Tigers Overcome Turnovers To Sink Whalers

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Taunton junior running back Bryan Batista eludes a New Bedford defender in the first half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
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 TAUNTON, Mass. – Looking at the scoreboard when time expired and seeing just 21 points, Taunton head coach Brad Sidwell knew his team left some points on the board.

But he was certainly pleased with the big zero on the visitor’s side of the scoreboard.

In the season opener — and return to Fall football — for both squads, Taunton posted a 21-0 win over visiting New Bedford for its first shutout since Thanksgiving 2018.

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“Typical first game… too many penalties,” Sidwell said. “Every time we’d try to get the momentum going, there’d be a flag or a mistake. But this is certainly something we can build on, something we can coach on the mistakes we made. And we have to make sure we do a better job taking care of the ball with three turnovers.”

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Taunton scored twice in the second quarter and added another early in the fourth to overcome three turnovers and some untimely penalties to sink the Whalers.

The Tigers’ defense ended up stealing the show, forcing the Whalers to punt on six of their eight offensive series, including four straight to open the game. The fifth drive of the game was stopped by a turnover on downs and the first drive of the second half — and longest of the game for New Bedford — was thwarted by an interception.










Junior running back Bryan Batista had a breakout game in his first career start. He scampered for 125 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and also hauled in a 29-yard pass to help pace the Tiger offense. Junior quarterback Jacob Leonard also had a strong game, going 12-for-15 passing with 147 yards and a touchdown.

Leonard spread the ball around to all of his weapons with six players hauling in at least one catch, led by four receptions for Isaiah Williams. Trent Santos, Troy Santos, and Nathan Keenan all hauled in two passes as well.

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Taunton forced a quick three-and-out to start the contest, highlighted by one of Ryan MacDougall’s four tackles for loss. And the offense looked poised to march down the field but the Tigers fumbled after a completion that was past the first down marker.

It wasn’t until the very end of the quarter until Taunton got the ball back on offense and this time, they held onto the ball and found the end zone. Going 68 yards on six plays that mainly featured quick short passes, the Tigers struck on a bubble screen. On third down, Leonard fired a quick strike to Trent Santos on the left side and the senior wide receiver did the rest, slicing across the field and through the Whaler defense, cutting up field and finding his way to a 22-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

John Castillo’s sack on first down set the tone for the next drive and New Bedford quickly went three-and-out. Leonard hit Batista on a screen for 29 yards to move just outside the red zone but an interception in the end zone put that drive to a screeching halt.

The defense stood tall again with a big stop on third and short, and an errant punt gave the Tigers prime field position at the New Bedford 34-yard line. Taunton took full advantage this time as Batista had back-to-back carries, the latter a 22-yard touchdown through a big hole on the right side of the line created by center Ryan MacDougall and guard Jack Moitoso.

“I thought it was good, he’s a good slash runner and was able to wear them down a bit at the end,” Sidwell said. “We have some skilled receivers too that can do some special stuff with the ball and all of them catches today and made some plays too. They’re working hard for us. Trent only had what, two catches? A year ago we had to throw it to him a lot but we’ve developed more weapons.”

The Tigers stopped New Bedford’s last-minute push when Faisal Mass came up with a big third down sack, getting the ball back with a chance to score before the break.




The offense sputtered a bit from there. Leonard and Williams linked up a couple of times to move up field as the clock ticked under a minute in the first half but New Bedford ended up applying enough pressure and the Tigers couldn’t convert before the half.

Batista opened the second half with a great run up the right side, going for 31 yards but he was stripped from behind and New Bedford took over after just one play.

The Whalers moved 30 yards and into Taunton territory but Nick Lima wrestled away a fourth down pass from a receiver for an interception to stop the New Bedford drive. The Tigers couldn’t capitalize and had to punt three plays later.

Tackles for loss from Nathan LaPlante and Lima on back-to-back plays forced the Whalers to punt just seconds into the fourth quarter and Taunton’s offense finally put together another scoring drive. Batista ran for 15 yards on first down behind the blocking of juniors Logan Frank and William Guachichulca-Torres and sophomore tackle Bryan Joanis.

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Leonard hit Troy Santos on a quick strike and the sophomore receiver went for 33 yards to move into Whaler territory. Four plays later, on fourth and short, the Tigers iced the win with a 12-yard touchdown from Batista for a 21-0 lead with under five minutes left.

“It was odd, we had some film from the Fall 2 season but not knowing exactly who they had or what they’d run,” Sidwell said. “I think they were missing their top back today so that made a difference. But I thought the kids fought hard and the defense kept coming up with stops. There was some bending but hopefully, we can gain some confidence from this, smooth things out, and get some momentum going.”

Taunton football hits the road next week to renew acquittances with another longtime non-league rival, traveling to Fall River to take on Durfee. The Hilltoppers dropped a 10-7 decision to Attleboro on a field goal as time expired. Taunton and Durfee will kick off at 7:00 on Friday.

Football: 2021 Kelley-Rex Division Preview

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King Philip could be the favorite to challenge Mansfield for the Kelley-Rex division title this season. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

By HockomockSports.com Staff

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Attleboro

2020 Record: 1-5
Coach: Mike Strachan

Key/Returning Players: Ryan Betts, Sr., RB/LB; Keigan Conley, Sr., RB/LB; Christian Dame, Sr., TE/LB; Alvin Harrison, Sr., OL; Hayden Hegarty, Sr., TE/LB; Aiden Hochwarter, Jr., QB; Ethan Lako, Jr., RB/DB; Chris Leonardo, Sr., OL/DL; Isaiah Miranda, Jr., C; Kaiden Murray, Sr., RB/DB; Isaac Pereira, Sr., OL/DL; Anthony Salviati, Jr., WR/DB; Jacob Struminski, Sr., OL/DL; Freddy Wheaton, Sr., RB/LB;

Outlook:
Attleboro struggled on the offensive side of the ball last year, scoring only 44 points in six games and not scoring a touchdown until the fifth game of the season. The Bombardiers will need to improve on that side of the ball to try and move up the standings and challenge the top teams in the Kelley-Rex. With eight returning starters on both sides of the ball, Attleboro can rely on an experienced roster to try and turn things around this fall.

It will be obvious where Attleboro’s strength lies. The Bombardiers run 6’3 285, 6’3 255, 6’2 285, and 6’3 305 at the guard and tackle positions. They are going to try and overpower teams. The leader of that group is senior Chris Leonardo, who is a force on both sides of the ball. Seniors Alvin Harrison, Jacob Struminski, and Isaac Pereira are a formidable front and junior Isaiah Miranda will be back at center. Experience and size are important, but the Bombardiers will need its array of running backs to take advantage. Seniors Ryan Betts, Freddy Wheaton, Keigan Conley, and Kaiden Murray will all get the chance to carry the ball. Junior Aiden Hochwarter returns under center after taking over midway through last year and he will have classmate Anthony Salviati to throw to out wide and senior tight end Christian Dame.

The Attleboro defense will also rely on its strength up front with Leonardo and Harrison controlling the middle. The linebackers have plenty of experience, with Dame, Wheaton, Betts, Conley, and senior Hayden Hegarty all coming back after seeing significant time last year. The secondary has a lot of athleticism. Junior Ethan Lako, Salviati, and Murray are all capable of making big plays and forcing turnovers.
 
“It is great to have some normalcy back this fall,” said Attleboro coach Mike Strachan. “We have eight returning starters on each side of the ball this season and we have great senior leadership. We are looking to a great fall season.”










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Franklin

2020 Record: 3-4
Coach: Eian Bain

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Key/Returning Players: Jared Arone, Sr., QB; Shane Kindred, Sr., WR; Will Tracey, Sr., WR; Mack Gulla, Sr., RB; Ethan Aeillo, Sr., OL; Jack Porkorny, Sr., OL; Jonathan Martins, Sr., DL; Cullen Pek, Sr., LB; Joe Tirrell, Sr., DB; Luke Davis, Jr., DB.

Outlook:
All eyes are on Mansfield and King Philip as the favorites in the Kelley-Rex and that’s how coach Eian Bain likes it. The Panthers are certainly flying under the radar a bit but that might not last very long, especially after their success during the preseason has turned some heads.

Having a lot of familiar faces in key positions will be an early advantage for the Panthers, who have a strong non-league schedule that starts with Wachusett and features perennial state powerhouse Duxbury. Senior Jared Arone gained a lot of experience at quarterback during the Fall 2 season and could be poised for a big year with a full schedule on tap. Part of the reason why is because of all the weapons around him. Both Shane Kindred and Will Tracey developed a lot of chemistry with the QB in the abbreviated season and will be his main two targets this year.

And while the Panthers have developed a reputation for a pass-heavy offense, we saw a much more balanced approach during the spring and with senior running back Mack Gulla ready for a breakout season, it’s likely that balance continues. Gulla is a tough runner that will keep defenses honest; he isn’t just going to help set up the passing game, he’s a true threat to run all over defenses. It will all start up front and the Panthers have center Ethan Aeillo and tackle Jack Porkorny back in starting roles.

Senior Joe Tirrell and junior Luke Davis give the Panthers a veteran presence in the secondary. Franklin allowed over 20 points per game last season but will be looking to bring that number down some this year as they try and establish themselves as a contender in the division. Senior Jonathan Martins impressed last season and will be a key piece on the defensive line while the linebackers will be anchored by senior Cullen Pek.

“The Panthers return many familiar faces but face a tough task of replacing some key positions,” Bain said. “Many players have stepped up but there is still a lot to be answered before the home opener against Wachusett.”




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King Philip

2020 Record: 4-3
Coach: Brian Lee

Key/Returning Players: Charlie Grant, Sr., QB/DB; Crawford Cantave, Sr., RB/DB; Nick Viscusi, Sr., WR/DB; Jonathan Joseph, Sr., WR/DB; Hunter Hastings, Sr., OL/DL; Chris Sesay, Jr., OL/DL; Rudy Gately, Jr., RB/LB; Danny Clancy, Sr., WR/DL; Matthew Kelley, Jr., K.

Outlook:
King Philip has a strong core of returning players set to compete for the Kelley-Rex crown this Fall season but the Warriors are hoping to develop some depth along the way as they navigate through one of the state’s toughest schedules.

KP is still hurting from the Fall 2 season, when they lost six players to season-ending surgery, four of which were starters. With a quick turnaround to this season, the Warriors will still be without those players but there is still lots of excitement around those who will be on the field this year. Senior Charlie Grant returns as the starter at quarterback and has some weapons to utilize around them, starting with receivers Danny Clancy, Nick Viscusi, and Jonathan Joseph. All three have varsity experience and are seniors. Junior Rudy Gately and senior Crawford Cantave give the Warriors a thunder and lightning running back combination. Senior Drew Danson was set to be one of the top tight ends in the league but is out due to injury. Sophomore Thomas McLeish will also be in the mix to play at quarterback and Grant could see time at receiver.

Hunter Hastings and Chris Sesay are the returners on the offensive line and will start at the tackle positions while Dan Nineve will be the center and Amro Ismail and Sean King man the guard positions. It will be a lot of the same names on the other side of the ball with Hastings, King, and Sesay all playing both ways. Junior Nate Kearney will also be in the mix as a pass rusher.

The veteran group on defense will be the KP secondary, which features a lot of familiar faces. Both Cantave (safety) and Viscusi (corner) had really strong junior seasons and will lead the way alongside junior Thomas Brewster, senior Eli Reed, and Joseph, who has really impressed so far this preseason. There will be a little inexperience at linebacker but the Warriors have Gately back in the fold alongside senior Jake Sullivan and junior Will Astorino. Matt Kelley is back as the starting kicker.

“I love my team, great kids,” said KP head coach Brian Lee. “We just have to make sure ready to go every single week. It’s been kind of a burn, playing in the Spring. It feels like we’ve been going, going, going, but now we have to focus on staying healthy and getting through Thanksgiving. It’s been fun to be around them, they are good kids that work hard. Hopefully, we can turn that into being successful.”




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Mansfield

2020 Record: 6-0 (Kelley-Rex division champions)
Coach: Mike Redding

Key/Returning Players: Mark DeGirolamo, Sr., OL/DL; Ryan DeGirolamo, Jr., TE/DE; James Fichera, Sr., WR/LB; Joe Forte, Sr., OL/DL; James Gilleran, Sr., OL/DE; Zander Holmes, Sr., RB/LB; Jephte Jean, Jr., OL/DE; Dana Johnson, Sr., WR/DB; Drew Sacco, Jr., RB/DB; Rocco Scarpellini, Jr., RB/LB; Braeden Veno, Sr., OL/DL; Conner Zukowski, Jr., QB/DB

Outlook:
Mansfield won the 2019 state title, is riding a 16-game win streak, hasn’t lost a game in league play since September 2017, and hasn’t lost an in-state game since a triple-OT thriller against Foxboro at Fenway to close out 2018, so the Hornets have earned the target that is on their backs this fall. Everyone will be aiming to be the first Hock team to hand the Hornets a loss and try to end a three-year run as the top team in the Kelley-Rex. Although there are some guys in new spots, especially at the skill positions, Mansfield returns 10 starters and several players who saw significant action off the bench last year.

The offense will be powered by an experienced line. Four of five starters return from last year with only junior center Colton Johnson added. Seniors Mark DeGirolamo, Joe Forte, and James Gilleran, and junior Jephte Jean are all back and should give the Hornets an edge up front. Junior Conner Zukowski will be the new starting quarterback and he will have several new weapons to call on. Juniors Drew Sacco and Rocco Scarpellini are new starters in the backfield, but both were called on plenty last season. Senior Dana Johnson and sophomore Trevor Foley will get the start out wide.

Defense has been Mansfield’s calling card during its run, as the Hornets allowed only 23 points in six games last year. DeGirolamo and classmate Braeden Veno are back on the defensive line along with Jean and senior Pedro Cruz. All three starting linebackers returned, as seniors Zander Holmes and James Fichera are paired with Scarpellini. Junior safety Ryan DeGirolamo is the only starter back in the secondary and will need to provide leadership for sophomores Foley and CJ Bell. Senior Jared Fraone will start at the other corner spot.

Mansfield coach Mike Redding is counting on a tough preseason, against state powers Everett and Central Catholic, to help the Hornets prepare. He is also excited about the new statewide playoff system that could pair Mansfield with a new set of tournament opponents as they seek to make it a three-peat in Div. 2.




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Milford

2020 Record: 5-2
Coach: Dale Olson

Key/Returning Players: Key/Returning Players: Evan Cornelius, Jr., QB/DE; Tyler Lane, Sr., RB/LB; Alex McColl, Sr., DE/OT; Marco Monteiro, Sr., DT/OT; Angelo Romero, Sr., RB/LB; Grant Scudo, Sr., RB/SS

Outlook:
Milford made a successful move into the Kelley-Rex last season. Under first-year coach Dale Olson, the Hawks earned a first-ever win over perennial league power King Philip and finished second in the division. This year, the Hawks will try to make another title challenge despite having several new faces stepping into important roles.

On offense, the Hawks will be transitioning from the pass-first offense that Brady Olson ran last year. Junior Evan Cornelius is a very different quarterback, who will bring a lot of size and strength to the position (which makes sense, since he also plays defensive end). Graduation took away a lot of dynamic playmakers from last year’s offense but seniors Tyler Lane, Angelo Romero, and Grant Scudo will give Milford a deep backfield and last year senior Jaden Agnew emerged as a major threat in the passing game.

The Hawks will be tough up front again this year on both sides of the ball. Seniors Alex McColl and Marco Monteiro are big and tough and will open holes on offense while clogging running lanes on the other side. Cornelius will add a threat on the edge defensively and the linebacking corps continues to be a factor, led by Lane and Romero. Scudo seeks out the ball at safety and is always a threat to force a turnover.

Olson admits that his team lacks experience at the skill positions, but he added, “Having three scrimmages will help prepare the first-year varsity kids to play week one.”

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Taunton

2020 Record: 2-4
Coach: Brad Sidwell

Key/Returning Players: Trent Santos, Sr., WR/DB; Nate Keenan, Sr., WR/RB/FS/K; Nick Lima, Sr., WR/TE/OLB; Nate Laplante, Jr., OL/DL; Ryan MacDougall, Jr., OL/LB; William Guachiculca-Torres, Jr., OL/DL; Faisal Mass, Sr., TE/WR/DL; Tyler Wynn, Jr., WR/DB/P; Evan Perrota, Sr., RB/LB; Jake Leonard, Jr., QB; Isaiah Williams, Jr., WR/DB; Logan Frank, Jr., OL/LB; Bryan Batista, Sr., RB; Jon Castillo, Sr., WR/SS; Jack Moitoso, Sr., OL/DL; McKyen Gonsalves, Jr., WR/DB;

Outlook:
Taunton didn’t have the best record during the Fall 2 season but the opportunity to just get on the field and play was incredibly valuable for the Tigers. There are less than a dozen seniors (eight) on the roster for the Tigers this season so head coach Brad Sidwell will be looking for a strong class of juniors, as well as some sophomores, to make up the majority of the lineup this Fall.

A good chunk of those juniors were inserted into the starting lineup or played a large number of snaps just five months ago when the Tigers played six games. That allowed the Tigers to build some depth for the upcoming season, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Junior Jake Leonard got a jump start to his career when he took over for an injured Danny MacDougall. That experience will be key as he begins his first full season as the starter under center. Leonard will have three veteran options to work with in senior captains Trent Santos and Nate Keenan — two receivers — and tight end Nick Lima. Senior Faisal Mass will be a big target as a tight end, also providing key blocking on the line, while seniors Jon Castillo (receiver), Jack Moitiso (offensive line) and Evan Perrota (running back) will be in the mix as well.

Junior Ryan MacDougall started on the offensive line last season and will be joined by classmates Nate Laplante, William Guachiculca-Torres, and Logan Frank while sophomore Bryan Joanis will also be in the mix so some playing time. Keenan could also get some carries out of the backfield while junior Bryan Batista could emerge as a go-to option carrying the ball. Juniors Tyler Wynn, Isaiah Williams, and McKyen Gonsalves are three names to watch as receiving options for Leonard.

Taunton has a lot of experience in its secondary with both Santos and Keenan playing on both sides of the ball, and that experience will be a big strength for the Tigers. There is also a lot of depth in the linebackers, starting with Lima, who uses his speed to attack the ball. He can also step out and play in coverage or drop back into a safety role if needed. Lima will be joined by Frank, MacDougall, and Perrota as linebackers. On the line, Laplante had a strong sophomore season and could be poised for a breakout year.

Taunton will prepare for the ever-challenging division slate with non-league games against New Bedford, Durfee, and Middleboro in its first three weeks. It also marks the first year of its new Thanksgiving rivalry with Milford.

“We’re excited to begin the season with this group after productive preseason practices and scrimmages,” said head coach Brad Sidwell. “Although we only have eight seniors, many of our players gained experience in the spring season. We need to improve through the non-league start of the season as the Hockomock Kelley-Rex is always a challenge for any of the teams involved.”

Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/24/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Softball
D1 South

#4 King Philip, 0 @ #1 Taunton, 7 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.

D2 South
#12 Foxboro, 2 @ #1 Middleboro, 11 – Final

Boys Lacrosse
D2 South

#13 Hanover, 11 @ #1 Canton, 10 – Final (OT)Canton overcame a four-goal deficit in the final quarter to force overtime but the Bulldogs saw their season come to a close in the D2 South semifinal round. Canton raced out to a 4-1 lead to start the game but its lead was down to 4-3 by the end of the first quarter and the hosts trailed 6-5 by halftime. Hanover blanked the Bulldogs in the third and scored an early goal in the fourth for a 9-5 lead before Canton orchestrated a comeback. Senior Jeff Fitzpatrick scored once, freshman Pat Drury netted back-to-back goals, Colin Blake scored once, and Sam Carlino scored with just under two minutes to go to tie the game at 10-10. Canton had a potential game-winning chance turned away at the one-minute mark, and the Bulldogs forced a turnover in overtime to gain possession but couldn’t find the back of the net.

D2 South
#4 Martha’s Vineyard, 2 @ #1 Foxboro, 3 – FinalFoxboro’s Sarah Prag emerged with a hard-fought win at third singles to give the Warriors their third point, clinching the win over previously undefeated Martha’s Vineyard. The visitors jumped ahead 2-0 by sweeping both doubles matches but Foxboro freshman Athena Li got the hosts on the board with a 6-0, 6-0 win at first singles. Pam Nelson secured a 6-2, 6-0 win at second singles to tie the game 2-2, meaning the match would be decided at third doubles. Prag ended up with a 6-4, 6-4 win to grab the final point and the win. Foxboro will host #2 Notre Dame Academy in the D2 South Final on Saturday at 4:00.

Wrestling
D1 South Final

#2 Taunton, 24 @ #1 New Bedford, 49 – FinalTaunton finished as the D1 South Sectional Finalists, coming up short on the road against top-seeded and unbeaten New Bedford. The Tigers got wins from Christian Balmain (160, 4:48), Jackson Mandeville (170, 2:58), Peter Ye (220, 4:52), and Johnnie Mainer-Smith (106, forfeit).

D2 South Final
#2 North Attleboro, 31 @ #1 Plymouth South, 39 – Final

D2 Central Final
#2 Milford, 25 @ #1 Natick, 39 – Final

Boys Volleyball
South

#10 North Quincy, 0 @ #2 Taunton, 3 – FinalTaunton earned its second straight sweep in tournament action, this time taking down North Quincy, 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-19). Daniel Medina set the offense in motion with 24 assists, spreading the ball around as the Tigers had a balanced attack. Tyler Stewart had 10 kills and five blocks, Dolan Campbell added eight kills and three blocks, Faisal Mass notched seven kills and three blocks, Mattia Casagrande recorded five kills, eight digs, and three aces, and Jakob Thorpe chipped in with a pair of kills and three aces. Travis Nunes anchored the back row defense again with 12 digs and a strong serve receive that allowed Taunton set up its offense. Taunton will host #3 Brookline on Saturday in the South Semifinal at 4:00.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/14/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Taunton @ Oliver Ames – Postponed to Tuesday, 6/15 at 3:45 at Taunton High.
Attleboro @ Franklin – Postponed to Tuesday, 6/15 at 3:45.
Mansfield @ Milford – Postponed to Wednesday, 6/16 at 3:45.

Softball
Franklin @ Attleboro – Postponed to Tuesday, 6/15 at 3:45.
Foxboro @ Stoughton – Postponed to Tuesday, 6/15 at 3:45.

Boys Lacrosse
Oliver Ames, 7 @ Canton, 12 – FinalCanton increased its lead throughout the game and pulled away from Oliver Ames to clinch a share of the Davenport division title. Tied 1-1 after the first quarter, the Bulldogs built a 5-3 lead by halftime and pushed it to 9-6 after three quarters of action. For OA, sophomore Ben Reardon paced the offense with four goals while junior Wyatt Fritchman added a pair of goals and an assist. Sophomore Noah Isleib made 19 saves in the cage while Brendan Cross, Michael Branagan, Drew Nickla, and Landon Grothe played well defensively for the Tigers.

Franklin, 15 @ Billerica, 7 – FinalFranklin used a stellar defensive performance to pass one of its toughest tests of the season, allowing just two goals in the second half to secure a win on the road over Billerica. The Panthers pumped in five goals in the opening quarter and staked a 9-5 advantage at halftime. Jack Maguire had a strong game in net while Zach Harvey, Kyle Palmieri, and Ben Harvey all played well on close defense. Sophomore Luke Davis led the offense with eight points, scoring five goals to go along with three assists. Senior Matt Lazzaro added four goals and three assists while sophomore Jayden Consigli registered six assists in the win.

Girls Lacrosse
Oliver Ames, 14 @ Canton, 13 – Final (OT)Oliver Ames senior Emma Pereira won the draw to start overtime and set up Catie Wilson for the game-winning goal nine seconds into overtime as the Tigers grabbed an overtime win on the road. Pereira and Hailey Bourne paced the offense for the Tigers while Georgia Costello was also a big factor in draw controls for OA. Taylor McAndrew had a big day defensively with five pass interceptions. Jess Widdop was one of the stars of the game for the Tigers, shining in net by making key saves throughout the contest.

Milford, 9 @ Taunton, 15 – FinalTaunton senior Alana Tavares had a hand in 11 of the Tigers’ goals and Tasia Lajoie was involved in six to help the hosts split the season series against visiting Milford. Tavares scored a team-high eight goals and added three assists while Lajoie found the back of the net five times with one helper. Freshmen Cali Melo and Jillian Emond each scored once in the win, senior Rosemary McGrath added an assist and junior Emily Gannon turned away 10 shots.

Boys Tennis
Franklin @ Attleboro – Postponed to Tuesday, 6/15 at 3:45.

Girls Tennis
Oliver Ames @ Canton – Postponed to Tuesday, 6/15 at 3:45 at Oliver Ames.
North Attleboro @ Sharon – Match canceled. Teams play at North Attleboro on Tuesday at 3:45.

Wrestling
North Attleboro @ King Philip, 5:00
Milford @ Mansfield, 6:00
Canton, 27 @ Sharon, 49 – Final
Foxboro, 36 @ Franklin, 30 – Final

Boys Volleyball
Taunton, 3 vs. Durfee, 0 – FinalTaunton defended home court with a 3-0 sweep (25-16, 25-11, 25-16) to clinch the South Alliance League championship, finishing the regular season at 16-1. Senior Tyler Stewart registered 10 kills and seven blocks, Mattia Casagrande added nine kills and a pair of aces, Faisal Mass chipped in with four kills, and Jakob Thorpe had three kills, two aces, and a block to round out a well-balanced attack. Daniel Medina (two blocks) had 15 assists in the win while Travis Nunes anchored the defensive side of the ball.

Milford @ Westfield, 5:15

Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/08/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Sharon, 1 @ North Attleboro, 11 – Final (6 inn.)Click here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.

King Philip, 0 @ Taunton, 1 – Final Taunton used a hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning with the bases loaded to walk off with a win over visiting King Philip. Neither offense could solve the starting pitching with KP sophomore Rudy Gately and Taunton senior Conor Quinlan both tossing nine scoreless innings. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th, Colby DeCouta was hit by a pitch to bring the winning run in. Quinlan allowed just three hits while striking out three while Shawn Cali came in for two innings of scoreless relief for the win, striking out three.

Attleboro @ Franklin – Postponed to Monday, 6/14 at 7:00.
Canton @ Foxboro – Postponed to Friday, 6/11 at 3:45.
Mansfield @ Milford – Postponed to Saturday, 6/12 at 10:00.
Oliver Ames @ Stoughton – Postponed to Friday, 6/11 at 3:45.

Softball
Taunton, 6 @ King Philip, 0 – FinalTaunton completed its sweep of King Philip to clinch the Kelley-Rex division title outright and finish the regular season undefeated. Kelsey White tossed a complete game shutout with two hits and one walk allowed, striking out 13 for the win. The Tigers scored once in the first and third innings and then pushed across a pair of runs in each the fifth and sixth innings. Hanna Aldrich connected for a solo home run in the top of the first and then drove in two more runs in the top of the fifth. Angie Lynch (2-for-3, run) and Kylie Thorpe (run) each had an RBI in the win.

Franklin @ Attleboro – Postponed to Monday, 6/14 at 3:45.
Foxboro @ Canton – Postponed to Friday, 6/11 at 4:00.
Stoughton @ Oliver Ames – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.

Girls Lacrosse
Foxboro @ Cohasset – Canceled at halftime

Boys Tennis
Taunton @ Milford, 5:15

Franklin @ Attleboro – Postponed to Monday, 6/14 at 3:45.
Foxboro @ Canton – Postponed to Tuesday, 6/15 at 3:45.
Sharon @ North Attleboro – Postponed to Wednesday, 6/9 at 3:45.
Stoughton @ Oliver Ames – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.

Girls Tennis
Milford @ Taunton, 5:00

Attleboro @ Franklin – Postponed to Monday, 6/14 at 3:45.
Canton @ Foxboro – Postponed to Friday, 6/11 at 3:45.
North Attleboro @ Sharon – Postponed to Monday, 6/14 at 3:45.
Oliver Ames @ Stoughton – Postponed to Friday, 6/11 at 3:45.

Wrestling
Taunton, 15 @ Milford, 47 – Final

Franklin @ Oliver Ames – Postponed to Friday, 6/11 at 6:00.
North Attleboro @ King Philip – Postponed to Monday, 6/14 at 5:00.

Boys Volleyball
Taunton, 3 vs. Brockton, 0 – FinalTaunton stayed undefeated on the year with a sweep (25-22, 25-17, 25-19) over the Boxers. The Tigers, who went to five sets against Brockton earlier this year, got a big defensive performance out of Travis Nunes, who had 14 digs along with 10 service points. Daniel Medina dished out 42 assists along with 10 service points while Tyler Stewart (18 kills), Dolan Campbell (11 kills), Faisal Mass (10 kills), and Jakob Thorpe (seven kills, 11 service points, 10 digs) all played well at the net.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/07/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Stoughton, 2 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – FinalAfter scoring two runs on a bases loaded double in the top of the seventh, Stoughton loaded the bases again but Oliver Ames escaped further damage to earn the win. The Tigers built a 3-0 lead by scoring once in each the first, fifth, and sixth innings. Stoughton loaded the bases in the sixth but Kosta Spiliakos prevented any runs from scoring. The Black Knights loaded them again in the top of the seventh and Kyle Doolin drove in two with a double. Stoughton loaded the bases again but Nate Fulford got the final out. OA took the lead in the first when Ryan McKenney tripled and scored on a fielder’s choice from Derek Milliken. In the fifth, Fulford doubled, moved to third on a sac bunt from Christian Papasodero, and scored on an infield hit from Matt Nigro (5IP, 0R). In the sixth, Fulford extended the lead with an RBI single to score Jadon Ricci (2-for-3, run). Will Whiteside also had two hits for the Tigers while Brady Conlin had two hits and a run for Stoughton. Doolin tossed a complete game for Stoughton with two earned runs allowed on six hits and no walks, striking out six.

Franklin @ Attleboro – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.
Foxboro @ Canton – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.
Sharon @ North Attleboro – Postponed to Wednesday, 6/9 at 3:45.

Softball
Mansfield, 7 @ Milford, 6 – FinalMansfield rallied with five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to pull out a one-run win and move within a game of .500 on the season. After the Hornets grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Milford answered with two in the bottom half to grab the lead. The Hawks added one in the third and then three more in the fourth and held a 6-1 advantage. Mansfield’s bats woke up in the fifth with four runs on three hits, a hit batter, a walk and an error to pull within one. In the sixth, two more hits, a walk and a couple of stolen bases sparked a two-run rally that gave the Hornets the lead for good. Milford nearly battled back, putting the tying run on base in the seventh but Mansfield catcher Jill Koppy made a nice grab in foul territory to seal the win. Nicole Kobasa led the Hornets offensively with a pair of hits. Koppy, Casey Moussette, Ashlyn and Alanna Conley, and Olivia DeTrolio also had hits in the win.

Oliver Ames, 9 @ Stoughton, 15 – FinalStoughton pushed across five runs in three separate innings in an offensive-packed game, knocking off visiting Oliver Ames. Stoughton scored five runs in the first only for OA to answer with five of their own runs to make it 5-5. The Black Knights added five more in the fourth but the Tigers responded with one in the fifth and three more in the sixth to make it 10-9. Stoughton put the game away with its third five-run inning, making it 15-9 with a strong sixth inning. Nicole Baker had a big day at the plate for the hosts, going 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI while junior Melody Casna shined in the field, adding two hits at the plate. Sydney Menz (double), Julia Driscoll, and Alyssa Edwards (triple) each contributed two hits while Catherine Leal (RBI single), Kerry Driscoll (triple) and Sarah McGrath each had one hit for Stoughton. Kalei Clark (two runs) recorded three hits while Maddie Homer (two stolen bases, two runs, RBI), Taylor Lake (double, run, three RBI), and Grace Simone (run, two RBI) each had two hits for OA.

King Philip, 0 @ Taunton, 4 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.

Attleboro @ Franklin – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.
Canton @ Foxboro – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 4:00.
North Attleboro @ Sharon – Postponed to TBD.

Boys Lacrosse
Sharon, 17 @ Attleboro, 11 – FinalSharon went on the road and beat both the heat and the Bombardiers to the tune of an 17-11 outcome. Drew Litner recorded 11 points in the win, pacing the offense with six goals and five assists. Brady Naylor added five goals and an assist in the win while Jace Neslter (two goals), Ben Shocket (goal, two assists), Ryan Zunenshine (goal, assist), and Dylan Cummings (goal, two assists) all had multi-point games. Shocket won 19-of-27 faceoffs and Adam Rabb turned aside 10 shots in net.

Mansfield @ Milford – Postponed to Tuesday, 6/15 at 4:30.
Oliver Ames @ Canton – Postponed to Monday, 6/14 at 7:00.

Girls Lacrosse
Sharon, 8 @ Attleboro, 6 – FinalSharon had seven different scorers to pick up the non-league win under the lights. Jenna Goldstein was the top scorer for the Eagles with two goals and an assist. Cass Barbera, Vivian Pedicone, Molly McAlevey, Amelia Scappaticci, Keira Lydeard, and Athena Merck also had goals for Sharon. Merck and Scappaticci both added assists and Tess Letendre made nine saves to preserve the win.

Milford @ Mansfield, 6:15
Canton @ Oliver Ames – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 5:30.

Boys Tennis
Mansfield, 4 @ Milford, 1 – FinalMansfield used a sweep in singles action to record a 4-1 win on the road over Milford. Freshman Kailash Elumelai notched a 10-2 win at first singles, senior Dheeraj Valluru didn’t drop a point in a 10-0 at second singles, and sophomore Jessa Colchamiro added a 10-5 win at third singles. The team of junior Pratham Tallam and Nikhil Nain emerged with a 10-8 win at first doubles while Milford earned a point behind the tandem of Connor MacLeod and Leo Donnelly secured a 10-8 win at second doubles.

Attleboro @ Franklin – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.
Canton @ Foxboro – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.
North Attleboro @ Sharon – Postponed to TBD.
Oliver Ames @ Stoughton – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.

Girls Tennis
Milford, 0 @ Mansfield, 5 – Final

Franklin @ Attleboro – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.
Foxboro @ Canton – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.
Sharon @ North Attleboro – Postponed to TBD.
Stoughton @ Oliver Ames – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.

Boys Outdoor Track
Franklin @ Attleboro – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.
King Philip @ Milford, 5:00
Sharon, 26 @ Stoughton, 102 – Final

Girls Outdoor Track
Franklin @ Attleboro – Postponed to Thursday, 6/10 at 3:45.
King Philip @ Milford, 5:00
Sharon, 37 @ Stoughton, 90 – Final

Wrestling
Canton @ Stoughton, 3:45
Foxboro @ Mansfield, 6:00

Boys Volleyball
Taunton, 3 @ Barnstable, 2 – FinalFor the second straight match, Taunton overcame a 2-1 deficit, winning the fourth and fifth games to pick up a 3-2 (24-26, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 15-7) win on the road at Barnstable. Daniel Medina ran the offense from his setter position, dishing out 54 assists to go along with 11 service points (two aces). Tyler Stewart was responsible for 35 kills, 10 digs and six blocks, Dolan Campbell stepped up with a big game with 12 kills and five blocks, Mattia Casagrande finished with 12 kills and 11 service points, and Faisal Mass chipped in with four blocks and three kills. Travis Nunes (21 digs) anchored the defense with excellent passing on serve receive.

Milford vs. Norwood, 6:00

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/04/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Milford @ Taunton – Postponed to Friday, 6/11 at 4:00.

Softball
Taunton @ Milford – Postponed to TBD.

Boys Tennis
Taunton @ Milford – Postponed to TBD.

Girls Tennis
Milford @ Taunton – Postponed to TBD.

Boys Volleyball
Taunton, 3 @ Milford, 2 – FinalTaunton staved off match point late in the fourth set and completed a comeback in the fifth to earn a hard-fought 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 22-25, 30-28, 15-13) win on the road at Milford to stay undefeated this season. Tyler Stewart was a force at the net for the Tigers, drawing triple blocks at times. He finished with 25 kills and 12 service points (three aces) while Mattia Casagrande added 12 kills and seven digs, Jakob Thorpe had eight kills and 10 digs, and Faisal Mass finished with seven kills and three blocks. Daniel Medina ran the offense with 34 assists while Travis Nunes played well defensively with 12 digs (plus 10 service points).

Wrestling
Stoughton, 27 @ Taunton, 39 – FinalStoughton won more matches but Taunton earned key points on pinfalls and from four forfeits to pin down a win over Stoughton. Ryan Jones (120, 3:21) and Xavier Sandoval (132, 3:55) each won via fall for the Tigers while Christian Balmain (160) picked up a 12-5 decision. Stoughton got wins from Guerard Theodore (145, 13-7), Caden Beder (152, 0:29), Davin Swierzewski (170, 1:59), Reggie Ugwuakazi (220, 3:28), and Liam McGinley (285, 1:09).

Outdoor Track
Sharon @ Stoughton – Postponed to Monday, 6/7 at TBD.

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/02/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
King Philip, 3 @ Attleboro, 2 – Final – King Philip took a lead on three different occasions, the final time coming in the sixth inning and that one held as the Warriors scored a win on the road. KP took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Eli Reed walked, stole second and scored on a single by Shawn Lagere but Attleboro answered with a run in the bottom half, Owen Taber coming around to score after a leadoff walk. In the top of the fourth, Lagere singles again and scored on a triple from Grayden Lawrence for a 2-1 lead, but the Bombardiers once again answered. This time in the bottom of the fifth on a solo home run from Jake Gorman to make it 2-2. KP pushed across the winning run in the sixth as Conor Cooke drew a walk and eventually scored on a sac fly from Mikey Malatesta.

Oliver Ames, 4 @ Canton, 3 – FinalChristian Papasodero came in to strike out the final batter of the game, earning the save, and a big win for OA. The victory keeps the Tigers just one back of North Attleboro in the win column heading into the final three games of the season. Nick Clark picked up the win for OA, going 6-2/3 innings and giving up four hits and three runs and striking out six. Jadon Ricci and Patrick Finnerty each went 2-for-4 with two runs scored to spark the OA offense. Jake Waxman, Nate Carpentier, and Nate Fulford each drove in a run.

North Attleboro, 12 @ Foxboro, 6 – FinalNorth Attleboro jumped out to a 10-1 lead through five innings and then held off a late Foxboro rally to secure the win, moving half a game ahead of Oliver Ames in the Davenport title race. Danny Curran went 5-1/3 innings with eight strikeouts, allowing three runs, to pick up the win. Joe Hartnett went 1-2/3 innings of relief, allowing only three unearned runs. Curran also helped himself at the plate, going 2-for-4. Gavin Wells also went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while the bottom third of the order came up big for the Rocketeers. The 7-8-9 hitters accounted for six hits, five runs scored, and seven RBI. Tyler Bannon and Aidan Conrad each went 2-for-4, with two RBI and two runs and Justin Vecchiarelli went 2-for-2 with three RBI. Ryan LeClair, Jack Watts, and Sean O’Leary each had two hits for the Warriors and accounted for four of Foxboro’s six runs.

Sharon, 1 @ Stoughton, 16 – Final (5 Inn.)Stoughton had its best offensive day of the season, exploding for 16 runs on 15 hits in a win over visiting Sharon. The Black Knights scored in each of the five innings with Ben Zola (two hits, two runs) setting the pace from the leadoff spot. Kyle Doolin had a pair of walks, two runs, and an RBI, Jake Queeney added two runs, one walk, and one RBI, and Jonah Ly chipped in with two runs and three RBI in the win. A day after coming up with a clutch two-out hit to force extras, Brandon Mantilla-Mercado had two hits and drove in four runs. Freshman Hunter Malkin earned his first career win on the mound, allowing one run on four hits and three walks, striking out five in five innings.










Softball
Attleboro, 5 @ King Philip, 7 – FinalClick here for a recap and photo gallery of this game.

Foxboro, 4 @ North Attleboro, 7 – FinalFor the first time in program history, North Attleboro has repeated as league champion. The Rocketeers clinched the outright Davenport crown after sweeping the home-and-home with the Warriors. Foxboro made it tough, leading 2-0 heading to the bottom of the fifth, but the North offense exploded for five runs to grab the lead for good. Emily Nardelli’s two-run homer tied the game and Kelly Colleran put North in front with a solo shot. Colleran added her fourth homer in two days when she knocked one out in the sixth and also picked up the win in the circle, striking out eight. Colleran and Zoey McDonough each finished with three hits and Belle Clarkin had two hits for North. Morgan Sylvestre had a homer for the Warriors.

Franklin, 4 @ Mansfield, 5 – FinalMansfield won for the third straight time and moved within a game of .500 on the season. The Hornets scored the winner in the bottom of the sixth, after Franklin had rallied from three runs down to tie it. Ashlyn Conley (3-for-3) doubled and then came around to score on a Nicole Kobasa (2-for-3) single. In addition to driving in the winning run, Kobasa also came up big in right field, throwing out a pair of runners at first. Franklin jumped in front in the second, but Mansfield scored three in the fourth inning to lead 3-1. Casey Moussette (2-for-3) started it with a single, Molly Kucharski reached on a fielder’s choice, Conley singled, and another fielder’s choice from Kobasa scored the first run. Abby DeCoste (2-for-3) tripled to score one and then came around when the throw got away. The Hornets tacked on a run in the fifth on a walk by Jill Koppy, a stolen base, and then an RBI-single from Moussette. Live Madeira also had a hit for Mansfield.

Canton, 5 @ Oliver Ames, 8 – FinalCanton grabbed the lead, scoring four of its five runs in the top of the third, but the Tigers rallied, answering back with two in the bottom half, three in the fourth, and then a big insurance run in the sixth. Katie Melendy went the distance in the circle to pick up the win. Offensively, Maddie Homer (2-for-3, three runs, and three steals), Emma Varella (2-for-3, three runs scored), and Taylor Lake (2-for-3, two runs, and two RBI) each had a pair of hits. Grace Simone drove in a pair and Caitlin Miller added one RBI. Amanda Vrabel went 3-for-3 for the Bulldogs and drove in a pair of runs. Ellie Bohane added three hits and scored twice, while Taylor Reynolds went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Liz Bickett and Steph Trendell made two great plays in the field for Canton.

Stoughton, 13 @ Sharon, 3 – FinalNicole Baker allowed eight hits and struck out 11 in a complete game win that moves the Black Knights into a tie with Foxboro for second in the Davenport division. Stoughton had 18 hits as a team, including a 4-for-4 game from Julia Driscoll. Sydney Menz went 3-for-5 with two triples and Melody Casna went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer. Alyssa Edwards and Baker also had multiple hits in the win.




Boys Lacrosse
Attleboro @ King Philip, 3:45

Canton, 2 @ Oliver Ames, 14 – FinalJake Manthous and Ross Carroll had the goals for OA.

Foxboro @ North Attleboro, 6:00

Stoughton, 1 @ Sharon, 10 – Final

Girls Lacrosse
King Philip, 14 @ Attleboro, 3 – FinalKP won its fifth straight and got to 10 wins on the season. The Warriors used a balanced attack with two players accounting for five points, Julia Marsden and Morgan Cunningham, and two accounting for four points, Lily Brown and Haley Izydorczak.

North Attleboro, 4 @ Foxboro, 19 – FinalPaige Curran (two assists) and Lilly Vey each scored four goals, as Foxboro swept a two-day series with North Attleboro and, in the process, clinched the outright Davenport division title for the ninth straight season. The Warriors continue to fire on all cylinders offensively, with eight different players finding the back of the net. Mya and Ella Waryas each scored three times and assisted on another. Kate Collins scored twice, while Mary Collins had a goal and two assists and Dylan Rappoli had a goal and an assist. Val Beigel added a goal. Maddie Maher had another strong game in goal for the Warriors, making seven saves.

Franklin, 23 @ Mansfield, 6 – FinalFranklin secured at least a share of its eighth straight league title, beating Mansfield for the second time in as many days, and extending its lengthy league win streak by another game. Katie Jones powered the Panthers with six goals and an assist, but Franklin showed off its balance on offense. Jackie O’Neil scored four times and assisted on another and Stella Regan scored twice and had five assists. Jamie Tanner had a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Lindsay Atkinson had a strong game in the Franklin midfield, winning 10 draws.




Boys Tennis
Attleboro, 2 @ King Philip, 3 – FinalKing Philip won all three singles matches in straight sets and that was enough for a 3-2 win over visiting Attleboro. Nick Putney (first singles) and Jon Cohen (third singles) both won without dropping a game while Brady Jannell scored a 6-4, 6-0 win at second singles. The Bombardiers won both doubles matches with Alejandro Jimenez and Kevin Rebelo taking a 6-4, 6-3 win at first doubles and freshmen Kyle Neuendorf and Tyler Rocchio secured a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win at second doubles.

Canton, 4 @ Oliver Ames, 1 – FinalCanton kept alive its hopes of sharing the league title with a win at OA. Minh Duong battled cramps in a marathon match against Kylash Ganesh at first singles, but managed to pull out a win. He took the first set 6-4, lost 7-5 in the second, and won a third set tiebreaker 10-4 to grab the point for his team. Ethan Nguyen won 6-1, 7-5 at second singles and Elias Jabbour and Huy Hung won 6-0, 6-1 at first doubles. In second doubles, Shawn Welch and Jackson Santos fell behind 5-2 in the first set but rallied to win 7-5 and then closed out the match with a 6-2 second set. Freshman Nick Westerbeke won OA’s lone point at third singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win.

Stoughton, 1 @ Sharon, 4 – FinalSharon swept doubles and won a pair of singles matches to stay unbeaten in the league and clinch at least a share of its second straight Davenport title. Ridhuik Neti and Deyan Kassev (first doubles) and Alex Budovaloev and Ben Levinson (second doubles) both won their matches 6-0, 6-1. Max Chen took his match at second singles by a score of 6-3, 6-4 and Matthew Lally won 6-1, 6-0 at third singles. Waseem Sabion grabbed Stoughton’s lone point, winning the first set 6-0 and then bouncing back from an 0-6 loss in the second to close out the match with 6-3 third set.

Foxboro, 0 @ North Attleboro, 5 – FinalNorth Attleboro kept up its pursuit of first-place Sharon with a sweep of Foxboro. The Rocketeers are two games back of the Eagles and will face them twice next week. Sam Gallagher (second singles), Will Folan (third singles), and the team of Brody Carter and David Marroquin each won their matches 6-0, 6-0. Jonah Manso won his match at first singles 6-3, 6-0 and the second doubles team of Niteesh Saravanan and Visruth Chavalam won 6-1, 7-5.




Girls Tennis
King Philip, 5 @ Attleboro, 0 – FinalKing Philip made it a sweep of Attleboro to remain unbeaten and sealed at least a share of its fourth straight Kelley-Rex division title. Ahunna James and Shea Mellman (6-3, 6-0) and Resha Ajoy and Amanda Van Roon (6-1, 6-0) won their doubles matches in straight sets, as did Katarina Schneider (6-0, 6-2) at first singles. Sammie Taylor also won in straight sets at third singles, but had to battle in a second set tiebreaker before pulling out a 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) win. Mia Valencia lost her opening set to Lauren Anthony in a tiebreak but then won the next two sets 6-4, 6-4 to seal the fifth point for the Warriors.

Mansfield, 5 @ Franklin, 0 – Final

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Canton, 2 – FinalThe first doubles team of Morgan Vasiliou and Caroline Peper won 6-3, 6-1 to earn OA its third point and to seal the first league win of the season for the Tigers. OA also got points from Mia Corradini at third singles and from Celine Souaidan and Courtney Lake at second doubles, both matches finishing 6-1, 6-0. Canton won the top two singles matches, as Rachel Kupferman didn’t lose a game in a straight sets win and Laura Correal won 6-2, 6-4 at second singles.

Sharon, 4 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final

North Attleboro, 1 @ Foxboro, 4 – FinalThe Warriors beat North Attleboro for the second time in as many days to remain unbeaten and clinch at least a share of the Davenport title for the first time since 2015. Athena Li continued her dominant rookie season, remaining unbeaten with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at first singles. Pam Nelson also won 6-0, 6-0 at second singles and Sarah Prag won 6-1, 6-1 to make it a clean sweep of singles. At first doubles, Maggie McAuliffe and Abby Costa battled with North’s Anoushka Banerjee and Julia Curran and pulled out a hard-fought, straight-sets win, 6-4, 7-6 (2). North’s point came at second doubles, as the team of Lauren Consentino and Kyna Shah won 6-0, 6-4.




Wrestling
Mansfield @ Canton, 4:00

Oliver Ames, 31 @ North Attleboro, 40 – FinalThe dual meet came down to the final match, as Keysun Wise was able to hold off Jaden Hinton 6-4 at 285 to seal a win for the Rocketeers. North now moves one game up in the win column on Foxboro and sets up a final match with the Warriors to decide the Davenport title. Tanner Ferguson (113), Kyle Dumke (132), Ethan Smith (145), and Griffin Gouck (160) each had pins for North. Kyle Hardie remained unbeaten for the Tigers with a pin at 120, while Giovany Juste (170), Anthony Hoffman (182), and Onye Nwadiugwu (195) also had pins for OA.

Boys Volleyball
Taunton, 3 vs. Quincy, 0 – FinalTaunton swept Quincy in three sets (25-18, 25-20, 25-23). Tyler Stewart had another big match for the Tigers, leading the team with 17 kills but also adding three aces and seven digs. Faisal Mass chipped in with six kills and three blocks and Jakob Thorpe had eight kills and two blocks. Mattia Casagrande (six kills) and Colin McDougal (three kills) added to the Taunton offense, which was spearheaded by setter Daniel Medina, who finished with 36 assists. Travis Nunes had 12 digs and was a key in Taunton serve-receive game.

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 05/26/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Canton, 6 @ North Attleboro, 7 – FinalBoth teams took a turn erasing a deficit but it was the Rocketeers who walked off with a key division win to move into a three-way tie atop the Davenport. Canton built a 4-0 lead early but North responded with five runs in the bottom of the third to go ahead. Holding a 6-4 lead going into the final inning, the Bulldogs tacked on two runs to tie things up. In the bottom of the seventh, Gavin Wells led off with a single, stole second base, and then scored on a single to right field from Tyler Bannon, his third hit of the game. Wells and sophomore Derek Maceda each had two hits while Hartnett earned the win in relief for the hosts, tossing four innings with no earned runs allowed with three strikeouts. Dennis Colleran smashed a three-run home run in the third to give North the lead. Canton’s Steven Burbank tossed a complete game, allowing four earned runs on 11 hits with two strikeouts. Offensively, Matt Chafin had three hits, including a triple, and an RBO, Nico Bonnano, Andrew Middleton and Burbank each had two hits and Sawyer Julier-Albert drove in a pair of runs.

Softball
North Attleboro, 10 @ Canton, 4 – FinalNorth Attleboro sophomore Kelly Colleran got it done offensively and in the circle to help the Rocketeers sweep Canton. Colleran tossed a complete game with six strikeouts and helped her cause it three hits. Emily Nardelli had a big day at the plate with four hits, two runs, and an RBI, Chloe Mearn and Ally Levine each had two hits, Mandi Hanewich chipped in with a hit, two runs, and a stolen base, and Belle Clarkin added three RBI. For Canton, Liz Bickett (two RBI), Ellie Bohane (two runs), and Olivia Mackwell (RBI) each had a pair of hits. Freshman Jess Wright allowed just one run in three innings of work for Canton.










Boys Lacrosse
Attleboro @ Mansfield, 3:45

Canton, 8 @ North Attleboro, 5 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.

Stoughton, 2 @ Foxboro, 17 – Final

Milford @ King Philip, 3:45

Sharon, 6 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – FinalSharon’s Drew Litner scored a hat trick and added two assists to lead the Eagles to a close win on the road over Oliver Ames. Brady Daylor added a goal and two assists, Ryan Zunenshine and Gabe Korn each scored once and Ben Shocket (9-of-13 faceoffs) added two assists. Adam Rabb made 22 saves in the win for Sharon. For OA, junior Wyatt Fritchman scored three goals and Remi Creighton added one more while sophomore Noah Isleib turned away 18 shots.




Girls Lacrosse
Mansfield @ Attleboro, 3:45

North Attleboro @ Canton, 3:45

Franklin, 17 @ Taunton, 4 – FinalKaitlyn Carney had a strong day in the circle with five draw controls and three Panthers had five or more points in a win on the road over Taunton. Katie Peterson led the offense with four goals and three assists, Kenzie Baker added four goals and one assists, and Katie Jones scored twice and added four assists in the win. For Taunton, Alana Tavares and Tasia Lajoie each scored twice while goalie Emily Gannon made 10 saves.

King Philip, 19 @ Milford, 5 – FinalKing Philip won its second straight contest, this one with a 19-5 decision on the road over new division foe Milford. Lily McNulty netted her first career goal in the win while Alyssa Legere, Ali Donovan, Nikki McDonald, and Ally Peterson each scored once for the Warriors. Aislinn Bennett, Emily Croteau, Carly Haley, Stephanie Goulet, and Jillian Araujo each scored for Milford.

Oliver Ames, 18 @ Sharon, 10 – FinalOA put together its best offensive performance of the season to hold off Sharon and earn its second win. Jenna Goldstein scored half of Sharon’s goals, won three draw controls, and forced a turnover. Molly McAlevey added a hat trick for the Eagles, while Cass Barbera and Athena Merck each scored once. Merck added a pair of assists and Barbera and Anna Hertzel each assisted on one. Sally Brouhard grabbed three draws, Carly Romanow forced two turnovers, and Tess Letendre made 11 saves in the loss.




Boys Tennis
North Attleboro, 1 @ Canton, 4 – FinalIn a tightly contested contest at all five matches, Canton emerged with a key division win over North Attleboro. The Bulldogs swept singles action with junior Suraj Ramanathan battled to a 7-5, 6-4 win at first singles, freshman Max Kupferman captured a 6-4, 6-2 win at second singles, and senior Minh Duong prevailed in a 7-5, 7-6 (6) win at third singles. Canton also got a win in doubles with seniors Ethan Nguyen and Jalen Townsend picking up a 6-3, 6-3 win at first doubles. North Attleboro’s Brody Carter and Niteesh Saravanan rallied for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 win at second doubles.

Girls Tennis
Canton, 2 @ North Attleboro, 3 – FinalNorth Attleboro earned a pair of wins in singles action and tacked on another win at second doubles to score the victory over visiting Canton. Senior Haley Strom earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at second singles and freshman Anoushka Banerjee secured a 6-0, 6-0 win at third singles. The team of juniors Kyna Sha and Lauren Consentino earned a 6-1, 6-2 victory at second doubles. Canton’s Lauren Kupferman (first singles, 6-0, 6-0) and the team of Lily Hazam and Olivia Durham (first doubles, 6-4, 6-1) both won.

Outdoor Track
Oliver Ames @ Stoughton, 3:45

Boys Volleyball
King Philip @ Norton, 3:45

Milford @ Millis, 6:00

Taunton, 3 @ North Quincy, 2 – FinalTaunton twice erased a one-set deficit and then prevailed in the match-deciding fifth set to pick up a victory on the road at North Quincy, 3-2 (24-26, 25-16, 19-25, 25-14, 15-12). Travis Nunes had a big day at the service line and in the back row with 16 service points and 12 digs to anchor the Tigers. Tyler Stewart continued to impress at the net with 24 kills, 15 service points, 10 digs, and a pair of blocks while Jakob Thorpe (11 kills), Mattia Casagrande (nine kills), and Faisal Mass (seven kills) all played well offensively. Daniel Medina finished with 41 assists in the win.

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 05/19/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Softball
Canton, 13 @ Milford, 1 – FinalGillian Gordon went six innings and allowed only one run to pick up her second win of the season and the Bulldogs won for the second time in as many days. Liz Bickett, Sarah Kelly, and Ellie Bohane each went 3-for-4 and they combined to drive in six runs. Taylor Reynolds continued to be hot at the plate with another three-hit day and Amanda Vrabel went 3-for-3 with an RBI. Abby Chin drove in three runs for the Bulldogs.

Boys Lacrosse
Milford, 5 @ Attleboro, 13 – Final

Sharon, 4 @ Canton, 11 – Final

Foxboro, 15 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – FinalFor Oliver Ames, Remi Creighton had a goal and an assist while Ross Carroll chipped in with a pair of helpers. Doug Oliveira and Wyatt Fritchman also scored for the Tigers.

Franklin, 16 @ King Philip, 8 – FinalFranklin raced out to a 10-4 lead by halftime and never looked back to pick up a key division win over rival King Philip. Matt Lazzaro paced the Panthers with six goals and five assists.

Stoughton @ North Attleboro, 6:00










Girls Lacrosse
Attleboro, 12 @ Milford, 9 – Final

Canton, 15 @ Sharon, 8 – FinalCanton earned the win in its first league game of the season and moved back above .500. Jenna Goldstein scored four of Sharon’s goals and added an assist. Cass Barbera had two goals and Keira Lydeard and Athena Merck each scored one. Molly McAlevey had an assist for the Eagles.

Oliver Ames, 4 @ Foxboro, 19 – FinalFoxboro’s offense continued to roll, as the Warriors made it 37 goals over the past two games and got to 100 for the season. Ella Waryas scored five times and assisted on five others and her classmate Lilly Vey added four goals and four assists, as the seniors spearheaded the Foxboro attack. The underclassmen also stepped up, as sophomores Paige Curran and Dylan Rappoli each scored three goals, with Curran adding three helpers as well. Val Beigel and Mary Collins each scored once and assisted on one, while Mya Waryas and Kate Collins tallied once apiece. Maddie Maher made three saves.

King Philip, 3 @ Franklin, 19 – Final

Mansfield, 10 @ Taunton, 8 – FinalFor Taunton, Alana Tavares had six goals and Tasia Lajoie scored twice but the Tigers fell at home to Mansfield.

Boys Tennis
Milford, 3 @ Attleboro, 2 – Final

Attleboro, 3 @ Milford, 2 – FinalMilford prevailed with a 3-2 win after the teams finished Monday’s contest and then Attleboro secured a 3-2 win in a new match started on Wednesday. In Milford’s win, Thiago Viera won 6-1, 6-2 at second singles while both of the Hawks’ doubles teams won by default (Eric Doucette, Leo Donnelly, 6-4, 1-0 at first singles & Conner McCloud, Nick Figueroa, 6-1, 2-1). On Wednesday, Attleboro swept both doubles matches and one once in singles. Ethan Johnson won 10-3 at first singles, the team of Kevin Rebelo and Malachi Jefferson earned a 10-4 win at first doubles, and Kyle Neuendorf and Alex Harrop picked up a 10-5 win at second doubles.

Mansfield @ Taunton, 3:45




Boys Outdoor Track
Foxboro, 36 @ Stoughton, 100 – Final

Milford, 31 @ Mansfield, 100 – FinalMansfield earned an impressive win at home, taking first in 15 of the 16 events, sweeping the discus, and taking the top two spots in four events. In the discus, Charles Newcomb’s throw of 96’2″ took first while Aengus McGill (92’5.25″) and Billy Gardner (81’5.5″) were second and third, respectively. Mansfield finished first and second in the 1 Mile (Chris Leonard, 4:48; Collin Stevens, 4:49), the 400M (Jack Taylor, 53.0; Caden Riley, 53.1), the 110M hurdles (Ryan Munroe, Evan Rawlings), and the shot put (Newcomb 41’10.5″; Gardner 35’4″).

Girls Outdoor Track
Foxboro, 54 @ Stoughton, 80 – Final

Milford, 65 @ Mansfield, 71 – Final Mansfield swept the 1 Mile race and took first and second in both the triple jump and the shot put in a close win over Milford. Katie Miller crossed first in the 1 Mile in 5:53, followed by teammates Celia Puleo (6:01) and Meghan Johnston (6:07). In the triple jump, Caitlin Haley landed at 32’2.75″ for first place while Ashley Kirley was right behind at 31’7.5″ for second place. Alissa Cooke’s throw of 27’9.5″ took first in the shot put while Jess Miller earned second place at 25’6.5″.

Volleyball
King Philip, 0 @ Nipmuc, 3 – FinalWhile the scoreboard didn’t favor the visiting Warriors, head coach Emily Diiulis walked away impressed with her squad. KP took a lead in the second game but couldn’t hold on in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-22) loss on the road. “I’m so happy with the improvements we’ve made over the last week,” Diiulis said. “The boys have been working hard in practice and it showed tonight. We had a lot of really great rallies.” Josh Saintilus played well with six kills and five digs, Thomas Beck had a strong showing at the net with nine kills, and libero Billy Hessler finished with eight digs.

Taunton, 3 @ Brockton, 2 – FinalTaunton saw its two-set lead disappear on the road but recovered to win the final set and the match, 3-2 (25-14, 25-23, 20-25, 20-25, 15-11). Daniel Medina spread the ball around on the offensive side, finishing with 61 assists and six digs. Medina fed the ball to Tyler Stewart (28 kills, three blocks, 10 digs), Mattia Casagrande (11 kills, 17 digs), Jakob Thorpe (19 kills, 19 digs, five aces), Faisal Mass (eight kills, five blocks) and Colin MacDougal (three kills, three blocks, seven digs). Travis Nunes continued to be a rock defensively for the Tigers with 15 digs.

Milford, 3 @ Norwood, 0 – Final