Sports in a Minute: Newburyport's Hulse impresses at Hockey Night in Boston showcase

CARL RUSSO/Staff photoRising Newburyport sophomore Isabel Hulse, shown here during her freshman season with the Masconomet girls co-op, had a brilliant showing at the Hockey Night in Boston Girls Major Showcase this past week.

Hulse’s brilliant goal

Newburyport’s Isabel Hulse provided one of the highlights of this past week’s 25th annual Hockey Night in Boston Girls Major Showcase. The rising sophomore, who plays for the Masconomet girls hockey co-op and was last year’s Daily News Girls Hockey MVP as a freshman, scored a ridiculous goal while playing for the Mass Public/Catholic team. Her team went on to beat the Mass Preps team — which featured Georgetown resident and Brooks School standout Sydney Correa — to win the tournament title. Amesbury’s Delaney Kingsland, who plays for Berwick Academy, also competed in the tournament for the Northern New England team.

If you want to see Hulse’s goal for yourself, the Hockey Night in Boston Twitter account (@HNIBonline) has a great video of the play.

North Shore represents

The Greater Newburyport area was well represented at last week’s 45th annual Hockey Night in Boston Boys Major Showcase, with seven local players taking part in the prestigious summer competition. Newburyport’s Ben Reynolds, Triton’s James Tatro, Pentucket’s Zach Montecalvo and  Pingree’s Hazen Pike (formerly of Pentucket) all played on the North Shore team coached by ex-Amesbury and current Malden Catholic coach Chris Kuchar. Triton’s Connor Kohan played for the Midwest team, teaming up with a group drawing heavily from Ohio and the surrounding states, Georgetown’s Cam Martin played for the New England team, and Newburyport’s Seamus Cummings of Cushing Academy played for the Sophomore All-Star team.

Fry talks football 

Merrimac’s Pat Freiermuth is the subject of the first episode of Penn State football’s official podcast, “Unrivaled,” for the 2019 season. Freiermuth talks his journey from Pentucket and Brooks to Happy Valley, and his breakout first season. Links to the podcast can be found on Penn State football’s Twitter page (@PennStateFball).

Fall sports coming

August is finally here, and with that we are now getting close to the start of the new high school fall sports season. Tryouts for MIAA football will begin on Friday, Aug. 16, and then all other sports will get started on Thursday, Aug. 22. Most sports’ regular seasons will kick off right around Labor Day, and opening night for football will be Friday, Sept. 6 featuring a huge showdown between Newburyport and Triton in Byfield. Amesbury football will open at home against Ipswich, Georgetown opens at home against Tech Boston, and Pentucket opens the following Friday (Sept. 13) at Ipswich. 

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! Any tryouts for fall sports, late-season golf tournaments or anything that you want help getting the word out for, please send it my way to