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Daily News staff writer Tommy Cassell speaks with top athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and others in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts to find out what makes them who they are. Read articles by Tommy in the MetroWest Daily News sports section, online at metrowestdailynews.com/sports. Find him on Twitter @TommyCassell44 and @MetroWestSports.

Daily News staff writer Tommy Cassell speaks with top athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and others in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts to find out what makes them who they are. Read articles by Tommy in the MetroWest Daily News sports section, online at metrowestdailynews.com/sports. Find him on Twitter @TommyCassell44 and @MetroWestSports.

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Daily News staff writer Tommy Cassell speaks with top athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and others in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts to find out what makes them who they are. Read articles by Tommy in the MetroWest Daily News sports section, online at metrowestdailynews.com/sports. Find him on Twitter @TommyCassell44 and @MetroWestSports.

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English


Episodes

Hopkinton Boys Ice Hockey comes to the studio

1/22/2020
The Daily News recently hosted its 20th annual hockey tournament called the Daily News Cup as the Hopkinton boys hockey team won the four-team tournament. So five Hillers joined Daily News senior multimedia journalist Tommy Cassell on his 100th episode of the Cassell's Corner podcast. Seniors Sean Walsh, Kyle Rogers, Drew Saporoschetz and Tommy Hamblet, and freshman Pavit Mehra came into the studio to talk about beating Hudson and Algonquin by a combined goal-differential of 13-3 in the...

Duration:00:36:28

Yoshitaka Ando's sons reflect on what their dad meant to them

12/13/2019
Kyle (16) and Marcus (14) Ando, of Marlborough, are a sophomore and freshman, respectively, at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Their father, Yoshitaka Ando, recently died from cancer on Dec. 3, just three days before the two boys went to the a Division 2 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium with the L-S football team. In this audio clip, Kyle and Marcus go back and forth talking about their father, who was the L-S athletic trainer, and what he meant to them.

Duration:00:01:18

Lincoln-Sudbury football in the house

10/31/2019
The Lincoln-Sudbury football team joined Tommy Cassell's on Cassell's Corner podcast to talk about winning a Dual County League Large division title while also going over the Warriors' first season with a new coach in nearly five decades. Three seniors in Andrew Cahill, Ben Ohler and Finn Garrity, along with juniors Will Ohler and Jack Malone sang "Take Me Home, Country Roads" on the podcast while also doing some football drills on the Daily News lawn. The quartet of Warriors also talked...

Duration:00:21:24

Clockers secure a Tri-Valley League Large title

10/31/2019
Five Clockers joined Cassell's Corner podcast a week after Ashland football beat Holliston for the first time since 2001 to secure a Tri-Valley League Large title for the Clockers. Five seniors in Dom Cavanagh, Jake Latessa, Brandon Grover, Kevin Russell and Dom Massauro played some football on the Daily News lawn before sitting down in Cassell's Corner (with balloons) and barking to start the podcast. Ashland football barks twice after ever win. The Clockers then talked all things football,...

Duration:00:23:21

These boys are playing on Wayland High's field hockey team

10/16/2019
Three members of the Wayland High School field hockey team joined Cassell's Corner podcast. And all three were boys. Wayland seniors Aiden Chitkara, Ethan Betancourt, and Zeke Betancourt joined Tommy to talk all things field hockey. The trio of Warriors also discussed the decision, reactions from others, difference between boys and girls sports, and goal celebration. They even talked about whether or not they'd wear the skirts. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily...

Duration:00:27:18

Meet the Powers family

10/15/2019
Three Hopkinton siblings in Ben Powers, Garrett Powers and Kate Powers joined host Tommy Cassell on the Cassell's Corner podcast to talk about the trio all receiving Tri-Valley League All-Star honors for outdoor track this past spring. Ben and Garrett are 18 and twins. Garrett is older by 30 minutes. Kate is the younger sister and is 14 years old. All three participated on the Hillers' outdoor track team doing field events. Kate and Garrett threw discus while Ben tossed the javelin. The...

Duration:00:30:06

Top athletes of the 2018-2019 year

9/2/2019
The Daily News held its annual awards ceremony after the school year and honored All-Stars from all three of its sports seasons. The Daily News also bestowed the award for Female and Male Athlete of the Year. And those two winners recently joined host Tommy Cassell on this episode of the Cassell's Corner podcast. Natick's Grace Connolly and Wayland's Nick Smith were named the Female Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year, respectively, and talked about what that honor meant to them...

Duration:00:29:30

Hudson softball players win the state title

7/28/2019
The Hudson softball team won a Division 2 state championship. So naturally, the Hawks came into the studio for an episode of Cassell's Corner podcast to talk about it. Seniors Sophia Togneri, Natalie Bishop and Emily White, and coach Laura Bowen -- a Hudson High grad herself -- joined host Tommy Cassell to talk things all state title. Then, the three Hawks and their coach opened up about superstitions, traditions, saving woodchucks and taking faceplants. At the end of the podcast, the trio...

Duration:00:24:14

Dover-Sherborn claims state title

7/28/2019
The Division 3 state champion Dover-Sherborn boys lacrosse team joined Cassell's Corner podcast and host Tommy Cassell to talk about winning a state title. Three seniors in Cam Raycroft, Matt Paolatto and Henry Kenney, and junior Matt Gallitano joined Tommy in studio after doing some faceoffs on the Daily News lawn. The quartet of Raiders opened up about their warm-up song, drank water out of tea mugs, talked all things lax and then take over the final section of the podcast. Cassell’s...

Duration:00:29:31

Hopkinton girls lacrosse has some fun

6/6/2019
The Hopkinton girls lacrosse team has had fun both on and off the field this season. On the field, the Hillers went 12-6 in the regular season and beat Bishop Feehan in the first round of the playoffs. Off the field, Hopkinton do a raffle drawing to raise funds for the team during each day of the month of May. Needless to say, the Hillers had fun with the raffle. So on Sunday, five players of the team joined host Tommy Cassell to tape the podcast. The five Hillers played some lax outside and...

Duration:00:18:37

Rich Pedroli Memorial Daily News Classic champions

5/31/2019
Five members of the Franklin baseball team in senior captains Alex Haba, Jake Macchi and Scott Elliott, and juniors Will Pacheco and Jack Nally, joined host Tommy Cassell on the podcast to talk about the Panthers winning the 13th annual Rich Pedroli Memorial Daily News Classic. The quintet of Panthers did a little impromptu Home Run Derby out on the Daily News lawn before coming into the podcast studio. To start off the podcast, Nally did his best Freddie Mercury impression by singing...

Duration:00:24:19

Making the most of Marathon Monday: Running, cheering, and supporting

5/13/2019
When it comes to Marathon Monday in Boston, no one does it better than the Rabidou family. This past April, the two youngest siblings of the four Rabidous from Ashland ran in the Boston Marathon. And for a few good reasons. Kevin and Spencer Rabidou both ran to honor loved ones who have recently died. Meanwhile, their older sister, Devan, and older brother, Trevor, both watched on the sidelines of the Boston Marathon as the two breezed by their Ashland home en route to the finish line. The...

Duration:00:26:44

Back-to-back state champs

4/29/2019
The back-to-back state champions from Wellesley girls hockey hopped into the Daily News podcast studio to talk to host Tommy Cassell. The quartet of Raiders included senior captains Isabelle Kressy, Grace Dore, junior Emily Rourke and freshman Lulu Rourke. The four hockey stars talked about winning two straight Division 2 state titles at TD Garden, superstitions, music and senior superlatives. And to start off the podcast, they even spoke some Spanish and Chinese before switching over to...

Duration:00:19:30

The Dover-Sherborn boys basketball team is State Champs!

3/21/2019
The three captains of the Dover-Sherborn boys basketball team brought in their Division 3 state championship trophy and medals to see Tommy as they taped this show. Fresh off a 71-56 win over Bishop Stang to secure the Raiders' first state title since 1981, seniors Brett Stark, Cam Raycroft and John Muckstadt joined Tommy in studio to talk all things basketball, injuries, traveling and March Madness. They even played a little HORSE in the lobby of the Daily News. Cassell’s Corner Each week,...

Duration:00:21:34

Unscripted: Algonquin High seniors take over the show

3/19/2019
Three Algonquin High seniors joined Tommy Cassell on this episode. The trio of Tomahawks are accomplished athletes, but the reason why they were in studio was not to talk sports -- really -- but to talk about talking about sports. Josh Harmon, Jon Symons and Nick Hatton are the hosts of "Unscripted." It's a weekly sports show with "the most hot takes." The T-Hawk super fans chatted with Tommy about their shtick before taking over the podcast entirely at the end of the podcast. Oh, and they...

Duration:00:25:50

Two programs are hitting their strides

3/7/2019
Five Hudson High seniors joined podcast host Tommy Cassell to talk recent successes, postseason aspirations and much more. Indoor track runner Michael Blake, and basketball players Allura Carney, Caroline Pollard, Tim Person and Cam White all joined Tommy Cassell in the studio for some fun. The quintet talk their respective sports and also some behind the scenes stuff before finishing with a 'Drop a Hint' game. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford...

Duration:00:30:48

Wayland swimmers are state champs!

3/7/2019
Five Wayland swimmers, three girls and two boys, joined podcast host Tommy Cassell on Cassell's Corner podcast to talk all things swimming. The quintet of Warriors are all fresh off of Division 2 state championship victories with boys swimmers Nick Smith and Edmond Giang sharing the spotlight with girls swimmers Rose Kiefer, Julia Pak and Remmi Shaw. The Wayland pool people talked state titles, diets, medical emergencies and more with Cassell. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the...

Duration:00:30:19

5 Wayland Warriors talk wrestling then it goes wrong

1/30/2019
Five Wayland High wrestlers in senior captains Brooks Jones and Erik Sweeney, and juniors Cameron Jones, George Natsis and CJ Brown join host to talk about Wayland winning the Warrior Cup over rival Lincoln-Sudbury and much more about the wrestling program. The five Warriors began the podcast by singing the song they listen to before every home match and ended the podcast with an impromptu promposal, which is when people ask other people to junior prom, by Brown.

Duration:00:22:34

Clockers talk Coaches vs Cancer wrestling match

1/20/2019
Five Ashland wrestlers joined host Tommy Cassell to talk about the Clockers' recent Coaches vs. Cancer wrestling match with Hopkinton. (Check out the photos) The quintet of wrestlers also talked all thing wrestling -- including cauliflower ear, ringworm, wardrobe choices, weigh-ins and packing a bag -- while also discussing how cancer has impacted the Ashland wrestling team and community. The wrestlers also kept things loose by opening up the podcast by singing "Juju On That Beat" -- a song...

Duration:00:22:13

Daily News Cup champs

1/9/2019
Four members of the Algonquin boys hockey team visited with host Tommy Cassell to talk about winning the Daily News Cup. After beating Hudson in the semifinals of the Daily News Cup, the Tomahawks defeated Hopkinton in a rematch of the previous finals. Four Algonquin players in senior captain Nolan Kimball, juniors Matt Bogdanski and Henry Alford, and sophomore Henry Antino talked all things hockey, swag, traditions and music choices. The Tomahawks started the podcast off by singing the song...

Duration:00:22:28