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Canton Junior League takes 4th at East Regionals

Canton Junior League teammates celebrate at home plate after Cam Sanchez's home run.

After capturing its second consecutive Massachusetts state title with an impressive tournament run in Oxford three weeks ago, the Canton Junior League baseball team traveled to Freehold Township, New Jersey, to compete in the East Regional Championship — the final stop en route to the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan. Unfortunately for this […]

Canton Junior League repeats as state champs

(Front row, l-r) Will Ferrara, Sawyer Julier-Albert, Steven Burbank, Cam Sanchez, Eric Poole, Nate Quan; (back row, l-r) manager Mike Rota, coach Brian Rota, Matt Connolly, Matt Fox, Chris Rota, Pat Morrissey, Eric Mischler, Matt McDonough, coach Brett Burbank and coach Keith Poole

On Saturday, July 22, the Canton Junior League baseball team won the Massachusetts Junior League state championship by defeating Whitman in a best-of-three series at Horgan Field in Oxford. Canton got to the championship by defeating Gloucester in extra innings in the sectional finals earlier in the week, sending Canton to the state championship for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pop Warner alumni welcomed into coaching ranks

What happens when you bring in a group of college-age millennials with limited to no coaching experience and hand them the keys to their own youth football team? For the leaders of Canton’s Pop Warner program, that was precisely the question they were asking themselves in September after entrusting 22-year-old Calvin Winchell and four of […]

Magical season ends in East Regionals for Canton Junior League team

Owen Lehane’s bat helped keep Canton close against the top teams in the east.

The state champion Canton Junior League baseball team’s magical season came to an end this past weekend in Freehold, New Jersey, at the East Regional Championship Tournament. The level of competition was exceptional, and the Canton team made a good effort before bowing out in consecutive games to two of the tournament’s strongest opponents. Canton […]

Canton junior golfer 3-peats at Hoosic tourney

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Congratulations to Canton’s Thomas Singleton, who recently picked up his fifth win of the summer on the New England PGA Junior Tour. Earlier this week, the Galvin Middle School eighth grader won the boys 12-13 year old division at the Milton-Hoosic Tournament in Canton, marking the third year in a row that he has won […]

Summer magic continues for Junior League team

Canton's Junior League baseball team pose with the state championship banner.

The Canton Junior League baseball team is headed to Freehold, New Jersey, to compete in the Eastern Regional Championships after out-dueling Swansea two games to none in the 2016 Massachusetts State Finals last weekend in Billerica. The two wins by the Bulldogs — 6-0 on Saturday and 12-9 in a thrilling comeback on Sunday — […]

Junior League team advances to Mass. state finals

(Front row) Colby Ciffolillo, Nathan Quan, Griffin Lincoln, Cam Sanchez, Ryan O’Connor, Joe Bates, Coach Doug Ragusa; (back row) Coach Brian Lincoln, Manager Jerry Lehane, Lucas Ragusa, Justin Wenstrom, Owen Lehane, Robbie Gallery, Matthew Connelly, Max Harkness; (missing from photo) Timmy Kelleher

The Canton Junior League Taylor Michigan team has advanced to the 2016 Massachusetts State Finals after defeating North Reading in the Section 2 Junior League championship at North Reading High School on Saturday, July 16, by a score of 17-7. The Canton team went 3-0 in the tournament and outscored their opponents 44-17. The state finals will […]

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