Thursday, March 28, 2013
Kyle Heagney head coach while Eric Grasso to be assistant coach.
Norton Public Schools interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes announced that a coach has been chosen for the new hockey program at Norton High School. Kyle Heagney, of Norton, will be the varsity coach while Eric Grasso will be the assistant varsity coach. Heagney is the Chief of Police in Attleboro and has a child in the Norton school system. “He has extensive experience coaching high school hockey having been an assistant coach at Bishop Feehan for fifteen years along with coaching elite club hockey teams,” Martes said in a press release. Grasso is a math teacher at Norton High School and has coached other teams such as tennis and volleyball. Up until now, Norton was the only high school in the MIAA’s Tri Valley League without a…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Norton Hockey Organization presented the School Committee with a program outline last Monday.
Next year, Norton High School will have the opportunity to hit the ice with their hockey sticks. The Norton Hockey Organization presented the School Committee with an outline of how a hockey program would work at a meeting Jan. 7. Run by hockey parents, the Norton Hockey Organization (NHO) is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that was incorporated in 2006 for the purpose of supporting a community youth hockey program for Norton residents at the middle school age level. The middle school program allows male and female students from various youth hockey organizations to play on a team that represents their community. According to the group, this year Norton High School lost 14 potential students to other local schools who had a hockey …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Superintendent search update also on the agenda for Monday's School Committee meeting.
Monday, January 7
Friday, December 16, 2011
Bishop Feehan came back from three goals down to tie the Bombardiers in the season opener for both teams.
The Bishop Feehan High School hockey team stormed back from three goals down to tie their crosstown rivals, the Attleboro High Bombardiers, 4-4 in a feisty, hard hitting, and often scrappy game, at Aleixo Arena Wednesday. Senior captain Nick Carvalho scored with only 5:09 left on the clock to earn both teams a point in their opening games of the season. Shamrocks coach Phil Hulbig was disappointed with how the team fell behind, but satisfied with the team’s fight to get back into the game. “Power play wasn’t getting the job done early and we had some opportunities and then Attleboro comes down the ice and, you know, they make you pay for those little mistakes," Hulbig said. "The kids didn’t quit. They came out in the third period fired up …
Monday, April 25, 2011
After championship season, squad looks for further success next year.
Following a season that ended with a championship, the Norton White hockey team hopes the success it enjoyed this year is just the beginning. After a roller-coaster ride through the regular season, the squad captured four consecutive playoff games and the Foxboro Junior High School League’s Tan Division crown. And with the core of the team returning, the squad will look for continued success next year. During the regular season, the Norton White team finished in fifth place in the Foxboro Junior High School League’s 10-team C Division with a 10-8-5 record. The locals were then placed in the Tan Division for the playoffs and were seeded third. They opened the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 3-2 victory over Mansfield at the …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Locals defeat team from Medfield to earn division championship last Friday night.
When you are attempting to win a championship, you want to be peaking as a team when the postseason begins. The Norton White hockey team did just that, playing some of its best hockey of the season when it mattered most, and that resulted in the locals winning the Foxboro Junior High School League’s Tan Division Championship. Norton culminated the season with a 3-0 victory over the Medfield O’Hara team in the finals of the Tan Division Tournament last Friday night at the Foxboro Sports Center. “When we wanted and needed the kids to play their best, they did,” said Rick Palin, who served as the team’s assistant coach this season with Bob Cronin being the head coach. “They really came together as a team and played together as a team. And …
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Locals overcome obstacles to have successful season.
For a team that is never able to practice together, the Norton White hockey team has enjoyed quite a bit of success this season. The squad won 10 regular-season games and will play for the Foxboro Junior High School Hockey League’s Tan Division championship next week. The 13-member Norton White team is made up of sixth and seventh graders who are 12 and 13 years old. All but two of the players on the squad are from Norton. The forwards on the team include Ryan Caccavo, Jack Callahan, Jake Palin, Patrick Robles, Chris Towne, Brian Cronin, David Delea, Bobby Trudeau and Garrett Davis. The defensive corps consists of Jack Loranger, Robles, Cam Trudeau, Matt Loranger, Bobby Trudeau and Davis. Alden Doak is the team’s goalie. Caccavo, Callahan…
Monday, March 21, 2011
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Friday, January 28, 2011
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