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Mahar's Matt Jenks gathers in a rebound over a North Middlesex defender on Thursday night. Jenks contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in Mahar's 52-34 win. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG — In a matchup of two undefeated teams, Sam Paul hit a three to put Mahar up 3-1 to start the game off and the team never looked back, leading the rest of the way to defeat North Middlesex 52-34 on Thursday night. “With summer basketball, it’s going to be, from night to night you’re...
 Pictured is Christine Wheeler's Team USA jersey. Courtesy photo
ATHOL — Nick Wheeler of Orange began playing Dek Hockey at 12 years old at 202 Sports on Daniel Shays Highway in Orange. From there he got into refereeing and then started playing in tournaments up and down the Northeast. His wife, Christine Wheeler, who he met in college, would watch his games...
Mahar's Sophia Apteker gathers in the rebound and puts the ball back up, completing the basket and drawing the foul. Apteker missed the free throw but brought the game to within two, down 19-17. Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER — The great UCLA head coach John Wooden once said “all of life is peaks and valleys” and that sure was the case Wednesday night for the Mahar girls summer basketball team. After not scoring for the first 11:30 in the second half, Mahar finished the game on a 14-2 run en route to a 29-21...
 Athol's Amber Mahony shoots from just inside the arc during the first half of Wednesday night's summer league game. Mahony contributed eight points for Athol in their 59-40 loss. Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER — Summer basketball can sometimes be more about development than the record. Often times players come straight from other sport seasons and use summer basketball to get back into basketball shape. “It’s summer basketball, we’ve got young kids playing and you’re just throwing them out...
Mahar’s Ryan Donaldson goes up against two Lunenburg defenders to gather in the rebound. Donaldson contributed two points in Mahar’s 38-35 win and had several key defensive plays on Tuesday night. Photo by Adam Lewis
FITCHBURG — It took a team effort on Tuesday night and the Mahar boys summer league basketball team was up to the task, fending off Lunenburg 38-35, thanks to an all-around team effort led by Quinn Gervais, Matt Jenks and Sam Paul. “They gave us a test and these games are fun in the summer time...
Mahar's Hannah Paul puts one up from beyond the arc in Mahar's 47-16 win over Murdock on Monday. Paul contributed five points in the win. Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER — The Mahar girls summer league basketball team dominated both sides of the floor on Monday night, beating Murdock 47-16. “Murdock is rebuilding program so we knew we were going to take it but we actually started too slow and we actually looked sloppy,” said Mahar coach Scott Parker,...
ORANGE — The Orange Recreation Association has announced that it will hold its 14th annual basketball clinic. Directed by Helene Holmes, the week-long clinic is for area boys and girls grades four through nine who want to improve their skills in all areas of the game of basketball. The clinic...
Jordan Desrosiers takes the ball to the hoop in Thursday's basketball game. The Mahar varsity basketball team has much of its core back for another season and is continuing its winning ways, starting off the summer league 2-0. The team continues its summer league season on Tuesday against Lunenburg and Thursday against North Middlesex. Photo by Mike Phillips
The Mahar varsity boys’ basketball team finished last season on a high note. They finished the season with an 18-3 record. They had one player, Bryce Cleveland, represent the school on the All-Western first team. They had another on the second team and one player make the honorable mentions list...
ATHOL — Put it in your schedule: The 23rd annual Athol Hospital Golf Classic will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. Reservations for golfers are on a first-come, first-served basis through July 28 or until the tournament is filled. The funds from this year’s...
Mahar's Quinn Gervais goes up for a layup over Monty Tech's Nick McDermitt. Gervais had eight points in the second half and 10 altogether, leading his team past Monty Tech, 42-37, on Thursday in the team's summer league season. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG — Basketball is a game about creating runs and Mahar proved it Thursday, using a 12-2, second half run to push past Monty Tech 42-37 in the Monty Tech varsity summer basketball league. Mahar improves to 2-0 and will face Lunenburg on Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. After trading baskets...

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