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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 […]

CHS track competitive at D3 championships

Junior captain Sam Koplik swept the hurdles in the Bulldogs' opening meet. (Mike Barucci photo)

The boys 4×400 relay team and senior Mohammad Sambo were Canton High’s highest finishers in the Division 3 Eastern Mass. Championship Meet held Sunday in Burlington. The relay team finished fifth overall with a season-best time of 3:32.23 behind John Guenthner, Shane Graham, Sambo, and Colin Milne. Sambo finished seventh overall in the 400m with […]

Wilkinson, Hartnett shine in baseball win vs. Sharon

Junior pitcher Rob Wilkinson has been dominant on the mound in his last several outings. (Mike Barucci photo)

Junior pitcher Robbie Wilkinson scattered eight hits and limited Sharon batters to one run as the CHS baseball team won its fifth game with a 7-1 victory over the Eagles last week. This marked the third consecutive start that Wilkinson has allowed one run or less and he is now among the leaders in the […]

Girls lacrosse team earns 2 W’s in bounce-back week

It’s been a challenging season for the CHS girls lacrosse team, but players continue to make strides and compete hard in every game, according to head coach Chrissy O’Connor. “There’s been so much improvement with this team since the beginning of the season until now,” said O’Connor, now in her second year as coach. “Unfortunately, […]

Inaugural PMC Kids Ride to benefit Jimmy Fund

A crisp fall day, blue skies and puffy clouds over the heads of hundreds of kids and their bikes. Laughter fills the air as they wait impatiently for the magic words, “Ready, set…go!” Cheers erupt from the crowd as they start their way through the course, as balloons and music float overhead. If all of […]

Youth wrestler Dominic Marinilli wins national tourney

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Ten-year-old Canton wrestler Dominic Marinilli won the championship in the 65-pound weight class at the Pop & Flo Mini Men Nationals, held April 29 at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Marinilli also took second place in the fourth grade division at the Youth New England Tournament held in Salem in March. He trains at both The Dungeon Training […]

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