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GIRLS HOCKEY with Coach Richard Grasso
Whitman-Hanson 9 Stoughton 1 on January 18
Stoughton 0 vs Newton North 10 on January 2
Girls Ice Hockey squad loses 8-0 to North Quincy on December 19, despite great defensive effort from senior goalie Samantha Tullis.
Scituate defeated Stoughton, 8-0 on December 16. Great defensive play by Julia Russell and Sarah Widrow.
BOYS HOCKEY with Coach Dan Mark
The varsity boys hockey team defeated Attleboro 4-1 on February 6. Mark Sheehan led the offense with 2 goals, Nick Hardy and Sean Doherty scored the other goals.
The varsity boys hockey team lost to Franklin 6-2 on February 3. Mark Sheehan and Nick Hardy scored the goals.
The jv hockey team lost to Oliver Ames 6-4 on February 1. Luke Bainton and Brendan Campbell had 2 goals each.
The varsity boys hockey team defeated Taunton 2-1 on January 30. Mark Sheehan led the offense with 2 goals, while AJ Scott made 30 saves in goal.
The varsity hockey team defeated Foxboro 3-2 on January 23 on a goal by Mark Sheehan. Adam Potter and Carter Gerome scored the other goals.
Boys varsity hockey team lost to Oliver Ames 6-0 on January 20. AJ Scott played well in goal making 42 saves.
The boys varsity hockey team lost to Canton 11-1 on January 12. AJ Scott played outstanding in goal.
The JV hockey team defeated Blue Hills 5-4 on January 7 . Brian Carlson scored the game winner at the buzzer for the win Colin Goodrich had 2 goals. Brendan Campbell and Ryan Chipman scored the other goals.
Taunton High boys hockey team beat Stoughton 5-3 on December 23. Mark Sheehan, Brendan Campbell, and Sean Doherty scored.
The varsity boys hockey team lost to Bourne 4-0 on December 19. Goalie AJ Scott was named to the all tournament team.
The varsity boys team tied Holliston 2-2 on December 18. Mark Sheehan had 2 goals. Freshmen AJ Scott played well in goal.
The varsity boys hockey team came from behind to score with 39 seconds left to tie Foxboro on Sean Doherty's first varsity goal, 3-3, on December 14.. Mark Sheehan and Jon Lessa scored the other goals. AJ Scott played well in goal.
The boys varsity hockey team defeated Milford 5-1 on December 12, 2015. Mark Sheehan scored 2 goals while Ryan Chipman, Carter Gerome and Jon Lessa scored goals.
GIRLS SWIMMING with Coach Wyatt Callender
Stoughton girls swam against Foxboro on Friday January 22nd; getting 67 points to Foxboro’s 101. Most points scored by the Stoughton girls this season. Also, Stoughton girls 53 points to 116 against Milford on January 13th at Milford.
Stoughton High Girl's Varsity Swimming team competed against King Phillip High School at home on December 22, dropping a 64-86 Meet. Stoughton Girls are having a great rebuilding season with 3 returning seniors, 2 juniors, 1 sophomore and 6 new freshmen. So far, the girls are consistently bettering their times and a few are on track to set new school records by the end of the season!
Stoughton (7-4) fell to Mansfield January 27, 51-36 tonight. The Knights were lead by Senior Guard Alecia Quinones who finished the night with 16 points and 9 rebounds. The Knights return to action Friday night against Oliver Ames.
The Stoughton Black Knights battled hard to pull off a 52-49 victory over Sharon on January 22. The Knights were led offensively by Senior Guard/Captain Jess Greer with 18 points. Greer hit four big three's for Stoughton. Senior Guard/Captain Alecia Quinones came up big defensively with 9 steals. Quinones scored 17 points for the Knights. The Knights now 7-3 overall return to action at home on Tuesday against Mansfield.
Great team win tonight (1/15/16) over Milford on the road 59-41. Senior Guard Alecia Quinones led the charge for Stoughton. Quinones finished the game with 20 points and 7 steals. Key reserve Senior Guard Julia Foye sparked the Knights off the bench with 11 points, 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. The Knights are now 6-2 overall and 6-1 in the Hockomock. Stoughton girl's basketball returns to action on the road Tuesday at Franklin.
The Knights fought hard on January 12th to get a victory over Taunton 54-52. Stoughton was led by Senior Guards Jess Greer and Alecia Quinones. Greer and Quinones had 18 points each to help Stoughton get the win. The Knights return to action Friday at Milford. Overall Record 5-2
Hockomock Record 4-1
The Stoughton High Knights fought hard for a 41-40 victory over Canton tonight (January 8). A solid effort on defense gave us the edge. Stoughton was lead by Sophomore Jordan Motley with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Val Whalen's presence on the boards was tremendous. Whalen finished the night with 14 rebounds and 7 points. The Knights returned to action on Tuesday against Taunton at Home.
Current record is 4-2 overall.
FIELD HOCKEY with Coach Dan Mark
The varsity field hockey team defeated Canton 1-0 on October 26. Angela Connolly scored the goal, while Kara Ploss had 10 saves in goal for the shutout.
On Friday, varsity field hockey team qualified for the state tournament with a 3-1 win against Brockton on October 24. Courtney Campbell, Mia Russell and Ashley Chipman scored the goals.
The JV field hockey team defeated Brockton 4-1. Kamryn Oliviera scored 2 goals, while Jackie Evangelista and Meghan Foley.
On Saturday the varsity field hockey team lost to Pembroke 2-1, Courtney Campbell scored the goal.
The JV field hockey team tied Pembroke 3-3. Kamryn Oliviera, Thayna Oliviera and Amanda McGuillicuddy scored the goals.
The varsity field hockey team lost to Foxboro 3-1 on October 22. Angela Connolly, assisted by Mia Russell scored the goal.
The varsity field hockey team defeated Sharon 4-1 on October 20. Courtney Campbell led the offence with 2 goals, while Angela Connolly and Olivia Schlehuber scored a goal each.
The varsity field hockey team lost to Oliver Ames 4-1 on October 15. Mia Russell, assisted by Olivia Schlehuber scored the goal.
The varsity field hockey team tied previously unbeaten Franklin 0-0 on October 13. Kara Ploss was outstanding in goal making 17 saves.
The varsity field hockey team lost to Attleboro 2-1 on October 8. Olivia Schlehuber scored the goal, assisted by Angela Connolly.
The varsity field hockey team shutout Brockton 4-0 on October 6. Olivia Schlehuber and Mia Russell scored 2 goals each.
The varsity field hockey team tied King Philip 1-1 October 5 on a goal by Olivia Schlehuber, assited by Mia Russell. Kara Ploss played well in goal making 7 saves.
The JV field hockey team lost to King Philip 2-1. Kate Howe scored the only goal.
The varsity field hockey team defeated Milford 1-0 on October 1 on a goal by Courtney Campbell, assisted by Mia Russell. Kara Ploss had the shutout in goal.
The varsity Field Hockey team defeated Canton 2-1 September 29 on a goal with 2:39 left by Angela Connolly. Mia Russell scored the other goal.
The JV field hockey team lost to Canton 2-1. Kamryn Oliveira scored the goal.
The varsity field hockey team defeated Sharon 4-1 on September 21, led by a 3 goal hat trick by Mia Russell. Olivia Schlehuber scored the other goal.
The varsity field hockey team defeated Pembroke 2-1 on September 19. Olivia Schlehuber and Mia Russell scored the goals.
The Stoughton field hockey team defeated Taunton 4-1 on September 9, led by 3 goals by Courtney Campbell. Ashley Chipman scored the other goal. Angela Connolly dominated at mid field.
The varsity field hockey team improved to 2-0 with a 3-1 victory over North Attleboro on September 11. Olivia Schlehuber, Erika Paul and Mia Russell scored the goals.
STOUGHTON VOLLEYBALL with Coach Ken Gay
Stoughton Volleyball lost to Cardinal Spellman 3 sets to 1 on November 3. Set scores were; 25-18; 14-25; 4-25; 20-25. Starring for Stoughton in a losing effort were Christina Gelin with 21 digs and 15 service receptions and Bianca DeSousa with 17 digs, 10 assists, 8 service points with 3 aces.
Today, October 30, Stoughton Volleyball defeated Fontbonne Academy of Milton 3 sets to 0. Set scores were 25-14; 25-20; 25-18. Starring for Stoughton were; Bridgette Whalen with 8 blocks, 13 kills, 18 digs and 3 aces; Ava Siegel with 13 service points and 7 aces; and Bianca DeSousa with 12 digs, 11 service points and 4 aces.
Today, Stoughton Volleyball lost to Milford 3 sets to 1 on October 29. Set scores were 25-16; 16-25; 21-25; 12-25. Starring for Stoughton in a losing effort were; Bridgette Whalen with 8 blocks, 10 kills, 11 digs, 11 service points and 5 aces and Valerie Whalen with 5 blocks and 7 kills.
Today, October 26, Stoughton Volleyball lost to Canton High School 3 sets to 1; Set scores were 25-16; 17-25; 11-25; 17-25. Playing well for Stoughton in a losing effort were; Ava Siegel with 12 digs, 8 kills and 14 service points and Bridgette Whalen with 18 digs, 10 kills, and 7 blocks.
Today, October 23, Stoughton Volleyball defeated Sharon High School 3 set to 0. Set scores were 25-16; 25-19; 25-15. Starring for Stoughton were; senior middle Bridgette Whalen with 9 blocks, 6 kills, 15 digs, 8 service points and 4 aces; senior setter Bianca DeSousa with 11 digs, 9 service points, 5 kills, and 4 aces; and senior outside Ava Siegel with 13 service points 5 kills and 2 aces.
Today, October 22, Stoughton Volleyball defeated Foxboro 3 sets to 0. Set scores were 25-20; 25-23; 25-19. Starring for Stoughton were; senior middle Bridgette Whalen with 8 kills, 7 blocks, 16 digs and 6 service points: senior setter Bianca DeSousa with 10 assists, 7 service points with 5 aces, and 10 digs; and senior outside hitter Ava Siegel with 15 service points, 7 digs, and 4 kills.
Today, Stoughton Volleyball lost to Oliver Ames 3 sets to 0 on October 16. Starring in a losing effort for Stoughton was Bridgette Whalen with 10 digs and 5 kills.
Today, Otcober 13, Stoughton Volleyball lost to Franklin High School 3 sets to 0. Set scores were 25-15; 25-10; 25-18. Starring for Stoughton in a losing effort was Bianca DeSousa with 13 assists, 7 digs, and 5 service points.
Today, October 9, Stoughton Volleyball lost to Cardinal Spellman 3 sets to 1. Set score were; 26-24; 15-25; 24-26; 19-25. Starring for Stoughton in a losing effort were senior setter Bianca DeSousa with 16 assists, 14 digs, 10 service points, 8 aces, 5 kills, and 2 blocks an sophomore middle blocker Val Whalen with 7 kills and 7 blocks.
Today, October 5, Stoughton Volleyball lost to King Philip Regional High School 3 set to 0.
Today, Friday, October 2nd, Stoughton Volleyball defeated Milford 3 sets to 2. Set scores were 13-25; 25-18; 23-25; 25-23; 15-13. Starring for Stoughton were; senior setter Bianca DeSousa with 20 assists, 15 digs, 27 service points and 10 aces; sophomore middle hitter Valerie Whalen with 15 blocks and 6 kills; and Elizabeth Slade with outstanding defensive play.
Today, Wednesday, September 30th, Stoughton volleyball lost to Canton 3 sets to 2. Set scores were; 12-25; 24-26; 25-22; 25-22; 7-15. Starring for Stoughton in a losing effort were; sophomore middle hitter Jordan Motley with 14 kills and 10 blocks; sophomore middle hitter Val Whalen with 12 kills and 6 blocks; and senior setter Bianca DeSousa with 15 service points, 18 assists, and 14 digs.
Today, Monday, September 28th, Stoughton Volleyball defeated Foxboro 3 sets to 1. Set scores were; 25-22; 25-20; 29-31; 25-23. Starring for Stoughton were; junior setter Christina Gelin with 12 assists, 10 digs and 8 service points and junior middle hitter Valerie Whalen with 13 kills, 5 blocks, 9 service points, and 4 aces.
Today, Friday, September 25th, Stoughton Volleyball defeated Fontbonne Academy of Milton 3 sets to 0. Set scores were 25-11; 25-18; 25-21. Starring for Stoughton were; senior setter, Bianca DeSousa with 7 kills, 11 assists, 7 digs, 13 service points and 6 aces; Senior Middle Blocker, Bridgette Whalen with 8 blocks, 5 kills, and 6 digs; and junior setter Christina Gelin with 9 assists, 10 service points and 5 digs.
Today, September 17th, Stoughton volleyball lost to Mansfield High School 3 sets to 2. Set scores were Stoughton 25-21; 23-25; 25-14; 19-25; 12-15. Starring For Stoughton in a losing effort were; Ava Siegel with 12 kills, 18 digs and 20 service receptions and Bianca DeSousa with 10 aces, 12 assists, 8 kills, and 13 service points.
Today, Friday, September 11th, Stoughton High Volleyball defeated North Attleboro 3 sets to 1. Set scores were 25-19; 23-25; 25-19; 26-24. Starring for Stoughton were; senior setter Bianca DeSousa with 19 digs, 11 assists, 6 aces, 6 kills, and 3 blocks; senior middle blocker Bridgette Whalen with 9 blocks, 7 kills, and 14 digs; and senior outside hitter Ava Siegel with 22 digs and 5 kills.
Today, September 9th, Stoughton lost to a highly motivated Taunton team 3 sets to 0. Starring for Stoughton in a losing effort was Bianca DeSousa with 5 aces and 9 assists.
STOUGHTON BOYS SOCCER with Coach Aaron Salter
Unfortunately the final score is 4-2 too New Bedford On November 6. Stoughton took the lead with with a pass from Loubensky Lucus into the path of Josh Mitchell who finished well. At half time it was 2-1 to New Bedford after some questionable referee decisions but it's not my place to say. We started the second half with great tempo and a quick free kick 30 yards out by Noah Schulze to Will Peoples with a great strike hitting the bar on its way in. Was a very good strike. We where losing 3-2 with 5 mins to go so we went all out and played 3 at the back, it didn't pay off this time but there chance to finish the game was taken very well from 30 yards out. Been a very enjoyable season and now the work starts again.
2 first half goals gave Stoughton a good 2-0 win away at Milford on October 29.
The first goal came after Freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon won the ball and finished near post with a strong finish.
The second came from a cross from Jeremy Fishman and after a good control cooling finished by Tyler Melo. Kyle Silverman made an outstanding save at the end to keep the clean sheet.
Hopefully that means we have done enough to get to the tournament.
A good game on October 27, played under the lights. Both team battled very well throughout the game. In the end a single goal was enough for Stoughton to take the victory 0-1.
The goal was scored by freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon with not his trademark but a good finish into the corner from a great Winston Kessah pass.
Goody Fombe was fantastic at the back and Kyle Silverman was solid the whole game.
Final score 1-2 Stoughton with the win. Freshman Gabi Diaz with both goals. One assisted by Alana Richards second assisted by Emmie Sprague.
Final score Sharon 1-0 on October 20. Stoughton had a handful of chances and were unlucky not to get back in it.
Winston Kessah was very good in midfield today.
Final score 2-2 on October 19.
Our goals both came in the 2nd half after being 2-0 down after the first 40 mins.
Our first goal came from a good cross by Josh Mitchell and a good headed finish by Jordan Asnes.
Josh Mitchell then got our second with a good attacking header from a Jordan Asnes corner.
Final score OA 4-0 Stoughton on Otcober 16.
A slow and bad decision making first half cost us today.
Junior Matt Gallagher came on second half and really sured us up at the back.
Much better performance second half from Stoughton.
A very good 4-2 victory for Stoughton on October 13.
Our first goal came from Noah Schulze with a good finish back post after a long throw from Josh Mitchell to put us 1-0.
We came off the field at half time at 1-1. Second half goals came from: the first was a good header again after a Josh Mitchell long throw for Loubensky Lucas to finish.
Josh Mitchell then got himself on the score sheet with a great shot from 25 yards out. Loubensky Lucas then scored again with a fine long range effort to put us up 4-1.
We were unlucky to concede the second goal after a cross found the back of the net. Josh Mitchell and Loubensky Lucas were brilliant today, but also a special mention for Winston Kessah
Final score: 0-1 Attleboro with the win on October 8. Strong game by Stoughton's Victoria Fallon as an outside midfielder.
Final score Attleboro 1 - 2 Stoughton on October 8.
Was a good game on a wonderful afternoon.
Stoughton took the lead through freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon with a great header after a good ball in from Noah Schulze just from the half way line.
The second came from good work down the right from Jordan Asnes with a neat one/two from Fabio Ponce De Leon and a good finish near post.
A very good performance from Nick Camou at centre defender today.
Feels great to be winning some games again. Onto the next one.
Final score was 1-1 on September 19. Stoughtons goal came from a Josh Mitchell long throw and a well taken finish by Fabio Ponce de Leon at the back post.
Stoughton had plenty of chances once again but we can't seem to be able to finish the game off. Winston Kessah had a great game today and canton did very well to keep themselves in the game.
Final score 2-1 to Norwood on September 25. Stoughton's goal came from good work down the right to win the corner. The ball was played in by Jordan Asnes and a well taken header by Fabio ponce de Leon for the goal.
Norwood had 2 great chances they took well and for us it was a tale of 20+ chances and none going in.
Their goal keeper made 4 or 5 terrific saves.
Was a great game on a chilly afternoon, September 21, 2015. The final score was 1-0 Stoughton.
The goal came from some great build up play and a nicely laid ball off from Winston Kessah and a sublime long distance finish from Loubensky Lucas.
The game was a great battle in the midfield with Tyler Melo playing very well and controlling the middle of the park.
A very solid performance from Goody Fombe at the back really set the tone for our defensive work and a well deserved clean sheet.
Today's game, on September 18, was a pleasure to see 2 teams that where looking to play the ball and both teams playing strong. Unfortunately for us Oliver Ames was the better team. Our goal came from a well struck free kick from just past half by Josh Mitchell. Final score was 1-3.
Great 1-0 victory on September 11, both teams were fighting for the ball and both centre backs for North Attleboro deserve a big well done for the solid performance at the back. The ball was moved around very well by
Stoughton and we look promising from early on. Loubinsky Lucus scored from a Jordan Asnes corner with a great near post finish. Loubinsky could have scored 3 or 4 goals but the flood gates will open soon enough.
Both teams played out a very good 1-1 game on September 9. There were chances on both ends for any team to win it. A number of very good competitive battles for the ball and both teams look to play the game with the ball on the deck.
GIRLS SOCCER with Coach Tara Daniels
Final score 1-2 Milford with the win on October 29. Stoughton's goal scored by Amelia Cochran. Emmie Sprague with the assist.
Marissa Williams and Alecia Quinones both had strong games in net to finish out the season.
Final score: 0-5 Canton with the win on October 27. Tough loss for the knights.
Final score 4-1 Foxboro with the win on October 23.
Stoughton's goal scored by Emerson Sprague. Great game in net by senior goalie Alecia Quinones with 15 saves. Senior captain Samantha Tullis kept the Knight solid in the backfield.
Final score 1-2 Stoughton with the win on October 20. Freshman Gabi Diaz with both goals. One assisted by Alana Richards second assisted by Emmie Sprague.
Final score 2-1 Stoughton with the win on October 19. Stoughton goals scored by Emerson Sprague assisted by Shanel Ford and goal number two score by Samantha Tullis on a pk.
Final Score 0-7 OA with the win on October 16.
9-0 Franklin with the win on October 13.
Final score: 2-3 Stoughton with the win on October 6. Sam Tullis scored the first goal off a pk. Elizabeth Kashian scored goal #2 assisted by Shanel Ford. Taryn Bates scored her first high school soccer career goal from an assist by Sarah Quattrucci. Strong game by Stoughton's defense Samantha Tullis and Sarah Widrow. Another outstanding game from senior captain goalie Marissa Williams.
Final score 2-0 Milford with the win on October 2. Marissa Williams had a great first game back from her injury with 12 saves. Samantha Tullis, Sarah Quattrucci, and Sarah Widrow continue to keep Stoughton's back field strong.
Final score: 6-1 Canton with the win on September 29. Stoughton's goal scored by Krista Michienzi, a head off a cross by Mia Greene.
Final score: 4-0 North with the win on September 28. Alecia Quinones with 14 saves in net. Great game by Sarah Widrow holding Stoughton's defense strong.
Stoughton High School vs. OA Girls Soccer 9/18/15: Final Score 8-0 OA with the win.
Girls soccer Stoughton High School vs Mansfield 9/16/15: Final score 1-4 Mansfield with the win. Stoughton's goal scored by junior Amelia Cochran. Another outstanding game in net by senior captain Marissa Williams with 11 saves.
Girls Soccer Stoughton High School vs. Taunton 9/9/15
Final score: 0-1 Taunton with the win. Goal scored on a direct kick.
Outstanding game by senior captain Marissa Williams in net with 14 saves. Senior captain Samantha Tullis showed great leadership in the back field along with sophomore's Emerson Sprague and Mia Greene who were instrumental in keeping stoughton's defense strong. Great team effort by the lady knights!
TRACK with Coach Jennifer Ceolinski
Top Finishers in Hocks XC:
Colin Cochran- 10th- 17:14
Cameron Bean- 30th- 17:45
Zach Ferreira- 52nd- 18:26
Sara Vera-Cruz- 50th- 22:34
Jennifer Billo- 61st- 23:05
Julia Bobeck- 76th- 24:01
On October 6, Boys- Stoughton 25. Canton 30. W
Colin Cochran, 2nd, Cameron Bean, 3rd, and Zachary Ferreira, 4th, all had really strong races. Jonathan Lessa, 6th, and Nick Quattruci, 10th had great races to complete the top 5 scoring places for the team.
Girls- Canton 24. Stoughton 33. L
Despite the loss, the girls had their best meet of the season and the top 5 runners had a fantastic meet. Jennifer Billo, 3rd, Sara Vera-Cruz, 4th, Julia Bobeck, 5th, Lara Deb, 10th, Rianna Rodrigues, 11th ran very well.
September 29 Boys. Sharon 16. Stoughton 45. L
Cameron Bean had a very strong race and finished 5th.
Girls. Sharon 15. Stoughton 49. L
Sara Vera-Cruz had a good race and finished 7th.
September 24, 2015 Boys- Milford 21, Stoughton 36 Loss
Girls- Milford 23, Stoughton 34 Loss
Colin Cochran finished second in boys race. Stoughton girls finished fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh (Sara Vera-Cruz, Jenn Billo, Julia Bobeck, Lara Deb) All within 90 seconds of each other
On September 18--Colin Cochran, Cameron Bean, and Zach Ferreira finished second, third, fourth.
SPRING 2015 SPORTS
VARSITY SOFTBALL with Coach Janet Sullivan
Second baseman Sarah Federico and rightfielder Alecia Quinones collected Stoughton only hits in an 11-0 loss to Oliver Ames on May 29. First baseman Danielle Tesler and outfielders Ashley Merola and Delaney Collins played well defensively. The Black Knights finished the season at 7-13.
Senior catcher Payton Pizzano connected for an rbi double in the first inning to drive in Stoughton's only run as the Black Knights fell to Quincy 3-1 on May 26. Nicole Bodette went 2 for 3 and Shannon Flaherty singled in the 3rd inning to round out Stoughton's offense.
The Black Knights fell to 7-9 on the season with a 9-3 loss to Milford on May 21. Stoughton's first run came in the5th inning as Sarah Federico connected for an rbi single to right field. Bianca Batte went 3 for 3 on the day with an rbi single in the 6th inning. Stoughton's final run came in the 7th inning as Bridgette Whalen singled up the middle to drive in Samantha Mattie. Stoughton takes on Milton at home tomorrow, May 22.
Bianca Batte, Rachel Estremera, Nicole Bodette and Rachel Tesler each singled as the Black Knights fell to Quincy 4-0 on May 20. Shannon Flaherty pitched a strong game stiking out 12 batters in the losing effort.
The varsity softball team defeated Canton 8-5 to improve to 7-7 on the season on May 15. First baseman Danielle Tesler had a strong all around game going 3 for 4 with a single, triple and home run while driving in 3 runs and scoring 2. Catcher Payton Pizzano also went 3 for 4 connecting for 2 singles and a triple while second baseman Samantha Mattie had 2 singles and scored 2 runs.
The varsity softball team defeated Sharon 4-0 to improve to 6-6 on the season on May 11. The Black Knights were led by Danielle Tesler who went 3 for 4 with a single, double, and home run. Left fielder Samantha Tulis connected for 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Catcher Payton Pizzano, went 2 for 3 with a double a triple and 2 rbi.
The varsity softball team lost to Oliver Ames 11-1 on May 7. The Black Knights lone run came in the 7th inning as Nicole Bodette doubled, advanced to third base in a wild pitch and scored as Ashley Merola grounded to second base.
Payton Pizzano had an RBI double in the fourth inning to drive in the Black Knights only run in a 6-1 loss to Franklin on May 5..
The varsity softball team improved to 5-4 on the season with a 10-6 victory over North Attleboro May 4. The Black Knights were led bzy first baseman Danielle Tesler who went 2 for 3 with a grand slam to break the game open in the fifth inning. Pitcher Shannon Flaherty earned the win and went 3 for 4 with a double and two singles while catcher Payton Pizzano went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 singles, scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI.
The varsity softball team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 9-1 victory over the Canton Bull Dogs on April 21. Pitcher Shannon Flaherty earned the win and led the team offensively with two doubles. Catcher Payton Pizzano went 2 for 3 with 3 rbi and designated hitter Alecia Quinones connected for a 2 rbi single.
JV SOFTBALL with Coach Dan Mark
The jv softball team lost to Milford 13-5 on May 21. Isabella Chlus and Jaime DeBernadinis drove in a run each.
The jv softball team defeated Foxboro 10-0 on May 13. Gina Carafa was outstanding pitching, striking out 19 out of 21 batters, allowing only 1 hit. Marissa Romano and Kassidy Taglieri had key hits.
The jv softball team lost to Franklin 3-2 on May 5. Emily Manning, Meghan Eosco and Gina Carafa had the hits. Gina Carafa pitched well in the loss, giving up only 3 hits while striking out 10.
The jv softball team lost to KIng Philip 18-0 on April 29. Gina Carafa struck out 12 batters.
The jv softball team defeated Milford 6-3 on April 27. Alyssa Ferrandiz led the offense with 2 hits. Gina Carafa pitched well. striking out 15 batters while only allowing 4 hits.
The JV softball team defeated Foxboro 9-3 on April 16 . Meghan Eosco led the offense with 2 hits, while Natalie Castro scored 3 runs. Gina Carafa pitched well, striking out 11 batters.
Congrats to Stoughton High Hockey coach Dan Mark who was selected to coach the south team in the Shriners North-South all-star hockey game on March 21 at the Worcester DCU center!
(Courtesy Jeffrey Pickette of Stoughton Media Access Corp.)
STOUGHTON MAN BOWLS THREE PERFECT GAMES IN A ROW!
STOUGHTON BOWLER RECEIVES HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS’ “TROTTER TRIBUTE” FOR THREE STRAIGHT PERFECT GAMES
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are honoring Stoughton, Mass., resident Hakim Emmanuel with a “Trotter Tribute,” in recognition of his remarkable accomplishment of bowling three straight perfect games.
Emmanuel threw 36 consecutive strikes on Feb. 19 during the Thursday Night Patriots Doubles league at Westgate Lanes in Brockton, Mass., making him the 26th bowler in history, and first in Massachusetts, to record a perfect series.
“Hakim treated those pins like they were the Washington Generals,” said Globetrotters’ Showman Big Easy Lofton. “As an amateur bowler, Hakim proves there is greatness in all of us. He is a deserving recipient of our ‘Trotter Tribute’ and is the first bowler to win the award.”
Emmanuel will have the opportunity to meet the Globetrotters and attend one of their games at TD Garden when the Globetrotters’ 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” World Tour travels into Boston on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m.
The “Trotter Tribute” honors athletes from all sports throughout the world whose play calls to mind the dazzling showmanship of “the world’s most famous team.” The honor is designed to recognize amazing and entertaining moments during the course of competition. Members of the media often refer to unbelievable plays as “Globetrotter-esque,” signifying fantastic athletic feats, as well as the unique trademark the team has emblazoned in incorporating entertainment into sports.
Tickets to see the Globetrotters in Boston are available at the TD Garden box office or online at harlemglobetrotters.com.
To watch Hakim's last strikes, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvS7Dku-_r4
Police Chief visits DA Morrissey’s Winter Break Basketball Camp
Thirty Stoughton students joined Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey and special guest Police Chief Paul Shastany at the first day of the DA's February Break Basketball Camp at the O'Donnell middle school on Tuesday.
“A basketball camp like this teaches a lot more than on-court skills,” Morrissey said after talking to the group with Chief Shastany about 11 a.m. “Teamwork, leadership, friendship, focus, respect – the skills we teach and talk about leave the gym with them at the end of the session.”
A State Police Trooper, originally from Stoughton, who works in Morrissey’s office was scheduled to join the kids on the second day of the camp. Special guests in years past have included varsity basketball players, coaches and other law enforcement officials. “The more good kids we reach, talk to and support in making solid decisions on their behavior and their lives, the better,” Morrissey said.
Morrissey has held summer and winter basketball camps in Stoughton and a small number of other Norfolk County communities since taking office four years ago. Although the cost of the camps is minimal, thanks to adults and older students who volunteer their time, the District Attorney uses funds seized and forfeited in criminal prosecutions to defray the modest cost. “We use money that had been dedicated to undermining and weakening our communities, and we use it to strengthen our communities,” Morrissey said.
Stoughton High Assistant Basketball Coach and SHS 2009 Grad Evan Taylor was a part of the program. Taylor was a 1000 point scorer for the Black Knights and three year hoop Captain.
WINTER SHS SPORTS
ICE HOCKEY with Coach Dan Mark
The varsity boys hockey team lost to Oliver Ames 9-1 on January 21. Mark Sheehan scored the only goal. Barry Cooke played well in a fill in role in goal.
The varsity boys hockey team lost to Milford twice over the weekend. On Saturday, they lost 3-1, Adam Potter scored the goal. Monday they lost 2-0. Ethan Rawl was outstanding in goal for both games, making 40 saves Saturday and 37 saves Monday.
The varsity hockey team lost to Canton 6-0 on January 14. Ethan Rawl was outstanding in goal, making 48 saves.The varsity hockey team lost to Apponequet 8-2 on January 12. Mark Sheehan and Girro Brancaccio scored the goals.
The varsity hockey team lost to North Attleboro 6-0 on December 17. Donnie Foley, Barry Cooke and Ryan Chipman had strong games.
The varsity hockey team lost to Foxboro 4-1 on December 14, 2014. Donnie Foley, assisted by Ryan McSweeney scored the goal. Ethan Rawl played well in his first varsity start in goal.
MEN'S BASKETBALL with Coach John Gallivan
The boys basketball team lost to Sharon 66 to 37 on Friday night, January 23. Brandon Teixeira led the Black Knights with eleven points.
The varsity boys basketball team improved its record to 4-6 with a 69 to 54 victory over Milford Friday night, January 16. Brandon Teixeira led the Black Knights with 17 points all in the second half and David Wilson chipped in with 11 points.
The Stoughton High Boys basketball team lost to Sharon, December 19th, 63 to 55. Dennis Rebelo led the Black Knights with 16 points and 6 rebounds
GIRLS BASKETBALL with Coach Janet Sullivan
The varsity girls basketball team lost to Notre Dame Academy 56 - 35 on February 20. Junior guard Jessica Greer lead the offense with 15 points while Alecia Quinones and Amy Kelly combined for 15 points. Karina Rocca and Courtney Beauregard played well in defense.
The varsity girls basketball team lost to No. Attleboro 62 - 35. Junior guard Julia Foye lead the offense with 9 points while Jessica Greer and Sarah Quattrucci combined for
10 points. Ava Siegel, Amy Kelly, and Courtney Beauregard played well on defense.
The varsity girls basketball team lost to Milford 54-45 on February 13. Alecia Quinones had 16 points and Bridgette Whalen chipped in with 7.
The varsity girls basketball team lost to Oliver Ames 51-42 on January 30. Junior forward Alecia Quinones led the team with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Senior center Karina Rocca had 7 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Amy Kelly played great defense and pulled down 11 rebounds.
The varsity girls basketball team defeated Milford 54-46 on January 16. The Black Knights were led offensively by junior forward Bridgette Whalen with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Alicia Quinones chipped in with 11 points, Julia Foye added 8 points while Amy Kelly played excellent defense.
The varsity girls basketball team lost to Taunton 53-43 on January 13. Junior guards Jessica Greer and Ava Siegel combined for 20 points for the Black Knights.
The varsity girls basketball team defeated Canton 43-37 on January 9. Junior guard Jessica Greer scored a game-high 15 points while junior forward Alecia Quinones poured in 12 points and pulled down 14 rebounds.
The varsity girls basketball team fell to 1-3 on the season with a 55-38 lost to Oliver Ames. Junior guard Jessica Greer lead the team with 11 points while Julia Foye chipped in with 9.
The varsity basketball team lost to Attleboro 56-45 on December 22. The Black Knights were led by senior guard Amy Kelly and junior forward Alecia Quinones who each had 12 points. Junior guard Jessica Greer and junior center Bridgette Whalen combined for 14 points and played well defensively.
The varsity girls basketball team defeated Sharon 44-31 on December 19. Junior forward Alicia Quinones led the Black Knights with 16 points, Jessica Greer scored 12 points and Amy Kelly added 5 points and pulled down 9 rebounds.
SHS SWIM TEAM with Coach Meaghan Rivet
On Saturday, February 14, Kyra O’Neil represented the Stoughton H.S. Swim Team at the Division II States Meet held at MIT. She swam the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:15.72, dropping half a second from her original qualifying time.
On Sunday afternoon, February 8, Stoughton H.S. swimmers Katie Eckler and Kyra O’Neil competed at the South/Central Sectionals Swim Meet held at Wellesley College. Katie swam the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:06.71, dropping a second off her original qualifying time. Kyra swam the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:16.16 and will swim at the States Meet on Saturday at MIT.
On Friday, January23, the Black Knights swam a fantastic meet against Foxboro. It was a night filled with fast swims, enthusiasm, and a send-off to the seniors. Meagan Dixon, Melissa Noonan, Dylan Freitas, and Jon Kerman swam their final home meet of their high school careers. Katie Eckler placed first the 50 free and Kyra O’Neil took first in the 500 free. Eckler and O’Neil joined Meagan Dixon and Katie Gover to take first place finishes in the 200 & 400 freestyle relays. For the boys, Jon Kerman placed first in the 200 free and Logan McCormick finished first in the 100 free with a personal best of 58.16. Kerman, McCormick, Dylan Freitas and Cullen Winskowicz worked together to take first in the 200 free relay. Kate Howe continues to be a strong asset to her team dropping more than 8 seconds in the 200 free and dropping 10 seconds in her 100 back. Teammates Vendela Rogers, Alex Cusack, Rachel Call, and Julia Awad also dropped time of their individual events, achieving new personal bests. Final score: Girls—Foxboro 91, Stoughton 73; Boys—Foxboro 68, Stoughton 43
The Sharon meet scheduled for 1/26 has been rescheduled for Monday, 2/2 at Massasoit C.C. Hockomock Championships will be Friday, 1/30 and Saturday, 1/31 at Milford High School.
Stoughton H.S. swam against Taunton on Friday night, January 16. SHS did not come out victorious, but many team members swam some of their best times of the season. Katie Eckler placed first in her 50 free—27:81, and Kyra O’Neil placed first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:16.81 qualifying her for the States meet. Logan McCormick swam his best 50 and 100 free times of the season at a 25.54 and 1:00.88 respectively. Kate Howe, Julia Awad, Kelan Queenan, and Cullen Winskowicz all dropped over five seconds in their races.
On Monday night, January 12, the Stoughton H.S. Swim Team lost their meet against Milford. That did not stop the swimmers from putting in their all and going out to swim each race with gusto. Jon Kerman placed first in the 200 & 500 freestyle races, Logan McCormick placed first in both the 50 & 100 freestyle and Katie Eckler placed first in the 50 & 500 free, while Kyra O’Neil won the 100 breaststroke. Cullen Winskowicz, Rachel Call, Kate Howe, and Kelan Queenan all dropped substantial seconds in each of their races. Final score: Girls: Milford 82—Stoughton 67, Boys: Milford 61—Stoughton 27. Stoughton welcomes Taunton at Massasoit C.C. on Friday, January 16, 4:30 start.
On Tuesday night, January 6, 2015, the Stoughton Swim Team competed against O.A. There were many close races, including: Dylan Freitas and Katie Eckler each placing first in their 50 freestyle races. Kyra O’Neil came from behind to win the 200 I.M., also placing first in the 500 free. Eckler and O’Neil joined Meagan Dixon and Katie Gover to win the 200 free relay. Logan McCormick, Kate Howe, Cullen Winskowicz, Katie Gover, Cassie Faria, Alex Cusack, Rachel Call and Kelan Queenan dropped time in each of their events to achieve personal bests.
On Friday night, January 2, the Stoughton H.S. Swim Team lost their meet against Canton. Katie Eckler placed first in the 100 fly and Jon Kerman placed first in the 200 & 500 free. Eckler joined Meagan Dixon, Kyra O’Neil, and Katie Gover in a close finish 200 free relay. Kerman, Cullen Winskowicz, Logan McCormick and Dylan Freitas placed second in their 200 free relay. Stoughton swims against O.A. on Tuesday at the Massasoit Pool, 4:00 start.
On Monday night, December 22, the Stoughton H.S. Swim Team swam a non-league, co-ed meet against Cardinal Spellman. They fell just short of the win with Spellman outscoring them 88 to 77. The Black Knights took first in many events including: Jon Kerman in the 200 & 500 free, Katie Eckler in the 100 butterfly, Logan McCormick in the 100 back and Kyra O’Neil in the 100 breaststroke. The relay team of Eckler, O’Neil, Kerman and McCormick placed first in the 200 and 400 free relays respectively. Other strong swim came from Kate Howe, Katie Gover, Cullen Winskowicz, Kelan Queenan, Alex Cusack, Rachel Call & Julia Awad, who were all able to add depth to the events. Stoughton’s next meet is January 2nd against Canton at the Massasoit Community College Pool.
On Friday night, December 19, 2014, the Stoughton H.S. Swim Team welcomed King Phillip to the Massasoit C. C. Pool. King Philip won the meet, girls: 91 to 48 and boys: 90 to 36. Stoughton had many strong swims and time drops from Katie Eckler, Kate Howe, Kelan Queenan, Logan McCormick, and Jon Kerman. Eckler and Queenan teamed up with Katie Gover and Kyra O’Neil to take second place finishes in both the 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Free Relay. The Black Knights swim Cardinal Spellman on Monday at the Massasoit Community College Pool.
Head Coach Dan Mark
FIELD HOCKEY TEAM QUALIFIES FOR PLAYOFFS!
The varsity field hockey team qualified for the state tournament with a 3-0 win over Milford. Ashley Chipman, Samantha Mattie and Courtney Campbell scored the goals. Katie Cellucci had the shutout in goal
The varsity field hockey team defeated King Philip 4-0 on October 24. Courtney Campbell and Olivia Schlehuber had 2 goals each. Katie Cellucci and Kara Ploss combined for the shutout in goal.
The JV field hockey team lost to Canton 2-0. Meaghan Eosco and Hannah Araujo played well at back.
The freshmen field hockey team defeated Sharon 1-0. Kamryn Oliveira scored the goal, assisted by Kate Howe. Aniger Barros earned the shutout.
The varsity field hockey team lost a hard fought game to league power Franklin 1-0 on October 8. Katie Cellucci was outstanding in goal.
The varsity field hockey team lost to Attleboro 4-1 on October 6.. Mia Russell scored the only goal.
BLACK KNIGHTS GOLF TOURNEY
Stoughton High School Hockey Coach Dan Mark was inducted into the Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 4 in Stoneham.
At the induction, Mark thanked his former Stoughton High hockey coach, Jim Gormley. It was Gormley would coach young Dan for four years of varsity hockey, and then take him on as an assistant coach, teaching him the ropes.
Coach Mark told Snyder's Stoughton, "I'm humbled by the honor."
Stoughton's Willy Mac Changes The Face of
UMass Dartmouth Athletics!
Lesley University sophomore Nick Green of Stoughton snapped the Lesley program record in the 5000-meter with a time of 15:21.31 at the Jay Carisella Invitational hosted by Northeastern University this afternoon.
Green's time was good enough to qualify for the NCAA Division III New England Championships as well as the ECAC Championships. This marks the second consecutive meet in which the sophomore has cracked a Lesley program record after snapping the 3000-meter mark in the Harvard Open last weekend.
(from Lesley University Sports Information Office.)
GREEN SELECTED TO 2013 N.E. FOOTBALL WRITERS DIVISION 2/3 ALL-NEW ENGLAND TEAM
Bridgewater State University junior wide receiver Matt Green was selected to the 2013 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England Team. Green put together the greatest single-season receiving performance in BSU football history in 2013 as he caught 69 passes for 1,315 yards and 16 touchdowns, all school records.
He broke the previous program marks of 65 receptions, 1,067 yards and 15 touchdowns respectively held by Chris Joyce (2007), Ben Bascon (2005) and BSU Hall of Famer Andy Macaione (1999).
A native of Stoughton, Green currently ranks second in all of Division III in receiving yards and receiving yards per game (131.5). He is also third nationally in touchdown receptions and 11th in all-purpose yards (176.8 ypg). Green also set or tied single-game program records this season for touchdowns (5) and receptions (12).
He caught six passes for 202 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-20 win over Worcester State on Sept. 20.. Green also hauled in 12 receptions for 181 yards and a 33-yard touchdown in the Bears' 45-20 Cranberry Bowl victory over Mass. Maritime, Nov. 16.
In 30 games over his first three seasons with the Bears, Green has amassed 105 receptions for 1,865 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 144 yards and another score.
Green is second all-time at Bridgewater in receiving yards, tied for second in receptions and tied for third in touchdown catches. Macaione (1997-2000) owns all three careers marks with 120 receptions, 2,642 yards and 37 touchdowns. The 2013 BSU football team posted a 6-4 record in the inaugural Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) football season, capped off by the victory over Mass. Maritime in the 35th Annual Cranberry Bowl.
The Bears finished tied for third in the conference standings with a 5-3 league mark. Earlier this month, Green was one of nine Bears named to the All-MASCAC Team as he garnered first team honors.
The 2013 Division II/III All‐New England Team will be honored at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham.
Green had similar success as a young man in STOYAC, and through his playing days as a Stoughton Black Knight. He's a smart kid, with a great attitude. We congratulate him on his continued success!
(Courtesy of BSU Sports Information)
Coach Janet Sullivan
Coach Dan Mark
by Coach Janet Sullivan
The Stoughton Girls Varsity basketball team lost to Sharon 43-37 on January 24. LeiAndra Busby scored 13 points and Kayla Motley chipped in with 12 points.
The Stoughton girls varsity basketball team improved to 3-3 on the season with a 50 - 43 overtime victory against Foxboro on January 7. Jessica Greer led all scorers with 16 points, Ashley Medeiros had 9 points and 14 rebounds while Kayla Motley had 9 points and 10 rebounds. The team's next game is Friday at Canton.
The varsity girls basketball team improved to 2 - 2 on the season with a road victory over Hingham 45 - 37. Junior guard LeiAndra Busby led all scorers with 16 points and senior captain Ashley Mederios added 12.
The Stoughton varsity girls basketball team won their home opener Friday night, December 19, against Milford, 62 - 36. Offensively the team was lead by LeiAndra Busby with 15 points, Kayla Motley with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Alicia Quinones with 11 points.
The varsity girls basketball team lost their first game on December 13, 2013 to Attleboro, 62 - 45. Junior guard LeiAndra Busby scored 22 points to lead the offense while Amy Kelly and Jess Greer played well defensively.
by Coach John Gallivan
The varsity boys basketball team lost to Oliver Ames on Friday 69 to 63 on February 14. Mike Manning led the Black Knights with 15 points and Brandon Teixeira had 14.
The varsity boys basketball team beat North Attleboro 66 to 57 in overtime on Monday night, February 3. Joey Wilder and Brandon Teixeira led the Black Knights with 14 points each.
The varsity boys basketball team lost to King Philip Friday, January 31, 76 to 65. Stanley Sajous led the Black Knights with 22 points and Brandon Teixeira had 16.
The varsity boys basketball team improved their record to 3-5 with a 61 to 49 win over Canton on Friday night, June 10. Stanley Sajous led all scorers with 19 points and Mike Manning and Dennis Rebelo chipped in with 12 points each.
The varsity boys basketball team beat Foxboro 49 to 43 on Tuesday, January 7. Dennis Rebelo had ten points and Mike Gallagher had nine points for the Black Knights.
from Coach Dan Mark
The Stoughton High Ice Hockey team has been named the "James F. Malloy Sportsmanship Award" recipient. This is the sixth time since 2003 that the team has been recognized for outstanding sportsmanship under the leadership of Dan Mark. Coach Mark, along with the team captains, will be brought out on the ice at the TD Garden on March 16th during the MIAA Ice Hockey Finals to be applauded for their efforts.
The varsity hockey team lost to Oliver Ames 4-0 on February 4. Paul Sheehan was outstanding in goal.
The varsity hockey team lost a hard fought game to King Philip 4-3. Mark Sheehan led the offense with 2 goals, while Adam Potter scored the other goal. Ben Litwack had 2 assists.
The varsity hockey team lost to Canton 4-0 on January 30. Paul Sheehan was outstanding in goal.
The varsity boys hockey team lost to Milford 5-1 on January 25. Mark Sheehan scored, assisted by Ben Litwack and Girro Brancaccio scored the goal.
The varsity hockey team tied Foxboro 3-3 on January 18. Ryan McSweeney, Brandon Lima and Adam Potter scored the goals.
The varsity boys hockey team defeated Norton 5-2 in a non league game on January 15. Mark Sheehan led the offense for Stoughton with 2 goals. Ben Litwack, Jon Lessa and Ryan McSweeney scored a goal each.
The varsity boys hockey team defeated Apponequet 4-1 on January 7. Brandon Lima scored 2 goals, Ben Litwack and Ryan McSweeney scored single goals. Shawn Sellew played well on defense.
The varsity hockey team lost to Attleboro 4-0 on January 4. Paul Sheehan was outstanding in goal, making 42 saves.
The varsity hockey team lost a hard fought game to North Attleboro 2-0 on December 16. Paul Sheehan was outstanding in goal. Girro Brancaccio, John Catrone, Drew DiStefano, Eoin Doherty and Cam Doherty had good games on defense.
from Coach Robert Clarke
from Coach Thomas Duggan
Stoughton High School PE/Health teacher Tom Duggan was named Boston Globe's, Division 3 Boys Indoor Track Coach of the Year. Duggan replaced long time track coach Harvey Blonder who resigned this past fall. He's led the Stoughton Boys to finish 3rd in the Hockomock League and 5th overall in the state for Division 3.
The girls track team competed at Reggie Lewis against Milford. Milford won the meet 59 to 36, January 13. Coach Burke's shot putters carried the team with a sweep gaining 9 points, also all three set new p r's. Ada Monyeki , Nashardee Guerrier, and Michelle Connolly were the throwers. Rachel Berkowsky won the 1000, and Julia Bobeck won the 2 mile with a new p r. Maya Barrant won the long jump.
from Coach Meaghan Rivet
The Stoughton High School Swim Team took part in the Hockomock Championship Meet this past Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1, at Milford High School. The boys finished 11th and girls finished 12th. The boys’ team had a great showing at Hock’s, with many individuals finishing in the top 16. Jon Kerman- 200 free (10th place) & 500 free (12th place), Hunter Goodrich- 50 free (2nd place) & 100 fly (6th place), and Zach Monahan-50 free (8th place). Kerman and Goodrich teamed up with Dylan Freitas and Logan McCormick to place 10th in the 200 freestyle relay. The 400 free relay team of Goodrich, Freitas, Kerman, and Monahan broke the school record with a time of 4:03.12 finishing 7th overall. The girls’ team worked together for top 16 finishes that came from the relay teams of Katie Gover, Lana D’Addiecco, Chelsea Morganelli, and Ariel Eloi in the 200 medley relay (12th place). Kathleen Walsh, Meagan Dixon, Ari Riske and Katie Eckler swam both the 200 & 400 freestyle relays finishing 11th and 8th respectively. Many swimmers achieved personal bests: Lana D’Addiecco-100 free, Ariel Eloi- 100 free, Katie Eckler-500 free, Alex Cusack-200 free, Jimmy Mulrey-50 free.
The Stoughton High School Swim Team lost their meet against Milford on January 29; girls 93 to 51, boys 87 to 62. With only seven boys, Hunter Goodrich, Zach Monahan, Jimmy Mulrey, Dylan Freitas, Jon Kerman, Logan McCormick and Nick Khuu have had many impressive swims and top finishes to keep their team competitive. The girls’ team had strong swims from Katie Eckler, Meagan Dixon, and Katie Gover.
The Stoughton High School Swim Team lost their meet against Foxboro Friday night, January 24; girls 58 to 88 and boys 75 to 77. The Black Knights took first in a handful of events—Katie Eckler 100 fly, Hunter Goodrich 50 free and 100 fly, Jon Kerman 500 free, and Zach Monahan 100 back. The team of Monahan, Kerman, Goodrich and Logan McCormick placed first in the 200 free relay. Monahan, Kerman, and Goodrich teamed up with Dylan Freitas to win the 400 free relay. The girls 400 free relay team of Ally Swartz, Katie Gover, Meagan Dixon and Katie Eckler placed third with a time of 5:04.31. Other standouts of the night—Lana D’Addiecco 50 free, Katie Gover 100 back, Meagan Dixon 500 free.
The Stoughton High School Swim Team lost their meet against Mansfield Sunday morning; girls 96-59, boys 82-60. Losing the meet did not stop the Black Knights from achieving personal bests and breaking school records. Hunter Goodrich swam the 200 freestyle in 2:08.85 and the 100 back in 1:08.81 breaking both school records. Goodrich teamed up with Logan McCormick, Jon Kerman and Zach Monahan to swim the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 4:07.53 breaking another school record.
The Stoughton High School Swim Team lost their meet against Oliver Ames 86 to 67 on Friday night. The Black Knights came out swimming fast and many achieved this season’s personal bests—Katie Eckler 500 free and 100 fly, Chelsea Morganelli 50 free, Nick Khuu 100 breaststroke, Hunter Goodrich 50 free and 100 breaststroke. The girls 400 freestyle relay team of Meagan Dixon, Ally Swartz, Ari Riske and Katie Eckler placed first. Goodrich joined Dylan Freitas, Jon Kerman and Zach Monahan to break their own school record in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:45.42.
The Stoughton High School Swim Team lost their tri-meet against King Philip and Sharon on Thursday night. The Black Knights swam hard against two great opponents and had strong showings from Ari Riske, Ally Swartz, Logan McCormick, Dylan Freitas, Hunter Goodrich, Zach Monahan and Jon Kerman.
The Stoughton High School Swim Team lost their meet against North Attleboro on Tuesday night, January 14, boys 51 to 78 and girls 70 to 84. Logan McCormick swam a great 200 I.M. just out touching the North swimmer with a time of 2:42.19. The following swimmers achieved personal bests--Ari Riske 100 fly, Ariel Eloi 100 free, Ally Swartz 500 free, Katie Eckler 500 free, Jon Kerman 500 free, and Alex Cusack 100 back.
The girl’s team had personal bests from Alex Cusack—100 back, Ari Riske—100 fly, Katie Gover 500 freestyle, Meagan Dixon—100 breaststroke, Chelsea Morganelli—100 free, and Lana D’Addiecco—50 free.
The Stoughton High School Swim Team lost their meet against North Attleboro on Tuesday night, January 14, boys 51 - 78 and girls 70 - 84. Logan McCormick swam a great 200 I.M. just out touching the North swimmer with a time of 2:42.19. The following swimmers achieved personal bests--Ari Riske 100 fly, Ariel Eloi 100 free, Ally Swartz 500 free, Katie Eckler 500 free, Jon Kerman 500 free, and Alex Cusack 100 back.
The Stoughton High School Swim Team is 1-1 with a 92-78 win over Cardinal Spellman on December 20. The relay team of Zach Monahan, Hunter Goodrich, Nick Khuu, and Logan McCormick took first in the 200 Medley Relay. Jon Kerman won both the 200 and 500 freestyle. Goodrich won the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, while Monahan won the 100 freestyle. McCormick, Kerman, Goodrich and Monahan teamed up to win the 400 freestyle relay. Katie Eckler won the 100 butterfly and joined Ari Riske, Meagan Dixon, and Kathleen Walsh for the 400 freestyle relay that placed second. Other solid performances were Kathleen Walsh, Alex Cusack, and Ari Riske.
ATHLETES HELP FIGHT HUNGER!
Congratulations to the Stoughton Black Knights football team for an incredible ride this year! They played well all year, and there were many younger players who stepped up and performed. They reached further than any other team in the history of Stoughton High, and nearly made the Division 3 Super Bowl.
We will always remember this year. We appreciate all you have done for this town's morale!
Gridiron Club Alumni Flag Football Game for the Scholarship Fund. It is going to be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 1:00 at the SHS. Donations are $20.00 food and drink TBA. All interested can get in touch with Coach Burke at email@example.com
The Old Colony YMCA – Stoughton is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 Basketball Season. There is a league for every age player from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Register early to ensure your spot for the upcoming season.
Youth Basketball League
Grades K-3 (Two Divisions K-1st and 2nd-3rd)
Practices–Mon or Wed Nights; Games-Saturday Mornings
League Begins November 9th
Travel Basketball League
Grades 4th-8th Two Divisions 4th-5th and 6th-8th)
Practices–1 Week Night; Games-Saturday Afternoons
Team Practices Begin Nov 4th - Games Begin December 7th
Registration Deadline October 19th
Program Director – Joe Leaver
781 341 2016 ext 283
Senior Program Director
OLD COLONY YMCA
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11A All Star Baseball Team Honored by Selectmen
2013 Cal Ripken Baseball Eastern Massachusetts State Champions!
Video by Jeff Pickette of SMAC
Stoughton's Green Breaks BSU Scoring Record
Coach Dan Mark
The varsity field hockey team lost to Foxboro 6-1 on September 20. Anna Russell scored the only goal.
The freshmen field hockey team beat Sharon 1-0 on a goal by Mia Russell. Meghan McSweeney had the shutout in goal.
The varsity field hockey team beat Taunton 3-1 on September 16. Courtney Campbell led the offense with 2 goals, while Emma Sinkus scored the other goal.
GIRLS: COACH ROBERT CLARKE
The Stoughton girls cross country season ended on a high note at Wrentham Develment Center on Saturday, November 9. The team finished 16th out of 23 other teams. Amy Kelly finished 32nd in a time of 19.56 followed by Shannon Barkey-22.05. The surprise of the team was the finish of Jennifer Billo 22.25 Katrina Daly 22.43 Julia Bobeck 22.45 and Rebekah Medina 22.47.
Amy Kelly (25th) and Julia Bobeck (50th) both medaled in their 5k races on November 2. Jennifer Billo, Sara Vera Cruz,and Fatima Julien ran in the sophomore race. Elizabeth Noe (our only freshman) ran in the 3k race. Katrina Daly (returning from injury) ran 23.10 in the final 5k race of the day.
Amy Kelly again led the varsity girls cross country team to an 8th place finish on October 27. Amy finished 7th overall in a time of 20.11-followed by Shannon Barkey-Julia Bobeck-Jennifer Billo-Rebekah Medina-and Sara Vera Cruz. The varsity team had 2 bad injuries during the season-Katrina Daly and Rebekah Medina. Both tried to get back for the championship meet. Rebekah,although sub par, tried her best to help the team by running. Katrina was held out so that she could have another week to recover.
In a twilight meet at Barnstable Fairgrounds in Falmouth on October 19. Amy Kelly lead the varsity girls in the final 5 k race of the day under the lights setting a new p.r. of 19.49. Followed by Shannon Barkey in 21.55. In the sophomore race also a 5 k Julia Bobeck set a new p.r. 21.18 followed by Jennifer Billo's new p.r. 21.49. Also in the sophomore race( First time on this course) Sara Vera Cruz ran 25.00. In the j v race also a 5 k Fatima Julien ran 29.38 followed by Monica Pabla in 30.31 and Darya Musatova in 31.47.
In a scrimmage 5 k against Randolph and Boston on October 15 x/c at Houghton's pond Amy Kelly won the meet overall for her 5th win and 1 second in a time of 22.03-followed by Julia Bobeck 3rd 23.15-Shannon Barkey 4th 23.41-Jennifer Billo 6th 24.15-Sara Vera Cruz 11th 27.12-Elizabeth Noe 15th 28.33-Darya Mustatova 17th 33.40-Fatima Julien 34.08 18th-Monica Pabla 19th 34.35. Sto-15-randolph-50--sto 25- boston x/c 31. Athlete of the meet is Sara Vera Cruz.
Amy Kelly set a new course record on Canton's 2.95 cross country course.She finished 1st overall in a time of 19.37-Shannon Barkey followed in 21.30-Julia Bobeck-21.57-Jennifer Billo 22.56-Sara Vera Cruz 26.25-Elizabeth Noe 26.29 . Katrina Daly and Rebekah Medina were kept out of the meet due to injuries.
In our meet against Oliver Ames on October 1, Amy Kelly fought hard against one of the leading runners in the Hockomock League (Emily Newman) and finished (2nd ) in 21.31. Shannon Barkey ran 22.55(10th) Julia Bobeck 23.18 (12th) Katrina Daly 24.24 (22nd) Rebekah Medina 24.43 (23rd) Jennifer Billo 24.45 (25th) New comer in her first race Sara Vera Cruz 30.37 (51st) Elizabeth Noe 35.24 (53rd) and Darya Musatova 35.24 (57th) OLIVER Ames won the meet 19 Stoughton 44..
In a hard fought meet against Sharon, the girls cross country team suffered their first defeat, as Sharon edged out Stoughton 24-to-33 on September 24. Amy Kelly ran away from all runners finishing first in a time of 21.08 followed by Julia Bobeck- 5th in 23.13-Shannon Barkey- 6th-23.24-Katrina Daly-9th-23.43-Rebekah Medina12th-24.20-Jennifer Billo-16th-25.10-Elizabeth Noe-19-32.30.
The Stoughton Girls cross country team started off their season on a 2.96 mile course with a victory against Milford on September 10, Stoughton 27-Milford 29. Amy Kelly blazed to the front at the start and never looked back, finishing first in a time of 19.45 she was followed by Julia Bobeck who is coming on strong, finishing 5th overall in a time of 21.57. a tight pack of 4 finished behind her- Katrina Daly 6th in 22.31- 7th in 22.34-Shannon Barkey, Rebekah Medina 8th in 22.52-Jennifer Billo 10th in 24.00-new comers to the sport-Darya Musatova 15th in 30.36 and Elizabeth Noe 16th in 31.34.
The girls cross country team competed in a jamboree at Borderland State Park on September 3. Amy Kelly led the team over a 1.6 mile course in a time of 10.29-followed by Julia Bobeck-11.18-Katrina Daly-12.11-Shannon Barkey-12.12-Rebekah Medina-12.22-Jennifer Billo-12.35-new comers in their first race- Elizebeth Noe-16.33 and Darya Musatova-16.35
BOYS: COACH HARVEY BLONDER
The Stoughton boys capped a successful cross country season with a 15th place showing at Wrentham Development Center on Saturday, November 9. Freshmen Colin Cochran (18:38) and Cameron Bean (18:39) turned in outstanding performances finishing as 5th and 6th runners on the team. David Lockhart (17:09) , Antonio Irons (17:39) , Alec DeNapoli (17:57), Nick Quattrucci (18:20) and Luke Butera (19:11) formed the rest of the team. Cochran, Bean and Butera all ran personal bests. The other 4 boys were all close to their bests on a more difficult course. The boys finished off the season with a 3-2 league record (5-2 overall).
Nick Khuu 28:08
BOY'S VARSITY SOCCER
with Coach Martyn Emery
Boys Varsity Soccer Result of October 16, 2013. N game.
of October 16, 2013. Non League
game.Stoughton 3 Randolph 0
Boys Varsity Soccer Score for October 9: Stoughton 4 North Attleboro 1 Stoughton scorers – Lubensky Lucas 2, Brendan Buttner and Junior Correira
Boys lost 2-0 to Taunton on September 16. JV lost 3-2.
Randolph beat Stoughton, 3-2 on September 12. Goals for the Knights were scored by Goddy Fombe and Josh Mitchell. JV team lost, 6-1.
STOUGHTON RUNNERS IN FALMOUTH ROAD RACE
Harrison Stewart-Racicot (21) was the top male finisher and Lisa Andrews (44) the top female finisher from Stoughton, in last weekend's Falmouth Road Race. Other Stoughton participants included: Lisa Anderson (50), Suzanne Barrett (40), Michael Borst (29), Lynda Brunette (49), Sheila Campbell (44), Ann Catalano (45), John DeAndrade (47), Rebecca Deborst (42), Erik Feist (45), Anne E. Hadley (53), Martin Hancock (54), John Laing (37), Erin Laing (38), Paul Leary (43), Dolores Leonardo (60), Mark Lynott (37), Frank Lyons (51), Rachel Mace (16), William Mace (49), Faith McCarthy (23), Danielle McNamara (32), Nancy Medeiros (48), Rebecca Mores (33), Russell Opper (54), Joseph Papagno (44), Alexa Ploss (17), Lisa Ploss (44), Gregg Pokraka (45), Carolina Pokraka Sanchez (37), Stephen Purnell (30), Kevin Richard (19), Stephen Richard (56), John Stewart-Racicot (18), Peter Swain (24), Mark Woelfel (57), Eric Woelfel (26), Adam Zaremba (31). Names are in alphabetical order, not order of finish.
Former Stoughton High All Star QB Featured in Boston Globe--
Discusses Prospects for Knights Grid Squad This Year
Stoughton's Bela Santos
At the WBFF Fitness Atlantic in April there were about 200 Contestants in various categories. (Female Fitness Model, Male Muscle Model, Diva Bikini Model, Bodybuilding and Figure). I placed 3rd in the Masters Fitness Model Division and placed 4th in the Masters Diva Bikini Model Division. I am currently in training and preparing for the WBFF Boston Event on June 29th!
How long does it take you to prepare for them? Do you change your diet or routine as you get close?
Preparation and Training for this sport takes approximately 12-16 weeks. A combination of a well-balanced, high-protein diet and workouts of split muscle group strength training, Cardio, HIIT & Plyometric workouts are part of this sport. My diet gets tightened up and my daily intake of macro nutrients get adjusted as I get closer to the event date. A weekly assessment is made of my overall physical condition to determine how to modify my nutritional intake and workouts throughout the training period.
What attracted you to the competition?
I have been competing in the Fitness America/Universe Federation since 2003 and have placed in the Top 5 or 10 in my various classes through the years. I was really attracted to the WBFF (World Beauty and Fitness Federation), because of their PRO STATUS recognition for first place winners. They are an internationally recognized federation with top name athletes holding WBFF PRO CARDS. They have a high visibility rate for competitors looking to advance their careers in the fitness industry.
How can women who want to get in the shape you are in achieve it?
The sport of competitive fitness and modeling has become very highly recognized and publicized goal for women of all ages. It is sport that tests your mental and physical strength! The best way for someone to get prepared for this sport at this level hire a Coach/Team of Coaches that runs their program with a very hands-on approach. This is a very specialized sport and having a Coach that can provide the attention and tailor a workout and nutritional programs for your personal needs is crucial. I have stood next to mothers of 4 children on stage! It is an achievable goal if you set your mind to it, willing to work hard, and are organized. If a woman loves fitness, has been on stage or always dreamed of being on stage and/or wants to look like a fitness model in a magazine, this is certainly the sport and type of training program you should be participating in.
What do you offer, in terms of classes and training at your facility?
BelaBody Fitness offers Small Group Sessions, Private Training Sessions, Fitness Classes, On-line Training and Nutrition Coaching. Also available are Body Ambition STRUT Sessions. These are classes for competitors looking to learn how to walk in competition heels, enhance their stage presence and learn the different criteria for various fitness federations.
For more information, contact Bela Santos at BelaBody Fitness at 781-774-0887 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her studio is located in Stoughton Center at 801 Washington Street, Suite D.
(Photos Courtesy of Bela Santos)
The tryouts will help determine the rosters for both the Stoughton Post 89 Legion team and the Stoughton Sr. Babe Ruth teams for the upcoming 2013 Summer seasons. Scheduled games begin in June and end in July.
*Players must participate in at least 1 of the sessions to be eligible for the American Legion or Sr. Babe Ruth Teams, but participation in all is encouraged.
For more information, please contact:
Jim Derochea (email@example.com)
or Rich Jasmin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BLACK KNIGHT SPORTS!
(all information provided by coaches)
The varsity softball team defeated Quincy 3-1 on May 17. The Black Knights trailed 1-0 going into the 6th inning when Payton Pizzano connected for a double driving in Michelle Bisbee for the first run. Then, with 2 outs Nicole Kerman singled to drive in 2 more runs. Emily Cramer earned the win with scattering just 6 hits, while striking out 8.
The varsity softball team lost to Milford 10-0 on May 15. Payton Pizzano, Megan Flaherty, Michelle Bisbee and Samantha Malley all played well defensively while Nicole Bodette showed her speed stealing two bases.
The varsity softball team lost to Foxboro 4-1 on May 8. Emily Cramer pitched well scattering just 4 hits while striking out 6.
The varsity softball team defeated Sharon 6-1 on May 6. The offense was lead by Megan Flaherty who connected for a single, double, triple and four RBI, while Emma Zuk had a two RBI double. Emily Cramer pitched a complete game scattering four hits.
The varsity softball team lost to North Attleboro 14-0 on March 3. Catcher Payton Pizzano had a triple, while Nicole Bodette and Emily Cramer each had singles. Emma Zuk had a great defensive game in center field.
The Stoughton Varsity Softball team lost to King Philip 16-1 on April 29. Senior Captain Jordan Angelos had a single, and scored the lone run, she also played a strong defensive. Sophomore catcher Payton Pizzano had a strong game throwing out three baserunners attempting to steal and tagging out a runner at the plate.
The Stoughton varsity Softball Team fell to Taunton 12-1 on April 8.
JV Softball (Coach Dan Mark)
The JV Softball team defeated Quincy 4-3 on May 17. Lauren Johnson led the offense with 2 hits and picked up the win on the mound. Delaney Collins threw out a runner from center field trying to score.
The JV Softball team held on to defeat Milford 12-11 on May 15. Lauren Johnson and Delaney Collins had 2 hits each. Megan Dixon turned a double play defensively to end the game.
The JV Softball team lost a hard fought game to Foxboro 9-6 on May 8. Ashley Merola was 2 for 2, while Katie Cellucci and Delaney Collins had triples.. Amanda Glickman made an oustanding catch in the field.
The JV Softball team defeated Canton 17-5 April 28. Erin Pike led the offense, going 5 for 5, with 5 runs scored. Lauren Johnson pitched well for the win.
The JV Softball team defeated Oliver Ames 17-8 on April 22. Mackenzie Palma pitched well for the victory, along with getting 3 hits. Katie Cellucci led the offense with 4 hits and 6 RBI's. Danielle Cavanaugh also had 3 hits.
The jv softball team lost to Foxboro 14-5 on April 20. Katie Cellucci had 2 hits, while Erin Pike, Deana Sanford, Mackenzie Palma and Courtney Beauregard had one hit each.
The Jv softball team lost to Taunton 16-3 on April 8. Delaney Collins, Bianca Batte, Brianna Mendonca and Courtney Beauregard had hits,
The JV softball team lost to Franklin 20-0 on April 4. Val Sammarco made a nice defensive play in left field.
BOYS Track (Coach Harvey Blonder)
Boys Clinch Davenport Title!
BOYS TAKE 5th at HOCK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Stoughton boys finished in 5th place overall in the Hock Champs with 54 points on May 19.
Malachi Baugh was league champion in the 100 meters. Samir Sofi was a mere 1/2 inch away from a league title in the long jump. Aaron Mack finished 3d in the long jump and the boys 4 x 100 of Aaron MAck, MArcus Middleton, Matt Mack and Baugh was second overall. Alex Green finished 4th in the discus with a state qualifier. Andrew Valle was 5th in the javelin. Wayne Barnaby and David Lockhart finished 5th and 6th in the 2 mile and mile, both with personal bests.They also combined with Jason MArshall and Jack D'Addieco to finish 5th in the 4 x 400.
MSCTA DIVISION 2 RELAYS: Sophomore David Lockhart started the day with a scintillating performance in the first event on the track (4 x mile) and senior captain Jack D'Addieco finished the day with another electric relay leg in the last race of the day (4 x 400m) on April 28. Lockhart knocked 11 seconds off his outdoor mile best handing off to junior Alec DeNapoli in 2d place after running 4:32, DeNapoli ran 5:04, sophomore Antonio Irons 5:06 (in his first outdoor mile) and senior captain Wayne Barnaby posted 4:42 passing two runners to bring the team a 6th place (medal) position.
GIRLS Track (Coach Robert Clarke)
Nine girls competed at this invitational on Saturday, May 11, at Dilboy Field in Somerville. Ariene Ohimor already state qualified in the discus and the shot put set a new personal best in the shot put 31'8", while Kerry O'neil ran a personal best state qualifier in the 2 mile 12.07.20, Amy Kelly ran the 400 hurdles 73.15, Maya Barrant the 100 dash 13.95, Imani David the 200 28.52, Sarah Quattrucci the 400 65.81, Kadijah Dansby,Imani David,Megan Crimmins, and Maya Barrant were in the 4x100 relay 54.67, Megan Crimmins, Sarah Quattrucci, Rebekah Medina, and Amy Kelly were the 4x400 relay 4.41.28..
Freshmen/Sophomore Meet: 10 girls competed at Newton South high school April 4 against teams that they normally don't see. All 10 did very well against so many of these teams. Amy Kelly 400 hurdles-73.60-Sarah Quattrucci 400 69.14-Shelby Sprague and Nashadee Guerrier both running in the dash 14.69-14.71-Shelby Sprague in the 100 hurdles 19.09-Julia Bobeck and Shannon Barkey in the mile 6.13.66-6.15.75-the4x400 met their seed time of 4.40.23-Amy Kelly-Jennifer Billo-Marissa Williams and Amy Kelly were the relay.The triple jumpers all did very well Sarah Quattrucci-Marissa Williams and Jennifer Billo 29'1/4" 27'6" 26'9".Emily Quattrucci threw the javelin 73'4" and Ashley Otero threw the shot 22'81/4"..
The girls track team competed in a relay meet on Saturday, April 28, in Walpole.First up for the girls was the sprint medley,Rachel Berkowsky ran the 800,Sarah Quattrucci ran the 200, Maya Barrant ran the 200, and Amy Kelly ran the 400 in a combined total of 4:40.10.Next up the 4 x 800, Kerry O'Neil, Rebekah Medina,Carson McGrath,and Niamh Fennessy combined for a total of 11:06.15. Next the 4x200, Maya Barrant,Megan Crimmins,Jennifer Billo,and Marissa Williams combined for a total of 2:02.41. Next came the distance medley,Katrina Daly ran the 1200,Megan Crimmins the 400, Julia Bobeck the 800, and Kerry O"Neil the mile for a combined total of 14:12.8. Last up for the girls was the 4x400, Rachel Berkowsky, Rebekah Medina, Sarah Quattrucci, and Amy Kelly qualified for the state meet with a time of 4:28.24.
Stoughton High Athletic Director Ryan Donahue was extremely proud of the honor. Only 300 were selected from 140 schools throughout the State. He tells Snyder's
The February 1st event featured Amy Latimer, the President of TD Garden, as the keynote speaker. Other speakers included Sherry Bryant, Associate Director of the MIAA; Marcia Crooks of New Agenda: Northeast; and Ali Rheahume, Vice President of Athletics for Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD).
Boys Basketball Roundup
with Coach John Gallivan
On Sunday, February 18, the varsity boys basketball team defeated Boston Latin, 63 to 52 in the first round of the Walpole Hoop Classic. Marcus Middleton scored his 1000th career point for the Black Knights. Stoughton will play Walpole in the championship game on Monday night at 7:45 PM. If they win, they will see the posteason.
The varsity boys basketball team beat Canton Tuesday night 61 to 55 on February 13. Senior captain Joe Bunce-Grenon led Stoughton with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Mike Gallagher was the defensive catalyst for the Black Knights.
The varsity boys basketball team beat Foxboro on Thursday, February 7, in overtime 78 to 70. Mauro Oliveira sent the game into overtime with a buzzer beating 3 pointer. Marcus Middleton led all scorers with 20 points and Eddie Grant scored 19.
The varsity boys basketball team lost to King Philip on Friday 67 to 60 on February 1st. Joe Bunce-Grenon led the Black Knights with 18 points and Mauro Oliveira had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The varsity boys basketball team lost to Mansfield on Tuesday 72 to 57 on January 15. Eddie Grant and Andrew Valle led the Black Knights with 11 Points each.
The varsity boys basketball team lost to Franklin on Friday night, January 4, 54 to 47. Marcus Middleton led the Black Knights with 15 points and 4 assists while Joey Wilder chipped in with 11 points.
The Black Knights lost the championship game of the Randolph Blue Devil Classic to Hingham 61 to 41 on December 30. Joe Bunce-Grenon led Stoughton with 13 points and was named to the all tournament team.
The Black Knights lost their opener 53 to 51 to Attleboro on Friday night, December 14. Marcus Middleton led Stoughton with 18 points and Joe Bunce-Grenon chipped in with 13 points and 6 rebounds.
Girls Basketball Roundup
with Coach Janet Sullivan
GIRLS MAKE POST-SEASON!
The varsity girls basketball team's defeated Canton 50-29 on February 13, improving their record to 12-5 on the season. Nicole Daniels lead all scorers with 17 points and pulled down 21 rebounds, Mackenzie McGrath added 10 points, while Ashley Medeiros and Ariene Ohimore combined for 11. The team's next game is Friday, February 15, against Oliver Ames.
The varsity girls basketball team lost to Sharon 52 - 49 on January 26. Nicole Daniels lead all scorers with 24 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. Kayla Motley had her best game of the season, with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Ashley Medeiros played well on defense and added 6 points. The Lady Black Knights are now 7-5 on the year.
The varsity girls basketball team dropped to 7-4 on the season on January 21 with a 51-27 loss to North Attleboro. The only Black Knight to score in double figures was senior captain Mackenzie McGrath with 12 points. Taitenna Thomas and Ashley Medeiros played well on defense. The team hopes to rebound Friday night, January 25, as they travel to Sharon.
The varsity girls basketball team is now 4-1 on the season as they defeated Hull 59-31 in the championship game of the Hingham High School Holiday Tournament. The Black Knights led from beginning to end as they held the Pirates scoreless in the 1st quarter. Senior guard Emma Zuk led all scorers with 19 points, including five 3-pointers. Tourney MVP Nicole Daniels dominated on defense, finishing the game with 13 points, 24 rebounds and 8 blocked shots. Ashley Medeiros and Mackenzie McGrath combined for 16 points, while LeiAndra Busby chipped in with 5.
The varsity girls basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season Friday night, December 21, with a convincing 49-21 victory over host Milford. Senior center Nicole Daniels led the Black Knights with 12 points and 12 rebounds, senior guard Mackenzie McGrath added 10, and sophomore guard Leiandra Busby chipped in with 6 points. Stoughton jumped out to a 15-5 first quarter lead and stretched the lead to 29-13 at the half. Eleven different players scored for the Black Knights in a balanced offensive effort that included strong performances from Megan Crimmins, Sarah Purcell, and Emily Cramer. Strong team defense by Jaquel Eley and Ariene Ohimor held Milford to just eight second half points. The team's next game is Thursday December 27th at the Hingham High School Holiday Classic (vs. Whitman Hansen) at 5 p.m.
The Varsity girls basketball team lost to Sharon 48 - 27 on December 18. Nicole Daniels lead the offense with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Excellent defensive efforts were turned in by Ashley Medeiros, Taitenna Thomas, and Leiandra Busby. The team travels to Milford Friday.
by Coach Harvey Blonder
Kevin McDonald ran the 55m HH (8.91) and long jumped 18'11. Also participating in the meet were John Eppenstein, Jason Marshall and Mike Romaine.
Stoughton (2-0) boys defeated Foxboro 65-25 Saturday at BU on December 15.
The victory was especially gratifying as the boys got a chance to show some of their depth. Missing from the meet with an injury was Kevin McDonald, last week's high point scorer as well as a few others due to several issues/and or injuries.
Event winners were Malachi Baugh long jump (18'11"), Wayne Barnaby mile (4:47) and the 2 mile (10:44), John Eppenstein (8.58) 55m hurdles, Jack D'Addieco 600m (1:28.42) , Alec DeNapoli 1000m, Jason Marshall high jump (5'4) and Shawn Connolly (41'3.5) shot put.The 4 x 400 (3:43) team of Marshall, David Lockhart, Sheldon Oliveira and D'Addieco also won. Baugh qualified for the state meet in both the 55m and the 300m and missed the long jump qualifier by 1 inch. Pat Jackman qualified in the 55m and the 4 x 400 team also qualified.
In the absence of two of our top hurdlers, John Eppenstein stepped up in the 55m hurdles with a scintillating effort crushing his former personal best by over a half second (a massive improvement in a short sprint race). D'Addieco recorded personal bests in the 600m, shot put and the relay. Others with personal bests were Baugh, Jackman, Charles Williams, Smeet Patel, Frantzy Joseph, Christian Hill, Mike Romaine, Marshall, DeNapoli, Evan Schulze, Jonathan Oliveira, Lockhart, Sheldon Oliveira, Alex Green, Alexander Oliver and Sean Ellertson.
Stoughton boys defeated rival Canton 70-21 Saturday, December 11, 2012. The meet featured an excellent across the board effort by the boys.
The boys swept the hurdles, 300m, long jump and shot put. Harley David (8.74), Kevin McDonald (8.88) and John Eppenstein (9.22) started the meet off with a sweep of the 55m hurdles. In the 300m it was Malachi Baugh (38.49), Pat Jackman (39.55), and Frantzy Joseph (41.37). Jackman (18'1") and Kevin McDonald (18'1") combined with Baugh (17'10) in the long jump and the shot put team consisted of Shawn Connolly (39'3), Jack D'Addieco (38'3) and Kevin Lucas (36'8).
David Lockhart (4.56/11.00) and Wayne Barnaby (4.57/10.56) pulled double duty in the mile and 2 mile and went 1-2 in both events. David was first in the mile and Wayne in the 2 mile. David's mile was his first sub 5 minute effort.
Kevin McDonald scored the only points in the high jump clearing 5'4"
Baugh and Jackman added points in the dash, and D'Addieco also scored in the 600. Alec DeNapoli (2:58.2) got a second place in the 1000m. Evan Schulze ran well in his first indoor meet in the 1000 as well.
Other team members just off the scoring pace were Mike Romaine and Alex Green who both had solid performances.
Finally, the boys 4 x 400m (3:48) relay team also won. Jason Marshall, Sheldon Oliveira, Zach Gibb and D'Addieco were the participants.
Kevin McDonald - the high scorer with 12 points was named "athlete of the meet."
GIRLS TRACK WITH COACH ROBERT A. CLARK
The girls track team competed in a scrimmage against Cardinal Spellman at the Reggie Lewis track on January 15. It was back to back meets for them after a meet the day before against Sharon. The girls were given a chance to run in races and events of their choosing. Many of the girls excelled in their new events. Kerry O'Neil and Kaitlin Daly ran in the 1000 and did verywell. Rachel Berkowsky ran her normal event the1000 and finished up just 4 seconds off the previous night.The hurdlers ran in their normal event and finished 123 overall. Shelby Sprague and Maya Barrant are neck and neck in this event, followed by Delaney Collins and Lisa Bontemps. The high jumpers, Imani David ,Alyssa McGillicuddy and Michaella Henry are jumping at 4'4".The shot putters are throwing well led by Ada Monyeki,Michele Connolly,Lauren Carter, and Jordan Angelos all threw well in this meet. The surprise of the meet was freshman Michaela Peck (also named the athlete of the meet) for her 300 and a 67 split in the 4x400 relay. Shannon Barkey is showing signs of breaking away in the 600. It's Maya Barrant and Brittney Joyce in the dash. Freshman Jennifer Bello, Taryn Bates, Marissa Williams, along with sophomore Leslie Camillo got to run in this meet and are very close to becoming varsity members. Rebekah Medina,Niamh Fennessy,Julia Bobeck,Kennelya Ellis,and Kethney Massenat are all running steady. Missing was Carson McGrath home with the flu.
MEN'S HOCKEY WITH COACH DAN MARK
The varsity hockey team lost to Mansfield 5-0 on February 6. Paul Sheehan was outstanding in goal, making 55 saves.
The varsity hockey team lost to Canton 8-0 on January 30. Paul Sheehan played well in goal in the loss.
The varsity hockey team lost to Oliver Ames 9-0 on January 24. Paul Sheehan and Ethan Rawl combined for 64 saves in goal.
The varsity hockey team picked up their first win of the season with a 7-2 win against Foxboro on January 19. Mark Sheehan led the offense with a 3 goal hat trick. Imani Pina had 2 goals, while Cody Buckman and Brandon Lima scored the other goals.
The varsity hockey team tied Taunton 3-3 on January 12. Drew DiStefano, Albert Smith and Adam Potter scored the goals. Excellent effort by the entire team.
The varsity hockey team lost to Franklin 8-0 on January 9. Paul Sheehan was outstanding in goal making 58 saves.
The varsity hockey team tied Apponequet 2-2 on December 21. Freshman Mark Sheehan scored his first two varsity goals.
The varsity hockey team lost to North Attleboro 5-2 on December 19. Albert Smith and Imani Pina both scored their first varsity goals.
The varsity hockey team lost to Milford 5-0 on December 17. Paul Sheehan was outstanding in goal making 43 saves. Eoin Doherty had a strong game on defense.
The Stoughton High hockey team lost to Bishop Feehan 9-0 on December 15. Paul Sheehan had a great game in goal, making 40 saves. Mark Sheehan, Ben Litwack and Adam Potter played well at forward..
The JV hockey team improved to 2-0 with a 7-0 win over Foxboro on January 15. Mark Sheehan scored 2 goals, while Ben Litwack, Ryan McSweeney, John Catrone, Adam Potter and Barry Cooke scored single goals. Ethan Rawl picked up his first career shutout in goal.
The JV Hockey team opened their season with a come from behind 6-5 victory on January 10. Mark Sheehan led the offense with 2 goals, while Ryan McSweeney, Ben Litwack, John Catrone and Adam Potter scored single goals.
STOUGHTON RESIDENT POWERS SPELLMAN FOOTBALL TEAM
Stoughton's Matt Anastasi was informed last week that he has been
selected as a member of the Brockton Enterprise All Scholastic Football Team. The
Cardinal Spellman High School Sophomore proved why during his team's Thanksgiving Day game Wednesday night by running for 265 yards and two
touchdowns. This earned him the MVP of the game for Cardinal Spellman.
Anastasi ran for 1,435 yards during the regular season and scored 10 touchdowns in just an amazing year for a high school sophomore.. He also added hundreds of offensive yards for his team in pass receiving, kick return, and punt return yards. More importantly, Anastasi has a 3.9 grade point average and will be inducted into the National Honor Society this coming Thursday, November 29.
His Spellman Football Coach Ron St. George, told Snyder's Stoughton, "For a sophomore, he’s had a tremendous season, with over 1200 yards rushing. He's been our go-to guy. We’ve been to Gillette two years in a row. During those years, we won 24 games, and only lost the two Super Bowl games. This year, we only has two returning starters on both sides of the ball. Matt had an opportunity to start. He inherited the job, but established himself as one of the premiere backs in the region. He’s a confident mature kid for his age. He’s patient, reads blocks well, and can accelerate. He's not real big, but he’s fast and smart. A lot of exceptional skill kids are born with great vision and patience. He’s has the physical tangibles and the work ethic needed for success. He works hard, always working on strength training ,and accelleration. He’s excellent in the classroom as well--an honor roll student. We only played two seniors on both sides of the ball. Mostly juniors and a few sophomores started this year. But, as Matt goes, our offense goes. That’s a lot of pressure on a young man’s shoulders. Matt learned to play really early against older kids. We’re happy to have him for two more years. We’re looking for even more good things from him."
His dad, Len, is quite proud of Matt. He told me, "He has grown to be a very focused and driven young man. He wants to be the best in everything he does, but goes about it with an admirable level of humility. I feel that this will not only bring him success on the football field, but more importantly in school and in life. I'm proud to be able to say that he is my son. I only hope every parent gets to feel this way about their child for what they do and how they go about doing it."
When called by this writer to talk about his season, Matt said, "I knew it was going to be tough, losing nine starters on offense and 10 on defense. But, we still had a great season, finishing 6-4. A few of those games we should have won, but our inexperience hurt us. Even as a sophomore, I had a lot of expectations to live up to, but the season was a lot of fun, and I couldn't have done it without my coach and my blockers. I had an exceptional season and hope to do even better next year."
Here's hoping for even more success next year for this Stoughton kid!
(photo courtesy of Len Anastasi)
Eight Stoughton residents completed the BAA Half Marathon on Sunday, October 7, 2012. In order of finish they were (age in parenthesis): Jennifer Pearl (24), Robert Seeley (23), Stephen Gigarjian (50), Judy Callahan (53), Kamilia Vaneck (23), Mara Hochberg (42), Arthur Baxter (28), and Katherine Ziegler (29).
Babe Ruth Field to be named for Sammarco
The Board of Selectmen, respresented by Chairman John Stagnone, presented Mike Sammarco with a sign that will hang at the Michael Sammarco Baseball Field at the Babe Ruth fields at the Volunteer Luncheon on September 22. Photo by Hank Herbowy.
KNIGHTS MOVE TO 8-1 WITH WIN OVER ATTLEBORO
Eckler Tosses 3 TD Passes/Defense Forces 4 Turnovers!
I enjoyed announcing the game. So far, the team is undefeated while I am in the announcer's booth! That's Kevin Berkowsky, my spotter, on the right. Photo was taken by Justin Braga of Stoughton Patch.
KNIGHTS BEAT N.A., Move to 6-0
STOUGHTON DOES IT FOR DAVE
AFTER THE GAME: A TEAM PRAYER FOR DAVID:
(top photo: Jeff Pickette, bottom photo: Mark Snyder)
KNIGHTS MOVE TO 4-0 WIN CONVINCING WIN AGAINST MANSFIELD....
I had the please of announcing the game!
Patch Game Story by Jeff Pickette
with Coach Dan Mark
The jv field hockey team lost to Franklin 2-1. Courtney Campbell scored the goal, while Kara Ploss played well in goal.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY & GIRLS TRACK
with Coach Harvey Blonder
Stoughton had three medal winners at the MSTCA Imvitational Saturday, November 3, in Wrentham. The meet served as a preview to next weeks division championships to be held at the same location
Highest placer was senior Kerry O'Neil (12th) who ran a personal best of 20:01 in the junior/senior div 1 race. Kerry's race may have been her finest cross country effort of her high school career. She began running cross country as a sophomore and has made steady progress each season. She also runs indoor and outdoor track and at one point was named most improved athlete three seasons in a row!
Nick Quattrucci (38th) also ran probably had his best performance to date finishing in 11:05 for 3K to medal in the freshman boys div 1 race.
Amy Kelly (22d) ran 21:26 to medal in the sophomore girls div 1 race.
The first race of the day was the boys sophomore race. David Lockhart (19:44), Robbie Gair (20:19), Jason Marshall (20:25), Luke Butera (20:35) and Jonathan Oliveira (22:56) were all well off their personal bests and coaches were wondering what was to come. The day brightened with the efforts of Quattrucci and Julia Bobeck (15:00) in the freshman races.
However, the best was saved for last as our juniors and seniors showed the team how it's done. Senior Captain Wayne Barnaby ran a tough race moving up throughout the 5k to finish with his first sub 18:00 min (17:53). Wayne was disappointed to be just outside the medals in 57th. Alec DeNapoli (19:02) and Jack D'Addieco (20:17) ran strong races and Sean Ellertson (20:48) and Alex Smith (22:03) capped the boys day with personal records.
In the girls jr/sr race Kerry came heartbreakingly close to the 20 min mark and Katie Daly (22:00), Carson McGrath (23:08) and Rebekah Medina (24:02) all finished well.
In a long season 5 boys and 4 girls should congratulate themselves on competing and finishing every race this season - 12 races in just over 2 months! Those athletes are:
Boys: Jack D'Addieco, Nick Quattrucci, David Lockhart, Jason Marshall and Alec DeNapoli
Girls: Katie Daly, Amy Kelly, Carson McGrath and Kerry O'Neil
The course and the atmosphere again proved to be magic ingredients Saturday night, October 13, at the Barnstable Fairgrounds. This meet, which is in it's second year, is one of only a handful in the country which have been held under the lights. It is a lightning fast course and the buzz from last year doubled the number of participants overall from the inaugural event.
All 10 Stoughton boys who ran set personal records. 9 over the 5k distance and Nick Quattrucci (13:04) in the freshman race of 2.1 miles. Combine that with 8 girls personal bests and it was a perfect 18 for 18!!
David Lockhart (26th - 17:45) finished 1 place away from a medal. Following him in the sophomore race were Jason Marshall (19:20), Luke Butera (19:22), Rob Gair (19:53) and Jonathan Oliveira (21:41.
Jack D'Addieco (20:06), Sean Ellertson (20:50) and Alex Smith (22:37) competed in the junior varsity race. Alec DeNapoli ran in the varsity race (18:11)
Stoughton boys lost a heartbreaker to Canton 28-29, October 9, in a meet at Houghton's Pond.
Sophomore David Lockhart (18:14) won his first meet overall with his best performance on our home course. Wayne Barnaby (18:24) and Alec DeNapoli (18:54) were close behind in 2d and 5th. Both Wayne and Alec's times were 1 second off their personal bests. Luke Butera (19:51 -10th) and Nick Quattrucci (19:57 - 11th) turned in strong performances to finish 4th and 5th on the team. Luke and Nick both broke 20 minutes for the first time ever.
Jason Marshall (21:01 - 15th), Jack D'Addieco (21:22 -18th), Rob Gair (21:55 - 22d), Sean Ellertson (22:06 - 23d) and Jonathan Oliveira (23:32 - 28th) rounded out the Stoughton team
Stoughton boys were beaten by Oliver Ames 17- 44 on October 2, but there was no lack of effort by the team. Out of 12 boys 8 ran personal bests and the other 4 ran their best time on our home course. Leading the way were David Lockhart 18:24 -4th, Wayne Barnaby 18:44- 8th and Alec DeNapoli 18:53 - 9th . Luke Butera moved up to 4th man on the team (20:24) and Jack D'Addieco (20:46) continued his strong season as our 5th man.DeNapoli, Butera and D'Addieco all set personal bests. Also setting overall bests were Nick Quattrucci (20:47), Sean Ellertson (21:27), Rob Gair (21:53), Jonathan Oliveira (22:38) and Alex Smith (24:24). Jason Marshall (20:52) and John Eppenstein (21:55) ran their best times on the team's home course at Houghton's Pond. The team has raced at Houghton's Pond since 2007 and the course is not easy. Lockhart,Barnaby and DeNapoli moved up to 5th,6th and 8th on the course. Luke Butera added his name to the list of best times also.
The team responded well to a recent challenge given them - the challenge was to run 50 miles in a week - a fairly common total for more experienced distance runners, but a total which is significantly more than their normal training load. 15 boys and girls combined met the mark. Not surprisingly nearly every athlete who reached the goal also ran their fastest today.Topping everyone's training total was David Lockhart who ran 70 miles in the week with a day off! David managed the feat by running 20 miles in a single day, surprising everyone including his coach.
Stoughton girls ran their league record to 3-0 (overall 4-0) with a victory over Sharon 25-32. The meet was held on Sharon's 2.8 mile course. 1st across the line for Stoughton was Amy Kelly-18.28 (2nd overall) followed by Kerry O'Neil 19.44 (4th overall), Susanna Noe-20.15 (5th), Shannon Barkey-20.22(6th), Carson McGrath 20.37 (8th), Katie Daly-20.41(9th), Erika Raskind 22.04, (15th), Rebekah Medina-23.36 (18th), Julia Bobeck-23.40 (19th), Emelina Kozak-23.55-(20th), and Ariene Ohimor- 27.04 (22d). It was an especially gratifying win for the team as on paper it appeared they would be overmatched. While Amy Kelly and Kerry O'Neil continued their strong efforts upfront, the meet was really won by the gutsy racing of Noe, Barkey, McGrath and Daly. Carson and Katie are in their first season of cross country and have quickly made their mark. Susanna is running great again motivated to do especially well in her senior year and Shannon is working hard and just keeps getting better.
Stoughton boys were defeated by a deep Sharon team 17-46. Top runner for the Black Knights was David Lockhart who finished 4th overall (16.11). David was followed by Wayne Barnaby (16.49) and Alec DeNapoli (16.58) in 10th and 11th place. Five stoughton boys raced fiercely for the 4th and 5th spots on the team and Jack D'Addieco (18.30)and Luke Butera (18.35) were tops among them. In an encouraging sign the spread between the top 5 boys narrowed to a little over 2 minutes.Rounding out the team were Sean Ellertson (18.39), Nick Quattrucci (18.43), Jason Marshall (18.43), Rob Gair (19.03), John Eppenstein (19.19), Jonathan Oliveira (21.35) and Alex Smith (23.40)
Stoughton girls remained undefeated with a win over Foxboro 25-31 on September 20. Amy Kelly won her second straight race finishing in 20:28 over the 5k course. Kelly faced stiff competition from Foxboro's Kayla Sepe through the first mile, but pulled clear in the second mile and coasted to a 30 second victory. Kerry O'Neil (21:53) finished 3d overall and Susanna Noe (23:05) was fifth. Running strong to finish the scoring for the girls were Shannon Barkey (23:15) and Katie Daly (24:03) who both ran personal bests. Also running for the Black Knights were Carson McGrath (24:24), Erika Raskind (24:54), Ariene Ohimor (31:51) and Ariel Eloi (37:51)
Foxboro boys prevailed over Stoughton 20-37. Outstanding races were turned in by David Lockhart (18:13) and Nick Quattrucci (21:53). Each ran significant personal bests.Lockhart was in the lead pack through the first mile and hungon gamely for 3d. The race featured the return of Captain Wayne Barnaby (18:45). Wayne ran well returning from an injury layoff. Top 5 boys were Lockhart,Barnaby, Alec DeNapoli (19:37), Jason Marshall (20:52) and Jack D'Addieco (20:53). Completing the boys team were John Eppenstein (21:19), Luke Butera (21:22), Sean Ellertson (21:31), Rob Gair (22:38), Jonathan Oliveira (23:56), and Alex Smith (26:13).
Both teams performed extremely well - 21 runners competed between both teams and 20 set either personal or season records. On the boys side 9 of 12 boys set personal records. 4 girls also ran personal records.
David Lockhart (19:30) was Stoughton's top runner, finishing 3d in a home loss to Milford at Houghton's Pond on September 11. Milford prevailed 21-39. The Black Knights only had eight runners toe the line, due to injuries but seven of the eight recorded season bests with the eighth runner only 7 seconds off his best. Alec DeNapoli (19.52) was Stoughton's second runner finishing in 4th place overall. Jack D'Addieco (21.28), Sean Ellertson (22.44)and Nick Quattrucci (23.31) all had personal bests. Jason Marshall (22.24), Rob Gair (23.29) and Jonathan Oliveira (25.43) also competed. Sophomore David Lockhart was game to challenge Milford as the top 3 runners all passed the mile in 5.25, however in the end the 2 rival seniors pulled away.
STOUGHTON UMPIRES DOMINATE COOPERSTOWN!
For the third consecutive year, local umpires from Stoughton were selected to work the championship game at the very prestigious Cooperstown Dream Park in New York.
Each year, CDP runs 13 one week tournaments for 104 teams from all across the country and Canada. This year local umpires Lee Policow, Rich Snyder, John Zaniboni and Paul McKeen were all selected to work the championship games.
Rich Snyder was selected for the week 1 championship game. Week 11 saw Rich return to the big game along with Lee Policow and John Zaniboni. Three umpires from the same town in the same game has never happened before in this tournament. That would include umpiring teams from big cities like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. And, little Stoughton beat all the big bad cities! To top it off, this was Lee's first time attending! But, Policow self-deprecatingly says not to give to much credit to him. He tells About Town, “McKeen, Zaniboni and Snyder are arguably three of the best umpires I’ve seen. I was fortunate to have been paired with John and Rich, two experienced guys. That’s why I got the opportunity to do the big game. To do the championship game with two of the best teams in the country, and some of the most talented 12 year old players across the nation, was quite a thrill.”
Paul McKeen traveled out to CDP for week 11 and was selected as the plate umpire for that week’s championship game. Policow told About Town that “McKeen was truly selected as the #1 umpire in week 11. It’s incredibly prestigious.” McKeen, who has been umpiring over 15 years, was long-time director of the umpires at Stoughton Little League, as well as Manager of the Major League Tigers. He still umpires for Babe Ruth League and varsity high school games. Zaniboni and Policow do AAU, Babe Ruth and Little League, while Snyder (no relation he wants me to emphasize) also does high school games.
A true testament to hard work was recognized and rewarded this year at Cooperstown Dreams Park. Each week close to 100 umpires work there. To have these individuals rise to the top of the class consistently each time they go shows their dedication to the profession. It also shows great promise for the Stoughton baseball programs. This year, Stoughton High grads Adam Elmowitz and Kenny Boykin were both certified as umpires.
Congratulations to these four individuals who have brought national prestige to the Town of Stoughton. To have FOUR umpires from our town working Championship games at Cooperstown is quite an achievement!
STOUGHTON ATHLETES SHINE ON CAPE
AND IN SHARON...
The Falmouth Road Race was held on Sunday, August 12, and 38 runners from Stoughton took part in the race. They included Regina and Stephen Alessi, Suzanne Barrett and her husband Jonathan Beder, Edie Bottner, Lynda Brunette, Annmarie Daly, Dennis Feist, Nicole Floro, Anne Hadley, Martin Hancock, Holly Hewins, Julie Iglesias, Patricia Joyce, Tess Kittelberger, Erin and John Laing, Lisa and Paul Leary, Michael Lynott, Sarah Mace, Nancy Mederios, Janice Moro, Russell Opper, Leanne Pacheco, Alexa and Lisa Ploss, Greg Pokraka, Carolina Pokraka Sanchez, Stephen Purnell, Kevin and Stephen Richard, Brad Stengel, Christine Turano, Lukasz Wasiak, Eric, Mark and Ryan Woelfel. Leanne Pacheco and Greg Pokraka were the top male and female Stoughton finishers.
On that same day, the Sharon Triathlon took place and drew a dozen Stoughton participants. They included Scott Arsenault, Debra Cohen, Paul Comerford, Miriam Crandall, Kathleen Fidler, Rachel Flynn, Joel Hoffman, Tim Howe and David Petersile. Top female and male Stoughton finishers were Melissa Chester-Letendre and James Magaldi.
( top left photo courtesy of Falmouth Road Race. Right photo from www.sharon.patch.com)
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME HOCKEY??
Middle School Hockey Tryouts
Layups and life lessons at DA Morrissey’s
Stoughton Summer Basketball Camp
Some of the campers were hand-picked because adults around them felt they would particularly benefit from constructive activities to help fill the summer school break. “We don’t only pay attention to the kids who are in trouble,” DA Morrissey said. “We look for ways to help good kids stay in a good place.”
The camp features a variety of skill building exercises under the guidance of former Southeastern Regional basketball coach Carl Boen and had a visit from Stoughton High School coach John Gallivan. Police Chief Paul Shastany visited the kids and spoke to them on Tuesday.
“Summer break can leave young hands idle for a long time,” Morrissey said. “We use seized drug money to provide young kids with something constructive to look forward to at the start of the summer, and some positive lessons about teamwork, looking out for your friends and good decision making to look back on at the end of the summer.”
Similar camps will be held in Quincy and Randolph in the coming weeks, according to DA Morrissey. “All paid for by the drug dealers of Norfolk County.”
D.A. Morrissey, in the Stoughton orange shirt, show the kids how to take a set shot.
D.A. Morrissey, in the Stoughton orange shirt, show the kids how to take a set shot.
STOUGHTON BOXER WINS AT FAIR
Stoughton's own Sean Bettencourt won his heavyweight boxing match Saturday, July 7, at the Brockton Fair's Brockton Fairgrounds ring. Bettencourt is a four time New England Golden Gloves Champion and a one-time United States Northeast Regional Champion. Travis Demko, a former Black Knight football running back, was also scheduled to box, but his opponent pulled out of the fight.
Bettencourt fought three rounds and won a unanimous decision over Worcester heavyweight Bryan Daniels. The 6'4" Bettencourt went to the Olympic trials in the light-heavyweight category (178 lbs.), but it was tough fighting at such a light weight. He said he'd "run out of gas" at the end of some of his bouts. Bettencourt, who trains at Joe Ennis’s Big East Boxing Gym in Stoughton, is now fighting at a much more powerful 201 pounds. "I have more steam in my punches, and a lot more strength and endurance,"he told Snyder's Stoughton. Sean is still boxing as an amateur, but he plans to turn pro in September. His record stands at 30 wins and seven losses. He adds, "I'm looking to win a national amateur title first--the Ringside World Tournament in Kansas City in early August."
He turns 23 on July 18, and started taking the sport seriously three years ago when he first started. He won Golden Gloves Novice and Open Divisions his first year boxing in October 2009.
For now, he's considering giving a rematch to the last kid he beat out at the Golden Gloves, and he's working towards bringing home a championship belt back to Stoughton from Kansas City. We wish him all the luck in the world!
(photo by Dan Snyder)
Stoughton's Julia Falco One of Top Golfers in the State
Stoughton's own Julia Falco was one of the top golfers at the New England Championship in Keene, New Hampshire in late June. It was a battle between ten of the best boys and girls from the six New England states. Falco finished 5th with a score of 76 ( 4 over par.) Only one other girl from Massachusetts beat her. She made a career-high five birdies in her round with, four coming on her last seven holes. She played those last seven two under par. Another of her highlights was Julia's finish in the State Team Championship in which she placed third with an 85 at Holdin Hills, MA on June 5th. She also had a strong finish at the Mass Bay All-Star Matches at South Shore Country Club, where she placed third with a 42 for 9 holes. Last year, she finished second with a 41. Her best score was at Nehodian Golf Club at Wellesley College when she beat Helen Daley of Wellesley with another great score of 38 (9 holes, only 2 over par.)
Julia recently graduated from Fontbonne Academy and will be attending Loyola University in New Orleans. She'll be golfing for their team. She finished her four-year Fontbonne golf career with 54 wins, 12 losses and 7 ties.
Julia is one of three girls of Jim and Deb Falco. Jim, who is Head Golf Coach at Fontbonne, in addition to being resident golf pro for Dick's Sporting Goods, and a PGA Pro at Granite Links Golf Course in Quincy, taught his daughters golf from an early age. In addition to Julia's success, Natalie is playing golf at Savanah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, where she won the "Athlete of the Year Award" with a 3.88 GPA. She averages an 82 on the links, and spends four days a week at the gym. Jim and Deb's oldest daughter, Tina, was a former #1 player at Fontbonne Academy, and she graduated Belmont Abbey and is a bank manager in Belmont, North Carolina.
Jim tells Snyder's Stoughton, "I pushed them into a direction where girls can have many opportunities from golf, for their education, for social skills, and for career skills. If they want it and work hard, and make good decisions, they can do whatever they want to do. It's about honesty, integrity, and playing by the rules."
Congratulations to Julia and good luck in New Orleans!
STOUGHTON RUNNERS SHINE
STOUGHTON RESIDENTS TAKE PART! 42 Stoughton residents participated in the Harvard-Pilgrim Run To the 50 last week in Foxboro. In the 10K, 50 Year Old Gregory Swartz was the top finisher for Stoughton runners. In the 5K, 45 year old Brian Ballou, a Boston Globe columnist, was the winner. Behind Swartz in the 10K, in order of finish, were Jamie Romaniak, Paolo Digirolamo, Thomas Stracqualursi, Daniel Casario, Stu Weiner, Bill Whidden, Andrew Cobb, Jean Witt, Lukasz Wasiak, Matthew Gaydar, Jessica Cesario, Molly Brewster, Julie Loiselle, Paul Gaydar, Amanda Pearl & Jennifer Pearl, Janice Moro, Adam Chale, Diana Germain, Elsie Gaydar, Adam Zaremba, and Lindsay Weber. In the 5K, behind Ballou, were Russell Blake, Bob Desmond, Jonathan Singer, Jeremy Gillis, Debra Cohen, Jon Reynolds, Joe Teixeira, Rosanna Kelleher, Beth Singer, Teresa Campanario, Scott Singer, Livia Ballou, Gregory Monroe, Bridget Cobb, Kristy Morales, Charles Lynch, and Kathryn Butler.
STOUGHTON NATIVE GETS BIG JOB IN NHL
: Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced that Assistant Equipment Manager Jorge Alves has been promoted to Equipment Manager for the NHL team. Alves, 33, has served as assistant equipment manager for the Hurricanes for the past seven seasons. The Stoughton native attended North Carolina State University from 2002-04, after serving in the United States Marine Corps for four years from 1997-2001. While as NCSU, Alves was the starting goaltender for the Wolfpack’s club hockey team. After graduation, he served professional stints in the ECHL with South Carolina, Greenville, Charlotte and Pensacola, and in the SPHL with Asheville. When an emergency goaltending need arose for the Twin City Cyclones of the Southern Professional Hockey League, Alves, with experience under his belt and his proximity to Winston-Salem, was selected to fill in. Once that 2007 assignment was completed, he was asked to remain with the team as their equipment manager for the remainder of that season. A new baby and the desire for stability, and less travel, led him to accept the equipment manager’s job with the Cyclones for the remainder of the 2007-08 season. He landed with the NHL Hurricanes as a member of their equipment staff. Jorge served as a fill-in practice goalie for the Hurricanes throughout his time as assistant equipment manager.
(Photo courtesy of ProHockeynews.com)
BLACK KNIGHTS PAY VISIT TO
O'DONNELL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Stoughton High School Athletic Director Ryan Donahue brought a posse of Black Knights athletes with him to O'Donnell Middle School to talk about the various sports teams at the High School. Athletes from each of the teams were represented, and answered questions from the crowd. Donahue says that they will hold the Third Annual Stoughton Athletics Open House on June 13, starting at 6:30 p.m. Adds Donahue, "This is a great opportunity to square away paperwork and concussion education for the upcoming fall sports season." Eighth grade parents and students are welcome to attend. Speaking of Stoughton High sports, the Spring Sports Awards will be held on Monday, June 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Stoughton High School cafeteria. Donahue writes, "Come out and support our athletes and their achievements." (photo by Wayne Hester)
(Photo by Wayne Hester)
Kudos to the 10 Stoughton residents who completed the Boston Marathon 2012! Here's the great athletes (in order of finish): Greg Swartz, Leanne Pacheco, Tim Stone, Barry Sussman, Joe Ross, Jennifer Joyce, Mike Wilson, Mara Hochberg, Stuart Weiner and William Coulter.
VARSITY with Coach Sullivan
Amazing Season Comes to A Close
The varsity softball team qualified for the state tournament Thursday with a 5 - 4 victory over Sharon on May 24. Michele Bisbee had a great game. She went 3 for 4 with an RBI, scored a run, and had the game winning catch. Emily Cramer earned the win and played well offensively connecting for a 2 RBI double.
The varsity softball team lost to Mansfield 10 - 0 on May 23. Jessica Freitas singled and Kelsey Moriarty doubled and stole third base to account for the only offense of the day. Ashley Gibson had an excellent game at third base with 6 put-outs, while Nicole Hayner made a great running catch in left field. The team plays the last regular season game at Sharon on Thursday, May 24.
Junior shortstop Megan Flaherty connected for a double and a solo home run as the varsity softball team lost at Attleboro 10-1 on March 19. Liz Roch, Emma Zuk, Katherine Chlus and Michelle Bisbee all had singles. The team plays in the last home game of the season Monday against Canton.
The varsity softball team lost to Attleboro 2 - 0 on May 2. Jordan Angelos went 2 for 4 and Megan Flaherty doubled but it wasn't enough as the Black Knights stranded 9 runners on base.
The varsity softball team defeated Sharon 10 - 5 on April 25. The team scored 9 runs in the 4th inning capped off by a Megan Flaherty Grand Slam. Nicole Hayner, Emily Cramer and Samantha Mattie each had two hits on the day. The team's record is now 5 and 5 and the next game is at home vs. Canton this Friday, April 27.
The varsity softball team fell to No. Attleboro 7-0 on April 24. Nicole Barton, Jess Freitas and Payton Pizzano all played well defensively for the Black Knights.
The varsity softball team improved to 4 and 2 on the season with an 8-4 victory at home against Norton on April 17. Offensively, the team was led by leftfielder Jordan Angelos and third baseman Nicole Barton you each went 3 for 4 at the plate and scored 2 runs, while shortstop Megan Flaherty collected two hits and 3 RBI. Defensively, Emma Zuk made an outstanding catch in centerfield and Emily Cramer turned in an excellent performance on the mound earning her 4th win of the season.
The varsity softball team improved to 3 ans 2 on the season with a 3 -1 victory over Oliver Ames on April 12. Emily Cramer earned the win giving up just three hits. Jordan Angelos went 2 for 4 and scored a run, and Nicole Hayner went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Payton Pizzano had a great defensive game throwing out three runners attempting to steal.
The varsity softball team is now 2 and 2 on the season with a 4-0 loss to Franklin on April 10. Left fielder Jordan Angelos went 2 for 3 at the plate while shortstop Megan Flaherty and pitcher Emily Cramer each singled. Right fielder Michelle Bisbee and second baseman Samantha Mattie made two outstanding defensive plays. The team takes on Oliver Ames this Thursday at home.
J.V. with Coach Mark
The JV softball team defeated Canton 19-2 on May 21. Lauren Johnson led the offense going 3 for 3. Erin Pike, Rachel Estremera and Kayla Motley had 2 hits each.
The jv softball team lost to Attleboro 3-1 on May 18. Erin Pike went 2 for 2 with a run scored. Val Sammarco made an outstanding catch in the outfield.
The JV softball team defeated Foxboro 11-5, on May 7. . Rachel Estremera, Meghan Hill, Lauren Carmichael and Nicole Kerman scored 2 runs each.
The JV softball team defeated Attleboro 5-3 on May 2. Lauren Johnson and Gina McGaughey led the offense with 2 hits each.
The JV softball team defeated Canton 15-2 on April 28. Kayla Motley led the offense with 4 hits, including a home run. Val Sammarco had 4 hits and 3 RBI's.
The JV softball team lost to North Attleboro 13-3 on April 24. Gina McGaughey, Danielle Tesler, Alexa Ploss, Lauren Carmichael and Erin Pike had the hits. Emma Sinkus made an outstanding catch in the field.
The JV softball team lost to Frankling 9-0 on April 10. Lauren Carmichael had a solid defensive game at first base.
The JV Softball team defeated Quncy 14-2 on April 4. Danielle Tesler was 3 for 3 at the plate, while Rachel Estremera and Nicole Kerman had 2 hits each. Lauren Johnson allowed only 3 hits to pick up the win on the mound.
The JV softball team defeated Foxboro 7--2 on April 3. Lauren Johnson pitched well, only allowing 5 hits and going 3 for 3 at the bat. Danielle Tessler, Rachel Estremera and Gina McGaughey had 2 hits each.
The JV softball team lost to Norton 25-2 on March 30. Rachel Estremela and Val Sammarco had hits.
SPRING TRACK ROUNDUP
BOYS with Coach Harvey Blonder
Jason Marshall and Nick Green represented the Black Knights at the D2 Championship Meet at Whitman Hansen Regional on Sunday, March 27. Jason was the only freshman to qualify for the meet and ran well in the 400m hurdles (66.0). Nick earned a medal with his 7th place finish in the mile (4:30.60). Several other boys qualified but were unable to run for various reasons
Stoughton boys finished 5th overall at the Hockomock Championship meet on May 19. After tieing with Oliver Ames for the best record in the Davenport Division and tieing in the dual meet vs OA, the boys also both scored the exact same # of points at Hocks tieing for 5th place and top teams in the division.
Leading the scoring for the Black Knights was Stephan Jackson with 2d place finishes in both the high hurdles and the high jump while also competing on the 2d place 4 x 100 team.Other members of that relay were Aaron Mack, Marcus Middleton and Malachi Baugh. Their time was the fastest for a Stoughton boys 4 x 100 relay team in about 10 years. Baugh also finished 3d in the 200m as did Brandon Alves in the shot put. Nick Green was 4th in the mile and Aaron Calixte 5th in the javelin. Finally, Aaron Mack was 6th in the 100m.
The meet was highly successful for a large portion of the team with personal or season bests recorded by Baugh, Alves, Green, Calixte, Jackson, as well as Alec DeNapoli, Paul Comeau,Matt Mack, Marcus Middleton, Jack D'Addieco, Nya Domkam, Shawn Connolly, Andrew Valle and Joey Wilder.
Stoughton (5-0-1) boys clinched at least a share of the Hockomock Davenport division title with a victory over Canton 97-39 on May 2.
The boys overpowered Canton winning 11 of 14 events and 1 relay. Particularly dominating were the jumpers who took 26 out of 27 possible points. Double winners were Steffan Jackson (63.3-400m h, 16.3 - 110 hh) and Aaron Mack (100m -11.4, triple jump -40'1"). Other winners were Wayne Barnaby (mile 4:43), Nick Green (2 mile 10:16), Brandon Alves (sp- 41'2), Aaron Calixte (jav-139'1"), Bobby Blindt (disc-115'11), Malachi Baugh (lj-18'5") and Samir Sofi ( hj 5'8).
Adding second place finishes were Jason Marshall (400mh 67.7), Jack D'Addieco (400m - 56.1), Andrew Valle (110 hh - 17.4), Paul Comeau (2mi 11:27) and Marcus Middleton (triple jump - 38'). Also scoring were John Eppenstein (400m h 68.2), Kevin McDonald (110hh 17.4), Matt Mack (200m -24.7), Kevin Lucas (shot put 37'1), and Alex Green (discus 107'2)
4 x 100 relay team members were Aaron and Matt Mack, Middleton and Lennox Green.
In an out of division meet King Philip defeated Stoughton boys track 81-55 on April 20. The boys record now stands at 4-1.
Despite the loss, there were several good results for the Black Knights. New state qualifiers included Jason Marshall in the 400m hurdles and Samir Sofi in both the high jump and long jump.
Stoughton winners were Marshall (400mh - 61.6), Kevin McDonald (110 HH - 17.1), Wayne Barnaby (2 mi - 10:36), Brandon Alves (sp - 43'1.5) and the 4 x 400 relay team of Nick Green, Jack D'Addieco, Barnaby and Andrew Kelly.
Malachi Baugh and Marcus Middleton went 2-3 in the 100m and 200m. Nick Green was second in the mile, D'Addieco second in the 400m, Alex Green second in the disc, Andrew Valle second in the 110 hurdles and Sofi second in the high jump. Other point scorers were Paul Comeau in the 800m and Marty Petrie in the javelin.
Several key members of the team were missing due to injury and/or family obligations, but the meet proved worthwhile for others who made the most of their opportunities with personal bests. Beside the athletes previously mentioned Nya Domkam, Alec DeNapoli, Antonio Irons, Michael Johnson, Calvin Middleton, Nathan Cardoso, Zach DeNapoli, Arman Leal, Robert Gair, Alex Green,Pat Brauneis, Mark Phan, Charles Williams and Shawn Connolly all achieved personal records.
Stoughton defeated Sharon 84-52 on April 10. Double winners for Stoughton were Aaron Mack (100m - 11.3, long jump 19'11), Brandon Alves (shot put 44'11, Discus 108'1) and Steffan Jackson (400m hurdles 62.5, 110 m high hurdles 15.8). Nick Green won the 800m in 2:07.2 and Samir Sofi won the high jump (5'6) The boys 4 x 100 relay of Aaron Mack,Marcus Middleton, Matthew Mack and Lennox Green also won. Second place finishers included Wayne Barnaby in the 2 mile, Kevin Lucas in the shot put, Alex Green in the discus, and Andrew Kelly in the high jump as well as Baugh (lj), Green (mi), Sofi (400), A. Mack (triple jump) rounding out the scoring with 3d place finishes were Marcus Middleton (100m), Kevin McDonald (400m hurdles and 110 high hurdles), Lennox Green in the 400m, Jack D'Addieco in the shot put, Ben Cromwell in the discus, Marty Petrie in the javelin, and Matthew Mack in the triple jump. The boys scored in every event except the 4 x 400 relay and ran their record to 4-0 overall
The boys continued their strong start with a convincing win over Foxboro on April 3. Starring for the Black Knights were Nick Green who won the mile (4:49) and the 800m (2:06) and Brandon Alves who won the shot put (44'9) and the discus (118'1).
Other Stoughton winners were Steffan Jackson (15.4) 110m hurdles, Wayne Barnaby (11:01) 2 mile, Malachi Baugh (18'4) long jump, Matthew Mack (37'9) triple jump, Samir Sofi (5'6) high jump and Andrew Valle (126'1) javelin. The Stoughton boys 4 x 100 (47.4) of Sofi, Marcus Middleton, Mack and Valle also won.
Jason Marshall (66.9 - 400 m hurdles), Jack D'Addieco (57.6 - 400m), Lennox Green (17'8.5 - long jump), Middleton (37'3 - triple jump), Aaron Calixte (5'4 - high jump), Kevin Lucas (38'9 - shot put), Alex Green (101'7 - discus) and Baugh (11.4 -100m,24.3 - 200m) added second place finishes. Kevin McDonald (68.5 - 400m hurdles), Middleton (11.5 - 100m), Alec DeNapoli (5.23.8 mi), Matt Mack (24.7 - 200m), Valle (36'9 - triple jump), Joey Wilder (36'8-shot put), and Ben Cromwell (87'7-disc) finished 3d in their events.
Captain Steffan Jackson participated in his first meet since coming off an ankle injury. The results were encouraging with a personal best over a good rival from Foxboro. The team scored in every event except the 4 x 400 relay where they were still very competitive.
In a tri meet on March 29, Stoughton (74) defeated Randolph (41) and Coyle Cassidy (25).
Brandon Alves won both the shot put (45'10") and the discus (109'8") for the Black Knights. Individual Stoughton winners were Jason Marshall (65.0) in the 400m hurdles, Malachi Baugh in the 100m (11.3), Jack D'Addieco in the 400m (57.0), Nick Green in the 2 mile (10:21), Aaron Calixte in the high jump 5'6" and Andrew Valle (130'7") in the javelin. The Stoughton 4 x 400m relay of Wayne Barnaby, Jason Marshall, Lennox Green and Nick Green also won in 3:49.8
The meet was the first on Stoughton's newly resurfaced track. Despite the chilly temperatures most boys performed well for an early season meet. Alves led the team in scoring followed by junior Valle, senior Nick Green and freshman Jason Marshall. Barnaby (4:58 mile), Valle (18.0 - 110 HH), Alec DeNapoli (2:21 - 800m), Matthew Mack (25.2 -200, 38' - triple jump), Andrew Kelly (5'4"-hj), Kevin Lucas (37'3"-shot put) all added second place finishes. Kevin McDonald (68.9 - 400m h), Kelly (61.4 - 400m), Nick Kampouris (2:25 - 800m), Lennox Green (200m - 26.1), Paul Comeau (12:07- 2mi), D'Addieco (shot put- 36'7"), Tim Porter (83'5"-discus) and Marty Petrie (124' - jav) finished 3d in their events.
GIRLS TRACK WITH COACH CLARKE
At the division # 2 meet held at Whitman Hanson track the girls team had a good day on March 27. First up was Ariene Ohimor in the discus. She could not get a good grip and wound up not getting a score. Next she thru the shot put and set a new P.R. of 31'51/2". Her teammate Chyrstal Holland thru the shot 33'11/2" and finished 7th scoring 2 points for her team. Julia Quattrucci thru the javelin 97'6". In the running events Kerry O'Neil ran the 2 mile in 12:19.10. Julia Quattrucci ran the 400 hurdles in a pr time of 71.08. Jade Paul set her school record even lower by running the 800 in a time of 2:14.78 for a new p.r. finishing 2nd overall good for 8 points, and will move on to the all state meet next Saturday. Amy Kelly led off the 4x800 in a pr time of 1:32 followed by Rachel Berkowsky 2:37 Kerry O' Neil 2:39 and Deirdre Simms 2:36 for a total of 10:24.86. Mackenzie Hudson led off the 4x400 with a 66 followed by Julia Quattrucci 66 Kelly Barros 65 and Jade Paul 59 for a total of 4:18.35.
The Stoughton girls won their meet against Canton-92-to-43 on May 2. Julia Quattrucci won the 400 hurdles and the javelin, was on the winning 4x400 relay team, and finished third in the discus. Her sister Emily set a big P.R. to finish 2nd in the javelin (86'5"). Mackenzie Hudson finished 2nd in the 400 hurdles, and 3rd in the triple jump. Ifeoma Okeke was 2nd in the dash and the 200, followed by Alicia Macomber in the dash 3rd, and 1st in the 100 hurdles. Leesa Snyder was 3rd in the 100 hurdles and 2nd in the triple jump. Kelly Barros was 2nd in the 400 and Shannon Hickey 3rd. Jade Paul won the 800 and the high jump P.R. (4'10") with Shannon Barkey finishing 3rd in the 800. Deirdre Simms won the mile and Kerry O'Neil won the 2 mile. Ariene Ohimor won the discus and the shot put. Crystal Holland was 2nd in the shot, with Rebecca Zimble 3rd. Dieyniella Vieira was 2nd in the discus and Angela Vieira 3rd in the javelin. Jenna Morris set a P.R. in the high jump (4'6") to finish 2nd. The winning 4x400 relay team was Julia Quattrucci, Amy Kelly, Kelly Barros, and Rachel Berkowsky.
In a non-league meet at King Philip on Friday (April 20) King Philip won the meet 77 to Stoughton's 59. The girls were short some key scorers because of vacation, but still put in a good effort. Julia Quattrucci won the 400 hurdles followed by her team mate Mackenzie Hudson in second place. Ifeoma Okeke is back after having a concussion, finishing second in the dash. Kerry O'Neil won the mile. Julia Quattrucci finished second in the 400m. Alicia Macomber won the 100 hurdles with Kelly Collins finishing third. Jade Paul got edged out and finished second in the 800. Megan Crimmins finished third in the 200. Deirdre Simms won the two mile followed by Amy Kelly in second. The 4x100 relay won -Kadijah Dansby, Leesa Snyder, Kelly Collins and MacKenzie Hudson. Ariene Ohimor finished second in the shot put with Angela Vieira in third. Ariene Ohimor finished third in the discus.Julia Quattrucci finished second in the javelin. Leesa Snyder finished second in the long jump. Mackenzie Hudson finished second in the triple jump with Leesa Snyder in third. Jade Paul tied for second in the high jump.
The Stoughton girls were victorious against Foxboro 70 to 66 on April 3. Highlights: Jade Paul won the 400 and the high jump. Julia Quattrucci won the Javelin. Kelly Collins won the 100 hurdles. Ariene Ohimor won the discus. Crystal Holland won the Shot put. The 4x100 Relay Team won (57.1), which includes Kadijah Dansby, Leesa Snyder, Kelly Collins, and Mackenzie Hudson. The girls are well on their way to having a great season.This is their third win in a row.
The Girls had a tri meet against Randolph and Coyle Cassidy last Thursday, March 29. They were victorious against both teams. Stoughton 79-Randolph- 41-Stoughton-79-Coyle Cassidy-22.The highlights were-Crystal Holland winning the shot and the disc qualifying for states in the shot(32'10"). Alicia Macomber won the 100 hurdles and also state qualified. (17.2) Jade Paul won the 800 (2.28.8), State Qualified and the long jump. Julia Quattrucci Javelin-(96'2") state qualified. Deirdre Simms won the triple jump (31'81/2") Freshman Kelly Barros won the 400 (67.3). The team is looking forward to having a good season. The captains are Jade Paul, Mackenzie Hudson, Julia Quattrucci and Ariene Ohimor.
with Coach Bernstein
The Boys Tennis team came out firing against Norwood on Thursday after losing a battle to Foxboro two days before. The Knights dominated right from the start winning 4-1. Junior, Jalen Joseph won his second straight 1st singles match 6-4, 6-4. Third singles player, Senior Ross Andler earned Stoughton the deciding 3rd team match point, winning his first career match in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Both First and Second Doubles team commanded their matches. First Doubles players, Junior Sheldon Oliveira and Junior Cris Oliveira won their second straight match this season 6-2, 2-6, 6-0. Second Doubles players, Senior Captain Joseph Ialuna and Senior Steve Colling won in two sets, 7-5, 6-3. The Knights take on Franklin this Wednesday in search of an above .500 record.
The Boys Tennis team started off their 2012 season with a tough battle with Foxboro High School on April 3. The team fell short with a final score of 3-2. Winners from Stougthton were 1st Doubles Team, Junior Sheldon Oliveira and Junior Cris Oliveira, who won in three sets 4-6, 7-5 and 6-3. Stoughton's second point came from 1st Singles player, Junior Jalen Joseph who won in three sets, 1-6, 7-6 tiebreaker and 6-4. Congratulations to the team on a job well done. Stoughton plays at Norwood this Thursday.
HOCKEY TEAM GETS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD!
The Stoughton High School Boys Ice Hockey Team received the distinguished James F. Mulloy Team Sportsmanship Award at a special ceremony at the TD BankNorth Garden during the MIAA Hockey Finals on March 18. Senior Captains Josh Potter and Larry Hixon received the award down on the ice. Joining them were Stoughton High principal Matt Colantonio and Stoughton High Head Hockey Coach Dan Mark. Congratulations! (photo by Matt Potter)
THANKS TO THE BLACK KNIGHTS FOR AN INCREDIBLE SEASON!
They deserved the standing ovation from the large crowd of Stoughton fans. They finished the season 20-5, and there's a good chance they may do it again next year (they are loaded with Juniors).
Brighton won 53-42
YOU'RE INVITED TO A
CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER GAME!
Last Year's Champs!
STOUGHTON YOUTH BASEBALL
Stoughton Youth Baseball Board members (l to r) rear row Rich Jasmin, Jen Kaplan, President Kirby Richards, Tim Eckhard, and Peter Buckley. Front row Maria Nazzaro, Andrew Kellogg, and Joe Piana.
The action was brisk at the final registration for Stoughton Youth Baseball at Sons of Italy Hall on Super Bowl Sunday.
President Richards did tell Snyder's Stoughton that despite the face there will be no more registration events, that some space is still available for potential players. There is a $20 late fee added to registrations costs now. So, registration runs from $70-$150 depending on the age of your child. To register online, go to www.stoughtonyouthbaseball.org. If you want to register for Stoughton Babe Ruth baseball, download the forms on the SYB site, and mail them in with your check.
(story and photos by Mark Snyder)
STOUGHTON CHEERLEADERS MAKE NATIONAL FOR FIRST TIME EVER---LOOKING TO FUNDRAISE FOR FLORIDA TRIP
The Stoughton Black Knights Cheerleaders finished second in a State Competition in Lowell on March 11. They have done something no squad ever did before---it has won a spot at Nationals in March at Walt Disney World in Florida! Now, the cheerleaders need to raise up to $25,000 to pay for the trip. Barbara Mofford, a Randolph native who has coached the cheerleading squad for eight years, said she was very proud of her squad. "It's quite an honor to make it to Nationals. All the girls have worked really hard this year." Brittany Kramer is coaching for the first time this year, and with two coaches, the team has soared. Mary Amaral, the team mom, and mother of Steph Amaral the team's co-Captain, told Snyder's Stoughton, "We thought Nationals were in May. When we found out they were March 22nd, we had to put something together fast." She put together a Penny Sale, held on January 15 at the VFW Hall. Amaral hosted the event, and conducted over 100 raffles for prizes range from jewelry to to snuggies, to bottles of wine. Only a small dent was made into the total needed for the trip. Those who would still like to donate can send a check made out to Stoughton High Cheerleaders, to the attention of Mofford, to Stoughton High School, Athletic Department, 232 Pearl Street, Stoughton, MA 02072.
Chelsea Morris and Meaghan Hill try to entice donors to the
Penny Sale at the VFW on Sunday, January 15.
Bianca Batte, Taylor McGibbon, Steph McEachern, Johannah Smith, Keion Lugay and Sierra Watson man a table.
Maddie Sinkus, Donyea Holloway, Michelle Bisby, Nicole Fuentes, Rachel Resurreccion, and Kaylie Cassidy man a table.
Mary Amaral (left) and Brittany Kramer, Barbara Mofford and her son, Paul Makedon.
(Story and photos by Mark Snyder, except countesy team photo)
The Team (as supplied by Coach Mofford): Amaral Stephanie, Batte Bianca, Bisbee Michelle, Cassidy Kaylie, Cellucci Lauren, Eckhart Elizabeth,
Ferreira Vanessa, Fronduto Annmarie, Fuentes Vargas Nicole, Hill Meaghan, Holloway Donyea, Kerman Nicole, Lamplough Lillian, Lugay Keion, McEachern Stephanie, McGibbon Taylor, Morris Chelsea, Petrie Erin, Pike Erin, Resurreccion Rachel, Rosen Madeline, Sinkus Madeline, Smith Johannah, and Watson Sierra.
PEEWEE GIRLS DIVISION-
BOYS BEAT HOPKINTON, 59-53
Win South Sectional Championship!
They will play Brighton, the Division 2 North Champion on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston. The winner of that game will play the West Champions (who will be crowned in a game on Tuesday in Springfield), on March 17 at TD Garden. This is the farthest into the tournament that anyone can remember a Stoughton basketball team every going in the history of the school. A bevy of buses will be leaving Stoughton High on Monday at 4 p.m. for Boston. Space permitting, YOU might be able to join the Fan Squad. Email email@example.com to get your spot! Congratulations to John Gallivan and the Black Knights! What a season!
BOYS CRUSH OLIVER AMES, FACE HOPKINTON
KNIGHTS TAKE SECOND ROUND
KNIGHTS OPEN WITH PLAYOFF WIN
#4 SEED IN PLAYOFFS
BOYS LOSE TO FRANKLIN
BULLDOGS HAVE NO BITE
BOYS SNAP BACK WITH WIN, NOW 14-2
KNIGHTS LOSE TO OA, DROP TO 13-2
BOYS CRUSH FRANKLIN
BOYS BEAT FOXBORO, NOW 12-1
KNIGHTS BEAT ATTLEBORO
KNIGHTS Edge KP, Move to 10-1
Knights Run Over Bulldogs, Move to 9-1
BOYS BEAT SHARON, MOVE TO 8-1 RECORD
BOYS CRUSH NORTH ATTLEBORO
BOYS SUFFER FIRST LOSS
BOYS TOP PREVIOUSLY-UNDEFEATED O.A., MOVE TO 6-0
BOYS WIN TOURNEY, FIRST FIVE GAMES
BOYS NOW 4-0
BOYS MOVE TO 3-0
BOYS DEMOLISH FOXBORO
BOYS OPEN WITH WIN
The varsity boys basketball team began their season with a non-league victory over Burlington 79 to 66 on Tuesday night, December 13. Junior guards Marcus Middleton with 28 points, Aaron Calixte with 22 points and Mauro Oliveira with 15 points led the way for the Black Knights. Stoughton High Coach John Gallivan had squared off against his own son, Connor, Burlington's starting point guard and senior co-captain. Stoughton hosts Foxborough in the league opener on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Come on down to Stoughton High gym and cheer for your Black Knights hoop squad!
GIRLS QUALIFY FOR STATE TOURNEY
The varsity girls basketball team qualified for the state tournament Friday with a 46 to 40 victory over Sharon. Chrystal Holland and Nicole Daniels combined for 25 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Black Knights. The team travels to Canton Tuesday.
GIRLS LOSE TO OA
The varsity girls basketball team lost to Oliver Ames 54 - 37 on February 7. Nicole Daniels led the team with 13 points and 13 rebounds, Emma Zuk had 12 points and Chrystal Holland added 10. Jackie Kuhn, Katherine Chlus, and Rennie Ohimor all played strong defensive games. The team's last regular season home game will be this Friday against Sharon.
GIRLS BEAT FOXBORO
The varsity girls basketball team defeated Foxboro 57 - 44 on January 31, to improve to 9 and 4 on the season. Chrystal Holland led all scorers with 17 points; Nicole Daniels had 14 points and Katherine Chlus added 10. Emma Zuk had 5 steals and 6 assists, while Jackie Kuhn and Liz Roch played outstanding defense as the Black Knights won their fifth straight. The team's next game is at home Feb. 7th against Oliver Ames.
GIRLS BEAT ATTLEBORO
The varsity girls basketball team improved to 8 and 4 on the season with a 54 - 42 victory over host Attleboro on January 29. Emma Zuk led all scorers with 17 points, Chrystal Holland and Katherine Chlus combined for 20 points, and Nicole Daniels controlled the boards with 17 rebounds. The team's next game is at home Tuesday against Foxboro.
GIRLS BEAT KING PHILIP
Nicole Daniels lead all scores with 22 points to help lift the varsity girls basketball team to a 68 - 42 victory at home against King Philip on January 24. The team had a balanced offense as eleven different players scored for the Black Knights. Megen Crimmins,Jackie Kuhn, and Ariene Ohimor all had excellent defensive efforts. The team's record improves to 7 and 4 on the season and the team travels to Attleboro this Friday night.
GIRLS BEAT CANTON
The varsity girls basketball team defeated Canton 36 - 23 Friday night, January 20. The team was led by Nicole Daniels, Chrystal Holland and Katherine Chlus on the offensive end while Jackie Kuhn, Emma Zuk and Megan Crimmins turned in outstanding defensive efforts. The team's record improves to 6 and 4 on the season, putting them in second place in the Davenport division. The team takes on King Philip at home Tuesday night, January 24.
GIRLS BEAT NORTH ATTLEBORO
GIRLS LOSE TO MANSFIELD
The varsity girls basketball team fell to Mansfield 39 - 29 on January 9. Strong defensive efforts were turned in by Jackie Kuhn and Katherine Chlus. Nicole Daniels led the offense with 10 points, 18 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots. The team's next game is at home Friday against No. Attleboro.
GIRLS STUN KING PHILIP
The varsity girls basketball team improved to 3 and 3 on the season with an exciting 38 - 36 victory over King Philip on January 9. Chrystal Holland led the offense with 12 points while Nicole Daniels scored 10 points, pulled down 18 rebounds and had 4 blocked shots. The team travels to Mansfield on Tuesday, January 10.
GIRLS LOSE TO OLIVER AMES
The varsity girls basketball fell to 2-3 on the season with a 60-19 loss to Oliver Ames on January 6. Chrystal Holland, Emma Zuk, Marlena Siegel and Nicole Daniels all contributed to the offensive effort while Jackie Kuhn and Katherine Chlus played strong defensive games. The team's next game is Monday, January 9, at King Phillip.
LOSS TO COYLE CASSIDY; Win vs. Cohasset
GIRLS LOSE TO FRANKLIN
The varsity girls basketball team lost to Franklin 53 - 40 on December 20. Chrystal Holland led the team with 11 points and 11 rebounds, Mackenzie McGrath had 10 points and Nicole Daniels pulled down 10 rebounds.
GIRLS OPEN WITH WIN
Winter Track with Coach Robert A. Clarke
Paul Competes at All State
KNIGHTS FIGHT ON AT DIVISION 2
At the Division #2 championships at Reggie Lewis track on Thursday, February 16, Jade Paul was in the race of the day. Competing in the 600m she broke her own record by finishing 2nd overall with a time of 1:35.95, just hundreths of a second off the winning time. She now moves on to the all states meet on the 26th of February at Reggie Lewis. Jade is also qualified to compete at the nationals in New York in April. Julia Quattrucci also ran the 600m in 1:45.38. The 4x400 relay set a new pr of 4:17.17, featuring Julia Quattrucci, Rachel Berkowsky, Mackenzie Hudson and Jade Paul. Alicia Macomber and Leesa Snyder both ran well in the 55m hurdles. The 4x200 relay of Leesa Snyder, Kelly Barros, Kelly Collins and Alicia Macomber ran a time of 1:57.77. Deirdre Simms and Kerry O'Neil both ran the 2 mile. Kerry in 12:35.35 and Deirdre in 12:46.77.
SOME KNIGHTS SCORE AT HOCKS
At the championship meet at Reggie Lewis track on Saturday, February 10. The girls scored 18 points to tie for 8th in the league. Alicia Macomber started off our scoring with 8 points for a second place finish in the finals of the 55m hurdles with a new personal best, and a new school record of 8.87. Her teammate, Leesa Snyder, made it to the finals with a 7th place finish, just out of the scoring. All three hurdlers set new personal bests. Kelly Collins was the 3rd hurdler. Jade Paul is back on track with a 2nd place finish, good for 8 points in the 600 with a time of 1.37.97. Kerry O'Neil scored in the 2 mile finishing 6th overall with a time of 12.23.87. The 4x400 relay team, Julia Quattrucci, Rachel Berkowsky, Mackenzie Hudson, and Jade Paul finished off the scoring for the team with a 6th place finish. (photo of Leesa by Justin Braga)
The Hurdle Team Shows Off Their Hardware (photo by Kevin Berkowsky)
Knights Beat Sharon
Leesa Snyder (photo by Justin Braga)
The Stoughton girls track team defeated Sharon 69 to 26 at BU on Thursday night, January 12, to bring their record to 3 wins and 1 loss. Overall winners in the meet for Stoughton were Ifeoma Okeke in the dash. Jade Paul in the 600, Julia Quattrucci in the1000, Deirdre Simms in the Mile, Alicia Macomber in the hurdles, Leesa Snyder in the long jump, and the 4x400 relay of Julia Quattrucci, Rachel Berkowsky, Mackenzie Hudson and Jade Paul. Athlete of the Meet for Stoughton was Leesa Snyder with her win in the long jump and her 2nd place finish in the hurdles.
In a meet at Reggie Lewis Track on Saturday, December 24, the Stoughton girls track team had two more state qualifiers. Jade Paul in the 600m with a time of 1:41.42 and the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:24.14. The relay team (Julia Quattrucci, Rachel Berkowsky, Mackenzie Hudson, and Jade Paul) and The hurdlers (Alicia Macomber, Leesa Snyder, Kelly Collins and Mackenzie Hudson) are rounding into form. Ifeoma Okeke is coming on strong in the dash and the 300m. Nobrina Seng is our top shot putter, but Angela Vieira and Lauren Carmichael are getting better with each meet. Kerry O'Neil and Deirdre Simms are the miler and two miler. The girls record so far is 1 win and 1 loss. The team goes against Foxboro next on January 5th at B.U.
The girls indoor track team won the meet against Canton 50 to 44 at BU on Saturday, December 17. Alicia Macomber was the high scorer for the team with 13 points. Starting it off by winning the 55m hurdles and setting a new school record of 8.95, plus she won the dash with a time of 7.70, just beating out her team mate Ifeoma Okeke who had the same time of 7.70. Also, Alicia finished 2nd in the long jump scoring another 3 points. Many of the girls had to step up to cover our injured girls in order to win this meet. Kelly Collins covered the 300,-plus her normal hurdles; Kerry O'Neil doubled doing the 600 and won the 2 mile with a time of 12.35.51,and qualified for the state meet. Leesa Snyder led off the 4x400 relay, plus running her normal hurdles. Deirdre Simms won the mile. Nobrina Seng won the shot. Watching all of the girls trying so hard to win was a joy to watch at this great facility, and it paid off for them!
BOYS TRACK wth HARVEY BLONDER
Brandon Alves was the only Stoughton boy to qualify for the all state meet. Brandon was a bit off his best at the meet but it was a standard that only 24 boys in the state achieved. The meet capped a very successful season for the track captain whose personal best this season was 48'3".
In the Division 2 Championship meet, top placer for the Stoughton boys was Brandon Alves with his 7th place finish in the shot put. Brandon's throw of 47'9" was his second best ever and featured a return to form for him. At the league meet he was not at his best. Nick Green finished 10th in the 2 mile in 10:03. That was also Nick's second best time, but not what he was looking for. He made an attempt to break the school record of 9:40 held by Dave Barbato. The record has stood since 1980. Nick was on pace through the first mile, but he couldn't hold it to the finish. The short time from the league meet (sat) until this meet might have been a factor. In what seemed to be a trend, Wayne Barnaby also ran his second best mile ever with a 4:47, as did Jack D'Addieco with his 1:33 in the 600m. The 4 x 200 relay team (1:37.01) of Pat Jackman, Lennox Green, Zach Gibb and Malachi Baugh knocked almost 2 seconds off their time.
The team, which consisted of 3 sophomores and 1 junior, was certainly one of the meet highlights. They should be a formidable quartet next year.
Jackman and Baugh also ran respectably in the 55m dash and Jackman also competed in the long jump. Finally, in the 4 x 400 (3:44.82) relay Sheldon Oliviera, Barnaby and Green all ran personal bests, while Jason Marshall equaled his previous best.
The league championships on February 12, brought out the best in several Stoughton boys. Pat Jackman had a banner day finishing 5th in both the dash and the long jump and then running in the 4 x 4 relay. Jackman's dash time of 6.90 equalled his best while his long jump was 1/2 inch off. He finished his day with a relay best on extremely fatigued legs.
Nick Green ran an electrifying mile in 4:32 for a fourth place finish and a new personal best.
Green's time was 6 seconds under his previous best and the fastest mile time for a Stoughton boy in over 10 years. Wayne Barnaby also lowered his mile PR to 4:47. At the same time last year Wayne's mile best was 5:40. His improvement by close to a minute is amazing.
Jack D'Addieco (600m - 1:31.23) qualified for the state meet for the first time while leading Sheldon Oliviera (1:31.49) and Mike Romaine (1:32.16) to new personal bests.
Alec DeNapoli (2:58.85) broke the 3 minute barrier in the 1000 meters for the first time.
Brandon Alves (43'7) finished 5th in the shot put.
Kevin McDonald (9.32) lowered his 55m hurdles best.
Although the boys only scored 10 points that was enough to place them in the middle of the Davenport Division and avenge dual meet losses to Canton and Sharon.
Five boys represented Stoughton at the Reggie Lewis Center this weekend. Saturday's (1/28) meet was highlighted by Nick Green's 6th place finish in the 2 mile. Nick's time of 9:58.47 was the fastest by a Stoughton boy in over 10 years. Wayne Barnaby continued to impress in the mile finishing a half second off his best in 4:49.56. Malachi Baugh ran both the 55m (7.04) and 300m (38.61) and Lennox Green also ran the 300m (40.16) For both boys their times were very close to their personal bests. On Sunday (1/29/12) Brandon Alves finished in 14th place overall in the shotput (45'9.75) in a field that represented the best in the state.
The varsity team competed Sunday, January 15, at Reggie Lewis Center in the Division 2 relays. The 4 x 200 team of Pat Jackman, Sheldon Oliviera, Malachi Baugh and Andrew Kelly narrowly missed the state qualifying time. In other relays Nick Green, Wayne Barnaby, David Lockhart and Alec DeNapoli set personal bests in the 800m.
On Monday, January 16, the team's freshmen and sophomores competed in the Paul Davey meet at Franklin High. Jason Marshall finished in 2d place in the high jump, Lennox Green was 3d in the dash and John Eppenstein (high hurdles) and David Lockhart (1000m) each finished in 4th place. Green, Lockhart, Marshall and Eppenstein combined in the 4 x 400 relay to place 2d also.
Freshman/Soph Meet on January 7
Malachi Baugh was the top performer for the boys at the Auerbach Freshman Sophomore meet held at the Reggie Lewis Center. Malachi ran in 3 rounds of the dash and finished in 7th place overall narrowly missing a medal. Also performing well were Zach Gibb who set a personal best in the 300m, David Lockhart with a best in both the 1000 meters and the 400, Kevin Lucas and Garrett McCormick with shot put bests, Tim Tullis and Antonio Irons with 600m bests, Lennox Green with a personal record in the 55m dash and Jonathan Oliviera who just missed cracking the 6 minute barrier in the mile for the first time by 1 second.
Other boys who competed were Alec DeNapoli, John Eppenstein, David Wilson and Tevin Afonseca who narrowly missed bests. Jason Marshall ran the hurdles, high jumped and ran in a relay. Kirby Impoinvil also ran the relay. The meet featured over 1800 athletes from large schools throughout Massachusetts.
Stoughton defeated Foxboro 76.75 - 17.25 aton December 5. Leading scorer for Stoughton was Pat Jackman who won the 55m dash (6.90), 300m (39.21) and the long jump (18'0). Jackman's dash time qualified him for the state meet in that event. Other event winners included Jack D'Addieco (600m - 1:34.08 PR), David Lockhart (1000m - 3:00.05 PR), Wayne Barnaby (mile - 4.49 PR and State Qualifier) , Nick Green (2 mile - 10:07 PR), Brandon Alves (shot put 46'5) and the 4 x 400 relay of Zach Gibb, Mike Romaine, Jason Marshall and Sheldon Oliviera. Second place finishes were turned in by Malachi Baugh (55m dash), Harley David (55m hurdles), Lennox Green (300m), Oliviera (600m), Gabe Garcia (1000m), Ben Cromwell (shot put) and Gibb (long jump). High Jumpers Marshall, Gibb and Andrew Kelly all tied for first with a Foxboro athlete. Adding single points for third place were Tevin Afonseca, Alec DeNapoli, Alex Green and John Eppenstein.
While this was officially a bye week for the team Stoughton boys competed on December 28 at the Reggie Lewis Center along with the rest of the Hockomock League.
2011-12 is the first year of a new format in the league where varsity athletes compete on the fastest tracks in the area (Reggie Lewis and BU) with limited entries in each event. Franklin High also hosts non scoring developmental meets where sub varsity athletes compete. Occasionally varsity athletes also compete at these meets if it can help their performance.
The top performances in today's meet were Pat Jackman's state qualifying long jump of 19'5". This was more than a foot improvement from Pat's personal best. Nick Green also qualified for the state meet in his second event by running a personal best of 10:18 in the 2 mile. Other notable performances were turned in by Wayne Barnaby who continues to inch closer to the 5 minute mile mark with a 5:05. Gabe Garcia returned from injury to run a solid 5:20 mile.Lennox Green ran well in the 300m event (40.49) and Mike Paulkner also improved his long jump by over a foot with a 17'9" jump. In the high hurdles Kevin McDonald topped the Stoughton athletes with a new PR (9.71). In the relay Jack D'Addieco cracked the 60 second barrier for the first time. Sheldon Oliviera also ran his best relay split.
Stoughton boys lost a heartbreaker to rival Canton 48-47 at the BU track on Saturday, December 17. Several places were decided by less than a second. Top scorer for the boys was Nick Green, who won both the mile (4:45) and the 2 mile (10:39) qualifying for the state meet for the first time. Brandon Alves (shot put-48'3), Pat Jackman (55m dash-7.02), Harley David (55m high hurdles-7.19) and Zach Gibb (long jump-17'8) all won their events in personal bests.The team continued to run well in the early season. John Eppenstein, Michael Paulkner, Kevin McDonald, Andrew Kelly, Tevin Afonseca, Jason Marshall, Mike Romaine, Jack D'Addieco, Sheldon Oliveira, David Lockhart, Alec DeNapoli, Mark Phan, David Wilson, Wayne Barnaby, Ben Cromwell and Kevin Lucas all recorder bests in events ranging from sprints to distance to hurdles to jumps and relays. Virtually the entire team set a personal record in some event.
This particular meet has been hotly contested over the past 3 years. In 2009 and 2010 both meets ended in a tie. The boys were reminded of that mid week and I'm sure Canton also was aware. Races became all out sprints for place and unfortunately the Knights were defeated by the slimmest of possible margins.
THE PUCK STOPS HERE
Stoughton High varsity hockey team goaltender Paul Sheehan must be shell-shocked by now. He made 37 saves on February 18th in a Hockomock Classic loss to North Attleboro. On February 22nd, he made 48 saves against Dennis-Yarmouth. Then, the next day, he stopped 31 more against Bourne, and was named to the All-Tournament team. And, as Coach Dan Mark says, "He's only a sophomore!"
Stoughton High Hockey team lost a hard fought game to Bourne 4-0 on February 23. Paul Sheehan was named to the all tournament team.
The Stoughton High Hockey team lost to Dennis Yarmouth 8-0 on February 22. Paul Sheehan was outstanding in goal, making 48 saves.
The Varsity Hockey team lost to King Philip 11-0 on February 10. Brandon Lima and Cody Buckman played well in defeat.
The Varsity hockey team lost to Middleboro 5-1 on February 8. Jamie Connors scored his first varsity goal assisted by Cory Greenblatt and John Catrone. Conor Heffernan played a strong game at forward.
The varsity hockey team lost to Oliver Ames 7-0 on February 4. The team played well in the 1st and 2nd period, but ran out of gas in the 3rd period. Brandon Lima, Cam Colson and Danny Swartz played well in defeat. The Knights are 1-12-1 on the season.
The varsity hockey team lost to Canton 9-1 on February 1. Larry Hixon scored the goal, assisted by Drew DiStefano.
The Stoughton High hockey team lost to Franklin 8-0 on January 25. P.J. Sheehan was outstanding in goal making 38 saves. The Black Knights move to 1-10 on the season.
The varsity hockey team lost to Attleboro 4-1 on January 18. Josh Rubenstein scored the goal, assisted by Ryan McSweeney and Jacob Rohrer. P.J. Sheehan was outstanding in goal.
The varsity hockey team lost to Mansfield 6-0. on January 15. P.J. Sheehan played well in goal, while John Catrone, Cam Colson, Brandon Lima and Cody Buckman had good games in the loss.
The Stoughton High hockey team lost to Oliver Ames 5-0 on January 11. P.J. Sheehan was outstanding in goal, making 62 saves.
The varsity hockey team lost 10-0 to a tough Canton team on January 7. Brandon Lima, Cody Buckman and Jamie Connors played well in defeat.
The Stoughton High hockey team lost to Brookline 3-2 on December 29. Larry Hixon scored both Stoughton goals.
The Stoughton High hockey team lost to Dedham 6-0 in the opening round of the Supreme Development Holiday Tournament on December 27.. Jacob Roher, Josh Rubenstein and Danny Swartz played well in the loss.
The varsity hockey team lost to Bishop Feehan 9-1 on December 21.. Connor Heffernan, assisted by Josh Rubenstein, scored the goal.
The Stoughton High hockey team lost their opening game to Middleboro 2-0 on December 17. Middleboro scored twice in the first period on goals by Matt Woodward and Kyle Geary. P.J. Sheehan played well in goal for Stoughton, making 28 saves.
YOUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION!
Online registration is now open for the 2012 spring baseball season at www.stoughtonyouthbaseball.org.
STOYAC Basketball Update
In front of a very large crowd in the O'Donnell Middle School gym the 5th grade boys team took on a very well coached team from Mansfield. In the first half it looked like the Mansfield team would walk away with an easy win as Stoughtons shots were not finding net while almost everything Mansfield was able to put up went in. Stoughtons defense kept the game close at the half as they were down by 12 points with Mansfield running out to a 25 to 13 half time lead.
The second half was another story as the boys from Stoughton staged a comeback that reminded many of the Celtics as they turned up the pressure and slowly but surely, point by point, they cut into the deficit and with key substitutions by the coaching staff, Stoughtons speed on the court, accurate foul shooting and overall tenacity saw Stoughtons 5th graders edge out the lads from Mansfield as they captured a 44 to 42 win improving their overall Metrowest record to 3 wins and zero defeats.
STOYAC B RAIDERS IN PLAYOFF GAME
They will be playing at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 at Community Field in North Attleboro. It's Stoughton vs King Phillip. Come cheer on the team!
Wheaton College field hockey senior Emily Asack of Stoughton has been named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) First Team.
Asack led the Lyons with 12 points (5-2-12) in eight NEWMAC contests, which placed her in a tie for eighth in the conference. She recorded a season-high four points (1-2-4) in a 5-4 win at Springfield and scored a pair of goals in a 4-2 win against Smith on Senior Day. Asack also netted the game-winning goal against Mount Holyoke and Clark.
"Emily Asack is an exceptional student-athlete that can always be relied upon on both ends of the field," said Lyons head coach Rebecca Begley. "While her speed is evident as our defensive flyer and as our center forward, she is without a doubt the hardest working player on the field in every practice. Her tenacity, athleticism and determination make her an excellent teammate."
Asack ranks second in program history in goals (43) and points (103). In 2011, she led the Lyons in overall scoring for the second time in the last three seasons with 36 points – including a team-high 15 goals.
The Lyons completed the 2011 regular season with a mark of 10-8 (4-4 NEWMAC). They travel to Bridgewater State for a 6 p.m. Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Quarterfinal game on Wednesday at Swenson Field.
(Her Stoughton High Coach, Dan Mark, sent this item along. He's very proud.)
Walter J. Rogers, LIP, owner of Rogers Insurance Agency, Inc. of Stoughton, has recently been invited to the US Olympic Shooting Center in Colorado Springs. Mr. Rogers is also an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor as well as a shooting coach for NRA and USA Shooting Teams.
Attendence there is by invitation only. While in Colorado Nov.16-20, he will be up-grading his credentials as a coach.
Knights Lose to Attleboro---fall to 4-3 record
KNIGHTS WIN IN DOUBLE OVERTIME
Two Knights Unite
Two former Stoughton High quarterbacks, Dan Snyder (SHS 2009) and Willie McNamara (SHS 2010) met once again on the football field on Saturday, October 15 at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. McNamara, a wide receiver for UMass Dartmouth, saw his team defeat Snyder's Nichols Bisons, 21-6.
Stoughton Teachers Inducted Into UMass Boston Athletic Hall of Fame
Raymond O'Malley has been described as the best playmaking center in Boston State College Men's Ice Hockey history while centering one of the greatest lines in the program's era with fellow Hall of Famers Dick Leahy and Bob Russell. O'Malley was named an All-New England skater in 1971 as well as the ECAC Player of the Week in each of his final three campaigns. He skated in 65 career games and tallied 89 points on 30 goals and 59 assists to average an impressive 1.4 points per game. Aside from his playmaking ability, the center was considered the best face-off man in the program's history, winning 92 percent of the face-offs he took over his career. A member of the first line power play & penalty killing unit his entire career, O'Malley led the Warriors with 30 points and 21 assists in 1970-71 while also leading the team in assists with 18 in 1969-70. His 59 career helpers and eight career game-winning goals both rank third all-time in BSC history. He was also selected to the 1970 Codfish Bowl All-Tournament team before being chosen as one of only three Division II All-Stars in New England to skate in the 1971 New England Division I All-Star game that featured future Bruins in Dave Forbes and Dave Reece. O'Malley would go on to sign his own professional contract with the Bruins in 1971 and eventually collaborated with Bobby Orr in compiling an instructional book called "Orr on Ice". Aside from a few high school head coaching and administrative positions, O'Malley would spend 34 years as a teacher, coach and administrator at John F. Parker Middle School in Taunton, MA before retiring.
(Congratulations to both. Thanks to Stoughton High hockey coach Dan Marks for sending it over.)
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
by Coach Clarke
The girls cross country team competed at Franklin Park in the Division #3 championships on Saturday.The team finished 9th out of 22 other teams. A great ending for a pretty good season. Amy Kelly ran in this mega 5k race leading her team with a time of 20.46 finishing in 20th place over all. Kerry O'Neil had a great race (20.51) 4 places behind Amy. Next came Jade Paul (all recovered from her knee injury) in a time of 22.15-(71st) Deirdre Simms-22.32-(80th) Susanna Noe-23.12- (102nd) Kaitlin Elwood -23.43- (112th) Sara Pinchieri finished up for the team with a time of 24.53- (136th)
The Stoughton girls cross country team competed at Barnstable Fair grounds in the first twilight meet held under the lights. First up for the girls was the freshman race-(Amazing Amy Kelly) was the first knight to finish-(2nd overall) in a time of 12.56 over the 2.1 mile course recieving her 2nd medal of the season-followed by Kaitlin Elwood 15.10 (28th) and Shannon Barkey 15.48 (32nd)---- Three outstanding freshman--- 92 runners in the race. Next up for the girls was the varsity race--Kerry O'Neil crossed the finish line first for the knights in (52nd place) also medaling in a P.R. Time of (21.06) on THE 5K COURSE followed closely by Deirdre Simms (60th) (21.17) a P.R. on this course and Sara Pinchieri (130TH) with a new P.R. (22.19)--- 180 runners in the race. The girls are primed for the Hockomock championship next Saturday at Borderland State Park
The girls cross country team fought hard against the Canton girls but came up short on October 12. Canton won the meet 26-to-31. Freshman Amy Kelly tore up the Canton 2.5 course finishing first overall in a time of 16.30 followed by her team mate Kerry O'Neil second overall 17.01-four Canton girls finished in front of Susanna Noe who tried so hard to catch them- finishing 7th-Deirdre Simms-9th-Sara Pinchieri-14th-freshman Kaitlin Elwood15th-(2 seconds behind Sara) Rebekah Medina-17th-Emelina Kozak-22nd freshman Shannon Barkey 24th(coming on strong) Nicole Hayner and Arianna Hall rounded out the Stoughton finishers.
by Coach Blonder
For some cross country runners it was their final race of the season and Sean Ellertson (23:16 - 5k) and William Phillips (12:42-3k) made the most of it by running personal bests.
Top times for Stoughton were turned in by junior Wayne Barnaby (19:15) and sophomore Alec DeNapoli (19:25). Both ran the 5k although they were in separate races.
In the freshman 3k race David Lockhart (11:50) and Jason Marshall (12:18) excelled in their final tune up before the division meet. David narrowly missed medaling by finishing 53d. The time was a 30 sec improvement over his last race at the same distance. Jason took an incredible 2 minutes off his previous time on the course.
Freshmen Luke Butera (23:04) and Jonathan Oliveira (23:48) opted for the longer 5k distance and competed in the same race with DeNapoli. Matt Boykin also ran in that race (23:08).
Junior Jack D'Addieco competed in the 11th-12th grade 5k and clocked 22:05
The atmosphere was electric Saturday nite, October 22, at the Barnstable Fairgrounds for this meet. It was reported that this was only the second time in the country a high school cross country race had been held under the lights. The setting combined with good running weather and a fast course led to outstanding efforts across the board for the Black Knights.
The first race up was the freshman 2.1 mi event - David Lockhart (12:49), Jason Marshall (13:33), Luke Butera (14:29), Jonathan Oliveira (15:40), and William Phillips (16:07) each led off with their fastest first mile of the season on route to the finish. Next was the lone sophomore competing over 5k - Alec DeNapoli. Early in the season we had discussed his season goal which was 19:15. His finish of 19:13 accomplished that goal but he stunned all of the team by running personal bests of 5:24 for the mile and 11:39 for 2 miles along the way.
In the junior varsity race Jack D'Addieco (21:42) and Sam Freitas (22:07) were within a couple of seconds of each other throughout the race until Jack's finishing kick gave him a 25 second margin at the tape. Both times were bests for the boys and Jack also accomplished his season goal here.
All that was left was the varsity race and by that time (7:50) it was quite dark. Not to be outdone Nick Green, Wayne Barnaby and Mark Phan gave us all something to watch. Two of the top teams in the state - Brookline and Bishop Feehan attacked the course placing 9 of the top 10 runners. However they pulled the field to a lightning fast pace - Nick clocked splits of 5:01 for the mile and 10:22 (a personal best) for 2 mi and finished in the medals with his 24th place 16:45 (another best). Wayne also ran bests for the mile (5:30), 2 mile (11:28) and finish with his time of 18:23. Mark was just 5 seconds off his personal best with his finish of 20:11.
With the Hock Championships coming next week and the division championships in a few weeks the meet results were quite encouraging.
Nick Green (13:44) continued his winning ways outpacing his nearest rival by close to a minute over Canton's 2.5 mi home course on October 12. Wayne Barnaby (15:10) finished 7th for the Black Knights despite losing a shoe just past the mile. Alec DeNapoli (15:35) was the only other Stoughton runner to crack the top 15 in 13th place. In a good sign for the future, freshmen David Lockhart (16:15) and Jason Marshall (17:06) were our 4th and 5th runners. Mark Phan (17:11) and Sam Freitas (17:18) rounded out the top 7. Canton won the meet 20-41
by Coach Mark
The varsity field hockey team lost to King Philip 4-2 in the Hockomock League Crossover game on October 26. Kayla Floro and Jordan Angelos scored the goals.
The varsity field hockey team defeated Sharon 2-1 on goals by Amanda Crean and Mackenzie Hudson on October 25. Stephanie Herr and Danielle McCullough played well on defense.
The jv field hockey team lost to Oliver Ames 1-0 on a goal late in the 2nd half on October 21.
The varsity field hockey team lost to Foxboro 5-2 on October 13. Kayla Floro and Ilana Schlehuber scored the goals.
The varsity field hockey team lost to Westwood 6-2 on October 12. Kayla Floro and Ilana Schlehuber scored the goals.
Stoughton High School’s Greg Burke has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s 8-0 victory over Mansfield High School on Friday, Sept. 24. The victory marked Stoughton’s first win over Mansfield since 2000 and snapped Mansfield’s 14-game winning streak. Stoughton’s stifling defense, two field goals and a safety powered the Black Knights through a rain-soaked game. The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Stoughton High School’s football program in Burke’s name in recognition of his Coach of the Week selection. Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited Coach Burke and his team on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Stoughton High School. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the team’s weekly television magazine show, Patriots All Access, which airs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 on WBZ-TV in Boston and later on Patriots.com. This season marks the 16th year in which the Patriots have joined the National Football League in conducting the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding high school coaches and promotes youth football throughout New England. Tippett oversees the program as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.
“We’re happy to present this week’s Coach of the Week Award to Coach Burke,” Tippett said. “Facing Mansfield in the pouring rain last Friday, Coach Burke’s team showed impressive focus and the ability to persevere and ultimately emerge with a win. It was a true test for the defense, which obviously played a major role in Stoughton’s 8-0 win over Mansfield.”
At the conclusion of the season, one high school coach will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive an additional $2,000 contribution toward the school’s football program. In previous years, Tippett has invited the Coach of the Week and senior captains for a visit to Gillette Stadium, but decided to take the award on the road in 2011 so he could visit the schools that benefit from the program. This year is also the first year the Patriots will accept nominations for High School Coach of the Week. Anyone who knows a high school football coach in New England who has a great week or reaches a personal career milestone is encouraged to submit a nomination at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives. For more information, visit www.patriots.com/community.
(Photo & Article from N.E. Patriots)
Knights Lose Stunner in OT, 22-21 to North Attleboro
TRACK REPORT by Coach Harvey Blonder
Stoughton ran against state powerhouse Oliver Ames and lost 16-47 at Borderland State Park on October 4. The team was down a few runners due to injury and only ran 11 - but 6 of those set personal bests and another 3 ran season bests.
Once again, Nick Green led the boys with a 5th place finish in 17:21 over the 5k course. His time was only 5 seconds off his personal best set on the same course in the Hock Championship meet last year.
Following Nick was Wayne Barnaby, who broke 20 minutes for the first time (19:47). Alec DeNapoli (20:22) also PR'd. Other personal bests were set by Jason Marshall (21:27), Jack D'Addieco (22:29), Sam Freitas (22:42) and Luke Butera (23:10). Mark Phan (21:02) and Matt Boykin (22:46) ran seasonal bests. David Lockhart and Jonathan Oliveira were slightly off their bests.
In the first big invitational of the cross country season Stoughton boys competed in 3 races at the Wrentham Development Center on October 2.
The course was not fast due to wet conditions and the muggy weather also was not conducive to exceptionally fast times. Nick Green continued to run strong finishing in 20th place (17:34) in the Division 1 Varsity race (5k) and earning a medal.
David Lockhart (12.18) and Luke Butera (13.30) were tops for Stoughton in the freshman race (1.9 mi). Jason Marshall (14:22)and Jonathan Oliveira (14:46) followed. These kids got their first taste of the intense statewide competition at big meets.
Wayne Barnaby (20:14), Mark Phan (22:14), Jack D'Addieco (24:09), and Sam Freitas (24:35) also competed in the varsity race. Sean Ellertson (23:47) and Matt Boykin (24:21) ran in the JV race.
GIRLS TRACK from Coach Robert A. Clarke
(Info Provided by Coach Matthew Bernstein)
Boys Lose 1-0
Boys Edged Out, 2-1
The Varsity Boys Soccer team went up against Franklin, Tuesday, September 13, and out played them, out muscled them, and played with heart, despite absorbing a 2-1 defeat. Stoughton scored first off a set play from senior captain Zach Finer to freshman Evan Schulze. The Knights were solid and played with great representation of being an athlete from Stoughton. Attitude and play that will bring them to victory this afternoon against North Attleboro @ 3:30 p.m..
BOYS SOCCER LOSES, 2-1
Tuesday – 9/13/11 – 5 first half goals do in Lady Knights, fall 5-0 at home to Kelly-Rex division rival #16 Franklin. Lady Knights 1-1 on season. Franklin had more than 30 total shots and tougher Stoughton defense kept Franklin scoreless in the second half with Sophomore keeper Rachel Berkowsky stopping 14 of 19 shots on goal.
Wednesday – 9/14/11 – 3-0 loss on the road to Kelly-Rex division rival North Attleboro. Lady Knights 1-2 on season. Team was led by Seniors Mikayla Williams and Alicia Macomber. Two hit posts/cross bars and one missed open net chance kept Stoughton from getting on the board. Stoughton looks to rebound against Davenport division rival #6 Oliver Ames at home on Friday, 9/16/11
Looking at the Week Ahead:
Friday – 9/16/11 – Home - 3:30pm vs #6 Oliver Ames
Saturday – 9/17/11 – Away – 2:00pm vs Taunton
Monday – 9/19/11 – Away – 3:30pm vs Mansfield
Wednesday – 9/21/11 – Home – 3:30pm vs N. Attleboro
Friday – 9/23/11 – Home – 3:30pm vs Sharon
LADY KNIGHTS WIN OPENER, 3-1
The Girls Varsity team has a tough schedule ahead of them...next game is Tuesday, Sept 13th - 3:30pm at home against Franklin followed by games against N. Attleboro (away) on Wed, Sept 14th - 3:30pm, Oliver Ames (home) on Friday, Sept 16th - 3:30pm and Taunton (away) on Saturday, Sept 17th - 2:00 p.m.
The Stoughton High Field Hockey team lost to North Attleboro 1-0 on September 21. Liz Roch and Megan Flaherty played well in defeat.
The Varsity Field Hockey team tied North Attleboro 1-1 on September 14. Kayla Floro scored the goal, assisted by Jordan Angelos. Christina Bacon played well in goal.
The Stoughton High Field hockey coach lost to Franklin 4-0 on September 13. Kayla Floro, Brittany Mahan and Jackie Kuhn played well in the loss.
The varsity field hockey team lost to Foxboro 3-0 in their season opener on September 9. Kayla Floro, Mackenzie Hudson and Jackie Kuhn had strong games in the loss.
The JV field hockey team lost to Attleboro 3-0 on October 6.
The JV Field hockey team lost to Franklin 7-0 on September 12.
Stoughton High Track is CLOSED for Resurfacing Until September 27...
Stoughton Boys Succeed in Cooperstown
On August 6, 2011 a baseball team of 11 boys and 3 coaches checked into Cooperstown All Star Village culminating a year of planning and fund raising. The team consisted of Daryn Avila, Josh Chuba, Jack Connelly, Ryan Dolinsky, Jake Gibb, Pat Hagerty, Nick Hardy, Justin Hutchinson, Chris McNulty, Nick Spohn, and Ryan Sullivan. Cooperstown All Star Village hosts weekly tournaments throughout the summer that are attended by elite teams from across the country. The week our team attended there were teams from California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
On August 6, the boys checked into their home away from home, the Ted Williams Room in the Fenway Park bunkhouse, and received their uniforms and pins. Immediately they started bonding with boys from other teams and traded pins with them. Due to the weather, the opening ceremonies and skills competition was canceled, but that did not diminish the excitement of the day.
On August 7, the boys woke up excited to play their first game of the tournament. In the first game the team took on the Golden Gate Sliders from the San Francisco area. Nick Spohn led off the game with a line drive home run to get the Black Knights on the board. Although the game ended in a loss, the boys spirits remained high knowing they had another game that night. In that game, against the Finger Lakes Falcons of New York, the boys prevailed behind the stellar pitching of Justin Hutchinson and Daryn Avila.
On Monday August 8, the boys opened the day with a game versus the Forest City Fury of North Carolina, the eventual runner up for the week’s tournament. The highlight of this 6 inning loss was Jake Gibb’s home run over their version of a Green Monster fence. The second game of the day was against the East Meadow Mustangs of New York, in which the boys from Stoughton endured another 6 inning loss. Highlights in this game were home runs by Jack Connelly and Josh Chuba and some outstanding fielding by Pat Hagerty and Chris McNulty.
Tuesday August 9 saw the boys open up versus the 5 Star Academy Dirt Dogs from the Huntington Beach area of California, the eventual champion of the week’s tournament. In this game, Jake Gibb hit a home run as far as anyone had seen one hit at Cooperstown All Star Village and then in the next at bat Josh Chuba hit a foul ball that would have left Fenway. The quote from the California team’s manager was “my word!!!” More outstanding fielding from Nick Hardy and Ryan Dolinsky could not prevent the Black Knight’s third straight 6 inning loss. Later that day, the team took on the St. Charles Knights of Illinois. This game saw the Black Knights jump out to an early lead with home runs from Nick Spohn and Ryan Sullivan. Although rain interrupted the game, it was continued on Wednesday morning, and the offense of the Black Knights was not interrupted. The local team prevailed, with a final score of 15-7.
So after pool play had ended the boys from Stoughton had 2 wins against 4 losses and as it turned out were seeded 16th out of the 22 teams there and would play the Finger Lakes Falcons, again, for their first playoff game. In this game the Black Knights got out to an early lead but couldn’t hold it against the feisty Falcons. Going into the 5th inning the Knights were down a run. Then with Jake Gibb and Josh Chuba on base, Jack Connelly came to bat andsmashed a three run Green Monster homer to put the Black Knights up by 2. The boys held on in the 6th and won their first playoff game. That win allowed them to face the Freehold Falcons of New Jersey, the number 1 seeded team of the week, for their next playoff game. By that point, the boys had run out of luck-- but not spirit-- and they lost 12 to 2 in 5 innings.
The success of the team is not based on their overall 3 and 5 record, although it is very impressive versus the caliber of teams that were in attendance at Cooperstown All Star Village. The success of this team is in the work that all the boys, and their families, did to get there. Also their success could be seen in the way they acted while there. Every one of the boys on this team spent many hours raising the money so that their team could get to Cooperstown. And while there this group of 12 and 13 year old boys, or young men, conducted themselves in a manner such that they brought respect and pride to both their families and their town. This was a once in a lifetime experience that all the families are grateful they got to share with each other and with their sons.
(Photo & Story Contributed by Bruce Dolinsky)
Pictured in Photo: Front Row (L to R); Ryan Dolinsky, Chris McNulty, Pat Hagerty, Daryn
Justin Hutchinson; 2nd Row (L to R); Nick Spohn, Ryan Sullivan, Jake Gibb, Josh Chuba, Jack
Connelly, Nick Hardy; Back Row (L to R); Manager Bruce Dolinsky, Coach Greg Spohn, Coach Jim
LOCAL UMPIRES SELECTED FOR COOPERSTOWN
DREAMS PARK CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
46 STOUGHTON RUNNERS COMPLETE
FALMOUTH ROAD RACE!
Middle School Hockey Tryouts
Monday August 29, 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.at Asiaf a Arena in Brockton.
Fifteen players will be named to the Stoughton Middle School Hockey Team. Players not named to the team are encouraged to stay on as alternate players. Alternate players will practice with the team and in the event a player can't make a game, an alternate player will be called to fill in. Tryouts are free. Practices begin September 5, 3:30 to 4:20 and will run through April 23. February 27 through April 23 will be 3:30 to 4:50. All practices are at Asiaf Rink, Brockton High School.
The Middle School Team will be playing in the Foxboro Sports Center Middle School Hockey League, B Division. This is the first year the league will be a non-checking league. Non-checking does not mean no contact. Games will either be Friday or Sunday nights, played at the Foxboro Sports Center, Raynham CDL Arena or Iorio Arena in Walpole. The season will consist of 25 games, including at least 3 playoff games.
Players named to the team will have three payments of $225, $675 total. Due September 15th, October 15th, and November 15th. Players named as alternates will pay $300; this includes all practices (33) and any games the player will be called to play. Friends of Stoughton Hockey (FOSH) is the organization that supports the Middle School Hockey Team. All players are expected to participate in the fund raising that supports our team and keeps it affordable.
Tryouts are open and competitive, players previously on the team are not guaranteed a spot on the team. All players should come to the rink ready to compete for a spot on the team.
Sean McGivern, MVP of Game 3 SYB All Star 10B Team Tournament vs. Randolph, poses with Coach (and dad) Brian McGivern and his younger brother Ryan.
LINDELOF TAKES GOLD
Brad Lindelof won the Gold Medal at the Special Olympics Summer Games 2011 at Harvard University in Brighton Blogett Pool at Harvard Stadium for the 100 M Freestyle Race.
PUT ME IN, COACH
92 year Old Irving Dembling sits on the bench, while enjoying watching his grandson, Aaron Policow. (courtesy photo by Bonnie Policow)
Roundup Provided by Coach Michael Armour
The baseball team fell to Quincy in its home opener, 4-2 on April 6. Will McGrath had a triple and Brian Kaplan pitched 3 strong innings of relief. The team looks to get on track when Foxboro comes to town today (April 7).
Lady Knights Bow Out 7-0 In Playoffs
The varsity girls softball team qualified for post season play today, May 24, with a 12 - 2 victory over Norton. Jessie Olans earned her 10th win of the season on the mound and went 2 for 2 at the plate with 3 RBI. Colleen Flaherty went 4 for 5 and drove in 3 runs while Molly Zuk collected 2 hits and drove in 3 runs. Jordan Angelos had 2 singles and a triple on the day.
The Stoughton Varsity softball team improved to 6-8 on the season with a 3 - 2 victory over Foxboro on May 9. Jessie Olans earned the win and went 2 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBI. Colleen Flaherty collected two hits and stole a base, while Nicole Hayner had an RBI double.
Jessie Olans threw a 2-hitter and struck out 7 to lift the Black Knights to a 3 - 0 victory over Norton on April 22. Colleen Flaherty, Molly Zuk and Kelsey Moriarty each had two hits, while third baseman Nicole Barton, second baseman Megan Guerard, and rightfielder Nicole Beauregard all had strong defensive games. The team's next game is home Monday, April 25, versus North Attleboro.
TRACK ROUNDUP BY COACH HARVEY BLONDER:
MSTCA Boys Invitational Track at Durfee High on May 14. Steffan Jackson continued his breakout season at this high quality meet. Seeded 29th in the high hurdle event, Steffan recorded personal bests in the trials (15.95) and finals (15.73) to finish 5th overall. Jordan Ricci saw his hard work and steady progression pay off in the 400m hurdles with a state qualifier(60.62) and 11th place finish. Nick Green ran the mile in 4:50, just slightly off his best. The boys also fielded two relay teams - a 4 x 100 team of Aaron and Matt Mack, Patrick Claude and Ricci and a 4 x 400 team of Marlon Crome, Paul Solem, Malachi Baugh and Jackson. Brandon Alves competed in the shot put.
Stoughton(4-1) boys defeated King Philip 79-57 on May 12. Steffan Jackson won the 400m hurdles (61.0), triple jump (40'3") and high jump (5'6"). Greg Boursiquot won the 110 m HH (15.3). Brandon Alves won the discus (113'1") and Francis Ike won the shot put (43'10").
The 4 x 100m team of Aaron Mack, Marcus Middleton, Matt Mack and Alex Lorius won as did the 4 x 400m relay of Malachi Baugh, Andrew Valle, Joe Wilder and Jordan Ricci. It was the first meet this season where both teams won and the teams were also similar with 3/4 of each team composed of freshman or sophomores bolstered by a senior captain as it's anchor leg.
Again, the team put out a solid effort and beat King Philip for the first time in many years. Star hurdler Greg Boursiquot competed again despite being badly bothered by a nagging hamstring injury. Second place finishers were Ricci (400mh), Aaron Mack (100m), Baugh (400m),Capt. Paul Solem (800m), Boursiquot (200m), Valle (jav), Patrick Claude (lj), Capt. Marlon Crome (tj), Lorius (hj). Solem, Claude, Crome, Ricci, Boursiquot and Alves also placed 3d in other events. Several younger team members threw especially well in the javelin - Dan Eckler, Rob Allen, Nick Woodard, and Taylor Calisi.
Freshman and Sophomore Meet on May 8, 2011:Star of the day for Stoughton was Matt Mack who earned a medal in the triple jump with his 5th place finish in a personal best (37'7"). Other top performances were turned in by Marcus Middleton in the 100m (12.06) and Malachi Baugh in the 400m (54.87). Both boys finished 9th in their events. Andrew Valle was 11th in the triple jump (35'7).
Rob Allen threw a personal record in the javelin (109'4). Joe Wilder ran a best in the 400m (57.10) .
Rounding out the squad were Aaron Mack (100m,lj), Alec DeNapoli (mile), and Robert Mone (400m int hurd).
Stoughton boys defeated Hock rival Canton 71.5 -64.5 on May 3. The Black Knights were led by junior Steffan Jackson who won the 400m hurdles (59.1), the 110m high hurdles (15.9), the triple jump (40'10.75) and finished 2d in the high jump (6'0). All four events were personal bests and new state qualifying marks for Steffan. Nick Green won both the mile (4:50.8) and 2 mile (11:04.8). Brandon Alves won the shot put (44'11) and James Brauneis the discus with a personal best of 114'1. The all sophomore Stoughton 4 x 100 (46.4) relay team also won in a state qualifying time. The team consisted of Aaron Mack, Marcus Middleton, Matt Mack and Andrew Valle.
Other personal bests scoring efforts were turned in by Captain Jordan Ricci who was 3d in the 400m hurdles in 62.5 (a half second off the state qualifier), Aaron Mack with his 2d place 100m (11.6), Valle with 3d in the 400m (56.5) and Capt Paul Solem with 2d in the 800m (2:11.4). The remaining points were garnered by Captain Marlon Crome - 3d in the mile and high jump, 2d in the triple jump, Captain Alex Lorius 3d in the 110m hurdles, seniors Patrick Claude (3d-lj), Riordan Hoffman (2d disc), Francis Ike (2d sp), Felipe Njeim (3d -sp). Ricci added a second place in the javelin and a third place in the discus while junior Paul Comeau got 3d in the 2 mile and Middleton was 3d in the 100m.
Freshmen Alec DeNapoli (5:30) and Tevin Afonseca (5:36) ran bests in the mile. Junior Nolan Fraine had a best in the shot put (34'7).Sophomores Joe Bunce-Grenon (hj-5'8) and Dan Eckler (jav - 115') had PR's, as did freshmen Tim Porter (sp-26'6) and Taylor Calisi (sp-25'8)
The win was very gratifying for the team (and it's coaches) as we were without top scorer Greg Boursiquot who has been running all season with an injured hamstring and was given a much needed rest in order to try to get healthy for the upcoming championship meets.
Stoughton boys placed 4 teams in the top 10 at the Division 2 relays on Saturday, April 30.
The hurdles team of Greg Boursiquot, Alex Lorius, Patrick Claude and Jordan Ricci medalled with a 6th place finish. Brandon Alves, Fouad Njeim and Justin Rodrigues combined for 8th in the shot put. Alves, Ricci and James Brauneis also finished 8th in the discus. Boursiquot, Claude and Aaron Mack finished 9th in the long jump.
Some of the meet highlights in the throws included a personal best by Andrew Valle in the javelin and a best by Alves in the disc. On the track Ricci ran a personal record in the hurdles as did Paul Solem and Nick Green in the 400m. The boys had a strong sophomore presence with Marcus Middleton, Aaron and Matt Mack, and Valle. Freshman Malachi Baugh also ran in the high quality event. Captain Marlon Crome was a member of two relays on the track and a high jump team.
One second may make the difference in the Davenport division of the Hockomock League for boys track.
Oliver Ames won both relays to defeat Stoughton 72-64. The 4 x 100 relay was decided by under a second. A victory there would have given Stoughton the win, a 3-0 record and a step up toward the championship.
Jr Steffan Jackson won the 400m hurdles (59.5), High Jump (5'8) and Triple Jump (40' 1/4") and (sr) Greg Boursiquot won the 100m (11.2), 110m HH (14.4) and long jump (20'1) to lead the Black Knights. Jackson added a second place in the 110m HH. Other winners were Brandon Alves in the shot put (43'9) and Jordan Ricci in the disc (102'). Marlon Crome finished 2d in both the 800 (2:11.7) and the high jump (5'6) and 3d in the triple jump (39'8.5"). Riordan Hoffman finished second in the disc (97'8), Fouad Njeim was second in the shot put (40'11) and Nick Green was second in the 2 mile (10:51). Third place finishers were Ricci in the 400h (63.0), Malachi Baugh 400m (54.1), Alex Lorius (5'6) in the high jump, Marcus Middleton (11.6) in the 100m and Aaron Mack (24.1) in the 200m
Stoughton got a great effort from the entire team to defeat Sharon 73-58 in a dual meet on April 12. Greg Boursiquot and Steffan Jackson went 1-2 in both hurdles races, while Steffan won the high jump and Greg won the long jump. Captains Paul Solem (mile), Marlon Crome (800), and Jordan Ricci (javelin) all won an event and Captain Alex Lorius finished 2d in the high jump. Other winners were Malachi Baugh (400), Francis Ike (shotput), and James Brauneis (discus). Matt Mack (100), Brandon Alves (shotput), Paul Comeau (2 mile) and Riordan Hoffman (discus) added second place finishes. Patrick Claude (long jump) and Aaron Mack (200) finished 3d.
The win was very satisfying as the Black Knights were missing distance ace Nick Green (strep throat) and top sprinters Marcus Middleton and Joe Bunce Grenon (injury). The rest of the team scored in every key area.
The boys got out to a great start on the track and managed just enough points in the field to defeat Foxboro 69-67 on April 6. We had good performances from our veterans - Greg Boursiquot began his season winning 3 events - the 100m, 110 hurdles and long jump. Steffan Jackson won the 400 hurdles and added a second in the high jump and a third in the long jump. Nick Green won the 2 mile and finished second in the mile. Brandon Alves won the shotput and Malachi Baugh won the 400. Marlon Crome placed second in the 800 and the triple jump and third in the mile.Jordan Ricci was second in the javelin and third in the 400 hurdles. Other second place finishes were recorded by Marcus Middleton in the 100m, Joe Bunce-Grenon in the 200m, Francis Ike in the shot put and Paul Solem in the 400m. Matt Mack added two 3d place finishes and James Brauneis and Mark Phan also scored with 3d places.
Beside the scorers there were some excellent performances by juniors Paul Comeau, Jonathan Charles and Nolan Fraine, sophomores Robert Allen, Andrew Valle, Aaron Mack,Cory Greenblatt,Jack D'Addieco and Adam Leonard,and freshmen Alec DeNapoli, Samir Sofi, Nick Kampouris, Joey Wilder and Tevin Afonseca.
I was very please with the boys performance today and thought they exhibited great heart. We have some top of the league upperclassmen, but also a great mix of freshmen and sophomores who will be key to our future. Always nice to start off the season on a winning note.
with Coach Clarke
DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS
On a very hot day at Bridgewater state college (May 29), the girls performed very well. Lauren Pinchieri and Mackenzie Hudson ran the 400 hurdles starting off our running events. A new pr for Hudson 70.01. Deirdre Simms had a rough 2 mile collapsing during her 5th lap and had to be taken to the hospital with dehydration. Jade Paul won the 800m going away with a time of 2.17.3 The 4x100 meter relay bettered their time--53.29-Janetha Reid, Sydnee Jackson, Adena Joseph, and Ifeoma Okeke were the team. The 4x400 relay team were the last event of the day. It truly was a very long day for them in all that heat. They managed a 4.12.26 and finished 5th. Lauren Pinchieri, Shaybre Davis, Julia Quattrucci, and Jade Paul were the relay. In the field events--Chrystal Holland set a new p.r. in the shot put of 33' 3 3/4 ". Ariene Ohimor threw 29'3 3/4" In the javelin. Julia Quattruccl -96'3" and .
Haley Ellertson 87'3"
The Stoughton girls track team competed on two different days in the Hockomock League Championships. Thursday the running events were held at Mansfield. Jade Paul won the 800 in a P.R.time of 2.16.74 and was on the winning 4x400 relay team that had a P.R. TIME OF 4.08.30. Lauren Pinchieri, Shaybre Davis, and Julia Quattrucci were on the team. Lauren Pinchieri finished 3rd overall in the 400 hurdles. Julia Quattrucci was 4th in the 400. The field events were held in North Attleboro on Sunday. Haley Ellertson had a P.R. of 98'31/2" throw in the javelin. Chrystal Holland finished 6th in the finals of the shot put.
MSTCA INVITATIONAL MEET
On Saturday, May 14 at Durfee High School, the girls competed in the MSTCA Invitational. Jade Paul had her work cut out for her in the 400 meters. She finished 3rd overall in a fierce battle with Kendal Knous and Jen Esposito in a time of 58.92. The 4x400 set a new P.R. BY RUNNING 4.14.98 with Lauren Pinchieri, Saybre Davis, Julia Quattrucci, and Jade Paul finishing third overall. Chrystal Holland set a new P.R. in the shot put throwing 32'5". Julia Quattrucci threw the javelin 96'3". Deirdre Simms ran the 2 mile. Lauren Pinchieri and Mackenzie Hudson ran the 400 hurdles. Kelly Collins and Leesa Snyder did the 100 hurdles. Ifeoma Okeke tried hard to qualify for states in the 100 dash. Shaybre Davis ran at a varsity level in the 200 and the 400 relay.
Canton won the meet with Stoughton on May 3, 70-to-66. Many fine performances were turned in by the Stoughton girls. Julia Quattrucci led the team with 11 1/4 points. She won the 800-the javelin and was on the winning 4x400 relay team. Jade Paul ran away from the field with a- 58.8- 400 time. She also finished 2nd in the high jump- 4'6"- and anchored the 4x400 relay with a time of 59 seconds. Deirdre Simms ran away with the 2 mile 12.52.8, followed by her team mate Kerry O'Neil's p.r. of 13.27.8. Personal records were set by Niamh Fennessy and Carson McGrath in the 800-2.50.4- and-2.52.3. Emelina Kozak and Rebekah Medina also had p.r.s in the mile 6.11 and 6.23. The throwers also had a good day Chrystal Holland finish 2nd in the shot and the discus. She had a throw of 64'8"in the discuss, followed by her team mate Nobrina Seng's 60'5". Haley Ellertson was 2nd in the javelin 85'1"
Results of April 30 meet: Seven girl relay teams competed in the division #2 relay meet at Whitman Hanson high school on Saturday. The teams had a great day of competition with 2 new P.R.'s set by Shaybre Davis in her 400 leg of the sprint medley--64.3- and Haley Ellertson in the Javelin--88'2" The teams were led by their captains-Lauren Pinchieri, Julia Quattrucci, and Mackenzie Hudson who set the tone for their team to follow.
The highlight of Stoughton's meet with Oliver Ames on April 26 was the 800, where Jade Paul now owns the 800 best time in the state of 2.18.4, to go along with her best time in the state in the 400 (58.94). Other winners were Lauren Pinchieri in the 400 hurdles (72.8-state qualified), Ifeoma Okeke won the 100 dash (13.2), Shabre Davis won the 400 (65.9) and the 4x400 relay qualified for states with a time of 4.27.3. Oliver Ames 91-Stoughton 45
The Stoughton girls track team lost a very good meet against Sharon on April 12, 90 to 46. Julia Quattrucci led the girls, winning the mile and the Javelin, and finishing 2nd in the 800 for 13 and a half points. Jade Paul set two personal records, while winning the 400 and finishing second in 200--scoring 8 and a half points. Cristal Holland won the shotput, with -Ariene Ohimor 2nd and Nobrina Seng third for a sweep. Kelly Collins was second in the hurdles, while Leesa Snyder finished third. Ifeoma Okeke was 2nd in the dash. Haley Ellertson is coming on strong with a P.R. javelin throw of 84'9".
The Stoughton girls track team won their first league meet against Foxboro on Wednesday, April 6. The score 73 1/2 -to-62 1/2. Highlites:Jade Paul won the 400-59.3 and the 200-27.7; Lauren Pinchieri-400 hurdles-74.2; Julia Quattrucci-800-2:36.9; Nobrina Seng-shot put-25'2"; Haley Ellertson-high jump-4'6"; 4x400 relay-Rachel Berkowsky, Lauren Pinchieri, Julia Quattrucci, Deirdre Simms, Time 4:34.9
OMS SOCCER CLUB A BIG SUCCESS
BOURSIQUOT GETS ALL AMERICAN STATUS~!
It took a year but Greg achieved his season long goal by finishing 6th at the New Balance indoor Championship in NY this weekend. 12-15 of the top hurdlers in the country were at the meet. Sat Greg ran 7.94 (60 meter hurdles) for the 3d fastest time. He had a scare in the semifinal earlier today when he ran 7.98 and had to qualify on time for the final. It was a bit of deja vu from last year when a bad semi knocked him out of the competition. This year he fought hard mid race and it made the difference. In the final he ran pretty well against other intense athletes. 6th place earned him a medal and official All American status.
(Provided by Boys Track Coach Harvey Blonder)
Stougton Fighters Win Gold Gloves
STOYAC CROWNS CHAMPIONS
FIFTH ANNUAL GUNS & HOSES HOCKEY GAME
SHOCKER: FIRE WINS!
It wasn't expected to happen. After all. for four consecutive years the Stoughton Police Department owned the Fire Department. Until last year, the hoses had had great difficulty scoring anything against SPD Sgt. John Bonney. All good things have to come to an end, and for the police department, this was it. The Stoughton Fire Department, behind MVP Billy Carreiro (2 goals and an assist) stunned the police department, 5-2 before a healthy crowd at Canton's SPORTSPLEX on Saturday night (2/26). SPD Detective Erik Feist gave the PD a 1-0 lead in the first period, taking the puck at the blue line, deking the defense, and tucking it past FF goalie Scott Camara. FF John DeAndrade tied it up in the second period, on a rebound shot, 1-1. The fire department took the lead for good on a point shot by Paul Spillane that beat Bonney. Carreiro, using amazing moves, scored an unassisted goal to make it 3-1 SFD. SPD's John Fanning's breakaway goal closed the gap to 3-2. But, with 16 seconds left in the second period, Carreiro did it again, and the SFD had a 4-2 lead going into the final period. Jim Bertram scored on a feed from Mike Peck, after Peck had victimized an SPD defensive player, and made the final score, 5-2. Bonney was under seige all night, making some spectacular saves, including one acrobatic save with his skate. Camara played a nearly perfect game in net for the SFD. Now, can the police department turn things around and finally beat the SFD in flag football? We'll find out........
The Winning Team
In a related classy move...
"Mark, I would like to thank you for the publicity you gave to the 5th annual Guns N Hoses Hockey game this year. It was another fantastic turnout, which is a testament to the people of
Stoughton High School Basketball's
Chuckie James (1974)
David Thompson (1974)
Deene Jordan (1977)
Pat LaCivita (1980)
Kelly Liston (1994)
Paul Zapustas (1999)
Charmaine Steele (2001)
Heather Jacobs (2002)
Roland Millien (2004)
Christine Cotter (2004)
Evan Taylor (2009)
Kris Joyce (2011) the newest!
END OF THE ROAD FOR KNIGHTS:
What a Season!
KNIGHTS ADVANCE, PUT A WHOOPING ON HINGHAM
KNIGHTS WIN HOOP CLASSIC: Joyce MVP
MIAA TOURNEY IS NEXT
KNIGHTS CRUSH WALPOLE in Hoop Classic
BOYS LOSE TO MANSFIELD
BOYS BEAT BULLDOGS, EARN MIAA TOURNEY BID
BOYS LOSE TO SHARON
KNIGHTS WIN QUADRUPLE OVERTIME THRILLER---TAKE 1st PLACE
KNIGHTS SPLIT WEEKEND GAMES
KNIGHTS LOSE TO ATTLEBORO
KNIGHTS LOSE TO KP
KNIGHTS BLAST BULLDOGS
KNIGHTS SQUEAK BY SHARON
BOYS LOSE IN TRIPLE OT
KNIGHTS HAVE AN OFF NIGHT
KNIGHTS BEAT OLIVER AMES
KNIGHTS DROP HOLLISTON, TAKE TOURNEY
Knights Dribble Circles Around Concord-Carlisle
Hoopsters Lose In OT to Franklin
Knights Win Their Second In A Row
BOYS START SEASON WITH COMEBACK WIN!
KNIGHTS DROP TWO IN BUZZARDS BAY CUP
KNIGHTS BEAT KP
Pucksters Lose To Franklin
Canton Squeaks by Knights
Knights Lose 1-0
The varsity hockey team lost a tough 1-0 game to North Attleboro on February 12, scoring with 1 minute left in the game. PJ Sheehan played well in his first varsity start, making 17 saves. Brian Ziegler, Cam Colson and Jacob Rohrer had good games at forward
SHORTHANDED KNIGHTS LOSE
KNIGHTS BLASTED BY O.A.
Knights lose to Foxboro
HOCKEY TEAM SUFFERS 10-1 BLOWOUT
KNIGHTS SHUT OUT ATTLEBORO
KNIGHTS LOSE TO MANSFIELD
KNIGHTS LOSE TO BULLDOGS, 5-3
KNIGHTS SLAM FOXBORO, 9-2
PUCKSTERS DROP TWO IN DEDHAM TOURNEY
Pucksters Drop One to Feehan
HOCKEY TEAM WINS OPENER
Boys Track Roundup from Coach Harvey Blonder
On Saturday, February 19, at the MIAA Div 2 Championship meet Greg Boursiquot became the fastest 55 meter high hurdler ever from Massachusetts, breaking Jeff Baker's (Methuen 1985) record of 7.38.
This season, we have had our eye on the top time in the country (7.37) since early in the season. I was fairly certain he could reach that time by the end of the season. Apparently, Greg was ready to do that yesterday. After posting a 7.43 in the semi final yesterday with only a so-so start, he exploded out of the blocks in the final. He got a great start and ran incredibly strong through the middle of the race to record another best of 7.37, reaching that top time in the country!
He has now defended both his Hockomock League Championship and Division 2 Championship. Next up will be the All State (Feb 26) and New England (3/4) meets, followed by the National meet in New York (3/11).
Another Stoughton athlete who excelled yesterday was Brandon Alves, who finished 6th in the shot put (44'4.25").
Also competing in the meet for the boys team were Patrick Claude in the long jump (19'2), Marlon Crome in the high jump (5'9") and Crome, Eric McPherson, Paul Solem and Pat Jackman in the 4 x 400 relay.
Stoughton boys finished right in the middle of the Davenport Division schools and ahead of 1 school in the Kelly Rex division with 17 points. Greg Boursiquot responded to his strongest challenge this season, on February 12, in the high hurdles with a season best (7.51), and lowered his own league record. He continues to hold the best mark in New England. Greg also set a personal best in the high jump (6'0). Brandon Alves threw a huge personal best in the shot put (45'11.5) for the second meet in a row and took third in the league. Nick Green picked up 6th place in the 2 mile (10:31), beating several better known runners in the league.Senior captain Marlon Crome qualified for the state meet in the high jump (5'10") and set a personal best in the mile (4:52) Patrick Claude qualified in the long jump (19'4.75") and set a personal best in the 55m HH (9.15). Other personal bests were: senior captain Paul Solem (1000m - 2:50), Pat Jackman (55m-7.08), Eric McPherson (40.61) and Lennox Green (42.27) in the 300m, Sheldon Oliveira (1:39) and Alec Woolf (1:52) in the 600, Mark Phan in the 1000m (3:15), Wayne Barnaby in the mile (5:40), and Alex Lorius (8.78 -55m HH). From a coach's viewpoint it was gratifying to see so many good performances at the biggest meet for most of the team.
Stoughton boys had an excellent day at the State Coaches Invitational Sunday, January 30. Greg Boursiquot defended his championship and turned in the #1 time (7.55) in the state winning the 55m high hurdles. Greg's time is #2 in New England and #13 in the nation so far this season. Nick Green ran a huge personal best in the 2 mile (10:25), missing the state qualifier by a half second. Marlon Crome followed Nick with another best in the mile (4:52), also missing the qualifier by a half second. Patrick Claude jumped a season best in the long jump (18'10) and was a mere 2 inches off a qualifier. Pat Jackman had a PR in the dash (7.14) and Brandon Alves threw well in the shot put (40'1"). Finally Jackman, Eric McPherson,Mike Romaine and Boursiquot combined for a season best in the 4 x 200m (1:40.92).
With the league championships two weeks away the boys performances were a good sign that the team is reaching top form.
In this high quality meet at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on January 22, the boys 4 x 400 relay team and the shuttle hurdle team had the best performances. The 4 x 4 team of Greg Boursiquot, Marlon Crome, Paul Solem and Eric McPherson qualified for the state meet with a time of 3:43.14. The hurdles team of Boursiquot, Alex Lorius, Harley David and Patrick Claude narrowly missed the medals by a third of a second. Pat Jackman, Marcos Baugh, Michael Romaine and Claude ran well in the 4 x 200, but were disqualified on a slight infraction. Jackman,Baugh and Romaine combined with Lennox Green in the dash relay and Brandon Alves, Riordan Hoffman and James Brauneis combined to form a shot put team.
In a league meet on Saturday, January 8 at Franklin Field House, the Stoughton boys were defeated by Foxboro 65-21.
The team appeared to be a little flat with few athletes competing at their best. On the other hand, Foxboro had an excellent meet leading to the lopsided result. There were some notable performances despite the loss. Nick Green ran a personal best in the 2 mile of 10:50 - an excellent time on Franklin's track. Hurdlers Harley David, Patrick Claude and John Eppenstein all ran personal bests. Brandon Alves won the shot put and Greg Boursiquot remained undefeated in the hurdles. Claude and Marcos Baugh cleared 5'2 in the high jump for the first time in a league meet. Others who ran well included Pat Jackman, Eric McPherson and Alec Woolf. Improving in the shot put were Nolan Fraine and Garret McCormick
On the bus ride to Franklin, Stoughton boys were reminded of last year's meet vs Canton which ended in a tie. With no advance information on Canton, all that was known was that the meet would be close. Team members were told that to remember that every split second on the track and every inch in the field might make a difference. Incredibly, the meet ended in a tie for the second straight year 43-43. Stoughton boys performed well, winning 6 of 10 events. Greg Boursiquot won both the hurdles and the dash and placed second in the high jump. Brandon Alves, Riordan Hoffman and James Brauneis swept the shotput. Marlon Crome won the mile and placed 3d in the high jump in a personal best. Paul Solem won the 1000 meters and Eric McPherson won the 300m. Nick Green placed 2d in the 2 mile. Sheldon Oliveira (600m - first varsity pt) and Alex Lorius (55m HH) added 3d place finishes. While every point was critical, maybe Capt. Brauneis throw was even more so. There was a tie for 3d place in the shot put and Stoughton earned the point by virtue of James' second best throw.
Stoughton boys were defeated by Oliver Ames 68-18 in a dual meet at Franklin Field House Saturday.
The boys competed well in several areas, but were overmatched in the distance events where OA had a 24-3 edge. Brandon Alves won the shot put with a state qualifying throw of 42'9" and Alex Lorius won the high jump at 5'4". In an exciting back and forth race Nick Green ran a personal best but lost the 2 mile by a half-second in 10:58.8. Lorius added a 3d place in the hurdles.Other 3d places were newcomer Pat Jackman in the dash, Eric McPherson in the 300, Riordan Hoffman in the shotput, and Marlon Crome in the high jump. Crome also ran well in the mile (5:07) and Paul Solem in the 1000 (2:57).
This year's boys team is led by captains Crome, Solem and James Brauneis. There is a fairly even mix of upper and lower classmen with 15 seniors, 10 juniors, 13 sophomores and 14 freshmen.The team should be more competitive with the other 3 teams in the Davenport division of the Hock. Last year's New England Champion Greg Boursiquot should be a force in the hurdles and other events. Brandon Alves is among the league's best throwers. Crome, Solem and Green are all excellent distance runners. Returning athletes expected to make contributions are seniors Patrick Claude, Allan Raskind, Wayne Reid, Rory Siegel, juniors Josh Dressler, Joey Ialuna, Mark Phan, Mitchell Price and sophomores Harley David, Sheldon Oliviera, Mike Romaine and Alec Woolf. First year team members Terry Smith, Marcos Baugh, Alex Green, Pat Jackman, Alec DeNapoli and Lennox Green have already been impressive in practice.
LADY KNIGHTS LOSE SQUEAKER IN FINAL GAME
LADY KNIGHTS LOSE TO HOLLISTON
LADY KNIGHTS DROP CLOSE ONE
GIRLS SPLIT WEEKEND GAMES
On Saturday, February 12, the team defeated Hingham, 44 - 36. Chrystal Holland led the way with 14 points, and Nicole Daniels had a strong defensive effort with 13 rebounds. Jackie Kuhn had a strong game with 6 steals and 8 points. The team's next game is at home Tuesday against Canton.
The varsity girls basketball team lost to Sharon Friday night, February 11, 63 - 55. Chrystal Holland led the offense with 17 points, while Sydnee Jackson added 16. Nicole Daniels chipped in with 8 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Lady Knights Lose to O.A.
LADY KNIGHTS BEAT ATTLEBORO
LADY KNIGHTS BEAT KP
LADY KNIGHTS FALL TO CANTON
LADY KNIGHTS DEFEAT SHARON
LADY KNIGHTS LOSE TO NORTH ATTLEBORO
The varsity girls basketball team fell to No. Attleboro 48-30 on January 14. Chrystal Holland lead the team with 12 points while Nicole Daniels added 6 and Nicole Beauregard played excellent defense and pulled down 6 rebounds.
Lady Knights Lose to Mansfield
LADY KNIGHTS FALL TO OLIVER AMES
The varsity girls basketball team lost to Oliver Ames 64-39 on January 6. Chrystal Holland and Sydnee Jackson lead the offensive effort while Nicole Beauregard and Nicole Daniels had strong defensive games. The team's next game is Tuesday, January 9 versus Mansfield.
LADY KNIGHTS FALL TO FRANKLIN
LADY KNIGHTS DROP ONE TO FOXBORO
LADY KNIGHTS LOSE OPENER
The varsity girls basketball team opened the season on December 14 with a 47 -38 loss to North Attleboro. Junior Chrystal Holland led the offense with 20 points, while sophomore center Nicole Daniels pulled down 12 rebounds to go with 6 points. The team hosts Foxboro Friday, December 17.
Girl's Track Team from Coach Randolph Clarke
At the championship meet on Saturday, February 12, Jade Paul broke her own record in the 600 by running a time of 1:38.94, finishing 2nd overall and scoring 8 points for her team. Ifeoma Okeke finished 3rd in the dash finals, scoring 6 points. Alicia Macomber tied for 4th in the hurdle finals for 3 points. Deirdre Simms had a good mile with a 5:57 time working her way back from a cross country injury. Many of the other girls in the meet set personal best.
On Saturday, January 29, nine Stoughton girls competed at the Reggie Lewis track in Boston. Deirdre Simms was tripped up by another runner in the third quarter of the mile, but still managed to run a 6.09. Julia Quattrucci qualified for states in the 600. Ifeoma Okeke won her heat in the dash. Alicia Macomber led the hurdlers, with Haley Ellertson and Leesa Snyder close behind. Both Ifeoma and Alicia were on the 4x200 relay with Kelly Collins and Jade Paul. Lauren Pinchieri had a season best in the 1000. Outstanding freshman Rachel Berkowsky ran her best 300.
The girls competed in a relay meet on Saturday, January 22, at the Reggie Lewis track in Boston--highlights were the shuttle hurdles finishing 5th overall and winning a medal--Alicia Macomber, Leesa Snyder, Lauren Pinchieri, and Haley Ellertson were the team of hurdlers.
The 4x200 relay qualified for states with a time of 1.55.27. Ifeoma Okeke, Rachel Berkowsky, Jade Paul, and Alicia Macomber were the team members. Nobrina Seng set her p.r. at Reggie throwing the shot put 27'1/2"; Susanna Noe and Julia Quattrucci filled in on the shot put team. The 4x800 team missed states by 16 seconds, but gave it a good try. Deirdre Simms, Lauren Pinchieri, Susanna Noe, and Julia Quattrucci were on that team. The 4x400 team Rachel Berkowsky ( first time running the 400 Ifeoma Okeke), Julia Quattrucci and Jade Paul are still running under the qualifing time for states. In the distance medley Sara Pinchieri(1200)-Niamh Fennessy (400) Carson McGrath (800) and Kerry O'Neil (mile) all ran well.
Two great days of running at Reggie Lewis track for the girls. In Tuesday's (12/28) meet, Ifeoma Okeke ran a 7.74 in the 55m dash to qualify for states. Jade Paul continues to impress in the 600. She broke her own school record by running 1.41.86. On Wednesday (12/29), again at Reggie Lewis, Alicia Macomber broke her own school record in the 55m hurdles finishing first overall with a time of 9.09.The 4x400 relay qualified for states with a time of 4.28.84-Rachel Berkowsky led off and Lauren Pinchieri, Julia Quattrucci and Jade Paul completed the relay. Rachel Berkowsky, Carson McGrath, Kelly Linehan, and Margret Widberg are all coming on strong. The distance runners ran the 600 hundred. Susanna Noe,Kerry O'Neil, Sara Pinchieri, Julia Rodenbush and Niamh Fennessy all ran well.The captains did a fine job with the newer girls competing at Reggie Lewis for the first time-- Deirdre Simms, Lauren Pinchieri, Haley Ellertson,and Kelly Collins.
In our first league meet of the season against Oliver Ames the girls had a tough loss to O.A, 68 to 18. Jade Paul qualified for the state meet in the 600 with a time of 1.45.9. Our lead scorer was Alicia Macomber-2nd in the hurdles 1st in the dash for 8 0f our 18 points. Other noteables Susanna Noe 2nd in the 2 mile-Kerry O'Neil third-Rachel Berkowsky coming on strong in the 600 and leading off the 4x400 relay-Nobrina Seng throwing well in the shot 27 feet 2 1/2 inches.
STOYAC'S C RAIDERS GO TO SUPER BOWL
2010 FIGHTIN IRISH DIVISIONAL CHAMPS
Head Coach-Steve Andrews
Assistant Coaches-Don Foley, Jack Raeke, Brad Hanley
Team Mom-Kerry Lama
They lost a close one 6-0 to King Philip in the Super Bowl.
Congratulations on a sensational season!
8:30 a.m. STOUGHTON/STOYAC 6th grade boys vs. Medway
9:50 a.m. STOUGHTON/STOYAC 4th grade boys vs. Walpole
11:10 a.m. STOUGHTON/STOYAC 4th grade girls vs. Walpole
12:30 p.m. STOUGHTON/STOYAC 8th grade boys vs. Berkley
1:50 p.m. STOUGHTON/STOYAC 5th grade boys vs. Wellesley
Stoughton Stuffs Bulldogs on Turkey Day, 26-6,
at Anthony M. Sarno, Jr. Football Stadium at Stoughton High
Stoughton's Black Knights kept up their dominence over the Canton Bulldogs in the Annual Thanksgiving game that dates back to 1926. They dominated the hapless Bulldogs, 26-6 in their 85th matchup. The Knights have lost only twice since 1994. Stoughton is now 42-39-4 overall.
Sophomore QB Aaron Calixte took the reins of the Knights, after injuries to senior Sean O'Malley and junior Alex Fernandes. He ran the offense, and threw for a TD (40 yards to Marcus Middleton.) Senior Travis Demko rushed for over 100 yards and had two TD's, much of it behind the lead blocking of Hockomock All-Star and Division I prospect Francis Ike (listed as 6'5 275 lbs.).
Defensively, big plays were made all day by senior Drew Madoff and junior Brandon Alves. Canton's QB in the latter part of the game, Dexter Green, was really their only effective weapon (115 overall yards). Stoughton finishes with an overall 4-7 record, but was in a three-way tie for the lead in the Davenport Division of the Hockomock League with a 3-1 record against the other "small schools."
Good News: Coach Gelly has been REINSTATED
for the Thanksgiving Game!!!!!
KNIGHTS SLAP DOWN EAGLES, 24-7
The Black Knights regained their winning ways and kept their hopes alive for a possible playoff spot, with a 24-7 shellacking over the hapless Sharon Eagles on Saturday, October 30, in a 1 p.m. contest. Travis Demko and Felipe Njeim rushed for TD's. Junior quarterback Dan Eckler tossed his first varsity TD, a 60 yard strike to Marcus Middleton. Colby Calisi grabbed a fumble and romped in for another TD for the Knights. Stoughton (3-5) hosts powerhouse North Attleboro Friday @ 7 p.m. at Anthony M. Sarno, Jr. Field at Stoughton High.
KNIGHTS LOSE HOMECOMING GAME, 42-19
They played even for a quarter, then the bottom fell out. Congrats to Stoughton High seniors Kristen Morris and Atticus Rentsch, Homecoming Queen and King.
KNIGHTS LOSE TO KING PHILIP, 21-0
The Knights failed to generate any offense, and suffered again from a costly turnover in losing to KP. KP was led by rushing TD's by Charles Ruffin and Jake Cox. Chris Cacciola returned a fumble 24 yards for a TD. The Knights host Attleboro at Sarno Stadium at 7 p.m on Friday, October 22.
KNIGHTS LOSE TO OLIVER AMES, 14-8
The Black Knights, who have traditionally crushed OliverAmes, lost a close one Friday night in Easton. An interception, returned as a TD, proved to be the difference in the game. The bright spots were a safety (on a muffed punt in the 3rd quarter), and then a 60 yard TD pass from Junior QB Alex Fernandes (who replaced injured Senior QB Sean O'Malley) to Marcus Middleton (in the 4th) . The Knights had five turnovers against the hapless Tigers, who had lost two straight shutouts prior to their hosting the Knights. Lineback Drew Madoff stood out in an excellent defensive performance by the Knights, with 10 tackles and two sacks. Meanwhile, Oliver Ames claimed first place in the Hockomock Small Division with the win.
(It was only two years ago that Stoughton won 34-0, behind 4 TD passes and a touchdown run by All-Star QB Dan Snyder.) Stoughton visits (4-1) King Phillip Friday night at 7 p.m. in Wrentham.
KNIGHTS LOSE TO MANSFIELD, 35-15
The Hornets stung the Knights secondary on their way to a convincing victory Saturday morning at Anthony Sarno Field at Stoughton High. The only bright spots for the home grid team was a long pass in the fourth quarter, from Sean O'Malley to Alex Fernandes, and a romp into the endzone earlier in the game by Felipe Njeim. Fernandes added an extra point kick, and John Olsen ran for a two point conversion. The 2-2 Knights travel to Oliver Ames next Friday, October 8 @ 7 p.m.
KNIGHTS SHUT OUT FOXBORO, 7-0
Friday, September 24th was a good night for the Knights. Behind the running of Travis Demko (over 100 yards), the Knights shutout a Foxboro team that was hurt by turnovers, and squeaked out a 7-0 win in Hockomock League action.
KNIGHTS DROP SECOND GAME TO SOMERSET, 34-20
A rain-soaked Thursday night nullified Stoughton's run game, and the Black Knights came out on the short end of the stick to Somerset High. The Knights were without Justin Rodriguez and Travis Demko, and lost their most effective receiver, Alex Fernandes, earlier in the game. Still, they hung in to the very end in the pouring rain. Stoughton's offense, led by quarterback Sean O'Malley, got in the endzone three times. O'Malley hit Aaron Calixte on a 27 yard TD score in the second quarter. In the third, Felipe Njeim rushed 13 yards for paydirt. O'Malley hit John Olsen for the two point conversion. Later, in the 4th quarter, O'Malley found Olsen gain for an 18 yard TD. The 1-1 Knights host Foxboro next Friday night at Anthony Sarno Field.
KNIGHTS WIN GRID OPENER, 14-8
Quarterback Sean O'Malley, receiver Alex Fernandes, and running back Travis Demko led the Knights to an opening day win on Saturday, September 11 at Winchester High School.
GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER
GIRLS DROP TWO, to KP & CANTON
GIRLS DROP ONE TO FRANKLIN, 5-1
THREE IN A ROW! THEY SHUTOUT FOXBORO, 3-0
Girls Varisty soccer team won their third in a row, defeating Foxboro at home on October 4, 3-0 to avenge an earlier 4-1 loss to them. A first half goal by Mikayla Williams got the ball rolling and Alicia Macomber staked Stoughton to a three goal lead with two second half goals. Steady play by midfielder Adeena Joseph kept the pressure on and another total team effort on defense led by Colleen Flaherty and superb goaltending by Kelsey McDonald, preserved Stoughton's third victory in a row and second at home. Season record is now 3-5 as the team heads to Franklin on Wednesday, 10/6 and back home on Friday, 10/8 vs King Philip.
GIRLS WIN SECOND IN A ROW, DOWNING SHARON 2-1
21 Game Losing Streak Over! Girls Beat Taunton, 4-0
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER
The Boys Soccer team played Foxboro on Monday, October 4, with a 1-1 tie. Stoughton was down 1-0 at half time to the Chieftains until the second half, when Paul Solem crossed the ball to Richard Gonsalves to tie the game 1-1. It was Paul Solem's second assist and Richard Gonsalves's fourth goal on the season. The Knights play Franklin home this Wednesday, October 6, at 3:30 p.m.
The varsity hockey team defeated North Attleboro 2-0 on October 21. Kristen Morris led the offense with 2 goals. Mackenzie Hudson and Lindsey Morrison picked up assists. Christina Bacon and Melanie McFadyen combined for the shutout in goal.
The varsity field hockey team lost a hard fought game to Mansfield, 3-1 on October 18. Alex Cohen, assisted by MacKenzie Hudson scored the goal.. Jackie Kuhn and Kait Greer had strong games at back.
Stoughton Girls' Volleyball beat Oliver Ames High School 3 sets to 2 on Friday, September 24. After falling behind 2 sets to 0, Stoughton won the next 3 sets to win its first match of the season, and first road win for the Stoughton Volleyball Program! Starring for Stoughton were Malykah Lopes with 10 Kills, Andrea Chica with 36 digs, and Julia Quattrucci, the Stoughton MVP for the game whose saves and never-say-die attitude sparked the team to victory. Stoughton's next match will be Monday evening, September 27, at 6:30 p.m., versus Westwood High School at Stoughton High School. Come and help cheer the team to victory.
BLACK KNIGHTS GOLF TEAM
The Black Knights golf team produced another team best score on September 22, but fell to Sharon by the score of 180 to 159. Brian Ziegler led the team with a 40 followed by freshman Michael Milavec with a 42. The team's scoring was rounded out with Connor Heffernan, Mike Carter, and Josh Rubenstein each shooting 49's.
BOY'S TRACK with Coach Harvey Blonder
Stoughton boys were defeated in a closely fought home meet vs rival Canton 26-33 on Wednesday, October 13, at Houghton's Pond. The Black Knights top three came within 20 seconds of pulling off a 1-2-3 finish which would have sealed a victory, but had to settle for 1-4-5. Senior captain Atticus Rentsch made a strong move on the long hill at 2 miles and extended his lead on the downhill to claim first overall in his second league victory. Atticus' time of 17:48 was the #2 time for Stoughton on the course in the past 4 years. Marlon Crome (18:12) and Nick Green (18:14) ran the 3d and 4th fastest Stoughton times on the course. Freshmen Sean Driscoll (20:39), Alec DeNapoli (21:08) and Matt Boykin (23:12) all ran personal bests for 5K. Driscoll and DeNapoli were 6th and 7th on the varsity team - excellent achievements for freshmen. Kevin Overko ran his fastest time of the season (20:15) as 4th man. The rest of the team results: Chris Scully (21:36), Mark Phan (21:48), Rory Siegel (22:48), Mark McKenna (24:26-PR) and Alec Woolf (24:48-PR)
On Saturday, October 16, the boys competed in the Catholic Memorial Invitational at Franklin Park. Sean Driscoll earned a medal in the freshman 3K race, finishing 47th in 11:55. Alec DeNapoli(12:38) and Matt Boykin (13:34) followed.
In the varsity race it was Rentsch in 17:54, Green in 18:06, Crome (18:31), Overko (21:33) and Phan (21:35)
In both races the competition was stiff and the boys ran on tired legs. With the championship meets coming up, the coaches felt it was more important to run through this meet and save the rest for later. Next up is the Hockomock League Championship at Borderland Park on Oct 30.
Powered by the 1-2-3 finish of the Black Knights top boys Atticus Rentsch, Marlon Crome and Nick Green, Stoughton prevailed 29-30 vs Sharon in an away meet on September 29. The race was held on Sharon's 3 loop course. After the first loop Sharon had the lead with it's top 2 ahead by a few seconds. During the second loop Stoughton's trio took charge and exhibited superior strength by controlling the race the rest of the way. It was senior captain Rentsch's first win in a league meet. Following the top 3 was a strong performance by junior Kevin Overko and freshman Sean Driscoll who were 11th and 12th overall. The boys 5 man "pack time" (time spread between 1st and 5th runner) improved considerably from last week's meet at Foxboro. There the margin was 3:11 vs 2:10 vs Sharon. This is a key to successful cross country teams.
Complete results: 1. Rentsch 16:28 2. Crome 16:30 3. Green 16:33 11. Overko 17:37 12. Driscoll 18:38 18. Chris Scully 19:10 19. Alec DeNapoli 19:16 20. Mark Phan 19:23 24. Rory Siegel 20:18 27. Matt Boynkin 20:44 31. Mark McKenna 21:54 35. Jack D'Addieco 22:43 36. Alec Woolf 22:54 38. Mike Silveira 23:21
A preview of our season:
This year's boys team is led by senior captains Marlon Crome and Atticus Rentsch. We have 17 boys out for the team with a nice mix of upper and lower classmen. 11 boys returned from last year. We hope to be competitive in the new small school division. The team will certainly miss our top distance runner for the past 4 years (Mike Morris) who graduated and is currently running for Emmanuel College. However, captains Crome and Rentsch along with junior Nick Green trained well over the summer and early workouts show they will be among the league's best. We are trying to develop solid 4th and 5th runners who will be key. Freshman Sean Driscoll has been making a strong push to be the teams 4th man which would be quite a feat for a freshman. Others who will be in the mix for the top seven are Kevin Overko, Mark Phan, Chris Scully, Rory Siegel and Tim Daly.
We have had a few informal competitions and last Tuesday was the first official league action - the annual jamboree held at the Sheep Pasture in Easton. Attached are the results of that meet. Other returning runners are Nick Aliquo,Adam Elmowitz, Mike Silviera, and Jack D'Addieco. Newcomers are Daly, Driscoll, Mark McKenna, Alec Woolf, Matt Boykin and Alec DiNapoli
STOYAC POP WARNER FOOTBALL
Stoughton Pop Warner plays the next three weekends at home so please come out and show your support. Two home Mite games on the next three Saturdays beginning 09/18 at 10:00 am and 11:30 am. The A - D divisions play the next three Sundays beginning 09/19 at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm respectively. All game are played at Community Field in Stoughton behind the Family Dollar at 605 Washington Street.
(from Greg Spohn, Director of Stoughton Pop Warner)
Stoughton Golfer--TWO Holes in One!
STOUGHTON RESIDENTS FINISH FALMOUTH ROAD RACE
Over 30 town residents finished in the recent 37th edition of the legendary Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod. In order of finish (and with age in parenthesis), here's the great athletes who completed the race: Scott Blumenthal (21), Lisa Andrews (41), Danae Roumis W(23), Gregg Pokraka (42), Brad Stengel (47), Alicia Kelly (24), Russell Opper (51), Kevin Borst (22), Anthony Martini (9), Michaela Martini (16), Mark Woelfel (54). Erik Feist (42), John Laing (34), Dolores Leonardo (57), Carolina Pokraka Sanchez (34), Maria Faria (43), Paul Leary (40), Anne Hadley (50), Lisa Ploss (41), Ryan Woelfel (19), Rachel Mace (13), Timothy Lyons (46), Frank Lyons (48), Sarah Mace (18), Stephen Richard (53), Ann Catalano (42), Adam Chale (44), Monica Martini (12), Erin Laing (35), Taylor MacKinlay (28), Edie Bottner (56), Sheryl Lyons (42), and John Gallagher (68). Congratulations to all!
ZANIBONI PICKED TO UMPIRE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF COOPERSTOWN DREAM PARK
Stoughton's John Zaniboni (third from left), well known to Little League and Babe Ruth players here, umpired the Championship game at Cooperstown Dream Park, which is quite an honor. That morning, two other Stoughton residents, Paul McKeen and Rich Snyder, umpired games, as well.
Friends of Stoughton Hockey will be holding free tryouts for its middle school hockey team on Monday, August 23rd and Monday, August 30th from 3:30-4:50 p.m. at Asiaf Arena in Brockton. Tryouts are open to any student attending the O’Donnell Middle School for the 2010-2011 school year. The team will practice 1 day per week and look to defend its division title in the competitive Foxboro Sports Center Middle School League. Players of all ability levels are encouraged to attend tryouts. Interested players should pre-register by contacting coach Buddy O’Neil at 781-344-0920 ( SFD0273@msn.com).
Friends of Stoughton Hockey is a non-profit organization formed by a group of parents in August of 1997 in an effort to assist local Stoughton hockey players with a middle school winter league which the town could no longer offer due to budget cuts. After 13 years, it continues to support youth, middle, and high school hockey programs in the town.
Bettencourt Beats Golden Glove Champ
Pink Piranhas win STOYAC Girls Softball Bantam Division
Front row (left to right): Megan Barry, Jayme DeBerardinis, Liz Hanson, Taylor Levine
Second row (left to right): Hannah Lacivita, Lisa Ramanauskas, Coach Keith Levine, Maddie Homer, Alyssa Berkowsky, Coach Tracy Homer
Third row (left to right): Emily Barry, Bryanna Teixeira, Maddie Olsen, Sam Malley, Sadie Homer, Coach John Homer
The Pink Piranhas, sponsored by Extra Space Storage, finished in first place overall this year in the STOYAC Girls Softball Bantam Division. Led by their team captain Sam Malley, the team ended their regular season with an impressive record of 9-2 and was seeded first in the playoffs. Although the competition was tough, they defeated the first two teams to make their way into the finals. In a best two out of three series, with the Piranhas winning Game 1, 5-1 and The Yellow Team sponsored by CLR Core Supply (with an 8-2-1 record finishing 2nd during the season) winning Game 2, 14-3, the championship came down to one final deciding game.
The pitcher of the Yellow Team, Shannon Flaherty had her game on. The Pink Piranhas struggled in the first three innings and found themselves trailing by scores of 8-0 after two innings and 14-4 in by the bottom of the fifth. With total team determination and a never quit attitude, they slowly clawed their way back only to find themselves down by four runs thanks to a bases loaded clearing triple by Sam Malley in the 5th inning, to pull within 14-10. After Maddie Olsen shut them down in the top of the 6th, it was the Piranhas last chance for a miracle. With a valiant and furious sixth inning rally and with the tension mounting on both sides, the Piranhas were able to push across the tying run to tie the game 14-14. Then, with bases loaded, two outs and a full count, the Piranhas scored the run they needed to complete the remarkable comeback and win the game 15-14 to take home the first place Bantam title. As one spectator commented following the game, "They don't have a lot of all star players but they do have a lot of heart - and I'd take that any day in a team".
The Pink Piranhas were led this year by excellent first year coaches Tracy Homer, John Homer and Keith Levine who kept the players motivated, focused and having fun throughout the year. The 12-member team included: Emily Barry, Megan Barry, Alyssa Berkowsky, Jayme DeBerardinis, Liz Hanson, Sadie Homer, Hannah Lacivita, Taylor Levine, Sam Malley, Maddie Olsen, Lisa Ramanauskas and Bryanna Teixeira.
The season was capped off by a memorable appearance in annual Fourth of July parade, where all of the kids had the opportunity to decorate their own team "float" and enjoy a little pizza party prior to the parade...Special thanks to Mark and Cherie McGaughey of Unlimited Demolition, who generously donated the use of their truck for the team to participate in this great annual event....Despite the extremely hot weather, a great time was definitely had by all! Great season, Piranhas…Way to go girls!
Stoughton Residents Meet Dustin Pedroia
Bonnie & Mark Wugman / Jessica Rodriguez
(photos submitted by Josh Singer)
Dunks Hosts Little Leaguers at Fenway
Dunkin’ Donuts hosted youth from Stoughton Little League at the Boston Red Sox game on June 13 th, 2010 against the Philadelphia Phillies. The children received tickets in the “Dunkin Dugout” located in the famed Fenway Park Bleachers. Dedicated to local youth and charitable organizations, the “Dunkin’ Dugout” is a special seating section in which Dunkin’ Donuts hosts approximately twenty children at every Boston Red Sox home game.
Top row pictured from left to right: Eric Olson, Vin Maffeo, Meagan Maffeo, Michael Maffeo, Jon Olson, Kyle Gagnon, John Jolley, DJ Gagnon, Brett Cronin, Chance Healey, Josh Cocchi, Myles Duffy (All of Stoughton). Front row pictured from left to right: Alex Iverson, Andrew Iverson, Christopher Leoncello, Brendan Gallagher, Cameron Duffy, Kyle Gallagher, Cian Swierzewski, Darius Polillio, Chris Leoncello Kevin Gallagher (All of Stoughton).
Congratulations to 2010 Stoughton High Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees:
Walter Parshley ('63)
John Farley ('52)
Carlos Silva ('81)
Denise (Fraser) Arney ('79)
Jason Leonard ('02)
Pictured (l to r) Jason Leonard, John Farley, Walter Parshley, and Carlos Silva (AnnMarie Leonard photo)
Track Team Takes Home Two Medals
Stoughton's Boy and Girls track teams competed in a state tournament in Woburn on May 16. They nabbed two medals. The Girls Shuttle Hurdles team of Adrienne Lobrano, Justine Quatrucci, Kelly Collins & Leesa Snyder, finished 6th overall, behind Central Catholic, Natick, Wellesley, Ipswich, and Tewksbury. The Boys Javelin team of Willy McNamara, Nick Palermo, and Nick O'Neil combined to finish 3rd overall, behind Central Catholic and Falmouth.
DUNKS HOSTS O'DONNELL'S CHAMPION HOCKEY TEAM
Dunkin’ Donuts hosted children from the O Donnell Middle School Championship Hockey Team of Stoughton at the Boston Bruins playoff game on Saturday, May 1st against the Philadelphia Flyers. The children received tickets in the Dunkin’ Donuts “KidZone” located at the TD Garden as congratulations for winning their second championship in as many years.
Back row pictured from left to right: Coach Larry Campbell, Adam Potter, Mark Sheehan, Ben Litwack, Zack Swartz, Eoin Doherty, PJ Sheehan, Albert Smith, Justin Phillips, Kenny Carter (All of Stoughton). Front row pictured from left to right: Coach Buddy O'Neil, Jon Barton, John Catrone, Bret Lima, Brandon Lima, Danny Goldberg, Pat Kane, and Drew DiStefano. Dedicated to local youth and charitable organizations, the Dunkin’ Donuts “KidZone” is a special seating section in which Dunkin’ Donuts hosts twenty children at each Boston Bruins home game.
STOUGHTON CONNECTION HELPS POWER SENIOR HOCKEY GOLD!
This year's Massachusetts Senior Olympic Games over 50 division gold medal winning team.
The participating players are (front row left to right): Carl Brown, Randolph; Paul Crowley,
Canton ; Mike Cosgrove, Easton; Roy Horan, Easton and Peter Fang. Second row
left to right, Donald Boc, Pat Crowley, Easton; Steve McCloud, Canton; Andy
Mellen, Rockland; Jimmy Richard, John "Toody" Muldoon; back row, Chris
Harris, Plymouth; Howard Greenstein, Easton; "Big John" Sawyer, Stoughton;
Steve Sera, Stoughton; Dan Mark, Easton (Stoughton High's Varsity Hockey Coach). Not pictured: Kerry Leppo.
This amazing squad has now won the gold 3 out of the last 4 years!!
Congratulations to Stoughton Residents Who Completed the Boston Marathon!
Tamara Beder, Age 36
William Coulter, Age 58
Gregory Johnson, Age 37
Adam Kempner, Age 37
Rebecca Murphy, Age 25
Thomas Stracqualursi, Age 35
Barry Sussman, Age 44
Daniel Yifru, Age 29
Season Ending 4-1 win over Foxboro
Knights Drop Last Regular Season Game to Mansfield
Knights Lose to Foxboro, 10-4
Knights Win 6th Straight, Edging Canton, 2-1
Knights Edge Franklin
Knights Edge North Attleboro, 1-0, Clinch Tourney Birth
Knights win 3rd Straight
Knights Roll over Randolph
On Friday, the Varsity Baseball team defeated Randolph 17-4. Adam Kenney went the distance allowing just 3 earned runs on 4 hits and 9 strikeouts. Trevor Derochea, Alex Fernandes, and Mike Connelly each had two hits a piece.
Knights Shut Out Mansfield
Knights drop 2nd Straight
Sharon Breaks Knights Streak
The Varsity Baseball team was defeated by Sharon, 5-2 on May 2nd. Dan Floro led the offense, going 2 for 3 with two singles. Alex Fernandes played well defensively and pitched 3 solid innings of relief. The team travels to Oliver Ames today (5/3) with Sean O'Malley on the hill and hopes to knock off undefeated Oliver Ames.
Knights Win 5th Straight, 4-2 over KP
On Friday, April 30, the Varsity Baseball team's winning streak went to five after an exciting 4-2 victory over King Philip. Trevor Derochea pitched a gem, going the distance, allowing two earned runs on just two hits while striking out 17. Alex Fernandes led off the bottom of the 4th inning with a triple and scored on a Kyle Connors single to tie the game at 1. With the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Mike Connelly crushed a one-out triple to deep right center field, and was driven in by Dan Floro for the eventual winning run. Pat Jackman added a 2-out single and RBI to make the score 4-2. Trevor struck out the side in the top of the 7th to secure the win.
Knights Win 4th Straight, Blast Randolph 13-3
Knights Shut Out O'Bryant, 11-0
Knights Beat Foxboro, 3-1
Knights Beat Canton, 6-3
Knights Lose to Franklin, 8-3
Knights Drop Squeaker to North Attleboro, 2-1
The Varsity baseball team lost a close game to North Attleboro, 2-1 on April 12. Starter Sean O'Malley went 4+ innings and allowed just 2 runs, both scored in the first inning by North Attleboro. Stoughton answered in the bottom of the first with a 2-out RBI single by freshman Mike Connelly. That was all the scoring for the rest of the game. Kyle Connors came in and pitched 3 scoreless innings, while Trevor Derochea went 2 for 4. The Black Knights look forward to getting back out on the field this Wednesday at home against Franklin.
Knights Lose to Oliver Ames
The Varsity Baseball Team lost to Oliver Ames 12-8. Trevor Derochea went 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI, Alex Fernandes went 2 for 3 with 2 runs, 1 RBI, a single, double, & walk, Mike Connelly went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, and Kyle Connors added a 2-run homerun to deep right field. Adam Kenney also played well for the Black Knights.
Knights Pull Out Victory Over KP
Knights Drop First Game to Sharon, 4-2
Knights Lose to Mansfield, 8-1
Softball Team Loses Pair over the Weekend
Softball Squad Crushes Canton
Softball Team Loses to Franklin
Softball Squad Loses to Attleboro
The Varsity softball team lost to North Attleboro, 15-2 on May 12. Stoughton's offense was led by freshmen Megan Flaherty and Jordan Angelos, who each had two hits. Senior captain Kellie Carmichael had two hits and an RBI.
Softball Squad Loses to Mansfield, 6-3
Softball Squad Loses to OA
Softball Team Loses to KP
Softball Team Drops One to B-R, 6-2
Softball Squad Loses to Canton
Varsity Softball Squad Defeats Franklin, 3-2
Varsity Softball Drops 2-1 Contest to North Attleboro
The Girls Varsity Softball team lost a close game to North Attleboro, 2-1 on April 12. Jesse Olans pitched well, giving up only one earned run. Catcher Molly Zuk had an excellent game behind the plate. The run was driven in on a RBI single by senior captain Kellie Carmichael. Nicole Beauregard was 1 for 2 at the plate. Defensively, Colleen Flaherty, Christiana Areniello and Baily Olsen had good games.
JV Defeats Foxboro, 12-5
The JV softball team defeated Foxboro 12-5 on May 28. Liz Roch led the offense with 3 hits, while Kayla Floro, Amanda Crean, and Shannon Bagley had 2 hits each.
JV Loses to Mansfield, 4-3
The JV softball team lost to Mansfield in a close game, 4-3. Kayla Floro pitched well in defeat, only allowing 4 hits. Amanda Crean and Kelsey Moriarty had the only hits.
JV Splits Weekend Games
JV Scores Comeback Wins against Canton
The JV softball team got 8 runs in the bottom of the 6th, to defeat Canton 11-3 on May 17. Katherine Chlus provided a key bases loaded hit. Kayla Floro made a great throw from right field to throw out a runner at home.
JV Drops One to Franklin
The JV softball team lost to Franklin 10-2. Krissy Payne and Jessica Freitas had excellent games defensively.
JV Drops Close One to NA, 2-0
The JV softball team lost a close game to North Attleboro 2-0. Jackie Kuhn made an outstanding catch in right field. Christina Bacon, Kayla Floro, Tiffany Sullivan, Liz Hickman and Kelsie Moriarty had hits.
JV CRUSHES MANSFIELD
The JV softball team defeated Mansfield 12-1 on May 5. Jessica Freitas led the offense with 3 hits, while Tiffany Sullivan and Ashley Gibson had 2 hits each.
JV LOSES TO OA
The JV softball team lost to Oliver Ames 16-10. Amanda Crean led the offense with 2 hits. Tiffany Sullivan made an outstanding catch in right field.
JV Loses to KP
The JV softball team lost to King Philip on Friday, April 30, 21-0. The Knights were held to just one hit, by Elizabeth Casano.
JV Drops Close One to Sharon, 3-2
JV Teams Shuts Out Quincy, 13-0
The JV softball team beat Quincy 13-0 on April 27. Kayla Floro pitched well, only allowing 2 hits. Liz Roch led the offense with 3 hits.
JV Team Splits Vacation Week Games
JV Whips Canton, 16-0
The JV softball team beat Canton 16-0 on April 15. Kayla Floro pitched a no hitter, while Krissy Payne led the offense with 3 hits.
JV Squad Loses to Franklin
The JV Softball team lost to Franklin, 18-6 on April 14. Hannah Carpenter had two hits, while Ashley Gibson made an outstanding play at third base.
JV Team Drops One to North Attleboro
The JV softball team lost to North Attleboro 11-1 on April 12. Katherine Chlus and Heather Baeta had 2 hits each.
JV Team Loses to Oliver Ames
The JV softball team lost to Oliver Ames 22-7. Tiffany Sullivan led the offense with 2 hits.
JV TEAM LOSES TO KING PHILIP
The JV softball team lost to King Philip 10-2 on April 5. Liz Roch, Liz Hickman, and Ashley Gibson had the only hits.
JV Team Drops Opener to Sharon
The JV softball team lost to King Philip 10-2. Liz Roch, Liz Hickman, and Ashley Gibson had the only hits.
Knights Drop Meet to North Attleboro
No. Attleboro defeated Stoughton 108-28 on April 27. Captains Willy McNamara, Mike Morris, Spencer McKay and Matt Rodenbush scored 22 of the boys points. McNamara extended his league leading throw in the javelin to 168'3" and placed second in the triple jump (38'3.25). Mike Morris won the mile in 4:47 and then added a second place in the 2 mile in a personal best 10.22. Each added a second place finish as did McKay(400m hurdles 60.9 pr) and Rodenbush (2.07.8 in the 800). Steffan Jackson was second in the long jump (17'11") and third in the 110 High Hurdles (19.2) and Dennis McCormick got 3rd in the 2 mile (12.06)
Knights lose to King Philip
Stoughton boys were defeated by KP 82.3-53.7 at King Philip. The meet did have bright spots for the Black Knights. Top scorers were captains Willy McNamara, Mike Morris, Matt Rodenbush and Spencer McKay. Nice performances by the high hurdle crew of Steffan Jackson, Patrick Claude and Jordan Ricci. Also, some excellent jumps by the Stoughton boys and a personal best in the javelin by Nick Palermo.
Freshman McKeen Helps Emmanuel College Men's Volleyball Team
Alex McKeen, a Stoughton resident, is seeing significant playing time for the Emmanuel College Volleyball team. The Saints of Emmanuel are currently ranked #10 for Division III colleges in the country. This years ranking is the highest ever for the program. Alex is one of only three freshman on the team that is heavy with upper classmen, beating out over two dozen potential candidates. McKeen notched 7 kills and 8 digs in a 3-0 win on March 18 over Wentworth Institute of Technology.
A graduate of Xaverian High School, Alex was a 3 year starter for their volleyball team. He helped lead Xaverian to their first Catholic Conference championship in volleyball in close to 10 years. He is majoring in chemistry and education at Emmanuel and has aspirations to someday return to Xaverian to teach and coach their volleyball program.
Snyder's Stoughton wishes Alex "GOOD LUCK" on and off the volleyball court.
(posted 3/19/10 @ 6:30 p.m.)
OMS Soccer Club Playoffs and Finals on March 12th
3-4:30 p.m. at the OMS Gym.
I encourage you all to come and watch your students, past students, and future Stoughton High School athletes on Friday March 12th. This is the first season of the OMS Soccer Club and it has been a great experience for both the boys and girls in grades 6-8. They have been able to learn what it means to be a part of a team and more importantly, they have be able to prepare themselves for what is means to participate in a sport at the high school level. They have worked hard on the fundamentals and team tactics of soccer. Both the boys and girls have one practice a week with games on Fridays. They have learned to dressed up for game days and to understand the true meaning of sportsmanship. You can view the roster, schedule and stats on the website posted in the signature of this article.Thanks and see you on Friday March 12th from 3-4:30 p.m.
SHS Junior BOURSIQUOT WINS STATE HURDLE CHAMPIONSHIP!
(Wicked Local STORY HERE)
THIRD ANNUAL BLACK KNIGHT
GRIDIRON CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT
June 24, 2010
Starting @ 8 a.m.
Easton Country Club
for information, contact Stoughton High Football Coach Greg Burke (email@example.com)
STOUGHTON HIGH FIELD HOCKEY REUNION
STOUGHTON HIGH FIELD HOCKEY REUNION
1987 Stoughton High Grads Michelle Doherty and Sheila Campbell are planning a Field Hockey Reunion on March 13th, for former players. Come back and share memories of your Black Knights and coach Dan Mark. It's all happening at The Last Shot, Rt. 138 in Stoughton. The fun starts at 7 p.m. No admission charge. Share some food and drinks with old friends!
Fourth Annual Guns N' Hoses Hockey Game
February 27 at 8 p.m. the Stoughton Police and the Stoughton Fire Dept. will face off in the 4th Annual Guns N' Hoses Hockey Game. The two teams will meet at the Canton Sportplex, where the Fire Dept hockey team hopes to get in the win column for the first time on the ice. Although the Fire Dept. owns the police on the football field (4-0), the hockey team has yet to find the right combination to beat the police on the ice (0-3).
In the first three games, the SFD squad has only managed to find a way past goalie John Bonney once. Lt. Jack Macomber has the lone goal against the police. Not good news for the Hose Jockeys, Lt. Macomber of the Stoughton Fire Dept. is also Major Macomber in the Army National Guard and is currently deployed to Iraq. Not having Macomber on the ice takes away from their offense, but also leaves a gaping hole in the defense. Losing three years in a row to the police does not sit well with the fire department. The police are sure to face a motivated Fire Dept. team this year.
Regardless of the record and goals scored, the Guns N' Hoses Benefit Hockey Game has proven to be a great community event. Even with the goodwill the game is intended to provide, both teams are proud and motivated and their competitive side always comes out during the game. Friends before the game and friends after the game, neither team is willing to give up an inch of ice during the game. The two departments work close together on Stoughton's streets, but with bragging rights at stake we can expect a competitive and spirited hockey game.
The real winners at the end of the night will be Stoughton's youth hockey players. The hockey game will raise money for Friends Of Stoughton Hockey (FOSH). The Friends of Stoughton Hockey entity is a non-profit organization which was formed by a group of parents back in August 1997 in an effort to assist local Stoughton hockey players with a middle school winter league, which the town could no longer offer due to budget cuts. FOSH has continued strong over the past twelve years, making it affordable for middle school kids to play. The middle school plays a full season of hockey in the Junior High League in Foxboro from September through April. FOSH also organizes a yearly alumni night. All donations and proceeds to FOSH are used to maintain the organization. Donations are used to provide up to six $500 scholarships for graduating varsity seniors, to assist with ice fees and programs, and to provide an annual banquet for all middle school, JV and varsity players and their families.
Admission to the game is free; donations are accepted at the door. A silent auction will also be held during the game. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Donations or items for auction can be made by contacting Buddy O'Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Sheehan at email@example.com . For more information on Friends of Stoughton Hockey visit www.stoughtonhockey.org . This is a community event you don't want to miss!
Local Boxer Captures Southern N.E. Gold Gloves Title
Sean Bettencourt, a 2008 graduate of Stoughton High, trounced his first two opponents, and is using his fists to make a name for himself. The athlete---who has only three months training under his belt--won the Southern New England Golden Glove championship last Friday night (1/29/10) in Fall River, with a second round knockout. He had knocked down his opponent earlier in the first round. Bettencourt tells Snyder's Stoughton that he used to get in backyard fights, but his life turned around when he was introduced to boxing trainer Joe Ennis, a Stoughton native. After only three months training, he was signed by champion-maker and former boxer Tony Petronelli (Marvin Hagler, Robbie Simms). With Petronelli as his manager, Bettencourt is moving on Tuesday night, February 9, in Lowell deeper in the Golden Gloves. Maybe turning pro could be down the road. Stoughton wishes Sean the best of luck!!
STOUGHTON TRACK TEAM COULD BE ELIMINATED NEXT YEAR
The Hockomock League has notified Stoughton High School Athletic Director Ryan Donahue that the current outdoor track is not adequate for hosting meets next year (2011 fiscal year). The town could spend $100,000 to renovate the tracks (there will be an article in Annual Town Meeting for this), or could spend money for transportation to a new "home" track. If money is not allocated, track could be eliminated. The track was built in the 1980's. Donahue told the School Committee, in a letter dated December 4, "Whiule walking the track, I noticed that there were some serious issues with the condition it is in, and the potential problems that could occur down the road if these issues were not addressed." The Hockomock League wrote in an evaluation of the track: "If significant repairs are not made before the start of the 2011 season, it is the recommendation of the Hockomock League Track Committee that no home meets be scheduled at Stoughton High School." . Many Stoughton athletes have paid for college through their efforts on the track. Eliminating it should be a last resort. Getting support to pass the article at town meeting should be the goal right now. Let's take the baton and start running!
5th Grade Boys Take Title in Easton
The Stoughton 5th grade boys travel basketball team took the 2009 title in the Easton Holiday Tournament. The team, which has been together since October, took advantage of the break in their regular Metro West League schedule to enter the tournament as a way of staying sharp during the long lay off. During the tournament they finished pool play with an undefeated 3 and 0 record. In game 1, the Stoughton boys faced a tough Westwood team, and despite being down by 7 points during the 2nd half, they stuck together and held on for a 1 point victory, 34-33. Next up on Saturday was a tough hometown squad from Easton. The Stoughton boys put together their most complete effort of the season so far and won 39-22. On Sunday the boys faced a Hingham team that was looking for the 1st win of the tournament, but the boys competed and held on for a 30-26 victory. After the game they learned that they would face the same Westwood team from game 1 for the tournament championship the next day. When they arrived at the gym the players knew that they were in for a tough game. The 2 teams fough back and forth during the 1st half and Stoughton found themselves down by 2 at the end of the half. As the 2nd half opened the Westwood team took it to the Stoughton boys and stretched the lead to 11 points. But during a timeout the coaches reminded the boys that their are no 11 point plays in basketball so they would have to do it the hard way, score a basket and then get a defensive stop. The boys took this advice and began to chip away at the lead eventually tying the game and then taking a lead. The Westwood team would not quit though and tied the game at 43 with under a minute to play. Westwood had an opportunity for the go ahead score but outstanding defense by the Stoughton team led to a break away layup by forward Colin Lama who was fouled with 3 seconds to go. The Westwood coaches tried to ice Colin before the 1st foul shot which was then barely missed. The Westwood coach then used his final timeout to continue the icing process. Colin then stepped to the line for the second shot and with the entire crowd watching and holding their breath he swished it like there was never a question, giving Stoughton the lead and the win 44-43.
Colin Lama was not the only player that stepped up for the Stoughton team. Each player contributed during the 4 games. Ryan Dolinsky and Matt Gallagher took turns manning the point and directing traffic. Ryan Sullivan, Xavier Rashid, Colin O'Neil, and Obii Ihenacho were the wing players who provided great defensive effort and slashing offense. Down low doing the dirty work rebounding and making sure their were no easy baskets were Tim Raeke, Cam Gomes, Jared Maher, and Derek Lamparelli. It was a shame that teammate Alex Richards was on vacation during this tournament as he would have been an asset as well.
The boys now must put this hard earned tournament championship aside as they now turn their attention to the rest of their Metro West schedule which resumes January 3rd in Walpole.
Knights Lose Close One, Season Finished
15th ranked Knights face 2nd Ranked Milton
The underdog Black Knights (11-9) meet the Milton High School hoop squad (16-4) in the First Round of the 2010 MIAA South Division Two Basketball playoffs. The game will be at Milton High on February 24 @ 7 p.m. GOOD LUCK KNIGHTS! (Playoff Brackets)
Knights split Walpole Hoop Classic
The Stoughton High Black Knights split two games in the Walpole Hoop Classic. They lost a heartbreaker, 53 to 52, to Needham in the opening round on Saturday, February 13. Kyron Tisdale had 18 points. But, they won the conslolation game Monday night, February 15, over Walpole 65 to 48. Mike Holland had 17 points and 16 rebounds and Aaron Calixte had 16 points and 5 assists. They finished the regular season with an 11-9 record. MIAA Tournament pairings will be released Friday morning. Holland was named to the All-Tournament team.
Knights Qualify for State Tournament
Knights lose to Canton
Knights Stun First Place Franklin
Knights lose in Double OT
Knights lose to Mansfield
The varsity boys basketball team lost to Mansfield Wednesday night 68 to 54. Kris Joyce led all scorers with 22 points and Mike Holland finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
Knights Win Streak Continues
Knights Beat King Philip, 71-61
Knights Crush Sharon
Varsity boys basketball team beat Sharon Tuesday, January 19, 70 to 44. All eleven players scored with Kris Joyce having a game high of 18 points. Mike Holland had another double double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Aaron Calixte chipped in offensively with 10 points of his own. The Black Knights have improved their record to 6-5 by winning 5 of their last 6 games.
Knights Win OT Thriller vs. Foxboro
Knights Beat Canton, 61-51
Knights Lose to Undefeated Franklin Squad, 70-60
Knights Beat Brockton and Brighton!
Knights lose to Mansfield, 78-66
Knights Drop Contest to OA in OT
Kris Joyce poured in 26 points, but the Black Knights came up short in OT before a sold out Stoughton High crowd. A turnover with 22 seconds left sealed the home team's fate. Also doing oustanding work Friday night (12/18) were Kevin Bui (14 points) and Nick O'Neil (11 points).
Knights lose to King Philip
Black Knights Hoop Squad Opens Season with Win
The varsity boys basketball team opened the season with a 65 to 41 victory over Sharon, Friday night, December 11. Junior Kris Joyce led all scorers with 15 points, freshman Aaron Calixte had 11 points and junior Kyron Tisdale chipped in with 10 points. Next game is at King Philip High School on Tuesday,December 14.
Holding the trophy from Petruzziello Plaza Dedham Tournament are (l to r): Stoughton High School's Tri-Captains (L – R) Pat Jordan, Jeff Johnston, and Matt Sera. (Ken Johnston photo)
Knights Fall Short of Playoff Hopes
Knights Beat Bishop Feehan, 3-1
The varsity hockey team defeated Bishop Feehan 3-1. Patric Jordan led the offense with 2 goals, while Dan Campbell scored the other goal.
KNIGHTS CRUSH FOXBORO
The varsity hockey team trounced Foxboro 7-2 on February 13. Brian Ziegler led the offense with his first career, 3 goal "hat trick". Pat Jordan, Jordan RIcci, Dave Campbell, and Trevor Derochea added single goals. In two games against Foxboro, the Knights outscored then, 13-3.
Knights Shut Out North Attleboro, 3-0
The varsity hockey team defeated North Attleboro 3-0. Dan Campbell, Phil Falkof, and Pat Jordan had the goals. John Sawyer picked up his first career shutout in goal.
Knights Shut Out by OA, 3-0
The varsity hockey team lost a hard fought game to Oliver Ames 3-0. John Sawyer was outstanding in goal, making 30 saves.
Knights Beat Middleboro
The varsity hockey team defeated Middleboro 5-2. Patric Jordan led the offense with a 3 goal hat trick, while Jordan Ricci and Josh Potter (1st varsity goal) scored the other goals. Tim Hanson made several key saves in picking up the win.
Knights lose to Canton, 2-0
The varsity hockey team lost to Canton 2-0. John Sawyer had 26 saves in goal. Josh Potter and Steve Descoteaux were solid on defense.
Knights lose to Franklin
The varsity hockey team lost a tough game to Franklin 5-1. Dan Campbell, assisted by Pat Jordan scored the goal. Time Hanson had 27 saves in goal.
Knights Lose to KP, 3-2
The varsity hockey team lost a hard fought game to King Philip, 3-2 on January 23. Dan Campbell and Jeff Johnston scored the goals. John Sawyer was outstanding in goal, making 34 saves.
Knights beat Foxboro, 6-1
The varsity hockey team defeated Foxboro 6-1 on January 20. Pat Jordan, Phil Falkof, Dan Campbell, Jeff Johnston, Larry Hixon, and Steve Descoteaux (1st Varsity goal) scored the goals. Tim Hanson picked up the win in goal.
Knights Drop Pair over weekend
Knights Defeat N. Attleboro, 5-2
Nights Drop a Pair
Knights lose to Franklin, 10-1
The varsity hockey team lost to Franklin 10-1 on January 2nd. Phil Falkof, assised by Dan Campbell, scored the lone goal.
Knights Stun Brockton, 3-2
The varsity hockey team defeated Brockton in the championship game of the Petruzziello Plaza, Dedham Tournament, 3-2. Dan Campbell, Ricky Connaughton (his first varsity goal) and Phil Falkof scored the goals. John Sawyer played well in goal, picking up his first career varsity win.
Black Knights beat Dedham, 2-1
Black Knights lose to KP, 5-1
The varsity hockey team lost to King Philip 5-1 on December 24. Phil Falkof, assisted by Jeff Johnston scored the goal. John Sawyer played well, making 30 saves in his first varsity start in net.
Black Knights Ice Squad Opens with Win
Canton Superintendent of Schools Dr. John D'auria made the mistake of betting Dr. Marguerite Rizzi on the Thanksgiving Day game. John is seen here wearing a Stoughton Black Knights shirt Monday, since his team lost, 25-0! Dr. Rizzi was relieved, saying she wouldn't look good in Canton Bulldog green.
Stoughton Fire beats Police, 19-15
The third annual police and firefighters flag football game had the same outcome as the others---the fire department won. But, this time the police gave them a tough game, leading right until the end. The game was played Sunday afternoon at Community Field. The police took a 2-0 lead on a safety, and then increased that lead with Joe Zabinski's rushing TD, 8-0. But the fire department came back quickly, answering with a Mike Carroll to Tim Guiotte bomb, closing it to 8-6. Then, Eric Feist had a long run for a TD, and Zabinski ran for the extra pointing, making it 15-6. After that, the firefighters took charge, scoring two touchdowns (a Jay McNamara run, a Tim Carroll extra point, and a bomb--Carroll to Carroll-- from Mike to Tim, to make it 19-15.)
Congratulations to the Stoughton High Black Knights cheerleading squad for their third place finish in the State Finals at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Sunday, November 22!! They also had second place finish at Taunton High on Sunday, November 15, to get them to the State Finals. Great job, Knights!
Eliana Gropman, granddaughter of Leon and Marlene Saperstein, formerly of Stoughton, and now living in Surprise, AZ, recently won the Gold Medal at the 2009 Pro Am Jr. Olympic Competition at Lake Placid, N.Y. Eliana and her ice dancing partner, Ian Somerville, both 8, won the coveted award in their classification, Pre-Juvenile. They attend the Wheaton Ice Skating Academy in Wheaton, MD. They are recipients of three Gold medals and two Silver medals in competitions this year. Eliana, the daughter of Dr. Andrea and Barry Gropman of Silver Spring, MD. is a third grader at the Jewish Primary Day School of Greater Washington, where she is an outstanding student. In 2006, Dr. Andrea Gropman was inducted into the Stoughton High School Hall of Fame. This past April, her brother, Dr. David Saperstein of Phoenix Az. was also inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Saperstein family has much to be proud of. Leon says, “you can take me out of Stoughton, but you can’t take Stoughton out of me." They lived in the community for 37 years Leon tries to keep up with the local news.
ROTHSTEIN GETS BIG RESULTS
Rachel Rothstein, a fitness trainer at the Striar YMCA, recently took second place in the Plymouth Rock Ironman Distance Triathlon. Rothstein, who is an excellent trainer, and a very personable young woman, got some kudos from her boss. Serah Selmon, Health and Fitness Director at the Striar Old Colony YMCA, told Snyder's Stoughton, "Rachel is an extremely talented individual who does not feel comfortable talking about her accomplishments. Her 26 marathons, multiple triathlons, and both living and teaching a healthy lifestyle, and wellness principles, are an inspiration to all. People should know all that she has accomplished and her 'no excuses' style can mean big results and positive changes for her clients and our general YMCA members alike." Rachel is leading the Wednesday morning 5:30 a.m. group workout for people enrolled in "smallest winner" to try to help stack her team. Call Serah @ 781-341-2016 x130 for information.
STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 2009/2010
Knights Make Bulldogs Turkeys, 25-0
The Stoughton Black Knights wrapped up a tough season with a sweet Thanksgiving day victory over the Canton Bulldogs. The game was a defensive battle, tied 0-0 at the half. But, the Knights took over in the third quarter and never looked back. Shining brightly was Senior Receiver Matt Green, who made a couple of fantastic catches, and had three TD receptions on the afternoon; Senior QB Willie McNamara who was on the mark all day, tossing three touchdowns, and connecting on all six of his passes; Running Backs Spencer McKay and Travis Demko, and Junior John Olsen, who had an interception for a touchdown to seal it in the 4th quarter. What a game! Stoughton residents came out in support of their team in astounding numbers, with twice as many spectators as the hometown Bulldogs. Faces in the crowd included Supt. of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, retired Supt. of Schools Anthony Sarno, SHS Principal Brett Dickens, and School Committee members Tom Colburn and Dr. Erdem Ural. What a nice way to end the season!
Knights Whip Sharon, 35-13
The Black Knights clobbered the Eagles Sunday afternoon at Sharon High School, with a 35-13 drubbing. Travis Demko opened the scoring early with a 70 yard romp. . After Sharon's Brad Asnes burned the Knights with a 75 yard kickoff return, it was pretty much all Knights All Day. Long passes from QB Willie McNamara to Matt Green, set up anorther Demko TD run, this one 2 yards. Cleveland White followed that with a 38 yard TD reception from McNamara. White got another TD, on a 15 yard pass from McNamara. McNamara closed out the Knights scoring with a 15 yard TD run. Alex Fernandes added successful extra point kicks after all five touchdowns. McNamara also had an interception. The only losers (besides the Eagles) were the fans, who were soaked for $6 admission tickets for adults and $4 for kids. The stands were inaccessible due to flooding rainwater. It was truly an embarassment for Sharon---even more so than what was on the field. Stoughton's record moves to 2-8, and they finish the season on Thanksgiving morning at Canton High.
Knights Battle Undefeated Franklin Tough,
The Black Knights gave it all they had, battling an undefeated Franklin team, and the Swine Flu, and succumbing, 21-7. The game was 6-0 Franklin at the half, as the defense played immense most of the night. Franklin took at 14-0 lead, before Stoughton cut the lead in half, with a drive highlighted by Willie McNamara's passing, receiving of Matt Green and Alex Fernandes, and the running of Travis Demko. Demko scored on a 1 yd TD, and Fernandes added the extra point. The same combo drove the ball from their own two yardline to the opponent's red zone with less than a few minutes left of the game, but they came up short. What an inspiring performance by the home team at Sarno Field.
Knights Win!!!! 33-13 over Oliver Ames!!
Stoughton's gutsiest player finally has a win under his belt, in his tenth varsity start over two years. Senior QB Willie McNamara led the Knights to their first victory this year, over a winless Oliver Ames squad in Easton Friday night. Highlights included a 58 yard pass from McNamara to Matt Green, a 4 yard pass from McNamara to Spencer McKay, and touchdown runs by Travis Demko (6 and 1 yds), and Green (28 yards). The Knights could real off a mini-winning streak, as they are competitive with Sharon, Canton and others on the upcoming schedule. In fact, the Knights have been competitive in most games this season. They were tied with Mansfield and Foxboro after the first half, for instance. In a tough year, this Knights squad never gave up, and we're really proud of their winning performance last night! Green also had two picks on defense. What a game!
Knights Lose to Foxboro, 20-7
The Knights played Foxboro tough the first half. Highlight of the game was a successful drive, culminating with a nine yard TD pass from QB Willie McNamara to receiver Alex Fernandes. Fernandes then made the extra point kick. Earlier in the first half, the Knights could possibly have taken the lead, when they recovered a blocked punt at the Foxboro 7 yard line. After three unsuccessful plays--allowing the first quarter clock to expire with the winds behind their backs--the coaching staff decided to try a 20 yard field goal into a massive wind, instead of faking it, trying an option play, or other trick. The field goal attempt stayed two feet off the ground, and the Knights lost their best opportunity for early momentum. It was a deciding point in the game. The Knights once again played an opponent tough, but came away empty-handed.
Knights lose to Somerville, 35-14
It was a tough night for the (0-4) Knights. Highlights included a 15 yard TD pass from Willie McNamara to Alex Fernandes, and a 76-yard pass from MacNamara to Matt Green. Alex Fernandes also kicked both extra points. Knights host Foxboro Friday, October 16 @ 7 p.m. at Sarno Field.
Knights Lose to Mansfield, 34-12
The defense played tougher than the score would indicate. Highlights of the game were a 72 yard pass from Willie McNamara to Alex Fernandes, and a TD and over 100 yards rushing by Travis Demko.
Knights Lose to North Attleboro, 20-0
The Black Knights got as close as the NA 5 yard line, but couldn't punch it in. Kudos to senior co-captain Willie McNamara. He is one of the grittiest and gutsiest players I've seen at Stoughton High. Playing quarterback, defensive back, and kicker---he takes a beating, and keeps on going. Amazing.
Black Knights Football Team Loses Opener, 20-7
A young Stoughton Black Knights grid squad dropped their home opener to Winchester Friday night at Anthony L. Sarno field, 20-7. The highlights included a TD pass from QB Willie McNamara to Receiver Matt Green, and a fumble recovery from Matt Hagerty. The Knights play in Attleboro Thursday night. The game is not being played on the weekend due to the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashonah.
FALL TRACK ROUNDUP
with Coach Harvey Blonder
Stoughton Splits First Meet
Stoughton hosted a non league meet vs Coyle Cassidy and Cardinal Spellman today at Houghton's Pond. The boys had a split decision, beating Spellman but falling to Coyle Cassidy. Mike Morris led a 3 man pack at the mile, but was overtaken by Coyle's top 2 boys. Matt Rodenbush and Marlon Crome placed 7th and 9th overall. The Black Knights got a great effort from new team member Nick Green who finished 11th. Rounding out the varsity team were Mike Meagher,Bryan Carter and Dennis McCormick. Attached are the complete results. The team's captains are Morris and Rodenbush.
The JV field hockey team defeated Foxboro 2-1. Taylor Goodrich led the offense with 2 goals.
The Varsity field hockey team lost to Canton 6-3. Jessica Angelos, Molly Zuk (her 1st varsity goal), and Lindsey Morrison scored the goals.
The Varsity field hockey lost a hard fought game to King Philip 2-1 on October 9. Lindsey Morrison scored the goal, assisted by Nicole Beauregard. Justine Quattrucci, Mikaela Byron and Kellie Carmichael played well on defense. Beena Patel had 12 saves in the loss.
The jv field hockey team shutout Canton 4-0. Kayla Floro, Taylor Goodrich, Nicole Barton, and Amanda Crean scored the goals. Christina Bacon had the shutout in goal.
The varsity field hockey team tied Franklin, 1-1 on September 25. Lindsey Morrison scored the goal, assisted by Jessica Angelos. Mikaela Byron, Kelly Carmichael and Megan Guerard played well at back. Beena Patel had 9 saves in goal.
The jv field hockey team lost to Franklin, 1-0.
The varsity field hockey team lost a hard fought game vs North Attleboro 2-1 on September 23. Kristen Morris scored her first varsity goal, assisted by Jessica Angelos.
The varsity field hockey team improved to 2-1-1, with a 2-1 win over Hingham on September 17. Lindsey Morrison and McKenzie Hudson scored the goals. Beena Patel played well in goal for the win.
The jv field hockey team played well, but lost to Oliver Ames 1-0.
The Varsity Field hockey team tied King Philip 1-1 on September 14, on a goal by Justine Quattrucci. Melanie McFadyen played well in goal.
The Varsity field hockey team opened their season with a 3 to 1 victory over Sharon. McKenzie Hudson led the offense with 2 goals, while Melissa Romaine scored the other. Beena Patel picked up her first varsity win in goal.
Chinatown Restaurant GM Victor Lee played at Fenway Park on July 31
BROWN UNIVERSITY SIGN'S PARSONS FOR COACHING POSITION
Brown University Women's Basketball Coach Jean Marie Burr has recently announced the addition of Jonathan Parsons to her staff. Parsons joins the Bears from the University of New Haven, where he spent a year as a Volunteer Assistant Coach, while also serving as the Graduate Assistant for NCAA Compliance and Student Development.
"I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to join Coach Burr's staff here at Brown and help the Bears continue the drive for a 7th Ivy League Championship," said Parsons, a Stoughton High school grad. "I'd like to thank both Debbie Chin (New Haven's Director of Athletics) and Jessica Smith for a great year full of learning and new experiences at New Haven."
In his time at UNH, Parsons helped guide the women's basketball program to a record of 16-13 (10-12 NE-10) and its first ever Northeast-10 play-off berth and quarterfinal appearance. Parsons duties included, but were not limited, to on-campus recruiting, scouting opponents, evaluating prospective student-athletes, directing basketball clinics, and coordinating the online film exchange.
Prior to New Haven, Parsons spent four years at Sacred Heart University with the Pioneers Men's Basketball Program. He was the head student manager during that time under Head Coach Dave Bike. He coordinated film exchange for three seasons, assisted in ticket operations and team meals. He also served as an Assistant Director of the Nike/SHU Men's Basketball Summer Camp for two years, and worked women's basketball camps at both Sacred Heart and Saint Francis University.
Additionally, Parsons has coaching experience with the Connecticut Breeze (now the Connecticut Premier) AAU 16 and under girls basketball program, where he was an assistant for two summers. He helped lead the program to two AAU National Championship appearances (2007, 2008). He assisted in the development of both guard and post players, helping place players in programs such as the University of Hartford, Saint Joseph's University, and Assumption College.
A native of Stoughton, MA, he earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Sport Management and Finance from Sacred Heart in 2008, and his Master's of Science degree in Management of Sport Industries from New Haven in 2009. Jonathan is a great kid, from a wonderful family. His sister Kim is a former gymnast, his mom Joyce is a former president of P.O.P.S., and his father Bob was Chairman of the 4th of July Events for decades in the town. We wish him well in his new endeavor!
STOUGHTON PLAYERS COME UP BIG IN BAY STATE GAMES
Southeast Soccer team, coached by Mike Madden from Milton, and and his assistants Jeffrey Camara from Bridgewater (formerly from Stoughton), Paul Pinheiro and Jason Pinheiro both from Stoughton, won the gold medal in soccer at the bay State Games. Stoughton players on the team included Matthew Vargas center defender (3rd year playing in the Bay state games) and Michael Vulakh goalie (first year playing in the Bay State Games).
Also in the Bay State Games, Erica Batchelder, SHS Class of 2009, and Crystal Holland, SHS Class of 2012, led the Southeast Women's Basketball squad, and SHS Class of 2009 Edwin Saladin, seniors Gladimy Saladin and Michal Holland led the Southeast Mens Basketball squad.
Senior Chris Cadigan finished sixth overall in the shotput. SHS Senior Willie McNamara finished fourth overall in the boy's javelin. Chrissy Hrenko, 23, finished first in the Women's javelin throw. SHS Senior Trevor Derochea led the Southeast Men's baseball team on the mound, and at the plate.
Sports Hall of Famers 2009: ( Left to right) Jeff Russell, Joanne Durant Littleton, Ruth Fitzpatrick (accepting for Leonard Parent), George Sarados and Charlie Leonard (accepting for Edmund Rafalfo).
At a ceremony held on Saturday, June 20th, five of Stoughton’s greatest athletes were inducted into the Stoughton High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Edmund Rafalko, class of 1942, was an outstanding three-sport athlete at Stoughton High School. He went on to West Point where he continued to shine as a three-sport letter winner and was an All-American Honorable Mention on Army’s first National Championship team. Joanne Durant Littleton, class of 1993, was one of Stoughton’s most accomplished track athletes. She continued her track career after high school at UCONN and was a member of the Barbados Olympic team that competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Leonard “Lenny” Parent ,class of 1922, was inducted posthumously with his daughter Ruth Fitzpatrick accepting the honor on his behalf. Lenny starred as a baseball player during his time at Stoughton High School and played professional baseball for the Boston Braves farm system. George Sarados, class of 1952, was a standout in the sport of basketball and played on some of Stoughton’s best basketball teams during the late forties and early fifties. George is a long-time CPA and attorney in Stoughton and served on a number of town committees. Jeff Russell, class of 1971, was an outstanding track and basketball star during his days at Stoughton High School. He broke the school’s scoring record in basketball and was all-scholastic for a number of local and Boston newspapers. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Old Colony YMCA.
CHRISTINA ANASTOS EXCELS AT BASKETBALL & TRACK at THAYER ACADEMY
Christina Anastos, a senior at Thayer Academy in Braintree, recently was named All League in the Independent School League for track and field. The Stoughton resident finished
first in the javelin event. She went on to finish first in the New England Private/Prep event and was named to the New England Preparatory School "All New England Track and Field Team" for Girls
Javelin. Christina was also a three year starter and Captain of Thayer Girls Varsity basketball team, and was voted team MVP and an ISL All League Honorable Mention. Christina, the daughter of Steve and Heidee Anastos, will be attending College of Charlestown, in South Carolina, in the Fall.
RODNEY JULIEN: DIVISION II HURDLE STATE CHAMPION! (Story)
STOUGHTON'S ERIN KELLY ATLANTIC 10 SPORTING AWARD WINNER
Erin Kelly of Massachusetts and St. Bonaventure's Christopher Post have been named the recipients of the Atlantic 10 Sporting Award, in voting conducted among the senior woman administrators at each of the Conference's 14 institutions. The Sporting Award is presented annually to a male and female student-athlete who exemplifies good sportsmanship. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a member of an intercollegiate athletics team in a sport sponsored by the Atlantic 10 Conference; be in good academic standing; be active within the campus community; embody the highest standards of leadership, integrity, and sporting conduct; be enthusiastic about the sport in which they compete; and have noteworthy act(s) of sporting conduct.
A two-time first-team All-Conference selection, Kelly rowed the third seat of Massachusetts' second-place Varsity 8 on Apr. 18 as the Minutewomen captured their 13th Atlantic 10 Women's Rowing Championship on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J. A member of the 2009 Academic All-Conference team, the Stoughton, Mass. native maintains a 3.78 grade point average while majoring in nursing. Away from the waters, Kelly earned the 2009 Massachusetts Alumni Association Senior Leadership Award; is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma; is a four-time Commissioner's Honor Roll selection; and was tabbed the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar Athlete and UMass Female Scholar Athlete in 2008. In describing Kelly, head coach Jim Dietz said, "Erin is most deserving of this award. Her tenacity in pursuing rowing at a high level while completing the rigorous demands of a nursing degree exemplify her will to succeed at the highest level."
They Don't Like To Lose
Stoughton Division 1 hoop travel team, metro west champions 3 years in a row, this weekend will be defending their winning state title. According to one parent: "These boys just don't like to lose."
Hoop Champs in Stoughton! Yes, Stoughton DOES have a championship basketball team! Congratulations to the USY Jr. League Basketball Champs from Ahavath Torah Congregation. The beat Peabody, 35-20, to take the big trophy. The team, coached by Lee Elmowitz and Bill Boykin, featured the play of Nick Aliquo, Ross Andler, Kenneth Boykin, Matthew Boykin, Rich Driscoll, Josh Dressler, Adam Elmowitz, David Elmowitz, Brian Kaplan, and Aaron Kushnirsky. Kenneth Boykin won the MVP Award. The team’s sponsor was Rick Kaplan of ATT/Cellco. Parent coordinator was Lisa Aliquo. Congrats to all!
and still more hoop champs.......
TAYLOR AND SALADIN NAMED TO ENTERPRISE ALL SCHOLASTIC TEAM
LEE VERSUS LEE
Chinatown Restaurant General Manager Victor Lee takes on former Red Sox southpaw ace Bill "Spaceman" Lee in the Red Sox Fantasy Camp in Florida. Victor won the battle when he rocketed a ball up the middle for a base hit.
STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 2008/2009
Derochea Pitches Gem, Loses 1-0
Baseball Team Drops High-Scoring Contest to Taunton
Baseball Team Loses to Sharon
JV Girls Finish Season with winning record!
The JV softball team finished their season with a 23-4 win over Quincy, finishing with a 10-9 record. Molly Zuk led the offense with 3 hits, while Haley Ellertson, Kayla Floro, Bayla Werman, and Danielle Cassidy had 2 hits each.
Stoughton Loses to Franklin, 13-8
JV Slams Sharon, 21-10
The JV softball team defeated Sharon 21-10. Brianna Murphy and Molly Zuk had 4 hits each. Stephanie Peacock was the winning pitcher.
JV Drops one to North Attleboro, 12-2
The JV softball team lost to North Attleboro 12-2. Molly Zuk, Kayla Floro, Haley Ellertson, Kristen Morris, Christina Bacon, and Breanna Murphy all had hits.
JV Loses to King Philip
JV Beats Mansfield, 17-12
JV Slams Canton, 17-1
The JV softball team defeated Canton 17-1 on May 4. Molly Zuk led the offense with 4 hits and 4 RBI's. Kayla Floro had 3 hits and pitched well for the victory.
JV Whacks Foxboro, 25-11
The JV Softball Team has scored 46 runs in their last two games! They defeated Foxboro May 1st, led by Kayla Floro's 4 hits and 5 RBI's.
JV Wipes out Sharon, 21-1
The JV softball team defeated Sharon 21-1. Danielle McCormick and Molly Zuk drove in 3 runs each, while Christina Bacon had 3 hits.
JV Drops a Couple
JV Wins One and Loses One
JV Smashes Mansfield
The JV softball team defeated Mansfield, 29-11. Mollie Zuk had 3 hits, while Jessica Freitas, Kayla Floro, Kate Greer, Bayla Werman, Danielle McCormick, and Laurie Koelsch had 2 hits each.
JV Girls Drop One to Canton
The JV softball team lost to Canton 7-6. Brianna Murphy led the offense with 2 RBI's.
JV GIRLS SHUT OUT FOXBORO
The JV softball team defeated Foxboro 10-0. Kayla Floro was oustanding on the mound, allowing only 3 hits, while striking out 9. Brianna Murphy led the offense with 2 hits.
JV GIRLS LOSE to B-R
The JV softball team lost to Bridgewater Raynham, 12-6. Christina Bacon led the offense with 2 hits, Lianna Tilton and Kristen Morris had 2 RBI's each.
Girls JV Softball Whallops Quincy
The JV softball team opened their season by trouncing Quincy, 27-1. Danielle Cassidy led the offense with 2 hits and 4 runs batted in. Kayla Floro picked up the win on the mound, allowing only 1 hit, while striking out 12.
CHEERLEADERS FINISH THIRD IN NEW ENGLAND!
The Stoughton High School Cheerleaders finished third at the New England Winter Spirit Championships on March 21 at the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore Center.
The Stoughton Black Knights season ended with a thump, with a 61-45 loss to Hockamock League rival Franklin in the Quarterfinal round of the 2009 MIAA Boys Basketball - South Division 2 tournament tonight (2/27) in Easton. The hoopsters trailed by only four points at halftime, but were heavily outscored in the second half. Franklin & Stoughton had split their prior two regular season games, but the Knights just ran out of gas in the second half. Evan Taylor (15 pts) and Kris Joyce (12) led the Knights in this losing effort. Taylor finishes with 1034 points in his great Stoughton hoop career.
Stoughton defeats Oliver Ames 87-76
#3 Stoughton Advances to the Quarterfinals to Face #6 Franklin
in a Rematch of Hockamock Rivals
by Kevin Berkowsky
With a near capacity crowd Tuesday night (2/24) at Canton High School, the Stoughton Black Knights defeated a scrappy and determined 14th-seeded team from Oliver Ames, 87-76, in the first round of the 2009 MIAA Boys Basketball - South Division 2 tournament. The inside play of Senior forward Evan Taylor (20 points) and Junior forward Mike Holland (15 points, 16 rebounds) , along with the outside shooting of Senior forward Edwin Saladin (27 points) and Taylor gave the Black Knights a comfortable double-digit lead throughout the first half with Stoughton leading, 22-12 after the first quarter and 41-31 at the half. But, no lead is too safe when it comes to the state tournament.
Riding on the wings of their tough first half stifling 2-2-1 full-court press and tight man-to-man defense that continued into the third period, along with some Stoughton foul trouble, Oliver Ames quickly cut the lead to 45-41 and took the lead 56-55, seemingly gaining the upper hand in the game and a total momentum shift in their favor. But a heads up play by Phil Jaffier (12 points), who took a length of the court pass and laid it in at the buzzer, gave the Black Knights a 57-56 lead after 3, a lead they would never relinquish.
Stoughton was in the bonus for much of the fourth quarter and despite the Black Knights missing a few free throws, some easy buckets and some ill-timed turnovers, Kris Joyce (12 points) controlled the game with his skilled ballhandling and press-breaking abilities, settling Stoughton down when it counted down the stretch. Taylor and Holland took over the inside play, controlling the glass and along with a Joyce put back and two clutch Saladin three pointers, pulled away to seal the 87-76 victory and sending the Black Knights to a return trip to the quarterfinals. This year's opponent is Hockamock rival, #6 seed, Franklin, who defeated #11 seed Hingham, 77-57, in their first round contest. Stoughton and Franklin split their two hotly contested matchups during the regular season and each took home a share of the Hockamock regular season championship, so this is set up to be a terrific contest. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. Friday night (2/27) at Canton High School.
Highlight of the evening came early in the contest when Senior forward Evan Taylor got his 1,000th point of his career on the first of two free throws early in the first quarter. Play was briefly stopped as Evan was congratulated by coaches and teammates and was given the game ball and flowers which he presented to his grandmother. (Watch the video of Evan's 1000th point, and his presentation on Snyder's Stoughton TV Show this weekend Fri Feb 27, Sat Feb 28, and Sun March 1 @ 7 p.m. on Comcast Channel 9.) Congratulations, Evan, on a terrific career!
Come out to Canton High School on Friday at 7 p.m. to support the Black Knights as they move on in the South Division 2 state tournament!
Knights Roll Over North Attleboro
BLACK KNIGHTS BEAT FRANKLIN, 61-56!
(watch highlights on FOX: here)
Reports Kevin Berkowsky, a fan who was in the Stoughton High School gym's stands, "Rebounding domination and consistent inside scoring by Evan Taylor (16 pts/13
rebs), Edwin Saladin (22 pts) and Mike Holland combined with Kris Joyce's (10 pts) savvy playmaking and Phil Jaffier's (11 pts) clutch shooting were the keys to Stoughton's 61-56 victory.
The Black Knights maintained a double digit lead for much of the game, stretching the lead to 13 at the end of the 3rd and seemed ready to put Franklin away for good. But the Panthers modified their 1-2-2 breakable full court press into a 2-1-2 press that stifled Stoughton for much of the final quarter. Holland fouled out with less than two minutes left creating mismatches inside and Franklin cut Stoughton's lead to 3 with less than 30 seconds left. With the clock serving as Stoughton's best friend, crucial missed FT's by Franklin and Taylor's clutch shooting at the line down the stretch sealed the victory, enabling Stoughton a well-earned payback victory and a share of the Hockomock division lead with two road games remaining before the state tournament, Wednesday, February 11 at N. Attleboro, and Friday, February 13 at King Phillip."
The MIAA Tournament Selection Show will be announced live on Fox 25 (WFXT-TV), Friday, February 20th on the Ten O'Clock News.
Knights Shocked By Canton, drop to 13-2
Knights Beat Oliver Ames, Movin' on Up to 13-1!
Knights beat Foxboro, Up to 12-1!
Tuesday night (1/27) The Black Knights hoop squad beat Foxborough, 56 to 46. Leading scorers were Evan Taylor 15, Edwin Saladin 14, Kris Joyce 12 and Phil Jaffier 10. Record now is 12 and 1 with a game at Oliver Ames on Friday night (1/30).
Hoopsters Move to 11-1
Boys Now 10-1!
Boys B-Ball Team Leaps to 8-1!
Boys B-Ball Team Now 7-1
BOYS HOOP TEAM Suffers First Loss---62-53 to Franklin
Playing without star 6'8 " center Dartaye Ruffin, the Black Knights suffered their first loss of the season. Ruffin, ranked as one of the top 40 players in New England, was sorely missed. He has signed a commitment letter to Division 1 Drexel University. Kris Joyce had 18 points in the loss. The Stoughton hoop squad is now 6-1, and will have a chance to exact revenge later in the season with Franklin--with Ruffin, hopefully, in the lineup.
Boys Hoopsters 6-0!!!
SHS Hockey Team
KNIGHTS GO 0-3-1 OVER VACATION
CANTON ROLLS OVER KNIGHTS
The varsity hockey team lost to Canton 7-0. Nick Rolfsen played well in goal, making 32 saves.
PUCKSTERS BEAT FOXBORO, 3-1
The varsity hockey team defeated Foxboro 3-1. Patric Jordan had 2 goals, while Jordan Ricci scored the other. Nick Rolfsen played well in goal, making 28 saves for the win.
VARSITY HOCKEY TEAM LOSES TO MANSFIELD, 7-1.
Dave Campbell scored his first varsity goal in the February 4 contest..
HOCKEY TEAM DROPS 4-2 GAME TO OA
The Varsity ice hockey team lost a tough 4-2 game to Oliver Ames on January 31. Ben Paolillo and Stephanie Spera scored the goals.
BOYS LOSE TO FRANKLIN, 6-1
The varsity hockey team lost to Franklin 6-1 on January 24. Pat Jordan scored the goal, assisted by Ben Paolillo and Kevin Gilbert. Nick Rolfsen played well in goal, making 27 saves, according to Coach Mark.
BOYS TIE KING PHILIP, 1-1
BOYS LOSE TO CANTON & BISHOP FEEHAN
The varsity ice hockey team lost to Canton 8-1. John Cody scored his first varsity goal. Yesterday (1/19), they lost to Bishop Feehan 7-0. Geoff Curtis, Matt Gada and Matt Sera played well in defeat, according to Coach Mark.
Not Just Pucking Around--Boys Win!
The Varsity Hockey team defeated Foxboro 4-0 on January 14. Patric Jordan led the offense with a 3 goal "hat trick", while Kevin Gilbert scored the other goal. Nick Rolfsen made 23 saves for the shutout.
Varsity Hockey Team Close To Winning
The varsity ice hockey lost a tough game to Mansfield 3-2. After being down 2-0 early in the 2nd period, Ben Paolillo and Patric Jordan scored power play goals to tie the game. Mansfield scored the game winner with 3:04 left in the game to grab the chance for the Knight's first victory from them.
The varsity hockey team lost a hard fought game to Oliver Ames, 4-2 on January 7, 2009. Kevin Gilbert and Will Cromwell scored the goals.
The Varsity Ice Hockey team had 4 games over Winter vacation. They tied Dedham 6-6. Kevin Gilbert scored 4 goals, while Patric Jordan and Matt Sera scored single goals. Then they were shut out by Franklin, 7-0. In a close game vs Brockton, were defeateded 4-1, Kevin Gilbert scored the only goal. Finally, Saturday night they lost to North Attleboro 4-0. Tim Hanson played well in his first varsity start, making 38 saves, according to Coach Mark.
WINTER TRACK ROUNDUP
with Coach Harvey Blonder
In the McIntyre Elite Relays Sunday (February 8), the Stoughton boys hurdle team took on the best teams from the state and fell about 2 feet short of winning. The team of Rodney Julien, Greg Boursiquot, Travis Demko and Ashanti-Ali Davis entered the meet seeded 9th and in a thrilling final set a blazing pace.In a photo finish BC High (26.09) caught Stoughton at the wire, finishing less than a tenth of a second ahead. The boys time of 26.18 is certainly a school record. Boursiquot,Demko and Davis are all sophomores. Julien is a senior captain (winter and spring track)
On Saturday, February 7, the boys split two league meets, losing to Canton 50-36 and beating Sharon 53-33. Julien won 2 events vs. both teams. Other event winners were Boursiquot (tied with Julien for first place in the hurdles), Jeff Twerago (shotput) , Mike Morris (2 mile), and Bryan Carter (mile). Julien, Demko and Davis swept the 300m vs Canton. Julien, Boursiquot and Demko swept the hurles vs Sharon and Twerago, Nick Palermo and Francesco Noe swept the shotput vs Sharon. The boys relay team of Willy McNamara, Kyle Anderson, Kerry Sabanty, and Boursiquot also won vs Canton.
In last week's action the boys team defeated Archbishop Williams 56-10 in a non league meet. Highlights of the meet included Rodney Julien's personal best in winning the hurdles and Travis Demko qualifying for the state meet in the same event. Mike Morris set a new PR in the 2 mile, finishing less than a second off the state qualifier. Greg Boursiquot, Willy McNamara,Cleveland White, Kerry Sabanty, Russell Katz, and Marlon Crome all set personal bests in their respective events.
On Saturday, January 31, in the MSTCA Invitational meet at Reggie Lewis, Rodney Julien competed against 54 of the best hurdlers in the state and after 3 rounds he dominated the field in the final to win in 7.90 seconds, a new personal best and the #5 time in the state this season. Kerry Sabanty also set a new personal best and qualified for the state meet in the 600 meters.
On Sunday, February 1, Greg Boursiquot competed in the Elite meet and finished 11th in the 55m high hurdles. Greg was one of only two sophomores in the field of 24 hurdlers who had run the fastest times at the date the entries were due.
The boys fielded several competitive teams in this high quality meet. Top team was the shuttle hurdle team of Rodney Julien, Greg Boursiquot, Ashanti-Ali Davis, and Travis Demko who finished 3d overall, and earned an invitation to compete in the McIntyre Elite Relays. Three members of this team competed in the 4 x 200 which finished only about 10 minutes earlier. They look forward to meeting the top teams on fresh legs (Feb 8)
Julien, Boursiquot,and Davis also combined with Willy McNamara to run a state qualifying 4 x 200 team, which finished 10th. The long jump team of Julien, Davis and Demko was 11th and the sprint medley team (Mike Morris,Cleveland White, Demko and Kerry Sabanty) 12th.
complete results are available at:
On Saturday, January 17, the boys were defeated by strong teams from Oliver Ames and North Attleboro. Winning their events vs both teams were Rodney Julien in the hurdles and Mike Morris in the 2 mile. On Monday, January 19, Greg Boursiquot won the high hurdles in the Paul Davey Invitational,setting a meet record in the process. Travis Demko was third in the same event. Greg was also third in the high jump. Ashanti-Ali Davis was 3rd in the dash. The 4 x 400 relay team of Skyler Hammond, Demko, Marlon Crome and Boursiquot also placed 3rd. Attached are the current points for the boys as well as this weekend's score sheets
On Saturday, January 10, the Stoughton boys track team lost meets to Franklin and King Philip in league action. The scores were KP 60-26 and Franklin 54-32. Winning their event vs both teams were Rodney Julien in the high hurdles and Mike Morris in the 2 mile. Jeff Twerago won the shot put vs Franklin.
I have attached the scoresheet as well as the boys points (before the Spellman meet)
In a non-league meet Tues 1/13 vs Cardinal Spellman at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Stoughton boys prevailed 45-23. Winning individual events were Rodney Julien (55m HH - 8.36), Ashanti-Ali Davis (55m dash - 7.01), Mike Morris (2 mi - 10:40), Kerry Sabanty (1000m - 3.04) and Jeff Twerago (shot put 38' 6.75") - . The 4 x 400 relay team of Julien, Greg Boursiquot, Clevelad White and Sabanty qualified for the state meet with a time of 3:43.63).
complete results of this meet are available at : http://www.coolrunning.com/results/09/ma/Jan13_TriCou_set2.shtml
The meet last Saturday vs Foxboro was interesting to say the least. I fully expected a very close meet. On the first event the 50 yd HH Rodney Julien dominated his heat and was promptly dq'd for wearing a "live strong" bracelet (no jewelry rule). After that we went back and forth, with several boys coming up with great performances -Jeff Twerago and Nick Palermo in the shotput, Willie McNamara in the 300, Russell Katz in the 600, Paul Solem and Bryan Carter in the mile, Greg Bourisquot in the hurdles, Kerry Sabanty and Matt Rodenbush in the 1000, Mike Morris in the 2 mile. We had another mishap in the 300 when Bourisquot was dq'd in the 300m for a lane violation. Going into the last event - the mile relay, it looked like we had to win it to tie the meet. Julien, Sabanty, Kyle Anderson and Ashanti-Ali Davis ran great and finished well ahead of Foxboro. When I went to the scorer's table I saw their score showing Foxboro with 42 points and Stoughton with 43. The kids were thrilled and I was satisfied that we had somehow overcome our own errors with gutsy races.
However, when I reviewed the meet later with Coach Clarke, we discovered an error by the official scorer and I realized we had in fact lost the meet 43-42. It was a bitter pill to swallow and hopefully the entire team will learn a lesson from it.
Against one of the current state "superpowers", Mansfield, we weren't as competitive.
Auerbach Freshman-Sophomore meet
Greg Bourisquot won the 55M hurdles at this prestigious meet at the Reggie Lewis Track, January 4, 2009. Greg's time of 8.00 broke the meet record of 8.09 set by Luis Moreira of Somerville in 1999, and later tied by Zack Asack of Xaverian in 2003. He was named the outstanding runner of the meet.
Ashanti-Ali Davis had almost as good a day. Ashanti-Ali was 2d overall in the 55m dash (6.92) and also finished 3d in the long jump (19'5.75") qualifying for the state meet in both events.
Other boys running well were: Cleveland White in the 55m and the relay,
Marlon Crome in the 300 and the high jump,
Allan Raskind and Paul Solem in the mile,
Joey Ialuna and Mark Phan in the 600, Rory Siegel in the 1000, Alex Lorius in the relay, and James Brauneis in the shotput.
Complete results are available at:
GIRL'S WINTER TRACK
Coach Clarke's team starts 1-1
GIRLS BASKETBALL SPLITS TOURNEY
The varsity girls basketball team played in the Milton Holiday Tournament over vacation. In the opening round game Erica Batchelder scored a game high 33 points to lead Stoughton to a 66-50 victory over Taunton. Chrystal Holland and Jessica Angelos chipped in with 19 combined points. In the championship game, Stoughton fell to milton 57-39. Once again Erica Batchelder led the team with 14 points. The team's next game is at home Tuesday against Canton.
Swim Season Over For Girls & Boys Teams
GIRLS, BOYS LOSE SQUEAKER TO CANTON
GIRLS WIN FIRST MEET vs. OA!
The boys also gave a great show against a team with three times as much depth. Although the boys could only fill one lane each race against three lanes from OA, there were PR's in almost every race. The final score was Oliver Ames 84, Stoughton 64. Devin Shanafelt placed first for the boys with a personal best time of 1:18.96. Devin also placed fourth in the 100 free with personal best for this season of 1:05.94. Paul Clermont continued to demonstrate significant improvements in his times as well. Paul dropped 25 second in his 200 free swimming a personal best of 2:45.63 and finishing in second place for the boys. Senior Captain Jack Pombriant placed second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:47.78 and third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:18.84. Sophomore John Mone also had a personal best in the 50 free with a time of 30.07, finishing in third place for the boys."
Girls Lose Close One to Mansfield
The girls lost 89 to 75 in a close meet with some spectacular races and exciting finishes on January 20. Top finishers for the girls included a first place finish by Anastasia Lyapina in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:15.34. Laura Howard placed second in the 500 free with a time of 7:16.18, and Liana Tilton right behind Laura in third place in the 500 free with a time of 7:34.97. The 200 medley relay team of Liana Tilton, Kelly, Sheehan, Danielle McCullough, and Marisa Harris sprinted to a great finish as Harris managed to overcome her opponents on the last leg of the relay. The 200 free relay team of Anastasia Lyapina, Talyor Goodrich, Melissa Gallagher, and Janelle Bloom swam to a first place finish thanks to a great effort by all four relay members, and another sensational finish by Janelle Bloom who swam the last lap in the relay, and touched out her opponent by approximately three hundredths of a second. The boys lost 83 to 59. Top finishers for the boys included a first place finish by Devin Shanafelt in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:21.22, which is a also a personal record for Devin. Renato Silva placed second in the 50 free with a time of 27.97, and the 200 free relay team of Renato Silva, Jacob Gomes, Devin Shanafelt, and Jack Pombriant also finished second with a time of 1:58.47.
Swimmers Lose to North Attleboro
The girls lost to North 96 to 63, Friday, January 16. Great races by Freshman Taylor Goodrich, who placed second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:25. 33. The 200 yard free relay team of Senior Anastasia Lyapina, Taylor Goodrich, Sophomore Melissa Gallagher, and Junior Janelle Bloom swam to a very exciting second place finish, just barely touching out their opponents by three tenths of a second. The boys lost 89 to 47 with great races by Junior Renato Silva, who placed third in the 50 free with a time of 28.7, and Sophomore Devin Shanafelt, who placed second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:25.98, and third in the 100 free with a time of 1:10.50.
GIRLS & BOYS SWIM TEAM DROPS ONE TO KING PHILIP
Both the girls and boys swimming and diving teams lost to King Philip on Wednesday, January 14. The girls lost 89 to 73, and the boys lost 93 to 52. Senior Anastasia Lyapina placed second for the girls in both the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Laura Howard also placed second in the 500 free, and freshman Taylor Goodrich placed second in the 100 breaststroke. The boys 200 medley relay team of Renato Silva, Steven Li, Jack Pombriant, and Jacob Gomes placed second. Senior Jack Pombriant also placed second in the 100 butterfly.
GIRLS SWIM TEAM LOSES CLOSE ONE TO HOPKINTON
GIRLS SWIM TEAM DROPS ONE TO SHARON
Coach Garofalo reports: The girls lost 106 to 62, with great performances by freshman Ashley McAleer in the 500 free, and senior Kristy Curtis who placed second in diving with a score of 153. The boys also lost with a score of 82 to 52. Junior Renato Silva placed second in the 50 free with a time of 29.57, and sophomore John Mone placed 3rd in his first high school swim meet in the 50 free with a time of 32.43.
Stoughton High Volleyball Thanks Roche Brothers and Supporters
Recently, the Stoughton High School Volleyball Program presented Roche Brothers of Easton, with a team appreciation award picture for their donation of $1,000 in support of the school’s inaugural season. The girls’ volleyball program needed to raise $12,000 to implement the new team and will need to raise an additional $6,000 in its second year to remain a sports offering at Stoughton High School. An appreciation banner was hung in the Stoughton High School gym during a special ceremony at the end of the season in recognition of all volleyball supporters.
Pictured left to right; Julia Quatrucci, team MVP; Lianna Tilton, team scholar athlete; Dan Lanzillo, Store Manager, Roche Brothers Easton; Coaches Ken Gay and Corie Brookshire, S.H.S. Volleyball.
Fire Department Prevails Again at Flag Football Game
The Stoughton Fire Department won their third consecutive flag football game, 19-13 Sunday (11/30) before a rain-soaked, thoroughly-chilled crowd at Community Field. In a game that benefited the Toys for Tots program, the fire department went out to an early 6-0 lead, with quarterback Mike Carroll hitting Joe Vissar for the initial score. But, the Stoughton Police Department answered right back, with quarterback Paul Williams hitting former Stoughton Policeman, and now Federal Marshal, Darren Devine for the TD, knotting the game at 6-6. As the third quarter opened, Carroll took the ball 60 yards on a QB keeper, and gave the hoses a 12-6 lead. Carroll then led the fire squad's defense, picking off a pass to give the Fire Department the ball at the Police Department's 33-yardline. Moments later, Carroll hit Scott Breen for the TD pass, and Tim Carroll caught the extra point pass, to make it 19-6. But, the police didn't give up. Williams hit his favorite target of the day, Tony Pascarelli, for a TD, and John Bonney caught the extra point pass to make it 19-13. That was the final score.
Donating their time as referees for the game were Paul Concannon, Tony Bickerton, and Jim Baker. Volunteer timekeeper was Bob Evangelista. The remaining members of the police department who played, included Roger Hardy, Eric Feist, Dan McGowan, Jay Owens, John Hartford, William Healy, Tom Covino, Tom McNulty, Jennifer Lamb, Joe Zabinski, and Steve Collins. Acting Chief Tom Murphy was on hand to cheer on the squad. Others who played for the fire team included Brian Harkin, Ian Curtonitis, Jay McNamara, Mike Dillon, and Tim, the New Guy. Cheering on the squad was Chief David Jardin, and retired Chief Ed Carroll.
Despite the miserable weather, fifty new toys were collected for the Toys for Tots program. That is what it is all about!
GIRL'S SOCCER FINISH GREAT SEASON!
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL FUNDRAISER @ Tiki Bowl
Best Team Spirit Award - Jhosellin Morales, Gia Manigal, Jamesha Clark, and Ashlee Hypolite.
Individual High Score - Alysa Abbondandolo
Team High Score Brian Tucker, Lynn Tucker, Hugh Young, and Rob McGuiness
(photos by Wayne Hester)
Congratulations to Hockomock Football League All Stars
Evan Taylor,Billy Provost & To Hockomock and Emass All Star Dan Snyder of the Stoughton Black Knights football team, and to their team MVP, Anthony Ferzoco.
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KNIGHTS FINISH STRONG--WINNING FIVE OF THEIR LAST SEVEN
Knights Bite Bulldogs, 28-2 On Thanksgiving Morning
Thanksgiving Morning brought a feast for the Stoughton Black Knights, as they thoroughly dominated the Canton Bulldogs at Anthony Sarno Field at Stoughton High School. The Stoughton defense came out strong on Canton's first possession, with senior Tariq Sabree recording a sack, and with stops by senior co-captains Anthony Ferzoco and Billy Provost. Stoughton took over at their own 23, after the punt. Junior D'Vaughn Westwater had a 17 yard run. Senior co-captain and quarterback Dan Snyder hit senior Rick Swallow with a, 18 yard pass to take it to midfield. Mike Swallow took it to the 31, with two rushes. Snyder, running on a gimpy ankle, took it to the 25 and was forced to leave the game. Westwater, on the next play, drove to the 20. With junior quarterback Willy McNamara at the helm, Mike Swallow took it in two plays later, with a 10 yard TD run. The kick failed, and Stoughton led 6-0. Junior Vijay Mahase had a fumble recovery, and Stoughton took over at the Bulldog 45 yardline. After a short run, and a penalty, Snyder (back in the game heavily taped) hit Westwater with an 18 yard pass to the 27. Senior Mike Swallow took it to the 15. Two penalties later (the officiating was again revolting and unprofessional) and they were back to the 35. On a 3rd and 20, Snyder hit senior Rodney Julien with a 30 yard pass to the 3 yard line. After a rusher lost three yards, Snyder limped in for the six yard TD. Snyder hit Westwater for the extra point conversion, and Stoughton led 14-0 early in the second quarter.
The defense kept the pressure up, behind tackles from junior Willy McNamara, senior co-captain Evan Taylor, senior Kyle Anderson, and junior Matt Green, the Bulldogs were stopped and forced to punt. Stoughton took over at their own 38. Ricky Swallow ran 25 yards to the Bulldog 37. From there, Snyder handed off to Westwater who raced 37 yards for the touchdown. Snyder hit Taylor for the 2 point conversion, and a 22-0 lead.
On the next series, the D clamped again, led by senior Geoff Curtis, Sabree, and capped off with an interception by McNamara. Snyder ran 19 yards to the 15. But four passes that followed were incomplete, including a couple where receivers were clearly held and interfered with. The officials, who shouldn't be doing Pop Warner, missed them. But, even after the ball was turned back, the defense kept churning. Senior John Cody got a good hit, and Matt Green took the ball 65 yards on the ensuing punt, and got a TD. The extra point kick had a muffed snap, and the setter threw the ball up and it was intercepted, resulting in Canton's two points. That was your final score, 28-2, and Head Coach Greg Burke rested his starters.
Other highlights for the Black Knights (5-6): An interception by senior Chris Gallant in the endzone; consecutive tackles by senior Matt Goldberg; senior Steve Burke's blocked punt, and senior Aaron Bleech's sack.
Snyder, who started eight games (5-3) and produced over 1200 total yards, 11 TD's (5 running and six passing) and 6 Conversions, was named to the Hockomock League All Conference Team. Also named to the team was Tight End/Defensive End and Co-Captain Evan Taylor, and Co-Captain and two-way lineman Billy Provost. In this writer's opinion, two-way lineman and co-captain Anthony Ferzoco, running back Ricky Swallow (7 TD's), and two-way player Geoff Curtis also deserved serious consideration.
Congratulations to graduating seniors Snyder, Rick & Mike Swallow, Taylor, Sabree, Ferzoco, Provost, Julien, Anderson, Curtis, Cody, Goldberg, Gallant, Bleech, Manny Chery, Brandon Carroll-Bean, Jeff Numero, Ardaine Wilson, Mike Tumilty, Steve Lebbossiere, Peter Desir, Cole Turno, and Justin Madoff. The Knights have some talent for next year, led by McNamara, Green, Westwater, Mahase, Spencer McKay, and others.
Stoughton Black Knights Swallow Up Sharon Eagles
Senior running back Ricky Swallow led the Knights to a 35-12 victory over the Sharon Eagles Friday night (Nov. 14) at a wet Anthony Sarno Field at Stoughton High School. Swallow pummeled the Sharon defense, and scored three touchdowns in the victory, giving him seven on the season, ranking him seventh in Hockomock League rushing. Senior Quarterback and Co-Captain Dan Snyder ran for a touchdown and tossed two 2-point conversion passes (to D'Vaughn Westwater and Geoff Curtis) in the win. Junior defensive back Matt Green ran back a funble for the other TD. Senior Co-Captain Evan Taylor kicked for the remaining point.
The defense played well against the run, but were burnt twice by Sharon QB Kevin Pollard, a 5-8, 170 pounder, who was also the Eagles' best tackler in the game. But, they stopped the Eagles offense cold most of the game, behind the punishing hits of senior Co-Captains Anthony Ferzoco, Evan Taylor (interception), and Billy Provost (forced fumble, pressure leading to interception), and senior Geoff Curtis (QB sack).
The defense was also helped by tackles from seniors Jeff Numero, Chris Gallant, Kyle Anderson, and Tariq Sabree, as well as juniors D'Vaughn Westwater and Willie McNamara. The best defense for the Eagles were the men in stripes. Every time the Knights started to move, there was a whistle from the Refs, who called over 150 yards worth on Stoughton, and a mere 5 yards on Sharon. In addition, these referees, who were an embarrassment to the Hockomock League, harrassed the award-winning Stoughton High Marching Band, until they left the premises. Between the horrid officials in Franklin, and this crew, the League doesn't look good. Perhaps the Commissioner can review these poor officials, and send them back to Pop Warner, where they belong.
Junior quarterback Willie McNamara and Sophomore QB Sean O'Malley each saw some action, as well as Sophomore running back Travis Demko, as Head Coach Greg Burke substituted freely in the fourth quarter.
Stoughton (4-6) hosts Canton (4-5) on Thanksgiving morning @ 10 a.m.
Knights Drop Heartbreaker, 16-12 to King Philip
The Black Knights (3-6) nearly pulled off a stunning upset of King Philip (7-2) at Sarno Field Friday night, but their effort fell short. A safety on the Knights first possession gave the visiting Warriors an early 2-0 lead. But after the ensuing kickoff to King Philip, the Knight defense was rock solid. Warrior quarterback Brandon Howard, the leading scorer in the Hockomock League, was pasted in the early going. Senior co-captain Billy Provost paid a visit to his backfield to drop a running back, and his senior co-captain cohorts Anthony Ferzoco and Evan Taylor, with help from senior Geoff Curtis (returning from an injury) forced Howard into three straight incomplete passes, helped by solid coverage by seniors Kyle Anderson and Chris Gallant.
Stoughton got the ball off the punt at their own 25. Junior quarterback Willie McNamara (starting for injured co-captain Dan Snyder---the second leading scorer in the league) hit Taylor for 15 yards & 6, and junior D'Vaughn Westwater for 30 in two completions, but the drive was stopped on a fourth down at the KP 29. The defense, once again led by Ferzoco, Taylor and Provost forced a punt and the Knights started at midfield. Behind the running of senior Ricky Swallow and Westwater, the Knights drove to the KP 37. But, they were stopped again on fourth down. After the turnover on downs, the Warriors drove slowly downfield. At one point, Curtis slammed Howard for a ten yard loss, but eventually, Howard threw a TD pass, and his kicker added the extra point for a 9-0 lead.
The offense went three and out, but the defense played tough. Seniors Jeff Numero and Tariq Sabree, along with Curtis, stopped KP. Stoughton got the ball off the punt at the 48. McNamara then took the ball 42 yards on a nice run to the 19 for a first down. But after three incomplete passes, MacNamara's next fourth down run was short of the first down, and KP took over. The half ended 9-0 KP, after tackles by Ferzoco and Curtis.
Stoughton's defense held on the second half drive, and Stoughton took over at their own 40. Westwater and Rick Swallow took it to the KP 44. After a couple of short gains, McNamara unloaded a 46 yard TD pass to senior Chris Gallant. The extra point failed, and Stoughton trailed 9-6. The next KP drive was killed on a second down interception by Westwater at the KP 29. A penalty for an illegal block forced the Knights back to the 43. The team drove behind the running of Rick Swallow, Westwater, and McNamara (who had a 16 yard run). Rick Swallow blasted in for an 8 yard TD, and after a missed two point try, the Knights took a 12-9 lead. That's the way the third quarter ended.
Despite a smothering defense, Howard managed to drive downfield, aided by a first down on a penalty. Howard ran for 40 yards on a few keepers, and hit his favorite receiver for a TD late in the fourth quarter. The kick was good and KP led, 16-12. Stoughton got the ball back on their own 33 with five minutes left, and drove for a Westwater first down, but a sack forced a punt. The defense did their job and got the ball back for the Knights with three minutes left at their own 23. MacNamara took it for a first down to the 35. But, they couldn't get another and the game ended 16-12.
The defense played a highly-rated KP offense and won the battle. McNamara did an excellent job in a pressure start. Stoughton will be in good hands next year with #2 at the helm. The Knights host the hapless Sharon Eagles Friday night at 7 p.m., and finish the season Thanksgiving morning at 10 a.m. against the Canton Bulldogs.
Knights Lose 32-14
It was a devastating Saturday night loss for the Stoughton Black Knights in Franklin. From the opening series, when the Panthers moved rapidly down the field for a TD, to the loss of starting senior quarterback and Co-Captain Dan Snyder on a late hit with 7 seconds left in the half, this was a tough loss for the Knights, who had won their last three games.
After the Panthers scored on the opening series, Stoughton looked to answer back on the ensuing kickoff. senior Rick Swallow ran for a first down, but a holding call halted the offense, and they were forced to punt. The defense held on the next series, led by senior Jeff Numero, and senior co-captains Billy Provost, Anthony Ferzoco and Evan Taylor. Stoughton got the ball back, but an inopportune fumble was turned into another Franklin TD, and a 14-0 deficit.
On the next series. Snyder hit senior Mike Swallow on a pass for seven yards, and then ran for a first down on the next play. Snyder ran 15 more yards on two carries, but holding and personal foul penalties killed that drive. On the next Panther possession, the defense stepped up, and behind Numero, Ferzoco and Provost, the Black Knights got the ball at their own 35 on the punt. Mike Swallow took it to the Knights 43, and Snyder hit D'Vaughn Westwater on a seven yard pass to the 50 and a first down. Snyder hit Westwater on another one to their 40 and another first down. Rick Swallow ran 35 yards in two carries, including one to the 1. Snyder took it in for the TD, and with a missed kick, they trailed 14-6.
On the next series, the Panthers drove from their own 40 to another TD and took a 20-6 lead. This led to Stoughton driving before the first half ended, from their own 30 to the 41. It was then, with seven seconds left, you'd expect a hail Mary pass, or taking a knee, but the coaches called a run and the Black Knights lost their starting QB.
With Snyder on crutches on the sideline, junior quarterback Willy McNamara led the Knights after the second half kick. He made the most of it. With effective running by D'Vaughn Westwater, and a 30 yard pass from McNamara to Westwater, they got to the Panther's 15. Ricky Swallow took it in from there for a TD. Westwater took a short pass in for the extra points and it was a 20-14 game. But a TD by Franklin on the next two possessions, and a fumble by the Knights, ended the game, 32-14.
The Franklin game, and the next one at home against King Philip (Friday @ 7 p.m.) were the remaining challenges, before the hapless Sharon team (a good way to pad the stats), and a winnable Thanksgiving date with Canton. Stoughton will be playing an injury-plagued King Philip squad (who lost their QB and top running back to injuries last week), with McNamara leading the offense. He had started two games earlier this season and is more than up to the task.
Snyder has a 3-3 record as a starter, and ranked #2 in the Hockomock League in scoring, with six passing touchdowns and two rushing TD's. He led the league in total rushing yards for a QB (averaging 80 yards/game, and 6.8 yards per carry) in games started. Snyder could return for the Sharon or Canton game.
Knights Shut Out Oliver Ames, 34-0, Win Third Straight Game!
Burke Officially Wins 100th Game
Friday, October 24th was a great night for the Knights. Playing at Anthony Sarno Field at Stoughton High before a Homecoming crowd, the Black Knights totally dominated a hapless Oliver Ames squad, 34-0, and won their third straight contest. Senior Quarterback and Co-Captain Dan Snyder was 10 for 14 passing, for 133 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also rushed 11 times for 77 yards and a touchdown, for a total of 210 all-purpose yards. Snyder spread the ball around, completing passes to five different receivers, and hitting Junior D'Vaughn Westwater and seniors Rodney Julian (twice) and Evan Taylor once each for TD's.
Defensively, the Knights were tough as nails, with their second straight shutout. Led again by Senior Co-Captains Billy Provost, Anthony Ferzoco and Taylor, they de-clawed the Tigers offense all night. Highlights included senior Justin Madoff's fumble recovery, and an interception by junior Matt Green. Extraordinary plays featured some hard tackles and a sack by senior Tariq Sabree, hard hits from sophomore Stephen Leoffler, and excellent pass coverage from senior Kyle Anderson. The offensive line had a great night protecting Snyder, but too many holding penalties could have hurt had they come against a better team. Overall, it was the best game played this season by Stoughton.
In Hockomock League stat news, Snyder is ranked second in the league in passing (behind King Philip's QB Brandon Howard), and 4th in the league in total touchdowns. D'Vaughn Westwater is 4th and Evan Taylor 6th in Receiving TD's league-wide.
The Knights (3-4) travel to Franklin (4-3) Friday night for a game at Pisini Field. After that, they face one of the Hockomock's best, King Phillip, before finishing out with Sharon and Canton (Thanksgiving).
ENTERPRISE STORY (here)
JOURNAL STORY (here)
Knights Shut Out Foxboro, 18-0
Stoughton Football Head Coach Greg Burke nabbed his 100th career win, and his team played excellently on both sides of the ball to win their second straight game, and their first Hockomock League contest, in an 18-0 victory at Ahern Middle School in Foxboro Friday night (Oct. 17). Foxboro got the ball on the opening kickoff and started at their own 41. After a few runs, and a completed pass, they were in the Red Zone. But key tackles from Evan Taylor, Anthony Ferzoco and D'Vaughn Westwater forced them to attempt a 30 yard field goal. It failed, and the contest remained scoreless. Stoughton took over at their own 20 with Westwater and Ricky Swallow taking it to the 32. Quarterback Dan Snyder ran 18 yards to the 50 for a first down. Two plays later, he handed off to Westwater for a 51 yard TD run. The kick failed. On the kickoff, Westwater made a touchdown-saving tackle on Warrior Mike Delaney's run to the Black Knights 24 yard line. Big hits by Ferzoco, Tariq Sabree, and Matt Green turned the ball back to Stoughton at their own 22. After two negative yardage plays, Snyder ran 11 yards, before Taylor punted back to the Warriors. They got the ball at their own 45. After tackles by Jeff Numero, and tackles for losses by Taylor, Sabree, and Aaron Bleech, Anthony Ferzoco recovered a fumble, and Stoughton started at their own 47. First downs by Westwater (2), Mike Swallow, and Snyder led the team inside the five. A Snyder handoff to Mike Swallow went for a one yard TD and a 12-0 Stoughton lead. Foxboro worked down the field, but tackles by Westwater, and wicked hits from Billy Provost and Ferzoco slowed the Warriors down. A sack by Sabree got Stoughton the ball back with 39 seconds left in the half. Snyder ran 19 yards for a first down, but the Knights failed to score.
The second half featured a Manny Chery kickoff return to the Warrior's 42 yard line. Rick Swallow ran to the 31 for a first down. After a holding penalty took them back ten yards, the Knights fought on with Rick taking it to the 21, and Snyder getting a first down at the 19. Westwater ran it to the 13. Rick Swallow took it 13 yards for the TD, and the 18-0 win. The Stoughton defense thwarted the Warriors the remainder of the game. In the start of the fourth quarter, a fumble on a punt handed Foxboro the ball at Stoughton's 15. Incredibly, the defense held, with Westwater (who was everywhere) picking it off in the endzone. Westwater ended the game with an amazing 159 yards on 11 carries. It was the second straight win for the Black Knights and gives them momentum as they host Oliver Ames next Friday at Anthony L. Sarno Field at 6 p.m. in Stoughton for the Annual Homecoming Game.
Black Knights WIN over Somerville, 7-6
Stoughton (1-4) held on for a 7-6 win over Division One opponent Somerville in a non-league game Friday Night (10/10) at Anthony L. Sarno Field in Stoughton. The defense was HUGE in the game, stopping the Highlanders on every series but one. Somerville, after scoring in the third quarter, tried the two point conversion and failed. The Knights almost defeated themselves, as every time the offense seemed to rev up, a penalty was called on Stoughton.
But the story of this game was the defense. Senior Co-Captain Billy Provost was immense, with some big sticks that resulted in big losses. Junior Matt Green stepped up with a fumble recovery and an interception halting Somerville offensive series. Junior D'Vaughn Westwater made an interception on the opening series, that led to Stoughton's only touchdown. Others who made big tackles in the game included Senior Co-Captain Evan Taylor, Senior Co-Captain Anthony Ferzoco, Junior Willie McNamara, Senior Kyle Anderson, and senior Tariq Sabree.
After Westwater's interception, the Black Knights marched down the field with precision, with runs by Westwater and Senior Ricky Swallow. Senior Co-Captain & Quarterback Dan Snyder had a key run for a first down that took the ball to the Somerville 26. Senior Mike Swallow caught a 13 yard pass from Snyder to bring it into the Red Zone. After a seven yard pass from Snyder to Taylor, Ricky Swallow ran it in for the TD. Senior John Cody's point after kick turned out to be the game-winning point.
Stoughton got the ball back after the onside kick, but a holding penalty killed the drive. It was one of many. But the Knights hit hard and stopped Somerville in the first half. After the half, when Stoughton took the kickoff, Snyder had two first down runs for 31 yards and brought the Knights to the Highlander's 36. After the Knights called time out, their momentum stopped, and two running plays and a sack forced a punt.
After the Somerville TD, Stoughton threatened all the way until the end. Two more Snyder's first down runs (including a gutsy 4th and 3 call), a Ricky Swallow first down run, and they had it in the Red Zone again with a few minutes left in the game. But a penalty, and a dropped pass at the goal line, resulted in the Highlanders getting the ball back.
But after another big Provost tackle, the game was Stoughton's---their first win of the season. The Black Knights played without a turnover--a big step in the right direction. Now, if they can just cut down on penalties! Two Foxboro coaches were on hand, noting every play, to get ready for next Friday's contest in Foxboro (0-5). Stoughton hopes to make it two in a row that night, and to notch their first Hockomock League win of the season.
The Black Knights dedicated their game to two-way star Senior Geoff Curtis, who was recovering from surgery at South Shore Hospital. The team presented him with a game ball from the win on Saturday, October 11th in the Weymouth medical facility.
Somerville Thought it Would Be Easy (here)
Knights Play Mansfield Tough, drop 25-12 Contest
Stoughton wasn't supposed to be able to play on the same field with the powerful Mansfield Hornets, according to the pundits. But, they actually held a 12-10 lead, with 7:42 left in the third quarter. The defense had played immense, with senior Ardaine Wilson coming up with a huge interception, senior Tariq Sabree with a huge fumble recovery, and junior Matt Green scooping up a fumble and taking it into the end zone for a touchdown. The defense played tough all night--they were on the field quite a bit--and featured numerous tackles from senior Kyle Anderson, senior co-captain Billy Provost, senior co-captain Anthony Ferzoco, junior Willie McNamara, senior Geoff Curtis, Wilson, and senior co-captain Evan Taylor. Special teams made a great effort blocking a Mansfield field goal, but the ball was picked up by a Hornet for the game-winning touchdown on a fluke play.
Stoughton showed a more compact offense, ditching the spread-field shotgun formation, and going with a basic running game, featuring junior D'Vaughn Westwater (who scored on a 2 yard TD run) and senior Ricky Swallow. Senior co-captain and quarterback Dan Snyder ran for 80 yards. Turnovers once again hurt the Black Knights. They committed three more Friday night. Add to that, inopportune penalties, and a sometimes porous line, and it spells an offense that is often forced to punt.
In a historical note, the Knights and Hornets have been playing each other for over 50 years! Mansfield has won 29, Stoughton 21, with one tie. Stoughton hosts Somerville in the next contest Friday night at Anthony Sarno Field. If the defense can do as well as they did against Mansfield, Stoughton will be competitive.
Knights Drop Third in a Row, 27-0
On a field that was appropriate for ducks, not football, the Knights lost to the Red Rocketeers of North Attleboro Sunday night. The offense was thwarted by the horrid turf, the North Attleboro defense, and by inopportune turnovers---one at the opponent's 5 yardline late in the game. The Community School field should be banned by the Hockomock League. It has part of a baseball diamond as it 10-40 yardline on one side, making it virtually impossible to play on--and dangerous. This game was played Sunday, because of a Friday night postponement. Despite what the forecasters said, the field was impossible to make cuts on, and absolutely sopping wet. And, the Knights just lacked energy. They seemed out of sync. Everyone played hard, but the Rocketeers cashed in on all their Red Zone opportunities, but one. The Knights recorded only four first downs in the game. They included a run by Willie McNamara, two rushes by Dan Snyder, and a pass to Kyle Anderson from Snyder.
KNIGHTS DROP SECOND GAME TO ATTLEBORO, 26-12
The Knights played tough the first half, led by Junior quarterback Willie McNamara, who ran 60 yards for a TD, and then passed for another to Senior tight end Evan Taylor in the team's home opener. They have a tough part of their schedule coming up with North Attleboro, Foxboro, Somerville & Mansfield. But, the Knights CAN compete and they WILL. Just watch!
BLACK KNIGHTS LOSE FIRST GAME, 24-12
JOURNAL GAME STORY: (Here)
First Game Stats: (HERE)
LONGMEADOW REPUBLICAN STORY: (here)
2008 Stoughton Black Knights Football Captains (l to r):
Tight End/Defensive End Evan Taylor, Linebacker/Center Anthony Ferzoco, Quarterback Dan Snyder, Offensive & Defensive Lineman Billy Provost
UPDATED: Stoughton to drop out of Little League
In a move that has been contemplated for years by the Stoughton Little League Board of Directors, the their local board voted to leave Little League at the end of the year, and form Stoughton Youth Baseball, which would be under the auspices of Cal Ripkin Baseball. According to SYB President Dan Skiba, the move “gives the board some flexibility from financial restraints. The costs of Little League are causing despair.” Skiba said the board wants to do what’s best for their over 550 participants. “There’s been some tough competition with AAU. Little League mandates that the town divide between “American” & “National”, through an arbitrary line on Rt. 138. Joining Cal Ripkin allows us to a field a team, or teams, on our terms.” But Selectman John Anzvino had many concerns about the proposal. “Little League does not allow another corporation to run their league. Anything raised and purchased in the past under the Little League banner could be taken by Little League. If Stoughton Little League was to dissolve, we could find ourselves in the middle of a legal situation. It’s been Little League since 1952. Do the members at large know of this change?” Anzivino asked that all the paperwork be presented before any vote was taken in support of Stoughton Youth Baseball taking over the “license” for using town fields, currently held by Stoughton Little League. Town Manager Mark Staniewicz said, “We’re dealing with the same people. We could amend the lease. I discussed this with town counsel.” Selectmen Steve Anastos and John Kowalczyk, who have both served on the Little League board (as has this writer), supported the transition, and voted to support it, along with Scott Carrara and Joe Mokrisky. As part of the motion, all paperwork must be passed to selectmen, and reviewed by town counsel.
In addition, Skiba sent the following email to Snyder's Stoughton on Thursday morning (10/23): "For the past several years the Stoughton Little League Board of Directors has reviewed and discussed potentially moving from our affiliation with Little League; this year we made the decision. The decision was not taken lightly, we interviewed the Cal Ripken District Administrator, towns which have recently made the change, towns which are in the transition process, towns which have been affliated with Cal Ripken for several years, along with the Little League District 8 Administrator. We continue to seek feedback from surrounding towns, league coaches and parents as we move forward with our transition.
As the current board, our mission is to constantly pursue the best path not the easiest path. This means making decisions for the betterment of the 550+ children in the organization, not just a select group. We will fulfill alI obligations of the Elm Street Complex License Agreement and I eagerly look forward to the next chapter as Stoughton Youth Baseball.
In parting, I would be remiss not to acknowledge all the time, effort and hard work previous Stoughton Little League Boards and league members have dedicated. I will promised that I will do everything I can to lead Stoughton Youth Baseball to the next level while creating an environment all members can be proud of."
For further information or questions on the basketball programs, please contact George Dolinsky at 781-344-8304
Mass Khaos Softball
Mass Khaos, competitive fast pitch softball, is holding tryouts Saturday Sept 27 and Saturday October 4th.
Tryouts will be held at the Stoughton Middle School field at noon for U18 and U16 and at 1:00 pm for U14 and U12.
The U16 Mass Khaos will be playing in the Bridgewater Dome on Saturdays beginning on October 18th.
Please contact Tim Manning at 617-573-1221 for information or to schedule an individual tryout.
The Striar Jewish Community Center in Stoughton offers full court Adult Men’s and Women’s Basketball Leagues beginning October 14, 2008. Registration is open until Friday, October 3, 2008. Men’s Leagues are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; Women’s League is held on Mondays. Game start times vary depending on the League. Basketball Leagues are open to JCC members and non-members. For more information or to register visit our website at www.striarjcc.org or contact Joe Leaver at 781-341-2016 x283 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Striar JCC is open to the entire community.
STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
Home of the Black Knights
The Black Knight Cheerleaders elected their tri-captains. They include Cassie Shockley, Veronica Lopes, and Meghan Farrell.
Chinatown's Victor Lee----Red Sox Fantasy Star?
Many Stoughton residents know Victor Lee as the General Manager of the highly-successful Chinatown Restaurant in Stoughton. But Snyder's Stoughton has learned of a different side of the man. The one who dons a Red Sox uniform and hits the pitching mound. Here's the evidence! Next time you pick up your order, or sit at a table, make sure you mention to Victor how great he looks in his Sox uniform! And, you can call him "Yaz"!
Doesn't Victor look like a pro? The Red Sox felt good about the southpaw hurler. He won the "Most Improved" Award at this year's camp!
Stoughton Little Leaguers Nearly Take District 8
Bottom Row: Patrick Raeke, Jack Kane, Michael Gallagher, Spencer Dennis and Stephanie Skiba; Top Row: Manager Jack Raeke, Brett Hoffman, Jovani Pires, Michael Milavec, Coach Paul Wilder, Joey WIlder and Coach Jim Gallagher. Not pictured: Adam Leonard, TJ Tullis and Kyle Richards
Jack Raeke reports:
Frank Marcotti Wins AAU National Gymnastics Championships
Frank Marcotti, a Junior at Stoughton High School won the AAU National Gymnastics Championships this past week. The Meet was held at the Wide World of Sports at Disney in Orlando, FL. He Placed 2nd on Floor, 2nd on Pommel Horse, 1st on Still Rings, 1st on Parallel Bars, 2nd on High Bar and 1st in the All Around with a Score of 72.9. Frank led the New England Team over teams from Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,Wisconsin. And Pennsylvania. Frank was joined by his teammate Mike Madden from E. Bridgewater. Mike won Vault and finished 5th in the All Around. They both train at the Somersault Center in Stoughton.
NO HITTER NEWS!
2008 STOYAC Girls Bantam Softball Champions - "Purple Power"
O'Donnell Middle School Volleyball Tournament
Stoughton Post 89 is 2-2-1 after a dramatic comeback at Norfolk Post 335. Sean Jackman doubled home pinch runner Dan Quintero with a two-out double in the seventh inning. Andy Asztalos finished his complete game with two ground outs and a pop-up in the bottom half. Asztalos allowed only four hits and no walks in the 83 pitch performance.
Stoughton (2-2) lost at Norwood 9-4 on Thursday despite a good start on the mound from Trevor Derochea, when the bullpen had a rough sixth inning.
Walpole shut Stoughton (2-1) out 6-0 on the road and knocked Starter Bryan Baker out with a line drive to the chest in the first inning. Baker's x-rays proved to be negative.
Stoughton American Legion Post 89 improved to 2-0 in District 6 West with a 1-0 victory over arch-rival Canton. Bryan Baker struck out ten and went the distance to earn the victory. Zach Apotheker had two hits and scored the only run on a Justin Dennis RBI single.
Knights Girls Lose to King Philip---but what a season!
Stoughton Defeats Mansfield in the MIAA Softball Tournament
The Stoughton High School softball team defeated Mansfield High School 4-3 in the MIAA Division 1 South tournament. Sarah Detore hit a walk-off single in the 9th to win it, with Erica Batchelder, who had doubled, scoring the winning run. Though they lost to King Philip Regional High School on Saturday, May 31st, they had a truly amazing season! Congratulations to all the ladies who made Stoughton's softball team one of the best in the State!
STOUGHTON YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE SIGNUPS
STRIAR JCC 5K ROAD RACE (Results)
Rachel Berkowsky and Rory Siegel Take A Break at JCC Road Race
(Kevin Berkowsky Photo)
STOUGHTON'S MELISSA RAMOS ALL-CONFERENCE
at Southern New Hampshire University
SHS '07 GRAD PAT WALSH HEADED TO OHIO STATE
Barber & Flaherty Honored As Scholar Athletes
Frank Marcotti and his sister, Juliette won the AAU New England Gymnastics Championships held last weekend. Frank is a Level 10 Boys Level Gymnast and Juliette is a Level 9 Gymnast. They are both attend Stoughton HS. They will both be attending the AAU National Championships that will be held in Orlando Florida. Frank will compete on Monday, June 30th and Juliette will be competing on Wednesday, July 2nd. The competition will include gymnasts from all over the USA. It will be held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Both attend the Somersault Center in Stoughton.
The Varsity Girls Softball team will host Mansfield High School on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. in the first round of the MIAA Division 2 Softball Tournament.
Please go to www.miaa.net for tournament info. Please come out and support the Black Knights!
Chad R. Kelley
Director of Athletics, Health & PE
Stoughton High School
Girls Shut Out Franklin, 2-1
Colleen Flaherty doubled and scored the game’s only run on a sacrifice fly by Erin Flaherty as the varsity softball team shutout Franklin 1-0.
Girls Shut Out Sharon
Sarah Detore went 2 for 3, Erica Batchelder had a double and Alyssa Olans connected for a triple to lift the varsity softball team to a 4-0 victory over Sharon.
Girls Dropped by Franklin, 9-1
Erica Batchelder connected for a triple to drive in Stoughton's only run as the varsity softball team fell to Franklin 9-1.
Girls Lose Close One, 5-3 to O.A.
Colleen Flaherty and Meira Sussman had two hits apiece but it wasn't enough as the varsity softbal team lost to Oliver Ames 5-3.
GIRLS Beat Canton, 10-3
The varsity softball team improved to 10-2 on the season and qualified for the state tournament Friday with a 10-3 victory over Canton. Ashley Painten and Erin Flaherty each collected two hits while Kendall Bennett went 2 for 4 with a homerun.
Girls Beat Foxboro, 6-2, now 5-2 for the season
GIRLS SOFTBALL Drops to 4-2
Jen Jones tossed a complete-game one-hitter with 12 strikeouts as the King Philip Regional High softball team remained undefeated in the Hockomock League with a 6-0 blanking of Stoughton Friday. Jones allowed just a third-inning single, while walking three Black Knights.
GIRLS SOFTBALL, NOW 4-1!
The varsity softball team defeated Oliver Ames yesterday 4-3. Sarah Detore had a triple and Erin Flaherty homered and scored 2 runs in the victory.
GIRLS LOSE FIRST
The varsity softball team fell to 3-1 on the season Friday with a 9-2 loss to Mansfield. Meira Sussman and Erin Flaherty each connected for doubles in the losing effort.
GIRLS SOFTBALL WINS ANOTHER, 3-0
The varsity softball team improved to 3 and 0 on the season yesterday with a 7-2 victory over Canton. Erin Flaherty struck out 11 to earn the win. Offensively the team was led by freshman left fielder Colleen Flaherty who collected 2 hits and scored 3 runs, senior Meira Sussman who had 2 hits and 2 RBI, and senior Kendall Bennett who hit a homerun to lead off the 2nd inning.
The team's next game is Friday at home against Mansfield.
FLAHERTY TOSSES NO HITTER IN HOME OPENER, 2-0
Erin Flaherty tossed a no-hitter and struck out 17 to lead the Black Knights Girls Softball squad to a 3-0 victory in yesterday's home opener against Foxboro.
Meira Sussman and Erica Batchelder each collected three hits and scored all three Stoughton runs.
The Stoughton High varsity softball team opened the season yesterday with an extra-inning 4-3 victory over host Bridgewater Raynham High School. In the eighth inning pinch-hitter freshman Nicole Beauregard connected for a two-out double, and Nicole Poirier singled to drive in the winning run. Colleen Flaherty went 2 for 4 and scored 2 runs, Meira Susman and Erica Batcherlder each had RBI doubles, and Erin Flaherty collected 2 hits and earned her first victory on the mound.
(NO REPORTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM VARISTY BASEBALL SINCE THE FIRST GAME)
Baseball Team Takes 2-1 Win
Andy Asztalos pitched a masterpiece and led the Varsity Baseball Team to a 2-1 victory over Taunton. Andy went the distance spreading out 6 hits with 4K's, 0 walks and one run, which was unearned. Justin Dennis called a great game behind the plate. Trevor Derochea had a walk and a single with a run scored while Dan Floro reached on a single to score the eventual winning run on a bases-loaded walk to Jake Hoffman in the bottom of the sixth inning. Tyler Dennis drove in the first run for the Knights, and Jim Lundin led the offense going 2 for 3. The Varsity Baseball Team will host Foxboro on Monday with Bryan Baker on the hill for the Black Knights.
KP EDGES KNIGHTS, 78-58
In another meet that was a battle back and forth KP defeated Stoughton 78-58. Leading scorer was again Joe Jeudy with 13 points, followed closely by Rodney Julien with 12. Joe won the 100 and the high hurdles. Rodney won the 200m and Sean Byron won the javelin. 7 different Stoughton athletes finished second in various events.
Freshmen & Sophomores Score Some Medals
Several Stoughton boys brought home medals in Saturday's statewide large school f/s meet at New Bedford. Greg Bourisquot finished second in the high hurdles and Willy McNamara finished 3d in the javelin for the top placers on the team. The 4 x 400 relay team of McNamara, Mike Morris, Matt Rodenbush and Spencer McKay also medaled finishing 6th. Morris and McKay each finished 9th in their individual events (the 2 mile and the 300m hurdles).
BOYS TRACK LOSE FOURTH IN CLOSE ONE
Stoughton boys won 9 events in this league meet (4/17), yet were unable to combat the depth of Oliver Ames in the distance events and the jumps, losing 75-61. Joe Jeudy won both the 100 and 200, Kerry Sabanty the 300m hurdles, Rodney Julien the 110 hurdles, Tariq Sabree the shotput, Robert Blea the disc and Sean Byron the javelin. Byron added another 6' to his league leading javelin mark, throwing 170' Both relays also won. the 4 x 100 members were Greg Bourisquot, Julien, Dave Seronick and Travis Demko. The 4 x 400 members were Willie McNamara, Spencer McKay, Matt Rodenbush and Sabanty.
Boys Track Drops Third
Stoughton boys were defeated by league and state powerhouse Mansfield 112-24. There were some notable performances by the boys in the meet. Event winners were Joe Jeudy in the 100 meters and Sean Byron in the javelin. Joe's time of 10.9 is tops in the league to date and Sean's throw of 163'9 is one of the best in a dual meet in the league in several years. Both qualified for the state meet, while Willie McNamara was only 1" short of the qualifier in the javelin. Spencer McKay also had a great meet placing second in the triple jump and setting a personal best in the 800.
Canton defeated Stoughton 78-58 in a meet that was neck and neck until the jumps. At the end of the track portion the boys lead 42-40, and stayed close in the throws but were dominated by Canton's jumpers. Stoughton athletes won 9 events with Joe Jeudy finishing first in the 100,200 and long jump. Mike Morris won both the mile and the 2 mile and Kerry Sabanty (300m hurdles), Rodney Julien (110 hurdles), Sean Byron (javelin) and the 4 x 100 relay team of Evan McCullough, Dave Seronick,Mike Wade and Travis Demko all won their events.
BOYS TRACK TEAM drops First Meet to FOXBORO, 79-57
Coach Harvey Blonder reports, "Stoughton boys had a close battle with Foxboro through most of the meet, but fell short in the final few events losing 79-57. Joe Jeudy had an outstanding meet, winning both the high hurdles and the long jump and placing in two other events. Both Jeudy and Rodney Julien qualified for states in the 110 hurdles. Other Stoughton winners were Mike Morris in the 2 mile , Aaron Bleech in the shot put, Dan Snyder in the discus, and Sean Byron in the javelin."
BOYS TENNIS PREVIEW
HOOP SQUAD ENDS GREAT YEAR
Loses in Division II South Semi-Finals
6' 9" Dartaye Ruffin
The "Goal Oriented" Massachusetts Senior Olympic 2007 gold medal champion hockey team will travel to The Horgan Arena, 400 Oxford St. Auburn MA on Saturday April 26th to play in a tournament to defend their trophy from last year. The preliminary game will be on Saturday the 26th at 10:00 am, followed immediately at 11:00 am by the second game of the series. Says Coach, Captain and team founder John Sawyer, "Imagine old guys like us playing a doubleheader." The medal round games will be on Sunday April 27th at times to be announced after the initial rounds results. The team includes players from Randolph, Mansfield, Walpole, Holbrook, Middleboro, Easton, and Stoughton. Representing Stoughton are former Stoughton residents Ron Doherty and Steve McCloud; Dan Mark, former Stoughton High player and present Stoughton High hockey coach; Steve Sera, whose son currently plays for Stoughton High; and Sawyer, whose son also plays for Stoughton High.. Admission to all games is free and the games are very entertaining. This is very serious hockey. Stoughton should be very proud of their "senior" athletes. For more information anyone can e-mail Sawyer at email@example.com.
Stoughton High Ice Hockey Team Wins State Sportsmanship Award
March 17, 2008
The Stoughton High School Ice Hockey team was presented with the James F. Mulloy MIAA Sportsmanship Award on Sunday night March 17, at the TD Banknorth Garden. The presentation was held prior to the division 1A state championship game. This is the third time the ice hockey team has been awarded this honor (2003, 2007) and the fifth state sportsmanship award won by a Stoughton High School team in recent years (softball in 2007, field hockey in 2005). Congratulations to our up and coming puck stars!
Stoughton's Bela Santos went to New Haven, CT April 26th and came back qualified for Universe & Nationals with a strong 4th place finish (in the Medium Height Class) in FIGURE America Division of the 2008 Fitness Atlantic Show. Bela is a well-regarded fitness model, who competed extensively in 2005, and is making a comeback this year. The dark-haired beauty, who trains at Elite Fitness, tells Snyder's Stoughton, "I would love to spread the word about this amazing and expanding sport! I've met so many amazing athletes and good friends through this sport. It's so empowering! Along with competing, I have had the pleasure of working with some fitness photographers and done some really fun fitness modeling layouts as well. I'm known to my old friends as BelaBody." Santos is Certified Personal Trainer and work in the Boston area. She's also landed some Spokesmodel work with FullForce Productions, involving her with the MMA Mixed Martial Arts world. Santos has a five show action plan for this coming year covering all over the U.S.---Providence, RI---Miami, FL----Brooklyn, NY----- and Hollywood, CA! Good luck to her in achieving all her dreams!
McInerney Loses at Twin River
McInerney (9-2-1) trains at Elite Fitness with Peter Rappoli.
Girl's Varsity Volleyball Coming to Stoughton High!
Girl's Varsity Volleyball joins Fall Sports in '08 at Stoughton High School. The girls team needs to raise $6000 by May 31st to fund the team. Please help! Send your donation to :
Girls Volleyball Fund
c/o Chad Kelley, A.D.
Stoughton High School
232 Pearl Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Bonney & Fanning Show
The Stoughton Police Department, led by State Policeman (and former Stoughton Policeman) John Fanning and Stoughton Juvenile Officer John Bonney, demolished the Stoughton Fire Department in the Second Annual Guns & Hoses Hockey Game Saturday Night (2/23), 5-0. The game, played at Sportsplex in Canton, attracted a throng of a couple of hundred fans, who watched an exciting game from start to finish. The only scoring in the first period occurred when Fanning picked off an errant pass in front of the Fire Department net and slapped it by Fire Goalie Chip Mackay (brother-in-law of SFD's Doug Campbell) for a 1-0 lead. The Fire Department had actually outplayed the police in that firsrt period, with Bonney robbing Billy Carreiro on a wrist shot and a back hander right in front of the net.
In the second period, Bonney again came up big, taking away a breakaway and rebound from Carreiro. Mackay did it right back, robbing Eric Feist with a quick glove when he had stolen the puck out front. With 4:42 left in the second period, Fanning took it end to end and tucked it by Mackay for a 2-0 lead after two periods.
In the third period, Bonney stopped Jack Macomber's penalty shot, and the defense---with a gymnastics-like play by Roger Hardy to stop a threat--clamped it shut. Meanwhile, Fanning took over the game, scoring his hat trick with 11:05 left in the third, and adding a fourth a half minute later. The fifth Stoughton Police Department goal was scored by Dave Comforti and the police took their second straight hockey game.
The biggest winner, besides the fans who saw a great game, was Friends of Stoughton Hockey (FOSH) which raised over $2000 through donations, raffles, and a silent auction. Stoughton Police canine officer Leno Azul was the MC and DJ, with a great performance by Whitney Simon on the National Anthem. Referees for the game were Chad Kelly and Danny O'Neil, with Kevin Gilbert and Josh Potter timekeepers. Friends of Stoughton Hockey president Laura Sheehan presented the championship trophy to the police. There was an ominous sign posted at the arena which read, "Even Firemen Need Heroes", and was signed by the Stoughton Police Department. They weren't pucking around!
Rounding out the Stoughton Fire Department squad was Mike Peck, Mark Dolloff, Don Chipman, Buddy O'Neil, Brian McCarthy, Pat Doherty, Jim Bertram, Jim Campbell, Brian Harkins, Steve Peck, Paul McCafferty, and John DeAndrade. Also participating for the Police Department team were Bill Healey, John Lydstone, Tom McNulty, Dan McGowan, Chris Ciampa, Jay Owens, Brian Holmes, and Chris Grover.
Co-MVP's John Fanning and John Bonney
Firefighter Steve Peck brought his own cheerleading section
(Mark Snyder photos)
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STOUGHTON HIGH HOOP TEAM COULD GO ALL THE WAY
Stoughton Fire Department Burns Police In Flag Football Contest
For the second year in a row, the Stoughton Fire Department hosed the Police Department in the Annual Flag Football Contest, Sunday morning (11/25) at Community Field. The SFD started fast and kept up the pace, scoring first on a 70 yard TD pass from quarterback Mike Carroll to receiver Tim Carroll (his brother). The Police Department evened the game in the first quarter, with quarterback Paul Williams hitting Acting Police Chief Chris Ciampa on two passes, adding up to 44 yards. Then, Williams hit David Conforti with a 5 yard TD pass, to make it 6-6. But the Fire Department never looked back from there. Between the effective running of Jay McNamara, and the passing of Carroll, the offensive juggernaut could not be stopped. Carroll hit Joe Visser for a 34 yard scoring pass, making it 12-6. Carroll's 17 yard TD "keeper" made it 18-6. Then, another Carroll run-- this one 11 yards-- made it 24-6. Scott Breen caught the extra point pass from Carroll, and it was a 26-6 score. With about a minute remaining, the Fire Department did it again, with Brian Harkins grabbing a 15 yard pass from Mike "Tom Brady" Carroll to make it 32-6. The Police, who won the hockey and baseball games this year with the Fire Department, will look for their revenge in the rink and on the diamond.
The Stoughton Fire Department squad also included Paul McCafferty, Jim Campbell, Rick Weitsen and John DeAndrade. They all played awesome on defense, as well as on the offense. The Police Department team also included defensive lineman Lino Azul (two sacks), Erik Feist, runner Dan McGowan, Bob Devine, Bill Healy, Shawn Faria, Chris Grover, Tom Covino, Roger Hardy, Tom McNulty, Brian Holmes, Jay Owens, receiver John Hartford, Jennifer Lamb (who made a tackle in the forth quarter), and receiver John Bonney.
A fun time was had by all, and Toys for Tots was the beneficiary. Tom's Auto Body is taking the Toys to the Marines for distribution. If you'd like to donate, you can do that at any time. Referees for the contest were Joe Flynn and Tony Bickerton. Official timekeeper was John Kowalczyk.
I just learned that the toy count from the football game came in at just over 100. I am always impressed with the generosity from the people in Stoughton. In the last three athletic competitions between the police and fire departments we have raised over $2800.00 for the Stoughton High Hockey program, over $1500.00 for the Stoughton Youth Commission, and now just over 100 Toys for area kids. Congratulations to the fire department in their win. If they want to cook up a little crow I will be glad to eat it. Thank you for your support in our events and thank you to all that came to the game to support the Toys for Tots."--Stoughton Police Officer John Bonney)
MEMORIES---POWDERPUFF 2008 (here)
BLACK KNIGHTS KICK CANTON BULLDOGS
IN THANKSGIVING TILT
The Stoughton Black Knights finished up a challenging season with two victories on the road, in Wrentham and Canton. The Thanksgiving Day game against the Canton Bulldogs left the Knight's scoreboard fully-stuffed, as the Knights steamrolled over an extremely weak Bulldog grid squad. Canton was a notch about the horrid Sharon team, that the Knights had crushed earlier in the year. Senior running back Joe Jeudy, finishing an amazing career at Stoughton High School, took the opening kickoff into the endzone to give the squad an early lead. He would add four OTHER touchdowns during the morning contest (finishing the year with 18, to unofficially lead the Hockomock League in scoring this year.) Senior quarterback Sean Byron had one of the best days of his career, hooking up on with Barry Briconi for a 33 yard TD pass (Byron's 5th TD pass of the year) and running one in himself on a QB keeper (his second rushing TD of the year). Junior kicker Felipe Junqueira made five extra point kicks in the 47-14 victory. The defense played superb all afternoon, led by juniors Kyle Anderson (interception and fumble recovery) and Geoff Curtis (interception). Head Coach Greg Burke showed great sportsmanship with the Canton squad, putting in subs on offense in the third quarter, and having junior QB Dan Snyder take a knee on the Canton 12 yard line with a minute left in the game.
2007 SYFFL Playoffs First Round Over! Vision of League Founder Continues!
After being postponed due to the Nor'easter on Saturday, November 3, 2007, The 2007 Stoughton Youth Flag Football League post-season began on Sunday, November 4, 2007. The day was a beautiful sunny fall day. It was the calm after the storm, but that calm did not last long as teams from the SYFFL Junior Division & Senior Boys Division took to the gridioron and rocked the field at the base of Chemung Hill with it's annual single elimination tournament. All the teams played hard, but more than that, they represented the spirit of play that SYFFL league founder Paul Concannon brought to Stoughton football when he started the SYFFL in 1999. The kids ALL had fun, showed sportsmanship towards each other and embodied the spirit of team work! Paul, thanks for your insight & the vision of the Stoughton Youth Flag Football League, which has been a great alternative to Pop Warner football for those children who do not want play contact football or who for some reason did not meet the weight criteria. The town of Stoughton is indebted to you. On the field, the semi-finals were determined as all eight Junior Divion teams and four Senior Boys Division teams played in the quarter-final round. The Senior Boys first and second place teams had a first round bye and the Senior Girls finals were determined at season's end. The SYFFL playoffs will resume on Saturday November 10, 2007 at 9:00 am with the semi-final rounds with the Senior Boys Division playing at 9:00 am & the the Junior Division playing at 10:15 am. The winners of the semi-final rounds will advance to the finals later on Saturday November 17, 2007. The Senior Girls Division finals will be played at 11:30 am; the Senior Boys Division at 12:45 pm and the Junior Division at 2:00 pm. Good Luck to those remaining teams and a Great Season by all Teams and players who participated in the 2007 SYFFL! (submitted by Greg Goldberg)
Be on the lookout for a boys and girls Graduate League for 15-17 year old in the Summer of 2008!
Discount Mouth Guards Offered to Student Athletes
STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
Home of the Black Knights
Fall Sports Information (here)
The Striar Jewish Community Center in Stoughton will offer Youth Basketball Leagues beginning this winter. The Striar Stars Team is open to boys and girls in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6. League fees are $85 for JCC members or $125 for non-members and include t-shirt and official’s fees. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 2nd. Optional basketball classes are also available for an additional fee. For more information or to register contact Aaron Friedman at 781-341-2016 x131 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Striar JCC is open to the entire community.
SHS GRAD and Harvard University catcher JARED WORTZMAN will be playing in the 14th Annual Abbot Financial Management Oldtime Baseball Game on August 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter Field on Sherman Street in Cambridge. Former Red Sox great Johnny Pesky will be managing one team, while former Chicago Cub Lennie Merullo will handle the other. The Oldtime baseball game is a celebration of our national pastime, featuring top college and high school players wearing dazzling old style uniforms. This year's game is being played to benefit the C2 Mission, which was created to help children and families affected by Cerebral Palsy and Cystic Fibrosis. Jared was a starter for each of his four years at Stoughton High School, winning the Hockomock League batting title in his senior year. The hard-hitting catcher won a spot on the varsity at Harvard in only his sophomore year!
Stoughton 11 Year Old's defeated:
Stoughton National 17-1,
Holbrook/Avon 6-0, Whitman 6-1, and Braintree 7-5. The Proud coaching staff included
Jack Raeke, Jim Gallagher, Paul Wilder, Tim Dixon, and Matt Brown. Players included
Michael Brown, Patrick Raeke, Michael Dixon, Ian Opaluch, Michael Milavec, Stephanie Skiba,Kyle Richards, Jovani Pires, Spencer Dennis, Michael Gallagher, Joey Wilder, and Jack Kane.
Stoughton 12 Year Old's defeated Ashland 5-0,
Stoughton National 12-2, and Mansfield 10-5. They are heading to Cooperstown All-Star Village to play in a week-long tournament, which starts Saturday August 11, and will run through August 17th. The proud coaching staff included Don Connors, Mike Jackman, and Mike McGrath. Players on the roster were Sean Richards, James Connors, Stephan Colling, Mike Connelly, Cody Younger, Pat Jackman, Brian Kaplan, Jeff Bortman, Daniel Chin, Marc Romano, Frankie Morris, Will McGrath, and Drew Reid.
(Kam Chin photo)
2007 Stoughton Little League Major's Champion ORIOLES
First Row, Dan Chin, David Curtis, Brian Rappa, Jack Kane, Matt Provost, Will McGrath
2nd Row - Mike Manning, Tyler Tedesco, Joey Wilder, Sean Ellertson, Tyler Getchell, Connor Heffernan, Chris Gill
3rd Row - Manager - Mike Manning, Asst. Coach - Paul Wilder, Asst. Coach - John Rappa, Team parent - Noralee Curtis, Coach - Bill Provost, Asst. Coach - Mike McGrath
Stoughton High graduate Jared Wortzman, a sophomore catcher for Harvard University, will be a player at Abbot Financial Management's Old Time Baseball Game, August 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Field in Cambridge. Former Red Sox great Johnny Pesky and former Chicago Cubs player Lennie Merullo return as Old Time Baseball Game managers. The game will benefit children with Cystic Fibrosis and Cerebral Palsy.
for more information, go to (here)
After an underachieving summer softball season, the Stoughton U12 girl’s softball team
The Stoughton Champions are Christina Bacon, Samantha Denneno, Julia Falco, Kayla Floro, Ashley Gibson, Victoria Hanson, Nicole Hayner, Stephanie Herr, Kelsey Moriarty,
If you said ELLIS DRAKE from Stoughton, you'd be right! (Herb Herbowy photo)
Stoyac Senior Girls take the Championship in two games, winning their 1st place title on Friday, June 22. The girls had previously lost to their opponents during the regular season, but worked hard as a team and took home the championship. For many of the eighth graders, this was their last season in Stoyac, but it was one they will remember for years! (left to right) front row: Laura Howard, Colleen Flaherty, Kristen Morris, Kayla Floro, Bayla Werman and Emma Zuk. (left to right) back row: Coach Steve Zuk, Claudia Fraga, Kelly Li, Kelly Sherwin, Molly Zuk, Lianna Tilton, Theresa Glennon, Brittney Murphy, Coach Gary Werman.
(photos by Sandra Barrett)
The Stoughton Police Department won the game with the Stoughton Fire Department by a score of 26-9. The games MVP was Tony Bickerton, who pitched 7 strong innings, and went two for four at the plate. Player-coach Paul Williams went 5 for 5, while hitting for the cycle. John Bonney was also 5 for 5, with a home run. The play of the game went to Lino Azul with a Johnny Damon like diving catch. Tommy Covino hit a home run in the first inning and went 4 for 5 on the night, as did Roger Hardy and Shawn Faria. Acting Chief Chris Ciampa went 3 for 5, including a triple in which he was struck in the head with the throw into third. Ciampa stayed in the game and battled on. No word on the big producers from the Stoughton Fire Department. When we get their star stats, we'll post them, too. A great time was had by all, and a grand was raised for the Stoughton Youth Commission.
VIDEO: Stoughton High Cheerleaders in Braintree (here)
VIDEO: Stoughton High Cheerleaders '07 Regionals (here)
VIDEO: Stoughton Boy's "Powder Puff" 2006 (here)
"The Boston Police Department and Boston Police Runner's Club held the third running of Boston's Run To Remember on May 25-27, 2007. They honored Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty by celebrating their lives and giving back to the community. Net proceeds benefited - Kids at Risk Programs throughout the City of Boston."
Complete list of Stoughton finishers: (here)
Lauren Johnston was celebrating her graduation, when a famous visitor stopped by. Bruce Pearl, head of the Division One powerhouse Tennessee Vols basketball squad, is an old friend of Larry Burak, a former co-coach of the Stoughton Little League Major's Red Sox, with Ken Johnston (Lauren's dad). Burak and Pearl were college roommates at Boston College. Pearl graduated from Sharon High School.
A team comprised of mostly Stoughton residents and natives won the Gold Medal game and took the over-50 Title in the Massachusetts Senior Games. Players from the Goal Oriented team include Steve McCloud, a former Stoughton High School hockey player, who now lives in Canton; John Sawyer, lifelong resident of Stoughton, and owner of Classic Limousines; Dan Mark, former Stoughton High School player, and 23 year Stoughton High hockey coach; Steve Sera, Stoughton resident; Ron Doherty, and former Stoughton High School hockey player who now resides in Bridgewater. The rest of the team consists of Carl Brown, Randolph; Doug Dell, Holbrook; Pat Crowley, Easton; David Cornell & Al Tucker,Mansfield; Roy Horan, Middleboro; Mike Cosgrove, Easton; Chris Harris, Plymouth; and Paul Crowley from Canton. Congratulations to these guys who are still pucking around over 50!
The Gold Medal Winning Team takes an off-ice moment.
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