Scott grabs offer
Groveland's Alana Scott came into last winter as one of the area's most highly touted recruits in many years, and while she wound up going the prep school route and attending Bradford Christian, she more than validated that hype. Scott averaged 17.3 points per game while helping lead the Sentinels to the New England Prep C championship, and this week the 5-foot-9 guard earned a Division 1 scholarship offer from Bryant University. Scott will have plenty of time to continue her development in college, whether at Bryant or elsewhere, given that she recently reclassified to the Class of 2023 and will play four more years of high school ball.
Georgetown's Cam Martin, one of the area's top rising hockey and baseball stars, has transferred to Bishop Fenwick, Georgetown school officials confirmed. Martin was a two-time Cape Ann League all-star with the Pentucket boys hockey team (which serves as a co-op with Georgetown), scoring 34 goals and 48 assists for 82 career points entering his junior year. He was also one of Georgetown baseball's top pitchers, posting a 3.50 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 32 innings this spring.
Martin's departure leaves Richie Hardy as the last remaining member of the prolific freshman scoring line from the 2017-18 Pentucket hockey team. Hardy, Martin and former Sachem Hazen Pike, who transferred to Pingree after his freshman year, combined to tally 57 goals and 89 assists for 146 points that winter.
A couple of Governor's Academy athletes have reportedly seen major new developments in their college recruitment process, according to the school's Twitter account. Aidan Cann, a standout on the baseball team, has committed to Division 1 UMass Amherst, the school said, and incoming junior basketball star Liam Dunfee has received a Division 1 offer from Bryant University. Dunfee will be the second newcomer to the Governor's program drawing Division 1 interest, joining Newburyport's Will Batchelder, who will repeat his sophomore year and who has already picked up a pair of Division 1 offers from George Washington and Brown.
Pentucket's new home
With the high school field unavailable for the foreseeable future, the Pentucket football program is set to call Haverhill's Trinity Stadium home for at least the next fall. The Sachems are currently scheduled to play three home games at the stadium this season, not including any possible playoff or non-playoff games in November. Those will take place on Sat., Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. against Amesbury, Sat., Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. against Lynnfield and Fri., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. against North Reading.
Pentucket won't be the only one setting up shop at Trinity this fall either. Besides the Haverhill football program, Salem (NH) High will also use the facility for its home games.
Sports briefs needed
One regular feature we have here in the Daily News sports section is the Sports Briefs, where we’ll run notes about upcoming summer camps, tryouts, road races, golf tournaments, Hall of Fame nomination periods and more. Ordinarily my queue of briefs is pretty long, usually more than a dozen at a time that I’ll try to rotate through with some regularity. However, with most of the summer events over and few new submissions over the past week or two, my queue has nearly run dry. So with that being said, this is a call to all local sports organizers to please send in any sports briefs you might want publicized! Tryouts for fall sports, late-season golf tournaments or anything that you want help getting the word out for, send it my way to email@example.com.
Lonborg coming to Methuen
Former Boston Red Sox great and Cy Young Award winner Jim Lonborg will be signing autographs this Sunday in Methuen. Lonborg will be signing at the Gaythorne Knights of Columbus at 462 Broadway, near the Salem, N.H. line on Route 28. Autographs cost $12 each, with each additional autograph costing $10. He will be signing from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. There will be 40 dealer tables with sports cards and memorabilia. Admission is $2 (children under 9 free). For more info go to www.cardshows.net or VB Cards Methuen Show on Facebook.