July 24th, 2014
Northborough – Shrewsbury National defeated West Boylston in the finals of the Northborough Invitational Baseball Tournament for 12-year-olds July 20, under the lights at Casey Field in Northborough. The final score was 9-1. Shrewsbury National scored first with a solo home run by Cade Nelson in the second inning, and never trailed in the game. Logan Peterson pitched a complete game for Shrewsbury National. West Boylston’s lone run came on a home run by Adam Fuller in the fifth inning.
July 15th, 2014
Region – For three local boys, lacrosse is more than a sport to play, it’s a passion. Twins Noah and Nick Larsen of Northborough and Matthew Gilliatt of Grafton have been playing lacrosse for more than half their lives. When they enter seventh grade this fall they’ll be able to say they’ve played the game at the highest level in the world. The three boys will travel to Denver, Col. for the World Lacrosse Festival which will be held in conjunction with the World Lacrosse Championship (WLC) June 10-19.
July 9th, 2014
Northborough/Shrewsbury – Players, buddies, coaches and families from Shrewsbury, Northborough and Millbury gathered to close the season of their Challenger Baseball League at Melican Middle School in Northborough June 21. The game opened with a group singing the National Anthem. Outs and keeping score are not part of this league, designed to simply allow players to enjoy the game of baseball. Every player has the opportunity to hit the ball, run the bases, and field the ball, with the support of their buddies and coaches. The game ended with trophies for all players and a cookout sponsored by the Mark Fidrych Foundation.
July 7th, 2014
Shrewsbury – A group of Shrewsbury Little Leaguers were on the set of the New England Sports Network (NESN) Clubhouse show at Fenway Park July 5.
July 5th, 2014
Hudson – Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada, announced his final campaign after a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 2011, he launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) led by his primary care physician Dr. Robert Brown.
July 1st, 2014
Shrewsbury – Sam Belinsky had just returned from his trip to New Jersey, where he participated in the powerlifting competition at the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games. The 20-year-old Shrewsbury resident was tired but triumphant. He had come in second place in his weight class and had been awarded four silver medals, one for each lift: squat, bench, deadlift, and one for overall accumulated weight.
June 22nd, 2014
Northborough – New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski met with fans at Wegmans June 18.
The event, sponsored by Wegmans and BodyArmour SuperDrink, allowed fans to get their photos taken and chat with the man they call “Gronk.” The money raised from the event will go towards the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation.
June 20th, 2014
Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School varsity girl’s rugby team won their fourth consecutive state championship with a 17-5 victory over rival Berkshire, at a match played at Fort Devens May 24, capping off an undefeated season. This achievement marks the first time an Algonquin sports team has won four consecutive state titles.
June 18th, 2014
Northborough – Jeffrey Lamothe took first place in the 11- to 12-year-old age group at Major League Baseball’s “Pitch, Hit and Run” Team Championship held at Fenway Park May 31. He is now waiting to see if he scored high enough to qualify for the National Finals, which will be held in July as part of MLB’s All-Star Week activities. The finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to the All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Min., where they will participate in numerous activities, including shagging fly balls during the Home Run Derby.
June 18th, 2014
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club (SHARC) will be participating in “The World’s Largest Swim Lesson” Friday, June 20, from 11 – 11:30 a.m. Join swim professionals across the nation as they teach this lesson as a way to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim confidently. This event is [...]