2018 Hockomock League Boys Swimming All Stars

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

Hockomock League MVP

Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip

Hockomock League All Stars

Connor Dunn, Attleboro
Daniel Egan, Foxboro
John Cashin, Franklin
Luke Cashin, Franklin
Sumit Choudhury, Franklin
Roy Wang, Franklin
Tate Duffy, King Philip
Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip
Colby Viera, King Philip
Dean Whyte, King Philip
Jared Gabrilowitz, Mansfield
Sebastian Gwynne, Mansfield
Gill Hobart, Milford
Michael Khoury, Milford
Aidan MacDonald, Milford
Gianni Panno, Milford
Finn Devers, North Attleboro
Lucas Haddad, North Attleboro
Nick Haddad, North Attleboro
Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames
Cam Bourne, Oliver Ames
Alex Buche, Oliver Ames
Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames
Nicholas Lombardo, Oliver Ames
Fallon Pfeifer, Sharon
Nick Wang, Sharon
Matthew Heather, Taunton
Timothy Luc, Taunton

Hockomock Boys Swim Championships – 2018 Results

Franklin boys swim captured its first Hockomock Championship title. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

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Team Results

1. Franklin – 342
2. Oliver Ames – 296
3. King Philip – 259.5
4. Milford – 234
5. North Attleboro – 194
6. Mansfield – 162.5
7. Taunton – 159
8. Canton – 127
9. Attleboro – 104
10. Foxboro – 98
11. Sharon – 78
12. Stoughton – 36

Diving Champions: Oliver Ames’ Cam Bourne and Sharon’s Fallon Pfeifer.

Race Results

200 Yard Medley Relay
1. King Philip (Colby Vieira, Tyler Stringfellow, Dean Whyte, Tate Duffy) – 1:42.72
2. Franklin (Luke Cashin, John Cashin, Sumit Choudhury, Roy Wang) – 1:47.26
3. North Attleboro (Nick Haddad, Luke Haddad, Finn Devers, Ojas Rozario) – 1:49.86
4. Oliver Ames (Justin Vega, Andrew Abramson, Alex Buche, Anthony Carraggi) – 1:53.35
5. Mansfield (Matthew Weiner, Jared Gabrilowitz, Sebastian Gwynne, Aden Schwartz) – 1:53.75
6. Milford (Daniel Pacella, Jake Desmond, Aiden Macdonald, Gillieson Hobert) – 1:53.90

200 Yard Free
1. Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip – 1:48.16
2. Finn Devers, North Attleboro – 1:49.98
3. Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames – 1:56.26
4. Gianni Panno, Milford – 1:58.07
5. Matthew Heather, Taunton – 2:00.09
6. Sumit Choudhury, Franklin – 2:00.10

200 Yard IM
1. Colby Viera, King Philip – 2:05.40
2. Roy Wang, Franklin – 2:06.52
3. Lucas Haddad, North Attleboro – 2:07.10
4. Nicholas Wang, Sharon – 2:08.23
5. Dean Whyte, King Philip – 2:10.30
6. Sebastian Gwynne, Mansfield – 2:10.49

50 Yard Free
1. Nick Haddad, North Attleboro – 23.19
2. Connor Dunn, Attleboro – 23.62
3. Tim Luc, Taunton – 24.14
4. Michael Khoury, Milford – 24.43
5. Dan Egan, Foxboro – 24.67
6. Jared Gabrilowitz, Mansfield – 24.87

100 Yard Butterfly
1. Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames – 54.69
2. Sebastian Gwynne, Mansfield – 55.17
3. Dean Whyte, King Philip – 56.85
4. Aiden Macdonald, Milford – 57.17
5. William Felos, Foxboro – 58.21
6. Sumit Choudhury, Franklin – 59.68

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100 Yard Free
1. Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames – 50.15
2. Gianni Panno, Milford – 52.24
3. Connor Dunn, Attleboro – 52.93
4. Michael Khoury, Milford – 53.30
5. Dan Egan, Foxboro – 55.17
6. Connor Eck, Franklin – 56.36

500 Yard Free
1. Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip – 4:49.02
2. Finn Devers, North Attleboro – 5:04.04
3. Roy Wang, Franklin – 5:05.85
4. Tate Duffy, King Philip – 5:08/88
5. William Felos, Foxboro – 5:14.30
6. Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames – 5:17.78

200 Yard Free Relay
1. Milford (Gianni Panno, Aiden Macdonald, Gillieson Hobert, Michael Khoury) – 1:36.86
2. Franklin (Sumit Choudhury, Luke Cashin, John Cashin, Roy Wang) – 1:37.24
3. Oliver Ames (Anthony Carraggi, Nicholas Lombardo, Jack Toomey, Kyle Gray) – 1:37.97
4. Mansfield (Matthew Weiner, Aden Schwartz, Jared Gabrilowitz, Sebastian Gwynne) – 1:40.28
5. Taunton (Matthew Heather, Omid Darius, Bryan Abbott, Tim Luc) – 1:43.07
6. Canton (Nathan Rosseau, Devin Kelly, Christopher Milne, Justin Diep) – 1:43.87

100 Yard Backstroke
1. Nick Haddad, North Attleboro – 54.22
2. Colby Viera, King Philip – 56.00
3. John Cashin, Franklin – 58.99
4. Luke Cashin, Franklin – 59.59
5. Nicholas Lombardo, Oliver Ames – 59.62
6. Gillieson Hobert, Milford – 1:05.70

100 Yard Breaststroke
1. John Cashin, Franklin – 1:05.15
2. Tate Duffy, King Philip – 1:06.40
3. Lucas Haddad, North Attleboro – 1:06.46
4. Nicholas Wang, Sharon – 1:07.25
5. Matthew Heather, Taunton – 1::08.87
6. Jared Gabrilowitz, Mansfield – 1:11.50

400 Yard Free Relay
1. Oliver Ames (Nicholas Lombardo, Alex Buche, Andrew Abramson, Kyle Gray) – 3:27.12
2. King Philip (Tyler Stringfellow, Dean Whyte, Tate Duffy, Colby Viera) – 3:27.44
3. Milford (Gianni Panno, Michael Khoury, Aiden Macdonald, Joshua Kravets) – 3:39.62
4. North Attleboro (Lucas Haddad, John Guiney, Finn Devers, Nick Haddad) – 3:39.71
5. Franklin (James Wu, Connor Eck, Matthew Barrett, Patrick Juszcyszyn) – 3:50.89
6. Canton (Matthew Thompson, Devin Kelly, Colin Messinger, Justin Diep) – 4:05.92

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Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 12/14/17

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Swimming
Foxboro, 64 @ Attleboro, 87 – FinalAttleboro’s Connor Dunn qualified for sectionals in the 50 free, clocking in at a time of 23.68. Foxboro’s Dan Egan (100 free, 57.84), Thomas Perry (500 free, 6:52.47) and Johnmichael Boucher (100 breaststroke, 1:22.69) each had individual wins for the Warriors.

King Philip, 99 @ Sharon, 54 – FinalKing Philip took first, second and third in the 500 free and picked up first-place finishes in seven of the eight individual races to earn a win at Sharon. Colby Vieira took first in the 100 back and 100 free, Dean Whyte was first in the 20 free, Derek Whyte touched first in the 100 fly, Jackson Klien won the 50 free, and Tate Duffy took first in the 100 breaststroke. In the 500 free, John Dionis (5:51.30) was first, Cameron Stringfellow (6:05.87) was second and Andrew Pham (6:20.18) was third.

Taunton, 87 @ Mansfield, 83 – Final

Girls Swimming
Foxboro, 78 @ Attleboro, 84 – FinalAttleboro’s Jackie Lynch-Bartek swam a sectional-qualifying time in the 200 free and Liz Saltz qualified for states with her performance in the 200 IM, helping the Bombardiers beat Foxboro. Lynch-Bartek clocked in at 2:09.87 to qualify for sectionals while Saltz finished in 2:23.44 in the 200 IM to earn a spot at states. Foxboro’s Pam Nelson and Lindsey Nelson each won a pair of events. Pam Nelson took first in the 500 free (5:42.53), Lindsey Nelson won the 100 breaststroke (1:20.21) and both were apart of the 400 free relay (along with Gina Oullette and Faith Perry) that clocked in first at 4:25.60.

King Philip, 100 @ Sharon, 76 – FinalKing Philip took first in all three relay events and six of the individual events to take down Sharon. Callie Sullivan, Fahra Whichard, Sam Nasson, and Sammy Dewitt won the 200 medley relay in 2:03.72, the team of Megan Campbell, Jess Sullivan, Morgan Sachleben and Whichard won the 200 free in 1:52.47, and Dewitt, Sachleben, Jamie Buckley, and Sullivan won the 400 free in 4:08.70. Sharon’s Ilka Zaniewski won the 50 free (27.01) and Kaveti Shrulhi won the 100 fly (1:09.42).

Taunton, 99 @ Mansfield, 71 – Final

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 12/13/17

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Hockey
Attleboro, 4 @ Bourne, 5 – FinalAttleboro senior Jake Parker scored a pair of goals to open the season but the Bombardiers suffered a setback on the road to Bourne. Ryan Morry and Zack Pierce also scored for Attleboro.

Franklin, 4 @ Saint Mary’s, 3 – Final – Franklin rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three goals in the final period to pick up a win over the defending D1 State Champions. Senior Luke Downie scored the tying goal to make it 2-2 shortly before Zac Falvey gave the Panthers a 3-2 lead. Matt Holmes tipped in a shot from Connor Norton with four minutes to play for the game-winner. Brendan O’Rielly had a first-period goal for Franklin.

Oliver Ames, 9 @ King Philip, 5 – FinalOliver Ames junior Brett Williams and sophomore Hunter Costello both had tremendous offensive outputs in the Tigers’ debut. Both Williams and Costello recorded hat tricks and added two assists each to help OA open the season with a win over KP. Chris Crouch earned his first win in his first varsity start.

Mansfield, 0 vs. Winthrop, 3 – Final

Girls Hockey
Canton, 5 vs. Ursuline Academy, 1 – FinalCanton freshman Ellie Rae Roberts scored a pair of goals in her varity debut to help the Bulldogs open the season in style, picking up a 5-1 win over visiting Ursuline.

Stoughton, 0 @ Archbishop Williams, 7 – Final

Wrestling
Oliver Ames, 39 @ Canton, 33 – FinalWithout one of their top grapplers, Oliver Ames was forced to make some adjustments. Both Jay Fruci and Dean Pacini bumped up a weight class and both came away with victories to help the Tigers edge Canton. Fruci picked up a major win at 195 while Pacini pinned his opponent at 220. Other winners for Oliver Ames included Remy Creighton (106, pin), Nick McGovern (113, major), Cobey Williamson (126, pin), Casey Bellevue (132, pin), Brandon Belleton (145, pin) and Billy Tat (182, major).

Milford, 27 @ Foxboro, 51 – Final Foxboro’s Phil Dure won his 100th career match in the victory over visiting Milford. Dure picked up a third-round pin at 126 to earn the milestone victory.

Franklin, 68 @ Sharon, 3 – Final

King Philip @ North Attleboro, 7:00

Taunton, 21 @ Mansfield, 60 – FinalTaunton picked up four wins in the loss on the road at Mansfield. Candido Santos (160), Alex Simon (195), Woudanly Danger (22), and Mason Frank (285) each won for the Tigers.

Boys Swimming
King Philip, 111 @ Milford, 51 – FinalKing Philip’s Colby Vieira came in first in four separate events, Tate Duffy and Dean Whyte each won three events and King Philip rolled to a win over Milford. The Warriors took first in all events with Jackson Klein and Derek Whyte each coming in first twice. Tyler Stringfellow anchored both the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams to wins. Vieira was apart of the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams and also took first in the 100 backstroke and the 500 free. Duffy won the 200 Free (2:02.72) and the 100 breaststroke as well as being apart of the 200 medley team along white Whyte, who was also apart of the 400 free relay and won the 100 butterfly. Jacob Desmond had a three second-place finishes for Milford (200 medley relay, 50 free and 100 breaststroke).

North Attleboro @ Stoughton, 7:00

Girls Swimming
King Philip, 105 @ Milford, 65 – FinalKing Philip’s Callie Sullivan placed first in three events and the Warriors took first in all but one race to open the season with a win. Sullivan won the 100 free and the 100 backstroke and was also the lead member of the winning 200 medley relay team. Sam Nasson, Sammy Dewitt, Megan Campbell, and Jess Sullivan also took first in three events – Nasson anchored the 400 free, won the 100 butterfly and was apart of the 200 medley team. Dewitt won two individual races, taking first in the 50 fee and the 500 free and Campbell won the 200 free and was a member of the 200 and 400 free relay teams with Jess Sullivan, who took first in the 200 IM. Milford’s Alexa Lancisi took second in both the 100 fly and 100 backstroke while Amber Stearns took first place in the 100 backstroke for the Hawks.

North Attleboro @ Stoughton, 7:00

Gymnastics
King Philip, 131.15 @ Sharon, 125 – FinalKing Philip swept the top three spots in the bar, helping the Warriors open the season with a win over Sharon. Sidney Treeful led the way for the Warriors, winning the all-around score with a 34.2, with first places in the bar (8.5), beam (8.7) and floor (8.7). Kailey Abbott (8.0) and Madeline Giesler (7.9) rounded out KP’s sweep of the bar. Sharon’s Ariana Chabot was second all-around with a 32.45, winning the vault (8.8) while placing second in the beam (8.45) and the floor (8.4).

King Philip Boys Win Second Straight Hockomock Meet

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King Philip boys swimming poses with its second straight Hockomock League Championships plaque. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
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MILFORD, Mass. – The King Philip boys swimming team had to share the dual meet title with Franklin and Taunton.

The Warriors weren’t going to share the Hockomock League Championship title with anyone.

For the second straight year, King Philip took home first place at the league meet held at Milford High School, pulling away from Canton, Milford, Franklin and Taunton down the stretch. The Warriors had a total of 279 points.

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“It was an exciting meet to come into,” said first-year KP head coach Jack Pettine. “We were looking to do the best we could today. Throughout the season we had a lot of great competition to prepare us for today.”

King Philip won the first event of the day (200 medley relay) and it turned out to be the only first place finish the Warriors. In the final 10 events, the Warriors relied on their depth with a swimming finishing in fourth or better in eight of them. The only two events KP didn’t have a placement in the top six were the 100 yard free and the 200 free relay.

“We had some really strong showings from guys all throughout the team,” Pettine said. “After our guys who came in first, the guys who came in second, those little points really add up at the end to get us in first place.”

The team of sophomore Colby Vieira, senior Jack Poppenberger, senior Andy Sprague and sophomore Tyler Stringfellow got the Warriors off to a strong start, clocking in at 1:46.96 to win the 200 medley relay, edging Franklin, Milford and Franklin by a second or less.

That foursome went on to pace King Philip the rest of the way.

Vieira took fourth in the 200 IM (2:07.78) and third in the 100 backstroke (57.74), Poppenberger took third in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.04) and was apart of the 200 free relay that placed seventh, Sprague had a pair of third place finishes, first in the 50 free (23.35) and then in the 100 fly (55.12) and Stringfellow took second in both the 200 free (1:50.30) and 500 free (4:53.69).

Sprague, Vieira and Stringfellow, along with Dean Whyte, took second in the 400 free relay (3:28.06) to finish the meet.

KP also got strong performances from freshman John Dionis (eighth in the 200 free), Dean Whyte (eighth in 200 IM and fifth in the 100 backstroke) and Tate Duffy (fourth in 500 free and eighth in 100 breaststroke). All three were also apart of the 200 free relay that took seventh.

“Dean Whyte came in with some really good placing, Andy Sprague and John Dionis picked up some big points, Kyle Loud helped out too,” Pettine said. “Pretty much everyone on the team, top to bottom, came through in the clutch and that was exciting. It was all-team effort which is great.

“And I could not have done this season without my assistant coach Danielle Hopkins. She kept me going through it all. She worked great with the kids, she was one of our biggest strengths all season long.”

Fresh off a Davenport division dual meet title, Canton carried its momentum in to grab second place with 256 points.

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The Bulldogs followed the lead of senior Sebastian Melendez (four time winner) and capitalized on strong showings in the freestyle events to get second place.

Melendez took first in both the 200 free (1:45.54) and the 500 free (4:46.23) – touching the wall at least five seconds ahead of second place in both events. Melendez also anchored the 400 free relay to a thrilling comeback in the final event of the meet and was also apart of the 200 free relay that took first.

Melendez was joined by seniors Owen Guerini and Sean Mitchell as well as freshman Adrian Bankowski in both relay wins.

“Those were big points there are the end, that really elevated us at the end,” said Canton coach Cheryl Cavanaugh. “Our relays were awesome. All of the kids had personal bests, some of the kids were even knocking as much as five and six seconds off of their time. It was an incredible day for us.

“All of the kids in the middle really improved today and knocked a lot of time off.”

Guerini, Mitchell and Bankowski made their mark throughout the meet as well. Mitchell picked up points with a second place in the 50 free (22.99) and touched in fourth in the 100 breaststroke, Guerini was fifth in the 50 free (23.39) and finished sixth overall in the 100 free and Bankowski, in his first league championship meet, was seventh overall in the 50 free (23.88) and came in sixth in the 500 free (5:32.55)

Diego Ferstler also record points for the Bulldogs, placing ninth in the 50 free, 11th in the 100 free and taking 10th in the 200 medley relay along with Chris Milne, Matthew Gilmore and Justin Diep. Mile also took 11th in the 100 breaststroke and Gilmore and Deep took sixth and 12th, respectively, in the 100 fly.

“We were right in the thick of things for a while and we were shocked to be in first at times and be with the big schools,” Cavanaugh said. “We came in just looking for personal bests and trying to get as many medals as we could. It was great for the kids to hear we were in contention for first place.”

Milford rounded out the top three, finishing with 251 points. Senior Nick Antonellis followed up an impressive performance at last year’s meet with another strong showing on Friday night.

“We were right in the thick of it the entire day,” said Milford head coach Dave Chaplin. “I’ve got to give total credit to our staff, they really prepared the kids for a great performance today. I don’t think we had a kid dive in the pool and not swim their best. Every sectional and state qualifying time we were looking to accomplish, we did that in spades. Just a fantastic effort, it was a great performance.”

Antonellis claimed first place in both the 200 IM (1:59.15) and the 100 fly (53.96) and helped two relay teams to top five finishes.

Antonellis teamed with Daniel Pacella, Chris Watson and Marcello Panno to clock in at 1:47.65 in the 200 medley relay – good enough for third place. That same foursome teamed together for the 400 free relay and finished in 3:35.26, taking fourth place.

Watson surged to a first place finish in the 100 breaststroke.

Panno also placed in the 50 free (sixth, 23.65) and the 100 free (fifth, 52.71). Scarlet Hawk freshman Gillieson Hobert took seven in the 100 backstroke (1:04.77) and 11th in the 50 free (25.25) and teamed with Pacella, Michael Khoury and Gianni Panno for a fourth place finish in the 200 free relay.

Franklin senior Connor Bourgeois won the 50 free (22.51), Oliver Ames sophomore Kyle Gray touched first in a very close 100 free race, coming in at 51.20 – 0.02 seconds ahead of Sharon’s Jason Hertz. North Attleboro’s Nick Haddad claimed first in the 100 backstroke (55.09).

King Philip’s Cara Angelo and Oliver Ames’ Cam Bourne won the diving championships at the beginning of the meet.

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Team Results

1. King Philip – 279
2. Canton – 256
3. Milford – 251
4. Franklin – 249.50
5. Taunton – 238
6. Oliver Ames – 210.50
7. Attleboro – 149
8. Mansfield – 138
9. North Attleboro – 133
10. Sharon – 129
11. Foxboro – 31
12. Stoughton (one swimmer) – 4

Race Results

200 Yard Medley Relay
1. King Philip (Colby Vieira, Jack Poppenberger, Andy Sprague, Tyler Stringfellow) – 1:46.96
2. Franklin (Jack Cashin, Roy Wang, Sumit Choudhury, Connor Bourgeois) – 1:47.41
3. Milford (Daniel Pacella, Chris Watson, Nick Antonellis, Marcello Panno) – 1:47.65
4. Taunton (Navid Darius, Matthew Heather, Caelan Schrama, Noah Moniz) – 1:47.98
5. Attleboro (Colton Parkinson, Camren Fuller, Casey Cross, Connor Dunn) – 1:50.56
6. Mansfield (Zachary Costello, Jared Gabrilowtiz, Sebastian Gwynne, Matthew Weiner) – 1:54.34

200 Yard Free
1. Sebastian Melendez, Canton – 1:45.54
2. Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip – 1:50.30
3. Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames – 1:56.01
4. Sumit Choudhury, Franklin – 2:02.94
5. Matthew Heather, Taunton – 2:03.00
6. Gianni Panno, Milford – 2:05.40

200 Yard IM
1. Nick Antonellis, Milford – 1:59.15
2. Nick Haddad, North Attleboro – 2:04.76
3. Colton Parkinson, Attleboro – 2:04.28
4. Colby Vieira, King Philip – 2:07.78
5. Noah Moniz, Taunton – 2:07.83
6. Roy Wang, Franklin – 2:10.41

50 Yard Free
1. Connor Bourgeois, Franklin – 22.51
2. Sean Mitchell, Canton – 22.99
3. Andy Sprague, King Philip – 23.35
4. Jason Hertz, Sharon – 23.37
5. Owen Guerini, Canton – 23.39
6. Marcello Panno, Milford – 23.65

100 Yard Butterfly
1. Nick Antonellis, Milford – 53.96
2. Sebastian Gwynne, Mansfield – 54.99
3. Andy Sprague, King Philip – 55.12
4. Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames – 55.17
5. Sumit Choudhury, Franklin – 59.84
6. Matthew Gilmore, Canton – 1:00.65

100 Yard Free
1. Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames – 51.20
2. Jason Hertz, Sharon – 51.22
3. Connor Bourgeois, Franklin – 51.30
4. Caelan Schrama, Taunton – 51.65
5. Marcello Panno, Milford – 52.17
6. Owen Guerini, Canton – 53.08

500 Yard Free
1. Sebastian Melendez, Canton – 4:46.23
2. Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip – 4:53.69
3. Colton Parkinson, Attleboro – 4:54.04
4. Tate Duffy, King Philip – 5:07.26
5. Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames – 5:07.35
6. Nicholas Lombardo, Oliver Ames – 5:14.78

200 Yard Free Relay
1. Canton (Owen Guerini, Sean Mitchell, Adrian Bankowski, Sebastian Melendez) – 1:31.65
2. Franklin (Jack Cashin, Roy Wang, Sumit Choudhury, Connor Bourgeois) – 1:35.85
3. Sharon (Alexander Lurie, Kevin Yang, Dennis Chau, Jason Hertz) – 1:38.51
4. Milford (Daniel Pacella, Michael Khoury, Gianni Panno, Gillieson Hobert) – 1:39.57
5. Oliver Ames (Anthony Carraggi, Nicholas Lombardo, Alex Buche, Kyle Gray) – 1:40.41
6. North Attleboro (Lucas Haddad, Camrin Young, Brian Hines, Nick Haddad) – 1:42.15

100 Yard Backstroke
1. Nick Haddad, North Attleboro – 55.05
2. Noah Moniz, Taunton – 57.10
3. Colby Vieira, King Philip – 57.74
4. Nicholas Lombardo, Oliver Ames – 1:00.84
5. Dean Whyte, King Philip – 1:02.22
6. Navid Darius, Taunton – 1:04.31

100 Yard Breaststroke
1. Chris Watson, Milford – 1:06.35
2. Roy Wang, Franklin – 1:06.80
3. Jack Poppenberger, King Philip – 1:07.04
4. Sean Mitchell, Canton – 1:07.30
5. Jack Cashin, Franklin – 1:07.89
6. Lucas Haddad, North Attleboro – 1:08.27

400 Yard Free Relay
1. Canton (Owen Guerini, Sean Mitchell, Adrian Bankowski, Sebastian Melendez) – 2:36.31
2. King Philip (Andy Sprague, Dean Whyte, Colby Vieira, Tyler Stringfellow) – 3:28.06
3. Taunton (Noah Moniz, Matthew Heather, Johnathan Rego, Caelan Schrama) – 3:31.89
4. Milford (Marcello Panno, Daniel Pacella, Chris Watson, Nick Antonellis) – 3:35.26
5. Oliver Ames (Nicholas Lombardo, Alex Buche, Andrew Abramson, Kyle Gray) – 3:35.39
6. Attleboro (Connor Dunn, Casey Cross, Camren Fuller, Colton Parkinson) – 3:44.91

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The 2016 Hockomock Boys Swimming All Stars & HMs

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

Hockomock League MVP

Alex DiGiacomo, King Philip

Hockomock League All Stars

River Wright, Attleboro
Dylon Willis, Attleboro
Nathan Tellier, Attleboro
Colton Parkinson, Attleboro
Sebastian Melendez, Canton
Diego Ferstler, Canton
Sean Mitchell, Canton
Owen Guerini, Canton
Connor Bourgeois, Franklin
Tim McQuaid, King Philip
Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip
Alex DiGiacomo, King Philip
Jack Poppenberger, King Philip
Andy Sprague, King Philip
Sebastian Gwynne, Mansfield
Nick Antonellis, Milford
Marcello Panno, Milford
Nick Haddad, North Attleboro
Victor Cai, North Attleboro
Randy Wentworth, North Attleboro
Zach Vogel, Oliver Ames
Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames
Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames
Greg Klimov, Sharon
Ben Mo, Sharon
Jason Hertz, Sharon
Caelan Schrama, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Dan Nadeau, Canton
Kyle Stringfellow, Foxboro
Roy Wang, Franklin
Tate Duffy, King Philip
Jared Gabrilowitz, Mansfield
Chris Watson, Milford
Brian Hines, North Attleboro
Michael Sullivan, Oliver Ames
Connor King, Taunton

KP Back on Top at Hockomock Swim Championship

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The King Philip boys’ swim team regained the top spot at the Hockomock Championship meet on Sunday, capping a season that also saw the Warriors win the league dual meet title. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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MILFORD, Mass. – After one year without a title, perennial league power King Philip is back on top at the Hockomock Boys Swimming Championship. The Warriors, who finished third in 2015, finished with an overall total of 361 and won by nearly 100 points over second place  on Sunday at the Milford High natatorium.

“I think overall the kids swam well,” said KP coach Kathy White. “There’s some really fast swimming in the Hockomock League this year, which I think great for the league…so I think for us to have as much depth, I think everyone stepped up.”

Remarkably, the Warriors got first place finishes in two of the first four events, but no other firsts for the remainder of the meet. The 200-yard medley relay team of Tim McQuaid, Tyler Stringfellow, Alex DiGiacomo, and Jack Poppenberger took first (and the double points) and DiGiacomo added a first place in the 50-yard freestyle.

Although there were no other event winners, KP continued to accumulate points by placing a number of swimmers in the top positions. Stringfellow and Poppenberger finished in second and third in the 200- and 500-yard free, Andy Sprague added a fifth to DiGiacomo’s first in the 50-yard free, DiGiacomo and Dean Whyte took third and fifth in the 100-yard fly, and Tim McQuaid and Colby Vieira took second and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.

“We have a lot of kids who do a lot of things and are willing to do what you ask them to and step into roles where they might not be comfortable,” said White.

When asked if the consistent success of the Warriors through the years (KP has won all but two titles since the program began) adds any pressure to the team, White replied, “I think they take it on themselves and they want to carry on what’s started and carry on that tradition.”

In second place overall was Attleboro with 269 points, which was by far the Bombardiers’ best finish at the Hockomock Championship. According to head coach Rory Germain, when the Bombardiers joined the league they stood little chance of challenging for the title and had yet to finish higher than eighth, but now can compete with the Hock’s best.

“It feels like a win,” said Germain. “I’m beyond proud of these guys.”

“Three of my seniors, who are senior captains this year, were on the team three years ago when we didn’t have a shot…we finished in 12th place, we were bottom of the barrel, and to just see how far they’ve come as swimmers and really as people is just incredible.”

Attleboro had five first-place finishers on Sunday. Dylon Willis took first in the 100-yard free and 100-yard breaststroke and freshman River Wright made a splash in his first league meet, taking first in two events, including the 100-yard fly in which he edged out Milford’s Nick Antonellis, who he knows well from club swim, by less than a second.

“I’ve sort of bummed that he wasn’t going to seniors, which is a club thing,” said Wright about getting to square off against Antonellis. “I didn’t get to face him when we swam against Milford, but it was awesome to have someone to race today.”

Wright also won the 200-yard IM by five seconds and was part of the 400-yard free relay team, along with Nate Tellier, Colin Parkinson, and Willis, which fell behind by a couple of body lengths to the team from Sharon but managed to get nearly even after the third leg and then won by four seconds after River’s closing push.

“I was losing it,” said Germain with a laugh. “Dylan got us within one body length and then once River got in first…I have utmost confidence in my boys and especially River – he’s a notch above.”

About Wright’s impact on the team this season, Germain added, “It makes all the relays better, gets us more points in individual events, and he’s one of those kids who’s very modest and humble and not above helping the kids who just started and cheering them on.”

Wright did not try to contain his excitement at being able to share the excitement with teammates, in what is at the highest levels a very individual sport.

He said, “It’s absolutely nothing like I’ve ever experienced before…To have a team like this and race with your team as a whole, is something…absolutely breathtaking.”

Davenport dual meet champion Sharon took third overall and Canton finished in fourth led by Sebastian Melendez, who took first in the 200- and 500-yard free and joined with Diego Ferstler, Sean Mitchell, and Owen Guerini to take first in the 200-yard free relay.

In the end, the Warriors had enough depth to finish well in front and got back on top of the podium (or diving board, as the case may be) after a brief, one-year hiatus.

“We’ve got a really great crop of freshmen this year,” she explained, “and we want to apply that dedication to every kid who comes in here to carry that tradition on.”

Overall Results
King Philip – 361
Attleboro – 269
Sharon – 260
Canton – 206
Taunton – 181
Milford – 170
Franklin – 160
North Attleboro – 155
Mansfield – 132
Oliver Ames – 125
Foxboro – 35
200-Yard Medley Relay
1. King Philip (Tim McQuaid, Tyler Stringfellow, Alex DiGiacomo, Jack Poppenberger) – 1:47.24
2. Sharon (Tadhg Daly, Benjamin Mo, Greg Klimov, Jason Hertz) – 1:48.18
3. North Attleboro (Nick Haddad, Victor Cai, Randy Wentworth, Brian Hines) – 1:50.05
4. Attleboro (Samual Seybert, Dylon Willis, William Healy, Nathan Tellier) – 1:50.21
5. Mansfield (Zack Costello, Jared Gabrilowitz, Sebastian Gwynne, Matt Weiner) – 1:54.62
200-Yard Freestyle
1. Sebastian Melendez (Canton) – 1:48.20
2. Tyler Stringfellow (King Philip) – 1:51.77
3. Jack Poppenberger (King Philip) – 1:53.44
4. Benjamin Mo (Sharon) – 1:56.39
5. Andrew Abramson (Oliver Ames) – 1:57.92
200-Yard Individual Medley
1. River Wright (Attleboro) – 2:00.46
2. Victor Cai (North Attleboro) – 2:05.04
3. Nick Haddad (North Attleboro) – 2:05.99
4. Greg Klimov (Sharon) – 2:07.10
5. Kyle Gray (Oliver Ames) – 2:07.14
50-Yard Freestyle
1. Alex DiGiacomo (King Philip) – 22.92
2. Connor Bourgeois (Franklin) – 23.18
3. Sean Mitchell (Canton) – 23.61
4. Marchello Panno (Milford) – 23.93
5. Andy Sprague (King Philip) – 24.21
100-Yard Butterfly
1. River Wright (Attleboro) – 53.23
2. Nick Antonellis (Milford) – 54.08
3. Alex DiGiacomo (King Philip) – 54.44
4. Greg Klimov (Sharon) – 58.32
5. Dean Whyte (King Philip) – 1:01.71
100-Yard Freestyle
1. Dylon Willis (Attleboro) – 50.98
2. Caelan Schrama (Taunton) – 51.97
3. Kyle Gray (Oliver Ames) – 52.17
4. Andy Sprague (King Philip) – 52.46
5. Marchello Panno (Milford) – 53.30
500-Yard Freestyle
1. Sebastian Melendez (Canton) – 4:52.45
2. Tyler Stringfellow (King Philip) – 4:54.28
3. Jack Poppenberger (King Philip) – 5:04.63
4. Andrew Abramson (Oliver Ames) – 5:13.18
5. Tate Duffy (King Philip) – 5:15.64
200-Yard Freestyle Relay
1. Canton (Diego Ferstler, Sean Mitchell, Owen Guerini, Sebastian Melendez) – 1:34.17
2. Attleboro (Samual Seybert, Nathan Tellier, Colin Parkinson, River Wright) – 1:36.34
3. King Philip (Andy Sprague, Colby Vieira, Tim McQuaid, Alex DiGiacomo) – 1:36.87
4. Milford (Marchello Panno, Chris Watson, Michael Koury, Nick Antonellis) – 1:39.28
5. Sharon (Tadhg Daly, Alexander Lurie, Nishanath Mankame, Jason Hertz) – 1:39.44
100-Yard Backstroke
1. Nick Haddad (North Attleboro) – 56.93
2. Tim McQuaid (King Philip) – 59.35
3. Colin Parkinson (Attleboro) – 1:00.51
4. Colby Vieira (King Philip) – 1:01.49
5. Samual Seyhart (Attleboro) – 1:03.41
100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Dylon Willis (Attleboro) – 1:00.72
2. Nick Antonellis (Milford) – 1:04.21
3. Victor Cai (North Attleboro) – 1:04.46
4. Benjamin Mo (Sharon) – 1:05.04
5. Tate Duffy (King Philip) 1:08.38
400-Yard Freestyle Relay
1. Attleboro (Nathan Tellier, Colin Parkinson, Dylon Willis, River Wright) – 3:28.28
2. Sharon (Greg Klimov, Jason Hertz, Nishanath Mankame, Benjamin Mo) – 3:32.33
3. Canton (Owen Guerini, Sean Mitchell, Diego Ferstler, Sebastian Melendez) – 3:32.93
4. King Philip (Andy Sprague, Colby Vieira, Tyler Stringfellow, Jack Poppenberger) – 3:35.70
5. Milford (Marchello Panno, Chris Watson, Michael Koury, Nick Antonellis) – 3:40.58
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