PHILADELPHIA – If Lane Johnson had to read mean tweets, like they do periodically on Saturday Night Live, from New Englanders, it wouldn’t be pretty.

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This is the first of what could be many meetings between two dynamic young AFC quarterbacks when Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans visit Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Patrick Mahomes entered the season as the odds-on favorite to win his second straight NFL MVP award. But, just past the midway point of the regular season, I’d rank the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback no higher than fifth in the race.

BYFIELD — Governor’s Academy football finished its regular season with authority on Saturday, blowing out a good Belmont Hill team 35-0 to wrap up the regular season 7-1.

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Saturday was a historic day for the local cross country community, as the Newburyport boys and girls cross country teams, as well as the Triton girls, all captured their respective divisional Eastern Mass championships. They were among seven local teams to qualify for next week’s All-State c…

GEORGETOWN — Despite a fantastic showing by quarterback Stephen MacDonald and receiver Matt Galley, Georgetown football couldn't hang on as St. Mary's erased a late deficit to beat the Royals 34-33.

NEWBURYPORT — The 1990s were a special time in Newburyport High athletics. From the fall to the spring, the school’s athletic programs were thriving, and on Thursday night several of the biggest contributors to that success received the ultimate honor — induction into the Newburyport Wall of Fame.

NORTH READING – Pentucket and North Reading girls soccer had met twice in the regular season. Both times, the two foes found themselves playing to a 1-1 tie. When the Sachems and Hornets met Thursday evening in the Division 3 North quarterfinals, they tied in regulation for the third time. B…

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For all of the twists and turns that this season has provided, the destination suddenly looks pretty familiar. Three of the four Division 5 North semifinalists from last year are back in the final four this year, with Swampscott looking to defend its sectional crown with a semifinal rematch …


NEWBURYPORT — Five Newburyport High legends will be welcomed into the Newburyport Wall of Fame at tonight’s induction ceremony, which will be held at the Newburyport Elks Lodge starting at 6 p.m. The inductees include three athletic greats along with two pillars of the football program and t…

The top seeded Amesbury girls soccer team took care of business in Wednesday’s Division 4 North quarterfinal, opening its tournament run with a 4-2 win over No. 9 seed Winthrop at home.

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Amesbury, MA - Henry G. Totzke II, of Amesbury, passed away on Monday, Oct 28, after a lengthy illness. Hank was born in Detroit, MI, in 1934. He was the only child of Henry and Jane Totzke of Detroit. A stint in the service brought him to California, where he settled down and, with a couple…

Newburyport - Constance Ann (Hanewich) McGlew, 70 a resident of Newburyport, MA died Thursday evening November 7, 2019 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. She was born in Newburyport, MA on February 15, 1949. Constance is survived by her children, Nicholas, Melissa, Michael, Jennifer and Dav…