Category archives for: Youth Sports

Rookie of the Year: Little Leaguer has all-star debut

Ian Walsh is a Canton Little League pitcher whose statistics in the 2014 season were among the most impressive in the league. Walsh joined the Athletics team in April after never having played organized baseball, and just a few months later he was selected to play in the All Star game. “He’s very humble, quiet, […]

Red Sox pitcher speaks to Canton Little Leaguers


Craig Breslow, a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, spent an hour on Saturday. May 31, speaking to the Little Leaguers of Canton about playing Major League Baseball, winning a World Series, and his Strike 3 Foundation, which raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer. Breslow spoke for about 30 minutes on his journey […]

Canton rhythmic gymnast wins national title

Earlier this month, 9-year-old Isabella Pappas of Canton captured the all-around title for Level 5 rhythmic gymnastics in her age category (group A) at the U.S. national 2014 Star & Stripes Cup competition held in Daytona Beach, Florida. Rhythmic gymnastics, an Olympic sport, combines coordination, agility, artistry, and grace, all in choreographed floor routines, molding gymnast, music […]

Canton hockey duo wins D3 Mini 1-on-1 title

The Canton Squirt mini team of Liam Polles and Patrick Morrissey defeated Brookline to capture the District 3 Mini 1-on-1 championship on Saturday, March 29, at Metropolis Rink in Canton. Mini 1-on-1 is a youth hockey program in collaboration with USA Hockey, the Boston Bruins, NESN and TD Bank. Mini teams consist of one goalie […]

Squirt B Green falls to Duxbury in 6OT playoff thriller

(Front row, l-r) Lizzie Tassinari, Chris Turano, AJ Thomas, Rylan Morgan, Owen Donovan, Adam Tabba, Jacob Crugnale; (back row, l-r) Coach Fitzpatrick, Jeff Fitzpatrick, Vinnie O’Brien, Jack Lauro, Will Ferrara, Aidan Connaughton, Eamon Kelly, Coach Donovan; (missing) Coach Connaughton

Canton Youth Hockey’s Squirt B Green team ended its season last Sunday in a heartbreaking 5-4 playoff loss to Duxbury after an incredible six overtime periods. The kids showed up at Pembroke Hobomock Arena full of energy and ready to skate. They were missing two players, Adam Tabba and Chris Turano, so they knew they were […]

Canton Squirt B wins Cape Cod Christmas Classic

The Bulldogs celebrate with the Christmas Classic championship trophy.

The Canton Bulldogs Squirt B White hockey team, led by head coach Jeff Phaneuf, celebrated the holidays in style this year, bringing home the championship trophy and a treasure-chest of memories at the fourth annual Cape Cod Christmas Classic, held December 26-28 in Barnstable. The Bulldogs were a dominant force throughout the three-day tournament, earning […]

Pop Warner B cheerleaders headed to Disney World

pop cheer

After back-to-back impressive performances at the Hockomock championship and the New England Regionals, the Canton Pop Warner B cheerleading squad has been invited to attend the Pop Warner National Cheer Championship at Disney World in December. The girls have worked tremendously hard over the last four months, and the coaches are incredibly proud of them! Those […]

Pop Warner team wins 2nd Super Bowl

Bulldogs C-Team Superbowl

Congratulations to the Canton Pop Warner C team and head coach Kevin Hagan for winning their second straight Hockomock Super Bowl championship with an impressive win over a tough King Phillip team. The final score was 16-6.

Canton twins finish 1-2 at junior tennis tourney

Congratulations go out to Canton residents Brooke and Taylor Alessi, age 10, who were crowned 2013 Junior Tournament tennis champion and runner-up, respectively, at the Ballymeade Country Club in Falmouth. Brooke and Taylor are pictured above with their tennis instructor, Andrew Zappala. Brooke and Taylor are the granddaughters of Canton Citizen columnist Joe DeFelice.

Volleyball players win gold at Bay State Games

bay state volley

Congratulations to the Southeast girls’ volleyball team, winners of the gold medal at the Bay State Summer Games. The team included three girls form Canton: Avery Devoe (back row, third from left), Olivia Devoe (front row, far left), and Jenny Weston (back row, far right). The head coach was Gary Patch.

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