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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...


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...


Milford softball player Shannon Cormier and Hopedale runner Brandon Hall

Host Tommy Cassell brings iin a couple for the first time. They are seniors from rivaling towns and schools. Milford's Shannon Cormier and Hopedale's Brandon Hall. Shannon is currently on the undefeated Milford softball team, which is the defending Division 1 state champion. Brandon is currently running outdoor track for Hopedale and just broke the school record in the 1-mile. The two started dating nearly two years ago when Brandon added Shannon as a friend on Snapchat. It took two...


Holliston residents talks about running for teacher

Holliston High School graduate Jake Obid and his former teacher Bill Wechsler joined host Tommy Cassell for this week's episode. Wechsler was diagnosed with ALS in 2016 and was given two to five years to live. Obid credits Wechsler, who was a social worker at Holliston High until 2017, with saving his life as Obid was struggling with school and his life as a sophomore at Holliston. Obid finished the 2018 Boston Marathon. He ran to pay homage to his former teacher and raised $15K for Team...


Skier talks about Freestyle Junior World Championships

Host Tommy Cassell is joined by 18-year-old Kalman Heims. Kalman was one of eight skiers who represented the United States in the Freestyle Junior World Championships in Duved, Sweden, where he competed in the moguls events. Kalman has been skiing since he was 3 years old and currently splits his time between Westborough High and Killington Mountain School in Vermont. Kalman will be graduating from Westborough High in June and taking a gap year at Killington before heading to the...


One broke his neck playing football, now they all play lacrosse

Host Tommy Cassell talked with the coach and members of the Hopedale boys lacrosse team in for SPECIAL EPISODE 50. Hopedale just clinched its second straight postseason bid after becoming a varsity program in 2014, no easy feat. They talk about the growth of the program, its first playoff experience last year, Brian Cerow's broken neck in the first game of the football season for the BMR-Hopedale co-op team and what it's like for sophomore Blake Moxim to play for his dad, Eric, the...


Hudson softball starts their season strong

Host Tommy Cassell talks with two players and the head coach of the Hudson High softball team. The Hawks are off to a 6-0 start so far this season after a 12-0 win over Groton-Dunstable on April 24. In that victory, junior left-hander Sophia Togneri thew a no-hitter, striking out 11 batters in seven shutout innings. Senior captain Maddie Haufe went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run as well in the win. Coach Laura Bowen is in her second year of being the head coach at her alma mater, as...


One pitched a no-hitter; the other a shutout

The Franklin baseball team joins podcast host Tommy Cassell after senior James Leofanti threw a special no-hitter on April 13 in a 4-0 win over Milford and senior captain Jake Noviello tossed a complete-game shutout in a 1-0 win over Walpole on April 18. The players are joined by their coach Zach Brown and his son. The two are leaders on the Panthers team that recently went on a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The group talks about the no-hitter,...


A two-time Daily News All-Star talks socks

This week, host Tommy Cassell brought in Bellingham High junior Michael Reissfelder. He was a Daily News All-Star for basketball this winter and for cross country this past fall. He just recently pitched a complete game and got the win in Bellingham's 2-1 victory over Medway on Monday in baseball. The two chatted about all three sports, his superstition of wearing his dad's socks to basketball games this winter, and how he is learning to play the guitar. Cassell’s Corner Each week,...


Looking towards the spring season

Producer Caitlyn Kelleher becomes the host in this episode of Cassell's Corner. She and regular host Tommy Cassell talk about the spring season for teams in the MetroWest and Milford areas. They talk about the teams that could compete for back-to-back state championships and those other teams that are in the running this year. From volleyball to tennis and from lacrosse to softball and baseball. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will...