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December 28, 2013

Jean DePlacido column: New Year's wishes on the North Shore sports scene

New Year’s Wishes to all our sports fans. Here’s hoping 2014 will be an exciting year to follow your favorite teams.

To the B’s … A Stanley Cup duck boat parade after coming so close last spring

To Beverly hockey star Nicole Woods ... A boat load of points to set a BHS record that will not be broken for a long, long time

To Peabody’s Jane Heil … A share of the NEC crown and long playoff run

To St. John’s Prep point guard Kareem Davis … Lots of double-double nights on the court

To cross country superstar Catarina Rocha ... Even more success at Providence than in illustrious career as a Tanner

To St. John’s Prep sharpshooter Max Burt … Hot shooting and tenacious D night after night

To Eagles running back Cody Harwood … A 1,000 yards and 15 TD’s

To teammate Dillon Preston … Ditto

To Danvers’ Tina Gigli … Big minutes on the court for the Falcons

To Peabody goalie Lauren Hennessey … A speedy return to man the goal for Peabody/Lynnfield

To Johnny “Guapo” Thomas … A big impact on Happy Valley with knee stronger than ever

To Steve Sawyer and the HW girls cross country team … 100 more consecutive wins

To Beverly runner Abby Walsh … More record setting performances for Panthers

To Danvers grad Nick McKenna … The best 3-point percentage in the country at Springfield College

To Bishop Fenwick boys basketball coach John Preziosa … A tourney berth for his Crusaders

To Peabody football … A winning record on a new turf field

To Prep wideout Owen Rockett … A season filled with big catches and punt returns

To Dave Woods … Four talented players to step into Nick Bona’s shoes because it will be impossible for one person to fill

To Prep hoop coach John Dullea … The Catholic Conference title and a long playoff run for the Eagles

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