Friday, April 5, 2013
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Norton Middle School wrestling meet Norton Middle School will be hosting Randolph Middle School for the first-ever middle school wrestling meet in Norton history. Matches will start at 4:30 p.m. in the Norton Middle School gym. Admission is free. 2. Bingo Bingo is held every Friday night at St. Mary's Church. Doors open at the Parish Center 4:30 p.m., bingo begins 6:30 p.m. 3. Avery Street Band performance Trinity Bar & Restaurant will host the Avery Street Band 9:30 p.m. to close. There is no cover. 4. “How to Succeed …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
See who made the list.
Following a very successful wrestling season (27-3, Peckham Tournament champs, D-3 Central Sectional champs, D-3 State runners-up) seven of Norton High's top wrestlers were honored with all-star selections: JT Taylor- Junior, 145 lbs., 39-10 (25 pins), Sectional champion, Peckham Tournament champion, 4th States, Attleboro Sun Chronicle All-Star, Taunton Gazette All-Star Myles McAlpine- Junior co-captain, 152 lbs., 38-12 (18 pins), 3rd Sectionals, 3rd States, Tri-Valley League All-Star, Attleboro Sun Chronicle All-Star, Taunton Gazette All-Star Jack Cuneo- Senior captain, 160 lbs., 35-8 (17 pins), Peckham Tournament champion, 3rd Sectionals, 7th States, 106 career wins (5th all-time NHS), two time Tri-Valley League, two time Attleboro Sun …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Now that the high school season is over, Norton High wrestling coach Pat Coleman is running a program for Norton Middle School athletes. This wrestling program began on March 5 and will continue through April 11 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 to 5 p.m. Practices are open to boys and girls in grades 6 through 8 and over 30 participants have already signed up. Registration forms are attached to this article and available at the middle school office or through Norton Parks and Recreation, which sponsors the program. Cost of the program is $25. Norton High wrestlers help coach and demonstrate moves. The emphasis of the program is to teach the basic skills of wrestling and to have fun. Two meets with Randolph Middle School are scheduled and all …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Lancers finish with 27 wins.
Tuesday, February 26
Finishing the season with a record 27 wins and only three losses, the Lancers went on to repeat as Division 3 Central Sectional champs and then took second place out of 53 teams at the D-3 State championships. Junior JT Taylor at 145 and senior captain Stephen Hudson at 285 were sectional champions, while there were ten other place winners including junior co-captain Mike Travers 2nd at 182, sophomore Elliott Johnson 3rd at 170, junior co-captain Myles McAlpine 3rd at 152, senior Tim Casagni 3rd at 195 and senior captain Jack Cuneo 3rd at 160, sophomore Alek Donovan 5th at 220 and freshmen Aidan Kahn and Deven Schuko both 5th at 106 and 113 respectively. Coach Coleman was named "D-3 Central Coach of the Year." The Lancers went on to …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Team finishes with 102 points.
Friday, February 22
Though they weren't able to keep the lead, the Norton wrestlers managed to finish second (102 points) behind Pembroke (120 points) and well ahead of Wakefield (83.5), Hingham (83), and Hudson (82.5) and the rest of the 53 teams at the Division 3 State Individual Tournament. An impressive team effort made up for a lack of champions. Though the Lancers had only one finalist, their determined and gutsy performance in the consolations gave them enough points to challenge Pembroke who had four champions. Placewinners (top 6 in each weight go on to All-States this weekend) for Norton included Mike Travers (2nd at 182), Myles McAlpine (3rd at 152), Tim Casagni (3rd at 195), JT Taylor (4th at 145), Elliott Johnson (6th at 170), Jack Cuneo (7th …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
JV has names place winners in State Tournament.
Tuesday, February 19
For the second year in a row, the Norton wrestlers have won the D-3 Central Sectionals outscoring Wayland, Tyngsboro, Holliston, Hudson and 10 other teams in a hotly contested tournament at Wayland Monday. Behind 32 points after the quarterfinals, the Lancers rallied through the consolations and championship finals to win by 18 over host Wayland. At the same time, they avenged a loss to Holliston which cost Norton the Tri-Valley League championship earlier in the season. Twelve of 14 Lancers earned medals for their performances. JT Taylor (145) and Stephen Hudson (285) were weight class champions while Mike Travers (182) finished a close second. Myles McAlpine (152), Jack Cuneo (160), Elliott Johnson (170) and Tim Casagni (195) all …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Hudson gets 100th career pin.
Tuesday, February 5
Having beaten Dighton-Rehoboth 53-23 on Wednesday, the Norton wrestlers roared into Wayland's field house on Saturday intent on making a statement. Determined to defend last year's D-3 Central Sectional championship, the Lancers handed Bristol- Plymouth / Coyle-Cassidy a 40-9 loss, beat Tri-County 57-21 and downed host Wayland 42-30. Sophomore Elliott Johnson (170), juniors Ahrayah Saintius (120), JT Taylor (145) and co-captain Mike Travers (182) all went undefeated on the day as did seniors Tim Casagni (195) and captains Jack Cuneo (160) and Stephen Hudson (285). Freshman Aidan Kahn (106) and sophomore Russell Hansen (132) both won two matches. More significantly, Taylor (2), Travers (2), Cuneo, Casagni and Hudson all knocked off …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Lose against Holliston but win against Tyngsboro, Cohasset and North Quincy.
Monday, January 28
In an exciting meet before a vocal home crowd, the Lancers fell to Holliston Wednesday, Jan. 23 but made up for it this weekend with a win against Tyngsboro, Cohasset and Quincy. The Panthers, state runners-up to Norton in last year's Division 3 State Championship, got the revenge they sought in a meet that came down to the final match in which Alex Mitchell of Holliston hung on to defeat Elliott Johnson of Norton 7-6. The key to Holliston's victory came in the 285 pound weight class when Donny Murphy reversed and pinned Stephen Hudson, Norton's captain and hero of the 2012 State finals. There were bright spots for the Lancers who came from behind 31-15 and closed the gap to 34-31 going into the last match of the night. Norton got …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Lancers improve their record to 18-2.
Tuesday, January 22
The Norton High wrestlers continued their winning ways with a clean sweep of Saturday's home quad meet and improved their record to 18-2 for the season. The Lancers crushed Weston 57-10, got past Oliver Ames 45-30, then pounded Billerica 56-18. Freshman Deven Schuko, sophomores Russell Hansen and Elliott Johnson, juniors JT Taylor and Mike Travers, along with senior captain Stephen Hudson all had unblemished 3-0 records for the day with Schuko, Johnson and Travers winning all three matches by pins. Co-captain Travers currently leads the team with 27 wins and 22 pins while Hudson has 25 wins and 19 pins and holds the team record of 31 pins in a season and 94 pins in a career. He now has 118 career wins and has a good chance of catching …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Junior varsity 6-4 on the season.
Friday, January 18
The Keefe Tech - Ashland Broncos gave the Norton Lancers a hard fight Wednesday night but, in the end, Norton prevailed 45-13. This brings their record to 15-2 and likely sets up a Tri-Valley League championship showdown at home with Holliston next Wednesday evening. Winning Norton wrestlers included Ahrayah Saintius, JT Taylor, Myles McAlpine, Jack Cuneo, Elliott Johnson, Tim Casagni, Alek Donovan, Stephen Hudson, Aidan Kahn, Devin Schuko and Mike Travers who leads the team with 24 wins this season including 19 pins. Prior to the start of the varsity meet the Lancer junior varsity team looked strong and set the stage for the varsity boys. Anthony Cardone, Kevin Hathaway and Scott Albert all won their matches in convincing fashion. …