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Weekly sports roundup

Region – The Southborough Americans 9-year-old All-Star Little League team topped off a summer to remember with an undefeated championship run in the Northborough Tournament.

The Americans captured the title with a 9-1 win over the Jack Barry Little League of Worcester. The win allowed Southborough to finish 6-0 in the tournament and 14-1 overall, the lone loss coming in the final of the Shrewsbury 9-year-old tournament.

One key to the Americans' success was the overall solid pitching performance it received as 11 diff erent players pitched during the season. The defense was impressive, too, with several errorless games, and the off ense was consistent, outscoring the opposition at a two-to-one clip.

Members of the team included Gavin Boyden, Kevin Haley, Connor Henderson, Kyle Hill, Nolan Kessinger, Stephen Kimball, Jordan McKinley, Alex Osetek, Matt Trehub, Andrew Warfield and David Wrin.

Head coach of the team was Ken Trehub, who was assisted by Erin Henderson, Mike Morhardt and Marji Warfield.

Soccer coaching change at Hudson

Catholic

Athletic Director Bob Raymond recently announced that Eric Gathigi, a native of Kenya who lives in Worcester, has been hired as boys soccer coach.

Gathigi played collegiately at Greenville (S.C.) College, and at the club level in Europe. He replaces Tony Albano, the only coach in the five-year history of the Green Wave's soccer program. Albano resigned during the winter after leading Hudson Catholic to a 10-7-1 record last fall despite playing the entire season with only 14 players.

Previously, Raymond announced that Mike Dube has been hired to replace Lou Petrovic as girls varsity basketball coach.

New coaching faces

at Marlborough, too

Marlborough High's Athletic Director Rich Riley announced recently three fall coaching changes.

Jimmy Landers has officially been named Marlborough's head golf coach. Landers, who replaces Mark Klotz, has worked with the team previously and last year was an assistant coach.

Jeff Downin has been named the Panthers' boys cross country coach, replacing Scott Brown, while Mark Vital has been named the girls cross country coach, succeeding Pat Kiley.

ARHS's Nicholas

headed to

Franklin Pierce

Robbie Nicholas, a twosports standout at Algonquin Regional the last four years, will continue his academic and athletic careers at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, N.H.

Nicholas will play baseball for the Ravens, where he will hope to build on the successes that helped him lead the Tomahawks to much success, including the Division 1 state baseball title in 2006.

Last season Nicholas hit almost .500 and established himself as an ace pitcher as well. He is expected to pitch – his fastball has been clocked in the mid-80s – and play the outfield for Franklin Pierce.

Nicholas plans to study either sports management or sports medicine at Franklin Pierce.

Aztecs make pair

of coaching moves

Mike Donahue has been named girls soccer coach at Assabet Valley, Athletic Director Terry Riley confirmed recently.

Donahue, who takes over for Jeremy Adams, is an Assabet alum who teaches at the school. He was an assistant for the junior varsity last season.

Riley also announced that John Silk will succeed Steve Yurek as baseball coach in the spring. Silk is an assistant football coach and the junior varsity girls basketball coach.

Send your team's news to kpthesportsguy@yahoo.com.

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