Lefever, Schlimmer sweep weekend races


ORANGE – Spectators watching some extra racing got the same result from Sunday’s Rat Pro/AM Races in the men’s division at Orange River Front Park...

ATHOL — The 56th Annual River Rat started with a false start and confusion but had the usual finish. A rogue air horn started the pack early before...

Canoe count at 211


ATHOL — As of 8 p.m. Thursday 211 canoes were signed up for Saturday’s 55th annual River Rat Race. Final preparations are being made and help is...

Canoe count swells to 133


ATHOL — The River Rats are swarming to the Athol Daily News to sign up for the 55th Annual River Rat Race on Saturday. The count has climbed to 133...

Gobi, Esser to battle on river before ballot


ATHOL — With less than a week to go, paddlers are urged to sign up for the 55th annual River Rat Race, sponsored by the Athol Lions Club, and...

‘Plenty of Water’ on Race Day


ATHOL —The 55th annual Athol-to-Orange River Rat Race is rapidly approaching, and paddlers are urged to get those entries in to assure a place in...

Canoe count up to even 50 as race looms


ATHOL — Recent entries for the April 14 River Rat Race bring the total to 50 canoes.Jeff Mangum of the Army Corps of Engineers reports that while...

Sen. Gobi to join River Rat Race


ATHOL  — Canoe entries for the April 14 River Rat Race are up to 26 and include state Sen. Anne Gobi, of Spencer, and partner Gary McComas of North...

River Rats are stirring


ATHOL — Harry Wilcox is number one — for now. The 95-year-old-old from Torrington, Conn. and daughter Liz Warder of Orange are the first pair to...

ATHOL — To add a new incentive, aside from lifelong bragging rights and the thrill of competing with hundreds of other paddlers, Athol Lions Club...

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