Weekly sports round-up:


Region – The Northborough Under-12 boys soccer team won the Nashoba Cup, going 3-0-1 in four games played June 16 and 17 in Littleton and Shirley.

The Northborough U12s defeated Boylston, 2-1, and Harvard, 3-1, and tied Oakmont, 1-1, in the round-robin portion of the tournament, which qualified them for the final. They captured the cup by defeating Shirley-Ayer, 2-1, in the championship game.

Team members are Mitchell Bolduc, Jay Bonk, Joe Breen, Jackson Brodeur, Brian Carens, Matt Castle, Mark Hatem, Jack Kade, Danny Keller, Liam Mc- Carthy, Ben Massucco, Forrest Owen and Ben Rutan.

The head coach is Tracy Bolduc, the assistant coach Rich Owen.

The Hudson Under-14 girls soccer team captured a Nashoba Cup as well, defeating Fitchburg in the final.

After going 7-1 in regularseason play, the Hudson U14s were seeded second in the tournament. They reached the championship game by going 2-0-1 Saturday.

The victory over Fitchburg in the final came on an overtime goal.

Members of the team are Michelle Anastas, Kelsey Bacon, Jackie Brown, Katie Boule, Lenee Cyr, Sara Cyr, Lauren Edwards, Lisa Edwards, Danielle Hoover, Cassie Landry, Rachel Matthews, Marissa Miele, Jen Mouaward, Jess Peznola and Erica Santos.

Coaching the team are Cheryl Brown, Chris Landry and Gerry Miele.


Three Marlborough youth teams – the Under-15s, the Under-13s and the Under-11s – competed in the 15th Annual Massachusetts Bay Youth Lacrosse League Jamboree, held in Devens June 2-3 and 9-10.

The event is the largest single site jamboree in the country, with more than 360 teams and 750 players participating.

Marlborough, in its first year competing at this level in lacrosse, was 0-3 in the U15 division, 0-2-1 in the U13 division and 1-2 in the U11 division, the lone win coming over Needham, 5-3. The U11s lost to Wellesley, 6-5, and Natick, 5-3.

The U13s lost to Wellesley, 5-1, and Northborough-Southborough, 6-1, and tied Natick, 1-1. The U15s lost to Braintree, 5-0, Natick, 8-1, and Wellesley, 6-1.

American Legion baseball

The Northborough Post 234 team has made an almost flawless transition from the team that came within outs of almost winning a second straight state title to a team trying to win the Zone 4 championship, going 8-1 in an eight-day span June 17 to 24.

Leading the way from the pitching rubber has been Jordan Goldberg, who picked up two wins, and Andy Bower, Neil Hesek and Rob Nicholas, who all picked up one win each.

Nicholas has also set the pace offensively, batting .450 for the week with two homeruns. Leadoff hitter Kevin Brown is hitting at a .345 clip, while A.J. Rouleau, of Westborough, is batting .375.

The Shrewsbury Post 397 team was 3-2 from June 18 to 24 and is 4-5 on the season.

Wins during the week came over Sturbridge, 6-5, Wachusett, 9-6, and North County, 1-0. Losses were to Northborough, 5-4, and Grafton Hill, 2-0.

Cruz Rosado pitched a pair of strong games, allowing just one hit in the loss to Grafton Hill and shutting out North County.

The offense was led by Joe Young and Dean Diamantopoulos, who both came up with timely hits, and Colin Neafsey, whose suicide squeeze bunt in the sixth inning lifted Shrewsbury to that 1-0 win over North County.

Please contact Ken Powers at [email protected] with your news about youth sports teams.