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Pioneer soccer eager for return to post-season play

October 21st, 2016

St. John's High School boys' varsity soccer senior captains (l to r) Kyle Archambault, Tim Smith and Kevin Schwalm. Photo/John Orrell

Shrewsbury – Senior forward John Fay lofted a perfectly placed corner kick into traffic in the opening minutes of St. John’s High School varsity soccer team’s Oct. 17 matchup with powerful Doherty High at Worcester’s Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium.

Grafton boys’ soccer continues to roll

October 21st, 2016

Grafton’s Kyle Scanlon holds off Millbury’s Andrew Turco as he brings the ball down the field. Photos/Jeff Slovin

Grafton – The Grafton High School Indians boys’ soccer team defeated the Millbury High School Woolies by a score of 2-1 in a game played Oct. 19

Two Algonquin graduates take a cappella skills to UMass and beyond

October 21st, 2016


Northborough – For two local Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) graduates, a cappella is serious business. Northborough residents Alexander (Xander) Teplansky (class of 2012) and Linnea Henningson (class of 2014) met at ARHS and have forged a friendship spanning several years based on a mutual love of music. With an album coming out in the fall and opportunities such as the TV show “Sing It On” on Pop TV and an appearance on the New Kids on the Block show “Rock this Boat,” they are driven.

Family enjoys classic car collection

October 21st, 2016

Bill and Marion Marsten saved for years to buy this 1928 Buick and hope to work on it this winter.

Shrewsbury – Who hasn’t admired an old car that’s is still being driven on the road? Talk to anyone who restores old cars, and they’ll tell you that there’s an almost magnetic attraction to antique vehicles. Finding a classic, then searching all over the country for the proper parts and putting the whole thing back together becomes an obsession. Ask Bill Marsten of Marsten Greenhouses in Shrewsbury.

Athlete Spotlight: Brian Twomey

October 21st, 2016

Brian Twomey (Photo/submitted)

What are your earliest baseball-related memories?
“My earliest baseball-related memory would be playing 9-year-old All Stars and traveling all over the state playing with my friends.”

Your Home – Oct. 14, 2016

October 20th, 2016


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SHS girls’ soccer in hunt for district playoff berth

October 20th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The remainder of the 2016 campaign projects to be a fight to the finish for the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) girls’ varsity soccer team. The nice part is that they know it and have clearly embraced the challenge.

AMSA girls’ volleyball program prospers

October 20th, 2016


Marlborough – Developing high school sports programs from scratch often takes patience, tenacity and a genuinely strong will to succeed for the benefit of the students served. Perhaps no one knows this and has done this better than Advanced Math & Science Academy (AMSA) Charter School’s Joe Bengiovanni, who has done just that with the school’s prospering volleyball program.

Shrewsbury chiropractor Dr. Ryan Messina seeks to relieve your pain

October 19th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Growing up in Attleboro, Mass., Dr. Ryan Messina was an avid football player and amateur strongman. As a sophomore in high school, he was the third strongest lightweight teen in the country. At the time, he could bench press 315 pounds, lift 485 pounds squatting, lift 550 pounds deadlifting, and lift 225 pounds over his head. He weighed 180 pounds at the time.

Oct. 14 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

October 18th, 2016

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Region – The Community Advocate is now partnering with Charter TV3 in Worcester to produce a new cable feature – “Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9.” Every week, the 90-second spot will feature either Publisher David Bagdon or Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The […]

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