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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Holliston team is championship bound



(The Pop Warner team celebrates after winning the New England championship, photo by George Martell)

A pasta dinner at the VFW hall tonight will raise money for a group of unlikely heroes -- the Holliston Pop Warner Pee Wee team that wants to travel to the national championships in Orlando next week.

A telethon held on the local cable channel Tuesday night raised thousands to send the team, along with a cheerleading squad that is also competing, to the sports complex at Disney World, where the championships will be held.

The football team won the New England regional championship in Providence last Friday, and the cheerleading squad placed second in their regional competition on Saturday. This is the first time Holliston has sent a team in either sport to the national championship, Globe West reports today.

-- Calvin Hennick

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