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Post 24 celebrates memorable summer season at awards banquet

Coach Walter Mann with Mike McMahon, recipient of the Bob Brown Award (Mike Berger photo)

Celebrating the most successful summer season in the modern era, the coaches of the Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team presented four special awards at a recent season-ending banquet. This year’s senior Legion team made it all the way to the District 6 semifinals, where they lost to a very good Quincy team 10-9 […]

Memorable playoff run ends in semis for Legion Post 24

(Front row, l-r) Joe Peccia, Justin Wenstrom, Max Tarlin, Matt Casamento, Jake Marglous, Rob Sullivan, coach Al Jackson; (back row, l-r) head coach Greg Lyons, Aidan Arnold, Andrew Filipkowski, Andrew Bryant, Ryan Sullivan, Mike McMahon, Luke Johnson, Jack Connelly, and coach Walter Mann. (Mike Berger photo)

All good things must come to an end, and for the Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team, that was the painful reality they faced last week as the squad lost a heartbreaker to Quincy 10-9 in nine innings in the District 6 semifinals. It was evident late in Tuesday’s game — after a grueling […]

Canton Junior League team repeats as Mass. state champs

(Front row, l-r) Will Ferrara, Sawyer Julier-Albert, Steven Burbank, Cam Sanchez, Eric Poole, Nate Quan; (back row, l-r) manager Mike Rota, coach Brian Rota, Matt Connolly, Matt Fox, Chris Rota, Pat Morrissey, Eric Mischler, Matt McDonough, coach Brett Burbank and coach Keith Poole

On Saturday, July 22, the Canton Junior League baseball team won the Massachusetts Junior League state championship by defeating Whitman in a best-of-three series at Horgan Field in Oxford. Canton got to the championship by defeating Gloucester in extra innings in the sectional finals earlier in the week, sending Canton to the state championship for […]

Canton runners lead the way in 50th July 4 road race

Ellie Bohane just edges out Lauren Raffetto to win the fun run. (Mike Berger photo)

It was an all-Canton finish atop the race leaderboard as Louis Raffetto returned to win his third Canton July 4th Road Race in 29:20 while Susan Thompson placed first among women runners and second overall with a time of 33:41. Raffetto didn’t break any records this year as his 2016 record of 28:42 still stands. […]

Citizen names 21 spring all stars

The following all-star selections appeared in the June 29 issue as part of the Canton Citizen’s annual spring sports wrap-up. Boys MVP Jake Wolicki (Tennis) A junior captain and a two-time All-Hockomock selection, Wolicki was sensational throughout the 2017 tennis season, dominating the majority of his opponents in the No. 1 singles spot and leading […]

Former hockey star finds calling with training program

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As a former Division I hockey All-American whose career reached the upper levels of the minor leagues, Steve Wood knows a thing or two about passion, drive and commitment, and all those other little intangibles that are essential to chasing one’s dreams. Yet the Canton father of three would also be the first to admit […]

Canton Legion team spoils Braintree’s perfect start

With a 7-2 record and a win last week over previously unbeaten Braintree, the Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team is off to a great start. It’s not one player excelling but the entire squad made up of Canton, Sharon, and Stoughton players chipping in with key hits, defensive plays, or helping out on […]

Former hoops standout joins Vassar coaching staff

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Canton native and NCAA Division III national basketball champion Matthew Droney has joined the Vassar College men’s basketball coaching staff as a full-time assistant for the 2017-18 season. The appointment makes Droney, at age 23, one of the youngest full-time assistant college basketball coaches in the country. A 2017 graduate of Babson College, the former Catholic […]

Canton A’s climb back to .500 with 3-1 week

The Canton A’s evened their record at 8-8 and are right in the thick of a playoff chase after winning three of four games in Cranberry Baseball League action last week. The A’s defeated Quincy 11-8 last week and swept Whitman on the road on Sunday, 8-0 and 6-1. In all three wins, the A’s […]

Boys tennis upsets wins marathon tourney opener

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In a week in which the weather kept getting in the way, the Canton High boys tennis team managed to keep its composure and eke out a victory in the Division 2 south sectional tournament, knocking off Medway 3-2 on the road in a match that took parts of three days to complete. The opening […]

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