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Blackstone Valley Tech football channelling 'Rocky 2'

Jordyn Amero, Scott MacKay, and Aidan Fitzgerald, as well as junior J.D. Antaya, of Blackstone Valley Tech's football team join host Tommy Cassell in the studio. The Blackstone Valley Tech football team still finds itself on the road to Gillette Stadium after its first playoff game, a 29-13 win over Assabet in the Division 7 Central semifinals. Last season, the Beavers made it to the Div. 7 Super Bowl before falling to Mashpee. BVT is back on a revenge tour that its calling 'Rocky...


Nipmuc High football moves to playoffs

The back-to-back defending Division 5 Central and Dual Valley Conference champions from Nipmuc football joined podcast host Tommy Cassell following a shutout win over Sutton. Four Warriors in senior captains Matt Richards and Preston Dougherty, and juniors Judah Dishington and Nate Gould joined Tommy to talk X's and O's -- after playing "500" or "Jackpot" on the Daily News' lawn -- as well as injuries and a unique relationship with cross-street rivals Blackstone Valley Tech. We also...


Milford football is pushing to the playoffs

The next football team to join Cassell's Corner is Milford High, as the Scarlet Hawks are fresh off two straight wins to make a late push for a playoff berth. With host, Tommy Cassell were seniors Brendan White and Sean Lehane, and juniors Colby Pires and Luke Rosa. The four Milford footballers played some catch and kicked some field goals before joining Tommy in studio to talk about the Scarlet Hawks' potent offense, traditions of the program, injuries and, at the end, there was a...


Four Clockers talk Ashland football

The Ashland football team made a trip to the Daily News to join podcast host Tommy Cassell after Week 5 of the high school football season. Four Clockers in seniors Jackson Hornung, Nathan Sickles and Ben Colledge, and junior Dom Cavanagh played some football games and trivia games while also talking all things football with Cassell. The foursome also discussed allergic reactions, being colorblind, being janitors and driving big trucks. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the...


Wayland Football: Looking to take the league

For the fourth straight week, a football team joined host Tommy Cassell on the podcast as the Wayland football team -- fresh off a 35-0 rout of Concord-Carlisle -- came into the MetroWest Daily News to run routes, play some games, talk sports and part-take in some shenanigans with Cassell. The four Wayland football players are seniors Mikey Lampert, Brooks Jones and Wellington Pereira, as well as junior quarterback Mason Bolivar. The Warriors chatted about football, wrestling, broken...


Winning the must win game

The Natick boys football team faced a must-win situation in its Week 3 game against Walpole, and the Redhawks took care of business with a 42-14 win over the Rebels. A big part of that triumph was the play of sophomore quarterback Will Lederman, who had four total touchdowns. Lederman joined host Tommy Cassell in this episode along with teammates Max Ferrucci, Felix Ferrucci and Declan McMahon. The quartet of Redhawks talked all thing football with Tommy, while also discussing...


Franklin Football players talk about the game

Four Franklin football players join host Tommy Cassell to talk about the Panthers fast start to the season -- back by a motto of all gas, no brakes. Joining Tommy were Franklin seniors Sean Leonard, Nick Gordon and Nolan Mclaney, as well as junior Thomas Gasbarro. The quartet ran some routes with Cassell outside before getting on the microphone to talk football, basketball, baseball, and police officers, before the train came off the tracks with two games to finish the...


Father, son talk about being a coach, quarterback pair

A father-son duo of Dover's Steve Ryan and Kirby Ryan joined host Tommy Cassell to discuss Dover-Sherborn football's season-opening win over Weston – which happens to be Tommy's alma mater – on Sept. 7. Kirby is a junior quarterback and Steve is in his second year as D-S head coach, his second stint with the Raiders after coaching the team earlier this century. The pair of Ryans and Tommy chatted all things football – like dropping participation numbers, technology and what it's like to...


They are the Medway farm boys

Four Medway soon-to-be seniors joined podcast host Tommy Cassell on Cassell's Corner podcast to talk about their interesting summer adventures and their upcoming school year. They are Medway's Jeremy Curley, Carter Fisher, Brendan Kenney and Nathan Steinhoff and all four of them worked on Cassidy Farm this summer in Medway. Lenny Megliola wrote a story on the quartet, who baled hay and helped with tasks on the farm, as the four talked football, hockey, and lacrosse with Cassell, with...


Two baseball guys - Mike Vasil and Henry Weycker - from Wellesley

Wellesley natives Mike Vasil and Henry Weycker joined host Tommy Cassell to talk all things baseball. Vasil, who just graduated from BC High, will be a freshman on the University of Virginia baseball team this year while Weycker, who has one year left at Wellesley High, will be a freshman next year on the Virginia Tech baseball team. The two talked with Tommy about high school playoff baseball, Vasil foregoing the MLB draft, deciding whether to go to public or private school and even...


Number one in the country

The best teenage golfer in the country came on Cassell's Corner podcast to chat with host Tommy Cassell about how he got that title. Wellesley's Michael Thorbjornsen claimed the prestigious golf tournament, coming from behind to win 1 up in the US Junior Amateur at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey on July 21. He and one of his best friend's Drew Cohen, also of Wellesley, recollect the historic July day, talk about golf in general and even take part in a sand wedge...


Growing up next door leads to friendship and dates

Ashland’s Luke Gustavson, Maddy Hornung and Jackson Hornung joined podcast host Tommy Cassell to talk all things sports, friends, and relationships. Now the first two, Luke and Maddy are a couple. They are dating. The last two, Maddy and Jackson, are brother and sister. And Luke and Jackson, are really good friends. So it’s an interesting connection, with the three also being neighbors and Jackson the permanent third-wheel. The trio, plus Tommy, talk Ashland High sports, the unique...


Will and Grace: Setting new standards for the All Stars

The Daily News Male and Female Athlete(s) of the Year in Hopkinton's Will Abbott and Natick's Grace Connolly join host Tommy Cassell to talk about their noteworthy honors. Abbott was a once-in-a-generation type athlete this past school year when it came to football, hockey and lacrosse. He raised the bar athletically at Hopkinton High by setting a boatload of new school records and was named an All-American for lax. Connolly was in a class of her own this past school year when it...


Flying together with the Needham Rockets

Ducks fly together. Host Tommy Cassell chats with members of the Division 1 state championship baseball team from Needham High School as well as two of their coaches. The coaches just happened to be Tommy's high school classmates. After senior captain, Charlie Roberts scooped up three rubber ducky’s during his team’s trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, in May the team used them as good luck charms in his team’s dugout ever since, Joining me were three of its...


At different schools, the Vasile twins shine on their own

With the high school sports season officially over, Milford's Ava and Andrew Vasile came into the studio to talk with Tommy Cassell, the host of the Cassell's Corner podcast, to talk the past three seasons of sports and the 2017-18 sports year in general. Now although the two siblings, twins if you couldn't tell, live in Milford, they both go to different schools. Ava, 12 minutes older, is a rising senior at Medway High while the younger Andrew is a rising senior at Blackstone Valley Tech...


5 from the Super 8 of Franklin

The Super 8 state champion Franklin baseball team join podcast host Tommy Cassell to talk about winning a state title after being the last team selected for the elite eight-team postseason tournament. Seniors Jake Noviello, Bryan Woelfel, Evan Wendell, Steve Luttazi and Colby Fitzgibbons all came into Cassell's Corner to chat the Panthers' improbable playoff run, when they won all four of their games, the final a 3-2 victory over Central Catholic. They five Franklin seniors and Cassell...


Medway players talk baseball playoffs

Host Tommy Cassell' talks with three seniors from Medway High School. Nick Assad, TJ Nelson and Cam Forbes from the Medway baseball team come in fresh off a 6-2 win over top-seeded Apponuquet in the Division 3 South quarterfinals to talk all things baseball, sports, and of course Fortnite. The three Medway High seniors discuss their playoff run and other athletic endeavors, while also chatting about frosted tips in the hair and playing hacky sack and more with Tommy. Cassell’s...


One is No. 1, one is No. 2 and they have unfinished business

The Dover-Sherborn boys tennis team joins host Tommy Cassell in this episode. Two seniors in Max Schuermann (No. 1 singles) and Lucas Minas (No. 2 singles), along with their coach Jon Kirby, talk all things tennis. The Raiders finished the regular season with a 15-0 record and over their four years at D-S, Schuermann and Minas led their team to a 63-0 record in the regular season over that time span. D-S lost in the Division 3 state championship in 2016, the sophomore season for...


Hillers talk baseball and more

Fresh off a win in the Rich Pedroli Memorial Daily News Classic, the Hopkinton baseball team joined host Tommy Cassell. They are (from left to right in picture) Stephen Simoes, Zack Sisitsky, Tom Leone and Anthony Farina. The Hillers won 5-3 over three-time defending Daily News Classic champs Franklin on May 26 at Natick's Mahan Field. Hopkinton will soon be playing in the Division 2 South playoffs. The group talks about all things baseball, golf (Leone won a state title this past fall...