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Marlborough High student honors friend’s memory with toy drive

March 17th, 2015

Julia Dougherty and Bernadette LaFollette 

Marlborough – In her short 15 years of life, Bernadette LaFollette of Marlborough accomplished many things. She was a straight A student at Marlborough High School (MHS), was a member of the school’s marching band, wind ensemble and drama program. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church where she was an altar server and sang in the children’s choir. Bernadette also loved to write and hoped to publish a book one day. All of this, in spite of a significant heart defect that she was born with. But most importantly, according to Julia Dougherty , Bernadette was a wonderful friend who cared about others and did not let her illness stop her from living life to the fullest.

Gala benefits SYFS with ‘Great Gatsby Glamour’

March 16th, 2015

The Honey Taps entertain guests with a song-and-dance number.

Shrewsbury – Many of the over 300 guests were appropriately dressed for the “Great Gatsby Glamour” theme while attending the 11th annual Gala to support Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS). The agency’s major fundraiser was held March 14 at St. John’s High School.

Worcester Sharks announce ‘A Tribute to Our Fans’ promotional schedule

March 11th, 2015

Worcester Sharks goaltender Troy Grosenick

Worcester – The Worcester Sharks, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks, have announced its “A Tribute to Our Fans” promotional schedule. Highlights will include an appearance by New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, the chance for fans to have their picture taken with the Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Championship Trophy, and much more as the team ends not only its regular season play but its tenure in Worcester.

Thanks to Bruins, young fan has ‘greatest sports experience’

March 10th, 2015

In Andy Brickley's NESN Seat rs

Northborough – In sports-obsessed New England, every fan has an opinion about their favorite team. Andrew Roberts is one of them – he loves sports so much, he started his own blog, Boston SportsMania. But what separates Andrew from the other “armchair” pundits is that he is only 11.

Shrewsbury celebrates the Chinese New Year

March 10th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Over 800 people gathered at Oak Middle School March 1 to celebrate the traditional start of the Chinese New Year, which this year is known as the Year of the Goat, Sheep and Ram.

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.

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