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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...
FITCHBURG—The Mahar JV, Kimball Cooke Insurance Senators opened up their summer basketball league with a 38-33 win over the Parker School on Monday night. Jaden Softic scored 15 points for the Senators while Matthew Kyesluk added 10 points. Jakob Carron and Jake Tenney both played stellar defense...
STERLING — On Friday, June 9, the North County fast pitch travel softball 14U and 12U teams captured championships in the 2017 Sterling Summer Slam Championship invitational tournament. The tournaments are sanctioned USA softball events. The North County team is comprised of local girls from Athol...
An inside shot of what the monster truck, Grave Digger, looks like on the inside of the car. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — Over 150 people showed up within the first hour and approximately 400 people showed up in all to see the Grave Digger outside of Pete’s Tire Barns Inc. at 275 East Main Street on June 12. Patrons of the monster truck had the opportunity to sit inside the truck and then enjoy various...

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