Athlete of the Week – Tyrone Countrymon

Photo by Libby O'Neill

You know what I’ve been thinking? Marblehead’s Tyrone Countrymon is a tough matchup for anyone. The Magicians defeated a strong Bedford team on Sunday as Countrymon dropped 26 points. Without his efforts, Marblehead may have not held on to its narrow 79-73 victory in the Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic in its home gym. Rewind a few nights earlier when the Magicians took on Swampscott. On top of his defense and rebounding, the ever-so-efficient Countrymon scored another 13 points to help lift the Magicians to an 83-64 victory in enemy territory. Looking at the last few days as a whole, 39 points in two (winning) games is enough to grab anyone’s attention. Tyrone, good week.

  • Joey Barrett is the Daily Item's sports editor. He reports on local high schools, colleges, and professional teams. Prior to his current position, he worked for UMass Athletics, the Cape Cod Baseball League, and Gannett Media, among others. Barrett was also sports editor at Endicott College and treasurer of Endicott's Society of Professional Journalists branch.