Assistant Sports Editor

Craig Larson

A 30-year veteran reporting on/coordinating high school sports coverage in the region, Craig Larson is the Globe’s high school and regional sports editor. Prior to his arrival at the Globe in 2006, the West Springfield native served as the sports editor of the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham from 1998-2006, as well as sports editor of the Dedham Transcript and the Caledonian Record.

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HIGH SCHOOL NOTES

Chelmsford’s Michael O’Keefe, Winthrop’s Frank DeMarco step down from baseball programs

By , Globe Staff

O’Keefe leaves after 25 seasons as Chelmsford’s skipper; DeMarco departs Winthrop on his own terms after 19 seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Despite withering heat and humidity, local teams hit the pitch to prepare for a new season

By Matt Doherty , Globe Correspondent

St. John’s Prep, the reigning Div. 1 North boys’ champions, led the way on the first day of soccer practice.

Trip to Little League World Series a home run for Malden Challenger program

By Scott Souza , Globe Correspondent

When the District 12 Challenger team from Malden was invited to play at the Little League World series this weekend, a farflung team of supporters swung into action.

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

The agony, and ecstasy, of cyclocross

By Brion O’Connor , Globe Correspondent

“Cyclocross is a miserable experience,” says one devoted enthusiast. Yet the sport continues to enjoy an almost cult-like status in Eastern Massachusetts.