Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

February 6, 2014

Sports Briefs

The Andover Townsman

---- — Pisacreta named this week’s Fortnight Player

John Pisacreta of the Andover High School boys basketball team is this week’s Player of the Fortnight Award winner. Coach Dave Fazio describes Pisacreta, a senior co-captain, as one of the team’s “real leaders. Our team really feeds off of John’s energy and hard work. He’ll be a very important player for us the rest of the season.”

The Player of the Fortnight Award is a weekly award presented by Ronald R. Hill of Baystate Financial in Andover and spotlights alternating players on the Andover boys and girls varsity teams.

Turning a spotlight on backyard ice rinks

Are you or your family so devoted to ice skating you’ve built your own backyard rink? Has it made you the envy of your neighborhood or simply become your own winter recreational spot?

We’re looking for people to share their backyard rinks with us for an upcoming story. We’re hoping to learn what goes into creating and maintaining a rink as well as the joy that comes with having one’s own private skating surface just outside their back door.

We’d like to spotlight some outdoor rinks located in Andover as well as North Andover in an upcoming piece in The Andovers magazine, published by The Townsman’s parent company, North of Boston Media Group.

Anyone who is open to sharing their rink stories with us is encouraged to email


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