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Boston Marathon Profile – Kate Gamache

March 14th, 2014

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Region – Kate Gamache of Northborough, 35, is running her second marathon, in support of Boston Children’s Hospital.

How many marathons have you run?

This will be my second marathon. I ran Boston in 2012. My husband Chris trained right along side of me and ran as a bandit runner just so I wouldn’t be alone. He has been training this year again with me. He had hoped to run bandit with me but now with the new regulations it doesn’t appear that will happen. Our family, friends and community has been such a huge support system for us! It truly “takes a village” between watching the kids, being pit crews, leaving out water stops, etc. Chris has been my number one cheerleader this entire time. He makes the training runs bearable and I know I would never have been able to do this once, never mind twice, without him! He’s the unsung hero.

Boston Marathon Profile – Jim Forbush

March 14th, 2014

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Region – Northborough resident Jim Forbush, 46, is running his very first marathon, as part of the Special Olympics Massachusetts team.

Has this winter’s weather affected your training routine?

Given the weather, I have stuck to indoor training for my mid-week runs on the treadmill. For the Saturday morning long runs (12-plus miles), I’ve been fortunate to complete almost all of the runs outdoors. In January, one of the runs through Northborough and Shrewsbury was a little treacherous due to black ice. In February, a training run through the actual Marathon course in Newton and Wellesley was scary at times due to traffic. The sidewalks were covered with snow and ice, and there is very little road space in certain spots. It’s been extremely cold, with several long runs below 10 degrees, but I’ve been motivated to push through.

Local running group prepares for the Boston Marathon

March 14th, 2014

The Saturday morning running crew meets in Northborough weekly to train together for the Boston Marathon.
Photo/Jeff Slovin

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Region – The Boston Marathon is a special race, embedded in the culture of the towns along its path. The bombings that occurred during the 2013 marathon deeply affected everyone in the region. The Community Advocate has interviewed a group of local runners that meet weekly to train together. Over [...]

Westborough tops Lexington, takes home Division II badminton title

March 14th, 2014

The Westborough team, which included members from Westborough and Wayland high schools, took home the Division II trophy from the Massachusetts Badminton Championship. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough High School won the Division II 2014 Massachusetts Badminton Association (MassBad) Championship March 2 at Boston Badminton in Westborough. Eleven teams representing 14 Massachusetts high schools participated, including Algonquin Regional, but the border-town rivals did not face off. Algonquin did not reach the playoff rounds.

Westborough Rec team goes undefeated

March 13th, 2014

Westborough Recreation League’s winning basketball team. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The 2014 Westborough Recreation Basketball League finished their winter season March 8. The B-8 Red team, comprised of seventh- and eighth-graders from Mill Pond School went undefeated against the other eight teams in the league under Coach David Zais.

Shrewsbury defeats Wachusett to win division title

March 11th, 2014

The Shrewsbury High School boys' hockey Central Mass Division 3 2014 champions pose with their trophy, from left to right: Cole Ambach (#20), Cole Vincequere (#24), David Belbin (#25), Derric Dell'Olio (#6) and Head Coach Stephen Turnblom.

Fitchburg – The Central Massachusetts boys’ hockey Division 3 title game was held at the Captain Kenneth W. Gaetz, Sr. Arena inside the George R. Wallace, Jr. Civic Center March 10 featuring the top-seeded Shrewsbury High School Colonials against the third-seeded Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers. The Mountaineers were the defending district champions but had been 0-2 against the Colonials this year.

The first period was fairly quiet until the Colonials’ Tyler O’Keefe (assisted by Trevor Shea) scored with 58 seconds remaining. Then, with only four seconds remaining in the period, the Colonials’ Cole Ambach (assisted by Jack Quinlivan and Dan Quinlivan) put the Colonials up 2-0.

Special Olympics athletes compete in winter games

March 11th, 2014

The North Attleboro Northstars, (l to r) Brandon Moore, Clay Paquin, Zach Silvestri and Ryan Pavao, took the gold medal in bowling.

Shrewsbury – More than 1,800 athletes from across the state competed in the Special Olympics Massachusetts Winter Games, held the weekend of March 8 and 9 in Shrewsbury, Worcester and Princeton. Events included alpine skiing, basketball, floor hockey and bowling. Shrewsbury High School hosted basketball games as well as the medal ceremony. The Cushing Bulls [...]

St. John’s basketball team wins division title

March 8th, 2014

St. John's High School's TJ Kelley (#33, with ball) makes a three point shot in front of the St. John's crowd as Franklin High School's Quenten Harrell (#2, left) jumps to defend.

Worcester – The second seed St. John’s High School Pioneers boys’ basketball team hosted the Franklin High School Panthers for the Central Massachusetts Division 1 title game March 7 in Harrington Auditorium on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Shrewsbury defeats Leominster, will next play Wachusett for division title

March 7th, 2014

Shrewsbury High School goalkeeper William Shipman has the puck at his glove tip.

Marlborough – The Central Mass Division 3 boys’ hockey semi-final was held March 5 at the New England Sports Center with the number one seed Shrewsbury High School Colonials hosting the fourth-seed Leominster High School Blue Devils.

Shrewsbury’s Sean Hallice (assisted by Brayden Carroll and Matt Ward) had the only score of the first period for a 1-0 Colonials lead.

Algonquin’s Murphy scores 1,000th point

March 7th, 2014

Algonquin Regional High School Amanda Murphy (#20) lets this three pointer fly for her one-thousandth career point.

Worcester – The girls’ basketball Central Division 1 semi-final game at Worcester Polytechnic’s Harrison Auditorium on Mar. 4 had the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts hosting the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks.

The Grey Ghosts pulled ahead of the Tomahawks early, and led 16-13 at the end of the first period. Westford then extended their lead to 33-21 at the half.

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