Girls’ hockey preview: Arlington Catholic starts in the top spot

North high school feature on Reading High girls' hockey team at a practice session, at Burbank Arena. Ali O'Leary keeps her eye on the puck. (Jon Mahoney For The Boston Globe)

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Arlington Catholic will be looking for its third title in four years this season.

Friday’s roundup: Billerica tops North Andover

Brad Fisher’s layup as time expired lifted Billerica to the boys’ basketball victory.

Marshfield, Braintree boys’ hockey teams reload with youth

Players like freshman Neil Shea give the team hope for another successful season. A youth movement is also underway at perennial power Braintree.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/_T4E0594A.jpg Defending state hockey champions Reading, Beverly have a new look in goal

The unforgettable run ended with a celebration on the ice at TD Garden last March.

GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY

Arlington Catholic atop girls’ ice hockey rankings

Acton-Boxboro, and Reading round out the top three.

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Rob Slavin returns to Sacred Heart School to coach growing sport of volleyball.