February 17th, 2017
Grafton – Her surname is readily recognized throughout the town of Grafton and has been for literally decades. There have been athletes, educators, skilled professionals and more amongst her family tree that includes grandfather, sister, uncles, parents and cousins. All have left their marks in town in many positive ways.
February 16th, 2017
Region – Nicole Lento, a senior at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Student-Athlete of the Month Award for December 2016. In addition, she reached her 1,000-point milestone Feb. 10 in a game versus Montachusett Technical High School. Lento serves as the […]
February 15th, 2017
By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Marlborough – The Marlborough High School Panthers girls basketball team fell to the visiting Groton-Dunstable Crusaders 55-40 in a game played Feb. 14. Heading into the game, Marlborough needed a win to lock up the Mid-Wachusett League Division B title, but the Crusaders clinched the title with their victory. Jill […]
February 15th, 2017
Northborough – The YMCA of Central Mass. Boroughs Family Branch, 4 Valente Drive, Westborough, will hold a President’s Day open house Monday, Feb. 20. The event will feature entertainment by Mr. Pumpernickle Puppets, a sing-a-long with Mr. Vick, and exercise demonstrations. Visitors can check out camp specials as well. There will be no joining fee […]
February 10th, 2017
Shrewsbury — Not always do numbers paint an accurate picture of a high school sports team’s success, but for the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) boys’ varsity ice hockey team they do.
An astonishing overall record of 93-25-4 covering the past six seasons makes a good start. A State championship three years ago and District finals two seasons ago and District semifinals in 2016 stand out. This 2016-2017 squad lists three of the top seven scorers in the Quinn Conference (Matt Ward, Anthony Quinlivan, Liam Quinlivan). There is goaltender Patrick Shaughnessy, who has played the bulk of the season between the pipes with a goals-against-average of a meager 1.43 and save-percentage of 0.902. The team is riding a streak of four consecutive Quinn Conference titles and five Christmas tournament championships.
February 10th, 2017
Marlborough – One of the few places large groups of first responders congregate is at the funerals of their fallen colleagues. Mike Matros, a Sudbury firefighter and Marlborough native, has worked to change that over the past year with the “Heroes Cup” he helped found.
February 7th, 2017
Algonquin’s Meghan Nelligan races around a gate
February 2nd, 2017
Westborough — If it appears that there is an extra bounce in the steps of players and coaches of the Westborough High School (WHS) boys’ varsity basketball team these days, there is more than ample good reasoning.
After admittedly being afterthoughts in the always-tough Mid-Wach B a year ago (6-13), they are no longer so. This 2016-2017 Ranger bunch has turned a corner and in doing so have awoken those who might have been expecting another season mired in mediocrity.
February 1st, 2017
Shrewsbury – Every high school athlete that competes at the varsity level enters their given sport with the highest aspirations that include a state championship somewhere in the midst of four years’ time. Often it’s a waiting game as that perfect blend of talent and chemistry develop into a winning formula.
January 25th, 2017
Marlborough – Victories have admittedly been hard to come by for the Marlborough High School (MHS) varsity ice hockey team in recent times, but suddenly this 2016-2017 squad has clearly turned the corner and no longer can be considered easy targets in the Quinn Conference standings.
The Panther skaters vaulted into the season with a springboard effect after winning their first of five contests, part of which included capturing the Daily News Cup Tournament championship last month with wins over solid opponents Leominster and Hudson after earlier defeating Auburn and Westborough. The team has hit a bit of a speed bump in the road – three successive losses since – but this is clearly not the makings of past teams where a winning culture was all too often absent.