Category archives for: Youth Sports

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 […]

Canton girls help FC Boston win 2016 Jefferson Cup


The FC Boston U13 ECNL girls soccer team, featuring three girls from Canton, captured the prestigious Jefferson Cup last month in Richmond, Virginia. Held every year in March, the Jefferson Cup is currently the top-ranked youth tournament in the country. Olivia Rodman, Elisa Diletizia, and Sarai Costello helped FC Boston to victory by defeating the […]

Canton 6th grade girls win Division 1 hoops state title

(Front row, l-r) Morgan Quinn, Carly Fitzgerald, Annie Hoban, Talya DeGraw; (back row, l-r) coach Brian Cerruti, Tess Khoury, Fay Gallery, Brie Wesner, Kiara Cerruti, Hadley Rhodes, Sydney Gallery, coach Michelle Gallery

The Canton sixth grade girls basketball team followed up a truly remarkable season with a historic finish, capturing the Division 1 state crown at last weekend’s Massachusetts State Tournament at Governor’s Academy in Byfield. The Canton girls, led by coaches Michelle Gallery and Brian Cerruti, went 4-0 at the two-day tournament, bringing their final season […]

Miracle on Ice: Canton team wins gold in Lake Placid

(Front row, l-r) Kyle Wanless, Michael Mondillo, Lizzie Tassinari, Jayden Haggerty, Jack Albert, Nate MacDonald, Max Cohen; (back row, l-r) Griffin Hughes, AJ Thomas, Jack Digirolamo, Payton McDonough, Tommy Phaneuf, Michael Leonetti, Jacob Crugnale; (missing from photo) Billy DeLello

It’s only minutes to go before taking the ice. The Canton Pee Wee B hockey team sits quietly, lights off, thinking about the fact that they are about to play for the gold in Lake Placid. In locker room 6, where the 1980 Olympic athletes once sat, Canton is a heavy underdog, questionable to even […]

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