Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Dan Rafuse shines as an athlete and a student.
Dan Rafuse, a senior at Norton High School, was selected as the recipient of the MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award for December 2012. A member of the Norton High School basketball and outdoor track teams, the 18-year-old serves as a captain of both squads. He is the leading scorer on the basketball team and top defensive player. As a starter during his junior year, Rafuse helped lead the Norton basketball team to its first ever Tri-Valley League Championship and first boys’ basketball league championship in 24 seasons. During his first year on the outdoor track team as a junior, Rafuse became the Tri-Valley League champion in the triple jump and helped lead the Lancers to an undefeated season and first ever Tri-Valley League …
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 …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Norton High senior admires unity of the masses to support the varsity football team.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
By Dan Rafuse Norton High School has a lot to be proud of. According to US News and World Report, it is the 38th ranked school in Massachusetts and it is the 694th ranked school in the United States. Norton High has an incredibly devoted staff. The school is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and addition. These things are fantastic and extremely important to building the foundation of a great school. However, the most important thing to have when creating a truly wonderful academic institution is a sense of community. Last Friday, the Norton Lancer football team took on Scituate in its home opener. The Lancers fought valiantly through an offensive struggle and came out on top 8-0. Their efforts need to be recognized and …