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Boston-area school faces prospect of no sports teams

Updated: June 27, 2007, 5:02 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

As the town he grew to love gathered its residents in a crowded room to hear their fate, Mike Lahiff headed off to his daughter's softball game.

It seemed fitting. Sports is really what drew Lahiff to Stoneham, Mass. Politics dragged him out. He was the athletic director at Stoneham High School for 13 years, cheered the Spartans on to state championships, held the 2006-07 school year close to his heart because, he said, it was filled with "great kids."

"That," he said, "is the ...

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