Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 04/03/19

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Canton, 8 vs. Duxbury, 7 – FinalCanton erased an 6-0 deficit and then escaped base-loaded jam in the seventh inning to open the season with a win. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the fifth to make it 6-4 and then took the lead with a four-run sixth inning. Senior Michael Konzal had a single, a triple, and two RBI while senior Matt Pigeon added a single, two walks, and two RBI. Sophomore Nate Hewitt earned the win on the mound.

Oliver Ames, 1 @ Taunton, 0 – FinalOliver Ames senior Reid Latham pitched a complete game two-hitter to give the visiting Tigers a win over Taunton. Latham didn’t issue any walks, struck out four, and allowed just two singles. OA scored in the fifth inning when Sean O’Brien hit an RBI triple to score Justin Sarnecki. OA coach Joe Abarr said senior CJ Deveau made a excellent catch in left field in end the sixth inning and keep the lead.

Boys Lacrosse
Milford, 3 @ Canton, 15 – Final

Franklin, 20 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final

North Attleboro, 2 @ Foxboro, 9 – FinalClick here for a recap of a game.

King Philip, 10 @ Sharon, 5 – FinalKing Philip led by just one at halftime but blanked the Eagles in the second half, outscoring Sharon 4-0 to pick up a win on the road. Andrew Sajdak had a team-high four goals while Colin DeVellis scored twice and had two assists. Robbie Tartaglia added two goals and an assist while Sam Mattson and Aidan Bender each scored once. Andrew McKinney made six saves in goal for KP.

Girls Lacrosse
Attleboro, 3 @ Franklin, 24 – FinalThe Panthers raced out to a big lead at halftime and never looked back. Franklin had 13 players register a point in the win, led by junior Kelsey MacCallum (five goals, two assists) and freshman Jackie O’Neil (two goals, four assists). Freshman Kenzie Baker scored four goals while freshman Jill Fenerty had a strong game in the midfield with six draw controls. Kyra Lyons, Sydney DiLiddo, and Rylee Fontes each scored for the Bombardiers.

Canton @ Milford, 4:00

Foxboro, 14 @ North Attleboro, 2 – Final

Sharon, 6 @ King Philip, 16 – FinalCaroline Klim scored seven goals and assisted on one for the Warriors, as they opened the season with a big win in a rematch of last year’s playoff opener. Olivia Tormey had a hat trick and two assists and Jess Sullivan had two goals and an assist in the win. Dana Truini also scored twice for KP, while Victoria Tormey and Jenna Hitchen each scored once. Caroline Watson earned the win in net with 10 saves. Emma Eberhardt led the Eagles with four goals, an assist, and five draw controls. Rose Wald made 11 saves to keep Sharon in the game. Jenna Goldstein and Maxine Gordon each scored once in the loss.

Taunton, 10 @ Oliver Ames, 17 – FinalOliver Ames senior Olivia Piazza dominated at draws and led the team in scoring to give the Tigers a visit over Taunton. Piazza had 16 draw controls and scored eight goals while Ella Hogan had a nice game with four goals and one assist for OA. Olivia Carroll, Emma Pereira, and Emma Sharkansky also scored for OA.

Mansfield, 9 vs. Holliston, 16 – FinalKatie Garvin led the Hornets with five goals in a season-opening loss. Lauren Whitman and Maggie Danehy each scored twice for Mansfield, which also got five saves from Katie McCarthy. Holliston’s top two attackers scored four goals apiece, but first-year coach Lauryn Wilkie praised the defensive effort for blocking off a number of drives to the net.

Boys Tennis
Oliver Ames, 0 @ Milton, 5 – Final

Foxboro, 4 @ Canton, 1 – Final

Girls Tennis
Foxboro, 5 vs. Dighton-Rehoboth, 0 – FinalFoxboro picked up its second win of the season, knocking off non-league for Dighton-Rehoboth and winning all five matches in straight sets. Pam Nelson won 6-0, 6-0 at first singles, Sarah Prag picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win at second singles, and Julia Muise earned a 6-0, 6-1 decision at third singles. The team of Kendall Milender and Paige Krockta prevailed 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) at first doubles and the team of Maggie McAuliffe and Lindsey Nelson won 6-1, 6-1 at second doubles.

Oliver Ames, 2 vs. Norton, 3 – FinalOliver Ames won one match in singles play and one in doubles action but suffered a 3-2 setback against Norton. Junior Maura Kiernan won 6-0, 6-3 at first singles while the team of senior Kathryn McCarthy and junior Sarah Barron won 6-0, 6-3 at second doubles.

Boys Volleyball
King Philip, 3 @ Assabet Valley, 0 – FinalIn just its second varsity game, King Philip picked up the program’s first ever win with a 3-0 sweep (25-14, 25-22, 25-17) on the road at Assabet Valley. Senior setter Cam Corey paced the offense with 27 assists, senior Eric Altobello had a team-high 10 kills, and senior Jimmy Peterson added eight kills. KP coach Emily Tkowski said sophomore Aidan Lindmark played a huge role for the Warriors with strong right side defense and five digs.

Milford, 3 @ Medfield, 0 – FinalMilford earned a sweep (25-19, 25-15, 25-14) on the road at Medfield. Clayton Pickett and Zach Browne each had five kills, Lucas Caetano had 10 assists and seven aces for the Scarlet Hawks.

Taunton, 3 @ New Bedford, 0 – FinalTaunton went on the road and earned a 3-0 sweep (25-20, 28-26, 25-18) win over New Bedford. Gage Kingman paced the offense with 14 kills, 17 digs, and four aces. Sophomore Tyler Stewart added eight kills and a block while Chris LaCourse had a strong game with 26 assists, an ace, and a block.

2019 Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse Preview

2019 Hockomock Girls Lacrosse Preview
Sharon and King Philip battled in the opening round of the D1 East tournament and both have their sights set on a return to the postseason as the spring gets underway. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

By HockomockSports.com Staff

2019 Hockomock Girls Lacrosse Preview

Attleboro

2018 Record: 3-15
2018 Finish: Missed Playoffs
Coach: Chrissy Quinn

Attleboro is a relatively young program that is looking to build on a talented group of returning players, particularly in the attacking end of the field. New head coach Chrissy Quinn has a dynamic group of attackers that she is hoping will build on last season’s 113 goals, which was the second-lowest goals tally in the league.

The key player in the midfield and attack is senior Kyra Lyons, who accounted for nearly half of the team’s goals last spring despite drawing the attention of opposing defenders. Lyons will be joined by senior midfielder Rylee Fontes, a Worcester State-commit, who adds a secondary playmaker around the opponent’s goal. Junior attackers Sydney DiLiddo, Kelly Johnson, Rylee Turnes, and Ashley Piazza will get helped by sophomore Hannah Webster, Campbell Compton, and Isabella Salviati.

On the defensive side of the ball, seniors Sam Fasoldt and Sydney Viera will be the leaders of the back line, trying to protect sophomore Maggie Porreca and junior Dee Graham, who will both see time in goal this season. Juniors Julia Willis, C.J. Westwater, and Lynn McDonald will also be jumping into the defensive unit to add depth at the back for the Bombardiers.

Canton

2018 Record: 4-13
2018 Finish: Missed Playoffs
Coach: Laurie Chabot
Like many of the teams in the Davenport division, Canton comes into the spring eyeing a return to the state tournament. The Bulldogs last made it in 2016 after finishing in a three-way tie for second behind Foxboro in the Davenport division. With a mix of new faces and experienced returning players, second-year coach Laurie Chabot is hopeful that this season with see Canton make a run up the standings.

Canton will have a lot of experience in the defensive unit even after graduating a few key pieces. Senior Molly Cummings will be the leader at the back and will be joined by classmate Devyn McGrann and freshman Sydney Gallery, whose twin sister Fay will jump into the midfield this season. Junior Alexa Maffeo and seniors Maggie Connolly and Leah McLellan will also be critical for the Bulldogs to take control of the middle of the field and transition from defense into attack. Communication at the back will be key. There are several new faces in the attacking unit but Chabot is already seeing that chemistry is building. She was pleased with results in the preseason and is hoping that confidence will carry over into the games that count.

“We are off to a great start this spring,” Chabot said. “This year we not only have a strong team with both skill and speed, but we have size on our side. The team is coming together, starting with a win against Norwood in our scrimmage. We have strong players in all areas it’s hard to pinpoint just one.”

Foxboro

2018 Record: 14-6
2018 Finish: Reached D2 East Quarterfinal
Coach: Brittany Sherry
Expectations may be as high for this year’s Foxboro team as any under head coach Brittany Sherry because the Warriors have a roster filled with talent and experience (14 returning seniors). Foxboro will be looking to clinch an eighth straight league title but also will have its sights set on bringing home the program’s first sectional title as well. With the weapons at the Warriors disposal, there is the potential for plenty of silverware to come their way this spring.

It all starts with two-time reigning Hockomock League MVP (and reigning HockomockSports.com Player of the Year) Sophia DiCenso. The senior midfielder has spent the off-season playing with the youth national team and will be the cog on which the Warriors build their attacks. She is joined in the midfield by classmate Molly Murphy, who is closing in on 100 goals in her career, juniors Abby Hassman and Jamie Notarangelo and sophomore Ella Waryas, who each provide Foxboro with solid two-way play. In attack, seniors Meghan Curran and Caroline McGeary have consistently provided goals in big games and sophomore Lilly Vey is a newcomer to watch this spring. The loss of Alex Stamatos to injury will be tough on defense, but senior Carlie Stern will provide the leadership for an experienced group that includes seniors Mary Spillane and Jenna Stamatov and junior Grace Boudreau. Of course, if anyone gets through then University of Louisville-commit Sara Addeche will be waiting in goal.

“This year our main goal is to take it game by game,” Sherry said. “We’re putting whatever has happened these last few years, as far as previous wins/losses and playoffs go, and putting it in our past. We need to continue to work hard every day, play as a team and have fun while doing it. We all have a common goal and know what it’s going to take to get there.”

Franklin

2018 Record: 14-6
2018 Finish: Reached D1 East Semifinal
Coach: Kristin Igoe Guarino

It is a sign of just how far the Franklin program has come that being knocked out in last season’s East semifinal could almost be considered a disappointment. After winning the East title in 2016 and 2017, the Panthers come into the spring with another roster loaded with talent and experience and a schedule loaded with the top teams in the state to prep for a deep tournament run as well as trying to make it eight straight league titles.

Senior Annie Walsh will be the focal point for the Panthers again this year and the player that the offense typically runs through. Her sister Erin, a junior attacker, is one of the best finishers in the league and gives Franklin a dynamic one-two punch on offense. Junior Kelsey MacCallum adds another talented attacker to the forward line, while senior Hailey Toolin adds versatility as either a midfielder or defender and junior Alex Field will be a key piece of a defensive unit that was by far the best in the Hock last season. Junior goalie Gianna Cameron is another reason for the Panthers having such a strong defensive record after two straight seasons on the HockomockSports.com First Team. The Panthers haven’t lost a league game since 2012 (more than 70 straight wins) and have added an exciting freshman class with loads of potential, including six players making the instant jump to varsity.

“We have a ton of versatility where a lot of different players can play all positions. I am excited about the athleticism and skill level of our team,” said Franklin coach Kristin Igoe Guarino. “We have a ton of players with high level stick work and IQ that are capable of scoring and feeding. I am looking forward to us becoming a team with a high powered offense!”

King Philip

2018 Record: 14-6
2018 Finish: Reached D1 East Quarterfinal
Coach: Kourtnie Wilder

Under first-year head coach Kourtnie Wilder, King Philip built on the momentum of its run to the 2017 East semifinal to put together a 14-win season and finish comfortably in second place in the Kelley-Rex division. The Warriors took Franklin to triple-overtime, coming as close as anyone has in recent years to ending the Panthers’ long league win streak, and battled with Lincoln-Sudbury in the East quarterfinal. Now, KP is hoping to use that experience to make a run at ending Franklin’s dominance in the division.

The key for KP may be the attack, which returns a lot of goals from last season. Senior Caroline Klim is back and will be a player that opposing defenses will have to watch out for after leading the league with 73 goals last season, including nine against Sharon in the playoffs. Klim will be joined up top by classmate Dana Truini and junior Jessica Sullivan. Defensively, Wilder points to the team’s aggressiveness and communications as being the keys to building on a season in which the Warriors only allowed 153 goals, which was second-best in the Hock. Senior Victoria Tormey, a HockomockSports.com First Team defender last season and Boston University-commit, will be the leader at the back and will have classmate Caroline Watson back in goal behind her to make a formidable group for opponents to break down.

Wilder said, “We are excited for the season and have a great group of returners. This season will be competitive as we are playing some strong teams, but we are up for the challenge! We are looking to build off of our success from last season and continuing to work hard and improve each day at practice.”

Mansfield

2018 Record: 9-10
2018 Finish: Reached D1 East First Round
Coach: Lauryn Wilkie

New coach Lauryn Wilkie takes over the program this spring, looking to push an experienced Mansfield roster up the league standings, challenge Franklin at the top of the division, and make another run at a state tournament berth. The Hornets will be counting on its 11 returning seniors to keep things heading in the right direction this spring.

Senior attacker Katie Garvin will lead the forward line again this season after being among the league’s top scorers in 2018. Seniors Lauren Whitman and Maggie Danehy bring verve, energy, and experience to the Mansfield midfield, covering on draw controls and the transition game. Seniors Emily Vigeant and Kylie Tryder will cover the back line just in front of senior goalie Katie McCarthy, all of whom have multiple years of experience on varsity and should be a strength of the team. There are some underclassmen who will contribute right away for the Hornets, including sophomore midfielders Annemarie McCoy, Abby Varricchione, and Grace Fernandez and sophomore defender Melissa Shanteler.

“We are coming back this year with a brand new coaching staff looking to make some changes to the program,” said Wilkie. “We are breaking down the sport back to the basics and building it back up. Once this team finds their groove, I expect big things.”

Milford

2018 Record: 2-16
2018 Finish: Missed Playoffs
Coach: Nicole Serra

Milford has a number of players back and a new head coach, Nicole Serra, looking to make a quick turnaround from last season in which the Hawks won only twice overall. With an athletic group back, Serra is working on building chemistry and putting the players in position to take advantage of their speed in transition. After scoring a league-low 82 goals last season, the attack will be a primary area of focus this spring.

Seniors Emily Haley, Katie Drysdale, and Sophia Bucal will give the Hawks leadership on the field, with Bucal providing a vocal presence in the attack. Senior Briana Maietta will join Bucal up front and they will be helped by junior midfielders Annie Flanagan and Elena Bon Tempo, who add athleticism whether in the attack or tracking back to help out on defense. Junior Hannah Bangert will be the leader at the back, controlling the defensive zone, along with sophomores Katie Maietta, Jillian Michelson, and Eva Parson.

“I am hoping to see the team really push themselves to improve every day and treat each practice like a game,” said Serra. “We are working on improving our speed, adding to our repertoire of offensive plays, and beating our record from previous years. I am looking forward to a great season.”

North Attleboro

2018 Record: 7-11
2018 Finish: Missed Playoffs
Coach: Colleen Carchedi

While North Attleboro finished below .500 last season, the Rocketeers only missed a postseason berth by a single game, ending up one game behind Sharon and in third-place in the Davenport division. Second-year coach Colleen Carchedi, who came over from Sharon last spring, is counting on the team’s young core (and the new turf at Beaupre Field) to help North get back into the postseason hunt and even challenge Foxboro’s reign at the top of the division.

Senior attacker Alexa Sinacola and senior defender Lauren Pezzi will be leaders on either end of the field, but North also has a strong junior class that will be counted on to produce this season, especially after the graduation of perennial all-star Kenzi Rosenberg. Junior Katie Lindstrom will be the focus of attention in the midfield after committing to UMass Lowell in the off-season, but she will have help from classmates Kathryn Kayata, Regan Fein, Lily Cameron, and Lindsay Spratt. Junior Faith Graveline will step into goal to try and help Pezzi lock down the defense along with sophomore starters Camryn Gonrdell and Aimee Baiungo. Sophomore Maggie O’Brien will add a spark to the attack.

Carchedi said, “We are young, but we are fresh. We are full of potential and certainly have the ability to compete at a high level of lacrosse. It is going to be a great season for us. Having the turf will be crucial in creating success for the program. I am very excited for this season and the future looks bright.”

Oliver Ames

2018 Record: 8-12
2018 Finish: Missed Playoffs
Coach: Nicole Lang

Oliver Ames continues to build the depth within its program to try and get that elusive berth in the state tournament. The Tigers have won eight games in each of the past three seasons, making the postseason in 2016 and narrowly missing out by two wins each of the last two years. This spring, OA will send out a relatively young squad that will look to get the Tigers over the hump and into the playoffs.

While there is plenty of youth on the roster, OA has leadership from a core of experienced players, including senior midfielder Olivia Piazza, who was on the HockomockSports.com Second Team last year and is committed to Merrimack College. She scored 91 points last season and will be the engine at the heart of the OA midfield. Senior Maddie Kullen will be in goal this season for the Tigers and classmate Grace McCallum returns to lead the defensive unit.

OA will try to improve its defensive record and make strides up the league standings under second-year coach Nicole Lang, who said, “We have a young team this year but with a lot of determination to learn the game. We continue to work hard each day to continue to build a competitive team for this League. The girls are definitely excited for the season so we are looking forward to their hard work paying off.”

Sharon

2018 Record: 11-8
2018 Finish: Reached D1 East First Round
Coach: Shara Ginthwain
Sharon has made the playoffs each of the past three seasons and has gone 7-3 in league play for the past two years. It has been an unprecedented run of success for the program and the challenge for the Eagles is to keep that momentum going even with the loss of key players to graduation. Second-year coach Shara Ginthwain will hope that new players can step in and that the team’s chemistry and effort will allow Sharon to continue battling at the top of the Davenport division standings.

Senior midfielder Emma Eberhardt is the key to the Eagles staying on track. The Lehigh University-commit scored 69 goals last year, including five against KP in the playoffs, and has been one of the top playmakers in the league the past three seasons. Eberhardt’s normal running mate in midfield, Sabrina Robbins, is now playing at the University of Colorado, so it will be important for her to build a rapport with sophomore Jenna Goldstein, who had an impressive rookie campaign, and senior Maeve Barbera. Senior goalie Rose Wald will be back between the pipes and classmate Bridget McManus is back to guide the defensive unit after being a HockomockSports.com Second Team performer last spring. Sophomore Molly McAlevey is a newcomer in defense to keep an eye on.

“Based on tryouts, practices, and scrimmages early this season, I can already tell that this team has a lot of heart, a lot of grit, and does not give up,” said Ginthwain. “I think their mental toughness is going to be a big strength for us this year!”

Taunton

2018 Record: 7-10
2018 Finish: Missed Playoffs
Coach: Kerry Northup

Taunton has been on the verge of getting into the postseason in each of the past two seasons, missing out by just two wins last year, including a one-goal loss to Canton and a pair of non-league losses to New Bedford. With a young crew coming into this spring, the Tigers will be looking to improve their performance in the league (2-8 in the Hock in 2018) to push themselves into the postseason conversation.

The key for the Tigers is sophomore Alana Tavares. The three-year starter has been one of the league’s most dynamic attacking threats since jumping onto the varsity scene as an eighth grader and so much of the Taunton attack runs through her. Junior Kamryn Li is also back for the Tigers after scoring 23 goals last season. The only seniors on this year’s team are Emma Sheehan and Mabel Smith, but Taunton will have 10 sophomores, eight freshmen and an eighth-grader on this year’s roster, so the underclassmen are going to have roles to play right away this spring.

“We are a young group this year, but added some promising players to our roster,” said Taunton coach Kerry Northup. “We are excited to work with and grow the young talent we gained towards building us as a confident, strong competitor in the league.”

2019 Hockomock League Girls Swimming All Stars

Below are the official 2019 Hockomock League Girls Swimming All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames

Hockomock League All Stars

Tiffany Chin, Attleboro
Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro
Elizabeth Saltz, Attleboro
Ella Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro
Jessica Hart, Canton
Pamela Nelson, Foxboro
Katharine Cashin, Franklin
Kathryn McGuire, Franklin
Elizabeth Tang, Franklin
Allyssa LaPuma, Franklin
Maia Wainwright, Franklin
Kathryn Chew, Franklin
Megan Campbell, King Philip
Jamie Buckley, King Philip
Morgan Sacheben, King Philip
Morgan Poppenberger, King Philip
Kayla Schuberth, King Phillip
Jennifer Prior, Mansfield
Kyra Cavicchi, Mansfield
Eva Parson, Milford
Kim Stochaj, Milford
Samantha Streton, Oliver Ames
Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames
Ava Kelley, Oliver Ames
Morgan Foltz, Oliver Ames
Aprille Gangi, Oliver Ames
Emma O’Hara, Oliver Ames
Cheryl Sun, Sharon
Cleo Zhou, Sharon
Muskan Kumar, Sharon
Angelina Lynch, Taunton
Erin Schrama, Taunton

Honorable Mentions:
Rebecca Gerrior, Canton
Sarah Egan, Foxboro
Linnea Remillard, Franklin
Jessica Sullivan, King Philip
Laura Chaffee, Mansfield
Kate Donahue, Milford
Erin Rigas, North Attleboro
Muskan Kumar, Sharon
Kaelyn Desmond, Stoughton
Tiffany Ye, Taunton

Hockomock Girls Swim Championships – 2019 Results

Hockomock Girls Swimming
Oliver Ames won its first team title at the annual Hockomock League Girls Swimming Championships, matching its Kelley-Rex dual meet title. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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Team Results

1. Oliver Ames – 378
2. Franklin – 316
3. King Philip – 220
4. Attleboro – 218
5. Sharon – 200
6. Taunton – 176
7. Milford – 152
8. Mansfield – 136
9. Canton – 102
10. Foxboro – 85
11. North Attleboro – 67
12 Stoughton – 61

Race Results

200 Yard Medley Relay
1. Attleboro (Tiffany Chin, Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Elizabeth Saltz, Ella Lynch-Bartek) – 1:59.07
2. Sharon (Cleo Zhou, Cheryl Sung, Ria Malhotra, Muskan Kumar) – 2:00.62
3. King Philip (Jamie Buckley, Morgan Sachleben, Jessica Sullivan, Catherine DiGiacomo) – 2:01.14
4. Milford (Kimberly Stochaj, Victoria Monica, Eva Parsons, Michaela Blackwell) – 2:03.09
5. Oliver Ames (Morgan Foltz, Aprille Gangi, Mia Esterman, Sophie Hirtle) – 2:03.88
6. Franklin (Isabel Capecci, Charlene Peng, Elizabeth Leo, Alyssa LaPuma) – 2:05.41

200 Yard Free
1. Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro – 2:02.02
2. Elizabeth Saltz, Attleboro – 2:02.15
3. Megan Campbell, King Philip – 2:03.00
4. Kathryn McGuire, Franklin – 2:04.41
5. Angelina Lynch, Taunton – 2:05.46
6. Jamie Buckley, King Philip – 2:09.45

200 Yard IM
1. Katherine Cashin, Franklin – 2:14.00
2. Sam Streton, Oliver Ames – 2:17.05
3. Aprille Gangi, Oliver Ames – 2:21.94
4. Erin Schrama, Taunton – 2:22.62
5. Morgan Sachleben, King Philip – 2:25.76
6. Pamela Nelson, Foxboro – 2:29.77

50 Yard Free
1. Jennifer Prior, Mansfield – 25.71
2. Morgan Foltz, Oliver Ames – 25.91
3. Angelina Lynch, Taunton – 25.95
4. Elizabeth Saltz, Attleboro – 26.11
5. Ava Kelley, Oliver Ames – 26.22
6. Muskan Kumar, Sharon – 26.64

100 Yard Butterfly
1. Sam Streton, Oliver Ames – 1:00.89
2. Elizabeth Tang, Franklin – 1:02.98
3. Eva Parsons, Milford – 1:03.63
4. Rhia Malhotra, Sharon – 1:04.90
5. Ava Kelley, Oliver Ames – 1:04.98
6. Muskan Kumar, Sharon – 1:05.27

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100 Yard Free
1. Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames – 53.54
2. Jennifer Prior, Mansfield – 55.58
3. Cleo Zhou, Sharon – 58.99
4. Alyssa LaPuma, Franklin – 59.08
5. Kathryn Chew, Franklin – 59.16
6. Linnea Remmilard, Franklin – 1:00.75

500 Yard Free
1. Kathryn McGuire, Franklin – 5:26.54
2. Megan Campbell, King Philip – 5:33.39
3. Morgan Sachleben, King Philip – 5:39.71
4. Maia Wainwright, Franklin – 5:53.05
5. Tiffany Chin, Attleboro – 5:54.05
6. Pamela Nelson, Foxboro – 5:56.23

200 Yard Free Relay
1. Oliver Ames (Ava Kelley, Morgan Foltz, Sam Streton, Morgan O’Hara) – 1:42.74
2. Attleboro (Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Tiffany Chin, Ella Lynch-Bartek, Elizabeth Saltz) – 1:47.13
3. Franklin (Kathryn Chew, Kathryn McGuire, Elizabeth Tang, Katharine Cashin) – 1:49.54
4. King Philip (Jessica Sullivan, Brianna McMaster, Catherine DiGiacomo, Megan Campbell) – 1:50.18
5. Mansfield (Mairead Shannon, Jess Harris, Laura Chaffee, Jennifer Prior) – 1:50.42
6. Taunton (Erin Schrama, Tiffany Ye, Marisa Gay, Angeline Lynch) – 1:51.80

100 Yard Backstroke
1. Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames – 59.12
2. Katharine Cashin, Franklin – 1:02.62
3. Morgan Foltz, Oliver Ames – 1:03.96
4. Kimberly Stochaj, Milford – 1:05.24
5. Ella Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro – 1:05.70
6. Cleo Zhou, Sharon – 1:05.99

100 Yard Breaststroke
1. Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro – 1:13.54
2. Cheryl Sung, Sharon – 1:14.52
3. Jessica Hart, Canton – 1:14.68
4. Aprille Gangi, Oliver Ames – 1:16.66
5. Emma O’Hara, Oliver Ames – 1:18.72
6. Shruthi Kaveti, Sharon – 1:19.25

400 Yard Free Relay
1. Oliver Ames (Ava Kelley, Sam Streton, Aprille Gangi, Morgan O’Hara) – 3:46.66
2. Franklin (Elizabeth Tang, Kathryn McGuire, Kathryn Chew, Katharine Cashin) – 3:54.83
3. King Philip (Catherine DiGiacomo, Morgan Sachleben, Jamie Buckley, Megan Campbell) – 3:56.23
4. Milford (Michaela Blackwell, Kimberly Stochaj, Kate Donahue, Eva Parsons) – 4:06.63
5. Mansfield (Mairead Shannon, Jess Harris, Laura Chaffee, Jennifer Prior) – 4:06.98
6. Sharon (Shruthi Kaveti, Christina Sung, Cheryl Sung, Cleo Zhou) – 4:13.54

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2018 Hockomock League Girls Swimming All Stars

Below are the official 2018 Hockomock League Girls Swimming All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Ashley Loomis, Franklin

Hockomock League All Stars

Tiffany Chin, Attleboro
Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro
Corinne Perry, Attleboro
Elizabeth Saltz, Attleboro
Jessica Hart, Canton
Pam Nelson, Foxboro
Katharine Cashin, Franklin
Kathryn McGuire, Franklin
Ashley Loomis, Franklin
Megan Campbell, King Philip
Sam DeWitt, King Philip
Sam Nasson, King Philip
Morgan Sachleben, King Philip
Callie Sullivan, King Philip
Jessica Sullivan, King Philip
Farah Whichard, King Philip
Claudia Beasley, Mansfield
Jennifer Prior, Mansfield
Alexa Lancisi, Milford
Amber Stearns, Milford
Thalia Puccio, North Attleboro
Erini Rigas, North Attleboro
Caitlin Campbell, Oliver Ames
Aprille Gangi, Oliver Ames
Ava Kelley, Oliver Ames
Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames
Makayla Paquin, Oliver Ames
Samantha Streton, Oliver Ames
Fallon Pfeifer, Sharon
Rhia Malhotra, Sharon
Iika Zaniewski, Sharon
Lorna Li, Taunton
Erin Schrama, Taunton

Hockomock Girls Swim Championships – 2018 Results

Hockomock Girls Swimming
King Philip won the team title at the annual Hockomock Girls Swim Championships at Milford High. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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Team Results

1. King Philip – 344
2. Oliver Ames – 291
3. Franklin – 243
4. Attleboro – 197
5. Milford – 183
6. Taunton – 169
7. Mansfield – 155
8. Canton – 130
9. Sharon – 116
10. North Attleboro – 107
11. Foxboro – 85
12. Stoughton – 80

Race Results

200-Yard Medley Relay
1. Attleboro (Tiffany Chin, Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Corinne Perry, Elizabeth Saltz) – 1:56.69
2. King Philip (Callie Sullivan, Fahra Whichard, Sam Nasson, Sam DeWitt) – 1:57.89
3. Milford (Alexa Lancisi, Amber Stearns, Kimberly Stochaj, Michaela Blackwell) – 2:01.09
4. Taunton (Angelina Lynch, Lorna Li, Erin Schrama, Marisa Gay) – 2:04.83
5. Mansfield (Claudia Beasley, Ellie Leard, Mairead Shannon, Jennifer Prior) – 2:05.22
6. Sharon (Ilka Zaniewski, Jaylu Wu, Rhia Malhotra, Fallon Pfeifer) – 2:07.24

200-Yard Free
1. Ashley Loomis, Franklin – 1:54.32
2. Elizabeth Saltz, Attleboro – 2:03.20
3. Kathryn McGuire, Franklin – 2:08.39
4. Sam DeWitt, King Philip – 2:09.16
5. Tiffany Chin, Attleboro – 2:09.92
6. Mia Esterman, Oliver Ames – 2:10.36

200-Yard IM
1. Katharine Cashin, Franklin – 2:16.27
2. Aprille Gangi, Oliver Ames – 2:21.37
3. Erin Schrama, Taunton – 2:23.59
4. Fahra Whichard, King Philip – 2:23.99
5. Pamela Nelson, Foxboro – 2:27.82
6. Morgan Sachleben, King Philip – 2:28.51

50-Yard Free
1. Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro – 26.11
2. Jennifer Prior, Mansfield – 26.17
3. Ava Kelley, Oliver Ames – 26.64
4. Ilka Zaniewski, Sharon – 26.68
5. Angelina Lynch, Taunton – 27.15
6. Catherine DiGiacomo, King Philip – 27.63

100-Yard Butterfly
1. Sam Nasson, King Philip – 1:02.75
2. Samantha Streton, Oliver Ames – 1:02.87
3. Erin Schrama, Taunton – 1:04.06
4. Rhia Malhotra, Sharon – 1:04.31
5. Alexa Lancisi, Milford – 1:04.74
6. Jessica Sullivan, King Philip – 1:07.05

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100-Yard Free
1. Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames – 54.33
2. Elizabeth Saltz, Attleboro – 55.82
3. Jennifer Prior, Mansfield – 56.63
4. Callie Sullivan, King Philip – 57.65
5. Katharine Cashin, Franklin – 58.12
6. Ava Kelley, Oliver Ames – 58.74

500-Yard Free
1. Ashley Loomis, Franklin – 5:07.45
2. Kathryn McGuire, Franklin – 5:33.62
3. Megan Campbell, King Philip – 5:36.38
4. Sam Nasson, King Philip – 5:43.10
5. Pamela Nelson, Foxboro – 5:44.98
6. Morgan Sachleben, King Philip – 5:45.54

200-Yard Free Relay
1. Oliver Ames (Ava Kelley, Samantha Streton, Aprille Gangi, Morgan O’Hara) – 1:45.01
2. King Philip (Jessica Sullivan, Morgan Sachleben, Fahra Whichard, Catherine DiGiacomo) – 1:47.00
3. Franklin (Kathryn Chew, Audrey Finn, Katharine Cashin, Ashley Loomis) – 1:47.63
4. Attleboro (Corinne Perry, Tiffany Chin, Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Elizabeth Saltz) – 1:48.43
5. Milford (Michaela Blackwell, Alexa Lancisi, Victoria Monica, Amber Stearns) – 1:48.94
6. Taunton (Angelina Lynch, Marisa Gay, Lorna Li, Erin Schrama) – 1:49.16

100-Yard Backstroke
1. Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames – 59.78
2. Samantha Streton, Oliver Ames – 1:03.90
3. Callie Sullivan, King Philip – 1:04.66
4. Alexa Lancisi, Milford – 1:04.77
5. Claudia Beasley, Mansfield – 1:05.39
6. Makayla Paquin, Oliver Ames – 1:05.51

100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro – 1:09.66
2. Fahra Whichard, King Philip – 1:11.06
3. Aprille Gangi, Oliver Ames – 1:16.05
4. Amber Stearns, Milford – 1:17.13
5. Lorna Li, Taunton – 1:17.33
6. Jamie Buckley, King Philip – 1:18.20

400-Yard Free Relay
1. Oliver Ames (Samantha Streton, Ava Kelley, Aprille Gangi, Morgan O’Hara) – 3:47.88
2. Franklin (Kathryn Chew, Kathryn McGuire, Katharine Cashin, Ashley Loomis) – 3:50.86
3. King Philip (Megan Campbell, Sam Nasson, Sam DeWitt, Callie Sullivan) – 3:59.81
4. North Attleboro (Erini Rigas, Ripley Devers, Catherine Sales, Thalia Puccio) – 4:10.23
5. Canton (Maddie Nourse, Brianna Mitchell, Emily Beatty, Brianna Gilchrist) – 4:11.71
6. Milford (Kimberly Stochaj, Kate Donahue, Christine Ballan, Piper Terrill) – 4:24.48

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2017 Hockomock League Girls Swimming All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Girls Swimming All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Ashley Loomis, Franklin

Hockomock League All Stars

Tiffany Chin, Attleboro
Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro
Corinne Perry, Attleboro
Elizabeth Saltz, Attleboro
Maddie Nourse, Canton
Ashley Loomis, Franklin
Helen Huang, Franklin
Katie McGuire, Franklin
Lexi Nelson, Foxboro
Catherine DiGiacomo, King Philip
Jessica Sullivan, King Philip
Caroline Sullivan, King Philip
Morgan Sachleben, King Philip
Fahar Whichard, King Philip
Sam Nason, King Philip
Jennifer Prior, Mansfield
Alexa Lancisi, Milford
Amber Sterms, Milford
Jackie Dirshel, North Attleboro
Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames
Mia Esterman, Oliver Ames
Aprille Gangi, Oliver Ames
Makayla Paquin, Oliver Ames
Ilka Zaniewski, Sharon
Mia Sinkiewicz, Taunton
Jennie King, Taunton
Erin Schrama, Taunton
Lorna Li, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Brianna Mitchell, Canton
Lindsey Nelson, Foxboro
Leah Benoit, Franklin
Olivia Courtney, Mansfield
Julia Gustavisten, Milford
Marisa Gay, Taunton

King Philip Brings Home Hockomock Swimming Title

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The King Philip girls’ swim team made it a school double by winning the Hockomock Swim Championships the day after the boys’ team won its title. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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MILFORD, Mass. – The King Philip boys’ team won its second straight Hockomock Swimming Championship title on Friday night and on Saturday the girls made it a school double, adding to their Kelley-Rex division title with the team championship at the league meet.

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KP finished with 317 points, pulling away from Franklin (285 points) and Taunton (282 points) with a second place finish in the final event of the meet, the 400-yard free relay. North Attleboro, the Davenport division champion, and Oliver Ames tied for fourth place with 202 points apiece and Attleboro took sixth on 199.

“Pretty fantastic weekend,” said first-year KP coach Jack Pettine. “The difference between us and the other teams was having a lot of those numbers to take a lot of top placings, in our relays especially.”

He added, “We came into this meet with our times and our seedings for our relays that we knew who we would put in each event. Other teams may have had the times but didn’t have the ability to space out their swimmers the way we could.”

Relays were the key to the boys’ title the night before and it proved crucial for the girls as well. The team of Callie Sullivan, Fahra Whachard, Sam Nasson, and Sam DeWitt took second in the 200-yard medley relay to start the day and the Warriors grabbed the lead for good when Catherine DiGiacomo, Morgan Sachleben, Jessica Sullivan and Whichard won the 200 free relay in a time of 1:49.07.

DeWitt, Nasson, DiGiacomo, and Callie Sullivan took second behind OA in the closing race, the 400 free relay, but it earned the points that sealed the title.

“We told our girls to do the best swim they could have and make sure it counted in the pool,” said Pettine about the message ahead of that final relay. “Those girls had a great race and gave us the times we were looking for heading into the postseason.”

The Tigers jumped from sixth into a tie for fourth with the win in the final relay. Mia Esterman, Aprille Gangi, Makayla Paquin, and Morgan O’Hara came from behind to edge the KP team by a full second. It was the third first place finish of the day for O’Hara, who made quite a splash in her first league meet, also winning the 100 free and the 100 backstroke.

Other swimmers with multiple first place finishes included Attleboro’s Jackie Lynch-Bartek, who won as part of the 200 medley relay and took first in the 200 breaststroke, and Franklin junior Ashley Loomis, who became a three-time Hock champion in both the 200 free and 500 free. Loomis, who is getting looks from Ivy League programs, is also the defending state champion in both events.

“She has a true competitor’s heart,” said Franklin coach Jess Pridham. “She trains like a monster. She trains five or six hours a day and she always has a smile on her face and she always wants to achieve the goals that she sets for herself. She puts her plan in and everything falls into place for her.”

Pridham was asked if that type of work ethic can rub off on teammates. She replied, “The other girls on our team see how skilled, how talented, and how fast she is, but they also see that she puts in the time and the effort. They know the work that she puts in and some them do emulate that.”

One of the more interesting subplots to the season was the success of the Taunton girls’ program under first-year coach Pat King, who volunteered to take over the program when the original coach stepped down just two weeks before the start of the season. The Tigers finished second in the Kelley-Rex and then took third at Saturday’s championship meet, which is their highest finish since joining the league.

“I’ve coached many years, just never coached swimming before,” said King with a chuckle. “They said what do you think? Of course, I checked with my senior daughter (Jennie King) first and asked if it was okay because I didn’t want to screw up her senior year. She said, go ahead, go for it.

“Luckily, I’ve had a bunch of great kids. It was a lot of fun.”

When King was asked what made the Tigers so successful this season, he quipped, “The coach!” He added, “The seniors got a little bit faster from club and maturing physically…and with (eighth grader) Mia [Sinkiewicz] and my daughter and others, it was purely a team effort.”

Like O’Hara, Sinkiewicz marked her Hockomock Championships debut with a first place finish, claiming the top time in the 200 IM. She also finished second in the 100 backstroke (to O’Hara) and was on two relay teams that had top six times.

The day (and the weekend) belonged to King Philip and Pettine admitted that the girls came into Saturday wanting to make sure that the boys’ team did not get all the bragging rights.

He said, “Definitely a little bit of pressure. The boys knocked it out of the park last night. We came in real confident for the girls, but it also helped knowing that the boys pulled it off too.”

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Team Results

1. King Philip – 317
2. Franklin – 285
3. Taunton – 282
4. North Attleboro – 202
4. Oliver Ames – 202
6. Attleboro – 199
7. Milford – 149.50
8. Mansfield – 123
9. Sharon – 106
10. Canton – 98
11. Foxboro – 77
12. Stoughton – 59.50

Race Results

200-Yard Medley Relay
1. Attleboro (Tiffany Chin, Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Corinne Perry, Elizabeth Saltz) – 1:57.86
2. King Philip (Callie Sullivan, Fahra Whichard, Sam Nasson, Sam DeWitt) – 1:58.00
3. Taunton (Mia Sinkiewicz, Jennie King, Lorna Li, Erin Schrama) – 2:01.95
4. Oliver Ames (Makayla Paquin, Aprille Gangi, Mia Esterman, Morgan O’Hara) – 2:04.97
5. Franklin (Isabel Capecci, Megan Lazarek, Lila Kaplan, Audrey Finn) – 2:07.76
6. North Attleboro (Thalia Puccio, Jackie Dirschel, Erini Rigas, Catherine Sales) – 2:09.17

200-Yard Free
1. Ashley Loomis, Franklin – 1:54.91
2. Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro – 2:05.93
3. Jennie King, Taunton – 2:05.95
4. Thalia Puccio, North Attleboro – 2:06.43
5. Sam DeWitt, King Philip – 2:06.55
6. Kathryn McGuire, Franklin – 2:06.62

200-Yard IM
1. Mia Sinkiewicz, Taunton – 2:16.12
2. Sam Nasson, King Philip – 2:21.87
3. Fahra Whichard, King Philip – 2:26.25
4. Claudia Beasley, Mansfield – 2:28.34
5. Aprille Gangi, Oliver Ames – 2:28.62
6. Megan Lazarek, Franklin – 2:30.46

50-Yard Free
1. Jennifer Prior, Mansfield – 25.91
2. Helen Huang, Franklin – 26.82
3. Corinne Perry, Attleboro – 27.11
4. Erin Schrama, Taunton – 27.32
5. Mia Esterman, Oliver Ames – 27.77
6. Maddie Nourse, Canton – 27.93

100-Yard Butterfly
1. Sam Nasson, King Philip – 1:02.46
2. Corinne Perry, Attleboro – 1:03.81
3. Alexa Lancisi, Milford – 1:05.54
4. Thalia Puccio, North Attleboro – 1:06.31
5. Lorna Li, Taunton – 1:07.60
6. Alexandra Nelson, Foxboro – 1:07.92

100-Yard Free
1. Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames – 55.17
2. Jennifer Prior, Mansfield – 56.81
3. Elizabeth Saltz, Attleboro – 56.91
4. Jackie Dirschel, North Attleboro – 57.40
5. Callie Sullivan, King Philip – 58.91
6. Ilka Zaniewski, Sharon – 58.95

500-Yard Free
1. Ashley Loomis, Franklin – 5:10.39
2. Jennie King, Taunton – 5:32.74
3. Kathryn McGuire, Franklin – 5:35.47
4. Sam DeWitt, King Philip – 5:41.95
5. Makayla Paquin, Oliver Ames – 5:44.21
6. Morgan Sachleben, King Philip – 5:48.06

200-Yard Free Relay
1. King Philip (Catherine DiGiacomo, Jessica Sullivan, Morgan Sachleben, Fahra Whichard) – 1:49.07
2. Franklin (Leah Benoit, Audrey Finn, Helen Huang, Ashley Loomis) – 1:49.45
3. Milford (Alexa Lancisi, Amber Stearns, Victoria Monica, Michaela Blackwell) – 1:50.63
4. Taunton (Katherine Werra, Marisa Gay, Kaitlin Gallagher, Lorna Li) – 1:53.82
5. Sharon (Ilka Zaniewski, Jyaleen Wu, Divya Polu, Fallon Pfeifer) – 1:54.49
6. North Attleboro (Angela DeJesus, Meredith Adler, Caitlin Parlon, Katie Gallagher) – 1:56.81

100-Yard Backstroke
1. Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames – 1:01.14
2. Mia Sinkiewicz, Taunton – 1:02.65
3. Jackie Dirschel, North Attleboro – 1:04.67
4. Alexa Lancisi, Milford – 1:04.85
5. Callie Sullivan, King Philip – 1:05.23
6. Ilka Zaniewski, Sharon – 1:07.59

100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro – 1:09.91
2. Fahra Whichard, King Philip – 1:10.71
3. Amber Stearns, Milford – 1:17.53
4. Megan Lazarek, Franklin – 1:17.72
5. Jamie Buckley, King Philip – 1:19.70
6. Lindsey Nelson, Foxboro – 1:19.78

400-Yard Free Relay
1. Oliver Ames (Mia Esterman, Aprille Gangi, Makayla Paquin, Morgan O’Hara) – 3:53.23
2. King Philip (Sam DeWitt, Catherine DiGiacomo, Sam Nasson, Callie Sullivan) – 3:54.66
3. Taunton (Erin Schrama, Kaitlin Gallagher, Jennie King, Mia Sinkiewicz) – 3:55.57
4. Franklin (Helen Huang, Kathryn McGuire, Leah Benoit, Ashley Loomis) – 3:55.80
5. Attleboro (Corinne Perry, Tiffany Chin, Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Elizabeth Saltz) – 4:01.02
6. North Attleboro (Thalia Puccio, Erini Rigas, Catherine Sales, Jackie Dirschel) – 4:02.06

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