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Three-year-olds prevail at... PLAINVILLE — There were no real surprises in the $162,300 second leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes for 3-year-olds at Plainridge Park on Oct. 9 as all five first leg winners repeated; four of them heavy favorites and four of them in runaway fashion. Driver Shawn Gray had a huge afternoon, leading all other reinsmen by winning three of the five series races.$42,150 3-year-old colt and gelding trotWinner: Hashtagmadeyalook (Chapter Seven-Royalty Free) [...]

Mitchell Cushing wins six out of 12... PLAINVILLE — Mitchell Cushing remains the hottest driver in Massachusetts as he once again won six of the 12 races programmed at Plainridge Park on Oct. 4. His biggest score came in the final race of the day when he steered Calvin B to a narrow victory in the $16,000 Winners-Over pacing feature. Calvin B got away seventh while Some Attitude (Nick Graffam) and Quick Shot (Drew Campbell) went toe-to-toe to the quarter in :26.1. Quick Shot took control in front of the stands but [...]

Massachusetts Sire Stakes held at... PLAINVILLE — The second leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes for freshman state-breds was held at Plainridge Park on Oct. 8 with five divisions vying for $159,736 in purse money. Among the solid efforts put in by all the winners, Victoria’s Maverick and Just Enuf Sass took center stage and both replaced standing stake and track records in their divisions while setting new personal bests in the process. And despite cool temperatures and a persistent drizzle, all told there were [...]

LISTEN: Ashland football clocks into Cassell's... The Ashland football team has been perfect so far this season. Before it's special 28-19 win over Westwood on Oct. 12, four Clockers came into the Daily News and joined Tommy Cassell on Cassell's Corner podcast.The four Ashland football players joining the podcast were seniors Jackson Hornung, Nathan Sickles and Ben Colledge, along with junior Dom Cavanagh. The quartet of Clockers played a little catch outside before heading inside to talk all things football, allergies, [...]

POLL: How far will the Red Sox go in the... Tied at one game apiece, the Red Sox and Yankees continue their ALDS battle in New York Monday night, where Boston hopes to steal game 3 in the best-of-five series on the road.After a historic 108-win season, expectations are sky high for the Sox, who have home field advantage in the ALDS and every post season series in which they play this fall. Will that give this talented team the winning edge and a berth in the Fall Classic?Can the Red Sox bring another World Series [...]

LISTEN: Wayland football on the warpath For a fourth straight week, Daily News senior multimedia journalist Tommy Cassell welcomed a local high school football team to join Cassell's Corner podcast.This week it was the Wayland football team on Cassell's Corner, as the Warriors were fresh off a 35-0 win over Concord-Carlisle in Week 4 before a showdown with Newton South in Week 5. The Warriors came into the Daily News' office in Framingham to run some routes, play some games, talk sports and part-take in some shenanigans [...]

Drew Campbell wins six races PLAINVILLE — Drew Campbell, who is currently the second leading percentage driver in North America, displayed exactly why he is on Sept. 25 at Plainridge Park by winning six races on the 11 race card by a combined 27-lengths. Campbell cruised home on top with Dr. C’s Z Tam (1:54.1, $4.60), Shanghai Warrior (1:53.1, $4.80), Stonebridge Honey (1:54.4, $2.20), Golden Idol (1:55.2, $5.60), Mcelodian (1:53.3, $17) and Mia’s first Time (1:56, $3). [...]

Seventimesavirgin wins again PLAINVILLE — She has not visited the winner’s circle since her first start here a month ago, but Seventimesavirgin got familiar with that area again after she won the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Sept. 19.Seventimesavirgin (Shane Taggart) got away fourth as Western Stepp (Drew Campbell) and Shesjustadelight N (Mitchell Cushing) took turns at the lead by the quarter in :27.4. From there, Shesjustadelight N led the ladies past [...]

LISTEN: Natick football performs well under... The Natick football team faced a must-win situation in its Week 3 game with Walpole and the Redhawks took care of business with a 42-14 win over the Rebels on Sept. 21. A big part of that triumph was the play of sophomore quarterback Will Lederman, who had four total touchdowns in the win. Lederman joined Cassell's Corner podcast along with teammates Max Ferrucci, Felix Ferrucci and Declan McMahon.The quartet of Redhawks talked all things football with Daily News [...]

Major Leaguer overcomes early deficit PLAINVILLE -- Major Leaguer overcame an early deficit to go the mile of his life in the $16,000 Winners-Over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Sept. 13.Quick Shot (Drew Campbell) took early command and flashed to the half in :54.1. At that point four horses were already out and moving with Major Leaguer (Jimmy Whittemore) second-over in the pack. Bet You (Eddie Davis Jr.) was closest to the leader and forced a :27.3, 1:21.4 three-quarter time and looked like a contender at that [...]

LISTEN: Franklin football off to fast start Four Franklin football players joined senior multimedia journalist Tommy Cassell on Cassell's Corner podcast to talk about the Panthers' fast start to the 2018 campaign.Seniors Thomas Gasbarro, Sean Leonard, Nolan Mclaney and Nick Gordon visited the MetroWest Daily News to play a little catch and run some routes before talking about how they use the motto of all gas, no brakes on the gridiron this season. The quartet also talked basketball, baseball, and police officers before the [...]

Shesjustadelight wins PLAINVILLE -- After watching several in the field take their best shot early, Shesjustadelight N made her move and took control late en route to winning the $15,000 fillies and mares Winners-Over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Sept. 11 over a rain-soaked track.The front-end was a hot piece of property as the leaders changed hands fast and furiously. Empty Gesture (Chris Long) took an early lead before Watts Was I Drinkn (Jim Hardy) grabbed it from her at the quarter. But as soon [...]

Wings Of Royalty wins PLAINVILLE -- It was déjà vu all over again for Wings Of Royalty who followed the same script he did three weeks ago; going wire to wire to win the $15,000 Open Handicap trot at Plainridge Park and doing it in track record time.It was all Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray) from start to finish. Gray rushed him out to the lead and then set fast fractions of :26.4, :55.4 and 1:24.3 by almost two lengths before rounding the far turn and trotting home alone in :28.4 to win in 1:53.2. [...]

Santander Bank announces clinic ATTLEBORO — Santander Bank and the New England Revolution held the first-ever open to the public soccer clinic at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 17. Santander offered kids and families an opportunity to play soccer alongside their favorite Revolution players on the Revolution’s home pitch.The free and open to the public clinic featured New England Revolution players midfielder/defender Brandon Bye, goalkeeper Cody Cropper, forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen, goalkeeper Brad [...]

LISTEN: Family affair for Dover-Sherborn football A father-son combo of Dover's Steve and Kirby Ryan joined Cassell's Corner podcast to discuss Dover-Sherborn football and more with Tommy Cassell.The dynamic duo talked about their season-opening win over Weston, which happens to be Cassell's alma mater, how to survive with low participation numbers in football, and the intrigue of the father-son, coach-quarterback relationship. The trio also chatted about the use of technology in high school football and played a [...]

Former Patriot, North resident Sammy Morris... The Dean College Bulldogs are beefing up their coaching staff this year with 12-year National Football League veteran and former New England Patriot Sammy Morris.

Western Stepp wins at Plainridge Park PLAINVILLE -- Western Stepp regained the top form she exhibited earlier this year at Plainridge Park as she won the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace for fillies and mares on Sept. 4 at the Ridge.Western Stepp (Drew Campbell) flew off the wings and took immediate control of the race, setting fast fractions of :26.4, :55.3 and 1:23. She was prompted for most of the mile by Shesjustadelight N (Ron Cushing) who pulled from third at the quarter and then was parked out and [...]

Registration opens on Monday for the 2019... Registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon opens 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10.The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012 through 2018 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first, according to a release from the B.A.A. Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org.Applicants for the 2019 Boston Marathon must meet the designated time standard that corresponds with their age group and [...]

LISTEN: Farm boys from Medway High Four Medway High seniors rolled around in the dirt and hay this summer at Cassidy Farm in Medway.Those four farm boys joined Daily News senior multimedia journalist Tommy Cassell on Cassell's Corner podcast to chat about their interesting summer adventures, and the 2018-19 school year.The Medway quartet includes Jeremy Curley, Carter Fisher, Brednan Kenney and Nathan Steinhoff. All four worked on Cassidy Farm this summer. Lenny Megliola wrote a story on the foursome, [...]

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