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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


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 […]

Duserick named NE-10 Defensive Player of the Week

Brianna Duserick (Stonehill Athletics)

Canton native and CHS graduate Brianna Duserick was recently honored as the Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Stonehill Skyhawks to their seventh and eighth victories during the week of September 25 to October 1. Duserick, a senior defender, was one of three Stonehill players to earn NE-10 honors that week, […]

Post 24 baseball celebrates historic season at banquet


The Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team celebrated its historic 2016 summer season with a recent awards dinner at the American Legion hall. The team finished 16-4-1, its best record in over 20 years, and entered the District 6 playoffs as the top overall seed. Canton went on to win one playoff game against […]

Canton teen completes 500-mile JettRide cycling fundraiser

A group of inspirational young people from Massachusetts — including Canton teen Jack Stubbs — recently returned from an eight-day, 500-mile cycling trip to Vermont and back in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Known as the JettRide, the annual fundraiser is sponsored by the Jett Foundation, a Kingston-based nonprofit […]

Post 24 climbs atop division heading into playoffs


Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball players awoke on Monday morning to news that they were in first place in the District 6 East Division with a very impressive record of 15-4-1 — the best record in the modern-day era for a Canton Legion team. The twist in the standings is that Hyde Park forfeited […]

Abraham, Eskinazi going hard after coaching dreams

With hard work, a lot of persistence, and a bit of good fortune and timing, two of Canton’s brightest young coaches are chasing big dreams and making the most of new and exciting career opportunities. While they have taken very different paths to their current destinations, both Izzy Abraham, CHS ’08, and Nathaniel Eskinazi, CHS […]

Legion Post 24 stuns Braintree in winning week

Recent CHS graduate Kevin Powers . (Mike Barucci photo)

The Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team won four of five last week against the iron of the league, including an improbable win over a Braintree squad that features several players from the Division 1A state championship team. Down two runs and with two outs in the seventh inning, Canton mounted an impressive rally, […]

Former CHS cheerleader named to Patriots squad


Following a month-long audition process that began with open auditions and concluded with the annual Patriots Cheerleaders Boot Camp, the 2016 New England Patriots cheerleaders have been selected and Canton native Alyssa Crane has made the team. A former Canton High School cheerleader, Crane graduated in 2011 and went on to attend the University of […]

Murphy rewrites record books at UMass Boston

Olivia Murphy (UMass Boston photo)

Former Canton High standout Olivia Murphy capped off a truly remarkable four-year career with the UMass Boston women’s basketball team last month, setting the school record for career points in her final game as a Beacon. Playing in her second straight Little East Conference (LEC) title game, the senior forward tallied 11 points, eight rebounds, […]

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