Friday, May 24, 2013
A handful of area boys' teams are in the tournament, which starts May 26.
Nearly 20 boys lacrosse teams are in the 2013 MIAA Central Division 2 tournament, which starts May 26 and continues through the week. The local teams playing are listed below, along with their records and standing in the 17-team tournament: 1. St. John's (15-3) 2. Grafton (16-3) 3. Shrewsbury (15-5) 4. Littleton (16-2) 5. Algonquin (14-6) 6. Nipmuc (13-5) 7. Blackstone Valley Tech. (12-4) 8. Tyngsborough (14-5) 9. Westborough (10-8) 10. Groton-Dunstable (11-9) 11. Northbridge (12-6) 12. Shepherd Hill (11-7) 13. Assabet Valley (12-6) 14. Nashoba Reg. (9-9) 15. Marlborough (9-9) 16. Nashoba Valley Tech. (11-9) 17. Leominster (9-9) Most games will be played May 29. For times and locations, see the tournament bracket.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
We have photos from the opening day of Marlborough softball.
Local photographer Paul Bishop was at the opening day of Marlborough Girls Softball at the Hildreth School (Baldelli) Field recently.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Patch editors are spread out along the course to follow along with the action and get local reaction.
It's Patriots Day in Massachusetts and that means towns along the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course are full of runners, spectators and Patch editors. We'll be updating this photo gallery and article throughout the day to give those of you that can't make it to the race front row seats as the runners pass through. Is there something you want to know about the race? Tweet @HopkintonPatch or your local Patch editor and we'll try to find an answer for you.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
They play the first place Junior Crusaders on Saturday.
Daniel Bousch, J.J. Monteiro and Nolan Yusikones all scored twice as Triboro Youth Hockey Mite Gold 2 defeated Medfield Mite 2, 8-1, in Triboro's playoff opener at the NorthStar Youth Forum on Saturday night. Bousch scored the game-winner for Triboro, which also saw Ethan Cox and Quinn Salvi score. Jake Dapolite was Mite Gold 2's goalie. Mite Gold 2 next plays the first-place Junior Crusaders this Saturday at NorthStar.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A bus containing the fun-time basketball team was involved in a MVA this morning.
En route to another game in Bangor, ME, a bus containing members of the Harlem Globetrotters was reportedly involved in an accident on 290 in Northborough this morning. According to reports, the accident occurred near exit 25. A spokesperson for Massachusetts State Police confirmed that the "minor crash" happened at 8:23 a.m. near Exit 25 in Northborough, as the basketball team was heading eastbound in the tour bus. "I know there was another vehicle involved, but there were no injuries, and they were on their way after that," said the MSP spokesperson. The road was cleared by 8:45 a.m.
Triboro Mite B finishes Sunday tournament first in its division.
Triboro Youth Hockey's Mite B Gold team won a crown Sunday, defeating Triboro-Black, 6-1, in the Lakers Arthur Sachse Tournament division championship game at Worcester's Buffone Arena, according to the Junior Crusaders Youth Hockey website. Meanwhile, Triboro lost to the Junior Crusaders in the Mite A championship game, 4-3. Triboro finished the tournament in second place in the A division. Westborough resident Marc Bellaud coaches the team. The Mite B Gold team is coached by Westborough resident Robert Lenkauskas. The Triboro Youth Hockey Association includes players from Westborough, Marlborough and Southborough. Triboro's first sessions of evaluations for Mites (players born in 2005 or younger) will be held this Saturday at the …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Readers have had nearly a week to upload their favorite photos: we've crowned our winner.
All photos uploaded before 5 p.m. Monday were under consideration to be crowned the winner in our local youth winter sports photo contest. We could only choose one, however, as the winner of a $25 gift card. After deliberating, we had to go with Jennifer Brewer Gjika's shot of a goalie defending the net. Thank you to all those who participated! Please continue to share your photos with us, either through our blogging platform or by uploading to your local Patch site's Pics and Clips gallery. Jennifer, we'll be emailing you so we can make arrangements to get you your $25 gift card. Return to Patch tomorrow, when you can start uploading pictures for our next photo contest: favorite local businesses.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A Ravens cheerleader has been making headlines for the reasons she says she was banned from cheering on Super Bowl Sunday.
The story of a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who said she was disciplined for weight gain—and believes this is a reason she was left behind from the Super Bowl—has been making headlines across the country. Cheerleader Courtney Lenz said she thinks her team didn't take her to the Super Bowl was because she gained 1.6 pounds. Admittedly, her story has changed through the week: Yahoo Sports noted she first said the team was upset because she had chosen to retire at the end of the season. She later told Good Morning America she thought the decision was because of her weigh-in. The alleged snub led to supporters starting an online petition to reinstate her, The Huffington Post reported. The team has said they picked cheerleaders for the Super …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Junior Seau's family is suing the NFL and President Obama says that, if he had a son, he would think twice before letting him play football.
The issue of concussions in football is back in the forefront of people’s minds now that: In an article released on Jan. 27, President Obama told The Republican, I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football...I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they're grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to…