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Past articles by Matt:

Chelmsford hires highly-successful Scanlon as boys soccer coach

As a high school soccer coach, Chris Scanlon has nothing to prove. His resume speaks for itself. In 38 years as the head coach of the Winchester High girls varsity program, Scanlon’s career record … → Read More

Keeping schools closed very likely shuts door on spring sports season

The moment that high school spring season athletes and coaches across Massachusetts had been dreading for weeks finally arrived on Tuesday. Gov. Charlie Baker announced that the state’s schools wil… → Read More

Lowell star guards announce college decisions

They are longtime friends, who spent four years sharing the court together at Lowell High School and turned themselves into arguably the best backcourt in the state as seniors in the 2019-20 season… → Read More

Who is the face of Boston sports? We aim to figure it out

Tom Brady is in Tampa Bay Mookie Betts is in Los Angeles. Two former MVPs and champions in their respective sports, and two hugely recognizable personalities, both in the city of Boston and the ent… → Read More

FSU basketball player suspended over vicious hit on opponent from Tewksbury

FITCHBURG -- A Fitchburg State basketball player has been barred from campus after he delivered a vicious right elbow to a Nichols player's head, knocking him to the ground, during a game Tuesday night. → Read More

Golden Gloves officials hope for knockout over proposed regs

There is a growing concern among New England Golden Gloves officials that amateur boxing safety regulations being pushed by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission may jeopardize Lowell's ability to host the annual event. → Read More

MLB veteran doesn't mind making minor stop in Lowell

LOWELL -- By most accounts, Brandon Phillips proved in 2017 he was plenty worthy of being on a Major League Baseball roster. → Read More

When it comes to baseball

James Alagna had the chance this week to get his competitive juices flowing one final time at the high school level before he moves on to UMass Boston in a couple months. → Read More

Sheedy will try to flag down champ

LOWELL -- Cam Sheedy's two previous journeys into the Lowell City Golf Tournament were filled with frustrations. → Read More

Horford-Love battle major key to series

BOSTON -- In years past, including the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals, Kevin Love was a thorn in the side of the Boston Celtics. → Read More

Tewksbury boys, girls stumble in MVC track duels (SLIDESHOW)

TEWKSBURY -- Tewksbury High girls track coach Fran Cusick knew his team's incredible win streak had to end at some point, and he knew North Andover had the capability to be the team to end it. → Read More

Garrick brings no-nonsense approach, intense work ethic to UML hoop job

LOWELL -- As a basketball player, Tom Garrick certainly had considerable talent, but he never tricked himself into thinking it would be enough to carry him to where he wanted to go. → Read More

Gracia, Smith star for talented Wilmington

WILMINGTON -- There are a few players every year, in every Little League, in every town in the country that have that ability to intimidate their opponents with their mere presence. → Read More

Running an NBA team for day

Chelmsford native Dan Craig got his first taste of being an NBA head coach on Sunday. The Miami Heat assistant coach filled in as head coach while Erik Spoelstra left the team to be with his wife, Nikki, with the couple were expecting their first → Read More

March Madness takes over area, creates big buzz

BOSTON -- Even around here, where the professional ranks rule the roost in our sports landscape and college athletics are the subject of widespread apathy, it's easy to get caught up in the madness. → Read More

After 38 years, Tewksbury's Aldrich hangs up her whistle

Over the course of 38 years as a basketball referee, 30 of which were spent officiating women's Division 1 college games, Joanne Aldrich mastered the ability to tune-out noise and other distractions inside the arena and focus solely on what was → Read More

When madness ends, Kansas will cut down nets as champs

If you're one of those people who likes to avoid the chalk and prefers to get a little wacky when filling out your NCAA Tournament bracket, well, this just may be the year for you. → Read More

Pat Bradley will finally get to tee it up in a U.S. Senior Women's Open

Every summer, Pat Bradley would watch the top men's golfers age 50-and-over compete in the U.S. Senior Open and wonder when women's golf would get its turn to crown a national senior champion recognized by the United States Golf Association. → Read More

Loud and clear: Crowd's cheers can't carry Higgins to victory (VIDEO)

LOWELL -- The roaring support rained down on Brandon Higgins, the hometown favorite in a jam-packed Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Thursday night. → Read More

Rivera, Red Raiders pull off sweep

LOWELL -- In the perennially uber-competitive boys basketball rivalry between Lowell High School and Central Catholic, regular season sweeps are difficult to come by. → Read More