Friday, September 14, 2012
The Lancers Cross Country teams have started the new year with wins against Bellingham.
The Norton High School boys and girl’s cross country seasons have officially begun, and on Wednesday, both squads earned important victories against Bellingham. The boys are currently 2-0, while the girls are 1-1. Both teams will compete against Hopkinton 3 p.m. Monday in a home meet. To keep up with the team's schedule and scores throughout the season, click here. Norton Patch caught up with head coach Kent Taylor to discuss the season thus far, as well as his goals and objectives, too. 1.) How many years have you been involved in cross country? Did you run in college or high school? If so, where? “I have been involved with Norton Cross Country for five years (this is my fifth season). I ran in middle school, four years of cross country …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Kent Taylor named Coach of the Year.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Tri-Valley League spring track All-Stars have been announced. Seven Norton athletes were named to the 1st team. They are Dan Rafuse, Jon Plummer, Ben Donovan, Brian Acker, Dan Lenihan, Tyler Anderson and Mason Rouillard. The 2nd team consists of Ramzi Bechara, Ryan Lapadula and Brian Gannon. Three Norton girls, Emma Ethier, Kassidy Campbell and Amy Pereira, were named to the 2nd team All-Stars for spring track. Kent Taylor was chosen as the Boys Spring Track Coach of the Year.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Lancers striving for top-five finish during Eastern Mass. Division 4 Meet on Friday.
The Norton High boys’ track team will be looking to continue its season-long success during the MIAA Eastern Mass. Division 4 Meet on Friday in North Reading. The Lancers have had an outstanding 2011 campaign and they were rewarded for all their hard work and success during the recent Tri-Valley League All-Star Meeting. Norton had six members of the team named to the league all-star squad. Senior captain Tim Johansmeyer was named to the standout team in the triple jump, while senior captain Jon Sicard was selected in the 200 meters. Senior captain Keegan Campbell made the all-star team in the 800 meters and senior captain Shawn Ferrini did the same in the shot put. Junior Brian Gannon was named to the standout squad in the 100 meters and …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Lancer boys head to Hopkinton on Thursday to challenge for first-ever TVL crown.
It has already been a historic season for the Norton High boys’ track team. And the Lancers will look to make further history when they travel to Hopkinton on Thursday afternoon for a showdown with the perennial league power for the Tri-Valley League dual-meet championship. A convincing 82-49 road victory over Westwood on Monday afternoon allowed Norton to begin the season with a perfect 8-0 record with the eight victories being the most for a Lancer squad since the program joined the TVL. “The season has already been a success,” said Norton coach Kent Taylor. “Anything from here will be a bonus. To win the TVL championship would cap off what has already been a phenomenal year. The kids know they are leaving their marks and are motivated …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Lancers remain undefeated and set school mark for points during win over Millis.
The train that is the Norton High boys’ outdoor track team continues to roll along. Coming off the biggest victory in the program’s history against Medfield on Monday, the Lancers established a school record for points scored during a 124.5-11.5 victory over Millis in a Tri-Valley League dual meet on Senior Day at Adams Field on Thursday. It has been a historic week for the Lancer boys. It started on Sunday at Bishop Fenwick High in Peabody when Norton registered its highest team placement ever at the MSTCA Division 4 State Relays. The Lancers won two championships and established five new school records during that competition. On Monday afternoon, Norton traveled to perennial league power Medfield and returned to town with the first win …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Lancers improve to 4-0 with impressive home win over TVL foe Medway on Tuesday.
The Norton High boys’ outdoor track team continued the terrific start to its season, remaining undefeated with an impressive 110-26 victory over Medway in a Tri-Valley League meet on a warm Tuesday afternoon at Adams Field. The victory improved the Lancers to 4-0, the team having opened the year with wins over Dover-Sherborn, Holliston and Bellingham. It was the third time that they have surpassed 100 points, having scored 108 against the Raiders and 104 against the Blackhawks. The Lancers swept four events on Tuesday, including the 400-meter hurdles, the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the javelin. Norton won 15 of the 16 events overall, jumping out to an 18-0 advantage and later taking leads of 44-6, 68-9, 76-10 and 90-14. “It was an …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Lancers stand at 3-0, but have bigger and better things in mind.
To compete for a Tri-Valley League title, you have to have both talent and depth. The Norton High boys’ outdoor track team possesses both of those elements, and that has resulted in the Lancers being able to start the season with a perfect 3-0 record. The Lancers have won their first three meets by at least 30 points. They opened the year with a 108-28 home win over Dover-Sherborn on April 7. Norton then headed to Holliston on April 11 and returned with an 83-53 verdict over the Panthers. It was just the second win ever for Norton over Holliston since the Lancers have been a part of the TVL. “The kids were pumped up and had a fantastic day,” said Norton coach Kent Taylor. Norton then improved to 3-0 with a dominant 104-32 effort against …