Clancy’s curtain call
Newburyport High alumnus Joe Clancy will return to the football field this Friday night when his Merrimack College Warriors open at Wagner. Clancy earned Northeast-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year last fall after leading the nation in passing yards per game (399.0). His 3,945 yards and 31 touchdowns rewrote the Merrimack College record book. The Warriors, who finished 6-4 last season, will look to earn an NE-10 title after finishing fifth last season.
Pat Fullerton, a Haverhill native who manages Greater Boston Running Company in Newburyport, continued his dominance on the local road race circuit last week when he smoked the field in the Atkinson 5K Road Race in a course-record time of 14:21. He finished two minutes ahead of runner-up Samuel Fazioli of Salem and more than 30 seconds faster than the record set by Robert Hoppler, the UNH cross-country coach, in 1990.
Special Athletes 5K
The Newburyport Special Athletes 5K will be run tonight (6:45 start) around the lake in Wakefield. The event, which supports the Newburyport Special Athletes, will start at the Clarion Inn. For more information, contact Kevin Moore at email@example.com.
Govs take the field
The Governor’s Academy football team will return to the field for preseason workout today in anticipation of its second title defense in a row. The Govs are currently riding an 18-game winning streak, which was culminated with a victory over Cheshire in last year’s Tom Flaherty Bowl. Former Triton coach Jim O’Leary will begin his fourth season with the Govs.
MacRae takes new role
Newburyport resident Steve MacRae has taken on a new leadership role this fall. After building the Newburyport Boys Basketball Association into one of the top youth programs on the North Shore as president of the league over the last six years, MacRae has moved on to a new role as president. He will begin his role as president of the Newburyport All-Sports Boosters tonight at the first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. in the NHS cafeteria.