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Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough

St. Mark’s School, Southborough

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Marlborough senior ‘toughs it out’ as Marines take over football practice

September 8th, 2014

U.S. Marines instruct MHS football players to drag their teammates across a field as part of an Aug. 21 practice and team-building exercise.
Photo/Tom Quinn

Marlborough – Marlborough High School (MHS) senior Willy Cowdrey said the team’s Aug. 21 football practice started out rough, with the team messing up assignments and communication. It didn’t get any easier when a group of soldiers from the U.S. Marine Corps showed up and took over practice.

“We didn’t think they were coming because it took a while, and then they came and we were just like, ‘damn,’” Cowdrey said.

Local hockey star continues path to the pros

September 4th, 2014

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Former member of the USA U17 National Team, Joe Lavin, 25, has come a long way since playing pond hockey in his hometown of Shrewsbury. The defenseman has had a wild journey so far in his young career. Drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 National Hockey League draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, Lavin originally committed to, and played for Providence College.

Marlborough athlete has a ball pursuing his dreams

September 1st, 2014

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Marlborough – Playing baseball with a pro-style set up – six days a week for nine weeks – would certainly be tiring for some athletes. But not for Charlie Butler. Not when your dream is to play in the major leagues.

WHS soccer players use summer league to prepare for fall season

August 25th, 2014

Westborough High School soccer players and team manager Dave Reynolds (left) receiving a donation check from Steve Hart, vice president, Westborough Civic Club. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Each summer high school soccer hopefuls get ready for their demanding fall season by attending camps, working out and playing in summer leagues. This year the Westborough Civic Club supported the Westborough High School (WHS) summer team by donating toward the costs of running their pre-season camp. This money helps offset the cost for insurance, league [...]

Northborough ballplayers travel to Cooperstown Dreams Park

August 19th, 2014

The Northboro Knights celebrate a win at Cooperstown Dreams Park.

Northborough – Twelve boys from Northborough played out their baseball dreams when they travelled to Cooperstown Dreams Park (CDP) in Cooperstown, N.Y., to play in a weeklong baseball tournament July 26 to Aug. 1. The team, the Northboro Knights, travelled by chartered bus, and was given a strong sendoff by friends and family, including a police escort out of town.

Former Assabet coach arraigned for sexual assaults on youth players

August 17th, 2014

Region – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan released this statement Aug. 15:

A Marlborough man has been arraigned on charges alleging inappropriate physical contact with players on his team while employed as a varsity volleyball coach at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough.

Shrewsbury 11-year-old All-Stars are District 5 baseball champions

August 6th, 2014

The 2014 11-year-old Shrewsbury National team included (middle row, l to r) Connor Schmautz, Ben Smith, Jake MacIsaac, Jack Foley, Tyler Joseph, Tyler Ojerholm, Johnny Considine and Tommy Belbin; and (front row, l to r) Ryan Cayton, Kyle Lusignan, Connor Lyons, Mason Bates and Angelo Ritacco. The team was coached by (back row) Darrin Schmautz and assistant coaches Peter Ojerholm, Andy MacIsaac, Brian Lusignan and Dave Lyons. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – For the second year in a row, the Shrewsbury National 11-year-old All-Star baseball team won the Thomas Dunford Memorial District Five Tournament July 26-27. Shrewsbury capped off the 2014 tournament beating Westborough in the championship game 13-8 to take the title of District 5 champions. “The boys accomplished every one of their goals,” said [...]

Soccer club helps players reach their potential

August 5th, 2014

Jason Braga, (far right) with some of his fellow New England Futbol Club coaches. 
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Region – For many area kids, playing recreational sports such as soccer, baseball or hockey is an integral part of growing up. Although most towns still subsidize their school programs, more advanced players are usually on their own and for many, it is a luxury they cannot afford.

Jason Braga, who grew up in Hudson, thinks all kids should have the chance to participate, no matter what their financial circumstances.

State pickleball tournament to be held in Shrewsbury

July 29th, 2014

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Region – A recent television report on “NBC Nightly News” proclaimed pickleball “the fastest-growing sport in America.” It’s played regularly at several local locations, and this year’s Massachusetts Senior Games Pickleball Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Shrewsbury Health and Racquet Club (SHARC).

Shrewsbury National wins Northborough Invitational Baseball Tournament

July 24th, 2014

The Shrewsbury National team poses with their trophies after defeating West Boylston.

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.

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