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Arlington’s James Roche, who starred at Bentley University and was a consensus All-American outfielder last season at Franklin Pierce University, has signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and was assigned to extended spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. . . . Norwich University senior flanker Josh Nowak of Arlington was honored as a New England Collegiate Rugby Conference All-Star. . . . Newton’s Jack St. Clair (Belmont Hill), a sophomore dean’s list student at Holy Cross, was making the most of his at-bats with the Crusaders baseball team: Through last weekend, he was batting .571 (4-for-7). His mom, Robyn, a member at Woodland Golf Club, qualified for the US Women’s Senior Amateur last year. . . . Marlborough’s Bobby Butler was claimed on waivers by the Nashville Predators on Monday from the New Jersey Devils. The 25-year-old wing had registered one assist in 14 games for the Devils.
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