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Dunphy eases into retirement

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A long time member of the Boston sports media is calling it quits.

Art Dunphy of Scituate, who began his career in 1951 as sports editor of the South Shore Weekly Mirror, will spend most of his free time on the fairways as a happy retiree.

Dunphy, who took his first sports editing job at 17, has been sports information director of his alma mater, Boston University, and was the radio voice for BU football and BU hockey in the 1960s.

He left BU when hockey coach Jack Kelley asked him to be the public relations director for the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association in the 1970s. Later he was editor and publisher of two regional magazines, Yankee Golfer and Yankee Hockey.

Dunphy also served as public relations director for the Boston Public Library and was a media consultant for various education institutions and athletic organizations in the region.

"My wife [Diana] and I are leaving for Florida to get in some spring training on the links," said Dunphy. "It will be a nice break from the cold wave."

Porter named NU captain
Northeastern University first baseman Josh Porter of Middleborough is looking forward to next Thursday afternoon. That is when his Huskies take the field against the Boston Red Sox in the first exhibition game for both teams in Fort Myers, Fla.

Although he is only a junior, teammates elected Porter captain.

"Josh embodies the core of our program," said his coach, Neil McPhee . "He was not a starter when we began the season, and he waited patiently for his opportunity a year ago and then immediately took over the first base position through clutch hitting and outstanding defense."

Porter batted .250, hit four home runs, and knocked in 17 runs in 45 games as a sophomore. His most dramatic home run was a three-run pinch-hit clout that gave the Huskies a 10-9 come-from-behind victory over Georgia State University.

"Players like Josh become overachievers because of their character and make up, which is also the reason they become captains," said McPhee. "Josh is one of the most respected players we have ever had in the program, a true leader, elected by his teammates because of his character, not because of star status. He has plus power to go along with his clutch hitting ability and will bat in the four or five spot for his run-producing at-bats."

He is the second member of Middleborough High School's 2002 state tournament team to be a captain in college. Tom Thornton was a captain at Notre Dame before graduating last spring and signing with the Detroit Tigers.

After facing the Red Sox, Northeastern travels to Bradenton, Fla., for a weekend series against the University of Indiana-Purdue, Georgetown University, and Bowling Green University.

Osborne nets 1,000th point
Senior captain Greg Osborne of Stoughton reached a milestone for the Colby College men's ice hockey team on Feb. 10 in Waterville, Maine.

The former Pomfret School standout scored his 100th point.

Osborne did it during an 8-2 victory over Trinity College in the final regular-season home game of his career. Osborne scored a goal and picked up two assists, giving him 46 goals and 55 assists during his four years.

"Greg is the 12th player to ever reach the 100-point total in the rich tradition of Colby College hockey program," said his coach, Jim Tortorella. "His work ethic, leadership, and unwavering dedication to become a better player have resulted in his unparalleled scoring over his career."

In his final two seasons Osborne scored 37 goals for the Mules. "Greg's scoring touch isn't what makes him so valuable to our team," said Tortorella. "His leadership, his character and drive to become the best possible person he can be on and off the ice has paved the road for others to follow for years to come. Ozzie is clearly the foundation we have built our house upon over the past few years."

Colby heads into the NESCAC playoffs with a 10-6-1 conference record and a 12-7-2 overall mark.

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