Wesley Reller notched 4 aces and 17 assists as Lowell Catholic beat Pope John, 3-0, in a Catholic Central League boys volleyball match.
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Jake Dolliver produced 4 aces and 5 kills to help fuel the Crusaders to a 25-23, 25-10, 25-21 victory.
Also starring for LC was Patrick McKenna with 6 kills and 2 aces.
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Jack Wizboski had 14 kills and 4 aces as the Cardinals (2-4) swept to victory, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19.
Senior hitter Desmond Dao tallied 10 kills and 4 blocks while leading Lowell past Haverhill, 3-0, in an MVC Division 1 boys volleyball match.
John Day collected 12 service points and 10 digs to fuel the Central Catholic boys volleyball team past MVC rival Billerica, 3-0.
Elsewhere, Lowell Catholic and Westford lost.
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Central (2-2) swept the Indians in three matches, 25-13, 25-9 and 25-15.
Playing well in the win were Matt Ferrara with 5 kills, Jack Roderick with 8 assists and Joey Terramagra with 10 digs.
Produced by Bryan Cranston, "The Dangerous Book for Boys" begins streaming today on Amazon Prime. A best seller when published in 2006, "Dangerous" offered boys "from 8 to 80" a how-to guide to adventure and manly know-how, from instructions for treehouse-building to a lexicon of phrases that "every boy should know." As such, the guide was a 21st-century spin on the Boy Scout Manual, with some dashes of classic adventure stories thrown in.
U.S. News withdraws UW Health’s pediatric urology ranking
U.S. News and World Report has stripped UW Health’s American Family Children’s Hospital of its No. 23 ranking in pediatric urology last year after the hospital acknowledged treating fewer patients than it reported.
An internal review by the children’s hospital confirmed a problem Dec. 12, and three days later Dr. Patrick McKenna stepped down as chief of pediatric urology, according to documents the hospital provided to the Wisconsin State Journal upon request.
McKenna, Bolduc Team Up for Lowell Catholic Soccer
Patrick McKenna netted the game's only goal and the Lowell Catholic boys soccer team defeated Greater Lowell Tech, 1-0 on Friday.
Michael Bolduc earned the shutout in net for the Crusaders, who improved to 10-3-4 and are the co-champions of the Catholic Central League Small.
In other boys action, Acton-Boxboro nipped Concord-Carlisle, 2-1, in a Dual County League clash.
In New Hampshire girls soccer tournament action, Alvirne lost to Pinkerton 1-0 and Pelham fell to John Stark 3-1 at home.
Paid parental leave for state workers considered in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are pushing to give all state workers paid parental leave after Republican Gov. Eric Greitens signed an order that provides the benefit to some executive branch employees so they can bond with a newborn or adopted child.
Casey Anthony: ‘A lot of parallels’ to OJ Simpson’s case
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony, the Florida woman dubbed by cable TV show hosts as "the most hated mom in America" after she was accused of killing her toddler, told The Associated Press in a series of exclusive interviews that she sees parallels in her case with that of another famous American trial: that of O.J. Simpson.
Casey Anthony Sees Parallels with O.J. Simpson
Casey Anthony’s life in Florida now: Her work, hobbies, more
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's been almost nine years since Casey Anthony's daughter, Caylee, went missing in Orlando. It's been six since the circus-like murder trial that ended in Anthony's acquittal.
Missouri’s struggles to pay for road, bridge repairs
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have struggled to find a way to pay for repairs along thousands of miles of highways and bridges, and it's unclear if that might change in the near future.
State funding for road and bridge repairs has fallen from $1.3 billion in 2009 to about $800 million by 2017, The Kansas City Star reported (http://j.mp/2fM2cqF). And it doesn't look like Missouri voters would approve a tax hike to pay for the repairs.
Aqueduct Racetrack settles federal water pollution complaint
NEW YORK (AP) — The operators of Aqueduct Racetrack will pay a $150,000 civil penalty to settle a complaint that it violated the federal Clean Water Act.
Federal authorities had claimed the track was discharging polluted wastewater. It contained animal wash water and detergent, and feed waste. In 2013 and 2014, an estimated 1.26 million gallons of wastewater eventually ended up in nearby Jamaica Bay.
Up to 450 horses are housed at the New York City track during the racing season.