Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Marc Liberatore and Sarah Alves chosen to take part in Project SUCCESS program.
Wednesday, January 30
Two Norton teachers have been chosen to train new teachers as Lead Mentors, joining a select group of more than 150 of the state's top teachers in the Project SUCCESS program. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Center for University, School, and Community Partnerships (CUSP) is training Marc Liberatore and Sarah Alves along with some of the state's top teachers to mentor their colleagues in high-need areas like special education, English as a Second Language, science and math. "We know that teacher quality is the most important school-related factor in student learning," said CUSP executive director Karen O'Connor. "By preparing Lead Mentors to support beginning teachers, Project SUCCESS will build the capacity of beginning …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
James Loring netted 17 points, while Dan Rafuse scored 11 points in Norton's seventh win of the season.
Trailing Norton by seven points entering the final stanza, Millis stormed back with a 12-4 run, which pushed the Mohawks ahead, 44-43 with roughly four minutes remaining. Norton’s James Loring regained the lead for the Lancers off a right-handed layup on the ensuing possession before Millis retained their advantage with a Sean Heffernan jumper. Loring then netted the go-ahead bucket off a layup on his team’s next possession, which provided the Lancers with the lead for good. “We fell apart towards the end, we didn’t stick together, we started getting mad at each other, but we pulled it off luckily,” said Loring. Loring, Zach Ruby and Chris Huff put the Lancers up by five with less than a minute remaining before Chris Baker converted Millis…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
James Loring and Dan Rafuse each netted 12 points in the Lancers fifth win of the season.
Entering the second half with a seven-point advantage, Norton extended its lead by connecting on five-of-seven shots from the field and six-of-eight attempts from the stripe, which helped the Lancers go onto defeat Hopkinton, 62-48. “I thought in the third quarter we made three quick baskets when [Hopkinton] was pressing, and all of a sudden seven [points] went to 14, and it was a whole different game,” said Norton head coach Marc Liberatore. “I think we talked about being a little more patient [during halftime], and when they pressed, [we made] the right pass to the open guy, and we made shots, too.” James Loring, Chris Huff and Dan Rafuse all scored baskets once the third quarter commenced, while Paul Murphy (eight points) provided two …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
55 players head to middle school on Monday for start of boys’ camp.
Drills, games and fun were the featured attractions as the 10th Annual Future Hoopsters Boys’ Basketball Camp opened on Monday morning at the Norton Middle School. A total of 55 boys entering grades four through 10 will spend three hours each day this week learning the fundamentals of basketball and honing the skills they already possess. “The first day is all about getting organized,” said camp director Marc Liberatore on Monday morning. Liberatore has extensive experience as a player, coach and official and has been the head boys’ varsity basketball coach at Norton High for the past 10 years. “We are fortunate because so many of the kids have been coming to the camp for so long that they know what to expect,” he said. “They are familiar …