• Frank Benjamin’s book “Mr. B’s Sports Memories” is for sale. At the recent Roast in his honor, Mr. B requested that the evening’s profit be dedicated to the Canal Street Boxing Gym, a place he greatly admires for the work they do with Lawrence youth. This is a great keepsake for anyone growing up in the Merrimack Valley.
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    1956 LHS Gridsters a memorable team

    The Lancers of 1956 wearing their blue and white uniforms had the City agog with pride and great pleasure as they drew great crowds to every game they played.  Their home games were played at the Stadium as they do to these days.  The big difference was that they drew monstrous crowds.  I’m not lying…

  • Frank Benjamin’s book “Mr. B’s Sports Memories” is for sale. At the recent Roast in his honor, Mr. B requested that the evening’s profit be dedicated to the Canal Street Boxing Gym, a place he greatly admires for the work they do with Lawrence youth. This is a great keepsake for anyone growing up in the Merrimack Valley.
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    Social League All Star Game 1969

    By Frank Benjamin In 1969 the annual fast pitch All Star game was set to be played at the Hayden Schofield Park on Lawrence St. The league has been part of the City’s 4th of July celebration for many years and this year’s edition seems to have two evenly talented  teams ready to go at…

  • Frank Benjamin’s book “Mr. B’s Sports Memories” is for sale. At the recent Roast in his honor, Mr. B requested that the evening’s profit be dedicated to the Canal Street Boxing Gym, a place he greatly admires for the work they do with Lawrence youth. This is a great keepsake for anyone growing up in the Merrimack Valley.
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    The 1964 Social Softball League Champs

    The Methuen Knights of Columbus won the Social Softball title with a 5/1 win over the Chez When at the Hayden Schofield on Lawrence St.  This team playing in the league for its first year featured some seasoned fast pitch veterans. Former Lawrence Alderman Dick Reming played cf and went 0 for 4 in this…

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    1949 LANCERS ARE STAR STUDDED

    The 1949 Lawrence High School Football Team was loaded with great high school athletes and coaches. Although I’m not sure of their record I remember watching them perform at the Lawrence Stadium as a young man. Those days, having thousands of fans attending was not unusual.  What might have been unusual later in the team’s…

  • Yamarco Guzmán, de 22 años de edad, natural de Lawrence y entrenado en el Canal Street Boxing Gym, fue coronado Campeón Middleweight en una pelea llevada a cabo en el Gleason's Boxing Gym de Brooklyn, NY contra Jimmy Baldwin el 23 de Julio, 2016. Lawrence’s New Champ Twenty-two-year-old Yamarco Guzman, a native of Lawrence who trained at the Canal Street Boxing Gym, was crowned Middleweight Champion in a fight held at Gleason's Boxing Gym in Brooklyn, NY against Jimmy Baldwin on July 23rd, 2016.
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    Lawrence’s New Champ

    By Alberto Suris 22-year-old, 165 Lbs, Yamarco Guzman, a native of Lawrence and trained by David Ortiz of the Canal Street Boxing Gym, was crowned Middleweight Champion in a fight held at Gleason’s Boxing Gym in Brooklyn, NY against Jimmy Baldwin on July 23, 2016. “These were three-round fights each carried out in a national…

  • Yamarco Guzmán, de 22 años de edad, natural de Lawrence y entrenado en el Canal Street Boxing Gym, fue coronado Campeón Middleweight en una pelea llevada a cabo en el Gleason's Boxing Gym de Brooklyn, NY contra Jimmy Baldwin el 23 de Julio, 2016. Lawrence’s New Champ Twenty-two-year-old Yamarco Guzman, a native of Lawrence who trained at the Canal Street Boxing Gym, was crowned Middleweight Champion in a fight held at Gleason's Boxing Gym in Brooklyn, NY against Jimmy Baldwin on July 23rd, 2016.
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    Nuevo Campeón de Lawrence

    Por Alberto Surís Yamarco Guzmán, de 22 años de edad, 165 Lbs.de peso, natural de Lawrence y entrenado por David Ortiz del Canal Street Boxing Gym, fue coronado Campeón Middleweight en una pelea llevada a cabo en el Gleason’s Boxing Gym de Brooklyn, NY contra Jimmy Baldwin el 23 de Julio, 2016. “Estas fueron peleas…

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    A 1934 TIMELINE

    I’ve chosen to feature 1934 as a subject this week and somewhere along this trip I’ll explain why. So many things happened in that period that I really became fascinated with that era and hope you will as well. In January the first State liquor stores opened in Pennsylvania. Comedienne Tallulah Bankhead makes her debut…

  • Frank Benjamin’s book “Mr. B’s Sports Memories” is for sale. At the recent Roast in his honor, Mr. B requested that the evening’s profit be dedicated to the Canal Street Boxing Gym, a place he greatly admires for the work they do with Lawrence youth. This is a great keepsake for anyone growing up in the Merrimack Valley.
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    Moynihan Lumber Awards

    Fourteen years ago my boss at WCCM Jim Murphy called me to let me know that someone was at the station that wanted to meet me. I quickly scooted to the station and to this day, I am elated that I did because my meeting with Gerard Moynihan was and still is one of my…

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