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Former CHS wrestling standout reaches CC final

Quinn Merrigan has picked up where he left off at CHS (Corey Jewart photo)

Former Bulldog wrestling standout and MIAA state champion Quinn Merrigan has reached the 20-win milestone for the second time in two collegiate seasons after another stellar performance for Gettysburg College (PA) at the Centennial Conference Championship. Competing in the 149-pound class, Merrigan placed second overall at the conference event, winning a major decision before falling […]

McNeil makes history in 1st season at Merrimack

Mary McNeil was the Northeast-10 Conference's top rookie in 2015. (Jim Stankiewicz photo)

It’s not often that Canton’s Mary McNeil gets to be the first in her family to accomplish an athletic feat, but the third youngest of 11 siblings recently did just that as she helped guide the Merrimack College field hockey team to the brink of an NCAA national championship. With the former Bulldog standout anchoring […]

Canton’s Murray named to All-NEWMAC 2nd Team

Canton resident Christopher Murray, a senior captain and starting midfielder for the Worcester Polytechnic Institute men’s soccer team, was recently named to the All-Conference Second Team in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) for the second consecutive season. A 2012 graduate of Canton High School, Murray tied for seventh in the conference […]

Legion team welcomes new member to .400 Club

Rising Canton High School senior Kevin Powers was named to the Canton American Legion baseball team’s .400 Club and received the Bobby Witt Award — a prestigious honor reserved for players who hit .400 or better during the course of the summer season. Powers was given the award at the end-of-season banquet held at the […]

Canton A’s fall in opening round of playoffs

The sun literally and figuratively set on the season of the Canton A’s baseball team as the squad fell to Bourne 5-3 in extra innings in the first round of the Cranberry League playoffs on July 21. Canton finished the season at 16-12 and third overall in the league. Pitcher Dave Roberto of Sharon was […]

Canton’s Kirsten Bernstein running for a cure

On Sunday, August 16, more than 12,000 runners will line up in Woods Hole for the start of the 43rd annual Falmouth Road Race. This seven-mile race is quite the obstacle, requiring strength and endurance from

Busy stretch to determine Legion playoff chances

Senior Kevin Powers will be a big key to Canton's success in 2016. (Mike Barucci photo)

Ten games in nine days will determine the playoff fate for the 6-6 Canton American Legion Post 24 baseball team, which is in a battle with Holbrook (7-5) for the fourth and final playoff spot. Last week Canton went 1-2 with a dominating 9-3 win over Holbrook and two exciting but disappointing losses to Braintree […]

Young runners shine in annual July 4th Road Race

Weather conditions were ideal and two fun run participants set new course records at the 48th running of the Canton July 4th Road Race, held last Saturday morning at the Canton Town Club. Jay Kelleher, 11, repeated as the champion in the two-mile fun run with a record time of 10:03. The top female finisher […]

Canton athlete represents BC High at ground breaking

L-R: Kyle Burke, William Kemeza, BC High president, Rev. J. Donald Monan, SJ, Chancellor J. Keith Motley, and Bryan Dupre

Kyle Burke of Canton, a sophomore at Boston College High School, who played centerfielder and batted .500 on the 18-2 JV baseball team, had the honor of representing the BC High baseball team at the ground breaking of Monan Park, a new shared community baseball complex on the campus of BC High in Dorchester on […]

A’s have hometown feel with infusion of local talent


For the first time in several seasons, the Canton A’s semi-pro baseball team has hometown representation on its roster with four Canton athletes joining this year’s squad. The four Canton residents are Sam Larson, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Matt Bernstein, and Mark Cunningham. Larson, Fitzgerald and Bernstein are former Canton American Legion players and former CHS baseball […]

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