The Georgetown cheerleading team repeated as Cape Ann League grand champions on Thursday night, finishing first overall at the CAL Cheerleading Meet for the second year in a row. The Royals had the top overall score of 92.8, with Triton taking sixth overall (76.9), the Amesbury co-ed team taking seventh (75.9) and Pentucket eighth (73.3). All four local teams qualified for regionals, which will be held at North Andover High School on Nov. 17.
"It feels amazing," said Georgetown coach Tracy Wood of her team repeating as CAL champions. "Now we're getting ready for regionals to do the same."
In addition to the team honor, Wood was also honored as CAL Coach of the Year.
Rowley's John Boyle, the defending NCAA Division 3 national champion at 184 pounds for Western New England University wrestling, started his senior season in surprising fashion last weekend, losing his opening match to Baldwin Wallace freshman Luke Salmon at the Ithaca Invitational. Boyle lost a 5-4 decision to Salmon, who was an Ohio state champion in high school, before winning his next six straight matches to tear through the consolation bracket and finish third. During that stretch he beat the freshman 7-3 in a rematch in the consolation quarterfinals before later beating Nicholas Munsch of Johnson and Wales 10-6 in the bronze medal match.
Caron earns All-ACC
Former Governor's Academy field hockey standout Sky Caron has been named Second Team All-ACC after putting together a stellar sophomore season for Boston College, the conference announced this week. Heading into last night's ACC Semifinal game against No. 4 Virginia, the Hampton, N.H., resident had started all 18 games for the No. 9 ranked Eagles and led the team in minutes played while adding four goals and three assists.
Bourque coming to Salisbury
Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque will be coming to Salisbury next month as part of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast Speaker Series. Bourque, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame who played 21 years in the NHL and was a five-time Norris Trophy winner for best defenseman in the league, will speak at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley in Salisbury on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more information or to register to attend, visit https://www.newburyportchamber.org.
Maudslay Turkey Trot
Registration is now open for the 30th annual Maudslay Turkey Trot, which will be held at Maudslay State Park on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 at 8:20 a.m. Online registration is $32 for adults age 19 and over and $16 for youth 18 and under, and on raceday the fees will be $35 and $20. The race is 3.1 miles, and the first 1,500 runners to register will also receive a long-sleeve t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information and to register online, visit https://sites.google.com/site/joppaflatsrunningclub/. Paper applications can also be picked up at Jack Rabbit and Nancy’s Runner High in Newburyport and at the Winner’s Circle and Boston Sports Club in Salisbury.