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Thunder and Brightening: Jim Ridley, Marvin Avery Prepare Players for College Basketball Opportunities

July 25, 2014
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Thunder and Brightening: Jim Ridley, Marvin Avery Prepare Players for College Basketball Opportunities

Jim Ridley and Marvin Avery have a list of those girls basketball players who have participated in their Mass. Thundercats AAU program and gone on to compete in college basketball programs. It’s an impressive list and after some of the names, there is an asterisk that denotes that a player has received a full...

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Joe Gill on His Way to The Softball World Series

July 25, 2014
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Joe Gill on His Way to The Softball World Series

It’s been quite a year for Lynn sports officials. Jim Mello, a 1975 St. Mary’s High School graduate, was a referee in the NFL’s Super Bowl in February. Paul Halloran and Bob “Moona” Mullins were referees in the Division 3 boys basketball state championship game in March. And next week Lynn’s Joe Gill heads...

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From College Star to Navs’ Front Office: Ashley Laramie Earns Graduate Degree from Northeastern in Sports Leadership

July 21, 2014
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From College Star to Navs’ Front Office: Ashley Laramie Earns Graduate Degree from Northeastern in Sports Leadership

Ashley Laramie is the assistant general manager of the North Shore Navigators but her career can serve as a role model for the team’s roster of talented college stars. Like all of the Navs’ players, Laramie competed in a high school sport (softball) and then became a star at Lasell College, graduating in 2011...

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Strileckis, Seniors Bid Farewell To Classical Softball Program

July 21, 2014
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Lynn Classical graduating softball player Jillian Strileckis followed her teammates in delivering separate farewell speeches, which is an annual tradition for the seniors in coach Chris Warren’s outstanding program. Much in the manner of her fellow seniors, including three-sport standout Francesca Galeazzi,  Strileckis said it was difficult to say goodbye to her teammates and...

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From NYU to NSMT: Eller Set to Star in ‘The Little Mermaid’

July 11, 2014
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From NYU to NSMT: Eller Set to Star in ‘The Little Mermaid’

Adrienne Eller had a most interesting journey to the lead role in the New England premiere of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” that opened this week at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly. Eller was initially cast in the ensemble but NSMT Producer Bill Hanney hadn’t found the right person to play ‘Ariel’ so Associate...

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Wyoma in District 16 Final: Alcock, Anderson Hit Game-winning Home Runs

July 11, 2014
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Wyoma in District 16 Final: Alcock, Anderson Hit Game-winning Home Runs

The Wyoma Little League All-Star team is ready for the District 16 championship round tonight (Thursday) after winning four straight games and emerging from the winners’ bracket. Manager Rick Anderson’s contingent can lay claim to the district title with a victory over defending champion Peabody West, who ousted upstart Lynn Shore in the losers’...

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Fila Steps down as English Softball Coach

July 3, 2014
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Fila Steps down as English Softball Coach

Alisa Fila, head coach of the Lynn English High School softball team for 23 seasons, has stepped down from the position. Fila took over the Bulldogs’ softball program in 1992 following a successful playing career at English, where she was an All-Star on back-to-back Northeastern Conference championship teams in 1983 and 1984, UMass/Amherst where...

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LynnCAM Ushers in a New Era: Tv Station Expands Programming, Undergoes Renovations at Its Studio

June 25, 2014
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LynnCAM Ushers in a New Era: Tv Station Expands Programming, Undergoes Renovations at Its Studio

LynnCAM, the Lynn cable television station that reaches an estimated 40,000 households, is ushering in a new era at its headquarters at 527 Western Ave. Sean Donahue, operations manager, said the staff is painting its offices and redesigning its members’ area, positive changes that coincide with expanded programming and an increase in membership. “We...

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Lynn’s Premier TV Sports Show: Jessica Starbard Is a Personality to Watch

June 25, 2014
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Lynn’s Premier TV Sports Show: Jessica Starbard Is a Personality to Watch

LynnCAM operations manager Sean Donahue is proud of the station’s signature sports show, “LynnMA Sportscast,” and deservedly so. Donahue is co-host of the show with Lynn resident and Northeastern University graduate Jessica Starbard, whose professionalism and knowledge of sports are getting noticed citywide. “Jessica is phenomenal,” said Donahue. “She has a work ethic that...

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St. Mary’s Claims North Sectional Title: Nowicki, Fisher pace Spartans to 8-5 Victory over Amesbury in Final

June 12, 2014
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St. Mary’s Claims North Sectional Title: Nowicki, Fisher pace Spartans to 8-5 Victory over Amesbury in Final

The Amesbury Indians were chipping away at St. Mary’s early lead but coach Colleen Newbury had her closer warming up in the bullpen. And Mia Nowicki, the freshman phenom who has averaged close to two strikeouts per inning this season, did her job efficiently. Nowicki struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings to lock...

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