, Salem, MA


September 14, 2013

Jean DePlacido column: Peabody's Mahoney expects to contribute at St. Anselm


“In college if you are tied at the end of the game you go into two 15 minute overtime periods. If it’s still tied then it goes into the books that way. There are no penalty kicks. When we play at home we always get a decent amount of students out to cheer us on as well as parents and friends. It’s exciting to play in front of our fans.”

Mahoney is extremely busy during the fall season because in addition to soccer he is also the vice president of his class.

“That takes up a lot of my time, and it’s pretty hectic during soccer season,” said Mahoney. “Once that’s over I have a lot more time. I like to keep busy though.”


Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts will hold a free bully proof workshop for all elementary school youngsters on Saturday, September 28 from 2-4 p.m. at DWMMA which is located at 11 Franklin Street in Salem. Attendance doesn’t require a membership at Dragon Within, but parents should call (978-745-8511) or email at to reserve a spot.

Bullying is a hot topic that has been in the news a lot, and a high percentage of bullying ends with a physical fight. DWMMA owner Dennis Cregier pointed out statistics show a child is bullied every seven minutes. The workshop will show kids five key concepts on how to avoid conflict with a bully verbally, and how to defend themselves physically without striking their attacker.


The football schedule doesn’t get any easier for St. John’s Prep this week when Brockton comes to town. The Eagles beat the Boxers twice last season, the first time in a tropical downpour at Rocky Marciano Stadium and then again in the Super Bowl at Bentley College, 48-28. Coach Peter Columbo won’t have any trouble getting his team up for St. John’s, especially after seeing Bridgewater-Raynham upset the Prep, 20-14 last week.

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