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Jeffrey studies journalism and gender studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, but continues his work as a Citizen staff writer, a position he's held since February 2008. Cattel grew up in Canton and graduated from Canton High School in 2009.

Sophomore duo wraps up season at All-States

Quinn Merrigan (Mike Barucci photo)

CHS sophomore wrestling duo Chris Sullivan (113 lbs.) and Quinn Merrigan (120 lbs.) didn’t place at the recent MIAA All-State competition, but the two managed to hold their own, often against competitors two years their senior. Sullivan and Merrigan had already become the youngest wrestlers in Canton High history to advance to the Division 3 […]

Sophomore Chris Sullivan wins wrestling title

Sophomore Chris Sullivan beat four of the state's best en route to the D3 title. (Mike Barucci photo)

Sophomore Chris Sullivan made Canton High wrestling history last weekend, becoming the youngest Bulldog to win the Division 3 state tournament for his weight class. Fellow sophomore Quinn Merrigan finished second in his respective weight class. Both will advance to the All-State competition the weekend of February 25. Going into the state tournament, Sullivan had […]

Rosenberg leads wrestlers to impressive showing at sectionals

Senior captain David Rosenberg, shown earlier this season, captured gold at the south sectional championship meet. (Mike Barucci photo)

Four Canton High wrestlers qualified for the state competition after finishing in the top four in their respective weight classes at the south sectional championships last weekend. As a team, the Bulldogs placed fifth at sectionals, one spot shy of advancing to postseason play. Senior captain David Rosenberg (126 lbs.) led the team with a […]

Wrestlers have strong showing at Peckham tourney

Sophomore wrestling phenom Chris Sullivan took home first place at the annual Peckham Tournament, hosted by Canton High School.

After struggling to put points on the board against a slew of top tier teams like Franklin, the Canton High boys’ wrestling team finished fifth in the 15th annual James Peckham Wrestling tournament. On an individual level, sophomore duo Chris Sullivan (113 lbs.) and Quinn Merrigan (120 lbs.) finished first in their respective weight classes. Other […]

Sophomore wrestlers shine at Lowell tourney

Sophomore Chris Sullivan (Mike Barucci photo)

Facing a slew of difficult opponents, the Canton High wrestling team struggled to come up with a win in recent meets against North Attleboro and Sharon. But on an individual level, sophomore duo Chris Sullivan (113 lbs.) and Quinn Merrigan (120 lbs.) continued their impressive seasons, placing second and eighth, respectively, at the Lowell Holiday […]

Wrestlers gaining numbers, confidence

Senior captain David Rosenberg has picked up where he left off last season. (Mike Barucci photo)

Despite a small roster, the Canton High wrestling team went into this season with a lofty goal: win the Davenport Division for the first time in the program’s history. But what once seemed unlikely now appears to be well within reach, thanks to some early season victories and a roster that has doubled in size […]

Traditional Italian grocer a hit in Canton


Much has changed in the nearly four and a half decades since Alfredo and Rosina Aiello opened Alfredo Aiello Italian Foods in Quincy. Small, local corner grocers have all but disappeared and continue to be replaced by behemoth supermarkets. Little has changed, however, at Alfredo’s. Sure, the business has grown from the food processing plant […]

Softball team edged by Clippers in first round


After a dramatic turnaround in the final weeks of the season that ensured a spot in the postseason, the Canton High softball team fell 2-1 to Norwell in the first round of the Division 2 south sectional tournament. Seeded 21st, the Bulldogs almost pulled off a huge upset over the 12th-seeded Clippers. Canton scored first […]

Girls’ lacrosse team bows out of postseason

Missing two starters to illness and one to a concussion, the Canton High girls’ lacrosse team gave it their all against 12th seeded Medway, but fell short in the first round of the state tournament with a 21-11 loss. “We brought up some JV players and gave them an opportunity to play in the tournament,” […]

Surging softball team advances to postseason


After a rough 1-11 start to the season, the Canton High softball team has advanced to the postseason with four wins in the last six games. “I couldn’t be more proud of what these girls have accomplished,” coach Ed Amico said. “They have been playing their best softball of the year, having some fun and […]

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