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04/20/2010 - 7:46am
Area HS track athlete dies at practice

Alexander Doucette, an 18-year-old senior at Nashoba Regional High School in Bolton, died Monday morning after collapsing during track practice.

 

Fellow track athlete Coby Horowitz told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that Doucette was a sprinter and “a great kid” of whom everyone talked highly. "I heard about it at 10:30 when everyone was leaving," Horowitz said. "He collapsed at the finish line. They thought he fainted but he got defibrillated and taken to the hospital."

 

"The death of a student is a terrible blow to the school community," Nashoba Regional High School principal Jeremy Roche wrote in a letter posted to the school’s website. "Please know that we intend to provide support for all students and staff throughout this crisis."


04/20/2010 - 7:35am
Mashup: NFL crackdown working

Since the NFL started cracking down on bad behavior three years ago, there has been a noticeable improvement, according to police statistics -- with a notable exception in one category. Get more details on that, along with additional links, videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


04/20/2010 - 7:35am
Spectators, EMTs revive marathoner

A 64-year-old runner from out of state had a heart attack and collapsed during Monday's Boston Marathon and was revived by spectators and EMTs. According to WHDH.com, Boston EMTs Kelly Cronin and Carlos Garu had just finished attending to a runner when they got a call that a runner in his 60s was down on Beacon Street near the Mass Pike overpass. "We got back on our bikes and rode through the Marathon runners and when got there he was unconscious and cardiac arrest," Cronin said. The man was taken to the hospital and reportedly is in stable condition.


04/19/2010 - 9:33pm
B's take 2-1 win and series lead

Patrice Bergeron scored with 7:03 to play to lift the Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at TD Garden Monday. Bergeron took a pass from Mark Recchi in the slot and whisked a shot past Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller for the game-winner, pushing Boston to a 2-1 lead in the series. Tuukka Rask made 32 saves for the Bruins, who have won the last two games of the series. Dennis Wideman tied the game for Boston late in the opening period after Mike Grier gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead just under seven minutes after the opening faceoff. The teams will skate in Game 4 of the series at the Garden Wednesday. For more, check out the Big Bad Blog.
 


04/19/2010 - 5:13pm
Report: Woods signs one-year deal with Pats

Patriots outside linebacker and restricted free agent Pierre Woods has signed a one-year deal to remain with the team, according to a Boston.com report. Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2006, the Michigan product has become a dependable backup and special teams stalwart in his four seasons with New England. In 2009, he played in all 16 games and set a career high with five starts at outside linebacker. In addition, he led the team in special teams tackles with 18. With the Woods signing, that leaves the Patriots with one restricted free agent remaining, offensive lineman Logan Mankins. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
 


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