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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

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WHS soccer players use summer league to prepare for fall season

August 25th, 2014

Westborough High School soccer players and team manager Dave Reynolds (left) receiving a donation check from Steve Hart, vice president, Westborough Civic Club. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Each summer high school soccer hopefuls get ready for their demanding fall season by attending camps, working out and playing in summer leagues.?This year the Westborough Civic Club supported the Westborough High School (WHS) summer team by donating toward the costs of running their pre-season camp.?This money helps offset the cost?for insurance, league [...]

Northborough ballplayers travel to Cooperstown Dreams Park

August 19th, 2014

The Northboro Knights celebrate a win at Cooperstown Dreams Park.

Northborough – Twelve boys from Northborough played out their baseball dreams when they travelled to Cooperstown Dreams Park (CDP) in Cooperstown, N.Y., to play in a weeklong baseball tournament July 26 to Aug. 1. The team, the Northboro Knights, travelled by chartered bus, and was given a strong sendoff by friends and family, including a police escort out of town.

Former Assabet coach arraigned for sexual assaults on youth players

August 17th, 2014

Region – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan released this statement Aug. 15:

A Marlborough man has been arraigned on charges alleging inappropriate physical contact with players on his team while employed as a varsity volleyball coach at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough.

Shrewsbury 11-year-old All-Stars are District 5 baseball champions

August 6th, 2014

The 2014 11-year-old Shrewsbury National team included (middle row, l to r) Connor Schmautz, Ben Smith, Jake MacIsaac, Jack Foley, Tyler Joseph, Tyler Ojerholm, Johnny Considine and Tommy Belbin; and (front row, l to r) Ryan Cayton, Kyle Lusignan, Connor Lyons, Mason Bates and Angelo Ritacco. The team was coached by (back row) Darrin Schmautz and assistant coaches Peter Ojerholm, Andy MacIsaac, Brian Lusignan and Dave Lyons. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – For the second year in a row, the Shrewsbury National 11-year-old All-Star baseball team won the Thomas Dunford Memorial District Five Tournament July 26-27.?Shrewsbury capped off the 2014 tournament beating Westborough in the championship game 13-8 to take the title of District 5 champions. “The boys accomplished every one of their goals,” said [...]

Soccer club helps players reach their potential

August 5th, 2014

Jason Braga, (far right) with some of his fellow New England Futbol Club coaches. 
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Region – For many area kids, playing recreational sports such as soccer, baseball or hockey is an integral part of growing up. Although most towns still subsidize their school programs, more advanced players are usually on their own and for many, it is a luxury they cannot afford.

Jason Braga, who grew up in Hudson, thinks all kids should have the chance to participate, no matter what their financial circumstances.

State pickleball tournament to be held in Shrewsbury

July 29th, 2014

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Region – A recent television report on “NBC Nightly News” proclaimed pickleball “the fastest-growing sport in America.” It's played regularly at several local locations, and this year's Massachusetts Senior Games Pickleball Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Shrewsbury Health and Racquet Club (SHARC).

Shrewsbury National wins Northborough Invitational Baseball Tournament

July 24th, 2014

The Shrewsbury National team poses with their trophies after defeating West Boylston.

Northborough – Shrewsbury National defeated West Boylston in the finals of the Northborough Invitational Baseball Tournament for 12-year-olds July 20, under the lights at Casey Field in Northborough. The final score was 9-1. Shrewsbury National scored first with a solo home run by Cade Nelson in the second inning, and never trailed in the game. Logan Peterson pitched a complete game for Shrewsbury National. West Boylston's lone run came on a home run by Adam Fuller in the fifth inning.

Local boys to compete in World Lacrosse Festival

July 15th, 2014

Nick Larsen, Matthew Gilliatt, and Noah Larsen pose before their upcoming trip to the World Lacrosse Festival. (Photo/Gregory Arnold)

Region – For three local boys, lacrosse is more than a sport to play, it's a passion. Twins Noah and Nick Larsen of Northborough and Matthew Gilliatt of Grafton have been playing lacrosse for more than half their lives. When they enter seventh grade this fall they'sl be able to say they'se played the game at the highest level in the world. The three boys will travel to Denver, Col. for the World Lacrosse Festival which will be held in conjunction with the World Lacrosse Championship (WLC) June 10-19.

Local Challenger League ends first successful season

July 9th, 2014

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Northborough/Shrewsbury – Players, buddies, coaches and families from Shrewsbury, Northborough and Millbury gathered to close the season of their Challenger Baseball League at Melican Middle School in Northborough June 21. The game opened with a group singing the National Anthem. Outs and keeping score are not part of this league, designed to simply allow players to enjoy the game of baseball. Every player has the opportunity to hit the ball, run the bases, and field the ball, with the support of their buddies and coaches. The game ended with trophies for all players and a cookout sponsored by the Mark Fidrych Foundation.

Shrewsbury baseball players visit NESN show at Fenway Park

July 7th, 2014

Shrewsbury Little Leaguers are part of the audience at the new NESN Clubhouse show at Fenway Park.
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Shrewsbury – A group of Shrewsbury Little Leaguers were on the set of the New England Sports Network (NESN) Clubhouse show at Fenway Park July 5.

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