Goalie scores game-winner!
Here’s something you don’t see every day. In Wednesday night’s Pentucket-Amesbury boys soccer game, Pentucket goalie Tyler Correnti was summoned from his net to take a penalty kick for the Sachems. The sophomore converted, scoring what turned out to be the game-winning goal in his team’s 3-1 win. Correnti also made six saves to help his team improve to 11-2-1 on the season, and Pentucket also got goals from Matt Tineo and Adam Enright, along with assists from Tineo and Alex Bishop. Amesbury’s lone goal was scored by Jake Hallinan assisted by Leif Riley.
Due to Thursday’s high winds and associated power outages, several local games were postponed. Most notably, the CAL Open golf championships were postponed for the second consecutive week and will be made up at a time to be announced. In addition, the Newburyport vs. Hamilton-Wenham field hockey game was pushed back to Friday, and the Triton vs. Ipswich field hockey game was postponed with no make-up date announced.
Newburyport Half Marathon
The 8th annual Newburyport Half Marathon will take place this Sunday starting at 9:15 a.m., with runners starting and finishing at Cashman Park and looping around town over the course of the morning. Runners start at Cashman and travel down Merrimac Street towards Moseley before heading out to Maudslay State Park. From there the route crosses over Rt. 113 from Hoyt and into the Turkey Hill neighborhood, then around the reservoir in West Newbury and back to the Industrial Park. Runners then cross over to Parker and finish along the Clipper City Rail Trail back to Cashman Park. The lead pack is expected to finish at approximately 10:20 a.m., with the bulk of the runners expected in by around 11:30.
There will also be a shuttle service offered to and from Newburyport Middle School, where participants are being encouraged to park to minimize traffic downtown and near the starting line. For more information on the race, the route and the expected runner timeline, visit www.newburyporthalfmarathon.com.
Learn to Skate USA
Enrollment for the November Learn to Skate USA program at the Graf Rink is now open. The Merrimack Valley Skating Club will hold its classes from 4 to 4:50 p.m. on Sunday and 6 to 6:50 p.m. on Thursday. Classes begin on Nov. 3 and 14. The classes are designed to teach the basic fundamentals for hockey and figure skating skill development, and classes are available for skaters age 3 through adult. The program runs as seven-week sessions continuously throughout the year. Visit www.thegrafrink.com for registration forms and more information, and contact Nikki in the front office at 978-462-8112 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
River Rival Youth Wrestling
Registration is now open for River Rival Youth Wrestling. The program is open to boys and girls in grades 1-8 and is intended to develop future wrestlers for the Triton, Pentucket-Newburyport and Georgetown-Ipswich high school teams. A free Open Mat Night will be held at the Perley Elementary School in Georgetown on Tuesday, Nov. 5, with grades 1-3 from 6-7 p.m. and 4-8 from 7-8 p.m. The program’s season runs November through February, with grades 1-3 meeting Monday nights at Triton Regional High School and grades 4-8 on Mondays at Pentucket Regional High School and Thursdays at Perley from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To register, or for more information, go to www.riverrivalwrestling.org or email email@example.com.
Mirageas getting started
Newburyport’s Ben Mirageas and the Providence College men’s hockey team opened its season earlier this month, and tonight the Friars will look to move to 2-1 when they face St. Lawrence on the road. Mirageas, now a junior defenseman, has two blocked shots and recorded a +1 on the season. His team won its opener against Maine 7-0 before losing to Holy Cross 3-2 in overtime last Friday.