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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.

The 1955 AM their American Junior Legion Baseball Roster

Posted: July 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm   /   Lawrence News, Sports

The new American Legion Post #375 has announced their team’s roster for this upcoming 1955 season. The Post Commissioner is Edward Guy and the athletic officer is Ralph Wilson.

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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.

Central Catholic wins a tough game on the diamond in 1946

Posted: July 3, 2017 at 11:11 pm   /   Lawrence News, Sports

It was June 6 1946 and Central was facing Catholic League rival St Mary’s of Lynn. The red and blue of Auburn Street were hoping to up their record to 11 wins and two losses. Now competing in the MVC the locals were part of a strong Catholic League in all sports in 1946. A […]

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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.

Bob Licare’s North Andover hoopsters win a big one in 1974

Posted: June 17, 2017 at 9:21 am   /   Lawrence News, Sports

The opponent was Bedford High school and the site was the Boston Garden and it was the fabled Tech Tourney. In 1974 male teachers all wore neckties and all women teachers wore dresses had fresh hairdos and high heels that made them look much more professional than the teachers of today. All girl gym suits […]

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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.

Central Catholic’s Hall of Fame in 1985

Posted: April 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm   /   Lawrence News, Sports

In 1985 Central Catholic celebrated its 50th year in the city and was naming a Great Hall of Fame as part of this great occasion. Pat McCarthy class of 59 was called Larry and was a 3-sporter. He was a super baseball, football and basketball in his senior year he was an all scholastic and […]

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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.

1956 LHS Gridsters a memorable team

Posted: March 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm   /   Lawrence News, Sports

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 […]

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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.

Social League All Star Game 1969

Posted: January 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm   /   Lawrence News, Sports

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 […]

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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.

The 1964 Social Softball League Champs

Posted: October 14, 2016 at 6:49 am   /   Lawrence News, Sports

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

Posted: October 1, 2016 at 2:37 pm   /   Lawrence News, Sports

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 […]

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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.

Lawrence’s New Champ

Posted: September 1, 2016 at 5:32 am   /   Lawrence News, Sports

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 […]

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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.

Nuevo Campeón de Lawrence

Posted: September 1, 2016 at 5:30 am   /   Lawrence News, Sports

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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