Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Boys Hockey All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.
Hockomock League MVP
Jack Goyetch, Canton
Hockomock League All Stars
Jake Parker, Attleboro
Nick Allen, Canton
John Hagan, Canton
Jack Goyetch, Canton
Ryan Nolte, Canton
Quinn Gibbs, Canton
Aidan Sullivan, Foxboro
Brendan Tully, Foxboro
Luke Downie, Franklin
Owen Ginley, Franklin
Jack McGrath, Franklin
Jeremy Miller, Franklin
Collin Cooke, King Philip
Mike Curtin, King Philip
Cullin Anastasia, Mansfield
Tim Arnold, Mansfield
Jason McNeany, North Attleboro
Drew Wissler, North Attleboro
Matt McCormack, Oliver Ames
Michael Nikiciuk, Oliver Ames
Brett Williams, Oliver Ames
Brendan Campbell, Stoughton
Will Walsh, Taunton
Today’s games are listed below.
Franklin, 2 @ Hingham, 6 – Final
North Attleboro, 4 vs. Bishop Feehan, 4 – Final – Senior Jason McNeany scored twice and had two assists as the Rocketeers tied Feehan. Drew Wissler added a pair of goals and an assist for Big Red.
Stoughton, 5 @ Norton, 8 – Final – Stoughton freshman Matt Brown paced the Black Knights’ offense with a hat trick. Brendan Campbell and Sean Doherty scored the other goals while Thomas McCoy played well in goal, making 35 saves.
Attleboro @ North Attleboro, 7:30
Today’s games are listed below.
Attleboro, 1 @ Franklin, 13 – Final
Mansfield, 1 @ Canton, 3 – Final – Click here for a recap of this game.
North Attleboro, 3 @ Foxboro, 2 – Final – North Attleboro junior Brendan McHugh scored five minutes into the third period to help Big Red beat Foxboro. North’s Drew Wissler and Todd Robinson scored in the second period to build a 2-0 lead but Foxboro’s Aidan Sullivan and Ronnie MacLellan scored within a minute span to tie the game.
King Philip, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – Final – Oliver Ames scored once in each period to beat visiting King Philip. OA junior Brett Williams set up Colin Bourne for the opening goal in the first period, Williams scored himself in the second period, and then Williams assisted on Adam Healy’s third-period goal. Sophomore Owen Connor made 17 saves in net for OA.
Taunton, 1 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, 5 – Final
Canton, 2 @ King Philip, 0 – Final
Franklin, 0 vs. Ursuline, 0 – Final
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 6 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final
Div. 1 State Dual Meet (Franklin) – After a bye to start the day, Franklin won three straight dual meets to claim the D1 State Dual Meet championship. The Panthers beat Lawrence (54-9) in the quarterfinals, took down St. John’s Prep (59-11) in the semifinals, and won the title with an impressive 53-13 win over Chelmsford – ranked fourth in the state – in the finals to earn the title.
Div. 2 State Dual Meet (Milford, North Attleboro, Oliver Ames) – North Attleboro beat Oliver Ames (64-3) and Nashoba to advance to the D2 State Dual Finals but fell to Central Catholic. North senior Jake Direnzo picked up his 100th career victory during the day. Oliver Ames opened the day with a decisive 60-15 win over Beverly, and after losing to North Attleboro, defeated defending D2 state champs North Andover in the consolation round, 39-37. Remy Creighton, Casey Bellevue, Brandon Belleton, Dean Pacini, and Darnele Ryan each earned two wins each on the day for OA.
Div. 3 State Dual Meet (Foxboro) – Tied 27-27 entering the final match, Foxboro’s Adam Lanctot pulled out a 6-0 victory to give the Warriors three points, a 30-27 win over Dedham and the program’s second straight D3 State Dual Championship. Foxboro opened the way with a win over AMSA (54-13) and then took down Wayland (46-22) to advance to the finals.
Hingham Quad (Canton, Mansfield) – Mansfield had a solid showing, picking up wins over Scituate (33-17) and the host, Hingham (42-33). Canton also notched a win against the Sailors (44-17) but suffered a setback against the Harbormen (37-34) in a back-and-forth match.
Franklin County Tech Quad (King Philip) – King Philip dropped matches to Franklin Tech (42-34) and West Springfield (51-26).
Bridgewater-Raynham Quad (Stoughton, Stoughton) – Sharon swept the competition at the Bridgewater-Raynham quad. The Eagles beat Silver Lake (60-24), Duxbury (51-24) and host Bridgewater-Raynham (47-30). Stoughton beat Duxbury (48-31) but lost to B-R (47-27).
New Bedford Quad (Taunton) – Taunton suffered three setbacks, falling to New Bedford (38-14), Braintree (48-6) and Dighton-Rehoboth (18-12). Woudanly Danger (220) and Mason Frank (285) each had two wins for the Tigers while Guerard Theodore (132) and Candido Santos (160) each recorded one victory apiece.
Hockomock League Championships (@ Milford) – Click here for results and a photo gallery of this event.
Franklin, 134.75 @ Attleboro, 130.1 – Final – Franklin junior Mia Lizotte had her best performance of the season, earning a season-high score of 36.8 to take first place in the All Around. Panthers senior Liz Traphagen was second in All Around, notching a 34.75. Franklin results: Vault – Lizotte (9.35), Traphagen (8.55), Lexi Lupien (8.4), Rachel Cyr (8.3), Audrey DiMella (8.2), Katelyn Guidi (8.0), Sophie Redwine (7.9), Chloe Barac (7.8). Bars – Lizotte (8.7), Sadie Rondeau (8.2), Traphagen (8.1), Rylee Dooney (5.8), Guidi (5.7), Redwine (5.0), Molly Stanton (4.5). Beam – Lizotte (9.45), Traphagen (8.9), Rondeau (8.7), Cyr (7.9), Stanton (7.65), Sarah Bernstein (7.4), Sophia Perro (7.1). Floor – Lizotte (9.3), Traphagen (9.2), Rondeau (8.4), DiMella (7.5), Guidi (7.4), Barac (7.4), Caity Sault (6.1).
Canton @ Sharon, 4:30
Attleboro vs. Lowell, 10:00AM
Today’s games are listed below.
Milford, 59 vs. Hopedale, 26 – Final
Canton, 1 @ Newburyport, 1 – Final – Canton junior Ryan Nolte scored in the first period to give the Bulldogs the lead but Newburyport scored a late equalizer in the third period to give each team a point.
North Attleboro, 4 vs. Milton, 1 – Final – Drew Wissler scored a pair of goals and junior Jake Ebert scored his first goal of the season to help Big Red take down Milton. Jason McNeany also scored for the Rocketeers in the win.
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Walpole, 3 – Final – Oliver Ames junior Adam Lyons scored once and the Tigers hit the post twice but suffered a setback against the Rebels. Sophomore goalie Owen Connor had a strong game in net with 23 saves.
Taunton, 8 @ Somerset-Berkley, 0 – Final
Franklin, 1 @ Brookline/Newton South, 0 – Final – Franklin senior Jackie Connelly scored the only goal of the game to help the Panthers earn a win on the road.
King Philip, 1 @ Medfield, 1 – Final
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 2 @ Medway/Ashland, 2 – Final
Canton @ North Attleboro, 4:30
Mansfield, 95 @ Foxboro, 62 – Final – 200 Med Relay – Matt Weiner, Jared Gabrilowitz, Sebastian Gwynne, Aden Schwartz (Mans) 1:53; Ben Dorman, Thomas Perry, Johnmichael Boucher, Dan Egan (Fox) 2:05; David Piccirilli Anthony Teebagy, Andrew Oppenheim, Mike Peel (Mans) 2:11. 200 Free – Matt Weiner (Mans) 2:16; Matt Whalen (Mans) 2:25; Michael Deasy (Mans) 2:43. 200 IM – Aden Schwartz (Mans) 2:32; Johnmichael Boucher (Fox) 2:37; Mike Peel (Mans) 2:38. 50 Free – Sebastian Gwynne (Mans) 24.59; Jared Gabrilowitz (Mans) 24.56; Dan Egan (Fox) 25.03. 100 Fly – Aden Schwartz (Mans) 1:11.63; Andrew Oppenheim (Mans) 1:11.69; Anthony Quartarone (Fox) 1:34; 100 Free – Dan Egan (Fox) 59.87; Mike Peel (Mans) 1:03; David Piccirilli (Mans) 1:08; 500 Free – Andrew Oppenheim (Mans) 6:20; Matt Whalen (Mans) 6:51; Thomas Perry (Fox) 6:52. 200 Free Relay – Johnmichael Boucher, Dimitri Davis, Thomas Perry, Dan Egan (Fox) 1:52; Andrew Oppenheim, Matt Whalen, Will Anderson, Mike Peel (Mans) 1:56; Michael Deasy, Thomas Hermendinger, Jason Haugen, Curtis Regan (Mans) 2:05. 100 Back – Sebastian Gwynne (Mans) 1:00; Matt Weiner (Mans) 1:10; David Piccirilli (Mans) 1:16. 100 Breaststroke – Johnmichael Boucher (Fox) 1:18; Kristian Andersen (Fox) 1:27; Dimitri Davis (Fox) 1:31. 400 Free Relay – Dimitri Davis, Jared Roke, Ben Dorman, Anir Gubbala (Fox) 5:09.
Canton @ North Attleboro, 4:30
Mansfield, 98 @ Foxboro, 72 – Final – 200 Med Relay – Claudia Beasley, Mairead Shannon, Ellie Leard, Jenn Prior (Mans) 2:06; Sarah Egan, Lindsey Nelson, Pam Nelson, Gina Ouellette (Fox) 2:09; Caitlin McCarthy, Colleen Cooney, Megan O’Brien, Laura Chaffee (Mans) 2:20. 200 Free – Pam Nelson (Fox) 2:07; Jenn Prior (Mans) 2:08; Laura Chaffee (Mans) 2:28. 200 IM – Pam Nelson (Fox) 2:27; Claudia Beasley (Mans) 2:34; Ellie Leard (Mans) 2:40. 50 Free – Jess Harris (Mans) 29.87; Rachel Nunes (Fox) 30.22; Amber Durant (Mans) 31.82. 100 Fly – Jess Harris (Mans) 1:11; Gina Ouellette (Fox) 1:13; Caitlin McCarthy (Mans) 1:18. 100 Free – Jenn Prior (Mans) 1:00; Molly Devoy (Mans) 1:07; Amber Durant (Mans) 1:11. 500 Free – Lindsey Nelson (Fox) 6:18; Laura Chaffee (Mans) 6:35; Lily Behn (Fox) 7:31. 200 Free Relay – Pam Nelson, Gina Ouellette, Lindsey Nelson, Rachel Nunes (Fox) 1:57; Caitlin McCarthy, Ellie Leard, Mairead Shannon, Jess Harris (Mans) 1:59; Faith Perry, Sarah Egan, Lily Behn, Jenna Stamatov (Fox) 2:09. 100 Backstroke – Claudia Beasley (Mans) 1:08; Mairead Shannon (Mans) 1:14; Julia Carangelo (Fox) 1:17. 100 Breaststroke – Lindsey Nelson (Fox) 1:22; Ellie Leard (Mans) 1:23; Molly Devoy (Mans) 1:25. 400 Free Relay – Claudia Beasley, Jess Harris, Laura Chaffee, Jenn Prior (Mans) 4:16; Sarah Egan, Jenna Stamatov, Faith Perry, Shannon Egan (Fox) 4:53; Colleen Cooney, Julia Burnham, Amber Durant, Molly Devoy (Mans) 4:57.
King Philip, 127.0 @ Attleboro, 130.0 – Final
Franklin, 130.65 @ Canton, 105.50 – Final – Franklin senior Liz Traphagen won the All Around with a score of 34.7 while junior Sadie Rondeau was second, scoring an 8.5 on beam and 8.0 on floor. Mia Lizotte scored an 8.90 on vault and a 9.1 on floor, senior Molly Stanton’s score on beam, junior Rachel Cyr’s vault score, freshman Katelyn Guidi score on bars, and freshman Lexi Lupien’s scores on vault, beam and, floor all counted towards the Panthers’ win.
Sharon @ Mansfield, 12:30
Oliver Ames, 139.2 @ Taunton, 119.95 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Hannah Moynihan took first place in the All-Around with an impressive 36.15 to help the Tigers improve to 5-0. Moynihan scored a 9.1 on vault, 9.2 on bars, and 9.0 on the floor. Junior Gianna Martucci placed second with a 34.95 all around. Sophomore Lauren Picanzi contributed a 9.1 on bars. Other contributors for OA included senior Charis MacCuish, sophomore Tina O’Neill, and freshmen Ashlyn Latham and Kiara Nagle.
Attleboro vs. Newton North, 1:00
FOXBORO, Mass. – Chris Copponi’s shot was scuffed. The forward barely making contact with the puck just outside the right circle, but enough contact was made to redirect it past several sliding North Attleboro players trying desperately to block the Mansfield junior’s attempt at a power play goal.
Arnold’s goal with five minutes remaining in the third period turned out to be the game-winner for the Hornets, who held on to beat North 3-2 in Saturday night’s league encounter at the Foxboro Sports Center.
“He whiffs and it still gets through, but we’ll take it,” said Mansfield coach Mike Balzarini outside the locker room after the game. “We’ve been working on our power play because we knew they’d be a tough opponent from the first time we played them (a 4-1 North win in the season opener) and we were just patient. Yeah, it was a misfire, but we’ll take it.”
The Hornets converted on two-of-five power play opportunities in the game, including the game-tying goal in the second period and the eventual winner in the third. Arnold’s goal came on the third power play chance for the Hornets in the final period.
“Penalties are part of the game,” said first-year North coach Ben McManama, “but we’re getting too many lazy penalties where we’re playing defense with our sticks and not our feet. It was a game where we were in it but we shot ourselves in the foot.”
He added, “We also have to have more energy all game. We’re not having a consistent effort and that’s hurt us.”
There was no lack of energy from the Hornets at the start of the game. Mansfield came out flying in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd, part of what has made this one of the league’s top rivalries in the last few seasons.
Freshman Justin McIvor created an early scoring chance with a big hit on Will Yeomans on the half-board. The puck popped loose to Copponi for a one-timer from the slot, but Warren (21 saves) stood tall to stop it. Warren then came up with a big pad save to rob Jake Lund in the slot and then blocked the follow-up effort too.
“The first period has been a struggle all year because we’ve come out flat,” Balzarini explained. “We played Stoughton on Wednesday and we scored three goals in the first period and that was the stresser during practice on Friday to come out with intensity.”
The Hornets made the good start count. Senior defenseman Tyler Oakley jumped up to join the attack, skating right down the middle of the North defense. His first shot was saved but he collected the rebound and finished. It was the first of two goals and three points out of the senior defensemen in the game.
“That’s why they where the ‘C’ on their jerseys,” said Balzarini of Oakley and Arnold. “They’re both really good captains, really good leaders and for those guys to step up not only on the ice but off the ice has been huge for us.”
With 7:11 left in the first, a fire alarm went off, momentarily forcing the stands to empty and the teams to head back to the locker rooms. It also stole the momentum from the hosts and allowed North the chance to regroup.
Drew Wissler had North’s first good scoring opportunity when he caught Mansfield up ice and found space in the left circle, but his shot was saved by Hornets goalie Sean McCafferty. The Rocketeers tied the game two minutes later, with only 25.1 on the clock, when Wissler fed the puck to Anthony Zammiello for a shorthanded breakaway and the junior went five-hole for the score.
“Before I could even have a chance to talk to them, they knew that they didn’t come out ready,” said McManama of the fire alarm break. “We’ve had a lot of bad starts this year and it really needs to change. The team is aware of it, but we just need to suck it up and come out ready to play.”
North took its first lead early in the second period. Wissler flew down the left side again, opened his body and unleashed an unstoppable shot over the shoulder of McCafferty and just inside the top corner.
The lead lasted six minutes before Mansfield responded with a power play goal of its own. Oakley lined up a blast from the point that Warren could only parry. The puck fell to Cullin Anastasia and he deposited it into the open net.
The Hornets had the chance to get back in front early in the third but Patrick McCafferty saw his shot carom off Warren’s mask and off the boards behind the net. After Arnold scored, defenseman Nick Levine nearly got into the act for the Hornets but Warren again made an important close-range save.
With time running down and North scrambling for an equalizer, Jason McNeanyhad a tap in at the back post that went wide of an open net and Nick Raneri had a shot in the final minute that was kicked aside at the post.
“The penalties in these games disrupt the flow, so things may be going our way but a penalty for or against if we don’t capitalize changes the whole momentum of the game,” said McManama. “A good hockey team doesn’t get affected by these things, but we’re not there yet. We’re going to get there, but we’re just not there yet.”
Mansfield has now won two in a row and Balzarini is hoping the Hornets can build off a strong week. He said, “The momentum was ours from Wednesday to today and I’m hoping it continues [at practice] on Monday and Tuesday.”
Today’s games are listed below.
Attleboro, 77 @ Durfee, 59 – Final – Attleboro junior Dom Victor dropped a career-high 18 points while hauling in eight rebounds to lead the Bombardiers to a win on the road. Sophomore Bryant Ciccio also added a career-high with 17 points while senior Elvin Sam added 15 points and junior Mason Houle finished with 12 points.
Canton, 62 @ Archbishop Williams, 57 – Final – Click here for a recap of this game.
Franklin, 74 vs. Catholic Memorial, 60 – Final – Click here for a recap of this game.
Attleboro, 69 vs. Durfee, 57 – Final – Despite 31 points from Durfee’s Shaelyn Correiro, Attleboro pulled out a double-digit win to move back above .500 on the season. Sam Pierce had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Attleboro, while Nyah Thomas added 13 points, MacKenzie Roberts had 12, and Liv McCall had 11 in the win. Attleboro coach Marty Crowley said that Jordyn Lako was “immense defensively” for the Bombardiers.
Canton, 57 vs. Dover-Sherborn, 34 – Final – Hannah Jerrier scored a game-high 24 points and pulled down 18 rebounds as Canton improved to 3-1 with the non-league win. Erin Devine added eight points, six blocks, and seven boards for the Bulldogs and freshman Kayla Albert scored four points, grabbed five rebounds, blocked three shots and had two assists on her varsity debut. Canton coach Jim Choquette called it a “great effort from the entire team.”
Franklin, 43 @ Coyle & Cassidy, 53 – Final
Mansfield, 46 @ Bishop Feehan, 61 – Final – Ann Maher scored a team-high 17 points and Meg Hill added 15 for the Hornets, which split the season series with the Shamrocks. Maggie Danehy also scored eight points in the loss.
Oliver Ames, 0 @ Canton, 5 – Final – Click here for a recap of this game.
Stoughton, 0 @ Mansfield, 9 – Final – Mansfield scored three goals in the opening period and added four more in the second period. Tim Arnold had a pair of goals for the Hornets while Nick Levine, Matt Copponi, and Coleman Jenkins each scored their first career goals. Nick Menz recorded a shutout in the third period for the Hornets.
North Attleboro, 7 @ Taunton, 4 – Final – North Attleboro’s first line was at its best, scoring all seven of the Rocketeers’ goals in a win over Taunton. Anthony Zamiello scored a hat trick while Jason McNeany and Drew Wissler each scored a pair of goals for North.
Canton, 2 @ Franklin, 0 – Final – Click here for a recap and photo gallery from this game.
Stoughton, 6 vs. St. Joseph Prep, 4 – Final
Canton, 48 @ Milford, 27 – Final
Foxboro, 8 @ North Attleboro, 57 – Final – Click here for a Photo Gallery from this meet.
Franklin, 64 @ St. John’s Shrewsbury, 6 – Final
Mansfield, 50 @ King Philip, 19 – Final
Taunton, 12 @ Oliver Ames, 59 – Final – Oliver Ames junior Anthony Berksza picked up his 15th win of the season to help the Tigers defeat Taunton. Taunton’s Woudanly Danger (220) and Mason Frank (285) picked up wins for the visiting Tigers.
Sharon, 43 @ Stoughton, 29 – Final
Boys Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis)
Attleboro, 48 vs. King Philip, 51 – Final
Canton, 34 vs. Milford, 65 – Final – Canton’s Cordel Smith won a pair of events, taking first in the 300M (38.66) and qualifying for states in the high jump (5-10.00). Cam Sanchez crossed first in the 55M dash (6.99) while Jack Healey took second in both the 1 Mile (5:07.15) and the 2 Mile (11:05.91). Riley McDonnell placed second in the 300M (38.70).
Foxboro, 18.5 vs. Sharon, 81.5 – Final
Franklin, 73 vs. Taunton, 27 – Final
Mansfield, 66 vs. Oliver Ames, 34 – Final – Mansfield swept the points in the 1000M with Kevin Crawford taking first (2:43.68), Jackson Murphy placing second (2:50.43) and Sean Lanzillo coming in third (2:51.51). Nick Horn (37.77) and Dan Knight (39.11) took first and second in the 300M for the Hornets while Jareme DiLorenzo (8.17) and Matt Buiser (9.12) were first and second in the 55M hurdles.
North Attleboro, 55.5 vs. Stoughton, 44.5 – Final
Girls Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis)
Attleboro, 25 vs. King Philip, 75 – Final
Canton, 24 vs. Milford, 75 – Final – Canton’s Chloe Pennacchio was a double winner, taking first in the 1 Mile (6:07.08) and the 1000M (3:33.09). Bronwyn Mahoney also placed first for the Bulldogs, winning the shot put (29-04.00).
Foxboro, 30 vs. Sharon, 70 – Final
Franklin, 69 vs. Taunton, 31 – Final
Mansfield, 49 vs. Oliver Ames, 51 – Final – Oliver Ames pulled out a narrow win over Mansfield on Wednesday afternoon. Mansfield’s Amanda Mangano was first in the 55M dash (7.59) and the long jump (16-11.00) while taking third in the high jump (4-8.00). Alexis Kiyanda won her first race of the year, crossing first in the 300M at 45.61. The Hornets’ 4×200 relay of Gabrielle Devlin, Julia Harrison, Angela Corkery, and Meg Kuras ran a season-best time of 1:53.42 for the win.
North Attleboro, 82 vs. Stoughton, 14 – Final
Canton, 63 vs. Ashland, 91 – Final
Canton, 75 vs. Ashland, 91 – Final
Mansfield @ Attleboro, 7:30
Sharon, 121.45 @ Franklin, 128.40 – Final – Franklin junior Mia Lizotte won the all-around for the second straight meet, earning a 34.7 to edge out Sharon’s Ariana Chabot (30.9). Franklin junior Sadie Rondeau placed first on the beam for the Panthers with an 8.35 while freshman Lexi Lupien took second in each the vault, beam, and floor.
Today’s games are listed below.
Attleboro, 4 vs. Martha’s Vineyard, 0 – Final
Canton, 1 vs. Shrewsbury, 1 – Final – Click here for a photo gallery from this game.
Foxboro, 6 @ Stoughton, 2 – Final – Foxboro raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, picking up a non-league win on the road. Brendan Tully scored a pair of goals and had an assist in the win. Mike Nazzaro and Sean Doherty scored for Stoughton. Click here for a photo gallery of this game.
King Philip, 3 @ Coyle & Cassidy, 4 – Final – King Philip took a 1-0 lead after the first period, but Coyle outscored the Warriors 2-1 in the final period to pick up the win. Chris Daniels scored a pair of goals for King Philip and assisted on the third, a goal from Collin Cooke.
North Attleboro, 1 @ Bishop Feehan, 2 – Final – North Attleboro cut the deficit in half with a third-period goal from Drew Wissler (assisted by Anthony Zamiello) but couldn’t find the back of the net again in a setback against the Shamrocks.
Taunton, 6 vs. Somerset-Berkley, 2 – Final – Taunton opened its season in style with three players recording multiple points in a win over Somerset-Berkley. Cam Sneyd led the way with a goal and three assists while Mike Albert had a pair of goals and an assist and Andrew Carter scored twice. Andrew Gomes earned the win in net with 19 saves.
King Philip, 0 @ Canton, 1 – Final – Click here for a recap and photo gallery from this game.
Franklin, 8 vs. Leominster, 0 – Final
Foxboro, 36 vs. Brockton, 31 – Final
Milford, 3 @ Franklin, 56 – Final
Mansfield, 21 @ St. John’s Prep, 43 – Final
North Attleboro, 77 @ Taunton, 0 – Final – North Attleboro picked up an impressive win over an up and coming Taunton squad. The Rocketeers won 12 of the 14 matches by pin, including Brady Folan (120), Michael Edmonds (152), Adam Eberle (170), Reid Wills (182) and Brad White (285).
Oliver Ames, 57 @ Stoughton, 15 – Final – Oliver Ames picked up a big win on the road to remain unbeaten in dual meets. CJ Deveau (152), Joe Savino (160), and Billy Tat (170) had standout wins for the Tigers.
Stoughton, 24 @ Attleboro, 86 – Final
Oliver Ames, 95 @ Canton, 70 – Final
Stoughton, 44 @ Attleboro, 87 – Final – Attleboro’s Liz Saltz qualified for states in the 50 free with a time of 26.09 and qualified for sectionals in the 500 free with a time of 5:41.43. The Bombardiers’ 200 free relay (Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Tiffany Chin, Corinne Perry and Liz Saltz) also qualified for sectionals with a time of 1:51.79.
Oliver Ames, 95 @ Canton, 79 – Final
Today’s games are listed below.
Foxboro, 1 @ Attleboro, 2 – Final – Ryan Morry and Jake Parker each scored once to help the Bombardiers earn their first win of the season, a non-league victory over Foxboro. Warriors freshman Kirk Leach scored his first career goal for Foxboro in the loss.
King Philip, 3 @ Bridgewater-Raynham, 0 – Final – King Philip bounced back from its season-opening loss with a strong win on the road against the Trojans. The Warriors scored once in each period while junior James Lewis made 15 saves in his first varsity start to earn the win. Mike Curtin opened the scoring in the first off of assists from Garrett Maxwell and Collin Cooke. The Warriors made it 2-0 when Luke D’Amico converted off of a feed from Curtin. In the third, Cooke buried an unassisted goal into an empty net to secure the win.
Mansfield, 1 @ North Attleboro, 4 – Final – North Attleboro opened its season in style, scoring the opening goal just 21 seconds into the game and never looking back against the Hornets. Drew Wissler opened the scoring off of an assist from Anthony Zamiello, and then returned the favor to Zamiello later in the period to give Big Red a 2-0 lead after a period. Mansfield senior Cullin Anastasia scored a short-handed goal to bring the Hornets within one but Jeff Baker restored the two-goal lead for North within a minute to make it 3-1. Wissler scored an empty-netter in the third period to ice the game.
Stoughton, 2 vs. St. John Paul II, 5 – Final – Brendan Campbell and Sean Doherty each scored a goal for Stoughton.
Canton, 1 @ Falmouth, 1 – Final – Canton peppered Falmouth with 41 shots but only broke through once to earn a point on the road. Andrea McNeil found the back of the net for the Bulldogs in the first period while Colleen Kelleher finished with 30 saves.
Mansfield/Oliver, 2 Ames @ Franklin, 2 – Final – Click here for a recap and photo gallery from this game.
Stoughton, 0 @ King Philip, 7 – Final
Marlboro Early Bird (Canton) – Canton placed fifth overall among 16 teams. Sophomore Eddie Marinilli won the 138 bracket for the Bulldogs.
Mike Melish Duals (Foxboro, Sharon), 9:00AM
St. John’s Prep Quad (Franklin) – Franklin had the best team at the meeting, sweeping all three opponents. The Panthers opened with a dominant 45-18 win over Lawrence, earned a hard-fought victory over the hosts St. John Prep (31-21) and finished the day with a 58-16 win over Salem (NH). Jordan Carlucci went 3-0 on the day with three pins.
King Philip @ Milford, 10:00AM
Brockton Tri-meet (Mansfield) – Mansfield rallied for a win over host Brockton to pick up its second win of the day. The Hornets beat Barnstable (60-18) before coming back to beat the Boxers (39-31). Sam Isaacson (126), Ethan Nirenberg (195), and Sam Hutton (220) all picked up huge wins for the Hornets to help complete the comeback against Brockton.
North Attleboro Quad (North Attleboro) – North Attleboro picked up three wins on the day, including over one of the state’s best programs in Norton. Big Red beat Hope (RI) 53-22, took down Chariho (RI) 39-22 and picked up a win over Norton, 45-30. Seniors Jake Direnzo, Brady Folan, Zack Gould, Adam Eberle, and Brad White all went 3-0 for the day.
Marshfield Quad (Oliver Ames) – Oliver Ames dominated the day, picking up four wins to move to 5-0 on the season. The Tigers beat Whitman-Hanson (53-15), Pembroke (47-24), Toll Gate (57-24) and host Marshfield (51-27). Freshman Remy Creighton (106), junior Nick McGovern (113), senior Brandon Belleton (138, three pins), junior Anthony Berksza (145, four pins) and junior Dean Pacini (195, three pins) all went 4-0 on the day for Oliver Ames.
Sandwich Early Bird (Taunton) – Taunton had a successful day at the Sandwich Early Bird tournament with seven wrestlers finishing first, second or third. Josh Grasso (132), Alex Simon (195) and Woudanly Danger (220) emerged victorious from their respective weight classes while Candido Santos (160) and Mason Frank (285) finished second and Tyler Kennedy (152) and Jordan Manning (285) each finished third.
Boys Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis)
Attleboro, 29 vs. Oliver Ames, 70 – Final
Canton, 25 vs. Sharon, 75 – Final
Foxboro, 23 vs. North Attleboro, 77 – Final
Franklin, 61 vs. King Philip, 39 – Final
Mansfield, 76 vs. Taunton, 24 – Final
Milford, 46 vs. Stoughton, 50 – Final
Girls Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis)
Attleboro, 31 vs. Oliver Ames, 69 – Final
Canton, 17.66 vs. Sharon, 82.33 – Final
Foxboro, 23 vs. North Attleboro, 68 – Final
Franklin, 77 vs. King Philip, 23 – Final
Mansfield, 43.50 vs. Taunton, 56.50 – Final
Milford, 71 vs. Stoughton, 29 – Final
Taunton, 124.1 @ Attleboro, 134.65 – Final
North Attleboro, 136.15 @ Canton, 103.35 – Final – North Attleboro had four different individuals each win a single event in a victory over Canton. Kaleigh DeMarco won the vault (9.1), Caroline Szajda won the bars (8.4), Lindsay Robinson was first on the beam (8.7) and Paige Moore was victorious on the floor (8.8).
King Philip @ Canton, 7:00
The Rocketeers dominated in terms of attacking zone time, shots on goal and scoring opportunities but Westwood was opportunistic, capitalizing on its chances to snatch a 4-1 win over Big Red.
“I can honestly say I think we were the better team today,” said North Attleboro head coach Steve Snizek. “The score didn’t reflect that, they got the bounces and we didn’t. I thought we carried the play from start to finish. I’m very proud of my guys, I can’t ask for anything more from what they gave me today.”
Though no one knew it yet, the first sequence of the game was an example of how the game would play out. North had a good chance just a minute into the game when Brendan McHugh ripped a shot and Anthony Zammiello had a chance on the rebound but it slid just wide.
And on the other end, in Westwood’s first trip into the attacking zone, a defensive miscue gave the Wolverines a golden chance that Trevor Fahey buried to make it 1-0 just 75 seconds into the game.
North responded well though, finding the equalizer less than two minutes later. Junior Hunter Sarro forced a turnover in the offensive zone and ripped a wrist shot from the right circle to tie the game.
The level score was short lived as the Wolverines pounced on another North defensive miscue just three minutes later. A defenseman slipped with a Westwood skater at his feet, forcing the puck free in the defensive zone. Westwood’s Sam Murphy jumped onto it just before it cleared the blue line and fired one top shelf to make it 2-1.
The momentum completely shifted to Big Red in the middle frame. The Rocketeers peppered Westwood goalie Justin Anderson with 14 shots in the period but couldn’t get one by him.
Drew Wissler had the first chance less than a minute in after blocking a clearance attempt but his wrist shot was gloved down.
North Attleboro went on the power play and Zach McGowan had a chance but his shot was blocked by a defenseman.
With eight minutes to play, Zammiello knocked down a clearance from Westwood and unleashed a shot but his tough angle bid was saved.
The Rocketeers’ first line had a good chance with under four minutes to play as Wissler connected with McGowan, who shoveled along a pass to Erik Clements as they entered the zone. Clements got off a shot but it sailed wide of the target.
“We had a gameplay, we wanted to get on them early and attack, attack attack,” Snizek said “We didn’t want to be afraid to lose. The kids held up their end of the bargain, it was just unfortunate with the outcome. I thought it was by far our best season in my eight years here.”
Before North Attleboro could keep the momentum going in the third period, the Wolverines doubled their lead just three minutes into the final stanza. Defenseman Mark Horsfall tossed a shot from the blue line that Timmy Dalton got a piece of. The puck easily found its away in the net as North goalie Ryan Warren was knocked to the ground.
No penalty was called.
“North Attleboro came out and they flew, they’ve got kids that can really fly,” said Westwood coach Mike Welby. “[McGowan], [Clements], even [Wissler], they put a lot of pressure on us. We were surprised by how things went in the second period. But we were very fortunate to come out there in the third and grab the momentum back. We got a pretty opportunistic third goal and then the fourth goal sealed it.”
The Rocketeers had a couple of chances as time ticked away in the third but couldn’t beat Anderson.
Westwood iced the game when Tom Keith raced up the far boards, made a nice move past a defenseman and was able to tuck his chance in to make it 4-1 with 7:58 to play.
Sarro had a nice chance with five minutes to play but Anderson made the save without giving up a rebound and then with a minute to play, McGowan made a nice move to get in close but had his bid turned aside.
“Their goalie played phenomenal, he gobbled everything up,” Snizek said. “It happens, its unfortunate but it happens. We were snakebitten today. No dirty goal chances, which we try to get. They capitalized on the mistakes and thats what good teams do.”
North Attleboro hockey finished with a 29-22 advantage in shots. The Rocketeers finished the season 14-4-4.
“I’m so proud of my seniors,” Snizek said. “Captains and the rest of the senior class…the leadership this year was unbelievable. It was the best I’ve seen in my tenure. They picked everybody up when anyone was down.”