Local sports roundup
Region – The Marlborough Sports Partnership (MSP) is at it again.
After successfully running a basketball skills competition during Christmas vacation – an event that raised funds for the Marlborough High School boys basketball program and head coach Ilya Nicholas – the MSP is trying its collective hand at cycling.
As a result, the MSP is hosting the inaugural Bike the Boroughs, a 10-mile fun ride that will be held Wednesday Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
"We want to stress that it's a fun ride," MSP Chair Robert Katz said. "We know that there are a lot of people who work in Marlborough that are also cyclists and we saw this as a way to bring them together to get some exercise, meet and network."
Bike the Boroughs will begin and end at the Rohm and Haas building, 455 Forest St. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at Rohm and Haas and there will be a get-together after the event at the location as well.
The cost to Bike the Boroughs is $30, and the first 300 registrants will receive a T-shirt commemorating the event. Those interested in Biking the Boroughs should register online at www.marlboroughsportspartnership. net. Proceeds from the event will go toward buying equipment and uniforms for the Marlborough High boys lacrosse and ice hockey programs.
The Bike the Boroughs course will wind its way through Southborough, Northborough and Westborough before ending up back at the 455 Forest St. building.
"Our goal with Bike the Boroughs, like it was with the basketball skills competition, is to drive commerce to Marlborough through sports," Katz said. "We're attempting to get organizations to volunteer to host and staff events for us and when they do we will provide them with a percentage of the profits, which helps with their fund-raising eff ort."
Katz was quick to point out that the Bike the Boroughs event wouldn't be possible without the help of its many sponsors, including the St. Mary's Credit Union, Boston Scientific, Avidia Bank, Fore Kicks Sports Complex, and Rohm and Haas.
Starek, Payne record
Paul Starek was four-of-six and Emory Payne four-ofseven as the Friends of the Marlborough Seniors split their Marlborough Senior Softball League doubleheaders with Shrewsbury, winning the first game, 7-4, but losing the second game, 6-4.
With the split the Friends of the Marlborough Seniors were right at .500 (9-9) 18 games into the season.
Maguire, Mirabella lead
Bob Maguire and Peter Mirabella combined to go seven-for-seven to help lead the Iron Workers Union Local No. 7 to a doubleheader sweep of the Gray Sox last week in Marlborough Senior Softball League action.
The Iron Workers swept the doubleheader by game scores of 19-10 and 21-7. In addition to the batting exploits of Maguire and Mirabella, John Gauvin also had a day to remember, belting three triples.
Defensively, Tom Hall made his debut at third base for the Iron Workers a memorable one, making a diving stab of a low liner and, after quickly scrambling to his feet, beginning a 5-4-3 double play that snuff ed out a potential game-winning Gray Sox rally in Game 1.
With the sweep the Iron Workers improved to 15-5 overall on the season.
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