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NASCAR's Timmy Solomito (left) poses next to his No. 16 car  on Thursday at a Starrett company luncheon at the company's building in Athol. Solomito and Swanson will compete at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.The car is sponsored by Starrett Racing. Photos by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — NASCAR drivers Timmy Solomito and Matt Swanson will hit the racetracks this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Their connection? The L.S. Starrett Company in Athol. The company’s racing brand, Starrett Racing, sponsors the No. 16 and No. 89 cars along with supplying the cars with...
Rachel Heck, of Memphis, Tenn., hits an approach shot on the 13th fairway during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament Thursday, July 13 in Bedminster, N.J. At 15 years old Heck is the youngest player in the field. AP Photo/Seth Wenig
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Shanshan Feng had her best round in the U.S. Women’s Open, and the first-round lead. Afternoon rain and lightning forced officials to suspend play for more than two hours Thursday in the biggest event in women’s golf, and play was stopped because of darkness with 39...
Charles Howell III hits out of a bunker along the ninth fairway during the first round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Thursday. Howell III carded a 63 to share the lead. Todd Mizener/QCOnline.com via AP
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Charles Howell III and Ollie Schniederjans each shot 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic. Playing alongside local favorite Zach Johnson, Howell birdied seven his first nine holes and added a birdie on No. 7 in his morning round at...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs found the pitching help they were looking for just a few miles from Wrigley Field. They hope it will give the scuffling team the kick it needs. The defending World Series champions acquired left-handed ace Jose Quintana from the White Sox on Thursday in a major...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is considering selling the NHL team. Hurricanes spokesman Mike Sundheim said in a statement that Karmanos is deciding whether to accept an offer for the franchise or remain the owner, but he declined to say who made the offer....
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rejoined his team Thursday for an extended stay in Northern California, one week after undergoing a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat. Wearing his familiar uniform, Francona smiled and laughed as he talked about his health...
BOSTON — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced he will be bringing a new team to Boston — an esports team. Blizzard Entertainment, a video game company, announced the Overwatch League, a new e-sports league built around their video game Overwatch, which will be the first major...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police were called after hundreds of job seekers on Thursday flooded a board meeting for the new Oakland Raiders stadium in Las Vegas and turned irate when they discovered they’d been had by a hoax. A flyer promoting “pre-job recruitment sign-ups” attracted more than 700 people...
Mahar's Micalyn Mailloux hits a layup off the backboard on the final play of the team's 51-17 win over Gardner on Wednesday night. Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER—The Mahar girls summer basketball team played good, fundamental basketball on both sides of the court beating Gardner 51-17 on Wednesday night in their consolation playoff game. It was the team’s final game of the summer season. “We always step up in the playoffs,” said Mahar summer...
Athol's Sophie Putnam drives to the basket during the second half of Athol's game against Narragansett. Putnam contributed a team-high 10 points in the 40-23 loss Wednesday night. Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER—With only six players and without Amber Mahony and Haley Bigwood, two of Athol’s biggest contributors, odds were against the Athol girls summer basketball team. It didn’t help that the team had 13 turnovers in the second-half alone either as the team lost 40-23 to Narragansett in their...

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