Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Win 8-7 in game one, Cougars rebound with 9-0 win.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Wheaton College junior Renee Laflam (Concord, N.H./Concord) drove in three runs in game one and junior Megan Roy (North Dighton, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth Regional) and sophomore Ashley Brillon (Attleboro, Mass./Bishop Feehan) each had two RBI in the nightcap as the Wheaton College softball team split its conference doubleheader with Clark University Saturday afternoon at Clark Field. Sophomore Jenna Rocha (Rehoboth, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth Regional) belted her fifth home run of the season – a walk-off over the left field fence – in an 8-7 win in game one. Sophomore Tatiana Chunis (Sutton, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) combined for six hits and seven RBI for the Cougars (11-13, 2-8 NEWMAC), who rebounded to win the nightcap 9-6. Wheaton (14-14, 7-…
Friday, March 30, 2012
Lancers defeat Knights 9-1.
Norton's varsity softball got off to a great start to the new season Thursday, domineering Stoughton 9-1. Jackie Dunne, a sophomore at Norton High School, pitched a complete game victory giving up four hits and three walks while striking out three. Junior Marisa Dole (3-4), junior Maggie Morris (2-3), sophomore Ashley Cibotti (2-3) and sophomore Kathy Remick (2-3) led the 12 hit attack for Norton. Things were off to a rough start for Stoughton as the right fielder and second baseman collided in the first inning, sending Jaqueline Kuhn off the field in an ambulance for a possible concussion. Stoughton tried to rally in the bottom of the fifth inning, however, with #9 sliding in to home for a run. That would be the only run earned for the …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
New softball coach Brian Clemmey takes the field.
After a season that saw the Norton High School softball team go 7-13, the Lancers are looking for a fresh start with new softball coach Brian Clemmey. While new to the softball team, Clemmey is no stranger to Norton. The former Mansfield softball coach has spent the last four seasons on the sidelines of the football team as their defensive coordinator. Even before the opening game, it is apparent that coach Clemmey is challenging his new team with two scrimmages against Division 1 teams North Attleboro and Taunton. Despite going against schools with double or even triple the enrollment of Norton High, the Lancers have been doing their best to hang in the scrimmages. “We scrimmaged two top level D1 teams in Taunton HS and North Attleboro…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Lady Lyons now 8-8 on season, 2-0 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wheaton College sophomore catcher Ashley Brillon of Attleboro laced a single into the base of the centerfield fence to drive in the decisive run in the bottom of the seventh as the Lyons edged No.23 Coast Guard Academy 9-8 in the second game of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Clark Field. Wheaton opened the NEWMAC conference circuit with a 6-2 victory over the Bears in game one. Sophomore shortstop Jenna Rocha of Rehoboth powered the Lyons (8-8, 2-0 NEWMAC) offensive attack with a combined 3-for-4 performance at the plate with a home run and two RBI. Junior left fielder Amanda Drury of Tolland, Conn. also went 3-for-4 from the plate with a pair of RBI. With game two …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
NYBS fall season to begin; Norton MetroWest travel basketball tryouts start next week.
The NYBS will begin its fall baseball season on Sunday at the Lee Burchill Complex. Fall Ball baseball is for boys and girls between the ages of six and 15 years as of April 30, 2012. The age of the players is based on their ages for the spring 2012 campaign. The fall season will be held each Sunday and will run from this coming Sunday through the end of October. The games this week will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Burchill Complex. In the fall, NYBS wants its games to be a structured, competitive environment with the focus being on learning and development. The Rookie League will consist of teams with players, ages six, seven and eight years old, while the Minor League has youngsters ages 9, 10 and 11. The Major League is for …
Friday, August 5, 2011
After only winning a few games during the spring, team earns nine victories this summer.
The abrupt fashion in which its season ended doesn’t take away from the tremendous amount of success enjoyed by the Norton 10U girls’ softball team this summer. The improvement of the team this year was quite impressive. During the 2010 fall campaign, the squad didn’t win a game. Norton only earned three victories in the spring, but made the huge jump this summer, winning nine of 10 regular-season games to earn a share of first in the 10U East Division of the Hockomock Girls’ Summer Softball League. Unfortunately, Norton’s postseason then came to a premature end as the team lost to rival Walpole in the semifinals of the 10U East Division playoffs last week. “I was really proud of the way the girls played this summer,” said Norton manager …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Locals come within one victory of securing league championship this summer.
Though it fell just a little short of winning a championship, it was still an outstanding summer campaign for the Norton 12U girls’ softball team. Competing in the Hockomock Girls’ Summer Softball League, Norton completed the regular season unbeaten, finishing first in the 12U East Division with a 9-0-1 record. The locals then played two exciting postseason games, winning the first one and dropping the second in the league championship game. “We are so proud of what the girls accomplished this season,” said Peter Hamill, who managed the team for the first time this summer. “The team definitely met my expectations this season. The kids really played as a team. We had a great group of girls. They fought right to the end of the season. That …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Better performance on field results in share of league regular-season title.
An improvement in its defensive play on the field has led to increased success this summer for the Norton 10U girls’ softball team. And the result has been a terrific regular season in the 10U East Division of the Hockomock Girls’ Summer Softball League and an opportunity to capture the league championship when the playoffs commence next week. “Our defensive play from the beginning of the season to now is like night and day,” said Norton head coach Rob Nosky, whose team has won nine of 10 division games this summer. “It has been phenomenal. We have worked on our defense a lot and the kids have improved both mentally and physically with their defensive play. We knew we would have to get better defensively if we wanted to get better as a …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
TVL honors spring top players on the diamond.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The Tri-Valley League recently announced its all-stars for softball. Selected to the team were: Ashland: Natalie Leone, Jess Love, Jenna Masionis Bellingham: Megan Cook, Mikayla Korona, Rachel Kuhland, Nikki Reed Dover-Sherborn: Julia Perimutter, Alex Qian-Wang Holliston: David Bunker, Ashley Higgins, Lauren Keast Hopkinton: Kelsey Baker, Michelle Cooprider, Emily Jarvis, Sarah Kennedy, Nicole Mellor Medfield: Dannielle Vaclavik Norton: Rebecca Morse Westwood: Leigha Valentine
Sunday, June 19, 2011
A’s overcome early 3-0 deficit to beat Red Sox for Major Division championship.
It did not look good for the A’s entering the Major League baseball playoffs. After starting the season with a 4-1 record, the team lost its final seven games of the regular season to finish seventh in the seven-team Major Division. The A’s faced a difficult road to the championship entering the postseason. But the team was able to put together a terrific run, winning four consecutive games that culminated with a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox in the title game on Friday night at Burchill Field A. Trailing 3-0, the A’s tied the game with a three-run outburst in the bottom of the fourth inning. Jack Callahan then scored Adam Lesiw with a long single off the left-field wall with one out in the bottom of the sixth to break the deadlock and give…