Sports & Recreation

Plans for Coverage of School Sports

The Acton Exchange Team recognizes that coverage of sports, especially school and youth sports, is a staple of community news, and our vision going forward includes robust coverage of this important aspect of our community. Responsible coverage of Sports involves new challenges for our emerging news organization, around fairness, conflict of interest, and protection of minors. We aspire to begin regular coverage of school sports beginning with the fall 2024 season. If you would like to be part of this exciting new phase of the Acton Exchange’s growth, please email, specifying what volunteer role you could see yourself playing.

Women’s Cricket in Acton

June 21, 2024
by Tom Beals
“Batters”, “score runs”, “gloves”, “balls”. You’d think it’s a baseball game being played in Acton on Saturday mornings, but you’d be wrong. Add to these familiar terms, “overs”, “bowlers” and “openers”, and you know it’s all about cricket at…

Two ball games

June 7, 2024
by James Conboy
Silent bats spell shutout for Revs May 24, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School softball field: The A-B Rev’s bats went dormant Friday as they lost to Merrimack Valley Conference opponent Billerica, 2-0. Each pitcher surrendered only five hits on the day, but the Indians…

Revs fall, 16-4, as Lincoln-Sudbury unleashes its bats

June 1, 2024
by James Conboy
May 17, Acton-Boxborough baseball field: Pitcher Matthew Bromberg and his defense were able to contain their visitors’ bats for two innings Friday, but, in the third inning, the onslaught began. After the first batter was hit by a pitch, his teammate launched a changeup to…

Ball games this week

May 24, 2024
by James Conboy
Bedford flamethrower no-hits Revolution May 13, Acton-Boxborough softball field: The Bedford Buccaneers’ Alyxandra Rossi strode into town looking for strikeout victims, and she found twenty-one, including four in one inning, thanks to a dropped third strike. That drop, and…

It was worth the wait for a walk-off victory

May 16, 2024
by James Conboy
May 2, Acton Boxborough Regional High School girls softball team: A great pitcher’s duel between A-B’s Ila Gillespie and Shrewsbury’s Marcia Bentley was ultimately decided by errors, as the A-B Revolution eked out a 4-3 extra-inning, walk-off victory over the…

Hope at Bat: May 9 boys baseball game for a cause

May 16, 2024
by James Conboy
Acton-Boxborough baseball field, May 9: The color pink was abundant Thursday, most notably on the home team’s jerseys, as the A-B Revolution hosted Dual County League rival Bedford in a game to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Hope at Bat crusade against cancer.…

Brilliant Pitching under a Brilliant Blue Sky

April 30, 2024
by James Conboy
Softball fans Monday April 29 were treated to a brilliant blue sky, and even more brilliant pitching, when the Wayland Warriors visited the Acton-Boxborough Revolution (or Colonials, according to the scoreboard) in a Dual County League contest. Hits were in short supply, as…

Q&A with Candidates for School Committee

April 19, 2024
by Mike Balulescu
This material was republished from a communication prepared for members of the Acton Boxborough Education Association (ABEA). Ben Bloomenthal (incumbent) Q1. Why are you running for School Committee? Are there any particular issues that inspired you to run? I’m running for…

Winter Tracking Walk

February 7, 2024
by Jody Harris
Adapted by Franny Osman from an article by Jody Harris written for Acton Conservation Trust The last snowfall had been a week before, but as temps all week were low and skies gray, the woods still held plenty of snow for tracking the animals who make their home there. Tracker…


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