Doherty’s Tajon Vassar a fast-rising star for the Highlanders

An overlooked kid who puts in the work, plays both sides of the ball, and is trying to live up to the accomplishments of an older brother, Vassar embodies the traits of many on this year’s hopeful Highlanders. “We’re lucky with Tajon, because he’s one of our best players, if not our best player, and he’s also the hardest worker,” Doherty coach Sean Mulcahy said.

St. John’s depth has Pioneers dreaming big in 2017

While most of the region is bemoaning the losses of generational talents, like Grafton’s Ifeatu Melifonwu, West Boylston’s Cole McCubrey and Leominster’s Noah Gray, the Pioneers are thrilled to welcome back nearly all of their big names from a season ago, starting with highly regarded athlete Hunter Gorgas.

Worcester’s Yiadom primed for big senior season for Boston College football

Ever since BC coach Steve Addazio told ESPN Isaac Yiadom had the potential to be an all-conference player, the Doherty legend’s name has come up a lot more in talks about the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference, and college football in general. But to Yiadom, that’s all just noise. “I don’t really listen to any of that, I just have to keep doing what I always do, and that’s work on what I’m not good at.”

Wachusett alum Tyler Catalina’s journey toward an NFL roster spot

“I’ve played in so many systems, on so many teams, that I think I can adjust to anything at this point,” the 325-pounder said of his first few weeks in the NFL. “It just is what it is. I’ve got to keep working and showing the coaches I can handle anything they throw at me.” Those coaches, it seems, have seen something from Catalina, who is in position to vie for a backup role on the Washington Redskins offensive line.