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The excitement of the Fall Classic is still in the air (and is it a coincidence that the Royals won both the World Series and the NRLL Majors titles?)...so why not "think spring!!!" Registration has opened for the North Reading Little League spring season – with fun and competitive leagues for boys and girls ages 4-16. We're offering a special preseason price of $195, a savings of $30 off our regular-season price of $225, so sign up early. Special rates of $95 for Tee Ball (ages 4-5) and just $45 (for 16-year-olds). Those interested in coaching in the spring may also register at this time. If you have any questions regarding registration, contact Mike Correale at mcorreal@comcast.net. Start the registration process by clicking below:




Majors: ROYALS  Game 1 – Royals 4, Angels 2; Game 2 – Angels 11, Royals 9; Game 3 – Royals 5, Angels 1

Minors: IRON BIRDS Final – Iron Birds 10, River Bandits 7

Farm: DODGERS  Final – Dodgers 13, Royals 12 

Big Diamond: MARINERS  Final – Mariners 15, Yankees 2

Tuesday, November 3

Andrew Ressler II (center) built a scoreboard for Field 2.

For Andrew Ressler II, it was a project that both brought back memories and will serve North Reading Little League well into the future.

The 16-year-old North Reading resident recently completed an ambitious Eagle Scout Project by building a manual scoreboard along the third-base side of Field 2 at Benevento Memorial Field.

Inspired by his 10 years in Little League and after seeing a similar scoreboard in use at the Hood School, Ressler presented his idea to build a scoreboard at Benevento to NRLL president Eddie Madden and player development director Marco Vittozzi. It received unanimous approval from the NRLL Board, and Ressler embarked on the project in May.

It was far from a one-man endeavor. Ressler employed the help of nearly two dozen fellow scouts in Troop 750, who worked a total of more than 250 hours, and solicited the generosity of local businesses. All remaining costs were covered by North Reading Little League. Ressler himself put more than 50 hours into the project, doing much of the construction at his family’s Darrell Drive home before moving the near-finished scoreboard to Benevento.

“This is one of the requirements to make Eagle Scout,” said Ressler, whose North Reading-based Troop has approximately 40 members and meets regularly at St. Theresa’s Church. “The project needs to be permanent in nature, have a benefit that goes beyond Boy Scouts, and it must show leadership. I wanted to build the scoreboard because it would be a way for me to give back to Little League.”

While the new scoreboard shares many qualities with the one at the Hood – which was also an Eagle Scout Project, built several years ago by Alec Schaefer – it also has unique differences. Ressler personalized the scoreboard, stenciling in the names of all current NRLL Majors and Minors teams so that they can be displayed when those teams are in action.

Local businesses stepped up to help along the way. Moynihan Lumber provided huge discounts on lumber and delivered it free of charge, while Warren Pearce Construction came in with a backhoe and dug holes for the scoreboard footings. Anthony Vadala Masonry helped obtain the concrete and poured it. CR Signs made the Hornets logo that adorns the top of the scoreboard and placed the plaque on the back, and O’Keefe Roofing donated the shingles.

It was Ressler, however, who oversaw every aspect of the project – starting with the scoreboard location (chosen to maximize visibility), and also including excavation and the construction of the posts, flooring, frame, cross beams, and roofing, the placement of the shingles, and the stenciling.

“It’s not the first thing I’ve built, but it’s the best thing I’ve built,” said Ressler. “The scoreboard at the Hood is tremendous, and I wanted to make this one so that it will last even longer. Most importantly, we took great care to waterproof it. Water can cause a lot of damage.”

Fans, players, and NRLL Board members saw the scoreboard take shape over the course of several months, with the final touches being completed just weeks ago.

“What a wonderful addition to our complex,” beamed NRLL president Eddie Madden. “It’s both practical and attractive. Andrew not only dedicated his time, he showed a high level of expertise and pride every step of the way, and that’s evident by the final product.

“Seeing that scoreboard in use will serve as a reminder not only of the impact North Reading Little League has on the youth in our town, but also of the outstanding boys and girls who come through our program and how they give back.

“As an Eagle Scout myself, I am always happy to be of assistance to the Boy Scouts,” added Madden. “When Andrew and his father first approached me about this project, I knew right away that this would be a ‘win-win’ for all involved. I hope that we can assist other scouts in the future as they work their way up the ranks of Scouting.”

Ressler played at all levels of NRLL as well as in the Jimmy Fund summer program and for the fall Diamond Club. He smiles when recalling individual and team successes, including striking out 12 batters in four innings while pitching for the Rivercats in Minors, and being part of the 2014 Yankees, who won the Big Diamond Junior Division title by beating the Blue Jays in three games. Ressler swatted what proved to be the winning hit in Game 2 of that championship series to keep his team alive.

Now a high school junior, Ressler is a member of the North Reading High School swim team, competing in the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay events.

The new scoreboard will be formally dedicated in the spring at the start of the NRLL Majors season.

Wednesday, July 1
The Chaloux Standouts

Four players were recognized for their efforts at the 3rd Annual NRLL/Tim Chaloux 12-Year-Old Appreciation Game (first row, left to right): Aidan Smith, who received the Field 1 Spirit Award; Brady Miller, winner of the Field 2 Spirit Award; Zach Baker, who was the MVP on Field 2; and Will O’Leary, the MVP on Field 1. Standing with the recipients are Stan Chaloux, father of the late Tim Chaloux, whom the game honors, and North Reading Little League President Eddie Madden.

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