Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Attleboro representatives commemorated the groundbreaking at Tozier-Cassidy Field Monday afternoon.
City and state officials gathered at Tozier-Cassidy Field to commemorate the groundbreaking for a new football field and track Monday evening. Speakers included Mayor Kevin Dumas, Attleboro athletic dirctor Mark Houle, principal Bill Runey, Attleboro municipal council president Frank Cook, Attleboro superintendent Pia Durkin, State Rep. Paul Heroux and State Senator Richard Ross. The $3.3 project actually broke ground on June 8. It is expected to be completed in time for fall sports. Take a look above to see what many at the ceremony had to say.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The pair of governors have agreed to a bet over hockey's greatest event, with the loser to volunteer at a food pantry in the winner's state.
Massachusetts and Illinois will be fixated on the Stanley Cup finals over the next few days, and it appears the governors of those states will be as well. This morning Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick announced the wager made including himself and Illinois governor Pat Quinn over the outcome of the series between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. Under the terms of the wager, if the Bruins win, Quinn will volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank. If the Blackhawks win, Patrick will volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Both governors exchanged some good spirited trash talk along with the announcement. “I look forward to seeing the Bruins circle the ice with the Stanley Cup above their heads,” said Patrick. “And…
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Wednesday, June 12
The Boston Bruins play Game 1 of the National Hockey League finals against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at 8 on NBC. We want to know what you're planning to do for the big game. Will you get all dressed up in your Bruins garb, or do you have a Bruins sign or a shrine in your home? Take a picture and upload it here by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Take a look at construction of the new Attleboro track and field.
Construction began this week for renovation of the Attleboro High School football and track field. Tozier-Cassidy Field is expected to be completed by the end of the summer in time for football season.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The senior golfers will be hitting the links in the first event of the Attleboro Area Golf Association Monday. Plainville golfers are eligible for the Senior Championship.
The senior golfers will be starting off the Attleboro Area Golf Association's tournament season with the Senior Championship at Chemewa Golf Course in Attleboro, Monday, June 10, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. In order to participate who must be a resident of Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville or Norton and 50-years of older and play the majority of your golf at Chemawa, Heather Hill, Locust Valley, Stone-E-Lea or Wentworth Hills. There will also be a Junior Clinic, June 15 at the Highland Country Club, Juniors' Championship, July 15, at Highland Country Club, Qualifying for Men's Championship, July 26, at Heather Hill Golf Club and the Men's Championship, which is played Aug. 15-18, at the Foxboro Country Club, Highland Country Club, …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Attleboro boys' gymnastics will have a season next year.
Attleboro boys' gymnastics is back. According to Boston.com, the board of directors for the MIAA voted Thursday to reinstate the sport - a reversal from its decision to remove the sport last winter due to low participation rates. The decision was pushed by advocates, including Olympians Peter Korman and Aly Raisman, according to Boston.com Attleboro is one of the few public schools in the state. Other public schools include Andover, Braintree, Burlington, Lowell, Newton North, and Newton South
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Deschenes is retiring as the football coach after 20 years with the Blue Bombardiers.
Former Attleboro football coach Kevin Deschenes was honored by the Attleboro School Committee this week. Deschenes, who has been a coach in Attleboro since 1988, as an assistant coach between '88 and 2001 and the head coach from 2002 to 2012 received high praise from the committee. "He coached for the kids and has taught many life lessons to them through his 20 years of coaching at Attleboro High School," school committee vice chair Brenda Furtado said, who presented the award at the Monday meeting that aired on doubleacs.com. Michael Strachan was announced as the Bombardiers' new head coach in February. According to Furtado, Strachan will have big shoes to fill. "[Deschenes] instilled a sense of pride in the football program, starting …
Monday, June 3, 2013
The two Attleboro High seniors excel on and off the field.
The following is an edited press release from Attleboro High School: Attleboro High School seniors Abigail Oliver and Keith Drucker were recently honored by Hockomock League athletic directors and principals as the top student athletes. Two students from each league school were recognized. The recognition was based on academics, athletic participation, sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship. Selected Scholar-Athletes from each school have successfully balanced a demanding academic schedule along with participating in athletics, as well as many extra-curricular activities during their high school career.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The event will take place this Saturday at MGA Links in Norton.
Limited spaces are still available for the Dolly St. Germain Miracle Mom Foundation’s golf tournament. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the construction of the concession stand at Attleboro High School’s new athletic complex. The golf tournament will be held at MGA Links in Norton, MA on the afternoon of Saturday, June 8. Registration is only $50 per player. Golfers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to play. Groups of four are preferred, but smaller groups and individuals are welcome. Golfers can register by going to the Miracle Mom Foundation website (www.miraclemom.org) and clicking the “Golf Tournament” link at the top of the page. The Miracle Mom Foundation has set this event up so that all money raised …
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Atleboro High and Bishop Feehan baseball teams and the Bishop Feehan softball team will be playing in the MIAA state tournaments.
The Attleboro High baseball team, the No. 12 seed, will be traveling to Bridgewater-Raynham, Friday, for a 4 p.m. game in the Division 1 South tournament. Attleboro went 12-9 in the regular season, while Bridgewater-Raynham was 15-5. For the complete tournament seedings, go to the MIAA website. In a match of No. 8 versus No. 9, Bishop Feeham (14-6) will host Bellingham (14-6), Friday at 4 p.m. in the Division 3 South tournament in the first round. For the complete tournament pairings, go to the MIAA Division 3 South site. Bishop Feehan will be hosting Somerset/Berkely in the Division 1 South tournament Friday at 3:30 p.m. Check out the complete standings on the South Division 1 South site.