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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 […]

Former Bulldog standout stars in first play

Canton native Elias Camacho performs as Davis in Really, Really - an honest and nuanced portrayal of sexual assault on a college campus.

After many years of starring on the gridiron, Canton native and Wesleyan University freshman Elias Camacho recently decided to test the waters on a different kind of stage, joining a student-run theater group for their recent production of Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Really, Really. Camacho, in his first-ever live performance, tackled the challenging role of Davis, […]

Bulldog legend captures college hockey’s biggest prize

Former Bulldog Kevin Rooney was right at home on the Garden ice in Saturday's championship game. (Michael Tureski photo)

His name is hockey royalty around these parts, but Kevin Rooney has played his way onto the throne. Only five years after delivering Canton High School its first state hockey championship and three years removed from winning a New England prep school title as a member of the Berkshire Bears, Rooney has done it again […]

Murphy earns 3rd ECAC All-Region honor


For the third time in her career, Canton native Olivia Murphy, a junior forward on the UMass Boston women’s basketball team, has been recognized on the ECAC Division III New England Women’s Basketball All-Star team, the ECAC announced last week. The 2012 ECAC New England Rookie of the Year earned her second consecutive Second Team […]

Canton Sports Guy: March 19 Preview

CHS alum JC Marcone

Although it has yet to garner the same national following as other major sports, lacrosse has been a popular choice among high school and collegiate athletes for a number of years. Thanks to the hard work of CHS head coach Bill Bendell and many others, the game has been growing increasingly prominent in Canton. Numerous […]

Canton’s Aufiero enjoying stellar season campaign


Kevin Aufiero of Canton is having quite the senior season for the Stonehill College men’s ice hockey team. Through 16 games, the Xaverian Brothers alum has racked up 15 points — good for seventh in the Northeast-10 Conference — while leading the Skyhawks to an overall record of 9-4-3. Twice already this season, Aufiero has been […]

Former Bulldog named CC Wrestler of the Week

Quinn Merrigan (David Sinclair photo)

Canton resident Quinn Merrigan, a freshman on the Gettysburg College wrestling team, was named the Centennial Conference Wrestler of the Week on Monday, November 24. Merrigan helped Gettysburg secure three victories at the McDaniel College Duals on November 22. Competing at 149 pounds, he pinned each of his first two foes from West Virginia University […]

Canton girls help lead Ursuline to south finals


Some teams save their best performances for when it matters most, and that was certainly the case this fall for the Ursuline Academy varsity volleyball team, which went on a magical run to the brink of a south sectional championship. Led by Canton residents Alexandra Erk Thompson, Niamh Sutherburg, Katie Murphy, and Jenny Weston, the […]

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