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LOCAL SPORTS NEWS & EVENTS

Explore the realm of Massachusetts sports at Community Advocate. Delve into the latest sports events and stay abreast of local sports news. We offer concise coverage, ensuring you’re well-versed in sports news. Whether it’s thrilling games or team updates, discover it all here.

Hudson field hockey looks to young players to step up

Hudson - No coach at any level likes to use the “r-word” – rebuilding - in describing their team’s season outlook, and Hudson varsity field hockey Head Coach Jen Wallingford is no exception.

Athlete Spotlight: Sam Goodhue

“My earliest football related memories go back to third grade when I played for the Quabbin Bulldogs SAFL team. I remember showing up to Roach Field for the first day of practice with my dad and not wanting to play because I was so nervous. He eventually convinced me to give it a try and I’m glad he did because after that first day I was hooked.”

Westborough High soccer hopes to continue its winning ways

Westborough – The departure of 12 seniors from the Westborough High School (WHS) soccer team that posted an impressive 13-5-2 record a season ago and advanced to district semifinals would appear to have a staggering impact on the team’s future.

Algonquin girls’ soccer tops Hudson in season opener

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls’ soccer team defeated the Hudson High School Hawks by a score of 7-1 in the season opener for both teams.

Golf outing to support Northborough’s 250th at historic Juniper Hill course

Northborough - Northborough’s 250th Anniversary Committee is gearing up for its golf outing Friday, Sept. 11, at Juniper Hill Golf Course. This is a fundraiser which will help to defray costs of upcoming events and activities being planned to celebrate Northborough’s milestone throughout 2016. The cost of the golf outing is $125 per person and the price includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, breakfast, dinner and various awards. The awards presentation, dinner and auction will be held directly after golf. Non-golfers are invited to attend the dinner for $30 per person.

Westborough hosts Cornhole League competition

Westborough – This summer, Westborough Recreation ran its first ever Cornhole League featuring four teams. Cornhole is a lawn game in which players take turns...

‘All in to Swim’ aims to help fight cancer

Westborough – A team of young swimmers, Evolution Aquatics, is inviting the public to join them in a special fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Westboro Swim & Tennis Club, 35 Chauncy St. The second annual “All in to Swim” is a relay swim event that will bring together swimmers of all ages and abilities together to help raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Athlete Spotlight: Connor Henderson

“My earliest baseball memories are from when I lived in California. Hitting balls over the fence in my backyard.”

Parsons excels on ice and on turf

Shrewsbury - Whether it be on turf with lacrosse or on ice with hockey, Shrewsbury’s Bryan Parsons has been an integral component of his teams’ success both at the high school and college level. As a blue-liner, he played a contributing role in Shrewsbury High School’s (SHS) 2009 state ice hockey championship as a freshman. Just this season, also on defense, he played a vital role in Becker College’s first ever New England Collegiate Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

Hudson football standout honored at national showcase

Hudson - Local linebacker Michael DiPlacido from Hudson Youth Football recently impressed NFL-level coaches at the Football University (FBU) Top Gun Showcase held in...

Local lacrosse stars finish strong in Bay State Games Summer Tournament

Region - There was a lot of anticipation leading up to the 2015 Bay State Games Boys Lacrosse Summer Tournament. Fourth-year Central Region Coach...

Shrewsbury High junior named captain for fall cross country

By Douglas Maxwell Myer, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Jackson Southard is a budding student athlete who has accomplished much already at Shrewsbury High School (SHS)...

Summer basketball league helps players gear up for season

Region - There is always room for improvement in any sport, the experts say, and the game of basketball is no exception. Hence the creation of the Crompton Kingsway Basketball League, a 12-team summer league comprised of players from area high schools that play from early June through July at Worcester’s Crompton and Greenwood parks. The teams play hard with winning as a goal, but the underlying objective is to sharpen skills and build chemistry for the upcoming season.

Shrewsbury’s American Legion hopes to keep winning tradition

Shrewsbury – With a stellar track record of advancement to post-season play seven out of the past eight years, the 2015 Shrewsbury American Legion baseball team, comprised of players from Shrewsbury and St. John’s High School, looks to keep that tradition moving forward.

Northborough Little League advances to sectional championship

Millbury - Two quality teams faced off at Millbury’s Thomas Moorey Field July 16 with the Little League District 5 All-Star title for age group 11-12 on the line. Westborough had engineered electrifying come-from-behind wins in its path to the finals while Northborough had dispatched tough competitors Millbury, Auburn, Leicester and Grafton to earn its berth in the championship matchup.

Athlete Spotlight: Alex Black

“My earliest baseball related memories are when I played Little League. I played shortstop as a lefty.”

Westboro Tennis & Swim Club hosts holiday barbecue

Westborough - Patrons of the Westboro Tennis and Swim Club enjoyed celebrating Independence Day with a barbecue held at the club July 4. Photos/Julie Shamgochian

Athlete Spotlight: Alex Black

“My earliest baseball related memories are when I played Little League. I played shortstop as a lefty.”

Shrewsbury All-Stars taking a ‘swing at cancer’

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Little League 10-year-old All Star baseball team is inviting the public to help them “take a swing at cancer" as they fundraise to participate in the Oxford Little League Jimmy Fund Tourney.

Athlete Spotlight: Haley Gaffney

Notable stats: Led the Midland B conference in hitting with a .500 batting average and 37 runs batted in.