve graduated, what would you say has been your best memory from high school? “That’s a tough one. Probably winning the North Sectional championship. I’ve never gotten that far in a tournament before, and I can just remember my team, and my coach specifically with tears streaming down her face saying, ‘Remember this moment, you’ll remember it forever,’ and I just think it was a great moment.”

All right, prediction time. Who wins this weekend and what’s the final score? “I think we’re going to win, and I’ll say the score will probably be around 13-12 or 13-11. It will be a close game.”

Mary’s Favorites

Movie: “The Breakfast Club”

Book: The Harry Potter series

TV Show: “Friends” or “Grey’s Anatomy”

Band: The Zac Brown Band

Athlete: Zdeno Chara

Food: Buffalo Chicken

Teacher: Mr. Yeomans, biology teacher

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