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Mahar's Hannah Britt beats out a throw from a hit to third base to first during a softball game against Greenfield on Thursday. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — The Mahar softball team was shut out at home by Greenfield 14-0 on Thursday. With a few key starters still out of the line-up, Mahar ran into possibly the best team in the league. Olivia Joy from Greenfield was the winning pitcher, striking out 13 batters and allowing just two hits....
WORCESTER — The 20th annual HMEAs Autism Resource Central 5K Run/Walk for Autism Acceptance will be held Saturday, April 29, beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m. at Quinsigamond State Park, at 284 Lake Ave. The course is U.S. Track & Field-certified. Prizes will be awarded to the top...
 Members of the Athol-Royalston Middle School softball team are front, left to right -- Kendall Deleo, Christa Cucchi, Riley Polana, Kayleigh LeBlanc, Lindsey Leblanc, Emma Bacigalupo. Second row -- Sammy Keniff, Kennedy Valincourt, Rozlyn Nelson, Sadey Lehtomaki, Lexi Forte, Kristina Sigurdsson, Isabelle Spooner, Maddy Keniff. Back -- Assistant Coach Steve LeBlanc, Head Coach Bruce Hazen, scorekeeper Nancy Hazen. Submitted photo
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Middle School softball team dominated Mohawk 26-4 at home on Thursday. The 25-hit attack was led by Riley Polana with four hits, including a double; and Emma Bacigalupo and Sadey Lehtomaki with three hits each, including two doubles each. Recording two hits each...
ATHOL — The Athol High School junior varsity softball team was shut out at Mohawk 15-0 on Thursday. Athol’s Julia Carey and Abby Roberts each had a single, and Celeste Torraco had two singles. Pitcher Haley Wrigley recorded four strikeouts, while Torraco notched six strikeouts.
Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista strikes out in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
TORONTO (AP) — When his first pitch of the day was driven to the edge of the warning track, Chris Sale was concerned he might be in for a long afternoon. Turns out he had nothing to worry about. Sale struck out 13 over eight shutout innings, Mookie Betts hit a three-run double in the 10th and...
Ronda Rousey, left, and Travis Browne
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne. Rousey flashed the diamond and made the announcement in a paparazzi video shared by TMZ Sports. Browne says in the video that he popped the question...
The increasing visibility of spring football games has offered plenty of feel-good moments and fan-friendly opportunities. What fans won’t get is much insight into what these teams will be doing this fall. Nebraska’s spring game last week reunited a military family. Nebraska Army National Guard...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders wouldn’t pay rent at a proposed tax-funded stadium they want to call home in Las Vegas under the most recent version of a lease agreement unveiled Thursday during a meeting of the public entity overseeing plans for the $1.9 billion project. The stadium...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says “violations occurred” in its football program and is recommending self-imposed sanctions. The school on Thursday released its response to an 18-month NCAA investigation that found seven potential violations. The investigation and potential...
One of the spoils of being champion: The New England Patriots will kick off the NFL season on Sept. 7 by hosting the Kansas City Chiefs. New England earned that honor with its record comeback to beat Atlanta in the Super Bowl. Its opening opponent in a Thursday night game won the AFC West last...

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