Avery Hines, a 2011 graduate of Newburyport High, was recently named captain of the field hockey team at Simmons College. Hines, a junior defenseman, is hoping to lead Simmons to its third straight North Atlantic Conference Tournament in a row this season. Hines, who is studying in the nursing program, also plays lacrosse at Simmons.
From sports writer to soccer coach
Former Daily News staff writer John Shimer is serving as an assistant coach on the Endicott College men’s soccer staff this fall. Shimer’s Gulls are off to a 1-2 start. They play at Salem State College tomorrow at noon.
Triton’s new XC course
The Triton cross-country team will compete on a new course starting September 14, when Old Town Hill becomes the Vikings’ home. The Vikings were set to host their first meet against Masconomet at Old Town Hill on Tuesday, but the weekend rain made the course unusable.
BOYS SOCCER: Hamilton-Wenham at Triton, 3:45 p.m.
GIRLS SOCCER: Triton at Hamilton-Wenham, 3:45 p.m.
FIELD HOCKEY: Triton at Saugus, 3:45 p.m.; Pentucket at Masconomet, 3:45 p.m.
FOOTBALL: Triton at Swampscott, noon
FIELD HOCKEY: Newburyport at Hamilton-Wenham, TBD; Amesbury at Manchester Essex, 11 a.m.
CROSS COUNTRY: Clipper Relays, 9:15 a.m.