Do you know of a local team or athlete that we should profile? Please email

Links to local high schools athletic department websites

Algonquin Regional High School (Northborough and Southborough)

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

Hudson High School

Marlborough High School

Shrewsbury High School

St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury

Westborough High School

Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough

St. Mark’s School, Southborough

Home » Sports

Shrewsbury student earns WPI Student-Athlete of the Week honor

September 25th, 2014

Emily Doherty (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Emily Doherty of the women’s soccer team was selected as the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 21. Doherty netted a goal in each half of a recent match to help the Crimson and Gray defeat Framingham State 3-1 in a non-conference soccer matchup. [...]

Shrewsbury High honors top athletes in Hall of Fame

September 24th, 2014

Athletic Director Jay Costa shows off the Shrewsbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame’s collection of trophies and awards won over the years. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School (SHS) started its Hall of Fame in 1991, inducting Joseph Russell Sr. from the Class of 1930. Since then over 100 student athletes, 16 coaches and three athletic directors have been elected to this top honor. Jay Costa, the current athletic director, explained that nominees are inducted every two years. The selection committee is comprised of former coaches, athletic directors, players and inductees.

Couple continues rowing tradition at Shrewsbury High

September 23rd, 2014

Russell and Pamela Krause in Shrewsbury High School’s bay at the Donahue Rowing Center in Shrewsbury. (Photo/Valerie Franchi)

Shrewsbury – Anyone who has rowed crew in the past 30 years in Shrewsbury knows Pamela and Russell Krause. The couple has been involved in coaching the high school boys’ and girls’ teams since the late 1970s.

Westborough senior battles illness to play football

September 23rd, 2014


Westborough – Alec Rastad really does not want to get sick during football season. This year the Westborough High Rangers started wiping down the locker room and equipment with alcohol wipes, which helps. The trips to the hospital for plasma infusions help, too, but those aren’t new – he has been getting those twice a month for his whole life.

Proctor School celebrates basketball court renovations

September 23rd, 2014

The Proctor School basketball courts are officially re-opened. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – Over 500 children in grades 1 through 8 participate each year in the Northborough Youth Basketball Association (NYBA), which runs summer and winter programs as well as travel teams. Games are held on the courts at Ellsworth-McAfee Park as well as at the local elementary schools. But over the past few years, the harsh winter weather, as well as the natural decay of the 20-year-old courts, took its toll. The Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School was in particularly bad shape, according to Tom Spataro, the NYBA president.

Marlborough tops Algonquin 13-7

September 22nd, 2014

Marlborough’s running back Willy Cowdrey(#25) is tackled by the Algonquin’s Thomas Polutchko (#21) and John Clark IV (#44)

Marlborough – – The Marlborough High School Panthers defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks 13-7 in a football game played at Kelleher Field Sept. 19. The Panthers improved their record to 1-1 while the Tomahawks fell to 0-2 on the season.

Spotlight Athlete: Connor Troio

September 20th, 2014


By Ryan Massad, Contributing Writer School: Shrewsbury High School Sport: Baseball Coach: Lee Diamantopoulous Notable Stat: Finished third in batting in the Midland A Conference with a .426 average. What are your earliest baseball memories? “My earliest baseball memory was playing tee-ball with some of my best friends.” Which coach or parent really encouraged you [...]

Spotlight Athlete: Matt Bonollo

September 20th, 2014


By Ryan Massad, Contributing Writer School: Shrewsbury High School Sport: Football Coach: John Aloisi Notables: Voted Team Captain for the 2014 season What are your earliest football memories? “I started playing football in seventh grade. I remember trying to get down to the weight limit so I can play with other seventh graders, but I [...]

Mud, monsters and medals at Ski Ward

September 19th, 2014

SSI Sprts Wicked Mud Run rs

Shrewsbury – Where can you find monsters, princesses and athletes scaling walls, crawling through mud and racing over a hillside? The answer is, of course, Ski Ward in Shrewsbury. Saturday, Oct. 11, the Wicked Mud Run III 5K obstacle race will descend upon the Shrewsbury ski area, creating a fun, muddy adventure for local runners.

Cameras all around

September 16th, 2014

St Mary's 5k cr

Shrewsbury – Nolan Hughes of Shrewsbury runs past his mom Stacey Hughes during a 5k race held during the annual St. Mary Family Festival Sept. 13. Stacey is a professional photographer. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Recently Commented

  • Daniel Connor: I live in Marlboro and I am a retired career Firefighter from another community. I have always had the...
  • Kelly Barner: I had the opportunity to work with Hannah Kane as part of the Women for Charlie effort and found her to...
  • Dawn Cavanaugh: Thank you Sue. Hopefully this will bring more people to become organ donors. You did a wonderful job.
  • Cathy: I want to thank you for your blessed work . My website is available for you.
  • Bob McCarthy: Hi Vicki.. I just finished reading your article on budgets and condos. I found it very informative. I...