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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...
Sam Paul hits an uncontested three to put his team up 42-20 in the second half. Paul completed five of seven 3-point attempts and contributed a team high 15 points on Tuesday night in the team’s 55-35 win over Bromfield. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG — Pass, swish, repeat. That seemed to be the game plan for the Mahar boys basketball team as the team completed 7 of 12 3-point attempts to beat Bromfield 55-35 in a Monty Tech summer basketball league game Tuesday. “The three has to be part of our game this winter, especially from Sam...
Mahar’s Jazmyn Vautour goes up for a layup during the second half of Mahar’s loss on Monday night. Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER — The baskets wouldn’t fall for the Mahar girls summer basketball team as the team shot at a combined 28 percent field goal percentage Monday night in their 44-29 loss to North Middlesex. “The first four minutes, we slept walked through the game,” said Mahar coach Lee Rowe, whose team...
Haley Bigwood takes a ball to the hoop after gathering in the defensive rebound to put her team up 33-19 in the second half. Bigwood was tied for a team high six points.Photo by Mike Phillips
GARDNER — The Athol girls summer basketball team had a consistent attack and used a 10-2 run in the second half to propel themselves past Quabbin 33-26 in their first summer league win on Monday night. “The girls are excited,” said Athol coach Tim Cleveland, whose team never went more than three...
 Eric Pomasko was the winner of the Super Stocks division at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
WINCHESTER, N.H. — This past Saturday, Monadnock Speedway held their annual track party and Heroes of Yesteryear celebration where the fans met the stars of the speedway past and present. The fans were also treated to a full night of racing action from all the weekly Whelen NASCAR All-American...
 Pictured is the Chuck Stone Little League all-star team. The team consists of 11- to 12-year-old players from all four CSLL regular season teams. Back row (left to right): Coach Chris Vezina, Manager Jeff Parker, Aedan Erickson, Shea Brennan, David Vitello, Jacob Knowles, Mark Gauthier, Coach Matt Bonenfant, Jenna Bonenfant, Logan Hume, Coach Lorne Hume.Front row (left to right): Deavin McGivern, Jeremy Vezina, Logan Parker. Not pictured: Connor Mahony and Stephan Mack Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — The Chuck Stone Little League all-stars are set to begin pool play this week with their first game scheduled against the Orange all-stars for Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. at James H. Salevan Field. They will then play against the Quabbin all-stars on Thursday in Quabbin. Here is a breakdown...
Orange all-star Cole Johnson tags out Quabbin's Jeff Mielnicki trying to steal second base in the bottom of the third inning of Sunday's game. Johnson was also Orange's only run, scoring on a bad throw by Quabbin's catcher, putting his team up 1-0 in the top of the first. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — On what would have been the third out of the top of the fifth inning, a dropped third strike and errant throw by the Orange all-stars allowed Quabbin’s Sam Bray to reach base and take second. Marc St. Germain then singled over the glove of center fielder Jayden Carey, scoring Bray to put...
Pictured is Lucais Marks, a participant for Team China in the ASPAC Lacrosse tournament in the Jeju Islands of South Korea. Marks is a goalie and also plays for Dickinson College. Courtesy photo
Lucais Marks, grandson to Molly Aitken of Athol, is currently playing goalie for Team China in the 2017 ASPAC Lacrosse Tournament in the Jeju Islands of South Korea. The tournament began June 16 and will conclude on June 24. “I’m a very hands-on grandma,” said Aitken. “I love their sports. I’m...

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