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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 […]

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 […]

Former CHS cheerleader renamed to Pats squad

Following a six-week audition process that began with open auditions and concluded with the annual Patriots Cheerleaders Boot Camp, the 2017 New England Patriots cheerleaders have been selected and Canton native Alyssa Crane has once again made the team. A former Canton High School cheerleader, Crane graduated in 2011 and went on to attend the […]

Canton lax star back in action at Endicott College

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After missing her entire junior season due to injury, Canton native Meghan Lennon has returned to the lacrosse field and is lighting up the scoreboard as a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference-leading Endicott College women’s lax team. A former three-sport star athlete at Canton High School, Lennon is now a senior captain and has […]

Canton hockey legend gets first taste of NHL action

Canton's Kevin Rooney (right) made his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals on March 2.

Editor’s note: After being reassigned to Albany on Tuesday, Kevin Rooney was recalled to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, March 8. He went from high school state champion to New England prep champion to NCAA champion to professional hockey player in a span of just five years, and last week, Kevin Rooney, the pride […]

Canton’s McGowan excited for next chapter

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Blessed with superior athletic genes and an assortment of physical gifts, Canton’s Jack McGowan may have begun his football journey with some built-in advantages. But it’s all of the stuff that’s within his control — the hours spent in the film room and the weight room, the passion for the sport and the desire to […]

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