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 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...
ATHOL — This Saturday, June 17, the Athol soccer club boys grade 9-PG team will compete in the Nashoba Cup in Pepperell at 10:30 a.m. If they win the game, they will move onto the championship game, taking place at 2:30 p.m. the same day. If the team wins both games, they will represent Nashoba...
David Vitello concentrates hard on hitting the ball during batting practice in the Chuck Stone Little League 11-12 all-stars' first practice of their season. The team begins group stage play on Tuesday June 27. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — The Chuck Stone Little League all-star team’s season is now under way. The team began practice on June 14 by taking batting practice and fielding drills. “We were just trying to get them used to some new teammates, trying to get them used to each other,” said head coach Jeff Parker. “We...
Mahar's Brennan Mailloux goes up for a layup under an Oakmont defender. Mailloux's layup capped off an 8-0 run for Mahar in the second half, putting them up 28-19 at the time. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG—In the Monty Tech summer league opener, the Mahar boy’s basketball team fended off an Oakmont second-half comeback to win 36-32 on Tuesday. The team starts their season off 1-0. “I think the critical piece was just not making mistakes, turning the ball over, not allowing them easy...

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