NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

September 21, 2013

SPORTS IN A MINUTE

Dan Guttenplan
Newburyport Daily News

---- — Rowe’s first goal

Newburyport High alumna Molly Rowe (Class of 2012) scored her first collegiate goal as a member of the Bentley University field hockey team Thursday in her team’s 3-0 victory over Assumption College. Rowe, a sophomore at Bentley, scored on a penalty corner on a feed from senior Colleen Moran.

Rowe, a three-sport (field hockey, basketball, softball) standout in helped Bentley record its fourth shutout in a row. The Falcons improved to 4-2 overall.

USTA Free Tennis

Amesbury Recreation Department will host a United States Tennis Association Free Tennis Play event today in celebration of Nickelodeon’s 10th annual Worldwide Day of Play. During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, the USTA and the tennis industry is hosting thousands of USTA Free Tennis Play Events in celebration of the 10th annual Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play throughout the country in an effort to get kids active and involved in tennis. Amesbury tennis coach Brett Manoloff will host today’s event, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon on the Amesbury Middle School courts.

Farmer’s Festival

The first annual Miles for Mike Cross-Country Festival will start at 9 a.m. this morning at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury. Local coaches Joe Colbert of Triton and Ernie Bissaillon of Amesbury organized the event in honor of Mike Farmer, the longtime Amesbury cross-country coach who died this summer after battling cancer for years. Colbert and Bissaillon are also starting a Miles for Mike Foundation, which will raise funds to promote youth running in the area.

ALS Cup

The Pentucket and Newburyport soccer teams will face off today in the annual ALS Cup, with the proceeds from the gate receipts going to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The girls game will start at 1, with the boys game immediately following. The Newburyport girls have won all nine ALS Cup games since the first charity game in 2004. The boys game started two years earlier, and the Clippers took the first two Cups. Pentucket has owned the rivalry since, taking eight of the last nine, including seven in a row.

AHS Hall of Fame

The Daily News mistakenly reported that Kristy Gleason is Amesbury’s all-time leading scorer in field hockey. That distinction actually belongs to Ashley Waters.

Local schedule

Today’s games

FOOTBALL: Lawrence Academy at Governor’s Academy, 1 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER: Pentucket at Newburyport, 1 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER: Pentucket at Newburyport, 3 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY: Miles For Mike Festival, 9 a.m. (Woodsom Farm)