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Twenty-two horse riders made their way from Crimson Acres in Orange to NEECA in Athol on Thursday afternoon. The ride spanned across 10 miles, Daniel Shays Highway and Route 2. Pictured are the riders making their way into the entrance to NEECA. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — Twenty-two horses and riders made their way across a 10 mile pursuit from Crimson Acres Equestrian Center in Orange to New England Equestrian Center of Athol (NEECA) on Thursday afternoon. The ride stretched from Daniel Shays Highway, across Route 2 which was blocked off for a period of...
Josh King, of Vernon, Vt., sits in his winning car after finishing first in the rain-shortened Granite State Pro Stock Series. Courtesy Photo
WINCHESTER, N.H. — Monadnock Speedway was back in action Saturday night with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and the Granite State Pro Stock Series for their annual JBH 100. Racing started early due to rain but unfortunately it still shortened the program. The Sportsman Modifieds and Thunder...
Kimberley McConnell (pictured) takes on a hill during the Super Spartan race that took place in Barre over the weekend. The race is eight miles long and consists of mud, hills and swamps. McConnell completed the course in five hours and 49 minutes. Courtesy photo/Kimberley McConnell
ATHOL — During the week, you will find Kimberley McConnell at her office on South Main Street, host of her law practice. But over the weekend, McConnell was out completing something she had never tried before: A Super Spartan race. “It’s a little intense,” said McConnell. “I didn’t really...
WINCHESTER, N.H. — The high banks of Monadnock Speedway were silent on Saturday as Mother Nature brought downpours throughout the day and early evening. However, the upcoming two weeks for the track are filled with plenty of action to satisfy full fender fans, open wheel fans and MudBog Fans....
Orange's Joey Walker (Orange jersey) is tagged out at the plate by Lunenburg's catcher Jack McWalter (blue/white jersey) for the third out of the second inning. Walker was caught off guard on a throw back to third, getting him in a rundown, with the throw getting him at home. Photo by Adam Lewis
LUNENBURG — The Lunenburg Open Jimmy Fund team scored five runs in the fifth inning while combining four pitchers to no-hit Orange and win 13-3 on Thursday night at Marshall Park in Lunenburg. Lunenburg advances to the championship game and will face North Leominster on Saturday while Orange’s...
Yesterday’s Jimmy Fund Open playoff matchup between the sixth seeded Orange LL vs first seeded Lunenburg was postponed. The two will face-off today at 5:30 p.m. at Marshall Park in Lunenburg. Orange defeated Leominster 13-8 in the first round of the playoffs. Lunenburg received a first-round bye...
In this photo, UCLA takes on Wisconsin in Enver Softic's 3 on 3 basketball league. The teams are mixed with kids of all ages. They play half-court with a different set of rules. The idea around the league is to foster good basketball skills while creating a "basketball family" according to Softic. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — On Monday afternoon at Fisher Hill School, UCLA faced Wisconsin. One UCLA player stood about seven feet from the hoop and netted a free throw. Two points. Wisconsin’s Zach Notre then hits a layup. 52-48 Wisconsin. Desperate to put his team within three, UCLA’s Deven Patch, a member of...
 Chuck Stone's Trevor Bullock singles a pitch through the middle with one out and no one on base in the top of the fourth inning. Bullock went 2-2 with two singles in the 10-0 loss to Leominster American on Monday night in Leominster. Photo by Adam Lewis
LEOMINSTER — Marcus Beaudion hit a catchable ball to left field that was lost in the sun, fell in and scored Brandon Ciccolini to put Leominster American up 10-0 and ended the game prematurely in the top of the fifth inning Monday. Chuck Stone’s loss ends their Sinclair Jimmy Fund tournament bid...
Chuck Stone's Oliver Johnson sends a liner into right field to score teammate Dakota Choquette in the third inning for Chuck Stone's fourth run of the game. Johnson was 1-2 at the plate for Chuck Stone in their 14-4 loss to Quabbin. Photo by Adam Lewis
BARRE—The Jimmy Fund Open Chuck Stone team struggled all season to find consistency behind the plate. They mixed and matched batterymates every game and still nothing stuck. It came to haunt Chuck Stone as they combined for 13 passed balls between two catchers, leading to a 14-4 playoff loss to...
TEMPE, ARIZ. — The University of Massachusetts tennis program was honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an All-Academic team on Thursday while five Minutewomen garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete status. The five honored were Janja Kovacevic, Julia Larson, Laura Moreno, Anna Woosley...

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