ANDOVER Faced with the daunting task of replacing one of the most successful girls basketball coaches in Massachusetts history, Andover High has turned to a very familiar a very successful name to lead its program. Perry, the school’s head football and boys volleyball coach, has been hired as head girls basketball coach. He replaces Jim Tildsley, who won four state titles and went 38760 record in 18 years at Andover before retiring at the end of last season..

Being swept by the New York Islanders in a homeandhome series, including an 53 defeat Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum, has cost the Penguins any realistic hope they had of stealing the top seed in the conference from the New York Rangers. C Evgeni Malkin has three goals, three assists in two games against Sabres in 201112 .

As for the Patriots, they’ve routinely bought in multiples in recent drafts. In 2010, they drafted three from University of Florida coach Urban Meyer’s program tight end Aaron Hernandez in the fourth round, and linebackers Jermaine Cunningham and Brandon Spikes in the second. They made runs on positions in 2010 (tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Hernandez), 2011 (running backs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley), and this year, with their doublereceiver draft of secondrounder Aaron Dobson of Marshall and fourthrounder Josh Boyce of TCU..

Lewis is still a beast in the run game, and the best pass reading linebacker I ever seen. Two guys who are following in their footsteps though are Terrell Suggs and Haloti Ngata. These two guys are the ones who really make opposing QB read the defense a second time.

Still early. Just trying to go from there and try to be the best we can be in the given time that we have. Acclimation with the new outside receivers hasn been as smooth. I don understand why his 8990 MPH fastball is blowing the opposition away. He has 74 strikeouts in just 53.1 innings! Junichi Tazawa is your righthanded set up man. He has been fairly consistent all season long.

Is what we work all year for. We worked all year since the end of last season to get back to this point. This is really what it all for, Belichick said before Friday practice. With that said, the Pats are utilizing the two tightend set more than any team in the NFL, so they are forced to carry 4 (at least) on their roster. After Gronk and Hernandez, the next two spots are up for grabs. The Pats made a great move and grabbed an injured Jake Ballard off of waivers from the Giants, and the greatness of that move will be realized this year.