Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 01/25/23

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Hockey
Foxboro, 4 @ Attleboro, 0 – FinalClick here for a Photo Gallery from this game.

Taunton, 0 @ Canton, 6 – Final

King Philip, 4 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – FinalOliver Ames rallied from a two-goal deficit to take its first lead in the third period but King Philip scored the equalizer with under five minutes to play as the teams settled for a point apiece after a scoreless overtime period. KP jumped out to a lead less than two minutes into the game when Rowan Boulger got on the end of a pass from James Boldy, but it took OA less than two minutes to respond as Daniel Paul got his first of the game with Landon Grothe recording the assist. KP lit the lamp twice in the final five minutes of the first period, first off a wrist shot from Evan Trujillo on the power play at 4:27, and then on a short-handed goal from Boldy with just 4.1 seconds left in the period. The Tigers wasted little time cutting into that deficit in the second period as Paul converted a breakaway chance just 92 seconds into the period to make it 3-2. Oliver Ames had another strong start to the third as a rebound off a shot from Jack Perron was buried by Jack Corey at 10:24 to make it 3-3. Less than two minutes later, sophomore Patrick DeLoughrey was in the right spot at the right time to tap the puck into an open net at 8:56 for OA’s first lead, 4-3. Boldy grabbed his second goal of the game on a wrist shot from the left side with 4:04 left. In the overtime period, KP’s Cam Lehan-Allen nearly had the game-winner in the final seconds but his shot hit the post and stayed out.

North Attleboro, 2 @ Mansfield, 2 – FinalMansfield jumped out to a two-goal lead but North rallied to pull even, and the game finished level even after a five minute overtime period. Declan Foley and Thomas Gormley each scored once for the Hornets.

Stoughton/Brockton vs. North Quincy – Postponed to TBD.

Girls Hockey
Hockomock Stars, 0 @ Canton, 6 – Final
Stoughton/Sharon vs. St. Joseph Prep – Postponed to TBD.

Wrestling
Canton, 42 @ Stoughton, 32 – FinalJulian Prentice earned a pin at heavyweight, clinching the win for the Bulldogs in the final league dual meet of the season. Also earning pins for Canton were Declan Monahan, Zach Xayvethy, and Ruairi Ritson.

Foxboro @ Oliver Ames, 7:00

Franklin @ King Philip, 6:00

Sharon, 66 @ Mansfield, 12 – Final

Milford @ Northbridge – Postponed to TBD.

North Attleboro, 13 @ Taunton, 60 – FinalTaunton picked up its third league win of the season by pinning down a 60-13 decision over North Attleboro. Anthony Vieira, Ben Mandeville, Gabe Leskoski, Will Buffington, Ethan Harris, Elijah Prophete, Logan Frank, Johnnie Mainer-Smith, Michael Leskoski, Ryan Jones, and Brian Haen each won for the Tigers.

Swimming
Canton @ Dedham, 4:00 (@ Dedham Town Pool)

Gymnastics
Oliver Ames @ King Philip, 8:30

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 12/14/22

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Hockey
Stoughton/Brockton, 7 @ Attleboro, 2 – Final
Franklin vs. Newburyport – Postponed to TBD.
Oliver Ames, 4 vs. Silver Lake, 5 – Final (OT)
Taunton, 7 vs. Peabody/Saugus, 3 – Final

Girls Hockey
Franklin, 4 @ Leominster, 0 – FinalLindsay Atkinson, who missed all of her junior season with an injury, had a hand in all four goals for the Panthers. Atkinson recorded a hat trick and assisted on Julia Flynn’s first goal of the season. Izzy Brown picked up the shutout in goal.

Hockomock Stars, 2 vs. Dennis-Yarmouth, 9 – Final

Stoughton/Sharon, 2 vs. Old Rochester, 8 – Final

Wrestling
Foxboro, 45 vs. Brockton, 33 – Final

Franklin vs. Scituate, 7:00

Mansfield @ Middleboro, 7:00

North Attleboro vs. Wayland, 6:00

Oliver Ames, 40 @ Whitman-Hanson, 36 – Final

Taunton, 55 @ Sharon, 24 – Final

Canton, 42 @ Durfee, 36 – FinalThe match was tied heading to the heavyweight match and Julian Prentice came through with a pin to secure head coach Nick Matt his first career win. Anike Valuri earned a pin at 106 and freshman Connor Hanlon got his first career win with a pin at 120. Zach Xayvethy (132), Matt Sica (138), Max Kupferman (152), and Ruairi Ritson (195) also earned pins for the Bulldogs to set up the final match of the dual meet.

Swimming
Sharon @ Canton, 3:30
Franklin @ Bishop Feehan, 7:00 (@ Wheaton College)

OA Uses Fast Start, Silva, and Defense to Beat Canton

Oliver Ames Football
Senior running back Chad Silva scored all but one of OA’s points, catching two touchdowns and rushing for a third, to help the Tigers beat Canton. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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NORTH EASTON, Mass. – Looking to set aside last week’s tough loss to Stoughton in the league opener, Oliver Ames wanted to make sure it set a positive tone from the opening whistle of Friday night’s visit of Canton to Muscato Stadium.

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With two touchdowns in its opening two drives, OA was able to get out to an early lead and, behind three scores from senior running back Chad Silva (two receiving and one rushing) and a second-half shutout from the defense, walk away with a 19-7 victory.

“You want to get on top, you want to score early, you want to play from ahead. We got that done tonight,” said OA coach Ed DeWitt. “We had a couple things we liked coming in and executed them pretty well. It takes that kind of execution because they’re super tough, they’re super big, they come after you.”

OA wasted no time in trying to make its mark on the game. On the first play from scrimmage, Wayne Casey (3-of-6, 97 yards) caught the Canton defense with play action and threw a strike to a wide open Jordan Young for 66 yards down to the Canton 14. Three plays later, on fourth and two from the six, Canton jumped offsides to gift the Tigers a first down. Silva took the next snap, went around the left side, and raced to the pylon for a three-yard touchdown.

Penalties would be an issue for the Bulldogs all night, hampering the offense’s attempts to move the ball. After a first down on the first possession, Godson Ofonagoro’s big run was brought back by a holding call. Silva stuffed Canton QB Owen Lane (18 carries, 101 yards) for a loss to bring up third and long and Thomas Whiteside broke up a pass to get the ball back for the Tigers.

“We just made too many mistakes,” said Canton coach Anthony Fallon. “We’re hurting ourselves on offense. We just couldn’t find a way to get too much going tonight. We have some things we need to clean up.”

OA’s offense went right back to work, marching 76 yards in eight plays to add to its lead. Silva (19 carries, 90 yards) was the main man, getting the ball five times and breaking off runs of 17 and 18 yards to help get into the red zone. On third and 11, Casey again caught the Bulldogs, faking a jet sweep to the left and finding Silva, who had leaked out of the backfield on the right, for a 21-yard score.

The extra point was blocked, but the hosts led 13-0.

Canton was also coming off a tough loss in its league opener and looked in need of a spark. A penalty on a punt return backed them up to their own eight with time winding down in the half, but the Bulldogs wouldn’t fold.

Lane broke away for a 47-yard keeper to move the ball out to the OA side of the field. On third down, the Bulldogs got a break when Lane’s pass was broken up by Nick Ferrini, but Silva was called for roughing the passer. Ofonagoro (15 carries, 73 yards) would gain 10 on third and five and then on the next play he cut inside the left tackle, finding a seam for a 13-yard touchdown.

With just 38 seconds left in the second, the visiting sideline came to life and it looked like Canton was going to take momentum into halftime. Ferrini had a different idea. He returned the ensuing kick 76 yards, all the way to the Canton 10. On first down, Casey flipped a pass to Silva, who was able to snatch the low throw and find the end zone. The conversion attempt failed on a sack by Hayden Rose.

In just 19 seconds, Canton went from going into halftime down just six points to being back down by two scores.

“It was a dagger,” Fallon admitted. DeWitt said, “Nick does kind of what he’s been doing for us all year. He makes a huge play. Wayne makes a great throw to Chad, who picks it off his shoe tops, gets in the end zone, and we’re back at it. It’s a huge turning point.”

OA had chances to put the game away in the third quarter, but the Tigers couldn’t put together the plays on offense to take advantage. A 72-yard touchdown run by Jack Morley was wiped out by a holding call and, after back-to-back first down runs, a fumbled hand-off stalled the drive.

A bad snap led to a Canton fumble and Donovan Howard pounced on it at the Bulldogs 26, but Charlie Cox and Ruairi Ritson sacked Casey for an 11-yard loss on first down and OA ended up having to punt.

It was big plays by the OA defense that was keeping the Bulldogs at arm’s length. Silva and Jake Manthous combined to stuff a jet sweep for a loss of four and on fourth and one Harry Leventhal came up with a big sack of Lane to force a turnover on downs.

DeWitt said, “Our guys play both ways. So, if they’re playing poorly on offense, we talk about resiliency all the time, you’ve got to be able to snap into defensive mode and just stop them.”

After a three-and-out, Canton got the ball back with four minutes to play. Lane (4-of-13, 32 yards) hit James McCool for a sliding grab to convert third and five, but three plays later Morley sniffed out a screen pass to force fourth and 10.

Mathous pressured Lane into an incomplete pass and Silva sealed the win with a seven-yard burst on third and short, so the Tigers could take a knee.

“Six (Silva) is a handful,” said Fallon. “He’s a hard guy to bring down. We tried to go low and take out his legs but he just lowered his shoulders and ran through some guys.”

Oliver Ames (3-2) will have a short week before hosting the Tiger Bowl against Taunton on Thursday. Canton (3-2) has a bye week before a trip to Martinelli Field to face Foxboro.

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Saturday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 01/08/22

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Basketball
Sharon, 76 @ Oliver Ames, 61 – FinalSharon scored 22 points in the opening quarter to build a double-digit lead that it never relinquished for its first win over Oliver Ames since 2016. Senior Will Hippler, junior Matt Baur, and sophomores Nate Katznelson and Jacob McLaughlin all connected from three-point range in the opening eight minutes as the Eagles shot nearly 60% from the field to establish a 22-11 lead. Katzneslon, McLaughlin and junior Jack Bates each added a three in the second for the Eagles, who hit seven of their 12 threes in the first half. Baur finished with a team-high 16 points and five rebounds to lead the way for Sharon, who held a 37-25 lead at half and a 55-35 lead going into the fourth quarter. Katznelson added 15 points and eight rebounds, McLaughlin finished with 13 points and five assists, and senior John Baez had eight points, five assists, four rebounds, and two steals. Zach Tagliamonte led OA with a game-high 17 points and five rebounds while senior Drew Baxter and freshman Cole Craffey each had 10 points.

Boys Hockey
Mansfield, 4 @ Attleboro, 0 – FinalMansfield exploded for four goals in the second period to skate away with a league win over Attleboro. Senior Dillon Benoit scored a pair of goals for the second straight game, senior Ryan Doherty added one, and freshman Matt Tourigney scored his first career goal. The Hornets went a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill, improving to 9-for-9 on the kill in league games this year.

Canton, 2 @ Franklin, 1 – Final – Canton sophomore Brian Middleton scored the game-winning goal with just over three minutes left in the third period to help the Bulldogs avenge its loss to Franklin from earlier this season, this one in league action.

North Attleboro, 2 @ King Philip, 2 – Final

Taunton, 3 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – FinalSophomore Andrew Livingstone scored twice and junior Brandon Burke recorded 30 saves to help Oliver Ames edge out Taunton. Junior Noah Isleib scored his first career goal while sophomore Jack Corey scored once. Junior Sean McCarthy recorded two assists while junior Jack Perron, sophomores Matt Lawson and Jake Cunningham, and freshman Patrick DeLoughrey each had one assist.

Stoughton vs. Cardinal Spellman, 0 – FinalFour different players lit the lamp as Stoughton skated to a shutout win over Cardinal Spellman. Aidan Obrock, Joe McNulty, Colin Alessi and Sean Farley each scored once for the Black Knights while Chris Andrade posted the shutout in goal.










Girls Hockey
Canton, 0 vs. Norwood, 3 – Final

Franklin, 2 vs. Dedham, 1 – FinalFranklin picked up its second win over Dedham in the past two weeks, this time with a 2-1 decision in regulation. Julia Flynn and Shaw Downing (from Maggie McCaffrey) scored for the Panthers while Izzy Brown had a great game in net to earn the win.

Stoughton/Sharon, 2 vs. Old Rochester, 8 – FinalMolly Corvino and Zoe Bangs each scored for the Black Knights while Ava Buckley registered an assist on each goal but Stoughton fell to Old Rochester.

Wrestling
Canton, 24 @ Silver Lake, 51 – FinalAll four of Canton’s wins on the day were by pinfall, each earning six points but the Bulldogs fell on the road to Silver Lake. Yurii Leskiv (113, 2:14), Max Kupferman (126, 0:34), Cillian Collins (182, 1:52), and Ruairi Ritson (195, 4:28) each won for Canton.

Panther Invitational (Foxboro, King Philip), 10:00 (@ Whitman-Hanson) – King Philip had five finalists and two individual champions to take first place in the Panther Invitational held at Whitman-Hanson. The Warriors had a total of 140.5 points while second place Milton had 131 points. Foxboro had 47 points. Hunter Hastings won all three of his matches by pinfall, including the 195-pound championship with a fall in 1:52 in the championship round. After a bye in the first round, heavyweight Dan Nineve won the semifinal by pin in 1:37 and then took the championship with a pin in 3:24. Sam Debaggis (126), Colby Cloutier (152), and William Conniff (170) each finished second for the Warriors while Lodan Wells (120) took third and Michael Gorman (145) took fourth. Foxboro’s Maxwell Kornbluth (160) and Ryan Addeche (170) finished third while Adam Addeche (120) and Sebastian Zerpa Aguilar (285) finished fourth.

Norton Quad (Mansfield, Taunton) – Taunton senior captain Christian Balmain became just the second wrestler in program history to reach 100 wins and the Tigers went 3-0 on the day at the Norton Quad, beating the host Lancers (50-24), Mansfield (61-15), and Quabbin (72-12). Balmain, who wrestles at 152, earned a forfeit win, a major decision (12-4) over Norton, and a pinfall in 1:20 against Mansfield. Michael Leskoski (106), Xavier Sandoval (138), Ethan Harris (182), Avery Justa (195) also went 3-0 on the day while Ryan Jones (113), Brandon Mendes (126), Anthony Vieira (132), Ben Mandeville (145), John Mandeville (160), Charlie Rabel (170), Peter Ye (220), and Robert Tran (285) each won twice.

St. John’s Prep Super Quad (North Attleboro) – North Attleboro picked up three wins on the day, pinning down victories over Bridgewater-Raynham (42-36), Marblehead/Swampscott (55-24), and Beverly (51-24). Three Rocketeers won all three of their matches with Braxton Ferro (132) and Christopher Galligan (138) each grabbing three pinfalls and Jaad Ismail (170) had two pins and one decision. Tanner Ferguson (120), Tyler Tobias (126), Masen Oyola (145), Benjamin Lodi (160), Greg Berthiaume (182), Austin Dean (195), and Keysun Wise (285) each won twice for North.

Sharon Quad (Sharon) – Sharon picked up three wins at home, beating Belmont (57-24), Concord-Carlisle (48-27), and Catholic Memorial (54-18). Vehnil Rangaraman, Adam Landstein, Cam Birnbaum, Nick Varvak, Aaron Cashton, Philip Varvak, and Cormac Horlbogen all went undefeated for the Eagles on the day.

Oliver Ames Quad (Oliver Ames), 10:00

Central Catholic Tri (Milford), 9:00

Gymnastics
Attleboro, 131 @ Sharon, 123 – Final
Taunton @ Canton, 4:00