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Shrewsbury High School track relay team heading for Nationals

March 9th, 2015

Pumped up about competing at Nationals in NYC are (from left) Erik King, Ethan Melia, Alex Chin and Dan Liubovich

Shrewsbury – “Going to Nationals doesn’t happen too often at Shrewsbury High School, and I’m happy to be a part of it and happy for the rest of the guys,” said senior Ethan Melia. “A key thing this season was being persistent, not giving up, and giving 100 percent every day. No matter how we finish, we kept fighting to reach the next levels.”

Four members of the boys’ winter track team are headed to New York City for a national meet Friday, March 13, in the 4-by-200-meter relay. Shrewsbury had a big victory in the Midland A League championship meet in Fitchburg in early February, winning the Central Mass Division 1 title over longtime rival Wachusett. They then competed at States and All-States to lead up to the chance to compete at Nationals.

Marlborough boys basketball team wins Central Mass. Division 2 title

March 7th, 2015

Marlborough basketball captains and coaches with their Central Mass. Division 2 championship trophy.

Worcester – The Marlborough High School Panthers boys basketball team are the Central Mass. Division 2 champions after defeating the Concord-Carlisle High School Patriots by a score of 59-45 in the division finals playoff game held March 7. The game was played at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Harrington Auditorium.

Worcester sailor honored by U.S. Naval Air Force Atlantic

March 6th, 2015

Aviation Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Ian Macgregor and Rear Adm. J.R. Haley

Norfolk, Va. – Aviation Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Ian Macgregor, a native of Worcester, was recently honored as the Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL) Sea Sailor of the Year.

The announcement was made by Rear Adm. J.R. Haley, commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, during a luncheon aboard Naval Station Norfolk, March 5.

Also honored was Naval Aircrewmen (Avionics) 1st Class William Ballard, of Ponchatoula, La., as the CNAL Shore Sailor of the Year.

Shrewsbury ice hockey tops Algonquin, advances to finals

March 5th, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Joseph Buduo (#22) keeps ahead of Algonquin’s Brian Ward.

Marlborough – The number 2 seed Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys ice hockey team defeated the number 3 seed Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 7-3 in a Central Mass. Division 3 semi-final playoff game held March 4. The game was played at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest to present ‘The BIG Show’

March 5th, 2015

Two members of the Holy Cross football team with their mentees. 

Worcester – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest (BBBS of CMMW) will present “The BIG Show,” an afternoon of laughs, music and dance performances at The Hanover Theatre Sunday, March 29.

Hudson firefighter graduates from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

March 5th, 2015

Hudson firefighter Christopher M. Devoe

Hudson – Hudson firefighter Christopher M. Devoe graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program in a ceremony Feb. 27 at the Department of Fire Services in Stow.

GMPI officially opens new headquarters in Marlborough

March 4th, 2015

Pat Forrest (center) poses for a photo with Dick Hoyt and his girlfriend Kathy Boyer.

Region – State and Marlborough city officials participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the Forrest family was honored as longtime supporters of Greater Marlboro Programs, Inc. (GMPI), as the nonprofit agency officially opened its new headquarters Feb. 25.

Westborough High sends record number of skiers to state competition

March 3rd, 2015

The Westborough High School state qualifying skiers and coaches are (l to r) Alexa Conlin, Taryn Israel, Alice Reh, Head Coach Greg Rota, Co-captain Robert Stout, Assistant Coach Andrew Lipke, Ryley Palladino, Co-captain Hanna Spofford, Dylan Connors, Reis Scerbin and Nicole Lipke. Seated are Sophia Bersani and Charlie Buress.

Westborough – It’s typical for a high school race team to have several skiers qualify for the state competition every year. This year, however, Westborough High School sent 11 racers – five boys and six girls – out of the total 36 racers for the entire Central Mass. High School Ski League.

Marlborough High cheerleaders on the road to national title

March 2nd, 2015

The Marlborough High School Varsity Cheerleading Team

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) Varsity Cheerleading Team had had an amazing fall season. Now, they are training hard for the upcoming Cheerleaders of America (COA) Ultimate International Championship in Orlando, Fla., April 3-4, with the hopes of bringing home the title.

Seventeen girls will be competing at the event, which features teams from 15 states and 10 countries. The team is currently fundraising to help defer the costs, which include airfare, hotel and transportation.

Grafton/BVT hockey falls to Worcester in playoffs

March 2nd, 2015

Grafton/BVT’s Tyler Hart bring the puck up the ice during the first period.

Worcester – The seventh-seed Grafton/BVT Indians boys ice hockey team fell to the second-seed Worcester Wildcats by a score of 5-1 in the quarter final round of Central Division 3A playoffs. The game was played Feb. 28 at Buffone Skating Arena in Worcester.

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