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December 27, 2013

Ripped from the headlines in 2013 ...

Other North Shore sports news that made headlines over the past 12 months:

JANUARY

Beverly wrestling earns its sixth straight Northeastern Conference title ... St. John’s Prep hockey clinches first Catholic Conference crown since 1994 ... Beverly’s Livvy Konaxis hits 100 career points in victory over Everett ... Peabody boys win NEC track title ... Marblehead native Lexie Laing helps Team USA win a silver medal at Women’s World Junior Hockey Championship held in Finland ... Prep alum Brian Kelly takes Notre Dame football into BCS national title game.

FEBRUARY

Then Peabody High senior Catarina Rocha breaks 32-year-old record in mile and wins sixth state crown ... St. John’s Prep’s Ian Butterbrodt, Corey Jean-Jacques earn all-state wrestling championships ... St. John’s Prep captures ninth straight fencing crown ... Pingree girls hockey takes home Eastern Independent League title ... Beverly’s Andrew Irving, Swampscott’s Trevor Massey are named Northeastern Conference hockey MVPs ... Endicott’s Sean Quirk wins his 200th game as mean’s lacrosse coach.

MARCH

Then Hamilton-Wenham senior and soccer standout Alana Vecchiarello commits to Merrimack College ... Ex-Peabody football coach Ed Nizwantowski is inducted into Mass. High School Football Hall of Fame ... A successful reign ends as Sean Connolly steps down from coaching basketball at St. John’s Prep ... Beverly High gymnast Heather Gomes takes second place at New Englands ... Salem’s Alix Bryant makes verbal commitment to Hartford for soccer ... John Preziosa takes over as Bishop Fenwick boys basketball head coach.

APRIL

John Dullea announced as new St. John’s Prep basketball coach ... Danvers veteran baseball coach Roger Day records his 400th career win ... Masconomet’s Dylan Mann named the 51st winner of the Salem News Student-Athlete Award ... North Shore Tech football coach Paul Worth wins 2013 MIAA Football Coach of The Year Award.

MAY

Ipswich’s Sarah Keiran wins Gabriel Pacione CAL Scholarship Award ... Danvers softball tops Peabody in seventh annual Courtney Corning Tournament ... Fenwick baseball wins Woodman Tournament ... Marblehead’s Meggie Collins and Annie Pugh named the NEC North MVP and Coach of the Year for the North in girls lacrosse ... Danvers softball ace Kendall Meehan throws a perfect game against Lynn English... Peabody baseball strings together 12 straight wins.

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