Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Lancers will play the winner of Medfield and Dedham
Norton softball received a first round bye in the Div. 2 South Sectional tournament. The No. 2 Lancers will play the winner of No. 15 Medfield and No. 18 Dedham on Saturday at 4 p.m. The game will be at Norton High School. Norton finished the season with a 17-3 overall record. Medfield's overall record was 12-8 and Dedham's overall record was 11-9. A win on Saturday will propel the Lancers to the South Sectional quarterfinals.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Three local youth softball teams set to begin league playoffs this week.
Having already secured the regular-season title in the 12U East Division of the Hockomock Girls’ Summer Softball League, the Norton 12U girls’ softball team will now turn its focus to winning the league’s postseason championship this week. The locals completed the regular season with a 9-0-1 record, the only blemish being a 10-10 deadlock with a talented Franklin Tornadoes 12U squad on July 13 in Franklin. “After the spring, we felt the team was capable of having a season like this,” said Norton assistant coach Greg DeGirolamo, whose squad faced a rigorous spring schedule prior to the summer campaign. “Anything short of this would have been a disappointment.” The Tornadoes placed second in the division with a 7-1-1 record, while the Sharon…
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 …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Lancers keep tournament hopes alive with win over Wolverines on Wednesday at home.
In a battle between two teams vying for spots in the MIAA Tournament, the Norton High softball team held off a late rally by Westwood to defeat the Wolverines 8-6 in a Tri-Valley League contest on Wednesday afternoon at Norton High School. The victory improved the Lancers to 5-10 overall and 5-9 in the league. Norton needs to win its final five games of the regular season to earn a postseason berth. “We hit the ball, played the field pretty well and executed the little things,” said Norton head coach Wayne Morse. “No matter how things end up shaking out for us during the rest of the season, we are going back to the basics. We don’t want the kids to get lax at all. We want them to play hard right to the end of the season.” The loss dropped …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Lancers drop league contest to Mustangs on Monday afternoon in Norton.
To be successful in a league as competitive as the Tri-Valley League, you have to be able to execute in all aspects of the game. During a Tri-Valley League contest on Monday afternoon between the Norton and Medway High softball teams, it was the Mustangs who did a better job of executing and the result was a 5-2 victory over the Lancers at Norton High School. With the win, Medway improved to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the league. Coming off a 17-6 win in Westwood last week, the loss dropped Norton to 2-7 overall and 2-6 in the TVL. Medway senior pitcher Lauren Yasi tossed a complete-game three-hitter to get the win for the Mustangs. Over her seven innings, Yasi allowed two hits and the three hits, striking out three batters, walking one and …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Lancers hope improvement this year results in postseason appearance.
In the second year under the direction of head coach Wayne Morse, the Norton High softball team will be improved this spring. And the Lancers hope that improvement will result in a postseason berth by season’s end. Norton lost two senior captains off a team that went 5-13 both overall and in the Tri-Valley League a year ago. Erica Pundt played catcher, outfield and first base for the Lancers last spring, while Lillian Parlon was an outfielder. Norton will be led this spring by four captains, including three seniors and one junior. Senior captain Nicole Cuneo will be the team’s number one pitcher this year and will also play second base. Senior captain Julie Aussubel will see action at both second base and in center field, while senior …