1. Franklin – 326
2. King Philip – 321
T3. Milford – 251
T3. Oliver Ames – 251
5. Attleboro – 203
6. Canton – 181
7. Taunton – 146
8. Sharon – 130
9. Mansfield – 103
10. North Attleboro – 100
11. Stoughton – 50
12. Foxboro – 26
200 Yard Medley Relay
1. King Philip (Colby Vieira, Tyler Stringfellow, Dean Whyte, Jackson Klein) – 1:46.05
2. Attleboro (Matt Marcil, Colton Parkinson, Alex Harrop, Connor Dunn) – 1:52.87
3. Milford (Joshua Kravets, Liam Bennett, Gillieson Hobart, Riley Lynch) – 1:53.10
4. Taunton (Brady Callahan, Martin Dafov, Tim Luc, Peter Ye) – 1:55.02
5. Franklin (Daniel Gurge, Arun Kavishwar, Nicholas Rich, Bleddyn Titmuss) – 1:56.33
6. Sharon (Sean Morrison, Jonathan Sears, Nicholas Wang, Danny Schnitzer) – 2:00.03
200 Yard Free
1. Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip – 1:48.44
2. Gianni Panno, Milford – 1:54.90
3. Cam Stringfellow, King Philip – 2:00.46
4. Patrick Juszczyszyn, Franklin – 2:01.97
5. Matthew Thompson, Canton – 2:04.09
6. Patrick Parlon, North Attleboro – 2:05.39
200 Yard IM
1. Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames – 1:59.88
2. Colton Parkinson, Attleboro – 2:00.43
3. Nicholas Wang, Sharon – 2:04.40
4. Dean Whyte, King Philip – 2:12.98
5. Brendan Mitchell, Canton – 2:25.48
6. James Wu, Franklin – 2:25.73
50 Yard Free
1. Connor Dunn, Attleboro – 23.40
2. Tim Luc, Taunton – 23.48
3. Connor Eck, Franklin – 24.65
4. Anthony Carraggi, Oliver Ames – 24.66
5. Jacob Desmond, Milford – 25.11
6. Joshua Kravets, Milford – 25.31
100 Yard Butterfly
1. Colby Vieira, King Philip – 55.94
2. Tim Luc, Taunton – 57.33
3. Nicholas Wang, Sharon – 57.65
4. Alex Buche, Oliver Ames – 58.35
5. Ben Turner, Oliver Ames – 58.49
6. Gillieson Hobart, Milford – 58.84
100 Yard Free
1. Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames – 49.91
2. Gianni Panno, Milford – 51.19
3. Connor Dunn, Attleboro – 52.17
4. Anthony Carraggi, Oliver Ames – 53.42
5. Roy Wang, Franklin – 54.16
6. Jackson Klein, King Philip – 56.68
500 Yard Free
1. Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip – 4:44.83
2. Colton Parkinson, Attleboro – 5:01.95
3. Christopher Carey, Franklin – 5:06.10
4. Alex Buche, Oliver Ames – 5:11.07
5. Derek Whyte, King Philip – 5:21.15
6. Patrick Juszczyszyn, Franklin – 5:28.44
200 Yard Free Relay
1. Oliver Ames (Anthony Carraggi, Ben Turner, Alex Buche, Kyle Gray) – 1:36.86
2. Attleboro (Colton Parkinson, Matt Marcil, Brett Wortham, Connor Dunn) – 1:38.80
3. Franklin (Roy Wang, Brendan LaPuma, Connor Eck, Christopher Carey) – 1:39.20
4. Milford (Gianni Panno, Ted Stearns, Riley Lynch, Jacob Desmond) – 1:40.37
5. King Philip (Jackson Klein, John Dionis, Sean Morrison, Derek Whyte) – 1:42.93
6. Taunton (Garrett Rainey, Brady Callahan, Peter Ye, Tim Luc) – Taunton – 1:44.52
100 Yard Backstroke
1. Colby Viera, King Philip – 56.69
2. Derek Whyte, King Philip – 1:00.24
3. Gillieson Hobart, Milford – 1:01.67
4. Brady Callahan, Taunton – 1:03.23
5. Joshua Kravets, Milford – 1:03.82
6. Matt Marcil, Attleboro – 1:04.10
100 Yard Breaststroke
1. Dean Whyte, King Philip – 1:04.56
2. Roy Wang, Franklin – 1:04.77
3. Liam Bennett, Milford – 1:08.58
4. Ben Turner, Oliver Ames – 1:08.88
5. Brendan LaPuma, Franklin – 1:10.88
6. Matthew Thompson, Canton – 1:11.38
400 Yard Free Relay
1. King Philip (Colby Vieira, Derek Whyte, Dean Whyte, Tyler Stringfellow) – 3:26.97
2. Oliver Ames (Anthony Carraggi, Alex Buche, Ben Turner, Kyle Gray) – 3:28.09
3. Milford (Gianni Panno, Joshua Kravets, Gillieson Hobart, Jacob Desmond) – 3:33.43
4. Franklin (Roy Wang, Connor Eck, Brendan LaPuma, Christopher Carey) – 3:41.51
5. Canton (Javier Frestler, Nathan Rousseau, Antonino Ruggeri, Brendan Mitchell) – 4:00.41
6. Mansfield (Matt Whalen, Owen Lasbury-Casey, Mike Peel, Aden Schwartz) – 4:06.04
Foxboro, 45 @ Oliver Ames, 53 – Final – Oliver Ames used a 20-point third quarter to create a double-digit deficit and then held off Foxboro in the fourth to grind out a win at home over the Warriors. After combining for just 10 first quarter points (6-4, OA lead), the Tigers took a 19-12 lead into the locker room. OA then doubled its production from the first half with 20 points in the third with senior Sean O’Brien scoring seven of his team-high 15 points in the frame. Sophomore Amari Brown and senior Ethan Eckstrom each added nine points for Oliver Ames. Foxboro junior Brandon Borde scored 13 of his team-high 15 points in the second half to help the Warriors stay within striking distance. Sophomore Kevin Gallagher added eight points for Foxboro.
Stoughton, 60 @ Franklin, 74 – Final – Franklin jumped out to a 22-8 lead after the first quarter and maintained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way. The Panthers led 38-22 at half and 52-31 heading into the final quarter. Senior Jalen Samuels scored a team-high 16 points while junior Chris Edgehill added 13 points, all coming in the first quarters for both players. Will Harvey added eight points for the Panthers, who connected on eight three-pointers. Stoughton junior Myles Grigalunas-Powell had a team-high 14 points while senior Zak Paquette finished with nine points.
Canton, 64 @ King Philip, 63 – Final – Canton senior Ryan Lentol converted a traditional three-point play with eight seconds left to give the Bulldogs a one-point win on the road. Lentol converted his shot to tie the game and then hit the free-throw to put Canton ahead. Devin Foster scored a game-high 31 points and had 12 rebounds while Lentol finished with a career-high 16 points. Canton connected on 20 free throws. KP led by as much as 11 in the third quarter but Canton closed the game and trailed just 45-43 heading into the fourth. KP senior Sam Sesay had a career-high 17 points, Tim Nault added 13 points, and Alex Fritz finished with 11 points.
Milford, 53 @ Mansfield, 62 – Final – Milford had a three-point lead at halftime, and took a 38-36 advantage into the fourth quarter, but the Hornets poured in 26 points in the final frame to earn the win. Sophomore Matty Boen scored eight of his 11 points in the final frame, Tommy Dooling added six of his 12 points in the fourth, and Damani Scott scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half. Junior Sam Stevens had a team-high 14 points for Mansfield, who shot 27-for-36 from the free throw line. Brendan White had a team-high 17 points for the Scarlet Hawks while sophomore Danny Corsini added 10 points.
Sharon, 34 @ Taunton, 72 – Final – Taunton outscored the visiting Eagles 25-3 in the first quarter on its way to a big Hockomock League win. Junior Dante Law scored a team-high 21 points and a total of nine Tigers found their way onto the score sheet. Wesner Charles added 12 points and Naz Kenion finished with 11 points. Sharon’s Ben Kaplan had a team-high eight points.
Franklin, 62 @ Stoughton, 36 – Final – Ali Brigham scored a game-high 29 points to lead the Panthers to a big win. Franklin broke the game open in the second half, after leading just 22-16 at the break. Megan O’Connell chipped in with 11 points in the win. Sydnee Hyacinthe was the top scorer for the Black Knights with 18 points.
Mansfield, 65 @ Milford, 22 – Final – Mansfield pulled out the big win against a hard-working Milford side thanks to balanced scoring. Ashley Santos scored 10 points for the Hornets, who also got six points apiece from four seniors: Erin Daniel, Emily Vigeant, Abby Sullivan and Alicia Hottleman.
Taunton, 43 @ Sharon, 54 – Final – Emma Eberhardt returned after missing the last game with an injury and scored 18 points to help the Eagles pick up an important win. Telishya Herbert added 10 points and Ally Brown chipped in with six to help Sharon hold off a late charge by the Tigers.
King Philip, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – Final – Amanda Lewandowski scored a pair of goals and Gianna Cameron added a goal and an assist for the unbeaten Panthers. Gabby Colace (16 saves) earned the shutout in goal.
King Philip, 96 @ Attleboro, 74 – Final – Attleboro’s Colton Parkinson was a double-winner, taking first in the 200 IM and the 500 free, and Connor Dunn took first in the 100 free but the Bombardiers lost to King Philip.
Mansfield, 79 @ Oliver Ames, 87 – Final
North Attleboro, 72 @ Milford, 88 – Final
King Philip, 82 @ Attleboro, 88 – Final – The Attleboro girls swim team set 12 personal bests on its way to a win over visiting King Philip. Liz Saltz won the 200 and 500 free with state qualifying times in both, Jackie Lynch-Bartek took first in the 100 breaststroke, Ella Lynch Bartek touched first in the 100 free, and Tiffany Chin earned first in the 100 backstroke. Those four swimmers teamed up to win the 200 medley relay for the Bombardiers. Brenna O’Connell joined Saltz and the Lynch-Bartek sisters to win the 200 free relay.
Mansfield, 71 @ Oliver Ames, 91 – Final
North Attleboro, 79 @ Milford, 83 – Final
North Attleboro, 139.4 @ Oliver Ames, 138.2 – Final
Attleboro, 155.7 @ Braintree, 135.9 – Final
Taunton, 76 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, 53 – Final – The Tigers raced out to a 23-9 lead after the first quarter, extended it to 35-20 by halftime, and never looked back to pick up their third win of the season. Junior Dante Law scored a career-high 28 points, including 15 points in the first half. Senior Michael Quinn scored a career-high 16 points and John Martins finished with 12 points for Taunton.
Taunton, 49 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, 60 – Final – Taunton led 27-22 at the half but Coyle responded after the break to avoid the upset against its city rivals. Sonya Fernandez had a strong game for the Tigers with 20 points and 16 rebounds, while Alexa White had 12 points and Lily Patneaude had nine.
North Attleboro, 69 @ Attleboro, 89 – Final – Attleboro 200 medley relay team of Colton Parkinson, Connor Dunn, Alex Harrop, and Matt Marcil took first, and each member won at least one individual event as the Bombardiers earned a win over North Attleboro. Parkinson also won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Dunn touched first in the 50 free and 100 free, Harrop won the 100 fly, and Matt Marcil took first in the 100 backstroke. Parkinson, Dunn, and Marcil teamed with Brett Wortham to win the 200 free.
Canton @ Dedham, 4:45 (@ Dedham Town Pool)
Oliver Ames, 84 @ Milford, 84 – Final
North Attleboro, 66 @ Attleboro, 98 – Final – Liz Saltz, Tiffany Chan, Jackie Lynch-Bartek, and Ella Lynch-Bartek teamed up to win both the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay on top of individual wins to pace the Bombardiers to a win. Saltz also won the 50 free and the 100 fly, Chin took first in the 500 free and 100 back, Jackie Lynch-Bartek touched first in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke, and Ella Lynch-Bartek was first in the 100 free.
Canton @ Dedham, 4:45 (@ Dedham Town Pool)
Oliver Ames, 111 @ Milford, 59 – Final
Oliver Ames, 132.9 @ Attleboro, 130.55 – Final – For the second straight meet, Oliver Ames junior Lauren Picanzi took first in the All Around, this time scoring a 34.3. Picanzi scored an 8.65 on the beam and an 8.7 floor. Sophomore Ashlyn Latham was second in the overall, highlighted by an 8.6 on the floor. OA senior Gianna Martucci added an 8.8 on the floor and an 8.6 on the beam for the Tigers.
Taunton, 10 @ Durfee, 1 – Final – Senior Andrew Carter recorded four points while Mike Albert, Jaden Weyant, and Nathan Fernandes each had three points as the Tigers opened the season with a win. Carter scored once and had three helpers, Albert and Fernandes each scored once and had two helpers, and Weyant scored twice and recored one assist.
Attleboro, 100 @ Mansfield, 63 – Final – Attleboro had seven individual first place finishes and won three relay events to score a win over Mansfield. Colton Parkinson won a pair of events, qualifying for sectionals in one event and states in another while Connor Dunn also touched first in a pair of individual races. Parkinson qualified for states in the 200 IM (2:04.70) and sectionals in the 500 free (5:15.71). Alex Harrop (100 fly, 1:06.56), Matt Marcum (100 back, 1:06.68), and Damien Geltrude (100 breast) all had first place finishes. The 200 medley relay (Marcum, Parkinson, Harrop, Dunn) won in 1:55.67, the 200 free relay (Marcum, Zach Moore, Dunn, Parkinson) finished first in 1:41.17, and the 400 free relay (Harrop, Calvin Maragnano, Nick Tellier, Brett Wortham) touched in a winning time of 4:22.90.
Franklin, 64 vs. Bishop Feehan, 106 – Final
Attleboro, 100 @ Mansfield, 67 – Final – Tiffany Chin and Liz Saltz each won a pair of events and were members of two winning relay teams to help the Bombardiers beat Mansfield. Chin won the 500 free (5:55.80) and the 100 back (1:08.34) while Saltz qualified for sectionals in both the 200 IM (2:25.60) and the 100 free (58.93). Chin and Saltz joined Jackie Lynch Bartek and Corinne Perry to win the 200 medley (2:06.82) and teamed up with Ella Lynch-Barket and Jackie Lynch-Bartek for the 200 free relay (1:53.93), qualifying for sectionals. Jackie Lynch-Bartek also won the 100 breaststroke (1:19.56) while Ella Lynch-Bartek took first in the 200 free (2:12.02).
2017 Record: 4-9-5 2017 Finish: Missed playoffs Coach: Peter Pereira
Attleboro is aiming to use a strong nucleus of returning players to get back into the state tournament after a couple of years of being on the outside looking in.
“We are excited about the team and looking forward to doing well in the Hockomock, which is not an easy task since there is a lot of talent and good teams in the league,” said Attleboro head coach Peter Pereira.
The Bombardiers bring back a seasoned group of defenders that will hopefully give them stability in the back. Colin Levis brings the most varsity experience to the group and will be joined by Connor Dunn, Josh Smith, and Nathan LaPlume. Senior transfer Aaron Flynn and classmates Jared Cooper and Alex Naughton give the Bombardiers a solid group of veterans in the back. Seniors Andre Menard and Tyler Biller are candidates for the starting goalie position.
Pereira has a lot of options to work with in the midfield, including senior Aidan Lancaster. Lancaster has experience playing defense as well so can provide an extra layer of defense when needed. Another familiar face back in midfield will be Michael Russo, who showed flashes of great skill during his sophomore season. Russo and Lancaster will be joined by Brady Holander, Hugo Henriquez, Kevin Raczkowski and Patrick Raczkowski.
There will be another familiar face up front as Will Halben returns as the feature striker. Halben has been Attleboro’s leading scorer the past two seasons and will be a major factor up front again this year. Eli Araujo, Joey Soucy, Justin Lurssen, and Guilherme Machado are expected to provide help up top as well.
2017 Record: 5-9-4 2017 Finish: Missed playoffs Coach: Fran Bositis
After going through some growing pains throughout the 2017 season, the Panthers are looking to make it back to the state tournament.
It all starts with the Panthers’ three senior captains, who will be relied upon to help Franklin compete in a very talented Kelley-Rex division.
Nitin Chaudhury, Nick Barry, and Sam Stowell are all veteran players and will be joined by 10 other returners from last year’s team that got better as the season went on. The Panthers must replace talented goalie Freddie Beckmann but head coach Fran Bositis is expecting good things from junior Jack Rudolph because of his excellent athletic ability.
Chaudhury will once again be the engine of the team from the midfield position while Stowell is back for his third year in the heart of the Panthers’ defense. Jacob Cummings will be another weapon for Franklin in the midfield while senior Tim Duval and junior Donny Tappin return up top.
“As always we are looking forward to competing in the very competitive Hockomock League,” Bositis said.
2017 Record: 11-8-2 2017 Finish: Reached D1 South Quarterfinal Coach: Nick Gale
The Warriors have had back-to-back successful seasons and are looking to make it three straight, despite losing six experienced starters to graduation.
While King Philip certainly has some shoes to fill, head coach Nick Gale has a lot of options to work with and is aiming to make another appearance in the state tournament.
Senior captains Zac White, Tony Bozza, and John Cullen have all seen plenty of varsity minutes over the past couple of seasons and are ready to lead the 2018 Warriors. White and Cullen will be major factors in the midfield while Bozza gives the Warriors some pace up top. White and Cullen will be joined in the midfield by a trio of sophomores – Evan McEvoy, Camron Lawrence, and Ajae Olsen – all of whom saw some minutes as freshmen a year ago.
KP’s defense has been among the best in the league over the past two seasons but will need some new faces to step up to continue that trend this year. The Warriors do have some experience with senior Andrew Thompson and juniors Brian McCarthy and Wesley Orzell all expected to step up in the back for KP.
“We’re a much smaller team this year, but we haven’t lost our willingness to fight while defending,” Gale said. “Our focus will be on improving team defending and our ability to press intelligently. We have defenders returning with varsity experience and they’re committed to working together to ensure we’re organized and defending as a team.”
2017 Record: 10-3-6 2017 Finish: Reached D1 South First Round Coach: Steve Sheridan
Although Mansfield graduated over a dozen seniors, and the majority of its starting lineup, the Hornets have a strong presence in the middle of the pitch and are looking to build off that to compete for the Kelley-Rex title.
The Hornets bring back EMass All Star Sam Nugent at center back and he’ll be joined by Ethan Brill-Cass, who had a bright sophomore season but missed all of last year due to injury. Mansfield’s defense will feature all seniors as Derek Meuth and Matt O’Donnell fill out the back four for the Hornets. Tony Salisbury and Cam Bovey are competing for the starting spot in goal.
Mansfield also has seniors Luke Savoie and Luke Devine back in the center of the pitch to patrol the midfield. Both Savoie and Devine were key pieces for last year’s Hornets team, which came within one point from earning a share of the league title with OA. One spot that Mansfield is looking for new faces is up top, but options include Colin Caridi, Owen Mullahy, and Raffi Marzella.
“Having to fill the loss of 14 seniors from last season is going to be challenging,” said MHS head coach Steve Sheridan. “We have a variety of guys on offense that I’ll be expecting big things from, time will tell who will step up.”
2017 Record: 15-3-4 (Kelley-Rex Champions) 2017 Finish: Reached D2 State Final Coach: John Barata
It’s not often a team graduates its entire starting lineup and then some, but that’s the situation defending Kelley-Rex champions Oliver Ames finds itself in.
The Tigers lost a whopping 20 seniors to graduation and return just four players from last year’s roster so it there will be a completely new look for OA in 2018. But that doesn’t mean the standards will be any lower for the Tigers, who have made three state final appearances in the last four years.
“We have a completely new team and we are looking forward to working hard,” said OA head coach John Barata. “Our primary objective is to get better every day and try to compete in a very difficult and talented Hockomock League.”
OA’s defense was among the best in the entire state last season, allowing just 15 goals in 22 games played. Barata will be looking for Aaron MacDonald, Andrew Leite, Harry Ahearn, Matthew Nosalek, and Jon Freeman to step up and fill in the spots along the back line. Senior Jacob Lerman and sophomore Drew Nickla are battling for the starting spot in goal.
On the offensive side of the ball, Barata is looking for contributions from Colin Milliken, Anthony DaCosta, Matt Nikiciuk, Sean Flaherty, Niko Byron, Kevin Louhis and Haendal Louhis to carry to load.
2017 Record: 3-14-2 2017 Finish: Missed playoffs Coach: Taylor Whitters
A solid nucleus returning from last season and more cohesiveness are two of the top reasons for optimism for the Taunton High boys soccer team.
The Tigers have players back all over the field and are hoping that the combination of experience and some fresh faces leads to a competitive season in a very competitive division. Junior Nolan Melo made a splash last season when he took over as starting keeper and looks to be one of the top players at that position in the league.
Senior Evan Melo will be tasked with anchoring the defense from his center back position while Taunton will look for some new faces to step alongside him. Colby Fernandes returns to his defensive midfield spot and Liam Crowley is back as the attacking midfielder in the middle to give the Tigers a nice steady presence up the center of the pitch.
Leading scorer Brett Beaulieu (nine goals, four assists) is back as the featured striker while Alec Nunes can either pair with Beaulieu up top or drop into the midfield when needed. Kyle Aubin is another returning midfield option for the Tigers.
“We have seven returning starters this season and a team with solid technical ability as well as great team chemistry and athleticism,” said Taunton head coach Taylor Whitters.
Below are the official 2018 Hockomock League Boys Swimming All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.
Hockomock League MVP
Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip
Hockomock League All Stars
Connor Dunn, Attleboro
Daniel Egan, Foxboro
John Cashin, Franklin
Luke Cashin, Franklin
Sumit Choudhury, Franklin
Roy Wang, Franklin
Tate Duffy, King Philip
Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip
Colby Viera, King Philip
Dean Whyte, King Philip
Jared Gabrilowitz, Mansfield
Sebastian Gwynne, Mansfield
Gill Hobart, Milford
Michael Khoury, Milford
Aidan MacDonald, Milford
Gianni Panno, Milford
Finn Devers, North Attleboro
Lucas Haddad, North Attleboro
Nick Haddad, North Attleboro
Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames
Cam Bourne, Oliver Ames
Alex Buche, Oliver Ames
Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames
Nicholas Lombardo, Oliver Ames
Fallon Pfeifer, Sharon
Nick Wang, Sharon
Matthew Heather, Taunton
Timothy Luc, Taunton
1. Franklin – 342
2. Oliver Ames – 296
3. King Philip – 259.5
4. Milford – 234
5. North Attleboro – 194
6. Mansfield – 162.5
7. Taunton – 159
8. Canton – 127
9. Attleboro – 104
10. Foxboro – 98
11. Sharon – 78
12. Stoughton – 36
Diving Champions: Oliver Ames’ Cam Bourne and Sharon’s Fallon Pfeifer.
200 Yard Medley Relay
1. King Philip (Colby Vieira, Tyler Stringfellow, Dean Whyte, Tate Duffy) – 1:42.72
2. Franklin (Luke Cashin, John Cashin, Sumit Choudhury, Roy Wang) – 1:47.26
3. North Attleboro (Nick Haddad, Luke Haddad, Finn Devers, Ojas Rozario) – 1:49.86
4. Oliver Ames (Justin Vega, Andrew Abramson, Alex Buche, Anthony Carraggi) – 1:53.35
5. Mansfield (Matthew Weiner, Jared Gabrilowitz, Sebastian Gwynne, Aden Schwartz) – 1:53.75
6. Milford (Daniel Pacella, Jake Desmond, Aiden Macdonald, Gillieson Hobert) – 1:53.90
200 Yard Free
1. Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip – 1:48.16
2. Finn Devers, North Attleboro – 1:49.98
3. Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames – 1:56.26
4. Gianni Panno, Milford – 1:58.07
5. Matthew Heather, Taunton – 2:00.09
6. Sumit Choudhury, Franklin – 2:00.10
200 Yard IM
1. Colby Viera, King Philip – 2:05.40
2. Roy Wang, Franklin – 2:06.52
3. Lucas Haddad, North Attleboro – 2:07.10
4. Nicholas Wang, Sharon – 2:08.23
5. Dean Whyte, King Philip – 2:10.30
6. Sebastian Gwynne, Mansfield – 2:10.49
50 Yard Free
1. Nick Haddad, North Attleboro – 23.19
2. Connor Dunn, Attleboro – 23.62
3. Tim Luc, Taunton – 24.14
4. Michael Khoury, Milford – 24.43
5. Dan Egan, Foxboro – 24.67
6. Jared Gabrilowitz, Mansfield – 24.87
100 Yard Butterfly
1. Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames – 54.69
2. Sebastian Gwynne, Mansfield – 55.17
3. Dean Whyte, King Philip – 56.85
4. Aiden Macdonald, Milford – 57.17
5. William Felos, Foxboro – 58.21
6. Sumit Choudhury, Franklin – 59.68
100 Yard Free
1. Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames – 50.15
2. Gianni Panno, Milford – 52.24
3. Connor Dunn, Attleboro – 52.93
4. Michael Khoury, Milford – 53.30
5. Dan Egan, Foxboro – 55.17
6. Connor Eck, Franklin – 56.36
500 Yard Free
1. Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip – 4:49.02
2. Finn Devers, North Attleboro – 5:04.04
3. Roy Wang, Franklin – 5:05.85
4. Tate Duffy, King Philip – 5:08/88
5. William Felos, Foxboro – 5:14.30
6. Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames – 5:17.78
200 Yard Free Relay
1. Milford (Gianni Panno, Aiden Macdonald, Gillieson Hobert, Michael Khoury) – 1:36.86
2. Franklin (Sumit Choudhury, Luke Cashin, John Cashin, Roy Wang) – 1:37.24
3. Oliver Ames (Anthony Carraggi, Nicholas Lombardo, Jack Toomey, Kyle Gray) – 1:37.97
4. Mansfield (Matthew Weiner, Aden Schwartz, Jared Gabrilowitz, Sebastian Gwynne) – 1:40.28
5. Taunton (Matthew Heather, Omid Darius, Bryan Abbott, Tim Luc) – 1:43.07
6. Canton (Nathan Rosseau, Devin Kelly, Christopher Milne, Justin Diep) – 1:43.87
100 Yard Backstroke
1. Nick Haddad, North Attleboro – 54.22
2. Colby Viera, King Philip – 56.00
3. John Cashin, Franklin – 58.99
4. Luke Cashin, Franklin – 59.59
5. Nicholas Lombardo, Oliver Ames – 59.62
6. Gillieson Hobert, Milford – 1:05.70
100 Yard Breaststroke
1. John Cashin, Franklin – 1:05.15
2. Tate Duffy, King Philip – 1:06.40
3. Lucas Haddad, North Attleboro – 1:06.46
4. Nicholas Wang, Sharon – 1:07.25
5. Matthew Heather, Taunton – 1::08.87
6. Jared Gabrilowitz, Mansfield – 1:11.50
400 Yard Free Relay
1. Oliver Ames (Nicholas Lombardo, Alex Buche, Andrew Abramson, Kyle Gray) – 3:27.12
2. King Philip (Tyler Stringfellow, Dean Whyte, Tate Duffy, Colby Viera) – 3:27.44
3. Milford (Gianni Panno, Michael Khoury, Aiden Macdonald, Joshua Kravets) – 3:39.62
4. North Attleboro (Lucas Haddad, John Guiney, Finn Devers, Nick Haddad) – 3:39.71
5. Franklin (James Wu, Connor Eck, Matthew Barrett, Patrick Juszcyszyn) – 3:50.89
6. Canton (Matthew Thompson, Devin Kelly, Colin Messinger, Justin Diep) – 4:05.92
Foxboro, 64 @ Attleboro, 87 – Final – Attleboro’s Connor Dunn qualified for sectionals in the 50 free, clocking in at a time of 23.68. Foxboro’s Dan Egan (100 free, 57.84), Thomas Perry (500 free, 6:52.47) and Johnmichael Boucher (100 breaststroke, 1:22.69) each had individual wins for the Warriors.
King Philip, 99 @ Sharon, 54 – Final – King Philip took first, second and third in the 500 free and picked up first-place finishes in seven of the eight individual races to earn a win at Sharon. Colby Vieira took first in the 100 back and 100 free, Dean Whyte was first in the 20 free, Derek Whyte touched first in the 100 fly, Jackson Klien won the 50 free, and Tate Duffy took first in the 100 breaststroke. In the 500 free, John Dionis (5:51.30) was first, Cameron Stringfellow (6:05.87) was second and Andrew Pham (6:20.18) was third.
Taunton, 87 @ Mansfield, 83 – Final
Foxboro, 78 @ Attleboro, 84 – Final – Attleboro’s Jackie Lynch-Bartek swam a sectional-qualifying time in the 200 free and Liz Saltz qualified for states with her performance in the 200 IM, helping the Bombardiers beat Foxboro. Lynch-Bartek clocked in at 2:09.87 to qualify for sectionals while Saltz finished in 2:23.44 in the 200 IM to earn a spot at states. Foxboro’s Pam Nelson and Lindsey Nelson each won a pair of events. Pam Nelson took first in the 500 free (5:42.53), Lindsey Nelson won the 100 breaststroke (1:20.21) and both were apart of the 400 free relay (along with Gina Oullette and Faith Perry) that clocked in first at 4:25.60.
King Philip, 100 @ Sharon, 76 – Final – King Philip took first in all three relay events and six of the individual events to take down Sharon. Callie Sullivan, Fahra Whichard, Sam Nasson, and Sammy Dewitt won the 200 medley relay in 2:03.72, the team of Megan Campbell, Jess Sullivan, Morgan Sachleben and Whichard won the 200 free in 1:52.47, and Dewitt, Sachleben, Jamie Buckley, and Sullivan won the 400 free in 4:08.70. Sharon’s Ilka Zaniewski won the 50 free (27.01) and Kaveti Shrulhi won the 100 fly (1:09.42).
It took the Eagles less than 10 minutes to take the lead over the Bombardiers. Using one of their most reliable options, senior Tyler Hippler launched a long throw-in inside the attacking third that went over Attleboro’s keeper, deflected off sophomore Michael Baur, off the post and in for a 1-0 lead.
Attleboro registered its first chance of the game in the 18th minute when Devin Andre tracked down a long punt from keeper Nick Hasenfus, touched it wide for sophomore Michael Russo but his bid went just over the bar.
Big Blue’s momentum didn’t last long though. Just three minutes later, the Eagles doubled their lead. Sharon senior Marques Benton found some space at the top of the area, turned and ripped a shot that forced a diving save by Hasenfus. But Stessman pounced on the loose ball and buried it to make it 2-0.
“That’s the offense we’ve been expecting,” Kelly said. “During the OA game, we were kind of stagnant in our midfield and weren’t moving the ball well. So yesterday during practice we focused on moving the ball and keeping our formation and it showed today. We kept the ball on the ground, we were stringing together some passes together.”
Attleboro had a last minute chance in the first half when Connor Dunn struck a half volley inside the area, but Sharon junior goalie Ethan Kantor made an acrobatic save to preserve the two goal lead at the break.
Sharon came close to adding a third just over five minutes into the second half but Hasenfus had a big answer. Sophomore Viktor Schneider’s low cross found the feet of Baur inside the area, but a tackle from Nathan LaPlume forced it free. Hippler jumped on the loose ball and placed his shot in the upper corner but Hasenfus timed his jump perfectly and knocked it away.
The save proved big for Attleboro as the Bombardiers cut the deficit in half just four minutes later. Russo launched a big clearance off a Sharon corner and junior Will Halben was able to flick the ball behind the defense. Halben then tracked down the loose ball, taking advantage of a miscommunication between a Sharon defender and Sharon goalie, touched it wide and finished into the open net to make it 2-1.
The Bombardiers nearly pulled level three minutes later when Aidan Lanc put a half volley on goal, but Kantor was positioned well.
Two minutes after Andre had his floating header stopped by Kantor, the Eagles found the game winner. After a first corner we cleared away, Baur whipped a cross into the near post and Stessman – who was on the bench for the majority of the second half as he eases into game form – made the run and connected with a header to make it 3-1.
“We have a bunch of young players so when we can score off a set piece, it’s a bonus,” Kelly said. “Our second goal and our last goal to ice it, those are the goals we want to see. But set pieces are big too, a lot of teams score on set pieces in this league. If you’re not scoring on them, you could be down. You take away the set piece goals and it’s a 2-2 tie.”
With Attleboro pushing almost all of its players forward, Sharon’s Antonio El-Khoury took advantage and tucked his shot into the far corner in the 80th minute.
On the final play of the game, Attleboro sophomore David Medeiros hammered home a corner from junior Eli Araujo to make it 4-2.
Sharon boys soccer (2-1-1 overall, 2-1 Hockomock) is back in action on Friday when it opens its Davenport schedule with a visit from Foxboro. Attleboro (0-2-1) is on the road for the second straight game, visiting King Philip on Friday.
2016 Record: 8-6-6 2016 Finish: Reached D1 South Quarterfinal Coach: Peter Pereira
Even though Attleboro graduated some key pieces, the Bombardiers have a lot of experienced and talented players back for the 2017 season. The biggest challenge will be replacing center backs Harry Lancaster (Best XI selection) and Tyler Treichler (Second XI selection) in the heart of the defense.
Juniors Colin Levis and Aidan Lancaster are both back on the defensive line after gaining plenty of experience a season ago. They’ll look to work with Brandon Lewis and Connor Dunn to solidify the back four in front senior goalie Nick Hasenfus (2016 Best XI selection). In the midfield, Zach White is back and will be relied upon as one of the team’s top playmakers once healthy. He’ll have the help of Brady Holander, Nathan LaPlume, Devin Andre, Eli Araujo and Keith Thompson.
After breaking out as one of the league’s bright young stars a season ago, Will Halben is back to lead the attack alongside sophomores Mike Russo and David Medeiros.
“We are hoping to do a bit better than last year with a bit more depth,” said Attleboro head coach Peter Pereira.
2016 Record: 6-9-3 2016 Finish: Missed playoffs Coach: Fran Bositis
It looks like there is a chance of growing pains in the forecast for the 2017 Panthers. After graduating over a dozen seniors from last year’s team, there will be some inexperience in the lineup for Fran Bositis.
Senior Freddie Beckmann returns as the team’s starting goalie to give the defensive end some familiarity, but it will be a brand new back four in front of him. Sophomore Sam Stowell saw some minutes a year ago and will anchor the defense alongside senior Andrew DiLeo. Senior Connor O’Rourke, who also played some last year, will man the outside along with junior Sam Malloy.
In the midfield, Nitin Chaudhury will take over as the holding mid in the center of the pitch but could also move around depending on need. He’ll have the help of sophomores Jacob Cummings and Donny Tappin. Up front, there are mainutes up for grabs with junior Tim Duval in the running to likely grab one of the spots.
“We’re going to be young and inexperienced,” Bositis said. “We have a handful of seniors back but a youth movement is happening. But overall, the kids are really working hard and have great attitudes. We’re looking for improvement each day.”
2016 Record: 17-2-2 (Kelley-Rex Division Champion) 2016 Finish: Reached D1 South Semifinal Coach: Nick Gale
It will be hard to top the historic season the Warriors had a year ago, winning the division title and allowing just eight goals all season. But Nick Gale and his squad are focused on 2017, not last Fall.
Even though 2016 Best XI selections Cam Mullin and Colby Koch, and Second XI selections Ryan Coulter and Eli O’Neill all graduated, the Warriors still return some of the top talent in the league this year. Tyler Mann, the 2016 HockomockSports.com Player of the Year, is just one of many talented players back for Gale. Senior Connor Mullins will be a key piece in the midfield, senior Larsen Keys started all of last year on the back line and senior Mike Rowe is a dangerous player inside the 18. Thomas Lugten, Anthony Bozza and Zac White are all back as well after playing plenty of minutes last year.
Junior Nick Beltramini and sophomore Tristan Stephani are battling for minutes in goal.
“Our focus continues to be on developing players and improving our team,” Gale said. “We understand that opposing teams will be after us, but we won’t take our attention away from training, competing, and focusing on the smaller details that will help us continue to move forward. The league will be good, and we know we will need to be as well.
2016 Record: 11-5-3 2016 Finish: Reached D1 South First Round Coach: Steve Sheridan
Mansfield will be relying on a mix of experience and new faces in an effort to get back to the postseason for another year. The Hornets have the challenge of trying to fill the shoes of two-time Best XI selection Max Gurnon, and as well as the void left by the injury to Ethan Brill-Cass, a two year varsity starter.
However, with Sean Lanzillo, Nick Hyland, Sam Hyland and Harry Braidt back, the Hornets have a solid core to work on. Lanzillo’s speed makes him one of the toughest marks in the league while Sam Hyland emerged as a top midfielder last season. Nick Hyland and Braidt will be back to anchor the back line. Head coach Steve Sheridan expects junior Sam Nugent to step in and make an impact early on defensively, as well as junior midfield Luke Savoie on the offensive end.
Senior Nick Ferraz is battling with sophomore Anthony Salisbury for the starting position in net.
“I’m hoping some of the younger guys can step up on offense, and with the departure of Max along with the injury to Ethan and graduation of Jed in goal, our defense is going to have some new faces,” said Mansfield head coach Steve Sheridan.
2016 Record: 10-5-3 2016 Finish: Reached D2 South Quarterfinal Coach: John Barata
Oliver Ames returns plenty of talent and will be looking to challenge King Philip for supremacy in the Kelley-Rex division. Two-time HockomockSports.com Best XI selection Nathaniel Cardoza is back to anchor the Tigers from the middle of the field. His ability to play defense, as well as get forward, gives OA a boost.
Other returning starters back this year include Matt Campbell, Matt Alvarado, Cam Vella, Mason Galbato and Jack Sheldon. Mike Braga and Chris Lawrence bring experience to the back line in front keeper Jack Carroll, who is in his third year in net.
With the graduation of three-year starter Thomas McCormick, the Tigers have a void to fill at the striker position. Senior James Gillespie saw time last year off the bench and proved a capable option up top while Alvarado also showed his ability to finish. Senior Brandin Osborne transferred in from Coyle and will also be an attacking option for OA. Nick Bloumbas, Sean Flaherty and Niko Byron will all likely see time off this season as well.
“We are looking to build a solid team that will play well in a very competitive environment,” OA head coach John Barata said. “We know that to succeed we will need to play our best soccer everyday. The boys are working hard – we need to turn our effort into results. I feel confident that we will find our way and make an effort to qualify for the MIAA State tourney.”
2016 Record: 1-16-2 2016 Finish: Missed playoffs Coach: Taylor Whitters
Taunton brings back eight starters from last year’s team and head coach Taylor Whitters is hoping that experience will translate into an improved season in 2017. On top of of those eight starters, the Tigers will have Marc deSousa back in net after a missing his junior season battling cancer.
Senior Liam Crowley is back again with more experience to anchor the back line along with junior Kyle Aubin. DaeShawn Duffie and Hasan Farahat both return to give the Tigers a solid duo in the middle of the pitch while junior Liam Crowley also adds experience to the midfield. Jake DeAndrade, Brett Beaulieu and Alec Nunes are also back in the mix this year as well.
The Tigers got a boost from their rival as Ian Soderbom traded his Warrior blue and gold in from Coyle for Tiger black and orange. Soderbom will be a key piece on defense while Francois Hennaux, an exchange student from Belgium, will add depth to Taunton’s offense.
“Our team is already looking stronger and better,” said Whitters. “They say the tougher the set back the stronger the comeback. We are going to be one of those teams.”