North Shore Sports Desk is coming to Capitol Diner

The North Shore Sports Desk radio show on 104.9 FM will be broadcasting live Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Capitol Diner in Lynn.

Hosts Phil Stacey and Pete Kelley said the show is coming to Lynn to honor the Division 1 state champion St. Mary’s High girls hockey team. The players and coaches are expected to be on hand at the diner.

Speaking of St. Mary’s, Athletic Director Jeff Newhall has received notice from the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHSS) that the Lady Spartans’ 77-game unbeaten streak and three state titles are national records.

“It’s a remarkable achievement,” said Newhall. “Now every time they step on the ice, there’s not only the pressure of winning state titles, but they’re trying to extend a national record.”

No football for Ryan

If you were wondering whether Lynn English basketball star Ryan Woumn would also be playing football at East Tennessee State University (he played football at English and had drawn interest from schools), the answer is no. East Tennessee State does not have a football program.

New contract for RHS hoop coach

Rick Hayes, head coach of the Revere High boys basketball team, announced at the breakup banquet, that he has received a three-year contract extension.

Hayes also announced that Trae Weathers has been named as captain of the 2010-11 team. Weather was the MVP of this year’s team.

Revere hockey moves to NEC South

The Northeastern Conference Athletic Directors have voted to move the Revere High hockey team from the North Division to the South Division next season.

Saugus hockey seeks new home

The Saugus High hockey program is reportedly interested in playing its home games at a new site next season, possibly the Connery Rink in Lynn or Salem State College.

The Sachems have played their home games at Kasabuski Arena in Saugus for several seasons.

No merger for Everett Pop Warner

Everett’s two Pop Warner organizations – the Eagles and the Huskies – will not merge in the foreseeable future.

The Eagles compete in the North Shore League with the East Lynn and West Lynn teams. The Huskies compete in the Greater Boston League.

There had been some talk about creating one Pop Warner organization and calling it the Junior Tide (Everett High’s teams are known as the Crimson Tide), but discussions never really got off the ground. In fact, one Everett official said he would consider the American Youth Football organization (no weight limits for each division) before considering a merger.

Winthrop’s Martino competes in women’s Frozen Four

Winthrop resident Jess Martino led her Cornell University women’s hockey team to the Women’s Frozen Four in Minneapolis.

Martino, a sophomore defenseman, assisted on the tying goal in Cornell’s 3-2 win over Mercyhurst in the semifinals. Cornell lost to Minnesota-Duluth, 4-3, in triple overtime in the national championship game.

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