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"I'm expecting to win it," said Sam Paul (pictured) about his team's projected toughest game of the summer season against Gardner on Thursday. Paul has stepped up as of late, contributing 44 points in the last two games for Mahar. Photo by Mike Phillips
The Mahar boys summer basketball team had their most impressive offensive game on Thursday, scoring 81 points against Sizer. Their toughest opponent may or may not come next Thursday, July 13, in Gardner. According to Mahar summer league coach Enver Softic, Gardner has players that will be away...
 Mahar's Brennan Mailloux fakes a shot and then passes the ball off to teammate Quinn Gervais who gets the easy layup to put Mahar up 48-30 in the second half. Mahar went on to win 81-56. Mailloux contributed 14 points while Gervais added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG — The Mahar boys summer league basketball team went into Thursday’s matchup against Sizer confident that they would leave with a win, it was just a matter of by how much. That number ended up being 25 as they went on to win 81-56 to remain undefeated at a perfect 7-0. “That’s summer...
Mahar's Sam Rowe goes up for a rebound underneath an Oakmont defender. Rowe was tied for a team high seven points in Mahar's 48-35 loss on Wednesday night. Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER — The Mahar girls summer league basketball team dropped their regular season finale 48-35 Wednesday night, finishing with a 4-4 record and just outside of one of the top four playoff spots. The team will play a consolation game against Narragansett on Monday, July 10, at 8 p.m. at Gardner...
 Athol's Amber Mahony elects to take the ball to the basket with time winding down rather than taking the possible game tying three. Athol lost to Murdock 38-35 and Mahony contributed a team high 14 points. Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER—Athol’s Taylor Cleveland gathered in a defensive rebound with 12 seconds left, down 38-35. She passed it off to teammate Amber Mahony who had the open lane to the hoop. She decided to use that open lane in favor of the taking the possible game-tying three. Mahony missed the shot as Athol...
LEOMINSTER — The Leominster American little league all-stars scored 13 runs in the third inning on Wednesday night to defeat the Chuck Stone all-stars 24-0 in a shortened 4-inning, mercy rule victory. Chuck Stone dropped its first game of the Mass. District 3 little league double elimination...
Mahar's Jordan Desrosiers goes up for a layup during Mahar's game against St. Bernard's on Thursday. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — It’s no surprise that the Mahar boys basketball team is undefeated so far this summer league season at 6-0. Coming off an 18-3 regular season, the team boasts a strong presence under the basket with Matt Jenks and Quinn Gervais. The duo controls the paint on both sides of the court. And...
PETERSHAM — The Chuck Stone Little League all-stars lost to the Quabbin all-stars 7-2 on Thursday night. Despite the loss, Chuck Stone secured the second seed in Pool B and advances to tournament play in the upcoming MA District 3 double elimination tournament. They will face Leominster American...
Sam Paul drives to the basket during Mahar's 60-36 win over St. Bernard's. Paul contributed 23 points in the win and went a perfect 7 for 7 from beyond the arc. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG—The Mahar boys summer basketball team played their best game yet, scoring 35 second half points to stay a perfect 6-0, defeating St. Bernard’s 60-36 Thursday night. “For the second half, we just wanted to make sure that—we weren’t surprised that we were winning because we were working...
Athol’s Amber Mahony drives to the basket while Mahar’s Hannah Paul defends. Paul contributed 16 points for Mahar while Mahony played solid defense during Wednesday night’s game.Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER — The Mahar girls summer basketball team outscored Athol 23-10, out rebounded them 22-2 and had five steals in transition in the second half to go on to defeat Athol 46-24 on Wednesday night. Mahar improves to 4-3 while Athol falls to 1-6. “I wanted to get the girls a faster start...
ORANGE — In a write-up of the Orange-Quabbin little league all-stars game in the Monday, June 26, edition of the Athol Daily News, a player was incorrectly named due to a roster change. It was Aidan Cross, and not Jeff Mielnicki who had the good relay to shorstop Nathen Danielson to throw out Milo...

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