Thursday, January 17, 2013
There is no softball field at the high school and the current field at the middle school does not have rest rooms or locker rooms.
The North Reading Citizens for Equality group reported that not having a softball field at North Reading High School is in violation of Title IX requirements, according to an article on Boston.com. Jennifer Casoli delivered the presentation for the North Reading Citizens for Equality at Monday's School Committee meeting, the article stated. Given that there is a varsity baseball field and smaller practice field at the high school, the baseball players are able to use locker rooms and bathrooms. The softball players have to practice at the Little School, without bathrooms or locker rooms. They are also responsible for their own transportation to the school. All of which is direct violation of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex …
Friday, April 6, 2012
North Reading scored four runs in a wild seventh inning to squeeze out a win over Reading.
The North Reading Hornets beat the Reading Rockets 9-8 in their softball game Thursday at the Little School. Reading methodically built a 7-1 lead after four and a half innings. North Reading bats came alive at the end scoring four runs in the fifth and four more in a wild seventh inning. Terri Ferrazzani pitched all seven innings for North Reading. Senior captains Morgan Fallon and Nicole Nelson both hit home runs for Reading.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Hornets will not play today due to bad weather.
The Hornets softball game was postponed due to the weather. This is the second time the game has been rescheduled. The Hornets will have to wait until tomorrow to play Burlington in the MIAA tournament. The game will start at 1 p.m. at the Martin Field in Lowell.
Friday, June 10, 2011
The boys lacrosse and girls softball games were postponed until Saturday due to the severe weather yesterday.
Due to the severe weather we had yesterday, both the boys lacrosse and girls softball games were postponed. The teams will play in the MIAA Sectional Semi-Finals this weekend. The lacrosse team will play Dover Sherborn on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be at Dover Sherborn High School. The girls softball team will play at 6:30 p.m. against Burlington High School. That game will be played at the Martin Field in Lowell.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Two teams go for spots in sectional finals.
To say that today’s North Reading boys lacrosse game is the biggest in its young history would be an understatement. The Hornets, which have been a team for less than a decade, will take on the top-seed and perennial power Dover-Sherborn tonight at 7 p.m. in Dover. A Hornet win would mean a berth in the Division 3 East title game Tuesday afternoon at Harvard Stadium. Led by their two super juniors, Cody Carbone and Eric Valenti, the chances seem high for the Hornets to spring the upset and earn the right to play on the biggest stage. For most schools, it would be enough to have one team represented in the sectional semifinals, but the Hornets are lucky enough to have two. The North Reading softball team has played Cinderella in the …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Arlington Catholic was defeated 3-2 by the North Reading girls softball team in the MIAA Division II North Quarterfinals.
The North Reading girls softball team won against Arlington Catholic in their tournament game. The Hornets notched their way up to three runs one inning at a time for the first three innings, but Arlington's pitcher Jamie Ricciardi held them off after that. It was up to pitcher Terri Ferrazzani to keep their opponents at bay, and she did just that giving up two runs in a pressure-filled fifth inning. Click here to read about the game. North Reading will play Burlington on Thursday.
The North Reading girls' softball team defeated Arlington Catholic, 3-2, in the quarter-finals to move on in the Division 2 MIAA Tournament.
The North Reading High School girls softball team defeated Arlington Catholic, 3-2, in the North Division 2 Quarter Finals of the MIAA tournament. The Lady Hornets will advance to their next game against Burlington on Thursday. "This game was won by hits," said North Reading coach Rusty Russell. The Hornets were hitting right from the get-go, allowing Shelby Carney to score in the top of the first inning. The run gave her team a 1-0 advantage. Arlington Catholic was unable to respond during their chance at bat. North Reading, on the other hand, was just getting started. A one-out triple by co-captain Brittany Venezia in the top of the second, followed by an RBI fielder's choice by Nicole Eisenaure allowed the Hornets to increase their …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Lady Hornets beat Danvers last week 3-2, and are scheduled to play Arlington Catholic today at the Little School.
Check out the photos from last week's softball playoff game. The Lady Hortnets will play in the MIAA quarter finals today at 3:45 p.m. against Arlington Catholic at the Little Elementary School.
Friday, June 3, 2011
North Reading wins a marathon nine-inning bout in Danvers.
North Reading Lady Hornets came out victorious over the Danvers Lady Falcons in a game that was continually stopped for wind gusts and dust swirls. North Reading took the early lead, 1-0, but Danvers bounced right back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth, on a base hit by the pitcher, Kendall Meehan, to take the lead 2-1. The defense of both teams held their own until the top of the seventh. North Reading threw everything they had at Danvers. Lynne Giddings got herself into scoring position with one out and the Head Coach Rusty Russell had to make things happen. Giddings stole third on a wild pitch. A failed suicide squeeze attempt almost cost the Hornets the game as Giddings was caught halfway down the third base line …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The team aims to win a state championship each season it takes the field.
The North Reading High School softball team has a lofty aim for the start of the season. “Our goal for the season is to win the state title,” said coach Rusty Russell. “We set our goals very high.” The Hornets will be looking to improve after a successful season last year. The team finished with a 17-4 record, but lost in the North semifinals. The goal of improving on last season will get an early test, when the team takes the field Thursday to open its 2011 season at Reading Memorial High School at 3:45 p.m. “We start the season off playing one of the better teams in our division,” Russell said. Russell will be leaning on his upperclassmen to help lead a young team to the playoffs and an extended run in the tournament. Three seniors on …