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Past articles by Brandon:

Holliston 0, Medfield 0: Panthers left lamenting missed opportunities

Holliston boys soccer coach Jay Dupuis best summed up the Panthers' 0-0 draw with Tri-Valley League opponent Medfield on Wednesday. “Sometimes the balls just don't go in the net like they should,” he said. “We had ample opportunities." → Read More

New coach, same old winning results for the Hopkinton girls cross country team

The change in leadership the Hopkinton girls cross country team has endured this season certainly hasn't affected its performance on the course. → Read More

Wayland 3, Weston 2: Michael Jones wears the hero's hat

The Wayland boys soccer team didn’t need to worry, especially when Michael Jones was on the field. → Read More

Natick 1, Brookline 0: Redhawks prevail in BSC showdown

Figuratively speaking, the Natick girls soccer team looked in a mirror on Tuesday night. → Read More

Lincoln-Sudbury 3, Marlborough 1: Statement of strength by the Warriors

The Lincoln-Sudbury field hockey team didn’t even realize the stature of the team it beat Wednesday until after the final horn sounded. → Read More

Framingham 3, Natick 1: Flyers stave off rival Redhawks

When Framingham boys soccer coach Jon Wood saw Natick’s Al Arno score a second-half goal to bring the Redhawks within a goal of the Flyers on Tuesday, strong feelings of déjà vu overcame him. “The last 10 minutes of the first three games, we were winning and the other team came back and tied it and one of them won it,” Wood said. Then, Michael Gavagan made sure that trend would not continue. → Read More

High School Notebook: Hopedale senior Brian Cerow recovers quickly after breaking his neck in a football game

Brian Cerow laid in his bed, flat on his back with the lights shut off. A neck brace made his head immobile. → Read More

Hopkinton 242, Medway 276: Matt Epstein's eagle helps the Hillers soar to win

Matt Epstein had no intention of sinking a 30-foot putt, but the Hopkinton sophomore made it look easy. Epstein, the Hiller golf team’s No. 1 player, shot under par Wednesday for the second day in a row, carding a 2-under 34 at Hopkinton Country Club in a 242-276 win over Medway. → Read More

Leaders of the pack: Hopedale's cross country teams open with victories

The ring on Joe Drugan’s right hand was a plenty big symbol. Bedazzled in blue and white jewels, the ring had the Hopedale Blue Raiders’ eagle head logo at the center of it. Engraved above and below that logo were two words in capital letters — ‘STATE CHAMPIONS.’ → Read More

High School Notebook: Natick boys soccer making a name for itself early on this season

The first full week of the 2017-2018 high school sports season is under our collective belts. → Read More

Natick looks reloaded for another playoff run in 2017

As one group of leaders exits, another one enters, ready to pick up where the last one left off. Natick football coach Mark Mortarelli has to be happy about that. → Read More

Franklin hoping for a leap year in second season under Eian Bain

Now that Eian Bain has helped Franklin develop a sense of familiarity with his coaching philosophies while developing the Panthers' top players, Franklin enters the 2017 season with a spirit renewed. → Read More

Medway boys and girls soccer teams must both reboot this fall

The Medway soccer teams, both known for their up-tempo, high-scoring offenses last season, enter 2017 missing key cogs that powered them to Division 3 South titles. → Read More

Hall Gill leaves the Lincoln-Sudbury hockey bench for the NHL broadcast booth

Hal Gill, who grew up in Bolton and went to Nashoba Regional before moving on to the National Hockey League, was head coach of the Lincoln-Sudbury boys hockey team for the last two seasons. On Thursday, Gill, who stepped down earlier this summer, was officially announced as the radio color commentator for the Nashville Predators on 102.5 WPRT. → Read More

Josh MacCreery set for his first year as Assabet's athletic director

Josh MacCreery’s new job comes with a new sports facility. While that wasn’t one of the benefits listed on his contract, the new Assabet athletic director is excited that in his first year at the Marlborough school, he gets to showcase the Aztecs’ new digs. → Read More

New Milford football coach Anthony Vizakis has a vision for the Scarlet Hawks

One word defines Anthony Vizakis’ mission statement — tradition. The new Milford football coach kept repeating that word when describing his plan for his inaugural season as Scarlet Hawks’ head coach. → Read More

Milford volleyball coach Linda Zacchilli retires to fight cancer for third time

The genesis of Milford volleyball announced her retirement to enter the proverbial boxing ring to fight cancer for a third time. → Read More

Daily News Male Athlete of the Year: Hopedale's Brian Espanet a star for all seasons

During the 2016-17 school year, Espanet capped off a remarkable high school athletics career with three major milestones. He helped capture a state championship in football in his final game with Millis-Hopedale, he scored his 1,000th career point as a member of Hopedale's basketball team, and on the baseball diamond, he recorded his 100th career hit. And Espanet, the Daily News Male Athlete of… → Read More

Framingham, Milford postponed again as weather wreaks havoc

Steve DiVitto doesn’t like the score facing his Milford Post 59 American Legion team, but the score has nothing to do with a deficit against a Zone 4 playoff opponent. Instead, Milford is losing to the weather. “The score is Mother Nature, 2 and Zone 4, 0,” he said. → Read More

Hopedale 3, Whitinsville Christian 2: Blue Raiders get a breakthrough victory

Bryan Goldstein and Brandon Flynn let out a loud cheer, but not for a point that the Hopedale first doubles pair won in their match. It was for Jack Figgins, their teammate on the court across the walkway from them, and that celebration was for the freshman’s win at third singles on Wednesday to clinch the Blue Raiders’ 3-2 win over Whitinsville Christian in the Division 3 Central championship… → Read More