An outstanding decade of high school sports is one fall season away from wrapping up, and with that final season on the horizon, now is a perfect time to take a look back at some of the best teams that made their communities proud on the athletic fields.

With summer vacation winding down, the Young Legends Youth Street Hockey League has finished up its 2019 season with a full day of playoffs running this past Saturday.

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ROWLEY-- The Manchester Essex Mariners need just one more win to capture the Intertown Twilight Baseball League championships.

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The second leg of the annual International Dory Races kicked off this past weekend with Gloucester's elimination races, and five tandems earned a trip to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to square off against their counterparts from Canada.

There will be a new champion in the Intertown Twilight Baseball League this season.

Birdies were tough to come by during Wednesday’s opening round of the 52nd Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament.

Kai DeGuzman signed up for a USA Track and Field Jr. Olympic event last month just looking to get a feel for where he stood against other athletes his age. The Gloucester native, who is in currently in between his sophomore and junior years of high school, never expected he would end up raci…

There is only one week left in the Intertown Twilight Baseball League regular season, and the playoff race is starting to shape up with two local rivals almost set to face off in the first round.

A year ago NEFC lost the national championship in a heartbreaking way, falling short on penalty kicks, but this year the 17U's were not to be denied.

Gloucester High School boys soccer coach Armando Marnoto is teaching the future of the Gloucester boys and girls soccer programs. Marnoto runs a skills clinic for youth soccer players during the summer months.

The Manchester Essex football team has a new-look schedule in 2019 with six brand new regular season opponents.

Rockport Townies fan appreciation day

The Bass Rocks Open reached its midpoint with the opening two rounds this past weekend, and the men's championship is very much up for grabs while one golf is running away with the women's crown.

Joe Bertagna's run as Hockey East Commissioner is coming to an end. The Gloucester resident, who is the longest tenured commissioner in the history of college hockey, announced on Monday in a joint announcement with the Hockey East Athletic Directors that he will be stepping down from his po…

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The 2019 high school football season opens up in about a month in Massachusetts and Gloucester will be starting a new era with first year head coach Dan O'Connor at the helm. O'Connor takes over for Tony Zerilli, who coached the previous eight seasons, and he is going to start off his head c…

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Their first foray in the famed Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race in 2015 resulted in a surprising second-place finish in class for the crew of the 38-foot sailboat REVolution.

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The weather may not have featured oppressive heat, high winds and rough seas. But the annual Blackburn Challenge, a 20-plus mile open water rowing race around Cape Ann, was still as difficult as it always is.

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The Gloucester softball and field hockey teams turned in historic seasons in the 2018-19 school year, and Tracy Wood was one of the most important pieces on both of those squads.

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Marc Smith's best attribute is his versatility. The recently graduated senior was a standout in three sports for Gloucester High School during the 2018-19 school year in football, basketball and lacrosse; and what set him apart from the pack was his ability to excel in multiple roles for eve…

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In the 2017-18 school year, Noah Rawson was named Rockport Male Athlete of the Year for his work in three sports; football, basketball and baseball. In the 2018-19 school year, Rawson returned and improved in all three sports, making him just the second person to be named the Gloucester Dail…

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For the second year in a row, Gloucester’s 8-10 year old Little League All-Stars proved to be the best in the District.

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Given the success of Cape Ann high school sports teams in the 2018-19 school year, which concluded on June 22 in the state finals, its no surprise that there were several memorable games played in all three seasons. From overtime thrillers, to close games with championships on the line and n…

 Pool play wrapped up in the District 15 Williamsport Little League Tournament on Tuesday night, and one Cape Ann team has advanced to the semifinal round.

Fishermen Youth Soccer and Cape Ann United had a highly successful spring 2019 campaign with eight teams qualifying for the Essex County Youth Soccer Association Championships, three teams winning the County title and one, the Grade 10 Boys Longshoremen, being crowned state champs. 

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Those who witnessed Friday and Saturday's Greasy Pole Competitions were hardly surprised at the result of Sunday's Competition. In fact, everyone was expecting it.

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In his first ever greasy pole competition, Derek Hopkins made it look easy as he walked he way out to the end of the 40-foot greased telephone pole with not so much as a slip. Unfortunately for Hopkins, that was was in the courtesy round and he was not able to pull down the flag and earn the…

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The St. Peter’s Fiesta 5k Road Race’s biggest draw is its atmosphere.

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The Gloucester Little League All-Stars could not have gotten off to a better start in pool play of the District 15 Williamsport Tournament. As the away team on its home field, Boudreau Field, Gloucester rode a shutout from pitcher Patrick Reardon and strong defense to a 7-0 win.

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Obituaries

Gloucester - Sarah A. (Boris) Frazer, 82, of Gloucester, wife of the late Harold (Buddy) Frazer, passed away peacefully on Friday evening August 9, 2019. Sarah was born in Watertown, on March 14, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Felix and Rose (Cacavaro) Boris. Her highest priority was …