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April 12, 2014

Jean DePlacido column: Dunn and Damon will be back at Mile 6 on Marathon Monday

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Dunn, who auctioned off his marathon jacket (raising $250 for the One Fund), captained the Salem State tennis team and then took over coaching when his old coach Grant Longley retired.

“Tennis is my passion, and I’m still good friends with the guys on my college team. We get together to play in the summertime,” he said

There are times when Dunn has thought about retiring from his duties at Mile 6, but said can’t leave his old friend Damon.

He also noted this year’s North Shore Fitness 5K Road Race and Wellness Fair will be held Sunday, April 27, with proceeds going to Lifebridge and the North East Animal Shelter.

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The Peabody High girls junior varsity basketball team had a perfect 17-0 season this past winter, and most of the games weren’t even close. Coach Diane Broughton was thrilled to beat Revere not once but twice.

“The first Revere game was close early on, and I was so happy we won because one of my former players, Tracey McKeen, is the JV coach there. Tracey played for me when I was the (Peabody High) head coach for four years, and since she’s been coaching at Revere she’d beaten me four times.

“This group got better with every game. I subbed five in, five out, and they were all pretty equal in ability. No matter who I put in they got the job done.”

Currently recovering from knee surgery, Broughton said her team didn’t have a lot of height but were quick, aggressive and very good shooters. “We had strong rebounders in Marina DeMild and Megan White and great outside shooters in Katie Wallace, Taylor Colella and Lizzie Godschall,” said Broughton.

Emma Rigol, Christa Baker, Courtney Nadeau, Amanda Bradley, Ashley Jenkins, Hannah Pellizzaro, Rachael Margossion and Chinenye Onwuogo all contributed to the undefeated season.

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