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ATHOL — This Saturday, June 17, the Athol soccer club boys grade 9-PG team will compete in the Nashoba Cup in Pepperell at 10:30 a.m. If they win the game, they will move onto the championship game, taking place at 2:30 p.m. the same day. If the team wins both games, they will represent Nashoba...
David Vitello concentrates hard on hitting the ball during batting practice in the Chuck Stone Little League 11-12 all-stars' first practice of their season. The team begins group stage play on Tuesday June 27. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — The Chuck Stone Little League all-star team’s season is now under way. The team began practice on June 14 by taking batting practice and fielding drills. “We were just trying to get them used to some new teammates, trying to get them used to each other,” said head coach Jeff Parker. “We...
Mahar's Brennan Mailloux goes up for a layup under an Oakmont defender. Mailloux's layup capped off an 8-0 run for Mahar in the second half, putting them up 28-19 at the time. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG—In the Monty Tech summer league opener, the Mahar boy’s basketball team fended off an Oakmont second-half comeback to win 36-32 on Tuesday. The team starts their season off 1-0. “I think the critical piece was just not making mistakes, turning the ball over, not allowing them easy...
FITCHBURG—The Mahar JV, Kimball Cooke Insurance Senators opened up their summer basketball league with a 38-33 win over the Parker School on Monday night. Jaden Softic scored 15 points for the Senators while Matthew Kyesluk added 10 points. Jakob Carron and Jake Tenney both played stellar defense...
STERLING — On Friday, June 9, the North County fast pitch travel softball 14U and 12U teams captured championships in the 2017 Sterling Summer Slam Championship invitational tournament. The tournaments are sanctioned USA softball events. The North County team is comprised of local girls from Athol...
An inside shot of what the monster truck, Grave Digger, looks like on the inside of the car. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — Over 150 people showed up within the first hour and approximately 400 people showed up in all to see the Grave Digger outside of Pete’s Tire Barns Inc. at 275 East Main Street on June 12. Patrons of the monster truck had the opportunity to sit inside the truck and then enjoy various...
ATHOL — In a special event for the weekly Cruise Nite series at Market Basket in Athol, Paul Mennett of NESN and the magazine “Cruisin’ New England” will attend the event on Wednesday, June 14. Mennett will choose two participants to represent Market Basket in the top 100 Super Wheels Showdown at...
Pictured is Sportsman Modifieds winner Brian Chapin at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
WINCHESTER, N.H. — The New England Pro Four Modifieds and the open AC-style Late Model special joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action this past Saturday night in front of a large crowd. After a lot of recent rain, Mother Nature greeted race fans and teams with a beautiful day for...
ATHOL — With the MIAA, West Division III softball and baseball tournaments set to wrap up today at UMass Amherst’s facilities, it’s a good time to wrap up the season for Athol High School’s softball and baseball teams. In a competitive Franklin league that consisted of five teams above .500 and...
ATHOL — With the annual passing out of trophies, kids cheering and pictures being taken on the fields, the Chuck Stone Little League, an organization that has been around since 1952, completed yet another successful season on Thursday, June 8. But a league that has been such a vital component to...

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