Following a successful seven-year stint as associate head coach and offensive coordinator of the Endicott College football team, former Triton quarterback Tony Volpone was hired as new head coach at Castleton State in Vermont, and last weekend he picked up his first career win when the Spartans beat Plymouth State 20-13 in overtime in the team’s season-opener.

Volpone and the Spartans were idle this past weekend, but the team will look to make it 2-0 on Saturday when they host Rensselaer for a noon kickoff.

Noelk scores first career goal for Rivier

Georgetown’s Ben Noelk scored his first career soccer goal for Rivier College over the weekend, scoring an unassisted goal in the third minute of Rivier’s game against Suffolk University on Saturday. The goal proved to be the game-winner as well, as Rivier went on to win 2-0 to pick up its first win of the season.

Suprin, Vigneault standing out for UMass Lowell

Newburyport’s Chris Suprin had a solid showing for the UMass Lowell cross-country team this past weekend at the Dartmouth Invitational, as the sophomore was the second Riverhawk to cross the finish line, coming in at 26:19.70 to finish 24th overall on the 8K course.

Similarly, Amesbury’s Renee Vigneault, also a sophomore at UMass Lowell, has emerged as one of the team’s top runners in her second year as well. This past weekend, she was the fourth Riverhawk to cross the finish line at the Dartmouth Invitational, coming in 33rd overall with a time of 24:11.70. The weekend before she placed third on the team at the America East Cross Country Pre-Conference Meet, coming in 28th overall with a time of 21:03.66.

Suprin and Vigneault will look to continue their improvement this weekend when the Riverhawks participate in the Iona Meet of Champions in the Bronx, N.Y.

Guthro makes his mark against Maine

Newburyport’s Dillon Guthro had the best football game of his young college career on Saturday, recording a career-high four tackles in Bryant’s 13-10 win over Maine. Coming into the game, Guthro had recorded two tackles on the season, both of which came in the Bulldogs’ 40-14 win over Merrimack on Sept. 6.

Locals produce for Endicott

After leading the football team with 11 tackles in Endicott College’s opener, Rowley’s John Elnagger recorded six tackles in the team’s 28-18 loss to No. 12 Hobart on Saturday. In addition, Amesbury’s Thomas Connors also recorded his first catch of the year, pulling in a nine-yard reception for the Gulls.

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