Thursday, May 2, 2013
Christine Tamulis, and Carly Acaro both scored two runs in the seven run win over Holliston.
After struggiling to find momemtum against Bellingham earlier in the week, the Norton softball team bounced back with all the momentum they needed. Scoring in all but one inning, the Lancers improved to 8-1 with an 8-1 win over the Holliston Panthers. The Lancers can now qualify for the postseason tournament as early as next week with two more wins. Up 1-0 going into the second inning, a three run rally by the Lancers extended the lead to four after two innings of play. The Lancers took advantage of their speed and played small ball to get Maggie Morris, Christine Tamulis, and Carly Acaro across the plate. "That’s what we’ve been working on. Put the ball in play, make them (Holliston) make errors, use speed, and see what we can do," Norton…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Lancers beat the Panthers 11-10 in extra innings.
It's been a wild week for the Norton High School baseball team. After beating Millis 17-16 earlier in the week, the Lancers found themselves in another closely contested high scoring affair despite early signs of a Norton blowout. Recovering from losing a five run lead, Norton picked up an 11-10 win over the Holliston in extra innings. With the win the Lancers improve to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Tri-Valley League. Loading the bases in the bottom of the first inning with small ball and infield singles, the Lancers were able to put four runs on the board after Alex Belinsky and Anthony O'Leary were able to score on a Keenan Coffey single. Later in the inning, a sacrifice fly out by Coffey brought Mike Travers home and Coffey scored on a …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Norton boys’ team won 97-39 while the girls squeaked out a 68.5-67.5 victory.
If the Norton Lancers’ track and field teams were tired going into their third meet in four days against Dover-Sherborn, they certainly didn’t show it as the boys’ team won 97-39 and the girls squeaked out a 68.5-67.5 victory. Kevin O'Leary led the boys team which a strong day, picking up 15 points with wins in the 100 (15.4), javelin (161’4”), and high jump (5’6”). In the jumps, Dan Rafuse picked up another win in the triple jump, leaping 42’6.5”. In long jump, Josh Kelleher, Zach Sicard -, and Paul Schleicher swept the event to give the Lancers nine extra points. Freshman Justin Ireland took the 200 with a time of 24.0 that also qualifies the young sprinter for the Division 4 meet later this season. Max Marcotte pulled away in the mile…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
James Loring led the Lancers with 11 points. Rockland's Matt Nicholson was the leading scorer with 19 points.
There was one point in the third quarter of Norton’s boys’ basketball game against the Rockland Bulldogs where the Lancers looked like they were only a shot or two away from finally getting some momentum. Seconds later, a six point Rockland lead was quickly increased to 13 points. Facing a quick team and unable to feel comfortable on offense, the Lancers’ season ended with a 50-34 loss to the Bulldogs in the quarterfinals of the MIAA Division 3 South boys’ basketball tournament. The Lancers finish the season with a 16-6 record. Bulldogs Too Fast For Norton With full court presses and a strong presence in the low post, Rockland was able to disrupt the Norton offense for most of the night by making them uncomfortable and refusing to let …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
With the win, the Lancers advance to the quarterfinals on the MIAA Division 3 South Tournament.
From the opening tip-off to the final buzzer, there was little doubt concerning which team was stronger during Norton’s showdown with Canton in the first round of the MIAA Division 3 South tournament. Still recovering from their preliminary match against Abington from earlier in the week, the 12th seeded Bulldogs struggled against No. 5 Norton as the Lancers walked away with a convincing 55-39 win. Starting the game on an 8-2 run, the Lancers were able to find penetration into the low post to quickly build a double digit lead that would exist for most of the game. During the third quarter, a small run by the Bulldogs cut the lead to eight before the Lancers were able to take a 14 point lead into the fourth quarter. Foul Trouble Halts …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The girls' basketball team celebrated Senior Night against Bellingham.
The last game of the year would also be the final time that the seniors of the Norton High School girls' basketball team would play in front of their home fans. Celebrating senior night, six members of the Class of 2013 were honored before the start of the game for their commitment to the program throughout high school. "I can’t thank them (the seniors) enough for their dedication this season and the impact they’ve made on the program," Norton head coach Dan Langmead said. The senior members of the team include Becca Wayslow, Ashley Boulos, Bri Arcaro, Kelsey Charlton, Rachel Meyer, and Allison Alioto. Despite a spirited effort, the Lancers fell to Bellingham 72-47.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Lancers beat Westport 27-18
A back and forth game, it turns out all the Norton Middle School girls' basketball team needed to get past Westport in the Massasoit League Championship game was one timely run. Down by three with 9:38 to play, the Lancers put together a 14-2 run in the second half to beat Westport 27-18 and win the league title. After a quick layup from Kayla O’Keefe to start the game, the Lancers earned their early points at the free throw line to build a 7-3 lead midway though the first half. While struggling to find baskets, Norton was able to stay within one possession of Westport after falling behind 10-7 with less than two minutes to play in the half. Christi Brennan’s layup got the Lancers to within one, but Westport was able to get out of the half…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
With a 42-39 win over Westwood and a Medway win over Hopkinton, the Norton Lancers will win at least a share of the TVL title.
While there was not very much scoring in Norton’s match against Westwood Tuesday night, it was a game for the defensive enthusiasts to enjoy as the Lancers toughed out a 42-39 win over Westwood to improve to 13-4 in league play and 14-4 overall. “That’s the prettiest ugly win we’ve ever had,” Norton head coach Marc Liberatore said. “If you love defensive basketball and playing as hard as you can it wasn’t better than that. If you want the ball to go in a lot you’re in the wrong place.” A basket from Joe Lally (15 points) at the beginning of the first quarter would give Westwood their first and only lead of the night as Norton started the game outscoring the Wolverines 14-2 in the opening quarter. The Lancers started to pull away midway …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Lancers improve to 22-3.
With five seniors wrestling at home for the final time, it was an extra special senior night for the Norton Lancers’ wrestling team against the Dighton-Rehoboth Falcons. Picking up a 50-23 win against the Falcons, the Lancers improve to 22-3 this season. Deven Schuko picked up a big win at 130 pounds after trailing 7-4 to D-R’s Tom Ramlay. With 1:24 left in the match, the freshman lightweight scored a late pin to pick up the first Norton win of the evening. “Deven is a first year wrestler and he’s a great fighter,” Norton head coach Pat Coleman said. “He’s got that ability to hang in there even though he’s behind on points. He can turn the match around in two seconds if he throws him on his back.” With Norton fielding a young group of …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
A combines 48 points from the duo helped the Lancers beat the Raiders 64-57.
At times during the second half of Norton’s game against the Dover-Sherborn Raiders, it appeared that the Raiders were constantly on the verge of taking over the game. Yet with two strong performances from Dan Rafuse and James Loring, the Lancers were able to hold off Dover-Sherborn during the team's 64-57 win. Improving to 10-3 (9-3 in the Tri-Valley League), a combined 48 points from Rafuse and Loring helped the Lancers get past the Raiders. Up 7-4 early in the first quarter, a pair of baskets from Rafuse and a three pointer from Chris Huff helped extend the lead to 11 as all signs pointed to a good night for the Lancers early on. With time ticking away, a three pointer from Paul Murphy at the buzzer capped up a 21-10 first quarter. An …