SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Sports Special

April 10, 2013

North Shore Tech 2013 Spring Sports Previews

BASEBALL

Last year’s record: 7-13

Head coach: Jed Beauparlant (Second season, 7-13)

Captains: Bryan Jackson, Sr., C; Tim Andersen, Sr., P/1B.

Key Returnees: J.T. Bisazza, Jr., SS; Jared Farese, Sr., OF; Alec Chongris, Sr., 3B/P; Chris Swiniuch, Sr., P/INF; Andrew Gallione, Jr., 2B/OF.

Strengths: Defense. The Bulldogs have a rock behind the plate in Jackson and are strong up the middle with returning starter Bisazza handling things at short. North Shore also has solid team speed that will lead to good defense and the ability to manufacture runs when needed on offense.

Concerns: Pitching depth. Andersen is a solid No. 1 option but the Bulldogs lost their projected No. 2 to injury, meaning some younger arms that don’t have many varsity innings will be called on to step up. The defense behind them should help build confidence, however.

Coach’s Outlook: “Since we’ve been outside, we’ve hit the ground running. Our captains are both four year varsity players and they bring experience and leadership to the table at important positions. If we can develop a strong No. 2 pitcher, we’re be competitive.”

SOFTBALL

Last year’s record: 12-8 (Lost in the Division 3 North first round to Rockport)

Head coach: Jody Norton (First season)

Captains: None named as of yet

Key Returnees: Emma Bouchard, Sr., OF; Kaera Wyse, Jr., P; Christine Cafiso, So., OF/IF; Alyssa King, Jr, 3B; Christa Leger, So., C.

Strengths: Work ethic and pitching.

Concerns: Inexperience and strength of schedule.

Coach’s Outlook: “Looking forward to a great season with total teamwork in terms of playing together and caring for each others success. Our young pitching staff is working hard and could be a major strength. The team will benefit from all of the internal competition for playing time.”

BOYS LACROSSE

Last year’s record: 11-10 (lost to Archbishop Williams, 21-2, in the East Div. 3 preliminary round)

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Student-Athlete 2014
Sports
Local News
  • Salem's Collins seeks longer day

    SALEM -- Collins Middle School may look a little different next year. For starters, longtime Principal Mary Manning, who has headed the school for more than 20 years, is retiring and will be replaced by a new, yet-unnamed principal. More than that, t

    April 19, 2014 6 Stories

  • 140418_SN_KYU_WALK_2 Walking the Walk BEVERLY -- Four hundred thirty walkers, 10.5 miles and $65,000. Those are the numbers you can count on just about every year from the Good Friday Walk. The 35th annual walk produced those figures once again yesterday, with the money going to help nee

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Marblehead chief charts drop in crime MARBLEHEAD -- Police chief Robert Picariello has highlighted an overall drop in crime from 2012 to 2013 in his annual report to the town. The decrease was substantial in the category of crimes against persons, down 23 percent for incidents like rape,

    April 19, 2014

  • North Shore residents to run in 2014 Boston Marathon

    The Salem News asked those on the North Shore who are running this year's Boston Marathon to share their reasons for running. 

    If you're running the marathon this year, it's not too late to share why you're running. Send a brief paragraph, a photo of yourself and a link to your fundraising site (if applicable) to Cheryl Richardson at crichardson@salemnews.com.

    April 17, 2014

  • One-way school bus passes to get trial run in Peabody PEABODY -- Students will be able to ride the school bus one way next year without paying the price of a round-trip fare. The School Committee has agreed to offer one-way passes on a trial basis following review of transportation data and a proposal f

    April 19, 2014