, Newburyport, MA

September 11, 2013

Sports in a minute

Dan Guttenplan
Newburyport Daily News

---- — Back from injury

Newburyport High alumna Cassaundra Davis is back on the field with the St. Michael’s College field hockey this season after missing her entire sophomore year with an injury. Davis was an All-Northeast 10 Rookie Team selection as a freshman in 2011 when she had seven goals and 16 points. In two games this season, she has emerged as St. Michael’s top scoring threat. Her 10 shots in two games lead the team by six shots. St. Michael’s is off to an 0-2 start with losses to Shippensburg and Mansfield.

Westfield State’s locals

Both the Westfield State University men’s and women’s soccer programs have stepped up their recruiting efforts in the River Rival Region in recent seasons. The women’s team includes two locals: Hannah Zannini (Amesbury High Class of 2013) and Erin Leary (Amesbury High Class of 2013), as does the men’s team with Connor Glynn (Newburyport High Class of 2013) and Pat Collins (Pentucket High Class of 2012). Zannini has played in three games and scored one goal. Leary has played in two games. Glynn has made an appearance in one game.

McInnis at Triton to stay

Triton Superintendent of Schools Christopher Farmer confirmed yesterday that athletic director Sean McInnis is operating in the first year of a three-year contract. McInnis recently gave his notice of resignation before recommitting to the position.

Fullerton’s cameo

The Winner’s Circle Running Club will host a meeting tomorrow night giving local runners a chance to meet High Street Mile record-holder Pat Fullerton, who manages the Greater Boston Running Company on Water Street. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Winner’s Circle in Salisbury.

Train with McCormick

Winner’s Circle Running Club coach Mike McCormick is leading Wednesday night training sessions for seven more weeks, including tonight. The sessions are held at Maudslay State Park starting at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per session or $50 for all sessions. For more information, contact Mike McCormick at

Govs vs. adults

The annual Governor’s Academy vs. Winner’s Circle cross-country meet is set for this afternoon at 4:30. Phillips Exeter Academy wll also compete in the meet, which gives adult runners a chance to show they can still beat up on the high school kids. For more information, contact Jeff Kelly at

Local Schedule

Today’s games

BOYS SOCCER: Saugus at Newburyport, 3:45 p.m.; Amesbury at Lynnfield, 3:45 p.m.; Masconomet at Triton, 3:45 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER: Newburyport at Saugus, 4:15 p.m.; Lynnfield at Amesbury, 3:45 p.m.; Triton at Masconomet, 3:45 p.m.

GOLF: Newburyport at Saugus, 3:30 p.m.; Triton at Amesbury, 3:30 p.m.; Pentucket at Lynnfield, 3:30 p.m.

CROSS-COUNTRY: Triton and Manchester Essex at Newburyport, 3:45 p.m.; Ipswich and Hamilton-Wenham at Amesbury, 3:45 p.m.; Pentucket at Saugus, 3:45 p.m.

Tomorrow’s games

FIELD HOCKEY: Newburyport at Masconomet, 3:45 p.m.; Georgetown at Amesbury, 3:45 p.m.; Triton at Pentucket, 3:45 p.m.

GOLF: Ipswich at Pentucket, 3:30 p.m.