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Rotary Club of Westborough holds seventh annual triathlon

August 14th, 2016

Bikers mount up as they begin their 14 mile ride.

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough, in conjunction with Sun Multisport, sponsored the seventh annual Westborough Rotary Sprint Triathlon. Over 300 athletes participated in the race, which was held Aug. 14.

New curling club introduces sport to Marlborough area

August 11th, 2016

Two curlers at the Aug. 7 open house sweep ahead of a stone. The first half of the open house was devoted to throwing stones. The second half taught attendees how to sweep to make stones go farther.
Photo/Dakota Antelman

Marlborough – Ken Torris first saw curling in 1998 while watching the winter Olympics that year. Nearly 20 years later, he and a group of Metrowest-area curlers have partnered to create the Marlboro Curling Club.

Based at the New England Sports Center, the Marlboro Curling Club aims to further the sport of curling in a part of Massachusetts that currently lacks a local club. Torris hopes to build a community of curlers that will ultimately help expand the sport and bring high level competition to the area.

Former Shamrocks coach retains his passion for football

August 11th, 2016

Bob Brennan (front, wearing hat) celebrates a championship in 1998 with sponsor Bob Kays and the Marlboro Shamrocks football team. (Photo/Eric Baur)

Marlborough – The Marlboro Shamrocks football team played an important part in the sports scene in the city for many years. It all started in 1965 when the Shamrocks were part of the Eastern Football League. In 1990, Bob Brennan, a local athlete became head coach and the Shamrocks zoomed into high visibility and won many championships under his outstanding leadership.

Players use high school basketball league to work on skills

August 7th, 2016

Worcester – They spend their summer playing in relative obscurity far away from the big stage venues that include packed high school gyms, college gymnasiums and even big city arenas. Neighborhood courts suit the purpose just fine and relatively small crowds are okay. Scores matter some but are not what the program’s objective is all about and players are quick to accept that for the good of their respective teams.

Shrewsbury is home to one of the world’s best snowboarders

August 7th, 2016

Mike Ravelson (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury is home to one of the world’s best snowboarders. And although that may seem like an improbable statement, it’s true. Though the northeast has historically produced some outstanding ski and snowboard talent, it’s typically in places much further north than Shrewsbury. But that hasn’t hindered Mike Ravelson from becoming one of the most-recognizable up and coming names in snowboarding.

ARC to host seventh annual golf tournament

August 2nd, 2016

Region – The Addiction Referral Center (ARC) is sponsoring its seventh annual golf tournament Friday, Aug. 19 at Juniper Hill Golf Course, 202 Brigham St., Northborough.  Registration will take place at 8 a.m., with a tee time of 9 a.m. Several prizes will be awarded during lunch following the competition.  Sponsorships are being encouraged by […]

Rotary Club of Westborough to sponsor seventh annual triathlon

August 2nd, 2016

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough, in conjunction with Sun Multisport, is sponsoring the Seventh Annual Westborough Rotary Sprint Triathlon Sunday, Aug. 14. With three multi-sport divisions, this event is designed for all ages and abilities. The triathlon takes place at the former Westborough State Hospital off of Lyman Street in Westborough. The road […]

Shrewsbury Legion on to regionals after winning state title

August 2nd, 2016

Shrewsbury Quaranta Post 397 American Legion Baseball
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Shrewsbury – Fourteen-year Shrewsbury Quaranta Post 397 American Legion Baseball manager Frank Vaccaro needed no crystal ball, clairvoyant powers or psychic intuition to know that on paper the 2016 team he was about to unleash on Zone 4 opponents was going places. Just how far depended on execution, commitment and perhaps more importantly, how much his players would believe in one another.

Shrewsbury Little League wins Jimmy Fund tournament

August 1st, 2016

(top, l, to r) – Coaches Steve Urbanik and Eric Cayton; Dylan Goral, Felix Pittorino, , Michael Urbanik, Josh Hamm, Cooper Ackerman, Ryan Walker and coaches David Walker and , Chris Marques. (bottom, l to r) - Ryan McTigue, Drew Perris, Carter Marques, Colby Coghlin, Luke Gallo and Jason Cayton  
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Shrewsbury- Shrewsbury Little League won the District 5 10YO Jimmy Fund Tournament held in Oxford July 23. The team also raised $886 that will be donated to the Jimmy Fund.

Golf tournament raises nearly $40,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest

July 29th, 2016

Group from Panera Bread in Marlborough enjoy a round of golf at the 24th annual RF Wood Kids Classic Golf Tournament. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – On July 11, more than 160 golfers and volunteers joined together for the 24th year in memory of Bob “RF” Wood and raised funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. The 24th annual RF Wood Kids Classic Golf Tournament was held at Marlborough Country Club and raised nearly $40,000 to support […]

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