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Girls hockey wins thriller vs. Winchester, on to semis

The Canton girls celebrate in the locker room after their 3-2 win vs. Winchester.

The center of the Canton sporting universe shifted to Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne last evening as the Canton High girls varsity ice hockey team — the only squad left standing in a winter season full of outstanding performances — prepared to do battle with fellow Ice House tenant Westwood in the MIAA Division 2 […]

CHS boys hockey bows in D2 south semifinals

Junior goalie Quinn Gibbs was a rock for the Bulldogs in the postseason. (Mike Barucci photo)

For the third time in a seven-day span, the Canton High boys varsity ice hockey team poured every ounce of heart, skill and strength that they could muster into a thrilling playoff battle against an equally formidable opponent. Only this time, the puck bounced the other way as the sixth-seeded Bulldogs dropped an absolute heartbreaker […]

Canton Pee Wee teams capture state hockey championships

It was a banner weekend for Canton Youth Hockey as two different Pee Wee teams — Canton Pee Wee A and Canton Pee Wee B White — took home state championship plaques after dominating the competition at the 2017 Massachusetts Hockey State Championships held March 3-5 in Marlborough. The Pee Wee A team went 5-0 […]

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 […]

Memorable upset propels lady Bulldogs to D2 quarters

Sophomore Katie Trerice (Mike Barucci photo)

With back-to-back tournament victories in the past week, including last Saturday’s massive upset of No. 3 Shrewsbury at the Northstar Ice Arena in Westborough, the 14th-seeded CHS girls ice hockey team now finds itself just two wins away from a trip to the TD Garden and a shot at the Division 2 state title. It’s […]

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 […]

CHS indoor track teams end season at D4 meet

Several members of the CHS boys and girls indoor track team qualified for the Division 4 Indoor Track & Field Championships by virtue of individual and relay performances during the season. The highest finishers were Muhammad Sambo, who placed eighth overall in the boys 300m (37:14); Hannah Link, who took 10th in the girls 300m […]

Marinilli, Chakir qualify for All-State tourney

Freshman Eddie Marinilli has reached the finals of his first 2 postseason tournaments. (Mike Barucci photo)

The remarkable debut season of CHS wrestler Eddie Marinilli will continue for at least one more chapter after the standout freshman made it all the way to the state finals at last weekend’s Division 3 championships at Wakefield High School. Marinilli, who has been the clear-cut MVP in his first season with the Bulldogs, will […]

Melendez caps off historic swim career with double gold

L-R: Adrian Bankowski, Owen Guerini, Sebastian Melendez, Diego Ferstler and Sean Mitchell at the Division 2 state meet (Dennis Mitchell photo)

For the second time in as many seasons, CHS swimmer Sebastian Melendez is a two-event state champion after setting new personal bests in both the 200- and 100-meter freestyle at last weekend’s MIAA Division 2 Swimming & Diving Championships held at Boston University.

Hanningtons softball wins world championship

(Front row, l-r) Calvin Freedman, Joe DeFelice, Al Spirdione, Frank Gordon, Rich Vena; (back row) Angie Scarcella, Lee Southworth, Allan Shuman, Tom Silvia, Charlie Howe, Rene Vignault, Justin McGrath and Woody Wood

The Hanningtons 75 AAA senior softball team, sponsored by Canton Attorney Glen Hannington and managed by Canton Citizen columnist Joe DeFelice, won the International Senior Softball Association’s (ISSA) World Tournament of Champions held during the weekend of January 27-29 in Tampa, Florida. There were 135 teams competing for championship rings. It was the largest ISSA […]

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